FREE Admission to Adler Planetarium in June 2017

Now there is Mercury and Venus, Earth and Mars! Jupiter and Saturn, those are the big ones. Uranus and Neptune, but not Pluto! Those are the planets.

Yes, these are songs that are sang by kindergartens now a days. It’s cute when they sing it in school. Imagine that you have a child aged 3 or 4 and have them sing this while at the Adler Planetarium. That would be a wonderful sight to see. If you do not have a child this age, you can sing the song and amuse yourself as you stroll around the museum.

The best part is, of course, you can do so for FREE this coming week during one of the Adler Planetarium FREE days! Make sure you bring your valid Illinois ID with you.

So, plan your week and visit the Adler Planetarium. Make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago!

FREE Admission to the Shedd Aquarium in June 2017

Did you know that a stingray can weigh up to 790 pounds or about 7 Great Danes? Learn about Stingrays and other underwater wonders at the Shedd Aquarium.

The best part is … you can do so for FREE this June 2017 on the following days. Start the year right by going to the Shedd Aquarium and learning about the deep blue sea.

Visit Shedd Aquarium for FREE on the following days:

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FREE Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry in June 2017

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a meteor. Yes, a meteor was seen from IL and the surrounding areas on the morning of February 6, 2017. If this interests you, the Museum of Science and Industry is definitely the place for you to go.

The best part? Of course, you can enjoy learning about meteors, national parks or even ride on a flight simulator, all for FREE! Just visit the Museum of Science and Industry on the following days and bring your IL resident ID with you.

So, quick! Plan your trip and make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago!

Happy Learning!

Not a Goodbye But A See You Later

Sad news this week. One of our favorite preschool teachers in Chicago has decided to retire. Yes, sigh and sniffles for Ms. Edwina Klein from Portage Park Elementary School. After 35 years, she has decided to take off her teachers hat and bid farewell the life of being a second mom to preschool students and their parents.

Yes, 35 years.

Imagine 35 years of counting one to ten every day. She has been instrumental in the growth of more than 1,400 kids by learning the basic skills through play and nurturing.  She also showed her kids how to share, hold hands and make new friends while they explore and discover every nook and corner of their classroom and  beyond. She has touched the lives of kids under her tutelage and their families. Truly, things will be different without that wide bright indelible smile of Ms. Klein.

Imagine singing the “Reindeer Pokey” without Ms. Klein? Nah … What about singing to “Hello, hello, hello and how are you?” Do you think you can dance to “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and not laugh as your remember how Ms. Klein moves her arms, hips and legs to that tune? Field trips will be different without her singing at the top of her voice as the bus rolls to the Pumpkin Farm with her signing “Ram Sam Sam” as she walks across the aisle of the bus and holding on to dear life at the same time. What about serenading her students and other guests of the Shedd Aquarium who were lucky enough to be in the elevator with her? She would tell jokes and share her knowledge of sea creatures to make the field trip even more enjoyable and enlightening for everyone. Even Nickle the Turtle will surely miss her.

However, it is not a “goodbye”, but a “see you later” for someone like Ms. Klein whose friendship and love is now a part of a lot of families in the community. Even better, as the school year comes to a close, those who know her will probably want a chance to say “hey” or “good luck” and of course, “thank you” for all those years of passion and dedication.

Did you know that she is a fan of the Cake Boss? With you help, we can knock, tap and ping the show to help us send off Ms. Klein in high fashion. Share this post with them or write your own, so we can make the big bright smile of Ms. Klein shine not only for Portage Park kids, but for the whole country.

FREE Shredding of Confidential Documents!

It is that time of the year again when confidential documents are sorted, gathered and brought to a destination where you will watch them be shredded. Yes, shredding is not just done in offices. In your household, you should also watch out for those bills, bank statements, etc. Sensitive documents that only you should have access to and when you need to throw them away, you should do so in pieces. This way, no one else will be able to see them and use them to your detriment.

The best part is? In Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, you can find shredding events for FREE! All you need to do is show up with your boxes of documents. In most of these events, you will even see or hear how they will turn your documents to confetti.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your spring cleaning and come to the shredding event at Marquette Park, 6745 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago for a FREE shredding event hosted by the 17th Ward Alderman David Moore from 9m to 1pm.

Make the most out of what are for free in Chicago! Let’s get shredding!

FREE Shredding of Confidential Documents!

It is that time of the year again when confidential documents are sorted, gathered and brought to a destination where you will watch them be shredded. Yes, shredding is not just done in offices. In your household, you should also watch out for those bills, bank statements, etc. Sensitive documents that only you should have access to and when you need to throw them away, you should do so in pieces. This way, no one else will be able to see them and use them to your detriment.

The best part is? In Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, you can find shredding events for FREE! All you need to do is show up with your boxes of documents. In most of these events, you will even see or hear how they will turn your documents to confetti.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your spring cleaning and come to the FREE shredding event at AKArama Foundation Inc Community Service Center, 6220 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. This FREE shredding event will be hosted by 20th Ward Service Office from 11am to 3pm.

Make the most out of what are for free in Chicago! Let’s get shredding!