May 28, 2009

Get out there and play


Celebrate your family’s four-legged, scaly, finned and winged pals this Saturday at the 63rd Annual LaGrange Pet Parade. Families and their pets dress up in costumes and march along the parade route with marching bands, the Medinah Black Horse Troop, drill teams and the Jesse White Tumblers.

Pets that march compete in categories, including dogs and pals, pets and pals and pets on wheels. Registration to march in the parade closes today, but you can still download a form on the Web site and pick up your participation packet at one of four locations listed on the Web site.

The LaGrange Pet Parade is free and steps off at 9:30 a.m. The parade runs north along LaGrange Road, from two blocks south of the tracks, then west along Burlington Avenue to Brainard. For more information, call (708) 352-7079 or visit

Sweet prize


Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to take the kids to the pool. One lucky Chicago Parent reader will win Toad Toss’n from Magic Cabin. The pool game, which retails for .98, allows players to throw waterproof toad beanbags at a lily pad target to score points. This game can be played in and out of the pool. For more information, visit To win, visit our discussion board.

Get your tickets here


This week, one lucky Chicago Parent reader will win a friends and family eight-pack of tickets to see“Imagine That” at their choice of Classic Cinemas theater.“Imagine That” is rated PG and stars Eddie Murphy. For more information, visit or To win, visit our discussion board.

Get out there and play some more


Street festivals are synonymous with summers in Chicago. This weekend, check out the Do-Division Street Fest, Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes food, music, a sidewalk sale and a Family Fun Fest. Kids can have their faces painted, take a ride on a pony, listen to kids’ music and watch performances from Adventure Stage Chicago.

The Do-Division Street Fest spans 10 city blocks on Division from Ashland to Leavitt in Chicago. The fest is open noon-10 p.m. (the Family Fun Fest closes at 6 p.m.) and admission is a donation. For more information, call (312) 850-9390 or visit

Piece of the prize


Get ready to head to the beach with this contest. We’ve teamed up with the Disney Store for a girl’s and boy’s beach giveaway. Two lucky Chicago Parent readers will win either an oversized Mickey and Minnie towel and a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sand Toy Set or a Sleeping Beauty towel and a Disney Princess Sand Toy Set. Both sand toy sets include three sand molds, a sifter and a shovel. The Mickey set retails for and the Disney Princess is . For more information and to locate a store, call (800) 757-5933 or visit To win, visit our discussion board.

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