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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore July 11th-13th, 2014

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“Celebrate Summer in Wilmette!”

Friday July 11th

Wendy Morgan at Glencoe Library
Begins at 10.30am
glencoe library at 320 Park Ave.
Kids will be singing and dancing along to Wendy Morgan at her exciting Musikgarten classes at Glencoe Library on  July 11, July 18 and July 25. For more info visit:
www.glencoepubliclibrary.com

Wilmette Summerfest
Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 11am-10pm
Heres the Parking guide to help make life easier: http://bit.ly/U3xRZW
Bring the kids, bring your wallet and bring your appetite to Wilmette Summerfest 2014. Join nearly 1,000 of your closest friends for two days of fun, shopping, eats and sounds in downtown Wilmette. Wilmette Summerfest has it all…where even the hottest summer days are cool! You’ll enjoy a Sidewalk Sale: groovy goods from nearly 100 vendors, Music Stage: local favorites and emerging talents, Beer Garden: a great selection of craft beers & wine, Classic Car Show: cool cars to view and vote for your favorites, Kid’s area: special activities, entertainment & crafts. For more info visit: www.wilmettesummerfest.org

Saturday July 12th

Northbrook Nine: Art in the Park
Saturday from 10am-5pm & Sunday from 10am-4pm
village green park, northbrook
Enjoy wonderful artwork presented by more than 70 talented artisans from across the U.S. representing all media, including oil, acrylic, wood, glass, photography, watercolor and jewelry, all featured within the shady grove of the beautiful Northbrook Village Green, at the corner of Shermer and Meadow Roads. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also feature live music, food, fun children’s art activities and a junior artist festival. For more information, visit www.northbrookarts.org or call 847 664-4493.
***New this Year: Start the day off at 9 a.m. on Sunday with a Free ZUMBA Class in the Village Green by the gazebo taught by Northbrook Park District Instructors.
***Food Vendors: Little Louie’s Red Hots & Northbrook Dairy Queen.

Full Moon Rising Campfire
Begins at 7:30 pm
Millard Park: 35 Ravine Drive, Highland Park
[All Ages]
Take a short hike with a naturalist along the trails, play games with family and friends and enjoy marshmallows roasted over the campfire, all while watching the full moon rise over Lake Michigan! Children two and under are free. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Min/Max is 6/20. Register at http://registration.pdhp.org with program number 32812.

Sunday July 13th
Avian Spirits Art Exhibition
Begins at 1:30 pm
brushwood center at ryerson woods,
21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods
For centuries, artists have been attracted to—and inspired by—the ephemeral qualities of birds. This free group exhibition presents birds as metaphors for the human spirit, and is curated by Franck Mercurio. Exhibition runs July 13 – August 31, 2014 For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1oHpFJI

Events are brought to you by the Come Home North Shore Team of Coldwell Banker.

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North Shore 4th of July Celebrations – 2014

Winnetka 4th of July Parade

Every year we post a comprehensive guide to 4th of July fun on the North Shore. There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate and everyone has their favorites, but the one thing you won’t want to miss is the Coldwell Banker Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team marching in the Winnetka parade (see video below). You will be amazed by our talent as we march in formation and perform skillful maneuvers with our lawn chairs. We’ve added some slick new moves this year, too. Be sure and give me a shout out if you come!
Other things to note:

  • Wilmette’s festivities and fireworks are on July 3rd, as usual.
  • Glenview’s parade route is slightly different this year, due to construction on Glenview Rd. (see below).
  • Lake Forest’s event has an admission fee because there is a concert, but if you are only going to the fireworks, it’s free.

Evanston

July 4

2:00 pm – Parade from Central Park Avenue east on on Central Street to Ryan Field on Ashland Avenue.
7:30 pm – Twilight concert by the Palatine Concert Band.
9:15 pm – Lakefront fireworks viewing from Centennial Park (north) & Dawes Park (south)
Visit www.evanston4th.org for more info or see the complete program here.

Wilmette

July 3

4:00 pm – Festivities begin in Gillson Park: Tastefest, musical entertainment, roving performers, rides, games and races.
7:15 pm – Sneak preview of Starlight’s Theatre’s “Annie Get Your Gun” at the Wallace Bowl
7:30 pm – Concert of patriotic music by the Palatine Concert Band at the Wallace Bowl
9:30 pm – Fireworks in Gillson Park.

The easiest way to get to and from the Independence Day celebrations in Gillson Park is by using the special Pace shuttle bus service. Motorists may park at Edens Plaza or at the METRA commuter lot. To see a complete listing of events or for additional transportation information see the Wilmette Park District’s website.

Winnetka

July 4

10:00 am – Parade begins at Elm and Glendale and heads east through town to the Village Green. (Watch for Coldwell Banker’s Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team!)
11:00 am – Flag raising ceremony, children’s flag parade and family races on the Green
6:00 pm – FourthFest begins at Duke Childs Field, with mini-golf, moon walk, face painting, balloonists and a concert by Liquid Soul
8:00 pm – Jesse White Tumblers
9:15 pm – Fireworks at Duke Childs Field accompanied by music.
Go here for more info.

Glenview

July 4

11:15 am – Bike parade from Harlem Ave. to Central Rd. (kids pre-school thru age 9)
11:20 am – Main parade begins at Harlem Ave. and Glenview Rd., goes Rd., south on Harlem, west on Central to Johns Park.
7:30 pm – Twilight concert at Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd.
Dusk – Fireworks synchronized to patriotic music
Go here for more info.

Northfield

July 4

9:45 am – Parade groups form: north group at Old Willow and Somerset Lane. South group at Ameritech parking lot on Winnetka Ave.. Groups converge at rec center parking lot.
10:00 am – Bike parade at Willow Park (499 Wagner Rd.)
10:30 am – Bike judging, games and attractions. Concession stands open.
10:30-1:00 – DJ, rides, face painting and more
11:00 am – Running races for all ages.

Glencoe

July 4

8:00 am – 2 mile Rotary Fun Run starts at the train station.
10:00 am – Art fair on the Village Green and family games at Kalk Park.
12:00 pm – Glencoe’s Got Talent at Kalk Park.
2:00 pm – Parade steps off from Central School
4:30 – Old fashioned games at Lakefront Park
5:30 – Park and Ride to lakefront Park starts (Village and Train parking lots)
6:00 pm – Musical entertainment by Shout Out
9:00 pm – Fireworks at Lakefront Park
Go here for more info

Highland Park

July 4

10:00 am – Parade in downtown Highland Park (Laurel and St. Johns Ave.)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm Fourth Fest in Sunset Park featuring food, pony rides, carnival games, petting zoo and music by Mike & Joe.
6:00 pm – Concert: Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands
Dusk – Fireworks at Wolter’s Field.
Go here for more info.

Lake Forest

July 4

6:00 pm – Gates open at Deerpath Community Park. Entrance fee: $10 residents/$15 non-residents (children under 5 are free). Parking: $20
6:00 pm – Concert by “10,000 Maniacs”
8:00 pm – Concert by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
9:40 pm – Fireworks
For more information, go here.

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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ June 27th-29th, 2014

 

Glencoe Public Library

Kick off your weekend with song and dance at the Glencoe Public Library!

 

Friday the 27th

Wendy Morgan at Glencoe Library
Free event!
Begins at 10:30 am
320 Park Ave. Glencoe
Kids will be singing and dancing along to Wendy Morgan at her exciting Musikgarten classes at Glencoe Library on June 27, July 11, July 18 and July 25.
Wendy Morgan loves to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and just having a great time! Her original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words. “Pure fun,” says Wilmette Beacon, and Laurel Shapiro, Youth Services Event Coordinator at Vernon Area Public Library, says “Parents and kids were all smiles at the end of the program.” For more info call: 847.835.5648

45th Anniversary of Highwood Festival Days
From 5-9pm
Everts Park,
130 Highwood Ave. Highwood
A North Shore spin of “Taste of Chicago,” guests can expect an array of foods from many vendors and restaurants from all over Chicagoland. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore – June 20-22, 2014

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“Though it’s not happening on the North Shore, who doesn’t love a good strawberry Festival? Enjoy the weekend!”

