Community calendar for June 8
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:35AM
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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.
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.
The Lenhardt Library: will present an exhibition of “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” through 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.
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.
Eight Months of Color for the Garden: will take place from 9 a.m.-noon June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Designing with Native Plants: will take place from 1-4 p.m. June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Father’s Day Canoe Adventure: will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 17. The cost is $54 for members and members receive a 20 percent discount.
A Classic Summer Scene at Mettawa Manor: will take place form 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 16. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Botany for Botanical Artists: will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-July 14. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Natural Vistas: Chicago’s Heirloom Landscapes: A Special Program will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19. The cost is $25 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Wrapped in Gold: Silk Scarf-Dyeing Workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19. The cost is $99 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Taste of Mexico: highlighting the cuisine and beverages of Mexico, will take place from noon-6 p.m. June 16-17. Advance tickets are $25 for Garden members and $30 for nonmembers. Day-of tickets cost $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Participants must be 21 to purchase tickets.
Ed Valauskas, curator of rare books: will give a talk on the Rare Seeds exhibition at 2 p.m. June 16.
The farmer’s market: will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month through Oct. 21.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17, July 1, 15, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and 16.
Carillon Concert Series: will take place with tours at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 3.
Music on the Esplanade: will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Tuesday Morning Music Series: will take place from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Dancin’ Sprouts: will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Hot Summer Nights: will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.
Sogetsu School of Illinois: Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 16 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 17.
Summer Containers: at the Garden will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21. The fee is $87 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
Evergreen Pruning: will take place form 7-8:30 p.m. June 21 and from 9-11 a.m. June 23. The fee is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Gardener Meets Grill: will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 23. The fee is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Introduction to Grading and Drainage: will take discussed from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 27-Aug. 29 and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21 and 28. The fee is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Discover Indiana Dunes: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 27. The fee is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Trees as a Legacy: in Design and Development will take place from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 28. The fee is $75 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Summer Dinner Dance: will take place at 7 p.m. June 22. Tickets begin at $750. Call (847) 835-6944.
Illinois African Violet Society: State Show and Sale will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 23 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 24.
Glenview Gardeners Annual Garden Walk & Plant Sale : Takes place 1-4 p.m. June 24. Guests are invited. Three Glenview area gardens will be open 1-4 p.m., each characterized by the garden club members who tend them. For directions visit the website. The first garden is at the home of Esther and Dan Behnke, 2981 Landwehr Road, Northbrook; the second garden is at the home of Nancy and Richard Spears, 807 Surrey Lane, Glenview; and the third garden is at the home of Brigitte Steinforth, 2138 Robincrest Lane, Glenview. Questions call (847) 724-2286; email email@example.com or visit www.glenviewgardeners.org.
International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 43 : Meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 15 in the South Conference Room at St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston, for its annual close-up magic contest. Non-magicians are invited for this event, as well as magicians of all skill levels. Admission is free for members and $5 for guests, which may be applied to membership. Questions call Robert K. Miller (847) 272-3850 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ring43.org.
Families needed for Cultural Exchange Students: ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with the local high school, is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries around the world. For information call the Midwestern Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760 or go to www.assehosts.com.
Northbrook Farmers Market: Opens June 20 in the Our Lady of the Brook Church parking lot, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook, with the traditional 9:30 a.m. Watermelon Cutting Ceremony presided by Village President Sandy Frum and hosted by Ron Bernardi, Sunset Foods. There will be a full morning of other activities. There are never any fees to participate in the programs. The market is open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20-Oct. 10, rain or shine, except in severe weather. The giant swooper flag signals the market is open. For details go to www.olbparish.org and click on the market in the bottom right hand side of the home page.
A free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop: Is being offered at 1 p.m. June 20 at the Home Instead Senior Care office, 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 107, Northbrook. RSVP for the workshop at (847) 418-3300.
Covenant Village of Northbrook: 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook, presents the following free programs: 6:30 p.m. June 16 — Bob Burton presents his TV Memories program. Take a fresh look at Uncle Miltie, Edward R. Murrow, Lucy, Gunsmoke and more; 6:30 p.m. June 26 — Come to the citizen’s Forum and learn about the “Legacy of Adlai Stevenson: The Center on Democracy in Libertyville; 1 p.m. June 27 — Be entertained when Brian Madvig reads stories from his book, 33 Weeks of Ordinary. The stories have been called “comfortable, amusing, heart wrenching, and thoroughly human.”
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah: Hosting a fun filled afternoon at 1 p.m. June 18 in the Hadasssah North Shore Office, 3000 Dundee #313, Northbrook. Enjoy a guest performance by Minna-Rae Friedman talking to the late Erma Bombeck. Cost is $5, includes coffee and dessert. For information call (847) 205-1900.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter: In honor of its’ 100th Anniversary, is sponsoring a Centennial 3K Walkathon on June 24 at Wood Oaks Green Park (Sanders between Dundee and Walters), Northbrook. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Call (847) 205-1900 for information or to pre-register go to www.northshore.hadasssah.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.
