Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Elgin Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Welcome to my Top Picks for the weekend of June 20-22, 2014Although we’ve already been celebrating warm weather for several weeks now, Saturday marks the official first day of summer so…Happy Summer! Also, you have just one week left to enter to WIN tickets to the LEGOLAND®Discovery Center Chicago (in Schaumburg), so please do so here.

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on Swedish Days in Geneva. Friday has a special Kids’ Day focus! And if you are looking for a little indoor fun, there are many family-friendly movies to choose from including The Pirate Fairy, The Nut Job and Strawberry Shortcake:Berry Friends Forever! Best of all, they are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!

DISCLAIMER: Although we are careful to report accurate dates and times as they are provided, we realize that sometimes we receive inaccurate information or events may be cancelled. We strongly encourage you to confirm the information before heading out and/or to click the link that is provided for each activity to check the details.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Event: Friday Family Film: The Pirate Fairy (G, 90 mins.)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Age: All ages, but kids under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: Enjoy a movie!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411

Friday, June 20, 2014
Event: Movie in the Park: “Frozen”  (PG, 102 mins.)
Town: Huntley, IL
Where: Huntley Park District, Deicke Park, 11419 S. IL Rte. 47, Huntley
Age: See rating
Time: Fun activities start at 7:00 p.m.; movie begins at dusk
Description: Enjoy a movie! Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs and blankets.
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-669-3180

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Event: Kids Dream Series (Movies)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin Marcus Theatres, 111 S. Randall Rd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Description: The Nut Job (PG – 86 mins.)
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-622-1000
Special Note: Concessions specials also available: $2.50 popcorn & $2.50 fountain drinks

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Mommy by the River

About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio