Lincolnwood market serves up family fun
Updated: June 29, 2012 12:24PM
Thursday nights are made for family fun at Lincolnwood’s Summer Market and Music in Proesel Park, 7055 N. Kostner Ave.
“This event has a relaxing atmosphere and something for everyone,” said Genelle Iocca, community outreach coordinator for the village of Lincolnwood’s Parks and Recreation Department.
The market opens at 5 p.m. each Thursday. Iocca said it offers, “delicious food to eat and take home, a free kids’ area with face painting and a variety of games, and free bingo that the entire family can play.”
At 7 p.m. there’s a free concert. Next up is the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra on July 5. The series continues with Shy Violet (July 12), Out of Control (July 19) and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band (July 26).
“Some weeks there is an additional activity,” Iocca said.
That may be swing dance lessons, laser tag or a demonstration by a chef.
For details, call (847) 677-9740 or visit www.lincolnwoodil.org.
Little girls ages 3-9 will feel like royalty during the Princess Ball from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. Guests from the Miss International and Miss Teen International pageants will lead them in games, a craft project and dancing. Cookies will be served. Bring a camera to photograph your princess parading. Registration begins July 1.
For details, call (847) 673-7774 or visit skokielibrary.info.
Blaze of glory
The skies will be ablaze with color over Harrer Park, 6250 Dempster St., Morton Grove, for the annual Independence Day fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Rain date for the Morton Grove Park District event is Thursday, July 5.
For details, call (847) 965-1200 or visit www.mortongroveparks.com.
Fresh air fitness
Families are invited to exercise together during a Saturday Workout in the Park from 9 to 10 a.m. June 30 at Centennial Park, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. A free fitness class called Boot Camp will include body weight training, intervals and other activities. In case of inclement weather, the drop-in program will move to the Community Center main gym.
For details, call (847) 692-5127 or visit prparks.org.
Children of all ages — and adults, too — can prepare for the Fourth of July during Red, White and Bicycle from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. You’ll hear bicycle safety tips and then decorate your bike in red, white and blue for the holiday. Wear a helmet.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or visit www.webrary.org.