Event Calendar
September 2022

September

Saturday,

October 1

Glenview Farmers Market at Historic Wagner Farm

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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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Eggstravaganza - SOLD OUT

Join us for some EGGcitement at Little Bear Park! Children ages 3-9 will have a hopping good time at our old-fashioned egg hunt.

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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.

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 Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Rhythm Rockets

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

The Rhythm Rockets are a guaranteed good time, full of boundless energy, top- flight musicianship, and flat out fun.

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!

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.

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.

Glenview 4th of July

Join us for the best celebration on the North Shore! Our bike parade begins at Jackman Park at 11:15 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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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Barbara's Butterfly Dance

At first the butterflies appear random in their fluttering around each other, and then, suddenly synchronized, they circle and spin together performing a dance. Learn all about butterflies, go through your own metamorphosis, and learn a butterfly dance as we celebrate and honor The Grove’s very dear friend, Barbara.

For ages 4-9 + adult guardian

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.

Parent/Child Golf Tournament - SOLD OUT

Parent and child(ren) ages 5-13 will enjoy a day on the golf course and play together to win prizes. Shotgun start at 9 a.m.

 

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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Spotlight Dance Showcase!

Presented by Center Studio for Dance
Location: Glenbrook South High School
Children and adults enrolled in our dance programs will perform in our annual production at Glenbrook South High School’s Watson Auditorium. Ticket sale information will be announced in April.

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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.

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.

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Preview Night: Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

Enjoy first-choice shopping from all your favorite vendors before the public market! Admission includes one raffle ticket; additional raffle tickets available to purchase.

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.

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

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 →

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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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.

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

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

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

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.

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.

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.

Saturday,

October 8

Glenview Farmers Market at Historic Wagner Farm

Visit event page for details.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

> purchase tickets

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Classical Blast

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

A melding of classically trained musicians who love to rock. Enjoy from Bach to Rock!

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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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+.

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.

> register now

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.

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..

Get Moving Glenview Fitness Open Houses

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 Revolutiond
  • Together WE Tri
  • Fit 4 Moms / Stroller Striders
  • Center Studio / GPDddd
  • Fabletics
  • Grateful Birch Boutique
  • Dick Ponds Athletics
  • Blended

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.

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.

Grove Heritage Association Holiday Market

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! Bundle up and bring the family to enjoy outdoor activities during market hours!

Email the Grove Heritage Association for more information.

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.

> register now

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!

> register 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - FeelGood

DUE TO THE WEATHER, TONIGHT’S CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN THE LAKEVIEW ROOM AT PARK CENTER.

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

FeelGood is a fun, energetic, Chicago-based tribute 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.

Restoration Work Day

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

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.

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.

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Todd Downing

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.

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.

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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Mother's Day Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful 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. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Call 847-657-3200 to make reservations.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Sushi Roll

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

Sushi Roll has perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music and rock n roll swagger and then topped it off with memorable stage costumes, inspired by cosplay, anime, and superheroes!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday,

October 15

Glenview Farmers Market at Historic Wagner Farm

Visit event page for details.

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.

Unplug Illinois Day of Play

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. Enjoy free drop-in programs, or register for a special activity. Participants can draw and spread joy along the pathway with chalk, play family lawn games, fly kites, enjoy guided trail walks and more. Some special activities require a fee.

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!

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. Reservations are requested so we can plan appropriate Work Day activities. Please RSVP to groverestoration@glenviewparks.org to reserve your spot.

Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

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.

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.

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!

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.

> learn more about open gym

Evenings on The Farm

Enjoy everything summer evenings are supposed to be at Historic Wagner Farm. Come out to the farm from 5-8 p.m. on special Fridays in June, July and August to enjoy extended hours at the Heritage Center and Sweets and Treats Ice Cream Parlor. Bring a picnic and enjoy entertainment from community performers, tour the farmhouse and take a stroll on the farm. No registration is required.

Firecracker Golf Classic

The 2023 Firecracker Classic will include 18 holes of golf at The Glen Club, a premium golfer gift, a light breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception. As the annual, time-honored fundraising event hosted by the Glenview Park Foundation, the proceeds from this event have helped enhance our community’s parks and enrich lives each year. Registration will open February 27.

Learn More/Register

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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.

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.

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+

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

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.

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.

