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Join Go Green Wilmette today (Sunday, March 9, 2014), from 1 -5 pm at The Woman’s Club of Wilmette for an afternoon of fun activities around healthier living and a healthier environment.
This is an annual event that keeps getting better every year. There are interactive nature exhibits for children and adults. You can get advice about gardening and native landscaping, and even start your first seed of the season. You’ll find out what’s in your cleaning products and your dinner. You can get answers to your questions about Water Quality, Storm Water, Conservation and Recreation. You can try your luck at the raffle. And, importantly, here’s a chance to recycle your old electronics, Styrofoam, shoes, textiles and bicycles (recycling from 12-4 pm only).
Here are some of the highlights of the event:
- Examine eight of the latest electric and hybrid cars and the newest hybrid electric commuter bikes.
- Attend demonstrations on a wide variety of environmental topics including cooking demonstrations by Farmhouse Restaurant of Evanston.
- See an actual solar hot water system at work and learn how you can harvest the sun.
- Find tips about growing your own food, reducing your home energy use, native plant and sustainable landscaping, and making smart water choices.
- Enjoy the expanded interactive “Eco-Zone” on the lower level.
- Join “Talk it Up: Conversations about Water” with area policy makers and experts.
- Relax in the complimentary Go Green Café.
- Recycle from 12 – 4 at nearby Central School, collecting textiles, bikes, shoes and electronics.
This is a family friendly event and it’s FREE! Bring your friends and take home a short list of great things you can easily do to help the planet.
When: Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 1-5 pm
Where: Woman’sClub of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette
Find out more at GoingGreenMatters.org.
This summer it will host more than 130 events from
June 5th to September 14th! This includes 4 premieres
and 47 artist debuts that range from conductor Susanna
Malkki to ZZ Top.
So which artists will you be seeing this summer?
Don’t miss The Preschool @ NSCI’s epic magic show & bake sale! Your children will laugh hysterically and have you to thank for all of the fun! Win Win! See you there…
Friday March 28th
Sleep Myths: What is a good night sleep?
A. Perry Homes
564 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka at 2pm
This event feature lesson expert Dr. Neil Stanley.
Light refreshments will be served.
Call 847.440.5400, for more info.
Saturday March 1st
Glenview Park District
Park Center 2400 Chestnut Ave.
Must register! $9/child $7/adult
Marci Gras games & crafts
Bouncers, mini ball drop & Cajun refreshments and music
To register visit: www.glenviewparks.org
Sunday March 2nd
Magic Show & Bake Sale
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Rd Glencoe
Tickets in Advance: $10/child $5/adult
At the door: $15/child $10/adult
For more info call or email Ellen at: 847.835.0724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday the 21st
Wilmette Park District Presents:
101 Dalmatians Kids & Peter Pan
The Auditorium of the Community Recreation Center
Located at 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette.
Performances going on all weekend!
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8.50 per person and can be purchased online. Click here to purchase tickets online:http://www.wilmettepark.org Tickets are also available in person at the front desk of the Community Recreation Center or call 847.256.9686.
If you are into jazz you probably know Willie Pickens. An incredibly talented jazz pianist, he was named 2013 Chicago Jazz Artist of the Year and is a fixture at jazz venues around town. Lucky for us, he is coming to Winnetka on February 23rd to perform at Winnetka Congregational Church’s 4th Annual Jazz Vespers.
82 year old Pickens has performed with some of the world’s leading jazz artists, and his performance was one of the highlights of last summer’s Chicago Jazz Festival, according to Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich.
Said Reich, “With his large and complex chords, his great splashes of color and dissonance in the right hand, and his barrel-house octaves in the left, Pickens never lets the dramatic intensity flag.”
Robert Harris, the Director of Music at Winnetka Congregational Church said, “We are so fortunate to have Mr. Pickens as the featured musician at our Jazz Vespers. He is an artist of incredible energy and musical depth, and he typically plays to standing-room only crowds in Chicago jazz venues.”
It’s not every day we have someone of this caliber performing in our little village, so if you are into jazz, you should not miss this opportunity to hear him live. You will not be disappointed.
The Jazz Vespers will take place February 23 at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St. Everyone is welcome! A $20 donation is requested. For more information, call 847-441-3400.
