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See more than 6,000 handblown glass pumpkins at the Morton Arboretum’s Glass Pumpkin Patch Oct. 13-17.

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns: Gates open to ticketholders at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 13-17 and 20-24, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins will light up a “boo-tanical” trail during the annual Halloween event. Parking is free for garden members; nonmembers must pay a $20 fee in advance. chicagobotanic.org/halloween.

Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 13-17, at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. See more than 6,000 handblown glass pumpkins and other autumnal-themed designs and check out daily demonstrations by featured artists. The Glass Pumpkin sale begins at 1 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday. New in 2021, a Halloween tent features works of art to decorate the home and garden. Pumpkins and other art will only be sold these three days. The Glass Pumpkin Patch is included with timed-entry admission; tickets are not available at the gate. mortonarb.org.

Jack O’Lantern World: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 and 21; 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16; and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Journey through 15 themed worlds of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns designed by local artists, including Unicorn Universe, Dinosaur Den, Dragon of Fire and more. $20 for adults, $14 for kids 3-12 Thursday; $22 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 Friday through Sunday. thejackolanternworld.com.

Scarecrow Festival: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Memorial Park, Barrington. Pumpkin decorating, scarecrow-building, pony rides, face painting and more. Free admission. barrington-il.gov.

Deer Park Food Truck Series: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Food trucks will be located in front of Pottery Barn and Kendra Scott. Free admission and parking. shopdeerparktowncenter.com.

Goebbert’s Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 31, at 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, and 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. Both locations have animals, mazes, wagon rides, pig races and more. See websites for activity hours. Tickets are $17 on weekdays; $20 on weekends; and free for kids 2 and younger. goebbertspumpkinpatch.com for Pingree Grove and goebbertspumpkinfarm.com for South Barrington.

Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 31 at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago. Autumn-themed animal enrichment, music, pop-up bar, food, pumpkins for purchase and more. Free; tickets ($3 each, 10 for $27 or 20 for $51) are required for some events. lpzoo.org.

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NOW Arena

Dancers from the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance from Lakewood perform during a previous Northwest Celtic Fest. This year’s event happens Saturday, Oct. 2, at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.

Goebbert’s Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 31, at 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, and 40 W. Higgins in South Barrington. Both locations have animals, mazes, wagon rides, pig races and more. See website for activity hours. Tickets are $17 on weekdays; $20 on weekends; and free for kids 2 and younger. goebbertspumpkinpatch.com for Pingree Grove and goebbertspumpkinfarm.com for South Barrington.

Randall Oaks Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, Oct. 29, at Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 N. Randall Road, West Dundee. Weekend activities include a bonfire from noon to 5 p.m., animal shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., kids’ crafts and hayrides for $3 per person (free for ages 1 and younger). Pumpkins will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 for residents; $4.75 for nonresidents; and free for kids 1 and younger and U.S. military with ID. dtpd.org/randall-oaks-zoo.

Harmony Fest: 5-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Vail and Campbell streets, Arlington Heights. Live entertainment, food and drinks from local restaurants, kids’ zone and more. Music from Mike & Joe at 8:30 p.m. Friday and The Sofa Kings at 6:30 p.m., Petty Kings at 7:15 p.m. and 7th heaven at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Arlington Heights Special Events Commission. arlingtonhcc.com.

Oktoberfest at Buffalo Creek Brewing: 5 p.m. to close Friday, Oct. 1; noon to close Saturday, Oct. 2; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove. German-style beer and food, music, and contests including stein holding, barrel rolling, horseshoes and bags. Festivities will be held indoors and outside on the lawn and in the biergarten and tented pavilion. All ages are welcome. Free admission. buffalocreekbrewing.com.

Jack O’Lantern World: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Thursdays and select Wednesdays, Oct. 1-31, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Journey through 15 themed worlds of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns designed by local artists. $22 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 Fridays through Sundays; $20 for adults, $14 for kids 3-12 Wednesdays and Thursdays. thejackolanternworld.com.

