Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Weekend Guide

By Jenny Quill, GazeboNews reporter

Looking for something to do this weekend? No need to look far, because there’s a lot going on our end of the North Shore. Here’s a sampling of events to check out; and for more ideas, visit the GazeboNews Calendar. And please keep posting your events on this free and super-easy calendar!

The Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and American Legion Post #264 & Auxiliary are hosting a free family event on Sun., Feb. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake Forest College Ice Arena. The event features skate races, a figure skating exhibition, slap shot contest, and barrel jumping competition. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Auxiliary.

On Sun., Feb. 17, students from the award-winning Midwest Young Artists (MYA) chamber music program will perform two back-to-back recitals of classical works. This event is free to attend and open to the public. The performances will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the MYA Center in Highwood, 878 Lyster Rd., Highwood. Check for future dates of free chamber recitals that will run through the 20th Anniversary 2012-13 season. For questions, contact MYA at 847-926-9898.

The Red Rose Band returns to Gorton Community Center to perform its exuberant and historically accurate repertoire of ragtime, early jazz, Dixieland and more! BYOB: Ice, water and cups provided. Sun., Feb. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. For information, contact the Gorton Community Center, 847-234-6060.

Citadel Theatre presents the Tony award-winning comedy, God of Carnage, running through March 10. Performances are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., and Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m. on Feb. 20 and March 6. General admission is $37.50, student/senior tickets cost $32.50. Call the box office at 847-735-8554 or go online for tickets.

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