Northbrook Park District
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:55AM
Fun 4 All
The Northbrook 4th of July Association and the Park Distinct will host a Fun 4 All skating and swimming event from 6 to 9 p.m. June 1 at the Northbrook Sports Center. The family event offers Cosmic Skating, swimming, DJ entertainment, raffles, free pizza and drinks. All proceeds will go toward funding the July 4th activities, including the pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks. The fee is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call (847) 291-2995.
Park Fest Concerts
The sound of music will fill Village Green Park in Northbrook this summer with the return of Park Fest, the popular outdoor concert series that starts on June 5. Free concerts begin at 7 p.m., and food service from area restaurants begins at 6 p.m. The Northbrook Park District presents the following performers on Tuesday nights: AC-Rock, StateLine, R-Gang, New Odyssey, Rhythm Rockets, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, and Spoken Four. For more information, visit nbparks.org or check the Summer Guide.
Rock the Green
All ages can enjoy a musical talent showcase and competition at Rock the Green from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 at Village Green Park. Audience members can help choose the winner of the third annual Battle of the Northbrook Youth Bands. Admission is free. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
The batting cages at Techny Prairie Park and Fields are open daily, weather permitting. Summer hours of operation, beginning on June 4, are as follows: noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Players can select baseballs or softballs with a choice of speeds, and helmets are provided at no charge. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Play with the Pro
Golfers can play the Classic 18 Course at Sportsman’s Country Club with a pro on select Wednesdays this summer, beginning on June 6. Golfers pay applicable green fees (and cart fees), book a tee time for up to three players, and Sportsman’s will pair them with a pro. To book a tee time, call (847) 291-2351, ext. 1.
Meadowhill Aquatic Center opens on June 9, weather permitting. The Northbrook Sports Center Pool, already open, expands its hours on that date. Pool Passes, allowing unlimited admission during the 2012 season, are on sale at Registration Offices. Visit nbparks.org for information about pool parties, special events, classes and private lessons.
Laugh with the Legends
Join dynamic speaker and former National Teacher of the Year Barry Bradford for fascinating insights about comedian Bob Hope and hilarious film clips at 2 p.m. on June 6 at the Northbrook Sports Center. Refreshments will be served. The fee is $9 for Senior Center members and $15 for non-members. Call (847) 291-2988 to register.
Lunch and a Movie
Adults can enjoy a catered lunch on June 7 and watch “About Schmidt”, a comedy-drama starring Jack Nicholson as a man who examines his life on an unpredictable road trip to attend his daughter’s wedding. The fee is $6 for the movie and a lunch of Chinese chicken and beef. The program begins at noon at Village Green Center. Call (847) 291-2988 to register.
International Issues: Behind the News
Beginning on June 8, adults can learn about and discuss hot topics in world news in three Friday afternoon classes with Harvey Shoemack, author, professor and international business and marketing specialist. The program runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on June 8, 15 and 22 at Temple Beth Shalom, next to the Leisure Center. The fee for three classes is $20 for Senior Center members and $25 for non-members. Call (847) 291-2988 to register.
The first session of camp begins on June 18, and registration continues while space is available. The Park District offers 10 weeks of high-quality camps with preschool through teen programs, half-day and weekly choices, extended care and specialty programs. Parent Orientation is on June 11, followed by Open Houses on June 14. For more information, view the Camp Guide online at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Mini-Golf League begins
A mini-golf league begins at Sportsman’s Country Club from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on June 9 for ages 5-12. Children can enjoy the challenges and camaraderie of mini-golf with a variety of supervised games and a season-ending party. Sign up with friends, or be placed in a group. The fee for four weeks is $25 for Northbrook Park District residents and $29 for non-residents. For more information, call (847) 291-2351.
Teen Pool Party
Teens can make a splash at a pool party just for them from 8 to 10 p.m. on June 15 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. The event includes swimming, pizza, music and games. The fee is $9 for Northbrook Park District residents and $15 for non-residents. Register online at nbparks.org or at any Registration Office.
Learn to Speedskate
Skaters age 7 and older can enjoy fast fun on Fridays with a speedskating class at the Northbrook Sports Center, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 15. The five-week session focuses on developing proper technique through games, drills and races provided by the Northbrook Speedskating Club. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2993.
Girls’ golf socials
Girls’ golf socials begin from 10 a.m. to noon on June 16 at Anetsberger Golf Course. Girls learn the rules, etiquette, pace of play and basic shots of the game in a social environment. Sportsman’s Golf staff and members of the Glenbrook North High School Girls’ Golf Team provide assistance. The fee of $15 includes green fees and a snack. Reservations are required weekly and close 48 hours before the social, To register, call the Anetsberger Golf Shop at (847) 291-2971.
Wine & 9
Sportsman’s Country Club offers Couples’ Golf this summer, beginning on June 16 with the first Wine & 9 event. Couples can enjoy nine holes of golf, followed by appetizers and a wine tasting. The golf begins at 4 p.m.; the fee is $79 per couple. To sign up or get more information, call the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2351, ext. 1.
Field Hockey Clinic
Field hockey will be played at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and on the turf in Northbrook. The Park District is offering youth field hockey classes with Olympian Katie Beach, former captain of the U.S. Field Hockey Team. The program starts with a free clinic at 11:30 a.m. on June 16 at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Sticks will be provided; children need to bring shin guards, mouth guards and water. Registration is required to save a spot at the clinic. Sign up at nbparks.org or any Registration Office.
Super Soak Sundays
Join the Park District from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on June 17 and 24 for wet fun and games at the Northbrook Sports Center Pool. Present a pool pass or purchase twilight admission. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Summer Sports Programs
Hot Shots Sports offers softball, baseball, pitching, flag football and soccer programs, starting in mid-June at West Park. Young athletes also can sign up for volleyball or skateboard instruction. For more information, view the Summer Recreation Guide at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Evaluation Night for Women’s Hockey
A women’s hockey league begins on June 18 for a summer of friendly competition, and an evaluation night is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for June 11 at the Northbrook Sports Center. Games are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Women register with the Park District as individuals, attend the evaluation, and are placed on a team for a 12-game season. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Wonderfully Wet Wednesdays
The Northbrook Park District offers wet and wacky fun on June 20 and 27 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. Bring a sense of adventure and a pool pass or purchase twilight admission. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
The Northbrook Park District is hosting a Customer Appreciation Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 22 at the Northbrook Sports Center Pool with games, raffles, giveaways and DJ entertainment. The first 100 customers will win hot dogs. Customers can present a pool pass or purchase twilight admission to enter.
Adventure Campus registration
Registration is underway for Adventure Campus for the 2012-13 school year. The Park District partners with School Districts 27, 30 and 31 to offer organized activities before and after classes. Students in grades K-5 can attend three, four or five days per week. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995. Houses on June 14. For more information, view the Camp Guide online at nbparks.org or call 847·291·2995.