Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs – World Series Champions!

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Chicago Cubs World Series Champions

Last night was a late night for many people, including us. It was a fantastic game 7 of the World Series and so awesome to see the Chicago Cubs win! Even though I’m not much of a sports person, I watched the World Series with my husband, kids, and friends because it brought me back to when my grandma would watch the Cubs play. You could feel how the city of Chicago (and most of the country) was really rooting for the Cubs to win and break the dreaded curse. It’s only fitting that my grandmothers were both born in 1908 (the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series) – I know they were partying it up in heaven celebrating the win. Kudos to both teams and their fans for showing respect for one another and showing others how to be gracious in victory and in defeat. The world needed to be able to hope and believe and this was a great way to bring people together.

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Save 60% Off ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps

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Now is the time to start planning summer activities for your kids. Imagine the fun your kids will have learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way! With Robots-4-U, campers have a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment.

Their summer camps include:
– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges
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The camps are one week (5 days) long from Monday to Friday from either 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m. There is a ration of 1 Instructor to 16 participants. Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

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Soup’s On! Fundraiser with the Rotary Club of Naperville on 10/19

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You probably know someone who is going through a difficult time financially right now. It could be due to the economy, job loss or change, health reasons, divorce, or any of a variety of reasons. It’s good to know that there are organizations that can help in your time of hardship. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is an organization that helps residents in the Naperville area and DuPage county with food assistance. Households outside of that area may receive a one-time emergency distribution. I took a tour of Loaves & Fishes and was able to see how they run the pantry. They have it laid out like a grocery store, so when people come in, they can have that experience, plus they offer some personal care items also, which is so helpful to many households. I know they can use any help with donations or funds to stock their pantry so they can help as many families as possible. When you attend Soup’s On!, a portion will go back to them.

About Soup’s On!:

On Sunday, October 19th, the Rotary Club of Naperville will be hosting “Soup’s On!”, a fun, family focused fundraiser featuring great entertainment and plenty of delicious food. Benefitting Hesed House, DuPage PADS, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and the Rotary Club of Naperville Charities, the concept of “Soup’s On” ties in with the theme of a “soup kitchen” and feeding people in need – a goal of these three not-for-profit organizations.

Over 30 local restaurants will be serving soups, stews, chili, chowders, and BBQ as well as artisan cheeses, specialty bread and yummy deserts. There will also be a specific children’s menu available. Guest will be treated to live entertainment by students from Districts 203 and 204. In addition, “Soup’s On!” will also have a children’s activity area sponsored by the DuPage Children’s Museum, and a silent auction.

How to purchase tickets:

The event is from 11:30am – 3:30pm at Naperville Central High School located at 440 Aurora Avenue in Naperville. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors 65+ and military personnel, $10 for children 6-12, and children under 5 are free. You can purchase tickets by going to Soups On Rotary and selecting “Purchase Tickets” from the left side of the home page.

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Main Event Entertainment – Warrenville, IL Review

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the preview event, which included complimentary food and attractions. However, all opinions are my own honest opinions.


My family and I were invited to attend a preview event before the official opening of the newest Main Event Entertainment location in Warrenville, IL. We were excited to find out more about this entertainment center. Especially with the weather getting cooler, we are always looking for more indoor activities to add to our list.

About Main Event Entertainment:

Main Event Entertainment is a state-of-the-art entertainment destination that packs in tons of fun for everyone, all under one roof with cutting-edge bowling, multi-level laser tag, Gravity ropes, games, billiards and more. Main Event is the fastest growing family entertainment center in the U.S. The new Warrenville center located at 28248 Diehl Road is the 17th location nationwide and the first location in Illinois. Main Event’s dining options include a pizza restaurant with hand tossed pizzas and gelato as well as American casual dining with classic sandwiches, burgers and entrees and a full bar. Main Event is open on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

My review:

First of all, I think they used the space very well to incorporate all of the things they have to offer. I like that there are multiple places where you can sit down and eat. On the lower level, there’s a dining area near the bar, billiards and bowling. There’s even a dining area on the side of the bowling alley, so you can catch all of the action! When the weather is nice, you can dine outside in the patio area. The food is reasonably priced, with kids’ meals starting at only $4.99. My favorite thing to eat there is the gelato – I’m partial to the chocolate one, but they have a good selection.

