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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: May 2019

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly

April showers bring May flowers! Check out these exciting community events while waiting for sunny weather and blooming gardens! Phil_Kiraly

  • Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4: Night Lights
    7:30-10:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Experience the Botanic Garden like never before! More than 3,000 luminaries will keep the Garden aglow during this special event. Purchase your tickets in advance, as the Garden will close at 6 p.m. and reopen for ticketed guests at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6: Inspirational Women of the North Shore
    7 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
    In this exciting Sesquicentennial event, learn about the many lasting contributions made by notable women of the North Shore. This event is co-sponsored by the Woman’s Library Club and Writers Theatre. Buy tickets ($10) via the link above.
  • Wednesday, May 8 and May 15: Senior Connections Information Session
    May 8: 1 p.m., Village Hall (675 Village Court)
    May 15: 5:30 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Are you interested in making a difference? Family Service of Glencoe is looking for friendly volunteers who are willing to spend one hour a week with an older adult, making meaningful connections while engaging in activities such as taking a walk, playing cards or other tasks. Attend one session to learn more.
  • Wednesday, May 8: Spring Bird Walk
    9-11 a.m., Shelton Park at the Green Bay Trail (251 Harbor Street)
    Tim Joyce of Glenview’s Wild Birds Unlimited for an informational walk through nature. At this free event, participates will learn how to identify both local and migrating birds. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars!
  • Thursday, May 9: Spring Band Concert
    6:30-7:30 p.m., Central School Misner Auditorium (620 Greenwood Avenue)
    Listen to the musical talents of Glencoe students at this delightful community event. 
  • Wednesday, May 15: Social Media for Businesses and Entrepreneurs
    7:30-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Learn how the use of social media can benefit your business at this informational session, presented by Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People. This class will provide the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. 
  • Thursday, May 16: Vibrant Living – Senior Discussion Group
    1 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Glencoe seniors are invited to join Joan Merlo, LSCW/Family Service of Glencoe therapist, for a discussion group for older adults. Topics are selected by participants, and new attendees are welcome.
  • Friday, May 17: Cop on a Rooftop
    5 a.m.-2 p.m., Glencoe Dunkin’ Donuts (81 Green Bay Road)
    Stop by Dunkin’ Donuts to see Glencoe Public Safety Officers at this fun event! All donations benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Saturday, May 18: Takiff Express Train Day
    10 a.m.-Noon, Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Ride the express trackless train, jump in the caboose bounce house and play with model trains! Advanced registration is encouraged, as registration will close when event capacity has been reached. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside.
  • Saturday, May 18: Bike Safety Rodeo
    1-3 p.m., South School (266 Linden Avenue)
    Students in grades K-4 are invited to complete a bike course challenge, register their bikes with Public Safety and complete a free bike/helmet check. This free program is presented by the Village of Glencoe, Glencoe Park District and School District 35. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. 
  • Sunday, May 19: Family Scavenger Hunt
    1:30-3:30 p.m., Various locations throughout Glencoe
    Join in a community-wide scavenger hunt! Teams of six are invited to look for clues around Glencoe. Registration is $5 per person. This event is co-sponsored by the Woman’s Library Club, Glencoe Youth Services, Glencoe Junior High Project and the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee.
  • Thursday, May 23: 4th of July Float Building Workshop
    6:30 p.m., Village Hall (675 Village Court)
    4th of July will be here before you know it! New this year, the Village is encouraging community organizations, neighborhoods, religious institutions, sports groups, businesses, veterans organizations and more (pretty much any group of friends, peers or coworkers), to participate in the Village’s 4th of July Parade in honor of the sesquicentennial! Also new this year, you can enter into a float/entry competition! Learn about how to register for the parade (a new requirement this year) and get ideas for your float or non-float entry at this informative workshop. Free pizza will be provided!
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day Ceremony
    11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park (299 Park Avenue)
    Honor those Glencoe residents that have made the ultimate sacrifice in this moving event. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road).

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.