Mark your calendar: May 12-18

  • Join the Wilmette Public Library on Thursday, May 12, for "All Season Gardening with Native Plants." Author, native plant lobbyist and Wilmette resident Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley of Red Stem Native Landscaping are the presenters. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

    Join the Wilmette Public Library on Thursday, May 12, for "All Season Gardening with Native Plants." Author, native plant lobbyist and Wilmette resident Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley of Red Stem Native Landscaping are the presenters. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info. Daily Herald File Photo

  • From left: Mark Yacullo as Einstein, Julianna Lisicio as Suzanne, Travis Ascione as Picasso, Phillip C Matthews as Freddie and Amy Stricker as Germaine in Citadel Theatre's production of "Picasso at The Lapin Agile," which runs through May 22 in Lake Forest.

    From left: Mark Yacullo as Einstein, Julianna Lisicio as Suzanne, Travis Ascione as Picasso, Phillip C Matthews as Freddie and Amy Stricker as Germaine in Citadel Theatre's production of "Picasso at The Lapin Agile," which runs through May 22 in Lake Forest. Courtesy of Citadel Theatre

  • Join and celebrate Older Americans Month with an all-time favorite -- bingo -- at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Northbrook Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave., in Northbrook. $15-$19. Register at nbparks.org or by calling (847) 291-2995.

    Join and celebrate Older Americans Month with an all-time favorite -- bingo -- at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Northbrook Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave., in Northbrook. $15-$19. Register at nbparks.org or by calling (847) 291-2995. Daily Herald File Photo

  • The Norwegian National League of Chicago will host a Norwegian Constitution Day Parade on Sunday, May 15, in Park Ridge, featuring local marching bands, singing societies, folk dancers and Scandinavian organizations in ethnic costumes. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Talcott and Cumberland and ends in Hodges Park. For information, www.nnleague.org.

    The Norwegian National League of Chicago will host a Norwegian Constitution Day Parade on Sunday, May 15, in Park Ridge, featuring local marching bands, singing societies, folk dancers and Scandinavian organizations in ethnic costumes. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Talcott and Cumberland and ends in Hodges Park. For information, www.nnleague.org. Courtesy of Norwegian National League of Chicago

  • In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families, the North Suburban YMCA will hold its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 14. The 5K race will start and finish at the Y, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. For information, NCYMCA.org.

    In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families, the North Suburban YMCA will hold its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 14. The 5K race will start and finish at the Y, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. For information, NCYMCA.org. Courtesy of North Suburban YMCA

  • Glenview Luxury Imports will hosts an Exotic Car Show on  Sunday, May 15, at 974 Railroad Ave., in Glenview. The Show will benefit of the 100 Club of Illinois and include  50 exotic cars, live entertainment, $5,000 in raffle prizes, and activities for the kids.  Free spectator admission. For information, (847) 922-0408 or www.glicarshow.com.

    Glenview Luxury Imports will hosts an Exotic Car Show on Sunday, May 15, at 974 Railroad Ave., in Glenview. The Show will benefit of the 100 Club of Illinois and include 50 exotic cars, live entertainment, $5,000 in raffle prizes, and activities for the kids. Free spectator admission. For information, (847) 922-0408 or www.glicarshow.com. Rich Margaritondo/Glenview Luxury Imports, Exotic Car Show Administrator

 
 
Updated 5/12/2022 2:43 AM

Submit your event listing at dailyherald.com/share; deadline is two weeks prior to event date or registration deadline.

Looking ahead

 

Glenview Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Glenview United Methodist Church, 727 Harlem Ave. Free health screenings, local health-related vendors, giveaways, raffles, children's activity tables. Hosted by the Village of Glenview, Glenview Chamber of Commerce and the Glenview Park District. Email info@glenviewchamber.com.

Ongoing

'Intimate Apparel': Runs through May 15, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. In 1905, a Black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow. So when correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean man leads to a marriage proposal, she accepts. But as her new marriage quickly leads to regret, Esther turns back to her sewing machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future. For information, https://northlight.org.

