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Glen Ellyn Park District

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October 2021

OAKtober Tree Walk

October 16, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Celebrate OAKtober! Join us on a walk around the lake and park. You will learn about local trees, how to identify them, and help us label several species with informational signs that explain many of their benefits. Free w/registration.

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Kiwanis Fish Release

October 16, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Children of all ages are invited to help release fish into Lake Foxcroft or Lake Ellyn during the Kiwanis Fish Release! Participants are given a bucket of fish which they carry to the water’s edge and release. This continues until all fish reach their new water home. Offered in partnership with Kiwanis Clubs of Glen Ellyn and Central DuPage.

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Ackerman Spook Trail

October 21, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Ackerman Park (Glen Ellyn), 800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5

Take a walk along the spook trail through Ackerman Woods and enjoy Halloween-themed games. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local vendors. The trail will be less scary from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be geared for older children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. The spook trail will be running continuously through the evening. For ages 5 and up.   For information on more events like…

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Ackerman Spook Trail

October 22, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Ackerman Park (Glen Ellyn), 800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5

Take a walk along the spook trail through Ackerman Woods and enjoy Halloween-themed games. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local vendors. The trail will be less scary from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be geared for older children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. The spook trail will be running continuously through the evening. For ages 5 and up.   For information on more events like…

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Boo Bash

October 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Maryknoll Park (Glen Ellyn), 845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$15 – $23

Dress in costume and join us for a spooky good time. Enjoy a Trick-or-Treat trail with your favorite characters, listen to stories read by the Glen Ellyn Public Library, and enjoy apple cider and Halloween treats. Little Miss Ann will also be there to get you moving and grooving. Only children must register.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Pumpkins on Main

October 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Main Street Recreation Center (Glen Ellyn), 501 Hill Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Stop by Main Street Recreation Center the evening of October 29 through October 31 to view the spooktacular display of jack-o-lanterns carved by your friends and neighbors. It will be a great photo opportunity for the family and kiddos!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Pumpkins on Main

October 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Main Street Recreation Center (Glen Ellyn), 501 Hill Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Stop by Main Street Recreation Center the evening of October 29 through October 31 to view the spooktacular display of jack-o-lanterns carved by your friends and neighbors. It will be a great photo opportunity for the family and kiddos!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Ghost Hunt

October 30, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Churchill Park, 271 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$10 – $15

Join us at sunset to search for hidden ghosts throughout Churchill Park. Successfully find the ghosts and answer a few nature trivia questions – win a Halloween goody bag. Please park at Churchill School and meet at the picnic tables near the gymnasium. Bring a flashlight. This is a non-scary event. Fee is per child. Adult accompaniment is required, as this is self-guided.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Pumpkins on Main

October 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Main Street Recreation Center (Glen Ellyn), 501 Hill Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Stop by Main Street Recreation Center the evening of October 29 through October 31 to view the spooktacular display of jack-o-lanterns carved by your friends and neighbors. It will be a great photo opportunity for the family and kiddos!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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November 2021

Prom with Mom

November 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbington Banquets, 3S002 Illinois 53
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$30 – $35

Come have a special night with your favorite little guy! Dress to impress and dance the night away to music played by the DJ. A complimentary photo booth and an ice cream sundae bar are also included. If a mom cannot attend, another adult family member is welcome. For ages 3-10 with adult; each adult and child attending must register.

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Pumpkin Smash

November 6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Village Green Park (Glen Ellyn), 130 South Lambert Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Do not trash your pumpkins, smash them! Drop off jack-o-lanterns for composting at Village Green Park. Drop and go or take the opportunity to smash and chop your pumpkin – it will add nutrients to our community garden soil while keeping pumpkins out of the landfill. Please no painted pumpkins and all decorations and candles must be removed. If you stay to smash – please bring a baseball bat and shovel! Free and open to the public, no registration required.

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Turkey Trot and Food Drive

November 25, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Get active for a good cause by starting your Thanksgiving at the Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race! The top two runners who most accurately predict their finish time will win a Thanksgiving treat. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Costume. The Turkey Trot is free and open to the public; registration is not required but a waiver must be signed prior to the event to qualify. We will also be collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for Glen Ellyn Food…

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