Event Calendar
September 2022

September

Wednesday,

March 1

Tea with Jenny Riddle in Character as Camilla Parker Bowles

We will start with a spot of tea and a selection of high tea menu items. After tea, Jenny Riddle will perform in character as Camilla Parker Bowles from the book, The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor, the Truth and the Turmoil, by Tina Brown. You’ll hear plenty of Buckingham Palace insights, sometimes downright gossip, about Elizabeth, Philip, Charles, William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.

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SaturYAY Ladies Brunch

Ages 21+
Everyone tries to make brunch plans with our friends, but, inevitably, something comes up. This time make it happen at everyone’s favorite central location–Park Center! Brunch will be served while enjoying fun entertainment with a chance to win some raffle prizes. We can’t wait for SaturYAY!

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Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Get Moving Glenview! Join us at Gallery Park

We’re popping up at events and in parks all summer long so you can try out the Park District’s new inclusive MOVMNT by Burke playground equipment. Win prizes for high scores and vote for its permanent home. Your local park could be a winner!

 

The next generation of play is here, and it will test your fitness, your agility and your speed. It’s for people of all ages and abilities. It’s MOVMNT® and it will move you more than you thought possible. MOVMNT is an electronic game that is powered by people. Users power up the game and dive into the numerous game options from single player to multi-player and individual achievement to team spirit. It’s a huge video game that disguises exercise as entertainment and fosters healthy competition and determination. With two versions, everyone can play and be challenged at their level.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Come out and enjoy fun activities for the whole family!

  • Touch a Truck
  • Inflatables
  • Face Painting
  • Music

The Grove Folk Fest

Costumed interpreters relive local history while visitors celebrate autumn with folk music, square dancing, hayrides and more. Dine on hearty food in the outdoor dining hall or enjoy a nature walk along the trails. Gift and craft items are available for purchase.

  • Live folk music
  • Square dancing
  • Dessert tent
  • Hearty outdoor dining
  • Historic interpretations
  • Hayrides
  • Nature walks
  • Gift & craft items for sale

Tickets purchased onsite the day of the event will be increased to $7/adult, $2/child.

23rd Annual Salute to Veterans

The East Wing and The American Legion Post 166 Glenview present a “Salute to Veterans”. Join us for cake and coffee to honor our veterans. The ceremony’s emcee is Kirk W. Reasoner, retired Commander/Senior Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force and the keynote speaker is Herb Caplan, U.S. Army, Specialist 5 Sergeant. Music will be played by the Attea Middle School band and chorus. The event is sponsored by Greg Goodsitt, Edward Jones and Arbor Terrace of Glenview.

Note: Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and music begins at 9:45 a.m.

Boating on Lake Glenview - Season Open

Recreational boating is a wonderful way to exercise, enjoy nature, relax and spend time with friends and family. The Glenview Park District is excited to provide opportunities for non-motorized boating on Lake Glenview. The boating season runs May 1-Oct 1.

Neighbors Meeting

Join as for a Neighbors Meeting at the Glenview Park Golf Club Clubhouse to see initial design plans for the new Turf Care Center to support maintenance at GPGC. The existing maintenance facility is located at the northwest corner of the Golf Club. The Park District is proposing to rebuild the new Turf Care Center in the same location. We invite you to attend one of two meetings to hear more about the project plans and provide feedback. More info.

The second meeting date is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday,

April 2

Park Center Job Fair

We’re Hiring! We’d love to have you on our team! We have several full and part time opportunities. We offer competitive wages starting between $14-$18/hr and special internal benefits. You must be at least 15 years old, no prior work experience is needed. Training will be provided. Stop by and meet our staff for an onsite interview!

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Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Family Menorah Making Workshop

Join us for our Family Menorah Making Workshop. Whether you are drawn to traditional or modern designs this workshop explores it all! Learn how to make a menorah and holiday décor with us. Each family sculpts and decorates at least one menorah and any holiday decorations they like! Your instructor will fire and glaze your creations and contact you the following week to pick them up. Price is per family. All ages welcome.

Festival of Trees Holiday Event

Presented by Light Keeper Pro

Kick off the holiday season with your family and friends at our 2nd Annual Festival of Trees magical event! Check out the beautifully decorated trees in the hallways of Park Center and vote for your favorites. All trees will be on display until the end of December. Visit and take pictures with Santa Claus and The Grinch. Plus, enjoy holiday carolers from Glenbrook South Chamber Singers and The Caroling Party. And, children will enjoy crafts and several activities.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Children under age 2 are free!

Indigenous Storytelling with Native American Indian Story Keeper Wamblee Loux

Join The Grove for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the wisdom, culture, and powerful oral traditions of Native American heritage as told by gifted storyteller Wamblee Loux.

Families and individuals are invited to stop by throughout the day to hear oral histories that have been preserved and passed down through generations. A brief pipe ceremony – a sacred ritual that connects the physical and spiritual worlds – will be held at noon.

Dress for the weather as this program will take place outside. You may bring seat cushions and/or portable chairs for your comfort. Please be respectful when arriving and departing. Sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association. Registration is not required.

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Public Input Meeting: Panning for Indian Ridge Park

The Glenview Park District continues to advance park improvements and planning goals defined in our Comprehensive Master Plan to maintain the high quality of park and recreation services for our community.

Parks master plans are essential to provide a road map for the Park District on future improvements to the parks. We would like your input on determining a plan to maintain and improve our parks!

Several parks have been identified for planning including Indian Ridge, Swenson, and Willow Parks. All three parks will be planned concurrently including staff design collaboration meetings, community input sessions, and Park Board review. The timeline and funding for these parks has not been determined yet and the Park District is just seeking input for the preliminary planning.

You can also provide input by completing our online survey.

Public Input Meeting: Planning for Swenson Park

The Glenview Park District continues to advance park improvements and planning goals defined in our Comprehensive Master Plan to maintain the high quality of park and recreation services for our community.

Parks master plans are essential to provide a road map for the Park District on future improvements to the parks. We would like your input on determining a plan to maintain and improve our parks!

Several parks have been identified for planning including Indian Ridge, Swenson, and Willow Parks. All three parks will be planned concurrently including staff design collaboration meetings, community input sessions, and Park Board review. The timeline and funding for these parks has not been determined yet and the Park District is just seeking input for the preliminary planning.

You can also provide input by completing our online survey.

Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt

Get the family out and go on a nature-inspired outdoor treasure hunt! Search for hidden clues while exploring the natural areas of Gallery Park and Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie. Walk or ride bicycles and earn points for answering questions about discoveries along the way. Pick up your treasure map at Park Center. No advance registration is necessary.

Saturday,

December 3

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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4th at Flick

Our summer pool parties are the perfect escape from the summer heat, offering refreshing waters, great music, delicious food and fun themes. Jump right into the crystal-clear pool and make a splash with your friends and family. Get ready for an unforgettable summer day.

Everything Illinois Birthday Celebration

Have fun this Winter at The Grove’s free drop-in activities for all ages! Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Happy 205th birthday to the State of Illinois! Stop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm to learn about our state’s various symbols, animals, landmarks and history. For all ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Winter Restoration Work Days at The Grove

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Mother's Day Mug Workshop (ages 5-7)

Make a functional mug for whoever you’re celebrating! All mugs will be available for pick up by May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. All mugs will be food safe and dishwasher and microwave safe.

Deadline to Register: Bags League at Grandpa’s Place  

Tuesday Nights • June 11-July 30 • 6:30 p.m.

LEAGUE IS FULL

Grab your partner and play bags this summer at Grandpa’s Place on the back lawn. Enjoy a cold drink and a juicy burger while playing and have lots of fun! There will be a postseason tournament at the end of the regular season. Prize for tournament winner.

Players must be 21 years and older. Glenview resident team fee is $100 and non-resident fee is $125. One sub is included in the fee. Spots are filling up fast! Deadline to register is June 3.

Neighbors Meeting

Join as for a Neighbors Meeting at the Glenview Park Golf Club Clubhouse to see initial design plans for the new Turf Care Center to support maintenance at GPGC. The existing maintenance facility is located at the northwest corner of the Golf Club. The Park District is proposing to rebuild the new Turf Care Center in the same location. We invite you to attend one of two meetings to hear more about the project plans and provide feedback. More info.

