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Round Lake Beach Sunday, 6/17/12 Three-year-old, Matthew Verinjski, of Round Lake Beach enjoys a pony ride during Sunday's Father's Day "Beach Fest" in Round Lake Beach. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: June 21, 2013 7:53AM


Concert: Naval Band Great Lakes will perform June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the William E. Brook bandshell, 902 Skidmore Drive. Details, (847) 395-1000


Concert: Shindig! will perform June 23 at 5 p.m. at Mitchell Park, 949 Wilmot Road. Details, (847) 945-0650 or

Great Lakes

Concert: The Great Lakes Training Support Center Bluejackets Choir will perform a free concert June 22 at 1 p.m. at Great Lakes Naval Museum, Building 42, 610 Farragut Ave. Singing traditional and patriotic songs, the choir is comprised of sailor-students who participate on a voluntary basis. Details, (847) 688-3154.


Concerts: Miss Carole and Macaroni Soup will perform a children’s concert June 25 at 10:30 a.m. and American English will perform June 27 at 7 p.m. Both concerts will be held at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave. Details, (847) 623-7788.

Highland Park

Festival: The Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft will be held June 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sheridan Road near The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road. There will be works of more than 125 artists. The Festival benefits The Art Center, a non-profit school and gallery. Details, (847) 432-1888 or


Festival: Highwood’s 45th annual Taste Of Summer will be held June 28 from 5 to 11:30 p.m., June 29 from 1 to 11:30 p.m. and June 30 from 1 to 9 p.m. at Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave. There will be tastes of the North Shore, live music, family activities, a beer garden, and new, exciting carnival rides for all ages. Details, (847) 433-2100 or

Performance: Short Story Theatre, a troupe of local writers and performers, presents an evening of storytelling June 27 at 7 p.m. at Cellar Gate, 524 Sheridan Road. Storytellers include Rick Leslie and Robin Finesmith of Highland Park, Eileen Donohue of Evanston and Denise Kirshenbaum of Wilmette. Stories are approximately 10 minutes long, with a five- to 10-minute break between stories to eat, drink and tell stories. Dinner is available. Tickets are $5, plus one drink/one appetizer minimum. Reservations suggested. Details, (847) 748-8086 or


Concert: Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Road, will be host its annual “Pike River Benefit Concert Series.” The first concert of the season will feature the bluegrass music of American Folk and the unique music of Asparagii June 28 at 6 p.m. in the Amphitheater along the Pike River at Hawthorn Hollow. Admission is $7 and food, wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase. No carry-ins please. All proceeds benefit Hawthorn Hollow. Details, (262) 552-8196 or

Lake Bluff

Festival: Artists on the Bluff art festival will be held June 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Village Green, Route 176 and Sheridan Road. There will be music and art activities for all ages. Details,

Reveal: The Lake Bluff History Museum will reveal the newly-renovated ice truck June 28 at 5 p.m. at 127 Scranton Ave. The Lake Bluff Ice Company and this 1931 1.5-ton International Harvester ice truck were owned by Lake Bluff resident Stephen Meutescu and used to deliver ice cut from local lakes. Meutescu operated the Lake Bluff Ice Company up through the 1940s. The truck was donated to the museum and brought back to Lake Bluff in 2010. The truck appeared in the 2010 and 2011 Fourth of July parades as a “work in progress.” Details, (847) 482-1571.

Lake Villa

Celebrate: Enjoy Susanna Farms June 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 24153 Townline Road. There will be kite flying in a hayfield, toddler hay mazes, kids obstacle course, hayrides through the fields and check out the two bull calves born in January. Kids can also check out the new baby goats, lambs and pigs as well as the mid-size and full sized chickens. Admission is $5 and includes a hay ride. There will also be a special Gong Meditation June 22 at 6:30 p.m. with Hank Hammerlund. Cost is $25 and registration is due by June 21. Details, (847) 838-0798 or

Fund-raiser: Good Vibrations, Motorcycle Poker Run and barbecue will begin June 23 at 9 a.m. at Nielsen Enterprises, 130 S. Milwaukee Ave. and will end with a barbecue and entertainment at the Vine, 101 Center St., Grayslake. The event will benefit The Oasis in Grayslake, a safe, interesting and comfortable environment for people ages 12 to 18 to go to relax, mingle and have fun. Cost is $20-25 and $10 for a barbecue ticket only. Details, (847) 986-2799 or

Open house: Bella’s Bouncies Indoor Family Fun Center will hold a free open house June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is free and attendees can enjoy giant inflatables, castle moonwalk, trackless train, food and more. Details, (847) 838-3644 or


Concert: Paper Arrows will perform June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road. Free. Parking is $5 after 5 p.m. Details, (847) 968-3113.

Fund-raiser: Town and Country Garden Club of Libertyville will hold its Garden Walk and Bazaar June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. View six beautiful gardens in the Libertyville area. Advance tickets are $15, and $20 on the day of the walk. They may be purchased through club members. They may also be purchased at three local shops: How Impressive, 326 N. Milwaukee Ave., Leggy Bird Designs, 406 N. Milwaukee Ave., and Eclectic Design Source, 518 N. Milwaukee Ave. Details, (847) 362-8357.

