Bears Workout - David Foster - Kendra Thornton - Samantha & the Skele-Cats - Halloween Fashions - Mike Toomey - Jackie's Magic - Thrill the World

Monday, October 19

Bears Half-time Workout
Chicago Women's Fitness Camp
30 E. Adams

Tuesday, October 20

Live Music - David Foster
David Foster and Friends
October 21
7:30 p.m.
Rosemont Theatre

Kendra Thornton - Spooky Getaways

Estes Park, Colorado
The Stanley Hotel is located less than six miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. It's know not only for it's old world charm, but also as the setting for Stephan King's famous horror novel and movie, The Shining. Rooms start at $229/ night based on travel over Halloween or from $111/ night based on travel November 12 -17.
For $15 take a tour of the hotel where they learn about The Stanley's history and visit room #217, the room where Stephan King stayed and the creation of "The Shining" began.
Flights available for $189 on American Airlines out of O'Hare to Denver, one hour drive from Estes Park.

San Diego, California
As a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel del Coronado is a very popular and luxurious vacation destination in Southern California, which has hosted many Hollywood icons, US presidents, American ledgends and more.
The hotel is also known for its resident ghost, Kate Morgan, who checked into the resort on November 25, 1982 and never checked out. Reports of ghostly happenings all thought to be connected to the death of the young woman have been circulating at the Del ever since. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and weekends.
Hotel del Coronado is offering a fall special now, through December 31.
Guests receive 50% off their second night stay.
Rates start at $245/ night for a deluxe room based on double occupancy.
Flights are available for $271 on Alaskan Airlines out of O'Hare.

Williamsburg, Virgina
Fall is a great time to visit Colonial Williamsburg because the city offers a special program full of different activities, including spooky excurisions, connecting visitors with America's past.
Colonial Williamsburg Resort is offering a special package, "Ghosts and Legends" now through November 25 based on availability.
Rates start at $19 9/ night based on double occupancy and included nightly accomodations at an official on site Colonial Williamsburg hotel, Ghosts Amongst Us tour tickets, and guest passes to historic exhibitiion sites and museums.

Monteral, Quebec
In late October an annual Halloween Ghost Hunt is held on Old Montreal's small cobblestone streets where guests are split into teams and go on a mission around town to hunt down ghosts. Visitors can also take a tour of Montreal's historic crime scenes. Room rates at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure start at $233/ night based on double occupancy. Prices reflect travel for October 30 - November 2 but other dates are available.
Flights are available for $467 on Porter Airlines out of Midway.

For help planning your travel visit Royal Travel and Tours at or 800-747-7695
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Wednesday, October 21

Halloween Fashion Show

Samantha & the Skele-Cats

Thursday, October 22

Mike Toomey
AAIM Benefit Luncheon
October 25th
Venuti's Banquets

Jackie's Magic 2009
Saturday, October 24 7:00 p.m.
Warren Township HS

Botanic Backyard

HallowFest: A Garden of Good and Evil
Oct. 23, 24 & 25
Chicago Botanic Garden
(847) 835-5440

QUESTION: The frost got my dahlias can they still be saved for next year? -- Pete from Orland Park

Frost won't hurt tubers
Dig out and remove soil
Allow to dry a few days
Label and store properly for next year

QUESTION: The cannas I stored last year were rotten by spring where did I go wrong? -- Jack from Glenview

Label box and line with paper
Fill with barely moist wood shavings, peat moss or vermiculite
Store in dark location at 40-50 degrees
Check for rot; if too dry sprinkle lightly with water

Friday, October 23

Thrill the World 2009
Saturday, October 24th
7:30 p.m.
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1400 North Sacramento Blvd.
Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance

Booboo Stewart

Chicagoland's Biggest Community Blood Drive
Saturday, October 24th
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom
1801 N. Naper Blvd.

Mark Curry
Friday, October 23
7:00 p.m.
5 Woodfield Mall