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YOUR WEEKEND+

YOUR WEEKEND+ for 10/12 to 10/18

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for October 12 to October 18
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here is this week’s “YOUR WEEKEND+” which highlights our full database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.

The Chicago Suburban Family – Fall GO Guide – Sept/Oct 2017  is available here…

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Fall GO Guide

You’ll find “Fall fun” here! Click ABOVE  for the complete FALL GO  GUIDE

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
Want in on Chicagolands’ best kept shopping secret?  Don’t miss TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on October 12-15, 2017.  Shop for your yourself or for your store, and buy products for every occasion to take home with you.  You will find jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, beauty, home décor, gourmet foods, housewares, and more, from 400 leading wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and resellers from around the world.   A day at TransWorld’s JF&A Show adds up to a great time with great deals you won’t find in any mall – plus you will receive FREE giveaways and gifts just for attending and buying.  Celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday and come dressed in your favorite Halloween garb. You may receive a swag bag for your creativity.  This is your special invitation to visit the October JF&A Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  For complete details, visit our website at: www.jfashow.com to register.
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Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Take a step back in time! Climb aboard for a 55-minute round-trip train ride in historic railcars. Browse the museum filled with dozens of restored railcars and steam locomotives from the late 1800s and early 1900s and museum gift shop inside an 1894 depot. Open weekends through October 15. Upcoming events include: onboard dining trains (multiple dates), Vintage Rail Car Tours (Sept. 23-24), Autumn Color Weekend (Oct. 6-7-8), Pumpkin Special (Oct. 14-15), and Santa Express (Nov. 25-26). For more information, call 800-930-1385 or visit www.midcontinent.org Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom, WI 53951.
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Fox Valley Park District Pumpkin Weekends – Visit the farm animals and learn about pioneer life. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun. in Sept.; weekends only in Oct. 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. (630) 892-1550. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org for more information. LEARN MORE

Kohl Children’s Museum
Seventeen interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Starting September 27, test your design and construction skills in our Build It! exhibit. Recreate famous Chicago skyline sights, test the strength of your buildings on our earthquake table, and dive into our large blue Imagination Autumn is our quietest traffic season, and the best time to see for yourself why we’re The Place Where Awesome Lives! kcmgc.org Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview. 847-832-6600. LEARN MORE

Donley’s Wild West Town ~ Fall Festival 2017!
Providing Family Fun since 1974! Wild West Town is the perfect fall destination for families with children ages 3-12.  Fall into family fun panning for gold, shooting slingshots, pony rides, the ultimate live action packed Wild West Stunt show and so much more! All rides and attractions are included with admission! Union, IL. Visit www.wildwesttown.com or call 815-923-9000 for more information. LEARN MORE


Fall Festivals, and more…

***THIS WEEKEND…

  • Glass Pumpkin Patch – 10/11-15. Annual exhibit of blown glass artwork with demos and sales. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.
  • Pumpkin Patch Festival – 10/13-14 and 10/20-22. Pumpkin patch, hay maze, carnival, magic show, scavenger hunt, kids haunted house, face painting. Summit Park, Summit. Pumpkinpatchfestival.com.
  • Fall Festival/Oktoberfest – 10/13-14. Pumpkin decorating, hayrides, music, Authentic German food and beer. Mount Prospect. 847-506-4948.
  • Fall Festival – 10/14. Fall craft show, music, hayrides, hot cider and hot chocolate, sweet treats. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161.
  • Spooktacular Fall Festival – 10/14. Take part in trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, games, costume contests and live entertainment. 11 AM-10 PM. Lombard. lombardtowncentre.org. 630-620-8063
  • Fox Valley Antiques Show and Sale – 10/14-15. 55 dealers from 15 states. Kane Country Fairgrounds, St. Charles. contact@csada.com.
  • The Pumpkin Trolley – 10/15-15 and 10/21-22. Pick up a pumpkin at the patch and enjoy a treat. Fox River Trolley Museum, South Elgin, 847-697-4676.
  • Odyssey Fun Farm – Thru 10/30. Dueling zip lines, zombie safari hay ride, corn maze, petting zoo. Tinley Park. 708-429-3800. LEARN MORE
  • Kuipers Pumpkin Farm Festival – Open through 10/31. Hay rides, autumn treats, pig races, Big Rig Pumpkin. Maple Park. 815-827-5200. LEARN MORE
  • Cantigny Park First Division Museum – Experience the all-new First Division Museum, now open Tuesday-Sunday.  1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. www.cantigny.org for more information.  LEARN MORE
  • Mid-Continent Railway Museum – Climb aboard for a 55-minute round-trip train ride in historic railcars, and more. Through October 15. 800-930-1385 or  www.midcontinent.org  E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom, WI 53951. LEARN MORE
  • Fox Valley Park District Pumpkin Weekends – Visit the farm animals and learn about pioneer life. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun. in Sept.; weekends only in Oct.. 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. (630) 892-1550. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org for more information. LEARN MORE

