Learn all about genetic basis for cancer risk
Updated: August 23, 2012 9:53AM
Do you have a strong family history of cancer? If so, attend a discussion at the Cancer Wellness Center. Led by Certified Genetic Counselor, Kristen Vogel, M.S., you’ll learn about the signs that indicate a family might have a genetic risk factor for cancer. Vogel will also talk about the genetic counseling and testing process, insurance coverage and more. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Where: 215 Revere Drive. Cost: free. More info: (847) 509-9595.
Teen pool party
Hey teens! Put on your swimsuit, call your friends and head on over to Meadowhill for a cool pool party! Splash around, swim, eat pizza, listen to great music and play some games. When: 8-10 p.m. Friday. Where: 1501 Maple Ave. Cost: $9. Register: www.nbparks.org.
Are you planning to do some camping this summer? If so, stop over at REI where they’ll have free classes going on all day! Learn about great ways to keep the family having fun on a camping trip, what to put in your backpack, great campfire meals and more! When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Where: REI, 888 Willow Road. Cost: free. More info: (847) 480-1938.
Cooking class for dads
Give Dad a great Father’s Day gift by bringing him to the “Father’s Day Grill Fest” cooking class at Sur la Table! While you bond, you and your dad will learn great techniques on grilling, how to make family favorites, and how to bring out bold flavors when grilling. Plus, each student gets an autographed copy of Bobby Flay’s book, “Grill it!” Ages 10 and older. When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Where: 2160 Northbrook Court. Cost: $69 per person. Reservations: 800-243-0852.
How about some fun, competitive Frisbee games under the lights on the turf at Techny Prairie Park? Every class starts with a short warm-up, followed by separating into teams for competitive play. All ability levels welcome. Ages 14 and up. When: 8-10 p.m. Sundays (starts Sunday) through August 5. Where: 1750 Techny Road. Cost: $39. Register: www.nbparks.org.
All kinds of dance!
If your child likes to dance, this class is perfect! Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre are all part of “Dance Soup.” Each class during this six week course will focus on one type of dance. For 6-8 year olds. When: Classes are offered at 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays (starting Tuesday) through July 24 or 4:45-5:45 p.m. Thursdays (starts June 21) through July 26. Where: Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Cost: $84. Register: www.nbparks.org.
Northbrook farmers market
Don’t miss the annual opening of the Northbrook Farmers Market that starts with the traditional Watermelon Cutting Ceremony! Other fun activities for opening day include performances by the Northbrook Community Choir, the Sunset popcorn wagon, craft projects for kids, balloon animals and more! And of course, plenty of farm fresh produce and other goods. When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (opens June 20.) Watermelon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Where: Our Lady of the Brook parking lot. More info: www.olbparish.org.