Chicago Is The Place For Festivals!

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge | Posted on 24-03-2017

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Ozzy at Toyota Park

Toyota Park will host the Chicago Open Air Music Festival from 14th-16th July. This is a heavy metal music festival with a line-up including Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Anthrax and Steel Panthers, among many, many more. As well as music, the festival boasts gourmet food and craft beers. Ticket prices vary from $50 for the cheapest one day ticket to $400 for the most expensive VIP weekend ticket, and the tickets can be paid for in installments. Children are welcome, but tickets are for all ages, no kids concessions.

If you fancy something a bit more sedate, the Southport Art Festival might be more up your street. It showcases a wide range of art forms including acrylic, jewelry, sculpture, photography and mixed media. There are interactive exhibitions to keep youngsters (and not so ‘youngsters) occupied. There will be vendors providing a range of food and drink. The festival is running on the 14th and 15th July and admission is free.

Maybe you like a festival with more variety? The Pitchfork festival might be for you. Held in Union Park, Chicago, it boasts music from different genres; including indie rock, alternative rock and hip hop! There will be both established and emerging artists so you can find new artists while enjoying those you already know.  The line-up will include LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown, Solange, Kilo Kish and Nicolas Jaar. There will be additional events; late night jazz, talks with artists, film screenings and an onsite art installation.

Millennium Park is a good place to look at for music and art festivals all around the year, lots with free entry. Even without a festival, the park is amazing. With stunning landscaping, plenty of food and drink concessions, and amazing sculptures; the park really is a must visit. If you have a free day or weekend then Millennium Park is a good place to consider!

In Chicago, on one weekend there are three very different festivals in three different parks, and a park with events on all the time! What an amazing city! Why would you need to go anywhere else?

Chicago is just another benefit of living in Park Ridge.  Summer is coming and I can’t wait!

 

Spring and Summer Festivals for Park Ridge and Chicago Suburbs

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge Community Events | Posted on 14-04-2016

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Wow, it’s finally that time of the year again! Spring is here and summer is right behind it. Here are some of the upcoming Chicago area festivals:

CIMMfest: The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
April 14-17

Chicago Pinot Days
April 16

2016 NFL Draft and Fan Festival
April 28 – 30

Chicago Zine Fest
April 29 – 30

One of A Kind Show and Sale | Spring Show
April 29 – May 1

Baconfest Chicago
April 30 – May 1

 

MAY 2016


Memorial Day Parade Chicago

One of A Kind Show and Sale | Spring Sale
Through May 1

Chicago Improv Festival
May 2 – 8

James Beard Foundation Awards
May 2

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
May 7

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Spring Festival
May 7 – 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week
May 14 – 24

Mayfest
May 20 – 22

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents Wright Plus Housewalk
May 21

Lincoln Park Wine Festival
May 21 – 22

Bike the Drive
May 24

Chicago Memorial Day Parade
May 28

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
May 28 – September 3

Randolph Street Market Festival
May 28 – 29

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May 28 – 29

Mole de Mayo
May 27 – 29

Maifest
May 28 – 31

 