Brothers’ Field Outdoor Movie Night: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Brothers’ Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Watch “The Princess Bride” on a 40-foot outdoor movie screen. $25 for a viewing square, which fits up to six people. Bring lawn chairs. www.brothersfieldlonggrove.com.

A Bushel of Apples Fall Fest 2021: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Food trucks, 20 beers on tap, release of A Bushel of Apples beer, family-friendly activities, fall photo booth and more. Music from Jim Green, Alex Hoffer and Erin Blanchette on Saturday and Jimmy Marquis, Willard Wilcox and Billy Nixon on Saturday. Free; benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.

Northwest Celtic Fest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Indoor, family-friendly event with live entertainment, Celtic food, children’s games, a Celtic Marketplace and a craft beer tasting. New this year is a Celtic-themed “after party” at the Hideaway Brew Garden, 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway. Bring a canned good item for local food pantries. Free admission and parking. facebook.com/NWCelticFest or hoffmanestates.org/celtic.

Palatine Jaycees Fall Back Brew Fest: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Palatine Aquatic Center parking lot, 340 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Sample over 100 beers and ciders, plus food trucks VIP admission starts at noon. $40 general admission includes 20 3-ounce drink tickets and a souvenir glass; $50 VIP admission includes 25 3-ounce drink tickets and a souvenir glass; designated driver tickets available. palatinejaycees.org/fall-back-brew-fest/.

BACT’s OaktoberFest: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Far Field Nature Preserve, County Line Road and Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills. The Barrington Area Conservation Trust planting day. Participants will plant native trees and shrubs, gather and resow native seeds, learn about Oak Wilt Disease, enjoy refreshments and activities and more. bactrust.org.

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Bears

Just days after Arlington Park held its final races on the historic track Saturday, the Chicago Bears reportedly are poised to announce they’ve reached a deal to purchase the 326-acre site in Arlington Heights.

The Chicago Bears reportedly have signed an agreement to purchase the Arlington Park property in Arlington Heights, putting the storied NFL franchise closer to building the state-of-the-art suburban stadium that founder George Halas first envisioned 46 years ago.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed the deal late Tuesday night, after it first was reported by The Athletic, which said the Bears would announce the news Wednesday morning.

“Tonight, the Bears informed us that they signed a purchase agreement for the Arlington Park property,” Lightfoot stated. “We are not surprised by this move. We remain committed to continuing the work to keep the team in Chicago and have advised the Bears that we remain open to discussions.”

Reached late Tuesday, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes declined to comment on the reported deal. When asked if the Bears might make an announcement as soon as Wednesday, Hayes said, “Well, we’ll see what happens.”

Spokespersons for the Bears and Arlington Park owners Churchill Downs Inc. did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Tuesday.

Arlington Park ran likely its final races Saturday, about seven months after Churchill Downs announced plans to sell the sprawling 326-acre property at Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road.

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BHS

From the Barrington High School Alumni Association (BHSAA):

“Homecoming weekend in Barrington will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. The theme is ‘Around the World’! Since we did not get to celebrate last year, we are encouraging the classes ending in 0, 5, AND 1, 6 to come home to Barrington for a wonderful reunion of our school years past. It will be time well spent and certainly a time where we could use a few laughs and some treasured companionship. The 2021 Homecoming Parade will have the Classes of 1970 and 1971 as the parade grand marshals, along with our valued BHSAA leaders, Don Thompson (’61) and Jim Potter (’65). Check out the slate of events listed below!

Alumni Legends 2021

BHS 2021

Please help us kick off homecoming weekend on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the annual Alumni Legends event! ‘Sweet Home Barrington’ will feature musical performances from the following four gifted BHS grads turned professional musicians: Eric Slingo (BHS’ 13)Anne Trenning (BHS ’83)David Mazzie (BHS ’80) and Inderjeet Sidhu (BHS ’86). The event starts at 7pm in the BHS auditorium and is sponsored by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Tickets are $10 each.

