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

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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Happy Weekend! I hope you have been enjoying summer as much as I have. Even with all of the rain that has been falling, I am just so thankful that we can get outside, jump on the trampoline, visit a park, go to an outdoor concert, enjoy the pool and well, the list seems endless in the summer, doesn’t it? By the way, if you have not heard about my June Giveaway to theLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago(in Schaumburg), you only have until this Saturday (June 28) to enter to win four tickets. You can find out more about the contest and enter to win here.The winner will be picked at random this Sunday, so be sure to stay tuned! And now for my “Top Picks” for the weekend of June 27 – 29, 2014

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on the Birds of Prey – Adventures in the Zoo event taking place at the Elgin Public Museum in Lords Park–these animals are just plain cool. For those of you who are ‘dog people,’ make sure to check out Robin’s Amazing Dogs at the Ella Johnson Library in Hampshire. And I’m excited to share that Carol Stream–my old stomping ground–is holding an event for individuals with special needs–the Special Kids Carnival Days! 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 27, 2014
Event: Friday Family Film: Justice League Adventures: Trapped in Time (G, 53 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.
Description: Enjoy a movie!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Event: Birds of Prey – Adventures in the Zoo
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: The Elgin Public Museum (in Lords Park), 225 Grand Blvd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Description: See the owls, eagles and hawks on display at the museum and learn more about them!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-741-6655

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Event: Robin’s Amazing Dogs
Town: Hampshire, IL
Where: Ella Johnson Library, 109 S. State St., Hampshire
Age: All ages
Time: 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: Enjoy watching a group of canines perform cool dog tricks, then meet them after the performance
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-683-4490

Sunday, June 29, 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: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
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