The Vegetable Garden: Tips for Success
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 www2.youseemore.com.
Dave Davies of The Kinks
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 www.geneseetheatre.com.
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 www.sideouts.com.
Too White Crew
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 www.fuelroom.com.
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 www.pdhp.org.
Mark Rymer Tribute
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 www.lakecountysymphonyorchestra.com.
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 www.fpdcc.com.
Wildflowers of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest
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 www.lakeblufflibrary.org.
Senior Series: The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler
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 www.vapld.info.
Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings
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 www.210live.com.
–Lake County Calendar of Events April 18 – April 26–