Posts tagged "family outings in Chicago"

A Family Outing to a Chicago Fire Game

A Family Outing to a Chicago Fire Game
Last week, we an opportunity to attend another Chicago Fire game. And I am going to to go ahead and reiterate what I said in my post about our Chicago Fire experience last year — this is a great outing for families. My kids just loved it. And my husband and I agreed that a... Read more »

Chicago Fire brings the fun

Chicago Fire brings the fun
We've really expanded on our local sports experience in the past year -- checking out the Chicago Wolves and Chicago Sky amongst others. But we'd never been to a Chicago Fire game -- until last weekend. Boy, were we missing out. I highly recommend a family outing to a Fire game to any Chicago-area family. My kids reported that it was the most fun they had in months (which is a total indictment of the massive birthday parties we just threw for them and basically every other activity I've planned recently, but whatever). My oldest two kids play AYSO soccer we we spent a fair amount of time locating our cleats and shin guards every week in the spring and fall. But I have to confess that I've seen very little professional soccer on tv in my life (save for maybe one or two World Cup Games). And while I am making confessions, I am also going to go ahead and admit that I am pretty foggy about the rules of the game. However, despite our lack of soccer knowledge, we headed down to Toyota Park last Saturday night to check it out...

The Windy City Circus Opens on February 17th

The Windy City Circus Opens on February 17th
Update 2/14/12: I received an email this morning saying that the entire 10-day run of the Windy City Circus has been canceled. My kids love a circus. So do I. But I really love a circus "with a purpose" that benefits worthy charitable causes. The Windy City Circus, a-new locally produced, professional circus featuring jaw-dropping circus acts and hilarious characters from around the world, will make its debut inside Navy Pier’s Festival Hall  on Feb. 17. This event promises a strong hometown feel, featuring cameo appearances by an assortment of famous and infamous Chicago-area historic figures. Here is the best part: 80% of net ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana and the Special Olympics Chicago and co-sponsor Special Children’s Charities...
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