Get Out: Shakespeare Plays, Oktoberfest and a Sing-a-Long

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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, September 14, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where:1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, celebrating its 10th season at the Wilmette Library, presents a double-bill of two popular education outreach productions, "50-Minute Romeo and Juliet" and "50-Minute Hamlet." Between the two plays, the audience will be treated to a wine and cheese reception.  Afterward, the actors will host a discussion.
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8 a.m.
  • Where:722 Green Bay Rd.
  • Why Go?: With summer in our midst, it can only mean one thing: the arrival of Farmers Market season! Public markets are synonymous with French culture and style, and Bensidoun USA’s French Markets are a direct descendent of this rich and beloved tradition. Bensidoun opened its first market nearly 60 years ago outside of the City of Lights, expanding to Illinois in 1997. Stroll through any of Bensidoun’s French Markets, and you’re guaranteed to experience the finest in local produce, delicacies from well-known area restaurants, freshly baked breads and pastries from artisan bakeries, and seasonal spreads from Chicagoland orchards.
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Princeton Pl & Thornwood Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Catch the last deals of the season this Friday and Saturday! Tons of like new or gently used kids clothes, toys, books, Pottery Barn kids bed and bedding, glass ware, portable A/C (new in box), furniture, small kitchen appliances, baby stuff, and so much more!
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Princeton Pl & Thornwood Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: The Annual Antiques Market features the best of Sandwich and Kane County. Family Festival Games for kids from 10a.m. to 3p.m. and food & drink will be served from 11:30a.m. to 3p.m.in the Biergarten Tent.
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10 a.m.
  • Where:1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Members of the Wilmette Park District Center Fitness Club will be at the Library to help you get started on your own “Path to Fitness”. They will describe the various fitness options offered at the Center and how to set and meet your goals, whether working with a personal trainer or on your own.  Wear comfortable clothes as you will get a chance to try out the new fitness craze Zumba, with a short class led by the Center staff. Watchers welcome too!  Attendees will each receive a 1 week pass to the Center.
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10 a.m.
  • Where:1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Come fly away with Peter Pan as he takes a young dreamer on a spectacular adventure to the stars, all through the magic of classic movie songs like 'A Whole New World' & 'When You Wish Upon a Star'. Dress up like your favorite character and you just might find yourself on stage singing with them! 
  • Pricing: $12

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: 3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: It is estimated that 80% of all health concerns are related to stress. Discover the seven major symptoms of stress, the body part that most frequently gets “burnt out” from stress, and how to assess how you handle being under stress. Wellness strategies are taught to participants who will leave ready to reduce the harmful effects that stress can have on your life, while restoring energy, proper sleep, health and wellness.
  • Pricing: Free

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 6-11:30 p.m.
  • Where:1740 Lake Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: A German dinner will be served in the Beer Hall to the tunes of an Oom Pah band, followed by outdoor party with the band. Advance reservations are recommended.
  • Pricing: $30

  • When: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: C J Arthur's welcomes Mark Dvorak and David Hawkins for a special night of original song. Both Artists will introduce songs from their new CDs.  Midwest Folk Troubadour Mark Dvorak continues to balance his time as a singer,songwriter, teacher and touring musician. Singer-Songwriter David Hawkins has found Chicago by way of Detroit, Tulsa and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived.
  • Pricing: $10


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