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October 2019

Hello Kitty Cafe is Coming

October 19, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Main Street Promenade, 55 S. Main St
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

The Hello Kitty Café is back at Main Street! On Saturday, October 19, visit the Hello Kitty truck parked in the breezeway between Sur la Table and Hugo’s Frog Bar for cookies, sweets, drinks, and other Hello Kitty items

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October 19, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Have you ever wanted to fly a drone, program a robot or try out virtual reality technology? Would you like to learn about human anatomy, witness a weather balloon launch or use forensic science to solve a simulated crime? Visitors of all ages can do this and more at NIU’s STEM Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center (1525 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb). This year marks the tenth year of…

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Pumpkin Weekends

October 19, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

One event on October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60504 United States

Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Weekends in October & Columbus Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission includes all rides and attractions, pumpkins can be purchased additionally for $3 upon arrival. Check our website and Facebook for a detailed schedule of events. All ticket sales are final

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Bass Pro Halloween Event

October 19, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

One event on October 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bass Pro Shops, 709 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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Halloween Photos: October 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 Saturdays and Sundays Noon-5pm October 25, 28-30 Friday, Monday-Wednesday 5-7pm October 31 Halloween 4-8pm *Photo Giveaways: October 19 & 20 and October 25-30 Glow in the dark treat bags for the first 75 kids to get their photo taken. October 31 - The first 150 kids to get their photo taken will receive a squeezable Jack-o-Lantern. Kid's Halloween Ring Toss: October 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 (weekends only)…

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Fall Festival of Fun

October 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burr Ridge Village Center, 701 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States

Bring the Family for an Afternoon of Autumn fun! Your superheroes and princesses can trick-or-treat, enjoy hay rides & stilt walkers! Don’t forget your costumes!

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October 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

One event on October 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

DePaul’s HistoricMerle Reskin Theatre, 60 E Balbo Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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by Alvaro Saar Rios directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios When Vanessa discovers a pink lucha libre mask, Nana Lupita tells her granddaughter about the family’s history in the wrestling ring in 1960s Texas. The life of a secret female warrior emerges as Vanessa learns about family, honor, and friendship. ​ Recommended for ages 7 and up. October 03, 2019 - November 09, 2019 DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre (312) 922 1999

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LaGrange Highlands’ Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off

October 19, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LaGrange Highlands Elementary School, 5850 Laurel Avenue
La Grange, 60525
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Come out and enjoy the fall with our annual Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off. We will have hayrides, a haunted house, games, prizes, live music, silent auction, and lots of concessions to feed the whole family and best of all a delicious variety of chili from Highlands community members. Bring a decorated pumpkin to enter our pumpkin decorating contest and come dressd in your Halloween costume. Our chili cook-off will be at the same time as the festival. Please click…

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Kids’ Book Hangout Event

October 19, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble (most locations), (Check your local store)

Books can take you on amazing adventures through magical lands, the great outdoors, and even school! Join us for our fall Kids' Book Hangout to discover your next great, adventurous read. Connect with fellow readers, play games and activities, and take home giveaways! Bring a friend and we'll see you there. Plus, get a coupon for a $1 Rice Krispy Bar (Café stores only).

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