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great events

November &December

Here’s your source for current and upcoming great events. Event information is subject to change without notice, therefore, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm – and be certain to tell ‘em you saw it in Suburban Family Magazine! If you have an event of regional interest, we’d love to hear from you. Send to “Great Events” Fax: 866-779-4320, E-mail: mail@subfam.com Mail: P.O. Box 1266, Westmont, IL 60559. Deadline for inclusion in the January/February issue is Friday, December 6th.

NOVEMBER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 FAMILY Day of the Dead Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with authentic food, dancing, Mexican altars, and tradition during November’s First Fridays. Free. Downtown Aurora. auroradowntown.org. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 FUNDRAISER – American Legion Pancake Breakfast – Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages. $10 adults. $5 kids. Under 4 free. Visitors Center, Cantigny. Wheaton. cantignypost556.org. ADULTS Fall Fête – Come view the Lake Ellyn Boathouse in all of its magnificent beauty while enjoying food, cocktails, wines and a festive atmosphere. 6:30 – 10:30 PM. Supports the Glen Ellyn community. gepark.org. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 FAMILY Free Backyard Stargazing 101 – Discover what wonders can be seen with a little knowledge of where to look and what to look for. Ages 11+ Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville. Napervilleparks.org. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 FAMILY Tree Walk & Talk - Learn about Cantigny’s magnificent trees and enjoy the fall foliage on this guided tour. 11 AM. Free with parking ($5). Cantigny Visitors Center, Wheaton. Cantigny.org. 52 great events

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ADULTS Barrel Tasting and Open House - Lynfred winemakers will serve some of their favorite barreled wines and Guest Suites will be open for viewing. Serving appetizers. 7-9 PM. Tickets. Roselle. Webwine.com. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Game On! Sitcom Showdown - Be part of the live studio audience of a TV sitcom-themed episode of Naperville’s only TV game show: Game On! 7 PM. Tickets. Center Stage Theatre, Naperville. nctv17.com. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 FAMILY Dollhouse Miniature Show and Sale - Annual show features displays of dollhouses and miniature scenes. Items for sale. Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village. weecminiclub.com. TEEN GIRLS Women in Construction Event – Area high school girls invited to event at Northern Michigan University. Meet with female industry professionals and complete projects in welding and carpentry. Register. Marquette, MI. nmu.edu/tos/wic-day. KIDS Mother/Son Superhero Fun - Moms and their sons will enjoy a night of fun with music, dancing, games, crafts and hanging with a superhero! Ages 3-13. Prairie Activity & Rec. Center, Plainfield. plfdparks.org. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 FAMILY Dollhouse Miniature Show and Sale - Annual show features displays of dollhouses and miniature scenes. Items for sale. Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village. weecminiclub.com. TOUR of the Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemeteries Downers Grove’s oldest graveyards. Learn about the history of the sites and the lives if residents who are buried there, including war veterans. All ages. Dgparks.org. EXHIBIT Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit - Peruse 150 pieces of art from 50 artists and watch demonstrations. 10 AM – 4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Mortonarb.org. FAMILY: Giving Back - Participants will create holiday suburban family | subfam.com

cards for the residents of Hines VA Hospital. 12 to 3 PM. Free. Robert R. McCormick House, Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org. SENIORS Fun Dance - Inviting seniors come to dance, listen live DJ, snack and meet new friends. 6-10 PM Bring a snack to share. Tickets $12. St. Peter Church, Schaumburg. anewstartclub.com. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 EXHIBIT Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit - Peruse 150 pieces of art from 50 artists and watch demonstrations. 10 AM – 4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lislzzzzzzzzzzzze. Mortonarb.org. ADULTS - Brides & Bubbles Expo - Amazing boutiques, caterers and bakers, lavish decorators, plus everything you need for your bachelorette party, honeymoon, and beyond. 11 AM – 3 PM. Sheridan, Lisle. induoevents.com. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 THEATRE Mystery in the Mansion Lunchtime Matinee - Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion and a Murder Mystery to solve. 11:30 AM. Jacob Henry Mansion, Joliet. jacobhenrymansion.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Watercolor Pencil & Crayon Art by Kathy Steere Apply water-soluble crayons & watercolor pencils to fabric & paper in this enjoyable class. 7PM. Bloomingdale Park District Museum. bloomingdaleparks.org. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FUNDRAISER Batavia Lions Club Annual Underwear (and socks!) Party – Benefitting Batavia United Way’s Adopt-A-Family. Bring $10 or a same value new package of underwear or socks. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Raffle. 6-8 PM. Bar Evolution, Batavia. bataviaunitedway.org. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 FAMILY Veteran’s Day Family Swim - Join us for a special Family Nigh out celebrating our Veterans! Cost is free November/December 2019

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Suburban Family ~ November + December 2019  

The Holiday Issue: Holiday Happenings, November and December Events, Chicago On Stage, Fitness Race Events, Dining Guide