JUNE 2016


Puerto Rican Parade & Festival Chicago

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 23

Maifest
June 2 – 5

Pivot Arts Festival
June 2 – 12

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 3 – 4

Do Division
June 3 – 5

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico
June 3 – 5

57th Street Art Fair
June 4 – 5

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 5 – 7

Copa America Centenario
June 5, 7, 10

Millennium Park Music Series
June 6 – August 25

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 10 – 12

Ribfest Chicago
June 10 – 12

Chicago Blues Festival
June 10 – 12

America’s Cup World Series
June 10 -12

Spring Awakening Music Festival
June 10 – 12

Pilsen Food Truck Social
June 11 – 12

Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair 
June 11 – 12

Wells Street Art Festival
June 11 – 12

Grant Park Music Festival
June 15 – August 20

Puerto Rican Festival & Parade
June 16 – 19

Chicago Ale Fest
June 17 – 18

Brew to Be Wild
June 17 – 18

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino
June 17 – 19

Taste of Randolph
June 17 – 19

Windy City Lake Shake
June 17 – 19

Chicago Pride Fest
June 18 – 19

Green Music Fest
June 18 – 19

Dew Tour at Grant Park Skate Park
June 20 – 21

Make Music Chicago
June 21

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
June 21 – August 30

Copa America Centenario
June 22

Gold Coast Art Fair
June 24 – 26

Gold Coast Greek Fest
June 24 – 26

Logan Square Arts Festival
June 24 – 26

Chicago SummerDance
June 24 – September 11

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party
June 25

Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival
June 25

Randolph Street Market Festival
June 25 – 26

Back Lot Bash
June 25 – 28

Chicago Pride Parade
June 26

 

JULY 2016


Windy City Smokeout

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 20

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 25

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 25

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 3

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 11

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
July 1 – 4

Chosen Few Picnic: House Music Festival
July 2 – 3

Windy City RibFest in Uptown
July 2 – 4

Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier
July 4

Taste of Chicago
July 6 – 10

Millennium Art Festival
July 8 – 10

Square Roots Festival
July 8 – 10

Ruido Fest
July 8 – 10

West Fest
July 8 – 10

Roscoe Village Burger Fest
July 9 – 10

Irish American Heritage Festival
July 10 – 12

artfest Michigan Avenue
July 15 – 17

Windy City Smokeout
July 15 – 17

Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – 17

Southport Art & Music Fest
July 16 – 17

Chinatown Summer Fair
July 17

Dearborn Garden Walk
July 17

Taste of River North
July 22 – 24

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
July 23

Wicker Park Fest
July 23 – 24

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 23 – 24

Fiesta del Sol
July 28 – 31

Lollapalooza *25th annual*
July 28 – 31

Chicago Margarita Festival
July 30 – 31

Randolph Street Market Festival
July 30 – 31

 

AUGUST 2016


Chicago SummerDance

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 20

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 25

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 30

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 3

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 11

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
August 5 – 7

Edge Fest
August 6 – 7

Taste of Lincoln Avenue
August 6 – 7

Wrigleyville SummerFest
August 6 – 7

Ginza Festival Chicago
August 12 – 14

Retro on Roscoe
August 12 – 14

Northalsted Market Days
August 13 – 14

West Loop Art Fair
August 17 – 18

Clark After Dark
August 18

Festa Italiana
August 19 – 21

Edison Park Fest
August 19 – 21

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 20 – 21

Albany Park World Fest
August 20 – 21

Chicago Dancing Festival *10th anniversary*
August 22 – 27

Taste of Greektown
August 27 – 28

Bucktown Arts Festival
August 27 – 28

Randolph Street Market Festival
August 27 – 28

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
August 28

 

What to do for New Year’s Eve in Park Ridge/Chicago

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge, Park Ridge Community Events | Posted on 29-12-2015

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If you still haven’t made plans – here are a few things that you can do for New Year’s Eve in/around the Chicago area.

Chicago Spirit New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
www.spiritofchicago.com

$159 includes: Special New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet, Premium Bar, Champagne Toast at midnight, DJ entertainment and Midnight Fireworks (weather permitting) provided by the City of Chicago.

District Bar

170 W Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 337-3477
www.district.hastickets.com

$105 includes: General admission (per person), Top shelf open bar from 9pm-1:30am, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a delectable full buffet until midnight. Party kicks off at 9:00PM.

Drake Hotel

140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL
(312) 787-2200
www.Chicago-Scene.com

Celebrate the start to a new year at Chicago’s hottest New Year’s Eve event, Chicago Scene’s C’roc the New Year, it’s 10th Anniversary NYE Party. Party goers will enjoy open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, special live performances and much more.

