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Best bets: Kids love the Big Trucks

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A young driver tests out the horn of a Hemmet Wrecker from the 3625th Maintenance Company of the Illinois National Guard during a previous edition of Big Trucks, sponsored by the Barrington Park District, held at Ron Beese Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The Turtle Trek race returns to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine on Friday, Aug. 2.

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Comedian Greg Warren will appear at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

Soprano Latonia Moore stars in the title role during a special concert of Verdi's grand opera "Aida" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Corky Siegel is set to perform in Long Grove.

Tickets are now on sale for renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman in concert at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Give little kids a chance to get their hands on some heavy machinery at the 14th Annual Big Trucks Event Saturday at Ron Beese Park in Barrington. Fans of the 1990s boy band Backstreet Boys won't want to miss their "In a World Like This Tour," which also features Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Friday, Aug. 2.
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    • A young driver tests out the horn of a Hemmet Wrecker from the 3625th Maintenance Company of the Illinois National Guard during a previous edition of Big Trucks, sponsored by the Barrington Park District, held at Ron Beese Park.
    • The Turtle Trek race returns to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine on Friday, Aug. 2.
    • Comedian Greg Warren will appear at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    • Soprano Latonia Moore stars in the title role during a special concert of Verdi’s grand opera “Aida” at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 3.
    • Corky Siegel is set to perform in Long Grove.
    • Tickets are now on sale for renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman in concert at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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