'Picasso at The Lapin Agile': Runs through May 22, at Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. This long running off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In Steve Martin's first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. For information, (847) 735-8554 or www.citadeltheatre.org.

Grand Poetry Contest: Runs through May 31, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Enter a poem in the Winnetka-Northfield Library District's Grand Poetry Contest. For ages 16 and older. One poem per entrant. The poem must be your own original work, unpublished in print/online, and shouldn't have won a prior contest. Entries may be submitted to poetry@wnpld.org through May 31. Winners will be notified by June 15. Prizes will be awarded. For information and submission instructions, visit www.winnetkalibrary.org.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Fiber-Fashion-Feminism, Cutting-Edge Exhibit: Runs through June 11, at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The focus of the exhibit is to uncover, from the large network of creative artists, those that help develop the concept while also setting the stage for them to play a leadership role in a breakout art form -- fiber. Contributing artists include: Nneka Kai, Jennifer Markowitz, Laura Morrison, Marty Ornish, Maria Pinto, Nirmal Raja, Katrin Schnabl, Yana Schnitzler and Ginny Sykes. Artist reception: 5:30-8 p.m. on May 20. For information, (847) 432-1888 or www.theartcenterhp.org.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room for a space just for students in grades seven and up. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 12

Glenbrook North band & orchestra concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Glenbrook North Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Visit gbn.glenbrook225.org.

Winnetka Congregational Church Spring Rummage Sale: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday May 12, at Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Features a selection of items in 22 departments including: Furniture, art, holiday, clothing for the entire family, toys, linens, china, glass and silver, jewelry, housewares, garden, pictures, baskets, books, lamps, sporting goods and more. There are two additional locations: Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine St., Winnetka and Harkness Outreach Center 630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. For information, (847) 441-3401 or www.winnetkacongregationalchurch.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

WK Power Networking Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at A. Perry Homes, 1220 Washington Ave., Wilmette. $15- $20. Enjoy in-person networking with your colleagues. For information, www.wilmettekenilworth.com.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Children, ages 0-5 with adult, read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Long Term Care Planning: Virtually at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Wei Zhang, financial educator at Heartland Institute of Financial Education, will talk about why long-term care is important to you and how you can prepare for it. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.nsymca.org/programs-classes/community/ymca-education-series/yes-speaker-schedule. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Korean Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join for a bilingual storytime featuring songs, stories and rhymes for the entire family. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Multi-Chamber Mega Connect: Virtually at Noon Thursday, May 12. Empower your business by building connections with representatives from 23 difference chambers of commerce. Structured networking with business people from these area chambers: Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire, Deerfield/Bannockburn/Riverwoods, Des Plaines, Edgebrook/Sauganash, Edison Park, Evanston, Gladstone Park, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, LGBTCC, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Portage Park, Rosemont, Skokie, Westridge, Greater Wheeling, Wilmette/Kenilworth and Winnetka/Northfield/Glencoe. For information, https://www.chamberhp.com.

Health Jeopardy: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Test your health knowledge in this fun, interactive game which will includes prizes and a Final Jeopardy. To register, visit www.nbparks.org.

Organizing Your Apple Computer: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, through Glenview Public Library. Learn file organization, storage and navigation tips for Apple computers. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

All Season Gardening with Native Plants: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join author, native plant lobbyist, and Wilmette resident Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley of Red Stem Native Landscaping for a presentation on all-season gardening with native plants. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Cartooning with Mark Anderson -- How Does Your Garden Grow?: 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Guest artist Mark Anderson returns for more zany cartooning classes for children in grades K-three. Each draw-along class features a different theme. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Big Kid Storytime on the Lawn: 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. The lawn is in full sun, so remember sunscreen and hats. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Mizuno Fitting Day at Heritage Oaks: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Heritage Oaks Golf Club, 3535 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Get ready for golf season and set up an appointment for one-on-one custom clubfitting with Mizuno. Titleist fitting will be May 19. For appointment, visit heritageoaksgc.com or (847) 291-2351. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Winnetka Park District Board Committee Meeting: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Winnetka Park District, Administration Community Room, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. The agenda will be posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting. View board meeting Information at www.winpark.org.

