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11/16/18 - 02/15/19
Family Fun Fridays
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Join us as we continue our interactive, entertaining and educational family program into the winter season, one Friday a month inside at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center! Exclusive to the winter season, the first 50 pre-registered children will receive a FREE treat or item each month! ?

These events are free, but please use the Eventbrite links below to RSVP so we can prepare seating.

12/06/18 - 02/28/19
Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit
Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park
39 Jack Benny Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
The Waukegan History Museum, of the Waukegan Historical Society and the Waukegan Park District, has a new pop-up exhibit titled Abraham Lincoln: A Man Of His Time, A Man For All Times on view in the theatre at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park. The exhibit was recently gifted to the Waukegan Historical Society from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The exhibition runs through February 28, 2019 and is appropriate for All Ages and is Free to view.

The exhibition traces Lincoln’s path from self-education, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience, to the president who guided a divided nation through the crisis of slavery, secession and Civil War. We hope that presenting Lincoln’s own words in speeches, letters, and proclamations will encourage a deeper understanding of our 16th president’s life, accomplishments and legacy.

Additional Waukegan History Museum exhibits have been added to the display. The exhibit The Civil War: The War Efforts in Waukegan tells a comprehensive story of how the Civil War affected local citizens. The years leading up to the war are featured with stories including local Underground Railroad connections as well as Lincoln’s memorable visit to Waukegan. Stories of Waukegan soldiers are told including the famous drummer boy, Orion Howe, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield at Vicksburg while at the age of 14. Also on display is a feature on the Lincoln assassination, which includes a newspaper from the day of the assassination and a model of the Lincoln Family home in Springfield, Illinois, which is decorated as it was during the Lincoln funeral.

Special Lincoln themed programs and lectures will be featured in the Jack Benny Center Theatre during the duration of the exhibit. All programs are Free and appropriate for All Ages.

Current Schedule of Programs:

  • December 6, 2018 at 7pm- Showing of 2012 award winning movie that features the story of Abraham Lincoln and the passing of the 13th Amendment.
  • December 11, 2018 at 7pm-Presentation titled, “Lincoln Speaks on Race and Slavery” by Josh Bill, Waukegan Historical Society President
  • January 6, 2019 at 4pm-“Lincoln’s Watch” presentation by Doug Stiles. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln brought his watch to a Washington D.C. jeweler for repairs. Did the jeweler add an inscription inside the watch? A local family “legend” said he did. Hear the story from Doug Stiles, a descendent of the jeweler, and his adventure of discovering the truth!
  • January 11, 2019 at 12pm- Lunch & Learn “Waukegan’s Civil War Efforts”
  • February 12, 2019 at 7pm-Lincoln’s Birthday Bash and Trivia Night
  • February 23, 2019 at 7pm-Closing Reception and presentation titled “Abraham Lincoln Goes to Waukegan.”

The Jack Benny Center for the Arts is located at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park. The Lincoln pop-up exhibit is open to the public on Mondays from 10:00am-9:00pm, Tuesdays from 12:00pm-6:00pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-9:00pm, Fridays from 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The Waukegan History Museum is located at 1917 N. Sheridan Road in Bowen Park. The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00-4:00pm. Admission is free.

For more information, please call the Waukegan History Museum at 847-336-1859 or the Jack Benny Center at 847-360-4740.

