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Local arts and entertainment: Oct. 14 through Oct. 21

The Oct. 16 Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin 7 p.m. at the Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen. Deborah Spertus will give a demonstration working with the fascinating medium of alcohol inks. Her abstract work is meant to evoke emotions. She will have alcohol ink and small pieces of paper for participants to experiment with and try out the medium.
The Oct. 16 Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin 7 p.m. at the Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen. Deborah Spertus will give a demonstration working with the fascinating medium of alcohol inks. Her abstract work is meant to evoke emotions. She will have alcohol ink and small pieces of paper for participants to experiment with and try out the medium.

Daily

• 27th Annual Pumpkin Fest – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 through Oct. 31 (including Columbus Day), Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm located at 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport. General admission tickets include more than 30 unlimited attractions, including five play areas, tire mountain, farm animals to pet and feed, Siegel’s Sports Zone, duck races, Trolley, Spooky Spiral, hayrack ride, u-pick pumpkin field, haunted barn, train rides and two cornfield mazes. Visit OurPumpkinFarm.com.

Ongoing

Count Kuhajda's Haunted Haus 2019 – 1112 N Nicholson St., Joliet. Free front and backyard walk-through haunt. 30 characters, many animated ,and a graveyard of hand-built tombstones all built by us. The front yard features traditional Halloween themes, the side yard features a demon bar with an introduction from the bartender. The backyard haunt is devoted to Universal classic films and science fiction, and also features animated house band "The Dead Beats." Kid friendly. No actors. Donations accepted for 1Pet1Vet. Visit Count Kuhajda's Haunted House on Facebook.

• Domum Diaboli Haunted House – 411 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood. Visit Domum Diaboli Haunted House on Facebook.

• Hayride of Horror and Curse of the Bayou – 7 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays in Lockport. Hayride, outdoor movies, haunted maze. Concessions available. Tickets can be purchased at hayrideofhorror.com or curseofthebayou.com.

• Hellgate Haunted House – Lockport. Visit hellsgate.com.

• Stateville Haunted Prison – 17250 S. Weber Rd. Lockport. 44 terrifying rooms, more than 200 convicts and creatures and over 40 minutes locked inside the prison. Visit statesvillehauntedprison.com.

Oct. 14

• Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also Oct. 21 and 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Line Dancing: Advanced – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; also Fridays and Oct. 21, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. No partner required. For beginner classes and more information, Visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Not So Scary Hayride – noon to 3 p.m.; also Oct. 20, Dellwood Park, 199 E. Woods Drive, Lockport. Friendly characters, hayride, games, face painting, music. Kids. Costumes encouraged. Buy tickets at hauntpay.com.

• ABRACADABRA Live on Tour – 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Featuring five world-class magicians/illusionists/escape artists/sleight- of-hand specialists along with dancers/visual artists. For tickets, visit RialtoSquare.com.

• Wendy’s Cruisers – 5 to 9 p..m; also Oct. 21, , Wendy’s, Morris. Weather permitting. Antique vehicles, live music, Contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or willis824@comcast.net.

Oct. 15

• Golden Agers – Noon to 4 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. Play cards and dice. Visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit 
midwestcrossroad.org.

• Art of Illinois – Gallery Seven, Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. Special exhibit by Illinois artists during month of October. For gallery hours, call 815-483-4310 or visit galleryseven.net.

• Galileo" – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Junior College, Herbert Trackman Planetarium, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Free. All shows at the Trackman Planetarium start with a trip through the current sky introducing the planets, stars and constellations. For information, call Art Maurer, planetarium director, at 815- 280-2601.

Oct. 16

Lemont Artists Guild meeting – 7 p.m., Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen.  Deborah Spertus will give a demonstration working with the fascinating medium of alcohol inks and will have alcohol ink and small pieces of paper for participants to try out the medium.Call Liz Connelly at 815-341-1145 or visit lemontartistsguild.org or spertusstudios.com.

Oct. 17

• WriteOn Joliet Welcomes Bestselling Humorist James Finn Garner – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road. Garner will discuss his writing and sign books. Adult critique group. New members and all genres welcome, as are readers looking to connect with local authors. Visit writeonjoliet.com.

• "Fall of the House of Usher" – 7 p.m.; also Oct. 18; and 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., Oct. 19, Lockport Township Building, 1463 Farrell Road, Lockport. Modernized take on the Edgar Allan Poe classic. Produced by Limestone Stage in Lockport. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Special effects may include strobe lights and fog. Tickets are $10 for 7 p.m. shows and $15 for the midnight show. Discounts for group sales available. Purchase at eventbrite.comor 815-905-2789. For more information, or to purchase tickets, email Limestonestage@gmail.com.

• "Hocus Pocus" – 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. With the help of a magical cat, kids steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. $5. PG. For tickets, visit RialtoSquare.com.

