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Also more importantly, it is Mother’s Day weekend (for me my mother’s birthday as well. Happy early Birthday mom!). Continue here to see everything Mother’s Day in Lake County.
While you’re finding what to do with mom for the holiday, gander at the top things to do this weekend in Lake County May 6-8.
- Music, shopping and good eats: What more can you ask for? Join
Libertyville in celebrating their First Fridays. Pamper your taste buds with some fine cuisine and wine tasting, bob your head to the melodic and entrancing sounds of live jazz or walk around and search spoil yourself with a nice gift from the specialty shops on Main Street. The party is in downtown Libertyville and everyone’s invited to this free event.
Friday, May 5; 6-9 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Rt. 21, Libertyville.
- Bathe in the expression of art as Downtown Antioch hosts its 10th Annual Art Crawl. Browse the talent of Antioch’s students on display along with musical interludes. The event is sponsored by School District no. 34, Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, the Village of Antioch and the Antioch Chamber. Be sure to stop by the band shell for live entertainment.
Saturday, May 7; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown Antioch, Main Street, Antioch.
- With Mother’s Day this weekend, there are plenty of brunches and events going around Lake County. Before you get out and celebrate with your youngsters, participate in the Mama’s 5K Run at Zion Park District Sports Arena with your family around you to cheer you on. The first 200 who register will receive a race shirt and a goodie bag. The fun run begins and ends in front of the Zion Leisure Center. Raffle prizes, delicious eats and awards are presented after the race.
Saturday, May 7; 8 a.m. Adult Admission: $30, Children Admission $25. Zion Park District Sports Arena, 2400 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion.
- Searching for a gift for mom? Treat them to a farce, light, fast-paced, witty irreverent musical to make your mother chuckle called ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,’ at the Citadel Theatre. This music show combines situations from time-tested 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum,’ will be showing through May 22.
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. Fri & Sat shows: $37.50, Sunday shows: $35. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.
- Gather the family together for a remarkably fast tour of the United States when the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibition opens May 7. Walk through the 7,500 sq.-foot exhibition and pass by nearly 50 familiar miniature American landmarks, all handcrafted from natural materials. Each season the 17-garden-scale trains travel over 22,000 miles past the landmarks, which are surrounded by carefully planned landscapes of 5,000 plants. The new addition to the Chicago Botanic Garden display is the Lincoln Memorial and Lumberyard Railroad siding prop. The event runs through October 30.
Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adult Admission: $6, Senior Admission $5, Child Admission $$, Garden Members Admission: $1. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.