Friday the 20th

Long Grove Strawberry Fest
From 10am-6pm
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Historic Downtown Long Grove’s annual Strawberry Festival is returning Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22.

Strawberry Festival visitors are invited to enjoy three “berry” special days of decadent strawberry-inspired treats from local merchants and vendors such as:

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3 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore May 31st & June 1st, 2014

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“Don’t miss the seasons biggest event on the North Shore! “

 

Saturday May 31st

Fathers Day!
Winnetka Community House
Ceramic Workshop – Father’s Day
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm/ cost| $30
Calling all Moms! Bring your children to the Ceramic Studio to make and decorate a memorable and unique clay gift for Dad. Participants will be creating a stein that can hold Dad’s favorite beverage. All projects will be ready for pick up by June 8. Space is limited so sign up today! To register visit: http://bit.ly/1tUwFFa

GLENCOE GRAND PRIX
11-5: kids fun area in the village court
Noon: kids races
Adult races throughout the afternoon
8.30: block party in the village court
With a performance by sixteen candles!
Visit the site at: http://www.glencoegrandprix.com

Sunday June 1st

Peter Pan Jr.
Winnetka Community House
June 1 @ 2:30 pm/ cost | $11.25
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Glencoe Park District and HUF’s Broadway Bound students will perform Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required! For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1k5d2Zi

North Shore events are brought to you by the come home north shore team of Coldwell banker.

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Your Guide to Memorial Day on the North Shore 2014

 

 

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Memorial Day on the North Shore! We Salute you…

Wilmette
Parade
The Village of Wilmette and Huerter Post #46 of the American Legion will host a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th. The parade will begin at 10:00 am at Lake Avenue and Ridge Road, proceeds east to Park Avenue, south to Wilmette Avenue and conclude at Village Hall at 1200 Wilmette Avenue. Parade units will include Veterans, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Wilmette Police and Fire Departments, and more. Once at the Village Hall, a brief ceremony will be held near the Wilmette war memorial.

Deerfield
Parade
The American Legion will again hold its Memorial Day services starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Veterans’ Memorial in Jewett Park.

Northbrook
Memorial Day Parade
Held by American Legion Post No. 791 on Monday, May 26. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from the corner of Cherry & Western, east to Church and Shermer and continues on Shermer west to Meadow. Free popsicles after the ceremony at the American Legion Post 791 on Shermer (while supplies last).

Highland Park
Parade & Observance
The City of Highland Park presents a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park, 405 Prospect Avenue. The park is just east of the Highland Park Public Library at the intersection of Laurel, Prospect and Linden Avenues. The event will be held near the bandstand. Representatives from the American Legion Post #145, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4737 and Jewish War Veterans #29 will be in attendance. Special guest speakers include Illinois Senator Julie Morrison, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Novak, and Mayor Nancy Rotering. Members of the Highland Park High School Band will perform. The event will take place rain or shine. All are welcome to attend.

Glencoe
Memorial Day Parade & Service
The Parade begins at Central School at 10:30am, Service at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 11:00am Meet & Greet with Village Officials following the service sponsored by the Glencoe Human Relations Forum.

Winnetka
Parade & Ceremony
The Winnetka Park District and the Village of Winnetka invite residents to the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26. The Parade begins at 10:00 AM on the corner of Glendale and Elm, and ends with a ceremony at the Village Green. To see more information about the ceremony, click here. Anyone interested in volunteering as a parade marshal, please contact Toby Ross at the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040.

Glenview
Parade & Service
Honor the memory of all those who served in wars fought by American forces at the 2014 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. This year’s parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, east of the railroad tracks on Grove Street, continues east to Church Street (a change due to construction), then south to Glenview Road to the Veteran’s Memorial at Glenview road and River Drive, where the ceremony will take place. The events are sponsored by the Joseph M. Sesterhenn American Legion Post 166, in cooperation with the Village of Glenview.

