Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event.
Good Samaritan Animal Relief Fund Charity Event: 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Best Friends Animal Hospital, 1203 N. Route 83, Grayslake. Best Friends Animal Hospital open house to benefit the Good Samaritan Animal Relief Fund. Everyone is welcome (but leave your pets at home). Events include raffles, bounce house, games, food, tours of the hospital, educational seminars, face painting, wildlife exhibits and more. All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Animal Relief Fund. For information or to make a donation, call (847) 548- 2626 or visit www.bestfriendsgrayslakevets.com.
Highwood Bike Rally: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month, Fort Sheridan Metra, 461 W. Old Elm Road, Highwood. To benefit Margaret's House, a home for abused women. Includes live music, food, drinks, and motorcycle vendors. Events will include a local Poker Run, Wisconsin Poker Run, and more. The final event on Sept. 22 will be an end-of-the-season celebration featuring a best of bikes show, the announcement of the Highwood Betty winner. Visit www.celebratehighwood.com.
Games for Grownups: 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Play chess, go, "Apples to Apples," "Ticket to Ride," "Scrabble" and more. Call (847) 634-3650 or visit www.vapld.info.
Fallapalooza: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Husky Park, Wheeling Park District, 1100 Lee St., Wheeling. The community is invited to spend an autumn afternoon in the park. This family-friendly event at Husky Park in Wheeling features live music, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, hayrides, face painters, balloon artist, crafts and more. Food and refreshments also are available. Admission is free. Free parking is at London Middle School, 1001 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. For information, call (847) 465-3333 or visit www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.
More of Loesser by Charles Troy: 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Showcased are songs from his hit musicals. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2232.
The History of 'The Wrath of Khan': 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. College of Lake County Professor and "Trekkie" John Tenuto is back to celebrate the individuals who worked on Nicholas Meyer's "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan." More than 120 rare and many never-before-seen photographs paint the picture of a company of actors and artists whose talents combined to create one of Star Trek's best films. Tenuto will also share trivia and little known facts about the making of the film. Registration is required. Free. Call (847) 362- 2330 or visit cooklib.org.
The Musical Magic of Beethoven's Fifth: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Stephanie Ettelson, an orchestral chamber violinist and renowned music educator at the Newberry Library and Music Institute of Chicago, will explore the art of listening and the universal appeal of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Bring a lunch; the library will provide coffee, dessert and a lecturer. Registration is required. Visit www.vapld.info or call (224) 543-1485.
'The Crowd': 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Northbrook Public Library continues its series of silent films by great directors with the 1928 film "The Crowd." Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.northbrook.info or call (847) 272-6224.
Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Regarded as the new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene, and with a global sound, this ensemble of five musicians delivers captivating performances and high energy in the form of dance grooves. Cost is $10-$30. Visit jlcenter.clcillinois.edu.
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