Helmets required for this class
Updated: August 6, 2012 11:32AM
Dude! Want to learn how to skateboard? Whether you’re a beginner or you just want to fine tune your skills, sign up for this four week class that will have you riding a board in no time, and showing off some pretty cool tricks. Helmets required and elbow and wrist guards are strongly encouraged. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays (starts Saturday) for 5- to 7-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays (starts Saturday) for 8- to 10-year-olds. Where: Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road. Cost: $55 for 5-7 year olds, $109 for 8- to 10-year-olds. Register: www.nbparks.org.
Social skills group for teens
If you have a child, 12 to 14 years old who is experiencing difficulty in their social environment, sign him or her up for this group, aimed to help adolescents learn to establish and maintain positive peer relationships and overcome barriers to social interaction. When: 6-7 p.m. Mondays (starts Monday) for 10 weeks. Where: Jewish Child and Family Services, 255 Revere Drive. Cost: $250. More info and register: (847) 412-4355.
Who better to teach field hockey than Olympian, Katie Beach? Join Katie in a six-week beginner class where you’ll learn basic skills, field positions, rules and team concepts. Field hockey sticks and shin and mouth guards are required. For ages 7-14. When: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (starts Tuesday) through July 31. Where: Techny Prairie Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road. Cost: $95. Register: www.nbparks.org.
Grab a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and head over to Village Green to listen to “Rhythm Rockets!” This vintage rhythm and blues and jazz band has a female vocalist and three saxophone players who will give you their great interpretations of 1940s and 1950s songs. When: food service begins at 6 p.m., band begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Where: Village Green, Shermer Road and Walters Ave. Cost: free. More info and weather hotline: (847) 291-2985.
Golf with a pro
Need a little help with your golf swing? Want to improve your score? If so, take advantage of Sportsman’s Country Club’s “Play with a Pro!” Just pay applicable green fees and cart fees, and book a tee time for up to three players, and you’ll be paired up with one of their pros who will give you some great tips on the course! When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Where: 3535 Dundee Road. Book tee times: (847) 291-2351.
Want to be the next Sherlock Holmes? If so, take part in “Detective Club,” a fun, interesting club for third and fourth graders that helps teach kids crime solving strategies. Crack the code, figure out the secret message, and solve a mystery! When: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Cost: Free. Register: (847) 272-4300.
Canine massage class
A massage for your dog?? Yes! Dog’s need to relax too! Join Helene Esrales Weber, a licensed massage therapist who specializes in animals, as she discusses the anatomy of your dog and common health issues. Weber will also show you basic massage techniques that will have your dog happy and feeling great! When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 14. Where: Wags on Willow, 840 Willow Road. Cost: $50 (class is limited to 10 people). Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 272-2918.