LAKE BLUFF: A cornucopia of fall events

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A banner day: The annual Lake Bluff Pumpkin Fest will run Oct. 18-19 this year at Lake Bluff Middle School. At last year's event, Colleen Wilson and Paige hold the banner with Linda Smaligo. | Joe Cyganowski~ For Sun Times Media

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FROM NOW UNTIL OCT. 11, FRIDAYS
20TH ANNUAL LAKE BLUFF FARMERS MARKET

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT7 A.M. – NOON

What it is: Hand-select fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.

What else you need to know: Parking is available at the Walnut Avenue parking lot, the train station lot and the Artesian Park. For more information, contact Brandon Stanick at (847) 283-6889.

SEPT. 1-2
ARTISAN GUILD FALL FAIR

LAKE FOREST BANK AND TRUST PARKING LOTS, WESTMINISTER AND BANK LANE, LAKE FOREST 5 P.M.

What it is: The Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Artisan Guild will host 45 local talented artisans. Fiber arts, ceramics, woodworking, glass, photography, painting, mixed media and much more will be on display. Enjoy live jazz music, savory barbecue, ice cream and children’s activities.

What else you need to know: A portion of all proceeds will benefit CROYA, a local youth group. Visit

www.lflbartisanguild.com

for more information.

SEPT. 5
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP NETWORKING EVENT

BEACON SIGN SOLUTIONS, 37 SHERWOOD TERRACE5:

30-7 P.M.

What it is: A free networking event for young professionals ages 21-40. This group meets four times per year to network and develop business relationships in a fun and social environment.

What else you need to know: The Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce supports this group. For more information and to register, please call (847) 234-4282.

SEPT. 21
GARDENING SEMINAR AT PASQUESI HOME AND GARDENS

PASQUESI, 975 NORTH SHORE DRIVE11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

What it is: Melina Myers, a gardening expert, TV/radio host and popular author, will host a free gardening seminar called Plants for Difficult Situations.

What else you need to know: Time is allotted for a question-and-answer session. Visit

www.pasquesi.com

for more information.

OcT. 18-19
Lake Bluff Pumpkin Fest & Chase

Lake Bluff Middle School5:

30-8 P.M. ON FRIDAY AND 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. ON SATURDAY

What it is: A family-friendly weekend event. Friday evening’s events include pizza, games, inflatables, prized, race registration and the Haunted Forest at Artesian Park (6:30-8 p.m.). For Saturday, kids can enjoy running in the 5K race at 8 a.m. or the run/walk family-fun race at 9:15 a.m. Saturday’s events will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. with games, inflatables, raffles and craft sales.

What else you need to know: Visit

www.lb65.org

for more information or email Stacy Salanty at

salanjr@comcast.net

.

NOV. 7
HOLIDAY DECORATING CENTS

LAKE BLUFF PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 E. SCRANTON AVE., SPRUTH ROOM7 P.M.

What it is: An adult event that involves learning about how to create affordable holiday decorations for your home with the help of interior decorator, Rhody Hausauer.

What else you need to know: Contact Carol Ann Carter at (847) 234-2540 for more information or visit www.lakeblufflibrary.org.