Morton Grove Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 16, 2012
Updated: September 17, 2012 11:48AM
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The Cradle Ball: will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., at Water Tower Place. Cost is $350 per person. Music by Toni DiDonato and Rendezvous. Black Tie. Special Guest Reception with Jamie Lee Curtis and Rick Waddell at 5 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. purchase tickets online at www.cradlefoundation.org/ball by Sept. 17 or call Bonnie Krasny at (847) 733-3234 or email@example.com, for information.
Golfers “swinging for a cure”: will take to the links Sept. 10 at the Bob Chinn’s 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing. The awards dinner immediately following golf will be specially-catered by the world-famous Bob Chinn’s Crab House and benefitting the Leukemia Research Foundation. Foursome spots are filling quickly at The Arboretum Golf Club, in Buffalo Grove. Visit www.BobChinnsGolf.com to register. Scramble format. Entry fee is $225 per golfer through Sept. 5; and $250 per golfer on event day. Entry includes golf, lunch, raffle, prizes, golf apparel, and dinner. A $10,000 Putting Contest and Helicopter Ball Drop takes place before golf. Activities at 10:30 a.m. and the golf shotgun starts at noon. Dinner only tickets are $75 each. Cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
Morton Grove Public Library: 6140 Lincoln Ave., offers the following programs. Call (847) 929-5102.
Kids Flicks: 4 p.m. Aug. 24 “Little Mermaid” (G).
The Mr. Freeze Cryogenic Show: 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Learn from super cool Fermilab scientist “Mr. Freeze” about the fascinating field of supercooling cryogenics. All ages/family. Tickets will be available beginning Aug. 19, on a first come, first serve basis to Morton Grove Public Library cardholders. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on the day of the event.
Language Stars Presents: A Foreign Language Learning Adventure at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Experts from Language Stars present a fun introduction to a new foreign language each week. Join them for one week or sign up for them all. For ages 4-8. Registration required.
Check out: the Library’s online calendar for updates on Battle of the Books, the book trivia competition for sixth- through eighth-graders.
Monday Morning Playgroup: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays. Tots of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited to gather at the Library to meet new friends, play, and have lots of fun in the Activity Room.
Listen Up! (All Ages): 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts for preschool children and their caregivers.
Wee Read: Lapsit (infant-24 months) 11 a.m. to noon Fridays; and 10-11 a.m. on each third Saturday. Babies and caregivers are invited to hear songs and stories and enjoy playtime.
Pokemon Club: will not meet in August.
The Old Town: School of Folk Music will hold sessions of its Wiggleworms Class at Northshore School of the Arts, 319 Park Ave., Glencoe and St. Matthew’s Church, 2120 Lincoln St., Evanston. For schedule information or to schedule a free trial class visit oldtownschool.org or call (773) 728-6000.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) offers an At Home Pickup Program for those who prefer to have their materials picked up from the front steps rather than drive to a drop-off location. This program will be available through September. Any SWANCC resident who has front door access (no apartments or condos) can arrange for a pickup. Residents are charged $30 via credit card to offset program costs, and can recycle six items per pickup. A list of acceptable items is available at http://swancc.org/index.php/programs/electronics-recycling. No individual item can exceed 50 pounds and televisions are limited to 27 inches. To schedule an At Home Pickup, call (847) 724-9205, Ext. 203.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has recently updated its web-based reference to include an expanded General Resources Section and other areas of sustainability such as: Appliances and Electronics; Energy Conservation; Home Reuse, Deconstruction and Salvage; Indoor Air Quality; Natural Lawn Care; Travel and Transportation and Water Conservation. Be an educated “greener” consumer and check out swancc.org.
Morton Grove: Commission on Aging meets monthly at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster. The Commission will hold quarterly meetings at different locations in Morton Grove.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) established a Battery Recycling Program for rechargeable and alkaline batteries. Common household batteries are no longer accepted at Illinois EPA-sponsored household chemical waste events and facilities. Batteries accepted includes: Alkaline: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V; and Rechargeables: NiCd, NiMh, lithium ion, lithium polymer. Before dropping off rechargeable batteries, tape the contact points on each battery or place in an individual self-locking plastic bag to avoid sparks. Visit interstatebatteries.com. Drop-off details are posted at swancc.org.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County has established a location for residents to drop off electronics on a weekly basis at no cost at the Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N. River Road, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; and Winnetka Public Works, 1390 Willow Road, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays. Only the following items will be accepted: Computers - PCs and laptops, scanners, computer monitors, mobile phones, peripherals -mice, keyboards, zip drives, MP3 players, televisions, PDAs, printers, VHS players, fax machines, DVD players, video game consoles, and DVR/cable boxes. Visit swancc.org.
A representative: from the Niles Township Clerk’s office is available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and evenings by appointment, and on second and fourth Mondays of each month to accommodate residents with passport applications, voter registrations and temporary hand out handicapped parking placards. For an appointment at Niles Township in Skokie, call (847) 673-9300.
Sign up for: Niles Township Government Summer 2012 Computer Classes online or in person. Classes will be held at 5255 Main St., Skokie. Course Offerings include: Open Office and You from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Review of MS Office Software applications for school and work. Learn how to build and share via compatible Open Office file format. Free software links and practice tips. Also, Welcome to Windows 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Take a Web Cruise with Beta Tester and see what is coming to your desktop soon. Fee is $30 per workshop for Township residents, $35 for out of district students. Limited seating. Call (847) 673-9300, to reserve your place.
Jewish Learning Institute: will offer “Kavana Mindfulness,” a revolutionary accelerated wisdom training seminar with Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf, a world-renown mentor and mystic from Australia at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Doubletree Hilton in Skokie, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Wolf will train participants in techniques drawn from ancient Kabbalah and contemporary positive psychology to accelerate essential wisdom processes, overcome life’s challenges, and regain inner peace and balance. Cost is $18 in advance, and $25 at the door. Call (312) 445-0770.
