Get Out: Linden "L" 100th Anniversary, Free Recycling

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend around Wilmette, Kenilworth.

It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.

  • When: Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Where: 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston
  • Why Go?: Kick up your heels and dance to live music featuring The Old Men’s Jazz Band. Enjoy swing dance lessons, cocktails, appetizers, silent auctions and raffles.
  • Pricing: $100


  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: , 2801 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Spring has sprung; it’s time to lighten up and clear out the clutter. Area residents can responsibly and safely dispose of three different types of waste items all in one convenient location.
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: , 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: The Wilmette Theatre's ATC Teen Repertory Company's production of The Secret Garden partners with Flowers For Dreams, a flower organization that gives a backpack filled with school supplies to a Chicago Public Schools student for each purchase.
  • Pricing: $12


  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: 349 Linden Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: The "L" arrived in Wilmette under cover of darkness on April Fool's Day, 1912. Originally opposed by Village officials, the new train service quickly became popular with commuters and the anchor for a new business district at 4th and Linden. Christopher S. Canning, Wilmette Village President, and CTA officials will kick-off this celebration at 11:00 a.m.  Following their brief comments, guests will have the rare opportunity to tour two historic 1923 "L" cars. The Wilmette Community Band will provide Dixieland music.
  • Pricing: Free

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