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5 Fun Things To Do on The North Shore Sept. 6-8, 2013

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Friday, September 6th
Art Opening: Peggy Mcgee @ The
Wilmette Public Library from 7-8.30pm

Saturday, September 7th
“Touch a Truck”
From 10am-noon @ Sunset Woods Park
1801 Sunset Rd
highland Park, IL 60035
Cost is Free!
2013 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:FREE!

Glencoe Social Clubs
Adult Beach Party ~
Saturday Night, September 7
6:30 Cocktails / 7:30 Dinner
Glencoe Beach Trellis ~ Mediterranean cuisine
Each ticket includes cocktails and dinner

$55 per person (members)
$65 per person (non-members)

Purchase your tickets now:
http://www.glencoesocialclub.com/events-3/

Friday September 7th & Sunday the 8th
@ Chicago Botanical Gardens
Get close to nature and discover where food comes from
with fun, free activities! Located in the Regenstein
Fruit & veg garden from 11am-4pm

Friday Sept 6th, Sunday the 7th & Sunday the 8th
Now through November 10th
The Writers Theatre presents: Pig Pens The Old Man & The Old Moon
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022

For more info visit:
http://www.writerstheatre.org/

North Shore Views is the official website of the Come Home North Shore team and the most comprehensive online source for North Shore Chicago real estate and community information. Whether you are looking for market statistics, homes for sale or local events, North Shore Views has it all at your fingertips. Browse information regarding our communities, market data, luxury homes, lakefront property, schools and what you should know about making the move to the North Shore.

 

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Family Fun on the Farm

Family Fun on the FarmDo you have a hankering for some good old fashioned family fun?

Then pack up a picnic supper and bring the whole family over to Wagner Farm for a memorable time! After you have your picnic you can work off those calores at the barn dance from 5-8 pm. The Chicago Barn Dance Company will have a square dance caller to lead you through various dances and reels that everyone can join in on.

Need a breather after all that do-si-do? Explore the hands-on exhibits in the museum or take a tractor-pulled wagon ride and then enjoy an ice cream sundae.

The event is Saturday, September 7 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Admission is $5.00 (free for kids 2 and under).

Wagner Farm is located at 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview. Call 847-657-1506 or visit glenviewparks.org.

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ August 30- September 1, 2013

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Let’s Get This Labor Day Weekend Started!

 

Friday, August 30th

Alabama @ Ravinia
400 Iris Lane, Highland Park
Gates open at 5pm. Tickets $33-$100

Saturday, August 31st

Disney’s Peter Pan
2pm @ the Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

Cheap Trick @ Ravinia
400 Iris Lane, Highland Park
Gates open at 5pm. Tickets 32$ for lawn

Sunday, September 1st

Annual Mushroom Show @
Chicago’s Botanical Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
10am-4pm, with activities for the whole family!

North Shore Views is the official website of the Come Home North Shore team and the most comprehensive online source for North Shore Chicago real estate and community information. Whether you are looking for market statistics, homes for sale or local events, North Shore Views has it all at your fingertips. Browse information regarding our communities, market data, luxury homes, lakefront property, schools and what you should know about making the move to the North Shore. 

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5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore: August 23-25, 2013

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Don’t let the end of summer get you down… there’s still much to do! Here is what’s happening…

Kohls museum glenview il

Fri & Sat:9.30-5 and Sun 12-5 till September 1
2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL
Children under 1- free
Children & adults- $9.50
Spin: The Science of Rotation, is an exciting exhibit that explores the fun —and science — of objects that rotate. Using interactive exhibits and real-life examples, guests of all ages will explore the science behind spinning toys, sports, transportation, space travel, entertainment and even the Universe.

Movies In Nature: Over The Hedge

August 24th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ The Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
FREE!
Bring the kids and the blankets for an evening at Heller (picnic optional)! Music Institute of Chicago faculty and friends will start us off with an engaging twilight family concert, then at 8:15 we’ll screen Over The Hedge under the stars (or indoors if it rains). Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Film may be subject to change. No pre-registration required.

Last Blast of Summer Block Party

August 24th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
@ Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Admission is free, a $20 wristband is required for certain activities including carnival games, inflatables, the rock wall and pony rides.
Winnetka Community House is joining with many local organizations to finish out summer with a fun block party for the whole community! Bring the whole family August 24 for games, music, food, crafts and celebrate everything that makes the North Shore great!

