What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water survival for over 30yrs. Our methods are based on teaching beginners of all age groups that the ability to float on their back is the most important water survival skill of all. Our teaching is a gradual, gentle and fun process.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Anyone over 3 months old are able to participate in our swimming lessons.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. It can be prevented by teaching children the ability to survive in water in case of emergency.
What do you love most about your job?
It is very satisfying when I teach children to float all by themselves. I know that it may save their life one day in case of emergency. Also, it is very fun to work with children.
At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.
Celebrated worldwide, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's victory in 1862's Battle of Puebla. In the Midwest, revelers look to the Viva Cinco de Mayo Festival to get their kicks. If this year’s vendor lineup is any indication, festival-goers won't be disappointed. Recruited from both inside and outside of Chicago, the live music, food, arts, and crafts bring a south-of-the-border flair throughout four days in Toyota Park. Activities for families abound with children's activities, games, and a carnival with thrills for all ages. See the full music schedule here.
The sun is shining, and there's not a cloud in the sky—it's the perfect day to enjoy the great outdoors at one of Broadview Park District's seven parks. Kids run off excess energy at one of the many playgrounds, or splash around the outdoor pool. Adults have plenty of recreational options as well, including swinging by the basketball courts for a game of hoops or cultivating plants in the community garden. Even when the weather is dreary, the park district offers plenty of indoor fun—join an organized casino trip, sign up for a youth basketball camp, or check out one of the group classes such as line-dancing, Zumba, or self-defense.
Que Ball Billiards and Bar is one of the greatest (and most memorable) pool halls in Bridgeview.
Sit down for a savory meal at their in-house restaurant.
TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores.
Take note that the hall can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the hall gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In its first year, the Taste of Pierogi draws not just the local Polish community, but also welcomes Chicago-area pierogi lovers of all ethnicities. Whether familiar with the culture or not, revelers can immerse themselves in it by sampling traditional foods and beers and by taking in the live performances scheduled to fill all four days of the event. This entertainment includes polka bands, Polish musicians, traditional dancers, carnival rides, the unceasing movement of the sun, and even a pierogi-eating contest.