Organization: JVS Chicago will present Starting a Small Business in Illinois from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Skokie Public Library, First Floor Book Room, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. This workshop will acquaint you with the basic procedures for opening a business in Illinois. Get information designed to answer your questions about the legalities, regulations, and requirements of operating a small business. Free. To RSVP, call (312) 673-3429 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Politics: is a red-hot topic. Join expert Lester Mehlman as he discusses what is happening in the world at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, at Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Bring your opinions to these group sessions. Call (847) 676-1566.
Adult Hebrew: classes are offered Sunday mornings at Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Enrollment is limited for the hour-long class. Call (847) 676-1566, for details.
Become a: pilates club member at the Niles Family Fitness Center, at 987 Civic Center Drive, Niles. Purchase two mat pilates classes and receive a Pilates membership card. The card gives you the ability to join all the Mat Pilates Classes whenever you wish. Call (847) 588-8400 or visit www.nilesfitness.com for the schedule of classes.
Rainbow Animal: Assisted Therapy Inc., offers “Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy,” dog-training classes at various locations, including 6042 W. Oakton St., Morton Grove. $60. Contact Dorida King at email@example.com or call (773) 736-9021, for schedules and locations.
TLC: Total Learning Community in Partnership with Oakton Community College offers free Family Literacy Classes Saturday mornings. Free childcare provided. Participants learn about the United States school system; how to report a child’s absence from school; understanding report cards; preparing for parent-teacher conferences; how to complete school-required forms; helping with homework; and participating during parent-child activity. (847) 827-4137.
Morton Grove Hadassah: will host a Welcoming Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Niles. Meet your friends and enjoy this day while listening to the beautiful voice of Maureen Christine presenting “Blue Skies and Broadway.” The cost is $20. Reservations are required. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
The Jewish Genealogical Society: of Illinois will present the following:
Its third annual: “Kvell and Tell” session at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 in Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Attendees will share their genealogical breakthroughs and special family history discoveries with fellow JGSI members. Also on the agenda will be an “Ask the Experts” panel and reports from members who attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference in Paris.
A genealogy beginners’ workshop: at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. The workshop will be led by Judith R. Frazin, former JGSI president and the award-winning author of A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents. Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.
Chai Hadassah: North Shore Chapter will hold a Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Glen Club, 2901 Lake Ave., in Glenview. Guest speaker will be Neil Steinberg, Sun-Times columnist and author, focusing on the upcoming election and his life as a columnist. Author of seven books, he will tell how he chose the latest title “You were never in Chicago.” This enlightening and entertaining afternoon will cost $40, with proceeds going to Crohns Disease research at Hadassah Hospital. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
The Wilmette Group: of Hadassah North Shore hosts its membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Road, in Skokie. Guest speaker will be Hedy Weiss, theatre critic for the Sun-Times Newspaper, contributor to “Chicago Tonight” on WTTW Channel 11, WGN radio, contributing editor to Dance Magazine and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Panel for Drama. Weiss has traveled extensively throughout Europe covering news events that have been nominated for major awards. This outstanding afternoon will be $30 to benefit Hadassah Medical Organization. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
Glencoe/Northbrook/Winnetka Hadassah: will hold their Opening Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, in Buffalo Grove. The special program will feature “Timeless Laughter-Radio Days” with Jack Benny, Amos & Andy and other old favorites given by Marvin Dickman. The cost is $36 with your reservation by Sept. 5. This event, along with a raffle, will benefit Hadassah Medical Organization stem cell research. Call the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
The Mission Hills Group: of Hadassah North Shore will hold its annual Game Day: End of Summer Event on Aug. 16 at the Mission Hills Country Club, 1677 Mission Hills Road, in Northbrook. Meet new friends, bring your game and enjoy the afternoon. Reservations are required. The registration, light repast and games will start at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon buffet will be served at noon. This entertaining day will benefit Hadassah Medical Organization working through healing, teaching, and research projects. Call the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
Hadassah: North Shore Chapter is continuing their Mitzvah Project of collecting notions, gift cards to grocery stores and glasses for distribution to Women’s Shelters. Drop off items at the Hadassah North Shore office at 3000 Dundee, No. 313, in Northbrook. Call the office at (847) 205-1900 or e-mail:www.northshore.hadassah.org.
VFW Snell Post No. 7186: Veterans of Foreign Wars of Evanston, is looking to enroll new members due to the loss of elderly veterans. All new members will have their first year membership paid for by Snell Post No. 7186. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Fleetwood Jordain Center, 1655 Foster in Evanston. Call Commander Clifford Washington at (847) 331-7965.
The Sweet Singers: of Congregation Ezras Israel entertains at nursing homes, retirement facilities and charitable organizations. The group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the Rosenberg Auditorium of Ezras Israel, 7001 N. California Ave., Chicago. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join. Call (773) 764-8320.
Northern Illinois: Stereo Camera Club meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. The group is devoted to preserving and promoting all aspects of three-dimensional art and photography. Meetings are free and open to the public. Beginners welcome. Call T.J. Adamczyk at (773) 631-7068 or e-mail Mike Cosentino at email@example.com. Also visit http://site.google.com/site/northillinoisstereocameraclub.
The Chicago: Rocks & Minerals Society meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie. Visitors are always welcome. The objectives of the society are to study, disseminate, and promote interest in the earth sciences emphasizing the various aspects of geology, paleontology, paleobotany, mineralogy, and the lapidary arts, as well as to collect minerals, fossil specimens, and cutting material. Call Jeanine N. Mielecki at (773) 774-2054 or e-mail JayNine9@aol.com. Visit www.chicagorocks.org.
