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A stud hasn’t moved like this since Saturday Night Fever

Looking for some fancy footwork without the bell-bottoms? Hustle up to the rolling countryside of Tempel Farms for an Evening or Matinee Performance of the Tempel Lipizzans.

Performances on select Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays beginning on June 21st. Discounts on Advanced Ticket Purchases found at:

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Tickets for Williams Street Repertory 2014/2015 season are on sale now


illiams Street Repertory’s 2014/2015 season is on sale now. The young theatre company in residence at Raue Center for the Arts is now in its fourth year. The season is set to include six shows, including three Chicago premieres. “I’m really quite proud of our fourth season. The three Chicago premieres in the season are a change of pace for us,” said founding artistic director, Richard Kuranda. “An eclectic and entertaining season filled with wonderful toe-tapping music and intriguing stories told on an expansive stage. This season asks great questions of the patrons and their world. From Filter and David Farr’s (RSC) majestic piece ‘Water’ to the soul-crushing exploration in Mike Daisy’s work. The company is tackling a season that is worthy of audiences from near and far. It is simply wonderfully good stuff.” The season kicks off “Suds: The Rockin’ ’60s Musical Soap Opera”

by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson, Will Roberson and Bryan Scott. The show stars Kim Shriver, Amanda Flahive, Amy Ferraro and Christopher Davis. “Suds” will be directed by Mark R. Mahallak who won Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity) at the 2013 Chicago BroadwayWorld Awards for WSR’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” “Suds” opens July 11 at 8 p.m.; it will run select dates and times through July 27. “Suds: The Rockin’ ’60s Musical Soap Opera” is the delightful story of Cindy, a lovelorn girl working in a 1960s laundromat. Still pining for the pen-pal fiancée who dumped her, Cindy’s life is changed when her two guardian angels magically appear to teach her about boys, true love and surviving this tough, fluff-n-fold kind of world. The show is loaded with good, clean fun and bubbling energy. Enjoy more than 40 musical favorites from the 1960s including “Where the Boys Are,”

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“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” “Respect,” “I Feel Good,” “Walk On By” and “Don’t Make Me Over.” If you gravitate to the music of the Beatles, Burt Bachrach, James Brown, Neil Sedaka girl groups, Motown and pop culture of the era, you’re bound to love “Suds.” The rest of the season is set to include “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” by Jane Wagner, directed by Rob Scharlow and starring Amanda Flahive (September 2014); “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” by Mike Daisey, directed by Pat Henderson and starring Ivan Ewert (September 2014); Chicago Premiere of the three-time Tony nominee “Hands on a Hardbody” directed by Mark Mahallak and written by Amanda Green, Doug

Wright and Trey Anastasio (November – December 2014); “Married Alive!” directed by Regina Belt Daniels by Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto (February 2015); and Chicago premiere of “Water” directed by Richard Kuranda created by Filter Theatre and David Farr (RSC) (April – May 2015). This season reunites several O’Neill and Epic Rep members in the Midwest.WSR 2014/2015 subscriptions and single tickets are now available at the box office. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit 26 N.Williams St. in downtown Crystal Lake. For more information, visit or

Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series rolls into the Chicagoland BY WENDY ALTSCHULER


For Sun-Times Media

he Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee, is a fresh professional and amateur cycling series that competes all over the Chicagoland area. Top racers from around the country and the world will contest in a series of criterium and road races from July 18-27 in this highenergy bicycle-racing event. Don’t miss the incredible action at one of these high-octane races. “Criterium racing is unique to American cycling and is often described as NASCAR on bikes due to the high speeds, short courses and many laps that make up each race,” said Mark Zalewski, marketing director at Prairie State Cycling Series. “Picture 150 racers at speed for 60 laps, and sprinting for the win, well above 40 miles per hour.” According to Zalewski, each

event begins with local amateur races, from the first year racer to experienced local amateurs, before culminating with the professional women’s and men’s categories in the early evening. Each well-thought-out venue caters to families and children by providing: fun and healthy activities, a lifestyle expo, entertainment, food and beverages from local vendors, merchant sales, kids races and more. Waukegan hosts the muchanticipated first event on July 18. The next day the series moves to Lake Bluff and will feature a prestigious USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar event where the top professionals will be racing for valuable points towards a national title. The series stays in the northern suburbs on July 20 in Crystal Lake. Willow Springs will host a road race on July 23. On July 24, the series will advance to the city of Chicago — in Beverly —

for professional-only races, in conjunction with a neighborhood festival. The western suburbs are represented by Elmhurst on July 25. “Saturday, July 26, will bring bike racing back to downtown Chicago for the first time in six

years with a unique course in the Fulton Market area,” Zalewski said. “The series will culminate on July 27 with an unrevealed venue.” For more information and to view a full schedule, visit www.

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Tempel Lipizzan presents

Skilled horse performance and artistic expression

BY WENDY ALTSCHULER tial force in the successful teams


For Sun-Times Media

ne of the oldest European breeds of domesticated horses is the Lipizzan — a rare, regal and striking horse with a white coat. Tempel Lipizzan, located in Old Mill Creek, has worked toward protecting Lipizzan’s for more than 50 years. Lipizzan’s are bred, cared for and trained on site. Performances are held in the tradition of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, which showcases the Lipizzan’s superior training, set to classical music. Much of the success and staying power of Tempel Lipizzan is credited to the proficient training staff. Former Olympic coach and German native, Conrad Schumacher, operates as the master coach. Schumacher acts as advisor for training and choreography for the Tempel Lipizzan’s summer performances. “Conrad Schumacher oversees our top level dressage trainers,” said Esther V. Buonanno, program director at Tempel Lipizzan Corporation. “He advises on choreography and helps us to educate about the history of classical dressage riding. He is the Bela Karolyi of the Olympic dressage world — one of the world’s foremost dressage trainers, having trained many students to international Olympic and world championship levels.” According to Buonanno, Schumacher has been an influen-

from Germany, Holland, Great Britain and the United States. With his many years of experience — first as a rider then as a coach, trainer and judge — and his excellent command of the English language, Schumacher is able to communicate with clarity and candor the correct path for more than 4,000 horse-and-rider combinations. “Dressage, which is now an Olympic sport, began as cavalry riding, and then with the establishment of the Lipizzan breed, classical dressage became an artistic expression of what could be considered one of the most noble partnerships between animal and man: on the battlefield,”

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Buonanno said. “This discipline of riding became performance art in the royal courts of Europe.” Tempel and Esther Smith originally imported 20 Lipizzans from an authentic Austrian stud farm in 1958, which was the beginning of what is now the chief privately owned and managed herd of Lipizzans in the world. Establishing

an American center of classical horsemanship that closely mirrored the tradition of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna has always been the ambition of late Tempel and Esther Smith. Their descendants finally realized it in 1982. “Tempel and Esther Smith brought not just the breed, now considered an endangered domestic breed, but the whole cultural tradition to the United States,” Buonanno said. “At that time, equestrian sport was limited to barrel racing and horse racing. Tempel Farms is known to have been important in establishing the sport in the United States.” Visitors can attend Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday matinee or evening performances to see precision and agile trained moves such as Levade, Courbette, Capriole and The Quadrille. After the performance of complex choreography, attendees can take a self-guided tour through the stallion stable and see the foals in the pasture. For more information, visit

Fireworks have a colorful history M

any spectacles mark Independence Day celebrations. However, few can garner the “oohs” and “aahs” of a good fireworks display. In summer, the resonating booms and bright spills of color that dot the night sky are quite common. Fireworks, which can be traced back thousands of years, have an interesting history. Many historians believe fireworks originated in ancient China as early as 200 B.C. It is thought that early fireworks were not the gunpowder-filled explosives of today, but rather something made from bamboo, a material native to China. Chunks of bamboo, a thick, fast-growing grass, may have been tossed onto a fire as fuel. The rods would blacken but would eventually explode in the fire and cause a loud, frightening noise. This noise was a result of trapped air and sap inside of the bamboo rods heating and expanding until the bamboo exploded under the pressure. The exploding bamboo was used to ward off animals, other people Oooo: The annual fireworks show in Central Park marks the end of the Taste of Grayslake. and evil spirits. In 1758, the Jesuit missionused around the world. Italians Chinese alchemists eventually ary Pierre Nicolas le Cheron had been fascinated with firestumbled on a recipe for basic d’Incarville, living in Beijing, gunpowder: mixing together salt- works ever since the explorer wrote to the Paris Academy of Marco Polo brought back firepeter (potassium nitrate, then a Sciences about the methods and common kitchen seasoning), char- crackers from Asia in 1292. Durcomposition of fireworks, includcoal, sulfur and other ingredients. ing the Renaissance in Europe, This powder was packed inside of the Italians began to develop fire- ing how to make many types of Chinese fireworks. works into a true art form. Since hollow bamboo rods to produce The world remains fascinated an even bigger bang. Soon, paper this was a period of artistic creby fireworks even now. Fireworks ativity and expression, many new tubes replaced the bamboo, and displays have grown more elabofireworks were used for more than fireworks were created. rate over the years. They require Firemasters were fireworks exjust scaring away spirits, as they the skills of pyrotechnic experts, were routinely included in special perts in medieval England. They carpenters and digital sound worked with what were known celebrations and even deployed masters. Various powders and as green men, who wore caps of during military engagements. leaves to protect themselves from chemicals mixed together proFireworks may have begun in raining sparks from the fireworks. duce a rainbow display of colors China, but they were soon being


and aerial tricks that would likely have shocked the earliest firework creators. Not forgetting its origins, China continues to produce and export more fireworks than any other country in the world. Safety experts recommend the public leave fireworks to the professionals and sit back and relax during aweinspiring pyrotechnic displays. As the United States and Canada prepare for their respective Independence Day celebrations, flashy fireworks displays are bound to be part of the festivities. Courtesy of Metro Creative

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North Point Marina is the

LARGEST MARINA on the Great Lakes BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media


he stunning world-class North Point Marina is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, in Winthrop Harbor. Combined with adjacent Illinois Beach State Park, North Point Marina has beaches and nature preserves as far as the eye can see. With its proximity to the Gurnee/Pleasant Prairie economic corridor and neighboring northern lakefront communities, this marina lives up to its billing as the largest marina on the Great Lakes. About halfway between the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago and Milwaukee, the marina, with a nearly 1,500-boat capacity and utilization of a unique floating docking system, is set apart from these urban centers. It offers a scenic, natural refuge from the urban sprawl. The marina is easily accessible via the Union Pacific North Metra rail service from Kenosha to downtown Chicago. In addition to the natural beauty and family-friendliness of the marina, the boating fees are reasonably priced, which makes the experi-

ence accessible to families and community members. The marina is safe, and it provides ample opportunity to enjoy and create lifelong, family memories. Gated and secure boat docks, parking lots and six conveniently located bathhouses with restrooms, showers, washer and dryer machines and 24/7 security ensures peace of mind.

resort accommodations and more, which will keep everyone healthy and in the big outdoors all summer long. Picnic grounds, fire pits, grills and several sand volleyball nets help to round out family summertime activities. Governor Pat Quinn recently awarded $1.3 million toward a project to preserve and enhance

Several of these bathhouses are now air-conditioned. Other boating amenities include a free water supply, electricity, pump-out service, dock boxes, cable television, Wi-Fi Internet service, a fishing pier, a state-of-the-art fish cleaning station and ten lane launch ramps. Families will benefit from miles of hiking and biking trails, natural wildlife, beaches, campgrounds,

the beachfront stabilization. It moved excess sand from the northern to southern beach areas, which will also be getting a reef extension. Such improvements will further honor the state’s commitment to the marina and its natural resources. During boating season, Salmon Unlimited conducts various competitive fishing tournaments,

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sailboat races occur regularly, Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club social events and activities are held and charter-fishing excursions capture bountiful and prized King/Coho Salmon and Lake Trout. In addition, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Skokie Valley Power Squadron conduct free, periodic boat-safety courses and other special educational opportunities. In partnership with other businesses such as Skipper Bud’s, full boating services are available along with brokerage, indoor and outdoor storage and fueling. The onsite, full-service Tropics Restaurant provides an array of fine food, live entertainment and majestic views of Lake Michigan. Events in August include The North Point Triathlon, Harbor Days, Venetian Night Boat Parade and an incredible fireworks display, which helps to extenuate community excitement and spirit. An End of Summer Bash celebration with live entertainment occurs during the final weekend of August. For more information, visit, and www.goflo. com as well as North Point on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

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Downtown Skokie will sizzle this summer Downtown Skokie is going to rock in summer 2014. WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN On Wednesdays from June 4 – Aug. 20, free musical entertainment will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the Village Green, 5155 Oakton St. The lineup includes Charlene Brooks and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Restaurants will offer dining specials throughout the summer. Visit

REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN SKOKIE From June 6-8, attend this action-packed weekend filled with activities to welcome the new streetscape, shops and restaurants. Visit for the full schedule.

■ Sunday,

June 8

7 a.m. — noon Dan Horyn’s Skokie Swift 5K fun run/walk The event is to honor the memory of Dan Horyn, a 34-year-old teacher and cross-country coach at Niles North High School who passed away in fall 2013. For more information on registration, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and other event details, visit www. All proceeds benefit the Daniel M. Horyn Foundation to support esophageal cancer research through the University of Chicago.

SKOKIE FARMERS MARKET Sundays, June 15 – Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the very finest and freshest seasonal produce, flowers, cheeses, baked goods and more will be available in the parking lot at 5127 Oakton St. Visit www.


The parade kicks off at noon on July 4, rain or shine, from Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Ave. It proceeds east on Oakton Street. At 5 p.m., continue the fun at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., with entertainment that leads up to the fireworks extravaganza at dusk. Visit ■ Friday,

June 6

6 p.m. — Ribbon cutting at Krier Plaza 6:15 p.m. —Hydrants on Parade reveal. More than 50 fiberglass fire hydrants decorated by community groups. Displayed through August. 6-9 p.m. — Street performers throughout downtown. Downtown Skokie passport (win prizes). Merchants and restaurant specials. Live music by Poor Man’s Cow at Krier Plaza. 9 p.m. — Entertainment at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. (tentative; admission fee required.) ■ Saturday,

June 7

11 a.m. — 10 p.m. The free Woof Walk pet parade and adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4901 Searle Parkway. Prizes for cutest costumes, dog/owner look a-likes, best tail, perkiest ears, etc. Terri Hemmert, WXRT Radio (invited) will emcee. Area students will be in the jury. Noon to 7 p.m. — Sidewalk sale, art and craft vendors. Street performers, balloon artists and face painters. Speed chess, informal chess instruction and chess competitions. Downtown Skokie passport (win prizes). Merchants and restaurant specials. WXRT promotional team on site at Krier Plaza 7:30-10 p.m. — Free performance by American English at Searle Park, 4901 Searle Parkway. 12 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  

FIRST FRIDAYS! Beginning with a Cruise Night on Friday, Aug. 1. Continues on the first Friday evening of the month all year. Plans for fall and winter months include a community campout/pancake breakfast, a holiday cookie walk, a pub/grub crawl and more. Details at

SKOKIE BACKLOT BASH Aug. 22-24 Skokie’s annual downtown summer party on Oakton Street features live bands, food, beverages, a carnival, a silent film festival, classic auto show, bingo and more. Check www.backlotbash. com for entertainment schedule and details.

EVANSTON: Relishing in diversity and culture JUNE 10 – AUG. 19 STARLIGHT CONCERT SERIES 7:30-9 P.M. What it is: The City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division will sponsor 13 free outdoor concerts at seven park locations throughout Evanston. What else you need to know: For more information or if there’s inclement weather, call (847) 448-8058.

JUNE 21-23 CUSTER FAIR 600 MAIN ST. 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. What it is: Enjoy music, art, live entertainment, food and beverages and shopping at this annual fair. Presented by Piccolo Theatre. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

JUNE 28-29 FOUNTAIN SQUARE ART FESTIVAL CHURCH AND SHERMAN STREETS, DOWNTOWN 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. What it is: Enjoy one of the largest and oldest fine arts fairs on Chicago’s North Shore. More than 225 artists will exhibit their works. Food, music and children’s activities will be available. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

JULY 19-20 29TH ANNUAL ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL CENTENNIAL PARK, SHERIDAN ROAD NOON – 7 P.M. What it is: A large celebration of diversity and culture will transform Evanston’s lakefront. This free event features visual art from more than 100 countries. Enjoy food, music, dancing and spoken word as you stroll the festival. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 13 

The Deer Path Art League presents

Art Fair on the Square BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media


isit Market Square in Lake Forest for its 60th annual juried fine art show, which takes place on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 — Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. You’ll enjoy strolling along the alfresco, exhibitlined square. You might even find that perfect art piece for your home. “Art Fair on the Square is the Deer Path Art League’s signature annual event and our gift to the community,” said Robert A. Pioch, coordinator at Deer Path Art League. “The art fair, which attracts visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and more than 22 suburban communities, helps to fulfill the art league’s mission to spark, nurture and enhance creativity as

well as raise community awareness and appreciation of the arts. The mission is as true today as it was in 1954.” According to Pioch, last year nearly 500 national and international artists applied to participate

in this event. The chosen exhibitors work in a variety of disciplines including: ceramics, digital art, drawing and pastels, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

This family-friendly event takes advantage of the beautiful openair setting — classical architecture and stately mature trees — that the historic Market Square provides. The talented artists position their outdoor galleries in a centralized display, which makes it ideal for artists, art-enthusiasts, families and community members to walk the entire show. “Not too big and not too small, the show is the perfect size to comfortably visit and interact with the artists,” Pioch said. “Featured specialty booths will include Creation Station, an interactive children’s art tent; the entrepreneurial Young Artists gallery, replete with their artisanal crafts; and Enriching the Arts, which celebrates other local art organizations. For more information, visit

Come play with us this summer! baseball, basketball, camps, fitness, fourth of july, golf, gymnastics, hiking, martial arts, parties, softball, swimming, star gazing, tennis, and more!

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HIGHLAND PARK: Sounds good


JUNE 5-6 CONCERT DANCE, INC. RAVINIA FESTIVAL – BENNETT GORDON HALL, LAKE COOK ROAD AND GREEN BAY ROAD 7:30 P.M. What it is: The start to the Ravinia season begins with the dynamic performances of the Ruth Page Festival of Dance – Concert Dance, Inc. What else you need to know: The admission price is $10. Visit for more information.

SARAH MCLACHLAN RAVINIA FESTIVAL, 200 RAVINIA PARK ROAD 7:30 P.M. What it is: All summer long, concert-lovers will enjoy the sights and sounds of Ravinia. John Legend, Daryl Hall and John Oates, James Taylor, Earth, Wind and Fire and Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss will all perform this summer. Another show on the list is Sarah McLachlan, whom is known for her riveting ballads and incredible vocal range. What else you need to know: Reserved seating is $79 – $90, and lawn seats are $38 in advance, $43 the day of the show. Visit www. for more information.

JULY 18 BRUNCH AND LEARN NATURE WORKSHOP SERIES: PREDATORS OF THE SKY HELLER NATURE CENTER, 2821 RIDGE ROAD 10 A.M. – NOON What it is: An event for seniors that involves a catered brunch followed by an educational hands-on workshop, discussion or walk. What else you need to know: Topics are subject to change. The fee is $10 for Senior Center Members and $15 for non-members. To register, call the Highland Park Senior Center at (847) 432-4110.

JUNE 28-29 ANNUAL ART CENTER’S FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT THE ART CENTER OF HIGHLAND PARK, 1957 SHERIDAN ROAD 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. What it is: This is the 16th annual celebration of visual art, featuring glass, wood, ceramics, fiber, jewelry and more in an outdoor market. Patrons will enjoy live entertainment and art demos, good eats and family activities. What else you need to know: Admission fee is $5. Visit www.amdurproductions. com for more information.

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LAKE ZURICH: Good eats, live music and relaxation JULY 18-20 ALPINE FEST LION FRED BLAU PARK, 81 EAST MAIN ST. FRI.: 6 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SAT.: 1 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SUN.: 11:30 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. What it is: Alpine Fest is what summer family-fun is all about — a big parade, live music, good eats, special events, carnival rides and kid activities.

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What else you need to know: This is a free event. Visit www.lzlions. com for more information.

AUG. 24 TASTE OF THE TOWNS PAULUS PARK, 200 S. RAND ROAD 3 -7 P.M. What it is: Local artists come together for this event to put on a live music show. Grab your blanket or lawn chair and relax in the open air. Enjoy samples from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. What else you need to know: Picnic and pavilion seating will be available. Purchase a tasting menu to sample from each vendor and feel free to share the items

with someone. Additional drinks may be purchased. Visit for more information.

JUNE 13 – SEPT. 26 FARMERS MARKET PAULUS PARK, 200 S. RAND ROAD 3-7 P.M. What it is: Traditional fresh fruits, vegetables and bread can be found alongside more unique items such as: pies, doughnuts, Wisconsin cheese, dips, sausage, cookies, gluten-free treats and handmade soaps. Local artisans will have artwork on display for you to peruse. What else you need to know: Sharpening by Kris will be on hand to sharpen knives, garden tools, skates and other items.


Sunshine and artistic cabaret


events. Awards will be presented to the fastest woman and the fastest man in each age group. What else you need to know: Pre-register at the Recreation Center. Visit for more information.

