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Morton Grove community calendar

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Submissions for Community Calendar are required two weeks preceding the date of publication. Send to: Darlene Huston, Pioneer Press, 350 N. Orleans St., Chicago, IL 60654; dhuston@pioneerlocal.com. Information may be faxed to (847) 486-7495.

 

CHAMBER

The Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce upcoming events include:

Aug. 21 — Business After Hours at the Morton Grove Park District.

Aug. 22 — Net Connect Networkng at BMO Harris, Niles; The Affordable Care Act- What You Need to Know at the Morton Grove Public Library. visit www.mgcci.org, or find them on Facebook.

CHILDREN

Cross Country

Fifth through eighth-graders are invited to participate in the Resurrection College Prep High School Jr. Bandit Cross Country Invite on Sept. 14 on the campus of Resurrection College Prep High School, 7500 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago. Team and individual runners can participate in Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, Jr. Varsity Girls, and Jr. Varsity Boys races. The Varsity race will be 1.5 miles and the JV race, 1 mile. Check-in time is 8:15 a.m. and the races will begin every 20 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m. The fee is $10 for an individual runner or $100 per team. To register, submit the registration form at www.reshs.org under the “Athletics” tab. Contact Cross Country Coach Fred Angelini at fangelini@reshs.org or contact the school at (773) 775-6616, ext. 134.

Morton Grove Library

The following events take place at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. To register, go online at calendar.www.mgpl.org or call the Youth Services desk at (847) 929-5102.

Kindergarten ROCKS!

This class is for incoming kindergarteners only. Starting kindergarten is more than exciting — it ROCKS. School is starting soon and for kindergartners the fun is about to begin. We’ll celebrate this big step with stories, songs, a craft and a snack at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Starting school is exciting. Registration is required. Call (847) 929-5102 or go to calendar.mgpl.org.

CLUBS

Niles Township Toastmasters

Meet the second and fourth week (usually Wednesday) of the month at 7:15 at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove. Check their website: nilestownship.toastmastersclubs.org or call (847) 665-9003, for further information.

Jewish Genealogical Society

“Remembering Jewish Lawndale,” a short film about the rich history of the North Lawndale Chicago neighborhood, will be shown at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. The 30-minute documentary introduces the history of North Lawndale, which was the core of Chicago’s great Jewish West Side during the first half of the 20th Century. The film was co-produced in 2012 by the College of DuPage geography program and the Illinois Geographical Society. Creators of the film, including historian Irving Cutler, will answer questions after the screening. The JGSI meeting facilities will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members/guests who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites on the Internet, or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins. Visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone (312) 666-0100.

German is fun

For all German language speakers, from native speakers to beginners. The group, German Stammtisch, will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Oakton Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie. Share experiences, culture, memories and backgrounds while practicing German and maintaining or improving ability. Join them for a fun and for some educational time.

COMMUNITY

Artists/Crafters Wanted

Qualified area artists and crafters are invited to be part of the Park Ridge Community Church “Spirit of Christmas” boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 16 at 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge, across from City Hall. Information and application may be obtained from Jay Crowley, (847) 309-2433 or jayecrowley@yahoo.com.

Oakton at Rivers Casino

At Scholar Chips, an evening of entertainment at Rivers Casino hosted by Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation to benefit student scholarships. Join the fun at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in the casino, 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. A limited number of tickets are available for $60. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, and open bar. Entertainment includes Rat Pack impersonator, a raffle, silent auction, instructional table games, and palm and tarot card readings. Free parking. For those 21 or older. Oakton alumni who attend will receive two complimentary tickets to any 2013-14 production at the College’s Performing Arts Center. To attend, call (847) 635-1893, or e-mail mmontana@oakton.edu.

Elulpalooza at Temple Beth Israel

Celebrate the end of summer with Pocket Circus, carnival games, picnic, fair and more from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 25 at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Kids can learn to blow the Shofar in honor of upcoming Rosh Hashana. No charge – open to the community. For more information call (847) 675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org.

