Community calendar for June 29
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:32AM
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.
Summer Day Camp: registration 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.
Discovery Backpacks: Families can borrow them 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 lets visitors immerse themselves with live tropical butterflies. Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through 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: “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” exhibition 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: 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.
The farmer’s market: Open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month through Oct. 21.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and 16.
Carillon Concert Series: Tours at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 3.
Music on the Esplanade: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Tuesday Morning Music Series: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Dancin’ Sprouts: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Hot Summer Nights: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.
Bonsai Intermediate Refinement Techniques: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Session One July 7-Aug. 11 and Session Two Aug. 25-Sept. 29. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bonsai Advanced Presentation Quality Efforts: 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Session One July 8-Aug. 12 and Session Two Aug. 26-Sept. 30. The cost is $319 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bonsai Beginner Basics and Fundamentals: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Session One July 8-Aug. 12 and Session Two Aug. 26-Sept. 30. The cost is $229 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Basic AutoCAD for Landscape Design: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, July 9-Aug. 6. The cost is $187 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Raptors in Your Backyard: A program for the whole family will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. July 10. The cost is $24 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. One child’s admission is free with every adult registered. Each additional child registration is $5.
Bonsai Novice Development Techniques: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Session One July 11-Aug. 15 and Session Two Aug. 22-Oct. 3. The cost is $269 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Watercolor Painting the Natural World: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 16. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Farm Dinner Series: 5-8 p.m. July 18. The cost is $200 per person and includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner and desert. For tickets or more information, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/farmdinners or call (847) 835-6801.
Cactus and Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21 and 22.
Drawing and Painting the Trees of the Chicago Botanic Garden: 1-4 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 17. The cost is $312 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. A supply list will be sent.
Gardening Techniques Session D: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 14-Aug. 18. The cost is $312 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Aromatic Walking Tour at the Chicago Botanic Garden: 10 a.m.-noon July 14. The cost is $49 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Ground Covers and Vines: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 17-Aug. 28 with Gardens Walks (select one) 11 a.m. Thursdays, July 19-Aug. 23 or Saturdays, July 21-Aug. 25. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Herb-Garden-Inspired SpaDay at Mettawa Manor: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17. The cost is $159 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Lake and Pond Shorelines: A discussion of controlling erosion and enhancing habitat will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18. The cost is $59 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Farmer’s Market Bouquets: 1-3 p.m. July 19. The cost is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Healing Through Nature: A seminar for veterans and children with sensory processing and spectrum disorders takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20 and 21 and 9 a.m.-noon July 22. The cost is $479.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 6-8. Members only preview 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 5.
Nature Nights: 5-7:30 p.m. July 7 and 21. The cost is $20 per child for members; $23 for nonmembers.
Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Show: noon-4:30 p.m. July 7 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 8.
Places for the Spirit—Traditional African American Gardens: July 14-Sept. 30.
Northshore Iris and Daylily Society Daylily Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 14 and 15. The show is Sunday only.
Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21 and 22.
Garden Chef Demonstrations: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. featuring Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago July 7; Ramiro Valesquez of Nieto’s in Highland Park July 8; Jacob Peck of the Garden Cafe at the Garden July 14; and Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen and Bar in Chicago July 15.
Glenview Gardeners : Will have a “Tour of Dr. John Kennicott’s home, office, pharmacy & medicinal herb garden” at 7 p.m. July 10 at The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. Speaker is Kris Van Voorhis, program supervisor. The Grove is a facility of the Glenview Park District. The fenced garden behind the house is the Community Service Project for the club. Glenview Gardeners is open to both men and women. Guests are welcome. For information call (847) 724-2286, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.glenviewgardeners.org.
Lakeshore Ski and Sports Club (LSSC) will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. July 18 at Goose Island Brew Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn in Chicago. LSSC’s Summer activities are underway which include the Annual End of Summer Picnic on Aug. 25. For information call (708) 786-3992 or email@example.com.
Alliance Francaise du North Shore: Cafe Conversation evening edition meets 7:30-8:30 July 9 at a location to be announced on the website. Membership is not required. Visit http://alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northbrook Farmers Market: The market is open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 10, rain or shine, except in severe weather, in the Our Lady of the Brook Church parking lot, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook. 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.
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.
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.
A Career Workshop: “Staying Motivated in a Tough Job Market”, being offered by Jewish Child & Family Services 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays from July 5-26 at JVS Career Planning Center, 300 Revere Drive, 2nd floor, Northbrook. No cost. Call (847) 412-4304.
