Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: November 2017
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
It always seems to me like once you hit November, it might as well be New Year’s Day – the weeks fly by as you try to fit in shopping, holiday parties and travel to see family and friends into an already jam-packed schedule. Hopefully this list of local events and activities helps you plan out your month with a little more ease and enjoy all that fall has to offer in Glencoe.
- Sunday, November 5: Falcons, Hawks and Birds of Prey with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail
2-4 p.m., Watts Center (305 Randolph Street)
Experience the thrill of these top predators in flight! Learn the importance of the species and witness a live falcon demonstration. Free program for all ages.
- Wednesday, November 8: Pumpkin Composting
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Public Works Building (325 Temple Court)
Did you know that pumpkins are 90% water and are full of nutrients that are great for our soil? Once you’re done with your Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, bring them to the Public Works Building for composting. Please remove candles, yarn, stickers and any other decorations before bringing them to this free drop-off event.
- Wednesday, November 8: The Importance of Being Earnest at Writers Theatre
November 8-December 23, Writers Theatre (325 Temple Court)
Take in this clever-comedy by Oscar Wilde about two young men who lead double lives. The pair have to decide whether or not to try and change their ways in pursuit of proper young women who they truly fall in love with. Will they be able to bring their charades to an end? Get your tickets online via the link above.
- Monday, November 13: Tudor Court Placemaking Open House
6 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
Join the Village and Teska Associates as we discuss the future of Tudor Court, which has taken up new prominence in Downtown Glencoe in recent years. Teska will present three concepts for feedback. Learn more about the project and its connection to the Downtown Plan from the link above.
- Tuesday, November 14: Parenting with Conviction: Raising Socially Conscious Children
7:30 p.m.., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
While parenting is a gift, it comes with its challenges. Join in on a conversation surrounding ways for parents to increase awe, appreciation and social awareness. These nondenominational conversations are led by Reverend Daphne Cody (St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church), Rabbi Lisa Greene (North Shore Congregation Israel) and Kathy Livingston of Family Service of Glencoe.
- Wednesday, November 15: Coffee with the Board
3-5 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
The Village Board wants to hear about what local issues are most important to you. Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet with members of the Board to learn about current Village initiatives. No RSVP necessary – stop by anytime that you can!
- Mid-November: Glencoe Community Holiday Drive (Launch date coming soon)
Drop-offs also located at Village Hall (675 Village Court) and the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Donations accepted through December 15
Help brighten the holidays for a local family or individual in need through the Glencoe Community Holiday Drive. New this year, the Holiday Drive will be operating out of the store-front at 664 Vernon Avenue (previously Books on Vernon). More details on hours to come! Learn about the multiple ways you can help via the link above.
- Friday, November 24: Light the Village Lights
Dusk, Downtown Glencoe, Intersection of Park and Vernon Avenues
Enjoy caroling, a visit from Santa, treats and the magic moment when downtown Glencoe is suddenly aglow.
- Friday, November 24: Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden
10 a.m.-5 p.m., November 24-December 22
10 a.m.-7 p.m., December 23-January 7
Partake in some family fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden throughout the holiday season! Standard event includes model trains and miniature replicas of Chicago landmarks, ice carvings, carolers and more! Get your tickets online via the link above starting in early November. Pro-tip: tickets are half-price on Tuesdays.
- Saturday, November 25: Small Business Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Business District, Glencoe
What better way to tackle your holiday shopping than by supporting local Glencoe businesses? Take advantage of special discounts and promotions throughout the day. Stay tuned to the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce’s website for more information on participating businesses and offers. Don’t forget to pick up some items for the Glencoe Community Holiday Drive too while you’re out!
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.