5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 19

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, 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 to kick off the spring season!

Ignite Your Creativity at The Passion Project

Embark on a journey of creativity and inspiration at The Passion Project exhibition hosted by The Art Center in Highland Park. Join the public Artist’s Reception on Friday to see the extraordinary talents and artistic endeavors of local artists who have poured their passion into their craft. Experience the captivating works that reflect the artists’ unique perspectives, personal stories, and unwavering dedication to their craft.

Date: May 19
Time: 5:30 – 8:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Art Center of Highland Park, 1956 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
More info: theartcenterhp.org

Run for a Cause in Northbrook at the Lew Blond Memorial Run Walk

Join the Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, a community event that celebrates the life and legacy of Lew Blond, a local teacher who had ALS. Lace up your running shoes or put on your walking gear and be part of this inspiring event that brings together individuals of all fitness levels. The scenic route will take you through beautiful surroundings, offering a picturesque backdrop for your run or walk. Embrace the spirit of camaraderie and support a great cause in this uplifting and memorable event.

Date: May 20
Time: 8:00AM
Cost: $30+
Location: Starts and Ends 2370 Shermer Rd, Northbrook
More info: lewblondrun.org

Hear the Music at Outpost After Dark

Get ready for a night of music and entertainment at the Outpost After Dark Concert. Rachel Drew, known for her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, will mesmerize the audience with her unique blend of folk and rock. Joining her on stage is the talented Hannah Frank, whose dynamic voice and incredible songwriting skills will leave you wanting more. Buy a ticket to enjoy an enchanting evening of music that will touch your heart and leave you dancing in your seat.

Date: May 21
Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM
Cost: $25+
Location: Art Makers Outpost, 609 South Blvd, Evanston
More info: allevents.in

Celebrate 25 Years of Healing with Willow House

Head to the Willow House 25th Anniversary Gala to celebrate a community of compassion and support for individuals and families navigating the complexities of grief and loss. The evening promises a lovely experience filled with heartfelt connections, inspiring stories, and a shared commitment to healing. Enjoy an elegant evening of fine dining, live entertainment, and impactful presentations that highlight the transformative work of Willow House.

Date: May 20 Time: 6:00 – 11:00PM
Cost: $225
Location: Community House Winnetka, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
More info: willowhouse.org

Savor the Flavors at Good Grapes

Indulge your senses and explore the world of fine wines at the Saturday Wine Tasting event hosted by Good Grapes. Discover a carefully curated selection of wines from renowned vineyards and wineries, each with its own unique character and story. Expand your palate, refine your wine knowledge, and connect with fellow wine lovers in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Date: May 20
Time: 2:00 – 5:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Good Grapes, 821 Chestnut Ct, Winnetka
More info: goodgrapes.com

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