CABARET AT THE CITADEL THEATRE 300 S. WAUKEGAN ROAD What it is: See the live performance of actors playing the roles of a young American writer and a British cabaret dancer, based in 1930s Berlin. What else you need to know: For tickets and show times, visit

AUG. 31 – SEPT. 01

JUNE 21 – OCT. 11 FARMERS MARKET EAST LAKE FOREST TRAIN STATION, 691 N. WESTERN AVE. 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. What it is: Buy your groceries and wares in this open-air market. This year, Lake Forest will be honoring and celebrating American farmers by committing to providing the best local, fresh and healthy food. What else you need to know: The market is located at the intersection of Deerpath and Western. Free parking is available in all of the city lots. Visit for more information.

JULY 4 LAKE FOREST FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS DEERPATH COMMUNITY PARK, 400 HASTINGS ROAD 6-10 P.M. What it is: Bring the family and enjoy festive music, food and fireworks.

What else you need to know: Gates open at 5 p.m. The headliner is Gretchen Wilson. Admission is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Please note the parking fees. Visit for more information.

ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE MARKET SQUARE, 724 N. WESTERN AVE. 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. What it is: This is the 60th annual Art Fair on the Square. Participants will enjoy perusing unique ceramics, digital art, drawings, jewelry, metal work, painting, photography, sculpture and wood designs. Artists will set up their creations in the outdoors, capitalizing on the warm summer weather. What else you need to know: Children’s art will take place in an art tent. Visit www. for more information.

AUG. 6 5K FUN RUN DEERPATH COMMUNITY PARK, 400 HASTINGS ROAD 7 A.M. What it is: Get the blood flowing at Lake Forest’s 5K run/walk. Participants with children will be able to take advantage of the kids’ club — supervised activities and kids’

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Lake Forest’s Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks

BOOM, SPARKLE AND KAPOW BY WENDY ALTSCHULER Area, teens can test their skills


For Sun-Times Media

he 8th annual Festival and Fireworks celebration, presented by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation, will be held on Friday, July 4 at Deerpath Park. This community family-friendly event is a fundraiser to help support the Parks and Recreation Department. The proceeds will be placed directly toward the enhancement of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, services, facilities and planning for the enrichment of families in the community. “Through tax-deductible donations via the Golf Classic and the Festival and Fireworks, the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation have provided substantial funding dedicated to beautifying parks, making structural improvements and expanding recreational programming,” said Mark Milliman, Parks and Recreation foundation president. “Thanks to our presenting sponsors, Lake Forest Bank and Trust and Fields Auto Group. A fun afternoon and evening is planned for all.” The fun starts at 6 p.m. on July 4 with live musical entertainment on the soundstage — the headliner performs at 8 p.m. Young kids will love the game area and the face painting, and teens will find fun and entertainment. New this year: in the Teen Action

on a mechanical bull ride. The greatest fireworks display on the North Shore begins filling the skies around 9:40 p.m. Bring your own food and beverages — or purchase food from Lovell’s at the Festival. Gates open for those who only want to watch the fireworks just prior to the display. “Lovell’s, our food vendor, will be offering BBQ food, chicken and pork dinners with various side dishes and desserts; we will have beer, wine, pop and water for sale,” Milliman said. “Please remember: all food, drinks, admission and parking are cash only, and all proceeds, after festival expenses, are used to support the great year-round programs of your Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Please join us for a fun filled day.” Families can take advantage of the VIP passes and VIP family passes, which must be purchased prior to the event. VIP passes, which includes admission, food and beverages and early 3 p.m. set-up, are $75 for adults and $25 for children 12 years old and under. VIP Family passes are $200, which includes two adult VIP passes, four child VIP passes and premier parking. Regular admission tickets can be purchased for $10 for residents or for $15 for non-residents at the Recreation Center business office or by going online at www.

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Farm life, summer festivals and music on the lawn JUNE 14 12TH ANNUAL DAIRY BREAKFAST HISTORIC WAGNER FARM, 1510 WAGNER ROAD 8 A.M. — 1 P.M. What it is: Enjoy a farmstyle breakfast followed by a day at the farm participating in hands-on activities, hayrides and demonstrations. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.


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What it is: Enjoy shopping, eating, arts and crafts, raffles and live entertainment at this openair outdoor event. What else you need to know: Please visit for more information.

TUESDAYS, JUNE 4 – AUG. 27 SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES THE GLEN TOWN CENTER, NAVY PARK 6:30 P.M. What it is: This is a free familyfriendly event featuring live music on the lawn. What else you need to know: Visit www.theglentowncenter. com for more information.

SATURDAYS, JUNE 21 – OCT. 11 FARMERS MARKET PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM WAGNER FARM, WAGNER ROAD 8 A.M. — NOON What it is: An open-air outdoor market experience where shoppers may hand-select fresh produce, bread, soaps and other items. This is a reoccurring, free weekly event. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

Ceramic Artwork by Debra Steidel

labor day weekend aug. 31 - sept. 1, 10am-5pm Market Square, Lake Forest, Illinois FREE Admission, Open to the Public

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MEET & GREET: $250 take a photo and get autograph (very limited availability) *Visit to learn more. 20 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  

Proceeds from this event support the Foundation Mission to promote L.F. Parks and Recreation Department and our City’s beautiful natural environment.

NORTHBROOK: Rock music, rides and a really good time MAY 26


Family togetherness and local fun MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND OBSERVANCE GLENDALE AND ELM STREETS 10 A.M. What it is: Join your neighbors in this 87th annual Memorial Day observance to honor the troops. What else you need to know: Visit

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 11 – JULY 30 WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES HUBBARD WOODS PARK 7-8:30 P.M. What it is: Free weekly musical concerts for the entire family featuring a wide variety of sounds. What else you need to know: Visit

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE CORNER OF CHERRY AND WESTERN 10:30 A.M. What it is: Honor the local veterans who have served and are currently serving the country. Bands from local schools will perform. Following the parade, the American Legion Memorial Day will conduct a ceremony at the Village Green Park. What else you need to know: Visit

JUNE 6 ROCK THE GREEN: BATTLE OF THE NORTH SHORE YOUTH BANDS VILLAGE GREEN, DOWNTOWN 6-9 P.M. What it is: $300, the grand prize for the best band, is on the line. Each band will be judge on musical performance, sound quality and audience appeal. What else you need to know: Each band must submit two songs, application and fee ($15 for residents, $25 for nonresidents) by May 5. Visit www.


JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION PARADE START: ELM STREET AND GLENDALE AVENUE EVENTS: VILLAGE GREEN 10 A.M. What it is: Bring the family out to the annual parade and see jugglers, the Jesse White Tumblers, pipe bands and more. Following the parade, visit the Village Green for family races and a children’s flag parade. Food, music, children’s activities and fireworks will be on hand. What else you need to know: Visit

What it is: Come out for carnival rides, food, live entertainment, nightly raffle prizes and children’s activities. What else you need to know: Visit

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Summer Family Carnival Celebrating our 100th Anniversary!

Friday, July 25, 4:00pm-10:30pm Saturday, July 26, Noon-11:00pm* Sunday, July 27, Noon-10:00pm


  Hinkley Park 25 Busse Highway, Park Ridge

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Popcorn, cotton candy, corn dogs, roasted corn on the cob, beef sandwiches, non-alcoholic beverages, funnel cakes, pizza, Italian ice, all available for purchase. Swings, fun slides, bumper boats, Ferris wheel, fun house, game booths, and many other exciting rides! Individual ride tickets available as well as “unlimited ride� special pricing.

Gamer friends unite at Stella’s Place and Shelby’s BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media


tella’s Place, located on Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates, and Shelby’s, located on Roselle Road in Hoffman Estates, are chic modish neighborhood café’s and gathering places for adults — 21 and over — to enjoy something to eat and drink alongside first-class gaming fun. “Stella’s Place and Shelby’s offer a social gaming experience for adults to enjoy light bites, beverages and gaming in the comfort of a warm and friendly environment,” said Charity Johns, vice president of operations at Laredo Hospitality. “Our menu is designed so that guests can share with friends and comfortably eat while they game.” The menu features a mouth-watering variety of small plates, including chicken wings, flat bread pizzas and a variety of mini sliders. A full breakfast menu — freshly made breakfast sandwiches, muffins and warm

tables and movable ottomans for gaming with friends,” Johns said. “We feature over 40 different slot and video poker games from IGT, Bally, WMS and Spielo.” Stella’s Place and Shelby’s put forward highly personalized and friendly service alongside stellar sophisticated amenities. Visit

cinnamon rolls — is also available as well as premium coffee and espresso beverages. A fabulous selection of beer and wine is also on hand. As a perk, complimentary coffee and soft drinks are offered for all players while gaming. “Our premium gaming experience presents custom gaming stations with swing arm


Lincolnwood Parks Recreation

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Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy an evening in the park!

Thursday Evenings 7pm-8:30pm • Proesel Park

• Weekly children’s activities included • Concession stand will be open for food and refreshments

• FREE BINGO every week starting at 6pm




June 12

July 10

August 7

Danceable guitar-driven rock sprinkled with blues and a dash of classic country.

Classic blues, jazz, swing, ballads and downright good time rockin’ blues.

Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet sings classic rock‘n roll favorites from the 1950s forward.

Wind Gypsys

Skip Towne Productions


June 19

July 17

Swing Express

August 14

Totally awesome high energy dance music spanning from the 80’s and beyond.

Fun, crowd-pleasing swing classics blended with pop, Motown and R&B.

June 26

July 31

Midwest’s premier dueling pianos company specializes in high energy, all-request shows.

Eclectic mix of music ranging from the 60’s through today’s hits.

Country-influenced songs from George Strait, Keith Urban and all of today’s artists.

Out of Control

Saturday June Band

The Paul Avers Band

Felix and Fingers

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Lincolnwood turns up the heat on holidays


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Reggae Legends


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MAY 27 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND FESTIVITIES Cicero at Pratt 10:20 A.M. What it is: The parade steps off at the intersection of Cicero and Pratt avenues at approximately 10:20 a.m. The route travels east on Pratt Avenue, turning right on Keeler with a finish at Madeline’s Garden in Proesel Park where a ceremony will take place beginning at approximately 11 a.m. What else you need to know: All Memorial Day activities are free of charge. For more information, contact Melissa Rimdzius at or (847) 745-4728.