 

Independence Day Celebration

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Friday,

November 4

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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Free Movie Screening!

Presenting Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV

(for ages 14 and older)

To celebrate Asian American Heritage Month, the Glenview Park District has partnered with HANA Center to present the movie screening of the iconic masterpiece “Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV”. In honoring the rich cultural tapestry of Asian Americans, we pay tribute to the visionary artist Nam June Paik, whose groundbreaking work continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. Join us for an enlightening cinematic journey that explores the intersection of art, technology, and identity, celebrating the profound impact of Asian American artists on the global stage.

National Bison Day

Have fun this Fall at The Grove’s free drop-in activities throughout October and November. Tune into nature on trail walk events, connect with history on Indigenous People’s Day with a tour and much more. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Review the full schedule below, mark your calendars, tell your friends/families and join us. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Touch some real bison fur and horns and learn the difference between bison and buffalo.

America Recycles Day

Recycling is important. Learn how to increase your recycling habits at home and work. Enjoy family activities and crafts. Learn about recycling and participate in family fun at this all-ages event.

Accepting gently used donations on behalf of Illinois AmVets; click here for a list of accepted items.

Pumpkin Smash and Bash 

Bring your carved Halloween pumpkin to Flick Park and have fun smashing your pumpkin and turning it into compost that will help nourish plants in the spring.  We’ll even have fun rolling pumpkins down the sled hill!  Note: Remove any candles and glow sticks beforehand. Non-carved pumpkins will not be accepted. FREE Admission! The event is weather permitting and may be subject to cancellation.

A Night at The Wagner Speakeasy

Go back in time to the Roaring 20s for a lively evening of music, dancing and entertainment at the Friends Wagner Farm annual fundraising event. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Period costumes encouraged! Great raffle and silent auction prizes too!

The Friends of Wagner Farm organization provides stewardship and fundraising support to Historic Wagner Farm to expand programming, create educational experiences and enhance the farm property.

 

Public Input Meeting: Planning for Willow Park

The Glenview Park District continues to advance park improvements and planning goals defined in our Comprehensive Master Plan to maintain the high quality of park and recreation services for our community.

Parks master plans are essential to provide a road map for the Park District on future improvements to the parks. We would like your input on determining a plan to maintain and improve our parks!

Several parks have been identified for planning including Indian Ridge, Swenson, and Willow Parks. All three parks will be planned concurrently including staff design collaboration meetings, community input sessions, and Park Board review. The timeline and funding for these parks has not been determined yet and the Park District is just seeking input for the preliminary planning.

You can also provide input by completing our online survey.

Cicada Celebration & Exhibit Opening

Celebrate the arrival of the Brood XIII Periodical Cicada! Explore the phenomenal lifecycle of the 17-year Cicada with a full day of educational fun for the entire family!

Science programs • Family Activities • Crafts • Exhibits & Artwork • Nature Walks • Giveaways

Other activities: Guess the number of cicada shells in a jar and win exciting prizes. Insert your face in our cut-outs and imagine you are a giant cicada. Stop by The Grove Store for souvenirs.

CATCH THE BUZZ!

Mother's Day Mug Workshop (ages 8-12)

Make a functional mug for whoever you’re celebrating! All mugs will be available for pick up by May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. All mugs will be food safe and dishwasher and microwave safe.

Spring Dance Recital

Glenbrook South High School Watson Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave.

Be inspired by our talented adult and youth dancers, ages 5-90 years young, celebrating the heart connection of nature and dance!  Center Studio for Dance offers year-round classes in rhythmic gymnastics, specialty dance and all traditional dance genres. Classes are taught at Park Center by our talented and professional dance staff.

For more information, call 847-724-5670.

Glenview 4th of July

Join us for the best celebration on the North Shore! Our bike parade begins at Jackman Park at 11:20 a.m., followed by the full parade at 11:30 a.m. which steps off at the corner of Harlem and Glenview Road. Join us at Gallery Park at 6 p.m. for a DJ dance party, food vendors, live music and a fireworks finale to cap the evening.

Saturday,

November 5

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Billy's Boot Camp

Park Center Health and Fitness is the first Midwest location to host a residency with international health and wellness guru Billy Blanks—a living legend. With his enthusiastic teaching style and dedication to overall wellness, Blanks is dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals.

The residency will offer an array of high-energy group fitness classes for teens and adults. Billy’s infamous Tae Bo is not all about physical training; his classes are designed to increase self-esteem and encourage positive mental health. Billy creates a workout for the mind, body and spirit. Participants will enjoy a unique, challenging fitness experience that combines elements of dance, martial arts, aerobics and boxing.

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Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove

For all ages
Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Summer Camp Parent Information Meeting

Are your kids involved in summer camp with the park district? Join us for the information meeting to learn everything you will need to know about this summer session, and ask any questions. At the end, you will also be able to meet with your child’s Camp Director!

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - The Glenview Concert Band

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Glenview Concert Band: Contemporary favorites, marches, light classics and fun show tunes.

Sunday,

November 6

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Grove History Hike

Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? Who lived here? Why do we have a Native American Indian Village, a Log Cabin, Blacksmith’s Shop, Historic Kennicott House and other museums, outdoor art, memorials, gardens, and buildings? Experience a new kind of guided walking tour of The Grove where staff will share their favorite stories as you visit the most interesting locations around the most beautiful natural areas. Recommended for individuals and families, ages 7+.

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Tae Bo Turn It Up!

Park Center Health and Fitness is the first Midwest location to host a residency with international health and wellness guru Billy Blanks—a living legend. With his enthusiastic teaching style and dedication to overall wellness, Blanks is dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals.

The residency will offer an array of high-energy group fitness classes for teens and adults. Billy’s infamous Tae Bo is not all about physical training; his classes are designed to increase self-esteem and encourage positive mental health. Billy creates a workout for the mind, body and spirit. Participants will enjoy a unique, challenging fitness experience that combines elements of dance, martial arts, aerobics and boxing.

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Pickleball Tournament

Join us for our second Pickleball tournament at Park Center. Space is limited so register your team today. Only one member per team needs to sign up. There will be one division only, but all skill levels are welcome. Game times will be determined after the number of teams is set. There will be a prize for the tournament winner. Balls will be provided; however, you will need to come with your own paddle.
Registration Deadline: M, May 1. All teams will be added to the waitlist after that.

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Bag's League at Grandpa's Place

Join our outdoor bags league and play at the warm friendly atmosphere of Grandpa’s Place! The back lawn is the place to be for a drink, Grandpa Burger and Bags. Post season tournament will occur at the end of the regular season. Must be 21 or older to enter a team. Fee include two player teams with an option to add an alternate to your roster at no additional fee. Teams can be same gender or mixed gender.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Earth Day Celebration

Join us for a day of family-friendly fun and environmental education! Explore ways to make a positive impact on our planet.

  • Make recyclable newspaper seed pots and other crafts.
  • Tour the Tyner Center and explore Fuller Air Station Prairie on a guided trail walk.
  • Play in our augmented reality sandbox to see how topography shapes the environment.
  • Bring your old fluorescent light bulbs and watch as they are quickly and safely recycled by our Bulb Eater lamp crushing system (10 am-1 pm).

Call 847-299-6096 for more information.

Prisoners Family Wine Dinner at Coarse Italian

Join us for a beautiful evening on the Gazebo learning about the history and culture of the decadent Prisoner Wine family. Enjoy a select 5-course dinner that is meticulously paired with wine.

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Friday,

October 7

Hayride at The Grove

If sitting in hay and singing songs as your wagon is pulled through The Grove’s woodlands sounds like a perfect fall evening, this program is for you! Roasting marshmallows and popping popcorn over a campfire will also be part of the fun. For all ages (not recommended for ages 2 yrs. and under) Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Adults should register separately. 2 dates to choose from and 3 time slots per date:

F 10/7

6-7 pm (107053-A); 6:30-7:30 pm (107053-B); 7-8:00 pm (107053-C)

F 10/21

6-7 pm (107053-D); 6:30-7:30 pm (107053-E); 7-8:00 pm (107053-F)

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8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

> more details

Billy's Boot Camp

Park Center Health and Fitness is the first Midwest location to host a residency with international health and wellness guru Billy Blanks—a living legend. With his enthusiastic teaching style and dedication to overall wellness, Blanks is dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals.

