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Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. While we get through this public health crisis together, several of our events have turned virtual. You can experience Lake County from the comfort of your home on our Lake County @Home page. Have you been staring at your computer for too long? Take a social distancing adventure through nature at one of the Lake County Forest Preserves or our state natural areas like Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park or Volo Bog State Natural Area. Dine on the delectable bites by eating alfresco or devour world-class cuisine in the comfort of your home with curbside pickup, takeout or delivery. Our local wineries, breweries and distilleries offer sumptuous spirits, vibrant vinos and breathtaking brews compliments of the Lake County Libation Trail. All of this and so much more as Lake County entities reopen.

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience at Six Flags Great America
Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience at Six Flags Great America
Waukegan Township MLK Dreamers' Virtual Breakfast
Waukegan Township MLK Dreamers' Virtual Breakfast
Skate with Elsa at Community Park in Mundelein
Skate with Elsa at Community Park in Mundelein
5 Years of Hoppiness - Half Day Brewing Co.'s Five-Year Anniversary
5 Years of Hoppiness - Half Day Brewing Co.'s Five-Year Anniversary
Self Guided Woods Walk Through Chicago Botanic Garden
Self Guided Woods Walk Through Chicago Botanic Garden

Children's Writing Contest with Waukegan Public Library
01/01/21 - 01/15/21
Deadline Extended** Entries for the #ChildrensWritingContest will be accept...

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Pierogi Rig Polish Kitchen
01/15/21
Pierogi alert! Pierogi alert! This Friday at 4pm until 7pm while supplies l...

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Support Local Dinner and Beer
01/15/21
Join HBC for another Support Local Dinner To-Go! This Friday, Locally owned...

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Pierogi Jo's Returns to Bosacki's Brewery
01/15/21
Order at pierogijos.com Next stop for Pierogi Jo's for Home Meal Kit p...

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*CANCELED* Friday Flicks presents
Canceled 01/15/21
Pack a blanket and chairs and watch "Jumanji" on the big screen a...

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Creating Love Letters - At Ease Program with Brushwood
Virtual 01/15/21
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods is providing a unique At Ease opportunity...

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Sinatra Forever featuring Rick Michel and The Greatest Piano Men
Virtual 01/15/21
Sinatra Forever: For all the Sinatra fans, this video is from a global live...

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Elsa On Ice at Community Park in Mundelein
Happening as planned 01/15/21
Skate with Elsa on the ice Rink at Community Park. Join the Mundelein Park ...

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Walk with a Doc
Virtual 01/16/21
Attention Lake County! Are you ready to WALK towards a healthier you? Then ...

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Sticky Hallows Beer Release
01/16/21
Delicious Russian Imperial Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels that...

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Pint of Music - The L&M Experience at Buffalo Creek Brewery
01/16/21
Live from the stage in our Alpine Biergarten, it’s Pint of Music! Eac...

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Virtual Program:  Winter Tree Identification
Virtual 01/16/21
Learn the keys to tree identification in winter using branches, buds and ba...

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Breaking Barriers:  Women in the Military at the Dunn Museum
10/17/20 - 01/17/21
For centuries women have helped to defend the nation in times of war and co...

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5 Years of Hoppiness - Half Day Brewing's 5 Year Anniversary
01/11/21 - 01/17/21
Celebrating with Carry-Out Specials all week long!  $3 cans HDBC Froze...

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Everyone Loves Ekuanot Release
01/15/21 - 01/17/21
Everybody loves Ekuanot, right? The newest addition to the Everybody Loves...

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Fruits of Strength Release
01/15/21 - 01/17/21
Inspired by a tasty Triple fruited sour brewed with friends up North, this ...

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Self Guided Woods Walk at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
01/17/21
Celebrate the beauty of winter in the woods with a peaceful, self-guided wa...

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Eric Lambert Live Streaming Event
Virtual 01/17/21
Eric Lambert dazzles audiences with his original elixir of feel-good Americ...

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park Lights Drive Thru
01/14/21 - 01/18/21
For the first time ever, the theme park will offer a drive-thru version of ...

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MLK Day of Service with Deerfield Park District
01/18/21
The Village of Deerfield invites everyone to participate in a "Day of ...

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12th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service - Highland Park
Virtual 01/18/21
Each year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is one of the City...

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Waukegan Township MLK Dreamers' Virtual Breakfast
Virtual 01/18/21
Waukegan Township is hosting their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's D...

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Virtual Program:  Rags the Dog
Virtual 01/18/21
Hear the story of Rags, a hero dog in World War I who ended up becoming the...

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Virtual Program:  Historymakers Tour
Virtual 01/18/21
Learn about historymakers from Lake County on this pre-recorded virtual tou...

