Archive for September 14, 2011

Apple Picking!

Get your youngsters ready to pick a peck of plump, delicious apples. OK, so you might not really need 10.5 pounds (i.e., an entire peck) of apples, but your youngsters can still enjoy picking some anyway! Apple season is in full swing, so why not head over to County Line Orchard in Hobart, Ind. or Apple Holler in Sturtevant, Wis. Just remind your kids, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Where: County Line Orchard: 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Ind.  //  Apple Holler: 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, Wis.
When: County Line Orchard: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Daily.  //  Apple Holler: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Daily.

September 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

New Lenox Park District Big Bad Pumpkin Race 9/25

On your marks. Get set. GO! Your little ones have the chance to race in New Lenox Park District’s Big Bad Pumpkin Races! So turn off those video games, and get ready to spend the day outside. With relay races and other fun activities, your kids won’t want this play day to end! Registration ends Wednesday, Sept. 21. Click here for more information, and click here to register. Why: Just because it’s cooling off outside doesn’t mean your kids can’t still play out there! Where: Walker Park at Liberty Junior High School, 151 Lenox St., New Lenox. When: Registration ends Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Big Bad Pumpkin Races take place at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25.

September 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

13th Annual SOS Children’s Villages Illinois Balloon Fest 9/17

Take a look up in the sky. What’s that you see? A bird? A plane? No, it’s the 13th Annual SOS Children’s Villages Illinois Balloon Fest! Take the family to this fest, which features children’s games, prizes, raffles, food and live entertainment, and we’ll bet your youngsters’ moods will be floating all the way up on Cloud 9! Click here for more information.
Why: It’ll be the perfect way to spend a day with the family!
Where: SOS Children’s Village Illinois Lockport Village, 17545 Village Lane, Lockport.
When: Noon-Dusk, Saturday, Sept. 17.

September 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Jurassic Junior event

What youngster doesn’t like dinosaurs! Whether or not your kids watch the “Jurassic Park” flicks over and over again, chances are they dig these prehistoric creatures. So don’t miss out on the Jurassic Junior event at the Frankfort Public Library! Your kids will become mini-paleontologists for the day as they explore the mysterious world of dinosaurs and embark on a dino dig. Click here for more information.
Why: Those holes in your backyard aren’t from Fido. They’re from your kids digging for dinos!
Where: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.
When: 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.

September 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment


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