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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Trick or Treat!

Halloween trick-or-treating is scheduled to occur this year on Thursday, October 31 starting immediately after school releases at 3:15 p.m. and continuing until dusk.  

Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 3:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Lake Bluff
Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Lake Forest
Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Linden Square Pumpkin Walk in Wilmette.

Families can enjoy a hayride, children's activities, crafts, food and more at the Annual Linden Square Pumpkin Walk, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today The event is sponsored by the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce and the Linden Square Merchants. Kids of all ages will have fun visiting the local businesses and participating in specially planned events. Bring the family and enjoy what this neighborhood business district has to offer.

The Pumpkin Walk once again features a free horse-drawn hayride and is perfect for that holiday family photo on Facebook! After the hayride, shop along 4th & Linden and stop in at participating shops for treats and giveaways. Feel free to wear your Halloween costume!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DEA Take-Back Day Scheduled for Prescription Drugs

The DEA Take-Back Day is still scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Each spring and fall, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts a community Take-Back Day for Prescription Drugs. 

The DEA's sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that was held in April 2013, collected 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications - which was 50 percent more pills than the previous one in the fall, demonstrating the American public's continued appreciation and need for the opportunity to discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Locate collection sites by zip code. Visit for more details and resources. 

Haunted Shipwreck Shores

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Home for the holidays?

"While most people don't think of the holidays as a good time for house-hunting.... that may be just the reason to do it. Less competition with other buyers and more desperate sellers can mean a great deal..."

The holidays can actually be a good time to buy a home
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HallowFest at the Garden

at the Chicago Botanic Garden

A Garden of Good…and Evil
Two Nights Only!
October 26 and 27
Saturday: 6 – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 4 – 7 p.m.

Experience family-friendly thrills and chills this year including a zombie magic show with Horrible Harry, a live show and tell of creepy creatures, a scary display of carved pumpkins, and much more!

Don’t be frightened…

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Fest

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spooky Pooch Parade

at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Saturday, October 19, 2013
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time.

In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include Best Costume Overall, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume for dogs ages 1 and under in people years, Best Senior in Costume for dogs ages 10 and older in people years, and Best Horticultural Interpretation.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Theatre Hike in Lake Forest

Family Theatre Hike
Lake Forest Open Lands and Citadel Theatre present

"Jenny & the Old House"

4 special shows
October 17 - 20
Starting Time: 4:30 p.m.

350 N. Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest

This lighthearted family theatre hike is a great way for kids 10 and under, and the young at heart, to celebrate fall with family fun in a beautiful natural setting. Come and join Jenny and her friends as they travel through the prairie and woods to discover the truth about a creepy old house.

Lake Forest Open Lands  Citadel Theatre

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Coat drive for Mothers Trust

Looking for fall color?

The Cook Country Forest Preserves can make your daily commute just a little bit nicer. This fall, the next time you’re passing a preserve, take a mini vacation and do a little leaf peeping. Notice the red-tailed hawks hunting near the road. Here are some of their favorite autumn roads.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Swalco hosts Recycle-O-Rama 2013

October 5

RECYCLE-O-RAMA 2013 in Libertyville

Fire station open house in Wilmette

Fire Prevention Week is October 6 -13 with this year's theme being "Prevent Kitchen Fires" and also marks the anniversary of the Chicago Fire. "Sparky the Fire Dog" and the Wilmette Fire Department are inviting all youngsters to bring their parents to the Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon. Come to Fire Station 26, located at 1304 Lake Avenue.

Fire Trucks, firefighting and paramedic equipment, as well as water rescue, special rescue and hazardous materials response equipment, will be on display. Kids, bring a teddy bear for check up by specially trained paramedics.  Kids can also challenge a scaled down "physical abilities" course reflecting the same course all new firefighters must pass. Additionally, families can visit the Family Safety House, a mobile home designed to teach home fire safety.
Free parking is available in the Metra lot adjacent to the Fire Station. 

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