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Sunday picks: Be wowed at Port Clinton Art Fest

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  • The Annual Port Clinton Art Festival returns this weekend to downtown Highland Park.

      The Annual Port Clinton Art Festival returns this weekend to downtown Highland Park.

  • Garden enthusiasts can meet with Midwestern growers, showcasing flowers, vegetables and more at the Heirloom Garden Show at the Garfield Farm Museum.

      Garden enthusiasts can meet with Midwestern growers, showcasing flowers, vegetables and more at the Heirloom Garden Show at the Garfield Farm Museum.
    Courtesy of the the Garfield Farm Museum

  • Singer/songwriter Shawn Thomas presents a concert of Christian and pop music at the Skokie Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 28.

      Singer/songwriter Shawn Thomas presents a concert of Christian and pop music at the Skokie Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 28.
    Courtesy of James Hartman & Associates

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Highland art

More than 260 artists display their work as part of the 28th Port Clinton Art Festival, which coincides with the fifth annual Taste of Highland Park this weekend at Port Clinton Square, Central Ave., 1st and 2nd Streets, Highland Park. Free admission and free parking. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. Art fest: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; Taste: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Geneva Concours d'Elegance

Auto enthusiasts can view more than 200 antique, classic and modern cars at the Geneva Concours d'Elegance classic car show along Third Street in downtown Geneva. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit the Living Well Cancer Resource Center. Visit genevaconcours.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Heirloom Garden Show

Tour heirloom gardens and interact with Midwestern growers who are showing off their favorite heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables at the 22nd Annual Heirloom Garden Show at the Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 13. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Knitting know-how

Find out about the latest knitting trends when the Stitches Midwest convention and classes returns to the area this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. Prices vary, but start at $8 for a one-day pass; $12 for a two-day pass; $16 for a three-day pass. Classes are extra. (800) 237-7099 or knittinguniverse.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

In a pickle

The Durant House Pickling Party hosts activities for all ages. Learn about the pickling process and what it took to keep food tasty back in the 1800s. Guests can see examples of pickling in the 1840s Durant Hearth Room and in the Victorian kitchen at the Durant House Museum, LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles $1-$3. (630) 377-6424 or ppfv.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Shawn Thomas

Florida-based singer/songwriter and Christian artist Shawn Thomas presents a concert of Christian and pop music at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Tickets cost $20 in advance; $25 at the door. (847) 677-7761 or skokietheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

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