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 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 great 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.
Floral Open House: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Floral Design Center in Lake Forest, 825 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The staff of Sunset Floral Design will present a selection of fresh-cut flowers, share fall floral design ideas and educate guests through interactive demonstrations at the Floral Open House. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy snacks and wine while learning about the latest fall floral trends. Free admission. For information, call (847) 295-0460. Visit www.sunsetfoods.com.
The Hidden World of Infrared: Through Feb. 2, 2014, Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 N Green Bay Road, North Chicago. New collection of Infrared photographs looks into a beautiful and often eerie world invisible to the naked eye. Using a modified digital camera, photographer Rob Kuehnle challenges viewers to see familiar subjects in new ways. Free. Visit www.lcfpd.org.
Staley Da Bear's 'First and Goal': 4 p.m. today, Midtown Athletic Club, 1760 N. Hicks Road, Palatine. Staley Da Bear, the Chicago Bears mascot, will be leading his free First and Goal program, which teaches students how to "score a touchdown for a healthy life." It's a kickoff event for Midtown's 11th Annual 5K Run & Walk to benefit Bears Care. Staley's goal is to teach children the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle while making it exciting. Kids ages 6-14 are invited. Call (847) 991-4646 to register.
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