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Eat Shop Play 2021

Here is the latest list of where to Eat, Shop & Play in our community this week, November 20-26, 2023 🍴🛍 🤸‍♀️🦃


Monday, November 20


Tuesday, November 21

💻 12:00 pm-1:00 pm – How to Transition from W2 Employee to Employer (virtual) with SCORE how-transition-w2-employee-employer

💐 7:00 pm-8:00 pm – Wine & Design: Thanksgiving Centerpiece at Lake Forest Flowers floral-workshops


Wednesday, November 22

🦃 12:00 pm-2:00 pm – Friendsgiving with CROYA croya-calendar

🎭 1:00 pm-3:30 pm – She Loves Me at Citadel Theatre she-loves-me


Thursday, November 23

🏃‍♂️ 8:00 am-10:00 am – Lake Forest Lake Bluff Running Club's Free Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K and 10K fun run/walk free-annual-thanksgiving-day-5k-and-10k-fun-run-wal

🦃 3:00 pm-10:00 pm – Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Dinner at Oaken Bistro+Bar thanksgiving-prix-fixe-dinner


Friday, November 24

📚 10:00 am-1:00 pm – Drop-in Playtime at Lake Forest Library drop-in-playtime

🖼️ 10:00 am-9:00 pm – Grab & Go Crafts at Lake Bluff Public Library grab-go-crafts

🎁 11:00 am-4:00 pm – Think Local Pop-Up Shop with City of Lake Forest and LF/LB Chamber of Commerce think-local-pop-up-shop

🎄 3:00 pm-6:00 pm – Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration with Lake Forest Parks and Recreation and Lake Forest Civic Orchestra tree-lighting-holiday-celebration

🎻 7:00 pm-10:00 pm – Live Music: Dina Bach at Oaken Bistro+Bar live-music-dina-bach

🎭 7:30 pm -10:00 pm – She Loves Me at Citadel Theatre she-loves-me


Saturday, November 25

🎁 11:00 am-3:00 pm – 'Toys for Tots' & Hot Cocoa Truck Event at Pasquesi Home & Gardens toys-for-tots-cocoa-truck-event

🎁 11:00 am-4:00 pm – Think Local Pop-Up Shop with City of Lake Forest and LF/LB Chamber of Commerce think-local-pop-up-shop

🚎 12:00 pm-3:00 pm – COCOA CRAWL with LF/LB Chamber of Commerce cocoa-crawl

🎭 7:30 pm-10:00 pm – She Loves Me at Citadel Theatre she-loves-me


Sunday, November 26

🎭 3:00 pm-5:30 pm – She Loves Me at Citadel Theatre she-loves-me


Get outside…be sure to check the status of our amazing community outdoor facilities!

🎾 Lake Bluff Park District:

🏀 Lake Forest Parks & Recreation:

🐕 Lake Forest Open Lands –



🖼️ The Art Center Highland Park – The Carrying Stones Project & Women’s Work (November 4-December 9) things-to-do-in-highland-park

🎙️ College of Lake County – Photographic Storytellers (November 17-December 25) the-arts-events

👧 CROYA – After School Drop-In Hours croya-calendar

👴 Dickinson Hall – Special Events, Life Enrichment, Ongoing Programs, Healthy Living Lectures and Fitness for Seniors dickinson_hall

❤️ Fill A Heart 4 Kids – See Events & Volunteer Opportunities fillaheart4kids

🖼️ The GalleryThe Fine Art of Friendship by Cindy Fuller & Kathryn Butzlaff; Happy Hour on the patio every Wednesday & Thursday at 4:30 pm thegallerylf

🤸‍♂️ Gorton Center – Calendar of Events: gortoncenter-events

🦽 Great Lake Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) – Calendar of Events

🚶‍♀️ History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff – Docent-Led Walking Tours; Self-Guided Tours – 11 Stately Observers: Witness Trees of Lake Forest, Houses of Lake Road; LF-LB History online; Main Exhibit & Digital Exhibits: Milestone Travels: Leaving Home to Find Yourself; Map Stories: The Hidden History in the Maps of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff; The Holiday Collection: from 1898 to Today; 300 Photos, 30 Days: A Candid Look at Covid-19; 20 in the Twenties: A Century of Change; Facing School 2020; History of Epidemics; History of Vaccines; A Spark of Genius: Local Events and Their Discoveries; Arcady Farm and its Neighbors lflbhistory

🎻 International Chamber Artists – Couch Concerts (Virtual), 2022-2023 Season Celebrating Women Composers icamusic

