Event Calendar
April 2024

April

Wednesday,

May 1

Boating on Lake Glenview - Season Open

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

Friday,

May 3

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

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

Saturday,

May 4

Cicada Celebration & Exhibit Opening

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

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

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

CATCH THE BUZZ!

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

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

Spring Dance Recital

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

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

For more information, call 847-724-5670.

Sunday,

May 5

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove

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

Wednesday,

May 8

Grove Literary Society

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

Saturday,

May 11

Spring on the Farm

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

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

Mother's Day Tea

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

All reservations must be received by April 25.

Sunday,

May 12

Mother's Day Brunch

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

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

Friday,

May 17

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

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

Saturday,

May 18

Kids to Parks Day

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

Spring Restoration Day at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

For ages 8+

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

GHA Annual Plant Sale

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

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

For more information, call 847-299-6096.

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

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

Sunday,

May 19

GHA Annual Plant Sale

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

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

For more information, call 847-299-6096.

Spring Ice Show – “Golden Blades Through the Decades”

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