Rummage Sale

Our Lady, Mother of the Church parish is having a Rummage Sale in the Hayes Center, 8747 W. Lawrence, Chicago. Kicking off the event is a $1 admission Preview Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15. The sale continues 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 16 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17, with a $2 bag sale beginning at noon. For more details, call (773) 625-3369.

Artists wanted

Qualified area artists and crafts artists are invited to be part the 23rd annual Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure presented by American Society of Artists, a national membership organization from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in Hodges Park at Prospect and Vine, near City Hall, in Park Ridge. Information may be obtained from American Society of Artists at www.Americansocietyofartists.org or (847) 991-4748 or e-mail them at Asoaartists@aol.com.

Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, will hold the following meetings at 10:30 a.m. at 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. http://ethicalhuman.org/

Ken Novak and Sue Sherman will present “Combating Poverty in the Chicago Area,” on Aug. 18. Highlighting the Ethical Poverty Project of the Ethical Action and Adult Education committees, a panel will report on their efforts to identify programs that are already successfully helping the almost one-third of our neighbors who are living in or near poverty.

The annual Creative Writers Showcase ends the summer season on Aug. 25. The program features a wide range of original stories, essays, memoirs, and poems by a group of talented members and friends. Copies of their works will be available on the Society website or by emailing the Society’s office: office@ethicalhuman.org.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Located at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. The Museum offers the following. For hours and admission prices call (847) 967-4800 or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Special Exhibition

“Fire in my Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh” continues through Sept. 8. The inspiring 23-year-old Hannah Senesh died by firing squad in 1944, but has endured as one of Israel’s most iconic heroes. This first-ever major exhibition tells how this Budapest-born poet, diarist and author of the hymn Eli. Free with museum admission. Call (847) 967-4800, or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

French Market

A Parisian-style street market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday and Saturday, through Sept. 28 at Old Orchard. About 20 unique vendors will be offering fresh produce, breads and cheeses and local artisanal products.

Monday Night Car Show

Takes place from 6-9 p.m. every Monday through Sept. 10. Take a trip to the past and check out a selection of classic cars parked on display in the west parking lot of Westfield Old Orchard shopping center. As many as 200 cars will be on display for car enthusiasts and novices. Enjoy a summer night full of music, food, prizes, hourly raffles, and fun.

FUNDRAISERS

Donations requested

The Lincolnwood American Legion Post 1226 is having its annual Fundraiser in September and are seeking raffle donations for their silent auction to be held on Sept. 8. The Lincolnwood Post #1226 serves veterans within the community from all wars. Funds are used to support numerous worthwhile activities. Mail your donation, gift card/certificate to: Lincolnwood American Legion Post #1226, 4170 W. Morse Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712. Make checks available to: American Legion Post #1226 or call (847) 674-4157.

Arts Gala

Catholic Charities hosts its 12th Annual Gala of the Arts at the historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. NBC-5 News Anchor Allison Rosati will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies with a performance by 60s pop band, The Buckinghams. From 6-11 p.m. Sept. 6, over 500 of Chicago’s philanthropic, civic and community leaders will enjoy cocktails, dinner, raffle prizes and an Art Show and Sale featuring local and nationally recognized artists. Tickets cost $250 per person. For more details, sponsorships or to reserve tickets, visit www.catholiccharities.net or contact Kristina Pilolli, Event Coordinator, at (312) 655-7018 or kpilolli@catholiccharities.net.

First Golf Event

Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group (CHUG) is having its first golf tournament. They need sponsors, donations and golfers to help support their efforts to raise money to help with emergencies. The event will be held on Sept. 17 at the Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start. Dinner, Raffles, Silent Auction at 6 p.m. For more details, call (847) 462-0885.

Golf Outing

Resurrection College Prep High School Men’s Club will sponsor the Best Ball Scramble Golf Outing on Sept. 29 at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, 6700 W. Howard St., Niles. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shot-gun start. The cost is $50 per golfer for 9 holes of golf and includes green fees, cart and coffee and donuts at check-in. Stay to watch the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions football game at noon. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin and other contests held during the event. All are welcome. Register on-line at www.reshs.org as an individual or foursome. Contact Mike Maloney at mmaloney@reshs.org or at (773) 775-6616, ext. 136.

