Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: May 2018
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
With warmer weather finally here, it’s time to soak up the sun with all the exciting events and programs in our community this month! Make sure to mark your calendar for the annual Memorial Day Celebration at the end of the month. Here’s your May run-down of events:
- Wednesday, May 2: Spring Bird Walk
9 - 11 a.m., Shelton Park (251 Harbor Street)
Facilitated by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Park District, discover migrant birds during a walk with Tim Joyce, of Glenview's Wild Birds Unlimited. Wear your walking shoes! Rain date: May 9.
- Friday, May 4: May the Fourth Be With You!
6:30 - 8 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Calling all Jedis! Join the Glencoe Park District for a night of "Star Wars" Jedi training. Children will make their own light sabers and train in the ways of the "force."
- Saturday, May 5: Glencoe Junior Kindergarten 75th Anniversary Party
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Celebrate Glencoe Junior Kindergarten's 75th anniversary with musical performances, fitness challenges, bouncy houses and more!
- Friday, May 11: Glencoe Golf Club BioBlitz
5:30 p.m., Glencoe Golf Club (621 Westley Road)
Join the Glencoe Golf Club for this free event for nature lovers filled with outdoor fun and activities, including a guided tour and screech owl presentation.
- Saturday, May 12: Card Making for Moms and More
2:30 - 4 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Make a homemade Mother’s Day card at the Glencoe Public Library for this free event for the whole family! Craft supplies and design inspirations will be provided.
- Thursday, May 17: Vibrant Living Senior Discussion Group
1 - 2:30 p.m., Glencoe Library (320 Park Avenue)
Glencoe senior residents are invited to join the Family Service of Glencoe for a lively conversation and study on relevant topics for this important season of life. Discussions are facilitated by staff counselor Joan Merlo, LCSW. New attendees are welcome to learn and connect.
- Friday, May 18: Transitioning to Central – Going from 4th to 5th Grade
9:30 a.m., Central School Oasis (320 Park Avenue)
Is your child transitioning to 5th grade next year? Join staff from Glencoe District 35 for a discussion that will answer any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.
- Friday, May 18: Cop on a Rooftop
5 a.m. - 12 p.m., Dunkin Donuts (81 Green Bay Road)
Stop by Dunkin Donuts for your morning coffee and donut to see Glencoe Public Safety Officers on the rooftop (of the fire truck) for this special state-wide event benefitting the Special Olympics of Illinois!
- Saturday, May 19: Takiff Express Train Day
10 a.m., Takiff Center, Back parking lot (999 Green Bay Road)
Everyone’s favorite useful engine will be visiting Glencoe! Spend the morning riding Thomas the Tank Engine, jumping in a caboose bounce house and playing with model trains. Advanced registration is required.
- Saturday, May 19: Bike Safety Rodeo
1 - 3 p.m., South School (266 Linden Avenue)
BMX National Champion Matt Wilhelm will mix bike tricks with his inspiring story of beating the odds. Register your bike with the Village’s Public Safety Department, complete a bike course and get a free bike/helmet safety check. Event will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.
- Saturday, May, 19: Glencoe Under the Stars - Waikiki
6:30 p.m., Skokie Country Club (500 Washington Avenue)
Attend Family Service of Glencoe’s annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for Family Service’s critical service provision in our community. This year’s 1960s Hawaiian theme will have you grooving to ukulele music and enjoying tropical food and drinks!
- Monday, May 28: Memorial Day Celebration
11 a..m, Veteran's Memorial Park (299 Park Avenue)
Honor those Glencoe residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
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.