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5-9 p.m. Zombie Scramble,
Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St.
The Evanston Recreation Division presents the second annual Zombie Scramble,
a two- to four-mile course where participants attempt to outwit and outrun “zombies.” The goal is to finish the course with all “lives” intact. Both family-friendly and adult-only waves will be held.
9 a.m. – Noon Trick or Treat Trot, Centennial Park, Sheridan Road at Clark Street
The whole family is invited to Centennial Park for the third annual Evanston Trick or Treat Trot. This event features something for the whole family, including a 6K run for adults and kids’ runs of varying, age-appropriate distances for anyone under 12.
Chip-timed certified 6K course The fastest 6k in Illinois Costumes are encouraged
Awards go to top three overall M/F and top three in five-year-age divisions
$40/adults; $10/kids. www.signmeup.com/106311; race day registration available
The fun begins at 9 a.m. on, Oct. 25 at Centennial Park in Evanston with out-and-back courses for children of 100 meters, one-quarter mile and one mile, depending on the child’s age. After the kids’ races, adults have the chance to participate in a 6K at 9:45. Runners will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful fall colors as they run along the Lakefront Path and through Northwestern University’s campus in this unique distance event.
7 p.m. The day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos:
Mexican Traditions of Remenbrance, Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Mexicans celebrate the Día de los Muertos the first two days of November, a tradition that has survived the passage of time throughout Mexico and beyond.
Dr. Hector Carrillo of Northwestern University takes participants on a multimedia journey as he explores how Mexican cultures of remembrance have transformed the mourning for the dead into a romantic and nostalgic celebration of life for Americans of all backgrounds.
Features clips from recent “Day of the Dead” themed films. Funded by the BigRead and Latino Americans 500.
6-8 p.m. Halloween Party,
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
The fun includes games, exotic balloons, face painting and refreshments. Try to recognize the staff dressed in costume. There will be a story hour, arts and crafts from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The fun house will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. Ages: 4-12 Free
Oct. 30 & 31
The Fairy Tail Trail at the
Evanston Womans’ Club, 1702 Chicago Avenue.
9-11 a.m., Fall Festival
at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, Oak Avenue at University Place Costumes are welcome, and kids can decorate one little pumpkin and guess the weight of Jack and Jill at the annual celebration.
Free. For kids under 12.
10 a.m., Trick or Treat
Trot for Tails Walkathon Centennial Park, Clark Street at Sheridan Road
The Trick or Treat Trot for Tails Walkathon is a fundraiser for the Evanston Animal Shelter Association. Registration and donation forms are available at evans
11 a.m., Halloween Storytime and Costume Parade,
Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch of the Library
Kids are invited to come for a ghoulishly good story and afterward to prance and parade in festive garb. It will be spooktacular.
4-7 p.m. Official Trick or Treat Hours
7-9 p.m. Halloween Skating
Party, Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
Halloween Skate on the Studio Rink.
Admission and skate rental are free for those in costume. For safety, admission is limited to the first 50 skaters. All ages welcome.
4-6 p.m. Day of the Dead
Celebration at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
A celebration with the Academy of Mexican Dance & Music. Mexican food for sale, free interactive arts stations where families can create ofrendas and a costume parade for all ages.