Northbrook Park District
Updated: September 3, 2012 6:10AM
Sportsman’s Golf Championships
Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Sportsman’s Country Club hosts its annual Championship Week from Aug. 1-5. The events include a two-day Ladies’ Club Championship Aug. 2-3, and two-day Men’s Club Championship Aug. 4-5. The men’s contest kicks off with a Par-3 Shootout — nine holes at Anetsberger and an optional skins game on Aug. 3. The field is limited; visit sportsmansgolf.com or call (847) 291-2351, ext. 3 to sign up.
Girls’ Golf Socials
Girls just want to have fun — with golf! On Aug. 4 and 11, the Northbrook Park District gives girls an opportunity to play golf in a social environment from 10 a.m. to noon at Anetsberger Golf Course. Girls can learn the rules, pace of play and basic shots from Sportsman’s Country Club Golf staff, assisted by members of the Glenbrook North High School Girls’ Golf Team. Ages 5-16 are welcome; the daily fee of $15 includes green fees and a snack. Register at least 48 hours before each social by calling the Golf Shop at (847) 291-2971.
Evening pool fun
Super Soak Sundays welcome families to The Northbrook Sports Center Pool from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 12. Present a pool pass or purchase twilight admission. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Batter up! The batting cages at Techny Prairie Park and Fields swing into fall hours on Aug. 6. The hours of operation are: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Batters can choose to swing at baseballs or softballs; 12 pitches are $1, and helmets are provided at no charge. For more information, call (847) 291-2980. For weather updates, call (847) 291-2985.
National Night Out
The Northbrook Park District and Northbrook Police offer fun for all ages at National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Meadowhill Aquatic Center. The free event includes DJ entertainment, hot dogs and drinks, games and raffles, the use of the pool, a dunk tank, and crime prevention tips. Jeffrey’s Climbing Tower will be open for demonstrations for ages 10 and older with a signed waiver. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
Lunch and a Movie
Adults can enjoy a pizza lunch on Aug. 9 and watch Taken, a suspense story about a former CIA agent who tries to find his daughter after she’s kidnapped while traveling in France. The program begins at noon at the Northbrook Sports Center. The fee is $6 for lunch and the movie. Call (847) 291-2988 for reservations.
Presents: Italian Delights
Musician Jim Kendros shares the highly energetic, soulful and expressive music of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Rossino at a program from 1 to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Congregation Beth Shalom. The fee is $5 for Northbrook Park District Senior Center members and $9 for nonmembers. Call (847) 291-2988 to register.
Adult Softball Leagues
Aug. 10 is the deadline for Adult Softball League registration. The Park District offers men’s 12-inch and co-rec 14-inch divisions with weekly evening games at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. The season runs for six-to-eight weeks, followed by single-elimination playoffs. Games begin the week of Aug. 20. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Free Tennis Clinic
Kick off the fall tennis season with a free clinic and evaluation from the Park District and Northbrook Racquet Club from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11 at Wood Oaks Green. Ages 4 and older are welcome. Players at all levels can improve their strokes and find an appropriate class for their skills. Preregistration is required at nbparks.org or a Registration Office. In case of rain, the clinic will be at the Northbrook Racquet Club.
Wine & 9
Sportsman’s Country Club offers Couples’ Golf Aug. 11 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.
Awesome August Camp invites children ages 5-12 to wrap up the summer with an extra week of activities, beginning on Aug. 13. Campers can enjoy a variety of exciting experiences, such as water parks, museums and entertainment centers. The camp day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended care available before and afterwards. For details, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Adventure Campus will hold a Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Leisure Center. 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, and registration is underway for the 2012-13 school year. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Play with the pro
Adults can play the Classic 18 Course at Sportsman’s Country Club with a pro Aug. 15. 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. For details, call (847) 291-2351, ext. 3.
Summer skating recital
The Summer Skating Recital welcomes visitors to the Northbrook Sports Center from 5:15 to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 17. Figure skaters at all levels are invited to perform their competitive programs. Admission is free for spectators, and refreshments will be served.
Friday Night bicycle races run through Aug. 17 at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Meadowhill Park. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. The public is invited to watch top cyclists compete on Thursday nights. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2980.
Greenbriar Grand Opening
Tthe Northbrook Park District and School District 28 will host a Grand Opening Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Greenbriar School. Families can enjoy games, contests, giveaways, refreshments and music in the new community gym, learn about fall sports programs for all ages, and see the school’s addition and renovations. The school is across from the Northbrook Library.
Adult/Youth Golf Scramble
The Northbrook Park District will host an Adult/Youth Scramble at Anetsberger Golf Course on Aug. 25 with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event includes on-course contests, a short game challenge and lunch. Rounds of golf at Anetsberger and Sportsman’s East 9 Course are among the prizes. The fee is $39 per couple, which includes green fees and push carts. Call (847) 291-2971 by Aug. 22 to register.
A Great Skating Giveaway on Aug. 25 offers free ice skating instruction to children who have not taken classes before. The professional skating staff from the Northbrook Park District will teach basic skills and determine if children are ready for figure skating or hockey lessons. The classes begin at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2993.
Families can beat the heat — on the ice — at a Customer Appreciation Event from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Northbrook Sports Center. The Northbrook Park District will provide free admission, an exciting shoot-the-puck contest with prizes, on-ice games (broomball, noodle hockey and freeze dance) and free sport demonstrations by talented ice athletes from figure skating, speedskating and hockey. Registration is not required. For more information, call (847) 291-2993.
Auditions for Northbrook
Theatre Children’s Company
Auditions for Legally Blonde are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. in Northbrook. Auditions are open to residents and non-residents in grades 6-10 and include acting, dancing and singing tryouts. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 11, and performances of the musical are in December. For more information, visit nbparks.org or call the Performing Arts Office at (847) 291-2367.