Intro to Vinyl Cutting: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to find fonts, images and make scalable vector graphics to turn them into your first vinyl cutting project. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

2nd and 3rd Grade Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, through Wilmette Public Library. Chat with your friends about this month's book, "The Gumazing Gum Girl!," by Rhode Montijo, and make a craft together. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

May 13

GBN Booster Bash: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 13, at The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. Food, drink packages, raffles, silent auction, DJ, dancing and more. Proceeds benefit Spartan athletics. Tickets start at $60; sponsorships available. Visit my.cheddarup.com/c/2022-gbn-booster-bash.

Northbrook Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Village Green Community Center, 1810 Walters Ave., across from St. Norbert Church. Hundreds of native and perennial plants from members' own gardens, as well as a large variety of native plants from local nursery supplier, Rebecca's Natives Ltd. Members of the club's Sustainable Gardening Committee, Go Green Northbrook and Conservation at Home will be on hand to offer advice on garden planning and plant selection. Credit card, cash and check accepted for payment. Come early for the best selection.

Current Events for Seniors: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, via Zoom. Every Tuesday and Friday there are meetings via Zoom. Ralph Bernstein, a seasoned moderator, presents a weekly agenda for seniors to discuss. To participate or monitor the discussion is free. To attend, send request to ralph1189@gmail.com.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies, 0-14 months with adult, can join for songs, bounces, stories and more. Grown-ups, get ready to move, rhyme and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after April 1, 2021. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. Glencoe cardholders have priority for this program. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Older Americans Month Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Senior Center, Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Join and celebrate Older Americans Month with an all-time favorite -- Bingo and prizes. Treats will be provided. $15- $19. Register at nbparks.org or by calling (847) 291-2995.

Historical Fact & Fiction -- The Bucolic Life: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, through Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "The Shepherd's Life" by James Rebanks and "Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy." For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Mad Scientists -- DIY Neon Sign: 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Using simple materials, children in grades four to eight, can learn how to make a faux "neon" sign for display at home. This program will be conducted in-person. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Dungeons & Dragons: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, through Wilmette Public Library. Experienced and new players alike, play (virtual) Dungeons and Dragons 5E! Go on adventures with an intrepid crew of heroes. For children in grades seven-12. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Infinity Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala: 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods. Infinity Foundation, in Highland Park, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational organization dedicated to assisting in the evolvement of human expression through its classes, workshops, retreats, conferences, and services. Celebrate the Infinity Foundation community at the Gala evening event with dinner, awards, silent auction, demonstrations, more. $125. For registration and information, (847) 831-8828 or www.infinityfoundation.org.

Lifeguard Blended Learning Class: 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Learn the skills and knowledge required to become an American Red Cross lifeguard, including how to recognize, prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. This course incorporates in-person, in-water, and online components. Cost is $200 for NSYMCA members; $250 for nonmembers. For information, contact Missy Contri at mcontri@nsymca.org. To sign up, visit www.nsymca.org.

May 14

Healthy Kids Day 5K Walk/Run: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Bring the whole family to run or walk a professionally timed 5K route that starts and ends at the Y. Prizes. Leashed dogs may walk with you on the route. $20-$50. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Northbrook/HealthyKidsDay. For information, contact Megan Vasquez at mvasquez@nsymca.org. or (847) 272-7250.

Fair Trade Gift Boutique: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield, 600 Deerfield Road, one block east of Waukegan Road, Deerfield. In honor of World Fair Trade Day, shop for jewelry, handbags, candles, honey, skin care products to support workers in developing countries, environmental sustainability, ethical production methods, fair wages and safe working conditions. Wheelchair accessible. christumcdeerfield.org and facebook.com/cumcdeerfield.

