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Sherri Warren Chris Warren PM L Theatre's presentati'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' through Nov. 18 antioch.

Sherri Warren and Chris Warren in PM&L Theatre's presentation of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" through Nov. 18 in antioch.

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Updated: November 8, 2012 6:48PM


ANTIOCH FINE ARTS FOUNDATION GALLERY: 983 Main St. (847) 838-2274; 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 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. 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 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. 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; 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. A huge variety of art by 22 CLC art faculty will be on display through Dec. 9. An opening reception will be held Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and digital media. The reception will feature live music by the Mojo Daddies and refreshments.


ARTWAUK: Downtown Waukegan. Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk is held every third Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown.

GRAYSLAKE FARMERS MARKET: Center Street in downtown. 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 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.

LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES: Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176 and Fairfield roads, Wauconda and Old School Forest Preserve, St. Mary’s Road south of Route 176, Libertyville; (847) 968-3207. With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can get some brisk evening exercise along the 1.3-mile fitness trail at Old School and along a 1.65-mile hilly, scenic section of the Millennium Trail adjacent to the Winter Sports Area at Lakewood. Though regular preserve hours are 6:30 a.m. to sunset, the illuminated trails and adjacent parking lots will remain open after sunset until 9 p.m. daily through March 9. Bicycle and equestrian traffic is not permitted on the lighted trails after sunset. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. Lake County Forest Preserve Rangers regularly patrol the areas.

LAMBS FARM: I-94 and Route 176, Libertyville. (847) 362-4636; 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 Celebrate the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.

RHYTHM ACADEMY OF DANCE: 200 N. County St., Waukegan. (847) 244-4944. Salsa lessons are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday. Admission is $10 per class or $55 for a six-week session. Community Drum and Rhythm Circle is held the 3rd Sunday of each month. Free.

ROUND LAKE AREA PARK DISTRICT SENIOR CENTER: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake. (847) 546-8558. Open painting time for seniors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

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 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; The museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Outside, an 1890s caboose takes center stage where visitors can get an up-close, exterior view. 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. The exhibit “All Aboard: A History of Railroads in Grayslake” will be on display through Feb. 23. It includes rare images and artifacts from the collection of the Grayslake Historical Society, as well as items loaned by local collectors. Also, a working model train, with a Soo Line engine and cars, will also be on display. Hands-on learning opportunities related to the history of the railroad will appeal to younger visitors.

HIGHLAND PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 326 Central Ave. (847) 432-7090 or 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. 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. 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 two-story frame house was built as a stage coach stop and acted as the town hall of the area, serving as voting place, post office and dance hall. Rooms on display in the house include a 1930s kitchen and a 1900 bedroom. Displays in the interior of the Mother Rudd House include historic photographs of Gurnee.

THE RAGDALE HOUSE: 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-1063 or 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. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

WAUKEGAN HISTORY MUSEUM: Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. (847) 336-1859; 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.


APPLE HOLLER: 5006 S. Sylvania Ave. Sturtevant, Wis. (262) 886-8500 or visit “Murder!” The Wicked Witch of the West Hollered” will be performed through Nov. 16 and “Hot Flashes” will be performed through Nov. 17. Lunch and dinner theatre is $46.95.

CARUSO MIDDLE SCHOOL: 1801 Montgomery Drive, Deerfield; (847) 223-2659; Deerfield Family Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” Nov. 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 and 17 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18.

CLOCKWISE THEATRE: 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (800) 838-3006 or “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.

MARRIOTT THEATRE: Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-0200 or “My One and Only” will be performed through Jan. 6. The roaring ’20s are back in this Gershwin tap dance extravaganza. Tickets are $40-48 and $55 for dinner and theater packages.

PM&L THEATRE: 877 N. Main St., Antioch. (847) 395-3055 or “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” will be performed Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m. The show centers on the fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Tickets are $13 and $16.

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