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Annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast

PancakesOn Saturday, Oct. 2 join us from 8am-Noon at Barrington High School for the Annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast! Carry on the tradition of eating pancakes at Homecoming! Encourage your family and friends to join you. Sponsored by the Barrington Football Quarterback Club. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.

Homecoming Parade

HomecomingThe BHS Homecoming Parade gets underway at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 2. All participants will leave from the METRA Station and march down Main Street to BHS. Alumni floats line up behind all the high school student entries, with the exception of the 50th Reunion Class which will take their place in the front of the parade. Alumni Floats must register with BHS. Call BHS at: 847-381-1400. The theme for the parade is ‘Around the World’.

Alumni Tailgate at Chessie’s

ChessiesFrom 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 2 join us at the annual BHSAA Tailgate Party for ALL alumni and friends. The tailgate will take place in the Chessie’s parking lot at 200 Applebee Street. A shuttle bus will be running from noon to 2pm from Chessie’s to Barrington Community Stadium.

Homecoming Football Game

BHS FootballThe Homecoming football game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1pm at Barrington Community Stadium. Come cheer on the Broncos as they take on Conant High School!

Stop by the 9/11 exhibit on display at BHS

911On Saturday, Oct. 2 alumni can stop by the Clair E. Smith Gallery at BHS to view the 9/11 exhibit, created by BHS alumnus Gary Suson. Suson served as the official FDNY Ground Zero photographer in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Attacks. In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, he worked with the school district to bring his rare images and artifacts to BHS. The exhibit features 100 Images and artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of Suson’s 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor’s prestigious “Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award. Tours are taking place in half hour increments.

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Please note, on Saturday night (Oct. 2) Reunion Classes plan their own events around the area. On Sunday morning (Oct. 3) many Reunion Classes plan a brunch or meet up for coffee at local sites.

*Please note, the Class of 1965 has canceled its reunion”

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Long Grove Apples

Expect to find a variety of caramel apples and treats during Long Grove Apple Fest this weekend.

Goebbert’s Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 31, at 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, and 40 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington. Both locations have animals, mazes, wagon rides, pig races and more. See website for activity hours. Tickets are $17 on weekdays; $20 on weekends and Columbus Day; and free for kids 2 and younger. goebbertspumpkinfarm.com

Long Grove Apple Fest: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Known for apple treats such as apple pies, doughnuts, caramel-dipped and candied apples, apple wine and sangria, the fest also features local artisans, a carnival and more. Music includes Sixteen Candles at 9 p.m. Friday; 7th heaven at 5 p.m., Charlie Foxtrot at 7 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus at 9 p.m. Saturday; and ARRA at 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, three-day pass is $10. Tickets available online or at the gate. longgrove.org/festivals/apple-fest.

Brothers Field Open: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Brothers’ Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Music, drinks at the Tiki Bar and games. www.brothersfieldlonggrove.com.

East Dundee Oktoberfest: 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee. Live music, German food, beer from D.C. Cobb’s, wine from Eastside Cafe, scarecrow display and contest, inflatables, Touch-A-Truck, beer stein-holding contest, best dressed Oktoberfest contest and more. Performances include Libido Funk Circus at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Boy Band Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. eastdundee.net.

Carpentersville Fall Fest: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave., Carpentersville. Music from Sixes & Sevens from 12:30-2 p.m., Chicago Loud 9 from 2:30-4 p.m., Libido Funk Circus from 5-7 p.m. and Hi Infidelity from 7:30-10 p.m. Craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lumberjack shows are tentatively scheduled for noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Kids Zone from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature Wings & Talons-Birds of Prey, hay rides, train rides, magic show, face painting and pumpkin decorating while supplies last. Touch-A-Truck from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be appearances by Captain America and Cinderella. Food vendors include Dukes Blues & BBQ, Dundee Lions Club, Ruthella’s New Orleans Cuisine, No Manches and La Illusion. carpentersvilletoday.com/carpentersville-fall-fest/.