Northbrook Garden Club Plant Sale: Continues 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Village Green Community Center, 1810 Walters Ave., across from St. Norbert Church. Hundreds of native and perennial plants from members' own gardens, as well as a large variety of native plants from local nursery supplier, Rebecca's Natives Ltd. Members of the club's Sustainable Gardening Committee, Go Green Northbrook and Conservation at Home will be on hand to offer advice on garden planning and plant selection. Credit card, cash and check accepted for payment. Come early for the best selection.

Activating Energetic and Empowering Pathways: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Ravinia Green County Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods. Cyndi Dale has written 26 books about energy medicine, intuition, and holistic healing, including her recent release "Advanced Chakra Healing." Join Dale in this daylong workshop as she explains how to claim and direct three types of supernatural resources to promote health that is healing and transformative. $125-$140. For information, www.infinityfoundation.org.

Cardboard Animals: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn to use the laser cutter to create animal standees from sheets of cardboard. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Trolley Tour of Wilmette's Oldest Structures: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Hop on an old-fashioned trolley car for a guided tour of Wilmette with stops outside the village's oldest homes and commercial buildings from as far back as the 1850s. At each stop you'll learn about the structure's history and architectural details. $10- $20. For information and tickets, (847) 853-7666 or www.wilmettehistory.org.

Blood drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Hosted by state Sen. Robyn Gabel and Vitalant; appointments not required but can be made by calling (877) 258-4825 or registering online at vitalant.org.

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, through Wilmette Public Library. Join for stories, songs, and fun in Mandarin and English, Presented by local educator Ling Liu. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Tinikling by Filipiniana Dancers: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. The traditional Tinikling folk dance is one of the most popular dances in the Philippines. This festive and highly skilled dance is sure to entertain the whole family. For children, ages 5 and older with an adult. Register each person attending (adult and children) individually. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Join for an outdoor storytime, In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled. Cancellations will appear on the calendar no less than one hour before the scheduled storytime start. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Lifeguard Blended Learning Class: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Learn the skills and knowledge required to become an American Red Cross lifeguard, including how to recognize, prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. This course incorporates in-person, in-water, and online components. Cost is $200 for NSYMCA members;$250 for nonmembers. Contact Missy Contri at mcontri@nsymca.org. To sign up, call (847) 272-7250 or visit nsymca.org.

PAWS Chicago's North Shore New Friend Adoption Event: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center, 1616 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Adoptable pets will be at the North Shore New Friend Adoption Event inside the Highland Park Petco on May 14. Please join to meet dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens waiting to find their home. Visit pawschicago.org to see all the available animals. For information, (773) 935-7297 or www.pawschicago.org.

Symphony Orchestra concert: Noon Saturday, May 14, at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. Mahler Symphony 1. For information, mya.org.

Aztec Dance -- Xochitl-Quetzal -- Mexico's Ancient Culture and Living Tradition: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Experience a journey into Mexico's ancient Aztec culture of music, song and dance. Led by Henry Cervantes, Xochitl-Quetzal invites you to a dynamic and vibrant lecture and performance honoring the heritage of the tradition of La Danza De Los Concheros. Join and explore the Aztec world of Indigenous ceremony and ritual. This program is free and open to the public. It is being hosted by the Winnetka Public Library in partnership with Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Girls in STEM SWENext Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Connect science with friends and increase access to STEM for girls of all kinds. At this meeting, explore projects with common ingredients, like elephant's toothpaste, lava lamps, and more. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Learn how to trace the movements of your ancestors from librarian and genealogist Tina Beaird. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Watersmeet Woods Nature Walk: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Explore Watersmeet Woods with Derek Ziomber, from Friends of the Forest Preserves, as he takes you on a two-mile hike through spring wildflowers, prairies and a large nesting colony of great blue herons, while talking about history and current volunteer efforts. Meet at Avon Avenue, and Winnetka Road. Parking available on Avon. Long pants and sturdy hiking shoes, preferably waterproof, recommended. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Donate and Recycle Drop-Off Event: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Metra southeast commuter parking lot, 290 Park Ave., Glencoe. The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force is hosting the fourth annual Donate and Recycle Drop-Off event. This drop-off event is for Glencoe residents in an effort to divert reusable and recyclable items from going to landfills. For information, www.villageofglencoe.org.