11/06/18 - 03/05/19
Senior Day
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Just for seniors—earn 55 or more points on Tuesdays from 3 a.m.–11:59 p.m., then play the Wheel Spin Kiosk Game for the chance to win up to $555 in FKC Reward Play! Kiosk Game available once each Tuesday from 6 a.m.–11:59 p.m. (based on points earned that same day).
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No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Register on the day of the tournament. Players seated in live games will have registration priority. Players must have a Fire Keeper's Club® card when registering. Players have the option to buy back into the tournament during the first four rounds. Payouts are based on the number of entrants.
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Friday Night Fish Fry
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847-625-7300
Friday Night is "All you can eat" Fish Fry for $9.95 at the Lakeside Restaurant. Dinner includes crispy Atlantic Cod dipped in classic beer batter and deep fried served with cole slaw.
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Vineyard Tour, Tasting & Wine Appreciation Seminar
Valentino Vineyards
5175 Aptakisic Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.634.2831
Call today and make reservations, print this voucher and bring it to Valentino Vineyards for a great deal. Enjoy a Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation Seminar for only $19.95 a person. This is a 60% savings off the regular price of $48. Tax is included and all services must be redeemed during one visit by the same customer. Each person must have a printed voucher.
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First Fridays on MainStreet
Downtown Libertyville
Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown Libertyville. Have dinner at one of our many restaurants and then stop in to the shops to see what is going on. In store promotions, music, special demonstrations or shopping for that perfect gift. It's all here!
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Live Music at Route 41 Roadhouse Every Friday Night
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL 60084
Voice: 847.249.3770
The Savanna House has live music every Friday night. Come out with the friends, enjoy a bite to eat and live music.
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The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
The Chocolate Sanctuary
5101 Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.944.0808
Join us for a delicious Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10am-2pm. Choose from the buffet of shrimp cocktail, egg/omelet station, lox, salads, carving station, Ceviche, waffle pops, cocoa ribs, fruit pastries and more. Also enjoy a mimosa for only $5. $22 per adult, $8 for Kids 5-10 and kids under 5 eat free.
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5X Points
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Summer just got better—5X better—with 5X points every single Sunday in June, plus a bonus Sunday on July 1! Just play slots with your Club card on these Sunday Fun-days and kick off the sunny season with 5X faster rewards!
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Free Vineyard Tours at Vigneto del Bino Winery
Vigneto dle Bino Winery
42150 Crawford Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.204.7352
Vigneto del Bino hosts free Vineyard Tours on Sundays at 1 and 3pm. Vigneto del Bino specializes in producing unique wines from grapevines that grow here in Illinois. American and French-hybrid grape varietals, such as: Brianna, Frontenac, Marquette, Sabrevois, St. Pepin, Frontenac Gris, Sommerset and Edelweiss are prominent in the vineyard.
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Tacos and Tunes
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Join for live music featuring a local band and all-you-can-eat tacos from 6pm to 9 pm for only $6!
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Mundelein's Farmers Market
Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Parking Lot
Route 45 Between Courtland & Crystal Steets
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9235
Come out to the newest Lake County Farmer's Market in Downtown Mundelein. Local vendors (within 200 miles of Mundelein) offering a variety of fresh produce, meats, flowers, cheese and artisanal foods. Fun for the whole family and good food too. A new addition to the market is a tented seating area where market goers can relax, have a snack, and enjoy live music.
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Barrington's Farmers Market
Village Parking Lot
Park Avenue - Corner of Main and South Cook
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.3829
The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, honey, breads, dog treats, and pasta. Also grab dinner to go.
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Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633
In Head in the Trees, artist Kaye Buchman addresses themes relating to the natural forces and regenerative energies found in our physical environment and the vital stories they tell. Her large scale drawings and mixed-media paintings begin with watercolor under-paintings and spills inspired by algae blooms overlaid with intricate pen & ink drawings. Her inspiration was found in the quiet presence of Ryerson Woods, the lively water currents of Lake Michigan, and the otherworldly qualities of southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest.

While researching native plant and tree colonies, migratory bird routes, and water currents for this series of work, Buchman was drawn to the life-affirming relationships that exist amongst these ecosystems and the messages they convey about our inter-connectedness. She was also been reminded of the importance of natural spaces for igniting imaginative thought and creative action. With a nod to fairytales and myths, and the potency of the whole of nature as an enduring metaphor, her goal is to bring attention to the intrinsic power of our natural environment and the responsibility we all share in ensuring its survival.

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Ravinia Farmers Market
Ravinia Farmers Market
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.561.1302
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of the county's freshest goods.

The market runs every Wednesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from June 6th through October 31st.

