Award of Excellence of $300 went to Justin H.E. Mueller of Waukegan for “Addict” on display at the Recent Works Juried Exhibit through Nov. 4 at Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County.
Updated: November 1, 2012 4:14PM
ANTIOCH FINE ARTS FOUNDATION GALLERY: 983 Main St. (847) 838-2274; www.antiochfinearts.org. Free folk music on the second Saturday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. November featured artist are Meredith Schnelle and Bernita Shutte. Reception Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
DANDELION GALLERY: 109 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. (224) 430-9975 or (224) 440-2194. Art exhibit by Rebecca Zastany titled “Explicit Directions to the Moon” will be on display through Nov. 9. Her work includes mix media paintings, drawings and tapestries. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DAVID ADLER MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER: 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. www.adlercenter.org or (847) 367-0707. The center is dedicated to promoting music and the arts as an integral part of everyday life.
JACK BENNY CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. (847) 360-4741 or www.lcal.org. Exhibit title “Jack Benny: From Waukegan To Hollywood” shows the life of Jack Benny from when he was growing up in Waukegan to his prolific career in Hollywood. Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM: Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176 and Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012” competition will display artwork through Nov. 4. Exhibition titled “Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity,” featuring legendary author and his beloved characters, runs through Feb. 24.
RE-INVENT GALLERY: 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. (224) 544-5961; reinventlf.com. Works of Chicago area creatives and friends, photographer Kerri Sherman and multi-media artist Camille Iemmolo, on display through Nov. 10. In “Coveted,” Sherman showcases a series of inspired photographs documented over the last year. Iemmolo’s body of work, titled “The Others,” features creatures and landscapes of her imagination and wide-ranging talents, brought to life with everyday materials like paper, boxes, suitcases, music scores and more.
ROBERT T. WRIGHT COMMUNITY GALLERY OF ART: College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. (847) 543-2240. http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. The 32nd annual Recent Works Juried Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 4. Selected from 227 entries, the artwork in the exhibit includes 58 pieces in various media, created by artists who live or work in Lake County. Many of the artworks are for sale.
ARTWAUK: Downtown Waukegan. www.artwauk.com. Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk is held every third Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown.
GRAYSLAKE FARMERS MARKET: Center Street in downtown. www.grayslakefarmersmarket.com. Fall market open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 22.
JELLY BELLY: 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie. (866) 868-7522 or www.jellybelly.com. Free tours are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JOPLIN’S JAVA AND RAGTIME CAFE: 114 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 775-1988. Senior social hours from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Casual Gaming Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. Open Mic first Mondays of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring poetry, short stories, comedy or music.
LAMBS FARM: I-94 and Route 176, Libertyville. (847) 362-4636; www.lambsfarm.org. Farmyard open on weekends through November. Meet Mrs. Wiggles, the 450-pound pig. Climb into the petting zoo with goats, sheep and lambs. Check out the llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, ducks and more. Enjoy a ride on the old-fashion carousel or the train. Then challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf. Day passes for all activities available for $8 and $12 for children 2-12.
MAINSTREET LIBERTYVILLE: On Milwaukee Avenue, downtown from the Metra station to Broadway and on Cook, Church and Lake. (847) 680-0336 www.mainstreetlibertyville.org. Celebrate the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.
SUNDANCE SALOON: 300 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan. (630) 328-2874. Dance program from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Music will be country, swing or Latin. Admission is $5.
THE ANSEL B. COOK HOUSE AND VICTORIAN MUSEUM: Milwaukee Avenue, between Cook Avenue and Church Street, Libertyville. (847) 362-2330 or libertyvillemundeleinhistoricalsociety.com. The house was built in 1878 by its namesake on the site of the first permanent dwelling in Libertyville. In 2001, the Home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the 1921 facade reconstruction, it is listed as Cook Memorial Library.
THE BUTTON ROOM MUSEUM: 4072 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. (224) 399-9870. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors will be given an opportunity to view beautiful buttons on display and learn more about beautiful objects and historical artifacts. The museum is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic.
FORT HILL HERITAGE MUSEUM: Lion’s Field, 601 E. Noel Drive, Mundelein. (847) 566-8122; www.mundeleinparks.org. The museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Offerings include a host of exhibits, railroad artifacts, a replica 1900s Lake County schoolhouse, Mundelein’s first fire hose cart, 19th-century quilts, photographs and veterans’ uniforms, fashions of various eras, to the oldest item, a 1774 Flintlock musket. Open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (closed January and February). Drop-ins are welcome however large groups are encouraged to call to arrange a time.
GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM: Building 42, 610 Farragut Ave., Great Lakes. (847) 688-3154. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HERITAGE CENTER AND HISTORY MUSEUM: 164 Hawley St., Grayslake. (847) 223-7663. The permanent gallery traces the history of Grayslake. Open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. New art exhibition features works by three local artists through Nov. 3: Charles Oglesby Longabaugh (1884 to 1944), Willadene Nicholas (1910 to 2007) and Jean Korell, a local artist still painting at the age of 95. Taken together, their works span nearly a century. The exhibit “All Aboard: A History of Railroads in Grayslake” will be on display through Feb. 23.
KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM: 5500 First Ave. (262) 653-4140. Pickard China and its Contemporaries on display through March. Exhibit titled Capturing the Past: The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco on display through April 13. Images of the Civil War interpreted in original paintings and giclee prints by a narrative painter.
LAKE BLUFF HISTORY MUSEUM: 127 Scranton Ave. lakebluffhistory.org. Collection of photographs, documents and memorabilia relating to Lake Bluff are on display. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MOTHER RUDD HOME MUSEUM: 4690 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. http://www.motherrudd.org. The museum, which houses the Warren Township Historical Society, is the oldest structure in Warren Township, built in 1841 as an inn, and one of the oldest structures in Lake County.
THE RAGDALE HOUSE: 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-1063 or www.ragdale.org. Re-opened after a year-long restoration, which has returned the historic structure to its 1926 elegance. Ragdale House was built in 1897 by Howard Van Doren Shaw, noted architect in the English Arts and Crafts tradition, built Ragdale House in 1897 as his Lake Forest summer home.
WAUKEGAN HISTORY MUSEUM: Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. (847) 336-1859; www.waukeganhistorical.org. Waukegan-themed exhibits are dispersed throughout the house museum, which portrays life in Waukegan during the late Victorian period. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
CHRISTIAN ARTS AUDITORIUM: 2500 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion. (847) 516-2298; www.spotlight.org. “Willy Wonka Jr.” will be performed Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9-12 in advanced and $11-14 at the door.
CLOCKWISE THEATRE: 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (800) 838-3006 or www.clockwisetheatre.org. “Soul Sisters” by Joanne Koch and Sarah Blacher Cohen, directed by Joyce Becker Lee will be performed through Nov. 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20.