Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its annual Aebelskiver Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Waukegan. |Sun-Times Media File
Updated: October 31, 2013 6:30PM
Celebration: Patty Turner Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 375 Elm St. The event will include an afternoon of champagne, sweets and song. Enjoy performances by the PTC’s very own Hummers and Strummers ukulele band and musical group, “Women of Note.” Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Details, (847) 940-4010.
Performance: “The Secret Garden,” presented by Deerfield Family Theater, will be performed at 7:30 Nov. 8 and 15, at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17 at Caruso Middle School, 1801 Montgomery. Directed by Stephen M. Genovese, music directed by Tom Steffens, and costuming under the direction of Theresa Ham. Adapted from the beloved book, the story of “The Secret Garden” is one of hope, love, fear, and redemption. Tickets are $18. Detals, (847) 223-2659 or www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
Fundraiser: The annual Teen Mother Choices (TMC) Chili Cook Off will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave. Help TMC celebrate its 25th year of service to area teen mothers. Sample an assortment of different homemade chili recipes and vote on your favorite. Also, enjoy the main course of delicious homemade chili or gluten-free soup, cornbread and desserts while listening to great music. Challenge area pastors and compete in a pie-eating contest. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and free for kids age 5 and under. Tickets are $50 for families of five or more in advance or $55 at the door. Details, (847) 599-8135 or teenmotherchoices.org.
Festival: The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning welcomes widely-celebrated caricaturist, illustrator, and Wisconsin native Tom Richmond from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Richmond’s movie and TV parodies and feature article illustrations may be enjoyed regularly in MAD Magazine. He has also contributed to Scholastic, Marvel Comics and other publications. Join Richmond for his free talk from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Museum where he’ll share stories from his career in comics. The public may also take part in all activities. Fees are required and space is limited. The public may support the festival and help to ensure an expanded 2014 event by attending an evening fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Villa D’Carlo Restaurant, 5140 7th Ave. Admission is $20 and includes pizza and soda. Tom Richmond, John Hambrock and other cartoonists will greet visitors and may sketch at times during this event. Details, (262) 658-2676 or kenoshacartoonfest.com.
Concert: Darmata will perform at 10 p.m. Nov. 2 and ARRA will perform at 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $6 and $7, respectively. Details, (847) 541-4700 or cubbynorth.com.
Performance: “The Nutcracker” will be performed Nov. 8 to Dec. 28 at the Marriott Theatre, Ten Marriottt Drive. Most performances are at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. A new musical of this classic tale comes to life for children of all ages when Marie receives a beautiful nutcracker for Christmas from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. When the Nutcracker comes to life, it’s a magical journey to reach the Sugar Plum Fairy before the wicked Mouse King. A special one-hour presentation for children of all ages. Tickets are $15 and group rates are available. Details, (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com.
Fundraiser: SEDOL Foundation will hold “One Special Night,” an evening of music, comedy and wine from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Ivanhoe Club, 28846 N. Thorngate Drive. Headlining will be Vito Zatto, a musician and comedian with great talent and showmanship. Proceeds benefit Lake County’s children with special needs. Tickets are $125 and up. Reservations requested. Details, (847) 548-7032 or www.sedolfoundation.org.
Pumpkin Drop: Mundelein Park District will hold its free Pumpkin Drop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Keith Mione Community Park, 1401 N. Midlothian Road. Watch pumpkins soar all in the name of composting with the help of Mundelein High School students and their huge catapult. Then, with the pumpkin you bring, get challenged with contests and more. Learn about recycling and being “green.” Preregistration is needed for pumpkin launch. Details, (847) 566-0650 or mundeleinparks.org.
Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Fest: Fall Fest will be held for children (ages 12 and younger) and their parents from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace. Activities will include hayrides, pumpkin bowling, face painting, line dancing, a Cake Walk, Fish for Goldfish and more. Tickets for each activity will be available for purchase at the event. Advanced registration is required. Details, (262) 947-3650 or RecPlexOnline.com.
Round Lake Beach
Dinner Theatre: “Once Upon a Murder” will be presented from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Renwood Golf Course, 701 E. Shorewood Road. Happily ever after ... not in this romp through fairytale land. Many of your favorite fairytale characters have assembled at Prince Charming’s royal ball but this grown-up fairytale takes a tragic turn as a beloved princess collapses and true love’s kiss can’t break the spell. She’s been murdered. Now it’s up to you to solve a murder by examining clues and talking to suspects. Come dressed in your fairytale best, as awards for best costume, super sleuths and bumbling detectives will be awarded. The event includes a catered dinner buffet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., nonalcoholic beverages and dessert. Cash bar available. This event is for ages 16 and up. Cost is $35 and $60 for a couple. Details, (847) 546-8558 or www.roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org.
Sale: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 620 Grove Ave., will host its annual Aebelskiver Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. Aebelskivers are Danish pastries that are a cross between a pancake and a doughnut. They are cooked in special pans in the dining room so visitors can watch the preparation as they are being cooked and turned with steel knitting needles. There will be a country store featuring homemade peanut brittle, baked goods, crafts, throws and quilts. Carry-outs are available. Details, (847) 336-4891.
Performance: TownSquare Players will present “The Nerd” Nov. 8-24 at Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. A comedy set in Terre Haute Indiana, in the late ’70s, “The Nerd” is the story of Willum, a Vietnam vet who’s got his life all figured out. He has established a career as an architect and is on his way up the corporate ladder when everything goes off the rails while he’s hosting a dinner party for his boss. Tickets are $23 and $20 for seniors and $13 for students. Group discounts available. Details, (815) 338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.