November 21, 2016 - March 1, 2017 @ Fire Headquarters: 1130 Central Avenue
Toys for Tots and the Highland Park Fire Department Annual Coat Drive collections began on November 21. The collection boxes will be in the lobby of Fire Headquarters at 1130 Central Avenue.
Please help us fill these boxes. The Toys for Tots collection ends December 16, and the Coat Drive continues until March 1. If you have any questions contact Terrie Jarosz at 847.926.1064.
March 1, 6:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
A Regular Meeting of the Housing Commission will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Pre-Session Conference Room of City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Avenue.
March 1, 7:00 PM @ City Hall
March 2, 7:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Whether the topic is sports, politics, health, the best restaurants around, or whatever is making the headlines, join this men’s group for stimulating conversation and camaraderie. Facilitated by Dr. Albert Miller.
March 3, 6:30 PM - April 3, 8:30 PM @ The Art Center
March 6, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Provided by Traycee Home Care Services
FREE for HP Senior Center Members
March 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Stories from Our Past - Rick Leslie and Donna Lubow, founders of Short Story Theatre, will share stories from their past. Leslie will tell The Untold War Story, about his father's secret adventures as a Marine in WWII; The Born Smiler recalls how his 5th-grade teacher took away Leslie’s smile. Lubow will reminisce about the boy she wouldn't kiss back in high school in Sparks.
March 6, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
Enjoy screenings of great movies newly released to DVD, along with a few older fi lms; movie titles will be posted on a monthly fl yer and in the weekly Friday e-mails.
March 7, All Day
March 7, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. Anyone with a valid drivers license or state ID card can register to vote online at https://ova.elections.il.gov.
March 7, 7:30 PM @ 1707 St Johns Avenue - Council Chambers
A Regular Meeting of the Plan and Design Commission will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Avenue
March 8, 6:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 8, 6:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Department
March 8, 7:00 PM @ Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
March 9, 7:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 9, 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The Review Course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Advanced registration is required: call 847.432.4110.
March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park Library
Finding Neverland is the rich and poignant story of how J.M. Barrie came to write Peter Pan. Make no mistake - this is not a children’s story. It is a deep and fascinating look at the process of creation, invention and a man’s fight to reclaim himself. The music is powerful and the staging is imaginative - no wonder Broadway loves Finding Neverland!
March 12, 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Community House
March 13, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ City Hall
March 13, 6:00 PM @ Deerfield High School
March 13, 7:00 PM @ City Hall
March 14, 6:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 14, 7:00 PM @ Highland Park Public Library
March 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Looking to share some laughs, discuss an interesting topic or for someone to lend a compassionate ear? This free group welcomes those who are living alone and are seeking to spend some time in the company of others in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Guided by Jennifer Aiello, LPC, participants are encouraged to share delights, plights or ways to help handle life’s transitions.
March 15, 7:00 PM @ Fire Department Headquarters
The City of Highland Park was incorporated on March 11, 1869, and two years from now we will be celebrating our City’s Sesquicentennial – its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. A Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7 PM at Fire Department Headquarters to begin the preliminary discussion to plan this milestone anniversary. A call for volunteers to serve on a committee will be issued this spring and the public will be invited to participate in an Idea Summit. We look forward to working with the entire community as we plan a celebration of our city’s history, progress and the unique individuals who have made our community the special place that we all love.
March 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Embrace your creativity and join this fun new crafting group. Staff will lead participants in a variety of fun projects, which will then be put on sale at the Center. Activities may include jewelry-making, paper crafts, plants & terrariums, gift-making, holiday crafts, home decor, and more!
March 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Highland Park Library
Historical Sadie Garland Dreikurs - Megan Wells, acclaimed actress and awardwinning storyteller, performs a world premiere of a one-woman show about Sadie Garland Dreikurs, a Hull House kid, long-time Hull House resident, and aide to Jane Addams. The show is authored by Highland Park resident Barbara Garland Polikoff and concludes at noon.
