Community Calendar for May 11
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:07AM
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The Chicago Botanic Garden
The following events will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. For more information call (847) 835-5440 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
Registration for the 2012: summer day camp programs has begun. In addition to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s weeklong summer day camp, Camp CBG now offers full-day camps from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for two weeks for children ages 6-9. Among the camps offered are My First Camp 2 & 3; Green Sprouts; Green Thumbs; Explorer; Adventurers; Leaders in Training; Yoga Bash; and Discover Dance.
Camp CBG provides: exciting and enriching learning experiences for children ages 2-12. The Garden offers weeklong camps with morning, afternoon, and all-day options from June 18 to Aug. 17. Online registration is open through June.
Families visiting the Garden: can borrow Discovery Backpacks from the Information Desk in the Visitor Center. They are available year-round and will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Midwest Bonsai Society: Spring Show and Sale will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19 and 20.
North Shore Iris and Daylily Society: Iris Show and Sale will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. May 26 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 27.
A Bloomin’ Festival: will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 and 20. The vent will feature the 46th annual plant sale featuring a large selection of plants suited to the area. There will also be a shop early Preview Evening for members of the garden from 4-7 p.m. May 17. Tickets for the members only Preview Evening are $35 and are available through www.chicagobotanic.org/bloomin/preview or call (847) 835-8375. Special members-only sale hours are from 1-5 p.m. May 18. Admission to the festival is free.
Small Flowering Trees: will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29-July 10; and from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, May 31-July 5 or June 2-July 7. The fee is $229 for members and $287 for nonmembers.
Butterflies & Blooms: an outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with live tropical butterflies will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June 2-Sept. 3, weather permitting. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Members receive $1 off each price. Combination tickets are available for Butterflies and Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden and cost $8 for adults and $5 for children. Members receive $1 off each ticket price.
Preserving Your Family Archives: Getting Started will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. May 19. The cost is $199 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Get Started with Roses: will be held from 9-11 a.m. May 19. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Let’s Grow Together: for the entire family will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. May 19, July 28 and Sept. 22. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. Children over six may attend with a registered adult. Admittance for one child is free with each adult registration. Each additional child is $49.
Scenic Photography Workshop: at Mettawa Manor will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Barbara Brown Nature Reserve: and Dixon Prairie Bird Walk will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. May 19 meeting at the Barbara Brown Nature Reserve Entrance. The cost is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Woodland Wildflower Walk: will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. May 19 meeting at the McDonald Woods Entrance Shelter. The cost is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Solving Common Landscape Problems: will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Made-for-the-Shade Container Workshop: will take place from 10:30 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 22. The cost is $112 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Charlotte Adelman of Wilmette: will hold a lecture and book signing for her book The Midwestern Native Garden, Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, and Illustrated Guide from 1:30-2:30 p.m. May 23. The cost is $5.
The American Kitchen Garden: will be discussed from 1-3 p.m. May 23. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Unusual and Underused Annuals: will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 24. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Local Plant Ecology: will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, May 24-June 21. The cost is $187 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Calligraphy and Floral Decorations: will be discussed from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 24-June 28. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. A supply list will be sent.
The Lenhardt Library: will present an exhibition of “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” from May 18-Aug. 12. The library hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.
The Garden will celebrate: World Environment Day for the fifth year from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2. The theme is “Unite for a Sustainable Chicago”.
The following classes will be offered: Beginning Tai Chi will take place from 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 22; Intermediate Tai Chi will take place from 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 23; Intermediate II Tai Chi will take place form 9 15-10:15 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 23; and Advanced Tai Chi will take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 22. The cost for each session is $115 for members and $165 for nonmembers. Visitors may try a class once for $10.
Fitness walks: are offered from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. through Nov. 17. The cost for four sessions is $38 for members and $46 for nonmembers; eight sessions is $76 for members and $92 for nonmembers; 12 sessions is $114 for members and $138 for nonmembers; 16 sessions for $152 for members and $184 for nonmembers; and a season pass is $285 for members and $345 for nonmembers. Individual rates are $10.
Growing Fruit Trees and Berries: will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29-June 26 and from 9 a.m.-noon June 2, 9 and 23. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Photographing Summer Scenes: will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, June 1-22. The cost is $166 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Green Economy and Chicago’s Weather: will be discussed from 10:30-noon June 2. The cost is $12 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Aromatherapy for Summer Care: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 4. The cost is $49 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Perennial Garden Care and Maintenance: will take place from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 5. The cost is $62 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
Watercolor 1: will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays June 6-17. The cost is $287 nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
The XChords: A 10-member all-male a cappella group from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana will perform at 7 p.m. May 18 at Ascension Church, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Call (847) 446-8335 or visit www.Ascension-Church.org.
