Glenbrook: Mark your calendars
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Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour: Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Stop outside the homes of some Wilmette notables. Explore by car, bicycle, or on foot to hear the audio on your phone. Get maps from the webpage or pick up at the Museum during open hours. Email email@example.com; call (847) 853-7666; or visit wilmettehistory.org
Willow Hill's Winter Magic -- a drive-through Christmas lights experience: Open nightly from 4:30-10:30 p.m. through Jan. 2, at Willow Hill Golf Course, 1350 Willow Road, Northbrook. Willow Hill Golf Course presents its first Willow Hill's Winter Magic drive-through Christmas lights event. This family holiday event features over one million lights adorning displays of characters, beautifully lit Christmas trees and drive-through light tunnels. $45-$50 per car. WillowHillsWinterMagic.com.
Actor's Training Center's 15th Anniversary: Actor's Training Center, 1159 Wilmette Ave., Suite 8, Wilmette. Actor's Training Center of Wilmette, continues its 15th Anniversary this fall and winter with its College Audition Clinic; Fall Musical Theatre Intensive: Little Women; and Arts in Action: Ensemble events and performances. actorstrainingcenter.org.
Winter Expo 2021: Runs 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20, at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., Evanston. The Winter Arts & Crafts Expo includes original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed media, and more. All proceeds benefit the ongoing exhibition, education, and outreach programs at the Art Center. The Winter Expo is free and open to the public (closed Thanksgiving). (847) 475-5300 or evanstonartcenter.org.
Interfaith Thanksgiving: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. All are welcome to join the Northbrook Clergy Association for its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. The service will take place both in-person and virtually. Register to attend in person or view the livestream at templebeth-el.org/event/thanksgiving.
School rivalry: The Glenbrook North and South hockey clubs face off Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette. Varsity plays at 6 p.m.; JV plays at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Northfield Food Pantry and the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Visit gbshockey.com or glenbrooknorthhockey.org.
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Learn how to manage feelings through stories, songs, and activities and leave this storytime with strategies to handle overwhelming emotions. This session's theme: "Understanding Personal Space and Consent." Ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.
Thanksgiving Lego Party: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Open to ages 5-12. Join for a pre-Thanksgiving Lego party. Create ships, UFOs, planes, cars, and anything you can imagine with more than 100 pounds of Lego bricks and elements. The party guide is Beth Weis. Use Code: 16600. Residents $29; nonresidents $35. You can also attend the Extreme Builders Post Party from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring a nut-free lunch and a drink and enjoy extra building time. Then, take part in the implosion of the tower made by the group. Code: 16597 Residents $15; nonresident: $20. nbparks.org
Turkey Day Skate: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Burn off a few calories before Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a special skate day at the Winnetka Ice Arena. Skates may be rented for $4. Fee is $2 per skater. All ages welcome. No registration required. winpark.org
Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Zoom. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.
Dungeons & Dragons: 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Explore dark dungeons, battle mighty dragons, and save the innocent. For children in grades five-eight. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.
"Mr. Dickens' Hat": Runs Friday, Nov. 26 through Jan. 2, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. In a cozy Victorian shop sits the hat of Charles Dickens, who once used it to carry water to the victims of a train wreck (that's true). When a pair of bumbling thieves plots to steal it (that's imaginary), young Kit sets out to foil their plan, save the hat, and free her father from debtors' prison. This warm winter's tale is filled with original music, lovable characters, and loads of good cheer. Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission. For ages 8 and older. northlight.org.
'It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play': Runs Friday, Nov. 26 through Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. Embrace the season and watch everyone's favorite classic performed live on stage. Seven actors bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life in a 1946 radio play -- complete with sound effects -- to tell the story of George Bailey, whose troubles lead him to wish he had never been born. He is visited by the angel Clarence who comes to Earth on Christmas Eve to help George realize how many lives he has touched and just how blessed he has been and how different the world would be had he never been there. oillamptheater.org.
Glencoe's Light the Lights: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, Downtown Glencoe. The village's Light the Lights event returns in 2021. This year's event will feature a holiday lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. at the corner of Park and Vernon avenues, photos with Santa and live reindeer, trackless train rides, shopping specials, music, caroling and more. villageofglencoe.org.
Holiday in the Park & Parade: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, starting at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1775 Grove St., Glenview. This bright cheery holiday event heads west on Glenview Road to Jackman Park, where Santa and his helpers will greet children with a gift. There will also be hot cocoa, tasty treats, free kiddie train rides and hayrides. glenviewchamber.com.
Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, Skokie Public Library. Enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Meleesa. Register for each week you wish to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. Register at (847) 673-7774 or skokie.libnet.info.
Smarty Pants Presents "The Big Balloon Show!": 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, stop by the Winnetka Youth Services Department for The Big Balloon Show, featuring comedy, magic, and -- most importantly -- lots of balloons. Smarty Pants and crew return for this popular production. For families. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.
Learn and Play Bridge: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn to play or improve your duplicate bridge game with expert player Ivan Figueredo. He will provide a lesson and supervise games. Bring your own bidding box or use the library's. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.
Storytown Improv: Virtually at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, Wilmette Public Library. Founded by a Second City alum, Storytown brings improv to kids. From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. For information, wilmettelibrary.info.
