Speaker Addresses Lake Forest Dads, Rock Out at Lake Forest College, Run in LEAD Race

Let Patch help you figure out what to do this weekend.

It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue.

We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.


  • Where/When: , 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest, 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5).
  • Why Go?: The Lake Forest High School Dads Club is hosting writer Jay Payleitner, who will talk about “26 Things Teens Need from a Dad”. This event will be open to all Dads (sorry, no Moms) of teenagers in the Lake Forest area. RSVP kevincneville@aol.com if you plan to attend.
  • Pricing: Free


Lake Forest High School State Playoff Football Game

  • Where/When: Batavia High School, 1201 Main St., Batavia, 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5).
  • Why Go?: In this Class 6A State second round playoff game, with the winner moving into the State quarterfinals. Gates open at noon.
  • Pricing: $5 per person.


  • Where/When: , 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 2 p.m Saturday (Nov. 5).
  • Why Go?: The Eight Treasures of Qigong Program incorporates a tranquil mind, soft breathing and slow, gentle movements. Simplicity, comfort and elegance combine with universal energy to return your life to its original pattern of harmony and balance on a continuous basis.
  • Pricing: $95 per person.

  • Where/When: , 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, (Nov. 5).
  • Why Go?: This class is for everyone - ages 8 to 80 years old. The Brave Way will teach you how to defend yourself and keep yourself and your family safe in every situation with confidence, all in just 2 hours. The techniques are easy to learn and are very effective. The Brave Way is taught through a lecture, a demonstration and hands-on instruction.
  • Pricing: $30


  • Where/When: , 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5).
  • Why Go?: Join WMXM radio for a night of the edgiest psych/punk rock sound that transforms the beautiful 1800s Gothic style chapel into a gritty night in Chicago’s underground. Mannequin Men is raved as the loudest, most reckless, and raw Windy City groups. They are supported by Rabble Rabble, a wild group from Chicago’s budding Logan Square who have had local music blogs ablaze with their psych-rock tones. 
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/When: , 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, 9 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6).
  • Why Go?: Support LEAD during its 25th anniversary year by registering to run in the fourth annual Red Ribbons Race. Proceeds benefit LEAD -- dedicated to promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth.
  • Pricing: Free


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