Guests have the option of purchasing general admission tickets at $165 (going up to $195) or VIP tickets at $225 (going up to $250).

Duffy’s

420 1/2 West Diversey
Chicago, IL
(773) 549-9090
www.bar1events.com

$75 includes: Elaborate dinner buffets, all draft beers, call drinks, Red Bull mixers, wine, soda, champagne, DJ, party favors and more from 8PM until last call (1:30AM).

Grami

160 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
www.gramichicago.com

$85 includes: Top shelf open bar (wine, beer, premium cocktails, energy drinks), dinner buffet, champagne toast, and party favors.

Hard Rock Hotel

230 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
www.hardrockhotel.com

Featuring Ludacris! $180 includes: Champagne Toast & Balloon Drop at Midnight, Gourmet Hors D’oeuvres & Cheeses, 4 Hour Ultra Premium Open Bar Including Red Bull & Chocolate Buffet & Dessert Bar.

Hilton Chicago Hotel

Playboy New Year’s Eve Celebration
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
www.newyears11.com/chicago

Official Playboy New Years Eve Celebration featuring T-Pain and Jump Smokers! $215 includes: Access to Comandon Playboy VIP Lounge, 5 Hour Open Premium, Bar (1 Extra Hour), Meet and Greets with Eight Playboy Playmates, Live Casino Gambling, Expanded Hors d’oeuvres & Buffet, and Pole Dancing Demonstrations by Flirty Girl Fitness. Entertainment includes: T-Pain, Jump Smokers, Rafa-L The Saint, Chicago’s top DJs.

Hyatt Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com

$119 includes (NYE Ticket only):Premium Open Bar, Buffet Stations (available 8:30pm-11pm), Access to Two Party Areas Featuring Acclaimed Chicago band – Mike and Joe & Energy Productions (DJ), Party Favors & JACK-FM Games, Countdown Festivities, Great Prizes, Party Hours 8:30PM – 1:30AM.

Hotel Party/Guest Room Packages – Starting at $349
Hotel guest rooms are only available with the purchase of a Party/Guest Room Package. A limited number of packages are available this year.

Landmark Grill + Lounge

1633 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
www.landmarkgrill.net

$125 includes: (price does not include service fee) Open premium bar, a champagne toast at midnight, a buffet by TJ Harville and Ruben Izaguirre, and party favors.

LOKal

1904 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 904-8113
www.lokalchicago.com

$75 includes: LOKaL and FUEL Promote present NYE Party 2010. Exclusive gourmet buffet dinner and all-night fully stocked open bar including quality spirits, beer, and wine. ($3.50 processing fee applies).

Market

1113 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
marketbarchicago.com

$110 includes: 4-Course dinner and premium open bar. $85: Drink package only. Package includes champagne at midnight, party favors, and free bottle of champagne for every 4 tickets purchased.

Merkele’s

3516 N.Clark
Chicago, IL
(773) 224-1025
www.merkleschicago.com

$85 includes: Top Shelf Drinks (Including Energy Drink Mixers), All Drafts, Food Buffet, Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop, Live DJ and more!

theWit

201 N. State St.
Chicago, IL
www.thewithotel.com/nye

Package includes: Open bar, passed appetizers, champagne at midnight. Spend New Year’s above the city on the rooftop at theWit. Tables and tickets are limited. Visit the website for updated booking information.

Wyndham Chicago Downtown Hotel

633 N Saint Clair
Chicago, IL
www.nye-chicago.com

$195 includes: Multiple rooms of entertainment, a four-hour top shelf open bar, a buffet of hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and live music.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Best Places to see Christmas Lights

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Christmas Lights, Interesting Events | Posted on 28-11-2015

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It’s that time of the year! Mad dashes to the mall, slick roads, beautiful snow and Christmas lights. Here’s a short list for some of the “bigger” Christmas displays around Park Ridge and the Chicago area.

Daley Center Christmas Tree

118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 443-5500

www.explorechicago.org

See the 70-foot tree donated by the John Colomer family of McHenry. This beautiful tree weighs over 11,900 pounds. Over 7,000 red, green and white lights adorn the tree and it is topped off with a brightly lit star. Fun Fact: Chicago’s first municipal Christmas tree was lit in 1913 on Christmas Eve by Mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park.

Be sure to visit Santa’s House and the Christkindlmarket while you’re there!

Buckingham Fountain

Grant Park
‪Chicago, IL 60605 ‬

Located in Grant Park on Chicago’s lakefront, Buckingham Fountain gets a major makeover for the holidays. See thousands of lights glitter through the colored water at Chicago’s favorite fountain.

Lincoln Park ZooLights

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-2000
www.lpzoo.org

ZooLights is free and open to the public. Join the Lincoln Park Zoo for ice carving demonstrations, visits with Santa, warm drinks, cool crafts and more than one million beautiful lights.

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
www.brookfieldzoo.org/CZS/magic

December 26-New Year’s Day
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo features over 120 animated light displays and a million twinkling lights. Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends during Brookfield Zoos 29th annual Holiday Magic. Enjoy live entertainment, animals, professional ice carvers, train rides, a special Dolphin Show, and sing to the animals.

Navy Pier Winter WonderFest

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 595-7437
www.winterwonderfest.com

Head to Navy Pier for the free holiday lights and festivities. See the Christmas lights, attractions, rides, indoor ice skating, and of course, the Navy Pier fireworks. Admission is free! Take advantage of the special Winter WonderFest parking rates.

Hope you enjoy the lights!

What’s Happening around Park Ridge

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge, Park Ridge Community Events | Posted on 29-10-2015

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So much going on in and around Park Ridge – Here’s a short list of upcoming events around our great town of Park Ridge and some of the bigger concerts coming to All State Arena and some deals on Groupon that are local.

Deals in Park Ridge on Groupon – These deals include the following:

Massage, Acupuncture, and Adjustment at Ideal Healthcare Solutions/Parkway Chiropractic Center

Two-Hour Cooking Class with Wine for One or Two at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

$13 for $20 Worth of Organic and Healthy Breakfast Fare for Dine-in at The Original Pancake House

Allstate Arena Upcoming Events

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme – November 5th to November 15th

B96 Jingle Bash – December 12th

Capital One Presents 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball – December 16th

WWE Live Holiday Tour! – December 27th

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 28th

Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate 90 Amazing Years – December 29th to December 30th

Park Ridge Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov. 6th and Saturday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 pm – Main East Variety Show in the Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 7th and Sunday, Nov. 8th from 9 am – 3 pm – Fall Book Sale at Park Ridge Library

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 10:00 am – Senior Center Annual Holiday Bazaar

at 12:30 pm – Pumpkin Smash and Bash at Centennial Park Sled Hill
at 4:00 pm – Park Ridge Chorale Cabaret at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
1 pm – 4 pm – Main South Art Students Exhibit at Iannelli Heritage Studio

Sunday, Nov. 8th from 1 pm – 4 pm – Book Signing by David Jameson at Iannelli Heritage Studio

Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 11:00 am – Veteran’s Day Memorial Service at Hodges Park
at 11:30 am – Commemorate Vietnam War 50 Years at PR Country Club

 Thursday, Nov. 12th at 7:00 pm – “Holiday Arrangement” by Mari Mackenbach at Senior Center

Friday, Nov. 13th at 12:15 pm – Bunko Lunch Parties at Park Ridge Country Club
6:30 pm – Bunko Dinner Parties at Park Ridge Country Club and Daddy Daughter Ball at Maine Park

Saturday, Nov. 14th at 7:00 pm – Middle School Open Gym and Swim at Centennial Fitness Center

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 9:00 am – PRPD Senior Breakfast at Centennial Activity Center
1:00 pm – Terry Lynch presents Ben Franklin at PR Presbyterian

Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm – Turkey Table Toppers at Wildwood Nature Center

Thur. Nov. 19th, Fri. Nov. 20th and Sat. Nov. 21st at 7:30 pm – Maine South Variety Show in Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 1:00 pm – Thanksgiving Skate at Oakton Ice Arena

Friday, Nov. 27thWinterfest, annual Holiday Open House in Uptown and South Park, with the arrival of Santa.