> register now

🏳️🌈 PRIDE SKATE

Let’s go Rainbow at this special public session at the Glenview Community Ice Center to celebrate Pride Month. Skate to live DJ’d music under the disco ball. Enjoy face painting and other give aways.

Dress to celebrate Pride Month and receive free skate rental! Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

🏳️🌈 Rainbow Science – Exploring Prisms

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

> more details

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.

> register now

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!

> register now

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.

Evenings on The Farm

Enjoy everything summer evenings are supposed to be at Historic Wagner Farm. Come out to the farm from 5-8 p.m. on special Fridays in June, July and August to enjoy extended hours at the Heritage Center and Sweets and Treats Ice Cream Parlor. Bring a picnic and enjoy entertainment from community performers, tour the farmhouse and take a stroll on the farm. No registration is required.

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.

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.

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 Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Billy Elton

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

Billy Elton celebrates the music of two of the greatest singers, pianists, and songwriters in pop music history – Billy Joel and Elton John.

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.

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.

Prairie Fest

Discover why prairies are so special and unique and take in the late summer color show that mother nature treats us to at our free Prairie Fest. There will be family-friendly activities, trail walks, guest speakers and outside organizations teaching us about the natural areas.

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

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. Reservations are requested so we can plan appropriate Work Day activities. Please RSVP to groverestoration@glenviewparks.org to reserve your spot.

Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

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.

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

>more info

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.

Grove Annual Plant Sale

Dress up your home and yard for spring and summer with beautiful perennials, flowering pots and baskets, native plants and more from The Grove Heritage Association’s annual plant sale. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association and the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.

Dates/Hours:
Saturday, May 20, 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, May 21, 9 am-2 pm
For more information, call 847-299-6096.

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.

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Miss Jamie's Farm

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.

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

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.

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

 

>more info

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.

Friday,

October 21

Halloween Spooktacular

Get in the Halloween spirit with our family-friendly Halloween party celebrating Super Heroes! Join us inside for a DJ, trick-or-treating, inflatables, face painting, ghoulish games, creepy crafts and much more! Outside, there will be cozy hayrides around BATtea Middle School and Little SCARE Park, entertainment and more games/activities. The event is designed for ages 3-10 years; parents must accompany their children. Get creative and feel free to dress up in your Halloween costumes. We encourage it! If inclement weather or rain, most outdoor activities will move inside.

Tickets Only Available at the Door

> see event flier

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)

> Register now

Grove Annual Plant Sale

Dress up your home and yard for spring and summer with beautiful perennials, flowering pots and baskets, native plants and more from The Grove Heritage Association’s annual plant sale. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association and the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.

Dates/Hours:
Saturday, May 20, 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, May 21, 9 am-2 pm
For more information, call 847-299-6096.

First Day of Summer Kickoff 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.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Mr. Meyers Band

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

Mr. Meyers play “Caribbean Rock” a mixture of reggae, soca/calypso, beach music, and their own originals.

Evenings on The Farm

Enjoy everything summer evenings are supposed to be at Historic Wagner Farm. Come out to the farm from 5-8 p.m. on special Fridays in June, July and August to enjoy extended hours at the Heritage Center and Sweets and Treats Ice Cream Parlor. Bring a picnic and enjoy entertainment from community performers, tour the farmhouse and take a stroll on the farm. No registration is required.

Yappy Hour Series: Happy Pawlidays (dog park members only)

Presented by:

Community Bark West will be hosting three exciting FREE events exclusively for dog park members. Not a dog park member? Click here for more info to join! Join us for a Hawaiian-themed party celebrating the end of summer and preparing for the holidays to come. Make lasting memories and prepare for your holiday cards by getting your pet’s picture taken with Santa! Express your artistic side by painting ceramic ornaments to cherish for years to come and be sure to grab a holiday-themed bandana for your pet, while supplies last. Events are for dog park members only – make sure to bring your membership card to scan at the entrance.

Fall Sales on the Farm - Pumpkins Arrived Early!

Open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

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.

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

Squirrel Appreciation Day

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.

Learn all about these highly active and very entertaining critters and make a squirrel-themed craft (while supplies last). For all ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Saturday,

October 22

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+. See the full schedule & register using activity #107052.

Glenview Farmers Market at Historic Wagner Farm

Visit event page for details.

