School will be in session — 1920s style — at the Churchville Schoolhouse during Heritage Day, Saturday, Oct. 12. Schoolmarm Esther Fischer will lead a spelling bee and 1920s history trivia contest in the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
At Fischer Farm, managed by Bensenville Park District, there will be historical reenactors, Civil War cannon firing, crafts, candle dipping and more.
Both historical sites are located near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Church Road in Bensenville. There will be a free shuttle between locations from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event is free, including snacks. Children 12 and under can enjoy unlimited pony rides, a petting zoo and inflatables, plus get one pumpkin for $5.
“In both locations, you feel that you’re stepping back in time,” said Patrice Harrigan Roche, marketing and communications specialist for Elmhurst Historical Museum, which manages the schoolhouse. “There’s no better way to learn history than to immerse yourself in it.”
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or go to www.elmhursthistory.org.
A LITTLE HUGG
Teacher Miss Hugg will bring Eddie, Tessa, Sofie, Koby and Mia to Brookfield Zoo, 1st Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield, when Fisher-Price presents “Live from Little People Place,” 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $2 for all ages for this live, interactive show. Reservations are required.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.
ON A ROLL
Kids ages 6-10 will “Roll Into a Voyage of the Imagination” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. The children will create stories using Rory’s Story Cubes, which have icons that indicate actions.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
BUZZ ON BY
Bees are fascinating creatures you and your children will learn when you Meet the Beekeeper, noon-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Arboretum Store at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Greg Fischer, from Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery in Chicago, will talk about their precious product and give everyone a taste of the Arboretum’s latest honey harvest.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or go to www.mortonarb.org.
Puppies gain super power in the 81-minute Disney film, “Super Buddies.” You can learn how they use their special abilities during Family Film Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.