Sidetracks 10: Events to fill your weekend
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 10 suggestions.
FALL FAMILY FEST
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: Lions Park, 1170 Silver Lake Road, Cary
INFO: Featuring hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts, pumpkin patch and more. Sponsored by Cary Park District. Admission: $9 children ages 3 and older, $5 children ages 1-2, free for adults and children younger than 1. Information: 847-639-6100 or www.carypark.com.
KELLY MILLER CIRCUS
WHEN: 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills
INFO: Show features elephants, tigers, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a circus big top. Sponsored by Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Jaycees. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 children ages 2-11 available at all branches of Algonquin State Bank, both Lake in the Hills Castle Bank locations, the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber, Algonquin Bank & Trust and Cafe Firefly. Tickets purchased day of circus will be a higher price. Information: 224-829-5963 or www.facebook.com/#!/ALJaycees.
THE BLUES EXPERIMENT
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 Calhoun St., Woodstock
INFO: Featuring Tricia Alexander, Susan Borland and Diana Laffey. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Reservations and information: 815-338-5164.
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX ART EXHIBITION
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: Starline Gallery & Studios, 306 Front St., Harvard
INFO: Siderealistic Timesters’ “Autumnal Equinox Art Exhibition” produced by Gabriel Karagianis and Gregory Gantner, both resident artists in the Starline Studio. Information: 815-382-3540, firstname.lastname@example.org; 312-804-4898 or email@example.com.
SAUFEN UND SPIEL
WHEN: Sept. 7-9
WHERE: throughout Johnsburg
INFO: Featuring a parade, cow drop raffle, bean bag tournament and more. Schedule and information: www.johnsburgcommunityclub.com/
PAWS IN THE PARK WALK & PET FEST
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9
WHERE: Veteran Acres, 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake
INFO: Fundraiser to benefit homeless pets at Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Get on the trail with your canine, then enjoy canine demonstrations, pet blessing, photo booth, Pawcasso Pet Painting, vendors, raffles, children’s games and more. Registration fee: $25 online at www.pawsintheparkwalk.com, or pay $35 at the park. Information: 815-338-4400.
COMMUNITY CAR SHOW
WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: 300 S. Pathways Court (behind Hobby Lobby), Crystal Lake
INFO: Featuring old cars from the 1940s and later years, 50/50 spark plug guessing game raffle, basket raffles and more. Hosts: Immanuel Ministries and Courtesy Buick of Crystal Lake. Admission: $10 per classic car entry, free to spectators. Car registration and information: www.communitycarshow.webs.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL CAR SHOW
WHEN: 8 a.m. Sept. 9
WHERE: Morrison Park, 233 W. Rand Road, Lakemoor
INFO: Hosted by Lakemoor Dollars for Scholars charity featuring more than 20 classes of cars and trucks. Contests, raffles, food available. Registration is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Participant judging is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by trophy presentation. Entry fee: $15. Free to spectators. Information: 847-970-0669.
HAITIAN PROJECT DINNER & ART AUCTION
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Community Center, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake
INFO: Fundraiser for Louverture Cleary School featuring a Haitian dinner provided by Crystal Lake Rib House, art show and silent art auction. Cash bar. Reggae music will be performed by Steel Pan. Tickets: $35. Tickets and information: 815-245-4556.
WINGS OVER WAUKEGAN
WHEN: noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8
WHERE: Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree Road, Waukegan
INFO: Waukegan air show featuring the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the Navy’s F-18 Superhornet, military aircraft, classic warbird planes, wing walker, expo booths, food, collector cars and more. Admission: $10 adults, free for children younger than age 12. Gates open 9:30 a.m. Information: 847-244-0055 or www.wingsoverwaukegan.com.
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