Weekend Round-up

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Friday, September 20th

Lake County Chamber Fall Into Business Networking Scramble
Tranel Financial Group
1509 N. Milwaukee Avenue
9am – 12pm

Bring your best two-minute presentation to this fun, high-powered Networking Scramble!

Come join us to connect, share and market your
business with like-minded professionals. Don’t miss this
opportunity to identify referral partners, network with a wide range of Chamber members and help one another grow. Also, the Chamber fosters a culture of doing business with its members and making referrals, so we want to meet you as well.

Come kick off your morning with a fresh cup of coffee, enjoy a delicious selection of breakfast treats and let’s

Remember to bring business cards for great raffle prizes!

Registration required – Registration Deadline by Sept 13th | 3pm
Members: $20 | Non-Members $25
RSVP: www.lakecountychamber.com

Long Grove Apple Fest (through Sunday)
Downtown Long Grove
12pm – 11pm

Visitors of the annual Apple Fest can expect to have bushels of fun by enjoying the beautiful fall outdoor ambiance and participating in the many activities offered, including live music throughout the historic village, delicious food from local restaurants, fun activities such as apple pie eating contests, tons of kids activities, and more!

Festival Hours:
Friday, September 20th, 2019: 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturday, September 21st, 2019: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome with owners providing water and refuse bags

Palatine Oktoberfest (through Sunday)
Smith Street & Slade Street
12pm – 12am

Join the Rotary Club of Palatine in downtown Palatine – Friday Sept. 20th – Sunday Sept. 22nd for the 12th annual Oktoberfest! Admission is FREE! Hours of the event are Friday 5pm-Midnight, Saturday Noon-Midnight, and Sunday Noon-6pm. Join us for authentic German Food, Music, and Beer, all steps away from the Metra station.

Festivities kick off at 5pm on Friday Sept. 20th for a traditional keg rolling ceremony with a blessing and tapping of the keg. Family Day is Saturday. For a complete schedule of events and to learn more about Rotary, visit www.palatinerotary.com or e-mail Oktoberfest@palatinerotary.com.

There is no excuse not to come to this completely tented event! The Rotary Club will also be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win some great prizes – including wheelbarrows of beer!

Admission to Oktoberfest is free. Monies raised will support local community projects and charities including: The Bridge Youth & Family Services, NE Palatine Opportunity Center, PHD, Veterans programs, Wings, Clearbrook, Journeys, and many more. Prost!

Parents Night Out
Code Ninjas
1324 S. Milwaukee Avenue
6:30 – 9:30pm

You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids want to play and have fun. That’s why we offer Parent’s Night Out – a win-win evening for families. Drop off your kids at Code Ninjas, where they’ll play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more. Once you’ve had a chance to unwind, swing by to pick them up (please) and hear about all the fun they’ve had!
Ages: 7-14
Location: Code Ninjas Libertyville

Old School In-door Drive-in
Dunbar Recreation Center
888 Dunbar Road
5:30 – 8pm

(Ages 4–11)
Friday, September 20 • 5:30–8 pm
Cost per child: $10 resident/$12 nonresident
Program: 9873
Held at Dunbar Recreation Center

Race on down to our indoor drive-in event! Get creative with your child while building a box car to roll out at our kid car show! Prizes will be awarded to the top cars! After the show, kids can relax, enjoy pizza & treats and watch a family friendly movie!

Parents do not need to register but must participate in car building (5:30–6:15 pm). Parents may leave once the movie starts. Cardboard and materials will be provided.

Trippin’ Billies A Tribute to Dave Matthews
481 Peterson Road 
8:30 – 11:30pm

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2y5UdAk

Austin’s Fuel Room presents a Trippin Billies, A Tribute to Dave Matthews Friday, September 20th!

21+ / 8:30pm Doors / 9:30pm Show
$10 Advance, $12 Day Of, $15 VIP Balcony

Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. Based out of Chicago, the Billies have toured extensively throughout the U.S. performing at many of the same theaters Dave himself once graced.

Comprised of some of the best musicians in Chicago, (WXRT) one need not be a diehard DMB fan to enjoy a show. The high-energy performance and caliber of musicianship will have you singing along by the second chorus. But if you are a fan of the Dave Matthews band, don’t walk run to see this band. Relix magazine has named them top five tributes in the country for good reason, come find out why.

Easily earning the distinction of the nations permier Dave Matthews tribute act, Trippin Billies astounds audiences. With a cast that literally reads like a super group of Chicago musicians, Trippin Billies frequently sells tickets into the thousands.

An Evening of Sound Meditation with Gongtopia
Forever Om Yoga
281 W. Town Line Road, Suite 210
Vernon Hills
6 – 7:30pm

Guests of the event will be transported to a state of pure relaxation and spiritual enlightenment during this transformative event.

Imagine floating in an ocean of sound where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, singing bowls, bells and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your mind, body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened. In our overstressed world, these primordial sounds can help us reach a space of calm and healing within ourselves.

The event costs $35. SPACE IS LIMITED and registration is required. To sign up, please visit foreveromyoga.com, call 847/482-YOGA (9642) or email info@foreveromyoga.com.

