Event Calendar
September 2023

September

Sunday,

October 1

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.

Saturday,

December 2

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!

Sunday,

December 3

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.

Saturday,

November 4

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,

January 6

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.

Saturday,

October 7

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.

Wednesday,

November 8

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.

Monday,

October 9

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.

Sunday,

December 10

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.

Saturday,

November 11

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.

Sunday,

November 12

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.

Monday,

November 13

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.

Saturday,

October 14

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.

Sunday,

October 15

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!

Thursday,

November 16

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.

Friday,

November 17

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.

Saturday,

November 18

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,

November 19

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.

Friday,

October 20

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

 

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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.

Saturday,

October 21

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.

Sunday,

October 22

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.

Thursday,

November 23

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.

Friday,

November 24

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!

Saturday,

November 25

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

Monday,

February 26

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.

Friday,

October 27

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.

Sunday,

October 29

A Family Halloween at Historic Wagner Farm - SOLD OUT

Wear your favorite costume and join the farm for a kid-friendly bash that includes haunted wagon rides, pumpkin games and more spooky fun. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Festival of Trees Decorating Contest

Presented by Light Keeper Pro

Get in the holiday spirit and decorate a holiday tree with your family, neighborhood groups, business, clubs, schools, service organizations, etc.! Trees will be on display at Park Center on December 2 from 3-6 p.m. and will be voted on by the public in several categories. Each group must provide their own artificial tree (no more than 6 feet tall) and a tree stand. Only one registration per organization/group/business/etc. A limited number of trees are available for purchase through the park district for $50 but once they are gone, they are gone! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Glenview Park Foundation.

Resident businesses/organizations fee: $100
Nonresident businesses/organizations: $150.

Park District Provided Trees Fees:
Resident businesses/organizations fee: $150
Nonresident businesses/organizations fee: $200

Don’t wait, registration deadline is November 29.

Saturday,

December 30

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.

Tuesday,

October 31

Grove Trick or Treat Trail

Take a journey along the haunted paths at The Grove on the spookiest night of the year! Wear your costume and collect candy and prizes at different entertaining and interactive stations from frightfully-fun characters. Trick-or-treat safely at all the doors of the Historic 1856 Kennicott House (there are nine different doors in all!). Encounter live critters and take home a pumpkin.

Special trick-or-treat bags are provided (no need to bring your own). Plenty of non-food treats are available.

Tickets:  $15/person in advance; $17/person at the door (limited tickets available at the event). Children under 2 are free. Ages 12 & under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Please select an admission time when purchasing tickets online. You may arrive earlier or stay later to enjoy all the festivities. Only paid participants are permitted on the hayride, can collect candy & prizes, and receive a pumpkin.

Square Dance into the New Year

Get your body moving, use your brain, have some fun, and make new friends as you learn to dance with the Glenview Squares at this end of the year dance celebration at The Grove complete with New Year’s Eve toast! No experience needed. No partner required.
For Ages 10+

Happy Noon Year Party-SOLD OUT

UPDATE — The Noon Year’s Eve Party is sold out.

Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! The main gym will have bouncy inflatables, DJ, dancing, games and other fun activities. We cap off the event with a massive balloon drop. Note: Parents are free, but must accompany child(ren), ages 3-7 years. Advanced registration is required; no day of admission at the door. Don’t wait, register by December 29!