Government

A Niles Township Clerk’s office representative

Will be available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings by appointment on the second and fourth Mondays of each month to accommodate your schedule to assist with passport applications, voter registration, temporary handicapped parking placards and Coast2Coast RX cards for medical, dental and lab imaging. The office is located at 5255 Maine St., in Skokie. For an appointment, call (847) 673-9300.

HEALTH

Know Your Health

Liberty Bank for Savings, 6666 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, will partner with Life Line Screening for an upcoming health screening event on Sept. 6. Pre-registration is required at www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners or by calling (800) 324-1851. Life Line Screening uses painless methods for the following screenings: Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening, Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.

Nominations sought for Nurse of the Year Award

The Leukemia Research Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding nurses who treat adult or pediatric leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes patients for its annual Nurse of the Year Award. Nominations are open until Aug. 16 and applications are available on the website at http://www.leukemia-research.org. Forms are also available by e-mail at Linda@LRFmail.org or by calling (847) 424-0600. Mail completed nomination forms to: Leukemia Research Foundation, Attn. Linda Kabot, 3520 Lake Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064; send via fax to (847) 424-0606 or e-mail to Linda@lrfmail.org.

JCFS

Jewish Children and Family Services will offer the following community programs.

Recovery from a Jewish perspective

Jewish 12-Stepping, a monthly series of workshops addresses the 12 steps of recovery from a Jewish perspective will take place from 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 23— Step 11: Jewish practices to improve conscious contact with the G-d of your understanding and Oct. 27 — Step 12: Being a Blessing, becoming a mensch. The workshops are open to all Jews who are members of a 12-Step fellowship. One may choose to participate in the entire series or select individual workshops. No fee. Donations accepted. Sessions will be held at Jewish Child & Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie, room 235. Contact Beth Fishman at (847) 745-5422, BethFishman@jcfs.org.

Changing lives

Adults In Transition, a social support group for adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to 60s. Group provides support, conversation, and a safe environment to explore issues. Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Jewish Child & Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. $7 per session. Contact Sheri Fox at (847) 412-4356 or SheriFox@jcfs.org.

Groups for Children with Developmental Delays. These ongoing and year-round groups are held at Jewish Child & Family Services, in Chicago’s West Rogers Park and in Northbrook. Contact Meredith White, (847) 412-4336, MeredithWhite@jcfs.org. www.jcfs.org. Toddler Developmental Groups – Getting Ready for School! Language with Friends – Toddlers, Preschoolers & Early Elementary; Handwriting Motor Groups. Dyads – Facilitated Play Dates; and Healthy & Happy Kids Café.

LIBRARY

Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., (847) 965-4220 will present the following programs:

Exhibit in the Baxter Room: In celebration of the Library’s 75th Anniversary, MGPL and the Morton Grove Historical Museum present an exhibit of artifacts, photographs and paintings of historic landmarks and architectural features of Morton Grove from the past.

Broadway Babies

Main Street Cabaret, a pianist and three vocalists, will perform a variety of Broadway show tunes, such as: Cabaret, Almost Like Being in Love, I Dreamed a Dream, Moon River, and many more at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, as part of the new MGPL After Dark series.

Film

“The Creation,” 11:30 a.m. Aug. 20. This film provides a unique look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science.

Critic’s Choice Cinema

“La Sirga,” (NR), French, Spanish with English subtitles, 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Alice is devastated by war memories. She tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a decadent hostel on the shore of a lake in the Andes.

Scrabble for Adults

Exercise your brain and enjoy friendly games of Scrabble with other word-lovers 2-4 p.m. Aug. 21.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

LitLounge

A book group cosponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Skokie Public Library, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Irish pub, The Curragh, at 8266 Lincoln, in Skokie. “American Terroir” by Rowan Jacobsen will be discussed at 7 p.m. Aug. 20.

Between the Lines: See you in September.

Movies

Hot Ticket will feature “42” (PG-13), 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 15. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford.