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SwimSmart Swim Virtual Water Safety Lessons
Virtual 01/05/21 - 01/19/21
It’s never too early or late for water safety lessons. Through our fr...

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Grayslake Arts Alliance - The Art of Journaling Online Event
Virtual 01/20/21
Participants will learn how to develop skills to overcome fear of the blank...

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Wildfire's Inauguration Special
01/20/21
Wildfire’s Wednesday night special, Fire-Roasted Greek Chicken, will ...

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Wildfire La Crema Virtual Wine Dinner
Virtual 01/20/21
Join Wildfire for a virtual wine dinner featuring La Crema Winery on Wednes...

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Billy Joel: The Piano Man - Online Program
Virtual 01/21/21
Gary Wenstrup uses video clips to trace the arc of Billy Joel's career ...

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Collaborative Conversations:  Anti-racism and the Environment, Session 2
Virtual 01/21/21
January 21 5:00-6:30 PM: Local Leaders Take Action Join a panel of local...

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Storytime with Miss Hannah - Snowman
Virtual 01/21/21
Join Miss Hannah for storytime online each Thursday at 10am! Join in for s...

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Woodpeckers of Lake County - Virtual Program
Virtual 01/21/21
Learn about the different species of woodpeckers that call Lake County home...

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Family Book Club: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Lafayette!
Virtual 01/21/21
Join the Mundelein Park District for a book discussion online with the whol...

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Youth Sports Programs - Virtual Kids Boot Camp
Virtual 01/11/21 - 01/22/21
A series of youth programs that focus on the fundamentals of each game. Tea...

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A Night of Rush Music
01/22/21
Animation will be playing your favorite Rush music at Austin's Impact F...

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Leona the Lionheart Saves the World - Virtual Family Program
Virtual 01/22/21
Excellent story of Leona who learns of great nature advocates. ...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog - January 2021
01/02/21 - 01/23/21
Guided Tours of Volo Bog are resuming on a very limited basis. Due to the ...

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Inauguration Week Specials from Curt's Cafe'
01/19/21 - 01/23/21
Curt's features: The Prez Spicy Biscuit Sandwich with chipotle ma...

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MainStreet Libertyville's Winter (indoor) Sidewalk Sale
01/22/21 - 01/23/21
It may be cold outside, but the deals indoors are going to be HOT. Shop the...

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Paw Patrol is Ready to Roll in the Village of Mundelein
Happening as planned 01/23/21
It's time to get our families moving! Just For Fun Roller Rink is all a...

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Grayslake Arts Alliance - 2021 Winter Fine Arts Show - Virtual
Virtual 01/23/21
Join in on January 23, 2021 to browse and shop artwork from 17 local artist...

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Pint of Music - Sarah Day at Buffalo Creek Brewery
01/23/21
Live from the stage in our Alpine Biergarten, it’s Pint of Music! Eac...

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Talk and Tour at The Tempel Lipizzans - a one of a kind virtual experience!
Virtual 01/23/21
Join in as Esther Buonanno, Program Director and granddaughter of the Found...

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Chicagoland Musicians' Tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Happening as planned 01/23/21
Chicago’s top musicians come out and celebrate one of the greatest ev...

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Virtual Program:  Winter Night Hike with Lake County Forest Preserves
Virtual 01/23/21
Join LCFPD for a virtual night hike on the Lakewood solar-lit trail and get...

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Tides:  A Prelude by Arica Hilton at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 11/07/20 - 01/24/21
Join Brushwood Center November 7 - January 24 for an exhibition of new work...

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Virtual Song Circle with Lake County Folk Club
Virtual 01/24/21
Hosted by David Callan. Come and join in online to play or just listen. ...

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I Have a Dream:  A King's Journey - Virtual Presentation
Virtual 01/25/21
In most years the community is called to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. D...

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National Plan For Vacation Day in Lake County
Virtual 01/26/21
COVID-19 affected all aspects of everyday life, compelling Americans to cha...

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Celebrating the Year of the Ox
Virtual 01/26/21
Set your strong intentions at a Chinese New Year celebration for 2021, the ...

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Volo Bog Walk with a Naturalist - Tamarack View Trail North
01/27/21
Come see what we discover each month!  Featuring animal tracking when ...

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Dinner and Dialogue from Curt's Cafe' Highland Park
01/14/21 - 01/28/21
Every Thursday moving forward, Curt's Cafe' will continue to bring ...

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Collaborative Conversations:  Anti-racism and the Environment, Session 3
Virtual 01/28/21
January 28 5:00-6:30 PM: Owning Anti-Racism Work Through collective disc...

