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Weekend Planner: Grove Avenue Carnival, Drought Walk at Stillman

Local happenings the weekend of Sept. 14, 2012.

Grove Avenue Carnival

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-16, Grove Avenue Elementary School

Head out to School’s 26th Community Carnival. There will be carnival games, food and entertainment for the entire family. Highlights include the Top Dog Contest held Saturday at noon, live music Friday and Saturday nights, cake walks and performances from the Broncettes, Bataille Academy and Epic Cheer. The festival runs from 5-10 p.m. Friday, 12-10 p.m. Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.barrington220.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=7939

 

Run at the Shores at Lake Barrington

Saturday, Sept. 15 at Lake Barrington Shores Community, 8 a.m.

Participate in a 5k or 1 mile run/walk at the Shores of Lake Barrington. The race starts at the Kelsey Marketplace on Route 59/Kelsey Road and continues through Lake Barrington Shores. All proceeds will benefit the local food pantry.

Cost for adults is $20 pre-registered and $25 on the day of the race. Children 12 and under are $7 both pre-registered and the day of the race. Register online at www.lakebarringtonshores.org. For questions, contact Jamie Scheppman at 847-382-1660.

 

Stillman Nature Center Drought Walk

Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.

See how the plants and animals at Stillman Nature Center have adapted to this year’s drought. If conditions allow, participants will be able to walk across the evaporated marshland. Call 847-428-6957 for more information.

 

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, Deer Park Town Center

Deer Park Town Center's first annual ARTumn Harvest Art Festival.  Enjoy handmade treasures and fine art from local artisans.  And don't miss the interactive kids art area and live entertainment.

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