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Retro on Roscoe, Albany Park Summer Fest Head Weekend Lineup of Events

By Patty Wetli | August 9, 2013 8:16am
 Vintage autos put the retro in Retro on Roscoe, set for Aug. 10-11.
Vintage autos put the retro in Retro on Roscoe, set for Aug. 10-11.
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ROSCOE VILLAGE — Someone forgot to tell August that summer's supposed to be winding down. 

Retro on Roscoe, located at Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street, kicks off the weekend with two days of music, food and fun.

Set for noon-10 p.m. on Aug. 10-11, the festival sets itself apart from the pack with its Antique and Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, hosted by Four Treys bar.

The family-friendly event also features a kids' area, with inflatables, crafts and rides among the entertainment.

A $10 donation is suggested. Proceeds benefit Roscoe Village Neighbors. 

The inaugural Albany Park Summer Fest at Sunnyside and Drake avenues promises a little something for everyone — and it's all free.

Swing by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 10 for Hoops in the 'Hood, arts and crafts for the kids and a sampling of local foods. The event is organized by Albany Park Neighbors.

The People of East Albany Park are throwing a block party Aug. 10. The festivities, located in the 4500 block of North Albany, get rolling at 12:30 p.m. with a pet parade and bike brigade.

Activities include food trucks, live music, corn hole, card games and more.

Fans of flowers have not one but two garden walks to choose from this weekend.

The Lincoln Square Garden Walk, 1-5 p.m., Aug. 10, will feature 25 gardens. Check in at Giddings Plaza, 4731 N. Lincoln Ave., to pick up a map and description of plants. Cost is $7.50 the day of the event or $5 in advance for those who post to the walk's Facebook page.

Or take a stroll through the gardens of Ravenswood Manor, Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m. The walk is free and sponsored by the Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association.

Maps of the 21 participating gardens will be available at LaPointe Park at the corner of Giddings and Manor avenues.