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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 11/1 to 11/7

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Nov. 1st to Nov. 7th
(Thursday though next Wednesday)   

Here are loads of terrific things to do in the upcoming week…from Suburban Family’s extensive database of local events and activities.

The Nov + Dec “HOLIDAY ISSUE of Suburban Family is available…
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“MUST DO” ACTIVITES FOR FIRST WEEK IN NOVEMBER…

“A Holiday Happening” Craft and Art Fair
Presented by Craft Productions, Inc
Our biggest holiday event with over 200 booths of crafts handmade in the Midwest. Meet the artists, get inspired for the holidays, and shop for unique gifts and decor you won’t find anywhere else. Saturday, November 3 (10am-4pm) and Sunday, November 4 (11am-4pm). College of DuPage Athletic Arena, NW Corner of College Rd and Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL. $5 admission, kids under 16 free. www.craftproductionsinc.com.
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Kohl Children’s Museum
Seventeen interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Through January 13, walk into your favorite children’s books in Storyland, featuring Peter Rabbit, The Snowy Day, Abuela, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and more!  Also, don’t miss our New Year’s Eve Bash – tickets on sale soon. 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. 847-832-6600. kcmgc.org.
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Golf Center Des Plaines
Our lighted, heated, 80-bay Driving Range features automatic ball tee-up and a 300-yard targeted landing area. The unique 1-1/2 acre Short Game Practice Area, where you can practice chip shots from up to 60 yards out, includes three bunkers and multiple greens. Money-saving Unlimited Annual Memberships make great gifts. 353 N. River Road, Des Plaines. For more info, call 847-803-GOLF or visit www.GolfCenterDesPlaines.com. Open year-round.
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Santa’s Village Amusement Park
The 2018 Magical Christmas Season at Santa’s Village promises something for everyone! From the moment you pass through the front gates, it is apparent that Santa’s Village is a special place for creating new holiday memories. With 23 rides, animals, shows, games, and all your favorite fun foods you’re bound to have a magical time. From Picnics to Parties, toddlers to tweens, and thrill seekers to party goers … Santa’s Village is the perfect place for a day of play for your next family or group outing. Visit Santasvillagedundee.com for further details. Located at 601 E. Dundee Ave., East Dundee
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Entertainment Cruises
Aboard Spirit, Winter’s Never Looked Better
Did you know that Spirit of Chicago cruises all year long? And aboard the cozy, festive decks, you’ll see a whole new side of winter. Bring your family aboard to see magical, winter views of classic Chicago sites like Buckingham Fountain, the Adler Planetarium, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and more! Your cruise will include a delicious buffet-style meal and DJ entertainment. For the highlight of your holidays, plan your cruise at SpiritofChicago.com.

STAY TUNED FOR MANY MORE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AS THE SEASON UNFOLDS.
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FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

THIS WEEKEND…

Cantigny 5K Run/Walk – Sat 11/3 at 7 AM. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. www.Cantigny.org.

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Cantigny 5K Run/Walk – Sat 11/3 at 9 AM. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8167. signmeup.com/125434.
  • Loubird 5K for Epilepsy – 11/3 at 8 AM. Betsey Warrington Park, Huntley, IL. loubird.com.
  • Veterans 5K – Sat 11/3 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk, Kids 5K and Kids Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits the Veterans Drop-In Center. Rockford. 815-289-8386. gorockford.com.
  • Hot Chocolate 15K/5K – 11/4 at 7 AM. Grant Park, Chicago. hotchocolate15k.com.
  • Ooh La La Chocolate Half Marathon and 5K Run and Walk – Sun 11/4 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. Geneva. oohlalachocolate5k.itsyourrace.com.
  • SkyRise Chicago – Sun 11/4 at 7 AM. Climbing race inside the Willis Tower, Chicago. 312-238-3315.
  • Tinley Turkey Trot 5K – Sun 11/4 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Vogt Woods, Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Turn Back Time 5K and 1 MI Walk – Sun 11/4 at 8 AM. Wear costumes from your favorite decade. Chevy Chase Golf Course, Wheeling. 847-465-7679.

