Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: October 2019

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
To help you fall into autumn, you and your family have plenty of fun, seasonal community events to pick from. Here are October’s upcoming events that will help you Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: 


  • Wednesday, October 2: Industrial Archaeology in London
    7:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    What can digging up an old mill tell us about the evolution of a London suburb? Join Ellen Green, field archaeologist for Pre-Construct Archaeology, for a lively discussion of recent excavations in Tottenham, England and how we can build a picture of a rapidly-changing society from ruins. 
  • Thursday, October 3: 9th Annual Buckthorn Barbeque
    6-9 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Support the Friends of the Green Bay Trail! The 2019 Buckthorn Barbecue features WTTW Chicago’s Geoffrey Baer. All contributions will be used for the purchase of native flowers, shrubs, grasses and trees for the Trail. 
  • Saturdays, October 5 and 12: Glencoe French Market
    8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyman Green (675 Village Court)
    Enjoy the last Glencoe French Markets of the 2019 season. Stop by the Market for fresh farm produce, locally-grown flowers, baked goods and more.
  • Saturday, October 5: Harvest Fest
    10 a.m.-1 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Celebrate fall at one of the best community spirit events of the season! Spend the morning enjoying family-friendly games, attractions and entertainment during this free event, sponsored by the Glencoe Park District and Sesquicentennial Planning Committee. 
  • Saturday, October 5: Coffee with the Boards
    10 a.m.-Noon, Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Meet with local officials from the Village, Glencoe Park District, District 35 and Glencoe Public Library over a cup of coffee during Harvest Fest. The event is drop-in style, so no RSVP is necessary, and there’s no commitment to stay for the whole time. 
  • Saturday, October 5: Donation and Recycling Drop-Off Day 
    10 a.m.-1 p.m., Public Works Garage (325 Temple Court)
    The Sustainability Task Force has partnered with the Village to bring a special donation and recycling event to Glencoe one week before the Semi-Annual Clean-Up Day. Instead of placing items that should be recycled on the curb to be taken to the landfill, bring your unwanted items to this event. 
  • Sunday, October 6: Doggie Dip
    3-4 p.m., Glencoe Beach
    Bring your pup to the Glencoe Beach for a whole lot of doggone fun! Owners can watch their dog swim in Lake Michigan while enjoying the company of other canine companions. 
  • Friday, October 11: Halloween Magic and Puppet Show
    10-10:45 a.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Magician and puppeteer Mr. Kipley will dazzle and delight kids with his spooky (but not too scary) Halloween-themed show. Costumes are encouraged! 
  • Saturday, October 12: Semi-Annual Clean-Up Day
    Throughout Glencoe
    Doing some household cleaning? Dispose of your large household items that are not included as part of regular garbage collection during this community-wide collection day. Items may include furniture, appliances and boxes but do not include electronics, hazardous waste (oil-based paint, gas, chemicals, etc.), building material (wood, lumber, drywall, etc.), or landscape waste (trees, branches, logs, leaves, etc.). 
  • Saturday, October 12: Public Safety Open House
    9 a.m.-1 p.m., Village Hall (675 Village Court)
    Residents are invited to stop by Village Hall for a fun morning with Public Safety on Saturday, October 12 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meet Public Safety Officers, explore police and fire vehicles, take a tour of the station and more! Kids can even participate in a junior fire fighter obstacle course. 
  • Saturday, October 12: FGBT Trail Work Days
    Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26
    9-11 a.m, Green Bay Trail (Mary Street Entrance)
    Join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to enjoy the Trail's blooms, butterflies and wildlife, as well as to help remove invasive plants and weeds. Rain or severe weather will cancel the events.
  • Saturday, October 19: Sesquicentennial Gala
    6 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    Enjoy a special evening in honor of Glencoe’s 150th anniversary! Enjoy cocktails, dinner and a celebratory program at this memorable event. Purchase your tickets before it’s too late! 
  • Thursday, October 24: What if? How Glencoe May Have Looked
    7:30-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Architect and Glencoe resident Scott Javore will explore building plans that would have changed Glencoe had they been built. From the downtown plans designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and George Maher to the park proposals of Jens Jensen and more, Mr. Javore will explore plans that never made it off the drawing board. 
  • Tuesday, October 29: Boo Bash
    5:30-7 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Calling all ghosts and goblins! Enjoy a boo-tiful evening with the Glencoe Park District, filled with crafts, carnival games, candy and a pizza dinner! Please wear a costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag. Advanced registration is encouraged. 
  • Thursday, October 31: Halloween Hello
    10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Glencoe
    Trick-or-treaters in grades K-8 are invited to stop by stores in downtown Glencoe for candy treats! The event is sponsored by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Thursday, October 31: Trick-or-Treat
    10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Glencoe
    Before sending out your ghouls and goblins, please take time to review the safety tips on the Village's website.