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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: February 2018

Kiraly_webBy Village Manager Phil Kiraly

Check out these exciting February events in and around Glencoe until your heart’s content!
 
  • Friday, February 2: Teen Ice Night
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Watts Ice Center (305 Randolph Street)
    Keep calm and winter on. Your teens will start the weekend off on the right foot by enjoying pizza, games and of course, skating! Event fee includes skate rental.
  • Wednesday, February 7: Opening Night of A Moon for the Misbegotten
    7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
    Tickets are now available for performances of this intriguing play. Set in the 1920s, learn the secrets of Phil Hogan and family as they concoct a plan to save their farmland. Visit the website linked above for the full list of performances and to buy your tickets.  
  • Friday, February 9: Kids Night Out
    5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Join in the excitement with food and fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Set the kids loose, as they make breakfast for dinner, decorate a plant pot to start their own kitchen garden and explore the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden. Grab your kids’ tickets now!
  • Sunday, February 11 – Saturday, February 17: Glencoe’s Third Annual Kindness Challenge
    Various Glencoe locations
    Celebrate kindness throughout our Village! Family Service of Glencoe has partnered with numerous local businesses and organizations around town to create “stations” throughout the week to help you share and receive kindness. The #KindnessChallenge is on!

  • Thursday, February 15: Vibrant Living Senior Discussion Group 
    1-2:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue) 
    Glencoe seniors, join in a lively conversation and study on relevant topics in this important season of life. Facilitated by Family Service of Glencoe staff counselor Joan Merlo, LCSW. New attendees are welcome.

  • Thursday, February 15: The White Album
    7:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark White Album, the Beatles' only double album and the beginning of the end of the band. Dive deep into Beatlemania with Gary Wenstrup of the College of DuPage. 
  • Sunday, February 18: Tot Olympics
    2 to 4 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Cheer your toddlers on as they represent your home in the Park District’s Tot Olympics!  Recommended for ages 2-5, children will compete in a variety of events, including indoor speed skating, floor hockey and more.

  • Wednesday, February 21: Dragonflies, Fireflies and Bugs You Should Know
    6:30-8 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail as Jane and John Balaban, amateur botanists, naturalists, photographers and Master Stewards for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, introduce you to the intriguing world of dragonflies, fireflies and bug habitats. 
  • Thursday, February 22: Getting Ready for College without Losing Your Mind
    7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Many families worry about college preparation. Join the Library for a presentation and discussion by Hanna Stotland, an independent educational counselor, to learn about approaches to test readiness, curriculum choices and activities so that everyone can focus on enjoying high school. Free event.

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.