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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: August 2019

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly

Even though school resumes at the end of the month, there are still plenty of exciting community events taking place in August. Don’t forget to make time for these upcoming activities before summer ends! 

  • Saturday, August 3: Friends of the Green Bay Trail’s Trail DayPhil_Kiraly
    8 a.m. to Noon, Green Bay Trail between Scott Avenue and Shelton Park
    Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled morning of outdoor activities! Enjoy free food, music and more with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail while taking in the Trail’s natural beauty. 
  • Saturday, August 3: Kidditch
    2-4 p.m., Wyman Green (675 Village Court)
    Young Harry Potter fans are invited to join the Loyola Lumos Quidditch team for an afternoon of “kidditch!” Loyola Quidditch team players will teach the game using drills and help facilitate matches. Please register your child in advance. 
  • Friday, August 9: Cardboard Regatta
    12:30-2 p.m., Glencoe Beach
    Turn cardboard into a seaworthy vessel and compete in a race against other boats at this special Glencoe Park District event. Please register by August 7 to participate. 
  • Saturday, August 10: Fun Three A’s in the Garden
    9:30-10 a.m., Glencoe Community Garden (380 Old Green Bay Road)
    Children of all ages are welcome to explore the Glencoe Community Garden with play educator Linda Semel! Make sure to bring an umbrella in case of rain. 
  • Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11: Kite Festival
    10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Stop by the Chicago Botanic Garden to experience soaring stunt-kite performances set to music at this free event. Ice cream and lunch options will be available for purchase. 
  • Wednesday, August 14: Summer Storytime at the Garden
    10-11 a.m., Glencoe Community Garden (380 Old Green Bay Road)
    Enjoy stories, songs and games with the Glencoe Public Library while experiencing the wonders of the Garden as well! Children of all ages are welcome with a caregiver. In case of rain, event will be moved to the Library. 
  • Tuesday, August 20: Crafternoons
    4:15-5 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    What’s better than a relaxing afternoon? Kids are welcome to stop by the Glencoe Public Library to create your own crafts out of a variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected. 
  • Sunday, August 25: Pet Blessing Service
    10 a.m., North Shore United Methodist Church (213 Hazel Avenue)
    Bring your pets for a special blessing at North Shore United Methodist Church. Please make sure your four-legged friends are on leashes or in carriers. 

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.