Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: September 2018
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
With school back in session and days growing shorter, fall in Glencoe is just around the corner. As you make the most out of the end of summer with your family and friends, check out these special events around the community to Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe:
Sunday, September 2: Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue
Celebrate the richness of local fall mushrooms and fungi with the Illinois Mycological Association at this exciting event. See an exhibition of 50 to 100 varieties of mushrooms foraged from area forests and learn about the benefits of these plants to our national ecosystems.
Thursday, September 6: K9 Reading Buddies – Bark to School!
4:15-5:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue
Students in grades 1-5 are invited to join the K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore in this bark to school celebration. Stop by and meet friendly, trained therapy dogs and even sign up to read to one!
Friday, September 7: Glencoe Junior High Project Backyard BBQ
5-7 p.m., Central School Field, 620 Greenwood Avenue
All Central School students, parents and siblings are invited to start off the school year with the Glencoe Junior High Project for an evening of family fun! Enjoy dinner, activities and music while connecting with both old and new friends alike.
Saturday, September 8: Stories We Hear in the Garden
9:30-10:30 a.m., Glencoe Community Garden, 380 Old Green Bay Road
All ages are invited to discover the Glencoe Community Garden using all senses! Enrichment and play educator, Linda Semel, will host this free educational event. Afterwards, stay at the Garden and help with the Garden’s weekly harvest.
Saturday, September 8: Glencoe Historical Society Annual Gala
6:30 p.m., Eklund Museum and Garden, 375 Park Avenue
Honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at the Glencoe Historical Society’s annual garden gala. Enjoy a beautiful evening in the garden and dance like they did in the early-1900s alongside Glencoe’s own professional ballroom dance instructors! All proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Visit the Society’s website to purchase tickets.
Sunday, September 9: From Page to Stage – Popular Music’s Role in Drama
2-3 p.m., Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue
From Mamma Mia! to Hamilton, theater productions that incorporate contemporary music have expanded in popularity in recent years. Join the Library and Writers Theatre for a thoughtful look into the role of popular music in theatre at this free event. RSVPs requested.
Tuesday, September 11: 9/11 Commemorative Service
7:45 a.m., Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue
Join Am Shalom for a special remembrance of September 11, 2001 in conjunction with the Glencoe Public Safety Department. Meet outside at the flagpole on Lincoln Avenue.
Saturday, September 15: The Great Mud Run
9 a.m.- Noon, Watts Park, 305 Randolph Street
Adventurous youth ages 7-14 are challenged to the Glencoe Park District’s 2K race through natural and man-made obstacles. Participants will receive a T-shirt, medal and bragging rights. Registration will be open until race capacity is reached.
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16: 12th Annual Glencoe Open
8 a.m., Glencoe Golf Club, 621 Westley Road
Grab your friends and golf clubs for the competitive, two-day 12th Annual Glencoe Open event! The competition is open to all players with a handicap of 18 or better. Entry fee includes all greens and range fees, trophies and prizes, as well as a closing luncheon.
Sunday, September 16: Doggie Dip at Glencoe Beach
2-3 p.m., Glencoe Beach
Bring your dog to the Glencoe Beach for a lot of doggone fun! Watch your dog swim in Lake Michigan while enjoying the company of other canine pals in this delightful fun event. Aggressive dogs, dogs in heat and dogs under four months of age are not allowed, and dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations to participate.
Monday, September 17: Monday at the Movies – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
7-9 p.m., Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue
View the acclaimed documentary on the life of Supreme Court Justice, author and surprising pop culture icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg at this free event.
Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23: American Craft Exposition
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Attend this highly competitive juried show and sale of fine, one-of-a-kind handcrafted artwork and luxury collections from the country’s leading craftspeople. Meet some of the nation’s top artists in jewelry, ceramics, metal, glass, leather and baskets. Children ages 12 and under are free.
Wednesday, September 26: Opening Night of Witch at Writers Theatre
7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court
Mischief is afoot in the sleepy Village of Edmonton, and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. This wickedly funny play will captivate you with the question: would you know what to ask for if the Devil came knocking on your door?
Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? Submit details to firstname.lastname@example.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.