The residency will offer an array of high-energy group fitness classes for teens and adults. Billy’s infamous Tae Bo is not all about physical training; his classes are designed to increase self-esteem and encourage positive mental health. Billy creates a workout for the mind, body and spirit. Participants will enjoy a unique, challenging fitness experience that combines elements of dance, martial arts, aerobics and boxing.

learn more →

Restoration Kids at The Grove

Ages: 3+ Yrs. w/adult guardian
Children and their guardians participate in amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation, and stewardship of the Earth. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information.

Pickleball Tournament

Join us for our second Pickleball tournament at Park Center. Space is limited so register your team today. Only one member per team needs to sign up. There will be one division only, but all skill levels are welcome. Game times will be determined after the number of teams is set. There will be a prize for the tournament winner. Balls will be provided; however, you will need to come with your own paddle.
Registration Deadline: M, May 1. All teams will be added to the waitlist after that.

> register now

Hops & Hike

Get a bit lit during this adult only evening at The Grove! See lightening bugs as you have never seen them before; from the bottom of the forest floor, all the way to the tops of the tree canopy and filling every space in between with flickering lights. Become enlightened about fireflies unique glowing adaptation used for communicating territory and mating while delighting in the refreshing taste of a cold brew. Meet at the program barn.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Oaktober Tree Trot

Join us for a trail walk that will focus on the trees of The Grove and learn about some of the trees that are native to Illinois from the Village of Glenview’s Robyn Flakne. No registration required. Meet in front of the Interpretive Center.

Bags Tournament at Swenson Park

Register your team for our first Outdoor Bags Tournament! Teams consist of two players but only one person needs to sign up. Must be 21 years or older.

Team fee is $60; deadline is September 22. Please provide team name when registering. Payouts and tournament format will be announced after registration closes. For additional information, contact Brian O’Malley via email at Brian.OMalley@glenviewparks.org or 224-521-2541.

Cicadas & the Brood XIII Emergence with Dr. Cicada

Cicadas are here! Discover what all the buzz is about from Dr. Cicada himself! University of Connecticut-Hartford entomologist John Cooley, Ph.D. will be visiting The Grove Program Barn and presenting an engaging, educational, hands-on cicada adaptive program for all. Brood XIII’s exact emergence dates are unclear so stay in the know! Registration is required and seating is limited.

Hops & Hike: Cicada Broods & Brew

Join us at the Archives Building at The Grove for an night of exploration, libation and natural wonder at Hops & Hike: Broods and Brew. Discover the fascinating world of Brood XIII periodical cicadas – a spectacle that occurs only once every 17 years. Enjoy craft beer tasting and camaraderie around the campfire as we are serenaded by the mating call of nature’s Romeo! Then it’s time to hit the trails on a guided evening hike. For ages 21+, registration required.

Tuesday,

November 8

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Winter Wagon Rides at The Grove

Bundle up, get outside, and enjoy the beauty of winter in nature. Experience the flora and fauna of The Grove from a winter wagon ride with your family and friends. Our tractor will be driven by a special guest who will take you on an enchanted trip through the woods and along The Grove prairie. Delicious hot chocolate served.

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Glenbrook South High School Summer Job Fair

We’re Hiring! We’d love to have you on our team! We have several full and part time opportunities – camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, preschool teachers, a variety of golf jobs and much more. We offer competitive wages and special internal benefits. Stop by and meet our staff at the Glenbrook South High School Summer Job Fair.

> see all job openings

Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history of the Chicagoland area to better understand where and how we live. Their first book is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. The group will discuss selected chapters each month.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Movie in the Park

Featuring Disney’s Coco (2017)

Join us for a night under the stars watching family-friendly films presented by the Glenview Public Library and the Glenview Park District. In case of rain, movies will be shown in the Glenview Library’s Community Room. All ages are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your own blankets or chairs.

Candy Cane Holiday Bazaar

Stop by the Park Center lobby to shop for fun holiday gifts or stocking stuffers! Find heirloom crafts, handmade gifts and beautiful artwork, all created by East Wing Senior Center crafters and talented vendors. Enter the raffle to win great prizes!

Billy Blanks: Discover Your Power

Sponsored by Direct Fitness Solutions

Fitness Studio 1
Class: 6-7 p.m.
Inspirational Talk/Q&A: 7-7:30 p.m.

Family night/self-defense. Meet any challenge, learn protective movements, feel safe, and strong… be empowered!

Fee: $40 per adult and $10 per child (ages 10-15)* in advance, and $50 per adult and $15 per child (ages 10-15)* at the door.

*Youth registrants must be accompanied by a paid registered adult.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history to better understand where and how we live. Starting in March the group will discuss  One Day at Teton Marsh by Sally Carrighar. Please email Meredith Saungka at meredith.saungka@glenviewparks.org for more information.

Historic Wagner Farm Livestock Fair

Livestock are the heart of any good state or county fair and at the Wagner Farm Livestock Fair, they’re the stars of the show! Watch local 4H students compete with their animals, meet a variety of livestock, and discover the technology, old and new, that helps farmers manage their animals. Enjoy hands-on activities including dairy trivia, “butter” carving and molding, hen and chick meet and greets, games and much more! There will also be delicious food for purchase – breakfast burritos, donuts, grilled cheese sandwiches, ice cream, grilled portabellas, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.

Wednesday,

November 9

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Winter Wagon Rides at The Grove

Bundle up, get outside, and enjoy the beauty of winter in nature. Experience the flora and fauna of The Grove from a winter wagon ride with your family and friends. Our tractor will be driven by a special guest who will take you on an enchanted trip through the woods and along The Grove prairie. Delicious hot chocolate served.

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Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Restoration Work Day

Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit northbranchrestoration.org.

New! Tomato Fest

Summer may be waning, but it’s left a sun-ripened treat for us to enjoy – the tomato! Spend the afternoon celebrating America’s favorite garden plant at Historic Wagner Farm’s first ever Tomato Fest. Learn all about this delicious vegetable (or is it a fruit?), see how it grows, taste different varieties and tomato-based recipes, play games, and so much more! Entry to Tomato Fest is free and tickets for activities and tastings can be purchased onsite.

Tickets for activities will be sold in $1 increments. Ticket-based activities range between 1-15 tickets. Most activities will be ongoing throughout the event. However the free field tours will begin on the half hour. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Wagner Farm House or in the Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church lot at Lake Ave. and Wagner Rd.

Here is a list of Tomato Fest activities. Listings followed by a $ indicate a fee associated with that activity or tasting:

  • Tomato sales and samples
  • Hot tomato game
  • “Florida Weave” contest (a method of staking & tying tomato plants so the branches don’t fall on the ground)
  • Velcro tomato toss game
  • Field tours
  • Tomato corn hole
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Tomato canning demo
  • BLT sundaes $ bacon, ladyfingers, and tomato jam on vanilla ice cream 
  • Cow chip Bingo $ sponsored by the Glenview Noon Day Rotary
  • Felt tomato magnets craft $
  • Tomato tie-dye $
  • Wagon rides $
  • Tastings $: Bloody Mary/Maria bar with alcohol and alcohol free options, Tomato soup and grilled cheese, Tomatoes Around the World (small samples of tomato-heavy foods from around the world), Focaccia pizza, Chili in a tomato bowl

Indigenous People's Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday in the United States that celebrates and honors indigenous American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. What better way to celebrate this day than to visit The Grove’s Native American Village and tour the Long House and learn about the history of the Indigenous peoples and their history in our region? Participate in activities like learning how to grind corn and start a fire with a bow drill, Native American games, and see a display of historic Native American tools and other implements.

Stick around for the Indigenous Drum Demonstration, 5:30-7 pm and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Native American Indian culture. Please RSVP for the drum demonstration – email Diane.Michalski@glenviewparks.org or call 847-299-6096.

Candy Cane Holiday Bazaar

Stop by the Park Center lobby to shop for fun holiday gifts or stocking stuffers! Find heirloom crafts, handmade gifts and beautiful artwork, all created by East Wing Senior Center crafters and talented vendors. Enter the raffle to win great prizes!

