Hayrides at The Grove

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Enjoy an evening hayride through the grounds, followed by a marshmallow roast and popcorn over an open campfire. Registration required. Oct. 12, 20 and 26.

When: Call for times
Cost: $8.75, $7 resident

Drop-In Dual Language, Polish

Des Plaines Public Library | Des Plaines, Ill.


Explore easy vocabulary and early literacy skills in a dual language environment. Sing a song in English and Polish and read along with some favorite stories in both languages.

When: 5:30-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Baby and Toddler Expo

Baby Expo Chicago | Schaumburg, Ill.

Sponsored by Chicago Parent Media, Babies R Us, Enfamil, Mabels Labels and The Bump. Order tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7580051137

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, $10 at door

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Snowy Day," "Where's Spot?" "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," "Abuela," and "Tuesday" - into three-dimensional, bilingual play and learning environments.

Cost: Free with admission

Sheridan’s Books and Crannies

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A new permanent exhibit, reinventing the museum's current "Play Library" exhibit as a pretend bookstore. Features a reading loft, various reading nooks, and a changing array of children's books and periodicals. Also includes a variety of activities to promote literacy.

Cost: Free with admission

Pinball Expo

Wheeling, Ill.

Pinball exposition features exhibitors, seminars and speakers. Plus, tour the Stern Pinball factory and participate in a pinball tournament.

When: Visit website for times
Cost: Visit website for details

Weekend Family Classes

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Explore cool things about nature and plants with your family on Saturdays and Sundays. Classes include a variety of hands-on activities and projects for kids 4-10, accompanied by an adult.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $22 kids, free adults


Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Temporary exhibit in Habitat Park that consists of 18 child-height stands placed throughout the park, each displaying two pages of "Leaves" by David Ezra Stein.

Cost: Free with admission


Legoland Discovery Center | Schaumburg, Ill.

The last four weekends in October will feature special Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating for LEGO bricks, taking part in a spooky scavenger hunt and trying creepy creative challenges.


When: 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday
Cost: $19, $15 kids


Northbrook Theater | Northbrook, Ill.

Performance schedule for this musical is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday from Oct. 4-20. Tickets can be purchased online at www.highlandparkplayers.com or at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, in Highland Park. For further information, contact: info@highlandparkplayers.com.

Cost: General admission tickets are $17 when purchased before Oct. 4, and $20 from Oct. 4 through 20.

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