Many, many years ago my favorite TV program was "Rocky the Flying Squirrel" and my favorite section of the show was the "Fractured Fairy Tales" narrated by Sir Edward Everett Horton. He was a famous character actor going way back to the 1930's, but his voice was always recognizable.
As October begins and autumn gets into full swing, Sauk Village and other communities are hosting several events celebrating fall, family and community.
HOMEWOOD | The village of Homewood hosts its annual Hobo Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the Rail Platform in the Homewood Rail Park, at Chestnut and Park Avenue.
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events will host its third annual Autumn Fest this weekend.
A Chilli Cook-Off contestant ladles up a serving of her creation.
Perri Senegal, of Homewood, picks the perfect pumpkin at last years' Fall Fest.
HOMEWOOD | The village of Homewood hosts the 13th annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Martin Avenue from Hickory to Ridge Road.
Attendees enter the Homewood Fall Fest last year.
CHICAGO | Canoeing adventures, a fishing derby, a farmers market and more will take place at Wolf Lake next week as part of a special event hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
CRETE | The Crete Park District has changed its venue for this year's Park-A-Palooza in response to community requests for more vendors and more music, the district announced in a news release.
The Bluz Brothers band is set to perform Aug. 23 at Park-A-Palooza at Crete Park on First Street in Crete.
As I’m typing this column, Lansing Autumn Fest is a few hours away. By the time you read this, two days of the fest will be past us. The event has definitely met the goal of bringing the community together. It’s a huge effort that takes an entire community.
Dave DiNoso's Traveling World of Reptiles will entertain children at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lansing Autumn Fest in downtown Lansing.
LANSING | The village is hosting its second annual Lansing Autumn Fest at Ridge Road and Henry Street for three days beginning Friday, and it's planned to be full of music, food and family entertainment.
CEDAR LAKE | Christian churches throughout Cedar Lake have teamed up to present a free outdoor concert open to young people and families from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
HOMEWOOD | The village of Homewood presents the 12th annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21.
CROWN POINT | Charlie Brown and his lovable gang of friends showcase a day in the life of this classic "Peanuts" cartoon character in Crown Point Community Theatre’s final production of its ninth season, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
CHICAGO | The GEICO Skytypers will make their first appearance in the Chicago area during the 2013 Chicago Air and Water Show scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 at North Avenue Beach.
The GEICO Skytypers are set to perform at the Chicago Air and Water Show Aug. 17 and 18 at North Avenue Beach.
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