Northbrook Park District
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:22AM
Take your daughter to the course week
Girls can enjoy a free round of golf at Sportsman’s East 9 Course or Anetsberger Golf Course with a paying adult through July 15 during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week. Call the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2351, ext. 3 for details. In addition, the Northbrook Golf Academy will host a free Girls-Only Clinic from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 14. Sign up through the Anetsberger Golf Shop at (847) 291-2971 to save a spot.
concert July 17
On July 17, the tropical sounds of Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso will fill Village Green Park, as Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band perform at Park Fest. The free concert begins at 7 p.m., and food service from Whole Foods begins at 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, call the Northbrook Park District hotline at (847) 291-2985 for updates. No dogs or alcohol are allowed in the park.
The Northbrook Park District is joining with Radio Disney to host a pool party from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center, with a spotlight on safety. The Radio Disney Safety Splash, powered by SwimmingPool.com, will feature DJ music, prizes and games geared towards pool safety. The first 100 people will receive free food, while supplies last. The event is free with a pool pass or daily admission.
Evening pool fun
The Northbrook Park District presents wet fun and games at the pools on summer evenings in July. Wonderfully Wet Wednesdays are planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 18 and 25 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. The Northbrook Sports Center Pool will host Super Soak Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on July 15, 22 and 29. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Wine & 9
Sportsman’s Country Club offers Couples’ Golf July 14 with a 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. Call the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2351, ext. 1 to sign up.
Art in the Park
The Village Green will take on new colors with the return of Art in the Park, a two-day fine arts festival July 14 and 15. The weekend event includes live music, food and art activities. The Metra train stops nearby, and bicycle parking is available. The festival is presented by the Northbrook Arts Commission, Northbrook Park District and Village of Northbrook. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Northbrook Park District and Northbrook Bicycle Club will host the third annual Kids’ Duathlon from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20 at Meadowhill Park and the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. The event welcomes ages 5-14 and includes biking and running. Boys and girls will be grouped by age and will receive a participation medal, free pizza, drinks and admission to the pool afterwards. Sign up at nbparks.org or any Registration Office.
Session II Summer Camps begin July 16, offering high-quality programs, half-day and weekly choices, extended care and specialty programs. For details, view the Camp Guide online at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Arlington Park trip
Adults can dine and watch the races in the beautiful International Room with a group from the Senior Center July 19. The buffet lunch features spreads, salads, chef-carved, slow-roasted pork, chipotle honey grilled chicken, pasta, dessert and unlimited soft drinks. The fee includes transportation and is $69 for Senior Center members and $79 for non-members. Call (847) 291-2988 by July 13 to register.
Learn to speedskate
A speedskating class begins on July 20 for ages 7 and older to develop proper technique through fun drills, games and races at the Northbrook Sports Center. All levels are welcome. Skaters can use figure, hockey or speedskates. The Northbrook Speedskating Club provides instruction from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for four weeks. Visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2993 for more information.
Omm… ha! On July 24, adults can enjoy an afternoon of laughter yoga, which concentrates on breathing and laughing while sitting, standing, moving and experiencing joy. The program runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Rosewood Care Center, 4101 Lake Cook Road. The fee is $3, and refreshments will be served. Call the Northbrook Park District Senior Center at (847) 291-2988 by July 17 to register.
Mix and Mingle
Members of area senior centers will join for Fun and Games Trivia Night from 5 to 7 p.m. July 25 at Gabe’s Backstage Lounge in Highwood. The event includes an appetizer buffet, unlimited soda, ice breakers and a trivia contest. The fee is $20 for Northbrook Park District Senior Center members and $30 for non-members. A cash bar is available. Visiting Angels is the sponsor. Call (847) 291-2988 to register.
Children can learn fascinating tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor from 5 to 5:55 p.m. on July 26 at the Leisure Center. The program welcomes ages 5-12, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Bicycle races get rolling at 7 p.m. on Friday nights at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Meadowhill Park. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. On Thursday nights, the public is invited to watch top cyclists compete, beginning at 7 p.m. The spectator fee is $2; children under 12 are free. For information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Ice Cream Social
An Ice Cream Social July 26 combines ice cream, toppings and a taste of Jamaican music at the Northbrook Sports Center, beginning at 1 p.m. The talented Jamaican One Man Band presents a variety of music, including reggae, calypso, Latin & limbo. The fee is $6 for Northbrook Park District Senior Center members and $10 for non-members. Call (847) 291-2988 to register. The event is sponsored by The Abington of Glenview.