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Wine & Learn – (Virtual) Prospective Member Event
Virtual 01/28/21
Note: If you’d like to attend, please message us with your email so w...

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Cosmic:  Bradbury Writing Contest with Waukegan Public Library
01/04/21 - 01/29/21
Great space! Venture into the deep expanses of space and the planets it con...

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The Great DuBois Master of Variety
Virtual 01/29/21
This fast-paced, family-friendly circus show, featuring Michael DuBois and ...

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Enriching Life Botanical Virtual Artist Reception
Virtual 01/29/21
Join Brushwood for a Virtual Artists Reception for the 2021 exhibition of E...

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You're The Chef Dinner with The Chocolate Sanctuary
01/29/21 - 01/30/21
JANUARY 29 & 30 FOUR-COURSE DINNER $70 per couple SERVED WITH YOUR ...

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Keeping Families Covered - Winter Warm Up Event
Happening as planned 01/30/21
Join Twice As Nice Mother & Child Keeping Families Covered for their winter...

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Pint of Music - Anderlik and Church at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
01/30/21
Live from the stage in our Alpine Biergarten, it’s Pint of Music! Eac...

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Virtual Program:  How to Read the Natural World
Virtual 01/30/21
Learn the keys to tree identification in winter using branches, buds and ba...

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Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
11/27/20 - 01/31/21
In authentic German tradition, Buffalo Creek Brewing, a German style brewer...

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LVVA Ice Fishing Derby in Wauconda
Virtual 01/29/21 - 01/31/21
THE 2021 DERBY IS GOING VIRTUAL AND WILL BE A WEEKEND AFFAIR! Download t...

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Second Annual Wort Rally
01/31/21
Sunday, January 31st Mickey Finn's is hosting their second annual wort ...

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Sounds, Smells and a Smokestack Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
04/01/20 - 02/01/21
Sounds, Smells, and a Smokestack: Remembering Grayslake Gelatin Exhibit, wh...

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Christmas Tree Drop-off at Lambs Farm
01/04/21 - 02/01/21
Recycle and feed the animals at Lambs Farm!  They are now acceptin...

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Love & Valentines Make & Take Event
Happening as planned 02/03/21
Board & Brush of Libertyville will have 3 Registration Times: 5pm; 6pm ...

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Virtual Nature Club:  Mammals
Virtual 02/03/21
Meet up after school virtually to learn about local nature with an experien...

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Virtual New Years Day 5K in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Virtual 01/01/21 - 02/04/21
A fun 5k to start your New Year off right and run the "Fluff" out...

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Virtual Program:  Seamstress Elizabeth Keckley
Virtual 02/04/21
Marlene Rivero brings Elizabeth Keckley to life. Initially known for her wo...

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Martina Liana Trunk Show at Volle's Bridal Boutique
02/05/21
Join Volle's Bridal for their Martina Liana Trunk Show from February 5-6, 2...

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**Rescheduled - LeeAnn Rimes at the Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 02/05/21
In 1996, 13-year-old LeAnn Rimes took the country music world by storm with...

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Savasanna and Sweets with Mundelein Park and Recreation District
Virtual 02/05/21
Plan a date with your loved one IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. Relax in a...

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Stan's Van in Libertyville
02/06/21
The Stan’s Van is headed to Libertyville!  This popular Chicago ...

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Virtual Program:  Profiles in Excellence
Virtual 02/06/21
Join in virtually for the 38th annual Profiles in Excellence event for insp...

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Long Grove Cocoa Crawl
02/06/21 - 02/07/21
This year, the 4th Annual Long Grove Cocoa Crawl will take place on two aft...

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Show Stream from JamLab by School of Rock in Libertyville
Virtual 02/07/21
The Village of Libertyville's School of Rock presents four fabulous stu...

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Virtual Program:  Hibernation or Migration?
02/07/21
Have you ever wondered where some Lake County animals go during the winter?...

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Volo Bog Walk with a Naturalist - To the Eye of the Bog!
02/10/21
Come see what we discover each month!  Featuring animal tracking when ...

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Virtual Program:  The Blodgett Brothers
Virtual 02/11/21
Hear the stories of one of Waukegan’s early families, the Blodgetts, ...

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Galentine's Day - Heart's and Heart Breaker's Edition
02/13/21
Pre-register at: https://forms.gle/8Pcv94sxjPYDgjHa6 Attention ladies! Do ...

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Public Tour: How a Lipizzan Stallion learns to dance
02/13/21
Winter Weekend Fun - Public Tour: How a Lipizzan Stallion learns to dance ...

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Of Bogs and Books at Volo Bog State Natural Area
02/13/21
Conversations since 1994! Second Saturdays     &nbs...

