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Article posted: 10/6/2013 6:00 AM

Sunday picks: Apple of your eye at Heirloom Apple Fest


An apple a day
Learn about the varieties of apples that were available back in the 19th century at the Heirloom Apple Fest at the Durant House Museum, LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles. Guests can also sample ciders prepared in an 1840s hearth and on a Victorian wood-burning stove. $1-$2 admission donation. (630) 377-6424 or ppfv.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Cider Fest
Step back in time for an old-fashioned autumn festival at the annual Cider Fest at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union. Highlights include broom-making and cider-making demonstrations as well as food. Barn raising begins at 12:30 p.m. The 1843 Gannon log cabin and 1895 West Harmony one-room school are open free all day. Free festival admission. (815) 923-2267 or mchsonline.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Remember the war
Living History actors portray Civil War soldiers and civilians and interact with visitors at the Civil War Re-enactment at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Meet "President Abraham Lincoln" and "Harriet Tubman." The Battlefield Balladeers perform songs from the Civil War era. A scavenger hunt for children is also scheduled. Free with paid $5 parking fee. Visit cantigny.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Corn Harvest
The public is invited to help harvest the corn that will feed cows and sheep in the winter at the Corn Harvest event at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Visitors can help peel the corn husks and bundle stalks to dry. Other highlights include corn husk doll-making, blacksmithing demonstrations, tours of the farm's 19th century home, discussions with beekeepers in the honey house and more. Free. (630) 933-7200 or dupageforest.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 6-7

Remote controls
Fans of remote-control planes, trains and automobiles won't want to miss the iHobby Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $10 seniors; kids younger than 10 admitted free. (847) 303-4100 or ihobbyexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Make a scarecrow
Youngsters can make their own scarecrows to take home and decorate for a lawn or front porch at the Scarecrow Making event at the Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center at 3132 Lake St., Wilmette. Straw and scarecrow heads will be provided by the Chalet. Guests can bring old clothing from home for their scarecrow. Other highlights include pumpkin painting and refreshments, including popcorn and hot apple cider. Free admission. (847) 256-0561 or chaletnursery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Something smelly
The Organic Theater Company presents the children's show "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave., Naperville. $12; $6 kids ages 12 and under. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

'Hello' Goodbye
This is your last chance to see the Chicago run of the nine-time Tony Award-winning (and adults-only) Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," which concludes its Windy City run on Sunday at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. $45-$115. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Crazy for Gershwin
"Summertime," "I Got Rhythm" and "S'Wonderful" are among the George Gershwin tunes featured as part of Light Opera Works' "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," a concert performance of performance of classic tunes at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The cast includes Sophie Grimm, Sara Lynn Kelly and Martin L. Woods in their LOW debuts alongside veterans David Schlumpf and Colette Todd. $30-$60. (847) 920-5360 or lightoperaworks.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

'Charlotte's Web'
Author E.B. White's classic tale "Charlotte's Web" comes to the stage at the Mainstage Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 N. Washington St., Grayslake. The story looks at the unlikely friendship between Wilbur, a runty pig, and a spider named Charlotte. Admission is $7. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Halloween hike
Bram Stoker's novel inspired Theatre-Hikes' seasonal offering "The Passion of Dracula." Written by Bob Hall and David Richmond, the play unfolds in the early 20th-century English countryside where several village girls have gone missing and where an English lord, a doctor and a reporter battle the Count for the soul of a young woman. Performances, which involve walking, take place at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. $8-$19. (630) 725-2066, theatre-hikes.org or mortonarb.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Visiting ballet
Salt Lake City-based Ballet West, featured in the reality TV series "Breaking Pointe," brings its production of a "Mixed Repertory" program featuring the story ballet "The Lottery" to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $30-$90. (800) 982-2787 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Scary clowns
Indulge in your fear of clowns at the new circus- and carnival-inspired Halloween attraction Carnevil starting this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $35 (houses and mazes); $60 (all houses, mazes and unlimited carnival rides and priority entry). (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 and 13; check website for other October dates

Great Gershwin
Pianist Terrence Wilson teams up with conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to perform Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" and "I Got Rhythm Variations" at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$60. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Trivia night at Tommy Nevin's
Get smart at Tommy Nevin's Pub, 3032 English Rows, Naperville, at its weekly Sunday trivia night. There's $75 in prize money at stake. Beer specials include $2.50 Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra bottles. (630) 428-4242 or tommynevins.com. Pub trivia starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

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