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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore January 10-12, 2014



Friday the 10th

Snowman Building Contest
Get outside and put some of that new snow to work by building a snowman or a snow sculpture. Then take a picture of your creation and enter it in our Snowman Building Contest!

There are two categories: Classic Snowman and Snow Sculpture. Give your snowman or sculpture a name (be creative) and then send the information — along with the names of the builders, an address and phone number — to the Wilmette Park District.

Drop off or email your photo to Carol Heafey ( at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL. Please submit photos by Feb. 28. Winning snowmen and snow sculptures will be published in the Winter 2015 Leisure Guide. A Park District gift certificate will also be awarded to the winners. Astronomy
From 6.30-7.30pm
Free event!
Location: Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park
*All Ages
Crisp winter nights are ideal for sky viewing! Visit Heller to see the moon, constellations and Jupiter through our telescopes. *Everyone is welcome, but content is appropriate for adults and children over the age of six. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will be cancelled in the case of cloudy weather. Please dress for the weather. No pre-registration required. For more information, call 847.433.6901.

Saturday the 11th

Winter Carnival
From 1-4pm @
Watts Ice Center, Glencoe
305 Randolph St.
Celebrate everything winter with skating races, hockey shooting contests, sledding, ice sculpting, broomball, s’mores, and more! For more info visit:

Self-Defense Training for Youth, Teens, and Adults(Ages 8-Adult)
From 10-noon
Cost: $29/35
Location: West Ridge Center
636 Ridge Rd
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Ages 8-11 must sign up and take the class with a parent. The techniques are based on instinctive principles that don’t require years of training to use, and work regardless of age, size, strength or skill. Includes lecture; demonstration; hands-on instruction; scenario-based training; defense against multiple types of attacks and attackers. This is not a “Stranger Danger” lecture. you will learn actual principles and techniques that will help you properly defend yourself and protect others.
To register visit:

Sunday the 12th

Sunday’s weather forecast looks like a great day for sledding!
Follow this link to find North Shore sled hills near you…

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