Laying the Foundation for Racial Harmony and Justice in Wilmette: Celebrating the Life of Abdu’l-Bahá (1844-1921)

Bahá’í House of Worship 100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL

Enjoy music, history, and a film in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Bahá, who laid the cornerstone of the Bahá’í House of Worship in 1912 and has a special connection to the Village of Wilmette. Click here to see more details and register for this free event. Sponsoring organization: Spiritual Assembly […]

Wilmette Holiday Happenings

Bring the family out to enjoy activities in downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago. Take photos with Santa in a Snow Globe from 10 am to 4 pm. At 5 pm, Village President, Senta Plunkett, will light the new Holiday Tree on the Village Green. Other activities include a special movie at the Wilmette Theatre, […]

Wilmette Sesquicentennial Interfaith Service

St. Joseph Catholic Church 1747 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

Multiple religious organizations in Wilmette will participate in this inter-faith service. We invite residents of all religious, secular and spiritual identities to join us! Contact secretariat@wilmettebahais.org for more information. The program will include: an interfaith choir; scripture readings and participation from five different religions represented by residents in Wilmette, including the Adhaan (Muslim call to […]

Novels at Night Book Discussion: Smile by Sarah Ruhl

Virtual (Zoom)

In celebration of Wilmette's 150th anniversary, we will be discussing Smile: The Story of a Face by Wilmette-native Sarah Ruhl. Copies of the book are available at the library or via the Overdrive/Libby app. Register here: https://wilmette.libnet.info/event/5845612

Wilmette Historical Museum Lecture – Wilmette at 150

Wilmette Historical Museum 609 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL

John Jacoby, former Village President and Wilmette Beacon columnist, will talk about his recent book, Wilmette at 150, to open the Sesquicentennial events at the Museum. After the talk, Mr. Jacoby will be available for questions and to sign books. Sponsoring organization: Wilmette Historical Museum

Sesquicentennial Winterfest

Village Hall Green 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Join us the for Sesquicentennial Winterfest, a winter event that will include ice sculpting and other cold weather fun! Details are being finalized, check back soon! The event will feature Nate Johnson, a famed ice sculptor (pictured below).  

Wilmette Sesquicentennial BINGO

Wilmette Historical Museum 609 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL

Free for members; $5 per family for non-members Bring the whole family out to play Wilmette BINGO! You’ll learn all about Wilmette’s history while playing on our special BINGO boards that feature images of Wilmette landmarks and historic photos from our collections. Winners of each round will receive a prize and also be entered into […]

$5.00

Wilmette Historical Museum Exhibit Opening – Milestones in Wilmette History, 1872-2022

Wilmette Historical Museum 609 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL

Free for members; $5 for non-members In celebration of Wilmette’s 150th birthday, “Milestones” will feature fun and iconic objects and clothing from the Museum’s extensive collections. The Actors Training Center (ATC) and the Museum are partnering to create an exciting performance as part of the exhibit opening. Sponsoring organization: Wilmette Historical Museum

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Bizarre History of Illinois

Virtual (Zoom)

Join researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis in a presentation that showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Illinois that have not been seen in over 100 years. Register here: https://wilmette.libnet.info/event/5844472

Linden Square Pumpkin Walk

Linden Sqaure Business District

Bring the family (in costumes!) to enjoy trick-or-treating at the businesses, a petting zoo, a magician, a photo booth, and music and dance performances in the Linden Square business district.