Joe Shuman/For STM Grayslake-10/3/10, Sun./Grayslake Cemetery Virginia Fitzgerald/Grayslake, as Jennie Heard, waits for cemetery walk patrons to listens to her speak.
Updated: October 3, 2013 5:46PM
Dinner: Antioch Rotary Club’s Pork Chop Dinner and Auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Peter School, 900 St. Peter St. Bring your appetites and your community spirit as you enjoy pork chops and bidding during a live auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Details, (847) 395-2233.
Fest: The annual Oktoberfest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St. The event will feature the Johnny Wagner Trio and a buffet of authentic Bavarian fare from the Edelweiss Restaurant. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Oct. 9. Details, (847) 572-2611.
Fest: Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Enjoy a variety of German and fall beers, live entertainment by The Alpiners and German dinners provided by the Wunder-Bar of Antioch and the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner costs $15. You must be 21 years of age to enter the gated area. Details, (847) 587-2151 or www.foxlake.org.
Fest: Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lakefront Park. There will be food, beverages, and a vendor and craft show. Activity wristbands will be available for $6 and includes face painting, clown balloonist, pony rides, tractor rides, petting zoo and bounce house. Also, there will be a pumpkin carving contest for $5. Details, (847) 587-3944.
Cemetery walk: The Grayslake Cemetery Walk sponsored by the Grayslake Historical Society will have two performances, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., Oct. 6 at the cemetery on Lake Street, just north of Route 120. Nine costumed actors and actresses, following a script for the Living History Tour, will recall the lives of several people buried in the cemetery. There is no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated. Attendees are encouraged to bring umbrellas in case of rain. Details, (847) 223-7663.
Fest: Fall Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave. There will be kids’ games, crafts, electric train ride, petting zoo, tractor pulled hay wagon rides, scarecrow contest, Doggie Dash, Howl’oween Costume Contest and more. Details, (847) 623-7788 or www.gurneeparkdistrict.com.
Fest: Oktoberfest will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Grandwood Park, 36630 N. Hutchins Road. There will be food, beverages, kids’ games to benefit JDRF, a cake walk and baggos tournament. Details, (847) 356-0008 or www.grandwoodpark.net.
Fun factory: The annual Simon Fun Factory tour makes a stop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 to Gurnee Mills, I-94 and Grand Avenue. Attendees will enjoy a wide range of engaging activities through a series of exciting “Destination Stations,“ hosted by Lalaloopsy, Mooshka, Bandai, Gogo’s and Mega Bloks. There will be a variety of kid-focused activities, games and product samples. Details, (847) 263-7500 or visit www.gurneemills.com or www.simon.com/kidgits.
House tour: Highland Park Historical Society will hold its annual House Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The theme of this year’s tour is “Fine on Vine.” Beginning with an exhibit at the Highland Park High School, the walking tour will proceed east on Vine Avenue. In addition to 100-year-old mansions, the tour will include a house built by Walt Durbahn’s industrial arts class in the 1930s, as well as a renovated cottage. The exhibit at the high school will have more information about Durbahn and the Highland Park homes built by his industrial arts students. Details, (847) 432-7090.
History walk: The Friends of Green Ridge Cemetery, in association with the Kenosha Cemetery Association, will hold the Kenosha History Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the cemetery, 6604 7th Ave. The event will take place in honor and memory of the late Don Jensen and Don Moldenhauer, who played roles in past history walks. Guided tours will travel to five grave sites to encounter costumed reenactors, playing the roles of 19th- and 20th-century leaders and entrepreneurs who once resided in the nearby Library Park neighborhood. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Cash and checks only. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and restoration work at the Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled or postponed. To register, call (262) 652-1631. While walk-ins are welcome, there may be an hour wait.
Concert: The North Suburban Symphony, a community orchestra, will present the first concert of its 25th Anniversary Season at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road. Conducted by Music Director Ron Arden, the program, “Birth of an Orchestra,” will offer a reprise of the Orchestra’s first concert 25 years ago. Tickets are $18, $10 for seniors and students and free for children under 12 with a paid adult. Details, www.northsuburbansymphony.org.
