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Weekend picks: Dogs have their day in Waukegan

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  • A border collie wiggles his way through the weave poles in an agility course. See if your own dog can do the same at the K9 Trace & Pace Fundraiser in Waukegan.

       A border collie wiggles his way through the weave poles in an agility course. See if your own dog can do the same at the K9 Trace & Pace Fundraiser in Waukegan.
    JOHN STARKS | Staff Photographer

  • The Goodenow Grove Fall Fest and Grand Re-Opening includes pumpkin carving among other activities at the Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Beecher.

      The Goodenow Grove Fall Fest and Grand Re-Opening includes pumpkin carving among other activities at the Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Beecher.

  • The Jimmy Buffett tribute band Peaches Beach is featured in the Live Chicago Music Fest to Benefit Autism in Antioch.

       The Jimmy Buffett tribute band Peaches Beach is featured in the Live Chicago Music Fest to Benefit Autism in Antioch.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Magician Mike Super comes to College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake for a performance on Sunday, Sept. 16.

      Magician Mike Super comes to College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake for a performance on Sunday, Sept. 16.

  • Car exhibitors compete for more than 90 awards at the Seventh Annual Cantigny Car Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

      Car exhibitors compete for more than 90 awards at the Seventh Annual Cantigny Car Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    Courtesy of Cantigny

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Doggy day out
Ever wondered if your dog has what it takes to do agility training? Then find out at the K9 Trace & Pace Fundraiser at Bevier Park, 3215 N. Mcaree Road, Waukegan. This Saturday event features a dog parade, pet supply vendors and more, all to help benefit the Callahan-Franklin Park and Dog Exercise Area. $14 entrance fee. (847) 360-4700 or waukeganparks.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Civil War Show and Sale
The National Civil War Show and Sale takes place at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Civil War memorabilia includes swords, uniforms, autographs, currency and more. Some World War I and World War II memorabilia also will be available. Admission is $9; kids ages 16 and younger admitted free. Free parking. Visit zurkopromotions.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Art on the Riverwalk
The Naperville Art League hosts its 27th annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair along the Riverwalk near Main Street and Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Free admission. (630) 355-2530 or napervilleartleague.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16

Grove reopening
After more than a year's closure for site improvements, The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve opens again on Saturday with the Goodenow Grove Fall Fest and Grand Reopening. There will be pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, hayrack rides and more at the preserve located 1¼ miles east of the intersection of Routes 1 and 394 on Goodenow Road, in Beecher. No admission charge. (815) 727-8700 or reconnectwithnature.org/ada. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Guinness Oyster Festival
Concerts, arts and crafts, kids' activities and plenty of raw and cooked oysters to eat are all part of the annual Guinness Oyster Festival, at Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street, Chicago. Musical performers include 10,000 Maniacs, The Tossers and others. Requested gate donation is $7. (773) 868-3010 or chicagoevents.com. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16

Block party
The annual Hideout Block Party has become one of the city's best fall musical events, and this year's no exception. The lineup for the two-day fest includes Wilco, the Corin Tucker Band, Iron & Wine and Wild Belle, a band whose members are natives of Barrington. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. Tickets cost $30 to $60. Go to hideoutchicago.com. Starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Rock for autism
Live Chicago Music presents 44 bands on four stages as part of a Music Fest to Benefit Autism this weekend with bands like Peaches Beach, This Last Dance, Diver Down and more performing to benefit the charity Autism Speaks. Catch them at Port of Blarney, 27843 W. Grass Lake Road, Antioch. $10 per day or $15 for both days. (847) 395-4122 or (847) 946-6379 or livechicagomusic.com. Noon Saturday, Sept. 15, through 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Oktoberfest
Go German for a day or two at the Palatine Oktoberfest, featuring German food, wine, beer, music and more at the Fireman's Memorial Parking Lot, Brockway and Slade streets. Free admission. Visit palatinerotary.com. Noon to midnight Saturday, Sept. 15; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Fiestas Patrias Aurora
Celebrate the traditions of Mexican Americans and Latinos throughout Latin America at the Fiestas Patrias Aurora Festival, at various venues in downtown Aurora. Music, food, a parade and other family activities are featured. Free admission. (630) 264-2422 or ahcc-il.com. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Parade from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday

Blast from the past
Civil War re-enactors fire cannons and talk about Civil War history at Lisle's annual Depot Days at the Museums of Lisle Station Park, 921 School St. Highlights include tours, a petting zoo, pioneer activities and entertainment. A Civil War luncheon will be served from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Free; $7 lunch. (630) 964-3410 or lisleparkdistrict.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16

Fall Fest 2012
Des Plaines plays host to its Fall Fest 2012 celebration in Lake Park, on Lee Street, between Howard Street and Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines. The event features free concerts and entertainment, an art fair, a car show, carnival, raffles and more. Free admission and parking. Unlimited carnival rides for $20 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. (847) 391-5700. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Brunch-infused cocktails
Wake up to breakfast disguised as an adult beverage with a mixology class dedicated to brunch mixers. The early risers brunch cocktail class takes place at Wildfire, 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Learn to make a bacon-infused Bloody Mary, jalapeño cucumber chill and more while munching on mini brunch classics. $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. (847) 279-7900 or wildfirerestaurant.com. Noon Saturday, Sept. 15

1812 war exhibit
Learn about American and Chicago-area history from 200 years ago (including the Battle of Fort Dearborn) at the new exhibit The War of 1812: Fighting for Their Homeland opening this Saturday at the Mitchell Museum of the Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. $5. $3 students/seniors. (847) 475-1030 or mitchellmuseum.org. Curator tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; exhibit runs through Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

Guthrie salute
Northlight Theatre opens its season with a centennial salute to folk icon Woodie Guthrie titled "Woody Sez -- The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie." David M. Lutken and Nick Corley created the musical portrait of the man who penned such classics as "This Land is Your Land" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad." Corley directs the show, which features Lutken, Darcie Deaville, David Finch and Helen Jean Russell. See it at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $25-$72. (847) 673-6300 or northlight.org. Previews run at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The show opens Sept. 21.

Cars at Cantigny
Auto exhibitors compete for more than 90 awards at the Seventh Annual Cantigny Car Show at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Awards include Cantigny Choice and Best of Show, along with Best Paint, Lowest Low Rider, Wildest Tire and others. Free admission. Parking (for spectators) is $5 per vehicle ($2 before 10 a.m.). Event takes place rain or shine. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Awards presented at 3 p.m.

Wickets loves football
Celebrate any NFL team you'd like at Wickets Bar and Grill, 601 Martingale Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg. During any NFL regular season game, enjoy $3 20-ounce Miller Lite drafts or $13 buckets of beer -- MGD, Miller Lite and Coors Lite. Fill your belly with 50-cent wings, 60-cent chicken strips, $1.50 hot dogs or $2.50 trio of sliders. (847) 619-1400 or wicketsbarandgrill.com. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays

Fork in the fall
Taste the season at a four-course fall wine dinner at Waterleaf, at the College of DuPage Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Begin with butternut squash, ricotta and sage crostini paired with Varichon & Clerc Brut N.V. Next, try cauliflower soup with chive oil and Melba toast paired with 2009 Arizona Stronghold Tazi White then follow that with spiced pumpkin, lentil and goat cheese salad with the 2010 Michel Gassier Nimes Notre Pais. For the entree, enjoy the tea-spiced marinated duck paired with a 2010 Ayres Pinot Noir and end the evening with a dessert and wine pairing. $99 per person. For reservations, call (708) 383-7543. 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

It's magic
Since magician Mike Super sold out his performance last year at College of Lake County, he's been invited back to show off his illusionary and comedy skills this Sunday at the Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $25-$32. $12-$15 students and kids. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

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