Brookfield Zoo gives a live animal presentation featuring exotic critters from around the world. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (815) 895-9777 to register.When: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Community event has cupcake decorating, Color My Career, Fun with Legos, a fire engine and fire fighter gear display and Maggie the Cow, where kids learn to milk a plastic cow. At the baseball field, kids can measure the speed of pitches during the need-for-speed activity and learn about Beep Ball. Plus, a pumpkin patch and straw maze.When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Explore the life of a tree, discover what makes trees so special and learn how they supply food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, then plant another tree.When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Giant Steps of Illinois hosts a USATF approved 5K run/walk
for autism awareness. Supporters are also encouraged to create
their own fundraising teams of at least five runner/walkers
with a fundraising goal, all of which will directly benefit Giant
Event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, make and take crafts, riding demonstrations, pumpkins for sale, concessions, and arts and crafts vendors.When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Features free hayrides, pumpkin sales, treats, entertainment and games for the family. Whole Foods provides a cookie-making demonstration, as well as free refreshments including cider, cinnamon rolls and apples to Harvest attendees.When: 1-4 p.m.
Join Todd, Matt, and D.M. from the White Dad Problems Comedy Podcast as they dispense horrible parenting advice and let you laugh at their misery. Tickets on sale now at whitedadproblemschicago.bpt.meWhen: 10:30-11:59 p.m.
The contest consists of 6 weightlifting/strength elements: Atlas Stones, Hummer Tire Deadlift, Fridge Carry, Log Press, Farmers Walk and Harness Truck Pull.When: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Families go for a natural walk on the wild side as they hunt among live butterflies, take a tour of a cartoon-world home, solve the Mysteries of the Marsh by tracking black widow spiders, water scorpions and snakes to their lairs, and much more.When: 10:30 a.m.
A national event that celebrates reading and
Star Wars. Features games,
trivia, prizes, and more, and a select handful will have author
signings and/or visits from the costumed characters. Special guest
is author Jeffrey Brown, who wrote "Darth Vader and Son."