Family Friendly: BBQ, music at the heart of Little Bear Ribfest
The second annual Little Bear Ribfest will feature various types of barbeque, including ribs, and five different musical acts Aug. 24-25.
A 12-year-old electric guitar prodigy named Tallan Noble Latz is one of five acts scheduled to entertain at Little Bear Ribfest, 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills.
“Families are welcome,” Recreation Supervisor Marty Walsh said.
Although there won’t be activities specifically for children at this second annual event, it is family-centered because proceeds benefit the Vernon Hills Park District’s Family Scholarship Program.
“The focus of the event is music and food,” Walsh said. “We’ve got some really great national and international acts coming this year. Our main headliner’s going to be Austin, Texas-based blues band Los Lonely Boys.”
Six vendors will be selling ribs as well as sandwiches and side dishes. In addition, the Rotary Club will sell corn on the cob.
Admission is $5 per person; kids younger than 5 are free.
For details, call (847) 996-6800 or visit www.littlebearribfest.com.
What’s the catch?
That’s up to you and your children at the Family Fishing Derby, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Lake Arlington, 2201 N. Windsor, Arlington Heights. There will be prizes for kids, teens and adults at this event. The cost is $5 for ages 7-15, $8 for ages 16 and older, children 6 and younger are free. Registration is encouraged.
For details, call (847) 991-3200 or visit www.ahpd.org.
Cruise or lose
Your family has one more chance to enjoy Barrington Cruise Nights this year. The last event, featuring trucks, is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 in Downtown Barrington’s Harris Bank parking lot on South Cook Street south of Lake Cook Road. In addition to viewing the vehicles, you can buy food from vendors and listen to music provided by a disc jockey.
For details, call (847) 304-3400 or visit www.barrington-il.gov.
Kids, ages 3-7, will engage in “some not so quiet fun” at Pajama Storytime, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The half hour drop-in session will include stories, fingerplays and a bit of noise.
For details, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
The stage is set
The children’s stage is the place to be during storytime, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Deer Park Barnes and Noble, 20600 N. Rand Road. Kids will hear a story, do a craft project and enjoy a snack at this drop-in event.
For details, call (847) 438-7444 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.~.