JUNE 12 – AUG. 14 SUMMER CONCERTS Next to Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center 7055 Kostner Ave. 6 P.M. What it is: On Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 14, the Lincolnwood Summer Concert Series offers a variety of free musical entertainment and fun family activities. Highlights of the series include high energy dance music from Out of Control on June 19 and Chicago’s premier a capella quartet, Ac•Rock on Aug. 7. What else you need to know: Free bingo and fun activities for kids begin at 6 p.m. and the concerts follow at 7 p.m. Proesel Park features an open green space with a grove of trees that shade the entire lawn in front

of the music tent during the evening. Picnic tables are available. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged for attendees to enjoy a meal and non-alcoholic refreshments. Food and drinks are also available for purchase at the concession stand. For a complete line-up of bands and activities, check out www. or call (847) 677-9740.

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT Proesel Park Shelter 6915 Kostner Ave. 10:30 A.M. What it is: The Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission’s annual Independence Day Concert will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. What else you need to know: Proesel Park Shelter is located at the intersection of Kostner and Morse Avenues. Free refreshments will be served. Visit www.

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Friday-Monday Aug. 29th - Sept. 1st

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Something for everyone THROUGH JUNE 13

COMMUNITY DAYS AT KEYLIME COVE INDOOR WATERPARK RESORT 1700 NATIONS DRIVE 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. What it is: Community days offers visitors the ability to enjoy the waterpark without paying for an overnight stay. What else you need to know: Tickets must be purchased through United Way of Lake County or at KeyLime Cove’s website. Tickets are $25 per person and are subject to daily occupancy rates. Visit www. for more information.

JUNE 6 – SEPT. 26 FARMERS MARKET ESPER PETERSON PARK, GRAND AVENUE AND KILBOURN 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. What it is: Fill your fridge with the delectable items featured at Gurnee’s Farmers Market — meat, cheese, eggs, bread, pastries and more. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.




JUNE 24 CHILDREN’S CONCERT SERIES FEATURING JIM GILL VIKING PARK BANDSHELL, 4374 OLD GRAND AVE. • 10:30-11:15 A.M. What it is: This is an outdoor free concert that all of the kids will enjoy. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

JUNE 26 SOUNDS OF SUMMER FEATURING AMERICAN ENGLISH VIKING PARK BANDSHELL, 4374 OLD GRAND AVE. 7-8:30 P.M. What it is: A Beatles cover band — complete with costumes, vintage instruments and special effects — featuring Beatles songs from 1963-1970. What else you need to know: This is a free concert. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on. Visit for more information.


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JULY 24 SOUNDS OF SUMMER FEATURING MODERN DAY ROMEOS VIKING PARK BANDSHELL, 4374 OLD GRAND AVE. • 7-8:30 P.M. What it is: A free family concert event illuminating the sounds of Motown classics, classic rock, metal anthems, 1980s and 1990s favorites and comedy renditions. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

AUG. 7-10 GURNEE DAYS CELEBRATION VIKING PARK, 4374 OLD GRAND AVE. THURS.: 10 A.M. – 9:45 P.M., FRI.: 8 A.M. – 10 P.M., SAT.: 7 A.M. – 11 P.M., SUN.: 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. What it is: Gurnee is celebrating Gurnee Days for the 42nd year in a row. These four days will include a plethora of activities and events such as: a bicycle rodeo, concerts, a teen pool party, golf tournament, amusement park rides, live music, a 10K race, rib fest, fireworks, a car show, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. What else you need to know: To see a schedule of events and to register for certain activities, visit www.   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 27 

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Greener grilling Good for you and for Mother Nature


ou already know grilling is a healthful and flavorful. However, did you know it could also be a green activity? By choosing earth-friendly fuel options, better ingredients and sustainably sourced seasonings, you can satisfy your family’s taste buds and Mother Nature with these greener grilling tips: • Forego the lighter fluid and invest in a charcoal chimney: a metal cylinder that makes it easy to get charcoal started. Briquettes go on the grate atop the chimney and newspaper goes at the bottom.When you light the paper, the chimney effect of the tube lights the charcoal from the bottom. • Reusable dinnerware and table linens are better for the environment and cheaper in the long term. Cloth napkins and real plates impart a special charm to dining alfresco. • Try meat and poultry from free-range or grass-fed animals. Better yet, select meat from a local farmer, buy organic or go vegan or vegetarian. Firm tofu, Portobello mushrooms and even polenta are healthy and trendy alternatives to meat. Such options reduce the environmental impact of your meal, and they often taste much better.

• Seasonings add flavor without fat to your grilled meats and vegetables.When you choose sustainably sourced spices and herbs from purveyors such as Frontier Natural Co-op, you’re not only getting outstanding flavor, but also seasonings produced using practices that are better for the environment. • When purchasing produce, look for local options. Locally grown veggies and fruits travel a shorter distance, which means less fossil fuel is consumed overall. • Make marinades using whole spices that you’ve pan roasted and freshly cracked before blending. Flavored and artisan black pepper corns, salts and sugars are trendy right now. Incorporate artisan vinegars, fine drinking wines and unusual beers into your marinades to create unique and pleasing flavors. * Rather than buying presoaked planks or pre-processed briquettes, try smoking by soaking whole herbs, spices and tea leaves in water then throwing them on the hot coals to create unusually flavored smoke blends that go far beyond basic mesquite and hickory.


Honoring nature and the country’s heroes, celebrating family life MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AMERICAN LEGION, 111 E. MAIN ST. 10 A.M. What it is: Come out to support and honor those that have served and are currently serving our country. What else you need to know: The parade begins on route 134 in Round Lake Park by the American Legion and ends at the Round Lake Beach Memorial Park. Visit for more information.


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TRY THIS BLACKENING SPICE RECIPE FROM FRONTIER NATURAL CO-OP: Paprika, Garlic and Thyme Barbecue Rub Rubs are key to a flavorful barbecue. Season your meat one hour before cooking for grilled items and a day ahead for smoked meats. This recipe works especially well for ribs, but it’s good on almost anything you’d want to barbecue or grill, such as chicken, turkey, steaks, burgers, firm fish or shrimp. For fish dishes, consider adding a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest. Prep time: 10 minutes Yield: 1/2 cup Ingredients: 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons Frontier paprika 1 1/2 tablespoons Frontier sea salt 1 1/2 tablespoons Frontier ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Frontier garlic powder 1 teaspoon Frontier thyme 1 teaspoon Frontier cayenne (or to taste, may be omitted)

What it is: This is the 10th annual celebration for Round Lake. The festivities include children’s activities and entertainment, live music, craft show, classic car cruise and motorcycle show and more. What else you need to know: For a schedule of events and specific times and for more information, visit events/653619694680387/.

Directions: Mix all ingredients. Rub into chosen cut of meat. For best results, allow marinating from one hour to overnight before grilling.   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 29 


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MUNDELEIN: A town that has it all THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS OPEN MIC IRISH MILL INN, 26592 N. IL ROUTE 83 8:30 P.M. What it is: This is an ongoing free event for music-lovers. The Irish Mill hosts an open mic night for those brave enough to perform and for those interested in hearing live music. What else you need to know: Bring your own instruments and sign up on the sheet upon arrival.

invited to participate. Kids, ages 4-10, can participate in a free half-mile run. Each kid will receive a medal. No registration required. What else you need to know: Save $5 when you sign up early. Admission fee is $35. Visit for more information.

FRIDAYS, JUNE 13 – OCT. 10 JULY 4 FREEDOM CLASSIC 5K FUN RUN AND WALK KEITH MIONE COMMUNITY PARK, 1401 N. MIDLOTHIAN ROAD 8 A.M. What it is: This 35th annual run/walk event kicks off the July Fourth weekend. The race will be professionally timed. The course will be energizing and picturesque. Walkers are

JULY 3-6 MUNDELEIN COMMUNITY DAYS What it is: An entire weekend of food, drinks, family-fun, live music, crafts, a carnival, parades and fireworks. What else you need to know: For the schedule, visit

FARMERS MARKET DOWNTOWN MUNDELEIN, CORNER OF PARK AND SEYMOUR 3-7 P.M. What it is: Local vendors will sell their fresh food, dessert, flowers and more in this open-air market. What else you need to know: A tented seating area will be provided for patrons to relax, eat and enjoy live music.Visit for more information.

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Now Open Sundays in Summer! 1170 N. Midlothian Rd. • Mundelein, IL 60060

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LIBERTYVILLE: Active lifestyles, fresh food JUNE 12

What it is: Bring dad to a brunch he’ll never forget. After your meal, spend the afternoon visiting the animals on the farm. What else you need to know: Brunch prices are $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 2 – 12 and free for infants 23 months and younger. Make reservations by calling (847) 362-5050. Visit for more information.

LADIES NIGHT OUT CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW AUSTIN’S SALOON & EATERY, 481 PETERSON ROAD • 7-10 P.M. What it is: This craft and vendor show — featuring beautiful jewelry (earrings, bracelets, rings, etc.) — is for ladies only. What else you need to know: Participants will enjoy free parking, raffles and special deals and discounts.Visit for more information.

JUNE 19 – OCT. 16

JUNE 12-15 LIBERTYVILLE DAYS FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN LIBERTYVILLE, 135 W. CHURCH ST. THURS.: 5-11 P.M., FRI.-SAT.: 11 A.M. – 11 P.M., SUN.: 1-6 P.M. What it is: Family-fun abounds at this outdoor festival. Enjoy food and a beer garden, parade, entertainment, carnival rides, an arts and crafts fair and much more.

What else you need to know: Visit www. for schedules.


FARMERS MARKET DOWNTOWN LIBERTYVILLE, CHURCH STREET 7 A.M. – 1 P.M. What it is: Enjoy one of the longest-running Farmers Markets in all of Lake County in historic downtown Libertyville. Fresh and health farm-to-table produce, cheese, meat, bread and pastries will be available for purchase. What else you need to know: Visit www. for information.

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VERNON HILLS: Family fun all season long

AUG. 22-23 LITTLE BEAR RIB FEST CENTURY PARK, 1001 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY FRI.: 6 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SAT.: 3 P.M. – MIDNIGHT What it is: Meat is what’s for dinner at this two-day rib festival that celebrates the area’s best eats alongside live music. What else you need to know: Admission to the event is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Visit for more information.

JUNE 7 KIDS FISHING DAY CENTURY PARK, 1001 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY What it is: The park district has teamed up with a local fishing club to host this event for families. Fishing demonstrtions and personal instructions will be offered to participants. What else you need to know: The park district will have fishing poles and bait on hand. Prizes are awarded at the end. Visit www.

