Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Navy Pier, Chicago)
As the only fair of its kind in the United States open to the public, ChiTAG Fair returns to Navy Pier in Chicago, the world’s top city for toy and game inventors, for a weekend of fun-filled discovery, interactive events, and of course, play.
Thanksgiving Dance Party” to Benefit St. Francis Xavier Food Pantry (Jo’s Footwork Studio, Western Springs)
For a donation of a canned good or non-perishable item (peanut butter, soup, rice, etc) or five dollars in cash, per party, the individual will have a choice of participating in three different dance parties: Jazz Dance Party, PomDance Party, or Frozen Dance Party.
Beachcombers (Wonder Works Children’s Museum, Oak Park)
An ocean beach comes to Wonder Works! You can sift sand for small shells, take home a shell collection, make shell crafts, hunt for fossil shark teeth, play with plastic and plush sea life, and touch and talk about preserved shells, sea stars, corals and other sea life found on ocean beaches.
Gobble Gobble! It’s a Holiday Movie in the Park (Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center, Glen Ellyn)
Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, we’re having our first indoor movie on the turf at Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center. It’s the greatest turkey movie of all time, FREE BIRDS. This fun family comedy tells the story of two rival turkeys who travel back in time to prevent their own kind from becoming a savory Thanksgiving tradition. Free popcorn will be available for all of our moviegoers.
Turkey Shoot (Darien Park District Community Center)
Lace up those basketball shoes and join them this fall for a holiday free throw contest! This competition will be for children ages 6-12 and shooters will be split up by age group. Prizes will be given out to the top finishers! This is a FREE event but pre-registration is required.
Holly Days Gift Bazaar (Westmont Park District)
All your Christmas gifts can be purchased under one roof at the annual Holly Days Gift Bazaar! There is something for everyone. From beautiful handmade items, one of a kind ornaments, to home-based businesses, you’re sure to find it here.
Recreation Center Gym Floor Grand Reopening (Western Springs)
All are invited to come and enjoy fun and games with the reopening of the Recreation Center’s newly renovated gym!
Turkey Shoot (Western Springs Recreation Center)
Test your skill and win flavorful Thanksgiving items at the Recreation Department’s annual free throw basketball competition. Participants will play “Around the World” for points and win gift certificates.