Things To Do In River Forest


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  • My Gym Children's Fitness Center Chicago
    My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
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    7625 W. Lake Street
    River Forest, IL US
  • Dominican University
    The Dominican University Performing Arts Center's creative spirit swells in a season highlighted with multicultural music, dance, and drama. As a string quartet, Ethel's Juilliard-trained musicians pluck a viola, a cello, and a pair of violins to their own original compositions and those of contemporary composers. These skilled performers join with Grammy–winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal for a cross-cultural mélange of melody-making inside the Lund Auditorium, whose acoustics are regularly tested by opera-singing mimes.
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    7900 Division St
    River Forest, IL US
  • CorePower Yoga
    Pose your way to the pinnacle of vitality and strength while ascending through degrees of difficulty and degrees of Fahrenheit during classes in CorePower's temperature-controlled studios. The raised heat level expedites the breakdown of fatty acids, delivers more blood to the muscles, and reduces the chances of injury. Start at level one, where you'll be comfortably introduced to proper postures at room temperature, then ascend to the humid human heights of advanced yoga in a detoxifying 95 degrees. Yogis of all skill levels can step into the 97-degree atmosphere of Hot Power Fusion, during which a combination of poses from hot- and power-yoga classes stretch over the course of one rejuvenating hour. Classes vary by location, so check out the full schedule here.
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    7513 Lake St.
    River Forest, IL US
  • Blueberry Hill
    Visit Forest Park's Blueberry Hill for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room. Blueberry Hill also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure. Blueberry Hill is a prime location to dine with a group. The bar has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Blueberry Hill, known for its laid-back ambience. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Blueberry Hill is located near both options. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Forest Park (Blue). You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the bar. Dining at Blueberry Hill will set you back about $30 per person on average.
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    427 Des Plaines Ave
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Duffy's Tavern
    Duffy's is a local spot where perhaps not everyone knows your name?yet?but the bartenders likely will with time. As neighborhood hangout with an Irish flair, it's not uncommon to see regulars filling the seats on any given night to watch sports, have a brew, or celebrate or chat with new folks they just met. On Thursday night, DJs spin the hits and get the weekend started early.
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    7513 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • House Red Vinoteca
    Organic and small-batch wines fill swirling glasses beneath the soaring ceilings of House Red Vinoteca. At a rustic, reclaimed-wood bar, discerning staff members subject new elixirs to tastings and credit checks, and the chef makes changes to a rotating menu of vino-enhancing fare made from scratch. Plates bearing crispy flatbreads and desserts inspired by international culinary traditions glide back and forth between duos chattering beneath exposed-brick walls. The warm sway of live jazz rolls across wine-tasting events and bottle-laden shelves, and patrons sipping through tasting flights from Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, and Slovenia add delicate treble notes with clinking glasses.
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    7403 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US

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