The Collaborative: Law Institute of Illinois, North Shore Practice Group, meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon-1:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, Old Orchard Road, Skokie. This group is comprised of attorneys and financial and mental health professionals committed to helping people through divorce without litigation. Contact Sara Stolberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 325-5554. Visit www.collablawil.org.
Veterans Assistance Commission: of Cook County will host a Veterans Resource Fair offering everything from housing assistance and health screenings to free haircuts. The Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Auditorium of the Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave., (at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Taylor Street), Chicago. Nearly 30 agencies, organizations and government offices will provide a wide variety of aid and support to veterans. Veterans can learn about job opportunities, housing, rental and utility assistance, educational opportunities, legal assistance and food stamps. Employment organizations include America Works, National Able Network, Chicagoland Regional College Program, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The Secretary of State’s office will provide state IDs for homeless veterans with a completed Homeless Status Certification Form; the county Clerk’s office will assist with the expungement process, while the SAFER Foundation will help ex-offenders. For more information about the Resource Fair or the VAC, call Julia Paxton-Coleman at (312) 433-6010.
Weinstein Funeral Home: is sponsoring a Geniza ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug 22 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie. A Geniza is a Jewish custom where books, clothing and other items are buried in a sacred place to benefit the community and future generations. The children of Keshet will be participating in the ritual. All items for the burial also are being collected by Keshet. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in this meaningful ritual.
The Polish National Alliance: will host its 6th Annual Classic and Antique Car Show from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at 6100 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Rain date, Sept. 16. It will feature hot cars, great food, music, and lots of fun. Open to the public with free admission to view the classic and antique vehicles. Trophies will be awarded to the best cars. Those wishing to show their 1986 and older model cars (muscle, antique, sports, classic, and motorcycles), must register with the PNA. For a registration form, call (800) 621-3723, Ext. 380, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during office hours; or download it from the PNA website in the events section or from the car show link on the main page. Call Dave at (847) 970-1040, with car show questions. Early registration fee before Sept. 1 is $5, on-site registration is $10, cash only. Visit www.pna-znp.
The Chicago Bar Association: (CBA) Lawyer Referral Service will offer its Call-A-Lawyer program from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. Volunteer attorneys will give free legal advice and self-help strategies by phone to Chicagoland residents who call (312) 554-2001. Attorneys will be available to answer general questions on a variety of legal issues including Bankruptcy, Domestic Relations, Immigration, Personal Injury and Social Security.
Ezra Habonim: The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4545 W. Dempster St., Skokie, will host Family Bingo from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 19. Everyone must purchase at least one 15 sheet game Pad for $10 (Cash Only). Age appropriate prizes. Food and drinks will be sold from 4:30-5 p.m. at intermission, and from 6-6:30 p.m. (dietary laws observed; no outside food permitted). Bring your family, friends, children and grandchildren. No admission charge. Call (847) 675-4141.
Lakeshore Ski and Sports Club: will hold a summer picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The cost is $25 per person. Call (708) 786-3992 or e-mail email@example.com.
Multi-family yard sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 19 at 837 Happ Road, Northfield. The sale is hosted by the Temple Jeremiah Sisterhood. Contact Melissa Celnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Holocaust: Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, (847) 967-4800, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org, offers the following:
The film: “Elusive Justice” will be presented from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Narrated by Candice Bergen, it reveals a more than six decades-long commitment to apprehending Nazi war criminals and placing them on trial for crimes against humanity, examining those who helped achieve justice as well as those who aided war criminals to escape. Free with Museum admission. Reservations recommended; (847) 967-4889. General admission: $12; seniors (65+): $8; students (12-22): $8; and children (5-11): $6.
Special Exhibition: Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America will be displayed through Jan. 6. How should the United States balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear? Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, a creation of the International Spy Museum, explores this vital question through video, film, interactive displays and artifacts, offering an unprecedented perspective into the stories of espionage, treason, and deception that Americans have contended with since the founding days of the republic. At interactive stations following the themes of the exhibition — revolution, sabotage, hate, radicalism, world war, subversion, protest, extremism, and terrorism — visitors will be able to record their opinions on issues of national security and civil liberties and compare their reactions to those of past Gallup polling results. Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs both sheds light on these crucial questions and prompts visitors to challenge and discover their own beliefs and assumptions.
Polish National Alliance invites Chicago Fire Soccer fans to join them for their first Polish-American Night with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 for Chicago Fire vs. the New England Revolution. Cost of premiere tickets are only $20 (regularly $40). Toyota Park is at 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Tickets can be purchased from the Polish National Alliance, (800) 621-3723, ext. 316; Polish Roman Catholic Union, (800) 772-8632, Ext. 2601; Polish Falcons of America, (574) 289-2140; or the Polish Women’s Alliance, (888) 522-1898, ext. 1208; or contact Ed Kaczynski at the Chicago Fire Sales Office, (708) 496-6784. Visit the PNA’s website www.pna-znp.org.
Morton Grove Farmers’ Market: offers live entertainment and children’s activities at the Kiddie Corner. With over 25 different vendors, shoppers can buy fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, bakery goodies, spices, olive oil, infused vinegar, flowers, plants, coffee, organic soaps, lotions, alpaca yarn and knitted items and specialty products. Open from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, through Oct. 20 at a new location, 6210 Dempster St., between Harrer Pool and the Civic Center. Visit allmanagers@MGFarmersMarket.com or like them on Facebook.
Veterans History Project: applications are being accepted by The Morton Grove Historical Museum. Patriots of all families are invited participate in this endeavor. Veterans, or those sharing the history of a relative, friend or neighbor who is with us or has passed on are also invited. Veterans’ donations of photographs, documents, as well as artifacts from local veterans are sought to honor and preserve their memories. Through the Veterans Voices oral history project, those interested in sharing their stories of military service to be recorded, archived and used in a variety of multi-media presentations are also sought.
View the screening: of the second edition of Veterans Voices oral history video from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St. Local veterans are featured in this documentary on their service to our country during World War II. Bob Casey, United States Marines, Joseph Borst, United States Navy and Roland Gladstone, United States Army Air Force are featured in this edition of the Morton Grove Historical Museum’s Veterans’ Voices. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. To register, call the North Shore Senior Center at (847) 470-5223, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Westfield: Old Orchard hosts Monday night car shows run through Sept. 10. Take a trip to the past and check out a selection of classic cars on display in the West parking lot of Westfield Old Orchard shopping center. Every Monday night from 5-9 p.m., as many as 200 cars will be displayed. This is an event for car enthusiasts and novices. Enjoy a summer night full of great music, food, prizes, hourly raffles, and fun. To learn more about Monday Night Car Show, Inc., or to register your vehicle, visit www.mondaynightcarshows.com.
Hadassah: North Shore Resale Shop, 1710 First St., in Highland Park, is a reliable source for quality furniture, house wares, toys, art work and clothing — including designer labels for the whole family. Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (847) 433-6352 or e-mail: email@example.com. Donations of lightly used clothing, household items, furniture and toys are accepted and welcomed at the store during business hours six days a week. Proceeds benefit Nobel Prize nominee Hadassah Medical Center. A special discount to military service personnel and their families.
The 50-50 Rule: a local program, offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents. At the core of the 50-50 Rule public education program, is a family relationship and communication guide of real-life situations featuring practical advice from sibling relationships experts. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals that an inability to work together often leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of care giving. That results in the deterioration of sibling relationships. For a free guide, call (847) 673-1250 or visit www.solvingfamilyconflict.com.
CJE’s: Consumer Assistance staff can answer questions about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, including the shrinking “donut hole” and other changes in Part D coverage for 2011 and beyond. Representatives can explain the differences between Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans and how to choose a plan that best suits one’s individual needs. If you or your loved ones have questions regarding health-care reform and how it affects you, call CJE’s Consumer Assistance at (773) 508-1000, for a free consultation. Russian-speaking staff is also available.
Skokie Chamber of Commerce: 2012 Annual Golf Outing & Fundraiser will be held Sept. 10 at the Evanston Golf Club, (a private country club), 4401 Dempster St., Skokie. Eighteen holes of tournament golf, scramble format. Lunch, dinner and prizes. Beer and wine included. Registration fees include one round of golf, cart, beer, house wine, lunch, dinner, drawing ticket and pick-n-choose ticket. Early-bird pricing through Aug. 17. Individual Golfer fee is $205; dinner only fee is $50; Tennis & Swim Package is $110 and includes lunch and dinner. Rates increase Aug. 18 to $225 and $60, respectively for individual golfer fee and dinner only fee. Send registration and payment to: Skokie Chamber of Commerce, 5002 Oakton St., P.O. Box 106, Skokie, IL 60077. Phone: (847) 673-0240 or fax: (847) 673-0249. Charged registrations may be faxed to (847) 673-0249 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Kidney and Diabetes screenings: will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Polish National Alliance office, 6100 N. Cicero Ave. Take charge of your health and attend this free screening through the Kidney Mobile program. The screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), waste circumference, urinalysis, blood draw, and private consultations with medical professionals.
Alden North Shore: will offer a lecture, “What Do I Need to Know About Bone Health & Arthritis?” at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Alden North Shore Rehab Center, 5050 W. Touhy Ave., in Skokie. Attendees will learn about osteoporosis, arthritis and less invasive approaches to treating hip pain. Orthopedic Surgeon Matthew J. Jimenez, M.D., will present signs and symptoms of hip disorders as well as the latest advances in treatment and surgical options. The event includes a complimentary three-course meal starting at 6 p.m. prepared by Executive Chef Ian Benemerito. Due to popular demand, an RSVP is required to secure a spot. Call (847) 679-6100 or register online at www.AldenNorthShore.com.
Doctors at: USA Vein Clinics will provide leg vein screenings for seniors every Monday at their Northbrook office, 4141 Dundee Road. Services include diagnostic ultrasound study of veins in the legs. Leg pains, swelling, night cramps can all be sign of vein insufficiency, which is now easily treated and covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. Any questions you may have about your condition will be answered by the doctor at the visit as well. Appointments required. Call (888) 888-418-3312, for information for an appointment. English, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew are spoken.
Morton Grove: Family and Senior Services Department offers health screenings at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St. Free diabetes and blood pressure screenings are held from 9 -11 a.m. every Tuesday.
Cholesterol: screenings by Swedish Covenant Hospital are provided on the first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $10 for residents over 65, and $12 for residents under 65 and nonresidents. Appointments are required. Call (847) 470-5223.
Podiatry: Dr. Jeffrey Garrard will provide basic foot care and nail clipping on the first Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon. Medicare will be billed. Non-Medicare clients will be charged $35.00. Appointments are required. Call (847) 470-5223, for more information or to make an appointment.
Pediatric: developmental screenings offered at no cost. LYNX Therapeutics, 9436 Ozark Ave., Morton Grove, provides specialized occupational therapy services and learning instruction programs to children with physical, social, emotional, and learning difficulties. Contact: Ingrid Kenron at (847) 791-1631 or (847) 966-1505.
Adults In Transition: meets from 5:45-7:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Jewish Child & Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The social support group is for adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to 50s. The group provides support, conversation, and a safe environment to explore issues. Cost is $7 per session fee. Contact Sheri Fox, LCSW, (847) 412-4356, SheriFox@jcfs.org or www.jcfs.org.
Finding Resources: in the Community chest will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at JCFS, 3525 Peterson, Chicago. There are services in the community for people needing food, financial help, employment assistance and resources. This group will help identify options and create a plan of action to rebuild. Contact Lawrence Sodeinde, (773) 516-5526, LEN@jcfs.org. or www.jcfs.org.
