A Little Night Music
For more than six decades, the Lake Forest Symphony (LFS) has enriched, educated, and transformed our community with the power of music. With a mission to bring high quality, innovative musical performances to diverse audiences, LFS creates educational opportunities and partnerships to ensure that orchestral music thrives and survives. On Saturday, November 3, supporters have a chance to give back to the organization that gives so much to us with the 2018-2019 season gala. Held at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, the event will include cocktails, dinner, and a program with Henry Fogel as master of ceremonies. Other celebrated guests include Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic, LFS board members, and LFS musicians. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Avenue in Highland Park, lakeforestsymphony.org.
Lake Bluff History Museum is dragging out the cauldrons, tarnishing the candlesticks, and stringing the cobwebs in anticipation of the Ghost Walk’s return to downtown Lake Bluff on October 27 and 28. Close to 1,000 brave souls typically venture forth for an evening of local history and fun led by ghoulish guides with a cast of residents, civic leaders, merchants, school and village personnel. This year’s event is scheduled eerily close to the anniversary of the discovery of a badly burned woman, Elfrieda Knaak, in Lake Bluff’s Village Hall on October 30, 1928. The mystery of this woman’s death three days later is a subject popularized through past Ghost Walks and now the subject of a book by local author Kraig Moreland (which you can learn more about in this issue). “Kraig Moreland’s book The Furnace Girl, is historical fiction and encapsulates many of the stories featured in the Ghost Walk throughout the years,” says Board President and Ghost Walk Director Cathy McKechney. The Ghost Walk is Lake Bluff History Museum’s primary fundraising effort for 2018. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children in 8th grade and younger. Tours depart every 15 minutes; tickets must be purchased for a specific time slot. For more information, call 847-482-1572 or visit lakebluffhistory.org.
While made for the beach, the SANDLITE mat is perfect for autumn picnics and festivals. The beauty of the patented technology is that sand and dirt particles pass through the mat as the dual-weave material acts as a sieve. The soft fabric is water resistant, which means no more wet blankets. The SANDLITE mat rolls up in a compact bundle for easy carrying, with a built-in carry handle. We tried it and highly recommend for savoring fall. To purchase, visit cgear-sandfree.com.