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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. For information, 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. For information, https://oillamptheater.org.
'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: Anytime 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
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Keshet's 40th Birthday Party for Families: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Ida Crown Jewish Academy, 8233 Central Park Ave., Skokie. We're inviting our community to celebrate 40 years of Keshet with an awesome birthday party outdoors and under tents. Activities include games, prizes, inflatables, bubbles, music and so much more. The fun is for people of all ages and abilities and includes a picnic lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers with dessert from Kona Ice. Lunch will be kosher catered from Intrigue Event Specialists. Free; please RSVP by July 1 at https://www.facebook.com/events/732829761178530/.
State of Education in Highland Park: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Northwood Middle School, 945 North Ave., Highland Park. The Highland Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a vibrant, communitywide discussion with elementary/middle, high school, and special education school district superintendents: Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, North Shore School District 112; Dr. Kurt A. Schneider, True north Educational Cooperative 804; and Dr. Bruce Law, Township High School District 113. RSVP's required for this event. For information, www.chamberhp.com.
Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 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.
Used Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 24; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 1-3 p.m. Bag Sale on Sunday, June 26, at Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Stock up on gently used books, DVDs, CDs, records, and more. From classic books, to children's books, find plenty to choose from. Hardcovers start at $1 and paperbacks are priced at 50 cents or 10 for $1. Presented by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library. For information, (847) 432-0216 or www.hplibrary.org.
Five Things You Must Know Before Downsizing: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Downsizing can be a stressful process, but it doesn't have to be. Senior Real Estate Specialist Virginia Trux guides families throughout every step of the process and has seen it all. Join this webinar to learn the five things you must know before downsizing so you can feel confident in starting this exciting new chapter of your life. Free and open to the public. To register, visit https://openy-nsymca.y.org/events/5-things-you-must-know-downsizing. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.
Tales for Tots: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 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.
Destination: 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join travel pro Cynthia Clampitt on a tour of destinations and events across the greater Midwest. Learn how a region famed for supplying food actually supplied so much more. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Teen Thursdays: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 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.
Pride Month T-shirt Transfers: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make your own LGBTQ+ Pride gear this summer with the library's Silhouette machine and iron-on transfers. Use one of the library's free designs or work with to create your own. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Aromatherapy and Tea Garden Class: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. An aromatherapy and tea garden can have medicinal, relaxing and rejuvenating effects. Learn tips on how to easily create and utilize one in your own backyard. Students will create their own starter sampler to include in their garden. All supplies provided. $12- $15. Registration is required at nbparks.org or (847) 291-2995.
Krafty Kids -- Unique Unicorns: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe, Glencoe. For children in grades one-four. Happiness is rainbows and unicorns; join Ms. Litchman to create your own colorful unicorn (with a rainbow mane perhaps) and listen to a story about these magical animals. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 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.
Google Applications: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Learn about Google applications and some of their features. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Terrarium Building: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Create a beautiful hanging terrarium and a small tabletop terrarium. All materials provided. $25-$30. Register at nbparks.org or (847) 291-2995.
Make a Needle Felted Cat: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, through Wilmette Public Library. Register for your kit and join the library for an online class to make an adorable felted cat. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
The Book Stall Welcomes Author Toya Wolfe: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. The Book Stall presents debut novelist Toya Wolfe, discussing her already-acclaimed book "Last Summer on State Street." Wolfe will be in conversation with Chicago-based writer, editor and educator Kathleen Rooney. "Last Summer on State Street" is a striking coming-of-age debut about friendship, community and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago during one life-changing summer. This program is free and open to the public. For information, (847) 446-8880 or www.thebookstall.com.
Energy Healing and Clearing: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Join Shelley Radja, Certified Master Practitioner -- Yuen Energetics, for a free mini-workshop and take time out for yourself and your spiritual well-being. Experience guided meditations to release and clear old energies which also includes a chakra clearing for the group. Register for this live class at www.infinityfoundation.org. For information, (847) 831-8828.
It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, through Glenview Public Library, Niles-Maine District Library and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show, for a live, online event celebrating seminal albums from 1972 and their lasting influence. Some fans think that all of the innovations which continue to echo in popular music today came in the '60s. Greg and Jim will make the case that 1972 was actually every bit as creative and influential in the long term. They'll examine the albums they think were enduring masterpieces created a half-century ago, and follow their threads into the present. Will your favorite album from 1972 make the cut? For information, www.glenviewpl.org, www.nileslibrary.org, or www.winnetkalibrary.org.
Tower's Tidal Wave Thursdays -- Welcome to Summer Family Luau: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Tower Road Beach, 899 Sheridan Road, Winnetka. Join at Tower Road Beach for the Welcome to Summer Family Luau. Enjoy games, swimming and a show brought to you by The Barefoot Hawaiian. A season beach pass is required to attend. Tower Road Beach will only be open to those who have registered for the event. For information, www.winpark.org.
'Spielberg': 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. The life and career of legendary movie director Steven Spielberg will be offered in a Zoom program sponsored by the Men's Club of Ezra-Habonim. This program is free and open to everyone. Hosts Irv Slifkin, a film and journalism teacher at Temple University, and Laurence Lerman, a film and video writer for outlets such as Variety and Entertainment Weekly, will examine the life and career of this famous storyteller with a particular focus on his upbringing as an Orthodox Jew and his later Jewish reawakening. To receive the free Zoom link, call the synagogue at (847) 675-4141 and speak to Bill Gerber.
Steve Miller Band with special guest Jimmie Vaughan: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Ravinia Pavilion, 201 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $44-$104. For information, www.ravinia.org.
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.
Current Events for Seniors: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 28, Highland Park. Ralph Bernstein, a seasoned moderator, presents a weekly agenda for participants to discuss. There is no fee to participate in or monitor the discussion. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay and Play: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children of all ages with an adult, build cooperative, social-emotional skills, and learn together through play. Tickets will be given 20 minutes before the program; preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. For information, (847) 729-7500 or www.glenviewpl.org.
Summer Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Kick off your summer with you favorite pastimes -- Bingo, friends, fun and prizes. Treats will be provided. Register online at www.nbparks.org.
Piano & Strings Master Class with Gilbert Kalish: 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Mystery Group: 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "Peril at End House" and "A Murder Is Announced" by Agatha Christie. This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine level of the library. Register as soon as possible so that the library can locate a copy of the book for you. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
Dungeons & Dragons: 4 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades five-eight explore dark dungeons, battle mighty dragons and save the innocent. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Par 3 Family Nights: 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Winnetka Golf Club, 1300 Oak St., Winnetka. Par 3 Family Nights are a great outdoor family activity on select Friday nights from 5-8 p. m., throughout the summer. Juniors golf free with paid adult. Registration for these events is not required, however advanced tee time booking is encouraged. Call the Winnetka Golf Club at (847) 501-2050 to book your tee time. For information, www.winpark.org.
Taste of Highland Park: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Lot, 523 Central Ave, Highland Park. In it's inaugural year, The Taste of Highland Park at The Lot will showcase a variety of delicious cuisines and libations from local restaurants including a variety of American, Asian, Barbecue, Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegan/Vegetarian, sweet treats and more. In addition, a fantastic lineup of daily live music will include headliners Freddy Jones Band on Friday & Yachtley Crew on Saturday night, as well as on-site fun for the entire family. For information, (517) 896-2945 or www.enjoyhighlandpark.com.
Live Music at Heritage Oaks: 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Heritage Oaks Golf Club, 3535 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Join for live music at the Acorn Grill + Terrace. For information, (847) 291-2351, email@example.com or www.nbparks.org.
Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush and The Jerry Douglas Band: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Over the last four decades, Béla Fleck has made a point of boldly going where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammys in nine different fields, including country, pop, jazz, instrumental, classical and world music. But his roots are in bluegrass. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Community Shabbat Dinner with Professor Imbo: 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. Chabad of Northbrook invites you to a community Shabbat with guest speaker Professor Dovid Yehuda Imbo. "From Ghetto to Quantum Physics to Judaism," be enthralled by the fascinating journey of an acclaimed physics professor as he navigated the journey of physics and Judaism and enjoy a wonderful three course Shabbat dinner. $14-$28. For information, (847) 564-8770 or www.chabadnorthbrook.com
Deerfield Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 11 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 May 29 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.
Glenview Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays, June 18 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.
Get ready for the art show: Pick up free 6x6 canvasses for the Glenview Art League's annual 6 by 6 Art Exhibit and Competition from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. The theme for the show, set for September, is Nature's Beauty. Canvasses will be handed out to the first 100 people; finished paintings must be returned to the library by Saturday, Sept. 10, for judging and the installation Sept. 15.
