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Lindenfest will be held Aug. 9-11 Lindenhurst Village Hall. |

Lindenfest will be held Aug. 9-11 at Lindenhurst Village Hall. |

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Updated: September 10, 2013 6:02AM


DANDELION GALLERY: 109 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. (224) 430-9975; The Gallery is open each week on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. as well as Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The Dandelion Gallery announced its first ever “Spreading the Seeds” scholarship program award recipients, Diana Diaz, Rachel Coad and Andres Vences. In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the scholarship will be the featured artists through Aug. 10.

LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM: Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176 and Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. “Mucha: Expanding Art Nouveau” exhibit will be on display through Aug. 25. Alphonse Mucha brought the elegance of the Art Nouveau movement to everyday and commercial objects through his designs for posters, magazines, jewelry and much more. The exhibit features objects from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives’ John High Collection, one of the world’s leading collections of Mucha postcards. The exhibit titled “Modern Masters” will be on display through Aug. 25. Modern artists, including Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali and others, evidence the experimentation and symbolism widely recognized as hallmarks of modern art post World War I.

LEMON STREET GALLERY: 4601 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. (262) 605-4745; Len Tabner, An Artist in his Element, on display through Sept. 7.

PATTY TURNER CENTER: 375 Elm St. (847) 940-4010; Featured during the month of August will be the oil paintings of long-time Deerfield resident and Artist Leslie Outten. Outten’s exhibit features more than 25 master oil works on display.

ROBERT T. WRIGHT COMMUNITY GALLERY OF ART: College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. (847) 543-2240; ”Where Land Meets Sky,” an exhibit that features Midwestern landscapes and bronze sculptures of Native American trail marker trees, will be on display through Aug. 16. The exhibit features Midwest landscapes in oil by painters Lars-Birger Sponberg and Paul Weber. In addition, Dennis Downes will exhibit watercolor landscapes and bronze sculptures of Native American trail marker trees. The gallery is free and open to the public. During the summer, hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.

UNDERCROFT GALLERY: Lower level of Christ Episcopal Church, 410 N. Grand Ave., Waukegan. (847) 662-7081 or (847) 367-5308. The work of artist Mary Neely is on display in her one-woman show, “Through My Lens ... The Art of Mary Neely,” through Aug. 31. Like most skilled photographers, Neely takes lovely and often touching photographs of the magnificent world all around us, and that is the exciting realm of representative art.


APPLE HOLLER: 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, Wis. (800) 238-3629; Peach picking through August. Free tastings of peach treats every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August.

BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE: Just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. (847) 395-7773; Open rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 2, and on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, tickets are $19.95 for adults and $9.50 for children, ages 5 to 12. Advance ticket discounts are available. Wenches Weekend, sets participants on a self-guided wine tasting tour of the Faire, Aug. 10-11.

GURNEE DAYS 2013: (847) 623-7788 or Viking Park on Old Grand Avenue. Celebrating its 41st year, with the theme “Ahoy Matey! It’s Gurnee Days,” Aug. 9-11. The event kicks off with a Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at Woodland Middle School, 7000 Washington St. Concession stands will open at 6 p.m. at Viking Park. Beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 there will be amusement rides, food booths, beer garden, live bands, contest, and the movie “Hook” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. A 10K Race & Fun Run/Walk will be held at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 10 and there will be art shows, open houses, exhibits and games, amusement rides, food booths, beer garden, contest, including a rib-eating contest at 3 p.m. Also, fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11 begins with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., car show, art show amusement rides, pony rides and petting zoo, talent shows, and “Sleeping Beauty” will be performed at Viking Middle School. Also, Gurnee Days Parade will be at noon Sunday on Old Grand Avenue. Some events may require a fee or advanced registration.

LAMBS FARM: Route 176 and I-94 in Green Oaks, near Libertyville. (847) 362-5050. Farmyard open daily from 10 am. to 5 p.m. Meet Miss Wiggles, the 600-pound pig with a strong love for Bavarian Crème donuts and naps. Hang out in the petting zoo with goats, sheep and lambs. Check out the llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, ducks and more, and visit the new family additions — the mini cows, goats and horse. Take a ride on the old-fashioned carousel or the train or challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf.

