Get Out: Water Carnival, Sand Sculpting Contest, Art Exhibition

Let Wilnnetka-Glencoe Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

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.


  • When: Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:00 pm
  • Where: 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: The Arts of Life will be showcasing work by twenty-six artists from their North Shore studio through the end of August. All Together Now is an exhibition featuring a broad spectrum of work from emerging artists who create individual pieces while working side-by-side in a collective. Full of vibrant colors, whimsical brushwork and new interpretations of familiar subjects, All Together Now appeals to a diverse audience.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:30 am
  • Where: , 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Join us for stories, songs, and active play specially developed to help babies learn to love books, songs, libraries, and learning. For children ages 0-23 months with parent or caregiver.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: Sheridan Rd & Tower Rd, Winnetka
  • Why Go?: Winter will come early to Tower Road Beach (Tower & Sheridan) at this year’s Water Carnival. Come on down on Saturday, July 28 from 11 am until 1 pm to participate in our many winter theme games that is sure to make you feel cool, no matter the temperature. This is a free family event with no pre-registration required.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1:00 pm
  • Where: 1799 Willow Rd, Northfield
  • Why Go?: Learn the advantages of going green in this FREE seminar led by Lisa Pickell and Tom Kearin of Orren Pickell Building Group. The design experts will shed light on the benefits of incorporating eco-friendly options – from environment, health, sustainability, work place safety and more!  They will also demonstrate how incorporating these environmentally-sound choices for an existing home, new construction or remodel means never having to compromise on sleek design and superior craftsmanship.  Tom McGuire, partner at Arnstein and Lehr, will also be on-hand to address the tax implications of building green! To RSVP for the seminar, please call Tom Hackett at 847-572-5252 or email:THackett@pickellbuilders.com.
  • Pricing: Free



  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
  • Where: Longwood Ave & Hazel Ave,Glencoe
  • Why Go?: Can you dig it? Bring your buckets, cans and sand shovels to our Family Sand Sculpting Contest at Glencoe Beach! The event is open to as many members per team as desired in an immediate family, including grandparents. Prizes will be awarded for best castle, best animal, best sculpture, and most creative effort. (Sand sculptures built prior to the start of the contest will not be eligible for prizes.) This event is FREE with paid beach admission or season token!
  • Pricing: Free


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