Morton Grove Community Calendar for Dec. 1, 2011
Updated: January 2, 2012 8:18AM
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Chicago Bears offensive line backer, Nick Roach, will be autographing copies of the new Willie’s Wildcat Cookbook from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Let’s Tailgate, 1807 Central St., in Evanston. Roach, a 2006 Northwestern grad, also contributed to the nearly 600 recipes in the cookbook. All sales from the cookbook, which retails for $25, benefit the Wildcat Fund, which helps athletes in all 19 Northwestern varsity sports. Let’s Tailgate is the official sports memorabilia supplier to Northwestern, carrying everything from tailgate supplies to the latest NU jerseys, hats and sleeping apparel. The store also carries a wide variety of Bears gear. Call Let’s Tailgate at (847) 570-0105.
A benefit for Limmud Chicago — the annual festival of Jewish learning will feature a diverse show of new Jewish music from the Chicago area highlighting three different bands — the wonderful pop satire of The Alte Rockers, the psycho world fusion of Ovadya and the “tradition with a twist” neo-exotica of Mi Yodea, plus a finale with all three on stage together. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Skokie Theatre located at 7924 N Lincoln Ave in Skokie. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.skokietheatre.com or email@example.com for details.
Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., offers the following programs. Call (847) 929-5102.
Kids Flicks will screen “The Smurfs” (PG): 4 p.m. Dec. 9. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours.
Party with fun science for second- through sixth-graders will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 in the Activity Room. Watch explosions and rocket launches as the resident science expert, Robina Button, demos science projects. Play with goo that is both solid and liquid. Space is limited. Registration is required.
The Drama Club will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. For ages 6 and older.
Crafty Saturday takes place on the second Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, while supplies last. Drop in to the YS Dept. to make a seasonal craft.
Morton Grove Explorers is an active story time filled with surprises each week. For kindergarteners-second graders who meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Preschool Storytime takes place at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 3 to kindergarten.
Monday Morning Playgroup, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tots and their parents or caregivers can gather to meet new friends, play and have lots of fun in the activity room.
Knitting Club, Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Bring a project or learn a new one. Ages 6 and up.
Listen Up! 10 a.m. Tuesdays, storytime for preschool children and their caregivers. Children hear stories and songs, interact in a group and do a craft.
Wee Read Lapsit Program, 11 a.m. Fridays. For infants through 2-year-olds. Songs and stories.
Also Crafty Saturday, 10 a.m. on third Saturdays each month. Drop in to the Youth Services Department to make a seasonal craft, while supplies last.
Library Playtime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. For 2-year-olds and parents or caregivers.
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) and its member communities are offering a free Holiday Light Recycling Program to its residents. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off at various locations throughout northern Cook County. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program. The following communities have drop-off locations: Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie. The exact locations and drop-off hours can be found at 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) recently established a Battery Recycling Program for rechargeable and alkaline batteries. The Agency has partnered with Interstate Batteries in Skokie to provide the recycling at no cost to SWANCC communities, as a corporate product stewardship initiative. Common household batteries are no longer accepted at Illinois EPA-sponsored household chemical waste events and facilities due to their benign nature and high recycling costs. Rechargeable batteries contain heavy metals which pose a threat to our environment, and have a marketable recyclability. Batteries Accepted in SWANCC’s Program includes: Alkaline: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V; and Rechargeables: NiCd, NiMh, lithium ion, lithium polymer. Before dropping off rechargeable batteries, residents need to tape the contact points on each battery or place in an individual self-locking plastic baggie to avoid sparks. For more information about Interstate Batteries, 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. - noon Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays. Under the new Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313), 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. Electronics from businesses, institutions or schools will not be accepted. Visit swancc.org.
A representative from the Niles Township Clerk’s office is available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.
The Institute for Natural Resources will present “Conquering Pain” presented by S. Thomas Deahl II, D.M.D., Ph.D. at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Skokie, 5300 West Touhy Ave., Skokie. Seminar registration is from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Dec. 9. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m., with a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The course will adjourn at 3:30 p.m. Tuition is $84 per person with pre-registration ($99 at the door, if space remains). Tuition includes a syllabus. Group pre-registration rate: $79 per person. Several lectures include: The Neurobiology of Pain; Hyperexcitable Nerves; and The Psychology of Pain. Six C.E.U. hours for health professionals. Visit www.lNRseminars.com for information or call 1-877-246-6336 or (925) 609-2820.
The Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, offers a variety of classes for the adults in the horticulture, garden design, nature studies and botanical arts by Garden staff and other experts. For information or to register, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847) 835-8261.
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 lively 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 child care provided. Participants learn: About the United States school system; how to report a child’s absence from school; understand report cards; prepare for parent-teacher conferences; how to complete school required forms; help with homework; and participate during parent-child activity. (847) 827-4137.
Alliance Française du North Shore will offer “Café Conversation” in French from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 5 at Panera, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Membership is not required and the meeting is open to all fluency levels. Marie Douailly, owner-manger of two local Leonida’s Chocolage Cafes will be featured at the meeting at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Wilmette Public library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Nonmembers pay $10 at the door (unless they are first-timers, then admission is free). Listening in French is encouraged. Light refreshments with socializing will follow the program. Visit http://alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com or e-mail email@example.com.
The Northbrook Woman’s Club Foundation is now accepting applications from organizations that wish to be considered for grants from the club’s philanthropy funds. Applications are available by calling Mary Wagley at (847)480-8832 or by writing to the Northbrook Woman’s Club Foundation, Inc, P.O. Box 132 Northbrook, IL 60065-0132. Completed applications must be postmarked by Feb. 14.
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 are welcome to join. Call (773) 764-8320.
Northern Illinois Stereo Camera Club meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month at Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. 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 (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 noon-1:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, Old Orchard Road, Skokie. Group is comprised of attorneys, and financial and mental health professionals committed to helping people through divorce without litigation. Contact Sara Stolberg: email@example.com or (847) 325-5554. Visit www.collablawil.org.
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic for your pet will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Wright-Way Rescue Animal Shelter, 7136 W. Touhy Ave., Niles. Visit wrightwayrescue.net.
Beth Hillel Congregation will feature, “To Life, To Light, To Music” an evening of classical, cantorial, Yiddish, Gypsy and Russian music at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. The evening will feature Cantor Pavel Roytman, Cantor Marina Shemesh and the Maxell Street Klezmer Band. Tickets are $36. Call Chris at (847) 256-1213 or tolifetolightomusic.eventbrite.com.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, (847) 967-4800, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org, offers the following.
Family Workshop: Scrapbooking Family Memories will be presented from 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 4 with Beverly Patt author of Best Friends Forever: A WWII Scrapbook. Learn creative ways to preserve and share family memories. Bring along your favorite photos, mementos and stories to get your scrapbook started. A book signing with Patt follows. Reservations required. $5 materials fee per child, payable at the door. Call (847) 967-4853.
The Pfeffer Family Forum featuring Peter Hayes, a leading Holocaust scholar, author and Northwestern University professor will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 8. Hayes will discuss “Collaboration & Cover Up: The German Foreign Office and the Holocaust Before and After 1945.” Free with Museum admission. Reservations required; (847) 967-4889.
In Conversation with ... Holocaust Survivor, Sia Hertsberg will be presented from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Only 10 percent of Latvia’s Jewish population survived World War II. Sia Hertsberg, a native of Riga, not only survived the massacre in Rumbula Forest, but also the ghetto and two concentration camps. Free with Museum admission. Reservations recommended; (847) 967-4889.
Special exhibit: The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946, continues through Jan. 15. Be amazed by this rich exhibition that showcases arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, all ethnic Japanese on the West Coast — more than two-thirds of whom were American citizens by birth were ordered to leave their homes and moved to 10 inland internment camps for the duration of the war. Free with Museum admission. For hours and admission prices, call (847) 967-4800 or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.
The deadline for high-school students and their teachers to submit essays for the Bill of Rights Institute’s national Being an American Essay Contest is 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 15. Supporting contest materials, including lesson plans meeting common core standards, are provided at no cost to teachers who want to incorporate the Essay Contest into their classroom. The contest asks students to explore the founding principles outlined in the Constitution by answering the question: “How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?” The top three student winners from each of five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000, first place; $500, second place; and $250, third place. Teacher sponsors of each student winner will also receive a cash prize of $100. Essays must be submitted online at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/Contest.
The 50-50 Rule, a new 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 that features 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 in 43 percent of families. And that can result in the deterioration of relationships with brothers and sisters. For information about a free guide and other resources 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.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is hosting a food drive for the Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry. Anyone who brings a canned good or nonperishable item to the breast center is eligible for the second annual “I Can help” raffle for a variety of items. Individuals are invited to drop off their nonperishable items during December at the center, 1700 Luther Lane in Park Ridge. All women who are in need of their yearly mammogram may call (847) 723-5050 to make an appointment. Contact Carol Dallmeyer, nurse navigator, (847) 723-3303 for information about donations.
The Dads’ Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) hosts its 8th Annual Rockin’ for a Cure at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Durty Nellie’s Pub, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. WGN-AM Chicago’s Brian Noonan will emcee the event. The featured performer is the high-energy dance party band Libido Funk Circus. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation. Rockin’ for a Cure promises to be a ghoulishly good time for a great cause. Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. For more information about Rockin’ for a Cure and to purchase tickets, call Andy at (847) 899-0590 or visit www.leukemia-research.org/Rockinforacure.
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.
Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, will have a Chanukah Happening at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 23 (the fourth night of Hanukkah), in the TJM Community Hall. The event is open to TJM congregants, friends and family. The cost is $10 per adult (13 and over), $5 child, or $25 per family. Bring your family hanukiah to light, and one or two cans of tuna, spaghetti sauce, or veggies to donate to A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen. Join them for lighting the hanukiah, singing, family games, homemade latkes, and fun with the TJM family. Ru’ach Shabbat service following dinner at 7:30 p.m. Call (847) 676-1566.
Home for the Holidays a fundraising event will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Wright-Way Rescue Animal Shelter, 7136 W. Touhy Ave. Festivities include: Holiday Concert Photos with your pet and Santa Claus, gift wrapping, a holiday concert by the All Village Singers Chorus and Composer Pianist Jon Novi. Ten percent discount in Wright-Way Rescue’s Pet Store Boutique on already discounted items during the event. Also dreidel, hot chocolate and a bake sale. Visit wrightwayrescue.net.
Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church presents “The Messiah” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the church, 4950 W. Pratt Ave., Skokie. The performance will include members of the Lyric Opera and the Carter-Westminster Chancel Choir. The free performance is open to the public. Call the church office at (847) 673-4441 or visit www.cwupc.org.
The Morton Grove Firefighter’s Association is holding its annual holiday food drive through Dec. 14 to assist area residents in need this holiday season. Donations of non-perishable food items with a current/expiration date are requested. Cash donations will only be accepted at the Morton Grove Fire Department. Food drop-off sites include: the Morton Grove Fire Department, 6250 Lincoln Ave.; Morton Grove Park District, 6834 Dempster St.; American Legion Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St.; Morton Grove Village Hall, 6101 Capulina Ave.; Dominick’s Finer Foods, 6931 Dempster St.; and Moose Lodge, 6419 Chestnut St.
Lifestorage is collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. New, unwrapped toys will continue to be collected in December to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver (through a new toy at Christmas), a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Drop off new and unwrapped toys at Lifestorage Center of Morton Grove, 6505 Oakton St. Call (847) 965-9200.
The Sisterhood of Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah will hold a holiday boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Featured will be vendors with unique and creative merchandise for all ages. Call (847) 256-1213.
Temple Judea Mizpah will host a Hanukkah bazaar, book fair, and gold event from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Dec. 4 at 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. There will be Jewish books for children and adults and amazing vendors selling beauty products, jewelry, scarves, gourmet confections, as well as other items. Local author, Bill Rubin, will discuss his Israel book, “Homeland” at 10 a.m. Bring in gold and silver to sell for top dollar; cash will be given at the event. Call (847) 676-1566.
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, presents its annual “Artisan Faire” from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Looking for those perfect holiday gifts? Come to TBI and shop for jewelry, accessories, arts and crafts and lots more. Food for purchase. Gift wrapping on-site. Call (847) 675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org. Proceeds benefit TBI education programs and Sisterhood.
The 21st annual Snug Hugs for Kids drive sponsored by Merlin shops throughout Illinois and Wisconsin is under say. Collection of winter clothing and outerwear for children to benefit their charity partner Children’s Home & Aid are needed. Donate new and like-new winter outerwear to Snug Hugs for Kids. Items that are most needed include coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, and pants to fit children ages newborn to 18 years old. On Dec. 7, Merlin franchisees, employees, and corporate staff will deliver the donations to strategically located Children’s Home & Aid Family Centers. Additionally, two Snug Hugs for Kids support programs are also taking place to assist in the collection of winter outerwear. The Kids Helping Kids program encourages Girl and Boy Scout troops and youth groups to collect and earn a collectible badge for their efforts. Registration forms can be printed at www.merlins.com/news.php. The Crochet & Knit-A-Thon encourages talented individuals who knit and crochet to handcraft items for the children. Participants can register for the program at www.childrenshomeandaid.org/snughugs.
The Lake Forest Woman’s Club will host its Help Raise a Dog/Canine Companions for Independence holiday fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. Dec. 7 at Barnes and Noble, Old Orchard store. Representatives will holiday gift wrap books in exchange for a “Donation Jar” tip on the gift wrap table. There will be a canine at the store with a handler. Call Midge Stolle, (847) 566-0856, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Child & Family Services will hold a social group for adults with disabilities. Adults In Transition will meet from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Social support group for adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to mid-50s. Social support, conversation, and a safe environment to explore issues. Cost is $7 per session. Contact Sheri Fox, LCSW, (847) 412-4356. Visit 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.
Feature Film: “Waste Land”(NR), English and Portugese with English subtitles: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6. Cast: Vik Muniz, Fabio Ghivelder, Isis Rodrigues. Documentary.
Family Chess and Brain Games will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The Chess Club has expanded to include Brain Games. Join them for Family Chess as well as games. Come try the new upside-down chess.
Lyric Opera Profile: The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be presented by Neil Adelman at 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Adelman will discuss the story about a young couple’s journey to adulthood, the search for universal truths, Masonic rituals and religious allegory.
Recommended Reading at the North Shore Senior Center will be held from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 7. Looking to add some interesting books to your reading list? Join MGPL’s new Readers Services Librarian at the North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove, 6140 Dempster, to learn about great books and fun, new ways to discover what to read next. Don’t forget to bring your library card. Books will be available for check out. To register, call (847) 470-5223.
Lit Lounge Book Swap will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Need a new book to read in the New Year? Take this opportunity to score some free books while unloading some from your bookshelf. Bring one-five books to trade with LitLounge members and learn about the upcoming book discussions at The Curragh Irish Pub, 8266 Lincoln Ave., in Skokie.
Get Hooked: Crafts for ages 12 and up. Make snowflakes for ornaments, gift-wrapping decorations or to adorn clothing and accessories. The Quilted Snowflakes class starts at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Class sizes limited to 20; registration required.
Knitting for Adults is held at 3 p.m. Mondays. Expert knitter Ronnie Rund has volunteered her capable assistance in unraveling the mysteries of knitting. Bring your own needles and yarn. Beginners can learn how to knit from the pros and the pros can discuss stitches, yarns, and projects.
The Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, Skokie, welcomes Anatomically Correct’s “Wild in the City”, a visual art exhibit of plant life and wildlife in an urban setting featuring artwork by Chicago area artists: Vic Berardi, Carol Freeman, Bart Harris, Debra Hatchett, Howard A. Jacobs, Steve Huggins, Jim Lange, William Purvis, and Ron Rutkowski. The exhibition will be on display in the Nature Center’s gallery through Dec. 29. To view images or more visit www.anatomicallycorrect.org. Gallery hours are: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday. The Nature Center Gates close at sunset everyday.
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 present Cantor Benjamin Warschawski, tenor and international opera star at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Warschawski will take a unique and in-depth look at Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” opera. Call (847) 675-4141.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8201 N. Karlov Ave., Skokie, will have an Advent service each Sunday morning in December beginning at 10 a.m. The service will begin with the lighting of the Advent Wreath. Fellowship Hour follows the service. All are welcome to attend. Call (847) 673-1434.
Movie Night will be held at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8201 N. Karlov Ave, Skokie. A feature film will be shown. Join them for popcorn, movie and discussion. Call (847) 966-8445.
Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, will have a New Member Shabbat Dinner honoring its new TJM members at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2, followed by Shabbat service with birthday blessings at 7:30 p.m. Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. Call (847) 676-1566.
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.
Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, will offer its K’tonim Pre-School Program of Judaic Arts and Play, for children ages 2 and older. Children will enjoy Judaic arts and crafts, stories, games, singing, and snacks with their parents and/or grandparents. Siblings are welcome. Children under 2 are free. Classes are held two Sundays per month from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Tuition per semester is $60 and $75, respectively, for members enrolling one or two children; and $85 and $100, respectively, for non-members enrolling one or two children. Call the temple office at (847) 676-1566.
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-sixth grade welcome. Childcare services available during worship. (847) 823-6984.
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.corn.
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.
Out on the Town. A Trip to Chicago Cultural Center and Chicago Symphony Orchestra is planned for Dec. 7. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife’s LaBriut program, take a tour of the Chicago Cultural Center in the morning and then listen to the symphony after lunch (Kosher lunch included). $10 per person. Bus departs from Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, at 9:30 a.m. Must RSVP in advance by calling (773) 508-1013.
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: Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Call (773) 508-1000.
Holocaust Survivors — Coffee and Conversation meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month. Group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free. Call (847) 568-5100 to register. Also held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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 1:30-3 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: Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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 noon on the first and third Tuesday of every month. 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. Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. Monthly meeting dates: Dec. 6 and 20.
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. Monthly meeting date: Dec. 21.
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 first and third Wednesday of each month 11 a.m. to noon at CJE’s Adult Day Services, 1015 W. Howard St., Evanston. RSVP to Amy Zann, LCSW, (773) 508-1690. Meeting dates: Dec. 7 and 21.
Community Senior Adults is open to new members. Lunch, socialize and entertainment are offered on a weekly basis. Purchase Kosher lunches at affordable prices. Meets 11 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. Meeting dates: Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
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. 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 programs.
Become a member of 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.
The Morton Grove Seniors Bowling League is in need of bowlers. This is a mixed league that has been in existence for over 20 years and needs both full-time members and substitutes that want to bowl once in awhile. The group bowls at Classic Bowl on Waukegan Road Friday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $8 each week for the three games. The season will run until the end of March. A luncheon follows the end of the season. Contact either Ron Ericksen at (847) 383-5305 or Hilda Karleskey, (847) 965-5854.
CJE SeniorLife is working with senior citizens and families across the Metropolitan Chicago through its new 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 these changes. Some overlooked items that a CAPS professional can help with include eliminating hazards caused by area rugs and frayed carpeting, reduction of clutter from walkways, installation of grab bars in the bathroom, securing railings that lead up and down staircases, fixing uneven steps, rerouting of electrical cords, modification of how to organize cabinets to avoid unnecessary reaching and bending and more. CJE SeniorLife’s home safety assessments by a CAPS professional provides an objective review of the home’s safety. 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 at Robineau was recently lowered to 55 years of age (from 62). 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 residents. For an application and a tour of Robineau, contact Dorothy Levant at (847) 675-8580.
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 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 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 Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Free parking. Call (847) 716-2252.
Spousal Loss takes place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The loss of a spouse can have many lasting effects on one’s life. 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 is a support group for family members and friends who are concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one. Group 831 meets at 10 a.m. every Friday at Carter Westminster Church, 4950 W. Pratt Ave., Skokie, in basement; enter from parking lot in rear. Group 173 meets 7:30 p.m. every Monday (except holidays) at First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, in Parlor Room, south center portion of main level; use entrance at rear (Grant Place), across from parking lot. No dues or fees required. First names only used at meetings to preserve individual anonymity. This is a non-professional and non-religious program. Visitors always welcome. For more information and a list of other local meeting locations 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 Monday beginning at 5 p.m. at Niles Park District Center, 6676 West Howard St., on lower level. Building is handicap accessible. Visitors welcome to visit 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 9 a.m. at Lieberman Health Center, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program based on 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, cosponsored by Advocate Medical Group and the Alzheimer’s Association, offered monthly at Nesset Pavilion on 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 free; no registration. 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 asked to notify Claire Owen, director of patient services (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 third Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for room number.
