Mark your calendar: Glenview- and Northbrook-area events for Dec. 9-15

  • North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club invite guests to see model railroad displays Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, at the Glenview Public Library.

    North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club invite guests to see model railroad displays Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, at the Glenview Public Library. Daily Herald file photo

  • Michael Keaton, left, and Stanley Tucci star in "Worth," the subject of Friday's Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin event, hosted virtually by the Glencoe Public Library.

    Michael Keaton, left, and Stanley Tucci star in "Worth," the subject of Friday's Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin event, hosted virtually by the Glencoe Public Library. Courtesy of Netflix

  • Chicago Master Singers share a Christmas performance Saturday, Dec. 11, at Glenview Community Church.

    Chicago Master Singers share a Christmas performance Saturday, Dec. 11, at Glenview Community Church. Courtesy Chicago Master Singers

  • Dive deeper into holiday classics like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" as part of the Chicago, Christmas Movies and Class Stereotypes discussion with Kelli Marshall Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library.

    Dive deeper into holiday classics like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" as part of the Chicago, Christmas Movies and Class Stereotypes discussion with Kelli Marshall Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library.

 
 
Posted12/9/2021 1:00 AM

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital Holiday Toy Drive: Runs through Dec. 20, at Wilmette Fire Department, 1304 Lake Ave., Wilmette. Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the children at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital. Please donate new, unwrapped toys. Call the Evanston Child Life Team at (847) 570-2831 or email kbeyer@northshore.org.

Winter Expo 2021: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20, at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., Evanston. The Winter Arts & Crafts Expo includes original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed media, and more. All proceeds benefit the ongoing exhibition, education, and outreach programs at the Art Center. Free; (847) 475-5300 or evanstonartcenter.org.

"It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play": Through Dec. 30 at Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. Embrace the season and watch everyone's favorite classic performed live on stage. Seven actors bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life in a 1946 radio play -- complete with sound effects -- to tell the story of George Bailey, whose troubles lead him to wish he had never been born. oillamptheater.org.

Willow Hill's Winter Magic -- a drive-through Christmas lights experience: Open nightly from 4:30-10:30 p.m. through Jan. 2, at Willow Hill Golf Course, 1350 Willow Road, Northbrook. This family holiday event features over one million lights adorning displays of characters (like snowmen and penguins), beautifully lit Christmas trees, drive through light tunnels and more. One ticket is good for one car-full, so load up the entire family for this one. $40. WillowHillsWinterMagic.com.

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"Mr. Dickens' Hat": Through Jan. 2 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. In a cozy Victorian shop sits the hat of Charles Dickens, who once used it to carry water to the victims of a train wreck (that's true). When a pair of bumbling thieves plots to steal it (that's imaginary), young Kit sets out to foil their plan, save the hat, and free her father from debtors' prison. This warm winter's tale is filled with original music, lovable characters, and loads of good cheer. Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission. Recommended for ages 8 and older. northlight.org.

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light: Through Jan. 3, at Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. A holiday tradition since 1942, Christmas Around the World features more than 50 trees and displays representing global traditions of the season. Guests can also visit Santa and have a souvenir photo taken. Included in Museum Entry. $21.95. (773) 684-1414 or msichicago.org.

Actor's Training Center's 15th Anniversary: Actor's Training Center, 1159 Wilmette Ave., Suite 8, Wilmette. Actor's Training Center of Wilmette, continues its 15th Anniversary this fall and winter with its College Audition Clinic; Fall Musical Theatre Intensive: Little Women; and Arts in Action: Ensemble events and performances. actorstrainingcenter.org.

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. Email museum@wilmette.com; call (847) 853-7666; or visit wilmettehistory.org

Dec. 9

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

DIY Holiday Gift Tags: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Drop in and create embossed tags that will give your gift the finishing touch that shows you care. Craft kits are available at the Creative Studio while supplies last. (847) 663-1234 or nileslibrary.org.

Take and Make Craft -- Gingerbread People: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Pick up a gingerbread person to decorate during the month of December. Return your creation to the KidSpace Desk and the library will display them for winter. Limited supplies. (847) 663-1234 or nileslibrary.org.

Korean Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children of all ages with an adult can join for a bilingual storytime featuring songs, stories and rhymes. Registration required; glenviewpl.org.

WITS Workout -- Brain Exercise Class: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Participants are led through fun and engaging activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance brain health. Registration required; glenviewpl.org.

Word Intermediate: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 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 will also be available virtually via Zoom. Registration required; glenviewpl.org.

Tinker Thursday: 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades one-three can explore their inner maker through hands-on STEAM activities. Registration required; glenviewpl.org.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. wilmettelibrary.info.

