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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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Parent Workshop- Retirement and Lifestyle Planning 6:30 pm
Parent Workshop- Retirement and Lifestyle Planning @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join GiGi’s Deerfield to discuss retirement and lifestyle planning. We will go over how to balance your 401k’s, IRA’s, Long Term Care insurance, longevity and other retirement concerns as they relate to families with special [...]
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Playhouse Pals & Kids Club 6:00 pm
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playhouse Pals and Kids Club are two programs that support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. These programs also support gross motor skills [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 11 @ 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.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Child Development Screening 10:00 am
Child Development Screening @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Are you wondering about your child’s development? The library is now an ASQ screening site! Screen your child to see if they are on the right track in 5 key areas (communication, gross motor, fine [...]
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Autism Family Cares Trunk or Treat *RR* 2:00 pm
Autism Family Cares Trunk or Treat *RR* @ SEDOL - Special Education District of Lake County
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Trick or Treating for families with children on the autism spectrum Please join us for our second annual Trunk or Treat event! Come trick or treat in a safe environment during the daylight. This is [...]
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*RR* Sensory Story Time 6:00 pm
*RR* Sensory Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
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Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 16 @ 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 [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 18 @ 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.
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Cook Library’s “Touch the Trucks” 10:00 am
Cook Library’s “Touch the Trucks” @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
osed so you and your young ones can explore community service vehicles and meet their friendly drivers. Climb aboard a fire truck, a high-reaching cherry picker, the library’s own Bookmobile, and more. By popular demand, [...]
Sensory Storytime {RR} 1:00 pm
Sensory Storytime {RR} @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sensory Storytime for families with multi-sensory needs Sensory Storytime for families with children 3-9 who are on the spectrum or have multi-sensory needs.  The program provides a welcoming environment for children to enjoy a story [...]
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Everyone at Play 9:30 am
Everyone at Play @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability. The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and [...]
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Playhouse Pals & Kids Club 6:00 pm
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playhouse Pals and Kids Club are two programs that support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. These programs also support gross motor skills [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 25 @ 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.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
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Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Oct 30 @ 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 [...]
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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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