Lake Forest Symphony Opens New Season; 9-11 Remembrances; Get The Kids Outdoors

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time.

Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.


  • Where / When: ; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9-10).
  • Why Go?: First annual hands-on garden symposium and seasonal market. Presenters from Elawa Farm, Chicago Botanic Garden and local landscape designers. Fee includes lunch. Space is limited. Call (847) 234-1966 for more information.
  • Pricing: $100 per person.



  • Where / When: , 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9-10).
  • Why Go?: Opening concert of the 2011-2012 season will feature local composer Jim Stephenson's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Concertmaster Ilya Kaler in the Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Free pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
  • Pricing: $16 - $54 per ticket.



  • Where / When: ; 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) - 8 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 11).
  • Why Go?: Pitch your tent, enjoy a reptile show by the Wildlife Discovery Center, watch the stars and moon through telescopes provided by the Skokie Valley Astronomers Club and relax around a campfire. Eat s'mores, pizza and soda for dinner, bagels, muffins and juice for breakfast. Please register in advance. Send an email to Rob Carmichael at carmichr@cityoflakeforest.com for more information.
  • Pricing: $110 per family for residents; $132 per family for non-residents.



  • Where / When: ; 10 - 11 a.m., Sunday (Sept. 11).
  • Why Go?: Recognize and commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Police officers and firefighters will be honored.
  • Pricing: Free.



  • Where / When: Deerpath Golf Course, 500 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, (Sept. 9).
  • Why Go?: Registration begins at 7 a.m., tee-off at 8 a.m. Help maintain the academy's commitment to strong educational and character goals for students in Lake and northern Cook counties at one of the fastest growing Catholic schools in Chicagoland.
  • Pricing: $400 for two golfers.


6.  Lake Forest Police, Fire Department's 9-11 Remembrance Service

  • Where / When: Market Square on Western Avenue off of Deerpath, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 11).
  • Why Go?: Recognize and commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11
  • Pricing: Free.


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