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  • Illinois Libraries Present hosts "An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner" virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Zauner, the singer-guitar player of the pop band Japanese Breakfast, will discuss "Crying in H Mart," her new memoir of family and food. Michelle will be joined in conversation by music critic, producer and author Jessica Hopper. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. Advance registration is required. For information, www.northbrook.info or www.glenviewpl.org.

    Illinois Libraries Present hosts "An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner" virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Zauner, the singer-guitar player of the pop band Japanese Breakfast, will discuss "Crying in H Mart," her new memoir of family and food. Michelle will be joined in conversation by music critic, producer and author Jessica Hopper. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. Advance registration is required. For information, www.northbrook.info or www.glenviewpl.org. Courtesy of Illinois Libraries Present

  • Join for Family Storytime at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at the Northfield Branch of the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles for the entire family. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org.

    Join for Family Storytime at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at the Northfield Branch of the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles for the entire family. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org. Daily Herald File Photo Courtesy of iStockphoto

  • Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with Freedom Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Indian Hill Park, 131 Wilson St., Winnetka. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors out to join in on the fun. Chicago Race Management will track time and post live results throughout the race. Race check-in is from 7-7:45 a.m. This event is held rain or shine. Registration required at www.winpark.org.

    Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with Freedom Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Indian Hill Park, 131 Wilson St., Winnetka. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors out to join in on the fun. Chicago Race Management will track time and post live results throughout the race. Race check-in is from 7-7:45 a.m. This event is held rain or shine. Registration required at www.winpark.org. Courtesy of Winnetka Park District

  • More than 25 vendors sell conventional and organic vegetables, fruits, fresh-cut flowers, a variety of specialty products and delicious prepared foods at the Deerfield Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, on Park Avenue, between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue in Deerfield. For information, (847) 719-7436 or www.deerfield.il.us.

      More than 25 vendors sell conventional and organic vegetables, fruits, fresh-cut flowers, a variety of specialty products and delicious prepared foods at the Deerfield Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, on Park Avenue, between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue in Deerfield. For information, (847) 719-7436 or www.deerfield.il.us. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer/2016

  • All levels of experience are invited to join Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Join this gentle yoga class to try a slower, more gentle approach to the yoga practice. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

    All levels of experience are invited to join Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Join this gentle yoga class to try a slower, more gentle approach to the yoga practice. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info. Daily Herald File Photo Courtesy of Getty Images/iStockphoto

  • Celebrate summer with Tuesdays in the Park at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Village Green Park, corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, in Northbrook. Dancing Queen: An Abba Salute is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA -- sure to capture the hearts of fans of all ages. This live show is full of musical precision, fabulous flair and fashion, and promises a mesmerizing ABBA experience. No registration required. For information, www.nbparks.org.

    Celebrate summer with Tuesdays in the Park at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Village Green Park, corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, in Northbrook. Dancing Queen: An Abba Salute is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA -- sure to capture the hearts of fans of all ages. This live show is full of musical precision, fabulous flair and fashion, and promises a mesmerizing ABBA experience. No registration required. For information, www.nbparks.org. Courtesy of Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

  • Teens are invited to join the Monarch Community Science Project at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble. Teen volunteers plant milkweed, observe monarch eggs and caterpillars and talk with library patrons about their observations and how we can all support monarchs. Everyone is welcome to drop by and learn. For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

    Teens are invited to join the Monarch Community Science Project at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble. Teen volunteers plant milkweed, observe monarch eggs and caterpillars and talk with library patrons about their observations and how we can all support monarchs. Everyone is welcome to drop by and learn. For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Piano & Strings Chamber Works from Jessie Montgomery will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Admission is free. For information, www.ravinia.org.

    Piano & Strings Chamber Works from Jessie Montgomery will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Admission is free. For information, www.ravinia.org. Courtesy of Ravinia

 
 
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Visit Free in June: Through June at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. As the school year comes to a close and families are looking for summer activities, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is excited to offer free admission for kids and students, ages 5-22, during the entire month of June. Reserve tickets at http://ihm.ec/tickets. For information, (847) 967-4835 or ihm.ec.

Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit': Runs 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through June 26, at Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. The Eclectic Full Contact Theatre presents the worst case of a clingy ex that ever existed. As research for his new book, author Charles Condomine asks Madame Arcati, who he believes to be a complete fake, to hold a seance in his home. Unfortunately for Charles, Madame Arcati manages to summon the spirit of Charles' first wife, Elvira, who decides she likes being back among the living and wants to pick up their relationship where they left off. This is problematic, for not only has Charles remarried, but he's the only one who can see or hear Elvira. What follows is one of Noël Coward's funniest farces. $34-$38. https://www.skokietheatre.org/blithe-spirit.html.

'The Little Mermaid': Runs through June 26, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Music Theater Works presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid," based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film. This classic and beautiful love story is for the entire family. Ticket are $39-$106; tickets for ages 25 and younger are half-price. For information, (847) 673-6300 or www.musictheaterworks.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid.

'Never The Bridesmaid': Runs through July 3, at Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. With their parents' 40th wedding anniversary fast approaching, adult twins Maria and Anthony haven't shared their parents' good fortune in life or in love. In fact, after one calamity after another, they find themselves living back at home. Maria has been divorced twice and widowed once. Anthony was dumped by his fiancé four years earlier and hardly dated since. Can these two siblings overcome their own love life catastrophes to find love again? $45. https://oillamptheater.org.

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'Juneteenth 2022': Runs through July 20, at Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. Anatomically Correct Arts continues to celebrate its 30th year of arts programming with an exhibit of paintings and mixed media in the art exhibition, "Juneteenth 2022," which is part of a communitywide celebration with the Skokie Park District on the history and traditions of 1865's Emancipation Day. Exhibiting Chicago area artists include Ken Ellis, Alan Emerson Hicks, Fran Joy, David Niari and Cheryl Toles. For information, (224) 432-4240 or www.skokieparks.org/devonshire-cultural-center.

famil-E and Nature vs Nurture Art Exhibit: Through July 30, at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The Art Center Highland Park wades into the age-old debate: Nature VS Nurture. The Main Gallery will highlight the exhibit, 'famil-E', with featured artists/guest jurors Sheila, Joyce and Joshua Elias who are exhibiting together for the first time. Audiences will be able to draw their own conclusions pertaining to the question of whether artistic ability is genetically inherited, passed through generations, or is creativity a product of environmental factors. Sheila Elias, mother to Joshua and Joyce, instilled a love of art, exposing her children to her own process throughout their lives. It is impossible to know for sure, sparking the theme for this adjunct exhibition, Nature VS Nurture. For information, (847) 432-1888 or www.theartcenterhp.org.

Find Postmaster McDaniel's Lost Mail -- Kids' Summer Scavenger Hunt: Through Aug. 21, at Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Where's Postmaster McDaniel's lost mail? Join the villagewide scavenger hunt to find it. Kids, ages 13 and younger with an adult, are eligible to participate in this free program organized by the Wilmette Historical Museum and the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. Families can pick up a scavenger hunt game board and directions during regular business hours at the Wilmette Historical Museum or the Youth Services Department in the Wilmette Public Library. Rewards will be offered to participating kids. For information, www.wilmettehistory.org

Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour: Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. This two-part, self-guided audio tour will bring you outside the homes of some of Wilmette's notables starting with film star Ann-Margret and ending with professional makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown. At each stop, you will learn a bit about a local celebrity's life in Wilmette. Enjoy the tour by car or bicycle or, if you are ambitious, on foot. The tour will be available beginning June 1. To begin the tour, visit the Museum website or scan the QR code from the two-page map available outside the museum's main entrance. For information, (847) 853-7666 or www.wilmettehistory.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

June 30

Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles for ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available June 30, at the Youth Services desk, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Tales for Tots: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. All ages. Join Ms. Linda for stories, songs and more outside on Wyman Green. Bring your own blanket. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held indoors in the library's Hammond Room. Space is limited for indoor story times. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Piano & Strings Master Class with Timothy Eddy: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.