Midwest Bonsai Society May Exhibit: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. A newer tradition for the Midwest Bonsai Society is the May Bonsai Exhibit. Started in 2004, the show is smaller than the August Bonsai Exhibition but is well worth the trip to view the displays of trees. The Garden Bonsai trees are displayed in the two courtyards. Vendors offer a selection of trees, accent plants, pots, stands, tools and Bonsai books and literature. There are also workshops, including a children's workshop, and bonsai demonstrations. There is no cost to attend the bonsai show once inside of the garden, but regular parking rates and per-person admission ticket prices apply for entry into the Chicago Botanic Garden. Please see the garden's webpage for pricing details at www.chicagobotanic.org/visit/admission_faq. Info: www.midwestbonsai.org/may-exhibit.

May 15

Open and Affirming Anniversary Celebration: Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, followed by lunch in the church's community room, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. In May of 2010, the faith community of Glenview Community Church committed to becoming an Open and Affirming (ONA) church. ONA is an official designation of the United Church of Christ "affirming the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary persons (LGBTQ+) in the church's life and ministry." What does ONA mean to Glenview Community Church? It means that GCC embraces the entirety of the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes all to be a part of our ministry. Here people are encouraged to rejoice in who they are without reservation. All God's people are welcome here. Following the service, there will be a festive spring luncheon with sandwiches, fruit, dessert, and a short program in the Community Room. The luncheon cost is $10 with a maximum of $40 for a family. Our LGBTQ+ siblings continue to be under attack physically, emotionally, and politically, which is dehumanizing and has taken a great toll on the quality of their lives. Please join us as we honor the LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to their well-being and just treatment. Register for the luncheon via Sign-up Genius or at gccucc.org. For information or help with registration, call the church office at (847) 724-2210.

Exotic Car Show: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at 974 Railroad Ave., Glenview. Glenview Luxury Imports hosts an Exotic Car Show for the benefit of the 100 Club of Illinois, which supports the families of first responders killed in the line of duty and active duty first responders in Illinois. See 50 Exotic Cars, live entertainment, food and drink at restaurants, and $5,000 in raffle prizes. First Responders will have equipment on hand to inspect and activities for the kids. Free admission to spectators. For information, (847) 922-0408 or www.glicarshow.com.

Author Mark Oppenheimer: 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Temple Beth Israel presents Author Mark Oppenheimer, who will speak about his award-winning book "Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood." This is a free event and open to the community. To register, visit: https://templebethisraelskokie.shulcloud.com/form/adult-ed---mark-oppenheimer.html.

Lifeguard Blended Learning Class: 9 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Learn the skills and knowledge required to become an American Red Cross lifeguard, including how to recognize, prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. This course incorporates in-person, in-water, and online components. Cost is $200 for NSYMCA members;$250 for nonmembers. For information, contact Missy Contri at mcontri@nsymca.org. To sign up, (847) 272-7250 or www.nsymca.org.

JLI Class; Beyond Right -- The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code: 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15 through June 26, at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship. But buried beneath much of the discussion and legalese are core Jewish values that fuel so much of the debate. The Jewish Learning Institute presents a six week course that examines a number of key legal issues that disclose fundamental ethical considerations that serve as the engine of Jewish civil law. $129- $229. Registration at www.myjli.com/learn/northbrook.

Free Job Search Support: 10:15 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at Career Renewal, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield. Free. For information, (847) 722-8880 or careerrenewal.org.

