Docs and jocks hit the ice Friday
Updated: June 4, 2012 11:28AM
Docs versus jocks hockey game
Watch a bunch of doctors battle coaches from the Wilmette and Winnetka Hockey association at the third annual “Docs vs. Jocks” hockey fundraiser. In addition to a great game, enjoy an indoor tailgating party with brats, beef, pop, beer and wine. And you can’t miss the chuck-a-puck contest, hottest doc on ice contest, auctions and more! Proceeds will go to Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital and the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Clinic. When: 6-10 p.m. Friday. Where: North Shore Ice Arena, 2111 Founders Drive. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for those under 21, free for 5 and under. Purchase tickets and more info:
or (847) 723-2343.
Taste of Asia
How about sampling some delicious Asian food, taking a look at art exhibits, and watching music and dance performances? Bring the whole family to “Taste of Asia,” a festival presented by the Northbrook Community Relations Commission to promote understanding, mutual respect and positive relations among all Northbrook residents. When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Where: The North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road. Cost: Free. More info: (847) 272-7250.
Book signing with career expert
After graduating from college, Daniel Seddiqui went on 40 failed job interviews. What did he do? He set out on a journey to explore different types of careers in all 50 states. And then he wrote a book! Meet Seddiqui, listen to his inspiring story of success, and learn about his book, “50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man’s Journey of Discovery Across America.” Book signing will follow presentation. When: 2 p.m. Sunday. Where: Northbrook Public Library. More info: (847) 272-6224.
Join a very casual discussion group to talk about Northbrook and how to make our town a better place. Feel free to bring up everything from real estate to downtown development to interesting things to do! When: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday. Where: Caribou Coffee, 1347 Shermer Road. Cost: free.
Hiking, wilderness travel tips
Thinking of taking a hiking trip? Learn some great tips for self care and safety. Join Laura Bedford, author, traveler and climber as she brings her own experience and knowledge to help you! She’ll talk about how to keep yourself warm, how to warm chilled fingers and toes, how to travel light and how to recognize and utilize your strengths. When: 7-8 p.m. Monday. Where: REI, 888 Willow Road. Cost: Free. Register: www.rei.com.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, dramatist R.J. Lindsey will portray the New York Times editor who broke the story a century ago as he presents a slide show that shows Titanic’s construction, accommodations and more. Lindsey will also narrate an hour by hour chronology of the fateful day, and share stories of some of the passengers. When: 7 p.m. May 8. Where: Northbrook Public Library. Cost: Free. Register: (847) 272-6224.
Tuscan wine dinner
Want to have dinner in the countryside of Tuscany? Come to Francesca’s North! They’re offering a special Tuscan wine dinner where you can sip and sample your way through a four-course menu that includes Prosciutto wrapped yellow fin tuna, osso bucco filled ravioli, rack of lamb and more. Each course is paired with a delicious wine. When: 7 p.m. May 8. Where: 1145 Church Street. Cost: $55. Reservations: (847) 559-0260.