Schedule of events:
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.- Pet Parade Registration
12:00–1:00 p.m.- Pet Parade
1:00–1:45 p.m.- Jordan Xidas
1:45–2:00 p.m.- Children’s Theatre of Winnetka
2:00–3:00 p.m.- Villiage Follies
3:00–4:00 p.m.- Bob Solone
4:00–4:15 p.m.- Children’s Theatre of Winnetka
5:00–7:00 p.m. Bopology
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Ravinia

Chicago
August 24th & 25th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
418 Sheridan Rd Highland Park
Reserved $105/$90
Lawn $38**
**Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show
Gates open at 4:30 PM

Family Fun Fest~ Lake Forest

August 25th from 11am-1pm
801 N Lake Rd, Lake Forest
Lawn games, touch a truck & raffle
Pre register or
$25 for adults & $15 for children

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5 Fun Things To Do On the North Shore~ August 16-18

 

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Kids drop in for a fun afternoon craft project!
August 16 from 3.30-4.30 pm @ Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak St, Winnetka

Starlight Theatre Presents: Sinatra~Swing w/ Bopology
August 16th from 8-10 pm
Wallace Bowl @ Gillson Park, Wilmette

North Shore’s First Craft Beer Festival
Saturday August 17th from noon to 4.30 pm
130 Highwood Ave, Highwood

Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18
from 9-2 pm @ Chicago Botanical Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe

Tomato Festival
Sunday August 18th from 1-3 pm
Shelton Park, Glencoe

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Let the Bidding Begin

 

 

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In today’s competitive real estate market, homebuyers are willing to bid above asking price in order to acquire the home of their dreams. But what is driving home buyers into a bidding war? The number one factor is a lack of inventory. Today’s buyers are aware of the inventory shortage and are more willing to “pay to win” in order to close on their ideal home.

Some homebuyers are even willing to pay the seller’s closing costs, just to sweeten their offer. Our best advice to a buyer in a multiple offer situation would be to go in with your highest or near highest offer. Download our Guide to Buying a Home of the North Shore here.

- See more at: http://northshoreviews.com/page/6/#sthash.6GVNZObT.dpuf

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Support local farmers this Saturday by visiting one of the many North Shore Farmers Markets

imageNorth Shore Weekend Farmers Market Guide 2013:

Wilmette French Market
Now through November 2nd, 2013
Saturday’s from 8-1pm in the Wilmette
train station parking lot

The French Market offers a variety of traditional farmer’s market goods, like fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, meats and breads from local and regional vendors.
www.wilmette.com

Northfield Farmers Market
Now through October 19, 2013
Saturday’s from 7:30-12:30pm located
@ 6 Happ Road in Northfield

The Northfield Market offers luscious, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. You will also find beautiful blooming plants, shrubs, cut flowers, cheeses, a variety of delicious baked goods and wonderful specialty foods.
www.winnetkachamber.com

Glencoe Farmers Market
Now through October 12,2013
Saturday’s from 8-1pm in the
Glencoe train station parking lot

The Glencoe Market offers the freshest flowers, fruits and vegetables from local midwest farms.
www.villageofglencoe.org

Dewey’s Restaurant in Glencoe

Glencoe has a brand new restaurant called Dewey’s, and the other day Paula and I stopped in for lunch to check it out. It’s a family-friendly place with all the menu items kids like (burgers, dogs, fries, pizza, etc.) plus several mom-friendly salads. It also features ice cream from Homer’s.

We give it two thumbs up. Here’s why:

  • Good food (at least what we have tried so far)
  • Bright and fun atmosphere
  • Friendly staff
  • Great artwork (if you’re a Blackhawks fan) – see below

What more could you ask for?

Dewey's interior

Dewey's Jordan and Anthony

Dewey's Stanley Cup hotdog

Dewey’s is open every day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. It’s located at 667 Vernon Ave. in Glencoe (in the old Vernon’s on Vernon space). Pick-up and delivery are available. Call (847) 835-6225 or visit Deweys-Glencoe.com.

North Shore Views is the official website of the Come Home North Shore team and the most comprehensive online source for North Shore Chicago real estate and community information. Whether you are looking for market statistics, homes for sale or local events, North Shore Views has it all at your fingertips. Browse information regarding our communities, market data, luxury homes, lakefront property, schools and what you should know about making the move to the North Shore.

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Executive Home for Rent in Glencoe

595 Park front

595 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL

Relocating to the Chicago area and need a home to rent? If the North Shore appeals to you (and why wouldn’t it?), this Glencoe home may just fill the bill.

This elegant custom home is located on a lush half acre just a few blocks from the Village center. Built in 2000 with exquisite finishes and a perfect floorplan, it is both a wonderful family home and a great place to entertain.

595 Park-4rms

The large kitchen and adjacent family room share a two-sided fireplace and both open to a private stone patio and professionally landscaped yard.

595 Park kitchen

595 Park patio

There are five bedrooms upstairs, including a spacious master suite. There is a full finished lower level with rec room, exercise room, sixth bedroom and full bath.

595 Park Master Bedroom

This lovely home is available immediately for $7,950 per month. If you’d like more information please call us at 847-881-6657 or email us.

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A Wilmette Tour of Alternative Yards

Alternative garden in WilmetteWilmette residents are putting their yards to work for practical and delicious purposes, with beautiful results. On July 21st you can visit 8 Wilmette gardens independently or join one of two guided bike tours. Highlights include: rain gardens, edible gardens, native species and wildlife habitats.

Bring your questions and leave inspired to put your own yard to work. The event is sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.

When: Sunday, July 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 am

Where: Around Wilmette. You can visit participants’ yards independently or join guided bike tours leaving Starbucks (Plaza del Lago) and Wilmette Public Library promptly at 9:00 a.m.Visit www.gogreenwilmette.org for details.

Cost: FREE!

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