What does it mean when your pumpkin looks like Clooney?
Updated: October 3, 2012 4:44PM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Northbrook area, spiced with a little commentary.
Yoo-Hoo George, Yoo-Hoo Sigmund …
The annual Northbrook Autumnfest takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave. The free community event offers pumpkin-carving and costume contests, musical entertainment, golf challenges, inflatables, carnival games and food vendors. For more information, visit www.nbparks.org.
Last Halloween, I carved a pumpkin that my daughter said looked just like George Clooney, which I hadn’t intended. Gee, pumpkin-carving and the subconscious – did Freud ever write about this phenomenon? Did George Clooney ever portray Freud? Did Freud, or George Clooney, ever carve a pumpkin? I don’t know.
I’m leaving, already!
The Northbrook Senior Center invites adults to enjoy literary entertainment and lunch at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 19, when Barbara Rinella dramatizes “Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman” at Sunset Ridge Country Club, 2100 Sunset Ridge in Northfield. The program is sponsored by Whitehall of Deerfield. For fees and reservations, call (847) 291-2988.
Barbara Rinella’s depictions of famous women are mesmerizing. However, at Ms. Rinella’s last presentation, when I asked her to include Judy Brinkworth in her roster, she said, “Who?” followed by, “Please, go away.” The “please” was nice – usually security guards are called.
I wanna be Audrey Hepburn, pleeez.
The film “Charade” will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Admission is free. For more information call (847) 272-6224.
Is this the most romantic film ever? Are Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant dee-vine? Are you going to fall under its spell again even though you’ve seen it 768 times? My answer, of course, is “Yes, yes and YES” (sigh). See you there.
OK, two from Google; one from me.
The North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, in Northbrook, hosts Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, open to all Northbrook families and their children (14 years and older), along with friends, co-workers, worship groups, even non-residents working in Northbrook. Sign up at www.northbrook.il.us/Trivia.
I’ll win at Trivia Night because I’m so savvy and chock-full of useless information. For example, the word “savvy” is from the Spanish word “sabe” – to know; and “chock-full” is from the 14th century “chockeful” – full to choking. So, Trivia Nighters, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night,” (Bette Davis - “All About Eve”).
The annual Li’l Pumpkin Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Northbrook Farmers Market, at Cherry Street and Western Avenue. Children can paint a free pumpkin; supplies and help will be provided. Those in costume will receive an early Halloween treat. For more information visit www.olbparish.org.
Our pug, Lucy, is looking forward to this pumpkin-painting activity at the Farmers Market. She wants to create a Pug Pumpkin modeled on herself, but is wondering how to convey her radiant star quality with mere paint. I’m sure the farmers will help.