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August 11, 2013


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AC Rock -- Summer Concert: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Chicago's premier a cappella quartet entertains the whole family with classic rock 'n' roll favorites from across the decades. To sign up or for information, call (847) 358-5881 or visit

Ivanhoe Festival Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Ivanhoe Congregational Church, 21078 W. Route 176, Mundelein. The Ivanhoe Festival includes meal service from noon to 4 p.m. featuring grilled smoked sausage sandwiches and chicken, roast corn and a selection of side salads. The cost for a meal is $12 at the door, $10 in advance, $6 for children ages 12 and younger and free for kids younger than 3. Other festival activities include a bake sale, games for the kids and entertainment. Call (847) 566-5204.

Long Grove Farmers Market & Concert Series: 10 a.m. Sundays, downtown Long Grove, 307 Old McHenry Road. Assortment of fresh, local and Midwest fruits and vegetables, along with a variety of organic products; artisan breads, pastries, pies; gourmet coffee; salsas and sauces; pickled vegetables; health products; salad greens and organic salad dressings. The Long Grove Arts & Music Council offers a free outdoor Summer Concert Series at 4 p.m. Lineup includes Aug. 11: Bonnie Koloc; Aug. 18: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; Aug. 25: Beans & Leaves' Long Grove Day. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, concerts will be held at Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, 3100 Old McHenry Road. Call (847) 634-0888 or visit

'The Drowsy Chaperone': 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 11 and 18, and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 16, and 17, Cutting Hall, 150 W. Wood St., Palatine. Fremont Street theater Company presents "The Drowsy Chaperone." Tickets are on sale at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Cost is $18 adults, in advance, $20 at the door; $16 students and seniors in advance, $18 at the door; groups of 10 or more $15 in advance for same performance. Call (847) 202-5222 or visit

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. A musical comedy romp through everyday relationships. Tickets are $40-$48. Visit

Classical Piano Magic: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Experience the romantic allure of classical piano music performed by Charles Billington. Enjoy pieces by many of the world's most renowned composers, including works by Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy and Prokofiev. Billington will introduce each selection with notes on its historical and musical significance. This concert is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Registration is required at, the library, or (847) 253-5675.

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. Aug. 13 American English (Beatles Tribute). Free. Visit or call (630) 529-3650.

Opera in Focus: 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Opera in Focus, 300 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Puppeteers perform more than 30 operas in the Kungsholm tradition through elegant puppets. Tickets are $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger. Advanced registration is required by calling (847) 818-3220, ext. 186, or visiting

Free Movie Thursday: Dusk Thursday, Aug. 15, Northside Park, 220 Glendale St., Wheeling. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and treats. Featured film is "Scooby-Doo," rated PG. In case of rain, the movie will be rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 19. For information, contact Wheeling Park District Guest Services at (847) 465-3333.

Fridays on the Green: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Village Green at Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Free. Visit

Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 30, Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Free Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows includes entertainment. Food and drinks available along with entertainment. For details, call Laura at (847) 255-8764 or visit

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28, Mount Prospect Metra lot, downtown Mount Prospect. Themed nights each week. Visit

Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The Palatine Ghost Walk is a two-hour tour through downtown Palatine. The tour visits some specific locations to discuss the lore associated with hauntings as far back as the 1800s. This is a family-friendly event. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger goes to charity. Reservations are requested at (847) 358-6091. For details, visit

Volo Bog State Natural Area: 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Naturalist-led tours of Illinois' only remaining quaking bog (which means it will shake when you walk on it) are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays. The state natural area includes a visitors center, hiking trails and picnic area.

'Folks with Spokes': Through Aug. 31, Elk Grove Historical Museum, 399 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village. Pedal your way through the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest interactive exhibit "Folks with Spokes." The history of bicycling in Elk Grove includes several historical artifacts, an opportunity to decorate wheel spokes, a chance to experience a ride through Busse Woods, and more. Admission is free. Hours through August are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturdays; or by appointment. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Village CycleSport, with services provided by the Friends of Cycling. For information on discount bicycling, Scout workshops and community programs, call (847) 439-3994 or visit

Photography Exhibit: Library hours through Sept. 13, Cook Park Library, 413 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The Cook Park Library will showcase the work of local photographers. The gallery is housed in the Quiet Reading Room and surrounding areas. The exhibit is based on the theme of patriotism and is hosted by the Chicago Chapter of Photographic Society of America. Free. For information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit

Art Exhibit: Through Friday, Sept. 20, Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. "The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland," celebrates this married artist couple whose work captured Chicago and Europe during the early 20th century. For information, call (847) 635-2633 or visit museum.

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