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  • The Second Hand Soul Band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Jackman Park, 1011 Lehigh Ave., Glenview. The band covers the funky hits from the '70s, Motown classics, and other soulful sounds of the era. Presented in partnership with the Glenview Park District.

    The Second Hand Soul Band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Jackman Park, 1011 Lehigh Ave., Glenview. The band covers the funky hits from the '70s, Motown classics, and other soulful sounds of the era. Presented in partnership with the Glenview Park District. Courtesy of Second Hand Soul Band

  • Jan Slavin, left, and Carla Gordon alternate playing the title role in "Cooking with Bubbie" at the Skokie Theatre.

    Jan Slavin, left, and Carla Gordon alternate playing the title role in "Cooking with Bubbie" at the Skokie Theatre. Courtesy of MadKap Productions and Orchard Street Productions

  • Northbrook Days runs Thursday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 8, in the Northbrook West Metra Commuter Lot, 1404 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Carnival, food, live music and more. Free. For information, northbrookday.

    Northbrook Days runs Thursday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 8, in the Northbrook West Metra Commuter Lot, 1404 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Carnival, food, live music and more. Free. For information, northbrookday. Courtesy of Northbrook Days

  • Porchlight Music Theatre's "Broadway in Your Backyard" summer concert series features performances by theater veterans Nik Kmiecik (clockwise from upper left), Michelle Lauto, Lorenzo Rush Jr and Bethany Thomas. It takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Chicago.

    Porchlight Music Theatre's "Broadway in Your Backyard" summer concert series features performances by theater veterans Nik Kmiecik (clockwise from upper left), Michelle Lauto, Lorenzo Rush Jr and Bethany Thomas. It takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Chicago.

  • The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library hosts an outdoor mini sale Saturday, weather permitting, in front of the library near the bike racks.

    The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library hosts an outdoor mini sale Saturday, weather permitting, in front of the library near the bike racks. Daily Herald file photo

  • Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs at 7 tonight in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts parking lot in Skokie.

    Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs at 7 tonight in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts parking lot in Skokie. Daily Herald file photo

  • The Northbrook Park District offers an outdoor Zumba class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Techny Prairie Activity Center.

    The Northbrook Park District offers an outdoor Zumba class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Techny Prairie Activity Center. Courtesy of the Northbrook Park District

 
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Can You Solve This Wilmette History Mystery: Runs through Aug. 14, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Kids will have fun putting on their detective caps again this summer for Wilmette History mystery, Vol. 2! Families can follow a trail of clues and investigate a bit of local history on foot, bikes or in the car. Kids ages 13 and younger who solve the mystery will receive a coupon for a free individual pizza donated by Lou Malnati's and be entered into a raffle for a prize from the Wilmette Historical Museum gift shop. Pick up activity booklets outside the museum entrance, 609 Ridge Road; at the Wilmette Public Library Youth Services Department; or download them at www.wilmettehistory.org.

'Cooking with Bubbie': Runs through Aug. 22. The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. MadKap Productions is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of the new musical "Cooking With Bubbie" for 26 performances. Chicago comedian Jan Slavin and Gold Coast Award winner Carla Gordon alternately star as "The Bubbie." At a "taping" of her fictional TV cooking show, Bubbie entertains you with comedy skits, original songs, and the sage advice that only a Bubbie can dispense. $38-$45. For information, www.skokietheatre.org.

'Shipwrecked' -- The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont: Runs through Aug. 29, St. David's Episcopal Church, 2410 Glenview Road, Glenview. Oil Lamp Theater presents this production based on the true story of a Swiss explorer who claimed to have daring adventures in the Asian-Pacific. Filled with exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, and a man-eating octopus, "Shipwrecked!" is perfect for all ages. Run-time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Directed by Corey Bradberry; written by Donald Margulies. For information, OilLampTheater.org.

