Save the date of April 27 for a high-rolling good time benefiting the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn.
Children's Museum In Oak Lawn
Monday, March 4, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Most schools and government offices are closed Monday February 18 for Presidents Day.
Chances are if you're reading this you're off for Presidents Day, or attended the Oak Lawn Raiders' Winter Picnic on Sunday and called in sick. Here's a look at what's open and closed, plus a few suggestions of stuff to keep your children busy while they're off from school, as well as some nearby mattress sales. TAKE THE PATCH PRESIDENTS DAY POLL: Which president would you most like to run into at a Presidents Day mattress sale?
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and Great Clips are teaming up in February offering museum visitors a chance to win a free haircut for a year and exclusive coupons.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Children's Museum Offering Half-Price Admission to CPS Students and Their Families During Teachers Strike
To promote the educational quality of its "learning through play" exhibits, the Children's Museum is offering half-price admission for duration of CPS teachers strike. Visitors must show proof of Chicago residency.
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is offering Chicago Public School students and their families 50-percent off of admission until the conclusion of the CPS teacher strike. The offer is valid Tuesday throughFriday, or until the kids go back to school. Visitors to the museum simply have to show their driver’s license or state ID at the front desk to prove Chicago residency in order to take advantage of the discount. Half-price admission is $3 for adults and children and $2.50 for seniors. Children are one are free. “Parents of CPS students are looking for positive, productive things for their children to do during the strike,” said Adam Woodworth, executive director of the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. “Regardless of which side of the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn will unveil new "We the People" exhibit including shards from the fallen World Trade Center to the public on Thursday, Aug 30.
When Adam Woodworth was told that the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn would be the recipient of two pieces of the World Trade Center beams from the 9/11 monument at the Metra station, he reassured the village and Oak Lawn Rotary that “we’d put something together.” “I walked away wondering what in the world are we were going to do,’” Woodworth said, the museum’s executive director. “Then it hit me. It would be about what happened after 9/11.” The Children Museum’s much anticipated “We the People” exhibit opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. this Thursday. Rather than focus on the horrific events of that day, the exhibit emphasizes what happened in the immediate days and weeks following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “The concept of …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Oak Lawn Professional Firefighters' Local 3405 raises over $10,000 for local non-profits in second annual rubber ducky race on July 4. Watch the video!
While it wasn't the photo finish from last year, two ducks battled for second and third for some last minute thrills in the Oak Lawn Professional Firefighters' Second Annual Rubber Ducky Race on July 4. Watch the race video. Hundreds of Oak Lawn residents followed the firefighters' patriotic duck float at the end of the village Independence Day Parade to Lake Shore Park. View the photo gallery of Oak Lawn's July 4th parade. Oak Lawn firefighters sold 800 ducks and sponsorships including Oak Lawn Patch, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Kelly Nissan, Hilton Oak Lawn, Haggerty Volkswagen Buick GMC , Little Company of Mary Hospital, Les Brothers Restaurant, Jack's Towing, the OLFD Club and Blake-Lamb Funeral Home raising over $10,000 for the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
OLFD's second annual rubber ducky race raises money for Children's Museum and Megan Hurckes Scholarship Fund. Race starts immediately after Fourth of July parade.
Those big-hearted Oak Lawn firefighters are hosting their second annual rubber ducky race immediately following the Fourth of July Parade on--you guessed it--July 4. See Patch's guide to Oak Lawn July 4th events. Follow Oak Lawn’s bravest—the last float in the parade—down 95th Street to Lake Shore Park (approximately 96th Street and West Shore Drive). The firefighters’ float will be decorated in a patriotic duck theme so you’re sure not to miss it. Hundreds of rubber duckies will compete in an exciting race down Oak Lawn Lake in a battle to cross the finish line. The first ten duckies to cross the finish line will win fabulous prizes such as an iPad II, iPod, Kindle, a party for 20 at the Children’s Museum, a ride to school on a fire truck…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Oak Lawn Chamber's sixth annual Spring Into Summer event gets underway this weekend, June 15 through June 17.
Technically it’s still spring, which means its time to "Spring Into Summer" with the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce. The Oak Lawn Chamber will celebrate the approach of summer with pets and all things Oak Lawn June 15, June 16 and June 17. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn’s “We the People” exhibit and putting the finishing touches on the 9/11 First Responders Memorial at the Oak Lawn-Patriot Metra Station. The sixth annual Spring Into Summer fest features the traditional Pet Parade, Car Show, vendor fair, bands, food, loads of children’s activities and beverages of all types. There are some new twists this year, including a new location from the Children’s Museum on Museum Drive to Tulley. Hawk…
Monday, April 23, 2012
It’s time to play “what should go here,” the game that lets readers dream big about the kind of businesses and development they’d like to see in Oak Lawn.
Two prime storefronts are available for leasing in the Metra Retail Center at 5102-5116 Museum Drive, located just steps away from the Oak Lawn Metra Station, which sees about 1,000 commuters. READ: What Should Go Here? Does the Village Green Need Fixing? Both store fronts get major exposure from visitors to the adjacent Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn and the stunning 9/11 First Responders’ sculpture incorporating beams from the fallen World Trade Center. There is truly potential for further developing the transit retail center into a destination point. The available spaces are 1,110 square feet and 1,500 square feet. The former Vino Tinto wine and music occupied the smaller of the two at 5114 Museum Drive until it closed last year. Newmark…
Friday, September 30, 2011
A cornucopia of fall activities for everyone from Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Oak Lawn.
Advocate Christ Medical Center Paints the Town Pink Saturday,Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advocate Christ Center for Breast Cancer and the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center is hosting a health information program for woman, Empowering Women to Take Care of Their Health. The free program features keynote speaker Marisa Weiss, MD, president and founder of breastcancer.org, one of the world’s most used online resources for expert medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer. Conference participants can also choose two mini-lecture sessions led by health care professionals from Christ Medical Center including nutrition, stress management, surviving breast cancer and updates in the latest treatments. The …