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…for September + October.

Here’s your source for current and upcoming great events. Event information is subject to change without notice; therefore, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm – and be certain to tell ‘em you saw it in Suburban Family Magazine!

If you have an event of regional interest, we’d love to hear from you. Send to “Great Events” Fax: 866-779-4320, E-mail: mail@subfam.com Mail: P.O. Box 1266, Westmont, IL 60559. Deadline for inclusion in the November/December issue is Wednesday, October 16th.

SEPTEMBER

STARTING SEPTEMBER 1

  • VIRTUAL Brookfield ZooRunRun 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids’ Dash. Brookfield. czs.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • EXHIBIT Remarkable Women of the LaGrange Area: A Century of Fashion, Passion and Progress – Wednesdays thru September. 9:30 – Noon. LaGrange Historical Society. lagrangehistory.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

  • FAMILY Car Cruise Night – 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24. Classic cars, food trucks, music and family fun! 5PM-8PM. Konow’s. Homer Glen. konowscornmaze.com.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

  • PLACES First Fridays: Roots Aurora – First Fridays is an amazing night of arts and culture in downtown Aurora. Experience art, music, and more at more than a dozen venues throughout downtown. Free! 5-11 PM. auroradowntown.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT or In person BBQ Bolt 5K Downers Grove. Dgparks.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Twilight Shuffle 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • OUTDOORS Plant Giveaway – Wed – Sun through 10/4. Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up a featured plant seedling or seed to grow at home. 11AM – 4PM. Chicago Botanic, Glencoe. Chicagobotanic.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • EXHIBIT Remarkable Women of the LaGrange Area: A Century of Fashion, Passion and Progress – Wednesdays thru September. 9:30 – Noon. LaGrange Historical Society. lagrangehistory.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

  • FAMILY Car Cruise Night – 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24. Classic cars, food trucks, music and family fun! 5PM-8PM. Konow’s. Homer Glen. konowscornmaze.com.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

  • FAMILY Night at the Movies – Watch Captain Marvel outdoors on a big screen at 95th Street Community Plaza. 7:30 PM.  Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • EXHIBIT Wright Before the “Lloyd”, 9/8-1/3/2021. Features images and artifacts that portray the eclectic, early explorations of one of the world’s greatest architects. Elmhurst Art Museum. elmhurstartmuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

  • ADULT Arlington Amateur Championship – 36-hole golf championship. Open to 18+. 2 Days of Golf, Lunch each day and great tee gift! 7 AM – 4 PM. Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Arlington Heights. ahpd.org.
  • FUNDRAISER Over the Edge – Rappel down the side of the Hotel Arista In Naperville to raise funds for military families. Naperville. osotamerica.org.
  • CONTEST Jeric’s Skate Contest– Skateboards can showcase their best kickflips, grinds, ollies, and other maneuvers for judges and spectators. Ages 8+. Noon to 4PM. Gregory B. Bott Park, Plainfield. plfdparks.org.
  • TOUR Garden Tours – 9/12 and 10/10. Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 10-11 AM. Free for all ages. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY Night at the Zoo – 9/12. Enjoy beer and wine, food for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways, and more. Ages 21+ Tickets. 6:30-11:00 PM. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Mutt Strut 5K. Dekalb. TailsHumaneSociety.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Here for LIFE Walk. Saint Charles. spsamerica.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Run Your Mutt Off 5K. Naperville. naperhumane.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Canines-N-Kids’ Two by Four Race. caninesnkids.org/two-by-four-race.html

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • OUTDOORS Plant Giveaway – Wed – Sun through 10/4. Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up a featured plant seedling or seed to grow at home. 11AM – 4PM. Chicago Botanic, Glencoe. Chicagobotanic.org.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
  • FITNESS EVENT 5th Annual Bike for the Kids. Elgin. eastersealsdfvr.org/bikeforthekids
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Naperville. act.alz.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

