We begin in the north suburbs where there's a Volunteer Workday at the Wilmot Woods Forest Preserve in Libertyville today at noon.
Ever wonder why the leaves change colors or how Mother Nature works? "Chemisty in Nature" is today from 2 until 3:30 at the Prairieview Nature Center in Crystal Lake. It's free for residents, five dollars for non-residents.
If you love to bake or just have a sweet tooth, the final day of the Baking and Sweets Show runs today from 10a until 6p at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Tickets are $16 for adults. Kids under 12 are free.
In Oak Lawn, the 19th annual Turkey Shooting contest takes place this morning at 11 a.m. No, you're not shooting birds, but basketballs. Prizes will be awarded to the best parent-child teams.