Teen Thursdays: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Try out your creative ideas and projects with Innovation Center staff. Get help bringing project ideas to life and learn how to use design programs, art supplies and equipment. Drop in. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Cloud Storage: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. What is "cloud" storage and how does it work? Learn about storing your files and pictures digitally. Program presented virtually via Zoom and in-person at the library. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Tinker Thursday: 3 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades one-three, explore your inner maker through hands-on STEAM activities. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Fireworks Wall Hanging: 4 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make a fireworks banner to hang on your door. The library provides the materials, you provide the imagination. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Ravinia Food Truck Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. to dusk Thursday, June 30, in Jens Jensen Park, 486 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. Beatles Night: Dr. Mark & The Sutures will perform. Plus, a variety of food trucks. enjoyhighlandpark.com/food-truck-thursdays.

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute slot at the Youth Desk or by phone at (847) 256-6945. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

How to Operate a Windows PC: Virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Learn the basics of operating a Windows computer. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Lake Forest Concerts in the Square: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Market Square, 264 Market Square, Lake Forest. Dancing Queen will perform. lfparksandrec.com.

Illinois Libraries Present -An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, through the Northbrook and Glenview public libraries. Michelle Zauner, the singer-guitar player of the pop band, Japanese Breakfast will discuss "Crying in H Mart," her new memoir of family and food. Michelle will be joined in conversation by music critic, producer and author Jessica Hopper. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. Advance registration is required. For information, www.northbrook.info or www.glenviewpl.org.

Re Imagine The Beatles with Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.

July 1

Elawa Farm Garden Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29 Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. Featuring produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden and from selected vendors. Visit www.elawafarm.org or call (847) 234-1966.

Northfield Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, Northfield Branch, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. Tickets for storytime will be available July 1, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Current Events for Seniors: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 5, via Zoom. Ralph Bernstein, a seasoned moderator, presents a weekly agenda for participants to discuss. To participate or monitor the discussion is free. To attend, email ralph1189@gmail.com.

Sew Social: 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join each month to sew and socialize with other sewing enthusiasts. Some sewing experience recommended. Registration required. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.

Blue Block Afternoons: 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Drop in to build and play with the library's Imagination Playground blocks. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Piano & Strings Chamber Works from Jessie Montgomery: 2 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Free admission. For information, www.ravinia.org.

First Fridays Bookstream: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, July 1, through Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. No matter your age, if you love to read YA, we've got reading suggestions for you. Join Glencoe librarians for recommendations and chatter on Twitch and YouTube. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Backstage with BJ: Friday, July 1, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Popular discussion series with Artistic Director BJ Jones, featuring special guest artists, actors, directors and designers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into each production while it is still in rehearsal. Reservations required. For information, https://northlight.org/events/backstage-with-bj.

Shabbat Service: 7:30 -- 8:45 p.m. Celebrate Shabbat at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, our Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with much singing. We also learn and discuss religious, cultural and contemporary subjects important to our community (and ban partisan politics). Bnai Chai is a Jewish friendship circle (not a congregation and not affiliated with any formal movement) that meets regularly for services and social gatherings. Contact https://bnaichai.org/living-jewishly/ or phone Donna Behm at 773-401-2416.

July 2

Deerfield Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, on Park Avenue between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue, Deerfield. More than 25 vendors sell conventional and organic vegetables, fruits, fresh-cut flowers, a variety of specialty products, and delicious prepared foods. For information, (847) 719-7436 or www.deerfield.il.us.

Park Ridge Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Saturdays through Oct. 29, at 15 Prairie Ave., between Main and Garden streets. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, more. www.parkridgefarmersmarket.com.

