October 18, 2011 10:12PM
Halloween is just around the corner.
Updated: November 20, 2011 8:37AM
Halloween game room: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21, first floor Elms Community Room at The Timbers of Shorewood at 1100 N. River Road in Shorewood. For toddlers to age 10. Games, crafts and fun will take place and refreshments will be served. Cost is $2. Funds raised will be donated to the Kiwanis Club and Leeza’s Place. For more information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.
Halloween spook house: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 21, The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. All children in the community are invited to come in costume. Admission is $4. Funds raised will be donated to the Kiwanis Club and Leeza’s Place. For more information call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.
Frankenstein’s kiddie carnival: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Heritage Grove Middle School, 12425 S. Van Dyke Road in Plainfield. Looking for an alternative to traditional Halloween trick-or-treating? Enter the costume contest, play games and win prizes indoors at the Plainfield Park District’s Frankenstein’s Kiddie Carnival. Registration is not required. Game tickets cost 50 cents each or three for $1 and each game requires one ticket to play. The costume contest will be judged at 7 p.m. and there will be prizes for the best costumes in two age groups: 2-5 year-olds and 6-10 year-olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.
Halloween haunting: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St. in Frankfort. Wristbands are $10 at the door and include unlimited access to the haunted house, inflatables, fun fair games, hay rides, entertainment, a kid craft and a kid face tattoo. Wear a costume and receive $1 off your wristband price. Entertainment by DJ Don Gray, Rainbow the Clown and Stilt Walker/Juggler Jason Kollum. Also B96 Street Crew from 6-8 p.m. For additional information, visit www.frankfortparks.org or call 815-469-9400.
Oct. 21 deadline
Halloween decorating contest: Register now for the fifth annual Plainfield Park District ‘Spook-tacular’ Haunted Houses Halloween outdoor decorating contest. Prizes will be given in two categories: most family-friendly house and scariest house. The contest is open to all Plainfield Park District residents and the cost is $10 per house. The registration deadline is Oct. 21. All decorations must be visible from the sidewalk as judging will take place from the sidewalk only. A contest committee will judge all entries on Oct. 26 and 27 from 6-10 p.m. Winners will be contacted Oct. 28. All contest committee decisions will be final. A map of addresses will be available on the Plainfield Park District website for the public to view by Oct. 26. For more information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.
Spook house: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 21-22, all children in the community are invited to come in costume to the Timbers’ fifth annual Halloween Spook House located in the lower level at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. With the assistance of the Kiwanis Club of Shorewood, the staff at The Timbers will transform its ballroom into a spooky maze filled with ghastly creatures including skeletons, mummies, bleeding zombies, and reapers. A less scary alternative is the first floor Elms Community Room which will convert to a Halloween Game Room for children, toddler to age 10. Games, crafts and fun will take place, and refreshments will be served. Game Room hours are 5-8 p.m. both days. Admission to the Spook House is $4, $2 to the Halloween Game Room. Funds raised will be donated to the Kiwanis Club and Leeza’s Place. For more information call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.
Spook walk: Wilmington Lions Club will have their Outdoor Spook Walk Oct. 21-11 at the Wilmington South Park Island at Route 53 and the Kankakee River. This 3/4-mile long hike is just what you want to go to. A Spook House, Funeral Parlor and Monsters are but a few of the things there. The cost is $5 per person. Call John 815-476-6809 for more information.
Oct. 21-22, 28-29
Hayrack ride, haunted house/trail: Dusk to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 28-29, sponsored by Custer Township Volunteer Fire Inc., at 35332 Grant St. in Custer Park. There will also be live entertainment. For more information, visit www.custertownship.org.
Oct. 21-23, 25-31
Statesville haunted prison and city of the dead: Oct. 21-23 and 25-31 at Statesville, 17250 S. Weber Road in Crest Hill. Cost $30 general admission, $40 VIP fast pass, $5 off coupon online. For more information, call 877-SCARED2 or visit http://www.statesville.org.