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Tiki Taco Tuesday
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Join us on Tuesdays from 2 to 9, when we’ll be featuring a special menu of Tiki-themed cocktails, as well as a taco special! Each week, we’ll have new cocktails to try and new tacos to enjoy – just stop by. Our regular menu will also be available.
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Carl and Lily Tolpo: Art Osmosis
Barrington History Museum
212 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.381.1730
In this exhibit are featured many works that present an intimate look at a family whose creative instinct seems boundless. It includes sculptures, paintings, newspaper articles, and sketches, most of which have never been exhibited outside the family home before, providing an excellent opportunity to understand the exciting lives of a local family. The Barrington Historical Society would like to thank Vincent Tolpo for the donation of almost all of the works on display.
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Family Movie Series
Waukegan Public Library - Bradbury Room
128 N. County St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Family movies showing each Sunday through November.
  • Sept. 9 - The Fox and the Hound
  • Sept. 16 - Anina
  • Sept. 23 - La leyenda del la llorona
  • Sept 30 - Coco
  • Oct 7 - McFarland, USA
  • Oct 14 - Underdogs
  • Oct 21 - Haunted Mansion
  • Oct 28 - Monster House
  • Nov 4 - Book of Life
  • Nov 11 - Mall Cop
  • Nov 18 - Curly Sue
  • Nov 25 - Pete's Dragon
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Poses and Pints
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Tighthead hosts a yoga class in our taproom the first Sunday of every month. Classes are led by Shannon Thomas or Angela Oaks, our Brewmasters wife. Price of the class is $20, which gives you two pints of your favorite Tighthead brew and an hour of yoga class. Tickets are on sale in the taproom only. Tickets will also be available the day of the class. This will be an all levels class! Doors open at 10 AM. B.Y.O.M (bring your own mat)
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Holiday Decorations at Cuneo Mansion Tours
Cuneo Mansion
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.362.3042
We will be decorating the interior of the mansion this holiday season so stop by on one of these dates to see the mansion decked out for the Christmas season.
  • November 30
  • December 1
  • December 7
  • December 8 (FREE DAY)
  • December 14
  • December 15 (SANTA's OPEN HOUSE)
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Wednesday $1 Off Pints at Bosacki's Home Brew
Bosacki's Home Brew
610 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Each Wednesday at Bosacki's Home Brew, pints of delicious home brew beer are $1 off.
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Pub Trivia at Tighthead Brewing Company
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Free live trivia at Tighthead Brewery every Wednesday from 7-9PM!

Grab some friends, pick a team name, and enjoy a fun night of beer and trivia!!!! Prizes are given away to the winning teams so get your game face on!

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$4 off Growler Fills on Wednesdays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Wednesdays and receive $4 off of growler fills.
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Flight Night
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
A selection of mini-cocktails - try three different cocktails for just $10!
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Thursday Trivia Nights
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3375
Current events, geography, history, movies, music, pop culture, science and more!
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Improv Comedy Shows
Improv Playhouse
735 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville , IL 60048
Voice: 847.968.4529
See side-splitting Improv Comedy!

Saturday Nights

  • 7:30p Family Friendly
  • 9:00p Adult Friendly

    BYOB ($5 Corking Fee)

    Call in advance for Pre-Sale Discount!

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20th Century Children's Toys
Barrington History Museum
212 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.381.1730
Come and peruse our Children's Toys through the Decades of the 20th Century. This collection is compiled from the Barrington History Museum's collection and Joe Voss's private collection of toys. Some of these toys are lovingly hand made or from the early manufacturers of toys before WW I. Take a look at the brightly colored original lithographic print of these beautiful children's books and imagine a time void of electronic distraction.
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$2 off Pints Sundays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Sundays to receive $2 off pints.
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Game Days at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Bring a game, or play one of theirs! Board games, card games, RPGs, table games - lots of options. And they'll have a special menu of Sunday Sippers perfect for gaming!
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Open Mic Nights
Dover Straits Seafood House
890 E. Route 45
Mundelein, IL
The Mundelein Arts Commission’s second Open Mic Night of the fall series is THIS WEEKEND at Dover Straits Seafood House, 890 E. Route 45, in Mundelein. Open Mic Nights are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month October – December, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Prime Rib Saturdays
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847.625.7300
Saturday Night is our Prime Rib Special! Get a table by the fireplace, glass of wine, enjoy the food and the view! 2 for $25 Prime Rib dinner includes: house salad, choice of either potato or wild rice, vegetable du jour and a mouth watering 12oz Prime Rib.
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Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
O'Toole's Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-984-2599
Join us every Monday & Tuesday night for Kid's Eat Free. Monday's with Holly the balloon artist. One free kids meal (up to $6) with every adult meal over $10 purchased.
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Wine About Wednesdays
545 North Bar & Grill
545 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.247.8700
Every Wednesday, 545 North Bar and Grill will feature Wine About Wednesday! All bottles of wine, including bottles from our special selection will be available at a 35% discount. So come join us this Wednesday to unwind and Wine About Wednesday!
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1/2 Price Wine Bottle Mondays
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Join every Monday for 1/2 price wine bottles from a select list. If you can't drink it all, they will seal it, bag it and you'll be on your way!
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Yarnstorm Club
The David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville , IL 60048
Voice: 847.367.0707
Knit and natter, crochet and chatter with this creative community group. At the Adler Center every second Tuesday of the month.
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Baroque to Baby Concert
David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.367.0707
These baby-centric concerts are designed to encourage parents and caretakers to take a break in their day to share the joy of music with their babies. Listen to baby-approved classical selections and sing along to your childhood favorites. Games, movement, and color make this the perfect way to encourage musical development. Audience members are encouraged to relax, feed, dance, cry--whatever the music and mood moves you to do! Bring a friend or make a new one. Every third Friday.
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Orchids After Hours
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.6801
Come see 10,000 orchids in bloom and taste tropics-inspired drinks and other light fare for purchase. In addition the Garden Shop will be open late on Thursdays, and will offer special deals.

