Get Out: Corn Roast at Northfield, Garage Sale, Party on the Pier

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It's Wednessday 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: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:00 pm
  • Where: 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Stop by the library for an evening book discussion. Just bring a light dinner and your thoughts on a book and we'll provide the drinks and dessert! For children in grades 2-3; parent or caregiver is invited but not required.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Where: 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: This fall, five North Shore public libraries will present a series of programs related to the Writers’ Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Always a highlight among the “Page to Stage” programs, the kick-off will feature members of the Writers’ Theatre production. Coffee, dessert and more good conversation will follow the presentation. 
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:30 pm
  • Where: 1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Current and prospective preschool families are invited to the North Shore Congregation Shabbat B’que to celebrate and learn more about the newly named The Preschool @ NSCI, formerly Gates of Learning.  Children of all ages can plant seeds and decorate flower pots, watch balloon entertainment and receive giveaways featuring The Preschool @ NSCI’s new logo and mission statement. 
  • Pricing: Free



  • When: Friday, August 24, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Where: Sheridan Rd & Tower Rd, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: This annual event hosted by The Winnetka Parks Foundation, will once again feature live entertainment by Chicago's amazing, 7th Heaven band. 104.3 will kick of the evening's festivities. A catered Surf and Turf Beach BBQ will be available by Gourmet Gardens as well as full tiki bars, wine and beer. Little Ricky's of Winnetka will be serving up Mai Tai's and The Winnetka Wine Shop will offer Champagne and hand selected wines.
  • Pricing: $85


  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: 6 Happ Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: Nothing says summertime like farm fresh roasted corn.  Enjoy a bounty of nature’s best at the Northfield Farmers Market Corn Roast on Saturday, August 25th. There will be live music provided by the 3rdSunday String Band. The event is sponsored by The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce and Sunset Foods. 
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: 392 Jefferson Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Lots of unique and cool stuff ! Furniture,home decor,Villeroy & Boch, Reidel skates,skate dresses, cow skull, girls stuff, train quilt, lots of Thomas the train, tons of kids books and much more.
  • Pricing: Free

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