Trunk or Treat

Oct. 27, 5 – 7 p.m., Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

No Registration Needed. Come to the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex parking lot for some trick or treating. The lot will be filled with cars from local groups and organizations handing out candy to anyone wearing a costume. 415 Lake St., Oak Park.

Great Pumpkin Storytime

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10-10:30 a.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

Sing and dance with your child to pumpkin and autumnal stories and songs. Best for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children up to age 5. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.


Thursday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m., Mathnasium

This is where math collides with science and art – and becomes fun. You can use angles, shapes and color to make repeating patterns. $20 per child, 1101 Chicago Ave., Oak Park.

ASL Storybook of Red: A Crayon’s Story

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

This event fuses videos and live entertainment. American Sign Language Master signer Crom Saunders will interpret the book Red: A Crayon’s Story via sign language. This will be followed by interactive games conducted by students and teachers from the Indiana School for the Deaf. Best for kids in preschool and elementary school. Register at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Haunted Trails Tales in the Dark

Monday, Oct. 30, 6-6:45 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

Halloween is nothing without the occasional spooky storytelling. There will be a get-together outside of the library for a series of light fright stories. Recommended for preschool and elementary-age kids. Costumes encouraged. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Día De Muertos/Day of the Dead

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m., Unity of Oak Park

The Omeyocan Dance Company will stage an Aztec dance performance, where the mesmerizing rhythms and vibrant colors of traditional Aztec dance come to life. There will also be a marketplace with vendors selling all kinds of treasures, plus a face painter. Fun for all ages. Register now at 405 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

Cemetery Art

Monday, Oct. 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, second-floor ballroom.

Lee Conte hosts a presentation on the ornate and unexpected art found in graveyards, including Forest Home, Concordia and Waldheim. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-Along

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9-11 p.m., Madison Street Theater, Main Stage

Live sing-along with this long-running classic. Costumes not necessary to “do the time warp,” but definitely encouraged. Adult content, not recommended for children. $15, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.

MHS Halloween Boo Bash

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

Middle & High School Services (MHS) will temporarily transform the Middle School Meet Up and High School Hangout into a Halloween haunted house. Plenty of cool things to do and treats to eat.  Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Early Childhood Resource Fair & Kids Costume Parade

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library & Scoville Park

This costume parade will circle Scoville Park at 10 am. Afterward, there will be an Early Childhood Resource Fair inside the Main Library. Feel free to meet other caregivers and parents with children from birth to five years old. You can also learn about a variety of early childhood resources and programs available in the community for children and families. Hosted by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Learn more at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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