***UPCOMING FALL FESTIVALS…

Warrenville Fall Fest – Fri. 10/27, 6pm-9pm. Family Friendly Festival! Costume Parade – 6pm, Inflatables, Storyteller & Games, New This Year: Photo Booth, Bake Off, Live Music, Food, Beer & Wine. All Activities Included with $5 Wristband! www.warrenvilleparks.org for more info.

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Halloween Happenings

  • Glass Pumpkin Patch – 10/11-15. Features demos of the country’s top glassblowers and unique, handcrafted designs available for purchase. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • Witches Night Out – 10/12. A night of friendship, food, raffles and fun activities for women. Benefits Families Helping Families Agency. 5-9:30 PM. Naper Settlement, Naperville. witchesnightoutnaperville.org.
  • Boo Bash – 10/14. Enjoy the Trick-or-Treat Trail with your favorite cartoon characters, Glen Ellyn Public Library storytelling, apple cider, and Halloween treats. Bobby “Circus Boy” Hunt will be performing an action-packed comedy show. Ages 2-8. 10:30-11:30 AM. 630-858-2462.
  • Gone Squatchin’ – 10/14. He lives, he breathes. Search for the sasquatch and enjoy prairie maze, campfire, games and storytelling. 5:30-7PM. Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles. stcnature.org 630-513-6200. LEARN MORE
  • Oak Brook Park District Haunted Forest – 10/14-15 (with less scary preview 10/13). Spooky 13,000 square foot maze will have several new festive features. Pumpkin patch, face painting, fireside storytelling, and tractor pulled hayrides, plus concessions. Friday and Saturday, 6:30-9:30 PM, Thursday 4-6 PM. Pathways of Central Park, Oak Brook Park District. 630-990-4233.

Fitness Race Events…

Sign up for an endurance race. Take on a new challenge, support a good cause or run/walk/roll for the health of it. Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

***RACES THIS WEEK …

5K for Missing Children Run/Walk – Sat. 10/14 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk with Kids Dash, Face Painting, Balloon Artist. Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. DuSable Harbor, Chicago. 773-867-8842. www.5KforMissingChildren.com for more information.
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Rotary Run Charity Classic – 3K, 5K + 10K Run and 5K Walk and The Birches Walk and Roll. Sun. October 15 at 8 AM. Hinsdale. CARA certified. Raises funds for a number of local organizations that provide services in the western suburbs. Find out more and Register online at: www.rotaryruncharityclassic.org .

  • Des Plaines River Trail Run – Sat. 10/14 at 7 AM 50mi. Marathon, Half Marathon and 50 mile. Lake County. 847-476-5645.
  • Pink Path Run – Sat. 10/14 at 8:45 AM 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. USATF Certified. Benefits Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Diversey Harbor, Chicago. 312-926-4274.
  • Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 10/14 at 3 PM 5K Run/Walk, Youth Run, Tot Dash and Festival. Lisle. 630-353-4304.
  • Zombie Survival Run – Sat. 10/14 at 4 PM 2mi. Novelty Run. Bartlett Park District. 630-540-4800.
  • Cornerstone 5K-J Run & Walk – Sun. 10/15 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Cornerstone Services. Joliet. 877-444-0304.
  • South Elgin Superhero 5K – Sun. 10/15 at 9 AM Costumed 5K. Benefits Rescue Warriors Corp. South Elgin. 630-474-4792.
  • Donut Dash 10K/5K Run/Walk – Sun. 10/15 10K at 8:30 AM and 5K at 9 AM Sandwich Fairgrounds. 815-786-8044.
  • Heart Haven Hustle – Sun. 10/15 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified Bolingbrook. 630-226-8403.
  • Pant for the Pantry – Sun. 10/15 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. CARA certified. New Lenox. 815-485-0001.
  • Race For the Kids – Sun. 10/15 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Mile & Kids’ Dash. CARA certified. Benefits Comer Children’s Hospital. Chicago. 773-702-1000.

