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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Hello and a very happy weekend to you! I enjoyed meeting many of you who were out and about in some of the same places my family was during the Independence Day holiday weekend. With the the Fourth behind us now, let’s jump into what I call the “Second Half” of summer, shall we?

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on Elk Grove Village’s “Dairy Days,” complete with a real,  live dairy cow! Also, around Elgin, you’ll findThe LEGO movie, if your kids haven’t already seen it, as well as a fun and educational “Camouflage” event at the Elgin Public Museum. Best of all, the events 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, July 11, 2014
Event: The LEGO Movie (PG – 100 mins.)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin
Age: See rating
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: Watch a movie!
Cost: FREE
Info: Web Site or 847-742-2411
Special Note: Seating is limited. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Event: Camouflage 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: Learn about the survival technique of camouflage. Deer, moths and more!
Cost: FREE
Info: Web Site or 847-741-6655

Sunday, July 13, 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: Turbo (PG – 96 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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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