As adults, it can become easy to do the same things when you get a date night or an evening with friends. Cooking classes are a fun way to change things up and learn something at the same time, plus you get to eat what you made without the cleanup of doing it at home. Cooking classes make great birthday gatherings, Bachelorette parties, bridal party outings, and other celebrations. Here are three great options for local cooking classes in the Chicago suburbs. Sur La Table, Napervillehttps://www.surlatable.com/search-calendar Sur La Table is located one block away from the Apple Store in downtown Naperville. Their retail store sells high end kitchen supplies and specialty foods. Upcoming classes include Celebrating the French Quarter, Flavors of the Greek Isles, Date Night: A Cozy Autumn Meal, Dim Sum, Cooking Italian Style, and more. Marcel’s, Glen Ellyn ... read more
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Fun Fall DrivesKuiper’s Family Farm, Maple Park, IL https://www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com Kuiper’s Family Farm is located between Elburn and Dekalb and offers u-pick apples along with a store and bakery. Check out their Sunflower Experience through September 7. Jonamac Orchard, Malta, IL https://jonamacorchard.com Located in Malta, west of Dekalb, Jonamac Orchard grows over 30 varieties of apples on 150 acres. In addition to a store and bakery, Jonamac offers other activities like a petting zoo and corn maze. You can even sign up for text alerts to let you know when your favorite apples will be in season. All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock, IL  ... read more
Pumpkin Picking Road Trips Whether you are looking for a family friendly trip to the pumpkin patch or searching for something to do on date-day, here are five great pumpkin patches and farms that are just a short drive away. Abbey Farms2855 Hart Road, Aurora, ILwww.abbeyfarms.org Abbey Farms is a small not for profit family farm. Their Pumpkin Daze festival runs from September 19 through November 1. Enjoy a 40-acre pumpkin farm, petting zoo, corn maze, and plenty of family friendly activities. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to live music. The Tumbleweed Grill serves up fall friendly eats like chili and bratwursts. Enjoy apple cider and pumpkin spice donuts from the bakery. Unique household items and gifts are available at the Farmstead Emporium store. You can even order a special picnic basket in advance that you can enjoy anywhere on-site. Dolling ... read more
Local Spots for Summer Fun, Social Distancing Style If there is one thing we have learned in the last three months, it is that your car is far more than just a way to get from one place to another. Here in the Chicago suburbs, we’ve seen creative new ways to use cars to connect with other people while still practicing social distancing. From the creation of the personal birthday parade, to friends lunching and meeting for coffee in the backs of their SUVs, there is no doubt that the automobile has been the go-to method of socializing from a distance. Although most states are gradually starting to open some businesses, many of the usual places to find summer fun are still closed for the foreseeable future. We’ve created a list of fun things you can do while still practicing social distancing. PICNIC IN THE PARK With state and local parks open to the public, and most restaurants offering to-go service, the summer of 2020 is the perfect time to bring back ... read more