Plant Sale Preorder Deadline

Dress up your home and yard for spring and summer with beautiful perennials, flowering pots and baskets, native plants and more from The Grove Heritage Association’s annual plant sale.

Pre-order plants by Saturday April 22 for pick up at the Plant Sale. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up on Friday May 19 from 1 pm-4 pm and Saturday May 20 from 9 am-noon. For more information, call 847-299-6096.

If you aren’t sure what you want to order, you can always plan to join us at the event on May 20 & 21!

preorder form →

Glenview Resident Open House

Representatives from the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Glenview Public Library, Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Northfield Township, Cook County, NorthShore University HealthSystem, mental health services and other community organizations will be available at this free event!

Plenty of activities:

  • Meet a police officer, firefighter and 9-1-1 telecommunicator
  • Meet Village trustees
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Crafts and balloon animals for kids
  • Get your library card

Complimentary refreshments will be provided

Sponsored by:
Village of Glenview & Glenview Park District

Coordinated by:
Glenview Communicators

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.

Fairy & Firefly Fest

Legendary woodland creatures known as fairies can be found in folklore and at The Grove! Come with your wings and dress for a magical adventure! Get sprinkled with some pixie dust, participate in a bubble wind dance, and guided fairy quest. Make and take home a fairy door and a firefly catcher jar. Learn a fairy song, enjoy a play fairy picnic in the garden, get a photo with a fairy, and so much more! Magical concoctions and fairy food available for purchase.

Tickets are available for 11 am-1 pm or 1 pm-3 pm. Please choose a time when purchasing tickets.

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.

Yappy Hour Series: Howl-O-Ween (dog park members only)

Presented by:

NEW DATE! This event has been rescheduled for October 22 due to weather. Community Bark West will be hosting three exciting FREE events exclusively for dog park members. Not a dog park member? Click here for more info to join! Celebrate Halloween with your four-legged friend! Treat them to some special dog treats for “trick or treat” fun and let them socialize with other furry pals. Participate in a costume contest for a chance to win a free dog park membership for next year! The first 100 dogs will also receive a special toss n chew toy! Events are for dog park members only – make sure to bring your membership card to scan at the entrance.

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

Pickleball Community Meeting

Join us at Park Center to hear updates on the process of selecting locations for new pickleball courts in Glenview. Can’t join us in person? Join the meeting 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
Monday, January 22, 2024, 7- 9 p.m.
Park Center Lakeview Room
2400 Chestnut, Glenview

Zoom Information
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.

Wednesday,

November 23

Thanksgiving Skate

Gather friends or family, lace up your skates, and hop on the ice for some pre-feast laps! Join us for public session, shoot-the-puck games, family-friendly activities, and take home some holiday themed giveaways. Bring in a canned food item to donate to Northfield Township Food Pantry for FREE skate rental

Wildlife Heroes - How to Help Animals in Need

Ages 8+
Join The Grove’s Animal Care Team in the Program Barn as they teach us about wildlife rehabilitation and how to provide aid to injured, orphaned, displaced, or distressed wild animals we may find in and around our homes. Free, but registration is requested.

> register

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.

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

Get Moving Glenview! Join us at Johns 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.

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.

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

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.

Royal Ball

Join us for a soiree’ under the sea! Dive into the magic for a night of music, dancing and refreshments in Park Center’s beautiful Lakeview Room. The event is for ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. The per person resident fee is $50; $62 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required by February 19. Please register each date and guest separately.

Saturday,

June 24

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.

Glenview Summer Fest

Come see us at Summer Fest, an event hosted by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce! Stop by our booth to learn more about the park district and play fun games and win prizes.

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.

Pioneer Day

Could you live without electricity, central air, running water or even – gasp! – a flush toilet? Embark on an epic journey to discover what life was like in the 1800s. Bring the pioneer experience to life as you follow your map and travel along The Grove’s Trails.

  • Try out hands-on activities – candle dipping, tin punching and pioneer chores
  • Play old-fashioned pioneer games and enjoy music from the past
  • Tour the Kennicott House and Victorian four square garden
  • Meet reenactors from a Civil War-era Army Corps of Engineers and learn about their important contributions
  • The Archives Building will also be open with a new exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Grove Heritage Association.

NOTE: Ticket times for admission are every 15 minutes starting at 11 am. Last ticketed admission time is at 2 pm. Please select an admission time when purchasing online. Guests may stay as long as they wish.

