Lake County Civil War Roundtable
Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake
The Lake County Civil War Roundtable hosts guest speaker David W. Capstick, who will give a presentation on how telling time started, as well as the origins of the Elgin National Watch Company and its history. Attendees can bring Elgin pocket watches for show-and-tell, and also to find out when the watches were made and whether they have value today. For more information, call (847) 543-1745 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.
Exploring the Dark
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park
In this Park District of Highland Park event, participants (ages 11-15) can roast dinner over a campfire, make s’mores for dessert, and then head out on the trail for a night hike with friends that includes activities, games and challenges along the way. To register, and for more information, call (847) 831-3810 or visit wwwpdhp.org.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
Enjoy a performance by long-running arena rockers Kansas, best known for the mega-hits, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” on this stop of the 40th Anniversary Leftoverture tour. 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.
Big Suit: A Tribute to Talking Heads
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood
$12-$20 (in advance), $15 (day of show)
See Big Suit, a nine-piece band dedicated to the replication of “Stop Making Sense,” the classic, 1984 Talking Heads concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. There is a two-drink minimum for table seating. For tickets, and more information, call (847) 433-0304 or visit www.210restaurant.com.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See country/rock band Semple, featuring vocalist Keith Semple, former lead singer of 7th Heaven and a contestant on Season 9 of “The Voice.” For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Kaleidoscope of Colors
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Stop by with the family to discover why some animals in the wild are brightly colored while others blend in during the autumn season. For more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Feast for Survival
Hastings Lake (Shelter A), 21155 W. Gelden Road, Lake Villa
$15 (residents), $7 (non-residents), free (ages 3 and under)
In this all-ages Lake County Forest Preserves event, participants can enjoy a family-friendly hike to explore the topic of the natural foods found in nature. To register, and for more information, call (847) 367-6640 or visit www.lcfpd.org.
‘Un-American’ Author Program
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
Photo historian and author Richard Cahan will discuss his new book, “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II,” which showcases never-before-seen photos of the internment of Japanese-Americans in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (224) 543-1485 or visit www.vapld.info.
The 95 Theses at 500 Years: How Martin Luther Changed the History of Art
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein
In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the impact Martin Luther had on the history of art, with the year 2017 marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses and the start of the Protestant Reformation. To register, and for more information, call (847) 566-8702 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
Family Read Night
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
The entire family can gather to read books, sing songs and dance in this program. The library will have suggestions for books the family can read together. For more information, call (847) 639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
–Lake County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 16–