JULY 4 PARADE AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT LAKEVIEW PARKWAY 9 A.M. What it is: Grab a seat on the curb and don’t forget a bag for candy while you enjoy the morning parade that features stilt walkers, local shopkeepers, school groups and civic leaders. The evening events start with live entertainment and conclude with spectacular fireworks. What else you need to know: Visit

JULY 17-20 SUMMER CELEBRATION CENTURY PARK, 1001 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY THURS.: 6-10 P.M., Fri.: 6 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SAT.: 1 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SUN.: 1-10 P.M. What it is: Celebrate the July Fourth weekend with food, family fun, live entertainment, music, carnival rides and an infamous beer tent. Kids will enjoy age-appropriate activities and games. What else you need to know: Blankets are permitted but alcohol and coolers are not. Visit   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 35 


Art, culture, exercise and fireworks

MAY 31


CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE, 61 SOUTH WHITNEY ST. 1-5 P.M. What it is: Taste and enjoy a sampling of delicious craft beers at this outdoor, 2nd annual, event. What else you need to know: Visit www. for more information.

ARTS FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE, WHITNEY STREET 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. What it is: Participants will enjoy fine art, family fun, live entertainment and delectable food from local vendors at this 19th annual festival. Artists from around the Midwest will be exhibiting their works: pottery, paintings, drawings, woodwork, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more. Children’s activities will also be available as well as a high school exhibit. What else you need to know: This is a free event. Visit for more information.

JUNE 7-8 ZURKO ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 1060 E. PETERSON ROAD SAT.: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M., SUN.: 8 A.M. – 3 P.M. What it is: Purchase or peruse antiques and collectibles such as: furniture, jewelry, art glass, advertising items, vintage toys, paintings and more. What else you need to know: Admission price of $7 is good for both days. Visit www. for more information.

JUNE 28 TASTE OF GRAYSLAKE AND FIREWORKS CENTRAL PARK, LAKE STREET BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND CENTER STREETS What it is: This all-day event features fun and entertainment for everyone. Bounce houses, carnival rides, face painting, obstacle courses, a climbing wall and live music will keep everyone engaged. What else you need to know: Fireworks will begin at dusk. Visit for more information. SEE GRAYSLAKE, PAGE 37

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JULY 12 23RD ANNUAL 5K RUN AND WALK DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE, CENTER STREET 8 A.M. What it is: A fun run/walk event that includes a special children’s race, which begins at 7:30 a.m. What else you need to know: Registrations begins at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K beings at 8 a.m. Costs are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Visit

JULY 23-27 86TH ANNUAL LAKE COUNTY FAIR LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 1060 E. PETERSON ROAD What it is: Enjoy five days of fun at this historic event that includes: live entertainment, a variety of food, carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, motor crossing, demolition derby, a flower show and so much more. What else you need to know: Visit

AUG. 15-16 GRAYSLAKE SUMMER DAYS DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE, WHITNEY STREET FRI.: 5 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SAT.: 11 A.M. – MIDNIGHT What it is: Hours and hours of fun will be had at this family music festival that includes activities, music, carnival games, bingo and beer and food tents. What else you need to know: The pets and bikes parade is at noon on Saturday; line-up is on Slusser Street at 10 a.m. The Summer Days Parade is Saturday at 7 p.m. Visit

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june7- liberty call! with the saturday giant - FREE! june14- bonewhiskey $5 june28- david dallison and friends $5 july12- motovune, the brothers goforth, disregarded stars - FREE! july26- villain’s company with roger and the wraybands $8 aug2- the mosquitoe art and music fest $10 aug9- crooked moon $5 aug23- crazy rocket fuel with doghouse flowers $8 sep6- blitzcreek $5 sep13- howard and the white boys $5

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Wings Over Waukegan, a D-Day anniversary tribute, to be held on Sept. 6 BY WENDY ALTSCHULER


For Sun-Times Media

he two-runway Waukegan National Airport — a general aviation-reliever airport facility for O’Hare International Airport — is located on 535 acres near the heart of the city of Waukegan at 3580 North McAree Road. This year, for one day only on Saturday, Sept. 6, Waukegan National Airport will host the annual Wings Over Waukegan, featuring a D-Day anniversary tribute. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. The air show begins at noon. Viewers will witness great flight performances by world-renowned aerobatic pilots. Eye-catching vintage military aircraft, such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre, will take the skies during flight demonstrations. Every year, Wings Over Waukegan stands up as the country’s best air show. Past highlights have featured: a Canadian Snowbirds demonstration, a F-18 SuperHornet, static aircraft displays, classic Warbirds, parachute teams, formation flights, living history events, a Jet Bus and military aircraft.

“Since 2000, we have watched Wings Over Waukegan evolve from its first small show to recently showcasing the Canadian Snow Birds for the North Shore community in 2012,” said Grant B. Farrell, president of the Waukegan Air Show. “This event has continued to grow in size each year due to the many volunteers who give their time and from the generosity of loyal supporters.” Last year, the air show brought approximately 20,000 people to the event, according to Jim Stanczak, airport manager, and this year more visitors are expected. “The organizers of the air show maintain our mission to share our passion for aviation and educate youth about the history of flight and its contribution to society,” Farrell said. “In 2013, it had been 40 years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accord, and we were proud to honor the military veterans of the Viet Nam conflict at that year’s show. As a group, we felt it was time to give those veterans special recognition.” Families will love this valueinspired regional event; kids under

12 years old are admitted for free. Enjoy food and beverages while viewing the amazing aerial feats of historic aircraft. Afterward, kids can get their photograph taken with some of the brave pilots while adults can shake hands and drill the pilots with any burning questions. “This year we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of DDay, an event in our history, which

changed the course of WWII and set the Allied Forces on their path to victory,” Farrell said. “We hope to help the younger generations understand that air power was an integral force in the Allies’ success and instill an appreciation for aviation.” To purchase tickets, visit www. or call (847) 244-0055.

WAUKEGAN: Inspiring children through art, music and dancing JUNE 7


14TH ANNUAL RAY BRADBURY’S DANDELION WINE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL BOWEN PARK WAUKEGAN, 39 JACK BENNY ROAD 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. What it is: Enjoy art, music and dancing at this annual festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Waukegan and the Waukegan Park District. What else you need to know: Visit

11TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION DOWNTOWN WAUKEGAN, CORNER OF MADISON AND GENESEE NOON – 6 P.M. What it is: This is a celebration of freedom —a cultural festival of African American art, education, music, dance and community — commemorating the conclusion of slavery. Enjoy food, shopping, live performances, children’s activities, a history tent and more. What else you need to know: Visit



tour of homeS The Tour of Homes is a self-guided tour that allows participants to go through carefully chosen homes at their own pace. The Tour of Homes is an annual event that started in 1969, and it is the main fundraiser of the Waukegan Historical Society. TICKET PRICES $10 Advance Tickets for Waukegan Historical Society Members $15 Advance Tickets for General Public • $20 Day of Tour (at the door) ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASING LOCATIONS General Public Tickets Only *Jack Benny Center, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL, 847-360-4740 Downtown ACE Hardware, 239 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL, 847-244-300 General & Society Member Tickets *Waukegan History Museum in Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL, 847-336-1859 *Raymond Research Library, Lilac Cottage in Bowen Park, 1911 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL, 847-360-4772 *Cash or Check Only FEATURED HOMES FOR 2013: 535 N. Sheridan Rd. • 331 Stewart Ave. • Karcher Artspace at 405 Washington St. 607 Colville, Front and Back Garden • Waukegan History Museum • Lilac Cottage

For more information call 847-336-1859 or visit

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AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE PARADE AND FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN WAUKEGAN, SHERIDAN ROAD TO BOWEN PARK 1-5 P.M. What it is: Enjoy the parade curbside, followed by family-friendly activities — petting zoo, pony rides, skate expo, live entertainment, food and drinks. What else you need to know: American music will be played from 3 -5 p.m. Visit

AUG. 9 ANIMAL CRACKERS WEARABLE TRUNK SHOW HISTORIC KARCHER ARTSPACE LOFTS, 405 WASHINGTON ST. NOON – 5 P.M. What it is: Handcrafted items will be on exhibit and for sale. Peruse pet and back to school items, socialize with artists that create wearable pieces, accessories and home décor. What else you need to know: Visit

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One Day Only • Saturday, Sept. 6th Waukegan Airport 3580 N. McAree Rd., Waukegan, IL

Gates open at 9:30am • Air Show Starts at Noon

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• Wing Walking • Food & Refreshment Booths • And More!

Check out the 2013 Air Show Video on our website! Tickets Just $10 at the gate • Kids under 12 are FREE • FREE PARKING • ONE DAY ONLY • For more information Call 847-599-9955


Waukegan Park District amilies and visitors will have no problem finding oodles of activities to keep them busy and happy all summer long through the Waukegan Park District. Festivals, nature-inspired events, children and family activities, healthy and fit living programs and much more will make this summer something to write home about.

On June 7, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., visitors will delight in the 15th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival, a free family-friendly arts and music festival, located in Bowen Park, that kicks off the start of summer in a big way. This is a grassroots event that will feature live entertainment on three outdoor stages, fun family activities and a creative art project, all sponsored by the Waukegan Park District’s Cultural Arts Division.

“Make it a summer to remember, visit the Waukegan Park District for your summer fun,” said Theodora (Teddy) Anderson, manager and community relations at Waukegan Park District. “The Waukegan Park District has something for everyone this summer, from arts to sports, from cooling off in the pool to listening to the blues, from enjoying the American Independence Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 29 at 1 p.m. to voting for your favorite film at the free International Children’s Film Festival on Friday, Aug. 22.”

“Get outside, enjoy the sunshine and delight in the natural spaces; our parks are the perfect places for picnics and family gatherings,” Anderson said. “There are places for quiet contemplation and for sports competitions. Also, join us for the first-ever Mayor’s Cup Men’s Soccer Tournament at the Sports Park on July 7.” Nothing short of amazing, the Waukegan Park District has it all. To check out what else the Waukegan Park District has to offer this summer, visit www.



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Summer in Zion celebrates fresh food, live music, the good ol’ days BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media

Rich experiences create indelible memories and this summer in Zion.

NOSTALGIA DAYS The 28th Annual Nostalgia Days Car Show, Carnival and Cruise is a four-day event that melds local food vendors, car-related vendors, children’s activities and games and live entertainment. “It’s humble beginnings can be attributed back to 1987 when a group of business owners suggested having an antique and custom car show along with the city’s annual sidewalk sale to remember the good ol’ days,” said Sonolito Bronson, economic development coordinator, office of economic development, City of Zion. “The first Nostalgia Days Car Show only took six weeks to plan and had over 80 cars that participated,” Bronson said. Now, visitors can enjoy and be in awe of more than 400 automobiles. They make the trek every year from all across the country to not only vie for the coveted Best in Show trophy but also to participate in the Sheridan Road Cruise. This is the only closed cruise event in Illinois where cars

can cruise up and down Sheridan Road as they did in times past. “In addition to the antique and classic show, kids and kids-atheart, can spend the day at the Nostalgia Days Carnival, provided by North American Midway Entertainment — complete with a tilt-a-whirl and the Freak Out for endless hours of fun!” said Bronson. “Games of chance and skill are abundant and the smell of funnel cakes, deep fried Twinkies and cotton candy is heaven to your nose.” Families, community members and participants will benefit from live entertainment. Tunes played by cover bands will help you reminisce and muse over days gone by. “To wrap up a fun-filled day, families are encouraged to bring a blanket and a lawn chair, and hang out in beautiful downtown Zion for an outdoor movie,” Bronson said. Admission for spectators to the car show and for the outdoor movie is free. For more information, visit or call (847) 746-4056.