My family and I liked the arcade game section. There are games for all ages. Each of my kids, ages 6, 9, 10, and 11, were able to find games that were age-appropriate. My son and I battled it out in a hoop shoot game. There are even air hockey tables. You purchase FUNcards and reload them to play the games. Right above the arcade are the Gravity Ropes. This is the favorite attraction for me and my 11 year-old son. While harnessed, you can test out your balancing skills walking on a combination of ropes and steps suspended above the arcade section. I’ll admit, the first time I went up on the Gravity Ropes, I thought I would be braver, but the thought of walking on what looked like a tightrope, started to make my stomach drop a little. I ended up taking the paths with steps on them. However, my son flew through the whole course, taking a cue from Spiderman. The second time I went up, it was with my son and his friend, so I looked to them for a little guidance on how to conquer the ones I didn’t go on before and with their tips, I was able to go through the whole course. It really is a lot of fun!

Gravity Ropes #MEWarrenville

My kids did Laser Tag and they enjoyed it. They are given time slots, so it makes it easier for us to enjoy the rest of Main Event while waiting. From now through November 21st, they have a FUNbination special where you can pick your play on Sundays through Fridays. It’s only $5 for each unlimited activity and includes bowling, laser tag, billiards, mini golf, and gravity ropes. (Check here to find out the restrictions to the deal.) When you need a break, you can always visit the photo booth and have some fun photos taken. They have a wide range of backgrounds you can choose from and my family all picked different ones:

Photo Booth Pics #MEWarrenville

Main Event is also a great place to hold a birthday party or corporate event. The upstairs has multiple rooms for birthday parties. There is also a space for corporate events, complete with televisions to beam your presentations on – not to mention the separate bar area, which overlooks the Gravity Ropes and arcade area. There are also stylish lockers where you are able to store your party supplies and gifts during your party. They have packages suitable for all ages. My son is already planning to have his 12th birthday party there.

#MEWarrenville Party Rooms

Besides being fun for the guests, my favorite part of Main Event is that the staff also have fun. Periodically, they will break out into dance. During our visit, the staff started dancing to Cotton-Eyed Joe:

As you can see from the photo below, I recommend visiting the Main Event in Warrenville, IL, as a place where the whole family can have fun together.

#MEWarrenville Family Photo 2

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TRAVEL: Take a Seadog Cruise in Chicago

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Sea Dog Cruises

Are you looking for something fun to do in Chicago either as a staycation or a vacation? Check out Seadog cruises. You’ll see Chicago’s scenic lakefront while being entertained.

Seadog offers four exciting ways to see and experience Chicago from the water:

    Lakefront Speedboat Tour:

This 30-minute cruise along the shoreline offers a descriptive tour of Chicago’s famous skyline, while playing your favorite music.

    Extreme Thrill Ride:

This cruise is perfect for the dare-devil in you! This 30-minute ride features splash down stops, 180-degree turns, slalom runs and more.

    River and Lake Architectural Tour:

Enjoy historic views of Chicago’s famous landmarks and neighborhoods during this 75-minute cruise on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

    Lakefront Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks display aboard their Lakefront Fireworks Cruise! Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show and top-40 hits playing in the background! The open aired vessel allows for panoramic views, providing a perfect view. The Seadog Fireworks Cruise is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, running from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

They also offer customizable group events for up to 450 people. You can also check out their specific holiday cruises, such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Halloween. Do you have a dog? You are welcome to take your dog along on the cruise and they ride for free, space permitting!

We’re excited to be taking one of the fireworks cruises later this month. We’ll let you know how our experience is and we’d love it if you would share your experiences, too!

Visit Seadog’s website, their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, or give them a call at (888) 636-7737.

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