Mark your calendar: April 28-May 4

  • Join for "From Fair to Field: The Field Museum's Roots in the Columbian Exposition" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The Field Columbian Museum (known currently as The Field Museum) opened in June 1894, with approximately 50,000 objects from the 1893 exposition. Mark Alvey, an expert with the Field Museum, shows slides from their archives and discusses the history of these artifacts. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

    Join for "From Fair to Field: The Field Museum's Roots in the Columbian Exposition" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The Field Columbian Museum (known currently as The Field Museum) opened in June 1894, with approximately 50,000 objects from the 1893 exposition. Mark Alvey, an expert with the Field Museum, shows slides from their archives and discusses the history of these artifacts. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org. Daily Herald File Photo/ Courtesy of The Field Museum

  • Chicago Master Singers' spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., in Glenview. Join for a celebration of cathedral music, featuring Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and works by Britten, Finzi and O'Regan, under the baton of Music Director John C. Hughes. Admission $15-$45. For information, www.chicagomastersingers.org.

    Chicago Master Singers' spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., in Glenview. Join for a celebration of cathedral music, featuring Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and works by Britten, Finzi and O'Regan, under the baton of Music Director John C. Hughes. Admission $15-$45. For information, www.chicagomastersingers.org. Courtesy of Chicago Master Singers

  • Andrew Carpenter, saxophonist and Sharon Peterson, pianist, perform music by American composers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. For information, skokielibrary.info.

      Andrew Carpenter, saxophonist and Sharon Peterson, pianist, perform music by American composers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. For information, skokielibrary.info. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer/2017

  • The North Suburban YMCA helps the American Red Cross with blood supply shortages by hosting several drives throughout the year. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook the Y will hold a blood drive in its gymnasium to further help with the critical blood shortage. Donors will be eligible for a $10 e-gift card. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time. Shown here is North Suburban YMCA CEO Kathy Fielding giving blood at a previous drive.

    The North Suburban YMCA helps the American Red Cross with blood supply shortages by hosting several drives throughout the year. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook the Y will hold a blood drive in its gymnasium to further help with the critical blood shortage. Donors will be eligible for a $10 e-gift card. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time. Shown here is North Suburban YMCA CEO Kathy Fielding giving blood at a previous drive. Courtesy of North Suburban YMCA

  • Terry Lunch, pictured, will present a dramatic portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt, virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, through the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Lynch will reflect on Roosevelt's triumphs and failures, focusing on his White House years. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

    Terry Lunch, pictured, will present a dramatic portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt, virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, through the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Lynch will reflect on Roosevelt's triumphs and failures, focusing on his White House years. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org. Courtesy of Terry Lynch

 
 
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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 with its College Audition Clinic; Fall Musical Theatre Intensive: Little Women; and Arts in Action: Ensemble events and performances. For information, www.actorstrainingcenter.org.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room for a space just for students in grades seven and up. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

'Something's Afoot'- A Musical Murder Mystery: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30, at Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. While a raging thunderstorm traps 10 weekend guests in an English country home, they discover that wealthy Lord Rancor has been murdered. Filled with campy songs and zany characters, "Something's Afoot" is a hilarious spoof of your favorite murder mysteries. Book, music and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach; additional music by Ed Linderman. Tickets: $45; $38 for seniors and students. For tickets and information, www.skokietheatre.org/somethings-afoot.html.

Ann Rosen Art Exhibit: Gallery hours through April 30 at AIR Gallery, 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Ann Rosen, painter, sculptor and retired executive director of the Art Center in Highland Park, will be exhibiting her unconventional, thought-provoking artwork. Using objects she found clearing out her parents' house, Rosen has created large human forms from rolls of film negatives, wood, wire, beads, household objects, purses, art books and more. These passionately crafted human forms take on a powerful, shamanic beauty. For information, http://airstudio348.com.or (708) 466-3519.

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David Keel Art Exhibit: Gallery hours through April 30, Vivid Art Gallery, 895 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Featured Artist David Keel will be presenting his latest work in the exhibit, "Out of the Weeds." The paintings in the exhibit are primarily nature based, featuring abstract representations of leaves, flowers, and woodlands. His palette ranges from soft, subtle blues and greens to vivid pinks and oranges. Using thin layers of paint, Keel builds shapes and color to create intriguing, mysterious worlds of his own imagination. For information, (224) 505-5961.

