.

Upcoming Events at the Winnetka Park District

Leprechaun Leap

Cannot wait for the beach season to start? You are in luck! Bring your swimsuit, towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, and do not forget the hand warmers and blankets down to Lloyd Beach on Saturday, March 15 from 12-2 pm. The average temperature of Lake Michigan in March is around 38 degrees. Think you are tough enough to withstand 38 degrees of cold water? Come test your bravery by taking a quick leap into the beast they call Lake Michigan. Everyone who takes the plunge will receive a Leprechaun Leap hoodie. After your daring journey into Lake Michigan enjoy corned beef, Green River Soda, hot chocolate, and coffee around bon fires across the beach.

Special thanks to community partners, Stormy’s Tavern & Grille, Northfield and Winnetka Current. Net proceeds will go to the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation (NSSRF).

Fee is $30 for residents and $40 for non residents with advanced registration required through the Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road or online at www.winpark.org (activity #141955) by March 3. For more information contact the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040.

Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off

Has it been said that you make the best chili or your desserts are to die for? If this is you then please join us this year at the Leprechaun Leap for the first Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off. The event will be at Lloyd Beach on Saturday, March 15 from 12-2 pm There will be 3 mystery judges going around to vote for the overall best tasting chili and dessert. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places. Net proceeds will go to the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation (NSSRF). Every participant will receive a t-shirt.

Participants of the Chili Cook Off must bring 1 gallon of chili, serving utensils, and crock pot to keep their chili warm. Electricity, tables, chairs, bowls, and spoons will be provided. Participants of the Dessert Bake Off must bring enough dessert to pass out at least 100 samples for judges and patrons to taste.    

Fee is $15 for residents and $30 for non residents with advanced registration required through the Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road or online at www.winpark.org (activity #141956) by March 3. For more information contact the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040.

Mother/Son Date Night

What better way to get out of the house during ScreenBreak than by cutting loose with your special guy on Thursday, March 6 from 6-8:15 pm at the Skokie School Gyms and Cafeteria. It’s a night packed with dinner provided by the Grand, dancing, entertainment, special activities, and an ice cream bar!  All couples will head home with a photograph along with a goody bag for each little leprechaun. It is strongly suggested that couples embrace the theme and don some green.

Mother/Son Date Night is supported in part by our community partners, 4Sure Entertainment, Grins on Green Bay, Lenswork Studio Winnetka and Winnetka Current.

Fee is $60 for resident couples and $70 for non resident couples, and for additional children it is $15 residents / $20 non residents. Advanced registration required through the Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road or online at www.winpark.org (activity #441552) by March 4. For more information contact the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040.

 




This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something