🚶‍♂️ Lake Bluff History Museum – The Lake: Lake Bluff and Michi Gami opens July 15 the-lake-lake-bluff-and-michi-gami; Lake Bluff Walking Tours App (nearly a dozen tours available): Uptown Commercial District; Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Grounds; Camp Meeting Cottages; Dogs on the Bluff public art display; Green Bay Road Estates; Moffett Road Estates; Sheridan Road Estates; Lake Bluff Commemorative Plaques Tour; Early Settlers of Lake Bluff, and Development in West Lake Bluff. lakebluffhistory 

📚 🍻 Lake Bluff Public Library – Calendar of Events: lakeblufflibrary-events; Voter’s Registration other-services; Totally Booked 6: Taming of the Brew with Lake Bluff Brewing Company totally-booked-6-taming-of-the-brew

📚 Lake Forest Book StoreThe Lake Forest Book Store Book Club meets monthly at the store on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm

🎻 Lake Forest Civic Orchestra – past concerts and recordings archive past-concerts

📚 Lake Forest Library – Calendar of Events: lakeforestlibrary-events

🏡 Lake Forest Preservation Society – 6 app-based tours: East Lake Forest Walking Tour, Stanley Anderson’s Lake Forest, David Adler Architecture Walking Tour, Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest, West Park Walking Tour, 2020 Lake Forest Historic Preservation Awards, video library lfpf

💻 LifeWorking – Free Day Pass/Book at Tour for prospective members mylifeworking

🥃 Oaken Bistro + Bar at the Forester Hotel – Cocktail of the Month: Autumn Bliss Cosmo $15, Entree of the Month: Fall Risotta $19

🎻 Rendezvous Arts – Summer Vignette Series and Patreon Channel (Virtual) rendezvousarts


 Sales & Specials: 

🌮 Authentico: Happy Hour all night Sunday-Wednesday: Sangria Sundays $10; Margarita Mondays $10; Tuesdays with a Twist – House Margarita & Sangria $10; Wine Wednesday $10; Friday Night Fish Fry – Cabo Style authenticorestaurant

🛌 Bedside Manor: Join our newsletter and take 10% off first purchase, 20% off Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, Ann Gish, Stamattina, Dea, and Designer’s Guild shopbedside-sale

👗 Blu Violet: New Arrivals shopbluviolet-collections-all

🍔 Chief's Pub:  Monday - $3.50 All Domestic bottles All Day, $3 Cheeseburger Sliders during MNF; Tuesday - $3.75 Corona and Corona Light bottles, $5 House Margarita and 1/2 price tacos; Wednesday - 1/2 price bottle of wine, $3.50 domestic jumbos; Thursday - $20 Domestic beer towers, $10 domestic pitchers; Friday - $6 16oz Craft draft beer; Saturday - $15 domestic buckets, $20 Claw and Noon buckets, 1/2 price pizza all day; Sunday - $4 Screwdriver, $5 Bloodys and $6 Mimosa's, Happy Hour: M–F 3pm-6pm: $3.50 Miller Lite & Budlight Bottles, $4 16oz pints Miller Lite & Budlight, $4.75 23oz Miller Lite & Budlight, $5 Rail Drinks-House Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Whiskey + a mixer, $6 House Wine-Red: Cabernet, White: Chardonnay chiefspub

🎭 Citadel Theatre: Season Subscriptions (2023-2024 Season Line-up: Mousetrap, She Loves Me, Silent Sky, and Baby) $40-$120 citadeltheatre

🍷 Courtyard Wines: Holiday & Special occasion gift baskets, 10% discount on case purchase winestorelakeforestil

🫖 Deer Path Inn: Local's Only Package: Discover the North Shore, Zero-Proof Experience Mocktail Mixology, Literary Getaway: A Good Book and a Spot of Tea, Babymoon Getaway - Baby On Board, Gramping Getaway; Girls’ Getaway Tea Time For Two;; Afternoon Tea at The English Room - seatings at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday; Afternoon Tea available for carry-out Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00 pm with preorder

🍳 Egg Harbor Café: Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Crème Brulée Waffle, Cozy Scrambler, Orchard Valley Roll-up egg-harbor-cafe-lake-forest

💆‍♂️ Elements Massage: $20 off first one-hour massage session, Membership Discounts – one-hour massage session for only $89 (regular $109); 90 minute massage for $129 (regular $149)

🍫 Fannie May: Free Ground Shipping on orders $75+, Save 50% on The More the Merrier 80 piece chocolate assortment (limit 4), 40% off One lb boxes (limit 8) fanniemay

