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Merrionette Park Halloween: Upcoming Events This Fall

Fall is in full stride Merrionette Park! Are you ready for Halloween? We have you covered with all the Merrionette Park Halloween events to have a great time close to home.

Kids Halloween Party

Date: October 26th, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: 115 Bourbon Street

Kids of all ages are welcome to attend 115 Bourbon Street’s Halloween Party! Parents, bring your little ghouls and goblins on over for a night of dancing to today’s favorite kid’s songs, fun games to win prizes, and a costume contest to see who went above and beyond this Halloween. Tickets go for $12 per child and $6 per adult – Buy your tickets today because this event is likely to sell out!

Directions to the event from our close by U-Stor-It Beverly location are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn left onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Turn right onto W 115th St
  4. Arrive at 115 Bourbon Street on your left

Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Annual Halloween Walk

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: On Kedzie Ave from 103rd to 112th

The Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is back to host their Annual Halloween Walk! Trick or treat local Mt. Greenwood businesses with family and friends and support your local community at the same time! Children ages 10 and under are welcome to join, accompanied by an adult of course. Look for the pumpkin poster in store windows to know which stores are participating!

Merrionette Park Halloween
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Directions to the event from U-Stor-It Beverly are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn right onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Arrive at the Halloween Walk

A Haunted Tour in the South Chicagoland

Date: October 20th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm-Midnight
Location: 115 Bourbon Street

Graveside Tours will be hosting a haunted bus tour of the scary sights and bars of Merrionette Park! The tour will begin at 115 Bourbon Street and the sights visited will be Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery​, St. James Catholic Church and Cemetery (Monks Castle), Resurrection Mary​, Maple Lake and more. The bars include The Irish Legend Pub & Restaurant​, that is known for Paranormal activity and Chet’s Melody Lounge’s known for sightings of Resurrection Mary. Must be 21 and over for this one, and tickets are on sale for $40.

Directions to the event from our close by U-Stor-It Beverly location are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn left onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Turn right onto W 115th St
  4. Arrive at 115 Bourbon Street on your left

Clarendon Hills Halloween: 3 Events This Fall Season

Halloween is finally here! We hope you’ve picked out your costume, but even if you haven’t its probably time to start figuring out your plans. Sure it’s fun to sit around binge watching Season 2 of Stranger Things, but of course there’s much more to do in Clarendon Hills, IL this Halloween!

Halloween House Decorating Contest: Clarendon Hills

Date: October 25th, 2017
Time: 5:00pm
Location: The Community House

The Village of Clarendon Hills is looking for the best decorated house this Halloween! Each house will be judged on originality, creativity, and arrangement. All decorations, spider webs, and bleeding walls should be put up by the family or tenants of each house to be able to participate. Winners will be announced via the Clarendon Hills Park District Facebook page. Do you have what it takes?

Prizes
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will win gift certificates to a local restaurant

Enter Contest Before: October 23rd, 2017 by 5:00pm
House Judging: October 25th, 2017 between 6:00-7:30pm
Winners Announced: October 27th, 2017

Directions to the Clarendon Hills Park District from U-Stor-It Westmont
1. After leaving U-Stor-It Westmont, head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Blackhawk Dr
3. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave
4. The Clarendon Hills Park District will be on the right

Clarendon Hills Park District
315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514


Clarendon Hills Pumpkin Masterpieces

Date: October 26th, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Community CenterClarendon Hills Halloween Pumpkin Event

Tired of the same old jack-o-lantern carving every year? Join the Clarendon Hills Community Center for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating! Grab your friends, family, and neighbors and let your imagination run wild in designing your Halloween pumpkin. Pumpkins and snacks will be provided, but remember to dress in your painting clothes, as it could get quite messy! The event will only host 35 participants, so register early!

Directions to the Clarendon Hills Community Center from U-Stor-It Westmont
1. After leaving U-Stor-It Westmont, head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Blackhawk Dr
3. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave
4. Destination will be on the right

Clarendon Hills Park District
315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514


Clarendon Hills Halloween

Trick-Or-Treating

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Location: Community Center

What better way to celebrate Halloween than some ol’ fashioned Trick-Or-Treating. Grab your best costume and join your friends in collecting as much candy as possible. Clarendon Hills asks that you keep your trick-or-treating activities between the hours of 3:00-7:00pm. If you are looking for something a bit more structured, check out the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Family Trick-Or-Treat event, which will be held October 28th, 2017 from 11am-2pm, in downtown Clarendon Hills.

