Books, owls, hawks, rocks, bats … and beer! What else do you need for a fun fall weekend? Here are highlights from the DailyNorthShore calendar for the weekend of Oct. 14-16:
GLENCOE: Friends of the Glencoe Library Used Book Sale will sell thousands of respectfully used books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages—at truly reasonable prices! All proceeds support the Glencoe Public Library. The sale will take place on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, noon to 5 p.m. Everything will be half price. On Monday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to noon p.m. there will be a $3/bag sale.
Sale held at the Glencoe Public Library 320 Park Avenue (corner of Park Ave. and Green Bay Rd.)
WILMETTE: Giving Rocks Hosting “Syd Rocks Unplugged” on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fields Infiniti Glencoe. The foundation has a mission to educate, raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research for Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a little known, potentially fatal disease that impacts 1 in 200,000 children primarily under the age of 10. Giving Rocks is trying to change that fact by focusing on LCH and joining the fight to end all pediatric cancer.
Syd Rocks Unplugged features talented local musicians playing acoustically including Corky Siegel, Will Tilson, Robby Fulks, Jess Godwin and several gifted teenage musicians. We also plan to have Syd Rocks necklace making, food trucks and more. More info and tickets are available at www.sydrocks.com/events.
EVANSTON: The 2nd Annual Evanston Oktoberfest will be held Sunday, October 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. Come out with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of craft beer, delicious local food, live music, kids activities and beautiful fall weather!
The first Evanston Oktoberfest was hosted to celebrate Evanston’s budding craft beer and distillery scene, and provide a fun, fall event for the community. This year, the festival will feature our hometown breweries Smylie Brothers Brewing, Temperance Beer Co., Sketchbook Brewing, Peckish Pig, and FEW Spirits, as well as new additions from outside of Evanston including Ten-Ninety Brewing, Half Acre Brewing Company, Hopewell Brewing Company, and Alarmist Brewing and cider from The Cider Farm. Back this year to keep you well fueled during the event are Smylie Brothers, Peckish Pig, Homestead Meats, Tamale Express and new this year, Farmhouse Evanston, La Cocinita and La Principal.
The music line-up will keep you entertained all afternoon, special thanks to SPACE Evanston. We’ll kick off the fest with Evanston native DJ Dustin Harris, followed by The Dave Specter Blues Band featuring Jimmy Johnson and The Western Elstons. Bring your kids to enjoy fall arts and crafts activities organized by Gather, a creative play space located right in downtown.
This year, admission tickets to Evanston Oktoberfest are $10 for general admission (entry at 2pm) and $15 VIP to enjoy early access to the fest at 1:00pm. Beer tickets are sold separately and can be purchased online or at the festival. Each beer ticket is redeemable for one beer sample.
Evanston Oktoberfest will take place at the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn at 1818 Maple Avenue (the location of the Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market). The event is located 3 blocks from the CTA and Metra stations. If you have a designated driver, the event is located next to the Maple Avenue Parking Garage which is free on Sundays. Bike parking is also available on the first floor of the parking garage.
LAKE BLUFF- Mom/Son Night Out Please come out on Friday, October 14, to Artesian Park from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring your mom to explore the owl’s dinner. Mrs. Thomsen will lead you through dissecting owl pellets, discussing owl habits and listening to different calls of an owl. After the activities, Ms. Judy will help you make s’mores. We will play flashlight tag and end with tug-of-war. Please bring a flashlight.
FORT SHERIDAN– Hawkfest 2016 will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, October 15, at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve in Lake Forest. This family friendly event is free and open to all ages, and is part of a weekend-long birding festival in Lake County. Join official raptor counters as they scan the skies and share their tips for identification. Last year, more than 3,000 raptors of 17 different species were identified. At the event, visitors can help spot migrating raptors, visit bird education stations featuring live birds, and learn about raptor adaptations, the amazing world of woodpeckers, and waterfowl identification on Lake Michigan.
Related Hawkfest Activities
A variety of hawk-related activities for both new and experienced birders will be offered as part of Hawkfest on October 14 and 15 at Lake Forest College, Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve and Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. Many of these activities are free; admission for fee events is $7 per event, or $25 for an all-access pass.
Friday, October 14
Lake County Hawkfest Dinner and Keynote: Join us for a buffet dinner followed by a talk on the history of hawk watching in northern Illinois with experts, Dave Johnson and Vic Berardi. 6–7 pm at Lake Forest College. Fees and registration apply.
Illinois Hawk Watching Presentation: Explore the history of hawk watching in northern Illinois with experts, Dave Johnson and Vic Berardi. 7:15–9 pm at Lake Forest College. Fees and registration apply.
Saturday, October 15
Free Bird Walks: Head out to Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve or Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve for free morning bird walks led by experienced birdwatchers. 7–8:30 am. Registration required.
Hawk Identification Workshop: Vic Berardi will discuss the nuances of hawk identification, using stunning photographs to differentiate species. 9:15–10:15 am at Lake Forest College. Fees and registration apply. For a full listing of Hawkfest events, click here.
SKOKIE: Defending the Caveman Skokie Theatre is home to the 25th anniversary, national touring production of Rob Becker’s historic comedy, Defending The Caveman. This production will take place October 14 at 8 p.m. and October 16 at 2 p.m.
Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for couples, or girls’ night out. The show has also been seen and recommended by thousands of marriage and family therapists and counselors, for its humorous look at the inherent differences between the sexes.
Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology, Defending the Caveman played for two and a half years on Broadway, making it the longest running solo play in Broadway’s history.
Caveman is now in its ninth year in Las Vegas, currently playing seven days a week downtown at the “D” Hotel and Casino and tours all over the United States and around the world. At last count, Caveman has been performed in 45 different countries and been translated into more than 20 languages! For more information, click here.
CHICAGO: Pink Path Run The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is hosting the Pink Path Run, its 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 15 at Diversey Harbor, (2601 North Cannon Drive, in Lincoln Park) from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to lace up their athletic shoes to spend a day running, walking or volunteering at this benefit. LSCRF Board Members, Lori Leib and Robin Mitchell co-chair the annual run/walk. October is National Breast Cancer Month and the efforts help fund breast cancer research, treatment, and educational programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
The Pink Path Run route is a 5K USATF certified course. Registered runners will be tracked with Chronotrack bib tags. Timing clocks will be located at miles 1, 2 and the finish line; walkers will not be timed. Just for kids, the Pink Path Run’s Kids Dash invites children twelve and under to run at their own pace in a fun filled race starting at 10:15 a.m. Following the race, results will be available and linked from: https://lynnsage.org/5k. Race recognition will be awarded to: Top Male, Top Female, Top Boy and Top Girl Finishers, Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team.
LAKE FOREST: Family Campfire: Flying Friends! This event will take place on Friday October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your family to explore Melody Farm nature preserve after dark! You will learn all about our furry flying friends-Bats! And then enjoy a story and s’mores around the campfire. Fun for the whole family. For further information, please visit the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
GLENVIEW: Lights! Camera! Action! Movie and TV Theme Songs This will be a fun one! There are so many TV and Movie theme songs to chose from! What is your favorite? You never know, it may be in the program! Looking forward to having you in the audience! The event will take place from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Glenview Community Church located at 1000 Elm Street, Glenview.