Crafternoons: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. All ages. Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected. Registration required for all attendees, including adults. This is an in-person, indoor program; masks are required for all participants. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Laser Cut Holiday Keepsake: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Turn beautiful artwork into a simple keepsake by scanning art made by a loved one, then incorporating it into a holiday-themed laser cut design. Register at nileslibrary.org or call (847) 663-1234.

Chicago Blackhawks -- An Illustrated Timeline: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, Wilmette Public Library. Take a journey back to the birth of the Blackhawks franchise. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Much Ado About Mysteries: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join fellow fans of the mystery genre in a quarterly discussion of favorite authors, titles, series and more. December's topic is "New to You: Favorite New Authors of 2021." glenviewpl.org.

Chicago, Christmas Movies and Class Stereotypes with Kelli Marshall: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Learn about class stereotypes in Chicago-based Christmas movies like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," "Home Alone," and "While You Were Sleeping." nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234

Making the Movie -- "Home Alone" and Trivia Too: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Winnetka Historical Society Museum, 411 Linden St., Winnetka. Enjoy a captivating presentation on the making of "Home Alone" and other movies filmed on the North Shore. Play trivia to test your knowledge about these films. Register at winnetkahistory.org.

Dec. 10

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin: Virtually at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Glencoe Public Library. Dec. 10 film is "Worth." Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm's head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Mystery Group: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Glencoe Public Library. Join for a discussion of James M. Cain's "Double Indemnity" and the 1944 film version of the book directed by Billy Wilder. The film can be streamed through Kanopy. Discussion led by Ann Perks. The film may be streamed for about $4 through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube. The Glencoe library has the film in DVD and Blu-ray formats. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Teen Take & Make -- Colorful Tin Candle: Friday, Dec. 10, pick up take home kits at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make a mini soy candle in a colorful metal tin -- perfect to treat yourself or to give as a gift. For children in grades nine-12. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Winter Film Series -- "Playtime": Virtually Friday, Dec. 10, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Register to receive a prerecorded introduction and criticism by our resident film expert Scott Siegel, along with a link to watch the film at home through the library's Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services. Amazing set design in this nearly dialogue-free masterpiece from French director Jacques Tati. winnetkalibrary.org.

Book Club To-Go -- "Percy Jackson & Camp Half-Blood": Dec. 10-24, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Recommended for ages 3-6. Do you like to read, make art and play games? Join the very hungry caterpillar and all of his friends in this book club kit celebrating books written and illustrated by Eric Carle. Full of fun and exciting activities that will keep you creating, reading and laughing together all winter long. Kits must be reserved in advance for pickup at the library between Dec. 10-24. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Dec. 11

North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Enjoy the enchantment of the Community Room filled to the brim with model railroads. Great family fun. Free; glenviewpl.org.

Amazon's Pawliday Portraits: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11and Sunday, Dec. 12, at Amazon 4-star, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Shoppers are invited to bring in their beloved furry family member for a free "Pawliday Portrait" with Santa. Pets will be pampered on-site by a pet stylist and pose for a photographer in front of a holiday-inspired photo backdrop. Customers may leave with a printed photo of their pet with Santa and a "doggy bag" of treats. Only dogs and cats permitted for photos. All pets must be leashed or secured at all times while in store and must be 16 weeks or older; current on all vaccinations required by state or local law; clean; and trained to behave properly in public. (847) 675-4936.

Explore U.S. Church Records -- Find Family: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, Wilmette Public Library. Locate your family in U.S. church records. Presented by Jacquie Shattner. wilmettelibrary.info.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Skate: 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and take a few laps skating to festive holiday music. Be sure to stick around for the Holiday Skating Exhibition following the skate. Admission fee: $2; skate rental fee: $4. winpark.org.

Holiday Skating Exhibition: 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Tot through Free Skate program participants will demonstrate their skills in the annual Holiday Exhibition. winpark.org

Chicago Master Singers Christmas: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. The Chicago Master Singers Christmas concert tradition continues with favorites by Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter and Philip Stopford, and beautiful works by Stephen Paulus, Abbie Betinis, Ola Gjeilo and others. Organist David Schrader and harpist Julie Spring perform with the chorus under the direction of Dr. John Hughes. $15-$45. (877) 825-5267 or chicagomastersingers.org.

