Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wilmette French Market and St. John's Rummage Sale 5/1/2010

Why not plan a fun and inexpensive family outing to downtown Wilmette this Saturday, May 1, 2010? Get an early start to your day (arrive as early as 8am, or see below if you arrive earlier) . This Saturday will be the first of the season for the Wilmette French Market. All you have to do is take the Metra train to Wilmette and get off! The French Market is right in the parking lot! (and yes, you can practice your French with several vendors) You can buy some nice pastries there or other food, so no need to even eat breakfast first! When you're done at the French Market (or before you even go, if you're a bargain hunter), hop on over to the Rummage Sale, about a block away, at St. John's Lutheran Church, which also has food as well as bargains.

A number of visitors have ended up at this blog looking for info on a "Wilmette Rummage Sale." I imagine what they are looking for is the one that will be held this weekend, May 1, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church. The hours are 7 am to 2 pm. (click here for a review from an earlier sale) Since it is located about a block away from the Wilmette Metra Train Station (which can also be reached by taking a bus from the Linden stop on the CTA Purple Line--just ask the driver), it is well located for shoppers who arrive via public transportation. St. John's Lutheran Church is just a few steps away from Greenbay Road, which also has a bus. (Click here to go to the church's website). There is a big sign advertising the sale in front of the church, which is on Wilmette Avenue, one block west of Greenbay. If you arrive by Metra, cross Greenbay Road and head south (toward the skyscrapers you can see in the distance) until you reach Wilmette Avenue, one block away. You will see the sign for Millen's Hardware, and the church is next to that. If you are driving, you can park in the train parking lot, which is free on Saturdays.


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