5 Things to do in the North Shore: April 29

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

Get into the Swing of Spring

Celebrate springtime in Evanston with Ready, Set, Spring! Shop, dine, and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. Pick up Mother’s Day gifts, grab a bite to eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants, or treat yourself to something nice. The shops along Central Street are getting ready to spend the whole day kicking off the sunshiniest season of the year.

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: All day
Cost: Free
Location: Various stores along Central Street in Evanston
More info: centralstreet-evanston.com

Craft a Gift Only a Mother Could Love

Make sure you don’t show up to Mother’s Day empty handed. Join your friends at Devonshire Cultural Center for a morning of flower wreath making. Craft together felt, string, paper, pom-poms and more for a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Bags and tissue paper will be provided to hide the decoration from Mom until her special day.

Date: Sunday, May 1
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Cost: Resident $20 / Non-resident $25
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

Take a Hike… in Your Own Backyard!

Meet other hikers and explore the best local trails. This hour-long hike takes place at a different natural area each week, always within a 30-minute drive. This week’s hike is led by Emily Oaks Nature Center staff at River Trails Forest Preserve. Socialize, exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $12 resident / $15 non-resident
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

Support Local Artisans and Have Fun Doing It

Stop by one of Evanston’s favorite seasonal activities as they kick off Maker’s Market 2022. Buy direct from artists, artisans, and makers of all kinds. There’s something for everyone, and the list is ever-changing throughout the year. From handcrafted jewelry to homemade hot sauce, come experience why Maker’s Market is an annual favorite.

Date: Sunday, May 1
Time: 12-5pm
Cost: Free
Location: 1800 Maple Ave, Parking Garage 5th Floor, Evanston
More info: evanstonmade.org

Hell is Empty, and All the Devils Are at the Mudlark Theater!

A mysterious shipwreck leaves two monarchs stranded on a remote island, in William Shakespeare’s indominable The Tempest. Mudlark Theater continues its mission to give children and students a proper voice on stage. A theater for young artists like you’ve never seen, producing a production of Shakespeare like you’ve never known.

Date: April 28 through May 2
Time: 3pm and 7pm
Cost: Up to you!
Location: Mudlark Theater, 1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston
More info: mudlarktheater.org

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