Social Security Disability discussion: 7-8:30 p.m. July 9 at Kenon-Knox Conference Center, 9701 N. Knox, Skokie. The free event is open to the public and held by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban. Call (847) 716-2252 or visit www.namiccns.org.
The 36th annual National Exhibition: A juried show held by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America will be held through Aug. 5 at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., Kenosha, Wis. Featured artists will include Peter Jablokow of Evanston and Ken Call of Northbrook. Call (262) 653-4140 or visit www.kenosha.org/museum.
Stand Up Paddleboarding and Yoga: 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays through September departing at Gilson Beach in Wilmette. Two hour program led by certified yoga instructor and is coupled with a Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson. For all level abilities. The program is $70 and includes equipment. Call (847) 256-4409 or visit www.nwpassage.com.
New Tradition Chorus: Hosting an Open House at 7 p.m. July 9 at their new location, Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Men from the greater Chicago metro area who love to sing can come for an evening of fellowship, food, fun and great song. Included will be a program designed to introduce newcomers to the art of close a cappella harmony. For information contact Dan at email@example.com, www.newtradition.org.
The Glenview Concert Band: Will perform at 2 p.m. July 15 in concert, with 55 musicians, in the Lakeview Room of the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut St., Glenview. Tickets are $2 each, available in advance and at the door. Refreshments served at 1 p.m. The concert is part of the Glenview Senior Center (GSC) Presents Series.
The 2012 Nami Cook County North Suburban Walk Website is Live: Sign up as an individual or team for the Walk that takes place on Oct. 7, 2012 at Blue Star Memorial Wood, Cook County Forest Preserve, 701 E. Lake Ave., Glenview. Race check in at 8 a.m. and start at 9 a.m. The Walk’s goal is to engage the public in an effort to spread mental health awareness, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and raise funds for this important cause. Go to www.namiwalks.org or call (847) 716-2252.
The Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society Lily Walk: 1-4 p.m. July 15 in the gardens of Woodruff Imberman, 520 Orchard Lane, Winnetka. Contact Lilygrower82@aol.com.
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. July 6 and 13.
Salon Concert : 7:30 p.m. July 6, brother and sister Allan Steele (cello) and Emily Steele (violin) will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Zoltan Kodaly. Hosts Didier and Jane Lepauw will add to the atmosphere with their charm and musical insights. Call the Multimedia Department for additional information.
The Illinois State Poetry Society : Will meet at 1 p.m. July 8. New members are welcome. Bring 10-12 copies of two of your poems.
OperaModa presents a “Choose Your Own Ending” Recital : At 2 p.m. July 8. New arias and plot twists develop from the audience’s decisions during the “Choose your own Ending” recital, featuring Genevieve Thiers, soprano and Kate Calcamuggio, mezzo-soprano.
The Low Vision Support Group : Will meet at 10 a.m. July 10. Learn about advances that may help improve your reading experiences and quality of life.
Meditation techniques : Will be taught by Om Johari at 10 a.m. July 11. Relax, renew, refresh, and experience the stress-relieving benefits of meditation.
The film “Something Wicked This Way Comes” (95 minutes) : Will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 11. In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk. This film stars Jason Richards, Jonathan Pryce, and Diane Ladd.
The Making of Downton Abbey : Setting the Scene, will be presented by landscape designer Barbara Geiger at 7 p.m. July 12. Learn about land ownership patterns and inheritance laws that produced these great estates and why radical changes were inevitable.
The Essential Tremor Support Group : Meets at 10 a.m. July 14. This informal discussion group emphasizes medication and coping techniques.
Learn the basics of Sudoku : At 7 p.m. July 17. Om Johari will teach you the skills for this game of observation and logic which is a great exercise for the brain and a reliever of stress.
Meditation techniques will be taught : By Om Johari at 10 a.m. July 18. Relax, renew, refresh, and experience the stress-relieving benefits of meditation.
The film “It Came From Outer Space” (81 minutes) presented in 3D : Will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 18. A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townfolk begin to act strange. This film stars Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush.
Books on Tap : At 7 p.m. July 18, join librarian Leah White for the library’s first book discussion in a pub. Swamplandia by Karen Russell will be discussed at the Landmark Inn, 1352 Shermer Road. Check out a copy of the book at the Reader Services Desk, or come just to talk books and relax. All are welcome.
