Judy plans to celebrate Memorial Day in verse
Updated: July 2, 2012 9:05AM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Northbrook area, spiced with a little commentary.
Or your ears. The annual Northbrook Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. May 28 from the corner of Cherry and Western and continues east on Cherry/Church to the Village Green, at Shermer and Meadow roads. Bands from local schools will be marching and performing. Following the parade, attend the traditional American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at the Village Green Park.
“‘Don’t let the parade pass you by’/Ms. Barbra Streisand sings — oh me, oh my/, Do let the parade pass you by/ Ms. Judy Brinkworth sings — I’ll tell you why/There will be marching bands on this Memorial Day/ Tootle-ing horns and pounding drums/So Northbrookians run, get ready to watch, O.K.?/Go cheer your hearts out, and wiggle your thumbs.” And, no, I didn’t really sing this, at the request of thousands.
Finally, I’m appreciated? The deadline is May 31 for entries to the Northbrook Public Library’s 10th annual international juried art show, to be held from Oct. 12 to Nov. 30, which is open to artists 18 years and older working in all two-dimensional and three-dimensional art media. The exhibition is limited to original artwork created within two years of the entry date. Artists should consider the theme, “Journeys.” Prizes include a $2,000 purchase prize. Entry fee is $35 for up to three submissions. For a prospectus and entry form, visit www.northbrook.info/journeys. For more information call (847) 272-7074.
I happen to know local artist Phyllis Krause-Braun, whose stunning artwork has received critical acclaim. So I asked Phyllis to critique my own paintings because I thought I might enter one of them in the library art show, and (attention, all you meanies), she said my paintings were stunning too! Yes, as she gazed at my masterpieces, Phyllis kept murmuring, “I’m stunned, I’m stunned,” over and over, until she got to the last one and ran out the door. This was because she was overcome by my artistic talent, I’m positive. Pretty sure. Possibly. Oh, go away.
Well, it might work … The Northbrook 4th of July Association and the Park Distinct host a Fun 4 All skating and swimming event from 6 to 9 p.m. June 1 at the Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. The family event offers Cosmic Skating, swimming, DJ entertainment, free pizza and drinks. All proceeds will go toward funding the July 4th activities, including the pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks. The fee is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. For advance ticket information, call (847) 291-2993.
A fun skating and swimming event! And it doesn’t matter that Judy can neither skate or swim — no siree Bob, no how — because whilst her hero and kids are enjoying these activities, Judy will listen to music and partake of the free pizza and drinks. And feel left out. And grumpy. And tell her hero that because of this, she deserves a trip to Paris this fall, and her hero will inform Judy that ain’t a’ happenin’ — no siree Bob, no how.
Don’t miss this! The film “All About Eve” (138 minutes), starring Bette Davis and George Sanders, will be shown at 1 p.m., and again at 7:30 p.m., May 30 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established, but aging, stage actress and her circle of theater friends. Admission is free. For more information call (847) 272-6224.
This is the best Bette Davis movie of all time. This is one of the best movies, period, of all time. Do go, or you’ll never know why I’m saying, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”
Batter up! The batting cages at Techny Prairie Park and Fields will be open daily, weather permitting, starting June 4. Players can select baseballs or softballs with a choice of speeds, and helmets are provided at no charge. For more information, call (847) 291-2980.
Batting cages — I know what dear readers are expecting silly Judy to say – why would the Park District keep those poor critters — bats — in cages so that people can throw baseballs or softballs at them? Ha-Ha, I fooled you. Even I know they are talking about baseball bats — a genetic mutation of regular bats that originated at Wrigley Field. Right? Right.