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Things to do this Weekend February 26-28

We got a blessing this past weekend as it got all the way up to 57 degrees. Don’t get used to it folks, because this Wednesday, the snow is making a triumphant return.

Thanks mother nature.

So we are sure to witness a Lake County winter wonderland so we can enjoy the many splendors of the area like cross country skiing in Ryerson Woods, skiing at Wilmot Mountain, or  sledding and tubing at Lake Zurich’s Paulus Park and Libertyville’s Adler Park.

But for now, we look ahead to the weekend – the weekend of the Oscars. Here’s a collection of awesome things to do February 26-28.Mr. Benny at the Clockwise Theatre

  1. Reminisce the life and times of the famous Waukegan-ite Benjamin Kubelsky, known as Jack Benny at the Clockwise Theatre. Mark Humphrey’s Mr. Benny takes you on a journey of the local comedian’s childhood, his showbiz career at Naval Station Great Lakes, to performing professionally in Vaudeville, to his radio career and his star-studded moments on television. This weekend marks the final curtain of the play’s performances at the Clockwise Theatre.

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28; Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Adult & Child Admission $25, Senior Admission $20. Clockwise Theatre, 21 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

  1. IShakespeare's First Folio Exhibitiont is the final weekend for Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Lake County Discovery Museum. This national traveling exhibition arrived with one of the world’s most treasured books. Accompanying the rare book will be a multi-panel exhibition exploring the significance of Shakespeare and feature additional digital content and interactive activities. The Lake County Discovery Museum will present numerous programs for the public and families in the remaining days of the exhibition.

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28. Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 N. Forest Preserve Rd., Wauconda.

  1. The Fourth Annual Peoples’ Choice Exhibition The Awards and Reception night has finally arrived at the Annual Peoples’ Choice exhibition at the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation. Cast your votes before the judges tally their final votes on Friday. Check out some of the finest art work in various mediums including paintings, photography, stained glass, sketches, pyrography (wood burning), sculpture, jewelry, pottery, scarves, and so much more.

Friday, February 26; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, 41380 Rt. 83, Antioch.

  1. What is more beautiful than gazing upon the nighWinter Astronomy at the Heller Nature Centert sky in Lake County? The twinkle in the sky
    is extra accentuated during clear nights in the winter time. The Heller Nature Center in Highland Park invites you and your family to the Winter Astronomy experience. The event is free of admission. Some of the wonders you will see through a telescope are the moon, constellations and even Jupiter.

Saturday, February 27; 8-9 p.m. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.

  1. Head to Gurnee Mills for  WTTW’s Readers Are Leaders Event with Miss Lori in the Dining Readers Are Leaders at Gurnee MillsPavilion. It’s free and open to kids of all ages, including Kidgits members. Miss Lori, the well-known children’s performer, will lead songs and stories and talk about the importance reading. Curious George will also be here for photos. Plus, all guests will receive a goodie bag, a book and samplings provided by Happy Family Organics and Jamba Juice.

Saturday, February 27; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. 

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