Gingerbread Jubilee

Decorate a unique gingerbread barn while listening to holiday music, sipping hot chocolate and enjoying cookies. We’ll provide the pre-assembled gingerbread barns from Ganache Bakery in Morton Grove, plus icing and candy trimmings.

Billy Blanks: Billy’s Tae-Bo Power Hour

Sponsored by Direct Fitness Solutions

Fitness Studio 1
Doors Open: 11 a.m.
Class: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Inspirational Talk/Q&A: 12:30-1 p.m.

Turn up the HEAT for an hour of old school Tae-Bo!

Fee: $40 per person, ages 16+ ($50 day of)

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Step back in time to discover the enchanting sights and sounds of a traditional 19th century family Christmas during this candlelight event. Guests will be ushered through the festively adorned rooms of the 1856 Kennicott House by a historically-dressed guide. Tours end with a visit and small gift from Santa. Several time slots are available from 4-6:45 pm. Please select a time slot when registering.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Fireplace Features: Preschool Craft and Book Fair

You’re invited to join us at the Park Center Preschool’s Fireside Feature!

Our friendly staff will be reading some featured and fantastic stories for you at the Scholastic Book Fair. In addition, we’ll also have our annual art fair on display. You’ll even have a chance to become an artist yourself and create your very own tissue paper stained glass project to take home with you. It’s going to be a fun-filled event for children of all ages!

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove

For all ages
Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

🌈 Rainbow Explorers: A Family Adventure in Prism Science

Explore what a rainbow is, what are the different colors, how a rainbow is formed in nature and learn how to make your own with prisms. Take your prism home to continue exploring the beautiful colors and uniqueness of rainbows.

For ages 7 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

🏳️‍🌈 Color Hike with Pride

To inspire more opportunity for inclusivity and connection in the outdoors, The Grove welcomes all for a casual, fun and colorful guided trail hike. Meet like-minded individuals and celebrate the impact and accomplishments LGBTQAI+ people have had on the natural world. Wear good closed toe shoes and dress for the weather. Rainbow attire encouraged. Free, however registration is requested.

Monday,

October 10

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Drive

Many of us are looking for a way to help our neighbors and strengthen our community after the tragedy in Highland Park on the Fourth of July. You can help your neighbors by donating the gift of blood to someone in need in our community!

As an added bonus, all donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Culver’s Frozen Custard. To make an appointment please call 877-258-4825 or click here and use code 10053160.

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8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Historic Holiday Window Walk & Visit with Santa

Peer into the past and discover the enchanting sights and sounds of a traditional 19th century family Christmas through The Grove’s live window displays at The Historic Kennicott House. Small groups of guests will be guided around the festive windows, each with their own story to tell, leading up to the magical moment where you get to visit with Santa Claus. Photos permitted and there is a gift for all. Each family member must register separately.
Several time slots available from 4-6:30 pm.

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Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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Festive Farmhouse at Historic Wagner Farm

The garlands are strung, the stove fire is crackling, and we’re waiting for you! Come calling at the farmhouse and see how people in the 1920s celebrated the holiday season with baking and crafts. For ages 5+.

Restoration Work Day

Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit northbranchrestoration.org.

Stock Show and Dairy Festival

Enjoy a true bucolic experience. Watch local 4H students compete with their fair-bound animal projects and learn all about dairy. Milking demonstrations, butter and cheese making, dairy trivia and entertainment will delight visitors of all ages.

Pina Colada Day

Special Adults Only Twilight Swim, 8:30-10 pm

Our summer pool parties are the perfect escape from the summer heat, offering refreshing waters, great music, delicious food and fun themes. Jump right into the crystal-clear pool and make a splash with your friends and family. Get ready for an unforgettable summer day.

Grove Heritage Association 50th Anniversary Celebration

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Grove Heritage Association (GHA). Originally known as the “Save The Grove” committee, this organization continues to play a key role in preserving an important part of Glenview’s heritage. Join us a for a free community celebration and open house to recognize and honor GHA for their incredible stewardship and support of The Grove.

10 am presentation & dedication

11 am-2 pm free open house with drop-in activities including

  • 50th Anniversary exhibit
  • Photo ops
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Sign the GHA “signature” banner
  • Giveaways

Billy Blanks: Cardio Kicker & Self-Defense

Sponsored by Direct Fitness Solutions

Fitness Studio 1
Doors Open: 10 a.m.
Class: 
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Inspirational Talk/Q&A:
 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Release Your Inner Warrior and Put On The Power!

Fee: $40 per person ($50 day of)

Log Cabin Christmas

Gather friends and family around the warm fire in our cozy little log cabin nestled in the woods. Learn about historic pioneer traditions with holiday stories, games, music, and other hands-on activities. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults please register separately from children. Available times: 1-1:50 pm, 2-2:50 pm, 3-3:50 pm, 4-4:50 pm. For all ages.

Get Moving Glenview Fitness Open House

Get Moving Glenview! Join the fitness team and awesome vendors to start the new year off on a healthy path! There will be several free activities, light refreshments and raffle prizes.

Open House Vendors Include:

  • Endeavor Health (aka. Northshore)
  • Movement Revolution
  • Together WE Tri
  • Fit 4 Moms / Stroller Striders
  • Center Studio / GPD
  • Fabletics
  • Grateful Birch Boutique
  • Dick Ponds Athletics
  • Blended

Fireplace Features: Ceramics

Interested in learning about Park District programs? Check out a FREE Saturday class demo with an instructor! Drop in, ask questions, and maybe you’ll even learn a new hobby!

Our ceramics class is designed for those interested in working with clay. New and advanced students are welcome! Clay, glazes, and tools are provided..

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Grove Arrival Day

This free event celebrates the anniversary of the day the pioneering Kennicott family first arrived at The Grove. Meet costumed interpreters and discover what life was like in 1836. For information call 847-299-6096.

Grove Heritage Association Members' Evening

The Grove Heritage Association (GHA) is inviting a few close friends over- are you on the list? All current, new, and renewed GHA members are invited for an exclusive evening to explore The Grove after hours. This special time will include campfire with refreshments, guided night hike, afterhours access to the Interpretive Center with animal encounters, and more!

This event is free for GHA members with advance registration. To register call The Grove at (847) 299-6096.

Not yet a member? Become a member online or purchase your membership at The Grove’s Interpretive Center front desk to enjoy Members’ Evening, discounts at The Grove Museum Store, and more throughout the year!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history to better understand where and how we live. Starting in March the group will discuss  One Day at Teton Marsh by Sally Carrighar. Please email Meredith Saungka at meredith.saungka@glenviewparks.org for more information.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Blue Rose

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Based in suburban Glenview, Blue Rose rocks the Chicago area playing Classic Rock, Folk, Country, Pop and Alternative tunes from the past through present!

Friday,

November 11

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Breakfast with Santa at Coarse Italian

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and enjoy an appetizing breakfast buffet provided by Coarse Italian. Call 847-657-3200 to make your reservation. 9 am and 11:30 a.m.

$38.95 for adults • $19.95 for children 13 and under (plus tax and gratuity) Children under 2 years are free.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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Restoration Kids Day

Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians participate in amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation and stewardship of the Earth. Registration is not required. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Glenview Public Library Job Fair

We’re Hiring! We’d love to have you on our team! We have several full and part time opportunities – camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, preschool teachers, a variety of golf jobs and much more. We offer competitive wages and special internal benefits. Stop by and meet our staff at the Glenview Public Library Job Fair. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Registrants that attend will be entered in a raffle to win prizes!

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Conservation Kids Day

NOTE: August 27 date has been rescheduled for August 20, and September 24 has been rescheduled for September 17. 

 

Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can drop in for amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation and stewardship of the Earth. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For groups, please email: groverestoration@glenviewparks.org

Restoration Work Day on the Prairie

Along the west fork of the North Branch in Glenview is the Air Station Prairie. Sixty years of annual mowing as a security zone for the main runway of the Glenview Naval Air Station protected the prairie from invasive brush. The 32 acres of prairie and mitigated wetlands is owned by the Village and is permanently protected as an ecologically significant area. It supports more than 160 native plant species, grassland birds, many prairie dependent insects and 5 species of crayfish. Species lost to mowing are being reintroduced and old field portions of the prairie are being actively managed.