Directions to the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce from U-Stor-It Westmont
1. After leaving U-Stor-It Westmont, head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Blackhawk Dr
3. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave
4. Turn right onto N Prospect Ave
5. The Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce will be on the right

Clarendon Hills Chamber-Commerce
4 S Prospect Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Hinsdale Halloween: 3 Spooky Events This Fall

Fall is finally here and Halloween is right around the corner! Here is your one-stop for all Hinsdale Halloween events to keep your family and friends entertained this season.

The 2017 Hinsdale Family Fall Festival

Date: October 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: The Community House

Enjoy a FREE day of fun for all at the annual Hinsdale Halloween Fall Family Festival! Entertainment includes a costume contest, carnival games, pumpkin decorating and much more. Trick or Treat the local downtown businesses as well from noon – 3:00pm. Get there early as the first 500 spooky attendees will be provided a pumpkin for decorating!

Directions from our brand new U-Stor-It Westmont location:

  1. Head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
  2. Turn onto Blackhawk Dr
  3. Turn left onto E Ogden Ave
  4. Turn right onto N Monroe St
  5. Turn left onto W Hinsdale Ave
  6. Turn right onto S Madison St
  7. Turn left onto W 8th St
  8. Arrive at the Community House on the left at 415 W 8th St, Hinsdale IL 60521.

Halloween House Decorating Contest

Date: October 25th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Clarendon Hills

Hinsdale Halloween
via https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/halloween-house-decorating-contest-winners-chosen

If you happen to be near the Clarendon Hills area, the Clarendon Hills Park District will be judging a Halloween House Decorating Contest! The judging will be based on originality, creativity and arrangement of seasonal designs. The only rule of the contest is that all set up must be done by the homeowner and their family. Winners get gift cards to local restaurants in the area! Contact the Clarendon Hills Park District to enter the contest or just drive your family around the area and enjoy viewing this year’s decorations!

Our U-Stor-It Westmont location is just a few minutes away from the Clarendon Hills Park District:

  1. Head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
  2. Turn left onto Blackhawk Dr
  3. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave
  4. Arrive at the Park District on the right at 315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills IL 60514

Hinsdale Humane Society’s Howl-O-Ween Ball

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm – Midnight
Location: Room & Board Showroom Oak Brook

Get into the Halloween Spirit while supporting a great cause at the Howl-O-Ween Ball hosted by the Hinsdale Humane Society! Dress up in your favorite costumes and dance the night away with cocktails, small plates, desserts, games and music. Then participate in the live and silent auctions that benefit the humane society to support homeless animals in the area.

Directions from U-Stor-It Westmont:

  1. Head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
  2. Turn right onto N Cass Ave
  3. Continue onto Midwest Rd
  4. Turn left onto W 22nd St
  5. Make a U-turn
  6. Room & Board will be on the right at 2525 W 22nd St, Oak Brook IL 60523

 

Westmont Halloween: 3 Events This Fall Season

Halloween is here and we are ready to keep you informed of all the great Westmont Halloween events near you! From Haunted Hayrides to Costume Parades, strap in and get ready for a very fun Halloween Season!

Westmont’s Wicked West Fest

Scarecrow Decorating Contest

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Date: October 9th, 2017 – October 23rd, 2017
Time: 8:00am-3:00pm
Location: Downtown Westmont on Cass

Want to get extra creative this Halloween? Westmont’s Chamber is hosting an event for you. Gather your friends and family to decorate a scarecrow! All entries will be on display in downtown Westmont for the entire Westmont community to cast their votes for their favorite scarecrow! All winners will be announced at the Village of Westmont Board meeting on October 26th.

