Fall fun in the parks!

October 3, 2019 11:16 AM

Visit our old-fashioned County Fair

Step back in time and experience all of the fun of a county fair! Enjoy sing-a-longs and stories with your favorite princesses as well as other live musical performances. Activities include a petting zoo, hay wagon rides, giant twister, a pumpkin jump, animal playground bounce houses, mini-pumpkin decorating, an interactive circus, fantasy face painting, games, contests, prizes, arts and crafts. Tasty concession items for sale include popcorn, pretzel bites and fancy drinks by Touhy Fruitti.
Sunday, October 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Devonshire Park and Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St.

Tickets for individual attractions for sale at the event.

Scream Scene will scare the wits out of you!

With its chainsaw maniacs and insane clown maze, Scream Scene has been terrifying visitors for two decades. Held every October in Skokie, each haunting season features new characters, sets and scenes, making every year more frightening than the last. (Not recommended for children under 10 years old.)
October Weekends (see website for dates and times)
Skokie Water Playground, 4701 Oakton St.

Visit www.screamscene.org for tickets, times and other information. Entry: $12; Speed Pass Available: $18; Triple Fright Ticket: $36.

Senior Theater: Still Super

Our senior acting troupe, Still Acting Up, performs this delightful original musical, which follows the adventures of retired superheroes.
To purchase tickets click here.
October 16-27
Devonshire Playhouse, 4400 Greenwood St.

Tarzan: The Stage Musical

Devonshire Playhouse teen performers present the story of Tarzan as he is raised by gorillas and then falls in love with Jane. Music by Phil Collins.
Purchase tickets in advance here.
November 16-24
Devonshire Playhouse, 4400 Greenwood St.

Halloween Happenings!

Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 18-19
Meet some of the fascinating but often misunderstood critters of Emily Oaks! This popular event is intended to be fun and informative, and NOT frightening. As you're guided along the trail, you will watch three skits with costumed characters. Your visit will end at a campfire featuring snacks and songs. For all ages.
Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St.
For tickets call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500.

Halloween Public Skate & Costume Contest - October 25
Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a family-friendly Halloween skate!
Skatium Ice Arena, 9340 Weber Park Place
Admission: Children $8, Adults $10, Skate Rental $3. (Adults and siblings who are not skating may attend free.)

Monster Bash - October 26
Bring the whole family to celebrate Halloween! Play carnival games, win prizes, and make crafts. Featuring family entertainment and fun for all. Event price includes Exploritorium play! Come in costume.
Ages 1 and all adults buy tickets in advance here.
Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St.

Boomers & Beyond Resource Fair - free!

Don't miss your chance to ask questions of healthcare professionals and other experts in the field of aging, as they converge under one roof! Learn about programs and services designed to help people age with grace and independence while living an active lifestyle. Attendees will receive helpful information and expert advice about local resources, community-based programs, state and federal benefits, volunteer opportunities, fitness and nutrition, legal assistance, financial products, social and cultural activities, lifelong education, senior housing, assistive devices and more. In addition to an exhibit area featuring more than 40 vendors, there will be refreshments, numerous giveaways and free interactive education topics such as Non-Medication Based Pain Treatment for Chronic Pain, Social Engagement, Volunteerism, Home Safety and Prevention of Falls.
Thursday, November 7, 9 a.m. to noon
Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St.

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