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Things to do around Hinsdale this weekend, Oct. 25-27

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Double, double, toil and trouble, Halloween events abound and bubble into our top 10 picks of things to do around Hinsdale this weekend, which range from family festivals to scary movies, plus other theater, shopping and musical events to check out. For a complete listing of events, visit hinsdale.suntimes.com/calendar.
 
 
1. Halloween Party, 6:30 p.m. Friday

Featuring Franky's $2 draft beer and Casper's friendly pizza. Costumes optional. Coulter Post 1941, 900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange.

 

2. Pumpkin Fest, 6:30 p.m. Friday

Celebrate fall with games, treats and a costume contest. Gower West School, 7650 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook. Free.

 

3. 'Wizard of Oz,' 7 p.m. Friday

Catch the classic tale of a young farm girl named Dorothy as she gets caught in a twister that takes her to the magical and surprising land of Oz. Performances scheduled through Oct. 26. Curtains open at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Timothy Christian School Huizenga Auditorium, 188 Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. $10-$14.

 

4. 'The American Scream,' 7 p.m. Friday

A screening and discussion of the 2012 documentary that follows three families as they transform their homes into haunted houses. 91 minutes. Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. Free.

 

5. Harvest of Crafts Sale, 9 a.m. Saturday

An annual craft sale. For more information, call 708-865-1282. Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd., Westchester.

 

6. Day of the Dead, 1 p.m. Saturday

Tweens in grades five to eight will learn how to decorate sugar skulls. Registration required. La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange. Call 708-352-0576. Free.

 

7. Inaugural Great Pumpkin Fest, noon Saturday

This brand-new festival features an adult and kids costume contest, seasonal beer, wine and cider and food provided by Lemon Tree Grocer/Zest Bistro. Any adult with a costume gets a free $5 food coupon. Admission includes free access to the kids zone for ages 12 and under, which includes carnival games, a Halloween bounce house, face painting and a 2:30 p.m. costume contest. For tickets and more information, visit www.lemontreegrocer.com/pumpkinfest. Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58. Runs until midnight. Downtown Parking Deck, Curtiss Street and Mochel Drive, Downers Grove. $5; free for children under 12.

 

8. Clarendon Hills/Hinsdale/Burr Ridge CROP Walk 2013, 1 p.m. Sunday

The walk to fight hunger, which begins and ends at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Registration begins at 1 p.m. For more information, visit CROPWalk.org. Proceeds will help bring clean water to underdeveloped countries. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. Free.

 

9. Classical Guitar Favorites, 2 p.m. Sunday

Local musician and guitar teacher Brian Riggs will perform classical music with his guitar. Registration required. La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange. Call 708-352-0576. Free.

 

10. Friends of the Oak Brook Public Library Evergreen Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday

The Merling Trio will be performing works by Brahms/Hermann, Dvorak, Smetana and Haydn. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. Free.

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