Terror in Crete: 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 21-31, sponsored by the Will County F-Men and coordinated by brothers Aaron and Carl DaCorte at F-Men Hall, 1962 W. Exchange St. in Crete. In the spring of 1847 Cecil F. Mancy brought his macabre killing spree upon the residents of Crete. This Halloween, relive that terror at the scene of the crimes while you traverse the halls of one of Will County’s oldest buildings. In addition, you can take a haunted hayrack ride that you will never forget through the nearby forest. General admission is $10, $5 ages 8 and younger. For more information, visit www.nightmareincrete.com.
Pumpkin fest: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 hosted by Century 21 Pro-Team at 1020 Essington Road in Joliet. This is a free community event with pony rides, a petting zoo, food, refreshments, live DJ, games, prizes, giveaways and pumpkins for the first 600 kids. For more information, call 815-730-1199.
Pumpkin fest: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at HS Healing and Wellness Center, 3117 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. Come in costume and bring your friends. Featuring tarot readings, treats and libations, face painting, live music and artisans showcase. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Trunk ‘n treat Halloween party: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22, Grace United Methodist Church parking lot at 1718 Avalon Ave. in Joliet. Adults decorate their cars and provide treats. Children dress in costume and go from car to car to “trunk ‘n treat.” Call the church at 815-725-7632 to sign up.
Spooktacular Saturday: 6 p.m. Oct. 22 offered by Mokena Park District at The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 LaPorte Road in Mokena. Indoor trick-or-treating, costume contest and movie. First an all ages costume contest, then the movie "Casper” on the big screen. Admission is free for costume contest participants and includes contest entry, trick-or-treating, movie and popcorn. Ages 2 and younger includes contest entry and movie only. Costumes categories will based on age. Costume admission is $3 for ages 2-12 and includes trick-or-treating, movie and popcorn and $4 for ages 13 and older, which includes movie, popcorn and optional trick-or-treating. Bring a blanket to sit on; no chairs and no outside food or drinks. Call 708-390-2401 or go to www.mokenapark.com
Halloween family fun fair and expo: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23, hosted by The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club at the Joliet Park District’s Multi-Purpose Center at 3000 W. Jefferson St., in Joliet. Activities include making cards for our troops, decorating cookies and playing carnival-style games. Featuring Sal "Redhawk” and Lifestyles of the Potawatomi Indian at noon and 1 p.m. For more details visit www.jjwc.com
Trunk ‘n’ treat: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave. in Joliet. Come in costume to “trick or treat” among decorated cars in our parking lot. Candy, Games, Food, all free. Rain date is Oct. 28. Call 815-727-9259 or visit firstpresjoliet.org for information.
Children’s Halloween costume cosmic bowl: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28, Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore St. in Crest Hill. Cost $10 per person. Includes bowling, shoes, pizza, soda, treat bag and prizes. For more information call 815-722-1089 or visit www.CrestHillLanes.com.
Little witch’s brew: 6-8:15 p.m. Oct. 28 offered by Mokena Park District at the Cady Preschool Room at 10925 LaPorte Road in Mokena. Dinner: cheese pizza, special witches brew and delicious spiders for dessert. Games, a special witch craft and fun stories will make this a magical night for ages 4-6. Fee is $20. Nonresidents of the park district will pay an additional fee. To register online, visit www.mokenapark.com or call 708-390-2401.
Halloween late skate: Oct. 28, sponsored by Channahon Park District at Skateland Recreation Center, 25334 W. Eames St., Channahon. Kids 10 years and older skate from 9:30-11:30 p.m. for $5 with skate rental costing extra. Regular Friday skate session is available from 6-9:30 p.m. Skate both sessions for $8. To register call 815-467-7275 or visit www.channahonpark.org.
Haunted house: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Low fright (lights on) tours will be available for ages 3-12, but spooky fun for all at the First United Methodist Church at 1000 S. Washington St. in Lockport. Face painting, a fun fair and baked goods. Proceeds support the United Methodist High School Youth Group. Tickets are $3. For information, call the church weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.