How to Grow a Backyard Vegetable Garden
Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff
Adults can join Lisa Hilgenberg, who manages the fruit and vegetable gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden, to learn the basics of creating your own backyard vegetable garden. No registration is required. For more information, call (847) 234-2540 or visit www.lakeblufflibrary.org.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
$32.50, $42.50, $54.50, $65
See Grammy Award-winning jazz/pop saxophonist David Sanborn in concert. Special guest Steve Oliver, a chart-topping, smooth jazz guitarist, will open the show. For tickets, go to the box office (open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday), visit www.ticketmaster.com or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
April 8, 9
Masters of Sketch Comedy
Three Brothers Theatre, 115 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
$20 (adults), $5 (seniors and students)
Enjoy a live sketch comedy show, a la Saturday Night Live, including the experience of being part of a live studio audience. The show also runs April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. For tickets, and more information, call (224) 419-4325 or visit www.3brostheatre.com.
Third Sunday String Band
Barrington Area Library Main Branch, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington
See this band, formed among musicians at the Old Town School of Folk Music, in Chicago, perform old-time folk songs using fiddles, banjos, mandolins, flutes, percussion, guitar, bass and vocals. To register, and for more information, call (847) 382-1300 or visit www.barringtonarealibrary.org.
Bilingual Nature Hike
Nippersink Forest Preserve, 900 W. Belvidere Road, Round Lake
Lake County Forest Preserve instructor Eileen Davis will guide a bilingual (English/Spanish) nature hike. No registration is required; adult supervision is required. For more information, call (847) 968-3113 or visit www.lcfpd.org.
Chicken Dance: The Musical
11 a.m. to noon
Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
Enjoy this Artpower musical program, based on the award-winning book by author Tammi Sauer about two barnyard chickens who enter a talent contest in order to win tickets to see Elvis Poultry in concert. The program is open to children (ages 3-8) with an adult. Registration is required. To register, and for more information, call (224) 543-1486 or visit www.vapld.info.
‘Pollination: Plant Survival Tactics’
CrossLife Evangelical Free Church, 431 Austin Ave., Libertyville
The Gardeners of Central Lake County invites area residents to a presentation by guest speaker Melissa Anderson exploring the interdependence of nature and the “sneaky” way in which plants get animals and insects to assist with their survival, and the methods plants utilize to achieve pollination. For more information, call (847) 362-2430 or visit www.libertyville.com.
Discover Your Roots
Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion
Volunteers from the Zion Genealogical Society will help with family research in the library’s Genealogy Room. This Library Partner Program is for adults (ages 18 and up). For more information call (847) 872-4680, Ext. 2 or visit www.zblibrary.info.
Baseball Story and Craft
Antioch Public Library District, 757 Main Street, Antioch
In this children’s program (ages 3-6), participants will listen to stories about America’s favorite pastime and complete a sports-themed craft. To register, and for more information, call (847) 395-0874 or visit www.antiochdistrictlibrary.org.
A Guide for Paddlers, Row Boaters, Kayaks & Other Small Watercraft
Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove
$10 (residents), $13 (non-residents)
An instructor from U.S. Power Squadron will cover a series of topics regarding paddle sports, including navigation rules (with an emphasis on canoes, kayaks and row boats). Personal flotation devices, chart maps, homeland security, weather and more also will be covered. To register, and for more information, call (847) 850-2123 or visit www.bgparks.org.