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Share Your Care Day, Nature Nuts & More!

When I was younger I was obsessed with Care Bears and I absolutely love that they are popular again. It makes my heart happy to know that Zelda adores them as much as I did when I was a little girl. For those of you who appreciate Care Bears as much as we do, I urge you and your little ones to participate in Share Your Care Day on September 9th. This special day was created to celebrate 35 years of Care Bears and to inspire acts of kindness and good will throughout the world.  It’s the perfect day to teach children about the importance of caring for others. To participate, simply do something nice for someone else – it’s that easy! I’ve included a couple of activities to get you in the spirit as well as a few other fun events. How are you going to #ShareYourCare this weekend?

What to do this weekend in Chicago: Share Your Care Day, Free Days at the Shedd and more!

Photo Credit: The Land of Nod, City Pass, Boch Center, The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. 

Share Your Care Day at Land of Nod: To celebrate Share Your Care day, The Land of Nod teamed up with Changing the Face of Beauty, a charity dedicated to encouraging the inclusion of people with disabilities into advertising. There will be concerts, face painting, crafts and it is also the perfect time to check out the new goodies from LON’s Care Bear themed line! You need to RSVP beforehand here. 

Illinois Resident Free Days at the Shedd: If you’re an Illinois resident, the Shedd Aquarium is free for the remainder of the month! Since it’s bound to be crazy due to this awesome deal, they recommend reserving your tickets online. After you reserve your tickets, simply present your valid Illinois state ID at the door.

PJ Masks Live: Zelda goes through phases where she’s obsessed with shows and not too long ago PJ Masks was one of them. I was driving by the Chicago Theater the other day and I noticed they are doing a live show at the end of the month! I’m letting you know now because even though the show isn’t until September 30th, it will sell out. Performances end on October 1st. Tickets range from $25 to $125, and you can get them here

Care Bears Collection Launch at Dylan’s Candy Bar: Zelda’s love of Care Bears gives me all the nostalgic feels! To further celebrate Share Your Care Day, stop by Dylan’s Candy Bar on Michigan Avenue and dive right into their Care Bears collection. It launches on September 9th and I’m willing to bet it tastes as good as it looks!

Story Time at Lumen Optical Bucktown: On Saturday the 9th from 2-4pm, head over to Lumen Optical in Bucktown for a live reading of Aneeka and Juanito. This one is extra special because it’s being read by author and illustrator, Jackie Theibert! 

Nature Nuts at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: The morning session of this biweekly class has already sold out, so don’t miss out on the afternoon availability. Kids between ages 2 and 3 who love the outdoors and everything that goes with it will have a blast in this class that begins on Monday, September 11th. If you miss this one, it occurs every other Monday until December 4th. To get more info or sign up, head over here and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. 

Phoenix, AZ

This destination keeps popping up in my Facebook feed because my friends seem to be flocking here and loving it! What are your favorite vacation destinations in the United States? 

What to do this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo Credit: 3009 Investments, Travel Digg and the Phoenix Zoo.

Desert Botanical Garden: I stumbled upon this spot on Instagram and instantly fell in love! It looks so beautiful and they have some really cool rotating installations. Check their hours before you visit and purchase tickets ahead of time here!

Phoenix Zoo: Those who are animal obsessed will love checking out this zoo! It has discounted pricing until the end of the month. Don’t wait and get tickets online here!

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