Saturday, Oct. 20, downtown Wauconda municipal lot at Maple and Mill streets
Block party sponsored by Bliss Wine & Gifts and Bulldogs Grill featuring live local bands, Oktoberfest food, craft beers, including local brews and wine. Headliner The Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute band). $5.00 cover or $10 day of. Call ahead for tickets at (847)526-7133
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m., Lake County Discover Museum, Rte. 176 and Fairfield Rd., Wauconda
Learn the history of Halloween and recreate vintage-style Halloween party favors and decorations popular from the 1920s through the 1950s, at A Vintage Halloween How-To on Sunday, October 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Leave with several hand-made party favors and decorations gleaned from magazines, party books and how-to pamphlets of the period. This hands-on workshop is designed for ages 13 and older with an adult. Cost is $9 ($11 for nonresident), and includes museum admission. Register by phone at 847-968-3321 or online.
House of Mayhem
Through Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods
House of MAYHEM (formerly Haunted House) at St. Matthew in Hawthorn Woods, IL. The House changes completely every year. Tickets are $12. Kiddie House available from 1-4 PM on October 20, 21, and 27.
Oct. 20-21, Barrington Area Library
Check out this book sale for great deals on books for all ages. The event takes place Oct. 20-21 in the Meeting Room and the Zimmerman Room of the Barrington Area Library. Saturday’s times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday’s sale runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Barrington Area Library.