Morton Grove Public Library: 6140 Lincoln Ave., (847) 929-5101, offers the following programs.
Films: “Life, Above All” (PG-13), 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Drama. “The Palace of Versailles” 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Documentary. “Tap Dance History: from Vaudeville to Film” (NR), 12:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Documentary.
Litlounge: -- a book group co-sponsored by the Skokie Public Library and Morton Grove Public Library -- meets in an Irish pub, the Curragh, 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Join them at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. The discussion will be about This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family after his father’s death, while at the same time dealing with dissolution of his marriage.
Wilmette Public Library: 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, offers a Family Education Workshop, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. From 6:30-8 p.m. the last Thursday of the month Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dimentias Aug. 30; Capturing Life’s Journey Sept. 27; Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors Oct. 25; and Activities to Encourage Engagement Nov. 29. To register or for more information, call Tessa Silvestri at (847) 673-1250 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.homeinsteadchicago.com.
Ask: a Garden Expert 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 12. Representatives of the Garden Club of Morton Grove will be available for consultation monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month through September.
Pages: meets monthly at the Barnes & Noble book store, 5405 Touhy, in Skokie, to chat about fresh, popular reads. On Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., the discussion will be about Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. When a plane crash strands 13 beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
Book Blend: 2 p.m. Aug. 17, at the Library. Looking for a mix of new book suggestions? Book Blend is for you! Share what you’re reading and hear about other great picks from your fellow book lovers.
Get Hooked: Crafts Not Your Grandma’s Apron: 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Marilyn Salimi will show crafters how to make a ruffled apron like no other. You’ll cut your fabric and assemble the parts at this session and will sew it together at home. Please bring fabric scissors, straight pins, and fabric suitable for aprons. You’ll need one and one-half yards for the ruffles and a yard for the bib. Optional: bring a needle and thread for basting. Class size limited to 12 adults. Registration required. Call (847) 929-5101 or go to calendar.webrary.org.
Genealogy Interest Group: 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Share genealogy tips, tricks, susccesses and resources with other family story enthusiasts.
August Exhibit: Stilled Images. Frank Baezek, a resident of Morton Grove, exhibits pen and ink and charcoal drawings.
Litlounge: a book group co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Skokie Public Library, meets in an Irish pub, the Curragh, 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Join them at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. The discussion will be about This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family after his father’s death, while at the same time dealing with dissolution of his marriage.
Knitting: Roundtable for Adults 2:30-4 p.m. Mondays. Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current knitting project(s) and needles.
Macy’s: Museum Adventure Passes are available at MGPL for Morton Grove residents. When you’re planning visits to suburban museums and attractions this summer, remember to pick up a Macy’s Museum Adventure Program pass to take advantage of free admission or parking and special offers. The program will be ending Dec. 31, 2012. Go to www.museumadventure.org for details.
Get in touch: with your inner gardener. Join the MGPL Golden Trowel Club. Volunteer gardeners (a green thumb is not required) are needed to help train the growing vines, remove weeds, and harvest the vegetables that are grown. Share your knowledge — and learn from others — at weed and weather workshops, shade seminars, and other garden-related events throughout the summer and early fall. Call Nancy Brothers, at (847) 929-5122, to volunteer your time and expertise.
Magnification: equipment is available at the library. If you or someone you know needs a magnification device to better read printed materials, you’ll find the MagniSight Explorer to be very helpful. This magnification device is located in the Reference Room at the west end of the main floor.
Knitting: Roundtable for Adults will be held from 2:30-4 p.m., Mondays. Volunteer Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show how to solve knitting challenges. Bring current knitting project(s) and needles.
Knitting: for Adults is held at 3 p.m., Mondays. Expert knitter Ronnie Rund has volunteered her assistance in unraveling the mysteries of knitting. Bring needles and yarn. Beginners can learn how to knit from the pros and the pros can discuss stitches, yarns, and projects.
Parenting: a child with special needs? Join other parents and consult with professionals on specific parenting issues for children with special needs. Single seminars and ongoing sessions offered at Jewish Child & Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook. Call for more information and start dates. Groups are ongoing and run year-round. For dates, times and fees, contact Meredith White, (847) 412-4336, www.jcfs.org.
Group Firefly: for children ages 10-14 diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder or Autism meet Tuesdays, from 5–6 p.m. at Jewish Child & Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook. Group focuses on teaching and building social skills and encouraging pro social engagement with peers. Three series, 10 weeks each. $250 per series fee. For dates and times, contact Rachel Riley, PsyD, (847) 412-4355, www.jcfs.org.
Maine-Niles: Association of Special Recreation offers individuals with physical and mental challenges, behavior and learning disorders, hearing and visual impairments and emotional disabilities the opportunity to enjoy recreation activities. To receive a seasonal brochure or to offer support for individuals with special needs by volunteering, call (847) 966-5522.
Ezra Habonim: The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster St., Skokie, will host “Viva Italia,” an extraordinary benefit Concert of Italian melodies from the Old World to the new by world famous tenor opera star Cantor Benjamin Warschawsky, and international operatic baritone, Michael Corvino at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. In addition, a superb delicious kosher dinner will be served. This will be an amazing evening to enjoy and remember. Cost is $90 per person. Reservations required by Aug. 20. Call (847) 675-4141.
Jerusalem: Lutheran School, 6218 Capulina Ave., in Morton Grove, holds Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study, children’s Sunday school and C4L (Christians for Life) teen group meet at 9:15 a.m. Two other Bible classes are offered on Wednesdays. Call Pastor Prange at (847) 965-7340 or visit www.jerusalemlutheran.org.