'Now and Then': Runs Thursdays-Sundays through May 1, at Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. Oil Lamp Theater kicks off its 2022 season with "Now and Then," a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us. For information, https://oillamptheater.org.

'Intimate Apparel': Runs through May 15, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. In 1905, a Black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow. So when correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean man leads to a marriage proposal, she accepts. But as her new marriage quickly leads to regret, Esther turns back to her sewing machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future. For information, https://northlight.org.

'Picasso at The Lapin Agile': Runs through May 22, at Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. This long running off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In Steve Martin's first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. For information, (847) 735-8554 or www.citadeltheatre.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

April 28

Annual North Shore Economic Outlook Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. The Northbrook, Glenview and Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods chambers present its annual North Shore Economic Outlook Breakfast. Jason Turner, chief investment strategist for Wintrust Wealth Management, will review the factors driving economic results for 2021 and the reaction of markets this year. $30- $35. For information, 847 498 5555 or business.northbrookchamber.org.

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, through Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Children, ages 0-5 with an adult, read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. To register, visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 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 April 29 at the Youth Services desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Nonfiction Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Judy Levin will lead a discussion of "Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty" by Patrick Radden Keefe. All are welcome. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Money Matters -- Property Tax 101: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila explains how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, use self-help links and more. For information, mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Pop-up Mother's Day Card: 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Create a pop-up bouquet Mother's Day card with a variety of laser cut decorative papers. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Regular Board Meeting/Annual Meeting: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Winnetka Park District Administration Community Room, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. The agenda will be posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting. For information, www.winpark.org.

DIY Paper Flowers: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to create paper flowers for cards and other decorations. Paper templates and cards will be provided. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

North Shore Art League's 'Coming From Within': 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at North Shore Art League, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Join the North Shore Art League for a Japanese presentation with award-winning floral designer Shelley Galloway. Through videos, photography and Ikebana demonstrations, draw into the Japanese way of life and the philosophy of Wabi Sabi, a spiritual path toward beauty, simplicity, transience and imperfection. A light Japanese supper is included. Ticket price is $100. Purchase tickets at northshoreartleague.org. Proceeds to benefit the North Shore Art League, a nonprofit organization. (847) 446-2870 or northshoreartleague.org.

Stylish Spring Multi Vendor Sale: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at WIN Athletic Club, 1725 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. Multi vendor event selling home made goods, clothing, jewelry, woodwork, candles, home decor, etc. For information, (224) 595-3224.

Supercharge Your Website with SEO: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through Wilmette Public Library. Search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever -- learn how you can leverage it to increase your company's visibility. For information, (847) 256-5025 www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Supercharge Your Website with SEO: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to take advantage of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase your company's online visibility. Presented by Margaret Eastwood, mentor, SCORE North Cook and Lake County. Program presented in partnership by Glenview, Evanston, Skokie & Wilmette public libraries and the Glenview, Evanston, Skokie, and Wilmette/Kenilworth chambers of commerce. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

From Fair to Field -- The Field Museum's Roots in the Columbian Exposition: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The Field Columbian Museum (known currently as The Field Museum) opened in June 1894, with approximately 50,000 objects from the 1893 Exposition. Mark Alvey, an expert with the Field Museum, shows slides from their archives and discusses the history of these artifacts. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Mapping Your Soul Purpose: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through Infinity Foundation, Highland Park. Join Aline Hanle, Cosmic Compass game creator, for an entertaining and enlightening experience. Learn to use an intuitive blueprint, a powerful exercise that effortlessly helps you reveal your soul's purpose. This experience provides clarity and guidance with practical steps to map your soul's purpose. To register and for information, (847) 831-8828 or www.infinityfoundation.org.

April 29

Chair Yoga: 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Practice seated and standing poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Maker Appointments: 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make stickers, design 3D prints, play with Lego WeDo and more. Book a private appointment with the library's Maker equipment. A staff member will be on hand to show you how to use the equipment. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Current Events for Seniors: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, Highland Park. Every Tuesday and Friday meet on Zoom to discuss a different topic, moderated by Ralph Bernstein. There is no charge to participate or monitor the discussion. To participate, send you request to ralph1189@gmail.com.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies, 0-14 months with adult, can join for songs, bounces, stories and more. Grown-ups, get ready to move, rhyme and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after April 1, 2021. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Mystery Group: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, through Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "American by Day" by Derek B. Miller. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Searching the 1950s Census: 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Niles Historical and Cultural Center, 8970 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Join Librarians Stacy and Maryellen at the Niles Historical and Cultural Center for tips and tricks searching for relatives in the newly released 1950s Census. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Chess Club: 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. Free. For grades one-six. Chess expert Chris is available to work with beginning and experienced players alike on strategy and advanced game play. For information at www.nileslibrary.org.

