Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: February 2019
Check out these exciting February events in and around Glencoe until your heart’s content!
- Month of February: North Shore Restaurant MonthTaste the culinary delights of Chicago’s North Shore during February Restaurant Month. Make sure to stop by Glencoe’s own Hometown Coffee & Juice and Guildhall!
- Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3: Glencoe Junior High Project’s Xanadu – The Musical
Various show times, Central School Misner Auditorium (620 Greenwood Avenue)
Purchase your tickets now for the Glencoe Junior High Project’s rendition of “Xanadu” - a Tony Award-nominated, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams.
- Friday, February 1: Tots-N-Tunes Animal Farm
10-10:45 a.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Dave Ladon (Farmer Dave) and Seth Adams (The Sheriff) present a fun concert for all ages (with adult) in the Library’s Johnson Room. Explore the themes of social and emotional learning, community and self-expression through song.
- Saturday, February 2: Coffee with the Boards
10 a.m.-Noon, Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Meet with your elected officials over a cup of coffee and discuss the community topics most important to you. Events are drop-in style, so there’s no commitment to stay for the whole time period. No RSVPs are necessary.
- Tuesday, February 5: Cozy Up to Warm Winter Soups
7-8:30 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Learn from certified health coach Evey Schweig how to craft your own delicious soups. Along with soup-making tips, demonstrations and yummy tastes, you’ll also make your own dry soup to take home. RSVP prior to February 3.
- Wednesday, February 6: Opening Night of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
This visceral American classic will envelop you in a vision of the Roaring Twenties defined by beautiful language and an extraordinary dramatic conflict between ambition, desperation and love for blues music. Tickets on sale now.
- Friday, February 8: CraftBeer – Author & Tasting
7-9 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Author and photographer Matthew Janzen quit his job to explore every angle of Wisconsin’s burgeoning craft beer industry. At this author event, sample brews from local craft brewers Ravinia Brewing Company and Kings and Convicts. Admission fee is $1.
- Friday, February 8: Teen Ice Night
6:30-8:30 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
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.
- Saturday, February 9 – Sunday, March 24: “In the Tropics” Orchid Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. Enjoy more than 10,000 orchids in bloom and even bring some home with you! Tickets on sale now.
- Sunday, February 10: Daddy/Daughter Dance
5-7 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Join us for a special evening with your little one! Enjoy a delicious buffet, dance to a deejay and have fun making memories. Advanced registration required.
- Tuesday, February 12: Dog Park Community Input Meeting
7-8 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
The Glencoe Park District invites you for a community discussion on the feasibility of creating a dog park in Glencoe. This meeting will focus on Glencoe Park District property only.
- Wednesday, February 13: Don’t Squash that Bug!
7-8:30 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
There are more than a million species of insects and spiders on planet. Jim Rowan, natural science specialist, will share his extensive knowledge of Illinois’ 25,000 species. Event is a joint program sponsored by the Glencoe Park District and the Friends of the Green Bay Trail.
- Saturday, February 16: The Frog Lady
2 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Learn about the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians while meeting over 20 live animals! For ages four and up. Free tickets available at the Children’s Desk starting at 9 a.m. the day of the show.
- Sunday, February 17 – Friday, February 23: Random Acts of Kindness Week
In honor of national Random Acts of Kindness Week 2019, Family Service of Glencoe and a variety of other community organizations will host a variety of kindness-based events all week. A small act of kindness can create a ripple effect! Click the link to learn more.
- Monday, February 18: President’s Day
Village Hall will be closed to the public in observance of President’s Day. District 35 schools will also be closed.
- Sunday, February 24: Celebrating Glencoe’s Black History
3 p.m., St. Paul AME Church (336 Washington Avenue)
Help St. Paul AME Church, which is marking its 135th anniversary in 2019, celebrate Glencoe’s unique African American history.
- Monday, February 25: Greener World – An Inconvenient Sequel Film Screening
6:30-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Join the Library and the Village’s Sustainability Task Force for a screening of the 2017 film An Inconvenient Sequel about climate change. After the film, stay for a moderated discussion on renewable energy.
- Save the Date! Monday, March 18: I Love This Town: A Musical Salute to Glencoe
6 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
Join the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and Writers Theatre for a special one night only showing of I Love This Town: A Musical Salute to Glencoe. This upbeat, snappy musical about Glencoe’s unique history will be performed in Nichols Theatre on Monday, March 18. Glenconians will laugh the night away learning about our community through popular songs that have been transformed into an unconventional story about our history. The evening will also include a cocktail reception and opportunities to meet and mingle with the cast. Tickets go on sale in early February.
Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? Submit details to firstname.lastname@example.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.