In October of 2017, 30+acres of this 32-acre site were dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve, recognizing this beautiful remnant of the “globally imperiled” prairie landscape.

Join us to clean up the prairie! Meet friends and enjoy time outdoors for a good cause. Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection.

Veteran's Day Craft

Have fun this Fall at The Grove’s free drop-in activities throughout October and November. Tune into nature on trail walk events, connect with history on Indigenous People’s Day with a tour and much more. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Review the full schedule below, mark your calendars, tell your friends/families and join us. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Learn why poppies are associated with Veteran’s Day and make your own poppy craft.

Harvest Supper (ages 21+)

The harvest is done and Historic Wagner Farm is ready to celebrate with a casual five-course supper highlighting the bounty of the season! The evening’s menu will utilize local produce and proteins from the Farm and will include a selection of beer and wine. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Tentative Menu (subject to changes)

Appetizer:

  • Butternut squash Crostini with goat cheese, sage and fig glaze

Soup:

  • Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Salad:

  • Kale Salad with toasted almonds, apples and honey Dijon vinaigrette

Entrée (served family style):

  • Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Pork with apple butter and sage
  • Roasted Potato Medley with white, purple and sweet potatoes, garlic, rosemary and caramelized onions
  • Sautéed Brussel Sprouts and Fennel

Dessert:

  • Sweet Potato Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Crisp
  • Chocolate Budino

Winter Restoration Work Days at The Grove

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Mardi Gras Animal Masks

Have fun this Winter at The Grove’s free drop-in activities for all ages! Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Go a little wild for Mardi Gras by creating a mask inspired by the animals that live at The Grove. Show off your creation with a parade at noon. For all ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Spring on the Farm

Step back in time to experience a spring day on the farm in the 1920s. All ages are welcome. When the choring is done, check out some popular recreational pastimes from 100 years ago and join us for a classic Automobile Picnic Lunch (pre-order from Wagner Farm or bring your own).

  • Meet the young livestock.
  • Mix up homemade 1920s cleaning solutions
  • Plant flowers to take home and learn why they were common around outhouses
  • Discover trendy picnic recipes from yesteryear
  • Make giant soap bubbles
  • Test out a 1920s camping cot and learn about cooking over a campfire
  • Help white-wash the barn
  • Enjoy wagon rides and hand-milking demonstrations (starting at 10 am)
  • Take part in sack races and other lawn games
  • Get a jump-start on summer with ice cream from the Sweets and Treats Ice Cream Parlor.

Mother's Day Tea

Ages 13+
Take that very important person in your life out for a unique experience at The Grove. Guests will enjoy a three-course tea luncheon in the Historic 1856 Kennicott House. Learn proper tea etiquette and hear the Legend of the Fan. Service staff will be dressed in period attire. Hats will be provided or wear your own!

All reservations must be received by April 25.

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Nanni Nikki

Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Glenview Park District’s summer entertainment series that’s just right for kids! Our whimsical, interactive and delightful entertainers provide a fun-filled outing for your whole family.

Saturday,

November 12

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history of the Chicagoland area to better understand where and how we live. Their first book is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. The group will discuss selected chapters each month.

Restoration Work Day

Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit northbranchrestoration.org.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Conservation Kids Day at The Grove

Come visit The Grove and nurture the nature! Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can drop in for amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation and stewardship of the Earth. Program is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. For groups, please email: groverestoration@glenviewparks.org.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Mother's Day Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch with your family at Coarse Italian Restaurant; seatings are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Breakfast favorites include lemon ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict, shrimp cocktail, chicken limone and other chef exclusives. The cost for adults is $49.99 and $19.99 for children ages 4-11. Toddlers under 3 eat free. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.

Call today to make your reservation (deposit required) – 847-657-3200.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Hoopla

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

The Hoopla Rock Band is a lively and energetic group that primarily plays classic rock songs with a unique twist. With their impressive vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental talent, the Hoopla Rock Band delivers a strong and vibrant live sound that is sure to please both Baby Boomers and their kids alike.

Sunday,

November 13

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Restoration Work Day

Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit northbranchrestoration.org.

Robert's Birthday Bash

Have fun this Fall at The Grove’s free drop-in activities throughout October and November. Tune into nature on trail walk events, connect with history on Indigenous People’s Day with a tour and much more. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Review the full schedule below, mark your calendars, tell your friends/families and join us. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Celebrate the 188th birthday of this famed naturalist and explorer, Robert Kennicott, who grew up right here at The Grove.

Robert's Yukon Adventure Day

Illinois’ first naturalist, Robert Kennicott, grew up at The Grove and made two expeditions to the Yukon, in 1859 and 1865. Experience what his life was like in the frigid territory.

  • Watch dog sledding teams from Adopt-a-Husky.
  • Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations.
  • Try snow shoeing & snow experiments
  • Participate in an indoor snowball fight
  • Hot cocoa and s’mores by the campfire (available for purchase, cash only.)
  • + so much more!

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history to better understand where and how we live. Starting in March the group will discuss  One Day at Teton Marsh by Sally Carrighar. Please email Meredith Saungka at meredith.saungka@glenviewparks.org for more information.

Unplug Illinois Day of Play

Ditch your electronic devices and enjoy a day of unplugged activities at The Grove celebrating the power recreation has to create healthier, happier communities. Play family lawn games, chalk the walk with pictures and happy thoughts, fly a kite, take a night hike & enjoy s’mores, and more!

Sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Unplug Illinois Day is a statewide initiative that encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Monday,

November 14

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Cardboard Regatta + French Fry Day

Our summer pool parties are the perfect escape from the summer heat, offering refreshing waters, great music, delicious food and fun themes. Jump right into the crystal-clear pool and make a splash with your friends and family. Get ready for an unforgettable summer day.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Restoration Work Day on the Prairie

Along the west fork of the North Branch in Glenview is the Air Station Prairie. Sixty years of annual mowing as a security zone for the main runway of the Glenview Naval Air Station protected the prairie from invasive brush. The 32 acres of prairie and mitigated wetlands is owned by the Village and is permanently protected as an ecologically significant area. It supports more than 160 native plant species, grassland birds, many prairie dependent insects and 5 species of crayfish. Species lost to mowing are being reintroduced and old field portions of the prairie are being actively managed.

In October of 2017, 30+acres of this 32-acre site were dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve, recognizing this beautiful remnant of the “globally imperiled” prairie landscape.

Join us to clean up the prairie! Meet friends and enjoy time outdoors for a good cause. Seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection.

How to Combat & Control Invasive Species

A special presentation by The Grove’s Natural Resources Manager,  Meredith Suangka. Meredith shares tips and resources to help identify, map, control, and combat invasive species that threaten our yards and landscape.

CANCELLED due to weather: Jan. 14 Winter Restoration Work Day at The Grove

The Winter Restoration Work Day scheduled for Sunday, January 14 has been cancelled due to extremely cold weather forecasted for the day. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Upcoming Winter Restoration Work Days at The Grove: Feb. 11 & March 3.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Indoor Triathlon

Are you looking to challenge yourself and take your triathlon training to the test? Join Together We Tri for the yearly indoor triathlon which includes:

  • 10 minute pool swim
  • 20 minute ride on spin bikes
  • 15 minute track run/walk

Plus a post-race expo with sponsors.

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove

For all ages
Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Glenview Blades Open House

Love ice skating and performing? The Glenview Blades are a group of synchronized skating teams that have provided recreational and competitive opportunities for Glenview skaters for more than 35 years. The teams have won numerous district and national medals. Come to our Open House to learn more about the group and consider signing up for tryouts!

Synchronized skating is a popular discipline of figure skating both in the U.S. and around the world. In synchro, teams of 8 to 20 skaters compete together in unison. Synchronized skating teams move from straight lines to form patterns such as blocks, pinwheels, circles and intersections, all choreographed to music. It is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences.

Summer Restoration Work Day at The Grove

For ages 8+, volunteers under age 15 must participate with an adult.

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Bring work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. RSVPs are appreciated so we can so we can plan appropriate Work Day activities. Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tuesday,

November 15

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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The Spring Scurry

Calling all skaters who want to skate fast, cheer on teammates and skate with new friends! Join the Glenview Community Ice Center in partnership with Northbrook Speed Skating Club, for a cross-divisional, introductory-level, on-ice speed skating style race. Figure skaters, hockey players, and speed skaters are welcome.