 

Park Ridge Fall Festivals and Community Events

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge, Park Ridge Community Events | Posted on 12-10-2015

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Here’s what’s going on this month in Park Ridge…. Lots to do!!

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Park Ridge Festivals

Halloween Hoopla

Dates/Times:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location:  Wildwood Nature Center Class Number: 39176 R/NR: $31/$50 per family

Join us for a fun-filled family event that gets you ready for Halloween. Carve a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, jump on a hayride, and enjoy s’mores and apple cider or cocoa around a campfire. All you need to bring is clothes (long sleeve shirt, pants, hat) to dress up your scarecrow. One scarecrow and one pumpkin per registration. Please check in at the front doors of the Wildwood Nature Center. A pumpkin and scarecrow judging contest is held during the last 15 minutes of the evening, and prizes are awarded.

Additional pumpkin: Class #39175 / $10

Haunted House Undertaking Teen Trip

Dates/Times: Friday, October 16, 2015 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm Ages: 11-14 Class Number: 43049 R/NR: $45

Get ready for a haunted house tour that will scare even the bravest of teens! Hop on our bus as we chauffeur you to three of the area’s best haunted attractions. Our trip begins at Skokie’s Scream Scene, then off to St. Thecla’s Hair Razor Haunted Scenes, and finally to St. Pascal’s The Catacombs Haunted House, all in one night! We’ll stop for dinner at a local restaurant on our tour, so be sure to bring a little extra money. Fee includes a VIP Triple Fight Ticket admission to all three houses (a $50 value), transportation, and supervision. VIP tickets also include a fast pass at each location, so no waiting in long lines! Registration deadline: October 9. Departs from Maine Park Leisure Center.

Family Campfire

Dates/Times: Friday, October 23, 2015 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Wildwood Nature Center Class Number: 39093 R/NR: $15 per family

The entire family enjoys the peaceful night air while sitting around a fire listening to stories, singing songs, and making everyone’s favorite – s’mores! Enjoy a night hike around the pond. Flashlights are not needed, but feel free to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Fee is per family.

 

Skeleton Egg Hunt

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 2:00pm – 2:45pm Ages: 2 & Up Location: Centennial Fitness Center Class Number: Varies by age R/NR: $6/$9

Goblins have laid eggs in the pool – help us get them out! Eggs filled with candy are placed in and around the Leisure Pool. Join us for a fun Halloween themed egg hunt and to get a jump start on your Halloween candy collection.

Kooky Spooky Skate

Dates/Times: Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm Ages: All Ages Location: Oakton Ice Arena

Bring the whole family for a day of spooky music and Trick-or Treats. Skate rentals are only $1 and anyone wearing a costume receives half price admission. No registration required.

Halloween Spooky Spin Class

Dates/Times: Monday, October 26, 2015 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Centennial Fitness Center R/NR: $6 Member / $8 Resident / $12 Non-Resident

Join us for a Halloween themed ride set to all your favorite songs! Costumes are optional; the best costume will be awarded a $25 Park Ridge Park District gift card. Use your current FItness Class Pass or pay the daily drop-in rate to participate. Instructors are Diane and Greg. Space is limited.  For more information, please contact Diane Murphy at 847-692-5139.

