Submit your events
 

An Evening at Trailside Museum

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Sample a variety of programs and nature crafts, chat with naturalists and view our entire collection of mammal furs and skulls. A rare behind-the-scenes program shows how we prepare food for our live animals. Light refreshments will be served.

When: 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Rock and Roll Kids with Wendy Morgan

Glencoe Public Library | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Wendy Morgan loves to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Her original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words.

When: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free

Water Safety Awareness Event

Goldfish Swim School St. Charles | St. Charles, Ill.

FREE  

Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines talk to families about the importance of water safety and what key points every family needs to know. Goldfish staff will be on hand to demo key water safety skills, and the Delle Grazie family will help kick off fundraising efforts for the PaulyD Foundation. St. Charles families also will create a community mural in support of water safety awareness, plus there will be pumpkin decorating. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pauly-d-foundation-kick-off-event-tickets-13718916649

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Meet Shannon and Dean Hale

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

Meet Shannon and Dean Hale, the married writing team behind the graphic novels Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack. They will be discussing and signing copies of their new book, The Princess in Black.

When: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Happy Hauntings

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Watch Chicago’s Midnight Circus and their feats of acrobatics and theatrics in Preston Bradley Hall on Thursday and Friday. Kids won’t want to miss the annual Monster Bash on Saturday with trick-or-treating, a dance party and the Monster Bash Costume Contest.
Join a haunted walk through the halls of the Chicago Cultural Center and earn about a long gone librarian who can’t let go, presences in G.A.R. Hall, furniture moving in a blink of the eye and other strange occurrences. Plus, showings of Gremlins and Frankenweenie. Food trucks will also be on site on the Washington side of the building for tasty treats.

When: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26
Cost: Free

Community Discount/Free General Admission Days

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free general admission to the original galleries and discounted rates on admission to Wild Reef, Polar Play Zone and Oceanarium. Sept. 29-30; Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; Nov. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25.

Cost: Free admission to original galleries only

Great Pumpkin Halloween

Bass Pro Shop Bolingbrook | Bolingbrook, Ill.

FREE  

Features activities including fun crafts for kids, a Halloween scavenger hunt, costume parade, trick-or-treating and much more.

Cost: Free

Great Pumpkin Halloween

Bass Pro Shop Gurnee | Gurnee, Ill.

FREE  

Features activities including fun crafts for kids, a Halloween scavenger hunt, costume parade, trick-or-treating and much more.

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
Copyright 2014 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint