Children are invited to paint sugar skulls, and Des Plaines families are invited to compete in the first-ever Día de los Muertos altar competition. No entry fee, but space is limited. For children, ages 5-12, with an adult. $3 per child for non-members, $2 for members. Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St., Des Plaines. (847) 391-5399, desplaineshistory.org.