The Libertyville elementary school broke the school record and collected 302 lbs of candy for troops and local organizations.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Libertyville Sports Complex held its annual Halloween Fest on Oct. 27.
Hundreds of Libertyville trick-or-treaters had the opportunity to celebrate Halloween a little early at the annual Halloween Fest, hosted by the Libertyville Sports Complex. The event offered face painting, hay rides, dancing and fun, as well as a themed train ride through the complex. Kids of all ages even had the opportunity to try out the Complex's Climbing wall in costume. The Libertyville Sports Complex offers year round sports and activities for families and children. Their winter catalog will be arriving in residents' mailboxes around the end of November.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Garlic might keep a scary Halloween vampire away, but how do you escape the 24/7 news cycle?
Courtesy of www.Jan-Leasure.com
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year! When else can kids and adults alike let loose, wear strange and scary costumes and decorate their homes with giant spiders? Any other time of year, you would be considered “that family” in the neighborhood! But how much do you really know about this spooky holiday? Here are some fun facts with which to delight your friends: Halloween dates back more than 2,000 years! Nov. 1st was Samhain (SAH-win), which was the day Celtic people celebrated New Year’s Day! The night before Samhain (now Halloween), spirits and demons were said to walk the earth. Celts were said to dress in costumes and walk the streets performing silly acts for food and drink! Orange & black are Halloween colors because orange …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
From trick-or-treating to haunted houses to Patch-sponsored Halloween contests, we've got plenty of ideas on how to make the most of your Halloween weekend.
Haunted houses. Trick-or-treating. Jack-o'-Lanterns. The Halloween weekend is spookily close and there is plenty happening in Libertyville and throughout the Chicago suburbs to satisfy all ages. Below is a list of Halloween happenings. Let us know in the comments below what we missed and what you are looking forward to this Halloween! Trick-or-treating and pumpkins: The best area pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating hours in Libertyville. Libertyville Halloween events Contests: Upload your photos to Patch for chances to win. Haunted houses worth checking out in around the Chicago suburbs. Halloween tips and advice: Healthy Halloween treat options, what to do with leftover candy and six Halloween traditions worth starting.
Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend. Trick or Treat on MainStreet Residential Halloween Trick or Treat Adler Center Faculty Concert Series Dracula! Halloween Fun at the Park District Film Noir Scare Up Some Halloween Magic at the Library Business Trick or Treat "Haunted Square” at Lake Forest's Market Square Lake Bluff History Museum’s Cottontail Club Speakeasy & Casino Midwest Young Artists Fall Youth Music Concert at Northwestern Wine Tasting
Keep the kids safe and having fun while trick or treating this Halloween.
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach and weekly contributor to Patch.com. She’s the founder of ChocolateCakeClub.com and ChocolateCakeMoments.com both sites dedicated to helping busy families have more fun together. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on ABC Chicago, WGN TV, and NBC Chicago. When she’s not working, she is CFO (Chief Fun Officer) for her family. It’s almost time to trick or treat! My kids are excited and looking forward to Halloween night. To keep Halloween night fun though, everyone needs to stay safe. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your kids have a happy Halloween. For more easy and creative Halloween family fun activities and ideas, visit my blog. Have adult supervision. Walk with your kids if you don’…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Libertyville expert advises staying away from the added sugars in popular Halloween candy.
Passing out Halloween treats does not have to mean sugar overload for our children, according to Josh Rager, registered dietitian at Advocate Condell Wellness Services. Many healthier options such as popcorn, fruit, and trail mix can be bought or made for trick-or-treat bags. “You can get up to 4 grams of fiber out of a half cup of trail mix, depending on the brand,” Rager said. “And popcorn typically has 1.5 grams of fiber per cup, and basically has no sugar whatsoever.” Rager says while buying Halloween candy watch for added sugars, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavorings, food dyes, and portion sizes. As a dietitian, he tells people to stay under 40 grams of total added sugars, those not naturally occurring in…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Ghouls, zombies and vampire Halloween costumes are popular this year.
“Zombies area always good,” said Ami Flores at JJ Blinker's costume shop in Antioch, of the popular Halloween costume choices this year. Other popular options this year? Scary clowns, flappers, trendy Morphsuits and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not so popular? Charlie Sheen masks. Flores said the store hasn’t gotten any requests for a mask of the infamous actor. At The Costume Shop in Waukegan, classic getups like gangsters, kings and queens, prisoners and vampires are among the most favored costumes. “We do all kinds of vampires. The most popular stuff is always the Dracula, not just with a cape, but the Bram Stoker’s Dracula dressed in 1800s stuff,” said Audrey Fernandez of The Costume Shop. According to Party City, zombies have …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum needs your entries now
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize? Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three day, two night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your kid, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Full rules are here. …