Lake County Calendar of Events April 18 – April 26

See award-winning Top 40 country cover band Bella Cain perform in concert at 10 p.m. April 20 at Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake.

April 19

The Vegetable Garden: Tips for Success
6:30 p.m.
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

In this adult program, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will discuss planning, caring for a garden, and harvesting vegetables and fruit to maximize the yield. Attendees will also learn about common vegetable pests, including prevention, identifying potential pest problems and options for their control. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit

Dave Davies of The Kinks
7:30 p.m.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

Enjoy a performance by Dave Davies, lead guitarist and co-founder of legendary British rock band The Kinks. Long-running American rock band The Smithereens will open the show, with guest frontman Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossoms paying tribute to late Smithereens vocalist/guitarist Pat DiNizio. To purchase tickets, stop by the box office or call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. For more information, call 847-782-2366 or visit

April 20

Bella Cain
10 p.m.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake

See award-winning Top 40 country cover band Bella Cain perform in concert at this popular area bar and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit

Too White Crew
10:30 p.m.
Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville

See ‘90s-style hip hop party band Too White Crew perform in concert. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call 847-549-1972 or visit

April 21

Hooray for Earth Day
10 a.m. to noon
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park

All ages are invited to celebrate Earth Day in this Park District of Highland Park event. Attendees can plant a seed to take home, play games, create an art sculpture using recycled materials, take a self-guided trail walk and more. For more information, call 847-433-6901 or visit

Mark Rymer Tribute
7:30 p.m.
Village Church, 1319 Hunt Club Road, Gurnee
$15 (in advance), $18 (at the door)

Enjoy this Lake County Symphony Orchestra concert, featuring the Mark Rymer Jazz Ensemble. The theme of the evening is, “Tchaikovsky meets Ellington.” The event includes a pre-concert discussion with LCSO Artistic Director Ron Arden. To buy tickets, and for more information, call 847-746-3472 or visit

April 22

Earth Day, Nature Play
Noon to 3 p.m.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills

Bring the family to enjoy an afternoon of special Earth Day activities in the Crabtree Nature Center’s 3-acre nature play area. For more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit   

April 23

Wildflowers of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest
7-8 p.m.
Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff

In this adult program, botanist Glenn Adelson, Director of the Environmental Studies Department at Lake Forest College, will show photographs of some of the area’s most exquisite wildflowers. Adelson will also discuss the role of wildflowers in the local ecosystem, and how to identify and find many of the specimens in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. No registration is required. For more information, call 847-234-2540 or visit

April 24

Senior Series: The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler
1-2 p.m.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire

In this special program for adults, co-sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Park District, presenter Hy Speck will explore the career of singer and actress Bette Midler, including clips of the renowned performer’s movie, TV and theatrical appearances. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 224-543-1485 or visit

April 26

Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings
7 p.m.
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood

See Chicago blues band Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings, back in town after headlining the Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland. For more information, call 847-433-0304 or visit


–Lake County Calendar of Events April 18 – April 26–