🧺 Foodstuffs Gourmet Food & Catering: Build Your Own Gift Basket, Order Your Thanksgiving Dinner, Sale: Dark Chocolate & Toffee Kettle Potato Chips, Nature’s Nate Popped Sorghum Avocado Oil Sea Salt, Nature’s Nate Popped Sorghum Extremely Cheezy foodstuffs

🌱 Forest Greens Juice Bar: 10% discount for active military personnel forestgreensjuicebar

🏨 The Forester – a Hyatt Place Hotel: Member Rates theforesterhotel

🧘‍♂️ Forever Om Yoga: $79 new client offer (local clients only); unlimited golden membership $175, $28 single class, packages available foreveromyoga

🥧 Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts: Traditional Pumpkin Cinnamon Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, Carrot Cake, Fall Apple Crumble, Pear & Cranberry or Plum Franchipan Tart, Bread & Butter Pudding, Pumpkin Nut Bread, Creme Anglaise Dessert Sauce gerhardsdesserts

☕️ Hansa Coffee Roasters: Free Shipping on orders over $75, Fall Brews: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Blackberry Sage, Amaretto Apple, Bourbon Pecan Latte, Orange Clove, Blueberry Muffin Latte, Apple Cider Rooibos Tea, Witches Brew, Walk in the Woods, Endless Summer hansacoffee

🍣 Kuro Bistro: Lunch Specials - Maki $18, Sashimi $20, Sushi $19, Classic Roll Choices $19-$20, Bento $17-$22, DonBuri $19-$20 kurolakeforest

📚 Lake Forest Book Store: 10% discount available for military personnel and educators lakeforestbookstore

🎻 Lake Forest Civic Orchestra: Season Subscriptions $30-$60 (25% off single ticket price) lakeforestcivicorchestra

💐 Lake Forest Flowers: Fall Fresh Arrangements lakeforestflowers-Autumn-Fall-Designs

🎁 Lake Forest Hardware Cards and Gifts: Bargains of the Month local-ad

🌭 Luke’s of Lake Bluff: 10% off first order; Daily Specials Include Small Fries and Medium Drink lukeslakebluff

🐓 Maevery Public House: Sunday Brunch 10-3, Sunday Night: Fried Chicken & Waffles: Half Amish Chicken, Cornmeal Breading, Sriracha-Honey Glaze, Sweet Potato Waffles $24 maevery

🦙 Mustard Seed: Fair Trade Gift Guide and much more mustardseedfairtrade

🍸 Oaken Bistro + Bar at the Forester Hotel: Weekday Happy Hour 3-6: drink specials from $5 and starters specials from $7 each; 16.18% Conway Park neighborhood business discount weekdays 11-4; E-Club Special – Free Sapling; Citadel Theatre Goers discount 20% off plus Oaken 5 Happy Hour menu outside of the regular weekday 3-6pm hours when you show a same day ticket stub

🛶 Offshore Marine/Paddling Warehouse: Free Shipping on any paddle $100+ (through December 15), Paddleboard Blowout 30-60% off entire line of Boardworks offshore-chicago

🎁 Pasquesi Home and Gardens: Toys for Tots Drop off (November 1-December 15) sales-events

🎨 Sherwin Williams: 25% off paints and stains (November 10-20); $10 off on $50 or more sherwin-williams

👔 Smith’s Men’s Store: Made-to-measure private appointments available smithsmensstore

🍎 Sunset Foods: See Weekly Specials weekly-ad

🍨 Suzy’s Swirl: Black Friday (11/24) – Buy $25 in Suzy Bucks get $25 in Suzy Bucks Free (one day only!),November – order online for 20% off suzysswirl

🍫 Sweet’s:  Featured Items: Hostess Tray, English Toffee, Ladybugs, Everyday: Gift Basket, Mixed Chocolate Assortment, Sampler, Fantasy Apples, Caramel Nut Corn, Peanut Brittle, Caramels; Fall: Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Oreos, English Toffee with Fall Festive Wrap, Fall Chocolate Platter, Basket of Fall Favorites, Featured Large Chocolate Turkey, Sweet’s Best Mixed Chocolates with Fall Festive Wrap, Turkey Gift Box, Fall Lady Bugs, Solid Chocolate Turkeys sweetschocolates

🍫 Toffee Traditions: Seasonal Flavors: rosemary with a touch of sea salt, white chocolate, lemon, poppy seed with toasted macadamia nut seasonal-toffee

💆 Touched by Jules: 30-minute massage $65, 60-minute massage $120, 90-minute massage $175 touchedbyjules

Check out our Community Calendar for more ways to Think Local First