  • FUNDRAISER – Golftoberfest – Golf outing fundraiser to benefit Tri City Family Services. 8:00 AM. Prairie Landing Golf Club. West Chicago, tricityfamilyservices.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Wrigley 5K Charity Run will now be held virtually this year, with runners having the option to complete a virtual 3.1 mile (5K) run anytime from Monday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 20. www.racetowrigley.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

  • FAMILY – Car Fun on 21 – Classic Car Show features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles, 25 years or older, along Church and Cook Streets in downtown Libertyville. Live music. 6-9PM. mainstreetlibertyville.org.
  • EXHIBIT Remarkable Women of the LaGrange Area: A Century of Fashion, Passion and Progress – Wednesdays thru September. 9:30 – Noon. LaGrange Historical Society. lagrangehistory.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

  • OUTDOORS Walk on the Wild Side – Walk through Cantigny and learn the science of plants and fun facts, too! 11 AM. Cantigny, Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Car Cruise Night – 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24. Classic cars, food trucks, music and family fun! 5PM-8PM. Konow’s. Homer Glen. konowscornmaze.com.
  • CHICAGO/CITY Destinos al Aire – 9/17. Celebrating and showcasing Chicago Latino theater, film, music and art, on an outdoor drive in movie screen. 6PM. ChiTown Movies, Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  Tickets. clata.org.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

  • FUNDRAISER Top Dog Golf – Benefits Naperville Humane Society. The evening will include an open bar, a fajita fiesta, dessert, 3 hours of golf, raffles, adoptable dogs and more! 4:30 – 8:30 PM. Top Golf, Naperville.
  • WORKSHOP Artistic Friday – Phases of the Moon Garland – Add a little bohemian vibe to your space with a garland made from air dried clay. 7 PM. Water Street Studios. Batavia. water-street-studios.coursestorm.com.
  • ADULTS Modern Home Show – 9/18-20. If you looking to build, remodel or just want to see the latest trends, visit local vendors at the Modern Home Show. 11AM- 7PM Fri and Sat. Noon – 6PM Sun. Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora. modernhomeshow.com.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Wright Before the “Lloyd”, 9/8-1/3/2021. Features images and artifacts that portray the eclectic, early explorations of one of the world’s greatest architects. Elmhurst Art Museum. elmhurstartmuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • SHOPPING – Fall Vendor and Craft Show – 9/18-20. Start your holiday shopping. Booths line Row and Sandburg. The Promenade, Bolingbrook. shoppingpromenade.com.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY Craft Brews at the Zoo – 9/18-19. Beer-tasting stations will be hosted outdoors. Food and after-hours access to zoo for adults. Ages 21+ Tickets. 6:30-10:30 PM. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

  • OUTDOORS Vintage Baseball–Enjoy an afternoon of America’s pastime as it was played more than 100 years ago! The rules of 1858 apply as the DuPage Plowboys take the field. 1-3 PM. Cantigny, Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • ADULTS Modern Home Show – 9/18-20. If you looking to build, remodel or just want to see the latest trends, visit local vendors at the Modern Home Show. 11AM- 7PM Fri and Sat. Noon – 6PM Sun. Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora. modernhomeshow.com.
  • EXHIBIT Train Saturdays – 9/19, 10/17 and 10/31. The HO Gauge Model Train features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County’s railroads and landmarks. 1:30-3:30PM. DuPage County Historical Museum. Wheaton. dupagemuseum.org.
  • SHOPPING – Fall Vendor and Craft Show – 9/18-20. Start your holiday shopping. Booths line Row and Sandburg. The Promenade, Bolingbrook. shoppingpromenade.com.
  • CHICAGO/CITY Craft Brews at the Zoo – 9/18-19. Beer-tasting stations will be hosted outdoors. Food and after-hours access to zoo for adults. Ages 21+ Tickets. 6:30-10:30 PM. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • ADULTS Modern Home Show – 9/18-20. If you looking to build, remodel or just want to see the latest trends, visit local vendors at the Modern Home Show. 11AM- 7PM Fri and Sat. Noon – 6PM Sun. Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora. modernhomeshow.com.
  • OUTDOORS Plant Giveaway – Wed – Sun through 10/4. Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up a featured plant seedling or seed to grow at home. 11AM – 4PM. Chicago Botanic, Glencoe. Chicagobotanic.org.
  • SHOPPING – Fall Vendor and Craft Show – 9/18-20. Start your holiday shopping. Booths line Row and Sandburg. The Promenade, Bolingbrook. shoppingpromenade.com.
  • CHICAGO/CITY Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes – 9/20. Learn about the animals while having breakfast at the zoo. Tickets and pre-order breakfast required. 10 AM – Noon. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