Botanical Art Exhibit: Library hours through Sept. 14, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. See the Art in the Library exhibit, "Farmer's Market," which is in the library lobby. The beauty seen in the exhibit is depicted by Reed-Turner Botanical Artists Circle, which meets monthly on Zoom and is affiliated with American Society of Botanical Artists. For information, www.glenviewpl.org/programs/art-in-the-library.

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Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour: Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Stop outside the homes of some Wilmette notables. Explore by car, bicycle, or on foot to hear the audio on your phone. Get maps from the webpage or pick up at the museum during open hours. For information, email museum@wilmette.com or call (847) 853-7666. Visit www.wilmettehistory.org

Aug. 5

Glencoe Farmers Market: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, Wyman Green, 675 Village Green Court, Glencoe. The market feature farm-fresh produce and fruit, eggs, honey, flowers and more. For information, www.glencoechamber.org.

BookBites Discussion Group: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Glenview Public Library. August's discussion title will be "Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes an invitation to join the book discussion meeting via Zoom. Register at bit.ly/bookbites-august.

Outdoor Hula-Hoop Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Stop by for a story and fun Hula-Hooping movement activities. Bring your own Hula-Hoop. Meet on the library's North Lawn. Register online at bit.ly/hulahoop-story.

Coloring Fun: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Niles-Maine District Library. For kids in grades 2-6 to explore coloring, activities, and games. Coloring and game sheets are emailed or mailed upon registration. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe ... Or Did She?: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Niles-Maine District Library. Join award-winning actress Leslie Goddard as she performs as Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

The Journey to Financial Success: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Join Wei Zhang, a Certified Financial Educator from the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, for an in-depth discussion: Seven keys to financial success, the nine blind spots in financial planning, how to protect yourself and your assets, tax-sensitive investing, and risk return trade off. Free. For information, www.nsymca.org.

Northbrook Days Festival: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5; 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7; 1 -9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, Northbrook West Metra Commuter Lot, 1404 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Carnival, food, live music and more. Proceeds benefit the Northbrook Community Foundation. Free. For information, northbrookday.

Outdoor Fitness -- WERQ: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. This cardio dance class is based on the hottest pop and hip-hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps. Class meets in the parking lot at Techny Prairie Activity Center. Free for members; nonmembers $7 per class or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket is submitted to instructor. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Yoga Tune Up: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Enjoy a morning of yoga on the turf field at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Free for members; nonmembers $7 per class or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket is submitted to instructor. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts parking lot, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band featuring vocalist Lisa Fishman. Classical sophistication crossed with theatrical fun meet in a world-class performance. $32-$38. For information, northshorecenter.org

Mario the Magician: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Wilmette Public Library. Mario "The Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York-based performer with a theater show full of homespun magic, DIY robotics, and punk-rock slapstick. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

St. Paul's Cathedral: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Wilmette Public Library. Join travel pro and former London tour guide John Gowing to explore St. Paul's Cathedral in London. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

DIY -- Hand-Embroider onto a Bag: Virtually at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. In this kit, you will receive canvas zipper pouch, hand embroidery thread, two sewing needles, a thimble, and some simple hand-embroidery patterns. For information, winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7733874.

Aug. 6

Shabbat Service: Celebrate Shabbat from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. with Bnai Chai at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, our Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with much singing. We also learn and discuss religious, cultural and contemporary subjects important to our community (and ban partisan politics). Bnai Chai is a Jewish friendship circle (not a congregation and not affiliated with any formal movement) that meets regularly for services and social gatherings. Contact Donna Behm donnambehm@aol.com or (773) 401-2416 for more information.

Leadership Glenview: Apply by Friday, Aug. 6, for the Leadership Glenview program, hosted by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, which runs September through May. Those selected will learn about the village, connect with like-minded leaders, and gain team-building skills while preparing to contribute to improving Glenview's future. A must for corporate communicators, nonprofit managers, and motivated citizens with a strong interest in the village and an eye for great ideas. Take the first step toward a stronger Glenview by applying for a seat in this annual workshop. Complete the application by August 6, and then return it by fax or scan to info@glenviewchamber.com.

