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The Come Home North Shore real estate team is sponsoring the second annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 18.
If you live in the neighborhood and want to participate, it’s easy. All you have to do is drop us a line and tell us you want in, then put prices on your merchandise, drag it outside and welcome the hoards of buyers that are bound to show up on sale day. That’s it. We’ll supply the signs and the advertising to ensure we get a good turnout.
If you’re not from the neighborhood, we hope you’ll stop by and check out all the wonderful “merchandise” we’ll be selling. I’m sure you’ll see lots of stuff you didn’t know you needed!
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Where: Hunter, Beechwood, Kenilworth, Chestnut, Thornwood, Greenwood and Elmwood (north of Lake Ave. and west of Ridge Rd.) in Wilmette
What to know more? Give us a call at 847-881-6657 or email us.
Are you ready to rummage? The North Shore’s spring rummage sale season starts tomorrow!
Saturday, April 20
Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard Rd., Wilmette
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 27
St. Athanasius Catholic School, 2510 Ashland St., Evanston
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4
Back by popular demand! It’s the third annual Thornwood Park Egg Hunt, this Saturday morning, March 30, at 9:45.
Voted the #1 egg hunt on the North Shore by Kenilworth Gardens neighborhood kids, you won’t want to miss it. It looks like we’ll have decent weather for the hunt. Not as warm as last year but partly sunny and 50 degrees, which is definitely an improvement over recent temps.
The Thornwood Park Egg Hunt is hosted by the Come Home North Shore real estate team for kids 10 and under. Be sure and bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. And don’t forget to bring a basket for collecting your eggs. We’ll have prizes for the kids and a drawing for the parents.
Who: Kids 10 and under (but don’t worry, we aren’t going to card your kid)
Where: Thornwood Park in Wilmette (2400 Thornwood Ave. – catty-corner to Harper School)
When: Saturday, March 30. The hunt will start at 10:00 am SHARP! ( If you are even 5 minutes late you will miss it.) So come early to meet the Easter Bunny, guess the number of jelly beans in the jar and enter our drawing for a fabulous prize.
Why: Because it’s fun, of course!
Stuck with a stay-cation this year? Don’t worry – there are lots of fun things to do with the kids, from camps, to concerts to egg hunts. And it’s all right here on the North Shore:
Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
Watts Park, 305 Randolph Ave., Glencoe
Kids’ Concert Series: Super Stolie
Saturday, March 23 ar 10:00 am
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette
Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. wilmettetheatre.com
Doggie Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
Dogs under 30 lbs: 9:00 am
Dogs over 30 lbs: 10:00 am
Centennial Park, Winnetka
This is an afternoon of fun and educational activities for all ages. See the latest eco cars, commuter bikes, and home energy efficiencies. Enjoy nature activities for children and adults, cooking demonstrations and good food. Try your luck at the raffle. Find out what’s in your cosmetics and your food. Get advice about composting, rain gardens, or the best light bulbs for your home. Bring old electronics, Styrofoam and gently used children’s books for recycling. To volunteer, exhibit or see details go to: www.goinggreenmatters.org.
When: Sunday, March 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette
That’s the case this coming Sunday, February 24th when The Howard Levy Quartet will perform at Winnetka Congregational Church’s third annual Jazz Vespers.
You may not have heard of Howard Levy, but he is probably the world’s foremost harmonica jazz virtuoso and has won two Grammy Awards for his artistry. Said Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune, “Certainly no one playing jazz harmonica these days approaches the technical wizardry, stylistic breadth and improvisational creativity of Levy.” Read the rest of this entry »
Wilmette is going to rock tonight when the Battle of the Bands gets underway at the Junior High.
Battle of the Bands is an annual event produced by Youth Connection and this year promises to be the biggest and best one ever with a record number of talented Wilmette kids performing in bands or as solo acts.
Rufio from KISS -FM will be the guest DJ and Rock House of Wilmette is the sponsor.
There will also be a drawing for two tickets to see Swedish House Mafia at the United Center on February 20.
When: Friday, February 1 at 7:00 pm
Where: Wilmette Junior High School auditorium, 620 Locust Rd., Wilmette
If your kids love hockey, you should sign them up to play in the Watts Winter Classic Hockey Tournament. The Glencoe Park District puts it on every year during the holidays and it’s always a great event. Last year the weather was pretty mild so the parents could enjoy watching the games without freezing to death. This year I can only hope the outdoor heat lamps are working.
My daughter has played in the Watts Classic for the past three years and looks forward to it almost as much as she looks forward to Christmas morning. She plays in lots of hockey tournaments, so I’m not sure why this one is so special to her. Maybe because it’s played outdoors. Maybe because it has the low-key feel of an old-fashioned game of pond hockey, where players are thrown together randomly onto teams to compete in a round robin format. Usually my daughter will only know a few of the other kids playing, as they come from all over the North Shore, but she always makes new friends that she’ll run into later in other games on other rinks.
The tournament begins December 21 and runs December 30. There are games for Mite to Peewee levels.
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Kids on the North Shore must have been very good this year, as Santa has scheduled several stops here to find out what kids have on their Christmas lists. Here’s where your kids can spend some quality time with the jolly old guy and let him know what they’re wishing for:
Coldwell Banker Holiday Event
568 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
December 1st from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Have your picture taken with Santa at Coldwell Banker Winnetka’s annual holiday celebration.
Santa at the Chalet
3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette
December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th
Breakfast with Santa in Lake Bluff
Grace United Methodist Church
244 E. Center Street, Lake Bluff
December 8 from 8:00 to 11:00 am
Bring the kids for breakfast and to meet and have their pictures taken with Santa. www.lakebluffparks.org
The holidays seem to be coming earlier this year. Thanksgiving is a full week earlier than usual so everyone is already getting geared up for the fun. Here’s your guide to celebrations and festivities around the North Shore:
Evanston Holiday Open House and Tree-lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 16
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Fountain Square (interesection of Sherman Ave., David St. and Orrington Ave.)
Wilmette Holiday Parade and Festivities
Saturday, November 17 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Parade starts at 4th and Linden and travels to Village Center
Highland Park Tree-Lighting
Saturday, November 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Port Clinton Square (Central Ave. between 1st and 2nd St.)
Featuring music from the Highland Park HS marching band.
Lake Forest Tree-Lighting
Friday, November 23 at 4:30 pm
Carols, hot cocoa and Santa.
Glencoe Light the Lights
Friday, November 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
675 Village Court (NW corner of Park and Vernon)
Featuring music by North Shore Harmonizers, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa
Glenview Holiday in the Park & Parade
Saturday, November 24 from
Parade goes west on Glenview Ave. from Our Lady of Perpetual Help to Jackman Park.