  • OUTDOORS Autumn Equinox Hike – Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas. 9-11 AM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Mortonarb.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

  • EXHIBIT Remarkable Women of the LaGrange Area: A Century of Fashion, Passion and Progress – Wednesdays thru September. 9:30 – Noon. LaGrange Historical Society. lagrangehistory.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

  • FAMILY Car Cruise Night – 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24. Classic cars, food trucks, music and family fun! 5PM-8PM. Konow’s. Homer Glen. konowscornmaze.com.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Wright Before the “Lloyd”, 9/8-1/3/2021. Features images and artifacts that portray the eclectic, early explorations of one of the world’s greatest architects. Elmhurst Art Museum. elmhurstartmuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • ADULTS – Downers Grove Open – New Golf Tournament: Downers Grove Open. 18+. First tee time 11AM. Contests and prizes. Downers Grove Golf Club. Downers Grove. Dgparks.org.
  • OUTDOORS Ottawa Car Show –Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles. 4-9 PM.  Music provided. 234 Albin Stevens Dr, Ottawa, IL. pickusottawail.com.
  • FAMILY Longhouse Living – Drop by to learn about Native American longhouses, one of several types of dwellings used by the Potawatomi. 10AM – Noon. Isle a la Cache Museum, Joliet. reconnectwithnature.org.
  • OUTDOORS Yoga And Forest Therapy In The Preserves – Forest Bathers will tune the senses to receive the healing benefits from nature. 9-11 AM. Waterfall Glen, Darien. theresiliencyinstitute.net.
  • OUTDOORS National Public Lands Day – Join naturalists for an interactive hike, and a small restoration project at each location. Ages 2+. 10AM-Noon. Norris Woods, St. Charles. stcparks.org.
  • VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER Evergreen: The Gala for The Morton Arboretum – The evening gala will be free to attend online via live stream on YouTube. 6:30 PM. More details will be shared at mortonarb.org and on social media
  • FITNESS EVENT Fall Freedom Five K Run/3KWalk – 9/26 at 12:00 noon. Start/End at Gulliver’s Pizza & Pub – Live Music 12-4 pm. $75 prize to m/f winners, $25 prize 6 age groups m/f winners. Benefits the Villa Park Salvation Army, Children’s Needs Division. Villa Park, Illinois. www.LifeForceEvent.com
    COVID UPDATE…THIS RACE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO OCTOBER 10, 2020
  • FITNESS EVENT Hustle S’more 5K & Kids Mile. Geneva. genevaparks.org/special-events/hustle-smore-5k/
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT NAMI Run for Mental Health 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. namiwalks.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K. Joliet and St. Charles. act.alz.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • OUTDOORS Plant Giveaway – Wed – Sun through 10/4. Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up a featured plant seedling or seed to grow at home. 11AM – 4PM. Chicago Botanic, Glencoe. Chicagobotanic.org.
  • FITNESS EVENT Lions Run for Hope 5K. Stickney. lionsrunforhope.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon. Lisle. Wshs-dg.org
  • FITNESS EVENT Kids Triathlon. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org/event/kids-tri/
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K. Glenview. act.alz.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT DeKalb Corn Classic 10K and 5K Race. DeKalb. dekalbcornclassic.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

  • EXHIBIT Remarkable Women of the LaGrange Area: A Century of Fashion, Passion and Progress – Wednesdays thru September. 9:30 – Noon. LaGrange Historical Society. lagrangehistory.org.