Messiah: Lutheran Church, 1605 Vernon Ave., Park Ridge, holds a Christian-education hour at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with worship service at 10:15 a.m. During the hour, Sunday school is in church parsonage; children preschool through sixth-grade welcome. Childcare services available during worship. (847) 823-6984.
The Class of 1952: Austin High School reunion, “ Let’s Celebrate,” will be held on Oct. 6. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 255-8659.
USS: Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 Reunion takes place from Sept. 12-16 at Holiday Inn Portland Airport, in Portland, Ore. Contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505. Call (260) 486-2221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time, fax: 260-492-9771 or e-mail: Hope4391@ frontier.corn.
Navy and Marine Corps: shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505. Call (260) 486-2221 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., eastern time, fax: (260) 492-9771 or e-mail: Hope4391@ frontier.com.
Bright Ideas: ESL is held from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the Smith Activities Center, 5120 Galitz Street, Skokie. The Ongoing English as a Second Language class is for Russian-speaking refugees 60 and older. Interactive, fun, conversational. Beginners are welcome. Class is based on Bright Ideas ESL Curriculum, developed by the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE), specifically for the older learner. No fee. Contact Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, (773) 866-5035. www.jcfs.org.
A weekly: senior drop-in group meets from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays at 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Participants discuss politics, current events, health, relationships and more. The fee is $7 per session. Contact Sandy Posner at (847) 745-5448 or SandyPosner@jcfs.org, www.jcfs.org.
CJE SeniorLife: offers support groups on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to program and individual circumstances and some groups may be partially covered by Medicare and supplemental insurance. To join a group, call CJE SeniorLife at (773) 508-1000.
Scrapbooking 101 takes place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy, Chicago. Bring in some photos of an event, people you love, or places you’ve visited. Materials will be available. You will be instructed as to what you need to buy if you would like to complete this project on a larger scale. Come for a fun time and learn the art of scrap-booking. This event is free and registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, call Rochel Ray at (773) 508-1013.
Ongoing: Older Adult Learning classes, groups and special events include Schmooze It or Lose It, Sit and Get Fit, The Yiddish Club, computer classes, folk dancing and more. Call CJE SeniorLife at (773) 508-1000, for more information or visit www.cje.net.
Scrabble Club: is for word lovers and game players of all levels. Learn the classic game of Scrabble or get tips to sharpen your skills, with instructor and tournament director Joe Cortese. Meets at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago. Free. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 22 and 29. Call (773) 508-1000.
Holocaust Survivors: Coffee and Conversation meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month. Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 and 27, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free. Call (847) 568-5200 to register. Also held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 23 and 30 at JCFS Joy F. Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. Free. Call (847) 568-5100.
Living Life Through Loss: a drop-in bereavement support group, meets every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m. at CJE SeniorLife, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. Any adult over the age of 60 who has lost a loved one in the past three years is encouraged to attend. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 22 and 29. There is a $5 fee for each session. Call (773) 508-1129.
Making Connections: Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. The program offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources. Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling (773) 508-1694. Monthly meeting date: Aug. 21.
A support group: for family caregivers whose loved one has been diagnosed with an atypical dementia (Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia) will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. Drop-ins are welcome. On-site respite care available during the support group; pre-registration is only required if bringing a loved one to respite care. Call Sara Sanderman at (847) 236-7863.
Caregiving for Loved Ones: with Dementia is a support group for individuals who are involved in the care of a loved one with dementia. Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at CJE’s Adult Day Services, 1015 W. Howard St., Evanston. RSVP to Amy Zann, LCSW, (773) 508-1690.
Community Senior Adults: is open to new members. Lunch, socialization and entertainment are offered on a weekly basis. Purchase Kosher lunches at affordable prices. Meets 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Call Esther Craven at (773) 508-1047. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 21 and 28.
Parkinson’s Support Group: in Deerfield meets third Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. A free support group is forming for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s. Learn about Parkinson’s and caregiving, meet others who face similar challenges, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. The group will be led by social workers Nina Afremow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Julie Katsman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Open to the public. For more information, call Nina at (847) 236-7853. Monthly meeting date: Aug. 21.
Want to learn: more about the world around you? Lively senior current events discussion groups led by world traveler, editor, and educator June Michaelson meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Call (847) 676-1566.
The Morton Grove Campus: of the North Shore Senior Center, at 6140 Dempster St., offers programs, activities, and travel opportunities for adults. Register for all programs: at the Senior Center between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call (847) 470-5223. The center offers:
Become a member: of the North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount on all programs, activities, and trips, program calendar and newsletter six times per year, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/household for a full year. Everyone is welcome.
CJE SeniorLife: is working with senior citizens and families across the Chicago area through its home safety assessments program to help spot possible safety hazards in the home. Through the service, a Certified Aging in-Place Specialist (CAPS) comes out to the home to discuss changes that may help the resident remain in their house longer. CAPS walks through the residence and presents a list of suggested modifications, repairs and preventative safety measures, and also provides a list of available resources for making the changes. The service costs $125 and most assessments last 90 minutes. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call CJE SeniorLife at (773) 508-1000.
Staff from: nonprofit agency SASI will answer questions about home care and ways to stay home safely from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at North Shore Community Bank, 7800 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. For details, call SASI-Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at (847) 864-7274 or visit www.SASIathome.org.
SASI’s: Celebrating Experience: A Gallery of Art by senior citizens is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment. SASI is in the professional building above the retail shops at 1123 Emerson St., Evanston. Directions at www.sasiathome.org/contact/contact.html.
CJE SeniorLife: is now accepting applications for Robineau Residence, 7550 N. Kostner Ave., in Skokie, for immediate move-in. The age requirement for residency is 55. In addition, the income level for a single occupant was raised to $42,100 per year. Robineau is designed to serve senior citizens who may need a helping hand. Applicants should qualify for subsidized housing under the provisions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 program. An additional monthly service fee is required. A Robineau service fee assistance program is available. For an application and a tour, call Dorothy Levant at (847) 675-8580.
