Category: Around Town

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Family Entertainment at The MAC

We are excited to partner with McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage again! “Me… Jane – The Dreams and Adventure of Young Jane Goodall” is a brand new musical adaptation about the young Dr. Jane Goodall and her very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.   This event is perfect for a family night out and with our GEMV special 20% discount, it makes … Read More Family Entertainment at The MAC

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Celebration of Tables

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry’s 8th Annual Celebration of Tables. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry serves about 30,000 people each year, 14,000 of who are children. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Pantry. Sightings for Summer by Lisa Enoch, Gatherings A Sustainable Soiree by Jennifer Umlauf & Christy Truitt, Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission Fresh OJ & Blueberry Pie with Grandma … Read More Celebration of Tables

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India Hicks National Director: Katie McDevitt

Glen Ellyn Moms Village recently interviewed India Hicks and Katie McDevitt for the February Issue of Glen Ellyn Living.  In conjunction with that interview, we decided to dig deeper into Katie’s experience as one of seven National Directors for the growing company. 1. How did you learn about India Hicks and what was going on in your life that made you want to take … Read More India Hicks National Director: Katie McDevitt

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MasterMoms Talk Series

MasterMoms Talk Series registration is done through the Glen Ellyn Park District. MasterMoms Talk Series. Click to read more: https://gepark.org/2018/08/talk-series-offers-fun-learning-fellowship/

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Snow Fun!

Snow and cold temps are here to stay.  We put together a few sanity savers to help you get through this week! 40 Snow Day Boredom Busters for Kids from MommyPoppins.com https://mommypoppins.com/kids/snow-day-boredom-busters-40-indoor-activities-when-the-kids-are-stuck-at-home Wizard’s Brew is a family favorite! https://babbledabbledo.com/20-science-projects-for-preschoolers/ Glen Ellyn Park District Rain Out Line will tell you what facilities are open along with skating rink info.  https://gepark.org/rainout-line/ Ackerman Sports and Fitness will have … Read More Snow Fun!

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2018 Gift & Guide

2018 Gift & Idea Guide We have teamed up with some of our favorite local boutiques and businesses to give you the ultimate gift and idea guide.  Each week we will be sharing with you a gift and a family fun idea that will for sure get you in the holiday spirit.  There is something special about shopping local and supporting our community. GIFT … Read More 2018 Gift & Guide

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A Toda Madre celebrates Moms!

A TOTALLY AWESOME evening celebrating the amazing moms in this town. A huge thank you to A Toda Madre for their generosity in making this Madre Mia event one to remember.   It truly was a celebration of moms, who managed to survive the summer and are ready to send 124 kids back to school. Also a huge thank you to Agency H5!! Invitation … Read More A Toda Madre celebrates Moms!

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Sunshine Dance!

Sunshine Dance in Glen Ellyn, is a dynamic and energetic dance company that offers a wide range of classes for kids of all ages. They value fun and all share the joyous “Sunshine” spirit, but also make the commitment to dance in order to gain quality techniques to be competitive. Jared Titus is the proud Owner and Director of Sunshine Dance.  Jared is also Owner and … Read More Sunshine Dance!

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HOT MESS!

Laurie Palau of Simply B Organized will be in the Chicagoland area to help get our HOT MESS organized.  Between book signings, shopping AND presenting her Clutter Clinic you will have plenty of chances to meet Laurie.  SEPTEMBER 12th 7:00-9:00 pm : Clutter Clinic and Book Signing Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn!  Register here! SEPTEMBER 13th : Shopping with Laurie at The Container Store in … Read More HOT MESS!

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BrickWorld Chicago 2018

If your kids have a love for LEGOS then make sure to watch for the date announcement for BRICKWORLD Chicago 2019! Here are some highlights from this year. Also check out Snapology to learn more about their fun programs.  

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Suburban Kids in the City

A trip into the city was just what we needed to kick start the beginning of lazy days and care free summer schedules.  I sometimes forget just how easy it is to hop on the train and spend a few hours exploring the parks and taking advantage of the great people watching. Our plan was simple and the main goal was to walk Madison … Read More Suburban Kids in the City

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Summer Camps 2018

Glen Ellyn and Surrounding Areas photo courtesy of Glen Ellyn Park District  https://gepark.org/recreation/camps/ Bricks 4 Kidz   https://www.bricks4kidz.com/illinois-elmhurst-lombard/camp-schedules/ Cantigny PGA Camp  http://pgajuniorgolfcamps.com/camp-locations/cantigny-golf-club-wheaton-illinois/ Cosley Zoo  https://cosleyzoo.org/programs/summer-camps/ CYT formally Spotlight Theater  http://www.cytchicago.org/summercamp Glen Ellyn Park District  https://gepark.org/recreation/camps/ Kids Science Labs  https://kidssciencelabs.com/camp-overview Forest Preserve  http://www.dupageforest.org/things-to-do/camp-for-kids-teens Marcel’s Cooking Camps  https://www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MarcelsCalendar_June2018.pdf Morton Arboretum Science Camp  http://www.mortonarb.org/news/registration-now-open-2018-summer-science-camp-morton-arboretum Out on a Whim Clay Camp  http://www.outonawhim.info/index.php Pump It Up Camp  https://www.pumpitupparty.com/lisle-il/other-ways-to-play/special-events/ Rising Stars … Read More Summer Camps 2018