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posted: 9/26/2012 8:28 AM

The Suburbs This Weekend: Apples, 'Full House' auditions, and a worldwide play day

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and Sean Stangland

Alpples, a musical based on "Full House", more apples and a play day for the whole family are among the items features in The Suburbs this weekend.

Sean's picks

Dig in to everything from apple doughnuts to caramel apples, apple lattes and more at Long Grove's 20th Annual Apple Festival this weekend at Long Grove Historic Village on Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Besides all the apple-inspired treats, there will be live entertainment, children's activities and more. Admission is $5 for adults; kids younger than 12 admitted free. (847) 634-0888 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30

This one isn't in Herald City, and not technically an event open to all ..... but it's too funny to pass up.

Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre has auditions for the comic musical tragic spoof "Attend the Tale of Danny Tanner: A Full House Musical" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Please note that actors from the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs will be given priority for this audition. Those auditioning should prepare a 60-second comic monologue, 16 bars of a song and indicate if they can play a musical instrument, have dance experience or a special talent. Auditions are by appointment only, and can be arranged by sending email to

Richard's picks

Worldwide Day of Play, Century Park North, 1401 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills: Event encourages families to play outdoors. Structured and unstructured activities for all ages include a moonwalk, sand volleyball, sack races, basketball contests, kite flying and more. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Free. Note: In the event of inclement weather, event will be canceled. Call (847) 996-6800 to register. (847) 996-6800.

The annual Johnny Appleseed Festival runs along Woodstock, Brink, Williams and Grant streets, in downtown Crystal Lake. Highlights include pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin train, storytelling, music, children's games, pony rides, pie baking and eating contests, dancing, food and "The Great Ball Race" down Brink Street. Free. (815) 479-0835 or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

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