Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: November 2019

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly

It’s hard to believe that the Village’s year-long, 150th anniversary celebration draws to a close this month! Although Sesquicentennial activities may be wrapping up, there are still many community events taking place in Glencoe during November. Here are November’s upcoming events that will help you Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe:  

  • Saturday, November 2: Pumpkin Smash
    10 a.m.-Noon, Glencoe Community Garden (380 Old Green Bay Road)Phil_KiralyDon’t trash your leftover Halloween pumpkins—smash them! Bring your pumpkins to the Glencoe Community Garden for this community pumpkin smash event! Pumpkins should be clean and free of candles, stickers or other decorations. If you would like to participate, please e-mail the Garden at contact@glencoecommunitygarden.com.  If you are unable to attend the Pumpkin Smash, there will be a dumpster outside of the Garden’s south gate on November 1 and 2 where you can deposit your pumpkins.
  • Sunday, November 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends – “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”
    As you change your clocks for the ending of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 2, remember to also change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Monday, November 4: Andy Warhol – Pop Art is for Everyone
    7-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Art historian Dr. Michelle Mishur will discuss the career of Manhattan graphic designer Andy Warhol, who became America’s first celebrity artist. Unlike other New York artists, Warhol responded to American popular culture and produced work inspired by commercial advertising. 
  • Tuesday, November 5: How to Speak Midwestern
    7:30-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Learn about the three dialect regions of the Midwest in this free, witty and informed analysis by journalist Edward McClelland, author of How to Speak Midwestern. 
  • Saturday, November 9: Nerf Battle
    1-3 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Children ages 8-12 are invited to a friendly Nerf battle! Hide behind inflatable barriers while engaging in a battle with friends. Blasters and goggles will be provided. Please register in advance.
  • Sunday, November 10: Classical Music Concert 
    5-6 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Join the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for a free string music performance, featuring the Guadagnini Quartet. The Library will close at 4 p.m. for setup and re-open at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14: Kindergarten Registration
    7 a.m.-6 p.m., South School (266 Linden Avenue)
    Do you have a child that’s eligible for Kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year? Register with District 35 on November 14! Students must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2020. An original birth certificate and proof of residency must be presented at time of registration. 
  • Thursday, November 14: K-9 Reading Buddies
    4:15-5:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to practice their reading skills by sharing their favorite books with a four-legged, furry friend! Contact the library at (847) 835-5053 to schedule a 15-minute time slot. 
  • Friday, November 22 – December 13: Glencoe Community Holiday Drive
    Drop-off Location: Village Hall, Takiff Center, North Shore Community Bank
    Give back this holiday season through the Glencoe Community Holiday Drive, which has been serving local families, low-income seniors and adults with disabilities in the Glencoe community since 1990. Participate by purchasing care packages, dropping off unwanted toys, non-perishable food items and paper goods, or by making a monetary donation. 
  • Friday, November 22 - January 5, 2020: Lightscape
    4:30-10 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Wander through a festive world of wonder and light! Along a mile-long path, the night comes alive with color, imagination and sound, from a playful choir of singing trees to a spectacular waterfall of light. Tickets are available for advanced purchase. 
  • Saturday, November 23: Snoopy Thanksgiving
    10-11:30 a.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Watch the classic Peanuts Thanksgiving special on the big screen and enjoy a recreation of Snoopy’s most unusual Thanksgiving meal: popcorn, toast, pretzels and jelly beans. Children and parents can enjoy a variety of hands-on crafts and other activities. Advanced registration requested. 
  • Sunday, November 24: Glencoe Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service
    7 p.m., North Shore United Methodist Church (213 Hazel Avenue)
    Glencoe residents from all faith backgrounds are invited to gather as one community to give thanks. Reflections will be offered by Reverend Dwayne Gary (St. Paul AME Church), Rabbi Steve Lowenstein (Am Shalom) and Reverend Dr. Barbara Javore (North Shore United Methodist Church). 
  • Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving
    Village Hall will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the holiday; as a result, Thursday collection will take place on Friday, November 29, and Friday collection will take place on Saturday, November 30. 
  • Friday, November 29: Light the Lights
    4-7 p.m., Downtown Glencoe
    Kick-off the holiday season and the culmination of Glencoe’s 150th birthday celebration at this exciting community event! Enjoy a wine and beer stroll, shopping specials, live reindeer, trackless train rides and more. Wine and Beer Stroll tickets go on sale starting November 8! Pick up your cup in advance to avoid the line! 
  • Friday, November 29: Watts Center Opening Day
    11 a.m.-7 p.m., Watts Ice Center (305 Randolph Street)
    Celebrate the opening day of the Glencoe Park District’s Watts Ice Center for the season with free admission all day long!