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Celebrate Family History Month

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Jennifer Holik, professional genealogist and author of numerous genealogy books, helps young people investigate their family history using simple research techniques, then record what they discover with basic genealogy charts. Parents, guardians and grandparents are encouraged to attend.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fall Family Fun Fest

Triton College | River Grove, Ill.


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.
Cost: Free

Star Wars Reads Day

Anderson's Bookshop-Naperville | Naperville, Ill.


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."

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

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