This Month in Evanston (October 2019)

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Happy October, Welcoming fall, Hot chocolate and Cider, Apple picking and Pumpkin Patches- it is easy to get in the mood in Evanston!

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Get Registered for the Zombie Scramble - being held November 2

The Evanston Recreation Division presents the 6th annual Zombie Scramble event. The event is a 2-mile course where participants attempt to outwit and outrun "zombies." Your goal? Finish the course with all of your "lives" intact. Admission is $20. To receive the early bird fee of $15, register before October 11. More information about the Zombie Scramble can be found at 



Official Evanston Trick-or-Treat — Oct. 31

Evanston's official trick-or-treat hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on  October 31.


Fall Fest - October 15

Fall Fest is packed with fun, seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. Try your hand at carving pumpkins, eating caramel apples, and playing games. This event will be held at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5. Please preregister for the event at

Trunk or Treat - October 25

Firetrucks, police cars, and other awesome City of Evanston vehicles will take part in our first trunk (trick) or treat event. Held in the Chandler-Newberger parking lot off Central Street, young trick-or-treaters can see how City of Evanston vehicles dress up for Halloween! After your stroll through the parking lot, join us in the Chandler-Newberger Center for our indoor playground, snacks, and craft activities. This event, for children ages 5 and under and their families, will take place Friday, October 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Register ahead at

Main-Dempster Mile Spooky Saturday - October 26

Kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy trick-or-treat with the merchants of the Main-Dempster Mile while stopping at special events along the way. Spooky Saturday will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Bug-a-Boo Non-Scary Halloween Walk - October 26

Join Ecology Center staff for our annual Halloween event to highlight the creatures that call the North Shore Channel home. You’ll meet these characters (costumed volunteers) outside as you travel around the Ladd Arboretum and enjoy activities and snacks at the Ecology Center. This event is for children ages 2-10 and their families. Admission is $5 resident, $7 non-resident. Please register for a start time at


Now for the Non-Spooky Fall Events

WCE (Women’s Club of Evanston) Revue - Dance Workshop- October 20

On Sunday, October 20th 5:30 pm to 8:00pm at 1702 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 on the WCE Clubhouse Stage you can ask for more information or register for FREE to everyone at


WCE  - Dreams Delivered dress donations - MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY - October 26

On Saturday, October 26th from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Indian Hill Train Station. Address: 111 North Green Bay Road, Winnetka , IL  60093 Prom dresses can be dropped of for the Dreams Delivered dress donation drive.

According to the Women’s Club of Evanston’s website “Dresses should be “new or nearly new," preferably three (3) years old or less, or a classic, “timeless” design.  Keep in mind the girls are looking for age-appropriate prom styles they see in the stores. We do not accept men's tuxedos or suits.”

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