3 Votes can be submitted
– Best Scarecrow by a Business
– Best Scarecrow by a Community Organization
– Best Scarecrow by a group of Children

Details
$5.00 to Enter a Scarecrow
FREE to Vote

Directions from U-Stor-It Westmont to see the scarecrows on display are as follows
1. Leave the U-Stor-It Westmont Parking Lot and head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Blackhawk Dr
3. Turn right onto Algonquin Rd
4. Turn left onto Iroquois Dr
5. Turn right onto Burlington Ave
6. Turn left onto Cass Ave
7. Destination will be on the right

Corner of Cass Avenue and W Dallas St in Westmont, IL 60559


Westmont Halloween Haunted Forest Tour

Date: October 21st, 2017
Location: Diane Main Park

For one night only, Twin Lakes Woods will host a magical night of fun! Guided tours on hay racks will take participant’s throughout the first half of the trail, telling stories of the haunted woods. The trail will become alive with ghouls, creatures and more as you make your way through.

$6 ticket sales will range from 4:30-9:00pm with tours throughout that time. Get there early, as the popularity of the event from prior years will surely draw crowds.

Merry Monsters Matinee (Kid Friendly): 5:00-6:30pm
Sheer Terror Tours: 7:00-9:30pm

Directions from U-Stor-It Westmont
1. Leave the U-Stor-It Westmont Parking Lot and head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left onto N Cass Ave
3. Turn right onto W 59th St
4. The Westmont Haunted Forest Tour will be on the right

Twin Lakes Learning Center
200 W 59th St, Westmont, IL 60559


Halloween Fun Fair of Westmont

Date: October 31st, 2017
Location: Westmont Community Center

What better way to spend your Halloween than at a FREE Carnival! Packed with prizes and carnival games galore, join the Westmont Community Center for a family friendly evening of trick or treating! With special event features like a monster bounce house and Parade of Costumes, it is sure to be an evening to remember. Join the parade to win a special prize from the Westmont Park District! Fresh food and drink will also be served!

Games: 4:30-6:15pm
Concessions: 4:30pm
Parade of Costumes: 6:30 pm
Showtime: 6:45 pm

Directions from U-Stor-It Westmont
1. Leave the U-Stor-It Westmont Parking Lot and Head west on Plaza Dr toward Blackhawk Dr
2. Turn left onto N Cass Ave
3. Turn left onto E Richmond St
4. The Halloween Fun Fair of Westmont will be on the right

Westmont Park District Community
75 E Richmond St, Westmont, IL 60559

Chicago Loop Apartments: U-Stor-It Lobby Meet & Greet

This week, U-Stor-It hosted a successful lobby meet & greet at one of Chicago’s premier apartments, Mila Luxury Apartments! U-Stor-It South Loop manager Rocky offered snacks and discounts to Mila residents.

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U-Stor-It setup at Mila Luxury Apartments.

“Current U-Stor-It customers from Mila Apartments told other residents about the great service and convenience of storing with us while enjoying snacks and refreshments with their neighbors.”              – Rocky, U-Stor-It South Loop Store Manager

Located in the heart of South Loop, Chicago, U-Stor-It is only 1 mile from Mila Luxury Apartments at 615 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605. Directions to the facility from Mila Apartments:

  1. Head south on N Garland Ct toward E Lake St
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Lake St
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Michigan Ave
  4. Turn right onto E Adams St/Historic U.S. 66 W
  5. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto S Wabash Ave
  6. U-Stor-It will be on the left hand side.

11th Annual Magellan Rewards Festival in Lakeshore East

This past weekend, Magellan held its 11th Annual Rewards Festival in The Park at Lakeshore East and it was the best yet! Chicago residents enjoyed food and drink samples, live music, fitness classes, and other entertainment courtesy of over 80 rewards vendors.

There was even a live music competition for one winner to be named Lakeshore East Legend and win a rent-free studio for an entire year!

Lakeshore East
This year’s winner, Phillip-Michael Scales.

As an official Magellan Rewards Vendor, U-Stor-It South Loop got in on the fun as well.

Lakeshore East
Prizes galore at the U-Stor-It table.

Residents spun the wheel to win goodie bags, lunch boxes, candy bars, and free months of storage! Everybody left the table happy and the U-Stor-It team had a blast.

Located in the beautiful Park at Lakeshore East, the 11th Annual Magellan Rewards Festival was a huge success for all.

2nd Annual U-Stor-It Backpack Giveaway a Success!

For the second year in a row, U-Stor-It partnered with One San Diego, Univision San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, and the San Diego Police Department to give away 1,000 backpacks and school supplies to local elementary school students in the Lincoln Park area! The event was held on August 24th, just before the school year began.

