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


“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:

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!
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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:

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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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.




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




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:

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.
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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:

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.

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Jumbo Split-Level Home Near Romona School

519 Koerper Ct., Wilmette, IL
519 Koerper Court, Wilmette, IL

This recently updated and light-filled home sits on a quiet cul de sac just south of Romona School. At $599,000 it’s a terrific value and a great way to get into the Wilmette and New Trier school districts. The home has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and an over-sized two car garage.

Here’s why we think this home is such a great value:

  • It’s bigger than most split-level homes in the area and has great flow.
  • Unlike most splits, this one has a family room on the main floor as well as a huge rec room on the lower level.
  • It has lots of updates, including a newer kitchen with maple cabinetry, remodeled master bath, new laundry room, energy efficient windows, new flooring and it’s freshly painted throughout.
  • It has a super-convenient location, within walking distance of the schools and Centennial Park.

Watch this video to learn more about this great home:

If you’d like to arrange a private showing, please call us at 847-881-6657.

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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.


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Celebrate Mother’s Day on Chicago’s North Shore


Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview
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.

Allgauer’s on the Riverfront
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
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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Bird Watching in Gillson Park

Bird Watching in Glisson ParkThe Illinois shoreline juts farthest into Lake Michigan at Gillson Park, making this an excellent spot to observe migrant birds and an important place for their survival as they rest and eat on their long journey north every spring.

Bring your binoculars and join fellow bird enthusiasts every Sunday in May at 8:00 to look for warblers and other colorful visitors.  Both beginners and experienced birders are welcome.  Meet at the top of the Wallace Bowl.

On Sunday, May 4, join us for our annual guided bird walk, where leaders can help us identify what we are seeing.  First walk begins at 7:00, second begins at 8:00.

Finish off your exploration of Gillson’s hidden treasures with a Garden Walk in the Wildflower Preserve, hosted by the Little Garden Club of Wilmette. The Garden Walks start at 9:00 am and include a demonstration garden of a “pocket prairie” planter and gardens you can start in your own yard.

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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ April 2-4, 2014


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:

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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Youth Connection Spring Fling Concert

Youth Connection spring-fling_FLYER_If you’re into music and want to support a good cause, you won’t want to miss the Youth Connection Spring Fling Concert at 27 Live on Friday, May 9 from 7pm to midnight.

The concert will feature a nationally known artist, and several local bands, a couple of which are comprised of Wilmette Junior High students that participated in the recent Battle of the Bands.

Here’s a line-up for the evening’s entertainment:

  • Louie Zagoras, founder, songwriter and lead singer for Rollover. Rollover has supported top acts like the Allman Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Dave Mason, Cheap Trick and Eddie Money. Louis is a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, sitar, bass, harmonica and piano.
  • T-Byrdz, a popular local band- Danny Yohanna, Lee Kiser, Mack Reynolds, Phil Palumbo, Byrd Rhyne-Fisher
  • Pink Lightening – Olivia Schotz, Piper Phillips, Daniela Sirott, Alaina Vivian
  • Maiden America – Jimmy McDermed, Mick Flannery, Brian Kaiser, Libby Markham amd Nathan Yamaguchi

Funds raised from the event will benefit the Wilmette Youth Connection and its after-school programs for 5th-8th graders.

When: Friday, May 9 from 7pm to midnight

Where: 27 Live, 1012 Church St., Evanston

How much:  Tickets are $75 each and include heavy appetizers, beverages and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ April 25-27, 2014


“Celebrate spring with Highland Park’s Spring Flower Cupcake decorating!”

Friday the 25th

Mom and Me Spring Flower Cupcake Decorating (Adult/Child Grade K-3)
From 7-8.30pm
Cost: $20/25
Location: West Ridge Center
636 Ridge Rd, Highland Park
What’s better than creating edible art? Celebrate spring time with some sweet treats! Combine cupcake decorating skills with new flower making techniques that will almost be too pretty to eat. Enroll here: With Registration #:32027

Community Theater Presents: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Community Recreation Center Auditorium
Located at: 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette
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