Enter any time between 4 and 7:30 p.m.

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Tiki Taco Tuesdays
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Road
Green Oaks, IL
Voice: 847.574.2499
Join us on Tuesdays from 2 to 9, when we’ll be featuring a special menu of Tiki-themed cocktails, as well as a taco special! Each week, we’ll have new cocktails to try and new tacos to enjoy – just stop by. Our regular menu will also be available.
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Bad Movies at the Brewery
Bosacki's
610 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 224.778.5400
Join us on Saturdays at 7:30 pm for Bad Movies at the Brewery. We have tirelessly searched the public domain records for classic movies, some you will recognize, some you may not, and some you won't want to
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Camp Adler -- Now Enrolling
David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Camp Adler is the day camp for creative kids! Artists, musicians, singers and actors build their own schedules based on their interests in art, music and drama. Grow your creativity, learn new skills, and make friends in the supportive and beautiful surroundings of the David Adler Music and Arts Center. Flexible scheduling, extended care, and D70 Summer classes. http://www.adlercenter.org/learn/camp.
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The Healing Power of Plants
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Join us for an exhibition featuring the work of two very different artists, Stephanie Rose Bird and Gabriella Boros, as they both celebrate the healing power of plants.

Stephanie Rose Bird is an artist, author, and arts educator with a passion for the natural world and plants in particular. Bird offers workshops nationally including, at Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Conservatory. She taught as faculty at Illinois Institute of Art, Grace Lutheran School and Chicago Music and Performing Arts Foundation. Bird holds a BFA cum laude, Painting and Drawing, Temple University, Tyler School of Art; MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego. She currently lives and works in Oak Park Illinois.

Gabriella Boros is an internationally shown artist, currently focusing on woodblock prints and handmade books, Gabriella also paints in acrylic on wood panel, drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes. Born in Israel, Gabriella immigrated to the United States as a child. Her narratives reflect her European parentage, Israeli childhood and American influences. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She currently lives and works in Skokie, Illinois.

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Bunny Hill Basics
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Rd.
Wilmot, WI 53192
Introducing a brand new opportunity to give skiing a try! Curious what the sport has to offer? Grab our Bunny Hill Basics opportunity and join us Wednesdays, starting 1/9/19, where you can let the fun begin! Our experienced and trained instructors will help you navigate the basics of the sport and get you started on the right foot.
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Sunday Brunch featuring Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar
O'Toole's Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.984.2599
Join us every Sunday for our Weekend Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar featuring 6+ garnishes, over 15 hot sauces, O'Toole’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix and a variety of juices! Enjoy great brunch specials every Sunday too!
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Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
National Museum of the American Sailor
2531 Sheridan Road
Great Lakes, IL 60088
Voice: 847.688.3154
Featuring the Navy's four-legged sailors, this exhibit tells the story of how animals were everything from companions and mascots to decorated seamen.

This exhibit opens on 27 April 2018 and runs until April 2019.

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Trivia Tuesdays
Timothy O'Toole's Pub Gurnee
5572 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.249.0800
Test your knowledge with great food and drinks.
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Individual Music Lessons--Now Enrolling
The David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.367.0707
When did you last try something new? Enroll in music lessons at the Adler Center. Lessons are available in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello and ukulele for students of every age. Start any time during the session—enrollment is ongoing. Choose from a variety of excellent and enthusiastic instructors and join the community. Instructor profiles available online
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MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Enjoy live bands, choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of downtown Libertyville! Stop by the MainStreet tent in the park to enter our FREE weekly raffle for a chance to win a $20 MainStreet Gift Certificate.