'Sing, Pray, Repeat!'- Album Release Concert: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield. Join and celebrate a song-filled year of J-Quest through music from Cantor Friedman's upcoming Album, "Sing, Pray, Repeat!" Come lift your voices in songs you've heard during worship, J-Quest, and on Jewish Rock Radio with special guests Rick Recht and members of Chicago Sings. For information, (847) 441-5760 or templejeremiah.shulcloud.com.

A Great Day of Music: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Ave., Wilmette. Trinity United Methodist Church welcomes all to join in a celebration of music, including choir, soloists, organ, and communal singing. Includes Randall Thompson's "Alleluia," H.H. Parry's "I Was Glad," Andrea Handley's arrangement of "How Can I Keep from Singing," and Lutkin's "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." Everyone will be invited to sing soaring hymns together and enjoy the special touches provided by the Trinity Ringers and children's Lightshine choir. For information, (847) 920-5492 or www.trinitywilmette.com.

Norwegian Constitution Day Parade: 12 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Hodges Park, 101 S. Courtland Park Ridge. Norwegian Constitution Day Parade with pre-parade festivities in Hodges Park. Beginning at noon, scholarship presentation, entertainment by The Norwegian Bachelor Farmers, vendors, refreshments and activities for children. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. at Talcott and Cumberland ending in Hodges Park. The parade will feature local marching bands, singing societies, folk dancers and Scandinavian organizations in ethnic costumes. (847) 823-7596 or www.nnleague.org.

Intro to Meditation: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Meditation is the practice of mindfulness or focusing the mind in order to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Learn the basics of meditation practice in this workshop. $9-$15. For information, www.nbparks.org or (847) 897-6180.

A Century of Progress -- Chicago World's Fair 1933-34: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. This World's Fair brought forth the "Rainbow City" on the south side, which was filled with color and scientific progress. Historian, musician, and singer John Boda brings it to life with pictures, stories, songs, and more. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Gaudete Brass Quintet Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Join in the Auditorium for this talented brass quintet, which has been delighting chamber music audiences around the country since 2004. For information, (847) 272-6224 or www.northbrook.info.

May 16

Music & Movement: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Listen, dance, sing and share in the music. Teacher Dan from Top Note Music Academy will share music through a variety of popular songs, finger plays, bodywork & movement activities. Each class will introduce live music and a variety of instruments. Ages 0-4 with parent/caregiver. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Final Exams Study Hall: 3 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For children in grades seven-12. Take a break from studying and space out in the Commons Meeting Room. Getting hungry? Step into the Commons Cafe area to snack on free brain fuel. For information, www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Lego Club: 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For children in grades one-six. Builders of all levels are invited to use Library Legos to create something great. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Kid Citizen: 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Let's talk about where we live. Read stories and learn about giving back to the community from an early age. Ages 5 and older. For information, (847) 446-7220 www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Library Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

All American Speakers Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles. The exceptionally friendly storytellers of District 30 Toastmasters meet and provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. For information, email vpm-5577@toastmastersclubs.org, call (312) 884-9673 or visit allamericanspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.

May 17

"Shermerville ... in Plain Sight": Virtually, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. The Northbrook Historical Society's 49th Annual Meeting will feature a program by Society President Judy Hughes and board member Gary Eberlein titled "Hidden in Plain Sight: Shermerville Then -- Northbrook Now." The program will focus on structures still in existence that date back to when the Village was named Shermerville. The program is especially timely since the 100th anniversary is approaching of when the name change took place in January 1923. All are invited to join the Zoom meeting; to receive a link, email NorthbrookHistory@gmail.com.

Glenview Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Glenview United Methodist Church, 727 Harlem Ave. Free health screenings, local health-related vendors, giveaways, raffles, children's activity tables. Hosted by the Village of Glenview, Glenview Chamber of Commerce and the Glenview Park District. Email info@glenviewchamber.com.