Winnetka Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, at 754 Elm St., Winnetka. For information, https://wngchamber.com/farmersmarket.

Freedom Run: 8 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Indian Hill Park, 131 Wilson St., Winnetka. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors out to join in on the fun. This race is a great way to kick off the Fourth of July festivities. Chicago Race Management will track time and post live results throughout the race. Race check-in is from 7-7:45 a.m. This event is held rain or shine. No refunds will be offered to participants on the day of the event due to weather. Registration required. For information, www.winpark.org

Glenview Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 22, Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview. A free weekly event, the Glenview Farmers Market takes place rain or shine. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, cheese and eggs. Free parking is available. For a full list of vendors and special market events, visit www.glenviewfarmersmarket.org.

Red, White & Bike Decorating: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Show off your patriotic spirit. Bring your bike, scooter, stroller, or anything else on wheels and the library will provide supplies for you to decorate it with a Fourth of July theme. In the event of inclement weather, supply bags for use at home will be available to pick up in the Children's Department. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Dwight Yoakam and Old Crow Medicine Show: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Raised on the Bakersfield honky tonk of Buck Owens and traditional country bands like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam has created more than a dozen studio albums of his own self-described hillbilly music over nearly four decades. For information, www.ravinia.org.

July 3

Deerfield Historic Village Tours: 2-4 p.m. Sundays through September, at Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. The Deerfield Area Historical Society hosts free tours of the Deerfield Historic Village. The village consists of five buildings dating from 1837 to 1905 that offer you a look at a typical prairie community. Visit the oldest building in Lake County, pre-Civil War era houses, a carriage house and a one-room schoolhouse that has been a favorite with children for many years. For information, https://deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Red, White, Blue and Jewish Folk & Rock Music Festival: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster St., Skokie. Artists such as The Koleinu Band and The Night Owls will perform as well as singer Ruby Sage and Cantor Daniel Gale. Special guest star Sally Jablo will also be a part of the show. Guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items, toiletries and/or infant products to help stock the shelves at the Niles Township Food Pantry. Suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family which entitles the donor to three drink/snack tickets per person. Proof of vaccination must be shown at the entrance to the gala afternoon. Masks are required, as well. For information, call the synagogue at (847) 675-4141.

Family Days: 5-9 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St.; 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. July 3 events include: DJ, food vendors carnival games, bounce rides, fireworks at dusk. July 4 events include: Rotary 5K Race, Breakfast in the Park by the Wild Roaster; Arts & Crafts Show, Bike Parade at Rosemary Terrace lot, Dog Show, food vendors, sensory friendly play area, kids amusement rides and carnival games, Flower Show, parade at noon beginning at Deersping Pool to Jewett Park. For a complete schedule, visit www.deerfield.il.us/279/Family-Days.

Party in the Park: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Lakefront Park, 99 Park Ave., Glencoe. The Glencoe Park District is kicking off the holiday celebrations with a party in Lakefront Park. Enjoy games, inflatables, live music, food trucks and beer/wine sales. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Classical Mystery Tour -- A Tribute to The Beatles: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. The complete performance will be shown live on a large video screen facing the North Lawn. This classic rock performance is a tribute to The Beatles. Public gates open at 5 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. For information, www.ravinia.org.

Fireworks: 9 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Glencoe Beach, 160 Hazel Ave., Glencoe. Glencoe's dazzling firework display over Lake Michigan can be enjoyed from Lakefront Park, 99 Park Ave., Glencoe. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

July 4

Annual Pancake Breakfast and Rubber Ducky Race: 7 to 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Village Green Park, Northbrook. The Rotary Club of Northbrook invites all to join the long-awaited return of the Annual Pancake Breakfast, which also kicks off Rubber Ducky Race season. Meals cost $5 for kids 4 and younger; $10 for adults. Rubber Ducky Race tickets will be sold at the breakfast as well: one Lucky Duck is $10; a quack pack of five is $25; a flock of 15 is $100. The winning duck's owner is eligible for $1,000, $500 or $250 in cash prizes. Tickets also can be purchased online: northbrookrotary.org.