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Invitational Group Exhibition: We Make Life Beautiful
Happening as planned 01/23/21 - 02/14/21
Blue Moon Gallery in The Village of Grayslake is pleased to announce that t...

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Valentine's Weekend Craft Show at Gurnee Mills Mall
02/12/21 - 02/14/21
Join the Gurnee mall for their fourth annual Valentine's Day Show at th...

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60th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival
02/13/21 - 02/14/21
The NICC board of directors struggled with the decision to move forward wit...

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Let's get it OM... (Yoga, Wine & Self Love)
02/14/21
Join Libertyville's Blue Sky Yoga on Valentine's Day evening for a ...

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Virtual Program:  Curious Courtships of Lake County
Virtual 02/14/21
Learn about the interesting and sometimes odd courtship behaviors of Lake C...

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Virtual Program:  Animal Habitats Scout Badge
Virtual 02/15/21
Junior Scouts: join us as we learn about local habitats and discover an end...

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Virtual Program:  Playing the Past Scout Badge
Virtual 02/15/21
Junior Girl Scouts: Learn about life during the Civil War through the lette...

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Broadway Bound - Seussical Kids at Improv Playhouse
12/08/20 - 02/18/21
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the ...

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Triple Threat Workshop for 4th - 8th Graders
01/09/21 - 02/20/21
Step up your performance skills. Let IP's directors assess your strengt...

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Ready to Ready with Waukegan Park District
Virtual 01/20/21 - 02/24/21
A fun, interactive program for children that allows for continued reading d...

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Showstoppers for 4th - 7th Graders featuring Shrek the Musical Jr. at Improv Playhouse
12/11/20 - 02/27/21
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.&nbs...

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Crate and Barrel Warehouse Sale - Gurnee
11/01/20 - 02/28/21
This Warehouse Sale is the destination for anyone looking for high-quality ...

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Self-Guided Woods Walk thru Chicago Botanic Garden
01/10/21 - 02/28/21
Sundays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, and February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021 ...

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6th Annual Enriching Life Botanical Art Exhibition
Virtual 01/10/21 - 02/28/21
Explore the work of Brushwood Center's Artist in Residence Heeyoung Kim...

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Improv Playhouse Youth Community Theater Fall and Winter Classes
12/02/20 - 03/07/21
Offering classes on Improv, Musicals, Stand-Up Comedy, Plays, Film Making a...

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Take an Evening Stroll on Solar Lit Trails at Lake County Forest Preserves
11/01/20 - 03/14/21
With small solar lights to guide the way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can...

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How Well Do YOU Know Mundelein?
01/13/21 - 04/28/21
Beginning January 13, the Mundelein Historical Commission will premiere a l...

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Winter Craft Bag with Waukegan Park District
12/18/20 - 04/30/21
Celebrate winter! The Waukegan Park District’s Winter Craft Bag featu...

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Lakeside Plaza Domed Dining
01/07/21 - 05/01/21
Winter and early Spring dining with drinks can be beautiful, romantic and f...

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Grayslake Bars and Prohibition Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
04/01/20 - 06/30/21
Grayslake’s first known tavern building--called Charlie’s today...

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Green Town Virtual Tour
08/22/20 - 08/21/21
9 locations to help you celebrate Waukegan's favorite author, Ray Bradb...

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Festival of the Arts 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit at David Adler Music and Arts Center
Virtual Ongoing
Plans Change... With a commitment to community, the Adler Arts C...

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Virtual Concerts from The Sanfilippo Estate Collection
Virtual Ongoing
Enjoy fabulous concerts from the collection of Jasper Sanfilippo and family...

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Storywalk with the Village of Lake Zurich
Ongoing
The Ela Area Public Library Children's Department, together with the Vi...

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Launch Trampoline Park Gurnee Reopens for Private Parties!
Ongoing
Launch Entertainment Center in Gurnee, IL is now accepting reservations for...

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Stars on Parade in Mundelein
Ongoing
A series of 15 fiberglass star sculptures have each been transformed by a d...

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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts...

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Embracing Change:  The Growth of Grayslake
Ongoing
The crown jewel of the museum, Embracing Change explores the origins and ev...

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Fish Fry Friday
Ongoing
Come out to Lindy's for a Friday Fish Fry! Your choice of baked or fried No...

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Lindy's Happy Hour Special
Ongoing
Join Lindy's Landing Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. for 1/2 price appe...

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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
Ongoing
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery,...

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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing
At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Every...

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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing
Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy live ...

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Guided Tours at the Volo Bog
Ongoing
As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of pe...

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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Ongoing
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out...

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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and ...

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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Ongoing
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every...

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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ongoing
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. ...

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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Nigh...

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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you...

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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other me...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
Ongoing
The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit: S...

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