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The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois and Gift of Wings will present the International Kite Festival Sept. 7 and 8. in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

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Updated: September 6, 2013 5:39AM


Faire: Antioch’s Fall Arts and Crafts Faire will be held Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Orchard streets. There will be over 125 booths with a beautiful array of arts and crafts, activities for children, and food. Details, (847) 395-2233 or

Fundraiser: Treasures on the Chain Charity Dinner-Auction will be held Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Antioch VFW Hall on North Avenue. It will feature the 50 chests from the Treasures on the Chain Charity Public Art Program. The event benefits Open Arms Food Pantry, scholarships, Save-A-Pet, plus other local charities. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing of all 50 chests, dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the live auction. Bidders who are not available to attend may call the Antioch Chamber office and provide “proxy” bids for the chests they are interested in buying. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Details, (847) 395-2233 or


Concert: Four Hands, two pianists on one piano, will perform Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St. Enjoy the talent of pianists Saori Chiba and Michael McElvain. A light reception will follow the performance. Cost is $8 and $12 for non members. Registration deadline Sept. 13. Details, (847) 940-4010.


Fest: Annual Bourbon Fest will be held Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Vine — Martini & Wine Bar, 101 Center St. There will be over 100 different bourbons, whiskeys and scotches, cigar roller, live music, food, Bourbon Stout on tap and more. Must be 21 years of age. Admission is $54.50, and $159.49 for VIP tickets. Details, (847) 543-0900 or


Fest: Annual Bloody Mary Fest will be held Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Highwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave. The Bloody Buddy Challenge 5K will be Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Sample Bloody Marys from dozens of vendors. Professional and amateur mixologists will compete for the title of Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest. There will be live entertainment, a farmers market, food, plenty to drink and more. Details, (847) 432-1924 or

Island Lake

Boat parade: The annual Venetian Night will be held Sept. 7. Boaters meet by the dam at 6:30 p.m. All boaters are welcome to join the boat parade and decorate a lot, a little or not at all. The theme is “The Circus” and the Island Lake Chamber of Commerce will award a trophy to the boat best conveying that theme. After the boat parade, there will be a floating picnic at Eastway Park, 3718 Eastway Drive. Sandwiches will be provided and participants may bring goodies to share. Spectators are welcome to join the fun at 7 p.m. Details, (847) 526-5049 or

Lake Forest

Performance: “Collisions & Constellations,” body-based visual and sonic art, will be presented Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at The Ragdale Ring, west lawn of Ragdale House, 1230 N. Green Bay Road. Rain date will be Sept. 19. The exhibit is curated by Ragdale resident artist Erica Mott, choreographer/performance artist. The Ragdale Ring is a dramatic, open-air performance venue. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors and free for 12 and under. Details, (847) 234-1063 or

Show: Celebrate this season’s latest looks and the Spirit of 67 Foundation at a showcase of the latest in women’s fashions from 16 of Lake Forest’s finest apparel shops. “Red Carpet on the Green” will be held Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Market Square. It will be held rain or shine. The Spirit of 67 Foundation funds grants that provide enriching educational and cultural experiences to the students of Lake Forest School District 67. Details, (847) 234-4282 or visit


Auditions: Liberty Town Productions, a not-for-profit entertainment company, invites well-spirited musical-theater actors/singers to audition for all roles in its newly-imagined staging of the Stephen Sondheim musical-comedy “Company” Sept. 9 and 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St. Looking for six men and eight women able to play roles ranging from mid-20s to late-50s. The 14 will need to form a strong ensemble voice. Callbacks, if needed, will be Sept. 12. The show will be performed Nov. 14-16. For details about auditions and signing up for audition time slots, visit Details, (847) 362-9202

