Family Friendly: Country Bumpkin Festival features music, dancing
Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight will close out the Country Bumpkin Festival at Lambs Farm Sept. 8.
Updated: September 6, 2012 8:52AM
What could be more wonderful than spending a day in the country with your family?
How about knowing that, at the same time, you are helping support programs for men and women with developmental disabilities.
That’s what will happen when you attend Lambs Farm’s Country Bumpkin Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville.
“It’s $10 for ages 2 and up and that includes live music, activities and admission to the Farmyard and attractions,” said Jackie Rachev, communications coordinator. “We’re going to have a bungee bull, face painting and clowns. There’ll be line dancing and square dancing lessons, and all sorts of other events for the whole family.”
The musical lineup includes Bella Cain at 10:30 a.m., Easy Louise at 1:30 p.m. and Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, at 5 p.m.
For details, call (847) 990-3714 or visit www.lambsfarm.org.
Kids who love the Captain Underpants book series can meet author Dav Pilkey at Captain Underpantsapalooza, 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. There will be a short film about Pilkey’s characters and a scrapbook project. The ticket price of $10 includes a copy of his latest book, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, and family admission. Reservations are required.
For details, call (847) 234-4420 or visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.
The race is on
Families are invited to run or walk together at the 2nd annual Run the Shores at Lake Barrington 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Market Place Shopping Center, Route 59 and Kelsey Road. Participants receive a T-shirt and race bag. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 race day; $7 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit Cuba Township Food Pantry.
For details, visit www.lakebarringtonshores.org.
Isn’t it grand?
Kids can celebrate Grandparents Day with grandma and/or grandpa at a special Storytime with Carol, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.
For details, call (847) 438-3433 or visit www.eapl.org.
Celebrate quarter century
An authentic SOO Line Railroad Depot houses the Fort Hill Heritage Museum, 601 E. Noel Drive, Mundelein, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Kids will enjoy seeing an 1890s caboose, a 1774 Flintlock musket and more at this free museum. Drop in any Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
For details, call (847) 566-8122 or visit www.mundeleinparks.org.~.