Northbrook Fourth of July Festivities: 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, at various locations in Northbrook. Festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Rotary Club of Northbrook's Fourth of July Breakfast at Village Green Park. The park district's Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk will take place at 7:30 a.m. at Techny Prairie Park & Fields, followed by the Liberty Lap Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., gather to cheer on Northbrook's first responders at the Police vs. Fire Softball Game at Village Green Park. A Bike Parade will kickoff at 2:15 p.m., at Cherry Lane and Western Avenue. The milelong parade will take place at 2:30 p.m., with Northbrook native and Olympic silver medalist Jesse Compher as this year's Grand Marshal. For information, visit www.northbrook4thofJuly.com.

14th Annual Liberty Loop & Lap: 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Techny Prairie Park & Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Liberty Loop: Enjoy an annual holiday tradition with a scenic run or walk on a certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Winners receive medals. Children 5 and younger can run/walk at no charge but need to be registered. Liberty Lap: This one-mile modified Liberty Loop course welcomes junior joggers. The course starts and finishes at the same location as the 5K and winds along the Trail Through Time. Register by July 1 at nbparks.org. For information, (847) 897-6180.

Deerfield Family Days Flower Show: 8 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Jewett Park Pavilion, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Calling all gardeners up to age 14 -- the Flower Show is back. Show us your green thumb by entering your favorite plants/flowers in this year's show. Entries including flowers, plants and vegetables will be accepted from 8-10 a.m. on Monday, July 4 at the Jewett Park Pavilion. After judging, the show will be open to the public from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bud vases, staging assistance and plant identification help will be provided. To speed up the registration process, please bring return address labels. Ribbons will be awarded by certified garden show judges from the Gardeners of the North Shore. For information, go to the village of Deerfield website at www.deerfield.il.us.

Rotary Fun Run: 8 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the Glencoe Train Station, 724 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Start your morning with a run through Glencoe. The race is free, but advanced registration with the Glencoe Park District is encouraged. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Family Games: 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Kalk Park, 260 Park Ave., Glencoe. Play wacky games and enjoy patriotic fun before headed to the parade downtown. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Winnetka Fourth of July Parade, Events on the Green and Fireworks: Monday, July 4. Parade kicks off at 10 a.m., from the corner of Elm Street and Glendale Avenue. Parade ends at Village Green, 525 Maple St. Support local organizations and your neighbors as they march in the parade alongside orchestras, pipe bands, jugglers, Uncle Sam on stilts, and more. Following the parade join for fun family activities at the Village Green including historic family races, inflatables, balloon artist, face painting, crafts and more. Children wanting to play on the inflatables will require a wristband; all other events are free. Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. from Duke Child's Field, 1321 Willow Road. For information, www.winpark.org/event/fourth-of-july.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Matin: Virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. All fluency levels are welcome. RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore/events or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. For information, (847) 858-1274.

Beach Party: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Glencoe Beach, 160 Hazel Ave., Glencoe. Enjoy music, food and fun in the sun. This event is limited to Glencoe Beach season pass holders only. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Glenview Fourth of July Celebration: Monday, July 4. The full Fourth of July parade through downtown Glenview is back and kicks off at 11:30 a.m. from Lehigh and Glenview roads. Join for the Glenview Fourth of July Celebration with a bike parade at 11:15 a.m. from Jackman Park; entertainers, live music, food trucks, giveaways and more at 5 p.m. in Gallery Park; and end your evening with the Glenview Bank & Trust Twilight Fireworks synchronized to music at 9:30 a.m. from Gallery Park. For information and the full schedule, visit https://glenviewparks.org/event/glenview-4th-of-july-celebration.

