Get Out: Snoozapalooza, Book Sale, Glencoe Chickens at Great Pumpkin Day

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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.


  • When: Friday, October 12, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court is delighted to present SNOOZAPALOOZA, an evening story time inspired by the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.  Join us for stories, giveaways, prizes, and a fun but restful time. We ask that you wear your PJs, and bring along a pillow and your fave stuffed animal. Aimed at kids ages 3-7, this event is free and open to the public.
  • Pricing: Free


Men's Library Club BoOktoberfest

  • When: Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:30 pm
  • Where: Stormy's Tavern & Grille, 1735 Orchard Ln, Northfield
  • Why Go?: This is the official autumnal gathering of the Men's Library Club (MLC). The MLC is a social organization that meets regularly, fostering fellowship through our love of books. MLC events that are scheduled throughout the year are used as vehicles to support local causes and promote literacy and diversity in our community. MLC membership is open to all like-minded individuals.
  • Pricing: Free


Bora Fitness at the Northfield Farmers' Market

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:30 am
  • Where: Northfield Farmers' Market, 6 Happ Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: Come meet personal trainer Andrew Bora of Bora Fitness at the Northfield Farmer's Market on Saturday, October 13th. Get answers to your fitness questions and find out about our services including nutrition counseling and in-home personal training. Then, tour the farmers' market where you will find a great selection of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Pricing: Free


Used Book Sale

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Whether your calendar is electronic or good old paper, please let it know that the next Friends of the Glencoe Public Library book sale is scheduled for October 13-15. As always, the sale will feature thousands of slightly used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more—at great prices. Sale hours will be Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m. (everything half price); and Monday, October 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale).
  • Pricing: Free


Glencoe Chickens at Great Pumpkin Day

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: Henry J. Kalk Park, Park Ave & Green Bay Rd, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Glencoe Chickens is happy to participate in the Great Pumpkin day in Glencoe. Look for our table to find out more about us and to cluck around with LIVE CHICKENS! Learn more about raising backyard chickens, how they fit into a sustainable lifestyle, are great for children and education, and how they would make Glencoe a better community.
  • Pricing: Free


Great Pumpkin Day

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: Henry J. Kalk Park, Park Ave & Green Bay Rd, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Celebrate the fall season and enjoy one of the best community spirit events of the year! There is delicious food, entertainment, games, a petting zoo, and more for the entire family to enjoy. This is also a great opportunity to purchase your Halloween pumpkin. Glencoe Youth Services oversees all the fun and exciting activities, and all vendor booths are operated by local Glencoe community organizations.
  • Pricing: Free


Skype Author Visit with Rob Buyea

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and his forthcoming novel Mr. Terupt Falls Again, visits the library via Skype for an online chat and book discussion. For all ages with parent or caregiver. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
  • Pricing: Free


Artist Terri Murphy Leads a Story/Activity Time at The Book Stall

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 pm
  • Where: The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Let’s Go Rambling! The Book Stall at Chestnut Court is pleased to host local artist and educator Terri Murphy, reading from her new book, One Day I Went Rambling, and leading activities based on the book. Aimed at kids ages 5-8, this event is free and open to the public. Have you ever found something ordinary and made it extraordinary?  Let your imagination fly when illustrator Terri Murphy rambles into our store to read from her newly released picture book, One Day I Went Rambling.  Zane, a rambling, easy-going collector, sees magic in everything, and spends his days collecting discarded treasures to build something fantastic.  Terri will lead the kids in imaginative exercises designed to encourage them to tell, write and draw their own magical stories.
  • Pricing:Free


Glencoe's Gasoline Alley

  • When: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Gasoline Alley, the longest tale ever told in comics, was a sweet, often poignant, story-driven, daily comic strip created by former Glencoe resident Frank King. Members of the Glencoe Historical Society will remind you or introduce you to the extraordinary world of Walt Wallet, his foundling son Skeezix, and the cast of colorful denizens that populated Gasoline Alley. Born in the pages of The Chicago Tribune, where King was employed as an illustrator, the strip was widely syndicated. Learn why Gasoline Alley holds a unique place in the comic world and how our own community contributed to its success.
  • Pricing: Free


Weekend Warrior Yoga

  • When: Sunday, October 14, 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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