5 Things to do in the North Shore: October 21

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Let the Gifting Begin!

Like it or not,the holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start making your shopping list and checking it twice! Check out the Fall Frenzy Gift & Craft Fair to find the most unique gifts this year. Local artisans of all mediums will be selling their homemade, remade, and upcycled wares. Get an early start while shopping local this year.

Date: October 22
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM 
Cost: Free
Location: Skokie, Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St
More info: skokieparks.org

Pumpkin Patch Party

Take the whole family to Hubbard Woods Park to see it transformed into a pumpkin patch! Wear your best Halloween costumes to join in on the costume contest, or just carve some pumpkins for your front stoop. A DJ will spin some spooky tunes while the kids check out the bounce castle or play a carnival game. This fall fest will bring you lots of autumn joy!

Date: October 21
Time: 4:00 – 6:00PM
Cost: starts at $5+
Location: Winnetka, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Old Green Bay Rd
More info: winpark.org

Grab Your Pals for the Zombie Scramble

First things first, they’ll eat your brains… or grab your flag! The Zombie Scramble this weekend is a team event that combines flag football, zombies, obstacle courses, and a fun run. Get a crew together to get active or get eaten this weekend!

Date: October 22
Time: 5:00 – 8:00PM
Cost: starts at $25+
Location: Evanston, Ecology Center, 2024 N McCormick Blvd
More info: cityofevanston.org

Make A Difference in Your Community

The Volunteer Center is celebrating their 20th annual ‘Make A Difference Day’ with a donation drive! Clean out your closets, garage, and that weird ignored corner of your basement to help others. Whether you have musical instruments, coats, or food,18 nonprofits collecting items at the same location for your ease. Help your community and clear your clutter at the same time!

Date: October 22
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Cost: Free, bring your donations!
Location: Winnetka, Indian Hill Train Center, 111 Green Bay Rd
More info: volunteercenterhelps.org

Some Outdoor Spooky Fun in Glenview

This superhero-themed Halloween event is bound to be a hit with your family! Join in on the fun with hayrides, face painting, and more at this outdoor event. Bundle up and wear your costumes before trying out some creepy crafts and ghoulish games with your neighbors!

Date: October 21
Time: 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Cost: $15
Location: Glenview, Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave
More info: glenviewparks.org

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