Skaters must bring and wear a bike helmet, speed skating helmet, or hockey helmet. Rental speed skates, figure skates or youth hockey skates are available and included at no additional cost.

Registered participants will be grouped in races by skating level. Race length will range from one lap (for beginner skaters) to five-seven laps (intermediate or advanced skaters) depending on registration. A race schedule will be shared at least one week prior to the event. All participants will be scheduled for at least three race opportunities depending on skating level, are provided a t-shirt, and receive an award. There is a maximum of five skaters per race group.

Skaters should register by skater type (hockey, figure skater, speed skater)
Registration deadline: Friday, April 7.

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Public Meeting: Pickleball Expansion in Glenview

Pickleball continues to be an expanding sport and in high demand in Glenview. In Spring 2023, four new dedicated pickleball courts were opened on the northern end of Gallery Park. The Glenview Park District is currently undergoing a feasibility study to explore site locations for expanding pickleball courts. This process will include public meetings and a survey so we can hear more from you about what you would like to see. Please join us to learn more and share your feedback!

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Guided Fall Color Walk

Have fun this Fall at The Grove’s free drop-in activities throughout October and November. Tune into nature on trail walk events, connect with history on Indigenous People’s Day with a tour and much more. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Review the full schedule below, mark your calendars, tell your friends/families and join us. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Bask in the colors of autumn with our 1.5-mile guided Fall Color Walk!

Holiday Figure Skating Exhibition

Come watch thrilling performances by Glenview Skate School skaters. Soloists, duets/trios and teams are featured. Free for spectators. Public skating session to follow.

Read, Feed and Encourage

Join Historic Wagner Farm for a day celebrating kind acts, community service and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bring non-perishable food items and books to the farm and take part in a book exchange. Write words of encouragement to travel with donated items. Food items will be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry and books left over after the exchange will go to Bernie’s Book Bank and the Glenview Public Library Used Bookstore. No registration is necessary, and it is free to attend!

Believe and Dream Public Skating Session

The Glenview Community Ice Center is hosting a special Believe and Dream public skating session from 11 am-1 pm. Participate in a scavenger hunt to learn about our civil rights leaders, complete an activity sheet about what peace looks like to you, or fill in a “I have a dream that…” note to be included on our mural wall.

Prizes will be given to everyone who completes any of the activities listed above. Season skating passes can be used for admission. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Park Center Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Come on over to check out and shop for some awesome books for your family, or even pick up a book to donate to our preschool. A portion of your purchase will support our preschool program and help us provide our children with the gift of books for special occasions. Plus, your purchases will help us add new and exciting titles to our library! And after you shop don’t forget to take a peek at the amazing artwork our preschoolers have been creating, inspired by famous artists like Monet and Warhol.

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Wednesday,

November 16

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Extended Youth Open Gym

Since MLK Day is holiday and a day off for many schools, Park Center is offering extended Youth Open Gym hours, from 12-4 pm for grades 3-8. The Splash Landings Activity Pool & Water Slide will be open during regular public swim hours from 4-8 pm.

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Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

Nov. 16-17, 10 am-7 pm and Nov. 18-19, 10 am-4 pm

Start your holiday season at The Grove! Shop for holiday gifts, decorations, personalized ornaments and gourmet foods from some of your favorite vendors who have participated in past shows. Admission is payable at the door.
NEW! Stop by our heated pavilion at the Market on Saturday, 11/18 and Sunday, 11/19, 10 am-4 pm each day for

  • Santa’s Chalet 🎅 Families can visit and take photos with Santa by the fireplace!
  • Holiday Refreshments 🍷 Festive foods, hot & cold beverages and beer & wine available for purchase.

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

Holiday Tea

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in the holiday adorned Historic 1856 Kennicott House during this truly unique historical experience. Guests will enjoy a 3-course tea luncheon in the formal dining room. Learn the history of tea, proper tea etiquette, and hear some Victorian Christmas traditions. Service staff will be dressed in period attire. All reservations must be made by December 8.
For Ages 12+

Winter Wonderland Train - SOLD OUT

All Aboard the Winter Wonderland Express!

Get ready for a magical holiday adventure that’s perfect for the whole family! Join us on a festive winter train ride from North Glenview Metra Station to a special location, where the spirit of the season comes to life. You will arrive to a special location where we will leisurely stroll to the delightful Egg Harbor Café to indulge in a delectable meal while waiting for Santa.

Following our meal, we will rejoin the train for the return trip to Glenview, with special guest accompanying us – Santa Claus himself! Each child will receive a small surprise from Santa, spreading holiday cheer and filling the air with joyous smiles.

Each participant (from baby to adult) will need to be registered. This event is sold out.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Wassailing at Wagner

Here we come a-wassailing among the cows and chicks! Bundle up and get into the holiday spirit by spending the afternoon caroling to the farm animals at Historic Wagner Farm. We’ll provide the music and hot cocoa; you just bring your voice! Ages 2 and under are free.
Available times: 4-4:30 pm, 4:20-4:50 pm, 4:40-5:10 pm, 5-5:30 pm, 5:20-5:50 pm

Get Moving Glenview! Community Wellness Walk

Join park district staff and other community members and friends to go for a walk along the trails at The Grove. Walking has been linked to incredible physical and mental health benefits. What better way to get out and enjoy community and nature than to do it together. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Let’s get moving, Glenview!

Thursday,

November 17

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Breakfast with Santa at Coarse Italian

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and enjoy an appetizing breakfast buffet provided by Coarse Italian. Call 847-657-3200 to make your reservation. 9 am and 11:30 am

$38.95 for adults • $19.95 for children 13 and under (plus tax and gratuity) Children under 2 years are free.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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Glenview Farmer's Market Opening Day

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Fall Sales on the Farm!

Open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mum Sales begin 9/17
Pumpkin Sales begin 10/1

If you love to see beautiful fall colors on your porch or in your garden during the fall, be sure to make a stop at Historic Wagner Farm! Dress up your home and yard with colorful, hardy mums! Pick up the perfect pumpkin and find cornstalks, ornamental corn and gift shop merchandise in the sales shed.

Wagon rides are offered Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am-12 pm through October 28. Tickets are sold on site for $4/person. Children under 2 free of charge. Note: Rides are subject to cancellation. Call 847-657-1506 to check the status prior to your visit.

All sales benefit Historic Wagner Farm programs and operations.

Conservation Kids Day

NOTE: August 27 date has been rescheduled for August 20, and September 24 has been rescheduled for September 17. 

 

Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can drop in for amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation and stewardship of the Earth. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For groups, please email: groverestoration@glenviewparks.org

Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

Nov. 16-17, 10 am-7 pm and Nov. 18-19, 10 am-4 pm

Start your holiday season at The Grove! Shop for holiday gifts, decorations, personalized ornaments and gourmet foods from some of your favorite vendors who have participated in past shows. Admission is payable at the door.
NEW! Stop by our heated pavilion at the Market on Saturday, 11/18 and Sunday, 11/19, 10 am-4 pm each day for

  • Santa’s Chalet 🎅 Families can visit and take photos with Santa by the fireplace!
  • Holiday Refreshments 🍷 Festive foods, hot & cold beverages and beer & wine available for purchase.

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

Winter Restoration Work Days at The Grove

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Making Recycled Gift Tags

Have fun this Winter at The Grove’s free drop-in activities for all ages! Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Get into the holiday spirit while going green and creating unique, eco-friendly gift tags for your holiday presents. For all ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Winter Wonderland Train - SOLD OUT

All Aboard the Winter Wonderland Express!

Get ready for a magical holiday adventure that’s perfect for the whole family! Join us on a festive winter train ride from North Glenview Metra Station to a special location, where the spirit of the season comes to life. You will arrive to a special location where we will leisurely stroll to the delightful Egg Harbor Café to indulge in a delectable meal while waiting for Santa.

Following our meal, we will rejoin the train for the return trip to Glenview, with special guest accompanying us – Santa Claus himself! Each child will receive a small surprise from Santa, spreading holiday cheer and filling the air with joyous smiles.

