THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS LEAVING NATO IN THE DUST!
the fact that NATO's Summit weekend has arrived and is pretty much taking over
the City with protesters and closures of all sorts, Chicagoans are gearing up
to leave NATO in the dust by heading out towards the City's further
neighborhoods and metro area!
is partnering with the City of Chicago to present the 14th annual Chicago
Kids & Kites Festival on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park
(near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Avenue) by providing
5,000 kite kits along with pictures of flags and fun facts about representative
countries to assist the children as they decorate their kites. This festival also features many activities
such as balloon artists, face-painters, painting a kite-shaped refrigerator
magnet, recorded music provided by WLIT and the Big Kite Candy Drop taking
place during the afternoon!
we have the 18th annual season opener of the Chicago Mayfest
which aims to cure cabin fever all weekend long at 3100 N. Ashland Avenue (Ashland and Barry Avenues)
in the Lakeview neighborhood. This
festival features food, beer and live music under a giant tent along with an
outdoor beer garden, kids programming on Saturday, a pet parade and pet expo on
Sunday and arts and crafts vendors! BTW,
a Gate donation will benefit the Lake View YMCA, Northside Parents Network and
the Festival Foundation.
there's the seasonal Spring Pug Party on
Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Zella
(1983 N. Clybourn Avenue)
in the Lincoln Park
neighborhood. Hundreds of pugs are
expected to attend this party which features pug merchandise and a pug-pen for
unencumbered playing so you can have plenty of time to chat with other
owners. Food and drink also available
for purchase as is valet parking for $10.
Please note you don't need a pug to attend, but pugs are the only dogs
welcome. Sorry Buddy and Gracie, you're
to be outdone, Beaglefest
Chicago 2012 takes place Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at Hinkley Park (283 Busse Highway)
in Park Ridge. Join in this 10th year anniversary
celebration, which supports "Mid West Beagle Rescue," and will feature
hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and several BREW items such as T-shirts,
bandanas, bumper stickers, etc. for purchase with games, raffles and other
surprises! So grab your folding chairs
or blankets and enjoy an afternoon with all the beagles far away from the NATO
Summit. Sorry Buddy and Gracie, you're
not beagles either!!
also offers the Spring Fling
Carnival at Westfield Old Orchard located at 4999 Old
Orchard Center in Skokie from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year's Spring Fling Carnival is
back in a big way at Old Orchard's West parking lot with plenty of rides,
games, food and fun! Tickets required
for rides and games are $1.25 each or $22 for "Unlimited Ride" daily passes.
this Saturday is Brookfield
Zoo's XTREME BUGS exhibit located at 8400 31st
Street in Brookfield. This summer long
temporary exhibit of epic proportions will feature live bugs, extra-large
animatronic bugs, including a 16' x 33' long Japanese hornet displayed at the
Roosevelt Fountain and creepy crawly hands-on activities for visitors of all
ages! While you're there, make a day of
it at the zoo!!
Town Classic between the Chicago
Cubs and the Chicago White Sox is back this
weekend at Wrigley Field (1060 W.
Addison Street) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Hopefully the fans will be more behaved than
the NATO protesters!
Have A Great and Safe Weekend Leaving
the NATO Summit in the Dust!!!
SUE MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO