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Trunk or Treat Event

Christ Church in Lake Forest is hosting a safe and socially distanced “Trunk or Treat” event for families on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The church’s parking lot will be transformed into a neighborhood of trunks ready to give kids a treat.

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STEM Fest Has Plenty of Activities in October

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest offers many free virtual events through October, as well as in-person workshops and a live online celebration.

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Free English Classes for Adults

Free English classes for adults are being offered at Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley Street in Mundelein. For more information, please call: 847-949-2200 ext. 1399.

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Stevenson Move-A-Thon: Get Started and Get Moving!

Monday, October 5th – Monday, October 19th

The Stevenson Move-A-Thon is a fun, virtual way to keep moving and support students and families with limited resources. Walk, bike, run, dance, or play for 125 minutes or more each week of the event. Together, we can stay healthy and positively impact our Stevenson community.

Getting started is easy and we’re here to help! Sign up as an individual, family, or socially-distant team. Move however, whenever, and wherever you like. In less than 20 minutes a day, you’ll reach your goal. Individuals who raise $125 or more will earn Move-A-Thon swag.

Join fellow participants in ensuring bright futures for students and families here at Stevenson. Visit to learn more and register.

Move-A-Thon proceeds benefit programs like Kids in Need (KIN)Stevenson: One Family, and Stevenson to College (S2C).

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Snowmobile Safety Course

Countryside Fire Protection District in partnership with the ILDNR will present a snowmobile safety course on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vernon Hills High School.

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Fall Offerings at the Center for Gifted/Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity

The Center for Gifted/Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity is offering in-person remote learning supervision and support. It is also offering in-person small group sessions for social interaction and friend group programs covering a variety of course topics. All classes are maximum 10 children and follow specific public health guidelines.

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Vernon Hills Park District Fall Newsletter

The Park District has planned many family special events for the fall. Safety is their top priority in providing activities for the community. Click here to read the park district’s newsletter.

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Adler Center Offers Virtual and In-person Classes

The Adler Arts Center is currently enrolling new students for virtual or in-person music lessons in piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, electric base, saxophone, violin, viola and cello.  Join a virtual group art class and explore comic books, Dia de los Muertos, and Fantasy Makeup.  Get ready for Halloween with a virtual family workshop in face painting and/or Dia de los Muertos.    

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Girl Scouts Drive Thru Event: Sept. 12

You’re invited to a fun drive thru to learn more about the Girl Scouts. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 650 N. Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills.

Cook Memorial Library Has a New Service Model

It’s back to school time again. Everything looks a little different this year and that’s as true at the library as it is at school. Here are a few things to expect when you visit.