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Stone Park Halloween Events Near You!

With Free Pumpkins, Nightclub Costume Parties, and Trick-Or-Treating events scheduled, Stone Park has plenty of Halloween festivities for your this year!

Free Pumpkins at Proviso Community Bank

Date: October 25th, 2017 – October 31st, 2017
Time: Business Hours
Location: Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park

I think we are all fans of FREE PUMPKINS! Stop by Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park with your child to pick up a pumpkin fit for carving! Supplies is sure to be limited, so get there early!

Want a pumpkin? Follow these directions from U-Stor-It Melrose Park to Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park.

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, head east toward Janice Ave
  2. Turn left toward Mannheim Rd
  3. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  4. Turn left onto W Le Moyne St
  5. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  6. Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park will be on the left

Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park
1759 Mannheim Rd
Stone Park, IL 60165


Toby Love Live (Halloween Costume Party)

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Mansion Nightclub

Toby Love is back this Halloween weekend, bringing you a Halloween Costume Party to remember! Hosted at the Mansion Nightclub in Stone Park, throw on your best Halloween costume and get ready for a night of fun! Early Bird tickets start at just $15.05!

Want in on the Halloween Costume Party, directions to Mansion Nightclub are below from U-Stor-It Melrose Park!

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, Continue to W N Ave/W North Ave
  2. Continue on W N Ave to W North Ave. Take the exit toward US-12 E/US-45 S from W N Ave/W North Ave
  3. Continue onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  5. Continue on Division St to your destination, Mansion Nightclub

Mansion Nightclub
3801 W Lake St
Melrose Park, IL 60165


Village of Stone Park Halloween

Trick-or-Treating and Family Party

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Location: Casa Italia at 37th and Soffel Ave

This Halloween the Village of Stone Park, Mayor Mazzulla, Clerk Cassidy-Hatchet, and the Board of Trustees are presenting their own Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Family Party. Village officials will be attending and handing out candy to all of the ghouls, gremlins, and ghosts in attendance! This is a family event with a costume parade, piñata, and plenty of refreshments provided.

Can’t fight your sweet tooth? Below are directions to the Village of Stone Park Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Family Party from U-Stor-It Melrose Park!

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, Continue to W N Ave/W North Ave
  2. Continue on W N Ave to W North Ave. Take the exit toward US-12 E/US-45 S from W N Ave/W North Ave
  3. Continue onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  5. Continue on Division St. Drive to N 39th Ave

Casa Italia
1621 N 39th Ave
Stone Park, IL 60165

Melrose Park Halloween: What Should I Do?

Can’t wait for a real Melrose Park Halloween experience? Follow our guide to Halloween events happening around Melrose Park, Illinois this October!

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago

Date: October 18th, 2017 and November 4th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: 1940 George St., Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

The Award Winning 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago is back to scare the masses! With attractions this year that include Cursed Purgatory and Dead End District: Freakshow there is sure to be something scary for everyone! Make sure to take heed of their disclaimer: “WARNING! EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.” For people addicted to an adrenaline rush, that disclaimer alone is intriguing enough. Tickets start at just $19.99!

For those strong enough to handle the 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago, here are directions from U-Stor-It Melrose Park.

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn left onto George St
  6. The 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago will be on the left

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago
1940 George St
Melrose Park, IL 60160


Annual Haunted House on Hirsch

Date: October 27th, 2017 and October 28th, 2017
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Presenting its Annual Haunted House on Hirsch, The VPD Maintenance Team is excited to invite families and friends to a spooky evening of fun! Throw on your best Halloween costume and join the party with a movie and pizza! Admission is only $2!

Need a good scare or just a slice of pizza? Follow the directions below from U-Stor-It Melrose Park to find the Melrose Park Haunted House!

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn right onto N 19th Ave
  6. Turn left onto W Hirsch St
  7. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto N 17th Ave
  8. Bulger Park will be on the right

Bulger Park
1601 Hirsch Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160


Melrose Park’s Fright Night!

Date: October 27th, 2017
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Join your friends and family for an evening of fun-filled fear! Activities at this year’s Fright Night will include ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and a giant jump house! Children will receive a juice and hot dog, while supplies last. This is a free family event for local students in grades K-6. Don’t forget your costume!