****UPCOMING RACES…SAVE THE DATE

Healthy Driven FRAIDYCAT 5K GHOST RUN 10K & MEOW MILE – Sun., 10/29 – 9 AM in Downtown Oswego. 630-554-3505. FRAIDYCAT5K.COM and info@oswegochamber.org for more information.
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Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

  • ADULTS The Life and Times of Martin Luther – “Here I Stand!” A colorful and riveting exploration of the life of Martin Luther. 1:30-2:30 PM. Des Plaines History Center. 847-391-5399
  • ADULTS Lurie Hospital Fundraiser – The “Gold Coast Fashion Award Show” includes a cocktail reception, runway modeling show, and live auction. Benefits Pediatric Programs at Lurie Children’s Hospital. 6-10PM. Revel Fulton Market, Chicago. gcfas.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

  •  FAMILY Indoor Movie: The Lego Batman Movie – Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, get comfortable on the indoor turf and watch this favorite flick. 7PM-9PM. Ackerman SFC. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

  • CHICAGO/CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” Through 1/7/2018. Imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals. Chicago. 312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Museum of Science and Industry – “Robot Revolution.” Through 2/4/2018. Explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO/CITY “INHERIT CHICAGO” Intercultural Festival — October 1-29. Over 30 cultural centers and heritage museums will host more than 20 intercultural programs and neighborhoods across the city. Chicago, Millenium Park. chicagoculturalalliance.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • CHICAGO/CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” Through 1/7/2018. Imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals. Chicago. 312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Museum of Science and Industry – “Robot Revolution.” Through 2/4/2018. Explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO/CITY “INHERIT CHICAGO” Intercultural Festival — October 1-29. Over 30 cultural centers and heritage museums will host more than 20 intercultural programs and neighborhoods across the city. Chicago, Millenium Park. chicagoculturalalliance.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

  • ADULTS Retreat for Grief and Loss – Held in the mosquito free perennial gardens in wooded setting open to those who are looking for restoration of spirit following illness or for whatever reason. St. Charles. Contact Judith Hanson, LCSW for more information. Healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com.
  • FAMILY Heritage Day –Enjoy Civil War reenactments, era demonstrations, pumpkin painting, candle making, pony rides, petting zoo. 10 AM – 4 PM. Fischer Farm, Bensenville. 630-834-3152.

***ONGOING EVENTS…

Here are events with multiple dates: See Ongoing Events


On Stage…Get Tickets Now

Peppa Pig
The Chicago Theatre
Nov. 4, 2017
Surprise, Peppa Pig fans! A brand new, live stage show is coming to The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, November 4 for two shows – 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The Peppa Pig stage show, based on the top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. Reserved seats are available at The Chicago Theatre box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets. The fun-filled show brings the hit TV series to life on stage, giving families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theater experience.

2018 Arts, Lecture and Gallery Series Season
Fermilab
The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series is proud to present its 2017-2018 Arts, Lecture and Gallery Series Season.  Join us for performers from around the world (South Africa, India, China,   Save 15% on five or more adult priced Arts Series (Saturday evening) performances!  Experience Indian Raga and South African Kora music for guitar on September 30; the hilarity and musical genius of Michel Lauziere on October 14, and Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility comes to life on November 4.   Lectures include a historical look at Enrico Fermi, the always popular Physics Slam, and a visit by Dr. Moo Cooper to discuss NASA’s Mars 2020 project.  Great science, inspiring arts, family friendly entertainment, and much more at Fermilab.  More info about events and discounts, and on-line ticketing is available 24/7 with no fees at events.fnal.gov, or order by phone at 630/840.ARTS.
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Honeymoon in Vegas
The Marriott Theatre
Thru Oct. 15th
A delightful and bouncy mix of old-time Vegas and contemporary musical theatre, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS tells the story of Brooklyn couple Jack Singer and Betsy Nolan, who have escaped to Las Vegas to tie the knot.. Everything changes when the couple encounters Tommy Korman, a dashing Vegas gambler who believes Betsy is a spitting image of his deceased wife. With Tommy’s determination and Jack’s hopeful heart, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS throws the audience on a hilarious rollercoaster ride of love, humor, and competition for true romance. To reserve tickets, please call The Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or go to www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.


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Transworld's Jewelry Fashion & Accessories Show

Transworld’s Jewelry Fashion & Accessories Show

5K for Missing Children

5K for Missing Children

Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series 2017-2017

Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series 2017-2017

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