Variety of Illinois: invites interested athletes ages 8 to 21, who are passionately pursuing dreams of athletic glory, to apply to the Live to Achieve Program for a $1,000 grant. Applications can be downloaded from Variety of Illinois’ website at varietyofillinois.org. For print copies, call Variety at (312) 822-0660, and an application will be mailed. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified by mail of Variety of Illinois’ decision, which will take into account overall personality and goals of the applicant, not just sheer athletic talent. Applicants are eligible to receive one Live to Achieve grant per calendar year.
Family Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and the third Tuesday of each month at the Nesset Center, 1775 Ballard Ave., Park Ridge and 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 25 and the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Francis Hospital, 3555 Ridge Ave., Evanston. The program is for families of adults coping with mental illness. Check at the Information Desk for room number. Call (847) 716-2252.
The Family: Caregiver Circle is an educational support group for family members caregiving seniors. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Morton Grove Community Church, 8944 Austin Ave. Drop-ins are always welcome. If in need of respite care during the meeting, call (847) 965-2982, in advance.
NorthShore Hospice: sponsors the following Grief Support Groups: Soul Mates, an ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or life partner. Group meets on second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at NorthShore Hospice office, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie. Legacy, an ongoing support group for adults who have experienced the death of a parent. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at NorthShore Hospice office, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie. Handicap accessible and parking available. Pre-register with Thom Dennis, (847) 982-4364 or e-mail him at Tdennis@northshore.org.
The National Alliance: on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban, will hold meetings from 9-10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Room 1700, Evanston. Parking is free. Call (847) 716-2252.
The Bethany Terrace: will host its monthly Alzheimer’s Association affiliated Dementia Support Group from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month, at 8425 Waukegan Road, in Morton Grove. Light refreshments will be served. Support Groups are an excellent way for family members to share their experiences meeting the challenges and rewards of living with a family member who has dementia/Alzheimer’s and to learn about the disease. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Call (847) 965-8100.
Spousal Loss: takes place from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursdays at Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The loss of a spouse can have many lasting effects on one’s life. This six-week group is for those who have lost a spouse over the last year and a half. The focus will be on learning what to expect from your grief, adapting to role changes, coping skills, and navigating relationships. Fee is $42. Contact Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW at (847) 745-5404 or www.jcfs.org.
Weight No More: a friendly weight loss support group, welcomes new members. Discussions include weight loss tips, recipes, and helpful ideas to help participants reach their goals. Fees are $5 monthly to defray the room rental costs, and small fines for weight gain. Meetings take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Howard Leisure Center, 6676 Howard St., Niles (elevator accessible). Call (847) 679-4229.
Families Anonymous: a support group for family and friends who are concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse or behavioral problems. Group 831 meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at Carter Westminster Church, 4950 W. Pratt Ave., Skokie, in basement; enter from parking lot in rear. Group 173 meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, in the Parlor Room. No dues or fees. Only first names are used at the non-professional and non-religious programs. Visitors always welcome. Call Families Anonymous at (773) 777-4442 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.
Tops Club, Inc.: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), an international weight-loss network of support groups, holds a local meeting weekly on Mondays beginning at 5 p.m. at Niles Park District Center, 6676 West Howard St., on the lower level. The building is handicap accessible. Visitors are welcome to visit the first TOPS meeting free of charge. Call (847) 966-4871 or to find another local chapter, visit www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677.
Overeaters Anonymous: an organization for people with eating disorders (compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, etc.) meets Sundays at 9 a.m. at Lieberman Health Center, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program based on the principles of Alcoholic Anonymous. No dues or fees; the only requirement for participation is a “desire to stop eating compulsively.” Call Hasha (847) 507-9118.
An Alzheimer’s: Caregivers Support Group, co-sponsored by Advocate Medical Group and the Alzheimer’s Association, is offered monthly at the Nesset Pavilion on the campus of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Meets 1:30-3 p.m. third Thursday of each month in lower-level conference room of Nesset Pavilion, 1775 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. Meetings are free; no registration is required. Sandy Guarise (847) 318-2501.
Les Turner: ALS Foundation Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesday of every month at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. For directions, call (847) 675-0951. Those attending are asked to notify Claire Owen, director of patient services at (847) 679-3311 or email@example.com.
TARA APD Chicago: Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorders holds monthly support group for people with loved ones suffering from borderline personality disorder or emotional dysregulation. Meeting held at Rush North Shore, 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie, on the third Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the room number.
Starting Over: Adjusting to Life in the United States meets 9:30-11 a.m. on Mondays at 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. This free, weekly drop-in group is for Russian-speaking immigrants age 55 or older from the former Soviet Union. Call Lina, (773) 866-5035.
Coffee and Conversation: for Holocaust Survivors meets from 1-2:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Holocaust Memorial Foundation, 4709 Golf Road, Skokie. Participants discuss challenges of aging, politics and current events, news from Israel and family celebrations. Free. Call (847) 568-5200.
Compulsive Eaters: Anonymous meets as follows: 7-8 p.m. on Mondays in room 259 of the Lieberman Center, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Charlene, (847) 679-2505; 7-8 p.m. on Tuesdays at Rush North Shore Medical Center’s administrative center, 2 S. 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Cherri, (847) 933-9501; 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays at Rush North Shore Medical Center’s administrative center, 2 S. 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Linda, (773) 387-4247; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sundays at Rush North Shore Medical Center (Sharfstein East), 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Charlene, (847) 679-2505.
The Counseling Center: of Advocate Medical Group offers a free Healing Our Lost Dreams support group twice a month for persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. Meets 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Counseling Center, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. Parents, grandparents and other adult family members invited. Call (847) 795-3100.
