DEERFIELD: Plenty of fun for all ages

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Original: RANDY BARAN/FOR PIONEER PRESS Sat. Oct. 25, 2008. Deerfield, IL Halloween Hoopla at the Jewett Park Community Center. Deerfield Park District held its annual fest with a haunted house, balloon artists, huge inflatables, a magician, and a great time for hundreds of Deerfield kids. Deerfield residents heed the call of the Great Pumpkin. Published: RANDY BARAN/FOR PIONEER PRESS Deerfield residents apparently heeded the Great Pumpkin’s call and flocked to Halloween Hoopla in Jewett Park Saturday.

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The Deerfield Park District is hosting the following programs this fall. Visit www.deerfieldparks.org for more information.

OCT. 13
LIFESTYLE EXPO
SACHS RECREATION CENTER
10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

What it is: The Lifestyle Expo features health demonstrations, refreshments and raffles. Dozens of local businesses provide information and giveaways.

What else you need to know: Flu shots/pneumonia vaccines may be available for purchase.

OCT. 17
OKTOBERFEST
PATTY TURNER CENTER
5:30-7:30 P.M.

What it is: Celebration features a delicious buffet of authentic Bavarian fare and the authentic Oktoberfest sounds of the Johnny Wagner Trio.

What else you need to know: Fee: $18 for members, $25 for non-members.

OCT. 18
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTY
SACHS RECREATION CENTER
7 P.M.

What it is: Set aside the third Friday of October (week before Halloween) for swimming in the pool, basketball in the Bulls gym or hanging out with friends in the game room. Food/beverages are available for purchase.

What else you need to know: Fee: $5 per person.

OCT. 25-26
HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
Jewett Park Community Center
7-9 P.M. OCT. 25; 3-9 P.M. OCT. 26

What it is: Includes both scary and Lights On haunted houses, contests, bonfires, disc jockeys, movies in the park and food and beverages for sale.

What else you need to know: The Friday and Saturday night scary Haunted House for brave children, teens and adults is from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 25-26. The Lights On haunted house runs from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 26.