The Week Ahead in Northbrook

Graduation, trash art, fundraising events - and more.

Here’s but a sample of things to follow up on, keep your eyes on and participate in around town. Let's get to it!

GBN Graduation

Glenbrook North High School's Class of 2012 Graduation will take place a 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 in the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts at Glenbrook North. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m.

But you won't need to be inside the center to watch it. The orchestra room will be set up as a viewing room, and anyone go in there. No tickets are needed. There is one restriction: people can't take pictures or videos during the ceremony. A live feed also will be available to watch graduation remotely.

For more information, log on to GBN through its own website or through the District 225 web page, or call 847-509-2643. Please note: Everyone in your party (small children, siblings, etc.) must have a ticket on Sunday.  

Get Your Stickers Now

Applications are being mailed out now for vehicle stickers and pet tags, and residents can come into village hall to buy them after June 1.

Any resident or person whose principal place of business is Northbrook must have one on their car, motorcycle, moped and other vehicle on or before June 30.

Stickers bought before June 30 are $30 each and $15 for senior citizens age 65 and older. Hybrid owners can get one at half price. Motorcycles and moped stickers are $12. Costs go up after June 30 to $38 for a passenger car, $19 for senior citizens and $15 for motorcycles and mopeds.

Don't Forget to Tag Spot or Puff

Local dogs and cats also have to have tags by July 1. Licenses for altered pets (neutered males and spayed females) are $10 each. Licenses for unaltered animals are $20. To qualify for the lower rate, a written statement from a licensed veterinarian, or an authorized rabies certificate indicating the pet is neutered, must be presented.

After June 1, stickers can be purchased between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During June, Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Call 847-664-4037 for more information. 

Art of Recycling Day

If you're an artist who loves to work with interesting materials, here's something you can get your hands around. Applications are being accepted until June 1 for Art of Recycling Day, the Northbrook Farmers Market a one-day focus on creating art from materials that usually wind up in a landfill.

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All art will be exhibited and available for purchase at the market on July 25. Applications and more information are available on the , or call 847-272-6359 for more information.

Run-Walk honoring Lew Blond

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run fundraiser 1 Mile Run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday June 2, at 2370 Shermer Rd. 

Held since 2000, this run-walk has been organized in memory of Lew Blond, a popular applied arts teacher at Maple School who died from Lou Gehrig's Disease that same year.

Proceeds benefit research by the Les Turner ALS Foundation, help pay for School District 30 projects and fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education after graduation from and Glenbrook South High Schools.

The race is certified by USA Track & Field and the Chicago Area Runners Assn.

The entry fee is $30. For more information and to register, click here or call Chris Brown at 847-400-8900.

Rally for the Cure

, 1300 Tecyhny Rd., will be the scene Friday of , a charity tennis play day to raise money for breast cancer research.

The event, at 9:30 a.m. June 1, is open to players at all levels. Entry fee is $45.50. Light appetizers and drinks will be served at 11:30 a.m. All participants get a goodie bag.

In the event of inclement weather, tennis will played on the indoor courts.

For more call Mary Melton 847-897- 5043, ext. 2, email tennissut02@yahoo.com or check out the facility's Facebook page.


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