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Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

ONGOING

Center for Talent Development, Weekend Enrichment Programs. Through November 19. Northwestern University and other Chicago-area sites.  For academically talented students age 4-grade 9.

Chicago Botanic Garden, Family Cooking Classes. Weekends, October-April. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms

Northfield Park District, Outdoor Ice Skating. Weather permitting, Clarkson Park will house an outdoor ice rink in the winter months.

Sacred Heart School (Winnetka). Mom and Tots drop in class. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of month, 9:15-10:15am. October-April. FREE.


OCTOBER 2017

20 Winnetka Park District, Pumpkins in the Woods. 3:30-5:30pm, all ages, $5/resident, $10/non-resident.

21 Center for Talent Development, Free Parent Seminar: Science is a Noun, Not a Verb! A Parent Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards. Northwestern University, 9:30am.

21-22 Chicago Botanic Garden, Trains Tricks and Treats. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/trains_tricks_treats

25 Winnetka Park District, Pumpkin Carving. 5-6pm, 5+ year olds, $25/person.

26 The Alliance for Early Childhood, 28th Annual Networking Dinner. 5-7:30pm. Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth.

27 Northfield Park District, Boo Bash. 6-7:30pm, Northfield Community Center.

28 Center for Talent Development, Free Parent Discussion Group. Northwestern University and Chicago, 9:30am.

28 Volunteer Center's Make A Difference Day. 9am-12pm, Indian Hill Train Station. Drop off gently used items to over a dozen nonprofits.

28 Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, Linden Square Pumpkin Walk. 11am-1pm, Linden Square business district.

28 Winnetka Park District Ice Arena, Halloween Party on Ice. 1:40-2:55pm, all ages, FREE w/ non-canned food donation, $4 skate rental (limited quantities).


NOVEMBER 2017

1 The Joseph Sears School, Junior Kindergarten Open House. 7-8pm.

1 Winnetka Park District, Magic! 5-5:55pm, 5-12 year olds, $20/resident, $25/non-resident.

3 Winnetka Park District, Family Campfire. 6:15-7:45pm, families, $6/person.

4 Center for Talent Development, Tadpole Academy Parent-Child Classes. November 4, 11, & 18. 9:30-11am. Northwestern University, Evanston Campus.

4 Winnetka Park District & Tinkering School, Big Build. 10am-2pm, 7+ year olds, $80/resident, $100/non-resident.

10 Winnetka Community House, Magic by Randy Showcase. 10-11am, $7/person.

11 French School (Winnetka) Turkey in the Straw. 10am, Hubbard Woods Park, Community Thanksgiving event for children ages 2-6.

11 Winnetka Park District, Habitat Restoration Project. 10-11:30am, all ages, FREE (pre-registration recommended).

14 Ronald Knox Montessori School, Open House. 9:30am, 2031 Elmwood Avenue, Wilmette IL 60091. The Open House offers an opportunity to learn more about the Montessori approach to education, tour our facility and meet Ronald Knox faculty, staff, and current parents.  Please RSVP to Anita McGing, Admissions Director, at anita.mcging@ronaldknox.org.

17 Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Tree Lighting. 7pm, Wilmette Village Hall.

17 Winnetka Community House, Slumber Party Spa Night Glitzy Girl Party. 6:30-8pm.

18 Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce Wilmette Holiday Parade.  10:30am-12pm, Linden Square to Village Center.

18 Winnetka Park District, Tiny Tot Olympics. 10-11am, 3-5 year olds, FREE.

20 Winnetka Community House, Member Winter/Spring Registration.

22 Winnetka Park District, Santa’s Mailbox. Through December 20th, all ages, FREE.

23 Winnetka Park District Ice Arena, Turkey Day Skate. 10:30am-2pm, all ages, $2 admission, $4 skate rental (limited quantities).

24 Chicago Botanic Garden, Wonderland Express. Through January 7, 2018. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/wonderland

27 Winnetka Community House, Non-Member Winter/Spring Registration.


DECEMBER 2017

1 French School (Winnetka). 2018/19 applications due.

1 Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce, Annual Tree Lighting. Station Park, Winnetka 5:30pm.

2 Winnetka Community House, Breakfast with Santa. 8:30-11:30am, $25/person.

3 Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce, Red Invitation Holiday Sale. Winnetka and Northfield retailers.

