But there are any number of events that aren't so spooky, including cancer walks and pet blessings and afternoon teas and chocolate tours, to name a few.
Here's a handy list provided by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Geneva Green Market - Thursdays in October
The Geneva Green Market will be open every Thursday until Oct. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Geneva ACE Hardware, 617 W. State St., Geneva. For more information please visit genevagreenmarket.org.
Afternoon Tea – Thursdays & Saturdays in October
You are formally invited to spend the day with us and stay for Afternoon Tea from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Little Traveler, 404 S. Third St., in Geneva's legendary tea room. Please call 630-232-4200 for more information.
French Market - Sundays in October
The Geneva French Market is located at South Street and Fourth Street in the Commuter Parking Lot and operates every Sunday through Oct. 27 from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. For details visit www.bensidoun-usa.com.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet – Sundays in October
The Oscar Swan Country Inn. offers a Sunday buffet from 9:30– 11 a.m.
Reservations required; $15.95/person. Visit www.oscarswan.com or call 232-0173.
“Let’s Misbehave” – through Oct. 20
Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles.
Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.); Sunday (2 p.m.) and select Thursdays. Please visit foxvalleyrep.org for performance schedule or call 630-584-6342 for more information.
Nursery Lunch & Learn – Oct. 1
Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64 St. Charles welcomes Sjors de Wit, from the Netherland Bulb Company and also a native of the Netherlands, will discuss how, when and what to plant to provide you with a spring explosion of color in your yard. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the program is $10 including a box lunch. Call 630-584-4424, email email@example.com, or stop in at the garden center to register. Advance registration and payment is required by Sunday, Sept. 29.
IBS Fall Open House – Oct. 3
Illinois Business Systems cordially invites Members of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce to attend our fall Open House at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva from 2–6 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Beth at 630-620-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1st TBS Credit Basics 101 – Oct. 3
Please join Devon Bank for a fun, educational networking event. The guest speaker this month if Thomas Gramm of Credit Plus. Tom has been in the credit business for 15 years and has worked closely with mortgage bankers and brokers in providing them credit and other mortgage-related products and services. At McNally’s Pub in St. Charles from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Chance for Sight Raffle – Oct. 4
The Geneva Lions Club is holding their Chance for Sight Raffle. First prize is $5,000 in cash, and a total of 20 cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $25 each or 5/$100. This year’s drawing will be held at the Geneva High School Homecoming Football Game on Oct. 4. Raffle tickets are available from any member of the Geneva Lions Club.
Parent’s Night Out – Oct. 4
Enjoy an evening away from 6-9 p.m., while your kids, ages 3-12 enjoy games, movies, crafts, snacks and more at Parents Night Out, the first Friday of at the Geneva Park District’s Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Rd., Geneva. Children must be toilet trained. Parents must fill out an emergency information card. For more information, call 630-232-4542 or visit genevaparks.org.
Beginning Dowsing – Oct. 5
Learn the basics of dowsing using a pendulum, rods or your own body. This is an introductory level course – also good for brushing up at Crystal Life Technology, 121 S. Third St., Geneva from 9-10 a.m. This is a free event, for more information 630-208-6001.
Fall Mini Session – Oct. 5 and 12
Book your Fall Mini-Session now! Kimberlee B Photography is hosting mini-sessions the first two Saturdays in October (rain dates are the next day). Book
your 20-25 minute session now. This popular offering always sells out! $100 for your session, online gallery and choice of 10 digital images (both color and black and white of each image you choose) 10/5 Fabyan West, 10/12 Leroy Oakes in St. Charles. Book Now @ Photos@kimberleeBPhotography.com or 630-661-5828. Great for headshot updates, too!
Blessing of the Animals – Oct. 6
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the sixth annual Blessing of the Animals. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn of the old courthouse on Third Street. For additional information, please contact Joyce Langeness 630-232-2579.
Brown Bag Lunch Series – Oct. 8
From noon – 1 p.m. at Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva presentation will be “Coin Stories” with Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins. Appraisal of coins following the program Reservations $5/$3 Members, Complimentary for Herrington Circle Members.
Metal Restoration at The Little Traveler – Oct. 9
Little Traveler, 404 S. Third St., Geneva is thrilled to welcome a new repair expert to our store from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Robbens Metal Restoration Specialist. Robbens restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, speltzer, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal and more!