Branding Blueprint 101 -- Elevate Your Brand, Grow Your Business: Virtually at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. Think like a chief marketing officer to create a personal brand for your company, product portfolio and leadership team. Highlight your key offerings to potential clients to help you win business, standout from your competitors and reach your business goals. For information, (847) 543-2033 or www.chamberhp.com.

Don't be taken by Surprise: Virtually at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The future is never a straight-line extension of the present. You and your team need to think and act in the future tense. This webinar highlights a six-part process and provides some "considerations" that can help you avoid surprises. For information, (847) 543-2033 or www.chamberhp.com.

Financial Planning Appointments: 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Register online or call (847) 729-7500, ext. 7700. Appointments are in person. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Is it Time to Downsize?: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Virginia Trux, senior real estate specialist from @properties, will talk about the factors you should consider before selling your home. She will discuss the pros and cons of staying vs. downsizing. Free and open to the public. To register for this virtual event go to www.nsymca.org/programs-classes/community/ymca-education-series/yes-speaker-schedule. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Decorative Spring Planter: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Create unique customized decorations for a spring planter. Materials included. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. The lawn is in full sun, so remember sunscreen and hats. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Resources for Intelligent Aging Meeting: 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at First Congregational Church of Wilmette, 1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Network with other professionals whose target market is seniors and the adult children who care for them. For information, www.wilmettekenilworth.com.

SCORE Counseling Appointments: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties provides mentoring to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses. Meet virtually with a mentor. Register and schedule your appointment at https://northchicago.score.org/find-mentor-726. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Blood Drive: 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Give blood and save lives. The library is partnering with Vitalant to host a blood drive. Please call (877) 258-4825 to schedule an appointment or visit vitalant.org and use group code ORD0982A. Donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Culver's frozen custard. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Yoga Storytime: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, ages 3-5 with an adult, can learn fun yoga poses with music and a story. Register for only one session per month. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Sakura Tales: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Celebrate Asian-Pacific heritage month with a program of Japanese stories with storyteller Anne Shimojima. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Final Exams Study Hall: 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Free. For grades seven-12. Take a break from studying and space out in the Commons Meeting Room. Getting hungry? Step into the Commons Cafe area to snack on free brain fuel. For information, www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Kid Citizen: 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room for a space just for students in grades 7 and up. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Dungeons and Dragons 5e: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. A darkness spreads through Ravenloft causing its people to suffer. Join with other brave adventurers to fight back the evil and complete quests. Rise through the Guild ranks to obtain great power and treasure. Ages 13 and older. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Tech Time -- Bee Bots: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, in grades K-two, learn simple coding using a Bee-Bot to sequence a narrative while listening to a fun and engaging story. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Village of Northfield Meeting of the Whole/Council Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Northfield Village Hall, 361 Happ Road, Northfield. Village of Northfield Meeting of the Whole, in the second 2nd floor conference room Followed by Village Council meeting Council Chambers 1st floor 3rd Tuesday of every month agenda www.northfieldil.org. or chamber.wngchamber.com

Awesome Australia: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Glencoe Public Library. With his tapestry of original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates 10 months of backpacking and working in the Land Down Under. He'll share stories about the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, and Tasmania and discuss Australia's history, traditions, chic urban life, charming slang, deadly animals, and Aboriginal influences. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Savvy Cycling -- Preparing Your Bike for Safe Riding: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Morton Grove Library. Learn how to use the ABC Bicycle Check to assess and maintain your bicycle's operating systems, including air pressure, chain, wheels and tires, and brakes. Zoom. Registration and information at (847) 965-4220 or www.mgpl.org.

May 18

Business for Breakfast: Virtually at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, through Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. Join for a formal presentation followed by an opportunity to network with fellow chamber members and guests. Meet Tony Duncan, a Chicago-born entrepreneur who established Body Science PFT in 2005. For information, https://wngchamber.com.

