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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: October 2017

Kiraly_webBy Village Manager Phil Kiraly 

After the heat wave in late September, it hardly seems possible that fall is here! As we settle in to fall in Glencoe, check out these special events taking place around the community:

  • Thursday, October 12: Autumn Brews – Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden
    6-8 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, ticket price varies
    Welcome the fall weather and celebrate Oktoberfest locally! Receive a wristband, tasting glass and tasting sheet to try seasonally selected beers from local breweries. Guests must be 21 years of age or older, and advanced ticket purchase is recommended. For more information, please call (847) 835-5440.
  • Monday, October 16: Coffee with the Board
    7-9 a.m., Starbucks (347 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, such as recent changes to the Garbage Collection Program, and to discuss ways the Village can better serve our community. No RSVP necessary – stop by anytime that you can!

  • Wednesday, October 18: Buckthorn Barbeque – Planetary Heroes!
    6-9 p.m., Nichols Hall, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, $100/ticket
    The Friends of the Green Bay Trail invite you to the 7th Annual Buckthorn Barbeque Fundraiser to support ongoing efforts to protect our community’s natural beauty! Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Green Bay Trail, along with the removal of invasive species and planting of natives.
  • October – December 2017: Quixote – On the Conquest of Self
    7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre (Shows continue through December 17)
    Get your tickets to join in the exciting adventures of Don Quixote before it is too late! Based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Quixote transports audiences between time periods: from the fascinating universes created by Cervantes to the parallel realities of our current world. Along the way, the universally-beloved dreamer Don Quixote helps bring new meaning to our triumphs and defeats, reawakening our forgotten desires and celebrating the joys of great literature. Read a brief sneak-peek here!

  • Saturdays: Glencoe French Market
    8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyman Green
    Don’t forget that the Glencoe French Market is open every Saturday through October 14. Stop by for your weekly filling of fresh, in-season fruits, veggies, produce and artisan goods. If you have any questions about the Village’s garbage collection transition to Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), stop by to talk with Village staff and LRS team members who will be present to answer questions.
  • Wednesday, October 20: Night of 1,000 Jack-o-Lanterns
    6:30-10:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, ticket price varies
    Check out more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins as they light up the night sky! Replacing “HallowFest,” see LED-lit jack-o'-lanterns as huge as 150 pounds staged along a festive, paved pathway. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America, and feast on seasonal light food and drinks for sale. For more information, please call (847) 835-5440.
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22: Trains, Tricks & Treats
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, ticket price varies by age
    Bring the whole family in costume to trick-or-treat throughout the Model Railroad Garden and celebrate Halloween! The Model Railroad Garden will be decorated with spider webs, spiders, ghosts, goblins, and pumpkins, as well as seasonal plant materials and other spooky surprises. An array of small treats and treasures can be picked up throughout the Model Railroad Garden. Children will also have the opportunity to pot up a Halloween plant. For more information, please call (847) 835-5440.
  • Thursday, October 26: Boo Bash
    5:30-7 p.m., Takiff Center, $8/person by October 25 and $10/person on October 26
    Calling all ghosts and goblins! Enjoy a Boo-tiful evening filled with crafts, carnival games, treats, entertainment and a pizza dinner. Bring a trick-or-treat bag along with your costume! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult, and advanced registration is encouraged. For more information, please call (847) 835-3030, or register for the event online here.
  • Tuesday, October 31: Halloween Hello
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Downtown Business District, Glencoe
    Trick-or-treat throughout town by stopping into participating Village merchants during this spook-tastic event sponsored by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce.
  • Tuesday, October 31: Trick--or-Treat 
    4 - 8 p.m., Glencoe community
    Calling all ghouls and goblins! Trick-or-treat around our community on Halloween. To make sure that everyone has a Franken-tastic time, take a look at the safety tips linked above.

 Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? 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.