7 Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce, State of the Villages Holiday Tea. Kenilworth Union Church, 2:30-5pm.

9 Chicago Botanic Garden Nature Preschool Open House. 4-7 pm & November 11, 1-5pm. Parking included with preregistration. www.chicagobotanic.org/naturepreschool

9 Northfield Park District, Holiday Festival. Northfield Community Center, 11am-2pm.

9 Winnetka Park District, Santa Claus is Coming… to Winnetka! 10am-12pm, all ages, FREE.

12 Winnetka Park District, Gingerbread House Workshop. 5-6pm, 4-10 year olds (younger children allowed with supervision), $25.

15 Winnetka Community House, Holiday Memories Night Glitzy Girl Party. 6:30-8pm.

16 Winnetka Park District Ice Arena, Skate with Santa. 1:40-2:55pm, all ages, $2 admission, $4 skate rental (limited quantities).

24 Winnetka Park District, Holiday Sing. 6pm, families, FREE.

25 Winnetka Park District Ice Arena, Christmas Day Skate. 12-2pm, all ages, FREE, $4 skate rental (limited quantities).

Winnetka Park District, Winter Break Camp. 4-8 year olds, varied price structure.


JANUARY 2018

Winnetka Park District, Winter Break Camp. 4-8 year olds, varied price structure.

13 Northfield Community Nursery School, Saturday Splat! 9:30-11am, FREE to preschoolers and their families.

13 Winnetka Park District, Winter Carnival. 11am-1pm, 4-10 year olds, FREE.

15 The Alliance for Early Childhood, American Red Cross Babysitting Course. 9am-3:30pm.

20 Center for Talent Development, Tadpole Academy Parent-Child Classes. January 20, 27, and February 3.  9:30-11am. Northwestern University, Evanston Campus.

20 Center for Talent Development, Weekend Enrichment Programs. Through March 11 Northwestern University and other Chicago-area sites. For academically talented students age 4-grade 9.

23 Winnetka Park District, Magic! 5-5:55pm, 5-12 year olds, $20/resident, $25/non-resident.

26 Winnetka Community House, Family Bingo Night. 6:30-8pm, $10/person, $1/extra card.

27 Sacred Heart School (Winnetka), Snowflake Festival. 9-11am, snow themed activities for children, FREE.

27 The Alliance for Early Childhood, Let’s Play Community Winter Play Day.  9:30-11am.


FEBRUARY 2018

8 Winnetka Park District, Daddy/Daughter Date Night. 6-8:15pm, 4-10 year olds, $65 per couple.

13 The Alliance for Early Childhood, Preschool-Kindergarten Summit. 8:30am-3:15pm. Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

17 Center for Talent Development, Tadpole Academy Parent-Child Classes. February 17, 24, and March 3.  9:30-11am. Northwestern University, Evanston Campus.

19 The Alliance for Early Childhood, American Red Cross Babysitting Course. 9am-3:30pm.

19 Winnetka Community House, Family Showcase event. 10-11am, $7/person.


MARCH 2018

4-10 The Alliance for Early Childhood, 24th Annual ScreenBreak Week

4 The Alliance for Early Childhood, ScreenBreak Kick-Off Event

8 Winnetka Park District, Mother/Son Date Night. 6-8:15pm, 4-10 year olds, $65 per couple.

10 Winnetka Park District, Winnetka’s Got Talent. 12pm.

31 Winnetka Park District, Egg Hunt. 10am (sharp), 2-8 year olds, FREE.


APRIL 2018

11 Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce, Recognition Lunch. Winnetka Community House 11am-1:15pm. Tickets available at www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com.

14 Center for Talent Development, Weekend Enrichment Programs. Through May 20. Northwestern University and other Chicago-area sites. For academically talented students age 4-grade 9.

28 Winnetka Community House, Bike Sale. 8:30-9:30am: Appraisal (Sellers). 9:30-10:30am: Bike Sale.

28 The Alliance for Early Childhood, Let’s Play Community Spring Play Day.  9:30-11am.

28-29 Chicago Botanic Garden, Japanese Garden Spring Festival. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms

29 Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Wilmette & Kenilworth. 11am-1pm. Kenilworth Assembly Hall.