That means great deals on dining all month long (even Valentines Day!). Dozens of North Shore restaurants will be participating by offering a variety of specials and discounts, like free appetizers or desserts with the purchase of an entree, a discount off the entire bill or 2 for 1 specials. Several restaurants will also be preparing lunch and dinner menu items in celebration of the month-long event.
Here is a sampling of the offers:
Avli, 566 Chestnut St. (Laundr Mall), Winnetka
Free dessert with purchase of entree
Celtic Knot, 626 Church St., Evanston
Free dessert with purchase of entree
Maggianos, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
BOGO: Order a classic pasta at $12.95 and get one to take home.
Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
Free appetizer with entree
Quince, 1625 inman Ave., Evanston
15% off your check.
Stained Glass, 1737 Benson Ave., Evanston
2 for 1 entree (Sunday-Thursday only)
You can download a complete list of participating reataurants below:
North Shore Restaurant Month List.
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“Who’s big, sweaty and playing over the weekend? Shrek is set to hit the stage as well as the battle between the Broncos and the Seahawks! Have a great weekend!”
Friday January 31st
Glenview Park Center’s Annual Princess Ball
Beginning at 6:30 pm on the 31st and at 7:00 pm on The 1st.
glenview park center
2400 Chestnut Ave, Glenview
It will be a night to remember for you and your little princess. The annual royal ball for girls ages 4-12 years and their special dates will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, or 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in Park Center’s Lakeview Room. Lovely gowns, music, dancing and refreshments will enhance the magical atmosphere. The cost for residents is $23/person. Nonresidents are $25/person. Call: 847.724.5670 for details.
The Dolphin Show: Shrek the Musical
At the Cahn auditorium
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Northwestern University’s Dolphin Show, America’s largest student-produced musical, is proud to present our 72nd annual production, “Shrek the Musical.”
“Shrek” tells the story of a swamp-living, bug-eating ogre and his journey to save a princess from an isolated tower. Along the way, Shrek encounters characters straight from our favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes while making new friends, experiencing new adventures, and finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Shrek reminds audiences that it is who you are and what you make of it that matters most in our lives, not what you appear to be. “Shrek” debuted on Broadway in December 2008 and is based on the 2001 Dreamworks film and the 1990 book Shrek! by William Steig. Tickets are $15-30 for the general public. Seniors and Northwestern faculty/staff save $3. Students save $10. Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/1fuTEPl
Food Patriots are ordinary people who are taking revolutionary steps to change the food system. They have committed to changing the way they buy and eat food by increasing their consumption of fresh, local and organic food. A new film will show you how you can become a Food Patriot.
The movement is the brainchild of Northbrook filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz, who produced a film called “Food Patriots” with the goal of starting a conversation that inspires audiences to make a 10% change in the way they buy, eat and talk about food. If they can get enough people to make this very modest and do-able change, it will ultimately pressure both policy and production changes in our food supply. The film was inspired by their son’s three-month battle with a food-borne superbug contracted from factory-farmed chicken (where the animals are fed large quantities of antibiotics).
Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library are sponsoring two screenings of the film: Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, January 29 at 1:00. Both screenings will be at the library (1242 Wilmette Ave.).
“As busy as a bee this weekend”
Friday the 17th
Winter Wonderland at Kohl Children’s Museum
kohl children’s museum
2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview
For one night only, Kohl Children’s Museum is offering kiddie train rides through the spectacular holiday lights of our outdoor Habitat Park exhibit!
Don’t miss this evening of winter activities, including:
–Rides through the holiday lights in Habitat Park aboard our polar express kiddie train
–Children’s concerts with Wendy Morgan and DB
–Participate in a cool stained glass ice experiment using salt and food coloring
–Breeze through our 16 indoor exhibits, all open for exploration
–Train whistle gift for each child
–Cosi Café will be open for dinner purchases (members receive a 10 percent discount)
Tickets: Members $12, non-members $24 Visit: http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org For more info!
“Ring in the New Year with great dining!”
December 31st, 2013
3061 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Go Roma is featuring a Family New Year’s Eve celebration from 6:30PM – 8:30PM. For only $15 per adult and $7.50 for kids under 10, there will be:
*Fresh Italian Buffet (stuff for grown-ups and kids)
*Countdown to 2013 at 7:59PM
*Sparkling Toast (Wine for Adults and Cider for the kids)
*Goodie bags for the kids (party hats and noisemakers)
***And, a special Go Roma gift certificate to use in 2013
For more information: