Archive for October, 2011

New Lenox Community Park District’s Monster Mash Friday, Oct 14 and Friday, Oct 21

Your kids will be playing at the Lions Community Center one night, when their eyes will behold a more fun than eerie sight. There will be games and stories, just give your kids a ride. Once they arrive to this event, you’ll probably be surprised when they do the mash at the New Lenox Community Park District’s Monster Mash! All your little ones need to do is dress up in their Halloween best and get ready to have a blast at this spooktacular event. Click here for more information.
Where: Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive, New Lenox.
When: Register by: Friday, Oct. 14. Event: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

October 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Lockport Halloween Fest – Dellwood Park – October 15th

Lockport Township Park District’s

Lockport Township Park District wants to celebrate this fun holiday with you right now! OK, so Halloween’s Happenin’ in the Park isn’t exactly taking place right this very second, but it will be happenin’ this weekend! So swing by for a day full of candy searches, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and games. Don’t forget to dress up! Click here for more information.
Where: Dellwood Park, at Route 171 and Wood Drive, Lockport.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

October 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Frankie’s Ristorante – Holiday Shoppe – November 8th, 630-9

Frankie’s Ristorante
Tinley Park

Annual Holiday Shoppe
Tuesday, November 8th 630-9pm
Enjoy $5 Pomegranate Martinis and $5 Select Wine while shopping for great holiday gifts!

October 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Kids Fair Extraordinaire – Saturday, October 15th


Kid’s Fair Extraordinaire
 Saturday, Oct. 15

Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital is sponsoring the Kids Fair Extraordinaire at the 22nd annual Orland Park Community Expo at Carl Sandburg High School.  

 Saturday, October 15th

Kids will be entertained by a magic show presented by Ronald McDonald from 12 – 1 p.m.


Hope Children’s Hospital will also have the following fun and healthy activities for kids:

  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile 
  • Free Children’s Health Screenings
  • Doctor Dress Up
  • Test Your Lung Power
  • Fun with Food
  • Germbusters
  • Candy or Medicine
  • Lab Detectives
  • Heart-to-Heart Jumprope Contest
  • “Pet” Therapists


Admission to the expo is free  so bring out the entire family to enjoy this great day!

October 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

Frankfort General Store Anniversary Celebration – 10/15

Remember to mark your calendars for the Frankfort General Store’s 2 1/2 Anniversary.  August, Frankfort’s local ballooon artist will be on hand to make designs, enjoy samples of their gourmet foods and cupcakes from The Pickwick! Saturday, October 15.  Call Pickwick Tea Society or General Store for more information.

October 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Fun event Oct 22nd at Alsip Nursery

This sounds cute… and it’s free!

Alsip Home and Nursery will be holding its Customer Appreciation Day starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. There will be a free bratwurst or hot dog lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and a A-List members can enter a raffle for Chicago Bears tickets during the same time. The event also will have a reptile show, petting zoo, tortise and pony rides, and a kids costume contest and and trickt-or-treat parade. Visit Alsip’s website for more details.


October 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

Mokena Mayors Carnival: Oct 7 – 10th!

Mokena Mayors Charitable Foundation Carnival

Mokena Carnival

Mokena will surely be a major source of amusement for you and your family this long holiday weekend, especially since the Mokena Mayors Charitable Foundation Carnival is set to take place! Enjoy all the rides you want after you purchase your unlimited ride wristband ($18 in advance, $20 at the gate). Don’t forget the games and food too! Click here for more information.
Where: Hickory Creek Metra lot, 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena.
When: 5-11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. Noon-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9. Noon-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10.

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October 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Haunted Houses!!! Find them here!

Happy Halloween!  Check out one of the many haunted houses in the area…

Orland Park Lions Club Haunted Woods Presents Forest of Fears 14800 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park

Scaring Orland Park since 1988.

  • When: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 27-29, from 7-11 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 for ages 6 and older ($2 discount with donation for food pantry)
  • Information:

Haunted Hayrides Forest View Farms, 16717 Lockwood Ave., Tinley Park

A Halloween ride through haunted forest preserve takes about 20-30 minutes. A fall tradition for at least 15 years.

  • When: Oct. 8-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 27-29, from 6-7 p.m. a less scary version for kids, from 7 p.m. to close a full effects show.
  • Admission: $10 ($9 if you book a whole wagon, which seats 20).
  • Information: 708-560-0306 or online at

Frankfort Area Jaycees Haunted House Harlem Crossings Shopping Center, 198th Street and Harlem Avenue, Frankfort

Scaring Frankfort for the past 15 years

Haunted Hollow at Toyota Park in Bridgeview

Haunted Hollow returns to Bridgeview’s Toyota Park with a new fright fest called Carn-Evil Midway.