RELIGION

Religious School

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster St., Skokie, is continuing registration for its Religious School. Open to children in kindergarten through 7th grades. The after-school and Saturday sessions includes a Shabbat experience where children live what they are learning. (Saturday only for younger children). Registration information may be obtained online at ehnt.org or by calling (847) 675-4141. Cost is a $25 registration fee to be applied toward book fee.

Movie Night

Takes place at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8201 N. Karlov Ave., Skokie, at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Join them for a feature film, popcorn and discussion. Call (847) 966-8445.

REUNIONS

High School Reunion

The Sullivan High School Class of 1958 will hold its Reunion Dinner from 6-10 p.m., Sept. 7. The Reunion Dinner will take place at Pinstripes Restaurant, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. Call Harriet Harris (Greenberg) at (847) 634-1302 or Barbara Kantoff (Pomeranz), (847) 256-5412.

SENIORS

Free Senior Health and Resource Fair

The Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Dept., in conjunction with Garcia, Rosenberg and Associates, a Concentra Primary Care practice and the Advocates for Lifecare Solutions, will host Thrive after 55: Resources for Living Well from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Lincolnwood Town Center Mall (3333 W. Touhy Avenue). Open to people 55+ and also family caregivers. Featuring more than 25 exhibit tables, free health and wellness screenings, flu shots, healthy living demonstrations, raffle prizes, live entertainment, Ask the Doctor sessions. Parking and admission are free. Tables and sponsorship opportunities are still available for area businesses and community groups. Contact Genelle Iocca at giocca@lwd.org or (847) 745-4726 for applicable deadlines. Visit their website at www.recreation.lwd.org.

North Shore Senior Center

Offers the following programs at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Register at the Center or call (847) 470-5223.

Healing Our Losses: Bereavement Support. Have you lost a spouse, partner, or other significant adult during the past year? Join a new eight-week support group from 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays, beginning Sept. 13 through Oct. 25. Free, but registration is required. For questions or to register, contact Mary Senn, LCSW, at (847) 663-3072.

Square Dance, 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Can’t tell a Do Si Do from a Do Si Don’t? No worries. The experienced dancers from the Glenview Squares Square Dance Club will provide a Square Dance demonstration and instruction, and then everyone can join in the fun! Enjoy this afternoon of dancing. Refreshments provided. $8 member, $10 nonmember.

Volunteer Opportunities: Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at their front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Contact Volunteer Services at (847) 784-6052, for details.

Lunch & Bingo, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Brighten your day with lively Bingo games, good company and good food. Start off with coffee, move on to Bingo at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy lunch from a local restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Fees: $6 member, $8 nonmembers. Advance registration required.

The Escorted Transportation Service needs volunteers to provide rides for ambulatory seniors to/from medical and dental appointments. For details, call Maura Rogan.

Life Stories is an oral history program in which you tell and record stories from your life. Two meetings with a trained volunteer interviewer. The recorded interview is one hour and is transferred to CDs for you to keep and/or share. Cost is $40 for North Shore Senior Center members; $50 others. Call (847) 784-6085.

CJE SeniorLife

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Mindfulness helps people increase their awareness about where their thoughts and attention are focused, and to keep that focus—in the present moment. Mindfulness helps the individual deal with the following issues in particular: Chronic illness or pain; negative thoughts and feelings about oneself; and all types of stress and anxiety. This therapy group is led by David Donaldson, L.C.S.W. at Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. $30 per session; group is six sessions, may be covered by Medicare and secondary insurance. Participation requires advanced screening and registration. Call (773) 508-1129. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 20 and 27.

A Support Group

For Family Caregivers will meet the first Tuesday of every month with CJE SeniorLife social worker Emily Mysel, M.S.W. at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Need an understanding ear as you care for an aging loved one? North Shore Congregation Israel and CJE SeniorLife are offering an ongoing support group for caregivers of older adults. Free and open to the public. Call Emily at (847) 236-7863.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s can learn about Parkinson’s and caregiving, meet others who face similar challenges, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. Led by social workers Nina Afremow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Julie Katsman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Open to the public. Call Nina at (847) 236-7853. Monthly meeting date: Aug. 20.