Want to join? Directions to Bulger Park from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are below!

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park , head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn right onto N 19th Ave
  6. Turn left onto W Hirsch St
  7. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto N 17th Ave
  8. Bulger Park will be on the right

Bulger Park
1601 Hirsch Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160

Northlake Halloween Events

Northlake Halloween are hard to come by, which is why we have compiled the best Halloween events near you in Northlake, Illinois. Don’t forget to bring your costume, because you’re going to need it!

Northlake Public Library Halloween Party

Date: October 26th, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Northlake Public Library

Can’t wait for Halloween? Kids and families are invited to Northlake Public Library’s Halloween Party Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm. The event will include carving pumpkins, eating the spookiest of snacks, and of course a goulish screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas (for those of you who can’t wait for Christmas to come sooner). The festivities will be held in the library’s lower level in the Program Room! Don’t forget your costume!

Directions to the Northlake Public Library from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are as follows

  1. After exiting U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto N Wolf Rd
  5. The Northlake Public Library will be on the right

Northlake Public Library
231 N Wolf Rd
Northlake, IL 60164


St. John the Baptist Halloween Party

Date: October 27th, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: St. John the Baptist Hall

Join the Northlake St. John the Baptist Hall for a fantastic evening of Costume Contests, Trick-Or-Treating, Arts & Crafts, snacks, and so much more! Tickets are just $10 for anyone 4 years and older. Contact the Church for more details and tickets.

Note: Guest are invited to participate in a Dessert Pot-Luck!

Directions to the St. John the Baptist Hall from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are as follows

  1. Walk West on W North Ave for about 2 minutes
  2. Arrive at the corner of North Ave & Janice Ave
  3. John the Baptist Hall will be on your right.

St. John the Baptist Hall
200 E N Ave
Northlake, IL 60164


Northlake Halloween Trick-Or-Treating

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-6:30pm
Location: Northlake, Illinois

Have you already watched every Nightmare on Elm Street movie and now can’t think of a better option to spend your time this Halloween? Why not go Trick-Or-Treating? Pick out an old costume and the hit the streets with your friends and family this October 31st! The Village of Northlake asks that you keep your Trick-Or-Treating festivities between the hours of 3:00-6:30pm on Halloween.

Have some time to pick out a costume? Here are directions to Northlake’s Walmart from U-Stor-It Melrose Park

  1. After exiting U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W North Ave
  4. Turn left onto N Hillside Ave
  5. Walmart of Northlake will be on the left

Walmart of Northlake
137 W North Ave
Northlake, IL 60164

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

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

halloween-westmont-scarecrow

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

U-Stor-It Fall Festival Fun!

Halloween came a day early last week on October 30th at U-Stor-It of Carol Stream/ Wheaton and U-Stor-It of Beverly. U-Stor-It hosted two Fall Festivals which were complete with free pumpkins, Halloween goodies, and fun for the whole family to enjoy! For those of you who did not attend, here are some snapshots from the Carol Stream/ Wheaton Fall Festival!

U-Stor-It, Office, Fall Festival, Halloween

The Carol Stream/ Wheaton U-Stor-It office was well decorated with pumpkins, leaves, and fun Halloween characters.

Fall festival, storage units, caution tape, Halloween, decorations

zombies, halloween, fall festival, U-Stor-It

pumpkin hunt, free pumpkins, halloween, u-stor-it, fall festival

All of the guests were led on a “pumpkin hunt” to find their free pumpkins! They had to go through the entirety of the facility to find them and were met with some spooky surprises!

Free pumpkins, Fall Festival, U-Stor-It, Family Fun

This family successfully found where all the pumpkins were hiding and got to pick out their favorite one to carve!

goodie bags, U-Stor-It, Halloween, free candy, Fall Festival

Halloween, U-Stor-It, Fall Festival

After the pumpkin hunt, all of the attendees went back to the office to pick up their free goodie bag and U-Stor-It Halloween coloring page!

Starwars, U-Stor-It, Halloween, Fall Festival, Free Pumpkins

Fall festival, trick-or-treaters, Halloween, U-Stor-It, Free Pumpkins, Free Candy

However no Fall Festival is complete without some creative Halloween costumes! Here are a few of our favorite Trick-or-Treaters, Yoda and ObiWan Kenobi and some fun Halloween inspired outfits!

