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* Discover delectable new dishes from more than 65 eateries during Lake County R.

* Discover delectable new dishes from more than 65 eateries during Lake County Restaurant Week: 10 Days to Savor. The food frenzy is the perfect opportunity to explore new places to dine or enjoy old favorites. Each participating restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu or a special offer for patrons to dine from. Learn more about participating restaurants and view the special menus and offers at Lake County Restaurant Week runs through March 10; various times and locations throughout Lake County.

* Drop anchor at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center for the Northern Illinois Boat Show. The Grayslake event will display more than 200 new and used vessels for sale from over 50 brands. More than 30 exhibitors will feature large selections of boat trailers, parts and accessories to shop from. The largest boat show in the area is highlighted by the latest models in pontoon, family runabouts, ski boats, jet boats, fishing boats, bayliners, Alumacrafts, sea ray boats and an array of other watercrafts. Admission: $6-$8, free for children younger than 12. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake.

* Libertyville's celebrated "First Friday" event makes its return for 2019. Dine, shop and walk throughout downtown Libertyville to find deals and specials from many participating locations. See a sidesplitting, stand-up comedy show at Improv Playhouse, receive a free glass of wine with an entree purchase at Caf Pomigliano or discover other surprises at the Libertyville affair. Don't forget to indulge in Lake County Restaurant Week featuring a slew of Libertyville eateries, including the aforementioned cafe, Chrissoula's Restaurant, Main Street Social, Mickey Finn's Brewery, O'Toole's Libertyville, Porto's Peri Peri, Sunset Foods, Townee Square and Wildberry Caf. Free admission. 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 1, various locations throughout downtown Libertyville.

* Suds aficionados will flock to Vernon Hills this Saturday for the sixth installment of the Vernon Hills Craft Beer Tasting Festival. The Sullivan Community Center event features selections from breweries on the Lake County Libation Trail, including Tighthead Brewing Company, Mickey Finn's Brewery, Ravinia Brewing Company, Buffalo Creek Brewing Co., Only Child Brewing and more. Delight in the sounds of live music while conquering your hunger with food from Real Urban Barbecue at the Vernon Hills brew bash. Visit to register. Admission: $35; designated driver: $10. 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

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* Treat yourself to a spectacular show of dance as the premiere Chinese tumbling touring group, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, showcase their talents at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County. The performers combine traditional dance, sensational costumes, various styles of music and more to entertain and thrill attendees with their daring maneuvers. Admission: $34-$40. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Mar 1, 2019
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