First Fridays Bookstream: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Glencoe Public Library. Kids in grades 5 and up talk about books with Jessie and Emily the first Friday of every month. They chat about graphic novels, YA fiction, and more. Join the group live on Twitch and Discord. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

ACT or SAT Practice Test: 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Register by 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, to receive a practice ACT or SAT test Saturday, Aug. 7, via email to take at home and return to College Nannies + Tutors of Glenview. Professional tutors review your test and send you your score. Please provide student name, phone and email, and choose either ACT or SAT. Register online; space is limited. Visit bit.ly/GPL-practicetest.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually from 9-11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Glenview Public Library. Consult virtually with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review, and job search strategies for any stage of your career. Register online or call (847) 729-7500, ext. 7700. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. Register at calendly.com/glenviewpl-business.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Children of all ages with adult. Register at bit.ly/storytime-summer.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Bring a blanket for your household to sit on, and register once per household. Meet on the library's north lawn. Register at bit.ly/outdoor-story3.

Teen Take & Make -- Comic Book Craft: Friday, Aug. 6, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by repurposing comics into cool decorations. Make paper beads into a bracelet or necklace, decorate a photo frame, and make envelopes and origami from comics. Take home craft for grades nine-12. For information, wilmette.libnet.info/event/5195722.

Adult Craft Kits -- Flower Pot Craft Kits: Friday, Aug. 6, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Pick up craft materials and follow the provided instructions. Kits are first-come, first-served, available for pickup at both the Winnetka and Northfield libraries. For information, winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7724569.

Aug. 7

Wilmette French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Wilmette Metra, 722 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. A French styled open air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups. For information, www.wilmette.com/visitors/french-market.

Broadway in your Backyard: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Chicago. Porchlight Music Theatre presents "Broadway in your Backyard," directed by Michael Weber and music directed by Justin Akira Kono. Broadway songs celebrating family, friends, community and inspiration. The four-person cast, to be announced, will perform with a live band. The performance includes projections highlighting the music selections. Patrons are asked to bring their own chairs. Tickets are $35-$45. For tickets, call (773) 777-9884. For information, visit porchlightmusictheatre.org or NorthShoreCenter.org.

Friends Mini Book Sale: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library hosts an outdoor mini sale (weather permitting) in front of the library by the bike racks. Materials for sale include used books, DVDs, and CDs at reasonable prices. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Quaranteen Game Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Glencoe Public Library. Socially distant socializing is easy with Quaranteen Game Night, intended for grades six-12. Just join in on Twitch or join the library's Discord server for multiplayer games. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual D & D: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Glencoe Public Library. For students in grades 5 and up. Join one of the library's skilled volunteer DMs for the adventure of a summer. Information about the campaign to come; join the library's Discord server or email teens@glencoelibrary.org for the latest updates. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

The Van Halen Invasion with special guest Nick Bell Band: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Northbrook Days, 1401 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Don't miss guitar hero weekend as The Van Halen Invasion invades Northbrook Days 2021 with a set featuring Diamond Dave and the Red Rocker. Join starting at 6 p.m. for special guest Nick Bell, named "Chicago's hottest up and coming guitar player." The Van Halen Invasion takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Free. For information, northbrookdays.com/entertainment

Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Meleesa for songs and stories. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Sensory Saturdays at Home: Virtually Saturday, Aug. 7, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Missing the in-person sensory celebrations? Pick up a kit with supplies, activities, and prompts for creating your own experience at home. Kits will be limited to registrants and available starting the first Saturday of the month. For ages 5 and younger. Registration required. For information, winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7736162.

Aug. 8

Skokie Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 7, the Skokie Village Hall parking lot, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, bakery, honey, plants, even treats for your dog. Sharpen your knives. For information, www.skokie.org/434/Skokie-Farmers-Market.

