5 Things to do in the North Shore: March 17

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Come Laugh at the ‘Follies in Wonderland’

Head to Winnetka for the Annual Variety Show Fundraiser to support the Community House. This show support programming for all ages, and this year’s fundraiser is themed “Follies in Wonderland.” You’ll see music, dancing, comedy, and more, so buy a ticket to support and laugh! 
Date: March 17 – 25 
Time: 2:00PM and 7:30PM 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: The Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka 
More info: villagefollies.com

Head to A Concert at SPACE 

Los Angeles-based instrumental supergroup Circles Around the Sun is bringing their unique style of jazz-funk and soul to Evanston. Originally inspired by The Grateful Dead, this band celebrates the Dead’s spacey and groovy feel with their own special genre of fusion music. Come jam with this band after a dinner date night in the neighborhood. 
Date: March 17 
Time: 7:00PM 
Cost: $30+  
Location: SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston 
More info: evanstonspace.com

Come Sit for A Fireside Chat

Gather by the fireplace for a family-friendly storytime and craft! You’ll hear stories of Coyote, the lovable and mischievous character from Native American folktales. There will be hot cocoa and a fun craft, so reserve your spot for this fun and cozy evening activity. 
Date: March 18 
Time: 6:30PM 
Cost: $6+ 
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie 
More info: skokieparks.org

Leprechaun Leap Your Way Through Highland Park

Now is your last chance to go on a ‘Leprechaun Leap’ through Highland Park to find the hidden leprechauns for a prize. If you find the leprechauns in each of the 25 participating businesses, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card! Don’t miss the savings and deals at each business, so do a little shopping and snooping for gold before the contest ends! 
Date: Ends on March 17 
Time: Open During Business Hours 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Highland Park Businesses 
More info: enjoyhighlandpark.com

The Challenge is On in Skokie!

This month’s Family Survival Challenge focuses on learning direction without your GPS! The whole family will have an opportunity to learn about orienteering with a compass. Dress for the weather and bring the whole crew to learn and explore together. 
Date: March 19 
Time: 1:00PM 
Cost: $6+ 
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie 
More info: skokieparks.org 

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