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 pumpkins, 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. Runners will start in groups of 25 every 15 minutes. Race packets will be mailed directly to participants and masks will be required in the core race area and every building. 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. Please 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 from the River Trail Nature Center. Time: 2 p.m.

Woodland Family Hike

Oct. 10-11 & 17-18

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468


Families with children 4 and older can enjoy a fall color hike around Meadow Lake. Learn how plants transform during the fall and take home a colorful memento of a special time among the trees. Hikes begin and end in the Children’s Garden. Strollers are welcome. Times: 11 a.m. to noon or 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: $17, including arboretum admission. RR, MD

Virtual Glass Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 14-18


The Morton Arboretum’s 10th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch has been adapted to an online format due to large gathering restrictions in Illinois. A stunning array of handblown glass pumpkins will be available for purchase online, with in-person pick up at the Thornhill Education Center parking lot. A link to the sale will be available on the website on Oct. 14.

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

Join the library for this virtual Halloween party. Dress up in costume and listen to a special storytime. Pick up a Halloween craft bag during the week of Oct. 26. Please include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation. Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.