5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 6

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.

Rock Around the Evanston Block

Enjoy a stroll around downtown Evanston and visit local shops, enjoy tasty treats, and exhilarate your wine-sipping tastebuds. Evanston’s Spring Sip ‘N Stroll is the perfect way to spend a Saturday in May. While you’re out, be sure to stop by Fountain Square for a positively Instagrammable flower power installation.


Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 3:00-6:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Check-in at Gearhead Outfitters, 1600 Sherman Ave
More info: eventbrite.com

Pick Up the Perfect Gift Fare at the Gift Fair

Nobody does unique and handmade items quite like the artisans in Skokie. The Spring Fling Craft & Gift Fair offers up the opportunity to treat yourself, that special someone, or even a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day (we won’t tell!). The annual event gathers beautiful gifts from a wide range of artists all in one place.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org


Recharge, Relax, and Celebrate Mom (and Pour Her a Drink, Too)

Highland Park knows how to cheers the most inspiring women in our lives: moms! This Mother’s Day Yoga & Mimosa event kicks the day off with an empowering yoga session, followed by mimosas and community time.

Date: Sunday, May 8
Time: 8:30am
Cost: $20 (pre-registration required)
Location: Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
More info: allevents.in


Take Your Child on a Hunt for Hidden Treasure

Geocaching is a great way to get outdoors and add some adventure to your afternoon. Children ages 5-10 are invited to Skokie’s Emily Oaks Nature Center to use GPS, a map, and clues to find all six hidden caches!

Date: Friday, May 6
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Cost: $10-$13 per child (pre-registration required)
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org


Meet Artists, Sip Wine, and Purchase Art—All in One Place

Evanston’s Creative Coworking space is opening its three floors of artwork for sale as part of their May Art & Wine Night. 40+ artists will have their work on display, and they’ll be there to talk to as well! Get the inside scoop on the artistic process, or just strike up friendly conversation while admiring their work. The choice is yours.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St, Evanston
More info: eventbrite.com

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