It's Thursday already and you have no idea what to do this weekend. Don't panic. Just turn to Patch's Get Out column. It is jam packed with activities and events to keep you entertained all weekend long. Events are listed in Grayslake, Libertyville and Lake Forest-Lake Bluff areas. Get out there!
Scenic Nature Hikes: Birding
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7 a.m.
- Where: , 19351 W Washington St, Grayslake
- Fee: $89
- Info: http://www.clcillinois.edu/noncredit/index.asp or (847) 543-2022
Learn to recognize, enjoy and appreciate the resident and migratory birds of northeastern Illinois. Bring binoculars. All sessions are held at colorful natural areas within an hour's drive of your home. The instructor will contact you with detailed directions on the location of the first class just before the course begins. Call (847) 543-2022 if you are not contacted about meeting place information.
Grayslake Lions Pancake Breakfast
- When: Sunday, April 22, 2012, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Where: , 160 Hawley St, Grayslake
- Fee: $6
- Info: 847-223-5486
All you can eat Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast. Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children $4, under 5 eat free. Proceeds to benefit the Hearing and Vision Impaired.
Lake Forest - Lake Bluff:
DPM Recycle Electronics Drive
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
- Where: , 95 W Deerpath, Lake Forest
- Fee: FREE
- Info: http://www.lf67.org or 847-295-5379
The 8th grade graduating class at Deer Path Middle School is holding a Recycle Electronics Drive on Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Your technology recyclables will raise money for the DPM class of 2012 community gift for the new sports complex at Lake Forest High School.
Clear out old electronics that cannot be included in your regular trash disposal. Items can be dropped off at the back of Deer Path Middle School, located at 95 W. Deerpath in Lake Forest (take Hastings Road to the back of the school). All electronics will be recycled by Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC (URT), a national electronic and universal waste recycling organization, headquartered in Janesville, WI. Universal Recycling Technology is e-Steward Certified so you can be assured all data bearing devices are disposed of securely.
Items accepted at no charge at this event include computers, televisions, monitors, and general electronics and accessories. Items that are not accepted include appliances, dehumidifiers, fluorescent lamps and any mercury-containing devices.
Mother-Daughter Luncheon: "The Blessings of Not Being Perfect"
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
- Where: , 181 E Laurel Ave, Lake Forest
- Fee: $20.00 per person, includes lunch
- Info: www.LEADweb.org
Middle School can be a pressure cooker filled with power struggles, conflicting impulses and strong emotions. Girls face unrealistic expectations about how to act, dress and behave.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mary Lynn Meyers will be offerding advice on how to handle the many stresses unique to middle school aged girls. Don't miss this interactive workshop to learn together how to cope with these pressures. You and your daughter will gain practical tips to handle the challenges and to better understand the importance of not being perfect!
St. James Lutheran Church Celebrates 50 Years
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Where: , 1890 Knollwood Rd, Lake Forest
- Fee: FREE
- Info: http://www.stjameslutheran.org/index.htm or 847-234-4859
in Lake Forest will celebrate its 50th annioversary with a dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. April 21 at the .
In addition to musical entertainment, members will review highlights of each decade of the church's history. Most of the pastors who have served the church over the decades will be in attendance.
As part of its anniversary campaign, the church is attempting to raise $50,000 to be donated to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. So far, more than $40,000 has been raised.
Friends of Gorton Presents Fashion Forward
- hen: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7 - 11 p.m.
- Where: , 990 W North Shore Dr, Lake Bluff
- Fee: $100; Limited Premium Runway Seating $150; Reserved Seating $125; Standing Room Only $100.
- Info: www.gortoncenter.org or 847-234-6060
Join the Friends of Gorton at their Annual Spring Fashion Fundraisiing Event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Gorton.
Reach Out and Run 5K
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8 a.m. - noon
- Where: , 16400 W Buckley Rd, Libertyville
- Fee: $30
- Info: www.signmeup.com or http://www.reachoutandrun5k.org
Reach Out and Run 5k Run/Walk is celebrating its sixth year. This event will be on April 21 at Independence Grove in Libertyville. This USATF certified course takes participants around the beautiful loops of Independence Grove Forest Preserve. Whether you are a seasoned or beginner runner, walker or just want to get outside for a worthy cause, this is a great race for a great cause. All proceeds are distributed to those in need in Lake County through the efforts of the St. Vincent DePaul Societies Grayslake and Gurnee chapters.
The first 500 registrants receive a FREE technical race tee and goody bag. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K; $15 for Kids Fun Run; and $35 day of the race 5K.
4th Annual Downtown Libertyville Wedding Walk
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10 a.m.
- Where: , 512 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
- Fee: FREE
- Info: www.facebook.com/downtownlibertyvilleweddingwalk or 847-362-9060
Downtown Libertyville merchants have joined together once again to host the Fourth Annual Wedding Walk on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Take a stroll through Wedding Row in Downtown Libertyville from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and visit over 20 participating businesses offering special promotions including food and drinks, coupons, raffles and products specific to the bridal market. Participating businesses will display a Wedding Walk poster in their front window - stop in to pick up your map and start your day!