The Reading is So Delicious summer book club : Running through July 31. Children from birth-twelfth grade may register in the Youth Services Department.
Hastey Pudding Puppet Co. (for families) : 10-11 a.m. July 7. When an evil witch Cora steals the magic yellow ribbon from the hair of her sister Hermoine, the stage is set for a gripping drama which pits good against evil.
Circus Boy (For families) : 10-10:45 a.m. July 21. Circus Boy Bobby Hunt’s unforgettable brand of stunts and physical comedy — including fire-eating, mouth juggling, and the world’s smallest bicycle.
Smile (by Raina Telgemeier), Book Discussion (grade 4-8) : 4-5 p.m. July 19. From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party (ages 4-7) : 10-11 a.m. July 6. Come and have a wee bit of tea with strawberry cakes and stories.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover (all ages) : Drop off — after 4 p.m. July 6. Pick up — 11 a.m. July 7, animal pick-up, storytime and slideshow. Would Teddy enjoy a night out at the library. Join your stuffy on Saturday morning for storytime and to see pictures of the sleepover.
Detective Club (grades 3-4) : 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays July 11, 18 and 25. You must attend all three classes.
The Artist (K and up) : 4-5 p.m. July 9, Youth Services Activity Room. Learn art history and have fun. Come ready to make a mess.
Bubble Gum Bash (grades 3-5) : 4-4:45 p.m. July 23, Youth Services Activity Room. Do you like to chew gum? We’re going to chew a lot of gum to rank favorite flavors and blow the biggest bubble.
Rock and Roll Mr. Potato Head (ages 4-8) : 4-5 p.m. July 22, Youth Services Activity Room. Rock your veggies by creating your very own Mr. or Ms. Potato Head. After the potatoes have been brought to life, share potato stories, dance the mashed potato and play vegetable bingo.
Math and Science Lab (ages 3-6 with an adult) : 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 11 and Aug. 8, Youth Services Activity Room. What happens when an ice cube gets too hot? How does a guitar work? Why are 7 and 11 friends? Enjoy hands on activities, stories and music while learning basic science and math concepts in this interactive program for 3-6 year olds with an adult lab partner. Additional lab partners (older siblings) are welcome.
Toddler Storytime : (ages 24-36 months w/caregiver) 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays thru July 24.
Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays thru July 24.
Wee Play Jr .: Prewalkers, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Thursdays thru July 26.
Wee Play Sr .: Walkers, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays thru July 26.
Game Day : All ages, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays thru July 24.
Globe Trotters — Destination Antarctica (grade K-3 ): 2-3 p.m. July 22. What’s going on down there? It may be hot in Northbrook, but Globe Trotters is going to the coldest place on Earth.
Game Day : All ages, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays thru July 24.
“ Mocha and More” After-Hours@Starbucks (grades 6-12) : 7 p.m. July 13. Stop by the library to sign up for the latest “Mocha and More” and pick up a free copy of Maze Runner . As always there will be Advance Reader Copies of new books to be raffled off, and you will be treated to your favorite Starbucks beverage. Register at (847) 272-4300.
Hebrew Reading Crash Course: Learn to read Hebrew in six weeks. The course is for beginners. at 7:45 p.m. on six Tuesdays starting Aug. 7, at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. Fee $36 (book included). For info and registration call (847) 564-8770 www.chabadnorthbrook.com. Pre-registration required.
60th reunion (class of ‘52) for Austin High School (Chicago): Taking place on Oct. 6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Glenbrook North Class of 1972 40th Class Reunion: Oct. 5 and 6. For preliminary information call Rita Kilcoyne-Hart at email@example.com or (847) 814-7482.
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.
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.
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 will be July 20. Call Debi Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org, (847) 272-7250 x1233.
Kid-friendly programs: Get your child on the road to lifetime fitness. Sessions can be individual, or shared with one or two partners. Contact Casey Schmit at email@example.com, (847) 272-7250 x.1217.
Do you have a child entering kindergarten in the fall?: Enrich the experience with the Y’s Kindergarten Club! With morning and afternoon sessions available and transportation to/from schools in Northbrook and Glenview, Kindergarten Club creates a fun, full-day experience to support your child’s social and academic development. Hot lunches, snacks, and even swim lessons are all included! Also, check out Y-Time, the NSYMCA’s afterschool program for grades 1-5. For information, contact Shannon Cartier, firstname.lastname@example.org, (847) 272-7250 x1246.