OCTOBER

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

  • FAMILY First Fridays in Downtown Aurora: Art Openings & More! – Experience art, music, and more at more than a dozen venues throughout downtown. Free! 5-11 PM. auroradowntown.org.
  • FAMILY Sounds of Summer Concert –Guy Meets Girl, an acoustic cover and original group. Enjoy food & beverage while you enjoy the show. 6-9 PM. Cantigny Golf Clubhouse Patio, Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

  • FITNESS EVENT Cougars 5K Run/Walk. Geneva. milb.com/kane-county/community/cougars-5k
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Light the Torch Night Run 5K. Wheaton. wheatonparkdistrict.com.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT RUN4PAWS 5K & 2K Puppy Path. Downers Grove. Run4paws5k.com
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk. Orland Park and Libertyville. act.alz.org.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • OUTDOORS Plant Giveaway – Wed – Sun through 10/4. Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up a featured plant seedling or seed to grow at home. 11AM – 4PM. Chicago Botanic, Glencoe. Chicagobotanic.org.
  • FITNESS EVENT Fall Color 5K Run and Walk. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Rotary Run Charity Classic. Hinsdale. rotaryruncharityclassic.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Brain Up 5K Walk/Run. Frankfort. brainup.ngo.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk for Wishes. Elk Grove Village. illinois.wish.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. St. Charles. secure.acsevents.org
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Wheaton. secure.acsevents.org
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

  • FAMILY Scarecrow Display and Contest – Contest 10/14. Display 10/5-11/13. Open to all organizations, clubs, businesses groups. Applications available through 10/4. Prizes. Display along the trails at Lyman Woods. Downers Grove. Dgparks.org.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

  • WORKSHOP Artistic Friday – Create Sparkling Geode Wall Art: Combine resin, glitter, crystal beads, paint, and minerals to create wall art pieces inspired by natural geodes. 7 PM. Water Street Studios. Batavia. water-street-studios.coursestorm.com.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • FAMILY Farnsworth Family Weekend – 10/9 thru 10/11 – Stroll our chipped paths among the colorful autumn trees and view Farnsworth House from the exterior. Perfect for the little ones! Children under 10 free. Farnsworth House, Plano. FarnsworthHouse.org.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

  • FITNESS EVENT Fall Freedom Five K Run/3KWalk – 10/10 at 12:00 noon. Start/End at Gulliver’s Pizza & Pub – Live Music 12-4 pm. $75 prize to m/f winners, $25 prize 6 age groups m/f winners. Benefits the Villa Park Salvation Army, Children’s Needs Division. Villa Park, Illinois. www.LifeForceEvent.com  NOTE: This is a revised date from 9.26.20 to 10.10.20
  • FAMILY Farnsworth Family Weekend – 10/9 thru 10/11 – Stroll our chipped paths among the colorful autumn trees and view Farnsworth House from the exterior. Perfect for the little ones! Children under 10 free. Farnsworth House, Plano. FarnsworthHouse.org.
  • TOUR Garden Tours – 9/12 and 10/10. Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 10-11 AM. Free for all ages. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Anderson’s Walk 4 Animals. South Elgin. andersonanimalshelter.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. act.alz.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT NAMI Run for Mental Health 5K Run/Walk. Evanston. namiwalks.org.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT or In Person Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race. Lisle. lislepartnersforparks.org.
  • FITNESS EVENT Mummy Mile Fun Run. St. Charles. stcparks.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • FAMILY Farnsworth Family Weekend – 10/9 thru 10/11 – Stroll our chipped paths among the colorful autumn trees and view Farnsworth House from the exterior. Perfect for the little ones! Children under 10 free. Farnsworth House, Plano. FarnsworthHouse.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT and In Person World’s Largest Corn Maze 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Spring Grove. allcommunityevents.com.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art –Museum is open from Noon to 4 PM Tuesday – Sunday.  Fossils, Mosaics, Gemstones and more. Make your reservation today. Oak Brook. lizzadromuseum.org.
  • EXHIBIT The Great Midwestern Road Trip – thru 10/11. Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Reservations. Elmhurst History Museum. Elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • FAMILY Farnsworth Family Weekend – 10/9 thru 10/11 – Stroll our chipped paths among the colorful autumn trees and view Farnsworth House from the exterior. Perfect for the little ones! Children under 10 free. Farnsworth House, Plano. FarnsworthHouse.org.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Open House Chicago – 10/16-25. The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is a free self-guided walking tour highlighting more than 20 Chicago neighborhoods on the South and West Side —all for free. openhousechicago.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

