November 2016 Business Briefs

November 2016 Business Briefs

Helping celebrate the Granite City Food and Brewery ribbon cutting event last month were restaurant representatives (l to r) Brian Adam, Jeff Dean, Phil Costner, Chamber President Tensley Garris, Village President Sandy Frum, Henry Clarin and Jeff Rager.

Helping celebrate the Granite City Food and Brewery ribbon cutting event last month were restaurant representatives (l to r) Brian Adam, Jeff Dean, Phil Costner, Chamber President Tensley Garris, Village President Sandy Frum, Henry Clarin and Jeff Rager.

Homeless animals will be the beneficiaries of the Heartland Animal Shelter Golden Paw Gala on Saturday, November 5 at Pinstripes Bocce & Bistro. Bocce, raffle and appetizers at 6:00 p.m. and dinner and a live auction featuring Ron Bernardi. Cost is $100 per person. RSVP on-line at www.HeartlandAnimalShelter.net or call (847)296-6400.

Rotary Club of Northbrook’s annual Coat Off Your Back campaign is currently underway through Friday, December 23. New and gently used winter coats, sweaters, pants, gloves, mittens, boots and other warm weather clothing can be dropped off at Sunset Foods, Northbrook Bank and Trust, Village Hall, the Northbrook Public Library, the North Suburban YMCA and American Weathermakers. The items will be distributed through PADS which serves over 2200 homeless families. For more information, call (847) 564-4880.

Covenant Village of Northbrook will hold its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to holiday decorations, there will be crafts, framed art, jewelry and antiques available along with baked goods and other treats. For more information, call (847)480-6380. All funds raised go to support the local community.

All veterans of the U.S. military eat for free at Butterfield’s Pancake House and Restaurant on Friday, November 11, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day.

Hunger Resource Network will hold its eighth Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 12, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at UL headquarters. Volunteers are needed to help distribute 126,000 pounds of frozen chicken to more than 100 Chicago-area food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Visit www.hungerresourcenetwork.org to sign up to help.

Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook (YSGN) needs support for its annual holiday gift program for over 800 needy children. Unwrapped gifts for children whose Wish List items are on file at YSGN can be dropped off at the Youth Services office November 14 – 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit the website www.ysgn.org and fill out the form to participate.

Four person teams are invited to participate in the Sportsman’s Country Club annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 12. Format is scramble with handicap. Cost is $300/team and includes golf, lunch and a turkey to take home as well as lots of prizes. Visit www.nbparks.org for more information.

Red’s Garden Center will hold a Thanksgiving Centerpiece workshop on Saturday, November 19, at 10:00 a.m. and also at 2:00 p.m. At the session, designers will help participants choose their plants and arrange their selections into a pre-carved pumpkin of their choice. Pre-registration required. Call (847)272-1209 to RSVP.

Chamber members can help kids learn more about their occupation by participating in a Northbrook Public Library reading program, where business entrepreneurs in all fields of work read stories about their profession and answer questions from kids ages 2 – 5 years old. To participate, contact Kelly Durov, Youth Services Manager at kdurov@northbrook.info or (847)272-6224.

The 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lot officially opens at the North Suburban YMCA on Tuesday, November 25th, featuring a variety of fresh cut Wisconsin evergreens for sale. Visit nsymca.org for more information, including special holiday events planned throughout the holiday season.

Experience Rock n Roll recently announced that it will be moving; After December 31 the Northbrook Court location will close and the exhibit will relocate to the Discovery Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There is still time to enjoy the exhibits through the end of December. For more information visit www.experiencerocknroll.com/.

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