Wine Tastings, Home Tour, Thai Cooking: Get Out There

Fun things to do this weekend, pulled from the Events calendar on your local Patch.


Need some ideas for great activities this weekend? Patch has got you covered. Check out one of these events in the Grayslake, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest areas. 


Third Annual Relay for Life Charity Wine Tasting at Grand Cru Wine Merchants

Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and good times for our third annual benefit for Relay for Life Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. It costs just $5 at the door and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Light refreshments will be served.


The Eight Treasures of Qigong Workshop

The workshop by Dr. Dean Y. Deng features Qigong, a comprehensive system of healing arts. Founded 5,000 years ago and integrated into Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as theories and applications from the wide range of indigenous traditions of Chinese culture. Developing, maintaining and learning to control the life force energy (Qi) through ones own body will improve and help to heal most health related problems - naturally.

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. Whether used for health maintenance or rehabilitation, this program can be done by anyone. This program is popular among doctors, nurses and bodywork therapists as well.

Some of the numerous benefits include stress and pain relief, increasing energy, strengthen muscles, improving circulation, better digestion, stronger immune system, mental focus/clarity, and building your energy level to help heal others. It is also highly effective in treating such conditions as diabetes, migraines, arthritis, PMS, back pain, sport injuries, weight control, high blood pressure, insomnia, etc. Rejuvenate your body internally for everlasting radiant health. Don’t just feel good, feel great!


Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Annual Awards and Home Tour

Directions to the historic house for the tour and reception will be given at Gorton. Cost: free to Lake Forest Preservation Foundation members, $10 for guests.


Arbor Day Celebration 

  • When: Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Where: Rollins Savanna in Grayslake, entrance at Washington Street and Atkinson Road
  • Fee: Free
  • Info: www.lcfpd.org

Concerned about the threat of invasive species to trees in your neighborhood? 
Join us for the Arbor Day Celebration at Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve in Grayslake on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Twenty assorted trees will be raffled off every hour. One free raffle ticket to win a tree will be distributed to each adult attending.

The trees are part of a USDA Forest Service grant, which also is providing about 2,000 trees to the Lake County Forest Preserves for planting throughout the preserves. Forestry staff will be available at the event to answer your questions about how to select trees most likely to thrive at your site.

Demonstrations and discussions on tree planting, care and site selection, and prevention and treatment of pests such as the emerald ash borer will be repeated throughout the event. 

The entrance and parking area to the Arbor Day Celebration are located on Washington Street at Atkinson Road, just west of Route 45 and east of Route 83. 


Cooking with Chef Ying Stoller - Thai Cuisine

Great date night idea! Join Chef Ying Stoller as she teaches step-by-step how to make this delicious meal at home: satay chicken marinated in coconut milk curry. green papaya salad and Pad Thai noodles. Ingredients, generous food samples and printed recipes are included in the price of the class.


Scenic Nature Hikes: Birding

Learn to recognize, enjoy and appreciate the resident and migratory birds of northeastern Illinois. Bring binoculars. All sessions are held at colorful natural areas within an hour's drive of your home. The instructor will contact you with detailed directions on the location of the first class just before the course begins. Call (847) 543-2022 if you are not contacted about meeting place information.


Pinot Noir Wine Tasting

What better red wine for warm weather than Pinot Noir? We'll be joined by three of our favorite wine reps who will be tasting more than a dozen Pinot Noir's from around the world as you enjoy a selection of artisan cheeses.
The $5 participation fee will be donated to local charities.
Reservations not necessary but appreciated.

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