2008 September

Chicago Parent

September 25, 2008

Get out there and play. They might paint on your walls more than they paint on paper, but there’s no doubt your budding little Picassos love art. Harness their artistic imaginations this Saturday at the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibit, 360 Degrees: Art Beyond Borders. The free event will include plenty of drop-in activities, performances and a visit with Artie the lion. Read...

 

September 18, 2008

Get out there and play. Celebrate the transition into fall the German way, through an Oktoberfest celebration Oak Park style. This year’s OakToberfest, held this Friday and Saturday, will have you feeling fall-ish with its zucchini races, root beer and beer gardens, music and local samplings of fall food.  Read...

 

September 11, 2008

Get out there and play. If men in kilts, bagpipes and heavy athletics sound like your family’s version of a good time, head down to Celtic Fest Chicago this weekend in Grant Park, Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive, Chicago. There will be plenty of music, kids’ activities and Irish culture to enjoy, too. Read...

 

September 4, 2008

Get out there and play. You don’t have to sprechen Sie Deutsch—that’s German for ‘speak German’ —to enjoy a fabelhafte Festival—that’s ‘fabulous festival’—in celebration of German-American heritage in Chicago. The German-American Fest, held Friday-Sunday, will host plenty of German-inspired activities, including dancing, singing, eating and even a parade.  Read...

 

September 4, 2008

Get out there and play. You don’t have to sprechen sie Deutsches—that’s German for ‘speak German’ —to enjoy a fabelhaftes Festival—that’s ‘fabulous festival’—in celebration of German-American heritage in Chicago. The German-American Fest, held Friday-Sunday, will host plenty of German-inspired activities, including dancing, singing, eating and even a parade.  Read...

 

Great books to fill an afternoon

Thirteen-year-old Jonah and his best friend, Chip, are adopted. Things get interesting for the pair when they begin  Read...

 

Songwriting that soars to new heights

It is not that Laurie Berkner has not been busy. She made the rounds earlier this year and appeared on The View, Read...

 

A look at libraries

All of these books have special meaning for me because they all relate to where I worked for many years—the library.  Read...

 

Let’s talk about science

Close your eyes for a moment and envision a scientist. What picture appears in your mind?  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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