Author: MonicaW

Movies in the Park

Updated 5/19. The Chicago Park District is showing movies in Millennium and smaller parks throughout the city, starting on 7 June and showing through 9 September. There are kid movies (like Mary Poppins Returns)...

Paddy's On The Square Family Time

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Updated 3/19. This year, this chocolaty fest will be from 17-19 May. Long Grove is in the northwest suburbs, about 10-15 minutes from Rt. 53 and Lake Cook Road. While entrance to this fest...

Daphne by Dessa Kirk

Create your own sculpture tour!

Chicago has a lot of outdoor sculptures (which means large and FREE!).  There are the obvious:  the Bean, the Picasso in Daley Plaza, the lions in front of the Art Institute.  Then there are...

recycling in chicago

Recycling in Chicago

Updated 2/2019. Hopefully you live in a building that recycles. However, if you live in a building that doesn’t, or you have something that is difficult to recycle (like old computers), it can be...

Long Grove Apple Fest 2015

Another excuse to visit Long Grove!  Their 2015 Apple Fest will be September 25-27. In addition to obvious foods like apple cider, look for the donuts.  The line is normally atrocious, but sometimes you...

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair 2014

Since 1986, the Naperville Art League has held the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, which is a free art exhibition held along Naperville’s riverwalk.  In 2014, this fair will be held on 20-21 September. I’ve...