Tale of a Tree

Living Land Farm | Cary, Ill.

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.
Cost: $5, free resident

Michaelmas Festival

Water's Edge Waldorf School | Wauconda, Ill.

FREE  

Event features children's activities including pony rides, tie-dying t-shirts, blacksmith demonstration, games of skill and valor, puppet show, and storytelling. Treat yourself to homemade soup, bread and dessert. Enjoy live music and home-baked treats.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Free; small charge for food and some activities.

Star Wars Reads Day

Spring Hill Mall | West Dundee, Ill.

FREE  

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 Dave Dorman, who has done art for comic books and trading cards. Takes place at Barnes & Noble.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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