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01 Jun 2017

The temperatures are heating up, and so is the entertainment, with the return of the Summer Concert Series at Roosevelt Collection Shops. Beginning on Thursday, June 1st, and continuing through August 31st, a variety of solo artists, duets, and bands will be performing every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 pm on the Plaza. The concerts are free and family friendly. There will also be an Arts & Crafts tent with several projects for kids, and a chance to win…

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22 Jun 2017

“Why did you become a high school teacher?” This question, posed by a journalism class to the faculty of a typical American high school, sets the scene for “The Faculty Lounge,” a hilarious and touching play by Kentucky playwright Teri Foltz. Foltz, herself a former secondary school teacher, takes audiences into the private inner sanctum of a high school faculty lounge where teachers relax, vent their frustrations and share their hopes, both for themselves and for their students. In a…

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25 Jun 2017

From classic rock to orchestral works, the Music by the Lake series on weekends offers outdoor entertainment overlooking beautiful Geneva Lake. Bring your own picnic or purchase food at the College Inn. All performances occur rain or shine at the Ferro Pavilion overlooking Geneva Lake on the George Williams College Campus.

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26 Jun 2017

Donica Lynn announces the fifth annual benefit concert Today’s a Good Day—Walk With Me at 8:00pm on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. All proceeds from tickets sales, donations, and raffle will be donated equally to the American Cancer Society and the American Brain Tumor Association. The benefit features three-time cancer survivor Donica Lynn, Doug Pawlik,Dave Budrys, Billy Dawson, Aaron Benham, Kael Mboya, Michael Lockett, Kimberly Lawson, Curtis Fondren, Aaron Mitchell Reese, Taylor Iman Carter, Robin da Silva and Donica’s children Aerial Dwyer,…

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26 Jun 2017

Join us for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. Pour yourself a glass of wine, tap a beer or choose a fresh-brewed coffee. A large array of cheeses, cold cuts, prepared meals, salads, baked goods, etc., is available for purchase. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 7 PM, Monday, the café at Heinen’s Grocery Store, 1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview, free.

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27 Jun 2017

Nothing better prepares a child to be a responsible adolescent, teenager and adult than having and caring for a pet. In that spirit Wags on Willow, the North Shore’s award-winning grooming and pet boutique, is hosting a series of Pet Care for Kids sessions in June, July and August dedicated to ways kids can take care of the family dog. “Summer is when pets and children interact more than almost any other time of year,” said Wag’s owner Mary Bowler,…

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28 Jun 2017

Metropolis School of the Performing Arts’ Outreach and Clearbook present “Clearbrook on Cue’s” Whose Play Is It Anyway? at Metropolis June 28, 2017. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and Clearbrook are once again collaborating to make the arts accessible to all members of our community. For the sixth year in a row, “Clearbrook on Cue” will be presenting a play adapted by its members for the enjoyment of all. It’s time to pick a play to work on…but everyone’s dreaming up…

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28 Jun 2017

HIGHWOOD IS HEATING UP: INFERNO FEST IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th FROM 4:30-9:30 PM, EVERTS PARK Highlights include assorted spicy food creations and Inferno Fest Eating Contest HIGHWOOD, IL (JUNE 28, 2017) – Celebrate Highwood is fired up to announce the return of Inferno Fest on Wednesday, June 28th, from 4:30-9:30pm in Everts Park (130 Highwood Avenue). Back by popular demand, Inferno Fest will test the taste buds of the most fearless food enthusiasts with the hottest and spiciest foods and…

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28 Jun 2017

It’s our 2nd annual Business Connections event with the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce! There was terrific energy and business generation last year – join us! Wednesday, June 28 5:00-7:30 pm Highland Park Country Club 1201 Park Avenue West, HP Chamber Members host a table-top exhibit and maximize exposure for your business — for only $100! What a wonderful way to strengthen and build business relationships, showcase your products or services, and expand your professional network. Hold a raffle. Share…

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29 Jun 2017

Drina Nikola is a city of Evanston Community Business Academy graduate, and a recipient of one of the Academy’s awards. She is also the recipient of Northshore Women’s Council of Relator’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the year award. Drina is the founder of DWELLING Spaces + Places, a Senior Move Management Business. Drina took advantage of all that Evanston Community Business Academy had to offer and has been embraced by the City and its residents. DWELLING Spaces + Places is celebrating…

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01 Jul 2017

The magnificent Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois sets the stage for the 7th annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. Come see the exceptional work of 95 juried artists in a pristine setting overlooking a lake, spectacular gardens and 385 acres of nature’s glorious majesty. What’s unique and different about this show is that all of the artwork embodies a botanic theme, use or material. The festival opens on Friday, June 30th from 4 to 8 pm for a “Members…

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01 Jul 2017

It’s always time for celebration in Fox Lake, and even more so in the summer! On July 1, 2017 the Village of Fox Lake and the Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites the greater community (and beyond) to their annual Celebrate Fox Lake Festival, along with a ribbon cutting to unveil the new and improved Lakefront Park! The city will begin celebrating with a parade at 2 p.m. beginning at Grant High School (285 E. Grand Ave.).…

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01 Jul 2017

When was the last time you received a massage, manicure and facial,all on the same day? Come get pampered for a purpose! The Pampering Suite is a monthly wellness event for woman where partners like Benefit Cosmetics, Mario Tricoci, OrangeTheory Fitness and many more join us to pamper you and encourage woman to make themselves a first priority every 1st day of the month. Get Raffle tickets when you bring Pampers (and baby items) to support The Grant A Wish…

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02 Jul 2017

Join us for a showing of “South End: The Place Where I Go Surfing” by Pat Noyes and other celebrations of the Great Lakes surfing lifestyle. This amazing night will be on July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wilmette Theatre. For more information go to https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/.

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02 Jul 2017

The magnificent Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois sets the stage for the 7th annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. Come see the exceptional work of 95 juried artists in a pristine setting overlooking a lake, spectacular gardens and 385 acres of nature’s glorious majesty. What’s unique and different about this show is that all of the artwork embodies a botanic theme, use or material. The festival opens on Friday, June 30th from 4 to 8 pm for a “Members…

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03 Jul 2017

Grand Geneva Resort and Timber Ridge Lodge explodes with fun for all ages on July 3. The day includes carnival games, inflatable fun, face painters, picnic food and the Grand Fireworks display at dusk. Geneva National Resort’s red, white and barbecue heats up at 5:00 p.m. with food, drinks, carnival games, inflatables and live music. The Resort’s fireworks display over Lake Como is a spectacular show. Golfers will want to take advantage of special July 4th weekend rates. Village of…

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03 Jul 2017

Join us for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information: AFnorthshore.org and meetup.com/afnorthshore. 10 AM, Monday, Panera, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, free.

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06 Jul 2017

Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, concluding the current season with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Jess Godwin Sings Elton John on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Artists Lounge Live’s next season will include tributes to Neil Sedaka, Bing Crosby, Aretha Franklin, and more. Singer-songwriter and nationally-touring recording artist Jess Godwin (iTunes: Fool Me Once, Be a Light) pours her vulnerable heart and dynamic voice into Elton John’s greatest hits. Sir Elton’s simple, soulful love songs captivate audiences…

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06 Jul 2017

Bring a picnic or purchase some street food while taking in the music at this free concert series. This summer’s line-up features great variety with country, rock, Caribbean and jazz music, as well as special art demos taking place each week. Concerts take place every Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. throughout July and August at Flat Iron Park, a lakeside location in downtown Lake Geneva.

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06 Jul 2017

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Jess Godwin Sings Elton John (Thursday, July 6, 2017, 7:30 PM): Singer-songwriter and nationally-touring recording artist Jess Godwin (iTunes: Fool Me Once, Be a Light) pours her vulnerable heart and dynamic voice into Elton John’s greatest hits. Sir Elton’s simple, soulful love songs captivate audiences worldwide. His sometimes eccentric, always heartfelt blend of classical, gospel, and rock perfectly suits the sensitive and courageous Godwin. Tony-Award Winner and Jess Godwin fan Kristin Chenoweth lauds, “I just love…

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08 Jul 2017

Glenview Open 7 a.m. (first tee time), Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9 at Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd. Join us for Glenview’s hometown golf championship with a new format for 2017. This year there will be a 36-hole Men’s and Women’s Tournament and an 18-hole youth tournament. Participants of all levels of golf are welcome! The regular entry fee is $149 for adults and $49 for youth. Discounted fees are $99 for adult season pass, punch card and…

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08 Jul 2017

Restoration Work Day 9 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Help collect seeds and remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for wildflowers, grasses and trees. Bring work gloves if you have them. Work parties may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, call 847-724-5670.

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08 Jul 2017

Free Bird Walk 9-11 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Rd. Join us as we learn about the birds found on the prairie. All levels of birders are welcome. Bring field guides, binoculars and dress for a day outside. If there is inclement weather, the walk may be cancelled. For more information, call 847-724-5670.

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08 Jul 2017

Dust off those Doc Martens, Carpenter Jeans and Slap Bracelets, because it’s time to celebrate the ’90s! Green Curtain Events and Chicago Bar Parties are taking over the Division Street Entertainment District once again, for an action-packed day celebrating the best decade of your life! Join hundreds of Chicagoans in full ’90s gear as you “crawl” through some of Chicago’s favorite bars with a decade of memories! Guests will have exclusive access to multiple themed locations, drink specials, live DJs…

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09 Jul 2017

Rev your engines for the Cars Time Forgot Show held at Lake Lawn Resort. Overlooking Delavan Lake, this show attracts thousands who will admire custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and vehicles of special interest from across the country. Don’t forget to ask for the Show package starting at $449 that includes accommodations for two nights plus much more.

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10 Jul 2017

Join us for week-long design camps in Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic drafting room. Camps will be held 8:30-11:30 am at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Admission is $250 student; $225 FLW Trust members. Upcycle Studio (Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017) Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and beautiful. Join other young designers in Wright’s Studio as you explore Sustainability and…

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11 Jul 2017

Summer Pool Party – Winter Wonderland! 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 11 at Roosevelt Pool, 2239 Fir St. Come cool down at our winter wonderland pool party! Enjoy food specials at the concession stand, games for kids of all ages and music provided by a DJ! Regular admission rates apply. For more information, visit glenviewparks.org/pools or call 847-724-3337

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13 Jul 2017

Metropolis presents the Tony winning play Peter and the Starcatcher July 13 – August 20, 2017. This wondrous tale is the grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, based on the best-selling novel. Discover the origin story of the boy who never grew up in this five-time Tony winner. Cleverly and theatrically told, follow the journey of an orphan longing to find a home and family of his own. Imprisoned on a ship bound for Rundoon he is befriended by a young…

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14 Jul 2017

Windy City Smokeout, the premier BBQ, craft beer and country music festival, hosted by popular Chicago restaurant, Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, will return to Chicago on July 14 – 16 for the fifth consecutive year. More than 45,000 guests are expected to descend upon Grand Avenue near the Chicago River for a weekend-long event where attendees will savor some of the best BBQ and craft beers from around the nation while listening to many of country music’s…

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14 Jul 2017

Soccer fans, Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to join the Chicago Fire Soccer Club’s players and coaches to “go all in on red” celebrating the 20th anniversary season with a casino night-themed gala. The evening will benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation, the club’s charitable organization that is committed to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland. Attendees are invited to mix and mingle with the Fire players and coaching staff during the mid-summer event while enjoying a selection…

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