Get Out: Banned Book Week Celebration, Art at the Farmers Market

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It's Thursday 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. 

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North Shore Art League at the Northfield Farmers' Market

  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:30 am
  • Where: 6 Happ Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: Visit the Northfield Farmers' Market and browse wonderful artwork from local artists. The North Shore Art League will be a featured guest at the farmers' market and will display artwork. After looking at the art, be sure to shop the myriad of great vendors found at the Northfield Farmers' Market. 
  • Pricing: Free


Mental Health First Aid training course

  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: 213 Hazel Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: The North Shore United Methodist Church will offer a two day Mental Health First Aid course at the church September 28-29, 2012. The nationally-recognized training initiative helps members of the public to improve their mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond appropriately to signs of mental illness.
  • Pricing: $125


  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Join us for a morning of giveaways, prizes, book seller presentations, and our special guest Esme Raji Codell, discussing her new book, Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman. Educators will receive prizes, special gifts, and a coupon for 20% off all books purchased that day.  The event is free, but we do request that you register--stop by the store, or call us at 847-446-8880 to reserve your spot.  Space may be limited.
  • Pricing: Free


Stories and Harvesting at the Glencoe Community Garden

  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Join a librarian at the Glencoe Community Garden for an autumn-themed storytime, and then work together to help harvest fall vegetables.  The Glencoe Community Garden is located east of the Metra line along Green Bay Road just north of Shelton Park on Harbor Street.  If the weather is inclement, the storytime will be held at the library.
  • Pricing: Free


"The Name of This Book Is Secret" Book Party

  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Can’t get enough of The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch?  Join our book party for book discussion, mysterious activities, and puzzling games.  This party is no secret—bring your friends!
  • Pricing: Free


Taste of Good Grapes ~ A Wine & Beer Tasting

  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Good Grapes, 685 Vernon Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Help us select the new wines & beers to be offered at Good Grapes! Taste 40+ wines & 12+ craft beers and let us know what you liked.Come alone, come with friend / significant other, or come with a group of friends.  Just don't miss THE tasting event of the season.
  • Pricing: $15


Lake Shore Unitarian Society: Environmental Issues - Obligations to Future Generations

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Our guest speaker this week is Dr. Mark Sheldon, Assistant Dean at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and in the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
  • Pricing: Free


Books on the Chopping Block

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Get behind your right to read freely and celebrate Banned Books Week! City Lit Theater Company will return to the library to present a live concert reading of excerpts from the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2011. Since 2006, City Lit--a Chicago theater specializing in staged adaptations of literary material--has teamed up with the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in honor of Banned Books Week. The company’s actors perform Books on the Chopping Block at special events, libraries, and bookstores in and around Chicago all week long. The performance runs 50 minutes and is followed by a brief discussion. While the program is intended for adults, children in approximately grade 6 and up are welcome to attend.
  • Pricing: Free


After Hours Teen Reads Party--with authors Dan Krokos and Nancy Grossman

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 5:00 pm
  • Where: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: We host authors Nancy Grossman (A World Away) and Dan Krokos (False Memory) at our After Hours Teen Reads Pizza Party. The store will be closed except to party guests. Our visiting authors will discuss their books and the writing process, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of their novels. In addition, we’ll hear from several of our teen reviewers on their recommended new books, there will be lots of cool prizes and giveaways, and pizza will be served!  Save the date for this celebration of YA literature with new and exciting writers.  This event is perfect for teen lit fans ages 12 and up. It is free and open to the public, but registration is requested—we need to know how many pizzas to order! Participant may register in the store, or call us at 847-446-8880.
  • Pricing: Free


Lake Shore Unitarian Society: Sunday School

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Lake Shore Unitarian Society’s Religious Education Program provides an environment in which each child can be a seeker of personal truth.
  • Pricing: Free


Weekend Warrior Yoga

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 4:15 pm
  • Where: 688 Vernon Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Weekday computer use, commuting, and/or carpooling restrict the body’s range of movement, and may result in tight hips, shoulders, and possibly a misaligned spine. And, if you are denied athletic freedom by your Monday through Friday grind, you may pack in exercise on the weekend despite unconditioned muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Solution? Weekend Warrior Yoga. This class helps you stretch out and feel great after an active weekend, and improves flexibility, mental focus, balance, and oxygen uptake. With attention on breath, alignment, and working from the core, the sequencing of this class is specifically designed to help create a balanced body and mind for the week ahead. 
  • Pricing: $12


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