Johnny Appleseed Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Williams and Brink streets, Crystal Lake. The 28th annual event features a variety of apple-flavored delights, apple pie baking contest and scarecrow-decorating contest. The Corner Boys will entertain in Depot Park and Northwest Highway will perform at Brink Street Market throughout the day. Children’s games, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin train, pumpkin bowling, giant slide, wagon rides and moonwalk. Craft fair in Depot Park. The Great Ball Race is at 3 p.m. on Brink Street. Free. downtowncl.org.

Randall Oaks Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Saturday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Oct. 29, at Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 N. Randall Road, West Dundee. Weekend activities include animal shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a bonfire from noon to 5 p.m., kids’ crafts and hayrides for $3 per person (free for kids 1 and younger). Pumpkins will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 for residents, $4.75 for nonresidents, and free for kids 1 and younger and U.S. military with ID. dtpd.org/randall-oaks-zoo.

Art in the Barn: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Route 22, Barrington. The 46th annual fine art show features more than 150 juried artists in all mediums, along with food and entertainment. $5 admission; free for kids 12 and younger and Good Shepherd health care workers. No pets. www.artinthebarn-barrington.com.

Deer Park Jazz and Wine Festival: 1-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Fine wine and craft beer will be available for purchase, cash only. Musical performances include the Jamaican Jazz Ensemble and the Frank Russell Band. Limited seating available. Free admission. shopdeerparktowncenter.com.

The Great Outdoors Beer Trail: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, 1520 Crystal Lake Road, Cary. Walk a one-mile partially wooded, paved trail while visiting regional brewers along the way. Other activities include bags, music and food from local food trucks. Advance ticket purchase required. $10-$50. mccd.me/gobeer21.

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rummage sale

Holiday décor will make up one department in a church filled with treasures at the 87th annual Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale Sept. 24-25.

Do you love a great find? Then come explore an array of affordable, quality items at this year’s Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale.

The much-anticipated sale returns to Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, on the southeast corner of Route 59, in Barrington from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25.

Masks will be required, social distancing will be stressed and the event will be following COVID precautions that are applicable at the time, which may include limiting the number of shoppers in some spaces.

For up-to-date notifications, visit barringtonumc.com/article/87th-annual-rummage-sale.

Great finds and treasures will fill an entire wing of the church and spill out into two tents. Thousands of clean, usable sale items will include clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, lamps, housewares, tools, sporting goods, linens, holiday items, crafts, fabrics, small furniture pieces, bikes, and lawn items. There will be no books, DVDs or CDs.

Among the many departments, you won’t want to miss the French Room, filled to the seams with carefully selected, high quality items such as china, jewelry, clothing, antiques and collectibles.

For information, to donate or to volunteer, call (847) 836-5540 or visit www.barringtonumc.com.

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Art in the Barn was started in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists met to develop a quality art event for the Barrington community.

What began as an art show with 30 artists and 1,500 attendees has grown to be one of the most iconic and highest quality art festivals in the Chicagoland area with up to 180 juried artists exhibiting their work. With more than 45 years of momentum, this beautiful event draws returning art lovers and new visitors from the surrounding area where they enjoy not only the exhibition and sale of fine art, but also music and entertainment, food from a variety of vendors, and children’s art.

Art in the Barn is one of the major fund-raisers for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital which has donated millions to the hospital. It is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital.”

Stop by Saturday or Sunday, September 25th-26th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 enter free.

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LG Apple fest

One of the largest Midwestern tributes to apple season will take place in historic downtown Long Grove once again when the 30th annual Apple Fest returns September 24th through September 26th.

The 2021 edition includes countless apple delicacies, everything from fresh apple cider donuts to apple wine. In addition, as always, there will be live music in multiple areas, family activities, and a classic carnival.

