Our New Year's resolution is to strengthen our connection with
you, our wonderful readers. Which means that we need to start
hanging out, and not just on social media. One of our first efforts
at building the Chicago Parent community is a super fun, super
colorful community art project.
Join us on Jan. 19 at Mills Park in Oak Park's Historic Pleasant
District to be a part of something big. You've probably seen the
image if you're on Pinterest of a dozen colorful frozen marbles
sitting in the snow. We're hoping to cover Mills Park in these
A few days before the event, create your own frozen marbles
by filling any size balloons with water and food
coloring, and leave outside to freeze. Then on Jan. 19
put the balloons in a cooler, pack a pair of dark gloves and
scissors and head over to Mills Park to place your frozen yard art
with loads of other folks'. Then we will stack, roll our
art, place in random places and take pictures with our community
Pleasant Home will be open during the event as a warming station
and you can sip complimentary hot chocolate as your family admires
This is just the first in a series of Big Fun! events
we'll be hosting in 2013 and we're so excited for the opportunity
to spend more time with our readers. We hope to see you
TO RSVP and get more info visit our invitation on
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