Get out and play
Have a howling good time this Saturday at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Fifth Annual Reindog Parade. For four hours only, costumed canines will be allowed to accompany their humans in the garden.
Registration is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., judging takes place noon-1 p.m. and the parade steps off at 1:15 p.m. Pups and their humans must be costumed to march behind Santa and his giant candy cane baton. Prizes will be awarded at 2:15 p.m. There will be opportunities to take the pooch and the kids for a visit and photos with Santa and watch demonstrations by dog experts.
If you are a dog-less family or your pooch isn’t up for this kind of merriment, you can still join in on the fun. The garden offers"Winter Wonders” Family Drop-in Activities from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 24 and daily Dec. 26-Jan. 6. Participants can create tree jewelry to feed the birds, explore different kinds of snowflakes and make their own snowflake and touch and smell various examples of pinecones and conifers.
Dog registration is $19, admission is free, but parking fees apply for non-members. The Chicago Botanic Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. For more information, visit www.chicagobotanic.org or call (847) 835-5440.
Get your tickets here
Zula Patrol’s exhibit may have left, but we still have tickets for admission to the Adler Planetarium and the Zula Patrol skyshow. Three more families will win five passes this week. To win, tell us if your kid believes aliens are out there – we want to know why or why not. Post your answers on our discussion board, then e-mail your answer, your full name, phone number and your Chicago Parent ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information–it is purely for contact purposes. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.
Piece of the prize
This week, we have an“Enchanted” gift set to give away to one lucky Chicago Parent reader, courtesy of The Disney Store. The gift set includes an“Enchanted” Glamour Case and a Giselle Princess Doll. To win, tell us your best tips for dealing with a cold on our discussion board since cough medicine is no longer recommended for kids. Then e-mail your answer, name, phone number and your Chicago Parent ID to email@example.com. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information–it is purely for contact purposes. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.