We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event. Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!! Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please fill out this form:

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Perspective Play *RR* 4:00 pm
Perspective Play *RR* @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective, move, groove, and interact with other kids. Designed for the participation of children with autism. All abilities are welcome. Ages 3-7 with caregiver
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
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Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, [...]
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
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Farmapalooza 12:00 pm
Farmapalooza @ Terra Vitae Farm
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for fall fun on the farm, all to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse McHenry. Enjoy a delicious pig roast, take a tour of the farm, pumpkin patch, face painting & LOTS more activities for the [...]
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Sensory Playtime *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Playtime *RR* @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This now permanent club was developed for young ones ages 2-4. Toddlers will have the opportunity to stimulate the senses with a variety of activities, which also enhance learning and encourage exploration. Please register in [...]
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Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:00 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
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Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! This month we celebrate everything apples featuring movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. August: Enjoy the apple picking sensory bin, [...]
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Trunk or Treat at First Church 2:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at First Church @ First Church
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trunk Or Treat! Bring the whole family and enjoy a safe, FREE Family Event. Costumes, Games, Candy, Prizes & Snacks for everyone! 2 to 3 PM Open to Families with Special Needs 3 to 5 [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps – LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language based [...]
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