Libertyville High School Homecoming Football Game
Warren Township vs. Libertyville 
Libertyville High School
708 W. Park Avenue

Mundelein High School Homecoming Parade and Football Game
Mundelein Metra 
205 N. Archer Avenue

Mundelein High School
1350 W. Hawley Street

2:30 pm: Arrive at METRA parking lot

3:30 pm: Parade kick-off. Parade follows west to Division, north on California and west on Hawley Street to the Annex (former Kirk-of-the-Lakes) parking lot.

5:00 pm: JV Football game

7:30 pm: Varsity Football game. Alumni classes are invited to sit in the end zone. The class will be recognized at the game.

Carmel High School Homecoming Football Games and Alumni Tent
One Carmel Parkway
Alumni Tent 6pm
Lawrence North vs. Carmel 7pm

Saturday, September 21st

Peter and the Starcatcher
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
Lake Forest
3 – 5:30pm

By: Rick Elice l Directed by: Jeremy Aluma l Music by: Wayne Barker

Based on the novel by: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

When: September 18th thru October 20th

Where: 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes

About: The Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Festival of Code
Code Ninjas
1324 S. Milwaukee Avenue
1:30 – 3:30pm

Start the new school year by exploring fun technology at Code Ninjas. Kids can try programming video games and visit STEM Stations including Virtual Reality, Programmed Drones, Bug Robot Wars, 3D Printing and more! Parents can learn about Code Ninjas programs and curriculum! Don’t miss out on our Back to School special pricing! Lots of prizes and fun!

FREE event – Register below to secure your spot and enter our raffle – Giving away Birthday Parties, Free Month of Coding and Free weeks of Camp!


Libertyville High School Homecoming Parade
Departs from the Libertyville Metro Train Station
200 Lake Street

The 2019 Homecoming Parade will take place on the morning of Saturday, September 21st at 9:30am departing from the Libertyville Metra Train Station. This year’s theme is Welcome to the Jungle!

The only vehicles that will be allowed to pull into the Metra Lot are those who are IN the parade or commuters who are catching a train. PLEASE communicate to your group to park in the municipal parking lot in the village or at LHS–NOT at the train station.

Further, participants in the parade should be dropped off AWAY from the train station and walk. No cars will be allowed to “drop off” at the station as this can be dangerous.

Welcome to the Jungle!

Kroll’s Farm Opening Day
13236 W. Town Line Road 
10am – 10pm

Didier Farms Opening Day
16679 W. Aptakisic
9am – 6pm

Celebrate Fall with us! Hayrides, corn maze, kiddie rides, pumpkins, and so much more! Sept. 21 – Oct. 31
16679 W. Aptakisic Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Celebration of Fall
65 Cedar Avenue
Lake Villa

Please join us for the first annual Lake Villa Celebration of Fall on Saturday, September 21st on Cedar Avenue and in Lehmann Park. There will be lots of food and entertainment for all ages!
Live Music – Food – Beverages – Bounce House Obstacle Course – Face Painting – Children’s Music and storytelling – Children’s games, Scarecrow Making – Touch a Truck – Car Show – Baggo Tournament and much, much more!

Campfire Session
Mellody Farm
901 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills

Let’s celebrate Fall’s coming with a Campfire Session on The Lawn and by the Mellody Farm firepit. Enjoy s’mores, story readings and more!

Oktoberfest of Arlington Heights

Fall on the Farm (through Sunday)
Lamb’s Farm

Stade’s Shades of Autumn Fall Festival
Stade’s Farm & Market
3709 Miller Road
10am – 6pm

Stade’s Farm & Market proudly presents our Shades of Autumn Fall Festival, September 7 – October 27, 2019

We offer eight weekends of family fun! Stade’s Farmtractions Theme Park is open Saturdays and Sundays in September and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October and Columbus Day as well.

Theme park hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Sunday, September 22nd

Stade’s Shades of Autumn Fall Festival
Stade’s Farm & Market
3709 Miller Road
10am – 6pm

Stade’s Farm & Market proudly presents our Shades of Autumn Fall Festival, September 7 – October 27, 2019

We offer eight weekends of family fun! Stade’s Farmtractions Theme Park is open Saturdays and Sundays in September and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October and Columbus Day as well.

Theme park hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Par 3 Challenge
Countryside Golf
20800 W. Hawley
2 – 6pm

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes! We turn the Prairie Course into an 18-hole par 3 golf course.

$49/player | 2 player best ball
Includes: 18 holes, golf cart, range balls, sleeve of golf balls, prizes

Register online at www.LCFPD.org/par3 or at the Pro Shop 847-968-3466.

All ages and playing levels welcome. Maximum participation of 60 teams.

***FALL TRIPLE PLAY: Participate in all three fall events and receive a free round of golf with cart.
1) Par 3 Challenge: www.LCFPD.org/par3
2) Colossal Cup: www.LCFPD.org/cc
3) Chili Scramble: www.LCFPD.org/chili

Arts for Alzheimer’s Two-Day Event
Barbara’s Bookstore
Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills
10am – 6pm



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Simply Bee Counseling

View their special discount on our Partnerships & Discounts page!

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Visit our Parks with Playgrounds page, Seasonal page, and Activities page for more things to do!

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