Stop by the Children’s Entertainment Tent for bubbles, facepainting, or games! Each week is excitingly different!

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Straight Up Bingo
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Join us for our monthly Wednesday Straight Up BINGO! Collette will be MC'ing and Tim will be pouring!

Enjoy 6 rounds of regular bingo and 1 round of blackout!! Prizes for each round plus a HUGE blackout prize!

COME PLAY ALONG!

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MainStreet Libertyville's Farmers Market
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Imagine fresh produce picked yesterday and ready for your table today. Also featured are pastries, artisanal breads, cheeses, flowers, free range meats and eggs, mushrooms, certified organic vegetables, local honey, goat milk products, appetizers, and even dog treats.
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Pub Trivia Fridays
Whirlyball Vernon Hills
285 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.918.0800
Enjoy craft beers, signature cocktails, good eats and PUB TRIVIA every Friday!

Why you should be here:
Enjoy craft beers, signature cocktails, good eats and PUB TRIVIA EVERY FRIDAY! Bring yourself or bring your team.
Upstairs WhirlyBar will open at 6pm for Pre-Game Primer (food & beverage). Gametime: 7-9pm.
Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners?...
But the fun just doesn't end there.

After 9pm, trivia players will be invited to play WhirlyBall (subject to availability) at only HALF the walk-in price!

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Sunday Brunch at the Taproom
Ravinia Brewing Company
582 Roger Williams Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Our Weekly Sunday Brunch delivers everything from Breakfast Burritos accompanied with Chorizo Hash to Chilaquiles with Chicken Tinga to Pancakes and Fresh Fruit. Options for everyone in the family from our a la carte menu. Bloody Mary, Michelada and Mimosa specials! Always a favorite - see you soon!
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A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth
Barrington History Museum
212 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.381.1730
Frank “Pancho” Willmarth was born right here in Barrington in 1906. After attending the University of Missouri as a journalism major and writing for a humorous newspaper during his time at the university, Frank headed west with hopes of pursuing a career where he could put his artistic talent to use. His travels took him all over the United States where he would sketch the people and the places that surrounded him where ever he was.

The first sketch he sold was after a football game in Salt Lake City, when his date never showed up he decided to sketch various aspects of the game and sold them to a local newspaper for a dollar. He was now a paid artist…. Frank’s true success would be realized in California.

Though still travelling throughout the state to sketch caricatures at fairs, carnivals, vacation spots and college campuses, his first major opportunity came in Los Angeles. Frank was a very kind and likeable man who got along with most people he met his sense of humor was contagious. This incidentally led to a great many connections, and an opportunity was given to Frank to sketch the who’s who in Hollywood for the Brown Derby Restaurant.

The Derby’s walls were lined with sketches of famous celebrities that would frequent the restaurant during the golden age of Hollywood. A great deal of the Brown Derby’s caricatures were done by Frank himself, which allowed him to meet some of the nation’s biggest stars.

His first job for the derby was to sketch Mae West and Rocky Marciano. Later on in his career he would be hired by the San Francisco Press club to sketch the club’s many guests who were not only Hollywood celebrities, but foreign diplomats, U.S. presidents, famous authors, and the occasional astronaut or FBI agent. Frank had the opportunity to get to know some of the world’s greatest individuals.

After an amazingly interesting career, Frank would eventually settle down with his wife Gertrude and their four children in an old mining town in Sierra County called Downieville where Frank was a columnist writing humorous articles for the Mountain Messenger, a local newspaper. Frank lived out the rest of his days surrounded by his loving family and comforted by the memories and remarkable stories he had accumulated throughout his 96 years on Earth. Frank died in 2002 but this exhibit aims at resurrecting the man known as “Pancho”.

