St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Village Tavern
5-5:30 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m. seatings
The Village Tavern, 135 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
Menu prices vary
Enjoy corned beef, Irish Music, green beer, beads and more. Reservations needed; call (847) 634-3117.
Open Mic Night
AREA General Store, 18 Park St., Mundelein
Musicians, poets, authors, actors, comedians, magicians and storytellers are invited to perform at the Mundelein Arts Commission’s Open Mic Night. Anyone 14 years or older with talent to share is invited to participate. For more information, call (847) 989-9634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake County Model Railroad Spring Open House
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lake County Model Railroad Club, 107 S. Main St., Wauconda
The Lake County Model Railroad Club demonstrates what the hobby of model railroading offers a family or an individual. The club operates an HO scale permanent operating model railroad, in a 30-by-60-foot room occupying over 1,500 square feet. A scavenger hunt is planned for children to see if they can spot wolves, buffalo, people fishing and other unique features on the layout. For more information, call (847) 736-1489 or e-mail NKocol@mapessprowl.com.
Gospel Choir Annual Concert
James Lumber Center for Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake
$4 general admission; $3 for senior citizens and CLC students
Gospel Choir, directed by Charles Thomas Hayes, will perform a spirited selection of gospel songs and spirituals, with soloists and instrumentalists. Due to the quiet nature of many songs, the choral program is not appropriate for children under the age of 3. For more information, call (847) 543-2300.
Downtown Waukegan, Genesee Street, Waukegan
The fifth anniversary of ArtWauk is a celebration of an evening of arts, music, theatre, film and dance. Stroll down Genesee Street and visit the art galleries, grab a bite to eat, listen to the music and enjoy the live entertainment. For more information, call (847) 623-6650.
March 18-March 19
Maple Syrup Hikes
Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwood
$6; free for children 3 and under
Reserve a spot for a one-hour hike, where hikers will learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste. Participants will follow the process from sap to syrup and taste the final product. Hikes begin every half-hour. Registration is required. Call (847) 968-3113.
Early Music Series: Chicago Recorder Quartet
Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake
Accomplished soloists Lisette Kielson, Mirja Lorenz, Patrick O’Malley and Laura Osterlund have joined forces to explore the vast repertoire for recorder ensemble. “Surfing the Channel” is a musical journey along the shores of England and France. From the innovative rhythms of the French Middle Ages to the distinctive chromaticism of the English Renaissance consort, the quartet tours six centuries along the English Channel, which connects and separates these two lands. For more information, call (847) 543-1202.
Lake County Folk Club Performance
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
$18, general audience; $15 for senior citizens; free for Lake County Folk Club members
The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum will host the Lake County Folk Club, featuring a performance by Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello, with opener Cath Kasmer. The museum will be open before and after the concert. For more information, call (847) 543-1745.
Meet the Strings
The David Adler Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
$10 per family
Part of the center’s Prelude Early Childhood Program, this workshop introduces the violin, viola, cello, guitar and ukulele, while youngsters are learning the foundational concepts of music. The class is designed for children up to 5 years old and their caretakers. For more information, call (847) 367-0707 or e-mail email@example.com.