FARMERS MARKET Another big draw this summer is the City of Zion’s Farmers Market. Fresh fruits and veggies, baked bread and pastries, local honey and farm-fresh treats are waiting for you every Thursday from June through September. “Whether you’re looking for fresh berries for dessert or the softest crocheted blanket to give as a gift, you’ll find what you weren’t expecting at the City of Zion’s Farmers Market,” Bronson said. For more information, visit www. or call (847) 746-4056.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK For music-lovers and aficionados, Zion’s Concerts in the Park, which begin June 19 at the band shell located next to the Leisure Center building, are sure to please. “A concert is scheduled every Thursday night through July 31,” Bronson said.“Family-friendly games and entertainment concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.” For a complete schedule of performances or for more information, visit or call (847) 746-5500.   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 43 

Zion Park District 4th of July Celebration and Schedule of Activities FRIDAY, JULY 4

TIME 7:30 am


7:30 am

FRIDAY ACTIVITY Mustang League All-Star Game 9-10 yr olds Bronco League All-Star Game 11-12 yr olds Shiloh Lagoon Fishing Derby 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney-Shiloh Park (9-12 yrs) Razzle Dazzle Performance 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney-Shiloh Park (13-15 yr) CONCERT “Jeanie B” Bring the whole family for this fun interactive show. Food Booths Open Fun Fair, Games, Kiddie Rides Open Candy Scramble Northern Illinois Youth Sports Organization Cheerleaders 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney-Shiloh Park (16 yrs & up) Old Fashioned Family Games CONCERT “Banda Rika” Salsa/Latin Music Candy Scramble Old Fashioned Family Games CONCERT “Wild Daisy” Classic Country and Rock CONCERT “Spoken Four” SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY! (Sponsored by the City of Zion)

TIME 9:00 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm-3:45 pm 3:00 pm-10:00 pm 3:30 pm-7:30 pm 3:45 pm 3:45 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm-4:15 pm 4:15 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:00 pm-7:30 pm 8:00 pm-9:30 pm 9:30 pm

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ACTIVITY 28th Annual “Firecracker Golf Tournament” 1st Rd. (9 holes) Shiloh Park Golf Course 28th Annual “Firecracker Golf Tournament” 2nd Rd. (18 holes ) Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course


visit the Shore You’re less than an hour away from the perfect getaway. — away from the hustle and bustle and into a scenic paradise! Treat yourself to a stroll on the beach, rent bicycles or hike the State Park trails. There’s pl plenty of fun for the whole family. There’s Yoga, Aqua Fitness and Zumba! The hot tub, sauna, game room and health club are available for our guests. Resort guests also have 24-hour access to the beach.

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JUNE 19-22 ZION’S 28TH ANNUAL NOSTALGIA DAYS SHILOH PARK, SHERIDAN ROAD What it is: See antique and custom cars and listen to live music as you roam Sheridan Road. Trivia games, a climbing wall, laser tag, food vendors and prizes will keep patrons entertained all weekend. What else you need to know: A dance will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night followed by outdoor movies. Visit www.nostalgiadays. com for more information.

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FARMERS MARKET SHILOH PARK, SHILOH BOULEVARD AND SHERIDAN ROAD 11 A.M. – 7 P.M. What it is: Come by for fresh food, live entertainment and family-fun. Arts and crafts will be available as well as demonstrations, games, market day events and more. What else you need to know: Visit www. for more information.



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JULY 12-13

ARNOLD NEWMAN: LUMINARIES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IN ART, POLITICS AND CULTURE LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM, 27277 N. FOREST PRESERVE ROAD What it is: This national touring exhibition featuring the works of Arnold Newman is sure to impress any viewer. What else you need to know: The exhibit is free with museum admission. Visit www. for more information.


JUNE 26-29 WAUCONDA FEST COOK PARK, 600 N. MAIN ST. THURS.: 5-10 P.M., FRI.: 5 P.M. – MIDNIGHT, SAT.: NOON – MIDNIGHT, SUN. NOON – 9 P.M. What it is: Events on the docket include carnival rides, the Taste of Wauconda, a wine tasting tent, the Annual Car Show, a 5K/10K race and more. What else you need to know: Visit www. for more information.

JUNE 26 – OCT. 9 FARMERS MARKET MAIN STREET BETWEEN MILL AND BANGS STREETS 3-7 P.M. What it is: Fresh and fun, Wauconda’s Farmers Market has something for every household: produce, herbs, spices, flowers, baked goods and more. Shop and enjoy live music and a pet parade. What else you need to know: Visit www. for information. 48 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  

What it is: See professional horsemanship, delivered by the Midwest Renegade Equestrian Drill Team along with six thrilling rodeo events: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Cowgirl Barrel Racing, Steer Roping and Tie-Down Roping. Enjoy live music, pony rides and a petting zoo. What else you need to know: Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children. For a list of scheduled events and for more information, visit

JULY 12-13 23RD ANNUAL CIVIL WAR DAYS LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM, 27277 N. FOREST PRESERVE ROAD SAT.: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., SUN.: 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. What it is: The largest Civil War reenactment in all of northern Illinois will be hosted by the Lake County Discovery Museum. The event features infantry, cavalry and artillery

reenactors as well as live music, medical personnel and civilians. The highlights of the Annual Civil War Days are the large-scale battle reenactments, ongoing drills, kid activities and Civil War era shopping, which are all available both days. What else you need to know: Adult admission is $10 and senior and children admission is $5. Visit for information.

AUG. 30 JAMMIN’ ON MAIN ANNUAL STREET DANCE VILLAGE OF WAUCONDA, MAIN STREET 6-11 P.M. What it is: In addition to live bands, food and raffles, this year, a new teen area will be incorporated. What else you need to know: This is a free event. Visit for more information.

Barrington gets active DASH FOR THE DOGS Saturday, May 31 6 a.m. in Citizens Park A 5K run followed by a 1K family walk in lovely Citizens Park. Proceeds to benefit The Animal House Shelter. www.

BARRINGTON AREA GREAT STRIDES WALK/5K RUN Sunday, June 1 8 a.m. in Citizens Park Will be a day of family fun and celebration of our fundraising success to aide in the quest to cure Cystic Fibrosis.


through the village and 10K run through Barrington Hills is a wonderful family event. Proceeds benefit the cultural arts in Barrington.

THE HONOR RIDE AND RUN & BIKE BARRINGTON Sunday, August 17 7 a.m. in Citizens Park A Ride 2 Recovery event offers something for the whole family. The event includes a more than 30-mile bike ride and 5K/10K run. Barrington is hosting also Bike Barrington, an event designed to educate children about bicycle safety, maintenance and proper riding technique. All proceeds will to Ride2Recovery.


of July Brat Tent Festivities

Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5 Annual four-day celebration at the popular Barrington Brat Tent includes live bands, children’s activities, alumni gatherings, food and drinks. Fireworks at dusk. ■ Fourth

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he Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented volunteer based organization that serves Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove and North Barrington. More than 500 local business investors work through the chamber to advance economic growth and help create a desirable place to work and live. The chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business opportunities, the unification of multiple communities, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda and in the promotion of community enrichment. The chamber’s mission is to enhance the economic vitality of it members and communities. To be the premier business organization in southwest Lake County, providing visionary leadership in the protection and the diversification of the economic base. The chamber will grow its membership and volunteer base and have a strong, professional and dynamic board of directors and staff dedicated to the promotion of its members and the Southwest Lake County area. The Lake Zurich Area Chamber values integrity by conducting business with honesty, soundness of mind and with adherence to the chamber’s Code of Ethics and well as progressiveness by

continually making progress to improve business practices, incorporating innovative ideas and methods. The chamber also values leadership by providing its members sound and consistent direction as well as serves as a foundation from which its members can build and grow their businesses while advocating on their behalf. The chamber honors its obligation to responsibility by providing members with the most timely and accurate information as well as with a plan that will foster responsible business growth. Credibility by creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence that the chamber conducts its business with the success of its members is its top priority.

THE FOUR PRIMARY BENEFITS: 1) Economic Opportunities: The chamber enhances and leverages the talents and resources of its members to improve economic opportunities. 2) Advocacy: The chamber is an advocate for its broad and diverse member businesses while creating a climate of growth and success. 3) Impact: The chamber provides unique opportunities for individuals and businesses to make a difference by connecting them to important community issues. 50 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  

4) Focus: The chamber helps build stronger communities by staying focused and involved in the top business, civic and social priorities.

Long Grove

Festive, historic charm along cobblestoned streets BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media

Long Grove — Illinois’s first historic district — is one of those charming, inimitable towns that entice visitors from far and wide to their summer events and happenings. Artists, musicians, chefs and the people that love them flock to the downtown to take part in festivals, strolls, dining experiences and concerts. “Every day in Long Grove, especially in the summer, is a day of fun, shopping, great food and one of-a-kind photo opportunities,” said Sharon Fine, executive director at Long Grove Business and Community Partners. On June 8 at Towner Green across from the Village Tavern from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., automobile fans can check out the Porsche Club of America’s Concours One for $25. Porsches, at this competitive event, will be judged by cleanliness and condition in various classes (full, touring, show and exhibition) and awarded prizes. Free outdoor concerts will be available on Fountain Square from 4-6 p.m. every Sunday from June 29 — Aug. 24.

“The artists that perform include: Corky Siegel and Howard Levy; Carrie Newcomer; Harpeph Rising and more,” Fine said. “These artists come to the village, not just to perform, but also because they love Long Grove.” Strawberry Fest, which goes from June 20-22, is one of the most popular and loved Long Grove summer celebrations. “This year, there will be amusement rides and activities for all ages: rock climbing, wipe out obstacle courses, pony rides and so much more,” Fine said. “Live outdoor music, art experiences, pie eating contests and shopping, shopping and more shopping will be enjoyed by all and, of course, everywhere you look you’ll find something strawberry.” On Aug. 16-17, visitors will take pleasure in Long Grove’s new Interactive Art Festival, hosted by the Long Grove Business and Community Partners. “This year, the downtown turns upside down to embrace artists and their arts, with entertainment, food and music,” Fine said. For more information, visit   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 51 

Creative outdoor activities for summer fun with kids


ow that warmer weather has arrived, take craft time outdoors. Instead of sitting inside at the kitchen table with paper, crayons, glue bottles or watercolor paints, bring the color and creativity outside for some DIY fun. The entire family can get involved in projects that decorate the yard or inspire colorful game time. Invite the neighborhood kids over to join in the fun with these crafty outdoor projects: Decorate the yard with colorful creations Turn ordinary flowerpots and other household items into vibrant, colorful creations with the Crayola Rainbow Paint Pour. To get the desired effect, pour the paint in rainbow order, one color on top of the other and watch it run down the sides into a unique pattern. Crayola Washable paint cleans up easily, and kids will love bringing rainbows of color to the yard.