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Jump N Jam Fridays
Jump America
880 Lakeside Dr.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Plenty of Jumping & Jamming going on Fridays at Jump America. Admission includes a live DJ, 4 hours of jumptime, pizza (while supplies last) & access to over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodge-ball courts, foam jumping pit, kids zone, and more.
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Karaoke Fridays at the Lodge of Antioch
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3373
Join the Lodge of Antioch on Friday nights beginning at 9 p.m.
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Acoustic Lunch Saturdays at the Lodge of Antioch
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3373
Join the Lodge of Antioch for lunch on Saturdays and enjoy the sweet sounds of music while dining.
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Friday Magician at the Lodge of Antioch
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3373
Join the Lodge of Antioch on Friday nights to witness magic happen before your eyes as you dine.
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Live DJ at the Lodge of Antioch - Thursdays/Saturdays
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3373
Visit the Lodge of Antioch every Thursday & Saturday for a live DJ from 9 p.m.-Close.
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Acoustic Breakfast Sundays at the Lodge of Antioch
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3373
Join the Lodge of Antioch each Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for a great meal with an acoustic musician.
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Trivia Tuesdays at Light the Lamp Brewery
Light the Lamp Brewery
2 S. Lake Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.752.8529
Join Light the Lamp Brewery each Tuesday for a night full of trivia, delicious brews and delectable food.
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Beer Bingo
Light the Lamp Brewery
2 S. Lake Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.752.8529
Join Light the Lamp Brewery each Wednesday for a night full of bingo, delicious brews and delectable food.
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Live Music: Trio Zafiro
La Casa de Samuel
120 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.672.8730
Enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch accompanied by a live, Mexican musical trio.
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Food Truck Thursdays
Tighthead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Visit Tighthead Brewery on select Thursdays for local food truck fare to pair nicely with your local craft brew.
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Tot Time Wednesdays
Jump America
880 Lakeside Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Bring your tot and jump for only $8. One parent jumps for free with each pass!
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Tuesday is Senior Day at Potawatomi
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Being a Senior has its benefits, and at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, every Tuesday is dedicated to Seniors. Guests who are 55 years old or older and are members of the Fire Keeper’s Club® will be rewarded on every Tuesday of the month with 3X points and half off at The Buffet.
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Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood
Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park
39 Jack Benny Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
Memorabilia from the exhibit includes historic photographs of Jack Benny, programs from Jack Benny performances, and autographed items by Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, and others. Learn about Benny’s early days in Waukegan, his radio and television career, and the impact that he had on Hollywood and his hometown of Waukegan.
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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Lindy's Landing
115 Park St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 847.526.9789
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts, $2 Well Drinks, $2 House Wines, and $2 off and of our fresh hot burgers from the grill!
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Bingo Tuesdays
Only Child Brewing Company
130 Tri State Parkway, Suite 124
Gurnee, IL 60031
Free to play, prizes given out each round. Grand prize is always something ridiculously awesome like a case of beer! $6 twenty ounce pours of select beers! *Must be 21 and older with valid ID to play*
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Fish Fry Friday
Lindy's Landing
115 Park Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 847.526.9789
Come out to Lindy's for a Friday Fish Fry! Your choice of baked or fried North Atlantic Cod with boiled potatoes, coleslaw, and tartar sauce!
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Lindy's Happy Hour Special
Lindy's Landing
115 Park St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 847.526.9789
Join Lindy's Landing Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. for 1/2 price appetizers!
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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery, and we make a wide range of spirits that you'll see all over the Midwest. At our tasting room, you can sample our wares, enjoy a great cocktail, attend an event or class, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday for tastings and purchases, and our cocktail bar is open Thurs-Sun. Check our website for hours, upcoming events & more.
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Jump Fitness
Jump America
880 Lakeside
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Come out to the popular event Jump Fitness. Workout with the whole body and cardio aerobics. Every Monday & Wednesday there will be a class at 6:00pm.
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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
The Village Tavern
135 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL
Voice: 847.634.3117
At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Every Thursday is Open Mic Night! Brush up the singing skills and arrive after 6:00 p.m. to take the stage.
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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Mickey Finn's Brewery
345 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy live entertainment. Enjoy a great meal, fresh brewed beer and live music. Visit the website for upcoming shows.
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Trivia Night at Austins
Austin's Fuel Room
481 Peterson
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.549.1972
Come out to Austin's every Wednesday night and test your knowledge. Every week at 7:30 pm Egghead Pub Trivia at Austin's in the Lounge. Teams of 8 or less.