Truck or Treat

Dates/Times: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm Ages: Ages 2-11 Location: Hodges Park R/NR: $5 ages 18 & under / $15 adults / $25 family of 4

Celebrate Halloween with the Park District and the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra for a Symphony Spooktacular! Wear your costume and follow the trick-or-treat trail to Hodges Park, where we’ll pass out treats (or tricks!) from our festively decorated cars. It’s a fun and safe event that goes beyond trick or treating with a pumpkin contest, music, and a parade! Bring your decorated pumpkin between 5:30pm-6:00pm and enter into our pumpkin contest. Winner announced at 6:30pm. This is a free event concluding with a parade to the Pickwick Theatre for the PRCO Symphony Spooktacular concert. Visit the Park Ridge Library’s Children’s Department between 5:00pm-6:00pm to enjoy some wizard-themed games, activities, and stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participant in Truck or Treat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 

Halloween Concert for All Ages – PRCO

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

The Pickwick Theatre 5 S. Prospect Park Ridge, IL , 60068 847-692-7726 Back by popular demand on October 28th is the Orchestra’s 3rd annual Halloween Concert for All Ages, including an afterglow recital on the Pickwick organ.

Join us once again for a Halloween favorite! Back by popular demand on October 28th is the Orchestra’s 3rd annual Halloween Concert for All Ages, including an afterglow recital on the Pickwick organ.

Trick-or-treat activities at Hodges Park, the Library, and Pickwick Building launch at 5-6:30 pm, with costume parade at 6:40 pm leading from the park to the Pickwick for the 7:00 pm concert.

Music includes Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre and highlights from Batman: the Dark Knight. District 64 middle school students play with the orchestra on Batman, and Linden Christ sings “Memory” from Cats.

Family activities are hosted by the Park Ridge Park District, Park Ridge Public Library, and Kalo Foundation. Tickets are $5 for ages 18 and under, $15 for adults/seniors, and $25 family of 4 (2 adult/2 child).

Please visit the link below for ticket information, or contact the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra (847) 692-7726 or via email at – prco1@att.net.

http://www.parkridgecivicorchestra.org/

Halloween Family Magic Show

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm Ages: Ages 2 & Up Location: Maine Park Leisure Center Class Number: 43538 R/NR: $5 per person

Looking for some fun spooky magic after trick or treating? Magic Randy is performing fun, exciting, and ghoulish magic tricks this Halloween Family Magic Show. Everyone attending needs to register. Fee is per person.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Fall – Summer, we hardly knew ya

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events | Posted on 21-09-2015

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English: New England fall leaves.

FALL is here

Well, that was quick!  Fall arrived today and with it comes cool, crisp nights and comfortable, sunny days.  But, what does this mean for real estate and REALTORS®?  We will start to see a little less activity, but the Park Ridge market and the surrounding areas are still doing very well.  Home prices have rebounded from the recession and we are closing on homes pretty quickly.  The real estate market is doing well.

If there’s anything you need to know about buying or selling your home in and/or around the Park Ridge area, please contact me.  I will be happy to answer any of your questions and will help you find a great home and keep your costs down.

Things to do this weekend for kids in or near Chicago

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events | Posted on 10-04-2010

I found this site today looking for something to do with children.

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/kids-things-to-do.htm

Enjoy the weekend!!!

This Week in Park Ridge

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Computers, Interesting Events, Park Ridge | Posted on 05-04-2010

Here’s the calendar for the events this week in Park Ridge, IL.  There are some great things to do, free classes on computers, story time for kids, career consulting and many more.

How Bout’ Them Bears?

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Tax Credits and Info | Posted on 08-03-2010

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Other than a mostly beautiful weekend, all the talk around Chicagoland was about the Bears and their free agent signings this past Friday.  Not sure how deep your loyalties run, but I know I could turn the channel without hearing about the big splash they made in the free agent market.  Most of the talk about them was not so good before the pickups they made, but now it seems the optimism is back in Chicago. 

Amazing how quickly things can turn – now let’s do that with Real Estate in the area by extending the tax credit for first time home buyers and for people that have lived in their primary residences for the last 5 years. 

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