Fun Things To Do in October

As the air becomes brisk and the leaves turn orange and red, we know autumn is upon us. Here in Glen Ellyn there are many events to be a part of as Halloween draws near. Within the numerous activities held this October, we came across four that stood out to us that we are eager to share with the student body of GBW. Also, an exciting bonus activity coming in November will be recognized, but you’ll have to wait until the end of the article to find out!

  1. Two fun and free Halloween movies will be shown at the Glen Art Theatre this October. The movie Monsters vs. Aliens was shown 10:30 a.m. on October 13th, and Hotel Transylvania 3 will be at 10:30 a.m. on October 20th. These two movies will be great activities for the kids you babysit, and a trip down memory lane from yourself.  If you missed Monsters vs Aliens you can still check it out on Netflix!
  2. On October 21st from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., the Pumpkin Flotilla Fest will be hosted at Lake Ellyn Park. This year marks the 3rd annual Pumpkin Flotilla Fest for the Glen Ellyn community. The event will host live music, “Pumpkin Pitch” bean bag games, and the chance to watch a professional pumpkin carver create a masterpiece. Also, there will be a trackless train ride for young children, along with a slide and bouncy house. The many activities and decorations throughout Lake Ellyn Park will create photo opportunities for all. All this fun leads to the main event of the night: The Pumpkin Flotilla on the lake at dusk. The flotilla highlights the community-carved pumpkins that light up the lake and parade on the water as a show for everyone.
  3. The Halloween Festival and Parade will be held downtown Glen Ellyn on October 27th from 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event begin with the parade, commencing at Prairie Path Park and ending on Main Street. The children will march in the parade following the Glenbard West Drumline. After the wonderful opening, kids and families can trick-or-treat from store to store. Along with the trick-or-treating, there will be a Halloween craft area and live entertainment and music to enjoy.
  4. Finally, on Halloween Eve, a spooky storytelling with blackout poetry event will be held from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. This ghostly event will be held at the GE Public Library, where many children will watch videos on how to craft a “spectacular spooky story” and then will have the chance to create their own using blackout poetry.

And here is our special November event!

On November 27th, Sean Hayes, the Glenbard West alum- and his husband Scott Icenogle – will host a book signing for their new children’s book, Plum, at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. This book is inspired by The Nutcracker, about how the sugar fairy plum got her wings. Her mission is to save Christmas for all, in turn receiving an unexpected reward and hope to find the family she has always wished for. Make sure to support our Glenbard West alum, television and broadway star Sean Hayes, on his new picture book.