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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Gurnee, IL 60611
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out, try the beer of the month or any number of drink specials. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy great food at a reasonable price.
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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
The Fogcutter
36021 N US Hwy 45
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Voice: 847.356.3555
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and enjoy the many daily drink and food specials. Wednesdays also enjoy Water Pong at 10pm.
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Open Mic Thursdays
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. is Open Mic Night at Green Town Tavern. Acoustic guitar, amp, music stand and 2 microphones are provided. All skill levels and styles are welcome. Bring out friends, sign up at 7 p.m., and show off on stage! No cover charge.
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Trivia Time?
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Come out to The Green Town Tavern each Wednesday for two hours of 'Trivia Time?' hosted by Tad & Steveo. Good times and prizes await as you compete against friends to become the trivia champion. No cover charge!
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Open Mic Night
Irish Mill Inn
26592 N IL Rte 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.7044
The Irish Mill Inn hosts an 'open mic' night every Thursday and Sunday from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Bring a guitar, some friends and get up on stage! Don't sing or play an instrument? Come out and enjoy local musicians who are passionate about performing live.
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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every Tuesday night, so bundle up and come on in. Mom and dad will also enjoy the $1.50 tappers too.
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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
5572 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. Enjoy a great atmosphere, good food and drinks and friends.
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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
17 North Bar & Grill
17 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.9463
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports bar. Bring out the singing voice and have a great time every Friday night.
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Happy Hour at Sullivan's
Sullivan's Steakhouse of Lincolnshire
250 Marriott drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.833.0311
Every Monday through Friday from 4pm-7pm, Sullivan's is the place to be for a good time. Enjoy great happy hour features including $7 specialty cocktails, featured red and white wines and bar entrees. Come relax after a hard day at work.
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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you can eat" Beer Batter Icelandic Cod, served with soup or salad, cole slaw and fries.. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other menu items include appetizers to salads, sandwiches, pasta, fresh fish and USDA choice steaks from the Stockyards Packing Company. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Chocolate Factory Tour
Long Grove Confectionery
333 Lexington Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Voice: 847-459-0269
Hear a brief history of our candy kitchen. See incredible chocolates being produced as you venture down the walkway on a guided tour. Smell the chocolate aroma and finally taste a sample of our gourmet chocolate before visiting the Factory Store. Reservations Mon.-Thurs. Walkins on Sat. (free; no guarantee of live production). Call for more information.
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Guided Tours at Volo Bog
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60050
Voice: 815-344-1294
As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of peat act as insulation against the thaw, clinging to winter just a little longer. Dormant winter shrubs and deciduous tamarack conifers await a warming of their roots to begin again their active life. While we may be ready for signs of spring, Volo Bog is still offering signs of winter activity. Deer tracks, rabbit scat & the meandering footprints of raccoons all reveal activity in Volo Bog. Peeking through the snow, carnivorous pitcher plants begin to show signs of greening with the lengthing days. Join a guided tour of this fascinating ecosystem - Illinois' only remaining open-water quaking bog - a National Natural Landmark! These public bog tours are open to individuals, families and small groups without reservations, however, groups of 10 or more are asked to please phone 815-344-1294 for special arrangements. Tours are about one hour.
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Buy One, Eat Two Every Wednesday
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-362-6688
Every Wednesday, all night long buy one burger and get one free, with the purchase of two Mickey Finn's Beers. Bring a friend or spouse and enjoy a night out.
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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Banquet and Dining
2800 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-360-4730
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Night Dinners. The regulars will be the first to tell you, they love the mid-week break from cooking at home. The dinners feature a wide variety of entrees, such as: fish, pasta, ribs and pot roast, delicious sides and a fresh selection of soups and salads. Visit the website for a complete menu. Also watch for the monthly specials.
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Prime Rib Wednesdays
Cadwell's Grille in the Embassy Suites Deerfield
1445 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847-945-4500
Come out and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner at Cadwell's. This Wednesday night special includes prime rib, baked potato, daily vegetable pot, au jus and horseradish creme fraiche. Reservations are recommended. The 14 oz prime rib dinner is $23 and the 10 oz is $21.
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Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Voice: 847 546-8558
Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids or a place where they can drive a car to the grocery store, gas up at the local gas station, be a star on stage or a pizza stand owner! Our Neighborhood is a place where children ages 1-6 can practice various roles in a community, challenging themselves to explore, imagine and create, exercising both mind and body. They may even enter the Neighborhood's "backyard" where they can climb, crawl, slide and be busy bodies in a safe environment! We have designed our Children's Neighborhood Museum specifically for children 1-6 years old.

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