5 Things to do in the North Shore: Oct 1

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Make the Most of the Weekend at the Maker’s Market

Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present the final Maker’s Market of 2021, this weekend. Buy jewelry, art, stationery, and more directly from Chicagoland makers.

Date: Sat, October 2
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $5, 18 and under shop free
Location: Maple Avenue Parking Garage, Fifth Floor
More Info: evanstonmade.org

Prepare Your Taste Buds for Tangled Roots Oktoberfest

Come enjoy classic German cuisine and beer at Hangar Two this weekend. Beer lovers can indulge in 8 featured beers and 4 guest taps. There’s something for everyone at Oktoberfest, with good food and live entertainment all weekend!

Date: Fri, October 1 – Sun, October 3
Time: Fri, 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Sun 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Hangar Two, Glenview
More Info: tangledrootsoktoberfest.com

Conquer Obstacles at The Great Mud Run

This weekend, Glencoe hosts the ultimate test of stamina and dexterity at the Great Mud Run. Kids ages 7-14 will traverse a muddy 1.25-mile (2k) course littered with natural and man-made obstacles. Earn bragging rights, a medal, and a whole lot of stains!

Date: Sat, October 2
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: From $30
Location: Watts Park, Glencoe
More Info: glencoeparkdistrict.com

Become a Connoisseur at the North Shore Wine Tasting

Support local charities this weekend in Libertyville while you sip your way through delicious wines and enjoy lunch or dinner in style on Main Street.

Date: Sat, October 2
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: $150
Location: Main Street Social Tent, Libertyville
More Info: visitlakecounty.org

Help Save an Endangered Species with Eye of the Pangolin

Award-winning South African filmmakers Bruce Young and Johan Vermeulen produce a moving film about the desperate situation facing the African pangolin, a secretive species of creature that has nearly been poached to the point of extinction.

Cost: Free
Location: Virtual
More Info:pangolin.africa