1. NAPERVILLE PUMPKIN RACE October 27 • Rotary Hill In Naperville NAPERVILLE–Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will be hosting the Third Annual Naperville Pumpkin Race on October 27, 2018. Similar concept to a Boy Scout pinewood derby race, Turning Pointe students create Race Kits that contain all that is needed to get your pumpkin moving. Our students gain vocational experience as they assemble the kits- and you get the wheels to race your friends! The festivities Start at 1pm at Rotary Hill in Downtown Naperville. Join us for Pumpkin Racing, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Costume Contest and more! Pumpkin Race Kits available for purchase. www.turningpointeautisfoundation.org
Sean Hayes Releases Children’s Book, Signing at Anderson’s Bookshop • Nov 27 • 7pm NAPERVILLE–Television and Broadway star Sean Hayes, a Glenbard West high School grad, is returning to his earlier roots this fall when he visits the area in celebration of Hayes’ new project: his new picture book, Plum, written with co-author and husband, Scott Icenogle. The event will be a special book signing event in support of their debut title. Photo and book signing line only. Tickets required, available exclusively at PlumAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665
3. ALL HALLOW’S EVE October 19 & 20 • Naper Settlement NAPERVILLE–Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with haunting creatures, eerie entertainment, and must-see horrors! With over 20 haunt experiences for brave souls to explore, this spine tingling fun is a must for any lover of ghosts, Halloween, and all things spooky! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. www.napersettlement.org
4. CAL'S ANGELS 'GIVE CANCER THE BOOT' LADIES LUNCHEON October 14 • Wheaton WHEATON–It’s time to brush off your favorite boots, dress them up or down and support pediatric cancer! Cal's Boots Luncheon will be held Sunday, October 14 from 11-2 pm at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. This event includes lunch, raffles, entertainment, fall fashions, prizes and more! This fun relaxed afternoon supports our mission of granting WISHES, raising AWARENSS, and funding RESEARCH. Gather your girlfriends and sign up today! www.calsangels.org/luncheon
5. OMIGOD, OMIGOD, YOU GUYS! LEGALLY BLONDE IS NOW PLAYING AURORA–Speaking of fabulous, Chicago newcomers Casey Shuler and Gerald Caesar will make their respective Paramount debuts as the idealistic and precocious protagonist, Elle Woods, and her earnest love interest, Emmett Forrest. With an A-list cast and design team, and music director and conductor Kory Danielson leading the 13-person Paramount orchestra, audiences can look forward to a super fresh take on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, bursting with big heart, bigger dance numbers and a lot of laughs. Legally Blonde runs through October 21: Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Single tickets are $36 to $69. For tickets and information visit www.paramountaurora.com, (630) 896-6666.