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June 23, 2013


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Greek Fest 2013: Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, June 23, St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 133 S. Roselle Road, Palatine. Entrance fee is $2; free for kids younger than 12. A convenient food drive thru featuring all the picnic authentic Greek foods will be available from noon to 9 p.m. Free shuttle service is also available from Harper College, at Roselle and Algonquin roads, and Marion Jordan School, Palatine and Harrison roads. Authentic Greek foods, Greek taverna, pastries and loukoumades, Greek wines and beer, unique vendors, kids games, Greek music and dancing. For details, visit

Rolling Meadows Garden Walk: Noon Sunday, June 23, Rolling Meadows Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. Rolling Meadows Garden Club hosts its Garden Walk. Come explore the beauty of seven varied gardens. Tickets are on sale at the Community Center. Cost is $10 in advance; $15 day of the walk. Contact Carol Flemming,, or visit

Palatine Historical Society Garden Tour: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. The Palatine Historical Society's annual Garden Tour features six different Palatine gardens in bloom. Some of the features include 45 different varieties of hostas, koi ponds, roses, perennials, old sheds, an arbor of wisteria and a pergola with built-in bar and hot tub. Tickets are available at the Clayson House, 224 E. Palatine Road, and at the Community Center, 250 East Wood St. The cost is $15 per person at Towne Square, Smith and Palatine roads, before 3 p.m. June 24. Maps can be picked up at Towne Square beginning at noon June 23. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide landscape improvements at the Clayson House Museum. Contact Marilyn Pedersen, (847) 991-6460 or

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6, excluding Sunday, Sept. 1, 951 McHenry Road at Mike Rylko Community Park in front of the Spray 'n Play. Farm and vendor offerings include veggies, fruit, coffee beans/fresh brewed iced and hot coffee, meats, eggs, jams and jellies. Visit Facebook at Buffalo Grove Farmers Market to watch for upcoming promotions or on Twitter at @BGFarmersMarket to learn the latest information. Visit

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20, Mount Prospect Train Depot, West Commuter Parking Lot, Northwest Highway and Route 83. Array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies. Stop by and check it out. Visit

Palatine Library Used Book Sale: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Sale of donated books, CDs, DVDs and related materials sponsored by The Friends of the Palatine Library. All proceeds benefit the Palatine Library. For information, visit

Sunday at Sunderlage Farmhouse: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 1775 Vista Lane, Hoffman Estates. The village of Hoffman Estates Historical Sites Commission hosts an ice cream social and the DuPage Valley Settlers, living history interpreters, demonstrating activities of Illinois' earliest settlers. There will also be a free petting zoo, tours of the house and refreshments. Call (847) 781- 2606.

Family Fest: Sunday, June 23, Family Fest at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 Bode Road, Schaumburg. Family Fest includes carnival rides, bingo, and food court. Free parking. Visit

Capannari's Concert in the Park: 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S Pine St., Mount Prospect. Free concert in the park featuring the band Optical Distortion. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chair and your dancing shoes. Visit

Suburban Chicago's Got Talent: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Follow performers as they work their way toward a final performance at The Taste of Arlington Heights. Cost is $10. For tickets, visit

Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The Palatine Ghost Walk is a two-hour tour through downtown Palatine. Visit some specific locations to discuss the lore associated with hauntings as far back as the 1800s. This is a family-friendly event. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are requested at (847) 358- 6091 or

WTTW Readers are Leaders: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Stop by the Deer Park Town Center for the WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour. Free WTTW Kids goody bags, sing, dance, move and groove with Miss Lori of Miss Lori's CAMPUS, and enjoy interactive story time. Free. For information, visit

Sundays at Safety Park: 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Ken Alley Safety Park, 421 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Drive, pedal and ride around Safety Park on the 18-passenger trackless train, big wheels or electric jeeps. Helmets and gym shoes must be worn. Parents must attend with children. Program is for ages 3-7. Cost is $10 for the first child; each additional child is $5. Visit or call (847) 985-2115.

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. You'll fall head over heels for this hilarious musical comedy about that terribly wonderful, simply complex thing called love. Tickets cost $40-$48. For tickets/information, visit

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Celebrate the band's second decade with a gala performance. Band performs all varieties of music, from classical to Broadway to pop and jazz. No registration required. Free. For details, call (847) 634-3650 or visit

Postcards from a Trip Abroad: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Charming, disarming and cosmopolitan. Espresso will entertain you with a selection of songs from around the world. A cabaret concert by actor-singer Claudia Hommel, singer-pianists Elizabeth Doyle, Bob Moreen and John Eskola with bass accompaniment. Registration requested at or (847) 827-551.

Schaumburg Boomers vs. Lake Erie Crushers: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. For information, visit

'Princess Who?': 6:30-7 p.m. preshow entertainment; 7 p.m. show Monday, June 24, Bock Park, 1223 W. Sharon Lane; Wednesday, June 26, Town Square Amphitheatre, Schaumburg and Roselle roads; and Thursday, June 27, Meineke Park, 220 E. Weathersfield Way, all in Schaumburg. The whole family can enjoy free theatrical performance of "Princess Who?" The play is a mystery adventure featuring favorite fairy tale characters. For information, visit

Monday Concert In The Park: 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Park, 411 S. Maple, Mount Prospect. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Mount Prospect Community Band. Concessions include hot dogs, sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks. In the event of rain, concert moves indoors. Visit

Spin: Noon Monday, June 24, Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Spin: The Science of Rotation explores the fun and science of objects that rotate. Call (847) 832-6600 or visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13, Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Experience an array of talented music artists at the Summer Concert Series. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Series is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District, the Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Bank & Trust and Friendly Ford. June 25: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Caribbean/Reggae) Free. Visit or call (630) 529-3650.