March 16, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 16, 6:00 PM @ Fire Station #33
Ravinia Fire Station Redevelopment Plan
Public Information Meeting
The third Thursday of every month starting January 19th concluding July 20th
6pm at Fire Station #33, 1130 Central Avenue
March 16, 7:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Mather Place of Wilmette
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Mather Place in Wilmette, a unique lifestyle residence for those 62 and better, invites you to join them for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Feast on a delicious lunch featuring corned beef and cabbage along with other traditional Irish favorites. Tours of this beautiful, newly renovated community will be available, and each participant will receive a special goody bag to take home. All registration fees will be generously donated to the Highland Park Senior Center.
March 19, 2:00 PM @ Highland Park Library
Join film instructor Bob Coscarelli for an introduction, screening, and discussion of wonderful, classic films. [March 19 - Pan's Labyrinth]
March 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Smart Meters: Put it to Work for You! - Learn about the electric smart meter now installed at your home. ComEd Representative Sergio Alzate will help you understand how the meter can benefit you and how the smart grid works and helps improve reliability. Alzate will also share ways to utilize personalized online energy-management tools to show how you use electricity and ways to save energy and money on your next bill!
March 20, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
March 21, 7:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Designed for participants to express their creative spirit, reduce stress, improve brain activity, and synchronize a healthy and beneficial life rhythm, Beat the Winter Blues will provide an uplifting environment where self-expression, movement, socialization and team building are encouraged. Facilitator Noah Plotkin provides a variety of instruments including drums and percussions to shake up the fun! Registration required a minimum of 1 week in advance.
March 22, 9:00 AM @ Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave.
The Cities of Highland Park and Highwood’s successful Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for fire, emergency medical service (EMS), and inspection service has been selected by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to be featured in their first Illinois Local Government Shared Service Best Practices Guide. Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will recognize both cities at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00 AM at Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave. The Illinois Local Government Shared Service Best Practices Guide will be issued this fall and will feature success stories of local governments working together to enhance service delivery while reducing taxpayer costs.
March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ City Hall
Meet with staff, elected officials and other community leaders in a friendly, informal environment. Residents are invited to share their ideas on enhancing our community. Representatives from the City of Highland Park, North Shore School District 112, Township High School District 113, Park District of Highland Park, Highland Park Public Library, Moraine Township and Lake County will be present.
March 22, 2:00 PM @ City Hall - Council Chambers
March 23, 6:00 PM @ 1707 St. Johns Avenue
March 24, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Our talented instructor, Bari Fleisher, will guide you through the afternoon’s featured painting stroke by stroke. You will be amazed at the masterpiece you can create with a little professional guidance; no experience necessary. Whether you are looking to explore your creative side or just want to be entertained, this is a unique experience you won’t soon forget. Fee includes all supplies and instruction. Soft beverages provided; participants are welcome to bring a snack to share.
March 25, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement uniting people to raise their voice and contribute to protecting the planet. On Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. switch off all light sources and make a stand to shine a light on climate action and on a broad range of environmental issues.
March 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
The Divine Miss M - Bette Midler is a dazzling, exciting, and supremely talented performer. She has starred in movies, television, stage, and records for almost fifty years, winning every major award given in the performing arts. Hy Speck takes you on her journey to stardom that started in Hawaii and reaches to Hollywood, Broadway, and every major theatrical venue in the country.
March 27, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
March 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park City Hall
March 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
March 31, 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Bus Departs Toys R US Parking Lot
Performance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago
Experience a night of George Gershwin with Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
as they bring their own unique swagger to a rarely heard original orchestration of Rhapsody in Blue,
performing the music as Gershwin first heard it. Then, the Pops present the world-premiere performance of a reconstruction of Paul Whiteman’s tight and jazzy version of An American in Paris, performed as it was in the 1920s. Enjoy the Pops from excellent orchestra seats, bringing you Gershwin as you’ve never heard it before! Prior to the performance, enjoy an upscale
dinner at a popular Chicago area restaurant. Discount Deadline: February 28