Family Friendly: Enjoy a bonfire, activities at Family Fireside Halloween
The River Forest Park District and the River Forest Public Library hosts Family Fireside Halloween Oct. 19.
Updated: October 18, 2012 12:38PM
There’s a new location and an earlier time for this year’s Family Fireside Halloween.
The event, presented by the River Forest Park District and the River Forest Public Library, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave. and Keystone Park West, 400 Keystone Ave., because of construction at the library.
“At Keystone Park, we’re going to have horse-drawn hay wagon rides which pick up families and take them around the park,” Park District Recreation Services Manager Karen Scherrer said. There will also be pumpkin decorating and a bonfire with s’mores. New this year is a jack-o’-lantern inflatable jump house. Indoor activities at the Depot include Ghoulish Games and a Creepy Craft. At the Keystone Center, there will be Spooky Stories and Songs, and face painting.
“It’s a good combination of activities,” Scherrer said. “It’s always been a popular well-attended event.” And, except for $1 for pumpkin painting, it’s free.
For details, call (708) 366-6660 or visit www.rfparks.com.
Very casual dress is suggested for kids, ages 3-6, at the Snooza Palooza PJ Party & Book In, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. At the party, inspired by “Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book,” there will be a Yawn Game, scavenger hunt, bedtime story and snacks. Call to reserve a place.
For details, call (708) 848-0770 or visit www.magictreebooks.com.
Tiny hands will complete a project at Toddler Halloween Craft, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. The drop-in program is for ages 1-3, with a caregiver.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or visit www.oppl.org.
SLIGHT FRIGHT NIGHT
There will be Safely Spooky fun 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Proksa Park, 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave., Berwyn. Kids should come in costume for scary scenes, treats, hayrides and a bonfire. Admission is a $1 donation to Berwyn Park District’s Scholarship Fund. You can buy a pumpkin for $1.
For details, call (708) 788-1701 or visit www.berwynparks.org.
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.