Independence Day Parade: 1 p.m. downtown Glencoe. Glencoe's annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. at the intersection of South/Hawthorn, heads east on South, north on Vernon, east on Park, south on Village Court, ending at Hazel Ave. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Northbrook Fireworks: 9-10 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Techny Prairie Park and Fields, Northbrook. Free. northbrook4thofjuly.com/schedule.

July 5

Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Stories, songs and fun with the Youth Services librarians. Arrive 20 minutes early for your program ticket. Preference given to Glenview Library cardholders. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. Ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available July 5, at the Youth Services desk, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for an energetic and interactive storytime, complete with stories, songs and more that are perfect for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tickets will be available July 5, on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be retrieved at the Youth Services Desk. Masks are recommended for all participants aged 2 and older for this Early Childhood program. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Tales for Tots: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Join Ms. Linda for stories, songs and more outside on Wyman Green. Bring your own blanket. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held indoors in the library's Hammond Room. Space is limited for indoor story times. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults: 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join this gentle yoga class to try a slower, more gentle approach to the yoga practice. It is appropriate for all levels of experience and capability. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids. For information, (847) 256-5025 www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Read It, Make It: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, through Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, listen to a favorite children's book and then make a craft inspired by the story. Kit pickup begins one week before program date. Registration required. For information, (847) 729-7500 www.glenviewpl.org.

State Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Ask questions and get help from constituent advocates from the offices of State Sen. Laura Fine (8th District) and State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (17th District). Advocates can help with: Medicaid, SNAP benefits, senior services, rental assistance, unemployment benefits and Secretary of State services. Drop in. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.

Beyond the Story: 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Let traditional tales from around the world inspire you to create your own works of art. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Tuesdays in the Park -- Ben Tatar: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Village Green Park, Corner of Shermer and Meadow, Northbrook. Join and celebrate Summer with Tuesdays in the Park. Enjoy live music and get ready to wiggle, giggle, dance and sing with Ben Tatar. From humming Billy Joel in the back seat of his family car during childhood road trips to performing on stages across Italy, music has stretched across the length and breadth of Ben Tatar's life. Ben has been teaching elementary school general music to grades 1-5 for nearly two decades, and is a multi-instrumentalist -- including trombone, tuba, piano, guitar, bass, and vocals. No registration is required. For information, www.nbparks.org

Wilmette Plan Commission Meets: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Village Hall in the Training Room, 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Send written comments to publiccomment@wilmette.com. All emailed comments received two hours prior to the start of a meeting will be provided, unredacted, to the applicable board/commission in the meeting packet. Emails received at any time within two hours of the beginning of the meeting until its adjournment will be included in the draft minutes of the meeting. For information, www.wilmette.com.

Tuesdays in the Park -- Dancing Queen: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Village Green Park, corner of Shermer & Meadow, Northbrook. Join as we celebrate Summer with Tuesdays in the Park. Dancing Queen is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA -- sure to capture the hearts of fans of all ages. This live show is full of musical precision, fabulous flair and fashion, and promises a mesmerizing ABBA experience. No registration is required. For information, www.nbparks.org.

July 6

Northbrook Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays June 22 through Oct. 12, at Meadow Plaza, Cherry and Meadow streets, downtown Northbrook. Rain or shine, except for severe weather. Farm fresh produce and other delicious artisan foods. For information, www.NorthbrookFarmersMarket.org.

Ravinia's Annual Farmers Market: Priority shopping hours 7-8 a.m., general public hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26, Jens Jensen Park, on Dean Avenue between Roger Williams and St. John's avenues, Highland Park. Focusing on locally grown and sourced, quality, organic, sustainable and earth friendly products. Live entertainment. Learn about vendors, including off-site vendors, and how to order and pay in advance at www.raviniafarmersmarket.com.

Linkage Leads Group: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at North Shore Community Bank & Trust, 576 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Linkage Group members meet the first Wednesdays of each month to share and exchange business ideas, information and business leads. To join in this group, please contact Therese Weaver at membership@wngchamber.com or (847) 446-4451.

Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber Executive Board Meeting: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6. Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce Executive board of directors meeting. For information, http://www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com.

Learn How To Strategically and Legally Protect Your Assets While Applying for Medicaid: Virtually at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Elder Law Attorney, Matt Margolis, will discuss the ins and outs of Medicaid (for nursing homes and supportive living facilities) and why it's never too late to protect your assets. Free and open to the public. To register, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej6hn576cfacc20f&oseq=&c=&ch=. For information contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles for ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available July 6, at the Youth Services desk, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Baby Storytime: 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for songs and stories for your baby ages 0-18 months with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available July 6, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Masks are recommended for all participants aged 2 and older for this Early Childhood program. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Memory Cafe: 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. The Memory Cafe is offered to support and connect those experiencing memory loss and their partners. The Cafe includes a rotating theme or activity, and an opportunity to socialize with the other attendees. To register contact Judy Hoffman at jhoffman@deerfieldlibrary.org or (847) 580-8954. The Cafe is sponsored by the Deerfield Public Library, West Deerfield Township, and CJE Weinberg Community for Senior Living.

News & Views Current Events Discussion Group: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Highland Park Senior Center. The Highland Park Senior Center invites you to join others for an intimate, intellectual and respectful discussion on local and worldwide current events. Share your thoughts and opinions with this wonderful group, where all opinions are welcome and open for discussion. Program moderator is Skip Jacobs. Registration required. For information, call (847) 432-4110 or visit www.cityhpil.com/seniorcenter.

Children's Concerts: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for a free interactive children's concert. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up food from one of the nearby Hubbard Woods businesses. Be sure to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the splash pad at the park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Concerts are free, but please register for the events to receive weekly Children's Concerts emails to stay up-to-date on what to expect, weather updates, and more. For information, www.winpark.org.

iCloud Basics: Virtually at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, through Glenview Public Library. Learn how to store and share your files digitally and access the free web version of Apple's office software. Apple account required. Program presented via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Registration required. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.

Andertoons: 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Come draw all of your favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader! Duke Cloudrunner! Princess Mia! C3-D2. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Monarch Community Science Project: 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble. Teen volunteers will plant milkweed (which provides food and habitat for monarchs), observe monarch eggs and caterpillars, and talk with library patrons about their observations and how we can all support monarchs. Everyone is welcome to drop by and learn. Students in grades 6-12 who would like to participate should email teenteam@skokielibrary.infoemail For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Highwood Wednesday Gourmet Market: 4:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, at Everts Park, 111 North Ave., Highwood. Highwood's Evening Gourmet Market is recognized as one of the best outdoor markets on the North Shore. With over 60 vendors each week, this Evening Market brings community together to enjoy delicious food and drinks, local wares, live music, and the great outdoors in a family festival setting. For information, www.CelebrateHighwood.org.

Google Search Operators: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, through Wilmette Public Library. Learn skills to master the Google search engine. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.

Healthy Eating -- Meal Preparation & Demonstration: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to plan a summer of healthy and fresh meals including cooking tips and a food demonstration. Limit 35. Registration required. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.

The Art of Paul Cezanne with Jeff Mishur: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Together with his colleague Camille Pissarro and his dealer Amboise Vollard, Paul Cézanne sought to challenge the conservative art world of late 19th century Paris. Eventually, he moved beyond Impressionism and inspired a new generation of modernists. In this virtual presentation, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses Cézanne's innovative approach to traditional subjects, including still life, landscape and the nude. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

The Do"s and Don'ts of Interior Design: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Interior designer Lori Layman lets you in on design secrets that can make or break the overall effect of your home, regardless of the budget. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Wednesdays in the Woods Evening Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for live music every Wednesday night throughout the summer. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the warm summer night with friends and family. Wednesday July 6 features Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band. Playing plenty of Jimmy Buffett favorites, they also jam out to hits by Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon, Dick Dale, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many others. For information, www.winpark.org.

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