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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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20 Jun 2017

The Highwood Bocce Club will host the 2017 United States Bocce Federation (USBF) National Championships June 20-24, 2017, at the Highwood Bocce Club, 440 Bank Lane, Highwood, IL, 60040. The annual event is hosted by a different club each year, most recently by Campo di Bocce in Livermore, CA in 2016 and Methuen Sons of Italy just outside of Boston, MA in 2015. It attracts the top players from across the country who compete for the national championship title, a $4,000…

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22 Jun 2017

A 4-day immersive celebration of writer/director John Hughes’ 1980’s teen films, SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, and WEIRD SCIENCE.

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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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23 Jun 2017

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Girls 4 Science, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, dedicated to exposing girls in Chicagoland to quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, will host their 6th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser. Taking place Friday, June 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 410 Wesley Avenue, a private residence in Evanston, IL, the event will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails, raffles and poster displays of research conducted by the Girls 4 Science students.…

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23 Jun 2017

Please join Temple Beth Israel members and friends with a special worship experience when TBI presents its popular Shabbat at the Park, Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30 pm, Lovelace Park, 2740 Gross Point Rd., Evanston. This outdoor experience will be held under the shelter even if the sun doesn’t shine. Attendees should bring their own dinners and a dessert to share, along with school supplies to donate to CPS. For information call 847-675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org.

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24 Jun 2017

Join North Shore Art League at this fun event, with over 70 artists, food and lots of fun!

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24 Jun 2017

Hop on an old-fashioned trolley car for a guided tour of Wilmette with stops outside the houses where Wilmette’s many celebrities once lived, including Ann-Margret, Bill Murray, and Jens Jensen. Enjoy stories about the local lives of some of these illustrious folk as you explore their old neighborhoods. Tours are at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance to assure a seat by calling the…

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24 Jun 2017

The Folds of Honor Chicago is proud to be celebrating its 10th year and this action packed and majestic evening at the beautiful Navy Pier. At 5:30, the John Wade Trio will kick us off starting with cocktails, while guests will be encouraged to browse the silent auction items that are available for bid. As we near 7:00 pm, Matt Keller, our resident bagpiper and our Colorguard, Sgt. Gentry, Sgt. Jones, Sgt. Melendez and Sgt. Schear will guide us to…

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24 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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24 Jun 2017

What does Jelmar, a family- and women-owned cleaning products company, and Chicago, the “rock and roll band with horns,” have in common? They are both Chicago locals celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year. To celebrate, Jelmar is running a contest. Five people will have the opportunity to join in on the celebration with the chance to win and enjoy a VIP experience with a friend at the band’s July 12 concert in Chicago. Here’s how: What: “Saturday in the Park”…

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24 Jun 2017

 Contemporary pop singer-songwriter Elle Casazza captivates listeners with her authentic and re-creative pop music style. The Chicago native adds and blends an invigorating mix of jazz, soul and funk rhythms into her songs. Check out Elle perform live at Ravenswood on Tap Festival. She will be performing songs from her latest album ‘Proof’ which features the pop-funk laden track “Too Bad,” the touching piano ballad, “You” and more! Ticket Price: Free Phone: (773) 975-2088 Website: http://www.ellecasazza.com/shows/ Venue Website ticket Link…

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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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25 Jun 2017

Visit Smart Love Preschool’s booth at the Logan Square Farmers Market on Sunday, June 25th, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Stop by for children’s activities and learn about our new location opening in Logan Square this September, meet our preschool director, chat with members of the preschool parent community, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a free class. Find more information at: www.smartlovefamily.org

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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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