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Things to do around Barrington this weekend, July 18-20

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July 17 3:54 p.m.

Show off your cooking skills at Teen Iron Chef or have someone else do the cooking for you at MainStreet Out to Lunch. This and more with our picks of the top 12 things to do around Barrington this weekend.
Not enough for you? Find other events happening in the suburbs by visiting Pioneer Local’s event calendar.

1. Teen Iron Chef, 11 a.m. Friday
Kids enrolled in grades six to eight try to make the best meal possible in one hour with limited ingredients. A prize is awarded to the winning team. All team members must register separately. Indian Trails Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Free.

2. Vintage Vegas Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday
This Vegas-themed night is a charity event that features food, drinks, raffles, a live auction, games and live music with Chuck Drager. Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. The Onion Pub & Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington. $75.

3. ‘Titanic, the Musical,’ 7:30 p.m. Friday
The story of the maiden voyage on the ocean liner RMS Titanic in 1912 presented by Second Suburb Players. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 20. The One Hour Highlight Show is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. July 17 for $5. Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. $10-$14.

4. MainStreet Out to Lunch, 11 a.m. Friday
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. An assortment of food vendors will be on hand to sell pizza, sandwiches, Mexican, sushi, salads, barbecue and ice cream. A local band plays music each week. MainStreet Libertyville, 160 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville. Free.

5. Live Jazz: ‘Hotter Than July,’ 7:30 p.m. Friday
An outdoor jazz concert. The Blue Heron Cafe & Lounge, 405 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

6. Family Fun Fridays, 11 a.m. Friday
Lifeguards will host a beach event with games, contests and prizes based on a different theme each week. Prizes will be awarded in age categories 15 and under. Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville.

7. Ballroom Dance Night, 7 p.m. Saturday
Ballroom dance with a mini-lesson at 8 p.m. Dress Up & Dance! 34121 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake. $5.

8. Ridgeville Band Concert and Ice Cream Social, 2 p.m. Sunday
Great music and delicious ice cream combine for a fun family event at the Community Recreation Center. Wheeling Park District, 333 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. Free.

9. Park-In Movie, 7 p.m. Saturday
Watch “Frozen” in Maplewood Park. Popcorn will be sold at the pavilion. Maplewood Park, Clay Court and Hazel Avenue, Deerfield. Free.

10. Bats! 8 p.m. Friday
Become educated about the creatures of the night and join the search of bats in the dark. Registration required. Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills.

11. Yoga in Nature, 10 a.m. Sunday
Unroll your yoga mat outdoors in the midst of nature with a Master Yoga Instructor. Registration and release form required. For questions, call 847-381-6592. Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills.

12. Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours, 1 p.m. Sunday
Learn about “the man from Libertyville” Adlai E. Stevenson with a tour of his home. Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Marys Road, Mettawa.$5 residents; $7 nonresidents.

 

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