Weekend Round-up

Sponsored by: The Genesee Theatre

The Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan
847-263-6300
tickets@geneseetheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 10th

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 10th Year Extravaganza (through Sunday)
Downtown Highwood
4 – 11pm

The 10th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October 11-13, 2019 to once again attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once and officially kick off Fall festival season with family. And IT’S OUR 10TH YEAR!

The fest will host: all you can carve pumpkins with the opportunity to be a part of a record-breaking attempt, trick or treating, costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, FOUR stages jam-packed with live music, food, and beverage vendors, a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk and Make-A-Wish child that lost his battle with cancer in 2013 and much more. Join Highwood as it transforms into nightly grand pumpkin wall light displays coupled with community camaraderie, raising money to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois!

View the complete schedule on their website!

Goldfish Swim School Family Swim
1531 S. Lake Street
Mundelein
6:30 – 8pm

All of our Family Swims and Family Nights out are open to the public! They are $5 a person or $15 per family. No need to RSVP in advance – just show up ready to swim!

 

Saturday, October 11th

Doggy Trick or Treat – FREE
Mundelein Community Park
1401 N. Midlothian Road
12 – 2pm

Dress up your dog and have your pooch show off their best tricks for treats at our second annual doggy trick-or-treat! Families and all friendly dogs are welcome at this on-leash free howl-o-ween event. Strut your mutt through Community Park where your pup will have the opportunity to bob for weenies, participate in an agility course, trick or treat, pose in a photo booth, search for bones in the grave yard, costume contests and some surprise new activities! Food will be available for purchase. All dogs must be accompanied by a person over 15 years. Costumes not required, but encouraged.

Winnie the Pooh
The Gorton Center
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest
Citadel Theatre for Young Audiences

Saturday October 12, Sunday October 13, Saturday October 26, Sunday October 27 @ 11AM & 1PM
Music & Lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Directed by: Gregg Dennhardt
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music by: Will Van Dyke
Based on the book by: Cheryl Davis
Run time: 1 hours

About: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

Operation Kidsafe Safety Event
Liberty Auto City
1000 E. Park Avenue
Libertyville 
847-362-3800
9am – 3pm

Operation Kidsafe Safety Event in Libertyville, IL area Saturday, October 12th, 2019 9am-3pm

Join the Liberty Auto City Subaru Team and local First Responders for a day focused on fun, refreshments, family and safety.

Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety Events are happening all-across the U.S. and Canada. This event has been scheduled for your area.

Operation Kidsafe is Free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit….(a Bio Document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included.

The Event is free for every family. No special information is needed, as there is no data basing.

 

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 10th Year Extravaganza (through Sunday)
Downtown Highwood
11am – 11pm

The 10th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October 11-13, 2019 to once again attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once and officially kick off Fall festival season with family. And IT’S OUR 10TH YEAR!

The fest will host: all you can carve pumpkins with the opportunity to be a part of a record-breaking attempt, trick or treating, costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, FOUR stages jam-packed with live music, food, and beverage vendors, a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk and Make-A-Wish child that lost his battle with cancer in 2013 and much more. Join Highwood as it transforms into nightly grand pumpkin wall light displays coupled with community camaraderie, raising money to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois!

View the complete schedule on their website!

Fall Festival
Palatine Stables
1501 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine
11am – 4pm

Relish the autumn season at the annual Fall Festival at Palatine Stables in Palatine. Come on out for lots of fall family fun including pony rides, a petting zoo, wagon rides, scarecrow decorating, riding demonstrations, craft vendors and business fair booths, bounce houses, pumpkin sales, concessions, live entertainment, and more! While admission and parking are free, there are fees for some activities and items.

For more information, visit palatineparks.org/rccms/fallfestiva

DIY Scarecrow
Downtown Long Grove
Next to the Country House (430 Robert Parker Coffin Road)

11am – 3pm

The suburb’s biggest homage to scarecrow-making returns to Historic Downtown Long Grove. DIY Scarecrow Day is an afternoon dedicated to harvest charm and family fun. Scarecrow engineers around the region are invited to amass in Long Grove to build their own custom scarecrow modeled after whatever their hearts’ desire. With a $5 voluntary donation per scarecrow, each set of builders will receive a wood base, a bale of hay, and building guidance. Participants are asked to bring old clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, and accessories to dress their scarecrow (all leftovers will be donated). Thereafter, all scarecrows are propped up throughout the village for the rest of the month adding a colorful backdrop for Halloween Town.

RAIN OR SHINE – the event will go on (will cancel if there are storms)

The Historic Downtown Long Grove Business District will provide each guest a basic structure for their scarecrow, bales of straw, and building guidance. Participants are asked to provide “old” clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, and accessories to dress their scarecrow. All of the leftover clothing will be donated. The Scarecrows will be on display throughout the month of October and town visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

WE ACCEPT WALK INS TOO- just may have to wait a short time for space to create!
We have enough stands to create about 100 more than out sign up allows – please be patient when you arrive
Weichert Realty will be distributing FREE PUMPKINS too!

Halloween Trick or Treat Path
4374 Old Grand Road
Viking Park
Gurnee
1 – 3pm

Join us for our Halloween Trick or Treat Path and receive treats from nearly 50 costumed characters!

– Ages: 1-6 years
– Fee: $5 residents/ $10 non-residents
– Pay at the door. Proof of residency required.
– Parents must attend. Please dress for the outdoor weather.

Inclement weather? Visit www.RainoutLine.com/GurneeParkDistrict for updates!

Thank you to our sponsors, BCU and Honey Orthodontics: Braces and Invisalign by Oana Honey Gurnee IL

Super Hero & Princess Weekend
Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm
7150 18th Street (Highway L)
Kenosha, WI

Calling all super super heroes and princesses! Visit the Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm, Oct. 12-13, for a chance to show off your costume early AND enjoy all of our AMAZING animals, games and activities.

 

Sunday, October 12th

Dr. Jade of North Shore Pro-Active Health – Happy Holistic Mamas
Gymboree  
Hawthorn Mall

Happy Holistic Mamas Monthly Meet-up Featuring Dr. Jade Dellinger of North Shore Pro-Active Health (Chiropractic care)

Toddlers 9:45 – 10:30am
Babies 10:45 – 11:30am

Candlelight Barre 
The Dailey Method
901 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite #850
Vernon Hills
4:30 – 5:30pm

Our popular Sunday night class is back! As the weather turns cool, and the sun sets a little earlier, use this change in season to inspire you to take your practice by dim candlelight.

Align your intentions and your goals
Engage your mind for more focus
Move your body to create momentum for the upcoming week

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 10th Year Extravaganza (through Sunday)
Downtown Highwood
11am – 9pm

The 10th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October 11-13, 2019 to once again attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once and officially kick off Fall festival season with family. And IT’S OUR 10TH YEAR!

The fest will host: all you can carve pumpkins with the opportunity to be a part of a record-breaking attempt, trick or treating, costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, FOUR stages jam-packed with live music, food, and beverage vendors, a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk and Make-A-Wish child that lost his battle with cancer in 2013 and much more. Join Highwood as it transforms into nightly grand pumpkin wall light displays coupled with community camaraderie, raising money to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois!

View the complete schedule on their website!

 

CALL AHEAD TO CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY AND UPDATES!

Thank you to our sponsor:

The Genesee Theatre

Purchase Tickets to The Elf of the Shelf

Always call or check event website for availability! If you go, let them know, LAM sent you!

Visit our Parks with Playgrounds page, Seasonal page, and Activities page for more things to do!

Check out our Calendar for even more events this weekend and month.

 

 

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