Awakening the Buddhist Mystic Within: 9 a.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, at Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Lama Surya Das, bestselling author and one of the leading teachers of Buddhism, will present a live in-person or Zoom two-day Buddhist mysticism immersion. Gain a mystical perspective about life, even when factoring in karma, circumstances, conditions, will, intentions or just plain luck. Mysticism overrides the personality and life situations. Participants can awaken to more intuitive and sensitive spiritual senses through experientials, meditation, visualizations, chanting and lively discussion. $250- $2600. For information, www.infinityfoundation.org.
Art in the Village: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 25, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Art in the Village is sponsored by the North Shore Art League. This boutique exhibition will feature juried artists from across the country showcasing their work, including oil paintings, mixed media, photography, sculpture and more. As an added attraction, faculty member and portrait artist Lisa DePinto will be on-site to paint quick oil portraits. For information, (847) 446-2870 or https://northshoreartleague.org.
Author Open House -- Matthew Cordell: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Local Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell joins at The Book Stall to meet his many fans and celebrate his two new books, "Cornbread and Poppy" at the Carnival" and "Every Dog in the Neighborhood!" Drop by to chat with Cordell and get your books signed. For information, (847) 446-8880 or www.thebookstall.com.
Little Concert: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Old Town School of Folk Music teacher Bill Brickey and his band will infuse traditional family tunes with soul and pop sounds that will get you moving. For information, (847) 256-5025 www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Pokemon Go Friends Fest: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Meet other Pokemon Go players at the library. Take advantage of lures at PokeStops, raid or battle to control nearby gyms, make friends in the game, and do other crafts and activities. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Discover the Story of Your House: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette. Learn about researching the history of your Wilmette home from local historian and author Julia Johnas and local history librarian EvaAnne Johnson. Are you curious about the history of your house? When was it built? What style is it? Who were the original owners? Author and local historian Julia Johnas presents an illustrated step-by-step program on how to research the history of your house. The second portion of the workshop will give you hands-on access to maps, ownership indexes and other resources available in the Wilmette Public Library's local history room. Bring your own laptop or use a library computer. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Animal Coverings with River Trail Nature Center: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Suggested for ages 3 and older, with an adult. Animals don't usually wear coats; at least not ones that button or zip. What do they do to stay warm or cool? Join Ranger Ryan from River Trails Nature Center as he talks about native animals and the wild coverings they use for survival. Learn about these special traits by examining artifacts like bones, fur, and feathers as well as a live animal who will drop by during the presentation. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
Family Movie -- 'Raya and the Last Dragon': 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it's up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. Released 2021; 107 minutes; rated PG. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.
Rock the Runway: 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Chicago Executive Airport, 1070 S. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling. Join for the annual Independence Day celebration, Rock the Runway. There will be food trucks, face painters, fireworks and live music. Local cover band Mike & Joe will headline the event and, back by popular demand, Gone Country will kick off the entertainment at 6 p.m. A break will take place at roughly 9:15 p.m. for fireworks. The music and fireworks are free. For information, (847) 499-9099 or www.rocknruntherunway.com.
'Leaders of the Pack' Starring the Lovettes: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25; 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Chicago-based rockers The Lovettes celebrate the great girl groups from the golden era of pop, as seen on PBS' Doo-Wop Generations. This talented trio's upbeat retrospective of the 40s, 50s, and 60s is jam packed with harmony, dance, and good times. Putting their own twist on icons from The Andrews Sisters to The Supremes, The Lovettes honor the often-underestimated power of women who rock. $55. For information, (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com.
Son Little: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Yoga in the Park: 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Friends of Youth Services is hosting a new community event, "Yoga in the Park," that's suitable for all fitness levels. $20 donation per person; proceeds benefit Youth Services, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health support for children and teens in the community on a sliding scale or with a scholarship so nobody is ever turned away. Bring your own mat, towel and water bottle. Register: ysgn.org/yoga/.
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
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Webinar: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, through Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a virtual "Kvell and Tell" livestreaming session in which selected members share family history research tips and findings. The varied, entertaining and informative short "Kvell and Tell" talk topics relate to Jewish genealogy or family history research methods, anecdotes or discoveries. This meeting also features a brief annual report from JGSI's co-presidents, Debbie Kroopkin and Wendy Hauser. A separate JGSI members-only online genealogy question-and-answer discussion time, with separate registration, will start at 1 p.m. Register at: https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar. For information, (312) 666-0100 or jgsi.org.