 

 

 

Memorial Day Events are brought to you by the Come Home North Shore Team of Coldwell Banker.

 

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ May 16-18, 2014

 

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Friday the 16th

Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
Bald is Beautiful Photography Exhibition
From 6:30-9:30
Winnetka Community House is proud to host Bald is Beautiful, a celebration of self-confidence benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Day Foundation and their goal and their goal to end Pediatric Cancer. A celebration of self~confidence benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Day Foundation & their goal to end pediatric cancer. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1mXTpjn

Saturday the 17th

Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Bonsai Exhibition
Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones). Visitors can also enjoy demonstrations and workshops and shop for bonsai and bonsai supplies. Registration is required for workshops.
To register click here: http://bit.ly/1nJt24z

American Red Cross Babysitting Training
Glencoe Park District
999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe
From 9am-5pm
Get the knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. A certified instructor from the American Red Cross will teach you how to perform first aid, identify common safety hazards and prevent injuries, make responsible decisions, and perform basic care routines like diapering, feeding, and dressing. Students will receive a 30-minute lunch break; refrigeration for bag lunches will be provided. Please note: students arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive certification. CPR/First Aid/AED certifications are not included in this training. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1lo6lgj

Sunday the 18th

Highland Park Strings Concert
Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave, Highland Park
Starting at 3 o’clock
Free event!!!
Highland Park Strings founder, Larry Block, was recently featured in a Chicago’s Very Own segment of the WGN news. Take a look at the feature below. http://bit.ly/1gDRpcr

Events are brought to you by the Come Home North Shore Team of Coldwell Banker.

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3rd Annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale

Kenilworth Gardens Yard SaleThe Come Home North Shore real estate team is sponsoring the third annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 17.

If you live in the neighborhood and want to participate, it’s easy.  All you have to do is go to our new interactive website and sign up (it’s free). That way your home will be on the interactive map that shows shoppers which houses are participating. Or, if you prefer, just drop us a line and tell us you want in.  On sale day 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 “treasures” 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 17 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where: Beechwood, Kenilworth, Chestnut, Thornwood, Greenwood,  Elmwood and Hunter (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.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL YARD SALE

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Celebrate Mother’s Day on Chicago’s North Shore

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Events
Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview
847-832-6600
Attention all Young Artists! Mother’s Day is here at Kohl Children’s Museum. Design and create a special Mother’s Day card with colored paper, crayons, makers and fancy hole punchers. The card making activity is located in the Adventures in Art Studio Saturday, May 12th 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00 pm–4:00 pm and Sunday, May 12th from 12–4 pm. Admission required.

Dining
Allgauer’s on the Riverfront
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
847-664-7999
Award winning Mother’s Day champagne brunch featuring over 100 decadent items ranging from bubbly champagne and mimosa, oysters on the half-shell, dozens of fresh salads and special kids buffet. Adults $38.95, Children (4–12) $16.95. Reservations required.
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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ April 2-4, 2014

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Love kitchens? Don’t miss tomorrow’s designer kitchen walk!

Friday April 2nd

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore Presents:
Designer Kitchens of the North Shore
Kicking off at 10am starting at the Winnetka Community House
This house walk focuses on the heart of the home, the kitchen, by offering guests an intimate look at six amazing North Shore kitchens and a unique opportunity to chat with the designers who created them. The homes include new construction and remodeled spaces. The homes are located in Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette and Kenilworth. This year’s tour features kitchens by: • Airoom Architects, Builders and Remodelers • Chester & Chester • Coda Design + Build, LLC • Morgante•Wilson Architects, Ltd. • Newgard Custom Homes and Abt • Normandy Remodeling
The tour is self-guided and starts by picking up your tour guide book at the Winnetka Community House on Friday May 2. The tour is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $40/person. To purchase tickets visit: http://bit.ly/1ivb7Xl

Mother/Daughter Treasure Keepsakes Jewelry
From 6.30-8pm at
glenview park center
2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
Grab your daughter(s) for a fun night honoring MOM! Each couple designs necklaces, bracelets and zipper dangle ensembles. Read the rest of this entry »

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