UPCOMING FITNESS / RACE EVENTS:

  • Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sunday, November 11 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course! Oswego, IL. 630.554.1010. www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, Western Suburbs – Sat 11/17 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 773-917-5601. www.jbr.org/westernsuburbs.
  • Roselle 5th Annual Turkey Tango/Trot 5K – Thurs. Nov. 22nd at 8 AM. Thanksgiving Morning. 5K Run/Walk, Chipped Time, USATF certified. Hot Chocolate and post-race refreshments. Roselle, IL. www.Roselle5K.com.
  • Chilly Chili 5k Run/Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk . USATF certified. Schaumburg Golf Course, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg . 847-490-7015. www.parkfun.com.
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  • Arlington Heights Annual Rotary Santa Run & Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. 5K run, 1 mile walk & kids reindeer run. Proceeds fund Rotary projects that benefit local & global communities. Downtown Arlington Heights. www.RotarySantaRun.org
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  • 10th Annual Frigid 5K & Candy Cane Kids Dash – Sun. Dec. 2nd at 8 AM. Centennial Park. 16028 127th St., Lemont. 630-257-6787. Register at www.Active.com.
  • Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell RunChicago – Sat 12/08 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Chicago History Museum. 312-248-4593. www.jbr.org/chicago

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THIS WEEK’S GREATER CHICAGO EVENTS…

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

  • ADULTS Lecture – “Finding Meaning In Uncertainty and Cancer” this lecture will explore what makes life meaningful. Patients and family members can consider how the future, while unknown, still has the capacity to be fulfilling. 7-8:30 PM. Hamburger University, McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook. Wellness House 630-323-5160.
  • CHICAGO/ CITY  SOFA at Navy Pier – November 1-4. Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago’s longest continually running art fairs. Many items are available for sale. Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago. navypier.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

  • FAMILY Owl Prowl – Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Elgin. Ages 6 and up. 6 – 8 PM. Elgin Parks and Recreation. Register cityofelgin.org.
  • SHOPPING Art – One of a kind artisan and seasonal gifts including jewelry, fiber, pottery, wood, paper, mixed media, photography and gourmet food items. 4-9 PM. Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst. 630-993-8900.
  • CHICAGO/ CITY  SOFA at Navy Pier – November 1-4. Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago’s longest continually running art fairs. Many items are available for sale. Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago. navypier.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

  • ADULTS Fall Wine Walk and Shop – Visit more than 15 locations while tasting wine and locally prepared small bites. 1-5 PM. Madison Street in Downtown Forest Park. 708-366-2543.
  • FAMILY Ackerman SFC Open House – Sample group fitness classes, meet with personal trainers, and climb the indoor rock wall at this FREE Open House. 12P M-2 PM. Ackerman SFC, Glen Ellyn. www.AckermanSFC.com.
  • FAMILY American Legion Pancake Breakfast – Fundraiser in conjunction with the Cantigny 5K Run/Walk. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gray. Ages 4 and under free. 7 AM – 1 PM. Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161. www.cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Garage Sale –  The Special Recreation program (activities for individuals with special needs) is having a garage sale to raise funds. Shoppers and sellers are welcome. Sellers age 18 and  up. 9 AM – 1 PM Orland Park Civic Center, Orland Park. Orland Park Park District. orland-park.il.us.
  • FAMILY Native American Day – 11/3. Play Native American games, and create a beaded necklace and corn-husk doll. 1-4 PM. Museum Grounds. Elk Grove Village Park District. elkgroveparks.org.
  • FAMILY Pumpkin Smash – Drop off your jack-o-lanterns for recycling. Remove decorations, candles, etc. first. 9 – 12 PM, Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • FUNDRAISER Gala – “Twist Out Cancer” invites those touched by cancer to share their stories, feelings and experiences and pairs previvors, survivors and caregivers with talented artists working in a variety of mediums. Evening includes dinner, drinks and full program. 6 PM. Chez, Chicago. brusheswithcancerchicago.com.
  • SHOPPING Art – One of a kind artisan and seasonal gifts including jewelry, fiber, pottery, wood, paper, mixed media, photography and gourmet food items. 10 AM-4 PM. Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst. 630-993-8900.
  • CHICAGO/ CITY  SOFA at Navy Pier – November 1-4. Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago’s longest continually running art fairs. Many items are available for sale. Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago. navypier.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • CHICAGO/ CITY  SOFA at Navy Pier – November 1-4. Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago’s longest continually running art fairs. Many items are available for sale. Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago. navypier.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

  • FAMILY Adult/Tot Open Climb – Join us for indoor rock climbing on Mondays from September 10 thru December 17! Climbing is low impact and feasible for your tots. Other activities around the rock wall included. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. Ackerman SFC, Glen Ellyn. www.AckermanSFC.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

  • GARDEN TOUR Tree Talk and Walk – Learn about the trees and enjoy fall foliage on this guided tour, helpful for homeowners. 11 AM. Visitors Center, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161. www.cantigny.org.

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