Progressive Community Bingo: Tuesdays, Chevy Chase Country Club, 100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Doors open 6 p.m.; games begins at 7 p.m. Call (847) 943-9721.

Normenneness Singing Society: Tuesdays at the Estonian House in Lincolnshire. Rehearsals for the upcoming fall and winter season have begun. The all-male choral group of Norwegian origin founded in 1870 is looking for singers. Vocal talent is not a prerequisite, just a desire to have a good time. Call Jerry, (847) 437-5825, or visit

Movie 'Playing for Keeps': 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. "Playing for Keeps," 2012, PG-13, 105 minutes. Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid. Call (847) 985-4000 or visit

Swing Assembly: 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 24, Schaumburg Towne Square, Roselle and Schaumburg roads, Schaumburg. Ten-piece Big Band, plus vocals, this band brings a youthful energy to big band, blues, dance and swing music, among other genres. Rain date is June 27. Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library. For information, call (847) 895-3600 or visit

Sounds of Summer Concert: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Larkin and Moran Brothers perform Irish/Celtic music. Concessions open; restroom facilities available. Weather Hotline: (847) 705-5123, ext. 431. Free. For details, visit

AH Community Concert Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, North School Park, Eastman and Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. The 60-member Community Concert Band entertains with light- classical music, marches and show tunes. For details, visit

Movie 'Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey': 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. "Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," 2012, PG-13, 169 minutes. Starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett. Call (847) 985-4000 or visit

Noonie Times: Noon Wednesday, June, 26, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Free summer entertainment series returns to the Community Recreation Center outdoor theater. Participants should bring a blanket and lunch. Food available for purchase. Entertainment schedule available at In case of inclement weather, entertainment will be indoors. Visit

Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. The Chicago Sky plays in the Eastern Conference of the WNBA. Cost is $15-$115. Visit

Cruise Nights in Barrington: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29, Harris Bank parking lot on South Cook Street, just south of Lake- Cook Road, downtown Barrington. Each week there will be food and ice cream vendors, prizes and entertainment by Bob Roig of Priceless Parties. Schedule is: June 27, Street Rods/Pre-1948; July 11, Buick, Pontiac & Olds; July 18, Exotic Cars; July 25, British Cars; Aug. 1, Mopar; Aug. 8, Convertibles; Aug. 15, Sports Cars; Aug. 22, Corvettes; Aug. 29, Trucks/four-wheel drive. For information, call (847) 304-3400.

2013 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: Thursday, June 27, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival. Each film selected for exhibition and competition will be screened over the course of seven days. Judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience. During the festival's weeklong run, filmmakers from all over the world participate in live Q-AND-A's with the audience moderated by a festival judge. Cost is $6-$100. For information, visit

Thursday Afternoon at the Movies: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Hoffman Estates Branch Library, 1550 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates. Family feature film. Children younger than 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Call (847) 885-3511.

Cruise Night -- Gear-Up 2013: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Streamwood Chamber of Commerce, 22 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood. Streamwood Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill present Cruise Night: Gear-up 2013 in the parking lot of the chamber. Free to car owners and viewers. For information, visit

Concert at Kemmerling Pool: 6 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. concert Thursday, June 27, Kemmerling Pool, 400 S. Prospect Ave., Roselle. Dupage Band performs. Concessions available for purchase. The 2013 Concerts in the Park series is brought to you by the Roselle Park District. Free. Visit

Guitar Across the World: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Hear Steve Vazquez perform guitar works composed in the spirit of cultural exchange by Leo Brouwer, Stepan Rak, Roland Dyens, Dusan Bogdanovic, and more. Free 4th Thursday Concerts feature local Palatine entertainers and are presented by Northwest Community Healthcare. Weather Hotline: (847) 705-5123, ext. 431. For information, visi

Live at the Lake: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Lake Park Memorial Pavilion and Park, 2200 Lee St., Des Plaines. Free Summer Entertainment Series. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle. Selections include classics, patriotic marches, popular hits, and Broadway and movie scores. For information, visit or call the weather hotline at (847) 391-5705.

'xcalibur; The Story of Young King Arthur': 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Join Curtains Up! campers for an epic adventure. The magical wizard Merlin tells the tale of young Arthur and how he, a mere boy, accomplished what many strong men had failed to do. Cost is $5-$7. For information/tickets, visit

Thursday Concert in the Park: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Park, 411 S. Maple, Mount Prospect. Hi-Fi Superstar is the featured band. Bring a chair or blanket. Concession stand will be open selling hot dogs, sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks. Free. For information, visit

'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare': 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. An Eclectic Theater Company production, this is a wild ride through the famed works of William Shakespeare. Rated PG- 13. Cost is $30. For information/tickets, visit

Bartlett Depot Museum Birthday Bash Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 Railroad Ave., Bartlett. All aboard for the Depot's 140th Birthday Bash. Free activities for all ages. For information, visit

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