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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss the Lil’ Kickers Soccer Open House at the Intra Sports Complex in Elgin! With all of the running and kicking planned, your kids will likely want to take a nap afterwards (bonus!) Or, if trucks are more their style, head to Elk Grove Village for the annual Touch A Truck event where kids can experience the excitement of fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars and more! Plus, there is a whole lot more fun happening in our area communities noted below. Best of all, the events listed 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, September 5, 2014
Event: Tot Time Swimming
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Adventure Island Pool at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Age: Children from birth thru. 5 years with adult
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Description: Adult swims with their kids in the Adventure Island leisure pool
Cost: $3 (Resident) or $4 (Non-Resident) per child. Adult is FREE.
Information: Website or 847-531-7030
Special Note: If you like this event, you may opt to purchase the Passport 2Play punch pass. More information on this program may be found on the website.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 (*this event repeats Sun.)
Event: Lil’ Kickers Soccer For Kids Open House
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Intra Sports Complex, 37W950 Mason Rd., Elgin
Age: Kids age 18 mos. through 9 years old with parent
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.) Classes for all ages will run every 20 mins., so arrive at any time. Event ends at 1:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy soccer games and exciting activities. At the event, kids will be separated into three separate age groups: 18 mos. – 3 Yrs. with parent involved in class; 3 yrs. – 6 yrs. beginner level (parent watching); 6 yrs. – 9 yrs. intermediate level (parent watching). Concessions will be open (fee).
Cost: FREE
Information: Lilkickersintra.com, 847-488-0088 or lilkickers@intrasportscomplex.com
Special Note: You may register in advance for this event or register on-site. You will need to complete a waiver form. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothes and sneakers for soccer activities.

Saturday, September 6, 2014  (*this event repeats Sun.)
Event: Bartlett Heritage Days
Town: Bartlett, IL
Where: Various locations throughout Bartlett. See website for details.
Age: All ages
Time: 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Description: A variety of activities and music including children’s games, animal show, inflatables, touch-a-truck, children’s art activities, carnival (fee), food vendors and more!Activities vary each day. See schedule for complete list.
Cost: FREE
Information: Website
Special Note: Heritage Days begins on Friday, Sept. 5. However, most children’s activities take place on Sat. and Sun.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Event: Home Depot Kids Workshop
Town: Multiple Store locations including: Bartlett, Carpentersville, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, South Elgin
Where: Home Depot Stores in Various Towns
Age: Kids age 5 to 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: This month’s workshop – Build a Wizard of Oz TM birdhouse
Cost: FREE
Information: Website
Special Note: Registration is required. See web site to sign up!

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Event: Lil’ Kickers Soccer For Kids Open House
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Intra Sports Complex, 37W950 Mason Rd., Elgin
Age: Kids age 18 mos. through 9 years old with parent
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.) Classes for all ages will run every 20 mins., so arrive at any time. Event ends at 1:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy soccer games and exciting activities. At the event, kids will be separated into three separate age groups: 18 mos. – 3 Yrs. with parent involved in class; 3 yrs. – 6 yrs. beginner level (parent watching); 6 yrs. – 9 yrs. intermediate level (parent watching). Concessions will be open (fee).
Cost: FREE
Information: Lilkickersintra.com, 847-488-0088 or lilkickers@intrasportscomplex.com
Special Note: You may register in advance for this event or register on-site. You will need to complete a waiver form. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothes and sneakers for soccer activities.

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Event: Bartlett Heritage Days
Town: Bartlett, IL
Where: Various locations throughout Bartlett. See website for details.
Age: All ages
Time: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Description: A variety of activities and music including children’s games, animal show, inflatables, touch-a-truck, children’s art activities, carnival (fee), food vendors and more. Activities vary each day. See schedule for complete list.
Cost: FREE
Information: Website
Special Note: Heritage Days begins on Friday, Sept. 5. However, most children’s activities take place on Sat. and Sun.

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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