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Kipakat-Linde folk dancer Linda Mayo, 62, of New Berlin, Wis., straightens the costume of fellow dancer Margo Kinseruik, 64, of Oak Creek, Wis. at the Finnish Celebration at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waukegan. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 13, 2013 6:09AM

1. WinterFest

WinterFest will be held Jan. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. There will be live music, photo contest awards and kids nature crafts. Outside we’ll be hiking, tours, if the snow allows, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and making snow sculptures. Friends of Volo Bog who will also have hot cider, cocoa and cookies for sale. Suggested donation is $5 and $2 for children. Details, (815) 344-1294 or

2. Concert

Wayward Sisters will perform Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. at Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake. The group includes Beth Wenstrom (baroque violin), Anne Timberlake (recorders), Anna Steinhoff (baroque cello) and John Lenti (theorbo and guitar). Tickets are $18. Details, (847) 543-1202.

3. Wedding show

Windy City Wedding Show will be held Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Fashion Show at 2 p.m. at Holiday Inn Gurnee, 6161 W. Grand Ave. There will be over 250 wedding professionals on hand, from Chicago bridal salons to honeymoon travel specialists. The fashion show will feature the latest dresses from House of Brides and David’s Bridal and formal wear from Men’s Wearhouse. Details, (847) 278-1050 or

4. Winter festival

A free Winter Fest will be held Jan. 12 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Ice Arena, 3100 Trail Way, Highland Park. Bounce in the gymnastic studio and try out ice sports including figure skating, speed skating and hockey. Instructors will be on the ice giving lessons, or skate at your leisure. Also, see live honeybees and learn about how bees, coyotes and other wildlife survive the cold winter. Activities include an ice sculpture demonstration, cookie decorating, dog sled and carriage rides. Details, (847) 432.4790 or

5. Finnish fete

St. Mark’s Travel Club will hold its annual Finnish Celebration Jan. 13 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3350 N. Delany Road, Waukegan. Sign-in is at 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon will be served at noon. Entertainment will include the Kipakat-Linde Folk Dancers and The Sibelius Male Chorus. Also, Finnish items will be available for purchase at the ‘Tori’ and there will be a 50/50 cash drawing. Finnish costumes are encouraged and if you have any Finnish items to display, bring them to share. Tickets are $15 and $7 for children under 10. Details, (847) 682-9009 or (847) 244-6638.

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