Downtown Libertyville is the one-stop shop for of all your wedding needs from your dress to your flowers, invitations, photography, cake, hair and makeup, rehearsal dinner, entertainment and more!
Participating downtown Libertyville businesses include:
- Allure Designs in Beauty
- Ariazi Salon & Spa
- Brie Aarin Makeup
- Buss Flower Shop
- Christine Anne COUTURE
- Classic Travel
- Curtis Frame - Back Alley Gallery
- Egg Harbor Café
- ELITE DJs
- Gourmet Food Works & The Picnic Basket
- how impressive!
- Lake County Visitors Bureau
- Lovin Oven Cakery
- Mickey Finns Brewery
- Melanie Lindgren - Pampered Chef
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
- Rolland's Jewelers
- Studio West Photography
- Trattoria Pomigliano
- VDO Productions
- Studio West Photography
- Jen Kleinheinz – Wedding & Event Coordinator
- Phone: 847-362-9060 Fax: 847-362-9061
- Email: email@example.com
Competition for a Cure
- hen: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10 a.m.
- Where: , 1753 Northwind Blvd, Libertyville
- Fee: FREE
- Info: http://bewellfitness.wordpress.com/competition-for-a-cure/ or 847- 549-7200
The 4th Annual Competition for a Cure, in honor of Dianna Burke, helps raise funds and awareness along with Susan G. Komen for the fight against breast cancer. The disease affects millions of women and families every year.
If you do not want to participate in the obstacle course, please come and support this great cause. There will be a raffle, music, food, and prizes! Help us reach our goal as we Compete for a Cure.
Lake County Family YMCA Celebrates 100 Years of Community Impact
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 6 p.m.
- Where: 500 E Il Route 83, Mundelein
- Fee: $100
- Info: http://www.ymcalakecounty.org or (847) 367-6797
Lake County Family YMCA invites you to its 100 years of community impact Casino Night celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at DoubleTree by Hilton in Mundelein.
The festive event will feature casino tables, music by the Jack Baron Quartet, dinner, and the raffle of a 2012 Chevy Camaro two-door CPE 1LT or cash prize. Winning ticket will be drawn at the event but winner need not be present. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
Lake County Family YMCA Board Member and Event Committee Chair Dave Wille added that there will be a live and silent auction.
Casino Night tickets are $100 each or two for $175. Y members’ price is $90 each or two for $160. Forty-eight percent of the ticket price is tax deductible. Please check with your tax adviser. Donations to the Y are 100 percent tax deductible. To purchase event or raffle tickets, make a donation or become a sponsor, call Makayla Cansler at (847) 367-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.ymcalakecounty.org.
Make it a great night by having your children enjoy an evening at the Central Lake Y for ages 2 through 12 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. that evening for a nominal fee.
Woodland Middle School Drama Production
- When: Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
- Where: 7000 Washington St, Gurnee
- Fee: Tickets purchased at the door are $3 for children 12 and under and $5 for person 13 and over.
- Info: 847-856-3400
Action…..Romance…Mystery. Nothing But the Truth is an exciting, fictional mystery set on a cruise ship, with love triangles, suspense and some lively music added in. David, who pretends to be a detective to win the heart of a young girl named Kate, soon discovers that he is in the middle of something big! A real mystery, with an imposter and a spy and…well, come see this exciting play and find out what happens next. Will someone die? Will the boat sink? Will the imposters be revealed? We hope you can figure it all out!
New Job Search Networking Group Formed in Vernon Hills
- When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
- Where: 21 W Hawthorn Pkwy, Vernon Hills
- Fee: FREE
- Info: http://www.orshalomlc.org or 847-362-1948
More than four million Americans have been unemployed for more than a year, with many more who are underemployed or newly unemployed. In Lake County alone, the December 2011 published unemployment figure is 9.6 percent. As a community service to help the unemployed, Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills is starting a community-focused job search networking group on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
The group is being spearheaded by individuals who themselves have had a great deal of experience in the world of job hunting and identify with the trials and tribulations job seekers are faced with today, especially those over the age of 40.
After the initial introductory session on March 21, outside speakers – experts in a variety of areas -- will address a number of topics to help job seekers attain their goals. These include identifying marketable skills and creating killer resumes, using LinkedIn and other social media more effectively, how to effectively brand yourself and network, and how to target your search, as well as how to most effectively work with recruiters and “head hunters.” In addition, a private LinkedIn networking group has been created to allow for additional networking and information sharing.
The Wednesday evening sessions for the first half of 2012 will be held on April 25, May 23, June 20, and July 25. All meetings will be held at Congregation Or Shalom, located at 21 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills, just north of Townline Road/Route 60.
For additional information about these opportunities or about Congregation Or Shalom, contact Executive Director Andrea Freier Nussbaum at 847-362-1948.