  • When: Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21, Oct. 23 and Oct. 28-31, from 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7-10 p.m. on Sunday and Halloween.
  • Admission: $10 for ages 7 and older. RIP passes are an additional $5.
  • Information:, or see Haunted Hallow’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Frightmare Haunted House at Haunted Trails 7759 S. Harlem Ave., Burbank

A two-story haunted house and scary maze featuring scenes from famous horror films.

  • When: Daily from Oct. 7 to Halloween, 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6-11 p.m. Fridays; 3-11 p.m. Saturdays; 3-10 p.m. Sundays.
  • Admission: $10 (discount coupons on website) but only 99 cents on 20th anniversary days Oct. 10-13 and Oct. 17-20. 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
  • Information:

Haunted Hayride 10801 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills

Sweet Dreams Haunted House 11901 S. Cicero Ave. Alsip, inside the Funtime Square

In its seventh year of operation, Sweet Dreams Haunted House is located inside Funtime Square in Alsip, which has the largest haunted cemetery count, according to Haunted Places of Illinois.

  • When: Oct. 12, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 26-31, from 7-10 p.m.  Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
  • Admission: $10
  • Information:

3rd Annual Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House 11500 Beloit Ave., Worth

The Worth Park District will once again be turning the Terrace Centre into a place full of scares, thrills and chills for the 3rd annual “Nightmare at the Terrace” Haunted House. If you dare, take your chances and walk through a 700-foot path and 15-room maze.

  • When: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 27-30, from 6-10 p.m.
  • Admission: $8 for 8 and older. A Lights on for Kids version will be Oct. 20 from 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 2-5 p.m. for $2.
  • Information: 708-448-7080 or online at

Spirits of the Oaks Haunted Trail Irons Oaks in Olympia Fields

It’s the time of year when the darkness lengthens and the Spirits of the Oaks become restless. Are you brave enough to walk amongst them? Visit our haunted trail that is sure to scare even the bravest soul.

  • When: Oct. 14-15, from 7-10 p.m. for ages 12 and older
  • Admission: $7 ($5 in groups of 5 or more)
  • Information:

Doorway to Doom Pick-Ups Bar, 21000 Torrence Ave., Lynwood

The Doorway to Doom began as a simple yard haunt in a quiet little town south of Chicago. Soon, the Haunt grew and the Doorway threatened to consume the sleepy little suburb. It is said, that a vortex opens up beyond the Doorway and those unlucky enough to be in the Mausoleum when this happens are swept away to a world of unspeakable terrors!

  • When: Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 26-31, from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-0 p.m. on Halloween night.
  • Admission: $13
  • Information:

Abyss Haunted House Presented by Dollinger Farms, 7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon

A darkness, long forgotten, has been unleashed deep within the bowels of the earth, beneath the old McClindon place in unsuspecting Channahon. An unspeakable portal to horror so deep and black, it is known only as … ABYSS.

  • When: Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 27-30, from 7-10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays,  7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Admission: $17
  • Information: 815-467-6788 or online at

Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead, Crest Hill

Enter Statesville Haunted Prison at your own peril. When you do, the Warden the Demon of Darkness and his Zombies will quickly take control of you like everything else inside the ancient walls of pure evil!

  • When: Oct. 6-9, Oct. 13-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 4-5, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Admission: $30, VIP $40
  • Information:

Haunted Mansion and Asylum 13 Ditka’s Sports Dome, 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr. in Bolingbrook

  • When: Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 26-31, 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Admission: $20
  • Information:

Six Flags Fright Fest, Gurnee

  • When: Oct. 7-10, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28-30, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbus Day
  • Admission: $59.99 for adults, $39.99 for children under 48-inches, free for children 2 and younger. Additional fee required for some haunted attractions.
  • Information:

October 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Walk for Children’s Memorial Hospital

With the weather finally cooling down and gorgeous fall colors everywhere you look, now is the perfect time to relax and take a walk outdoors. So why not walk for a cause! Join other walkers who will be participating in New Lenox Community Park District’ Because You Can 6-Mile Walk. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Memorial Hospital. Click here for more information.

Where: Starts at the New Lenox Performing Arts Pavilion at the Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox.
When: Registration: 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 Walk: 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8.

October 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Halloween Decorations – All Around Mokena

Are you the self-proclaimed Clark Griswold of Halloween-styled exterior illumination? Well, it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit and make your house look as spooky as it can get for Mokena Community Park District‘s annual House of Frights Halloween House Decorating Contest! Mokena residents are welcome to take part in this free competition. Just call (708) 390-2401 to register. Click here for more information.
Where: All around Mokena!
When: Register by Monday, Oct. 17. Winners will be notified by phone the week of Oct. 24.

October 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

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