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Officers from the San Diego Police Department helped hand out supplies to the kids.
backpacks
1,000 backpacks were donated by Univision San Diego.

Students were able to choose the color of backpack and pencil box they wanted, and had them packed with pencils, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, keychains, and stickers.

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Kids and families were excited to receive their free supplies.

Students were excited to start the school year strong with their new backpacks and supplies.

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Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

After picking up their supplies, students and families were treated to gourmet bacon-wrapped hot dogs and Hawaiian shaved ice, which everyone couldn’t get enough of.

Overall, the event was a huge success and provided Lincoln Park area kids with the supplies they need to succeed in the coming year. A big thanks to the San Diego Police and Fire Departments, One San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, Univision San Diego, Porter Elementary, KUSI News, CBS 8, NBC 7, and everyone that volunteered and visited the 2nd Annual U-Stor-It Back to School Bash!

Merrionette Park Hosts 5th Annual Magicpalooza

Back for its 5th year, Magicpalooza will appear out of thin air in the heart of Merrionette Park! The event is hosted by Open Heart Magic and will feature food, an open bar, magic, raffles and live music from Windy City Rev Ups.

Proceeds from the event will support Open Heart Magic’s efforts at hospitals on the south side to engage, inspire, and help children during such a stressful and uncertain time. It strives to reach young patients one-by-one regardless of their disease, medical situation or physical ability so that all children may benefit from the engaging and entertaining therapy.

Tickets for Magicpalooza are $40 and are available online and at the door on the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit the website at openheartmagic.org.

Directions to Magicpalooza

Magicpalooza will be located at 3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL 60803. Our U-Stor-It Beverly storage facility is located less than 2 miles away at 11118 S Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60655. From U-Stor-It Beverly, directions to the event are as follows:

  • Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave.
  • Turn left onto S Kedzie Ave.
  • Turn right onto W 115th St, and the event will be on your left!

HispanoFest Melrose Park Is Back!

For more than 20 years, HispanoFest Melrose Park has been bringing together residents to celebrate Hispanic culture and promote the advancement of the Hispanic Community through educational and leadership development. To this day, 140 scholarships have been awarded to local Hispanic students at the event with even more to come this year!

From September 8th – 10th, HispanoFest at the Melrose Park Village Complex will have music, food, and carnival rides for all Melrose Park residents to enjoy. On Saturday the 9th at 11am, the HispanoFest Parade will begin and go on until 1pm. The festival will conclude on Sunday the 10th with the scholarship rewards being presented at 7:15pm. Bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun!

Directions to HispanoFest Melrose Park

HispanoFest will be located at 1000 25th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160. Our U-Stor-It Melrose Park storage facility is located 2 miles away at 4501 W North Ave, Melrose Park 60160. From U-Stor-It Melrose Park, directions to HispanoFest are as follows:

  • From the U-Stor-It parking lot, turn right onto W North Ave toward 46th Ave.
  • Turn left onto 46th Ave.
  • Turn left onto E North Ave.
  • Turn right onto N 25th Ave, and you will have arrived at the festival, on your right. Enjoy!

Wheaton Apartment: Wheaton 121 Pool Party A Success

This past weekend, luxury Wheaton apartment complex Wheaton 121 apartments held their 3rd annual pool party, which turned out to be their best yet! Residents enjoyed food, drinks, music, and time with their neighbors. The theme was “Get Your Glow On”, and Wheaton 121 residents were definitely in the spirit.

Wheaton 121 3rd Annual Pool Party

U-Stor-It joined the party with gift baskets and merchandise to give away to Wheaton 121 residents. The wheel was spun, prizes were won, and at the end of the day everybody walked away a winner!

Wheaton 121 3rd Annual Pool Party

Our U-Stor-It Wheaton / Carol Stream Storage facility is located just a couple miles away, at 120 Tubeway Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188. From Wheaton 121, the directions are as follows:

Head north on N Cross St toward Wesley St, and turn left on Wesley.

Turn right onto N West St.

Turn left onto W Harrison Ave.

Turn right onto N Gary Ave.

Turn left onto Tubeway Drive, and you’ve arrived! U-Stor-It will be on your left.

For additional pictures from the event, check out Wheaton 121’s Facebook event page.