Self-Care Sunday: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, Glencoe Public Library. Some simple self-care activities are offered for those in grades six-12. Follow along on Twitch to help you stay relaxed and centered. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Pilates Fusion: 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Taking the best from Pilates, fusing them with yoga poses and strength training, this class meets at Ball Field #27. Members are free; nonmembers $7 per class drop-in fee or five class pack for $30 (only for outdoor classes). Pay nonmember fees at the TPAC front desk; admit ticket is given to instructor. For information, www.nbparks.org.

From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers -- Working With Nelson Mandela: Virtually at noon Sunday, Aug. 8, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie. Join Illinois Holocaust Museum for a conversation with Judge Albert Louis Sachs, who was appointed judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela; and Justice Irwin Cotler, an international human rights lawyer who served as Counsel to Mandela during his imprisonment. Registration required, visit ihm.ec/events

Aug. 9

Move It Monday: Virtually at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9. CJE My Go-To Place offers a free class for seniors focusing on strength and balance. Recommended equipment includes a sturdy chair, weights (soup cans or water bottles work), resistance bands (a hand towel or necktie are fine), and a water bottle to stay hydrated. To register, visit jccchicago.org/event/community-tuesday-my-go-to-place-presents-move-it-monday-8-9-21/

American Musical Theater Legends: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Glencoe Public Library. American Musical Theater Legends, highlighting Bing Crosby. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Excel -- Working with Tables: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data, and work with large spreadsheets. Basic Excel skills required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-exceltables.

Virtual Kindle Book Club: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades four-six. Join the digital (and print) book club on Zoom. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Body weight and Bands Strength: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Outdoor fitness classes are free for TPAC members to drop in. Nonmembers pay $7 per class drop-in fee or save with five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). For information, www.nbparks.org.

So You Want to Start a Book Club: Virtually at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Skokie Public Library. Whether you're new to book clubs or want to freshen up an existing one, learn how to keep conversations engaging and fun, and also get recommendations for what to read. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Genealogical Records You Should Be Using: Virtually at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Wilmette Public Library. Librarian EvaAnne Johnson introduces different types of genealogical records, including birth, marriage, death census, immigration and more and where they can be found. This workshop is for those who are just starting their journey into family history or as a refresher. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Food For Thought Cookbook Book Club -- Those Helpful Appliances: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try some recipes and bring a dish to share. Books available for checkout at the library and through Hoopla, when available, are: "Better Homes and Gardens Fast or Slow: Delicious Meals for Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, or Multi Cookers"; "The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks" by Tess Masters; "Toaster Oven Perfection: A Smarter Way to Cook on a Smaller Scale," by America's Test Kitchen. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Aug. 10

100 Most Influential Jews, No. 1-25: JCC Chicago Community Tuesdays and CJE My Go-To Place invite you to join Hillary Wenk, JCC Chicago Community Engagement, Manager of Operations, at noon Tuesday, Aug. 10, to discuss the 100 Most Influential Jews of All Time, based on Michael Shapiro's book "The Jewish 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Jews of All Time." jccchicago.org/event/community-tuesdays-100-most-influential-jews-of-all-time-8-10-21/.

Nia For Parkinsons Moving to Heal: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. JCC Chicago offers a specialized fitness program specifically adapted for people living with Parkinson's. The class combines concepts from dance and martial arts in a program called Nia that allows for easy to follow movements exercises to build flexibility, balance and strength. By allowing the body to move creatively, Nia also helps improve posture, breathing and overall wellbeing. Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/88219303674.

D & D: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Glencoe Public Library. For grades five and up. Join skilled volunteer DMs for the adventure of a summer. Information about the campaign to come; join our Discord server or email teens@glencoelibrary.org for the latest updates. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Trivia Night: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Glenview Public Library. Test your knowledge over four rounds of family-friendly trivia and see if you come out on top. Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring team. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-fam-trivia.

