Morton Grove Community Calendar for the week of June 28, 2012
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:26AM
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Morton Grove Public Library: 6140 Lincoln Ave., offers the following programs. Call (847) 929-5102.
Kids flicks: Mirror, Mirror (PG): 4 p.m. July 13. Drama.
Cooking with: Garden Fresh Ingredients 6:30 p.m. July 12. Whole Foods Market of Northbrook brings fresh produce you can find in a garden and will teach kids to assemble tasty and delicious treats. For first- through sixth-grades. Registration required.
Art is Delicious: 2 p.m. July 14. Use art to make a deliciously decorated dessert that looks good enough to eat. For first- through sixth-grades. Registration required.
Tickle Your Tastebuds: July 18. First through third grades meet from 3-3:30 p.m. and fourth through sixth grades meet from 4-4:30 p.m. Are you craving delicious trivia? Taste-test over a dozen fruits and veggies and prove your food smarts. Registration required.
Language Stars Presents: A Foreign Language Learning Adventure at 6:30 p.m. July 19 and 26. Experts from Language Stars present a fun introduction to a new foreign language each week. Join us for one week or sign up for them all. For ages 4-8. Registration required.
Play With Your Food: 4-5 p.m. July 20 in the Activity Room. Turn your fruits and vegetables into kooky characters. Come play with your food and then help to assemble a book to tell your characters’ stories. Inspired by Saxton Freymann’s “food” books. For fourth through sixth grades. Registration required.
Read to: the Rainbow Dogs 7 p.m. July 16 and 30 in the Activity Room. Children can practice reading to a certified therapy dog from Morton Grove’s Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation. Bring what you want to read or choose from the Library’s selection of books. Registration required.
This is Me: Paper Bag Scrapbooking for fifth- and sixth-graders takes place from 2-4 p.m. June 28; and July 5, 12, 19, 26 in the Activity Room. Gather your photos and fun (but flat) memorabilia and bring them to this Paper Bag Scrapbooking workshop. After six sessions you’ll have a “This is Me” album to share with anyone who would like to get to know you. Registration is required for each date of attendance.
Check out: the Library’s online calendar for updates on Battle of the Books, the book trivia competition for sixth- through eighth-graders.
Free ticketed events:
Free tickets: for these events will be available on a first come, first serve basis to Morton Grove Public Library cardholders beginning the Sunday prior to the event. Remaining tickets, if any, will be made available to the general public on the day of the event.
Truly Remarkable Loon: 2 p.m. July 21. Read Books and Juggle Everything Else. The whole family will enjoy this fast-paced show stuffed full of balancing tricks, comedy and juggling galore. For all ages/family. Tickets will be available beginning July 15.
Roz Puppets Presents: Beauty and the Beast 2 p.m. July 28. Join the Roz Puppets for this retelling of the much beloved fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. For all ages/family. Tickets will be available beginning July 22.
Registration Classes: The following summer session classes meet weekly through Aug. 9. Registration is required; register online at calendar.webrary.org at the YS Desk or by calling (847) 929-5102.
Library Playtime: 2-year-olds and parents or caregivers 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. A two-riffic storytime for two-year-olds.
Preschool: Story Time, ages 3-6 meet 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
Morton Grove: Explorers, kindergarten through second-graders 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. An active story time filled with surprises each week.
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.
Yarn Gang: (new name and time), first grade and up, 4:15-5 p.m. Mondays. Want to learn to knit or crochet? Have some skills and want to figure out what to do next? Drop in, no experience needed. The group meets weekly, but you can also join on these dates for special projects: July 9: Spool Knitting; and July 23: Funky Felting.
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. July 21, and on each third Saturday. Babies and caregivers are invited to hear songs and stories and enjoy playtime.
Pokemon Club: will not meet in July and 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.
Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County is sponsoring combined Document Destruction (DDE) and Electronics Recycling Events from 9 a.m. to noon June 30 at the Niles Public Services Department, 6849 Touhy Ave., Niles. Workers will unload the paper documents and electronics. Residents must live in one of SWANCC’s member communities and ID’s will be checked. Typical documents to shred include medical records, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Limited to six grocery-size bags or boxes of documents. Call (847) 724-9205 or visit SWANCC’s website at swancc.org.
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, has a composting demonstration system at its Glenview Transfer Station. Several types of backyard bins are featured for educators and residents to learn the science behind mixing yard waste. Upcoming workshops will be held July 14 and Aug. 11 at the Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N. River Road. Free, but registration is required. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the preferred date, your community and a cell phone number. A follow up confirmation will be sent to you. For Agency details and resources, visit swancc.org.
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 baggie 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.
Benevon: will host a free Fundraising Seminar from 3-4:30 p.m. July 23 at Doubletree Chicago North Shore, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Call (206) 428-2150. Join them to learn how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit group.
A program on: Sleep Deprivation, Autism and ADHA will be offered on Aug. 1 at the Holiday Inn Chicago, 5300 W. Touhy Ave., Touhy. Presented by the Institute of Natural Resources. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some topics by Instructor Nikita B. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. includes: “Sleep and Obesity”; “Possible Causes of ADHD and Autism”; and “Conduct and Learning Disorders.” CEU hours available for health professionals. Tuition is $81. To register visit www.INRseminars.com or call (877) 246-6336.
Skokie Valley: Sail and Power Squadron will hold the following classes for boaters in the northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin area. For reservations, call Don Sidman at (847) 726-7309.
“Emergencies On Board”: will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon July 14 at South Port Marina in Kenosha, Wis.
“Boat and Engine Maintenance”: to help keep your engine in tip top condition will be offered 10 a.m. to noon July 7 at North Point.
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.
Chai Hadassah: will host a July 25 tour of Chicago’s Parks and Boulevards. This nostalgic tour will start on the bus in Edens Plaza at 9:45 a.m. Guide Bill Hinchliff will take you through the historic Jewish neighborhood??s development of Humbolt, Garfield and Douglas Parks. There will be stops at the Garfield Park Conservatory and other memorable locations. Lunch will be at Manny’s Deli. Cost is $36. Reservations required limited seating. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
“Genealogy Videos and Webinars: Free Family History Education from the Comfort of Your Home” will be discussed at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at 2 p.m. July 29, in Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Abby Schmelling, JGSI vice president-program, will present several fun examples of how to learn more about genealogy research techniques. The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. for those who want to use genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites on the Internet, or ask genealogical questions. Visit www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or call (312) 666-0100.
The Jewish Genealogical Society: of Illinois will present its third annual “Kvell and Tell” session at 2 p.m. on 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 brief reports from any members who attended the July 15-18 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference in Paris. Those interested in presenting their breakthroughs in the “Kvell and Tell” session are asked to e-mail Abby Schmelling at email@example.com. The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. for those who want to use genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites on the Internet, or ask genealogical questions. Visit www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or call (312) 666-0100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or (847) 325-5554. Visit www.collablawil.org.
Morton Grove Days: will be held June 30, July 1, July 3, and July 4. The Annual Fourth of July parade will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. at Dempster and Central. Enjoy carnival rides and games, an entertainment pavilion with live music, a beer garden, delicious food from our local restaurants, a display of businesses, a fireworks show, and a chance to win $2,000 in a raffle drawing. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Until June 29, buy an unlimited ride Mega Pass bracelet for $45 at the Village Hall, 6101 N Capulina Ave. or Morton Grove Park District Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St. The bracelet is good for unlimited carnival rides for all four days. After June 30, cost will be $50. Visit www.mortongrovedays.org.
JVS Chicago: will host a job search program from 5-8 p.m. July 12 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. How can your skills and experiences solve the challenges of a department or a company? Bring your business cards and enter for a chance to win complimentary tickets for a one day admission to the Holocaust Museum. Drawing will be held at end of event. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, go to jvschicago.org/event-registration/?ee=45. For all inquiries, contact Sandra Saltzman, JEN Outreach Coordinator, (847) 745-5482 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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. Closed June 30. Visit allmanagers@MGFarmersMarket.com or like them on Facebook.
Ezra Habonim: the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie will host Confronting Bullying and Intolerance at 7:30 p.m. July 2. Conducted by Howard Romanek, high school and college educator and Marion Rosenberg, former producer of Comcast Public Access TV, the free 90-minute program will review the previous presentation and then tackle the many forms of bullying. Light refreshments at conclusion of program. For reservations, groups or individuals may call Marion at (847) 673-0387, by June 29.
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 WWII. 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.
Wilmette Hadassah’s: July event will be an Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago on July 18. The group will board buses at Edens Plaza at 9:45 a.m. Hy Speck noted historian, lecturer and docent will be the guide through the branches of the Chicago River. Lunch will be at Manny’s Deli. This trip down memory lane will be $40. Limited seating on the bus. Reservations required. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
The PNA is still collecting: old and unused cell phones for the “Cell Phones For Soldiers” program. A collection box for the cell phones is in the lobby of the PNA Home Office building, 6100 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. The program will conclude around July 4 and phones will be sent to the “Cell Phones For Soldiers” headquarters. Call PNA at (773) 286-0500, Ext. 316, or visit www.pna-znp.org and click on “EVENTS.”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Polish National Alliance: invites Sox fans to join them for the annual Polish-American Night at U.S. Cellular Field (Sox Park) at 7:10 p.m. July 3 for the Chicago White Sox vs. the Texas Rangers. The cost of tickets for the lower box seats are only $20, (half price of original cost). 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). Sox game tickets are limited and going fast, and will be sold as first come, first served.
Illinois Holocaust: Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, (847) 967-4800, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org, offers the following:
A lecture: “Seeking Justice” featuring Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 19. “The last Nazi hunter” will discuss the transition from investigation and prosecution of World War II-era Nazi criminals to cases involving participants in post-World War II crimes of genocide, extrajudicial killing and torture committed abroad under color of foreign law. Rosenbaum serves as the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations, Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section/Criminal Division.
A lecture on: “The Future of International Justice” regarding the Nuremberg Trials created monumental precedents in international law that have resonated into the 21st century. From 6:30-8 p.m. July 26, Professor Harry Reicher, a leading authority on Holocaust law, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School will discuss additions to the armory of the international legal system, in relation to genocide and crimes against humanity. Reservations required; (847) 967-4889.
Special Exhibition: Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America will be displayed July 15 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.
At 2 p.m. July 15: Guest Curator Talk with Anna Slafer, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, International Spy Museum. Free with Museum admission. For information on hours and admission prices, call (847) 967-4800, or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.
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 caregiving. 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 healthcare 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.
Art from the Heart Creations: will be selling art from program participants at the following locations: Downtown Skokie’s Wednesdays on the Green at 7 p.m. July 11; and The North Shore Festival of Arts from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. July 28 and 29 at Old Orchard Mall. Call (847) 674-1921, Ext. 245.
Sports City Memorabilia: 9241 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, will host a rare public autograph session from 1-3 p.m. July 22, with former Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX champion, Tyrone Keys No. 39. This rare appearance by Tyrone Keys will benefit his All Sports Community Service Foundation. All of the autograph fees and inscription fees will be donated to Tyrone'’s foundation. Autograph Fees: $20 for any item and $5 per inscription. Sports City will have Chicago Bear mini-helmets for purchase. To reserve tickets, e-mail Sports City and include: name, phone number, number of tickets and inscriptions to email@example.com. Additional donations are welcome.
Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation: at the 18th Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field on July 14 with the Chicago Cubs vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with a pre-game party at The Vic Theatre in Wrigleyville hosted by 93XRT’s Lin Brehmer, and featuring a special live acoustic performance by Dan Navarro of Lowen and Navarro. Following the party, guests will head to Wrigley Field for an exciting match-up between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cost is $100 for adults for party and game; $75, children 10 and under for party and game; and Pre-party only and game-only pricing also available. Tickets onlyavailable through the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Call (847) 679-3311 or visit www.lesturnerals.org. All proceeds benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Alden Estates of Skokie: will present Orthopedic Surgeon David Beigler of Illinois Bone and Joint at 2 p.m. July 18 at Alden Estates of Skokie, 4626 Old Orchard Road, in Skokie. Beigler will discuss knee replacement surgery and how to custom-fit your knee replacement to your individual body shape and type. Current research shows that a person’s individual bone shape influences the way a knee replacement fits. RSVP by July 16. Space is limited. Call (847) 676-4800 or visit www.AldenEstatesofSkokie.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: will meet from 5:45-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, July 12 and 26, and 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: Family Film: We Bought a Zoo (PG), 2 p.m. July 8.
Movies, Munchies and More: Every Tuesday, bring your lunch or enjoy light refreshments and coffee at the Movies, Munchies and More series. You’ll hear interesting speakers, see feature films and documentaries, enjoy live music, and meet interesting people. Radio Days with Bill Kiddle takes place 11:30 a.m. July 3. Join in for a fun and informative discussion of old time radio. Reminisce with Bill Kiddle from the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove about the role of radio from the early 1900s to present day, the evolution of technology, and radio stars of the past.
Ask: a Garden Expert 10 a.m. to noon. Representatives of the Garden Club of Morton Grove will be available for consultation monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month, from June through September.
Baxter Room: Exhibits will feature Angela Graefenhain with “Balance in Motion,” a collection of original murals and paintings through June 30.
Pain Management Series: concludes with part four,“Managing Chronic Pain,” co-sponsored by Bethany Terrace Nursing Center at 10 a.m. June 29. Andrea Buckley, director of Pain Management Services, Comprehensive Pain Management Group of Morton Grove, will discuss ways of managing chronic pain. Registration required. Call (847) 929-5101, stop by the Reference Desk, or go to calendar.webrary.org.
Litlounge: a book group co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Skokie Public Library, meets in the Irish pub, The Curragh, 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Join them at 7 p.m. July 17, to discuss Savages by Don Winslow. Ben and Chon are running a successful marijuana operation out of Laguna Beach. All is well until they are approached by the Baja Cartel with a threatening request. When they turn down the offer, their friend Ophelia is kidnaped in retaliation and the two must come up with a scheme to get her back.
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 prosocial 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 offer the following program. Call (847) 675-4141. Join them at 8 p.m. July 6, and 9:30 a.m. July 7, when they welcome new rabbi, Rabbi Jeffrey Weill. Hear his thought provoking sermons, and enjoy the voice of world renowned cantor, Cantor Benjamin Warschawsky, as they welcome the Sabbath. Dessert will follow the services on Friday, and lunch will follow the services on Saturday. Free.
True Life in God: will present topics on Intimacy with God, the Gift of Love, the Mercy of God, the Unceasing Prayer, and Christian unity from 1-3 p.m. July 14 at Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood. Every attendee will receive a free book. Additional books and CD’s will be available for purchase. Parking and wheelchair accessible. Call (312) 823-2461. Visit www.tlig.org.
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.
Evanston Township: High School Class of 62 will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. For details, visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
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.
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: July 18 and 25. 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, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 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, July 5, 12, 19. and 26, 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: July 11, 18 and 25. 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.
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: July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
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 the following:
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.
The Illinois: Sons of Italy Foundation announced that graduating high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry may compete for $1,000 college scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to 2012 graduates from any recognized Illinois high school. Applicants will be selected on financial need, scholastic achievements, high school activities showing character and leadership, a personal essay and faculty recommendations. For applications, write the Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation, at 9447 West 144th Place, Orland Park, IL 60462. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Applications must be completed and returned to the Foundation office by July 1.
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.
Great Moms Therapy Group: A free introductory session will meet at 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 29 at Ardent Counseling Center, 2550 Crawford, Evanston. The group meets Fridays, July 13-Aug. 24. Visit www.facebook.com/GreatMomsTherapyGroup.
Legacy from Loss: A Support Group for Those who have Lost a Parent will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. starting Mondays, July 23 through Aug. 27 at Jewish Child & Family Services, 3145 Pratt, Chicago. Losing a parent can leave an adult child feeling lost and ungrounded. This six-week group is for those who have lost a parent over the last year. Topics will include what to expect from your grief, role changes, getting support, coping skills, and a discussion on developing your parents’ legacy. $90 series fee. Contact Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, (847) 745-5404. Visit www.jcfs.org.
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.
The National Alliance: on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban, invites the public to attend its Family Support Group for families of adults coping with a mental illness. Program is free and meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, at the Nesset Center, 1775 Ballard, north of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Free parking. Call (847) 716-2252.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
Teen Book Discussion: 7-8 p.m. July 24. Enjoy snacks and drinks while discussing Divergent by Veronica Roth. In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Candy Sushi: 6-7 p.m. July 26. Since “Reading is so delicious!” let’s learn to make candy sushi. The group will also practice using chopsticks and learn a little Japanese too. Registration is required, but there’s only room for eight chefs, so sign up early.
The library: has a Teen Facebook Page just for Teens. “Like” them to find out about new books, program reminders, movie news and more.
Morton Grove Public Library: 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, has the following programs and information available.
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.
Beginning Mouse: a one-on-one tutorial for those with little or no experience using a computer, learn to use a computer mouse. Contact the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101.
Online Library Catalog: a one-on-one tutorial to learn how to search, place holds, review your account and more with the Library’s online catalog. Call the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101 or e-mail email@example.com.
Do More: with Excel 2010, 7 p.m. June 28. Learn to perform calculations, sort/filter data, and customize formatting.