North Suburban YMCA welcomes all to annual Fall Fest

The entire community is invited to the North Suburban YMCA's Fall Fest for a day of family fun, games, and music from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Y, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. This free event presented by Bach to Rock, the music school for all ages.

Fall Fest features entertainment and activities for all ages including bounce houses, bingo, carnival food, the Balloon Animal artist, and live music by The Invaders with Peter Corasis, lead singer and guitarist; Adam Leutkemeyer, guitarist; and Seamus Hardt, drummer. Bach to Rock bands play from 1 to 3 p.m.

Water, popcorn and other concessions will be available at Fall Fest; outside food and drinks are not allowed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the live music on the front lawn of the Y.

"Events like Fall Fest show the community that the Y is an amazing place for families to have fun and connect with their neighbors. We're an organization committed to strengthening our community, so we're proud to do everything we can to give back to the people we serve," said Kim Nyren, NSYMCA Director of Community Investments and Events.

This year, the Y is bringing back its popular bingo game where all players are winners and receive a prize. This family fun event for all ages features 12 games from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; prizes include gift cards and baskets from local businesses and restaurants, as well children's toys and prizes. The bingo game will be played using 1960s bingo equipment donated to the Y by the Civic Foundation.

"Our bingo games are really fun because of this classic equipment," Nyren said. "The Y is about families and communities, and with bingo, bands, and family fun activities, it will be a great gathering. We'd like to thank the Civic Foundation's bingo equipment donation which brings so much joy and nostalgia to this event."

The NSYMCA ensures everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. The Y never turns anyone away due to the inability to pay. Proceeds from Fall Fest activities will go toward financial aid for families in need, and help the Y with ongoing operational costs.

Fall Fest sponsors include Allstate, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Wintrust Community Banks, Daily Herald and Waterway Carwash. There will also be local vendors.

For more information or to become a Fall Fest sponsor, email Kim Nyren at, and visit

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