St. John’s Rummage Sale: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19, 1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, featuring a snack bar. Call (847) 251-1730.
Jewish Child Family Services presents: Community Education for People with Disabilities, Their Families and Professionals from 6-8 p.m. with “Adaptive and Accessible Interior Design” May 17; “Anger Management Strategies for People with Developmental Disabilities” June 14. The classes take place at 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The programs are free, registration required. Contact Emily Tegenkempt at (773) 467-3741 or visit www.jcfs.org.
Cancer Wellness Center: 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook offers the following free workshops and programs — Co-Ed Spirituality Discussion Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, call Deborah Kooenenberger at (847) 562-4982 to register. Call (847) 509-9595 to register or visit www.cancerwellness.org.
Two special programs: The Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook is hosting — An Evening of Wellness 6-9 p.m. May 24 featuring a keynote by Leslie Mendoza-Temple, medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem — A Myeloma Update 7-8:30 p.m. presented by Joseph Tariman, Ph.D., A.N.P.-B.C., Northwestern University Myeloma Progam. Call the Center (847) 509-9595 to register or visit cancerwellness.org.
Scrabble: Those looking for opportunities to play the word game are welcome to attend Scrabble® night at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at North Northfield United Methodist Church, 797 Sanders Road, Northbrook. For information call (847) 272-2250.
Pathways.org: Eighth annual 5K Run/Walk on June 2 to benefit Pathways Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient therapy clinic for children with motor, sensory, and communication challenges in Glenview. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. and welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and abilities. Registration is open at www.pathways.org/pathways-center. Participants who register by May 17 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Entry fees before May 17 are $25/person and $30/person after that date. Fees are $10 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free.
Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 24 at Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road, Northfield. Call Liza Sullivan at (773) 343-8696 or email Liza@ThroughPlay.info.
The following programs are offered at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Call (847) 272-6224 or go online to www.northbrook.info:
Guided Meditation techniques : Taught at 10 a.m. May 23 and 30.
Gentle yoga: Will be led by Olga Rudiak during a one hour session 10:30 a.m. May 18 and 25.
A writing workshop : Led by author Kathleen Anne Fleming at 2 p.m. May 19. The topic will be: Dialogue.
The Illinois State Poetry Society : Meeting at 1 p.m. May 20. New members are welcome. Bring 10-12 copies of two of your poems.
Guide to Successful Pet Ownership : 7 p.m. May 22. Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, will lead the discussion.
A film “The Nanny”: 91 minutes, will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 23.
The film “All About Eve” : 138 minutes, will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 30.
The Reading is So Delicious summer book club : Runs June 1-July 31. Children from birth-twelfth grade may register in the Youth Services Department beginning June 1.
Read Books and Juggle Everything Else : 10-11 a.m. May 19.
Globe Trotters : Destination Tanzania for children in kindergarten-third grade, 2-3 p.m. May 27.
Fantastic Family Saturdays : Features —Truly Remarkable Loon at 10 a.m. May 19; and Family Storytime at 10 a.m. May 26.
Musical Mayhem : 10:30-11 a.m. May 29.
Family Film : “The Lorax” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 26.
Teen Advisory Board : Decorate the loft for summer meeting for children in sixth-twevlth grade from 5-6 p.m. May 29. To register, call (847) 272-4300.
Memorial Day : The library will be closed for Memorial Day May 28.
Hebrew School : Chabad of Northbrook’s Community Hebrew School (CHS) 2012/2013 registration is in full swing. There is a new 7th grade program for current and post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Visit www.NorthbrookHebrewSchool.com or call (847) 564-8770.
Vacation Bible School: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1133 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook is hosting a Vacation Bible School — “Sky: Everything is Possible with God” June 11-15 for preschool through age 12. Dinner is at 5 p.m., finale 7:50 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. each night. Call (847) 272-0400, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
60th reunion (class of ‘52) for Austin High School (Chicago): Taking place on Oct. 6. Email email@example.com or call Annabelle & Gabe (847) 256-6818.
USS Columbus Reunion: Sept. 12-16 at Holiday Inn Portland Airport — Portland, Or. Contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN. 46815-4505. Home (260) 486-2221, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time, Fax 260-492-9771, email Hope4391@frontier.com.