Outdoor Morning Yoga: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Stretch and learn new poses through this interactive outdoor yoga storytime. Meet in the North Lawn, between the library and Jackman Park. Bring your own mat/towel. Masks and social distancing required. For children in grades one-two. Register at bit.ly/outdoor-yoga-aug.

Low Vision Support Group: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Skokie Public Library. Connect with others who have been diagnosed with an eye condition or have a family member who has vision impairment. Discuss current research, assistive devices, and community resources. This group is facilitated with a licensed social worker from Friedman Place, a nonprofit organization. For information, skokielibrary.info.

At Home Film Series: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Wilmette Public Library. Join for a virtual discussion of "Fireworks Wednesday," a dramatic story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Participate in the virtual movie discussion by watching the film prior to the event, then join us for an online video discussion about the film. The film is available in the Library's Kanopy streaming video collection. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Art Explorers JR: Virtually at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Make a beautiful painting. Kits for this program can be picked up at the Winnetka Youth Services Desk after you register. The Zoom link for the program will be emailed out at 9 a.m., the day of the program. Ages: 5-8. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Clue -- A Mystery Book Club: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Led by Melissa Morgan. Please register to join the discussion on Zoom. This month's selection is "The Butcher's Boy" by Thomas Perry. Pick up a book from the library or download the e-book with your library card on Libby by Overdrive or Hoopladigital.com or the eaudiobook on CloudLibrary. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Financial Planning Appointment: Virtually from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, virtual, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Aug. 11

JTours -- Bees & Honey: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Have you ever wondered how the honeybees make delicious honey? Or where the bees come from, how they survive and why they are so important to us? During this free, one-hour program, you will meet beekeepers at River Trail, learn about these fascinating insects and have an opportunity to taste the honey extracted from the hives. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking on nature center trails. Bring a packed lunch or snack to extend your time at the nature center afterward. Register: jccchicago.org/event/jtours-discover-nature-at-river-trail-nature-center-7-21-21/?type=month.

Concert in the Park -- Second Hand Soul Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Jackman Park, 1011 Lehigh Ave., Glenview. Get down with the Second Hand Soul Band as they cover the funky hits from the 70s, Motown classics, and other soulful sounds of the era. Presented in partnership with the Glenview Park District. Just drop in. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Great Books Discussion: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Glenview Public Library. Readers in this group discuss big questions and their answers in a friendly setting. The August discussion title will be "Oresteia" by Aeschylus. Moderated by Michael Bartlett, journalist/editor and Glenview resident. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own materials. Register at https://bit.ly/GB-august

Korean Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Glenview Public Library. Join us for virtual Korean Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-korean.

Laser Engrave Photos Onto Wood Using GIMP: Virtually at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to use GIMP, a photo editing program, to edit photos for laser engraving onto wood. Patrons will be responsible for sending their design file after the program to get one free laser engraving on wood. Must install GIMP on a computer to participate. Register at https://bit.ly/IC-GIMP.

How to Tame Your Cravings: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 11, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. In this presentation Anna Harris, NSYMCA's certified trainer and nutritional coach, will cover why cravings are a challenge to your weight loss goals and how to avoid and outsmart them. Free and open to the public. For information, www.nsymca.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Zumba: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Have fun while staying fit with Zumba. This cardiovascular fitness class meets outdoors at the Techny Prairie Activity Center parking lot. Outdoor fitness classes are free for members; nonmembers pay a $7 per class drop-in fee or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket submitted to instructor. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Bright Beginnings: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Listen to stories and songs with your baby to help their love of language grow. Intended for ages 0-18 months with parent/caregiver. The Zoom link will be emailed out to the registered list at 9 a.m. the day of the program. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Teen Social DIYs: Wednesday, Aug. 11, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Inspired by Instagram and TikTok trends, make three fun DIY projects for your room or locker. You can follow along with our demo video on our YouTube channel each month. Kits will be limited to registrants and available beginning Aug. 11. Ages 13+. Registration required. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

True Story -- Nonfiction Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. "Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods" by Amelia Pang. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

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