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Village Manager's Blog

Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: September 2019

By Village Manager Phil Kiraly

Although it is hard to believe, autumn begins this month. Despite summer officially ending, the fun in Glencoe hasn’t stopped! Fall into September by checking out these upcoming community events. 

  • Sunday, September 1: Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale Phil_Kiraly
    10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
    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. 
  • Tuesday, September 3: Device Advice
    6-7 p.m. Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Do you have a new device and need assistance with setup? Stop by the Library during this free event with your laptop, tablet or mobile device, and Library staff will help answer your technology-related questions. 
  • Friday, September 6: 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. 
  • Sunday, September 8: Writing Stand-Out College Essays
    2-3 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    With school back in session, teenagers are invited to learn how to write their own memorable college admissions essays from New Trier High School creative writing teacher John S. O’Connor. 
  • Wednesday, 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 14: Great Mud Run
    9 a.m., Watts Center (305 Randolph Avenue)
    Children ages seven-14 are challenged to participate in the Glencoe Park District’s 1.25-mile race through Watts Park. This race will feature natural and man-made obstacles throughout the course, challenging your physical stamina. Participants will receive a free shirt and medal. Please register in advance. 
  • Saturday, September 21: Tails and Ales
    2-6 p.m., Glencoe Beach
    Enjoy a family-friendly happy hour with your dog at Glencoe Beach! This un-fur-gettable event, presented by Revolutionary Brewing, is sponsored by the Glencoe Park District and Glencoe Rotary. Event proceeds will be donated to Rotary causes, such as the provision of clean water and youth leadership training. Aggressive dogs, dogs in heat or dogs under the age of four months will not be allowed. 
  • Saturday, September 22: Open Doors Glencoe
    9:30-4:30 p.m., Throughout Glencoe
    "Discover” your community by taking in the architecture, the multiple textures of businesses and residences, and the history of our hometown.Open Doors Glencoe is a one-day behind-the-scenes look into locations not normally open to the public or rarely seen by the public. 
  • Wednesday, September 25: Opening Night of A Doll’s House
    7:30 p.m., Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court)
    Given an intensely intimate staging in the Gillian Theatre, A Doll’s House draws the audience into the middle of a combustible domestic moment as husband and wife must navigate truth and deceit, while also determining whether their seemingly perfect lives are truly the ones they thought they always wanted. 
  • Thursday, September 26: The Everyday Environmentalist
    7:30-8:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
    Learn about simple, everyday ways that you can positively impact the environment while maintaining your lifestyle. The event is hosted by Tina Hostert, Glencoe resident and founder of ReCommitted Supplies Company, which partners with local retailers, businesses and residents to reduce single-use packaging. 
  • Friday, September 27:  Free Art Opening
    6-8 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
    Stop by the Takiff Center for the opening night of the Glencoe Park District’s seasonal Art Show. Paintings, drawings and ceramics pieces created by adult students will be on display during this free event. Light refreshments will be served. 

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.