5 Things to do in the North Shore: Oct 15-Oct 17

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Have Some Fall Fun at the Pumpkin Decorating Party

What better way to celebrate Halloween than through the time-honored tradition of pumpkin carving? Come to The Grove this weekend, all you need is yourself and your imagination, no supplies or cleanup required.

Date: Sun, Oct 17
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Cost: $18 – $20
Location: The Grove Historic Landmark, Glenview
More Info: glenviewparks.org

Dig for Treasure at Flea Market Frenzy

Whether you’re trying to find that special piece your living room has been missing or just want to see what hidden gems you can find, join us this weekend in Skokie at Flea Market Frenzy and you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, and more!

Date: Sun, Oct 17
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free for shoppers, Spaces for sellers available from $38
Location: Skokie Oakton Street Pool Parking Lot, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Celebrate Ancient Reptiles at Croctoberfest 2021

Croctoberfest will feature some special guests – the crocodilians! Participants will be able to participate in special feeding demonstrations and will have opportunities to meet these stars up close, in a safe environment.

Date: Sun, Oct 17
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
More Info: lfparksandrec.com

Learn to Draw at the Figure Drawing Workshop

Looking to practice your drawing skills? Check out the Figure Drawing Workshop! Draw live models with fellow artists and practice the art of depicting the human form.

Date: Sat, Oct 16
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $20
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Virtual: Experience an Extraordinary Story with My Brother Jordan

Looking for a heartwarming story about the human experience? Check out the documentary, My Brother Jordan, a story that recounts the life of Jordan Robinson from the perspective of his brother Justin and the unbreakable bond they shared.

Cost: Free
Location: Virtual
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com