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Scott JindrStickney with Eddie Merlot's Lincolnshire cooks up some sliders with bleau cheese grill. Their Lincolnshire locatiis opening October 2nd

Scott Jindra of Stickney with Eddie Merlot's in Lincolnshire cooks up some sliders with bleau cheese on the grill. Their Lincolnshire location is opening on October 2nd adding to their two present locations of Burr Ridge and Warrenville.

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Updated: August 28, 2013 6:03AM

1. Picnic

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce will hold a free Picnic with Santa July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at William E. Brook bandshell, 902 Skidmore Drive. Kids will enjoy an afternoon of games, contests and music with Summer Santa. There will be a Holiday Dog Parade and a Holiday Decoration Swap. Bring your unwanted Christmas Decorations to “swap.” Bring food or purchase food and soda. Santa donations will be accepted to allow for the maintenance and continuation of Antioch’s New “Santa’s Enchanted Village.” Details, (847) 395-2233 or

2. Festival

Island LakeFest will be held July 27 at beginning at 2 p.m. at Veteran’s Park, 432 W. State Road. There will be Stax O Wax DJ, Touch a Truck, car show, dunk tank, moon walk, joust and slide, face painting, 50/50 raffle, ice cream, food and drink. Fireworks at dusk. Details, (847) 526-4851 or

3. Fest

Taste of Wisconsin will be held July 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Kenosha, between 54th and 56th streets on Ring Road. There will be nearly 50 vendors, three beverage gardens, and countless opportunities for your taste buds to celebrate. Also, there will be four stages, dozens of acts, and musical genres, chef demonstrations and kid’s activities. Admission is free. Details, (800) 654-7309.

4. Fest

Taste of Lincolnshire will be held July 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., July 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village Green, northeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road. There will be a variety of food, live entertainment and fun for all ages. Details, (847) 793-2409 or

5. Show

Dancenter North’s workshop students will perform the annual “Summer Show of Shows” July 28 at 3:30 and 5 p.m. at 540 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $5 and $1 for the ‘peanut gallery.’ Details, (847) 367-7970 or

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