Each participant (from baby to adult) will need to be registered. This event is sold out.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

The Glenview Community Ice Center celebrates 50 years of showcasing amazing ice skating talent (1974-2024). The 50th Spring Ice Show will start in the 70’s when the Ice center opened and highlight the decades until now and feature exciting performances by tiny tots just learning to skate to competitive soloists and synchronized skating teams. Costumes, lights, music and imaginative scenery are sure to dazzle spectators. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch and support some amazing local talent!

WERQ in the Park

Werq is a fiercely fun and wildly addictive dance fitness class based on chart-topping pop, rock and hip hop music. Join Team Werq for a free family Werq in the Park class and stay for the Bearfoot in the Park Concert after.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band combine the sounds of Trop Rock, Reggae, Surf, and Calypso by pouring great original music along with songs by Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown Band, Paul Simon, Sublime, Beach Boys, and many more into a musical blender to create a strong concoction direct from the lower latitudes!

Friday,

November 18

8th Annual Birdies for Birdies Turkey Drive

Help us fill the Northfield Township Food Pantry with turkeys and non-perishable food items! All “birdies” will be given to families in need this holiday season. Donate a frozen “birdie” or non-perishable food items at Glenview Park Golf Club between November 4-18 and receive a matching voucher valid towards green fees/cart during the 2023 season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call 847-724-0250.

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Breakfast with Santa at Coarse Italian

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and enjoy an appetizing breakfast buffet provided by Coarse Italian. Call 847-657-3200 to make your reservation. 9 am and 11:30 a.m.

$38.95 for adults • $19.95 for children 13 and under (plus tax and gratuity) Children under 2 years are free.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private programs (for up to 10 people) include a wagon ride and either fireside s’mores or a guided animal encounter. Be sure to select your day and time based on the experience you want to have.

Program options: Saturday programs at 2:45 and 4 p.m. include s’mores; Sunday programs at 9:30 a.m. include an animal encounter with a chicken; and Sunday programs at 10:45 a.m. include an animal encounter with a horse.

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Warming Winter Dinner

Comfort food has never tasted this good! Enjoy a feast of delicious, warming, elevated comfort foods that will be sure to melt away the winter blues at this adults-only event. The menu will utilize local produce and proteins from Historic Wagner Farm and will include a selection of beer and wine. Register now, spots are limited to 40 guests!

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Get Moving Glenview! Join us at Historic Wagner Farm

We’re popping up at events and in parks all summer long so you can try out the Park District’s new inclusive MOVMNT by Burke playground equipment. Win prizes for high scores and vote for its permanent home. Your local park could be a winner!

 

The next generation of play is here, and it will test your fitness, your agility and your speed. It’s for people of all ages and abilities. It’s MOVMNT® and it will move you more than you thought possible. MOVMNT is an electronic game that is powered by people. Users power up the game and dive into the numerous game options from single player to multi-player and individual achievement to team spirit. It’s a huge video game that disguises exercise as entertainment and fosters healthy competition and determination. With two versions, everyone can play and be challenged at their level.

Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

Team up to win a turkey provided by Harrison’s Poultry Farm! Each adult/child team (ages 8-13) will attempt ten free throws and the pair with the highest total wins. Each age group will be assigned a specific time slot within the two-hour window (9-11 a.m.) and it will be sent by November 15. The fee is $10 per couple, ages 8-13 plus an adult. (Register ONLY the child who will participate in their appropriate age level.) Registration deadline is November 13.

Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

Nov. 16-17, 10 am-7 pm and Nov. 18-19, 10 am-4 pm

Start your holiday season at The Grove! Shop for holiday gifts, decorations, personalized ornaments and gourmet foods from some of your favorite vendors who have participated in past shows. Admission is payable at the door.
NEW! Stop by our heated pavilion at the Market on Saturday, 11/18 and Sunday, 11/19, 10 am-4 pm each day for

  • Santa’s Chalet 🎅 Families can visit and take photos with Santa by the fireplace!
  • Holiday Refreshments 🍷 Festive foods, hot & cold beverages and beer & wine available for purchase.

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

Kids to Parks Day

Go Play Outside! Join The Grove for a national day of outdoor play, designed to connect kids and their families with their local, state and national parks and to create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers. Visit the Interpretive Center and experience some hands-on animal encounters, download the free Grove app and go on a self-guided Fairy Quest, or join us on a guided trail hike at 2 pm. No registration required. Meet at Interpretive Center.

Spring Restoration Day at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

For ages 8+

Assist in the restoration efforts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie by helping with a variety of restoration activities such as removing non-native invasive plants or collecting seed. Bring work gloves if you have them. For families and individuals Ages 8+. Volunteers under 15 must participate with an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To receive an application/ waiver in advance please contact grove.volunteers@glenviewparks.org. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

GHA Annual Plant Sale

This year’s plant sale features a great selection of hardy native plants from Midwest Groundcovers, including forbs, grasses and sedges, suitable for a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions. These perennials are both beautiful and beneficial for pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

The event is co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association and the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.

For more information, call 847-299-6096.

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

The Glenview Community Ice Center celebrates 50 years of showcasing amazing ice skating talent (1974-2024). The 50th Spring Ice Show will start in the 70’s when the Ice center opened and highlight the decades until now and feature exciting performances by tiny tots just learning to skate to competitive soloists and synchronized skating teams. Costumes, lights, music and imaginative scenery are sure to dazzle spectators. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch and support some amazing local talent!

Park Master Planning Public Meeting- Indian Ridge Park

The Park District continues to advance park improvements and planning goals to maintain high-quality parks and recreation services. As part of the master planning process, we invite Indian Ridge neighbors for feedback on the latest park design concepts. Questions? Contact Ken Wexler at 224-521-2264 or email at ken.wexler@glenviewparks.org .The meeting will be held at Park Center in Room 101.

Park Master Planning Public Meeting- Swenson Park

The Park District continues to advance park improvements and planning goals to maintain high-quality parks and recreation services. As part of the master planning process, we invite Swenson Park neighbors for feedback on the latest park design concepts. Questions? Contact Ken Wexler at 224-521-2264 or email at ken.wexler@glenviewparks.org. The meeting will be held at Park Center in Room 101.

Sunday,

March 19

Glenview Concert Band Performance

Under the direction of Greg Wojcik, the Glenview Concert Band will perform music composed by John Williams, Julie Giroux, Karl King, Anne McGinty, Dmitri Shostakovich, Steven Reineke, Malcolm Arnold, and John Philip Sousa. Founded in 1985, the Glenview Concert Band is a community band made up of approximately 60 brass, woodwind and percussion volunteer players. Learn more about the band.

Glenview Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 17-Oct. 21, 8 am-12 pm
Enjoy shopping for delicious, local food at the Glenview Farmers Market, a free, weekly event that takes place rain or shine. This year’s market includes several vendors from previous years and some new vendors. It’s located in the circle drive by the Heritage Center. Free parking is available across the street in the Historic Wagner Farm lot and the St. Peter and Paul Church lot at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads. Note: No parking allowed on Wagner Road.

Bike Glenview - North Branch Ride

Please join us on the annual Bike Glenview – North Branch Ride! We’ll explore the beautiful variety of habitats found along the Chicago River, from Bunker Hill Forest Preserve north to Harms Woods. You’ll encounter prairies, wetlands, and woodlands as we wind our way north. Discover what makes these preserves so important for wildlife and people alike!

We’ll stop along the way to chat about the ecology and history of the preserves we’re traveling through. There will be a longer walk through Blue Star Memorial Woods (just north of Harms Woods) to discuss restoration efforts at that site. This ride is designed for cyclists of all skill levels, covering approximately 15 miles.

Please meet at 6639 W Harts Rd, Niles, IL 60714. We’ll be in the parking lot at the northern end of Bunker Hill Forest Preserve. We’ll depart promptly at 10:00 a.m. Remember to bring plenty of water! A helmet is required for this ride.

This event is free and it does fill up, so you must register to attend.

Tropical Party

Our summer pool parties are the perfect escape from the summer heat, offering refreshing waters, great music, delicious food and fun themes. Jump right into the crystal-clear pool and make a splash with your friends and family. Get ready for an unforgettable summer day.

