Abe, Mary and Robert Todd: The Lincoln Family Legacy in Illinois
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
In this adult program, award-winning author David Clark (Windy City Road Warrior.com) will explore the legacy of the lesser-discussed members of Abraham Lincoln’s family: Mary, his wife, and oldest son Robert Todd. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood
See high-energy, seven-piece pop/rock/dance cover band GooRoos perform in concert. For more information, call 847-433-0304 or visit www.210restaurant.com.
‘Over the River and Through the Woods’
8 p.m. March 9 and 10; 3 p.m. March 11
Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield
Enjoy this Deerfield Park District Theater D production of the family comedy, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” about a New Jersey bachelor and his beloved but annoying grandparents. The show also runs March 16-18. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call 847-940-4010 or visit www.deerfieldparks.org.
An Introduction to Astronomy
11 a.m. to noon
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein
Join amateur astronomer Robert Karas for an introduction to astronomy in this program for adults or interested teens and kids. Attendees will learn about the stars, galaxies, our solar system (and others), plus tips on how to view the night sky from home. To register, and for more information, call 847-566-8702 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See long-running ’80s hair metal/arena rock cover band Lounge Puppets perform live at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Forest Recreation Center Gym, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest
$10, free (ages 3 and under)
Attendees at this massive reptile exhibition can meet, handle and learn about a wide variety of snakes, turtles, tortoises, lizards and more with representatives from museums, universities, zoos, nature centers and private collections throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. The event also includes children’s crafts and activities. Proceeds will help support the work of Wildlife Discovery Center. For more information, call 847-810-3663 or visit www.cityoflakeforest.com.
Jazz Concert: Spring Swing
Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
Adults can sit back and enjoy an evening of spring-oriented seasonal songs with the duo of jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown. Registration is required. To register, and for more information, call 847-362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
Basket Making Workshop
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
Adults and/or teens with their parents can make a wine cork tray basket in this workshop. Beginner and experienced skills levels are welcome. All supplies are included. To register, and for more information, call 847-201-9032 or visit www.villageofroundlakebeach.com.
Grayslake Heritage Center and History Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
Join the Grayslake Historical Society for this special program with six individuals who will share a family object and tell its story, accompanied by a bit of family history. Presenters include Nancy Reed, Steve Lawrence, Cynthia Lee, Kim Denny, Nancy Johannsen and Joyce Norton. For more information, call 847-543-1745 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Gensee St., Waukegan
See fast-rising stand-up comic John Mulaney, a former writer on “Saturday Night Live” who recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello” and released his third comedy special on Netflix. 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.
–Lake County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 15–