Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skokie's 4th of July Parade 2012

updated July 11, 2012

Here's Scott Holtz', Joel Lerner's and my take on from this year's Skokie 4th of July parade.
More of Scott's image can be found on Facebook via Downtown Skokie.
More of Joel's take can be seen online via Skokie Review.

Niles Township Assessor Scott Bagnall. 

Temple Judah Mizpah's Maddy Foler.

Dance Troupe Aenacer Boliviano dances down Oakton St. during Skokie's 4th of July Parade.

John Haber and Jeff Gould atop the Haben Funeral Home's antique hearse. 

Mike Reid.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds a banner as one of the Jesse White Tumblers flips over it.

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky.




Illinois Representative Lou Lang (in blue cap) poses with neighbors for a picture.

Joel Lerner takes a break from covering the parade for the Skokie Review. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A few of Skokie's July business and community events

This just in from the Skokie Chamber of Commerce…

Monday Night Classic Car Shows - through Labor Day
Classic car shows held every Monday night on the west lot of the Westfield Old Orchard Mall. The free shows feature music, food, raffles and special guests. The shows benefit a scholarship fund for high school auto shop students to continue their education in the automotive field.
For specifics: http://www.mondaynightcarshows.com/

Wednesdays on the Green - July 3-August 29
Music, dancing, movies, classic cars and family fun on the Village Green
For details: http://wednesdaysonthegreen.com/

Fourth of July Parade & 3-D Fireworks Festival
a Skokie Park District event

Featuring a parade, picnic, live bands and an incredible 3-D fireworks show!
Monday, July 4, noon to dusk
Downtown & Niles West High School (Oakton St. and Edens Expressway)

Pancake Breakfast in the Woods - July 8

a Skokie Park District event

Visit Emily Oaks Nature Center for a sunrise breakfast in the woods!
Sunday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie
$5-7 admission

Sunday Night Concerts in the Park - July 8-August 12
a Skokie Park District event series

Free world-class musical entertainment sure to please the entire community!
Sundays, July 8 – August 12, at 7 p.m.
Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood St., Skokie

Lunch and Learn - July 11
We are having an iPad, iPhone and Android App Party!

Join us for this month’s Lunch and Learn for a roundtable facilitated by Karen Sanders from Sander’s IT Consulting. Find out what your friends are using, how to choose the “right App for you” and learn about how Apps can increase your business productivity from Karen and Toby Greenwalt, Skokie Public Library’s Virtual Services Coordinator.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012; Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
This event is $20; includes lunch 

Business After-Hours: Meet and Greet for the International Pageant, Inc. - July 19
with the Chicago Visitors Bureau

Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North Shore DoubleTree Hotel
9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

North Shore LAW presents Skokie Chamber Breakfast Club - July 20
facilitated by Catherine Johns: "Carrot or Stick - What Works Best?”

How do you motivate yourself? How do you motivate your customers? Discover the power of motivation direction at July’s Breakfast Club … and learn to use the language that will trigger the action you want.
Friday, July 20, 2012; 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Oakton Community Park Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie
This event is $12; includes breakfast; $15 for walk-ins and non-members
Breakfast Club is sponsored by Abbey Fishman Romanek, Erica Crohn Minchella and Linda Crohn of North Shore LAW

Wednesday Family Festivals: Summer Performers in the Park - June 20-July 25
a Skokie Park District event series

These free family-oriented performances feature singers, storytellers, magicians and more. Arrive a half-hour early and participate in the pre-concert games and contests.
Wednesdays, June 20 to July 25 at 7 p.m.
Various parks
Call for information. 847-674-1500

Fifth Third Bank presents Women in Business - July 25
Catherine Johns
presents: “There’s A Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On!”

Discover why we shake hands and what your handshake says about you!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie
This event is $12; includes lunch; $15 for walk-ins and non-members

North Shore Festival of Art - July 27 - 29

July 27 - July 29, 2012 • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Westfield Old Orchard Mall
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
For more information, contact Amdur Productions.

Save the Date: Friday-Sunday, August 24-26 for Skokie's Backlot Bash

If you have questions about Skokie Chamber events, call Chamber offices at 847-673-0240.
For more information about Skokie Park District events, call 847-674-1500.