5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 5

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!

Find Your Inner Katniss Everdeen at Archery Games

Join the Park District of Highland Park for an exciting afternoon with their event, Archery Games!  Participants will be provided with all the necessary equipment and instruction, including bows, arrows, and safety gear. The event is suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced archers. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or sharpen your archery skills while having fun in a beautiful outdoor setting! 
Date: May 7 
Time: 3:00PM 
Cost: $12 
Location: Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park 
More info: pdhp.org

Sip and Stroll to Celebrate Spring

Join us for a delightful afternoon of shopping, sipping, and strolling at our Spring Sip ‘N Stroll. Explore downtown with friends and family and visit local businesses for a variety of surprises. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, while supporting local businesses and indulging in some delicious treats. 
Date: May 6 
Time: 1:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Locations in Evanston 
More info: facebook.com

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in Skokie

Discover the vibrant and diverse cultures of Asia at Skokie Park District’s Amazing Asia event. This family-friendly event offers cultural dance performances, snacks, music, crafts, and games that offer a glimpse into the rich heritage of various Asian cultures.  Amazing Asia is a fun and engaging event for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and celebrate the diversity of our community. 
Date: May 6 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: $7+ 
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St 
More info: skokieparks.org

Raise Your Heart Rate and Your Glass at the Run for Beer 5K

Join the Illinois Brewery Running Series for a fun and unique 5K beer run! Participants of any fitness level can run or walk a beautiful 5K course through the streets of Evanston, followed by a refreshing beer from Temperance Beer Co. at the finish line. Along the way, runners can enjoy music and entertainment, as well as scenic views of the city. This is a great opportunity to combine fitness and fun, while supporting a local brewery! 
Date: May 6 
Time: 12:00PM 
Cost: $35+ 
Location: Temperance Beer Co, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston 
More info: eventbrite.com

Sip and Listen at ‘Telling Stories’

Join Oil Lamp Theatre for Telling Stories during one of their famous Speak Easy Nights, featuring captivating tales and delicious craft cocktails. Their handpicked storytellers will make you laugh and touch your heart, while the skilled mixologists serve up creative cocktails. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of enchantment and great stories.

Date: May 5 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $12+ 
Location: Oil Lamp Theatre, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview 
More info: oillamptheater.org

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