We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.   For children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years-old. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower [...]
Parent/Child Open Gym 10:30 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1 1/2-6 years old, and offers a gymnastic practice session weekly for those enrolled in classes.  Open Gym [Parent/Child Ages 1 1/2-6] Tuesday 10:30 a.m. [...]
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Preschool Picasso 11:30 am
Preschool Picasso @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 3-5 – Bring your preschooler for a story and hands-on arts and crafts. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Limited to 20. [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Tinkering Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tinkering Tuesday @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tinkering Tuesday The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
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Highland Park/Ravinia Farmers Market 7:00 am
Highland Park/Ravinia Farmers Market @ Jens Jensen Park
Oct 2 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dean Avenue between St. Johns and Roger Williams. Fresh produce, flowers and other artisanal items are available for purchase.
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Toddler Storytime 9:30 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Twice as Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry will provide families struggling to afford diapers for their children with FREE disposable diapers and wipes. Event held in library parking lot. Registration with Twice [...]
Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
My First Yoga 10:30 am
My First Yoga @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 Ms. Lani from Banner Day Camp will lead preschool-aged children through basic poses and breathing exercises in these fun, easy-to-follow classes. No yoga experience is necessary. Parents or caregivers are welcome to stay [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 11:00 am
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Interact with your child during this engaging storytime that focuses on letter recognition and other pre-reading skills. Features the same theme, stories and songs as registered storytimes. Please choose one day and time to attend. [...]
Parent/Tot Time Out 11:00 am
Parent/Tot Time Out @ Lindenhurst Park District Community Center Gym
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  This program is for you if you need to get out of the house, meet other parents and let your children burn off some excess energy! Equipment such as balls, mats, toys, and more [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Parent/Child Open Gym 11:15 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Oct 2 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1.5-5 years old with a parent.  Open Gym Times: Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library 2:30 pm
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us on one of LBES’ early release days for popcorn and an afternoon movie at the Library! Wednesday, 10/2 at 2:30pm Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Wednesday, 11/6 at 2:30pm Lego Movie 2
Game ON! – Teen 3:00 pm
Game ON! – Teen @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games!
Magnetic Poetry Craft 3:00 pm
Magnetic Poetry Craft @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make your own custom magnetic poetry to hang in your locker or at home. Use your favorite songs, poems or quotations as inspiration.
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
Winner Wednesday 4:00 pm
Winner Wednesday @ Antioch Public Library
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Hop on over to the library to play some awesome games. We have all kinds of card games that you can try
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Destination Discovery  –  Supports the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
prideSOCIAL 6:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Description:  GRADES 7-12 | DROP IN Looking for a place to hang out with other LGBTQ+ Teens? Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for prideSOCIAL events and drop-in nights! For more information, [...]
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Libertyville Farmers Market 7:00 am
Libertyville Farmers Market @ Cook Park
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
In 2019, we are celebrating our 39th year in operation!  This year we have more vendors than ever, so you’ll be able to find more fresh food, flowers and so much more, and also have [...]
Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Artsy Tots 9:30 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Parent-Tot Playtime 9:30 am
Parent-Tot Playtime @ Round Lake Area Park District
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
More than just an open gym, this playtime will cover the use of many manipulative play items such as balls, building blocks, trucks, and trains, and small interactive games like bowling, magnetic fishing, etc.
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
(3-12 years) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited!
Fall Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Fall Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum 2:30 pm
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toying with Tech introduces children to the exciting world of technology in a developmentally appropriate way. Programming takes place approximately every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. September 19: Cause & Effect with Patterns Explore [...]
Barrington Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Barrington Farmers Market @ Village Center
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Barrington Farmers Market returns to the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook Streets. This popular market is held every Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s cooler than programming your own robot? Programming your own robot made of Legos! For grades 4-8.
3D Design & Printing for Teens 3:30 pm
3D Design & Printing for Teens @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn how to 3D print your own designs! Each teen will leave with a 3D printed object. High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
Teen Movie Night- Films in the Vault 3:30 pm
Teen Movie Night- Films in the Vault @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Films in The Vault! Join us in The Vault for a film from 3:30-5:30! Enjoy watching a new film or a classic with friends or just use it as nice background noise as you work [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
We agree with Napoleon Bonaparte when he said, “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Join us Thursdays and make reading a family affair! All [...]
LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
Theater Thursday 4:00 pm
Theater Thursday @ Indian Trails Library District,
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades 6-8. Stop by the Middle Ground on the last Thursday of each month to watch a movie and and enjoy popcorn and drinks.  We’ll also vote for the next months movie selection. Movies will [...]