  • OUTDOORS Yoga And Forest Therapy In The Preserves – Forest Bathers will tune the senses to receive the healing benefits from nature. 9-11 AM. Sagawau Canyon Lemont. theresiliencyinstitute.net.
  • EXHIBIT Train Saturdays – 9/19, 10/17 and 10/31. The HO Gauge Model Train features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County’s railroads and landmarks. 1:30-3:30PM. DuPage County Historical Museum. Wheaton. dupagemuseum.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

  • ADULTS Tasting and Tunes – 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be available all day. Leashed four legged friends always welcomed! Galena Cellars. Geneva. galenacellars.com.
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Run. Naperville. runnaperville.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • FAMILY Fire Department Open House – Meet firefighters, learn about the department’s important functions, and more. 10 AM – 2 PM. Homewood Fire Department, 17950 Dixie Highway. village.homewood.il.us.

For more events see Fall Go Guide + Fests & More Fall Fun + Halloween Happenings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER Friends of Prentice Gala– Invite guests to sign up and receive a link to view a live event from the comfort of their own homes and “host” a virtual or social distanced table. Funds go to women’s healthcare grants. friendsofprentice.org/gala.
  • EXHIBIT Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior – 10/23-12/20. Explore the ingenious ways in which Wright maximized the feeling of open space while still accommodating the various functions of daily living. Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org.
  • BIKE TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • EXHIBIT Kohl Kids Live – Guests can enjoy literacy, art, science, fitness and theatre activities. 90-minute sessions, groups 10 or less. 2-acre outdoor Habitat Park. Kohls Children’s Museum. Glenview. kcmgc.org/kohl-kids-live.
  • FAMILY Dinos Everywhere – Amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Brookfield Zoo. Schedule visit at czs.org/dinoseverywhere.
  • OUTDOORS Nature Hikes – Explore Fullersburg Woods on a casual 45-minute walk with an experienced naturalist. Walks leave at the top of the hour. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Oak Brook. dupageforest.org.
  • TOUR Wheaton Architectural Walking Tours – Tour with up to eight of your friends and a personal guide discussing the historic buildings and history of the city. Tour is 60 minutes and 1.5 miles. To plan a tour, email mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org to schedule your date and time. DuPage County Historical Museum. dupagemuseum.org.
  • TOUR Old Joliet Prison “Historical Tour” – 1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. Ages 10+. Joliet. jolietmuseum.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays-Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Open House Chicago – 10/16-25. The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is a free self-guided walking tour highlighting more than 20 Chicago neighborhoods on the South and West Side —all for free. openhousechicago.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Modern by Design – Through Jan 3, 2021. Featuring nearly 300 objects, photographs, and printed materials dating from the 1930s to 1950s including Radio Flyer wagons, Sunbeam appliances, and Farmall tractors. Chicago History Museum. Chicagohistory.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • FITNESS EVENT Just Say Boo 5K. Oak Brook. runandachieve.com/justsayboo5k.
  • FITNESS EVENT Halloween Walk. LaGrange. cm.lgba.com
  • FITNESS EVENT Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Lake Bluff. lakebluffpumpkinchase.org.
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
  • FITNESS EVENT Haunted Oak 5K. Homer Glen. hauntedoak5k.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT or In Person Halloween-themed 5K Walk/Run/10K Run. Batavia. bataviaunitedway.org/5k10k/
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Hot Cider Hustle 2-Day Event with 8-Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk. Wheaton. hotciderhustle.com.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT or In Person Halloween Hustle 5K. Palatine. Halloween5k.com.
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT Crypt Run/Walk. 5k, 10k, 1k. cryptrunwalk.com.

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