3v3 Summer Soccer Fest

This event is a celebration of our young athletes and the sport of soccer. Both recreational (open) and competitive (premier) divisions are offered for boys and girls so everyone of all ability levels can participate. Proceeds from this event help fund the Glenview Park Foundation and its mission to enhance recreational opportunities for all of Glenview.

Learn More/Register

Presented by

Glenview Bank & Trust logo

SportSwap: Gently Used Equipment Swap and Sale

Glenview! Let’s all work together to keep used sports items out of the landfill!

The SportsSwap is a fun (and therapeutic) project that supports sustainability. It’s simple:

  • Gather up your gently used equipment in your garage, car/van, bedroom, or wherever.

  • Drop it off between August 24th and 26th at the Glenview Park Center West Gym.

  • Receive a voucher to purchase items on Sunday when you drop off items. Be sure bring the voucher on Sunday!

  • Don’t have anything to donate? No voucher? Not a problem. Come shop on Sunday anyway. 

  • Pay with vouchers or CASH.  No credit cards 

  • SPONSORS

    Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District

    PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

    Glenview Park Foundation

Winter Sales & Black Friday Winter Market

Historic Wagner Farm kicks off the first day of their annual Winter Sales with a special Winter Market on Black Friday. Shop for seasonal products, a selection of craft items and farm-to-table foods from some of your favorite Farmers Market vendors, onsite until 2 pm. The tree lot and sales shed will remain open until 4 pm on 11/24.

Winter Sales of fresh-cut trees, wreaths & evergreen boughs continue daily, M-Su, 10 am-4 pm while supplies last. Proceeds help support Historic Wagner Farm’s programs and operations.

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

2nd Annual Black Friday Pickleball Tournament

Register your team for the 2nd Annual Black Friday Pickleball tournament at Park Center! Tournament will be a round-robin format. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place in each division, and bragging rights!

Divisions offered: Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Senior Men’s Doubles, Senior Women’s Doubles, Senior Mixed Doubles, 65+ Men’s Doubles and 65+ Women’s Doubles.

$60 per team. Register only one member per team. Deadline is Monday, November 13. Tournament schedule information will be emailed by November 22. Bring your own paddle, balls provided.

Questions? Contact Brian O’Malley at brian.omalley@glenviewparks.org.

Max: 12 teams each level (will combine if necessary)

Start times vary based on division, and will be one of the following: 8 am / 12 pm / 4 pm.

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

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!

Friday,

November 25

Winter Sales at Historic Wagner Farm

Dress up your home and yard for the season with Historic Wagner Farm’s beautiful selection of cut holiday trees and wreaths. Holiday trees (balsam and fraser fir), wreaths and cut-to-order garland greenery will be on sale daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting November 25 while supplies last. All sales help to support the animals on The Farm.

Stay Cool @ Back to School

Enjoy one last chilly blast this summer before it’s time to go back to school! Discover the coolest place in Glenview with free & fun activities to welcome everyone back to the Glenview Community Ice Center.

 

For this special night, we are turning into the Glenview Community Ice CREAM Center, with free ice cream treats for the first 400 visitors, courtesy of Culvers of Glenview, the Wilmette Dairy Queen and the Glenview Dairy Bar.

 

FREE:

Face Painting,

Hockey,
Broomball,

Karate,

Figure Skating,

Speedskating,

Ice Bumper Cars,
Public Skate & Skate Rental,
Training Demos,
and more!

 

Pick up gently-used gear at budget-friendly prices at the hockey and figure skating equipment resale hosted by Glenbrook South Hockey, the Glenview Stars and the Glenview Blades organizations.

 

Registration info coming soon…

SportSwap: Gently Used Equipment Swap and Sale

Glenview! Let’s all work together to keep used sports items out of the landfill!

The SportsSwap is a fun (and therapeutic) project that supports sustainability. It’s simple:

  • Gather up your gently used equipment in your garage, car/van, bedroom, or wherever.

  • Drop it off between August 24th and 26th at the Glenview Park Center West Gym.

  • Receive a voucher to purchase items on Sunday when you drop off items. Be sure bring the voucher on Sunday!

  • Don’t have anything to donate? No voucher? Not a problem. Come shop on Sunday anyway. 

