A new season change is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do in the city and online. Here’s an overview of five activities that we found particularly appealing.

Remember: limited capacity, timed access, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so check the details before finalizing your plans!

Trick-or-Treat in Evanston at Central Street Trick-or-Treat

Stroll along Evanston’s charming Central Street and Trick-or-Treat at local businesses! Featuring a Jamberry Music children’s concert, a costume parade and arts and crafts at the Evanston Art Center.

Date: Sat, Oct 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For free
Location: Central Street, Evanston
More information: facebook.com

Discover handmade goods at the Fall Frenzy Gift and Craft Fair

Craft connoisseurs flock to Skokie this weekend for the Fall Frenzy Gift and Craft Fair hosted by the Skokie Park District. Whether you’re looking for a fall gift for a friend or a unique craft for a family member, this event has it all!

Date: Sat, Oct 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For free
Location: Oakton Community Center, Skokie
More information: skokieparks.org

Get spooked at Pumpkins in the Woods

Can’t wait for Halloween before the terrifying festivities begin? Fear not, there will be a lot of ghoulish merriment this weekend at Hubbard Woods Park, where a pumpkin patch will appear, complete with carnival games, a DJ, costumes and pumpkin decorations!

Date: Fri 22 Oct
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For free
Location: Hubbard Woods Park, Winnetka
More information: winpark.org

Enjoy roller skating at Spooky Skate

This weekend, come to Spooky Skate, a Halloween themed roller-skating event hosted by the Glencoe Park District. Bring your own skates or rent some while you enjoy a “creepy good time”.

Date: Fri 22 Oct
Time: 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM
Cost: from $15
Location: Watts Ice Center, Glencoe
More information: glencoeparkdistrict.com

Virtual: Solve a historical mystery with Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence

Discover the mysterious story of Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer who tried to circumnavigate the world before her sudden disappearance. Now, many decades later, evidence of her fate has surfaced in this gripping film.

For free
Location: Online
More information: watchdocumentaries.com