'Between Normality and Terror': 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. "Between Normality and Terror: Everyday Life in Nazi Germany" sheds light on what daily life was like for ordinary citizens in 1930s Germany. German historian Anette Isaacs will offer insights into how the German people oscillated between normality and terror, and how the Nazis were able to turn Germany into a brutal dictatorship. To register, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
The Monuments Men -- Saving Europe's Treasures: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. The story of how art historians, museum professionals and military personnel worked to protect Europe's cultural treasures and repatriate stolen objects during and after World War II has inspired books and films. This slide lecture by art historian Jeff Mishur deals with some of the major players associated with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program and why their efforts were so urgently needed. To register, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
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Long Grove Irish Days: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, and Monday, Sept. 1, Paddy's on the Square, 228 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove. Historic Long Grove celebrates Irish music, dancing, food and culture. Free family event. Attractions include a Wee Ones activity area, Best Looking Men's Legs in a Kilt Competition, Ceili Dance demonstration, townwide leprechaun hunt and pint glass giveaway. Traditional Irish food and drink served by Winston's. Acts Include The Larkin and Moran Brothers, Gavin Coyle, Baal Tinne, Jeff Ward, The McNulty Irish Dancers, and the Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band. Visit www.visitlonggrove.com.
Vernon Hills French Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 20, Vernon Hills Metra station, 75 E. Route 45, Vernon Hills. Local European style market held at the Metra station featuring produce, gourmet foods, specialty goods. Free admission. Visit www.bensidounusa.com.
Twilight Shuffle 5K Run: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, Downtown Libertyville, Milwaukee and Newberry, Libertyville. Run on a course that winds through the east side neighborhoods of historic downtown Libertyville. Families with children ages 9 and older are welcome. Online registration is open through midnight Wednesday, Aug. 27. Cost is $45 for adults, $30 for ages 9-17. Post party at the new Mickey Finn's location. Free admission, food and soda for racers and kids 10 and younger; $10 for friends and family older than 10. Registration at packet pick up during the race weekend and on race day from 9 a.m. to noon. No walk up registration at the race. Visit www.signmeup.com/100163.