Long Grove: For Kids!
If you have childhood memories of Long Grove, raise your hand. That many, huh? Well, seems like a good time to introduce a new generation to our village with an experience-filled family fun day here in Long Grove. This Labor Day’s weekend’s Long Grove World Tour 2012 is a good place to start! And here are some highlights:
Ice Cream at The Peppermint Stick (and Burgers!): Co-owners Susan Coveny and Mara Sabath fulfills one of the most basic missions of summer: ice cream. She’s also offering internationally-themed burgers during Long Grove World Tour 2012, so stop by, say hello, and…eat.
The Peppermint Stick 410 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove (847) 415-2663
Check in with the folks at Rivellino School of Art here in Long Grove to see if they’re having one of their always well-received art workshops for all age. Or, just walk in and take an hour-long art class or create your own piece of art. Good idea to call ahead and make sure your interest align with the wide-ranging subject matter.
Rivellino School of Art & Gallery 249 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove (773) 213-1970
You can’t get much more kid-friendly than the “Angel,” “Fairy,” and “Unicorn” readings at Earth & Spirit, our center for all things metaphysical here in Long Grove. Adults account for the majority of the readings, but it’s a unique experience for the kids, too. “Unicorn” readings are half-price if you’re 10 or under; “Angel” and “Fairy” card readings are $30 for one, or combine them for $40. Say hello to owners Nick Seva and Jody Fischer, too, they’re good people and super-friendly.
Earth and Spirit 317 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove (847) 821-2116
Families are welcome year-round at The Village Tavern and Friday is the night to go if fun is on the family agenda. Kids will enjoy some of the most unique balloon creations around (even including LED lights in the balloons–want Rudolph’s nose to light up, anyone?). The rubber-twisting fun runs 6-8 p.m. There’s also a participation-encouraged sing-a-long and kids value meals with ice cream included. Roger Pauly leads the fun on piano. “The audience really brings the energy to it,” says The Village Tavern owner, Mary Ann Ullrich.
The Village Tavern 135 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove (847) 634-3117
Remember, there’s always something happening here in Long Grove and you’re always invited!