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Socially Distant Outdoor Activities Posted on 03/30/2020
Listing Photo As spring begins to bloom, thoughts turn to getting outside more. Nothing compares to the vision of flowers bursting onto the scene and the sounds of birdsong filling the air. But with the new safety rules of social distancing in place, we need to find space to roam and exercise while keeping apart. Many of Chicago’s North Shore parks, preserves, and trails can remain open as long as everyone honors the guidelines in place to protect us. Stay up-to-date on the latest public health guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois, before heading out. Check out these spacious areas with biking and running/walking paths as you stretch your legs, renew your senses, and find a bit of peace. Bring the dog!
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Spring Break Staycation Posted on 03/16/2020
Listing Photo Sticking close to home and looking for ways to stay entertained this spring? Check out some of our ideas on how to experience the North Shore community while abiding by the recommendations of public health authorities.
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Celebrating Theater on the North Shore Posted on 03/06/2020
Listing Photo The stage is always set for an evening of brilliant, world-class entertainment on Chicago’s North Shore. Get ready to shake off winter with this season’s mix of stirring dramas, boisterous musicals and fresh family fun. Set in diverse locations like architectural marvels with black-box flexibility, in-house bar and cabarets or traditional stage set extravaganzas, our local theater companies are devoted to bringing you stories to provoke, delight, or inspire. With loads of dining options near every space, you and your friends or family will have a full and memorable night.
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Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong Posted on 02/27/2020
Listing Photo OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe you vowed to spend more quality time with the family, take better care of yourself or up your fitness game. Don’t fret! The North Shore’s got your back to help you follow through on those good intentions. Re-energize with acrobatics or amino acids. Mix things up with bocce ball or pickleball. Make time in your day for a swim or some retail therapy. Check out some of these ideas to get creative and tackle those goals with renewed gusto.
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Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights Posted on 02/17/2020
Listing Photo Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. To recognize this 2020 milestone, several community partners are collaborating on events to honor that important moment in history and examine the struggles women endured in gaining that right. Did you know that Illinois was the first state to ratify the amendment? And Evanston women were particularly integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements. Walk in their footsteps in a specially-themed Mother’s Day House Walk and learn from exhibits that take you back in time. Join the Suffrage Rally at the end of the summer to rekindle the energy and revel in what has been accomplished.
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Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart Posted on 02/05/2020
Listing Photo Roses are red and chocolate is delicious. But sometimes you want to spice up the season of love with a unique twist. Swoon with your sweetheart, gather your gal pals or celebrate yourself with some uncommon ways to do Valentine’s Day. On Chicago’s North Shore, you can rock out with a legend or rock a saucy look for a photo shoot. Get into the groove of a Galentine’s Day soiree or “snap it out” with a night of hilarious musical comedy. Find flirty fun at these sassy venues.
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Evanston Hygge Fest! Posted on 01/22/2020
Listing Photo mellow. The Danish lifestyle mindset to cherish and enjoy the small, good things in life honors family, friendship and all things cozy. Downtown Evanston’s Hygge Fest is a month-long series of events basking in warmth and coziness, as well as inspiring mindfulness during special in-store and restaurant experiences with crafting and comfort food and bevvies to sooth the soul.
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6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Celebrations That Will Make Your Spirits Bright Posted on 11/27/2019
Listing Photo Too often we can become overwhelmed by the holiday season — so many gifts, so many parties — when really this should be a time to enjoy with loved ones and reflect on another year gone by. If you’re looking for fun things to do with family and friends this season, check out these events. You’ll be able to decorate your own gingerbread house (without worrying about clean up!), enjoy a holiday tea, and more.
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Fit in Some R&R During the Holiday Rush Posted on 11/12/2019
Listing Photo Between all those parties, shopping for that one last perfect gift, and large family dinners, there’s a lot to do once the holiday season arrives. And while it’s fun to celebrate with friends and family while reminiscing about another year gone by, it can all become a bit overwhelming. When you could use a day or two (or more!) off from the hustle and bustle, turn to one of these North Shore businesses for a good book, a relaxing treatment, or a family friendly activity that will help you recharge for everything the season still has to offer.
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5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do Posted on 11/05/2019
Listing Photo The turkey has been carved and the pie has been sliced — now what? After spending so much time planning for (and preparing) your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you haven’t thought much about what else to do during this long holiday weekend with loved ones. That’s where we come in. Here are the can’t-miss post-Thanksgiving activities that will help you make lasting memories — and walk off all that turkey.
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