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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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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.
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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 [...]
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!
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 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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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.
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Make it Monday 1:00 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This program will take the full 2 hours. This program is geared toward grades 3-6.  Every week is  a new activity. Call library for details September 23: Shrinky Dinks October 7:  Wobblebots November 4: Paper [...]
Deathly Hallows Mini Wreath 6:00 pm
Deathly Hallows Mini Wreath @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades 7 to 12. Are you obsessed with Harry Potter? Want to find another way to show your fandom love? Come make a Deathly Hallows mini wreath! Drop-in.
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Toddler Art 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 1-2 – Bring your toddler to listen to a story and make crafts that will help them practice their fine motor skills. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 8 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
Pumpkin Decorating 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Decorating @ Renwood Golf Course,
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join RLAPD for a fun night of pumpkin decorating at Renwood Golf Course. All supplies are free, and kids will be able to bring home their carefully crafted masterpieces. *Quantities are limited and available while [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 9 @ 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 [...]
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STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-5 Stop by The Point for drop-in STEAM activities. October 10: See the wonders of Fall through a magnifying glass! October 29: Halloween – create spooky fun November 18: Celebrate the movie “Frozen” with a [...]
DIY Family: Paint a Pumpkin 4:00 pm
DIY Family: Paint a Pumpkin @ Round lake area public library
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 6 and up – Your family is invited to use their imagination, problem solving skills and creativity to explore different materials and tools as they learn new techniques to create something new! Materials will [...]
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
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Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Oct 12 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 14 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Take-n-Make Monday
Take-n-Make Monday @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 14 all-day
Grades K-5 Stop by the Maker Table in The Point on select Monday’s and take a craft to go! While supplies last.
Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library 10:30 am
Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Make today a maker day! Drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for high-tech and low-tech DIY projects on everything from creating candy catapults to constructing moving, flashing, ringing gizmos and bots.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Make It Monday 3:30 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information September 16: Shrinky Dinks September 30: Perler Beads October 14:  Wobblebots October 21: Special for K-6: [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 15 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Precious Prints 6:00 pm
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-5 – Create a seasonal work of art with paint and your handprint! This keepsake is sure to be cherished. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Space limited to the [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 16 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 16 @ 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 [...]
DIY Patches 6:00 pm
DIY Patches @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make your own fabric patch on our embroidery machine.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 17 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 18 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 19 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
DIY for Teens 10:00 am
DIY for Teens @ Round lake area public library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Teens – Come and try a new craft! We’ll have a new project each month in the Teen Zone. September: Morse Code Bracelets October: Zentangle Magnets November: Personalized Earbuds Space and supplies are limited to a [...]
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Oct 19 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 20 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Make It Monday 3:30 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information September 16: Shrinky Dinks September 30: Perler Beads October 14:  Wobblebots October 21: Special for K-6: [...]
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner 6:00 pm
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner @ Lake Forest Public Library
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carve out a corner of your day to be creative. Drop in for a bit anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and make a little something special. All supplies provided. September: The Art of Marbling [...]
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Drop-in Ghost Craft 6:30 pm
Drop-in Ghost Craft @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Ages 3-12) Stop in and enjoy making a ghost craft to take home.
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 23 @ 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 [...]
Teen Art Club 4:30 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  October Drawing Magna November Digital Art December Acrylic Painting Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens [...]
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Halloween Hoopla 7:00 pm
Halloween Hoopla @ Jewett Park/ Community center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 7-9pm – Jewett Park Shelter Disc Jockey Bonfire in the Park Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating Scarecrow Building Pumpkin Carving performance by “The Pumpkin Butcher” Saturday 3-6 pm – Jewett Park Community Center Costumed [...]
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Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Oct 26 @ 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 [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
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Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Teen Halloween Make and Take 4:45 pm
Teen Halloween Make and Take @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 28 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Grades 7 to 12. Our spookiest season is upon us! Stop in and make three boo-tiful Halloween crafts! Drop-in.
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Kids Do Art! 9:30 am
Kids Do Art! @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 1-3 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Art starts young with easy-to-create, educational crafts. September: Explore how colors mix by creating a rainbow jar (to take home!) and designing a pom-pom drop. Both crafts [...]
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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 [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-5 Stop by The Point for drop-in STEAM activities. October 10: See the wonders of Fall through a magnifying glass! October 29: Halloween – create spooky fun November 18: Celebrate the movie “Frozen” with a [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 30 @ 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 [...]
Sugar Skulls 5:00 pm
Sugar Skulls @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All Ages – Come learn about the history and traditions of Dia de los muertos and leave with a sugar skull of your own. Must attend the presentation at 5:00 p.m to reserve a sugar skull session. Times of sessions are 5:30, [...]
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12 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

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