Family Friendly: Halloween Party offers chance at big treat
Updated: October 18, 2012 12:38PM
A real treat is planned for two lucky kids at the Park District of La Grange’s Halloween Party. There will be a raffle for a girl’s bicycle and a boy’s bicycle, donated by the La Grange Fire Department, during the party, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Recreation Center, 536 East Ave., La Grange.
That’s only part of the fun at this free event for kids ages 12 and younger, accompanied by a parent. “We have a huge variety of activities,” Superintendent of Recreation Laura Gallagher said. “We’re going to have 15 carnival games where kids get to win prizes and candy. We also will have a craft area, a tattoo station, a balloon artist and a magician walking around.”
For a few thrills, families can visit a haunted room. Kids — and parents — are invited to wear costumes.
The bikes will be raffled off at 8 p.m. “That’s a nice ending to the event,” Gallagher said.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or visit www.pdlg.org.
A Spooktacular Stage, haunted schoolhouse and other macabre attractions will thrill kids, ages 8 and older, at All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Tickets are $10, $5 for children in advance; $15 at the gate.
For details, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.
Oh, oh, there’s Grandma Trouble at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Kids will hear about two wacky grannies, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!” by Lucille Colandro and “Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble” by Tracey Corderoy. There will also be a themed activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Terror on the trail and tram
Three haunted attractions will thrill families at Creatures of the Night, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 28 at Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield. There will be Xtreme Bugs, a Haunted Tram and a Trail of Terror. Cost is $12 for Adults, $8 for ages 3-11 and seniors; half price for zoo members.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or visit www.czs.org.