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.

Neighbors Meeting

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

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

Sunday,

June 2

Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt

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

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.

Deadline to Register: Bags League at Grandpa’s Place  

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

LEAGUE IS FULL

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

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

Neighbors Meeting

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

 

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.

Summer Camp Parent Information Meeting

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

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

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

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

Thursday,

June 6

Prisoners Family Wine Dinner at Coarse Italian

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

Friday,

June 7

Cicadas & the Brood XIII Emergence with Dr. Cicada

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

Hops & Hike: Cicada Broods & Brew

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

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.

Historic Wagner Farm Livestock Fair

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

Sunday,

June 9

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove

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

🌈 Rainbow Explorers: A Family Adventure in Prism Science

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

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

🏳️‍🌈 Color Hike with Pride

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

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.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Hoopla

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

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

Saturday,

June 15

Glenview Farmers Market

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

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

Friday,

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!

Park Master Planning Public Meeting- Indian Ridge Park

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

Park Master Planning Public Meeting- Swenson Park

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

Sunday,

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!

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

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

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

Friday,

June 21

Firecracker Golf Classic

Presented by:

Glenview Bank & Trust logo

 

Tee it up at one of the best golf outings of the season! The 28th Annual Firecracker Classic Golf Outing will be held Friday, June 21st at The Glen Club. This important and time-honored fundraising event has supported many notable contributions that enhance our Park District’s recreation services, programs, and facilities to provide healthy recreational events for the Glenview community. A great opportunity to enjoy a fun day with your friends at the exclusive Glen Club while supporting the work of the Glenview Park Foundation. The Foundation provides much needed funds for the Park District’s Leisureship Financial Assistance Program. These funds allow children from families with limited means to participate in Park District programs.

Kick off to Summer Party

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

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.

Glow Skate

All Are Welcome 🏳️🌈 at this special public session at the Glenview Community Ice Center to celebrate Pride Month.

  • Cosmic skate with music under the disco ball. Includes glow sticks and other giveaways.
  • Ice Bumper Cars are available for $15 per 20 minute session. Register online or in person at the front desk.
  • Use your public skate pass or pay the the front desk.
  • Dress to celebrate Pride Month and receive a free skate rental! Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Saturday,

June 22

3v3 Summer Soccer Fest

Presented by

Glenview Bank & Trust logo

Gather your friends and teammates to form a team (up to 6 players) for the annual Glenview 3v3 Summer Soccer Fest at Gallery Park on June 22.  Teams from across the Chicagoland area compete in both recreational and competitive divisions. Proceeds help fund the Glenview Park Foundation and its mission to enhance recreational opportunities in Glenview. Registration closes on June 16 or until team capacity limits are reached.

Glenview Farmers Market

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

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

Summer Restoration Work Day 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.

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
  • Meet reenactors from a Civil War-era Army Corps of Engineers and learn about their important contributions

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.