ImprovBus presents "Funnier Than Your Holiday Socks!": 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at The Laughing Academy, 3230 Glenview Road, Glenview. Sneak away for a while and join ImprovBus, one of Chicago's most beloved comedy improv groups, in a jolly romp through the unpredictable hysteria and hilarity of the holiday season: Santa's elves, empty shelves, animals fly, pecan pie, plus a whole lot of laughs on a long winter's night! Plus, special musical guest, Two Half Jews. $18. (847) 724-2787 or eventbrite.com

Dec. 12

Vivaldi's "Gloria": 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Ave., Wilmette. Trinity's Chancel Choir and friends will present Vivaldi's exciting and dramatic masterpiece "Gloria." Organ, strings and trumpet will join the choir. Free; (847) 251-7333 or trinitywilmette.com

Chicago Master Singers Christmas: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. The CMS Christmas concert tradition continues with favorites by Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter and Philip Stopford, and beautiful works by Stephen Paulus, Abbie Betinis, Ola Gjeilo and others. Organist David Schrader and harpist Julie Spring perform with the chorus under the direction of Dr. John Hughes. $15-$45. (877) 825-5267 or chicagomastersingers.org

Chicago Bronze Handbell Ensemble: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Ave., Wilmette. An afternoon of Christmas favorites performed by this premiere handbell ensemble of musicians from all over the Chicago area. Free; (847) 251-7333 or trinitywilmette.com.

Dec. 13

Wiggleworms Party!: Virtually from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, Wilmette Public Library. During the storytime break, tune in with your little ones for music and dancing with Karen Banks-Lubicz from the Old Town School of Folk Music. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

American Musical Theater Legends: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, Glencoe Public Library. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette. Welcome to a new week. Drop in to the Teen Room Monday nights for board games, Nintendo Switch games, music, crafts and more. wilmettelibrary.info.

30 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to identify when you're stuck, why people get stuck, and specific actions to take immediately to leverage your network, LinkedIn, and dynamic interviewing. Presented by Marty Gilbert of North Shore Executive Networking Group. glenviewpl.org.

Food For Thought Cookbook Book Club -- Unofficially Magical Food: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. 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. The books are available for checkout at the library and through Hoopla, when available. "The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook," by Ashley Craft; "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook," by Dinah Bucholz. winnetkalibrary.org.

Dec. 14

Wiggleworms Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wilmette Public Library. During the storytime break, tune in with your little ones for music and dancing with Rob Newhouse from the Old Town School of Folk Music. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wilmette Public Library. Join us to discuss "The Street" by Ann Petry. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Solid Nutrition Habits for the New Year: Virtually at noon Tuesday, Dec. 14, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Bite-sized habits can enable lasting changes. Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and YMCA Personal Trainer Anna Harris will share strategies to build and develop long-term nutrition habits to improve your life. Free; register at nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. For information contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Excel Basics: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview. Discover the Excel layout, data input, and the basics for writing formulas. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Low Vision Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Connect with others who have been diagnosed with an eye condition or have a family member who has vision impairment to discuss current research, assistive devices and community resources. This group is facilitated by a licensed social worker from Friedman Place, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. This is a hybrid event with the option to participate on Zoom. skokielibrary.info.

Yoga Storytime: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. For children ages 3-5 with an adult. Learn fun yoga poses with music and a story. Registration required; glenviewpl.org.

Knit and Crochet with Fiber Friends: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. If you're curious about knitting and crochet, drop in to learn, work on your latest project, or help a beginner develop their skills. Drop-in event for all skill levels. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a group effort. You can also bring yarn to contribute to community projects. skokielibrary.info.

Connect for the Holidays: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Learn how to host your own holiday call using apps like Apple's FaceTime, Facebook Messenger and Zoom. nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

At Home Film Series: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wilmette Public Library. Join for a virtual discussion of "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1955) starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Dec. 15

STEAM Lab -- Bee Hotel: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Buzz buzz! Learn about bees and make a bee hotel to provide them shelter. wilmettelibrary.info.

Craft Hour For Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. glenviewpl.org.

K-9 Reading Buddies for Finals Week: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Take a break from studying for high school finals and come pet a certified therapy dog to unwind. K-9 Reading Buddies have worked with various libraries, hospitals and other facilities on the North Shore to provide a calming presence for those under stress. Drop in for a 10-minute session. glenviewpl.org.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 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. glenviewpl.org.

All Things Spanish: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. This adult group is made up of native and nonnative Spanish speakers, some hoping to improve their Spanish and others looking to maintain their language skills. Meetings are conducted primarily in Spanish. December's topic: Current Events: Group reading of news articles with discussion. Email cramirez@glenviewpl.org or visit glenviewpl.org.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Love graphic novels? Discuss this month's selection, "Donut the Destroyer," by Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins. Make your own comic book art, and more. wilmettelibrary.info.

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