Gold and Coin Appraisals
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector and member of the American Numismatic Association, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. Attendees can have up to three items appraised for free after the presentation. Registration is required. For more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
Enjoy a performance by legendary comedian and bestselling humor author Paula Poundstone, winner of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comic and recognized on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time. 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.
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park
$10, free (under age 2)
Take a short hike with a naturalist along the trails, play games with family and friends, and enjoy marshmallows roasted over a campfire in this Park District of Highland Park event. Children must be accompanied by a paid, registered adult. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-433-6901 or visit www.pdhp.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See eclectic cover band C-Factor perform classics by Heart, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Journey and others, as well as current hits from Bruno Mars, One Republic and more at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Miss Jamie’s Farm
11 a.m. to noon
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Bring the family to enjoy an interactive, “down on the farm” concert with acclaimed children’s performer Miss Jamie leading the way on vocals and guitar. Registration is not required. For more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Art in Nature: Mixed Media Wildflowers
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
In this art program (for adults and teens only), artist Karen Seko will teach participants how to up-cycle different materials into whimsical collage representations of local wildflowers. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
A Chorus of Frogs
Old School Forest Preserve, 28285 St. Mary’s Road, Mettawa
$5 (residents), $7 (non-residents)
In this Lake County Forest Preserves program, adults and families with children ages 8 and up can join together for an evening walk in search of local frogs. Dress for the weather, including warm, water-resistant boots if possible. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-367-6640 or visit www.lcfpd.org.
Stepping Into Illinois History
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein
Adults can celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial by discovering the fascinating historical sites in our state with interstate travel maven Nancy McCully, including the ancient native American city at Cahokia Mounds, the seat of the French government at Fort de Chartres, and Camp DuBois, where famous explorers Lewis and Clark spent the winter before their Voyage of Discovery. To register, and for more information, call 847-566-8702 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
Wine & Paint with Daisy: Flower Canvas
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
Get some friends (ages 21 and up) together to enjoy this beginner’s painting class. Bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. All art supplies are included. To register, and for more information, call 847-201-9032 or visit www.villageofroundlakebeach.com.
Luciano Antonio Trio
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Enjoy a performance by the Luciano Antonio Trio, a Chicago-based band specializing in Brazilian folk, Bossa Nova and classical guitar. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission requires a 2-drink minimum. For more information, call 847-433-0304 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
–Lake County Calendar of Events April 11 – April 18–