Family Fun, Fall Festival, U-Stor-It, Halloween, Free Pumpkins, Free Candy

The Fall Festival was the perfect event to jump start the Halloween Weekend for the whole family!

Thank you to everyone that attended the events and helped make them so successful. We hope you all had a very fun and safe Halloween!

Keep checking the blog and like our Facebook page to be on the lookout for more events happening at any of our U-Stor-It locations throughout the Chicagoland area! Also, do not forget to bring in your toys for the Toys for Tots toy drive happening now until December 6th at all of our locations. Additional information about the do’s and don’t’s of the toy drive are on our blog!

Other U-Stor-It locations in Chicagoland: Streamwood, Auburn-Gresham, and Lisle.

 

Scary Self-Storage Mistakes

With Halloween just around the corner, spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters are not the only things that have us scared. When using self-storage, there can be plenty of possible mishaps – some of which may make your blood run cold. Here at U-Stor-It, we have come up with a few common self-storage mistakes, along with tips on how to prevent them.

  1. Choosing the Wrong Size Unit

Often, people will underestimate how much space their belongings will take up and end up choosing a unit size that is too small to fit everything. When it comes to picking the correct unit size for your needs, it is important to be realistic about how much space is needed. We recommend choosing a unit that is a little larger than necessary in order to accommodate both present and future needs. Having a spacious unit will not only allow you to add items later on, but it also allows you to create aisles inside the unit for easier access to your belongings.

  1. Not Labeling Boxes

There is nothing more frustrating than looking for something and being unable to find it because your boxes are not labeled. You may think labels are a waste, but they will save you time and a headache. For your own piece of mind, label the boxes with a number and its general contents. Keep a detailed list for each box and use it as a reference whenever you need to retrieve something from your unit.

  1. Skipping Climate-Controlled Units

Many people are under the impression that climate-controlled storage is only necessary for valuables such as heirlooms and electronics. However, for people who live in areas that experience temperature and moisture extremes, choosing a climate-controlled unit is essential. Everyday items can be adversely affected by high humidity levels, dryness, or below-freezing temperatures. Climate-controlled units keep items in a constant environment, reducing the likelihood of damage to your belongings.

  1. Forgetting the Details

In self-storage, it is easy to overlook minor important details such as removing food residue from kitchen appliances or taking batteries out of electronic devices. By leaving crumbs behind, you run the risk of attracting pests to your storage unit. Also, make sure to have a designated area where you keep small items like keys. This will save you time and trouble when you need to find them again. Not taking care of the “little things” can possibly lead to more problems later on.

With all these self-storage tricks up your sleeve, it’s time to enjoy your treat! Happy Halloween!

Free Pumpkins & a Fall Festival at U-Stor-It!

The leaves are beginning to brown and the wind has started to howl, which means that Fall is in the air! Tis’ the season to bundle up and eat pumpkin flavored everything , and in order to celebrate the coming of Autumn, U-Stor-It is hosting a Fall Festival at our Carol Stream/ Wheaton and Beverly locations. Each festival will take place on October 30th from 4pm-6pm. The events are sure to be a lot of fun! All guests, large and small,  are welcome to come dressed in their best Halloween costumes. There will be a spinning prize wheel where you can win an assortment of cool prizes and a bean bag toss to test your skills amongst your family and friends! Lastly it would not be a festival without a delicious assortment of candies, chocolates, and soda. Be sure to get there fast because the first 60  Fall festival-goers will get a FREE pumpkin to take home and carve with the rest of their family and friends. Once you are done carving your pumpkin, send us a picture of your hard work and we will feature it on our Facebook page! Be sure to join us on the 30th for an afternoon of family fun! This is definitely an event you that you will not want to miss!

Locations:

U-Stor-It Carol Stream/Wheaton
120 Tubeway Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188

U-Stor-It Beverly
11118 S Rockwell St
Chicago, IL 60655

For more information please contact U-Stor-It at (630) 473-3503 (Carol Stream) or (708) 746-0521 (Beverly). We cannot wait to see you there!

Stay tuned at www.ustorit.com for events coming to a location nearest you! Also be sure to check in to our Facebook page, and give us a Like so that you will have the chance to see your picture featured!

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