Free Halloween events are happening up and down the Randall Road corridor this weekend.
The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Algonquin Commons.
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You'll want to come in costume to the Halloween fun, because there will be a safe trick-or-treating event throughout the mall. Storekeepers will be standing in the doorway at the mall, ready to deposit candy and goodies into your bags.
To help you collect all of the goodies, the folks at the mall are handing out trick-or-treat bags, too.
New to the event this year will be a Search, Find and Win game for kids. They'll get the chance to search for Peter the Pumpkin Trick-or-Treater around the mall to win a prize. Game cards for the fun will be available on Sunday.
This year, there also will be a prize wheel, and chances to register for store prizes and gift cards.
To start the fun, you'll want to head to the courtyard near Cheeseburger in Paradise.
On Sunday, there also will be special dining deals at the mall that last beyond the trick-or-treating hours.
For example, if kids head into On the Border wearing a costume, they'll get a free meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.
Other restaurants, including La Trattoria Marianos and Biaggi's are offering free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal.
If you plan your timing right, after trick-or-treating at Algonquin Commons, you could head south and do it again at Geneva Commons.
Geneva Commons is holding its Trick-or-Treat at the Commons from 3 to 5 p.m.
If you wear your costume, you can head to the stores for more candy and goodies.
To see who is participating, look for the trick-or-treat sign in the windows of the stores.
Art By the Glass: Gibby's Wine Den in Geneva is hosting an Art By the Glass event next month at their business at 1772 S. Randall, Suite 220.
The event, which will feature live music, and of course wine, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The wine tasting will feature wines from South Africa. The live music will play from 6 to 8 p.m.
And the main feature will be Valerie Lorimer, the artist whose work will be on display at Gibby's in November.
Her multimedia work includes watercolors, ink, colored pencil, pastels and acrylics.
She will be on hand at the event to answer questions about her artwork, and to discuss it with anyone who is interested.
In an effort to encourage and support the local arts community, Gibby's features works from different artists at its business each month. Usually there are between 10 and 30 pieces on the walls for sale at Gibby's from the artists.
For information, call (630) 208-6424.
Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from South Elgin to Batavia. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (847) 894-5036