Animals of the Night 6:00 pm
Animals of the Night @ Dunn Museum
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Animals of the Night @ Dunn Museum | Libertyville | Illinois | United States
A FREE Thursday Night Event.  Animals of the Night Drop-in and learn about animals that come out at night and make a craft to take home. Adult supervision required. Enjoy free programs every first and [...]
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
Playdough Party 6:00 pm
Playdough Party @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 3-8 – We have playdough and other supplies for you to create anything you can imagine at this party! Limited to 20. First come, first serve.
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
 Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready to be tucked into bed when they get home. For children ages [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 7:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Interact with your child during this engaging storytime that focuses on letter recognition and other pre-reading skills. Features the same theme, stories and songs as registered storytimes. Please choose one day and time to attend. [...]
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts this fall and put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! September: Slime Laboratory October: Memory Boxes November: Button Bonanza.
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Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 4 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Lake Bluff Farmers Market 7:00 am
Lake Bluff Farmers Market @ Village Green
Oct 4 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
The 2019 Lake Bluff Farmers’ Market will begin on June 7 and continue through October 11, 2019.  Each Market will be held on a Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please click here to view [...]
Garden Market at Elawa Farm 8:00 am
Garden Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden Market begins mid-May and runs through October, featuring produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden and from selected local visiting vendors. Our small-scale Market Garden provides a remarkable array of [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 9:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Art Start 10:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District,
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and shaking your wiggles out in this fun storytime for children (ages 2-6) and their caregivers. Drop in
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo 10:30 am
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve. Disfruta de cuentos, música, y Zumba. Tus niños podrán repasar temas prescolares en una forma activa y [...]
Tot Time 10:30 am
Tot Time @ Lake Bluff Library
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
(ages 0-23 months) Join us with your littlest ones for this laid back program. Children will listen to a short story, then socialize, play with age appropriate toys, and listen to music. Chat with other [...]
Art Start 11:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages Birth – Crawlers with adult Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Little one already walking? [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Oktoberfest Concert 11:30 am
Oktoberfest Concert @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the music of Die Musikmeisters! Weather permitting, we will be outside in the courtyard. If it is too cold, we’ll come indoors to Classroom AB. Join us for music, cider, sweet treats [...]
Sensory Storytime 11:30 am
Sensory Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for an inclusive and interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities with their siblings and caregivers are welcome. Please let us know if any accommodations are [...]
Walk-in Family Storytime 2:00 pm
Walk-in Family Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 (Ages 0 to 5) A series of stories and songs for preschool-aged children on the subject of librarians, libraries, and starting school. September 6: Libraries and Back to School September 20: Fall Harvest October 4: Dinosaurs October [...]
Anime Club 3:30 pm
Anime Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us in The Vault for Anime Club
LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
First Friday on Mainstreet 6:00 pm
First Friday on Mainstreet @ Downtown Libertyville
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Perhaps a wine tasting, a book signing, fortune telling, definitely special discounts and most likely live music and refreshments while shopping! Our downtown shop owners are [...]
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 7:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 5 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Deerfield Farmers Market 7:00 am
Deerfield Farmers Market @ Metra Commuter Lot
Oct 5 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Deerfield Farmers Market is open for the season, and this year they are pulling out all the stops to celebrate their 25th anniversary! Located at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York [...]
Garden Market at Elawa Farm 8:00 am
Garden Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden Market begins mid-May and runs through October, featuring produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden and from selected local visiting vendors. Our small-scale Market Garden provides a remarkable array of [...]
Glencoe French Market 8:00 am
Glencoe French Market @ Wyman Green
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Glencoe French Market returns to Wyman Green every Saturday this summer from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting on June 8. Be sure to make the Glencoe French Market your every-Saturday-stop for fresh farm produce, locally [...]
Carousel Closet Libertyville Resale Event 9:00 am
Carousel Closet Libertyville Resale Event @ Libertyville Sports Complex
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oct. 5th, 2019 – 9am-5pm • Open to the public, FREE admission! Oct. 6th, 2019 – 10am-3pm • Open to the public, FREE admission PLUS many items additional 50% off! We accept cash and all [...]
Community Recycling Event 10:00 am
Community Recycling Event @ Bevier Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Waukegan Park District for it’s Community Recycling Event. The event is free to the public, the following items will be collected and recycled: selected electronics bicycles musical instruments eyeglasses hearing aids shoes clothing [...]
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
interact with your child during this engaging storytime that focuses on letter recognition and other pre-reading skills. Features the same theme, stories and songs as registered storytimes. Please choose one day and time to attend. [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
GO Fox Lake 10:00 am
GO Fox Lake @ Lakefront Park Building
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the Village of Fox Lake for a GO FOX LAKE 30 minute walk! We will start at Lakefront Park and walk the bike path in Fox Lake.  