LINDENFEST: Village Hall, 2301 E. Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst. (847) 356-8252 or The festival will be Aug. 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Aug. 10 from noon to midnight and Aug. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. The event will include bingo, carnival, auction, food, beer and wine, ’80s-inspired rock bands, and Battle of the Bands. Also, the parade will be held Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. and will step off from the intersection of Rolling Ridge and Beck.

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. Car Fun on 21 classic cruise night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month through September. Vintage cars 25 years and older will be displayed on Church Street in downtown. No registration required. Volunteers will be available to direct the cars to the parking spots beginning at 5 p.m. Mark your calendars for car shows scheduled for Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. Out to Lunch every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Aug. 16 in Cook Park. Get together with friends, enjoy live bands and choose a lunch from 9 vendors.

OLD MILL CREEK: Tempel Farms, 17000 Wadsworth Road. (847) 623-7272;, The Tempel Lipizzans will present another season of public exhibitions with matinee and evening performances. Evening performances are at 6 p.m. and will be held Aug. 10, and 17. Tickets are $25, $20 for military and veterans, and $15 for children under 15 in advance; and $30, and $20 for children under 15 and military and veterans at the door.

WAUKEGAN MAIN STREET: 214 Washington St. (847) 623-6650. Monthly ArtWauk event is held the third Saturday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. All the local art galleries are open up and down Genesee Street. Often the Genesee Theater will also have a special concert, tour or movie showing that night. Come stroll up and down the street with your friends and neighbors and view the art in the galleries and talk to the artists in person while enjoying complimentary beverages. Later enjoy dinner in one of multiple local restaurants up and down this street. Many venues will also have local bands playing.

WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT: (847) 360-4700 or The cultural arts van will be parking Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at Belvidere Park, Aug. 11 at Bowen Park, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Bowen Park and Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevlt Park. In the event of rain, the Arts Park will be cancelled.


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.

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. Exhibit titled “Razzle Dazzle: The Art and Science of Ship Camouflage During World War I” on display through Sept. 30. The exhibit was created by the National Museum of the United States Navy and the Great Lakes Naval Museum in commemoration of the upcoming centennial of World War I, 1914-1918. The exhibit focuses on the development of “Razzle Dazzle” camouflage and how the Navy used this innovative design technique to hide its ships in plain sight.

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. Throughout August, visitors can explore the new museum exhibit “Farms: Seeds of our Community.” This exhibit explores Grayslake’s rich agricultural heritage through rare images and artifacts from the collection of the Grayslake Historical Society and a number of local organizations and individuals. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the history of farming through hands-on displays in the adjacent classroom.

VOLO AUTO MUSEUM: 27582 Volo Village Road, (815) 385-3644; Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Exhibits featuring roughly 300 cars are all under roof in climate-controlled buildings. “Cars in Wonderland” on display. Admission is $13.95, $8.95 for children ages 6 to 12 and $11.95 for veterans and military personnel with ID. Admission is free for military personnel in uniform and children 5 and younger.

WAUKEGAN HISTORY MUSEUM: Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. (847) 336-1859; Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Waukegan-themed exhibits are dispersed throughout the house museum, which portrays life in Waukegan during the late Victorian period.


RAVINIA FESTIVAL: Lake Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. (847) 266-0641 or Josh Groban will perform Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33-120. Gipsy Kings will perform Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27-75. Premiere Party to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of RSMI Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Emerson String Quartet, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-60. Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello, and Noreen Polera, piano, will perform Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Vladimir Feltsman, Piano Recital, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-60. Lincoln Trio, Classical Request Night, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. “Lord of the Rings—The Two Towers”, performed by CSO with The Lakeside Singers, Chicago Chorale and Chicago Children’s Choir, Aug. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Bryan Wallick will perform Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.


PARK SCHOOL CAMPUS: 400 W. Townline Road, Round Lake. (847) 546.8558 or The Round Lake Area Park District Community Theatre will present “Metaphasia,” a radically updated retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” Aug. 9-10 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 10-11 at 2 p.m. Cost is $5 and ages 2 and under are free.

PM&L THEATRE: 877 Main St. (847) 395-3055; “The Music Man” Aug. 9-10 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and $13 for seniors and students and are available at the box office, open Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; and 1-1/2 hours before curtain on show dates.

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