Community Synagogue hosts author
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:32AM
Local author book signing
Kenneth Green grew up in Chicago’s tough Humboldt Park neighborhood, became extremely successful and is now sharing his story. Hear Green’s journey from his turbulent childhood to a boxing career that got him inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame and his career as a defense attorney who at one time supervised over 400 lawyers. Green will be signing copies of his book, “I’m from Division Street,” which also includes stories of other Jewish men and women who grew up in Humboldt Park. When: 8- 9:30 Thursday. Where: Northbrook Community Synagogue, 2548 Jasper Court. More info: (847) 509-9204.
Wine tasting party and benefit
Enjoy a fun night out and help a great cause at the same time! Stop by Evolution Wine and Spirits for a wine tasting party where you can mingle, enjoy complimentary appetizers from Sunset Foods and Go Roma, and stock up on great wines. Ten percent of all sales will benefit Lungevity, an organization that benefits Lung Cancer Research. When: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Where: 2766 Dundee Road. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids fishing derby
Hey kids! Go fish! Head over to the Northbrook Park District’s annual Kids Fishing Derby! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will stock the lake with tons of fish, rods and bait will be given out, and volunteers will help you catch lots and lots of fish! Prizes for largest, smallest and most fish caught. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Where: Wood Oaks Green Park, 1150 Sanders Road. Cost: Free. More info: (847) 291-2995. Call for weather updates the day of the event: (847) 291-2985.
How about having a few laughs while helping Winkelman and Field schools? Come to the district 31 Parent Teacher Club’s benefit, “The LeBlanc Laugh-off: A Night at the Improv.” Enjoy skits, audience participation and improv games with Winkelman’s physical education teacher, Jim LeBlanc, and the Dayton Improv Club, a comedy group that has performed together since 2003! All proceeds will benefit programs and technology for Winkelman and Field schools. When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Where: Field Middle School Auditorium, 3131 Techny Road. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students. More info: (847) 832-2204.
Blessing for growing season
Join Rev. Cynthia Hallas and the congregation of St. Giles Episcopal Church for their annual blessing of the upcoming growing season. Bring your gardening tools, seeds, seedlings and dirt samples for blessings. When: 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday (the Ascension precedes garden blessing.) Where: The Community “Garden of Feedin’,” 3025 Walters Ave. More info: (847) 272-6622.
Here’s a great volunteer opportunity for all ages! Head over to Temple Beth-El for Mitzvah day, where you can participate in a variety of activities to help others. Decorate and plant flower pots for elderly residents, create and send greeting cards to American and Israeli soldiers, create eye glass holders, make nutritious snacks for the Northfield Food Pantry and more! When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Where: 3610 Dundee Road. More info: (847) 205-9982 ext. 211.
Pet ownership discussion
Thinking of getting a dog or a cat? If so, don’t miss this valuable discussion with Dr. Mark Howes, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, who will address issues of concern for current and prospective pet owners. Dr. Howes will talk about how to choose the right pet, the importance of pet health insurance, seasonal health issues for animals and more! When: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Where: Northbrook Public Library. Cost: Free. Register: (847) 272-6224.