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Want to try something unique this weekend? Check out one of these great events in Grayslake, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Libertyville.

Argentine Tango at Dress Up & Dance

When: Lesson with Oleg & Ellen, 8 to 9 p.m., followed by open dance from 9 to 11 p.m.
Where: Dress Up & Dance, 34121 N. U.S. Highway 45, Grayslake
Fee: $25 for a couple, $15 per person or $10 in advance
Info: dress-­dance.­com

Learn and dance the Argentine tango. This is a no-alcohol adult dance club with appetizers and $1 beverage bar.

Gardeners of Central Lake County Annual Plant Sale

When:
Where: loading dock, 135 W. Church St.
Fee: Free to attend, varied costs for plants
Info: Contact Cindy at 1-847-918-7157 or juliancindy@hotmail.com.

The Gardeners of Central Lake County will hold its annual plant sale. The sale will feature mature perennials, herbs, ground covers and more, all dug from local gardens. The event will be held, rain or shine.

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

When: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: , 16400 W. Buckley Road (Route 137), Libertyville
Fee: Compost bins are $50 and rain barrels are $60
Info: www.swalco.org or call 1-847-336-9340

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County will hold a compost bin and rain barrel sale. Quantities are limited. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted for payment. The event will be held, rain or shine.

Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Lake Bluff; Lake Bluff Village Green
Fee: Free
Info: http://business.lflbchamber.com/Events/details/mother-s-day-blooming-scavenger-hunt

The will hold its Mother's Day Blooming Scavenger Hunt. While you're shopping for Mother's Day gifts at Lake Bluff's unique boutiques, collect a free flower at participating businesses. Then, when you're done shopping, bring your flowers to the Village Green, where members of the Lake Bluff Garden Club will transform them into a hand-tied bouquet for mom.

Garden Market

When: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lake Bluff Village Green
Fee: Free admission
Info: http://business.lflbchamber.com/Events/details/lake-bluff-garden-club-50th-anniversary-garden-market

The Lake Bluff Garden Club will hold its 50th Anniversary Garden Market. Pick up items like donated plants, designer baskets and even Praying Mantis bugs. You can also sign up to win prizes through the club's raffle. Plant sale profits will help fund beautification and conservation projects.


Mother's Day Children's Concert

When: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest
Fee: Tickets are $5 apiece
Info: http://gortoncenter.org

The will hold a Mother's Day Children's Concert and open house. The concert will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and will feature Bubbles Academy. Then, an open house will feature a free Mother's Day craft for children, Usborne book sale, a hydrangea plant sale and a bake sale. You can also get free gardening advice from Mariani Landscape.

Saturday Market Place

When:
Where: First Christian Church, 6080 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee
Fee: Free admission
Info: http://www.gurneemarket.com/

The Saturday Market Place at First Christian Church is held every second Saturday. The event will feature a Blessing of the Bikes at 10 a.m., free popcorn, events for children and a variety of family-friendly vendors.

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