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Naperville Park District Mudslide Lacrosse

Naperville Park District and New Wave Lacrosse will host mudslide lacrosse from 9 a.m. to noon March 25 on the turf fields at Nike Park Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road, Naperville. Participants will be able to try out fast-paced scrimmages and games. Groups will be divided by age and skill level. Rental equipment is available, but must be reserved in advance by contacting New Wave Lacrosse at 630-219-3919.

Battle for the Prairie State…Illinois Politics During the Civil War

The Fullersburg Historic Foundation will present Jonathan Sebastian, a Civil War historian and adjunct professor at Judson University, to discuss what people in DuPage County thought about politics during the Civil War, what united them, what divided them and how day-to-day politics, often overlooked in present-day historical recounts of the Civil War, profoundly influenced their lives. The event will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. For more information, go to

Trout Release into Lake Michigan

Please join Hubbard Woods School Friday at 7 a.m. as students release Rainbow Trout into Lake Michigan. Students at Hubbard Woods have raised these fish for several months.

Duo Pianists Svetlana Belsky and Elena

Duo Pianists Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya conclude the 2012 2 Piano / 4 Hand concert series on Sunday, March 25 at 2 pm in the Northbrook Public Library auditorium. Admission and parking are free.

Free Annual Egg Hunt

Youngsters can participate in a free egg hunt from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday March 31 at Hart’s Hill Park, 814 Hart Road Round Lake. Mr Bunny will visit this annual event.

The Night Owl Ball

The Night Owl Ball will help Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn improve its two large flight cages. The evening, which will include dancing with live music by Josh and the Empty Pockets, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf, 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton.

During the first hour of the event, education raptors from Willowbrook will be on hand to greet visitors. There will also be a variety of items in silent and live auctions, including a beluga whale experience at the Shedd Aquarium, “Raptor Handler for a Day” and other behind-the-scenes tours at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, original artwork, specially made gourmet meals, hotel packages and gift baskets.  Tickets are $50 each and are available in advance at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd., and Cantigny Golf. Tickets will also be available at the door.

30th Annual Crystal Lake Home & Business EXPO

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual Crystal Lake Home & Business EXPO will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25. The show will be held at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Attendees will have the opportunity to see over 140 exhibitors. Admission and parking are free. Exhibitors will provide door prizes that will be given away to every 100th person who attends the show.

An Afternoon With The Illinois Brass Band

Spend the afternoon with the Illinois Brass Band as they present their spring concert, “An Afternoon with The Illinois Brass Band.” Featured on the program will be Philip Wilby’s epic work “Paganini Variations,” a set of sixteen variations based on Niccolò Paganini’s famous “Caprice No. 24” for violin and piano as arranged for brass band. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children 14 and younger.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt 

PAWS of Tinley Park will host its 5th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at 8301 W. 191st St. The event will feature more than 3,000 eggs full of dog-appropriate treats. The event will also include photos with the Easter Bunny, a bake sale and a raffle.

Peter Pan

This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Captain Hook, Smee, the lost boys, pirates and the Native Americans and, of course, Tinker Bell, in their adventures in Never Land.. Evanston Children’s Theatre performers are age 8 through eighth grade. Tickets are sold at the Levy Center and are available at the door.  For more information, call 847-448-8250.The Levy Center is located at 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.  Admission is $6.The show runs 7 p.m. March 23 3 and 7 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25.  The show is appropriate for all ages.



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