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Things To Do This Weekend April 19-21

Spring is peeking its nose around the corner in this edition of things to do this weekend April 19-21. Can you believe it’s supposed to be 70 degrees on Sunday?

Happy Passover and Easter to all of those who celebrate the holiday.

Whatever holiday you are celebrating, or if you are just ready to see the NHL and NBA playoffs, Lake County has plenty in store for you and the family.

To see all the spring festivals in Lake County, continue here.  To see a virtual tour of Six Flags Great America as we begin the Gurnee amusement park’s season, click here.

Here are your top five things to do this weekend April 19-21 in Lake County.

1. Six Flags Great America Opens

 

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Six Flags Great America is the quintessential experience for adults and children of all ages. The Gurnee amusement park features 16 roller coasters, amazing live shows, fireworks, delicious dining options, 11-themed areas with other fantastic rides and tons more of excitement. The Gurnee theme park is home to the tallest and steepest wooden coaster in Goliath and the world’s largest looping coaster in Mardi Gras Hangover. Later this season, Great America will be unveiling their 17th coaster Maxx Force which will break three different records in late spring/early summer. Six Flags Great America is open through Labor Day weekend on select days.

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21; Fri.: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun.: Noon-7 p.m. Various admissions. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.

2. Lambs Farm Opens for the Season

 

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Lambs Farm opened their doors for the season on April 15. The Libertyville farmyard features a petting area with sheep and goats and a variety of attractions like miniature golf, a mini-train ride, cow bounce house and an Old World carousel. Also visit the Dogwood Pet Shop, Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, the Cedar Chest Thrift Shop and the Sugar Maple Country Store. All the businesses at Lambs Farm benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Also with Easter falling on this weekend, the farm will also be serving brunch in the Magnolia Café as well as old. Peter Cottontail will also be in attendance for photo opportunities. Lambs Farm is open through the end of fall. The farmyards are open through October 27.

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Farm entry is free. Other farm activities require various admissions. Brunch: $7.95-$26.95 per person. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.

3. “Play On” at James Lumber Center


“With theatre, you have to be ready for anything,” said actor Willem Dafoe. Celebrate the creativity of CLC students in their performance entitled ‘Play On!’ at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. College of Lake County students showcases their abilities and talents as actors, directors, stage managers, designers and technicians. This showcase features four one-act plays including “Drugs Are Bad” by Jonathan Rand, “East of the Sun” by Darcy Park Bruce, “That First Fall” by Daria Polatin and “Wedding Duet” by Lauren Wilson. The plays range in comedy, parody, drama and other genres The Grayslake center features this event through April 23.

Friday-Saturday, April 19-20; 7:30 p.m. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 Washington St., Grayslake.

4. Adlai Stevenson Home Tour

 

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Adlai E. Stevenson II Farmhouse in Mettawa, IL, a National Historic Landmark

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“A hungry man is not a free man,” said the late former Governor of Illinois and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson II. The American lawmaker resided in Libertyville (now in present-day Mettawa). Tour his home, now operated by the Lake County Forest Preserve District get an up-close-and-personal look at “the man from Libertyville.” Visitors will learn of the speeches he wrote, his ideology of the world and his livelihood in the Lake County estate. The National Historic Landmark tour runs throughout the year on select days through October.

Saturday, April 20; noon-4 p.m. Admission: $5-$7. Preregister at lcfpd.org, by phone or pay cash at the door. Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa.

5. American English at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

 

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“Hey Jude!” Do you have a “Ticket to Ride?” Take a trip down memory “Penny Lane” to the Round Lake Beach Civic and Cultural Center to “Twist & Shout” to the tunes of American English. This renowned Beatles tribute band takes you across the British invader’s universe from the 1963-1970 eras. This meticulous cover band takes all the fab four’s explicit details to heart as they perform with all of their costumes, vintage instruments and special effects.

Saturday, April 20; 8-11 p.m. Adult admission: $15. Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach.


For more things to do this weekend April 19-21, click here.

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