Northbrook Park District Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave., offers programs for senior adults, age 55 and over. Call (847) 291-2988 for a list of programs.
9:15 a.m.: Cardio (fee)
9:30 a.m.: Mahjong Review (fee); Humanities
10:30 a.m.: Latin BeneFit (fee)
noon: Pinochle; Gin Rummy; Canasta-Int. (fee)
12:30 p.m.: Men’s Poker
1:30 p.m.: Strength & Tone (fee); Bunco
10 a.m.: Canasta-Int. (fee); International Issues: Behind the News (fee) New Session
9:15 a.m.: Cardio (fee)
10 a.m.: Sewing/Craft
10:30 a.m.: Retirement Income Solutions for a Changing Market
11:30 a.m.: Mahjong
noon: Duplicate Bridge
12:30 p.m. Men’s Poker
1 p.m.: Ballroom BeneFIT (fee)
7 p.m.: Beg. Bridge (fee)
9:30 a.m.: Reg. Bridge
9:45 a.m.: Zumba Gold (fee)
10:45 a.m.: Tap Fitness-Beg. (fee)
11:30 a.m.: Mixed Poker
noon: Pinochle/Gin Rummy Beg. Tap Dancing (fee)
1 p.m.: Current Events; Bridge Review (fee); Int. Tap Dancing (fee)
9:15 a.m.: Cardio (fee)
10 a.m.: Knitting/Crochet
10:30 a.m. Trip/Hairspray @Drury Lane (fee)
12:30 p.m.: Men’s Poker
1 p.m.: Social Services (by appointment); Palette Pals (fee); Sit and BeFit (fee)
1:30 p.m.: Line Dance Workshop (fee)
7 p.m.: Learn Mahjong (fee)
9 a.m.: Tap Fitness-Int. (fee)
9:30 a.m.: Park Larks Rehearsal
10 a.m.: Tai Chi Set Class (fee)
10:30 a.m.: Zumba Gold (fee)
11 a.m.: Tai Chi Beg. (fee)
11:30 a.m.: Mahjong; Texas Hold’em
noon: Art Studio
1 p.m.: Feldenkrais (fee)
6 p.m.: Zumba Gold (fee)
Parkinson’s Support Group: —For persons with Parkinson’s, their care-partners, caregivers and families meets 10 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Covenant Village of Northbrook, 2615 Techny Road. Call (847) 509-0927 for information or to register.
Memory Loss Support Group: — For families and caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursdays of the month at Covenant Village of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Road. Call (847) 412-7303 for information or to register.
Volunteers needed: North Shore Senior Center is looking for volunteers to crochet or knit blankets for people undergoing chemotherapy. For information, contact Maura Rogan at (847) 784-6052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massages in the Y’s spa area: New clients will enjoy $10 off their first massage fee! Call Therapeutic Kneads at (847) 266-0131 to schedule an appointment.
Party packages to fit any need: Contact Julia Ivanchenko@ email@example.com, or ext. 1226.
Volunteers needed : — Volunteer coaches, child care assistants, office assistants, and special events. Contact Kandice Cooley at kcooley@nsymca, (847) 272 7250 x. 1201.
Date Night: On the third Friday of the month, drop off the kids for a Y Undernighter Party! Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can join their friends for dinner, swimming, X-Zone, movies and fun from 6 to 10 p.m. Y members, $30; non-members $45. The next undernighter will be May 18. Register by the preceding Wednesday to guarantee your spots. Call Debi Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org, (847) 272-7250 x1233.
Registration is open for youth spring sports: The Y offers flag football, soccer, T-ball, and more. Visit www.nsymca.org or contact Carol Sassorossi at email@example.com or (847) 272-7250 ext. 1224.
Summer Camp: Registration is open at www.nsymca.org. Camp starts on June 11. For information contact Debi Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 272-7250.
Kid-friendly programs: Get your child on the road to lifetime fitness. Contact Casey Schmit at email@example.com, (847) 272-7250 x.1217.
Ballroom Dance Workshop Series: Second Friday of each month 7:45-9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Sign up on a class-by-class basis, $15 for Y members, $20 for non-members. Contact Joni Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org (847) 272-7250, ext. 1232.
The YMCA’s North Suburban School of Dance: Presents its annual recitals June 10 at Glenbrook North’s Sheely Center for the Performing Arts. Pre-K to 1st graders perform at noon, while more senior dancers perform at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Questions contact Joni Goldstein, email@example.com (847) 272-7250 x1232.