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October 6, 2013


Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event.

'Charlotte's Web': 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 6, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. E.B. White's story of an unusual friendship that develops between Wilbur, a runty pig, and Charlotte, a heroic spider. Cost is $4-$6. Visit

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a performance by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, with opening performer Chuck VanderVennet on Oct. 6. No charge for open stage and song circle events; admission for performances is $10 for members, seniors and students; $12 for nonmembers. To reserve concert seating, call (847) 271-1584. Visit

Kidgits Fun Factory Event: Sunday, Oct. 6, Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. Simon Malls' Fun Factory tour provides families from around the country with a fun, interactive and immersive experience. Attendees will enjoy a range of engaging activities through a series of "Destination Stations," allowing children to play and learn simultaneously. Children will have the opportunity to take home several sponsor giveaways and Fun Factory creations. Free for Simon Kidgits Club Members. Visit

'On Broadway' fall concert: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Round Lake Civic and Cultural Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Annual concert by Round Lake Community Band. A Broadway revue in collaboration with the Round Lake Park District Drama Department. Free. Visit

MHS Orchesis Dance Recital: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St., Mundelein. Mundelein High School's first Orchesis Dance Recital of the school year. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and students with IDs. The show will feature dances from the MHS dance class, Orchesis members, MHS alumni dancers and youth dancers from the Mundelein community. A Youth Dance Clinic will precede the show from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the auditorium, open to children from preschool to eighth grade, with a cost of $15. Visit

Book Launch Party: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake. Celebrate local author Kelly Polark's new ABC picture book "Rockabet: Classic Edition." There will be refreshments, free bookmarks, crafts, and books available to purchase and be signed. Free. Visit AuthorKellyPolark.

Meet Author Luis Urrea: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Award-winning Chicago- area author Luis Urrea will be available to meet with writers and fans during an informal question and answer session in an intimate group setting. Participants are welcome to bring writing samples to share with the group. Free. Visit

Cookbook Author Tina Ruggiero: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Cook Park Library, 413 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Tina Ruggiero will present and sign her new book, "The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook." Books will be available for purchase and signing. To register, call (847) 362-2330 or visit

Teen Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Students in grades 6-12 can see "Iron Man 3." Bring a pillow and watch a movie on the big screen. Register at or (847) 279- 2232.

Jazz Ensembles Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St, Grayslake. Swing out to big-band jazz classics and contemporary music skillfully played by musicians from the CLC Monday and Tuesday Night Jazz Ensembles. Cost is $4-$5. Visit

Star Wars Celebration: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The library's third annual celebration of the "Star Wars" books and movies features games, crafts and activities for fans of all ages, plus appearances by Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights and Darth Vader. Free. Call (847) 362- 2330, or visit

Kingswood United Methodist Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Kingswood United Methodist Church, 401 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Kingswood hosts its annual craft fair as part of Harvest Fest, which includes a petting zoo, bouncy castle, children's games, pumpkin sales and decorating, bake sale, food, and free family photos. There will be a special performance by the Kingswood Glory Fingers Puppet Team and Praise Band at 3 p.m. All events are free; there is a charge for food. Those with handmade crafts to sell can contact Cindy Miller at or (847) 459-6337.

'9 to 5': 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 13, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Musical from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the hit title song and Tony Award-nominated score. Tickets are $40- $55. Visit

'How We Got On': 3 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 20; and 1 p.m. Oct. 16, The Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The story of three Midwestern teen rappers who forge a cultural identity in the white suburbs by dueling with poetry in parking lots and dubbing beats on a boom box. Visit

Realm of Terror: 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31, Realm of Terror, 421 W. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach. Designed specifically for mature audiences; not for children. Haunted house from the collaborative minds of professional film makers, sound designers, makeup artists, set designers, carpenters, engineers, inventors and artists. Tickets are $25-$50. Call (847) 363-8799 or visit

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