Sounds of Summer Concert: 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating and enjoy an evening concert with Jenifer Fletcher & the Reckoning. Soft drinks, water, beer and seltzer are available for purchase; food trucks also are scheduled to attend. For information, (847) 465-3333 or www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.
Trombone Shorty w/ Tank and The Bangas: 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown is the singer, songwriter, horn-blower, & Orleans Avenue bandleader's ode to New Orleans. The other artists on the Threauxdown -- Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. and Dumpstaphunk, & The Soul Rebels -- are of the same mindset. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Monday Movers: 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Wear your dancing shoes and join the Youth Services librarians as they twirl into the week. Tickets given out 20 minutes prior to program; preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. For children of all ages with an adult. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Stay Strong Dance Bootcamp: 1 p.m. Monday, June 27, at LoMastro Performing Arts Academy, 840 S Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. An accelerated program for students, ages 10-13, entering levels four-eight for 2022-23. Explore different dance styles including jazz, contemporary, ballet, acro, PBT and hip-hop. For information, (847) 615-5400 or www.lomastro.com.
Cardboard Arcade -- Build!: 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. For children in grades three-eight. Calling all game-fans and engineers. Work solo or on a team to design and build an interactive game out of cardboard boxes and other household materials. Then, the following day, show off the game you've built to the public. This is a two-day workshop. Participants sign up for both days. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
Intro to Sewing: 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join for beginner instruction to sewing on a sewing machine. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
An Evening with Author Lynne Cox: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Join as Lynne Cox, the acclaimed best-selling author of "Swimming to Antarctica," discusses her new book, "Tales of Al," the moving, inspiring story of an ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog and super athlete -- part of Italy's elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives. This is a ticketed event. $29.43. For information, (847) 446-8880 or www.thebookstall.com
Meal Planning for Healthy Eating: 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Plan ahead to ensure a summer of healthy, fresh and fast meals despite your hectic schedule. Learn to make healthy weekly meals. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Summer Jazz Ensemble: 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. For information, mya.org.
Word Intermediate: 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Enhance your editing skills and learn how to insert tables, pictures and other elements into your Word documents. Basic Word skills required. Program presented virtually via Zoom and in-person at the library. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Apéro Conversation: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. All fluency levels are welcome. Pour yourself a glass of wine or other beverage, gather some snacks and settle in at home for this online conversation group. For information and the meeting link: RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore/events or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. For information, 847-858-1274.
Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 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 Public Library cardholders. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Tales for Tots: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 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. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
Let's Do Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Stormy's Tavern and Grille, 1735 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Come network while enjoying great food from a Northfield icon. $20. For information, chamber.wngchamber.com.
Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Beyond the Story: 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 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.
Summer Junior Orchestra: 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. MYAC's Summer Evening Orchestras provide a fun, high-quality orchestral experience with fellow young musicians. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from June 28-July 21, with the final concert on Saturday, July 23. Sinfonietta Orchestra is the younger level, for grades four-eight. For information, mya.org.
Novelist Louis Bayard Visits The Book Stall: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Louis Bayard, author of "Courting Mr. Lincoln," returns to The Book Stall to discuss his wonderful, new novel, "Jackie & Me," already a staff favorite. "Jackie & Me" is a brilliantly wrought, witty, and sensitive novel about the young Jacqueline Bouvier before she became that Jackie -- and about a marriage that almost never happened. This program is free and open to the public. For information, (847) 446-8880 or www.thebookstall.com.
Tuesdays in the Park -- Istvan & His Imaginary Band: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Village Green Park, corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, Northbrook. Join and celebrate Summer with Tuesdays in the Park. When Istvan starts rocking, kids can't help but join in. He performs an irresistible mix of interactive rock 'n' roll, country, pop-punk and singalongs that get heads bobbing. No registration is required. For information, www.nbparks.org
Non-Surgical Treatment for Neck and Back Pain: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Like any bones, your spine can become injured, worn down and cause pain. The good news is that most spine conditions can be successfully treated with noninvasive techniques without needing to resort to surgery. Learn more about this from Dr. Mehul Garala from Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Register at www.ibji.com/virtual-events. For information contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.