MLB Pitch Hit & Run Competition: 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Pitch Hit & Run is a free, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14 and provides an opportunity for youth to compete in the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Participants will complete in either the baseball or softball division and can advance through three levels of competition including the finals held during the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. Register online at www.nbparks.org.

2022 Spring Benefit, 'Common Thread': 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The Art Center's annual spring benefit features passed appetizers, cocktails, desserts, skill demonstration by art faculty instructions, and the return of DJ Tess handling the music, a fashion show and silent auction. $175. For tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/commonthread or call (847) 432-1888.

April 30

Covenant Living of Northbrook Spring Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Covenant Living of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook. The Spring Sale is a resident-run arts and crafts fair at the senior living community; a portion of the proceeds is given to the Northbrook Police and Fire Departments, Northbrook Library and the Northfield Township Food Pantry. covlivingnorthbrook.org or call 877-816-5568.

Fiber-Fashion-Feminism, Cutting-Edge Exhibit: Runs April 30 through June 11, at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The focus of the exhibit is to uncover, from the large network of creative artists, those that help develop the concept while also setting the stage for them to play a leadership role in a breakout art form -- fiber. Contributing artists include: Nneka Kai, Jennifer Markowitz, Laura Morrison, Marty Ornish, Maria Pinto, Nirmal Raja, Katrin Schnabl, Yana Schnitzler and Ginny Sykes. Artist reception: 5:30-8 p.m. on May 20. For information, (847) 432-1888 or www.theartcenterhp.org

Mother Earth Market at Brushwood Center: Online presale: April 30- May 6; indoor-outdoor event: May 7 and 8, at Ryerson Woods, 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods. Launching this spring between Earth Day and Mother's Day, the market will feature and celebrate local artists, makers, vendors and organizations who are inspired by "Mother Earth" and working toward a more sustainable future. The market will also feature live music performances, storytelling presentations, drop-in classes, activities and more. For information, (224) 633-2424 or www.brushwoodcenter.org.

Tapping Turnaround Facilitator Training: Virtually at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, through Infinity Foundation, Highland Park. $250-$260. Nora Jeanne Welsh, certified life mastery consultant, will present a training course via Zoom from Infinity Foundation about utilizing the Emotional Freedom Technique. For information, www.infinityfoundation.org. or (847) 831-8828.

MMIW PowWow: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve, W. Harts Road, Niles. American Indian Health Service of Chicago Presents a MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Persons) Awareness event, to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Persons in the U.S. Join the American Indian Health Service of Chicago, St. Kateri Center, Trickster Cultural Center and the Forest Preserves of Cook County to bring awareness to the obstacles the native communities have faced historically in seeking justice for these women and their families. For information, fpdcc.com.

The Bad Guys Party: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Calling all The Bad Guys fans. Join to explore the world of Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark from Aaron Blabey's book series The Bad Guys with games, activities, and more. This program is designed for elementary readers, but anyone who loves The Bad Guys is welcome to attend For children ages 5 and older. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Día del Niño -- Day of the Child: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. Families with children can celebrate with music by Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet and their "Being Bilingual Rocks!" concert. For information, www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Maker Appointments: 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make stickers, design 3D prints, play with Lego WeDo and more. Book a private appointment with the library's Maker equipment. A staff member will be on hand to show you how to use the equipment. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

UFOs (Unfinished Objects): 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Half-knitted scarf or unfinished scrapbook? Bring unfinished projects and tackle those nagging projects that just won't finish themselves. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Undercover Spy School: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Children, in grades two-four, can learn spy skills like code breaking, surveillance and stealth, and to master the arts of cunning and craftiness. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms -- Chicago Master Singers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30; 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. Chicago Master Singers' spring concert will be a celebration of cathedral music, featuring Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and works by Britten, Finzi and O'Regan. Vocal soloists will be tenor Klaus Georg and treble Patrek Ragnarsson. Organist Derek Nickels, harpist Julie Spring, and percussionist Michael Kozakis perform with the chorus under the baton of Music Director John C. Hughes. $15-$45. For information, (877) 825-5267 or www.chicagomastersingers.org.

