Out and About with Compass: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/26/17 9:30 AM

All of us enjoy an escape from everyday life from time to time, and there’s nowhere that will transport you quite like Medieval Times, located in Schaumburg. They’ll treat you to a one-of-a-kind show and an extraordinary dinner, filled with imagination, history and competition!

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Out and About with Compass: Steel Beam Theater

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/24/17 9:30 AM

Supporting local art, in all forms, helps to build community and it honors the craft which the artists have poured their lives into. The Steel Beam Theater is a local, non-for-profit organization located in St. Charles, which is “dedicated to delivering high-quality theatrical entertainment, training and arts awareness.” They truly love theater, and the Fox Valley has benefitted from their entertainment offerings since their beginning in 2001.

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Out and About with Compass: Aurora Regional Fire Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/17/17 9:30 AM

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a non-profit, educational center which focuses on sharing the history of fire-fighting, from a local and national level, through artifacts, exhibits, hands-on activities, and special events. If you have a history enthusiast, or a child who’s interested in fire trucks or firefighting, a visit to this museum is a must!

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Out and About with Compass: Pilot Pete's

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/5/17 9:30 AM

There is still something both magical and mysterious about the way an aircraft lifts off the ground and soars through the air above us! If you have an interest in aviation, or if you have a young one who does, you need to plan a visit to Pilot Pete’s, in Schaumburg, for dinner! You’ll get a first-class meal and an unrivaled view!

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Out and About with Compass: Comedy Clubs in the Chicago Suburbs

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/27/16 9:30 AM

With Christmas in our rearview, it's time to set our sights on celebrating New Year's Eve! It's a time when we can reflect on 2016 and ring in 2017 with friends and family.  The night is even more fun when you can get out of the house and ring in the new year in a festive environment!

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Out and About with Compass: Old Fashioned Candy Shops

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/22/16 9:30 AM

There's nothing that evokes memories of childhood quite like candy! Picking up your old favorite treat in the grocery store check out line is fine, but it's even more fun and nostalgic when you can peruse your old, lesser known, favorites in a quaint candy store, brimming with sugar and delicious treats! Yum!

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Out and About with Compass: Naper Lights

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/20/16 9:30 AM

For the fourth year in a row, Naper Settlement in downtown Naperville, in partnership with the Naperville Sunrise Notary, is bringing holiday cheer to the community with their festive holiday light festival!

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Out and About with Compass: Mooseheart Holiday Light Festival

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/13/16 9:30 AM

Mooseheart is a100-acre residential facility and school for children in need, whose parents, for one reason or another, are unable to care for them.  This organization has a mission to provide quality education and a loving, nurturing home enviroment for the children they care for. 

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Out and About with Compass: Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/8/16 9:30 AM

Year round, Cosley Zoo in Wheaton offers visitors a small-scale farm zoo experience that is perfect for the little ones in your life. But at Christmastime, the zoo transforms into a colorful winter wonderland during their Festival of Lights, and the entire family will find the experience magical!

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Out and About with Compass: St. James Farm Sleigh Rides

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/6/16 9:30 AM

St. James Farm, located in Warrenville, is a 612-acre forest preserve containing native plant and animal species, agricultural fields, barns and horse stables. It’s a scenic place to visit year-round for a leisurely picnic, or a hike through the woods on the various paths. The preserve offers exciting opportunities to explore all year round, like nature photography excursions and geocaching, but during Christmas St. James Farm becomes especially festive!

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