Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time.
Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where/When: Downtown Libertyville; 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday, June 17; 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, June 18; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, June 19.
Why Go?: Carnival for all ages, children's rides, live music, a Taste of Libertyville on Church Street, a beer garden in the Civic Center parking lot, a parade, talent show, watermelon eating contest, arts and craft fair and much more. The Libertyville Days Parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. It starts at the train station, travels down Milwaukee and ends at Rockland Road.
Pricing: Free admission
Where/When: Country Inn Restaurant at ; 10 a.m., Sunday, June 19.
Why Go?: Bring Dad to Lambs Farm and enjoy a tasty buffet of country fried chicken, french toast, omelets made-to-order and desserts. Seatings are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Call 847-362-5050 to make a reservation.
Pricing: $19.95 for adults; $10.95 for children ages 2 - 12; Free for children 23 months and under
Where/When: , Jackson Gym, 416 W. Park Ave.; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, June 19.
Why Go?: Tour the Brainerd Building, where volunteers are creating a community center, and see a photo gallery of images collected from local photographers based on the theme "Community".
Where / When: Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills; 6 p.m., Sunday, June 19.
Why Go?: Spend the evening listening to International Concert: Rio Bamba and Guitarra Azul on the Statuary Lawn at Cuneo. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Fine foods and beverages will be available for purchase from Bauer's Catering. Tickets are sold the day of the concert.
Pricing: $10 per person, free for kids 12 and under
Where/When: ; 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 19.
Why Go?: Live music by two popular bands, amazing items for a silent auction and a live auction, raffles, prizes and pizza to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Donna and Jennifer Radke, the mother/daughter team of sales associates at RE/MAX Center in Grayslake, are holding this event in honor of their daughter/sister, Michelle, who died at the age of 29 in 1997 from complications of diabetes which was first diagnosed when she was 2 years old. Donna and Michelle want to help other children and their families who face the same kinds of challenges they did.
Pricing: $10 donation
Where / When: ; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for Kayaking; 1 - 4 p.m. for Canoeing; Saturday, June 18.
Why Go?: Take a basic introduction to paddling class in an open-cockpit, reacreational kayak. Learn about safety and attire. Must be 9 years old or older to participate. There is a moderate level of physical difficulty maneuvering a kayak.
Or, take a 3 hour introductory canoeing class to learn how to paddle, control and avoid potential hazards. Beginning paddling skills will be practiced so participants will be able to safely and effectively maneuver a canoe. Must be age 12 and older to participate in canoeing.
Adult supervision is required for children in both classes.
Pricing: $29 per person for Lake County residents; $41 per person for non-residents for each class
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