Design colorful outdoor play clothes Having fun outside is even more exciting in colorful play clothes. Set aside an afternoon to tie-dye T-shirts on the driveway. This fun craft is perfect to create for neighborhood teams and games, such as Capture the Flag. Once the dyeing is complete, let the T-shirts dry in the afternoon sun. Decorate the shirts with fabric pens for an extra personal touch. Kids will love being creative with their art, and everyone will cheer as the finished designs are revealed ¬— each one similar, but also unique.


Set up an outdoor art zone On warm summer days, kids can create their own drippy meltdown masterpieces and cool crayon creations with Crayola’s Meltdown Craft. To begin, kids choose their crayons and line them up as if they were at the top of a canvas, poster


board or even wood. Once the crayons are secured, using a hairdryer on low heat will start melting the crayons in a beautiful pattern. Kids can also use watercolors to create a unique background behind the crayon meltdown. Once the art is dry, hang it in a place where everyone can enjoy. Add decorations to the windows Window and glass markers are a great way for kids to unleash their creativity using household windows and mirrors as a canvas. Prepare for summer holidays and get-togethers by encouraging kids to draw colorful designs that celebrate the occasion. For example, a custom firework show on the front windows is a great way to welcome guests and delight neighbors on the Fourth of July. The best part is the markers easily wipe clean, which inspires kids to create again and again.


Art: Jania Rodgers, 8, of Zion makes and decorates a watermelon pot with the help of Keeyonshay Garland, 16, of Zion, who was working for the Zion Township Work Program, at the Farmers Market. | MICHAEL SCHMIDT~SUN-TIMES MEDIA

With these fun outdoor creative play activities, everyone in your family will enjoy spending time in the backyard and bringing color to the area. Courtesy of BrandPoint

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ANTIOCH: a lifestyle to inspire

THURSDAYS, JUNE 5 – OCT. 9 FARMERS MARKET MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT, 854 MAIN ST. 3-7 P.M. What it is: Pick up fresh fruits, veggies, plants, flowers, delectable treats, meats, breads and more. What else you need to know: Concerts in the park will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

THURSDAYS, JUNE 12 – AUG. 14 IT’S THURSDAY CONCERTS BROOK BANDSHELL, 900 SKIDMORE DRIVE 7:30-9 P.M. What it is: Bond with your neighbors, get out of the house and enjoy the warm summer nights by listening to great music. What else you need to know: For concert schedules, visit www.


JUNE 7 SUMMER WINE WALK DOWNTOWN ANTIOCH, MAIN STREET 1-5 P.M. What it is: Tickets are currently on sale on a limited basis. First come, first serve. Walk down the streets of Antioch to visit the shops and restaurants while wine tasting. What else you need to know: The event costs $40 per person, which includes wine, food and drawing prizes. Visit for more information.


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3 stores with ever changing inventory! • Antiques • Glass | China ~ Fenton Glass ~ Aladdin Lamp Dealer

HOURS: • Jewelry Tues.-Thurs. & Sat. 10-5pm • Candles • Cottage Decorations Fri. 1-5pm • Furniture New & Old Sun. 12-3pm

3 Large Connecting Antique Malls~250 of the area’s finest dealers displaying antiques and collectibles including 3 floors in our circa 1880’s dairy barn! “An Antiquer’s Heaven” 50 Dealers displaying antiques, gifts, classic video games and home décor. Plus movie, TV, sports and animation collectibles. Also a huge selection of die cast collectibles and lots more.

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JUNE 14-15 SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE DOWNTOWN ANTIOCH: MAIN STREET, SKIDMORE AVENUE, LAKE STREET SAT., 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., SUN., 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. What it is: See the special designs from artists located around the country at this event, which includes 140 booths of handmade items for summer and fall. What else you need to know: Visit www. for more information.

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION WILLIAMS PARK, MAIN STREET What it is: An all-day event that begins with a 5K run is followed by the parade, picnic, entertainment, children’s Fun Fair at Williams Park and fireworks. What else you need to know: To register for the run, visit

JULY 12 FAMILY CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA PEDERSON PARK, 660 RT. 173 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. What it is: The 7th Annual Family Cardboard Boat Regatta is fun for the whole family.

What else you need to know: The event costs $25, which includes all building materials and lunch. Register at the Parks and Recreation Department at 806 Holbek Drive. Visit www. for more information.

JULY 17-20 TASTE OF SUMMER FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN ANTIOCH THURS.: NOON – 10 P.M., FRI.-SAT: NOON – 11 P.M., SUN.: NOON – 6 P.M. What it is: Food, drinks, carnival rides and entertainment for the whole family are the big draws. Kids events, an Antioch Idol competition, sidewalk sales, craft booths and live music will keep your family happy all day.

What else you need to know: For updated schedules, visit

AUG. 30 GERMAN FEST STEITZ’S, 25400 WEST BLUFF LANE NOON – MIDNIGHT What it is: Enjoy 12 hours of the biggest German celebration in Antioch this summer. It features food, beer, raffles, games and prizes, live bands, dancing, costume contests with cash prizes and, finally, when it’s dark, a firework show. What else you need to know: Spectators can view the firework show from the grounds or via boat on Bluff Lake. Visit for more information.

All ages welcome children, teens, & adults. Reading Program Registration is available online or in person beginning May 27 Program Ends July 31 The library has it all!

Try some eBooks & audio books for your mobile device or even free music downloads, all available online through the library website. Don’t forget our many events and programs too! Check the online calendar for a full list of free summer concerts, workshops, performances, and more! ANTIOCH PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT 757 N. MAIN ST. ANTIOCH IL. ~ 847.395.0874 54 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  


Foyer Open 24/7, 882 Main St.

REFLECTIONS ON THE CHAIN Antioch is hosting our 5th Annual Charity Public Art Program-Reflections On the Chain. 50 Handcrafted Wall Art Mirrors come out for a summer of fun for your family. Each month this Summer you’ll enjoy a new contest and have a chance to win exciting prizes. Grab a contest entry form and an art map along with your friends and family for a chance to win valuable prizes! All Mirrors will be auctioned for charity at our Dinner Auction on 9/12.

SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE Enjoy browsing through Antioch’s Summer A/C Faire on June 14th and 15th in Antioch. There’s something for everyone in this handcrafted Faire. You’ll want to bring the entire family so the kids can enjoy the many activities planned for them, some are even FREE!. Check the Antioch Chamber Website this Spring for a complete schedule of family events.

TASTE OF SUMMER FESTIVAL Antioch’s Taste of Summer Festival is the perfect combination of Food, Music, Carnival and Sidewalk Sales. Share Antioch’s Great Taste. This is a must-do for summer fun for your family and friends. Join the fun, on July 17-20th. This year you’ll enjoy the music of BBI, Suburban Cowboys, Hi Infidelity, American English and many other great entertainment events!

AMERICAN ENGLISH RETURNS TO ANTIOCH -In celebration of the Beatles 50th Anniversary, American English returns to Antioch’s Taste of Summer on Sunday Afternoon, Noon-3 pm on July 20th.

BEER & BBQ FALL HOLIDAY WALK Join your Friends and Family for Antioch’s 3rd Annual Beer & BBQ Holiday Walk. This year we are hosting the event on Saturday, September 6th in Downtown Antioch. Tickets for this fun, adult event go on sale online on August 1st. Benefits the Chamber’s Holiday Programs.

FALL Fest Antioch’s Fall Fest brings 2 days of Great Family Fun. You’ll enjoy Activities, Food and Music. Held at the Antioch Bandshell. There are activities for all ages!

FALL ARTS & CRAFTS Antioch’s Fall A/C Faire is the perfect launch to seasonal fun! Join the fun and start your holiday decorating and shopping. The Fall AC Faire is September 6th and 7th in Downtown Antioch. Over 100 Artisans come to Antioch with their seasonal crafts. Children will enjoy free kids activities at the Faire.

DICKEN’S HOLIDAY VILLAGE Downtown Antioch transforms into Dickens Village for the months of November and December. Enjoy the many Dickens Characters on display throughout Antioch. Take a Dickens Stroll and learn about the Dickens Era as you enjoy Antioch’s quaint Downtown. Each Saturday Brings Dickens Festivities.

CHAMPAGNE & CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY WALK Antioch hosts its 3rd Annual Champagne & Chocolate Holiday Walk on November 15th. 300 Tickets for this adult, fun Walk go on sale online on October 1st. Benefits Antioch’s Holiday Programs.

SANTA’S ENCHANTED VILLAGE Santa arrives in Downtown Antioch in the Christmas Parade on November 28th. Santa will be at his Enchanted Village every day until December 23rd! Bring the kids for free visits with Santa! Hours are Mondays-Fridays from 5:30-8:00 pm. Weekends are 1:00-4:00 pm. Open daily thru December 23rd!   THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 |  FUN GUIDE  | 55 

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum to hold its Driving Experience on June 27-28 BY WENDY ALTSCHULER


For Sun-Times Media

he Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a National Historic Landmark accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, welcomes visitors nationally, as well as from more than 40 countries, each year. Located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the renowned Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn, Indiana, more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special-interest cars are brilliantly displayed on three floors alongside other automotive-related exhibits. “The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has put together a really fun and exciting calendar of events for 2014,” said Kendra Klink, chief operating officer at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “This year is going to be an exciting one at the museum. Not only is staff busy updating two galleries and placing touch-screen information kiosks throughout the museum to enhance visitor experiences, but also we are continuing The Road Ahead Capital Campaign and celebrating the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum being open to the public for 40 years.”

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Alyssa Miller, functions manager at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, said: “The museum staff, volunteers and trustees have been working hard to make 2014 a year to remember. There will be lots of new and exciting events, updates and changes.” One of the most talked-about, new-fangled programs this year is the museum’s Driving Experience, which supports nonprofit educational programs. The fifth annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Driving Experience will take place on June 27-28 at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. “This event accommodates a wide variety of cars and drivers — from those who have never participated in a track event to the experienced who have attended professional driving schools,” Klink said. “This fundraising event invites participants to experience the unrestricted enjoyment of an automobile and enjoy the camaraderie of others who share a love for cars.” The museum, according to Klink, creates a family-friendly educational environment for each visitor, and it has developed formal education study programs for students in grades 1-12. The programs meet Indiana academic standards for study trips in areas including math, engineering, science, history and more.