A weekly senior drop-in group meets 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Participants discuss politics, current events, health, relationships etc. $7 per session. (847) 468-5105.
Starting Over: Adjusting to Life in the United States meets 9:30-11 a.m. 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 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays at 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. Mondays in room 259 of the Lieberman Center, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Charlene, (847) 679-2505; 7-8 p.m. 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. 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. 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.
Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, offers the following. Call (847) 965-5101 or visit www.webrary.org. Gettin’ Saucy Teen Cooking Class will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Learn to prepare delicious food. There is room for eight chefs. Registration is required.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, as well as those who simply wish to give to the community. Physicians, nurses, dentists, dental techs, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, mental-health practitioners, laboratory and radiology technicians, medical students, non-medical personnel, veterinarians and clergy are strongly encouraged to apply. MRC units are locally based volunteers who can assist their communities during emergencies such as an influenza epidemic, or another public-health emergency, disaster or act of terrorism. For volunteer application, call Bob Cohen (847) 297-5911, send an e-mail to email@example.com, 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 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:
Do you want to learn how to use a computer and the Internet or are you an experienced user looking to learn something new? Every month, the Morton Grove Public Library offers free hands-on workshops covering a wide range of computer topics. To find out prerequisites and to register, check the online calendars at calendar.webrary.org, or call the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101. Registration starts two weeks before the event date. If the workshop is part of a series, registration for the entire series will start on the same day. Morton Grove library cardholders have priority.
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.
iBistro 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. Contact the Reference Services Desk at (847) 929-5101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download eBooks and Audiobooks meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Learn how to access, select, and download digital audiobooks and eBooks for free using your library card. This workshop will cover the formats and features of popular eReaders.
Intro to Digital Cameras meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Learn basic camera features, how a digital camera works, and how to download pictures to a computer. If you have a digital camera, please bring it to the workshop along with its manual and any cables that came with it.
Setting Up an E-mail Account — Gmail meets at 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Attendees will register for a free e-mail account, learn how to compose and send e-mail messages, and manage their e-mail.
E-mail Clinic meets at 10 a.m. Dec. 28. If you have a Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! e-mail account, come to this workshop to learn how to send group e-mail messages and how to attach a photo or a document to your e-mail. Attend this class to get answers to your questions about web-based e-mail, and spend some time practicing new skills. Must have an active e-mail account prior to registration.
You Can’t Google This: Financial Resources meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. There are many premium financial resources accessible from your home computer (MGPL cardholders only) or in the Library. Learn how to use Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage, Financial Rating Series (formerly TheStreet.com) and Business Source Premier to manage your investments.
Microsoft Office Workshops:
Introduction to Word 2010 meets at 10 a.m. Dec. 12. Learn how to create, format, proof, print, and save documents using Word 2010.
Do More with Word 2010 at 10 a.m. Dec. 19. Learn about page layouts, margins, columns, headers, and more.
Mail Merge with Word 2010 at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. Learn to create documents, letters, mailing lists, envelopes, and labels for mailing.
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Learn how to create, edit, and save slides using text, photos, clip art and more to design effective presentations for work, home, or school.
Do More with PowerPoint 2010 meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Learn how to add tables and hyperlinks, use transitions and animations, and create a customized template slide.
Computer Lab: Facebook meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 5. For those who have attended Getting Started on Facebook or have a Facebook profile page created. Come in to get assistance from a librarian with your questions or problems. Must have a Facebook account prior to registration.
Introduction to Excel 2010 meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Learn fundamental spreadsheet skills:opening a worksheet, entering/editing data, and simple formatting.
Do More with Excel 2010 meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Learn to perform calculations, sort! filter data, and customize formatting.
Create Greeting Cards with Publisher 2010 meets at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 and again at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Save money by using Microsoft Publisher to create your own greeting cards! Learn how to make simple cards using free ClipArt images or your own digital pictures. Sample photos for uploading will be provided, or bring your own photos on a flash drive.
From Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare, social networks play an important role in today’s businesses. This lecture/ demo will discuss tactics and tips you can use to develop your business online.
Businesses, groups and organizations can promote themselves and connect with fans using Facebook pages. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to set up and administer a Facebook page and create engaging content.