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Fall Color Festival
What: Take in the reds, oranges, and yellows while you make nature-themed crafts, dip taffy apples, and decorate pumpkins.
Why: Fun is in season.
When: Sat.-Nov. 1. Daily, 7 a.m.-sunset.
Where: The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rt. 53, at I-88, Lisle (630-968-0074).
Holiday Drama Kids Puppet Workshop
What: Kids learn about the different types of puppets from pros at Adventure Stage Chicago before designing their own and staging a performance.
Why: You’re not afraid to pull strings.
When: Register now. Workshop held Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., at Fullerton Ave. To sign up, call 773-278-7471 ext. 173.
Duchamp’s Kids’ Dinner Deal
What: For tots ages 8 and under, pay their age for a meal (homemade marinara pizza, miniburgers, and more) at the modern American resto.
Why: Chef Michael Taus goes off-menu for young ones.
When: Tues.-Sun., 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: 2118 N. Damen Ave., at Charleston St. (773-235-6434).