• Joliet Ski Club – 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 00 S, 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet. Visit jolietskiclub.org.

• “Ready, Aim, Fire!” registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 19, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Work on your archery skills as well as how to safely use basic archery equipment. Practice using compound bows to shoot blunt arrows at a target. Free; ages 12 to 17. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

• “Zombie Apocalypse Archery" registration deadline – Event is 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 19, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Put your archery skills to work protecting the forest preserve from a zombie apocalypse. Learn the basics of archery. Then practice shooting at targets at the archery range. Free; ages 18 or older. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

Oct. 18

• Little Goblins Activity Room – 5 to 8 p.m.; also 2 to 5 p.m.. Oct. 19, Timbers of Shorewood, Elms Community Room, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Games, crafts will take place, refreshments. $3. Age 12 and under. Benefits Alzheimer's Association. Call 815-609-0669 or visit timbersofshorewood.com.

• Halloween Hallow – 4 to 8 p.m. (carnival only), noon to 8 p.m. (Oct. 19), and 1 to 5 p.m. (Oct. 20), Yunker Park, 10824 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Parking: $5 per vehicle. Carnival, Halloween-themed fireworks (Saturday), straw maze, horse rides, face painting, games (kids), contests, food vendors. Visit mokenapark.com.

• 2019 St. Mary Immaculate School Trunk or Treat – 5:30 to 8 p.m., ST. Mary Immaculate Parish School 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. $5 per person or 420 per family. Includes trunk or treating, DJ, inflatable obstacle course, crafts, photo booth. Food and raffle tickets available for purchase.

• Frankenstein’s Kiddie Carnival – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prairie Activity and Recreation Center, 24550 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield. Games, crafts, costume contest (ages 2 to 5 and ages 6 to 10), movie. Concessions available. Register at plfdparks.org.

• Pumpkin and Spice Bunco night– 6:30 p.m., Lockport American Legion Post 15052 Archer Road Ave., Lockport. $20. Benefits Bridges to a New Day, free domestic violence program in Will County for 15 years. Raffle for three Kate Spade purses and other raffle baskets. Register at bridgestoanewday.org or call 815-838-2690.

• Galowich Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat – 7 to 8:30 p.m., 749 Houbolt Road
Joliet. Also games. Visit jolietmca.org.

• Annual Romeoville Scarecrow Contest deadline – Entries displayed during Halloween Fest on Oct. 25. Register at bit.ly/vorscarecrowcontest.

Oct. 19

• Chicagoland Speedway’s Trunk-or-Treat & Holiday Hustle 5k – 8 a.m. to noon, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. Trick-or-treating ($10 per person) Holiday Hustle 5k and 1-Mile Stroll, child and adult costume contests, car decorating contest, fall photo opportunity, pictures with Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane, food trucks, face painting. All Proceeds Generated from the Event to Benefit Chicagoland Speedway’s Charitable Entity R.A.C.E. which will in turn, Support the JTHS Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Register for the Santa Celebration 5K at ChicagolandSpeedway.com/TrunkOrTreat. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Palya at PR@ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

• Mega Music Rummage Sale – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., University of St. Francis, St. Clare Campus, 1550 Plainfield Road, Joliet, Donated LPs, compact discs, cassettes, sheet music, music books, musical instruments, stereo equipment and more. Free admission. Early bird admission at 8 a.m. is a $10 donation. Prices for items begin at 25 cents. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the nonprofit radio station facilities and equipment. For more information, call WCSF-FM 88.7 at 815-740-3697 or visit wcsf.fm.

• Morris Community YMCA Trunk-or-Treat – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Morris Grade School parking lot. Also bounce house and face painting. Visit jolietmca.org.

• The Spirit of All Hallows Eve – 3 and 7 p.m.; also 1 p.m., Oct. 20, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Halloween lore comes to life on stage. Travel back in time and visit ancient Egypt, Celtic druids and the first settlers in American, each weaving their own superstitions into the holiday celebrated today. Call 815-724-3761 or visit bipark.org.

Oct. 20

• Self-paced 'Woods Walk' program – Through Nov. 30, Hikers who complete seven of 10 designated trails at the Forest Preserve District of Will County will receive a collector’s medal. This year's trail trips vary in length from 0.7 to 3.47 miles. For information and log, visit bit.ly/woodswalk2019.

Oct. 21

• "The Legacy Continues" – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Oct. 25, Lewis University,Oremus Fine Arts Center, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Exhibit by Chicago Society of Artists. Email Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at swainna@lewisu.edu.

• The Photography of the late William Uznanski – Lemont Center for the Arts Gallery, 1243 State St., Suite 101, Lemont. Work spans more than 25 years. Exhibit runs through Oct. 27. Email lemontcenterarts@gmail.comor 630-243-7375.

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