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Table of Contents Summer Stock 2021Commission chairmanJoin the movementFamily funLet’s TalkDog dayPark meetingBook itChill Nation fest Summer Stock 2021 The Northbrook Farmers Market is holding its 12th drive to stock the Northfield Food Pantry with household cleaning and personal hygiene items on July 14. Summer Stock 2021 seeks to provide […]

Summer Stock 2021

The Northbrook Farmers Market is holding its 12th drive to stock the Northfield Food Pantry with household cleaning and personal hygiene items on July 14.

Summer Stock 2021 seeks to provide the pantry with items such as paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, women’s personal hygiene products, baby diapers and other dry goods, items that are not covered by Link cards but, nonetheless, necessities.

Cash donations also are welcome and help the food pantry purchase items as needed.

By visiting the Welcome Booth at the farmers market, volunteers will be able to help unload donations for those who need the help.

The market is open from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of Meadow Plaza, Cherry Lane and Meadow Road. For more information, visit

Commission chairman

Steven Elisco, owner of Elisco Design Architects and a member of the Northbrook Plan Commission since 2008, has been elevated to that commission’s chair position.



Joining the commission at its June 15 meeting also were attorney Keri Halperin of Capgemini and attorney Ken Walden of Access Living. His term on the commission will run through April 2022; Halperin’s until April 2025.

The first meeting for the new panel under Elisco’s leadership will be July 20. The village noted that the commission will cover possible zoning code amendments to determine whether or not accessory dwelling units should be allowed in Northbrook single-family residential districts.

Join the movement

Go Green Northbrook is offering a Zoom presentation of new volunteers from noon-1 p.m. July 15.

This is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that supports and creates environmental programs and informs people of environmental practices.

To join the Zoom meeting, email [email protected]

Family fun

The Dragonfly Foundation, a charity out of Cincinnati that helps pediatric cancer patients and their families, is presenting a day of mini-golf, swimming, food trucks, raffles and games from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18 at Decoma Day Camp, 4350 Walters Ave. This event benefits the Dragonfly Foundation. For information on the organization, and to register for the Family “FUNdraiser,” visit, “Events.”



Let’s Talk

The timing is tight, and the eventual location is downtown, but Glenview Herald readership is a social, fast-moving crowd …

Let’s Talk Womxn Chicago (yes, that’s an “x”) will present the closing celebration of Taste of Chicago To-Go with a Let’s Talk Womxn Picnic in White in Millennium Park in Chicago from noon-3 p.m. July 11.

Let’s Talk is a collaboration of women restaurateurs working to build economic power. Nationally, it includes 400 women food and beverage entrepreneurs spanning 12 cities.

At the Millennium Park event, guests in summer whites will enjoy gourmet picnic boxes and cocktails, entertainment, interviews with Let’s Talk Womxn entrepreneurs and other speakers.

Guests should pre-order a picnic lunch and optional cocktails by July 8 at or on the Uber Eats application under Pick Up, with a search for “Picnic.”

Each picnic bag includes a grain salad, dips and crisps, a main course and two desserts. Picnic bags consist of offerings by top female restaurateurs and chefs from spots such as Frontera, The Dandy Crown, La Luna, Bistronomic and Savory Crust.

Dog day

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook will offer its first “Walk & Wag” event from 9-11 a.m. July 17.

Starting at Willow Creek Community Church North Shore, 2200 Shermer Road, Glenview, people are invited to join friends and neighbors to walk with their dogs along the sidewalk to West Lake Avenue, then to Youth Services and back to Willow Creek Church.

Residents are encouraged to dress their pet in a costume, with prizes awarded for best costume.

The $20 entry fee includes a goody bag for the first 125 registrants. There also are sponsorship opportunities.

The event also includes on-site pet adoptions through Orphans of the Storm, music, various booths to visit and a stop by a Glenview fire truck.

To register, visit

Park meeting

The Northbrook Park District holds monthly public meetings for its various committees, generally held at the Joe Doud Administration Building, 545 Academy Drive.

Next up, on July 22, the Park District’s Administration and Finance Committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed shortly by the Golf Administration Committee meeting and the Parks & Properties Commission meeting, all at the Joe Doud Building.

At 7 p.m. July 28, the park district’s regular board meeting will be held, also at the administration building.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodation to participate in the meetings should contact Eileen Loftus at (847) 291-2960 or [email protected] at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Book it

Friends of the Library is holding a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10 outside the east entrance to the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Items include hardcover fiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs and record albums.

Chill Nation fest

This weekend, Prairie House Tavern hosts Chill Nation, a night full of country and folk music for a special cause. Artists Alex Smith, Gabrielle Mooney, Nicole Lewis and Grammy-nominated Kent Wells will take the Buffalo Grove stage to benefit Keshet, a Northbrook-based organization dedicated to offering educational and recreational opportunities to children and adults with disabilities around the Chicago area. Prairie Houses’s kitchen will be open, so drinks, dinner and appetizers will be available for purchase.

5 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Prairie House Tavern, 2710 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove. $25 for the festival; get info at (847) 415-2255 or; tickets at


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