This Week’s Upcoming Northbrook Area Events

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NORTHBROOK, IL — Looking for things to do this week? Check out what’s new on your Northbrook Patch community calendar. Here’s a roundup of local events coming up in the area this week.

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Here are all of this week’s events throughout Northbrook:


7th/8th Schedule and Supply Pickup – Northbrook School District 28

  • When: Monday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook School District 28
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook School District 28: Monday, August 16 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMSixth grade orientation is in the morning; 7th and 8th schedule pickup in the afternoon. Learn More

Teacher In-Service – Northbrook School District 28


An In-Depth Look at North Shore Senior Center

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: 161 Northfield Rd
  • What: Tish Rudnicki, Executive Director of NSSC, will present insights all the Center offers, including not only educational programming, and but a variety of support and services for older adults. Learn More

Virtual Nancy Buehler’s Book Discussion

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Tuesday, August 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMNancy Buehler leads a book discussion of “Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore. Learn More

Freshman Orientation (see description for details)


MB PTO Headquarters – Meadowbrook Elementary School


Meet the Teacher-kindergarten – Meadowbrook Elementary School

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Meadowbrook Elementary School: Tuesday, August 17 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PMMeet the Teacher will be by appointment. Parents will receive information via email. Learn More

First and Second grade Meet and Greet (Virtual)

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hickory Point Elem School
  • What: Event listing from Hickory Point Elem School: Tuesday, August 17 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Learn More

Park Board of Commissioners – Northbrook Park District

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Park District
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Park District: Tuesday, August 17 at 5:30 PMAdministration & Finance Committee Meeting at 5:30pmGolf Operations Committee Meeting at 5:45pm or immediately following the Administration & Finance Committee MeetingParks & Properties Commi… Learn More

Virtual Glass Fusion: Rectangle Dish (Age 13-Adult)

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Tuesday, August 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMCreate a decorative glass dish. Materials will be available for registered attendees to pick up at the library. Northbrook library card required. Learn More

Virtual The Art of Adapting to Change

  • When: Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Tuesday, August 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMLearn how to thrive while transitioning to life after the pandemic. In partnership with the Glenview Public Library. Learn More

School Starts For Students – Glenbrook North High School


No Field Trips – Glenbrook North High School


Meet the Teacher Grades 1-5 – Meadowbrook Elementary School

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 8:15 a.m.
  • Where: Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Meadowbrook Elementary School: Wednesday, August 18 from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PMDue to the rise in COVID cases, Meet the Teacher for grades 1-5 will be virtual. Parents will receive details via email. Learn More

Young Explorers AM Meet & Greet – Northbrook School District 28

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Northbrook School District 28
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook School District 28: Wednesday, August 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThis is an in person meet-n-greet. Please sign up on the sign up genius link. Learn More

Kindergarten Meet and Greet (Virtual)

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Hickory Point Elem School
  • What: Event listing from Hickory Point Elem School: Wednesday, August 18 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Learn More

Room Parent Meeting – Meadowbrook Elementary School


Kindergarten Meet the Teacher – Greenbriar Elementary School

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 10:45 a.m.
  • Where: Greenbriar Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Greenbriar Elementary School: Wednesday, August 18 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Learn More

MB Staff Room Parent Luncheon – Meadowbrook Elementary School


Young Explorers PM Meet & Greet – Northbrook School District 28

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook School District 28
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook School District 28: Wednesday, August 18 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMThis is an in person meet-n-greet. Please sign up on the sign up genius link. Learn More

Virtual 33 1/3: Essential Albums: Devo’s Freedom of Choice

  • When: Wednesday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Wednesday, August 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMJoin author Evie Nagy. Presented in partnership with nearby libraries. Learn More

1st Day of School – Greenbriar Elementary School


Virtual Current Events – Northbrook Public Library

  • When: Thursday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Thursday, August 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMVoice your opinion and hear the opinions of others on the important events of the day. Learn More

Board of Education Meeting – Northbrook ESD 27

  • When: Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook ESD 27
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook ESD 27: Thursday, August 19 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Learn More

Screening Youth Athletes: The Best Ability is Availability

  • When: Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: 2705 Techny Rd
  • What: Doctor of Physical Therapy Mason West will discuss the detriment of early specialization of sport in youth athletes, highlighting the benefits of diversifying training and athletic participation. Free and open to the public. Visit https://www.nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule t… Learn More

Virtual CinemaSpeak Film Discussion – Northbrook Public Library

  • When: Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Thursday, August 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMWatch at home. Talk at (virtual) library. Learn More

Board Meeting – Northbrook Public Library

  • When: Thursday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Thursday, August 19 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PMBoard of Trustees Meeting Learn More

Featured Event: Blackfoot Poetry from Einstein to Spacetime

  • When: Friday, August 20th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fermilab virtual event
  • What: A Fermilab sponsored virtual event given by Corey Gray on his journey connecting the Blackfoot language to gravitational wave astronomy. He will talk about what it’s been like working at a land-based gravitational wave detector since 1998 and share a “Top 3” list of his favor… Learn More
Featured Event: Blackfoot Poetry from Einstein to Spacetime (Tracy Marc)

Freshman,Sophomore, Junior Yearbook Portraits (details attached)

  • When: Friday, August 20th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Glenbrook North High School
  • What: Event listing from Glenbrook North High School: Friday, August 20 (all day)Yearbook portraits will be taken during P.E. & Health Classes in Room D108. Learn More

Jostens Cap & Gown Informational Meeting (Seniors) – during P.E. classes


Coffee with the Principal – Meadowbrook Elementary School


Rummage Sale at North Northfield Church

  • When: Friday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: North Northfield United Methodist Church
  • What: North Northfield United Methodist Church at Sanders and Dundee in Northbrook will have a rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. We have received many donations from generous benefactors, so we have a wide variety of goods. With … Learn More

Featured Event: The Balance Project Garden Walk

  • When: Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m.
  • What: Enjoy family fun, beautifully landscaped Highland Park gardens, food & music. Proceeds benefit mental health counseling and services in your community! Learn More
Featured Event: The Balance Project Garden Walk (Agi Semrad)

Paper Shredding & Recycling Event

  • When: Saturday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: 237 Melvin Dr
  • What: Free paper shredding & recycling for Northfield Township residents at the Northfield Township Road District building, located at 237 Melvin Drive in Northbrook. Bring up to 3 containers of personal, sensitive documents from 9am -1pm. No junk mail or business recycling. Det… Learn More

Mother-Daughter Summer Tea – Northbrook Park District

  • When: Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Park District
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Park District: Saturday, August 21 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PMSip tea and share small plates of food at an elegant tea party. Grandmothers, aunts and other adults are welcome to attend. A visit from a royal princess, summer craft and other surprises a… Learn More

Outdoor Blues Concert: Studebaker John

  • When: Saturday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Northbrook Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Northbrook Public Library: Saturday, August 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMA long time fixture on the Chicago blues scene, the primal harp playing and blistering slide guitarist who has recorded for Blind Pig and Delmark records will perform one set of music. Learn More

Check out all the local events posted by your neighbors, or add your own, on the Northbrook Patch community calendar.

Editor’s note: This article was automatically generated based on event information mainly provided by community members. Patch has not independently verified most of this information, always check with organizers to confirm posted events are proceeding as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also reach out to [email protected] with any questions or other feedback about this article.