Around Town

Steve Apfelbaum at Conserve Lake County

Steve Apfelbaum, author of Nature's Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm

(Beacon Press $16.00)

Wednesday April 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Independence Grove, Libertyville

Steve Apfelbaum, author of Nature's Second Chance and principal ecologist and chairman of Applied Ecological Services, will bring a unique and inspiring perspective on the possibilities of helping nature recover. As a labor of love he restored 80 acres of prairie, wetland, spring brook, and forest at Stone Prairie Farm in Wisconsin. And through Applied Ecological Services, he has led large-scale innovative projects around the world that have been designed to better reconcile human needs and living natural systems. 

The event is free for members of Conserve Lake County; the fee for guests is $35.00. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Register at Conserve Lake County.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store.




Scott Farris at Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy

Scott Farris, author of Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure

Lyons Press, $27.95

Saturday March 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy 

Drawing from his book Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure, former journalist and United Press International bureau chief Scott Farris will speak on the presidencies of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Scott has also served as a senior policy and communication advisor to U. S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, California Governor Gray Davis, and Portland, Oregon, Mayor Vera Katz. Scott ran for Congress himself in 1998 in Wyoming.

Ticket price is $15.00. Register online at Stevenson Center on Democracy


Where's Waldo in Lake Forest

Where's Waldo in Lake Forest!

Search for Waldo in Lake Forest in July!

Waldo Celebration Wednesday July 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Lake Forest Book Store 

(in the Courtyard behind the store)

The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 21 different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more. Waldo figures are will be popping up in public areas of local establishments. Support local business and the Shop Local movement with this great summer vacation activity!

It's Easy!

1) Pick up your "Find Waldo Local in Lake Forest" passport at Lake Forest Book Store

2) Waldo is hiding in all these local businesses this July. Go find him! (and thanks to the businesses for participating)


Baytree Bank
Forest Bootery
Frame Forum
Initial Choice
Izzie & Jo
J. McLaughlin
Jolly Good Fellows
Lake Forest Book Store
Lake Forest Flowers
Lake Forest Food & Wine
Lake Forest Shop
Left Bank
Lillie Alexander
Mustard Seed
Penny's From Heaven
Sara Campbell
Village Optical

3) When you spot him, collect a stamp or signature for that business on your passport.

4) When you have 10 different stamps or signatures, bring your passport to Lake Forest Book Store to claim a Waldo sticker and coupon (for first 100 Waldo spotters).

5) If you collect 15 of the possible 21 stamps or signatures, turn in your passport at Lake Forest Book Store to get a Waldo sticker, coupon, and be entered in a drawing for a 6-book deluxe set of the Waldo books and other great prizes.

6) Plan to attend a Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at 4:00 PM on July 30 at Lake Forest Book Store

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Lake Forest!” passport with the names of all the participating sites at Lake Forest Book Store, then get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports marked at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Wellesley Books to collect prizes; twenty or more will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books! There is no charge to participate and the hunt last throughout the entire month of July.