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Obscura Society Illinois Presents: Spirits of the Midway - The History & Science of the Carnival
Celebrate the launch of the Illinois Obscura Society and discover the science behind the sideshow as everyone comes together to toast Illinois' curiously wonderful past and present. Illinois has a rich and storied history - what better way to explore than with their take on a classic Carnival Midway, like the very one that was invented just a few miles from the event location? Photo Credit: Jeremy LAWSON
The menu is presided over by a silhouette of the peckish pig himself, armed with fork and knife like a cannibal, and divided into sections: The Plank, The Bowl, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetarian, On Bread, Sides and Desserts. That makes it easy to troll through the menu and hit something from every food group; much of this food is made for sharing, and prices are reasonable, so don’t worry too much about over ordering. Unique menu items include: Duck Confit Mac & Cheese, served with a Sunny-Side Up Egg, Flatbread with Arugula, Serrano Ham, Goat Cheese and Red Onion with a Fig Jam Glaze, Kimchi Potato Cakes with Plum Sauce, Lamb Burger with Cumin Fries, and Beer Big Mussels cooked in beer with onions and bacon just to name a few. Desserts are all made in house by Debbie and they are definitely calorie-worthy. "
In business at the same location since 1945, Nick's retains it's old fashioned charm while remaining an in-demand restaurant in the southwest Chicago suburbs. With a comfortable, welcoming environment, Nick's sits on Main Street in historic downtown Lemont. The old fashioned charm includes lots of Cubs memorabilia, an antique cash register, and bottles of Schlitz. There's a modern ATM since Nick's never has and still doesn't take credit card. The menu is small, and they are sure to let everyone know that they don't serve fries but people come to Nick's for one thing - the famous Nickburger. As you can see from the four star reviews on Yelp, the burger is as big as the plate it comes on an is adored by people from all over Illinois and beyond. Recently Nick's and its kind hearted owner Don Quaid, were featured on Chicago's Best.
Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5k Run/Walk
The Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5k features live Irish music to get everyone in the spirit, pucker up as you run beneath the on course kiss me I'm Irish arch. At the finish enjoy green soda pop, chocolate gold coins and more Irish inspired treats. The course weaves through the Deer Park Town Center and then onto the streets of the Village of Deer Park. The USATF certified 5k (3.1 mile) course is a completely paved course. All miles will be marked with a water stop along the way. Awards will be awarded to to the top 3 of each age category. For more information or to register please visit the website.
CITY: Deer Park
North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K
On May 31st, the North Shore Classic Half Marathon & 5k is headed back to Chicago’s North Shore! Enjoy a beautiful course running through the Highland Park neighborhood while sporting the premium goodie bag. Please visit the website for complete details and to register.
CITY: Highland Park
Dinner and a Little History: The 10 Worst Civil War Generals
The generals of the armies of our Civil War were a mixed lot, quite often amateur soldiers, quite often politicians masquerading as soldiers, usually (but not always) devoted, usually (but not always) courageous. In this talk, Bruce Allardice will examine the Braggs, the Burnsides, the Pembertons, how they became generals, and why they failed to justify their promotion to high rank. You've heard about the best--now hear about the rest! Held at Public Landing Restaurant, 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner.
They save architectural elements from the wrecking ball. Salvage One works to preserve and pass on our history. They have been helping their customers breathe new life into salvaged materials for nearly 30 years. Their aim is to take salvage further by working with you to add creativity and style to your space. They also specialize in one-of-a-kind items that are unique and of all tastes and styles.
Essence Of Freedom Run
The Essence Of Freedom Run is an annual event to raise funds that are desperately needed by the brave men and women both active duty and Veterans, who defend our country in the armed forces. Choose from a 5K or 10K race and run through the streets of downtown Deerfield. Active Duty, including Police and Fire Departments, run free. Register before February 15th and save $5.