Get Out: Pumpkinfest, Hunger Walk, Rummage Sale

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It's Wednesday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.


FLEE Hosts a "Royal" Event

  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:00 pm
  • Where:561a Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Flee Bags will host acclaimed veterinarian, author and Wilmette resident Dr Barbara Royal for her newly released book and signing of "The Royal Treatment". During the event they're launching their new charity partner "Blankets and Bowls", invitingdonations for gently used dog and cat items such as small blankets, towels, bowls, collars, leashes and safe toys... to be distributed to Chicago area animal rescues and shelters.www.blanketsandbowls.org. 
  • Pricing: Free


Tales for Tots

  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Come to the library for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes in a program especially designs for older toddlers.
  • Pricing: Free


Craft Nights at the YO

  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:00 pm
  • Where: Winnetka Youth Organization, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Come by the center from 4:00-7:00pm for night of crafting fun. Different projects will be available to choose from and customize.
  • Pricing: Free


Antiques + Modernism Winnetka

  • When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: This spectacular event is a fusion of the Midwest's highly regarded, long-running Winnetka Antiques Show and Modernism Show. Its combined 60 year history and prevailing reputation speaks to the caliber and quality of this highly anticipated fundraiser. 
  • Pricing: $15


Meet Rebecca Caudill Award-Winning Author Matthew Cody

  • When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 4:30 pm
  • Where: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Matthew Cody, the winner of the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award,will read from and sign copies of his new novel, Super.
  • Pricing: Free


Open Mic at Crow Island Woods Hosted by the YO

  • When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm
  • Where: Crow Island Woods, Willow Rd & Euclid Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Join us for our monthly Open Mic Night from 6:00-9:00pm at Crow Island Woods. All are welcome to attend this FREE event showcasing local teen talent under the stars! 
  • Pricing: Free


Read Outside the Box: Evening Book Discussion for Kids

  • When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Roast Coffee, 700 Vernon Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Join us at the Glencoe Roast Coffee shop for an evening book discussion. Bring your thoughts about Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, and we’ll bring you a warm beverage!
  • Pricing: Free


Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where:620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Large Rummage/Furniture Sale with 16 departments including: clothing, household, toys, books, electronics, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, holiday and more. All proceeds are donated to Chicago area social service agencies.
  • Pricing: Free


Faith & Fitness

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: Bora Fitness, 193 Northfield Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: Join us for a one-hour workout at St. James the Less, 550 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield. Come dressed in workout clothes for an aerobic workout combined with body weight exercises. All fitness levels welcomed. This one is for the guys, so please join us!
  • Pricing: Free


Great Pumpkinfest 2012

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: Village Green, Elm St & Maple St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Winnetka Public School Nursery will hold its 18th annual Great Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 20, at the Winnetka Village Green, located at the corner of Maple and Elm Streets. This fun- filled family event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will feature entertainment, rides, food, crafts, games, an old fashioned cake walk and much more! The Great Pumpkinfest has become a beloved North Shore tradition with unique activities for the young and young at heart.
  • Pricing: Free


Halloween Storytime and Craft Fun

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Get ready for spine-tingling tales the whole family will enjoy, and then make a spooky craft to take home. Dress in costume, if you like! For all ages with parent or caregiver.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Join our welcoming community for inspiration and fellowship as we explore common themes across diverse religious traditions, and reflect on living a life of integrity, meaning, and purpose. Our guest speaker this week is Mr. Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theater, Chicago. 
  • Pricing: Free


Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk

  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1:00 pm
  • Where: Ascension Lutheran Church, 460 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: The Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk registration at 1 P.M. and step-off at 1:30 at Lutheran Church of Ascension, Sunset Ridge and Willow Roads. Sponsor a walker or join the 1K, 5K, or 10K event. 25% of proceeds support the Northfield Township Pantry; the remainder of funds collected go to support international hunger alleviation programs. Register on-site or register in advance (www.Ascension-Church.org) or call 847-446-8335
  • Pricing: Free


Documentary Film Screening: "Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home"

  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home is a documentary about the last generation of Holocaust survivors in Chicago. Through historical narrative, archival footage, and personal testimony, the film explores the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tells the story of a community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 central European Jewish refugees and survivors. It premiered in June at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Glencoe resident and Refuge editor Ruth Epstein will introduce the hour-long film and answer questions afterward.  
  • Pricing: Free


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