Being a champion is state of mind
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:39AM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Northbrook area, spiced with a little commentary.
At least attractive. In a certain light. Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Sportsman’s Country Club, 3535 Dundee Road, hosts its annual Championship Week from Aug. 1 through Aug. 5, which includes a Junior Club Championship on Aug. 1; a two-day Ladies’ Club Championship on Aug. 2 and 3; and a two-day Men’s Club Championship on Aug. 4 and 5. The field is limited; to sign up, visit www.sportsmansgolf.com or call (847) 291-2351, extension 3.
Dear Sportman’s staff: Do I have what it takes to be a champion? Indeed I do, and I can prove it — well, no, I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty darn sure — well, no, I’m not pretty darn sure, but I’m pretty (ahem) — that’s counts for something doesn’t it? Awaiting your reply, Judy “Probably More Adorable Than Pretty — But Still …” Brinkworth.
“The Sound of Music” was “The Rebellious Novice” in Argentina.” A Math and Science Lab, for children ages 3 to 6, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. What happens when an ice cube gets too hot? How does a guitar work? Why are 7 and 11 friends? Enjoy activities, stories and music while learning basic science and math concepts in this interactive program for kids with an adult lab partner. Older siblings are welcome. Admission is free. To register, call (847) 272-6224.
Questions listed above, with Judy’s answers: What happens when an ice cube gets too hot? It blows up. How does a guitar work? Magic. Why are 7 and 11 friends? Since I thought 7 and 11 were mere acquaintances, I dunno. OK, maybe I should attend this class too, because, obviously, I need to learn basic science and math concepts, along with everything else that’s important in life, except old movies, because I know everything about old movies, especially musicals.
Dancing and dessert – yes! Bring the whole family for the “Gig at the Y” Concert Series: free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission on the lawn at the North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14 and 21. On Aug. 7, come dance to Top 40 tunes performed by Out of Control. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information call (847) 272-7250.
Out of Control is an OK name for a band, but how about: Out of Control but Currently in Therapy to Learn Self-Discipline and Cooking. That’s not only a dynamic moniker, it suggests that the band might bring chocolate-chip cookies to their concerts. I’ll suggest this to them at this concert — at least the cookie part. Yum city.
And a sarcastic horse. A Newbery Discussion Group on The Humming Room by Ellen Potter (for youth in fourth through seventh grades) is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. A 12-year-old orphan is sent to live with her uncle on an island, where she discovers a wild river boy, an invalid cousin, and the mysteries of a hidden garden. Admission is free. To register, call (847) 272-6224.
Life isn’t fair, because when I was a kid, I was sent to my Uncle Art’s farm for a summer visit, but all I discovered was a lot of chickens who hated me; disgusting, dangerous pigs (think “Babe” as humungous, dirty and snorting); and Aunt Edna, who insisted that I help her can pickles because, “Lord knows, you city girls don’t know anything useful.” Farms are no fun. “No Siree Bob,” as Uncle Art said over and over AND OVER.
She’ll try the triangle. A summer concert of opera, musical theater and art songs will be presented at 3 p.m. July 29 at Our Lady of the Brook Parish, 3700 Dundee Road in Northbrook. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is a free-will donation. For more information call (847) 272-5686.
It was hoped by Judy Brinkworth that this concert would include Judy Brinkworth on tambourine, but, alas, it is not to be because she has … how shall I put it … no talent. No, not even on a tambourine, which requires hand-eye coordination, which is difficult enough, but which also requires shaking and hitting the instrument in time to the music, which requires hand-eye-rhythm coordination, which you must be kidding.