Chili Cook Off – Oct. 11
Stop by the Inland Bank, 1900 W. State St., Geneva from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., taste some Chili and vote for the one you like the best. We look forward to seeing you. Adult Literacy Volunteers Training — Oct. 12 and 19. Would you like to tutor adults in reading or speaking English? Contact the Waubonsee Community College Adult Literacy Project at 630-801-7990 x4221 to sign up for free tutor training. Both days required: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Identity-Theft Seminar – Oct. 15
KCT Credit Union is hosting a free Identity Theft Seminar to raise awareness and help reduce the risk of identity theft. The public is invited to attend this informational seminar which will be held at 6 pm at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, University/Business Center, Bldg. E, Room E100.03. To reserve a spot, please email Yvonne Irving, Community Relations Coordinator, email@example.com, or call 847-289-3290 by Oct. 8. Space is limited. More information can be found on KCT’s website at www.kctcu.org.
Geneva Chocolate Tour – Oct. 16
Tours begin at Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream and include stops at The Sugar Path, Galena Wine Cellars, Peaceful Parlour, Graham's 318, Moveable Feast and The Little Traveler for the AM tour (10:45). The PM tour (2:45) does not include The Little Traveler or Galena Wine Cellars, but does add Preservation Bread & Wine. This is considered an easily walkable tour. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $40 each. For more information, www.chicagochocolatetours.com/geneva-il or 312-929-2939.
Afternoon Tea –Oct. 17
Atwater's, 15 S. River Lane, Geneva is honored to host Afternoon Tea the third Thursday of the month. Choose from a selection of Hand-Poured Loose Teas from Coffee Drop Shop while nibbling on finger sandwiches, warm scones, pastries and delicious desserts! Afternoon Tea is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is $19.50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call Atwater’s at 630-208-7433.
KDI Third Thursday Networking Event – Oct. 17
Come join KDI Design Studio, 427 N Kird Road, Unit 101 Geneva for Open Networking and Spooktacular Drinks starting at 5:30 p.m.
Breakfast Blow-Outs – Oct. 18
OS2 Salon, 507 S. Third Unit D, Geneva will continue morning blowouts (a fabulous blow dry style for women or a precise cut for men) on the 3
6:30-9 a.m. with a continental breakfast supplied by 318 Coffeehouse. Call 331-248-0316 for more information.
Working with the Merkabah – Oct. 19
The merkabah is what every field of energy, and every object in this world looks like at the level of light. Learn how understanding the merkabah – a 3D star tetrahedron or Star of David – can improve your life. This class is being taught by Atala, whose book “We Are Not Alone” extensively explores this form. Free at Crystal Life Technology, 121 S. Third St., Geneva from 9 – 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk-Fox Valley – Oct. 20
The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at one of our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time at one of the non-competitive, 3 to 5 mile events will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. More information: Mike.Jostes@cancer.org or 630-879-9009 x3.
Zombie Apocalypse — Oct. 25-26
Will you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Friday and Saturday, October 25 and
26 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Wheeler Park will transform into a terrifying playground for the un-dead. Cost is $8 per person. Recommended for ages 10 and older. No pre-registration required. Interested in becoming a zombie? Don't wait! Call 630-232-4542 to reserve your volunteer zombie spot by Oct. 1. For more information, call Geneva Park District at 630-232-4542 or visit genevaparks.org.
Halloween Hikes and Halloween Hayday – Oct. 26
Bring the whole family out to our annual Halloween Hayday at the Geneva Park
District Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, children's carnival games, cake walks, costume contests, bounce houses and more! Pre-registration is recommended. Cost is $5 per child ages 10 and under ($8 n/r), $7 per child ages 11+ ($10 n/r). Adults receive FREE admission. Howl 'o Ween Dog Parade at 4 p.m.
Ghost Walk – Oct. 26
Attend special guided walking tours of haunted Geneva presented by the Geneva History Center. Geneva Ghost Walks will take place at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. All tours will begin at the Geneva History Center, 131 S. Third St., Geneva and will take about an hour. New stories and old legends will bring the darker corners of Geneva to light. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. The tours will go rain or shine. Reservations are $10 for adults and $5 for GHC members and students. Please make sure you sign up for the time of the tour you wish to attend. For more information call 630-
232-4951. Members enter coupon code GHCprog13 for online registration.
Marklund’s 5K/Mile – Oct. 27
Marklund will hold its first annual “Run, Rock and Roll for Marklund.” This 5k or 1-mile event, depending on the participants choosing, will take place through a certified course located through the streets of the Mill Creek neighborhoods. The event is unique to the racing world because it is not only for runners and walkers, but also for those in wheelchairs. Registration is now open at www.marklund.org and the proceeds go to Marklund.
Niche's Halloween Pet Parade – Oct. 27
In efforts to raise money and awareness to the local Anderson Animal Shelter, Niche Restaurant hosts another pet parade this Halloween season. The parade will have a $10 registration fee, with all proceeds going toward the shelter. We invite you to join our community's efforts to support this cause with registration at 12:30 p.m. More information on the new pet parade website: nichepetparade.squarespace.com
SOURCE: Geneva Chamber of Commerce