Things To Do This Weekend March 10-12, 2023

By: Jeff Randolph 03/08/2023

Spring is on the horizon, with warmer temps and blossoming flowers. Winter still lets its presence be known, but there's no need to fret. The changing of the clocks this weekend is a sure sign that a warmer season is upon us. Let's look at things to do this weekend March 10-12, 2023.





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If you're recently engaged the land of the lakes has a numerous spot that will work out perfectly for your engagement photos. For a list of the best engagement photo locations in Lake County click here.

You can make your own spring-inspired glass in Mundelein. A faith-based show is ending it's run in Lake Forest. Get details on how you can make your special day happen without a hitch in Antioch. It's your last chance to visit an animal sanctuary in Lake Forest. They are welcoming some friendly competition in Vernon Hills. Let's look at the top five things to do this weekend, March 10-12, 2023.

1. Make Your Own Spring Flowers and Shamrocks at Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein





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Don your green threads and start preparing your corned beef hash because St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Visit Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein for their "Make Your Own Spring Flowers and Shamrocks" open house. Learn the different glass-blowing techniques at this flowering art class and take home a shamrock charm or a beautiful spring glass flower in the color of your choosing. Spring into the season and test your craftsmanship at this creative event. Visitors are encouraged to make an appointment at 847-949-0013.

Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 per glass piece. Patterson Glassworks, 888 Tower Rd., Studio E., Mundelein.

2. "The Christians" at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest




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The Citadel Theatre recently received the designation of "Jeff Recommended" as the Lake Forest equity theatre's "The Christian" achieved the nod. The story follows Pastor Paul, a 20-year clergyman who has grown his small brick-and-mortar parish into a mega church. The aforementioned charismatic protagonist of the production feels there is a flaw in the congregation's faith when the pastor recites his homily. The play follows the relationship between practicing what you preach and an intriguing take on the modern-day United States. No matter what sector you practice, the presentation dips into a provocative and nonpartisan debate based on a book with the same title written by Lucas Hnath in 2015. The Citadel Theatre stages "The Christians" for three more days, as the show closes on March 12. For tickets, visit

Friday-Sunday, March 10-12; Fri. and Sat.: 7:30 p.m., Sun.: 3 p.m. Tickets: $43-$48. Citadel Theatre, 300 Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.

3. Wedding Show at Rivalry Alehouse in Antioch





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Wedding ceremonies are a beautiful sight because they celebrate life and possibility. In just a couple of months, you will be dressed to kill, walking down the aisle and looking deeply into the eyes of your significant other. Wedding planning is hectic. Rivalry Alehouse has you covered as they host a free admission wedding show. Equipped with a full day of wedding planning with a one-stop shop for everything you need, the event features wedding professionals to address your big day's needs, bridal salons, honeymoon travel specialists, bachelor and bachelorette party planning, and more.

Sunday, March 12; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Rivalry Alehouse, 945 Main St., Antioch.

4. Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest





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Rob Carmichael, the Lake Forest sanctuary's curator for 25 years, is calling it quits. Before Carmichael heads into the sunset of retirement, take the family to see over 150 unique reptiles and other critters at Wildlife Discovery Center, including their rattlesnake collection, lizards, snakes of all shapes and sizes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, an assortment of frogs, a baby sloth and more. The inhabitants of the habitats are waving farewell before they head out to other animal sanctuaries or back into the wild. Unfortunately, the Lake Forest center has closed the outdoor exhibitions. The Wildlife Discovery Center remains open through March 24. Carmichael, his staff, and his furry, feathered, and scaley homies will be missed.

Friday-Sunday, March 10-11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Wildlife Discovery Center, 14-1 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest.

5. St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Bash at Whirlyball Vernon Hills





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Bump, collide, and compete against your friends in the unique bumper car sport WhirlyBall. Everyone's favorite lacrosse/basketball/bumper car fusion game throws a St. Patrick's Day Fun Bash to remember. Admission includes WhirlyBall, laser tag, pop-up games, and a lunch buffet. The Vernon Hills play place also has a little something for adults. Besides delectable eats, WhirlyBall has a vast selection of brews while the youngsters duke it out (or you join in on the fun). You can also continue the competition in the darkroom, as you can live a Star Wars lifestyle in their laser tag arena.

Saturday, March 11; 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Admission: $20-$30. WhirlyBall Vernon Hills, 285 Center St., Vernon Hills.

Lake County has many establishments pouring green beer, serving corned beef and cabbage, and featuring Irish dancers. For a list of places celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Lake County click here.

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