Village Church Christmas Walk: 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at The Village Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Experience the story of Advent through music, crafts for kids, Bible stories and more. Complete your walk at the Christmas tree on the front lawn by hearing the sounds of the season from GBN Express while enjoying free popcorn, pizza and hot chocolate. Help spread the joy of Christmas by donating to PADS Lake County. Call (847) 272-0900 or visit villagechurchnorthbrook.org.
JCC Chicago's Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Runs Nov. 28 through Dec. 5, at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook. Join JCC Chicago for nightly candle lighting and events for families, teens and adults. Challah braiding, film, drive-up concerts, and more. Plus, a family-friendly Hanukkah celebration at Gallagher Way, next to Wrigley Field. Events are in-person and virtual throughout the Chicago area. Learn more at jccchicago.org/8nights. (844) 452-2244 or jccchicago.org.
Chanukah Wonderland: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29, at Northbrook Court, Northbrook. Chabad Israeli Center and Chabad of Northbrook bring Chanukah Wonderland back to Northbrook Court. Chanukah fun including olive oil demonstration, Menorah-making workshop, doughnut decorating, Chanukah mural, activities and loads more. COVID safety compliant. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Also available the Chanukah Wonderbox for an "at home" Chanukah Wonderland experience. Reserve your spot today at ChanukahWonderlandChicago.com or (847) 564-8770.
Animal Encounter: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Join River Trail staff for an up-close look at one of its animals. For information, fpdcc.com/events.
A Thanksgiving Messiah: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus makes its first regular season appearance since December 2019 in Handel's most iconic oratorio: "Messiah." Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque chorus, orchestra, and soloists in the ensemble's first performance of the work in over a decade. Tickets: $35-$95. Music of the Baroque is committed to the safety of its audience, musicians and staff. Visit baroque.org/safety to view requirements for entry at its venues. (312) 551-1414 or baroque.org.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light: Through Jan. 3, at Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. A holiday tradition since 1942, Christmas Around the World features more than 50 trees and displays representing global traditions of the season. This year, the exhibit will celebrate the golden age of travel with themed décor. Guests can also visit Santa and have a souvenir photo taken. Included in Museum Entry. $21.95. (773) 684-1414 or msichicago.org.
Pearl Harbor Remembered: Virtually at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Glencoe Public Library. The highly acclaimed National World War II Museum, located in New Orleans, tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. As the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approaches, senior curator and restoration manager Tom Czekanski presents an overview of the museum's permanent exhibits and a look at the museum's newest special exhibit, which examines the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it continues to be remembered to this day. Presented in partnership with Indian Trails Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, and Vernon Area Public Library. glencoepubliclibrary.org.
Knit and Crochet with Fiber Friends: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. If you're curious about knitting and crochet, drop in to learn, work on your latest project, or help a beginner develop their skills. Drop-in event for all skill levels. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a group effort. You can also bring yarn to contribute to community projects. The group has donated more than 300 scarves to Operation Gratitude and 130 newborn hats for the American Heart Association's Heart Awareness campaign. All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance. skokielibrary.info.
Minecraft Mania: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for some Minecraft fun. No account needed to play. Also do a fun activity together organized by the Minecraft Mania team. winnetkalibrary.org.
Tour of Moscow: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Wilmette Public Library. Join Olga Cardamone of Eagle Travel for a virtual tour of Moscow, Russia. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.
Holiday Bites, Brews & Shopping: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. The Glenview Chamber's annual Holiday Bites, Brews & Shopping will welcome 350 friends and neighbors for a tasteful evening of local bites with flavors of every kind -- sweet, succulent, fiery, cheesy, and tangy -- plus, new this year, a holiday gift shop. On this year's menu are a rich variety of beers (provided by Joseph Mullarkey Distributors, Stunt Brewery, Hangar Two) heartwarming wines (from Heinen's and Chicago Wine Consulting), and the best food in the region from several local kitchens, including Johnny's Kitchen & Tap, Glenview Grind, Forza Meats, The Glen Club and Café Lucci. $25 for chamber members in advance; $35 for others and for everyone at the door.
Elder Law Q&A: Virtually at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Matt Margolis will answer your questions related to estate planning and elder law. Free and open to the public. Register: nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. Info: NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org, (847) 272-7250 or nsymca.org.
YMCA Preschool Art: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. For children ages 3-6 with an adult. Join the YMCA Art Academy for a monthly opportunity for preschool-aged children and their families to create art. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.
Program of Hanukkah Music: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. An afternoon of "Hanukkah Music and More," starring Lori Lippitz, presented as part of a Hanukkah Celebration by the Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim. Lippitz is a well-known singer and cantorial soloist as well as the Founder and Leader of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and president of the Klezmer Music Foundation. Tickets are $10 each (with paid reservation by Nov. 24) and includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are three for $8 or five for $10. A virtual ticket by Zoom will also be available at $10. For information or to get the Zoom link, call the synagogue office at (847) 675-4141.
Cloud Storage: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 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. A limited number of seats are available for this in-person program. Program will also be available virtually via Zoom. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.
Craft Hour For Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. glenviewpl.org.
Meet the Author -- Omar El Akkad: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, Wilmette Public Library. Join for this year's Meet the Author event. Omar El Akkad will be discussing his acclaimed novel, "What Strange Paradise." (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.
Craftin' Around: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Join for an evening of craft-tastic fun. This month: Pom-pom bookmarks. For children in grades four-eight. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.