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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: August 2018

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly

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Although school resumes in just a few short weeks, the fun still continues in Glencoe. While August is known for family vacations and back-to-school planning, I hope this list of exciting upcoming events helps you to plan time to Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe!

Saturday, August 4: Coffee with the Boards 
10 a.m.-Noon, Glencoe French Market, Wyman Green
Stop by the Glencoe French Market to meet with your elected officials and local leaders from the Village, Glencoe Park District, Glencoe Public Library and District #35 over a cup of coffee. No RSVPs necessary.

Saturday, August 4: Glencoe French Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyman Green
This outdoor market is open every Saturday through October 13. Listen to live music as you explore a variety of vendors featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, crafts and more.

Friday, August 10: Tots-N-Tunes – Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole
10-10:45 a.m., Wyman Green 
Catch the award-winning, kid-favorite musician Miss Carole here in Glencoe! This free family-centric event is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

Friday, August 10: Movies on the Green – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Dusk (approximately 8 p.m.), Wyman Green
Grab your blankets, lawn chairs and lightsabers for this family favorite event! Feel “the Force” with a showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi under the stars. Showing will be moved inside Village Hall in case of inclement weather.

Saturday, August 11: Walk, Run or Bike to the Green Bay Trail
9 a.m.-Noon., Green Bay Trail at Mary Street
Discover nature with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail by visiting the butterfly hatchery, taking a trail tour and making a nature craft at this free event! Event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

Tuesday, August 14: Breaking the Bee Barrier!
6-7 p.m., Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road
Come see the joys of beekeeping for yourself at the Takiff Center! Learn from local beekeepers on how to start your own apiary. 

Wednesday, August 15 - Sunday, September 23: Vietgone at Writers Theatre
7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre , 325 Tudor Court
Equal parts road-trip adventure, romantic comedy and Hamilton-esque rap musical, this epic new play repurposes pop culture from the last forty years to transport your through time and across the globe to Vietnam in 1975.  

Friday, August 17- Sunday, August 19: Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
Friday: Noon-5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road 
Presented by the Midwest Bonsai Society, this show draws visitors from across the country and is often regarded as one of the top three bonsai shows in the nation. Enjoy a display of 200 bonsai trees, shop more than a dozen tree vendors and attend a variety of workshops at this free event.

Thursday, August 23: Glow Party at the Glencoe Public Library
7-8 p.m., Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to DIY glow sticks, bubbles, paint and more at this back-to-school event! Advanced registration is encouraged.

Friday, August 24: Music at the Beer Garden

4-7 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Enjoy dinner Garden and award-winning music on the Rose Terrace Beer Garden. Listen to flutist Kim Fleuchaus and guitarist Julie Goldberg as they combine Latin American and Barquoe musical styles at this emotive event.
 
Monday, August 27: District 35 Move-In Day
Various times, Glencoe Schools 
Students are invited to visit school buildings, deliver supplies and locate their classrooms for the upcoming school year. Please visit District 35’s website to see your child’s move-in time.

Wednesday, August 29 and Tuesday, September 4: Back to School Dates
Glencoe Schools 
Students in grades 1-8 will start school on Wednesday, August 29 while students in Kindergarten will begin on Tuesday, September 4. Please visit District 35’s website for additional information.

Glencoe Community Garden Summer Harvest and Compost HoursG
Glencoe Community Garden (385 Old Green Bay Road)
Help sustain our community’s organic-practicing mini farm and compost collaborative by dropping off your compost or volunteering during the Glencoe Community Garden’s (GCG)
summer hours! Stop by Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-9 a.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-Noon. 100% of the GCG is built, harvested and managed by volunteers.


Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? Submit details to info@villageofglencoe.org. 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.