“The student’s experience at the museum is sometimes the first and only opportunity they have to visit a formal museum,” Klink said. Events such as the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Driving Experience help the museum reach and exceed the highest museum standards while fulfilling its noble mission to preserve, interpret and create a passion for Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and their heritage of innovation, influence, design and competition. “Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life,” Miller said. “The story told throughout the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is one of history, entrepreneurship, leadership, craftsmanship, community, design, ingenuity, business savvy and triumph, which resulted in some of the most beautiful rolling sculptures.” The museum is open from 10 a.m. — 7 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. — 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The last admission is one hour before closing. For more information about the museum or the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Driving Experience, call (260) 9251444 or email

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is a National Historic Landmark located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company. With over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest automobiles on display, many automobile history and art enthusiasts call it a dream destination.

Call or visit us online for details about hosting an event or booking a group tour at the Museum today! Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm Last admission one hour before closing.

1600 South Wayne Street Auburn, Indiana 46706 (260) 925-1444

Produced in cooperation with DeKalb County Visitors Bureau.

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MAY 2 – OCT. 25 FARMERS MARKET CNH PARKING LOT, STATE AND ERIE STREETS 8 A.M. – NOON What it is: Grab a reusable bag and fill it with locally grown fresh vegetables, plants, flowers, honey and homemade baked goods. Enjoy live entertainment and cooking demos while you shop. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

MAY 24

RACINE: Get out of town

THE COLOR RUN RACINE PERSHING PARK, 500 PERSHING DRIVE 9 A.M. What it is: Be on the lakefront and run through four color zones where you’ll be covered with brightly colored cornstarch. What else you need to know: Free parking is available downtown. Register at

JUNE 1 – SEPT. 6 MONUMENTAL SQUARES: ANNUAL PUBLIC ART EVENT DOWNTOWN RACINE 9 A.M. – 9 P.M. What it is: Local artists have banned together to create this annual art exhibit throughout the downtown. What else you need to know: Call (262) 634-6002 for information.

JUNE 27 RACINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER POPS CONCERT FESTIVAL HALL, 5 FIFTH ST. 7 P.M. What it is: Racine Symphony Orchestra sponsors this event that features Leroy Anderson and George Gershwin’s music from, including An American in Paris, The Typewriter and Blue Tango.

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What else you need to know: For a donation, you may attempt to stump the orchestra by challenging its members to play a music piece of your selection. Visit for more information.

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE UNION GROVE 9:15-11 A.M. What it is: Visit the Racine County Fairgrounds for this event, sponsored by the Greater Union Grove Chamber of Commerce. The annual parade will assemble in the parking lot of the Racine County Fairgrounds. The kids’ parade will assemble at Talmer Bank & Trust parking lot and travel ahead of the main parade. What else you need to know: Visit www. for more information.

JULY 20 IRONMAN 70.3 RACINE NORTH BEACH, 100 KEWAUNEE ST. 7 A.M. – 4 P.M. What it is: Witness athletic prowess: more than 2,300 athletes from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 24 countries. See these competitors swim 1.2 miles in Lake Michigan, bike 56 miles through Racine County and run 13.1 miles along the lakefront. What else you need to know: The race starts, finishes and transitions at North Beach. Visit for more information.

JULY 25 ITALIAN FESTIVAL FESTIVAL PARK AT 5 FIFTH ST. NOON – 1 A.M. What it is: Roma Lodge sponsors this event, which includes everything Italian: food, live music and family entertainment. Fireworks will begin at dusk. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

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THROUGH OCT. 25 FARMERS MARKET RIVERFRONT PLAZA, DOWNTOWN What it is: The Farmers Market, with its 70 plus vendors, is ideally located along the picturesque Fox River. Meats, cheeses, breads, vegetables, homemade items, arts and crafts and more will all be available. What else you need to know: Call (262) 547-2354 for more information.

JUNE 20-22 FIESTA WAUKESHA FRAME PARK FRI.: 4-11 P.M., SAT.: 11 A.M. - 11 P.M., SUN.: 11 A.M. – 10 P.M. What it is: This event promotes cultural awareness through Latin American cuisine, Hispanic entertainment, a carnival and children’s activities. What else you need to know: Visit www.lacasadeesperanza. org for more information and a schedule of events.

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES CUTLER PARK, 321 WISCONSIN AVE. What it is: Enjoy family-fun, a parade, ice cream and evening fireworks at the Waukesha County Expo Center. What else you need to know: Visit for more information.

AUG. 8-9 WAUKESHA BLUESFEST NAGA-WAUKEE PARK, 651 HIGHWAY 83, DELAFIELD 1-10:30 P.M. What it is: Enjoy traditional and contemporary blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul and roots music. What else you need to know: Visit www.waukeshabluesfest. com for more information.

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Music, muscles and memories JUNE 7 FARMERS MARKET MAIN STREET • 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. What it is: Bring your reusable bags, stock up on fresh produce and other items, and socialize with neighbors. Enjoy music and entertainment. What else you need to know: Call (262) 268-1132.

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FRIDAYS, JUNE 28 – AUG. 9 FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK BAND SHELL What it is: Bring a comfy blanket or a chair. Begins at dusk. What else you need to know: Shows are PG rated. Visit www.

FRIDAYS, JUNE 21 AUG. 10 CITY OF SEVEN HILLS TRIATHLON – AUG. 16 FREEPORT MUSIC VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK BAND SHELL 7 P.M. What it is: This free community summer concert series is located on the lakefront downtown. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. What else you need to know: Visit

Come Celebrate Summer in

PIRATES’ HOLLOW WATERPARK • 6 A.M. What it is: Test your strength and physical aptitude at this race: 400m swim, 20K bike and 5K run. What else you need to know: Register before July 26: $30 for residents, $40 for non-residents. Only the first 75 entrants will be accepted. Registration materials are available for pick up at the Parks and Recreation office. No race day registration available. Visit

Summer Festivals Acclaimed Restaurants Delightful Shops Lakeview Lodging Charter Fishing and G Walking Tours Bike Rentals On the Interurban Trail Farmers Market, free out door concerts & more

June 13 - 14 Waddlepalooza! July 4 Freeport Music 10th Anniversary July 12 Garden Walk July 19 50th Annual Fish Day

Just north of Milwaukee For complete calendar of events & brochure: call Port Washington WI Tourism Council at 800-719-4881 Find Us on Facebook or log on to Download our free mobile app


Get your thrills at the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular July 31 – August 10, 2014. Featuring the state’s largest agricultural showcase, entertainment on 30 FREE stages, thrilling rides and games, educational exhibits, shopping and food galore, the annual State Fair offers affordable family fun with something for everyone. Check out several other Fair Deals beginning May 1, including discounts on exciting rides and games in SpinCity, delicious Cream Puffs, Milwaukee Brewers tickets and so much more!

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KENOSHA, WISCONSIN: Breathe, relax, enjoy JULY 5 – SEPT. 1 BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE 2014 12550 120TH AVE. 10 A.M. – 7 P.M. What it is: Folks come from miles around to participate in this unique Elizabethan England event, complete with 16th Century games, arts and crafts, rides, food and music. Come dressed in period garb to fit in with the other visitors on this 30-acre site and enjoy the swordfighters, minstrels and jesters. Robin Hood and Queen Elizabeth will be roaming the grounds.

What else you need to know: Entertainment is included in the price of admission, which is $23.95 for adults and $11.50 for children. Visit www. for more information.

THROUGH OCT. 11 KENOSHA HARBORMARKET 56TH STREET AND 2ND AVENUE 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. What it is: An outdoor market featuring European-style goods, provided by more than 120 vendors, along the lakefront. Enjoy live entertainment and chef demos. What else you need to know: Dates are subject to change. Call (262) 914-1252 for more information.

JUNE 1 GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME ART FAIR CIVIC CENTER PARK, 900 57TH ST. • 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. What it is: The Kenosha Art Association puts on this art fair featuring more than 90 artists and crafters plus food vendors and music — free to attend. What else you need to know: Call (262) 654-0065 for information. 62 |  FUN GUIDE  | THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014  

JULY 4 CELEBRATE AMERICA: INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS HARBOR PARK, EAST OF KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM, 5500 FIRST AVE. What it is: Enjoy live music and entertainment along the lakefront, followed by fireworks at dusk. What else you need to know: For a schedule of events and for more information, visit

THURSDAYS, JULY 10 – AUG. 28 PEANUT BUTTER AND JAM CONCERT SERIES 625 52ND ST. 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. AND 6-8 P.M. What it is: This is a free concert series, a summer tradition for 13 years, along the lakefront on Kenosha’s electric streetcar line, featuring a live music and lunch. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be available for purchase. What else you need to know: The concert will be canceled in inclement weather. Call (262) 653-4177 for more information.

BeachFest 2014 June 20-22 Friday 3:00-11:00 pm Saturday 1:00-11:00 pm Sunday 1:00-8:00 pm A variety of great music,

cultural entertainment, activities and events for all ages all weekend long!

Top Musical Acts include: ✔ Bella Cain on Friday Night ✔ Infinity on Saturday Night ✔ Final Say on Sunday ✔ La Eskandalozza on Sunday ✔ Country, Hispanic, Irish, Blues, Cuban & more!

Don't miss! ✔ Carnival ✔ Cultural Entertainment Stage ✔ Children’s Entertainment Stage ✔ Crafters Market & Antique/Vintage Market ✔ Car Shows - Low Riders & Classic ✔ Great Food Vendors ✔ Beverage Tent ✔ BeachFest Giant Pong Game!

Family Fest Times

BeachFest will have entertainment and activities for families all weekend long, but activities will be targeted at young families: Friday 3:00-8:00 pm Saturday 1:00-8:00 pm Sunday 1:00-8:00 pm

Highlights include:

✔ The Hawaiian Dancers kick off BeachFest on Friday @ 3:00 pm! Fun gift for all who come dressed up "tropical Hawaiian" with prizes for best outfits! ✔ Don't miss everyone's favorite "Super Stolie"! Saturday @ 5:00 pm! ✔ Visit with the Princesses on Friday & Sunday! ✔ Clowns! Plays! Balloon Making! Face Painting!

For up-to-date event details, please visit • 847-201-9032

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Summer Fun Guide 2014  

Featuring the best places in the Chicagoland and the Midwest. Published by Sun-Times Media

Summer Fun Guide 2014  

Featuring the best places in the Chicagoland and the Midwest. Published by Sun-Times Media