Movies in Nature: ‘Bag It’
Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
In this Park District of Highland Park program, adults can view a screening of the documentary film, “Bag It,” which exposes the effects of plastic bags on land ecosystems, the marine environment and the human body. Stay for a brief discussion with a naturalist to discuss ways to help eliminate the use of commercial plastic. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call (847) 831-3810 or visit www.pdhp.org.
Herman’s Hermits with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
This concert features two of the top-selling bands of the 1960s: Herman’s Hermits, starring original member and lead singer Peter Noone, and Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, a group that charted six consecutive gold records and six Top-10 hits during its heyday. To purchase tickets, stop by the box office or call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information, call (847) 782-2366 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See hard-hitting country/rock band Bella Button perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Reminisce: The Manor
Grayslake Heritage Center and History Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
The Grayslake Historical Society invites residents of The Manor — past and present — and their friends to reminisce about living in this Grayslake neighborhood. Bring pictures and stories to share. Coffee and rolls will be served. For more information, call (847) 543-1745 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.
‘Bye, Bye Bucca:’ A Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center (Black Box Theatre), 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
This murder mystery dinner production, presented by Improv Playhouse, includes a full Italian buffet dinner, desserts and a champagne toast coupled with an interactive theatrical experience featuring the Bucca Family, mobsters from the Prohibition era of the Roaring ‘20s. A cash bar will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.villageofroundlakebeach.com.
Winter Bird Hike
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Grab your warmest winter gear and your favorite optics, and then hike on local trails to search for both winter migrants and resident birds in this Bird The Preserves event. To register, and for more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
History Unveiled: The Truth About the Presidents
Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove
In this Indian Trails Public Library District off-site program (for adults), historian Jim Gibbons will present fun-filled trivia and historical facts about the presidents of the United States. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 459-4100, Ext. 312 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Senior Series: The Highs & Lows of Musical Duos
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
In this Senior Series program, accomplished area duo Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael will explore the chart-topping music and intriguing relationships of iconic musical duos, including Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, Steve & Eydie and more. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (224) 543-1485 or visit www.vapld.info.
Canines of McHenry County
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Discover the different species of the canine family that call McHenry County home in this all-ages family show, presented by the McHenry County Conservation District. The presentation will explore the similarities and differences of these “wild cousins,” and features hands-on artifacts, including skins and skulls. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
–Lake County Calendar of Events Feb. 15 – Feb. 21–