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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.

MainStreet Libertyville Sidewalk Sales
MainStreet Libertyville Sidewalk Sales
Virtual Talk and Tour at the Tempel Lipizzans
Virtual Talk and Tour at the Tempel Lipizzans
Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
Guided Tours of Volo Bog
Guided Tours of Volo Bog
Virtual Winter Fine Arts Show & Sale in Grayslake
Virtual Winter Fine Arts Show & Sale in Grayslake

Alice in Cyberland
Virtual 02/16/21 - 04/24/21
Intermediate Level (2nd - 5th grade) Tuesdays, February 16 - April 20 ...

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Virtual Scene Study 101
Virtual 02/18/21 - 04/25/21
Advanced Level (6th - 9th grade) Thursdays, February 18 - April 22 Te...

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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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Vanilla Master Class with Chef Gale Gand and Sponsor Nielsen Massey Vanilla
Virtual 01/21/21
Learn everything about the rarest of orchids and its fruit, the Vanilla Bea...

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15 Most Important Presidential Decisions
Virtual 01/21/21
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for an investigation of 15 momentous Presidenti...

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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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Artists on Lockdown Ep. 33 - Hangin' and Bangin', Rudy Sarzo, David Fistof, Rikki Rocket and Carrot Top
Virtual 01/21/21
Episode 33! Join in LIVE on Facebook Thursday night at 6PM!  Legendary...

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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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Grand Opening at Teriyaki Madness
01/21/21 - 01/22/21
Grand opening specials - support your stomach and support local!  ...

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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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Afternoon Tea - Takeout Version from The Chocolate Sanctuary
01/23/21
January 23rd 10:30a-2pm $25pp An assortment of scones, petite desserts, an...

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Joe Rossi at Copper Fiddle Distillery
01/23/21
The Fiddle is open!  Come see JOE ROSSI LIVE SATURDAY, JANUARY 23R...

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Virtual Talk and Tour at The Tempel Lipizzans
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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Next Level Strategic Connections
Virtual 01/28/21
Are you Ready to take your Virtual Networking to the Next level? This new v...

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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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Pint of Music - Grit and Gravel at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
01/30/21
Grit and Gravel is the combination of Nervous Hermus and Sietch Ramshackle....

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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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Virtual Trivia Night
Virtual 02/05/21
The Exchange Club of Gurnee will host a Virtual Trivia Night on Friday, Feb...

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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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A Poet in Everyone with the Grayslake Arts Alliance
Virtual 02/06/21
Poet in Everyone Artist: Tish De La Mora (-.tel) FEBRUARY 6, 2021 from 2:...

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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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Wauconda WinterFest 2021
02/05/21 - 02/07/21
WinterFest 2021: Feb 5-7 Enjoy Wauconda’s winter wonderland for a so...

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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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Virtual Program:  Ask an Educator LIVE - The Last Ice Age
Virtual 02/10/21
No ticket required - FREE Curious to know what Lake County was like duri...

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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
Virtual 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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Can-Do in Historic Downtown Long Grove
02/01/21 - 02/14/21
Shopping makes many of us feel good.  Well now you can make others fee...

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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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Virtual Program:  Bird Groups, Habitats and Migration
Virtual 02/18/21
You can find bobolinks, cranes, warblers and many more bird species if you ...

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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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Virtual Program:  Gardening with Native Plants
Virtual 02/20/21
Native plants provide homes and food for native wildlife, and natural beaut...

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75th Annual Dar Curtis Bonspiel Curling Event
02/20/21 - 02/21/21
The Dar Curtis Bonspiel is a 4-event bonspiel for new curlers. Participants...

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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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