Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Weekend Windup

Some of you may be taking a breather after all of the Halloween activities the last couple of weeks. I am one of those people that is always on the go, so here are some things that attracted my attention for this weekend.

Saturday November 3, 2012

The Morton Arboretum will be starting its Gnome Hunt November 1. Kids can search for gnomes throughout the Children's Garden. My daughter loves to hunt for the gnomes! The gnomes will remain residents of the garden November 1 - February 28. If you go the Arboretum, do not forget to check out the Tree House Tales Exhibit. Plus, this weekend you can buy yourself a Taffy Apple at the Taffy Apple Bar in the Visitor Center. Admission to the Arboretum is: $12 Adults ages 18–64 ($8 Wednesdays*), $11 Seniors ages 65+ ($7 Wednesdays*), and $9 Youth ages 2–17 ($6 Wednesdays*)

Come see Morris the Magic Man from 10:30AM-11:15AM at The Book Market in the Glen Town Center in Glenview. The free event will feature a puppet show involving magic. The show is targeted towards kids 7 and under. Please RSVP online to the event.

What should you do with those pumpkins? Park Ridge will be having its Pumpkin Smash and Bash on Saturday from 12:30PM-1:30PM at the Community Center. The free event will feature rolling your pumpkins down a sledding hill and smashing them into a compost pile. Learn about composting while getting rid of those pumpkins! The event is free but registration is required: http://www.prparks.org/events/pumpkin-smash-bash.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Powers-Walker House in Ringwood will be holding a Harvest Gathering of 1858 from 12:00PM-4:00PM on Sunday. You will be able to make a corn husk doll, shell some corn and witness preparations for winter like making candles. Additionally, there will be a Cavalry sergeant on hand demonstrating weapons of the era. 

The CSA Arts Fest "Fall Into Music, Explore the Seasons" will be held Sunday from 2:30PM-4:30PM at the Pierce Memorial Chapel in Wheaton. The free event will feature an instrument petting zoo--I am sure there are plenty of kiddos that will love this! There also will be a themed art project as well as a short interactive concert. Faculty members will be available to discuss the Community School of the Arts.

More ideas: 

A good project for this weekend--sorting and getting rid of some of that unwanted candy. Here are some ideas we had. If you are wanting to donate your candy, I would suggest getting on top of it now because most of the events that I saw are occurring over the next couple of days. Also, Nutphree's in Mt. Prospect is so generously collecting donated candy Nov 1 Nov 4 to be donated to the troops. Each child that donates candy will receive a free cupcake. Check here for more information.

Another option could be creating with those fall leaves you pressed. We listed several websites with ideas for fall creations here.

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