Concert: The Village Band performs June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the rose garden in Cook Park, on Milwaukee Avenue, between Cook Avenue and Church Street. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music. Details and to RSVP, call (847) 362-2430.


Campout: Pack up the family and head out for a fun night of camping June 22 beginning at 6 p.m. through June 23 at 10 a.m. at Millennium Park, 201 Country Place Lane. There will be planned activities, late night S’mores, a giant outdoor movie, and a continental breakfast in the morning. Cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non residents. Details, (847) 356-6011 or

Concert: Lindenhurst Park District presents Final Sky will perform June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Mallard Ridge Park, 110 Robincrest Lane. Details, (847) 356-6011 or


Fund-raiser: The Boy Scout Troop 198 rummage sale will be June 26 from 5 p.m. to midnight, June 27-28 from 8 a.m. to midnight and June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew Church, 10 S. Lake St. There will be over 3 semi loads worth of things to choose from. Details,

Pleasant Prairie

Festival: Jelly Belly Visitor Center will hold Summer Carnival Fest June 27-29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and June 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 10100 Jelly Belly Lane. Enjoy outdoor carnival fun. Details, (866) 868-7522 or visit

Round Lake Beach

Performance: Cinderella’s Palace Ball storytime, presented by The Neighborhood Players, will be held June 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way. Let your child (ages 3-12) spend time with their favorite princess, pirate, or superhero. Beautifully-costumed characters will entertain children with stories, various activities, a themed craft and a special take home treat. Adults must stay with the children. Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Adults are free. Details, (847) 546-8558.

Fest: The annual BeachFest will be held June 27-30 inside the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center and on the festival grounds. The Festival kicks off with the annual Miss Round Lake Pageant June 27 at 5 p.m. There will be 30 contestants. The festivities begin on Friday at 3 p.m. with the Hawaiian Dancers on the main stage with more live band entertaining, such as Final and Say and ARRA, through 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and through 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Children’s Entertainment Stage and Area will have performances and activities going until 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to a full carnival, there will be an exotic petting zoo, the Frog lady, with all kinds of reptiles, and camel rides. Other activities include: Crafters Market and classic car and motorcycle show on Saturday; lowrider show on Sunday; and the Skyknights Aeromodeling Team will be doing demonstrations Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be ethnic and festival foods and beverages available for purchase. Details visit or call (847) 201-9032.


Fest: Wauconda Fest will be held June 27 from 5 to 10 p.m., June 28 from 5 p.m. to midnight, June 29 from noon to midnight and June 30 from noon to 9 p.m. in Cook Park, 600 N. Main St. Activities will include live bands, local food, vendors, carnival rides, wine tasting, bags and Texas Hold ’em tournaments, Wauconda Fest Has Talent, Car Show, 5K/10K run, and more. Details, (847) 526-3610 or


Tour of homes: The Waukegan Historical Society will host its annual Tour of Homes on June 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Is is a self-guided tour that allows participants to go through carefully chosen homes at their own pace. The tour will feature four private home including: 946 N. Sheridan Road, 629 N. Sheridan Road, 408 Gillette Ave. and 2511 Marshall Parkway. In addition, the Waukegan History Museum and Lilac Cottage will also be included in the tour. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Further information and tickets may be obtained by visiting the Waukegan Historical Society at 1917 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, calling (847) 336-1859 or visit

Summer events: Summer H*E*A*T will be begin June 24 on Mondays at 10:30 am at the Bowen Park Playground Amphitheater, 39 Jack Benny Drive. There will be a musician, storyteller, nature specialist or historian joining the Cultural Arts staff for a different free event. In the event of rain, the entertainment will be held in the Schornick Theatre at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, east of the playground. Children’s Musician, Dave Fletcher will perform June 24; Storyteller, Chris Fascione will entertain July 1; Storyteller, Chris McBrien, The Magic Storyteller, will entertain July 8; Children’s Musicians, Glenn Eikenberry and Joel Carl will perform July 15; Pirates Stories Histories for Kids on July 22; and Civil War Drumming, Ty Rohrer, Waukegan History Museum on July 29. Details, (847) 360-4740.

Concert: The Waukegan Band will present “Wind Band Classics” June 25 at 7 p.m. at Stiner Pavilion, 201 Seahorse Drive. Free parking and admission, and bring a lawn chair. Details,


Concert: Travis Morris will perform as Elvis in an outdoor concert at Hawaiian Night June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Campus, 3521-3615 16th St. Dress in tropical attire and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, contests and prizes. Details, (847) 379-8176.

Concert: Soda will perform June 27 at 7 p.m. at Zion Park bandshell, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive. Details, 847-746-5500 or


Concert: The Prince Experience will perform June 22 at 9 p.m. at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive. Tickets are $10-30. Details, (847) 499-5000 or

Concert: Blood on the Tracks and Reckoning will perform June 22 at 10 p.m. and Partyhardigans will perform June 28 at 10 p.m. at The Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $7 and $5, respectively. Details, (847) 541-4700 or

Vernon Hills

Movie: Spoken Four will perform June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Arbortheater, 50 Fairway Drive. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket. Details, (847) 367-3700

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