The Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur is being celebrated in Skokie synagogues. It lasts from Friday evening through Saturday evening.
- "Lemonade, Cookies and Firetruck, Oh My!" is an event for children and families Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5201 Galitz Street, Skokie. Kids will be able to touch a firetruck, have lemonade and cookies, learn about fire safety and have playground time. However, bad weather or a fire emergency may suspend the event.
- "Sweets to the Sweet," a gender-reversed version of Hamlet, er, Hamlette, is playing at the Gorilla Tango Skokie Theater.There's also the "Tapmen: Endless Nights" production.
- "Tree ID Made Easy" at Emily Oaks Nature Center will give you a basic introduction to identifying types of trees, such as green ash, red oak, silver maple, etc. 1:30 p.m. For ages 18+. $16 for Skokie residents, $20 non-residents.
- Second Saturday Coffeehouse features local bands and musicians playing at the Ethical Humanist Society of Greater Chicago. Refreshments provided. Donations ($8 minimum) benefit a worthy cause.
- The North Shore Triathlon, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, includes a 5K run past the Bahai Temple, a 400m swim in Lake Michigan and a bike ride up the North Shore. Meet in Gillson Park, Wilmette.
- Take photos of life in Skokie and submit them to the Skokie Through the Lens community photo exhibit.
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