May 1

Museum and Police Department Open House: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. The museum and the police department will be holding open houses. Visitors are invited to step inside the museum's historic 1896 building for 30-minute tours of Wilmette history's "greatest hits." Docents will be on hand to present engaging, interactive exhibits and activities. Also take a tour of the police department and see the Lock-Up and have mug shots taken of your children (please bring your own camera). Exhibits include various crime prevention tables, squad display, police equipment display and more. Free. For information, (847) 853-7666 or www.wilmettehistory.org

Maker Appointments: 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make stickers, design 3D prints, play with Lego WeDo and more. Book a private appointment with the library's Maker equipment. A staff member will be on hand to show you how to use the equipment. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's Jazz and Choral Concert: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Join Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's dynamic jazz and choral ensembles for an afternoon of music. Four choral ensembles will perform at 1:30 p.m., and four jazz ensembles will perform at 4 p.m. $10-$20. For information, (847) 926-9898 or mya.org.

Grand Poetry Contest: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Enter a poem in the Winnetka-Northfield Library District's Grand Poetry Contest. For ages 16 and older. One poem per entrant. The poem must be your own original work, unpublished in print/online, and shouldn't have won a prior contest. Entries may be submitted to poetry@wnpld.org from May 1 through May 31. Winners will be notified by June 15. Prizes will be awarded. For information and submission instructions, visit www.winnetkalibrary.org.

American Compositions for Saxophone and Piano: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Saxophonist Andrew Carpenter and pianist Sharon Peterson perform music by American composers. The concert begins with Scott Joplin's ragtime selection, "The Entertainer." The program features works for saxophone and piano, including "Romance" by William Grant Still, "Picnic on the Marne" by Ned Rorem, and William Albright's "Sonata." For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Concert for Ukraine: 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. A benefit concert for Ukraine presented by baritone Warren Fremling, and Chicago composer Philip Orem. $20. For information, (847) 293-7291.

May 2

Tales for Tots: 9:30 Monday, May 2, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. Children, ages 0-5 with adult, read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your household to sit on. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies, 0-14 months with adult, can join for songs, bounces, stories and more. Grown-ups, get ready to move, rhyme and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after April 1, 2021. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Page Turners Book Discussion: 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. May's discussion title will be "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Create Cinco de Mayo Decorations: 4 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn the history of Cinco de Mayo and its significance in Mexico's history before creating paper and fabric crafts in celebration of the holiday. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Math Adventures with Amy Alznauer: 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Award-winning author and mathematician Amy Alznauer will reveal the deep mysteries of math and lead participants in number games and activities. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Maker Appointments: 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make stickers, design 3D prints, play with Lego WeDo and more. Book a private appointment with the library's Maker equipment. A staff member will be on hand to show you how to use the equipment. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Making It! Discussion Group: Virtually at 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, through Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join like-minded creatives virtually to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs and failures with your creative community. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Study Session Library Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org.

All American Speakers Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles. The exceptionally friendly storytellers of District 30 Toastmasters provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment plus a theme at every meetup to uplift your spirit. For information, email vpm-5577@toastmastersclubs.org; call (312) 884-9673 or visit allamericanspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.

Running for Glenview Local Office: 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Have you ever thought about running for a local public office in Glenview? Or wondered about the process? The next local election occurs on April 4, 2023. If you're thinking about running for local office, now is the time to start planning and this forum will help you begin. Attendees will learn about the basic requirements, state guidelines and timelines for running for local office. Representatives from local boards will explain their roles as elected officials and how to run for their board. Tom Robb, reporter and political editor for the Glenview Journal, will talk about communication strategies for a campaign and "best practices" for working as a candidate with the media. All are welcome. For information, (312) 505-7209.

Two Pools for You in 2022: Deadline Monday, May 2. Northbrook Park District is opening both pools this summer: Meadowhill Aquatic Center and Northbrook Sports Center Pool. Purchase your pass through May 2 to enjoy early registration savings. For information, (847) 291-2993 or www.nbparks.org.

May 3

Glenview Small Business Week Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the breezeway at Midtown Square Apartments, 998 Church St., Glenview. Parking available on the street and behind the building. (847) 724-0900; info@glenviewchamber.com or glenviewchamber.com

Breakfast for Israel: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Jewish National Fund-USA invites you for the annual in-person Breakfast for Israel to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut. Learn about Jewish National Fund-USA's vision of developing its homeland from the Galilee to the Negev. Hear from Virág Gulyás, a Hungarian-born former diplomat to the EU who rose above her antisemitic roots and now serves as the NYC coordinator for End Jew Hatred. For information, (847) 656-8880, ext. 766 or www.jnf.org

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. For children, ages 0-5 with adult. Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the Y's gymnasium to help with the critical blood shortage. Donors eligible for a $10 e-gift card. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time. For information, (847) 272-7250 or www.redcrossblood.org.

Northbrook Garden Club: 10 am. Tuesday, May 3. Thinking of growing your own herbs this summer? Come learn how to grow, harvest store and cook with the herbs that great cooks use the most. Master Gardener and University of Illinois Extension Speaker Loretta Neuberger will highlight specific types and varieties of herbs that are well-suited to growing in our area. For information on how to attend, please email The Northbrook Garden Club -- NBKgardenclub@gmail.com.

Being Asian American and an Elected Official: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Y. Holly Kim is the first Korean-American woman elected in the state of Illinois. She will talk about having to maneuver cultures growing up, learning to be true to yourself, and mental health issues. To register, visit https://www.nsymca.org/programs-classes/community/ymca-education-series/yes-speaker-schedule. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250. Visit www.nsymca.org.

Art Explorers Jr.: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Come make a beautiful watercolor painting. Children, ages 5 and older. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Virtual Read It, Make It: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at 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. Email a photo of your finished creation to youthdesk@glenviewpl.org. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

State Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop by the lobby on the first Tuesday of each month to 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. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Senior Polka Association Meeting: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Senior Polka Association meets the first Tuesday of each month. Live music at 5 p.m., followed by cake, coffee and bingo. Yearly membership $10. For information, contact Richard at (847) 209-1385.

"How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment": Virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Join Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally for a free webinar hosted by Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Hon. Michael Cabonargi to learn about the tax appeal process and how to appeal through the Board of Review. The webinar will consist of a brief presentation and analysts will be available to answer questions through an interactive webinar experience. Cabonargi and Nally will be joined by other elected officials from Cook County. Northfield Township is open for 2021 property tax assessment appeals until May 10. Register at: https://www.cookcountyboardofreview.com/Cabonargi. For more information or questions, please contact Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally at assessor@northfieldtownship.com or call 847-724-8300.

Game On! Board Gaming for Adults: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Whether you're a veteran or new to the hobby, we have a game for you. Play one of our games or bring your own to teach. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Wilmette Plan Commission: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Village Hall, 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

Teddy Roosevelt -- A Dramatic Portrayal by Terry Lynch: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Having completed his second term as president, Theodore Roosevelt (as portrayed by actor Terry Lynch) reflects on his triumphs and failures, focusing on his White House years. Register. For information, (847)-446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 4

Linkage Leads Group: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 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. For information, chamber.wngchamber.com

The Ins and Outs of Medicaid and What to Watch Out For: Virtually at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Elder Law Attorney Matt Margolis will break down Medicaid eligibility for an individual moving into a long term care facility and what to be mindful of during (and before) the application process. Free and open to the public. Register at www.nsymca.org/programs-classes/community/ymca-education-series/yes-speaker-schedule. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

News & Views Current Events Discussion Group: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, through 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 group, where all opinions are welcome and open for discussion. Program moderator: Skip Jacobs. Free for members of the Highland Park Senior Center. Registration required, call (847) 432-4110 or visit www.cityhpil.com/seniorcenter.

YMCA Preschool Art: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, can join the YMCA Art Academy for a monthly opportunity to create art. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Using Apple's iCloud: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Apple's iCloud service can store your photos, videos, documents, apps and more. Learn how to quickly and safely access what you want, when you want it. This is an online course hosted on Zoom. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Craft Hour -- Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the library's Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Virtual Cutting the Cord -- Streaming Services for TV: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Tired of paying too much for cable? Cost-friendly alternatives like Roku, Netflix, Hoopla, Kanopy, and others can help you save a bundle and change the way you watch TV. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

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