Drop-in Movie: ‘A Wimp Will Rise’
4-5:30 p.m.; 6:30-8 p.m.
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein
Bring the family to enjoy a screening of the 2017 film, “A Wimp Will Rise” (rated PG), the fourth installment of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie franchise. For more information, call (847) 566-8702 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
College Essay Workshop
Lake Bluff Library District, 123 Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff
In this workshop (recommended for high school seniors), led by College Essay Rescue Company President Shannon Sweetnam, students will explore sample college essays and then write first drafts of essays for the 2017-18 Common Core Essay program. The workshop includes a discussion of how to effectively edit and polish rough drafts, and will conclude with an open-ended Q&A session. Registration is not required. For more information, call (847) 234-2540 or visit www.lakeblufflibrary.org.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
Enjoy a performance by legendary folk/pop singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, winner of 17 Juno Awards in his native Canada and a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. To purchase tickets, visit the box office or call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information, call (847) 263-7788 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See area band Rebel Souls perform a variety of classic and current rock songs at this popular bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
$70, $80 (reserved), $33 (lawn)
See legendary Motown singer Smokey Robinson, founder of the chart-topping R&B group The Miracles, perform in concert. Gates open at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at (847) 266-5100 or visit www.ravinia.org.
5th Annual Family Fishing Event
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lakeshore Drive, Round Lake Beach
Bring the family to enjoy a day of fishing and playing on Round Lake in this year’s version of the annual event, sponsored by the Round Lake Area Park District and the Huebner Fishery Management Foundation. For more information, call (847) 546-8558 or visit www.rlapd.org.
Ivy Ford Band
Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Enjoy a performance by the Ivy Ford Band, a blues/rock group fronted by high-energy singer/guitarist Ford, at this longstanding area brewpub. For more information, call (847) 362-6688 or visit www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com.
Van Patten Woods, 15838 W. Route 31, Wadsworth
$10 (residents), $14 (non-residents)
In this Lake County Forest Preserves program, adults and families (with children ages 8 and up) can paddle a 34-foot canoe on Sterling Lake while learning about the fur trade in 18th Century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs. Meet at the car-top boat launch. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 367-6640 or visit www.lcfpd.org.
History of Blarney Island Since 1970
Antioch Public Library District, 757 Main St., Antioch
In this adult program, lifelong Antioch resident Clem Haley, part owner of Blarney Island from 1970 to 2015, will share his history of the popular boating and entertainment destination and answer questions. The program is co-sponsored by the Lakes Region Historical Society. To register, and for more information, call (847) 395-0874 or visit www.apld.info.
Jack Benny Program
Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
$3 (adults), $1 (children)
Enjoy a presentation about beloved 20th Century comedian/actor Jack Benny, presented by Waukegan History Museum Supervisor Ty Rohrer, and visit the museum’s entertainment exhibit, “A Good Time Was Had By All.” For more information, call (847) 543-1745 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.
Cut the Cable Cord
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Learn about available options to “cut the cable cord” with your cable company, including how to use streaming services and corresponding equipment. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
–Lake County Calendar of Events–