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Get Out: A Solar Energy Tour, Scarecrow Making, a Free Concert

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Wilmette French Market

  • When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:00 am
  • Where: Metra Union Pacific North Line: Wilmette Station, 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

Illinois Solar Energy Association Tour

  • When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 10:00 am
  • Where: 112 Hollywood Ct, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: This is a chance to see solar installations at residences and businesses in the area and to learn from owners and dealers about how solar has worked for them. One unique installation in Wilmette has 8 double-sided solar voltaic panels mounted on a pergola in the backyard.
  • Pricing: Free

Make a Scarecrow

  • When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11:00 am
  • Where: Chalet, 3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL
  • Why Go?: Kids can make their own scarecrow to take home and decorate their porch or lawn. At this free event, Chalet will provide heads and straw. Kids are welcome to bring old clothes for a personal family touch. Families also will enjoy mini pumpkin painting and savor seasonal refreshments.
  • Pricing: Free

“Snapshots of a Life”--Memoir Writing with Nicole Hollander

  • When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1:30 pm
  • Where:Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Learn memoir writing at the Wilmette Public Library with Nicole Hollander in this two part workshop. Sign up for one or both parts to continue a story you've started or to get a fresh start on a new idea.  Nicole is the creator of the syndicated cartoon strip Sylvia and writer of the blog Badgirlchats.com . If you are new to the gathering, please bring a photograph as an aide to memory as you write, read and discuss.
  • Pricing: Free

No Man's Land Walking Tour

  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 1:00 pm
  • Where: Plaza Del Lago Shopping Center, 1515 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: What is now the shopping center of Plaza del Lago was once a 22-acre unincorporated plot of land marked by lawlessness and unwanted by the neighboring towns. oin community members as the Wilmette Historical Museum leads a walking tour of what was once known as “No Man’s Land,” where you will be introduced first-hand to the historical events that shaped the area.
  • Pricing: Free

Voter Registration Event

  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 1:00 pm
  • Where:Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Registrars from the League of Women Voters of Wilmette will be on hand to register new voters and update registrations for those with a name or address change. Stop by and learn about the referendum on the November ballot or to check where you voted.
  • Pricing: Free

Duo from Finland to Play Cello and Piano

  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Seeli Toivio and Kalli Toivio, a siste-and-brother, cellist-and-pianist duo, come to the Library while on tour from their home in Finland.  In addition to selections by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninov, the duo will perform Robert Kritz's Blue Bagatelle. Kritz, a Chicago composer whose work is often played at the Library, will be attending the concert.
  • Pricing: Free

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