Making Connections

Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. This support group offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources. Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling (773) 508-1694. Monthly meeting date: Aug. 20.

Caregiving Support Group

For Loved Ones with Dementia – Evanston meets from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Wednesday of every month. This support group is for those who are involved in the care of a loved one with dementia. Participants will learn about dementia and caregiving; meet others who face similar challenges and share experiences; discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. On-site respite care available during the support group (pre-registration required). CJE SeniorLife Adult Day Services, 1015 Howard St., Evanston. For more information and to pre-register, call Amy Zann, L.C.S.W., at (773) 508-1690. Monthly meeting date: Aug. 21.

Living Life Through Loss

A drop-in bereavement support group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, 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. There is a $5 fee for each session. Call David Donaldson at (773) 508-1129, prior to your first meeting. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 21 and 28.

Holocaust Survivors

Coffee and Conversation meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month: Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Sponsored by JCFS and CJE SeniorLife. Free. Meeting dates: Aug. 19 and 26. To register, call (847) 568-5200. Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., at JCFS Joy F. Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. Free. Meeting dates: Aug. 22 and 29. To register, call (847) 568-5100.

Scrabble Club

Meets from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays for word lovers and game players of all skill levels. Learn the classic game of Scrabble or get tips to sharpen your skills with instructor and tournament director Joe Cortese. Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. Call (773) 508-1000. Monthly meeting dates: Aug. 21 and 28.

Support

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

A six-part educational program presented by Rainbow Hospice is designed to provide the family caregiver, with the tools needed to take care of yourself. This six-part course will meet from 1- 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 21 through Sept. 25 at St. Norbert Parish, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Cost is $25, which includes “The Caregiver Helpbook.” Space is very limited. To register, call (847) 692-8884.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

Do you care for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver support groups provide emotional, educational, and social support for family and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 8822 Niles Center Road, second floor, Skokie. Contact: Tessa Silvestri at tsilvestri@homeinstead.com or (847) 673-1250. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/illinois and click on “Support Groups.”

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. 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 meet from 9-10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Room 1700, Evanston. Parking is free. Call (847) 716-2252.

TEENS

School Summer Reading

The Morton Grove Public Library has the books you need to read for school this summer. Your school’s list and the books are located in the Teen Section. Many of them are also available as e-books at www.mymediamall.net. Ask a librarian at the Adult Services Desk if you need help locating them.

Volunteers

The Night Ministry is seeking volunteers

For packing brown bag meals at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Community Church of Wilmette 1020 Forest Ave, Wilmette. The meals will then be delivered to a site in Rogers Park. To volunteer, contact Monica Geocaris at (847) 732-6991 or mgeocaris@gmail.com.

The Home Delivered

Meals Program for the village of Skokie seeks drivers to deliver meals to Skokie’s homebound seniors. If you can spare an hour per week from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., call Juanity Davis at (847) 933-8208.

Workshops

The following programs will be presented at the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave.

Job Seeker Workshop

Employment coaches from Illinois WorkNet will discuss resumes and cover letters, online job applications, and interviewing to help you in your job search from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22. For more information call (847) 448-8647 or go to www.illinoisworknet.com. To register, call MGPL at (847) 929-5101 or go to calendar.mgpl.org.

Computer Workshops

Tech Help Drop-In, 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 for Email attachments, Facebook Privacy Settings, Borrowing Library e-books and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel..

One-on-One Tutorials. Call the Adult Services Desk at (847) 929-5101 to register.

Beginning Mouse. For those with little or no experience using a computer mouse.

Setting Up a Email Account. Register for a free email account from Google (Gmail) with assistance from a librarian.

Download Library E-Books and E-Audiobooks. Bring in your e-reader or tablet and get individual instruction in downloading Library e-books and e-audiobooks.

English Language Learners Resources. Learn about the Library’s print and online resources that can be used to learn English, study for tests such as the GED or TOEFL, read newspapers in a world language and more.

Online Library Catalog. Learn how to search, place holds, review your account and more with the Library’s online catalog.

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