Three best-selling writers: of paranormal fiction, Kendare Blake, (Girl of Nightmares); Lisa Desrochers, (Last Rite); and Marta Acosta (Dark Companion) will appear at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. This trio of writers of dark fiction will read from, discuss, and sign copies of their work. Perfect for girls 12 and up, who like spooky, Gothic tales. Free and open to the public.
Duct Tape Crafts: 5-6 p.m. Aug. 21. Create unique wallets and flowers using duct tape. Instructions and supplies are provided. Registration is required.
Reading is: so Delicious! Don’t forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Library Challenge for a chance to win popcorn and gift certificates to local restaurants. Register at the Reference Services Desk or TimeToRead.webrary.org.
The library: has a Teen Facebook Page just for Teens. “Like” them to find out about new books, program reminders, movie news and more.
The Night Ministry: is seeking volunteers for packing brown bag meals at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Community Church of Wilmette 1020 Forest Ave, Wilmette. The meals will then be delivered to a site in Rogers Park. To volunteer, contact Monica Geocaris at (847) 732-6991 or email@example.com.
NorthShore: University HealthSystem Hospice is seeking compassionate people to visit terminally ill patients and families on the North Shore by providing companionship, relief for caregivers, run errands, provide transportation and more. A 21-hour hospice volunteer training class will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 6 at their office, 4901 Searle Parkway, Suite 160, Skokie. Call (847) 982-4365.
Local families needed: for Cultural Exchange Students ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with local high schools, is seeking local families to host boys and girls between ages 15 to 18 from countries around the world. Students are enthusiastic in practicing English and experience American culture. They will also share their own culture with host families, not as a guest, but as a family member. Additionally, students have pocket money for personal expenses; and full health, accident and liability insurance. Host families can choose students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become a host family, call the Midwestern Regional Office at (800) 736-1760 or visit www.assehosts.com for an application.
Looking for: court watchers at the Skokie Courthouse for domestic violence. Domestic violence affects up to 50 percent of all families in the U.S. Being a court watcher is easy, convenient and rewarding. If you can be a volunteer for this very important program, contact Joanne Liberman, chairperson, at (847) 412-1577 or e-mail Joanne at NonnyL@aol.com.
CJE SeniorLife: is in need of more volunteers for its Home Delivered Meals program in the north side of Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove areas. Hot and cold meals are delivered weekdays from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Volunteers work in teams of two, where one person drives his/her car with the other person delivering the meals to the client’s door. Volunteers can choose one or two weekdays on a regular basis to deliver meals or assist as their schedule permits. For more information on becoming a Home Delivered Meals volunteer, call Anne Schuman at (773) 508-1064.
The Interfaith: Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs is seeking volunteers of all races, national origins, ages and physical abilities to assist in collecting data about their home-seeking experiences. Experience is not required, training will be provided. A small stipend and expenses will be paid. Call Viki at (847) 501-2029, Ext. 408, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore: Senior Center in Northfield has the following volunteer needs: friendly visitors; volunteers for the House of Welcome; help with the Lunch Circle on Mondays and/or Wednesdays; transportation coordinator; and committee secretaries. Contact Maura Rogan at email@example.com or (847) 784-6052.
Lincolnwood Place: Retirement Community, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, is seeking volunteers over the age of 16 to assist with resident programs. If interested, call Brad Howell at (847) 673-7166.
Maine Township: Regional Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers with a desire to serve their communities. The Corps can assist police, fire and public-health officials in disasters or health emergencies in the area. Volunteers can be active, inactive or retired health professionals, students in health professions or others with related skills, others who wish to give to the community. Physicians, nurses, dentists, dental techs, pharmacists, and other medical and non medical professionals are encouraged to apply. MRC units are locally based volunteers. For volunteer application, call Bob Cohen (847) 297-5911, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mainetownship.com.
Friends of: the Morton Grove Forest Preserve is a volunteer organization dedicated to protection and preservation of the Cook County natural areas that run through Morton Grove and Niles. All are welcome to get involved. Call John Thill (847) 966-0231.
Morton Grove Public Library: 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, has the following programs and information available. Registration starts two weeks before the event date. If the workshop is part of a series, registration of the entire series will start on the same day. Morton Grove Public Library cardholders have priority. For full lists or prerequisites visit email@example.com or call the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101.
Job Seeker Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. All-day Job Seeker Workshops are provided by employment coaches from Illinois WorkNet. For information, call (847) 448-8647 or go to www.illinoisworknet.com. Registration is required; call (847) 929-5101 or go to calendar.webrary.org.
Online Library Catalog: Learn how to search, place holds, review your account and more with the Library’s online catalog.
English Language Learners Resources: Learn about Library’s print and online resources that can be used to learn English, study for tests such as the GED or TOEFL, read newspapers in your native language and more.
Beginning Mouse: a one-on-one tutorial for those with little or no experience using a computer mouse.
Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks:
For questions: about down-loading eBooks or audiobooks, contact the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a one-on-one help session or to sign up for one of the hands-on workshops.
One-on-one Tutorial: Bring in your eReader or tablet and get individual instruction in downloading Library eBooks and audiobooks.
Get to know your Nook:,10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 28. Download free library eBooks to your Nook. Bring your Nook to the workshop.
Make free phone calls: using Skype, 2-3 p.m. Aug. 28. Set up an account, add contacts and learn how to make calls. Active e-mail account required.
Intro to digital cameras: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Learn basic digital camera features and transfer photos to a computer. Bring your digital camera along with its manual and any cables that came with it.
Computer Skills for Beginners
Beginning Mouse: a one-on-one instruction for those with little or no experience using a computer mouse.
File Management Basics: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Save files and find files and create folders.
Microsoft Office Workshops
Do More: with Excel 2010, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Perform calculations, sort/filter data.