The Cancer Wellness Center: Hosts a health event/discussion 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14 presented by Kristen Vogel, M.S., C.G.C., Center for Medical Genetics at NorthShore University HealthSystem. The topic is “Is My Cancer Hereditary? Understanding the Process of Genetic Counseling and Testing.” RSVP at (847) 509-9595.
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.
An Art Exhibition: June 1-28 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, 3rd floor, Multi-Media Section. Features works by the residents of the Glen Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Northbrook.
“A Striking Event”: Join Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) in supporting children and families in need for “A Striking Event” 4-7 p.m. June 24 at Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. Enjoy bowling and bocce, great food and socializing, and fabulous raffle prizes.
Tickets are $150 for adults and $35 for kids. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 500 will be sold. Event and raffle tickets are available via the “A Striking Event” link at www.jcfs.org. For questions and tickets call 855-ASK-JCFS (855) 275-5237 or email ShannonHouston@jcfs.org.
The following programs are offered at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Call (847) 272-6224 or go online to www.northbrook.info:
Gentle yoga: Will be led by Olga Rudiak during a one hour session 10:30 a.m. June 15 and 22.
AARP Driver Safety Program : A two-session AARP defensive driving course will be held 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 16 and 23. Fee for AARP members is $12; for nonmembers $14. To register, call Reader Services (847) 272-2958.
Writing Workshop: To be held at 2 p.m. June 16, led by author Kathleen Anne Fleming. The topic will be: Atmosphere.
Guided Meditation : At 10 a.m. June 20 and 27, taught by Om Johari.
A film: At 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 20, the film “Sophie’s Choice” (150 minutes) will be shown.
S uspicious Minds Book Discussion : “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley at 7 p.m. June 21. Librarian Leah White will lead the discussion.
A film : At 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 27, the film “The Razor’s Edge” (145 minutes) will be shown.
The Reading is So Delicious summer book club : Running through July 31. Children from birth-twelfth grade may register in the Youth Services Department.
Globe Trotters : Destination Brazil (Grade K-3) 2-3 p.m. June 24.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda : by Tom Angleberger. Book Discussion (grade 4-8) 4-5 p.m. June 14.
The Artist : (K and up) 4-5 p.m. Mondays, June 18, 25 and July 2 and 9. Learn art history and have fun in this four-week program. Come ready to make a mess.
Super Sushi Jewelry : Grades 4 & up, 3-4 p.m. June 28. Super-fun sushi-shaped beads to be used to make fab jewelry.
Rock and Roll Vegetables : Ages 4-Grade 3, 4-5 p.m. June 27. Veggies can be both funny and beautiful.
Funtastic Family Saturdays: 10 a.m. June 16, Kidworks Touring Theatre Co.; 10 a.m. June 23, Family Storytime; and 10 a.m. June 30, Bike-A-Palooza. Toddler Storytime
: (ages 24-36 months w/caregiver) 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 12-July 24.
Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. June 12-July 24.
Wee Play Jr .: Prewalkers, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Thursdays, June 14-July 26.
Wee Play Sr .: Walkers, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 14-July 26.
Pizza Parlor : Ages 3-7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 20. It’s pizza pretend time.
Bike-A-Palooza : For families, 10-11 a.m. June 30. Outside, East Entrance. Deck out bikes, wagons, and strollers for Northbrook’s Independence Parade. Bring your wheels and the rest will be provided.
Game Day : All ages, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12-July 24.
Game Day : All ages, 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday, June 12-July 24.
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, Ore. 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.
Evanston Township High School Class of ‘62: Will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. For information visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
Glenbrook North Class of 1972 40th Class Reunion: Oct. 5 and 6. For preliminary information call Rita Kilcoyne-Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 814-7482.
A seminar on sexual intimacy of cancer survivors: The LIFE Cancer Survivorship Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem presents this seminar titled “Revelations in Sexual Intimacy-Sexual Survivorship 101” at 6 p.m. June 21 at Glenbrook Hospital, Meeting Rooms E & F, 2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview. Admission is free. Call (847) 926-5818 for information.
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 email@example.com.
Don’t let road construction get you down: There are several easy routes available to help you access the Y during the Techny Road construction. Visit www.nsymca.org for a map and helpful hints.
Still looking for the perfect day camp?: A few spots remain open for Summer Camp at the Y. Short sessions, extended hours and transportation from summer schools offer the most flexible package around. Online registration is open at www.nsymca.org. Camp is in session. Contact Debi Spring, 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. Register by the preceding Wednesday to guarantee your spots. The next undernighter is June 15. Call Debi Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org, (847) 272-7250 x1233.
Kid-friendly programs: Get your child on the road to lifetime fitness. Contact Casey Schmit at email@example.com, (847) 272-7250 x.1217.
Summer program registration: Now open for everyone. Summer classes run June 11-Aug. 19. Check out the Y’s wide range of classes, and sign-up online at www.nsymca.org.