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David 'E' Kirby as Elvis.

David "E" Kirby as Elvis.

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Updated: December 4, 2012 6:10AM



1. Murder Mystery

“Triumphs, Tragedies and Trophies — A Hollywood Murder Mystery” will be performed Nov. 3 at Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way. This will be a star-studded night, featuring the most famous stars in Hollywood. But, when one of the attendees drops dead, was it an accident or murder? The event includes a catered dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Cash bar available. Dinner is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the murder mystery follows. For ages 16 and up. Cost is $35. Details, (847) 546-8558.

2. K-9 fund-raiser

Benefit: Annual Holiday Shopping Party to benefit Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue in Gurnee will be held Nov. 4 at Adler Park, Bob Davis Lodge (behind the pool), 1500 Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Hours are noon to 1 p.m. for early-bird shoppers for a $5 donation at the door and from 1 to 4 p.m. with no charge. Local artisans with many one-of-a-kind handmade items, a silent auction, raffle and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the medical fund at Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue. Details, (773) 552-4673.

3. Pancake breakfast

The Gurnee American Legion Post 771 will hold a Pancake Breakfast Nov. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at 749 Milwaukee Ave. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, toppings, coffee and juices. Diners who bring in a non-perishable food donation will receive a $10 discount on their pancake breakfast. Tickets are $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12 and free for children under 5. Also, a Ham and Turkey Raffle will be held at 1:30 p.m. Each ticket has three chances to win. Details, (847) 244-2494.

4. Concert of stars

Enjoy the music of “Diana Ross,” “Tina Turner” and “Gladys Knight” performed by Kuturah Morgan, “Dean Martin” and “Frank Sinatra” performed by James Namio and special guest Chris Allen as “Rod Stewart,” “Cheap Trick” and “Journey” Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. at the Brat Stop, 12304 75th St., Kenosha. Special mystery guest will be David E. Kirby as “Elvis.” Tickets are $10. Details, (262) 857-2011.

5. Sousa Celebration

The Sousa Celebration will be held Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield. It will feature a concert performance of celebrated marches by Art Hildebrand and the Deerfield Community Band. John Philip Sousa was born on Nov. 6, 1854, and was known for his American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of the march composition, he is known as “The March King.” Among his best known marches are “The Washington Post,” “Semper Fidelis” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” Tickets are $5-8. Registration requested. Details, (847) 572-2652.



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