Fest: Pumpkin Fest 2013 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in Cook Park in downtown. Libertyville Junior Women’s Club and the Rotary Club will hand out pumpkins in exchange for a donation to the food pantry. The kids can then paint their pumpkins. There will be a performances by the Dance Academy and MusicNOW DJ. Local businesses will have activities for the kids and the Cook Memorial Public Library is sponsoring its Touch the Trucks event from 10 a.m. to noon. Details, www.libertyvillejuniors.org.
Fundraiser: Gurnee, Libertyville, Mundelein Jaycees will hold Pigtoberfest from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Brainerd football field, 416 W. Park Ave. Porkies Pig Roast will be serving roasted pork and sides. Beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be served by the GLM Jaycees. Other food items will be available a la carte and there will be live music. Portions of the proceeds benefit the GLM Jaycee Scholarship Fund and the Save Brainerd Foundation. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and children are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Details, www.meetup.com/GLMJaycees.
Fair: Bonner Country Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bonner Heritage Farm, Country Place Lane, just north of Sand Lake Road. Activities will include wagon rides, crafts, games, a petting zoo and more. Bring your own picnic and enjoy live entertainment. Cost is $5 and free for 3 and under free. Details, (847) 968-3321 or www.lcfpd.org.
Performance: “Dear Carol Ann” will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at Greenbelt Cultural Center 1215 Green Bay Road. Kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this heartwarming play about two women and their struggle to understand their friendship through the struggle of breast cancer. Tickets for residents are $12 and $7 for children and $17 and $12, respectively, for nonresidents. Details, (847) 968-3321 or www.lcfpd.org.
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Dance: Stateline Dance will present “A Halloween Hoedown Ballroom Dance” from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 at Rumpoles Wonder Bar, 352 E. Main St. Prior to the dance there will be an exhibit of old cars from the 1910s to 1930s. Wear a cowboy/cowgirl costumes and celebrate Halloween western style. Costumes optional. It is the largest and oldest ballroom in Wisconsin and Illinois and is where many of the old time Big Bands played. Admission is $15 for singles and $25 for couples and includes a 45-minute lesson of a dance. The Cha-Cha dance will be taught by professional instructors from at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Details, call (312) 399-9090 or email StatelineDance@gmail.com.
Fest: The Lake County Art League will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 at Westfield Hawthorn Mall, intersection of routes 21 and 60. Details, (847) 271-7422 or www.lcal.org.
Party: Painting Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lake County Discovery Museum, Route 176 and Fairfield Road. Enjoy an al fresco BYOB cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. and take a self-guided tour of the exhibit. Beginning at 6:45 p.m., learn to paint with step-by-step guidance. Ticket price is $40 and includes appetizers, all paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a take-home canvas. Preregistration is required. Must be 18 or over to participate and 21 or over to consume alcohol. Details, (847) 367-6640 or www.lcfpd.org.
Zombie shows: Three Brothers Playhouse will present “The Zombie Apocalypse” at 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 115 N. Genese St. just west of the Metra station. The undead are gathering in hoards. Enjoy watching ensemble member Rick Adams switch between more than 18 different characters in this tribute to every zombie apocalypse story ever made. Tickets are $10. Details, (319) 621-0024.
Picnic and show: The Hooved Animal Humane Society will hold its annual Halloween Picnic and Horse Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the farm, 10804 McConnell Road. There will be food, vendors, performances by the Midwest Renegades Drill Team, live music and more. Admission is $5 and free for kids 10 and under. Wagon rides and farm tours will be available all day. A kids’ area with inflatable games and pumpkin painting will be set up with an entrance fee of $5 for unlimited all day access. McHenry County Animal Control will bring adoptable animals to the picnic. Competitors for the fun horse show may arrive any time after 9 a.m. with a current negative Coggins test and a helmet for all riders. Classes are $5 each and include both English and Western classes, and many game themed classes. All proceeds support HAHS’s efforts to care for abused and neglected horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and pot-bellied pigs. Details, (815) 337-5563 or www.facebook.com/hoovedanimals.