Get Out: International Films, Blood Drive, Quigong And More

From Grayslake to Libertyville to Lake Forest, Patch has uncovered some great events for this weekend. Check it out!

It's Thursday and if you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend, Patch has got you covered. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.


  • Where/When: , 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, Friday, November 4, 07:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: The Center for International Education at the College of Lake County presents A Christmas Tale (France, 2008). This event is for adults only as the films are not suitable for children. Contact Dr. Chris Cooling, CLC Film Instructor, at 847-543-2623 for more information.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: , 32475 N. Alleghany Rd., Grayslake, Saturday, November 5, 09:00 a.m.
  • Why Go?: The Christmas Wonder Bazaar will feature a unique sampling of items from area artisans and crafters: baby albums, children’s books, cards, chocolates, Faberge eggs, holiday decorations, jewelry, painted stools, memory books, wind chimes and wooden toys.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: 160 Hawley St., Grayslake, Saturday, November 5, 09:00 a.m.
  • Why Go?: The Staranowicz family is just a regular family that resides in Grayslake trying to make a difference in the community - this is our 3rd annual drive hosted at the Grayslake Fire Department on Hawley. Our goal is to get at least 50 pints donated. Please bring identification showing your name, date of birth and one of the following: driver's license/state ID, passport or social security. Eat well and stay hydrated to prepare for your donation.
  • Pricing: Free

  • Where/When: , 440 Barron Blvd., Grayslake, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.
  • Why Go?: The craft show will include a Bake Sale, raffle items,  as well as over 50 crafters and vendors! Grayslake Middle School Music Department will be performing throughout the day!
  • Pricing: Free



  • Where/When: , 50 Commerce Dr., Grayslake, Saturday, November 5, 09:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: The Lake County Mothers of Twins Club is hosting a Merchant Marketplace. More than 20 vendors including 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Wildtree, Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Usborne Books, Cookie Lee, Tastefully Simple, Jaycakes Cupcakes, WineShop at Home and More.
  • Pricing: $1


  • Where/When: , 18490 W. Old Gages Lake Rd., Grayslake, Sunday, November 6, 02:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren is the featured guest speaker at the Third Annual Warrant Township Republican Organization Luau and Pig Roast. Bryan Winter, Mike Nerheim, Jerry Dietz, Dave Barkhausen, Rick Lesser and Jay Krasne will also be speaking at the event.
  • Pricing: $30


  • Where/When: Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Friday, November 4, 06:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: Participating merchants will offer entertainment and special promotional events.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: , 135 W. Church St., Libertyville, Friday, November 4, 06:30 p.m.
  • Why Go?: Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club members along with teen assistants will entertain the kids with games, crafts and movies for the evening, enabling parents to spend the evening out. 
  • Pricing: $10



  • Where/When: 915 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ste. B, Libertyville, Saturday, November 5, 08:00 a.m.
  • Why Go?: Dr. David Honey will pay $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds) for your unopened Halloween candy.
  • Pricing: free


  • Where/When: , 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, Sunday, November 6, 02:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: The holiday shopping party offers one of a kind items for everyone on your holiday list, food, a huge and affordable silent auction, party fun with a wine raffle and swap and local Author Lise Dominique with HARVEY THE WONDER DOG and their new book. Both Lise and Harvey will be on hand to meet with everyone, take pictures and to sign or PAWtograph their book.
  • Pricing: $5


  • Where/When: , 1285 N. McKinley Rd., Lake Forest, Saturday, November 5, 08:30 a.m.
  • Why Go?: The Lake Forest High School Dads Club is hosting writer Jay Payleitner, who will talk about “26 Things Teens Need from a Dad”. This event will be open to all Dads (sorry, no Moms) of teenagers in the Lake Forest area. RSVP kevincneville@aol.com if you plan to attend.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: , 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, Saturday, November 5, 02:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: The Eight Treasures of Qigong Program   incorporates a tranquil mind, soft breathing and slow, gentle movements. Simplicity, comfort and elegance combine with universal energy to return your life to its original pattern of harmony and balance on a continuous basis.
  • Pricing: $95

  • Where/When: , 400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest, Saturday, November 5, 03:30 p.m
  • Why Go?: This class is for everyone - ages 8 to 80 years old. The Brave Way will teach you how to defend yourself and keep yourself and your family safe in every situation with confidence, all in just 2 hours. The techniques are easy to learn and are very effective. The Brave Way is taught through a lecture, a demonstration and hands-on instruction.
  • Pricing: $30


  • Where/When: , 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, Saturday, November 5, 08:00 p.m.
  • Why Go?: Join WMXM radio for a night of the edgiest psych/punk rock sound that transforms the beautiful 1800s Gothic style chapel into a gritty night in Chicago’s underground. Mannequin Men is raved as the loudest, most reckless, and raw Windy City groups. They are supported by Rabble Rabble, a wild group from Chicago’s budding Logan Square who have had local music blogs ablaze with their psych-rock tones. 
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: , 1401 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest, Sunday, November 6, 09:00 a.m.
  • Why Go?: Support LEAD during its 25th anniversary year by registering to run in the fourth annual Red Ribbons Race. Proceeds benefit LEAD -- dedicated to promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth.
  • Pricing: Free


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