Babies in the Park: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at NICO Park, Keeney and New England, Niles. For ages 0-18 months with caregiver. Enjoy outdoor stories and songs for baby at NICO Park. Please bring a towel or blanket. Weather permitting. See the library's online calendar for location details. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. The lawn is in full sun, so remember sunscreen and hats. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

News & Views Current Events Discussion Group: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 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 group, where all opinions are welcome and open for discussion. Program moderator: Skip Jacobs. Free for members of the Highland Park Senior Center. Registration required, call (847) 432.4110 or visit www.cityhpil.com/seniorcenter.

A Holistic Approach to Health & Wellness: Noon Wednesday, May 18, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Do you have questions about how different health care services can help your overall wellness or recovery? This 7-expert panel discussion will talk about the importance of connecting your providers so that they complement your goal of good health and/or recovery. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Lunch will be served to those attending in person. Sponsored by Always Best Care-North Shore. Register at https://openy-nsymca.y.org/programs-classes/community/ymca-education-series For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, through Glencoe Public Library. Film is "King Richard." Will Smith garnered an Academy Awards Best Actor nomination for his starring work in this biopic, based on the life of the tennis phenoms Serena and Venus Williams and the father who set them on a path to greatness. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Mobile Payment Apps: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Payment apps make paying back friends and family members as easy as sending a tweet. This class will discuss the features, benefits, and security considerations of the best smartphone payment systems. This is an online course hosted on Zoom. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Craft Hour -- Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the library's Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Light-up Flower: 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make flowers light up by creating paper circuits with batteries and lights. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Paws to Relax: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. . For children in grades seven-12. De-stress with dogs. Cuddly four-legged friends from Rainbow AAT will visit the Teen Underground to give you a break from finals and other drama. For information, www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, through 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. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Author Rich Cohen: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. The Book Stall welcomes The New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen to celebrate the release of his new book, "The Adventures of Herbie Cohen." Cohen, born in Lake Forest and raised in Glencoe, tells the story of his father Herb Cohen, who parlayed the Brooklyn street smarts of his youth into a surprising career as "The World's Greatest Negotiator." This program is free and open to the public. For information, (847) 447-8880; events@thebookstall.com; or www.thebookstall.com.

Small Business Mentoring with SCORE: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. SCORE North Cook and Lake counties provides mentoring to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses. Register for a one-hour appointment by contacting SCORE volunteer, Rick Rubenstein, at rick.rubenstein@scorevolunteer.org. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Love graphic novels? Discuss this month's selection, "¡¡Manu!!" by Kelly Fernandez, and make your own comic book art. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Let's Play Chess: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children through grade eight, learn fundamentals and strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

All Things Spanish: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 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. May's topic: Short story or excerpt: Group reading with conversation. For information, email cramirez@glenviewpl.org. Visit www.glenviewpl.org.

Illinois Libraries Present -- An Evening with Michelle Zauner: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, through the Glenview, Glencoe, Northbrook, Wilmette, and Winnetka-Northfield public libraries. Join for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, "Crying in H Mart." Chicago music critic, producer, and author Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org; www.glencoepubliclibrary.org; www.northbrook.info; www.wilmettelibrary.info; or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Business After Hours with Chicago's North Shore CVB: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Hubba-Hubba, 1105 Central Ave., Wilmette. Join for an After Hours with the Chicago's North Shore CVB and enjoy networking, food, drinks and fun. For or information, www.wilmettekenilworth.com.

Myron Hubbard Hunt -- The Forgotten Prairie School Architect: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Kenilworth Assembly Hall, 410 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth. An evening lecture with Kris Hartzell of the Evanston History Center hosted by the Kenilworth Historical Society. At the turn of the last century, a collegial group of young architects in Chicago created a revolutionary new American architecture. Now known as the Prairie School, it is associated almost exclusively with Frank Lloyd Wright, to the exclusion of the other contributors. Myron Hunt was one of the architects whose work has long been overlooked in its contribution to the genre. Explore Hunt's largely unknown designs within the context of well-known buildings in Kenilworth and beyond. $5/person for nonmembers. For information, (847) 251-2565 or email kenilworthhistory@sbcglobal.net.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.