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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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
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!
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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!
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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!
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 [...]
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.
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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 [...]
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!
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 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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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+
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
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
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 6 @ 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 [...]
BACT’s Oaktober Fest 12:00 pm
BACT’s Oaktober Fest @ Far Fields Preserve
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Barrington Area Conservation Trust for its annual fall family festival. All ages are invited to enjoy live music and a bonfire in beautiful Far Field Preserve. Plant native plants and learn about nature! This [...]
Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
Oaktober Celebration 12:00 pm
Oaktober Celebration @ Round Lake Area Park District Prairie Grass Nature Museum
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Did you know that in Illinois the month of October is known as OAKtober? Join the Prairie Grass Nature Museum in a FREE event celebrating our state tree, the White Oak, and all Oaks, with [...]
Autumn Voyagers 1:00 pm
Autumn Voyagers @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a seasonal outing discovering some of our “Autumn Voyagers,” including birds, mammals, insects and more.
OAKtober Celebration 1:00 pm
OAKtober Celebration @ Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring the family and join us for a celebration of oak trees and fall. Select the perfect native shrub or tree for your yard at our sale (10 am–3 pm). Join us for nature-themed activities [...]
Creatures of the Night 1:30 pm
Creatures of the Night @ River Trail Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Experience some creepy, spooky and nocturnal animals of the forest preserves.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Oct 6 @ 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 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 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!
Guided Hike Lake County at Grant Woods 2:00 pm
Guided Hike Lake County at Grant Woods @ Grant Woods
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session. Complete this year’s Hike Lake County challenge with a forest preserve educator. Out of respect for all program [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 7 @ 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.
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth – Age 3 Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. [...]
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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 [...]
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! 5:00 pm
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! @ Ela Area Public Library
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
:  ¡Mamá! ¡Papá! ¿Te gustaría que tus hijos aprendan y practiquen su español? Ven e introdúcelos al maravilloso mundo del español haciendo juegos, conversando, y leyendo fábulas, narraciones, y lecturas de cuentos infantiles.  Mom! Dad! [...]
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Moon over Wheeling 7:00 pm
Moon over Wheeling @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All ages. Volunteers from the Lake County Astronomical Society will bring sophisticated telescopes to allow the public to view the moon and other celestial objects. Visitors are welcome to view at any time during the [...]
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 8 @ 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.
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Oct 8 @ 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 [...]
Storytime with Zion’s Mayor 10:30 am
Storytime with Zion’s Mayor @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join ZB Library for this special storytime featuring a visit from Zion’s mayor, Mr. Billy McKinney!
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Oct 8 @ 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. [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 8 @ 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.
Kitchen Creations 2:30 pm
Kitchen Creations @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling all junior chefs! Join us at Kohl Children’s Museum for our Kitchen Creations program featuring farm-to-table food preparation and nutritious eating. Twice a month we will use a variety of ingredients and transform them [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 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 [...]
DROP-IN Chess with the Chess Nuts 6:30 pm
DROP-IN Chess with the Chess Nuts @ Cook Park Library
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking for a casual, fun game of chess? DROP-IN and play with our amazing selection of unique chess boards, including 4 person chess, Stealth Chess, and 3D chess, to name a few! All skill and [...]
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. Limit 16 children. COST: FREE
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Oct 9 @ 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 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 [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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.
Science Sleuths 2:30 pm
Science Sleuths @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming takes place approximately every other Wednesday from 2:30 [...]
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 9 @ 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 [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.
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Libertyville Farmers Market 7:00 am
Libertyville Farmers Market @ Cook Park
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 10 @ 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!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Oct 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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.
Connecting Kids with Nature 10:30 am
Connecting Kids with Nature @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.As kids explore and play in nature they gain confidence, build skills, and use their imagination. Children who connect with [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 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.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 10 @ 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 10 @ 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.
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin Community Carving Event 6:00 pm
BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin Community Carving Event @ Winthrop Harbor Community Center
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Make your way to the Winthrop Harbor Community Center to enjoy community, carve some pumpkins, and have fun! Feel free to bring your little ones! Pumpkins will NOT be provided- however carving tools and trash [...]
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
LEGO CLUB 6:00 pm
LEGO CLUB @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center! Register for an email reminder so you don’t [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 11 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 9:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 11 @ 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 [...]
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.
Mr. Kipley’s Halloween Magic & Puppet Show 10:00 am
Mr. Kipley’s Halloween Magic & Puppet Show @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
All ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)   Magician and puppeteer Mr. Kipley will dazzle and delight the audience with his spooky (but not too scary!) Halloween-themed show. Costumes are encouraged!
Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 [...]
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Math Counts 2:30 pm
Math Counts @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Math Counts introduces children to the wonderful world of math in a fun, informative way. Enjoy a special storytime before engaging in fun activities that deal with the basic building blocks of math: sets and [...]
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.
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 7:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Star