Turkey Skate & More

Skate your turkey off at the Glenview Community Ice Center with special activities during Thanksgiving week, Sunday, Nov. 19-Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023

  • Take a spin on our Ice Bumper Cars!
  • Learn to skate with First Timers Hockey and Skating 101 for kids
  • Stay cool with friends at Cool Ice Adventure camp and Shoot to Score Hockey Camp
  • Thanksgiving 3V3 Hockey Tournament

Advance registration required for activities listed above. 

Drop in for ….

  • Daily Public Sessions
    Su 11/19-1:30-3pm, M 11/20-11am-1pm, Tu 11/21-7:20-8:40pm, W 11/22-11am-1pm, F 11/24-11am-1pm AND 8:20-9:50pm, Sa 11/25-1:30-3pm
  • Special Thanksgiving Day skating
    Th 11/23-10:30am-12pm
  • Open Hockey (bring your own equipment)
    Tu 11/21-11:30am-1pm

Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

Nov. 16-17, 10 am-7 pm and Nov. 18-19, 10 am-4 pm

Start your holiday season at The Grove! Shop for holiday gifts, decorations, personalized ornaments and gourmet foods from some of your favorite vendors who have participated in past shows. Admission is payable at the door.
NEW! Stop by our heated pavilion at the Market on Saturday, 11/18 and Sunday, 11/19, 10 am-4 pm each day for

  • Santa’s Chalet 🎅 Families can visit and take photos with Santa by the fireplace!
  • Holiday Refreshments 🍷 Festive foods, hot & cold beverages and beer & wine available for purchase.

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

Election Day

Park Center’s first floor mini gym will serve as a polling location for certain precincts on March 19. Parking is available in the front of the building; use the main middle entrance of the building. Note: early voting and ballot drop off at Village Hall is available March 4-18. To check your voting registration status or to find your precinct and polling place, click here.

GHA Annual Plant Sale

This year’s plant sale features a great selection of hardy native plants from Midwest Groundcovers, including forbs, grasses and sedges, suitable for a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions. These perennials are both beautiful and beneficial for pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

The event is co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association and the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.

For more information, call 847-299-6096.

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

The Glenview Community Ice Center celebrates 50 years of showcasing amazing ice skating talent (1974-2024). The 50th Spring Ice Show will start in the 70’s when the Ice center opened and highlight the decades until now and feature exciting performances by tiny tots just learning to skate to competitive soloists and synchronized skating teams. Costumes, lights, music and imaginative scenery are sure to dazzle spectators. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch and support some amazing local talent!

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Rosie & The Rivets

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages. 

Rosie & The Rivets are the Premier Retro Rock & Roll Tribute Show performing the best music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s along with some contemporary music with a retro twist!

Thursday,

April 20

Open House on Planned Park Center Renovations

Join us for an open house to provide public feedback on recommended facility upgrades to Park Center, including:

• Adding new aquatics features and amenities such an indoor water ninja course and water play elements, improving accessibility, and adding isolated temperature controls for enhanced lap swimming and expanded programming
• Updating the East Wing, including the Lakeview Room and adjacent outdoor patio, to expand programming, expand functionality and include integrated technology

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Guided Spring Ephemeral Walk

Join Meredith, The Grove’s Natural Resource Manager on a guided Spring Ephemeral Walk to spot some beautiful woodland ephemeral plants including trout lilies, mayapples, jack-in-the-pulpits and the majestic great white trillium, before they go dormant for another year.

Get Moving Glenview! Join us at Roosevelt Park

We’re popping up at events and in parks all summer long so you can try out the Park District’s new inclusive MOVMNT by Burke playground equipment. Win prizes for high scores and vote for its permanent home. Your local park could be a winner!

 

The next generation of play is here, and it will test your fitness, your agility and your speed. It’s for people of all ages and abilities. It’s MOVMNT® and it will move you more than you thought possible. MOVMNT is an electronic game that is powered by people. Users power up the game and dive into the numerous game options from single player to multi-player and individual achievement to team spirit. It’s a huge video game that disguises exercise as entertainment and fosters healthy competition and determination. With two versions, everyone can play and be challenged at their level.

Conservation Kids Day

NOTE: August 27 date has been rescheduled for August 20, and September 24 has been rescheduled for September 17. 

 

Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can drop in for amazing hands-on environmental experiences where they join a skilled staff member in high-quality learning activities that connect children and adults to nature, conservation, and prepares them for a future of lifelong learning, appreciation and stewardship of the Earth. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For groups, please email: groverestoration@glenviewparks.org

Halloween SKELEbration!

Get in the Halloween spirit with our family-friendly Halloween party celebrating a “not so haunted” train. Join us inside for inflatables, DJ, face painting, creepy crafts, trick-or-treating and much more! Outside, there will be a ghoulish games, entertainment and cozy hayrides around Gallery Park (weather permitting). The event is designed for ages 2-12 years; parents must accompany their children. Costumes are encouraged.

Admission is $10 per child ages 2-12 and $5 for ages 13 and older, payable at the door. If inclement weather or rain, the outdoor activities will move inside.

Turkey Skate & More

Skate your turkey off at the Glenview Community Ice Center with special activities during Thanksgiving week, Sunday, Nov. 19-Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023

  • Take a spin on our Ice Bumper Cars!
  • Learn to skate with First Timers Hockey and Skating 101 for kids
  • Stay cool with friends at Cool Ice Adventure camp and Shoot to Score Hockey Camp
  • Thanksgiving 3V3 Hockey Tournament

Advance registration required for activities listed above. 

Drop in for ….

  • Daily Public Sessions
    Su 11/19-1:30-3pm, M 11/20-11am-1pm, Tu 11/21-7:20-8:40pm, W 11/22-11am-1pm, F 11/24-11am-1pm AND 8:20-9:50pm, Sa 11/25-1:30-3pm
  • Special Thanksgiving Day skating
    Th 11/23-10:30am-12pm
  • Open Hockey (bring your own equipment)
    Tu 11/21-11:30am-1pm

Winterfest

Celebrate all things winter at Winterfest at the Glenview Community Ice Center. Watch triple-header hockey games between Glenbrook South Titan Hockey Club and Saint Viator Hockey Club and see the Glenview Stars Hockey Association take on the St. Louis Sting. Enjoy a figure skating exhibition. Check out the Ice Center’s Ice Bumper Cars and participate in afternoon family public sessions or an evening glow stick public session. Enjoy food and drink at North Branch, and much more!  All proceeds benefit the Glenview Park Foundation.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Glenview Bank & Trust logo

 

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Winter Restoration Work Days at Fuller Air Station Prairie

Assist in the restoration efforts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie by helping with a variety of restoration activities such as removing non-native invasive plants or collecting seed. Bring work gloves if you have them. For families and individuals Ages 8+. Volunteers under 15 must participate with an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To receive an application/ waiver in advance please contact grove.volunteers@glenviewparks.org. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather

Pickleball Community Meeting

Join us at Park Center on either January 20 or January 22 to hear updates on the process of selecting locations for new pickleball courts in Glenview. Can’t join us in person? Join the meetings remotely using zoom and submit your questions via the chat. Your input is crucial in shaping the future of pickleball in our community.

Pickleball Community Meetings
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 10 a.m.- Noon
Monday, January 22, 2024, 7- 9 p.m.
Park Center Lakeview Room
2400 Chestnut, Glenview

Zoom Information
January 20
Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 894 2197 9771
Passcode: 419610

January 22
Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 821 0830 1898
Passcode: 208740

Visit the project website to get the latest updates on pickleball at the Glenview Park District.

Wagon Rides at The Farm

What’s better than a wagon ride? How about a wagon ride S’mores?!? Bundle up and enjoy a private wagon ride (for up to 10 people) followed by marshmallow roasting and fireside s’mores.

Spring Restoration Day at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

For ages 8+

Assist in the restoration efforts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie by helping with a variety of restoration activities such as removing non-native invasive plants or collecting seed. Bring work gloves if you have them. For families and individuals Ages 8+. Volunteers under 15 must participate with an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To receive an application/ waiver in advance please contact grove.volunteers@glenviewparks.org. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Reusable Bag Decorating

Drop in to celebrate Earth Day! Reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment and decorate your own reusable bag to take and use all summer long going to our pools, carrying library books, or shopping at the Farmers Market.

All supplies provided. $5 per bag, payable at the event.