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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Hooray for the weekend! I’m happy to report that the major technical difficulties I encountered during my “Top Picks” last weekend have been happily resolved. I am quite thankful that everything is running smoothly again. My apologizes for the misprints of last weekend’s post! And now, with the past happily behind us, let us jump into this weekend!

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on Elgin State Bank’sFamily Fun Day featuring the Summerfield Zoo Exotic Animals! And, if you are into comic books, make sure to head to theComic Book Mania Convention at the Gail Borden Public Library. Best of all, the events are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!StCBT_ESB_JSFamilyFun_250x300_Blog

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 18, 2014
Event: Friday Family Films
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Description: “Barbie: The Pearl Princess” (NR, 74 mins.)
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411
Special Note: Seating is limited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
Event: Family Fun Day
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin State Bank, 1001 S. Randall Rd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: Enjoy a fun day for the whole family! Summerfield Zoo Exotic Animals will be featured. Plus, there will be face painting, snacks, refreshments and more!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847.888.7950

Saturday, July 19, 2014 
Event: Comic Book Mania Convention
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: A festival to celebrate all things comic books! Meet the artists/writers of popular comics including, The Simpsons/SpongeBob, Spider-Man, Knight Watchmanand many, many more! Attend a program that will show you how to make comics, see artwork from Side Street Studio Arts, enjoy free facepainting, and photos ops. Plus, wear a costume to win a prize!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411

SUNDAY
Sunday, July 20, 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: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG, 95 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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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