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Wonder-Fall Celebration Kicks Off Novembers Special Events at Wonder Works, a Childrens Museum in Oak Park

Enjoy Halloween activities, Lego architecture and a concert by musician Jim Gill on Sundays in November

Oak Park, Illinois - October 30, 2003 - Bring your ghosts and goblins in costume to Wonder-Fall, a celebration of autumn and Halloween at Wonder Works, a Childrens Museum in Oak Park, on Sunday, November 2. This celebration is the first of three special events the museum has planned for November. On November 9 Wonder Works will host a Family Lego Building Day and on November 16 Oak Park resident and musician Jim Gill will perform a family concert.

Wonder-Fall, Sunday, November 2
Wonder-Fall Festival starts at noon and runs until 5 p.m. Designed for children age birth to 10, the festival will feature fun (but not scary) indoor and outdoor activities, including ghoulish games at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., a costume parade at 2:30 p.m. and a story time scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The festivities also include face painting, concessions and a fall bazaar, which will support the museum. Wonder-Fall is included in the price of admission, which is $5 per person or free for members.

Family Lego Day, Sunday, November 9
Co-sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, Wonder Works is proud to be the host for this special design and build event on Sunday, November 9. Kids and adults can build with Legos from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Family Lego Day is included in the price of admission, which is $5 per person or free for members.

Childrens Musician Jim Gill Concert, Sunday, November 16
Nationally known childrens musician and Oak Park resident Jim Gill will take the stage on Sunday, November 16. Gill has released four CDs, published an award winning childrens book and received awards from Parents Choice and the American Library Association. A child development specialist for more than 20 years, Gill expertly interacts with young children and families. A Concert of Music and Play starts at 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for members and $7 for non-members. Concert guests can enjoy extended museum hours until 6 p.m.

Contact: John Harris, 312.345.0650 or Gale Zemel, 708.383.4815