Benefit: Moxi will present the 2013 Fall Trend Fashion Show, with clothing provided by AKIRA and styled by Constantine James, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Shakou, 625 N. Milwaukee Ave. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30 p.m. Following the show, there will be a VIP after party in the Shakou Nightclub area. VIP booths seat three and each VIP guest receives a swag bag, a drink ticket, and entry to the VIP after party. A portion of the proceeds from the show will support Cam’s Dare to Be Different, an antibullying organization started by 14-year-old Camille Paddock, who was brutally bullied because of what made her different, an auto-immune disease called Alopecia Areata. For more information, call (224) 433-6675 or

Long Grove

Fundraiser: The Long Grove Historical Society will hold a benefit auction Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Village Tavern, 135 Old McHenry Road. Bid on antiques, professional services, jewelry, and other items. To donate items to the auction, contact Marie Borg (847) 438-7656 or at admin@Long Grove All proceeds benefit The Society.


Festival: Mundelein Community Connection will hold the annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival that will showcase the talents of 45 fine artists and craftspeople who work in a variety of media, Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave. Local musicians will perform in the Gazebo. In addition to professional artists, artwork by select students from Mundelein and Carmel Catholic high schools also will be featured. Cash prize will be awarded for Best of Show; Judge’s Choice 2-D; and Judge’s Choice 3-D. In addition, both high schools will receive scholarship money to award to students pursuing art in college. Details, (847) 970-9235 or

Open mic: Open Mic hosted by Rachel Miller will be held Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Irish Mill Inn, 26592 N. Route 83. Event will be held weekly until Oct. 31. Details,

Round Lake

Stage night: The Round Lake Area Park District’s very first Open Stage Night will be held Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Park School, 400 W. Townline Road. Free. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and donations will be accepted. Details, (847) 546-8558 or

Round Lake Beach

Dog run: The annual Woof Bark Walk-Run will be held Sept. 8 at noon at the Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way. The course (about 2 miles) will begin and end at the Sports Center. There will be doggy water stations, as well as water for your consumption along the path. All dogs must be on leashes and have proof of current vaccinations. Cost is $12 and $6 for each additional dog. Details, (847) 740-1111 or


Car corral: The fall car corral, where you can sell your car for free, will be held Sept. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road. Available for quality collector cars only. Space available on a first come basis. Car and driver are free. Details, (814) 385-3644.


Air show: Wings Over Waukegan will be held Sept. 7 at noon at Waukegan Airport, 3580 N. McAree Road. The show commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Accord and honors veterans. It will feature a downed airman reenactment, aerobatics team demonstrations, static aircraft displays, classic Warbirds, military aircraft, food and refreshment booths and more. Tickets are $10 and free for kids 12 and under. Details, (847) 244-0055 or

Kenosha, Wis.

Art fair: Art and nature come together for the Walk in the Woods Art Fair Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Road. There will be over 55 artists whose works include painting, pottery, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fabric, woodworking, glass and more. The artists will be displaying their creations along trails in the woods, around gardens, and in the arboretum. Entertainers include Mitt Michaels, Kevin Grissom, Brent Mitchell and Craig Stoneman performing at the Nature Center Stage, and Zachariah “Red” Stacy, Mark Paffrath, Rusty Horse, Shawn Drake, Edward Stephen Crummer and Jill Plaisted. There will be a silent auction of items donated by the artists. All proceeds benefit Hawthorn Hollow. Details, (262) 552-8196 or email

Milwaukee, Wis.

Festival: The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois and Gift of Wings will present the Amish Craftsman Guild Frank Mots International Kite Festival Sept. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The Chicago Fire Kite Team and Team O2, precision kite flying teams, will perform three times each day. Featured guests will be Connor and Amy Doran, among the top 12 finalists from “America’s got Talent.” Milwaukee’s own Mike Delfar and Racine’s Dan Newman, both professional kite flyers, will also be performing. Free kite flying lessons from the Kite Whispererer, Brett Williams. Free admission. Free kites will be given to the first 100 kids that participate in the Kaplan University “Kids Mad Dash.” Gift of Wings will be selling kites and food. Details, (414) 305-3145 or visit

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