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market 10:00 am
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market @ 201 Center St, Grayslake
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sense of community by operating a weekly three season outdoor shopping experience in the historic downtown center that offers farm fresh and prepared foods, [...]
Harvest Fest 10:00 am
Harvest Fest @ Kalk Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come celebrate fall at one of the best community spirit events of the year! Spend the morning at Kalk Park enjoying family-friendly games, attractions, and entertainment. Halloween pumpkins will be available for purchase. All ages [...]
Nature Playdates 10:00 am
Nature Playdates @ Heller Nature Center
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play at Heller and learn a thing or two about nature. Each date offers a different themed activity (one per family) and a self-guided I Spy hike. Afterwards, bring a picnic lunch or play In [...]
Stirling Hall Art Bash 10:00 am
Stirling Hall Art Bash @ Stirling Hall Arts Center
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A day full of demonstrations, hands-on “try-it” workshops and meet and greets! Free! Come out to scenic Stirling Hall Art Center and discover everything we have to offer! Parent and Child Together: Potter’s Wheel Experience [...]
Touch a Truck 10:00 am
Touch a Truck @ Rule Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Touch a Truck puts kids in the driver’s seat! Join us in the Rule Park parking lot for a chance to touch, honk and climb inside some of the trucks you see driving around Wildwood [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Every Saturday (except Labor Day weekend) Until mid-November Snickelfritz Toys will have an activity from 10:30-11:30!  See below for activities and fees. PLEASE call or stop by to sign up so we know how many [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. After a busy week, spend quality time together enjoying stories, rhymes, music, and themed crafts perfect for the pre-K crowd. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served [...]
Annual Grayslake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Giveaway 11:00 am
Annual Grayslake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Giveaway @ Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on Saturday October 5, 2019 for our 5th annual fall festival! We will be giving away free pumpkins to the first 500 children, limit one pumpkin per child while supplies last. Enjoy family [...]
Mad Hatters at Deerfield Library 11:00 am
Mad Hatters at Deerfield Library @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the library for a fun-filled program of books, poems, songs, and, of course, hats as we welcome back the Mad Hatters of Chicago.
Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Love Sugar Magic 12:00 pm
Love Sugar Magic @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ages 7-14 – Let’s get excited for el dia de los muertos, the Day of the Dead! Join us for this program and discover your inner bruja! Spaces limited. First come, first serve.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
K.O. Family Game Time 2:00 pm
K.O. Family Game Time @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring in the family for some quality gaming experiences like eight-player Super Smash on the Nintendo Switch! Older systems will be available like the NES and SNES Classics! March 30th April 13th May 11th Saturdays [...]
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle different LEGO challenges. Children ages five and up welcome, an adult must accompany children under seven. Ages 5+
Preschoolers Build with Boxes 3:00 pm
Preschoolers Build with Boxes @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Create a building and parking garage with your preschooler using cardboard boxes and tape and then take the cars for a run. Kids (Ages 0-6)
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Preschool Storytime 3:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Oktoberfest 6:30 pm
Oktoberfest @ American Aid Society of German Descendant
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fest is held for three consecutive Saturdays with doors opening at 6:30pm. Music is provided by lively German bands and a variety of entertainment is on hand. Food and drinks are available all evening. [...]
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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CROCtoberfest
CROCtoberfest @ Wildlife Discovery Center
Oct 6 all-day
CROCtoberfest will now be a month-long celebration of our ancient reptiles, the crocodilians. Wildlife Discovery Center will be exploring a new group of crocodilians each Sunday in October. The events will feature special feeding demonstrations [...]
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 6 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese @ Chuck E. Cheese - Vernon Hills
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores [...]
Carousel Closet Libertyville Resale Event 10:00 am
Carousel Closet Libertyville Resale Event @ Libertyville Sports Complex
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct. 5th, 2019 – 9am-5pm • Open to the public, FREE admission! Oct. 6th, 2019 – 10am-3pm • Open to the public, FREE admission PLUS many items additional 50% off! We accept cash and all [...]
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Fall Festival at Grant Township 10:00 am
Fall Festival at Grant Township @ Grant Township Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake and Grant Township have partnered together to host the Fall Festival at the Grant Township Center. The event will be on Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [...]
Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House 11:00 am
Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House @ Lake Zurich Fire Department Station #1
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come visit Fire Station 1 at 321 Buesching Road for an informative and fun time. Learn about fire safety, slide the fire pole, have the children hear about fire drills, stop drop & roll and [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am