At the heart of Apple Fest are the vendors doling out local made, apple-inspired cuisine. In the past, Apple Fest has featured creative options, mouthwatering items like chocolate caramel apples, candy covered apples, apple wine, apple sangria, hard apple ciders, fresh apple cider donuts, spiced apple lattes, granny apple popcorn, green apple cotton candy, apple crisps, apple goat cheese dumplings, apple cheesecake, apple pie, cinnamon apple ice cream, apple sugar cookie, apple tempura, and much more. This year visitors can expect more of the same as well as other autumn favorites too.

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The 9th annual “The Hills Are Alive” family fun festival is Sunday from noon to 4 PM at Village Hall.

Goebbert’s Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 31, at 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, and 40 W. Higgins in South Barrington. Both locations have animals, mazes, wagon rides, pig races and more. See websites for hours. Oktoberfest at Pingree Grove Friday through Sunday features music from Semple Band, Two Hype Crew and more plus fireworks on Friday and Saturday. General admission tickets are $17 on weekdays; $20 on weekends, including Oktoberfest. $12 seniors and free for kids 2 and younger. Some activities cost extra. goebbertspumpkinfarm.com South Barrington.

West Dundee Heritage Fest: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in downtown West Dundee. Highlights include a business expo Friday through Sunday; fireworks at 8 p.m. Friday over the Fox River; music from Modern Day Romeos at 9 p.m. Friday and Hi Infidelity at 9 p.m. Saturday on the main stage downtown; food and drinks; Lions Heritage Fest 5K along the Fox River at 8 a.m. Saturday; art and craft fair on Saturday and Sunday along the Riverwalk; a car show on Saturday and Sunday on South Second Street; and a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday in downtown. wdundeeheritagefest.org.

Whispering Hills Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Whispering Hills Garden & Landscape Center, 8401 S. Illinois Route 31, Cary. Free activities, art and craft goods fair, food and live entertainment. Bring packaged food items to be donated to Crystal Lake Food Pantry. www.whisperinghillsnursery.com.

Deer Park Food Truck Series: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Food trucks will be located in front of Pottery Barn and Kendra Scott. Free admission and parking. For a food truck lineup, see shopdeerparktowncenter.com.

It’s Our River Day: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in Cornish Park, 101 S. Harrison St., Algonquin. Learn about local environmental, conservation and outdoor groups. Sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Village of Algonquin. Free. algonquin.org.

Elgin Short Film Festival: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Six short films will be shown and winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges. Audience members will cast their votes for their favorite film. Chamber Music on the Fox will perform. $9-$10. www.cityofelgin.org.

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Palatine Octoberfest

Games and activities for Family Day will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, including face painting, police and fire department displays, children’s raffle prizes and birdhouse building by Home Depot.

The Rotary Club of Palatine will hold its 13th annual Oktoberfest Friday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 19, on the corner of Smith and Slade streets in downtown Palatine, south of the Metra train station.

The event runs 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to this tented event that features authentic German music, food, beverages and activities for all ages.

“Everyone knows beer is a large component of any Oktoberfest celebration,” said Al Stoeckel, beer chairman. “There are a number of beers being poured this year — Krombacher pils, which is an imported full-flavored German pilsner — along with three great beers brewed locally at the Wild Onion Brewing Company in Lake Barrington: ‘Oktoberfest’ German style lager, ‘Hefty-Weiss’ Bavarian style hefe-weizen and kolsch, a crisp clean German ale.

“For the non-beer lover, we offer two different varieties of wine, merlot and pinot grigio, and from Wild Onion, a strawberry lemonade hard seltzer.”

The event will also feature authentic German food and offerings from vendors such as Morkes Chocolates, Tap House Grill, Lincoln Land Kettle Corn, the American Legion, Friends of the Rotary, Schnitzel Platz, Tre Amici Pizza and Kooker’s.

Musical entertainment will kick off Friday night with Die Musikmeisters from 5-8:30 p.m., followed by Phenix from 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday’s entertainment includes Ed Wagner’s Brass Band performing from 3:30-6 p.m., followed by Phenix from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

The musical lineup on Sunday features Die Musikmeisters on stage from noon to 2:30 p.m., followed by Johnny Wagner performing from 3-6 p.m.

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