While there may by a chill in the air, things are still heating up all around the North Shore this weekend. Although a night at Scream Scene, may put a permanent chill in your bones! Looking for more warm-hearted fun? Then consider taking in a performance of the The Legend of Georgia McBride, pulling up a chair at the Farm Harvest Supper at Wagner Farm or help raise funds while hearing great music at Giving Rocks Unplugged. There’s also an Active Aging Expo, fort building and the Crow Island Fall Celebration for those seeking some more active fun!
Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21: 7 – 10 pm; Oct. 22 & 29: 7 – 9 pm; Oct. 28: 7 – 11 pm
Skokie Water Playground, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie
Rated as one of Illinois' best haunted houses, Scream Scene features more than 20 unique rooms. From crazed butchers to insane clowns, the faint of heart will not want any part of this “scene.” (Not recommended for children under 10. Also check out the behind the scenes "Lights On" event for the entire family.) Tickets: $12. For more info, click here.
The Legend of Georgia McBride
Oct. 13: 8 pm, Oct. 14: 2:30 & 8 pm; Oct. 15: 2:30 pm (Through Oct. 22)
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
A down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator must do what it takes to pay the bills – including stepping into some high heels. This heartwarming, music-filled comedy celebrates the unexpected path to finding your true voice. Tickets: $30 - $81. For more info, click here.
Historic Wagner Farm Harvest Supper
Oct. 14: Multiple Seatings: 5:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd., Glenview
Enjoy an evening of culinary delights as you explore the many foods and flavors of fall. Local chefs will prepare and serve a multi-course prix fixe dinner, sure to satisfy every foodie’s palate. Ticket price includes three specially-prepared cocktails. Wine and beer available for purchase. $125 per person. For more info and menu details, click here.
Active Aging Expo, 50+
Oct. 14: 9 am – 1 pm
Hilton Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
The fourth annual Active Aging Expo features a wide range of activities geared to the mature set, including: health screenings, speaker sessions, entertainment, bingo, vendor booths, demonstrations and more. For more info, click here.
Oct. 14 & 15: 11 am – 4 pm
Lloyd Park, 799 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka
Join the Winnetka Park District and Tinkering School Chicago and learn how to use simple and natural materials for fort building! Children’s imaginations will come to life as they harness their creativity while enjoying the outdoors and creating amazing forts. Come out and forge lasting memories with your children and connect with nature during this social and collaborative project. All ages are welcome and participants can drop-in whenever they would like! Free. For more info, click here.
Crow Island Fall Celebration
Oct. 15: 2 – 5 pm
Crow Island Woods Park, 1140 Willow Rd., Winnetka
Come celebrate Fall and enjoy family-friendly nature activities. Tour the wooded paths along with a trained naturalist. earn how to make your yard more sustainable. Visit the Schmidt-Burnham Log House. For more info, click here.
Giving Rocks Unplugged ‘17
Oct. 15: 5 – 8 pm
Fields Infiniti, 2100 Frontage Rd., Glencoe
This is not your typical fundraising event - it's about family, community, and of course, the music. Featuring an amazing lineup of talent including Grammy nominated Matthew Santos, Will Tilson, Piper Phillips, Mark Wehner and Bernadette Kaup who all will be playing acoustically throughout the night. Also unique to a Giving Rocks event is necklace making, the lifeline of the foundation. Finally, the festivities will be topped off with delicious food catered by Depot Nuevo (included in the registration fee). Adults: $60; Students: $20. For more info, click here.