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Sunday picks: Feel French for a day at Cantigny

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  • Street performers are part of the French themed "French Connection Day" on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Cantigny and the First Division Museum in Wheaton.

      Street performers are part of the French themed "French Connection Day" on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Cantigny and the First Division Museum in Wheaton.
    Courtesy of Cantigny

  • The Eighth Annual Kite Festival flies into the Chicago Botanic Garden this weekend.

      The Eighth Annual Kite Festival flies into the Chicago Botanic Garden this weekend.

  • Iconic comic book creator Stan Lee will appear at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont this weekend.

      Iconic comic book creator Stan Lee will appear at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont this weekend.
    Associated Press File Photo

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

French Connection Day
Step into the world of French culture at the French Connection Day at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Highlights include French music and fare, wine tasting, street performers, a French open-air market, kids' activities and more. Free with paid $5 parking fee. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Gurnee Days
Rides, fireworks, "Rib Fest," live entertainment, a bike rodeo and many other family activities are part of the annual Gurnee Days, in Viking and Peterson parks and around O'Plaine Road and Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. Free general admission. For full schedule, call (847) 249-9613 or (847) 623-7788 or visit gurneedays.com. Events begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Chicago Comic Con
Today's the last day for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, the pop-culture convention featuring dozens of comic-book creators, movie and TV stars and comic-book dealers from all over the Midwest, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Meet Stan Lee, Tom Felton, Jon Bernthal, Luke Perry, Sam Trammell, Bruce Campbell and more. Tickets cost $35, autographs and some special events extra. For a full schedule, go to wizardworld.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Art at the Glen Town Center
The outdoor Art at the Glen Town Center Festival showcases original artwork from more than 200 juried artists. Other highlights include live music, a variety of fare, kids' activities and more at 1800 Patriot Blvd. in Glenview. Free admission. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Flashback Weekend
Heads off! Er, heads up! Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be serving as the official master of ceremonies at the Flashback Weekend horror convention this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont. Events include celebrity signings, movie screenings at Muvico 18 in Rosemont, parties and more. Go to flashbackweekend.com for tickets and schedules. $30 day pass. Starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Go Girls
Commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Girl Scouts with a special alumni reception, sports stations, activity booths and more events this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $10-$12 (registration required). Free parking. (888) 732-7784 or register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org or searscentre.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Fly a kite
See some highflying art and get tips from the experts at participatory workshops as part of the Eighth Annual Kite Festival this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Armenian Fest
Live music and entertainment, kids' activities, Armenian fare and more are part of the Armenian Fest at All Saints' Armenian Apostolic Church, 1701 N. Greenwood Road, Glenview. Free general admission. Visit armenianallsaints.org. 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

The Neverly Brothers
The Neverly Brothers will headline an outdoor afternoon concert in the band shell at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets for seating. Free with paid $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

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