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Get Out and Enjoy the Weekend in Northbrook and Beyond

Music, music, food, art and more around the region.

It's gonna be a little warmer than last weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying all that Northbrook and the surrounding area has to offer.

Let Patch help you plan your days off. Here are some suggestions:

Yeah - the Pool's Open!

The start of summer isn't really Memorial Day - it's the day the pools open.

, 1501 Maple Ave., in Meadowhill Park, will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with a lap swim in the children's play area. Open swim will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Aug. 11. Pool hours on Sundays until Aug. 12 will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Summer hours at the Pool will be 6 a.m. to 8:30am for lap swim, and noon to 8 p.m. for open swim Monday through Saturday. Slides will be open from noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For details and more information, contact the Park District.

Music for the Ages

Works by Schubert, Brahms, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and more will be played this weekend during the final two days of the . The renown will perform. Concerts will be at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook. Call 847-370-3984 or visit the website for more information.

Music for All Ages

Local musicians will play their hearts out for green and gigs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in this year's on . Eight bands - playing rock, ska, progressive Celtic/folk - will compete for cash and the chance to play during two events. Admission is free. Raffle tickets will be sold at a $1 a pop for a chance to win three-day passes to Lollapalooza and lawn admission to Ravinia. For more information, contact the Northbrook Park District.

Get some Great Stuff 

Residential Brokerage in Northbrook is once again sponsoring the Northbrook Garage Sale.  This year's model - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday - features items from more than 100 homes. Stop by the office at 1330 Shermer Rd. for a directory of homes or call 847-272-9880 for more information.

Folk Arts in the Woods

Great music, great food and arts and crafts will highlight this year's Jewish Folk Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Woods, on Oakton Street just west of Lehigh Avenue in Morton Grove. 

Three separate stages will offer music and dance throughout the day. Noted groups such as the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and Blue Fringe will perform. A tribute to well-known American Jewish composer Debbie Friedman also will be staged. There will be a separate children's stage and hands on activities for children and adults. Other highlights include a juried art fair, a kosher (following Jewish dietary laws) food court plus cooking demonstrations by chef Laura Frankel and others. Booths from more than 80 Jewish organizations also will be on hand. 

Plenty of free parking will be available. Admission is $5.

Log on to the festival's website for all the details, including directions to the site.

Dance the Afternoon away

The YMCA's will present its annual student recitals at 12 noon and 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 10 at the Glenbrook North High School Center for the Performing Arts. Recitals will feature more than 250 dancers performing ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary routines.

The 12:00 show includes age groups from pre-school through 1st grade. Older students take the stage at the 4:00 recital. Each recital lasts approximately two hours.

Refreshments, gifts, and NSSOD logo dancewear will. be available for purchase.

Admission is free, with unassigned seating. For more information, contact Joni Goldstein, YMCA Performing Arts Director, at 847-272-7250.

Skokie Mom June 08, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Thank you for getting the word out about Sunday's festivities! There will be music for all tastes and ages all day long. -Lori @ Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

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