Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: April 2019
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
Spring is in the air! Soak up the sunshine and check out all the exciting community activities taking place in Glencoe this month.
- Tuesday, April 2: Local Consolidated Election Day
Various locations throughout Glencoe
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that there are multiple polling locations in Glencoe. Confirm your polling location prior to election day by visiting the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.
- Thursday, April 4: K9 Reading Buddies
4:15-5:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Children in grades 1-5 are invited to share their favorite books with a trained therapy dog. Please register your child in advance for a 15-minute reading time slot.
- Saturday, April 6: Feed My Starving Children
1:15-4:30 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Spend an afternoon packaging nutritious prepared meals for starving children across the globe at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The Glencoe Park District will provide transportation. Minimum age to volunteer is five years old, and volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Sunday, April 7: Glencoe Generations – Deep Roots on the North Shore
2-3 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Learn about Glencoe’s 150 years of rich cultural diversity as a special panel of Glencoe residents share Glencoe memories at this Sesquicentennial program. Event is co-sponsored by the Glencoe Historical Society.
- Wednesday, April 10: Landscaping for Birds
7 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Join garden landscape designer and bird-watcher Pam Karlson to learn how to best design your garden to attract a variety of feathered friends.
- Saturday, April 13: Recreational Cannabis Legislation Information Session
10 a.m., Highland Park Public Library (494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park)
Join State Senators Julie Morrison and Heather Steans, as well as State Representative Kelly Cassidy, for an informational session on legislation that may legalize recreational cannabis in the State. Additional information is forthcoming.
- Saturday, April 13: Spring Egg & Doggie Treat Hunt
10-11 a.m., Watts Park (305 Randolph Street)
Children and dogs alike are welcome to take part in an egg hunt for exciting surprises! Stay after the hunt for crafts, games and photos with the Spring Bunny. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will take place on April 20.
- Saturday, April 13: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
2:30-3:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
Join horticulturist Heather Sherwood on the quest to survive the (highly unlikely) zombie apocalypse! Learn which everyday foods could help you and your family survive and outlast the zombies. Fun facts about fruits, seeds and the power of plants are all part of this hands-on family session. Pre-registration is required.
- Friday, April 19: Earth Day Clean-Up
9:30 a.m.- Noon, various Glencoe locations
Celebrate Earth Day through this collaborative effort between the Village, Glencoe Park District and School District 35. Volunteer to help clean different areas in our community with District 35 students.
- Monday, April 22: Appreciating Our Neighbors Around Us
7-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Join Rabbi Evan Moffic for a look into the history and custom of Jewish-Americans and what contributions they have made for people of all faiths and cultures.
- Wednesday, April 24: Heritage Baking – An Evening with Hewn Bakery
7-8 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Learn about the art of heritage bread-making from Ellen King, head baker of the nationally-recognized Hewn Bakery in Evanston. Ms. King will share the ingredients and techniques used to produce Hewn’s extraordinary loaves. This event will feature free samples!
- Thursday, April 25: We Care for Our World
5-6:30 p.m., Central School (620 Greenwood Avenue)
Join in celebrating the environment and share ways to launch 150 minutes of service in our community in honor of the Village’s 150th anniversary.
- Friday, April 26: Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
2:15 p.m., South School (266 Linden Avenue)
Celebrate Arbor Day by joining the Village of Glencoe and School District 35 in a special tree planting ceremony at South School.
- Sunday, April 28: North Shore Walk for Autism
8 a.m., New Trier High School (7 Happ Road, Northfield)
Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism. Powered by the love of parents, friends and supporters, event proceeds ensure that people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to live their best lives.
Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? Submit details to email@example.com. Inclusion is at the sole discretion of the Village and priority will be given to events that are open to the entire community and that are free or have nominal fees to participate.