Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: March 2018
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
As spring approaches the weather may be a bit unpredictable, but your events calendar for the month doesn’t have to be! Take a look at what you can explore, enjoy and celebrate in and around Glencoe in March.
- Saturday, March 3-Monday, March 5: Friends of the Glencoe Public Library Used Book Sale
Various times, Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Support the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library by purchasing gently used books, DVDs and CDs. All proceeds support the Library.
- Wednesday, March 7: Conservation @ Home
7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Glencoe Library (320 Park Avenue)
Join Friends of the Green Bay Trail as Diane Greening, Master Naturalist, shares environmentally sustainable landscape practices for home properties and how to have your home certified and recognized by Conservation @ Home, a partnership of the Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Illinois Extension.
- Sunday, March 11: Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery for Daylight Savings
While not a special event, don’t forget to “spring” your clocks an hour forward on Sunday, March 11 for the beginning of Daylight Savings time. Public Safety reminds us that this is also a great reminder to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Sunday, March 11: This is what Activism Looks Like; Empowering Parent Leaders
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Wilmette Golf Club Restaurant (3900 Fairway Drive, Willmette)
Learn about paths to successful community engagement with the League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe through a presentation from Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI). This event is open to the public.
- Sunday, March 11: Family Fun Fest
2-4 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Come see the wide variety games, crafts and activities your family can enjoy together, compliments of Family Service of Glencoe and the Glencoe Park District.
- Tuesday, March 13: We Care for Our World
5-6 p.m., West School (1010 Forestway Drive)
K-4 children and parents are welcome to join in for one hour of civic engagement to support needs in our community and beyond. Join in and lend a hand to help others!
- Sunday, March 18: Broken Beauty, The Wreck of the Steamer Columbia
2 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Enjoy a multi-media stage reading about the nearly forgotten 1918 tragedy of the steamboat Columbia. The play features a cast of 15 actors portraying 57 roles and an original musical score performed live. For adults and young adults.
- Tuesday, March 20: General Primary Election Day
Polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. | Look up your voter information
Do your civic duty and get out to vote in the Gubernatorial Primary! Residents who are unsure of their voter registration status, polling place or precinct may visit the Cook County Clerk website's Voter Information page linked above.
- Wednesday, March 21: Opening Night of Smart People
7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court) | Showing through June 10
Four intelligent, attractive and opinionated young urban professionals—a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race—search for love, success and identity while also attempting to navigate the intricacies of racial and sexual politics.
- Sunday, March 24: Spring Egg & Doggie Treat Hunt
10 a.m., Watts Park (305 Randolph Street)
Bring your basket and get ready for an egg hunt! The Glencoe Park District is hiding eggs filled with surprises throughout Watts Park. After the hunt, join us for crafts, games and photos with the Spring Bunny. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be relocated to the Takiff Center. For Special Event weather information, please call the Park District at (847) 258-9050.
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.