  • Pay with vouchers or CASH.  No credit cards 

  • SPONSORS

    Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District

    PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

    Glenview Park Foundation

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

Saturday,

November 26

Winter Sales at Historic Wagner Farm

Dress up your home and yard for the season with Historic Wagner Farm’s beautiful selection of cut holiday trees and wreaths. Holiday trees (balsam and fraser fir), wreaths and cut-to-order garland greenery will be on sale daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting November 25 while supplies last. All sales help to support the animals on The Farm.

Get Moving Glenview! Join us at Jackman 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.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - The Rockin Fenderskirts

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

Get ready for some Dancing! Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock to your favorite rock ‘n’ roll oldies.

SportSwap: Gently Used Equipment Swap and Sale

Glenview! Let’s all work together to keep used sports items out of the landfill!

The SportsSwap is a fun (and therapeutic) project that supports sustainability. It’s simple:

  • Gather up your gently used equipment in your garage, car/van, bedroom, or wherever.

  • Drop it off between August 24th and 26th at the Glenview Park Center West Gym.

  • Receive a voucher to purchase items on Sunday when you drop off items. Be sure bring the voucher on Sunday!

  • Don’t have anything to donate? No voucher? Not a problem. Come shop on Sunday anyway. 

  • Pay with vouchers or CASH.  No credit cards 

  • SPONSORS

    Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District

    PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

    Glenview Park Foundation

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.

Park Center Preschool Open House

Stop by to meet the teachers, tour the classrooms and get all of your questions answered. There will be waitlist forms available. Park Center Preschool and Childcare, ages 2-5, is offered year-round – Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information, email Preschool Director Amanda Giacomino at amanda.giacomino@glenviewparks.org or call 224-521-2550.

Sunday,

November 27

Winter Sales at Historic Wagner Farm

Dress up your home and yard for the season with Historic Wagner Farm’s beautiful selection of cut holiday trees and wreaths. Holiday trees (balsam and fraser fir), wreaths and cut-to-order garland greenery will be on sale daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting November 25 while supplies last. All sales help to support the animals on The Farm.

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+.

> register now

Park Center 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 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!

> see all job openings

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - The Frog Lady

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.

Center Studio for Dance Open House

Join us for Sunday Funday Dance Open House! Stop by for a dance studio tour, check out live dance demos, shop for costumes, meet the dance instructor team and sign up for Fall dance classes. Center Studio for Dance offers ballet, jazz, hip hop, Bollywood and much more. Questions? Contact Lisa Aguilar at lisa.aguilar@glenviewparks.org. See you on the dance floor!

SportSwap: Gently Used Equipment Swap and Sale

Glenview! Let’s all work together to keep used sports items out of the landfill!

The SportsSwap is a fun (and therapeutic) project that supports sustainability. It’s simple:

  • Gather up your gently used equipment in your garage, car/van, bedroom, or wherever.

  • Drop it off between August 24th and 26th at the Glenview Park Center West Gym.

  • Receive a voucher to purchase items on Sunday when you drop off items. Be sure bring the voucher on Sunday!

  • Don’t have anything to donate? No voucher? Not a problem. Come shop on Sunday anyway. 

  • Pay with vouchers or CASH.  No credit cards 

  • SPONSORS

    Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District

    PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

    Glenview Park Foundation

Frozen Frights

Join the Glenview Community Ice Center for an evening public session with a Halloween theme, open to all. Dress up in your costume and enjoy ice skating to spooky music under the disco ball. Other activities include:

  • Giveaways
  • Halloween crafts
  • Ice Bumper Car rides

admission: Free with a season skate pass. $7 per skater for everyone else. Children ages 5 and under skate free with a paying adult.

skate rental: $4 per skater. Dress in a costume for FREE skate rental.

Fireplace Features: Wheel Throwing

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 wheel throwing pottery 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.

Monday,

November 28

Winter Sales at Historic Wagner Farm

Dress up your home and yard for the season with Historic Wagner Farm’s beautiful selection of cut holiday trees and wreaths. Holiday trees (balsam and fraser fir), wreaths and cut-to-order garland greenery will be on sale daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting November 25 while supplies last. All sales help to support the animals on The Farm.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Wild Daisy

Join us for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long every Wednesday through August 9! Bring a picnic, folding chairs and lawn blankets. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Park Center.

Wild Daisy is an energetic, dynamic, female-owned, female & male-fronted country band in the Chicagoland area.