Armchair Tour of the Solar System: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, through Wilmette Public Library. Join Michelle Nichols, director of Public Observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, in an armchair tour of the solar system. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Remembering Route 66 with Leslie Goddard: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. In this nostalgia-packed lecture, historian Leslie Goddard explores the history of Route 66, the iconic road that linked Chicago to Los Angeles from 1926 until its closing in the mid-1980s. Learn why Route 66 remains so indelibly associated with the lore of the American road trip. What was Route 66 like at its pinnacle -and what is it today? For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.
Tuesdays in the Park -- Rosie & The Rivets: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Village Green Park, corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, Northbrook. Enjoy live music in the picturesque heart of Northbrook, Village Green Park. Rosie & The Rivets perform an electrifyingly female-fronted retrospective tribute to the first 10 years of Rock & Roll (1954-1964). Rosie's powerful and versatile voice is backed by a band with extensive theater/tribute/roots music experience. Rosie & The Rivets are a high-energy stage show that's fresh and fun for all ages. No registration is required. For information, www.nbparks.org
Emerson String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Mystery Group: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, through Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "Peril at End House" and "A Murder Is Announced" by Agatha Christie. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org
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.
Baby Storytime: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 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 June 29, on a first-come, first-served 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, June 29, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.
News & Views Current Events Discussion Group: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 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 wonderful group, where all opinions are welcome and open for discussion. Program moderator is Skip Jacobs. Registration required. For information, (847) 432-4110 or www.cityhpil.com/seniorcenter.
Children's Concerts: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 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; registration is required. For information, www.winpark.org.
Monarch Community Science Project: 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.
Made in the Shade: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Design your own giant Jenga game, then play it on the library lawn. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.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.
Cyber Security: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, through Wilmette Public Library. Learn valuable skills and steps to protect yourself online. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.
BLS Healthcare Provider Class: 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Wilmette Fire Station 26, 1304 Lake Ave., Wilmette. The BLS Healthcare Provider course is intended for health care providers. Classes are for village of Wilmette residents or individuals employed within the village of Wilmette. For local businesses that would like to host a CPR class for your employees, contact the fire department at (847) 251-1101. To register for one of the fire department-hosted classes, contact the fire department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at least five business days prior to the class date. The BLS Healthcare Provider course is $75 per person. These fees are payable by cash or check at the beginning of the class. Credit card payments must be made at the Village Hall during regular business hours prior to the start of the class. A paid receipt will need to be presented to the instructor at the beginning of the class. For information, www.wilmette.com.
Exploring LGBTQ Art and Activism: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Business and Community Center LGBTQ art and activism have been deeply intertwined, from the Civil Rights movement to the AIDS crisis to the legalization of same-sex marriage. Hannah Chaskin, visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, explores a few key moments, figures and works of art and literature that demonstrate the connection between art and action. Register at (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.
Betwixt and Between -- Lea Demarest Taylor and the Chicago Commons Settlement House: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Learn about Lea Demarest Taylor (1883-1975) as leader of the Chicago Commons Settlement House from 1922 to 1954 and her family's connections to Highland Park. For information, (847) 432-7090 or highlandparkhistory.com.
'The Lion King' In Concert Live to Film: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. The performers are: the Chicago Philharmonic and conductor, Thiago Tiberio. The program, Hans Zimmer's score to "The Lion King," (2019) with original songs by Tim Rice and Elton John. The complete film will be shown on video screens in the pavilion and facing the lawn while the score is played live. For information, www.ravinia.org.
Wednesdays in the Woods Evening Concerts -- 7th Heaven: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for live music every Wednesday night throughout the summer. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the warm summer night with friends and family. June 29 concert features 7th Heaven. Chicago's "premier festival act" brings you 30 songs in 30 minutes and dead-on renditions of Def Leppard, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey, U2, and more. For information, www.winpark.org.
Storm Chasing -When the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. College of DuPage meteorology professor Paul Sirvatka discusses weather insights from more than three decades of severe storm-chasing experience. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.
Kona Brewing Beer Dinner at Harp & Fiddle: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at The Harp & Fiddle, 110 Main St., Park Ridge. $85 per person 20% goes to Avenues to Independence. For information, (847) 720-4466 or www.theharpandfiddle.com.
Murder We Read: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, through Wilmette Public Library. Join at the first meeting of this new mystery book club for a lively discussion of "The Push" by Ashley Audrain. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.