HEAT WAVE!!! Is it just me, or has the weather this week been such a mood booster? It looks like the temps should stay “high” this weekend, so be sure to get outside and enjoy this little taste of spring! Another mood booster? The announcement that the lakefront and playgrounds will be reopening! We are so excited to have some more options for outdoor playtime (with masks and social distancing of course). I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle at the Andersonville Puzzle Exchange
Is there anything more Hygge than cozying up to do a puzzle at home with a warm drink in hand? The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is popping up in the Women & Children First parking lot for our first every jigsaw puzzle swap – bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! Participants are asked to bring a new or gently used puzzle, either 500+ pieces for adults or kids puzzles, secured in a resealable plastic bag in its original box with no missing pieces. Chamber staff will organize puzzles by theme upon drop-off. Feel free to drop off at the beginning of the event and swing by later on to take a new puzzle to-go. Or, come and do your swap immediately upon arrival. Please sign-up here if you intend to participate. Masks are required and folks are expected to maintain a socially-distanced line to review puzzle selections.
Please try and drop off your puzzles between 11-11:30AM on Saturday, February 27. The Exchange begins at 11:30AM. You will be given a return ticket with your donation.
Donate Puzzles! You do not need to participate in the swap to donate puzzles to the exchange if you’d just like to spread some Hygge-love. New puzzles can be purchased locally from a multitude of Andersonville retailers including: Foursided, Graham Crackers Comics, Milk Handmade, RAYGUN, Rattleback Records, Swedish American Museum, Transit Tees, Women & Children First, Transistor, Strange Cargo, Ándale Market, AlleyCat Comics, *play Toys and Books, ENJOY Andersonville, and Gethsemane Garden Center.
Order a variety of treats inspired by awards season from Vanille
Are you watching the Golden Globes this weekend? Vanille Patisserie is rolling out the red carpet with desserts to go along with your viewing parties! They have the most adorable mini cakes (Hamilton, The Mandalorian, Onward, Schitt’s Creek, and The Crown), a movie night snack pack, and a Golden Globes themed dessert tray. Place your order here!
Dive in to a virtual mini camp with the Shedd Aquarium, for grades K-5
Who’s ready to go on an animal adventure? Join Shedd animal experts to take a virtual tour and dive into the world of aquatic animals with Virtual Aquarium Mini Camp for Kids—a remote learning program for kids in grades K-2 and 3-5! This virtual adventure will transport your animal explorer to Shedd Aquarium, where they will investigate the impressive world of aquatic animals and uncover unique animal adaptations that will leave them in awe! Your voyager will look nature in the eye as they meet animals up close, explore aquatic habitats and participate in hands-on activities, games and more! Each session will have a different animal or habitat focus and is designed to be fully engaging for kids grades K-5. This weekend’s session is on Saturday February 27th at 9am. Register here.
Swim (indoors!) with a partial pool rental at Goldfish Roscoe Village
Pick up a movie night kit from Summer House, just in time for the Golden Globes this weekend
Awards season is back again, so catch up on all the nominated movies and TV shows with Summer House’s Movie Night Kit for Four! Just in time for the Golden Globes, from Thursday, February 25 – Sunday, February 28, order this all-in-one package complete with two Make-Your-Own Pizza Kits, Caesar Salad, Pasta al Pomodoro, cookie dough scoops, candy and movie popcorn courtesy of The Davis Theater. Get all of this for $75 per kit (plus tax, gratuity not included). Upgrade your night in with handmade Cocktails To-Go, DIY Cocktail Kits, and additional pizza kits for an extra cost. Click here to order the Movie Night Kit for Four, or contact 773-634-4100 or email@example.com for more information. Carryout only from Thursday, February 25 – Sunday, February 28 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Orders must be placed two days prior to the intended pickup date at 10:00 AM.