Sept. 26-27

Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St.


Head to the East Mall beer garden for live polka music and Lienenkugel’s Oktoberfest beer and seasonal eats (bratwurst, pretzels, sausages and more) available for purchase. Tickets must be reserved through the online timed ticketing system. Time: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: Free with admission of $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors and $17.95 for children 3-11 plus $15 parking. RR, MD

Fall Nature Walk

Sept. 27

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

(630) 257-2045


Enjoy a casual stroll with a naturalist along Sagawau’s trails. Participants must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Time: 1 p.m. RR

Pumpkin Decorating

Oct. 3

Zook Studio at KLM

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale


Pumpkins, decorating supplies and refreshments will be provided during this outdoor program. After decorating, participants are invited to participate in a Zook/Halloween themed scavenger hunt. Please register by Oct. 2. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per pumpkin. RR, MD

Fall Color 5K Run and Walk

Oct. 3 & 4

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074


Run or walk a socially distant course on the arboretum’s spacious, vehicle-free East Side roads. A virtual 5K is available as well. Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $42, including a T-shirt and arboretum admission. RR, MD

Chef Susan Maddox Autumn Harvest

Oct. 6


(630) 986-1976

Join Chef Susan Maddox as she demonstrates a three-course autumn harvest meal in this virtual event. Include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation and recipes. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR

Fall Colors

Oct. 8


(847) 824-8360

Learn the science behind fall colors during this Facebook Live event. Time: 2 p.m.

Fall Family Fest

Oct. 17


5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090


Stop by to pick up a free Fall Fest goodie bag containing crafts, items from sponsors and a pumpkin. Have your photo taken by The Hinsdalean’s Jim Slonoff and enter the costume contest sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. Then head downtown for trick-or-treating with participating retailers. Reservations are required for KLM. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. RR

Virtual Halloween Party

Oct. 27


(630) 986-1976

Dress up in costume and listen to a special storytime. Pick up a Halloween craft bag during the week of Oct. 26. Include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation. Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. RR