Family Friendly: ‘Narnia’ tale ‘The Horse and His Boy’ takes CLC stage
Maxwell Lambert, Michael Wentz and Karis Wentz rehearse for the College of Lake County Theatre Department production of C.S. Lewis' "The Horse and His Boy."
Updated: September 20, 2012 9:50AM
Horses talk in the adventurous tale “The Horse and His Boy” from “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Director Thomas B. Mitchell has always loved that C. S. Lewis series. “As a child, I read them and every once in a while I’ll read them again,” he said. That’s why he is staging his third “Narnia” show at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Performances are 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27-30.
Mitchell said it’s a great family show because, “It talks about values, camaraderie and loyalty.” In addition, kids should enjoy watching children ride two large puppet horses.
The production features a cast of 32 community members and college students, ages 6 to 40. Mitchell proudly noted, “The scenery and everything we’re using is a recyclable material or repurposed.”
Tickets are $7.
For details, call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
He’s really cooking
A 13-year-old baking phenom will share his prize winning recipes at Pie Delights with Steven Buchholz, noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. There will be samples to taste at this event for ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and ends at 2 p.m. Sept. 21.For details, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
Watch artists work
Dozens of artists will be painting along the nature trails at Crabtree Nature Center, Palatine Road, one mile west of Barrington Road, Barrington Hills during Art in Nature, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Kids can work on craft projects. There will also be music at this free event.
For details, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Be a friend
Show your support for people with Down Syndrome by joining the Buddy Walk, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. In addition to a short walk, there will be activities for all ages at this free event sponsored by the Down Syndrome Development Council.
For details, call (847) 265-8482 or visit www.theddc.org.
Powerful telescopes will be pointed at the moon by the Lake County Astronomical Society during Astronomy Under the City Lights, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Kids who check out an astronomy book from the library before the event will receive a Star Reader bookmark.
For details, call (847) 438-3433 or visit www.eapl.org.~