Highland Park Calendar for April 5
The Highland Park News welcomes items for the Community Calendar, School Digest, Newsmakers and other sections. Items must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to publication, earlier is better. E-mail to email@example.com, fax to (847) 599-6902 or mail to Diana Rock, Highland Park News, 1225 N. Tri-State Parkway, Suite 520, Gurnee, IL 60031.
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce invites business people to participate in their monthly networking events.
Highland Park Networking Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month and the Women’s Networking Group meets on the third Thursday of the month. Visit www.chamberhp.com or call (847) 432-0284.
Network ‘N’ Bowl a networking event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month at the Alley, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. This event is for business people, entrepreneurs or any networking group offering free bowling, appetizers and business connections for and entrance fee of $5. Call Abby (847) 432-6000.
Addictive Behaviors for parents with adult dependent children will be discussed by Dr. Julia Gorelik at 10-11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Highland Park Senior Center, 54 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. No charge. Call (847) 432-4110.
American Legion Post 145 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at West Ridge Park District office building, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park.
Highland Park Moose Lodge 446 offers bingo every Tuesday evening at 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Last game ends by 10 p.m. Optional early-bird game at 6:45 p.m. Free refreshments and free parking. Access entry ramp. Call Gino, at (847) 433-0796 or (847) 433-4240.
Chai Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter invites knitters and those who prefer to crochet to join their group the last Wednesday of the month with their ongoing project of knitting for the Linus Project. Meeting are at member’s home in Highland Park with a $5 donation to Hadassah. Call the North Shore office, (847)205-1900, or e-mail northshore@Hadassah.org.
Highland Park and Highwood Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Buffo’s in Highwood. For directions call John Hickey (847) 432-4320.
Highland Park/Highwood Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at Bertucci’s Restaurant, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Call Herb Miller (847) 831-2713.
Highland Park Woman’s Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month October through April with programs presented at both. Tea at the Community House takes place on the first Tuesday of the month and Lunch at Bertucci’s Steak House in Highwood on 3rd Tuesday of the month. Entertainment is offered at both events. Call membership chair, Frances VandenHeuvel (847) 432-9444.
Highwood Historical Society meets the second Saturday of each month. Call Lisa Cervac (847) 433-2984.
Lake-Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society offers programs presented at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road (two blocks north of Half Day Road/Route 22, between Waukegan Road and Route 41), Highland Park.Visit www.lakecookaudubon.org or contact Rena (847) 831-0331.
Mom4Profit, a business networking group for women in business with children, meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at varying locations on the North Shore. Call (847) 363-5394 or visit Mom4ProfitNetworking.com
National Association of Women Business Owners invites woman business owners to visit and meet its members at 7:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Blue Grass Restaurant in Highland Park. Contact Dianna Krus (847) 917-3882 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary of Highland Park/Highwood meets at 11:45 a.m. every Monday for lunch, guest speakers and presentations at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave., West, Highland Park. Call Pete at (847) 347-9759.
Women’s Weekly Ride, sponsored by Alberto’s Cycles, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s from May through September departing from the store entrance, 661 Central Ave., Highland Park. The 22-mile loop ride averages 15-17 mph. Contact email@example.com or call the shop at (847) 432-0015.
The American Women’s ORT Golf League is offering a golf program beginning on May 3 with the golf league playing every week on Thursday during the summer at the Park District of Highland Park Sunset Valley Course, 1390 Sunset Road, Highland Park. Open to women golfers, regardless of handicap. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 433-0323 or Sunset Valley Golf Course at (847) 432-7140.
Blood Drive hosted by LifeSource Blood Center will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 22 at Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road. For appointments call Diane at (847) 926-8510 or Phil at (847) 433-2315 or you may register at LifeSource website at www.lifesource.org
Hadassah North Shore Resale Shop located at 1710 First St., Highland Park offers furniture, house wares, toys, art work and clothing including designer labels for adults, teens, children and infants. Hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Donations accepted at the store during business hours. Proceeds benefit Nobel Prize nominee Hadassah Medical Center. Special discounts to military service personnel and families. Call (847) 205-1900.
Mother’s Day Offering - Free photo session offered for kids in time for Mother’s Day. A photography session for a free 5x7 portrait in exchange for making a $10 purchase at the toy store from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on April 28 at the Beanstalk, 654 Central Ave., Highland Park. Photos will be posted online so you may choose your favorite . Finished photos will be ready for you to pick up at Beanstalk. No appointments necessary. Call (847) 432-8300.
The Art Center of Highland Park features the following upcoming events at 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park:
Spring Classes now open for registration. Spring session runs from April 9 - June 10
May 3 - Spring Gala - Cirque Du Art 7 p.m.
May 4 - BLOOM: Artist entry deadline
May 11- Exhibit Opening: Objets Extraordinaire
Higher Gear hosts Women’s Cycling Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 22 at the Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. $75 includes lunch and goodie bag. Skills, drills and speakers. Register at bikerreg.com/Net/15544 Call (847) 433-2453.
Art-To-Wear Spring Show and Sale includes clothing, jewelry, scarves, purses and more from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 26 and April 27 at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park. Free and open to the public. For information visit www.artwearunlimited.com or call (847) 432-9229.
Alberto’s hosts Women’s Cycling Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 19 with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at 661 Central Ave., Highland Park. $55. Pre-register online before May 16 at www.bikereg.com/15549 or call Joey at (847) 432-0015.
Late Nite Highland Park Events:
April 11: The Exquisite Corpse Unveiled and Poetry Games Workshop - inspired by a parlor game of Andre Breton and the Surrealists, Highland Park Poetry created an online version. Poem will be read by James Lynch and Janet Redstone for the first time at 7 7 p.m., Highland Park Public Library - Auditorium, 494 Laurel Ave., (847) 432-0216.
April 12: 2012 Poetry Challenge Reading and Open Mic, 8 p.m. The Art Center (side entrance), 1957 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-1888.
April 13: Exhibit Opening Reception: The 24th annual CSL Student Art Exhibition continues through April 21 from 6-8 p.m., The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888; Dana Lawrence, 7-9 p.m., City Park Grill, 1783 St. Johns Ave., (847) 432-9111.
April 14: Monthly Open Mic at Blue Rose - Second Saturday of every month open to musicians, singers, poets, and dancers of all ages 6-9 p.m. Blue Rose Gallery, 667 Central Ave., (847) 917-4137; Chris Laughlin School of Music, 8:30 p.m., NY Slices, 1843 Second St., Highland Park (847) 432-6979; 8 Miles South - Feel Good Music with Country Rock flavor, 9:30 p.m. Norton’s, 1905 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-3287.
April 20: Jeff Libman, 6:30-9 p.m. City Park Grill, 1783 St. Johns Ave., (847) 432-9111.
April 21: Evil Ways - Rock and Roll music, 9:30 p.m. Norton’s, 1905 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-3287.
April 27: Matt Feddermann, 7-9 p.m.,1783 St. Johns Ave., (847) 432-9111.
April 28: The Downhome Sophisticates - a special Norton’s Favorite, 9:30 p.m. Norton’s, 1905 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-3287.
Late Nite Ongoing Weekly Performances:
Restaurant Week April 19-29 - Eat Out with the dishes that the downtown restaurants offer. Throughout the week events such as Wine Walk Wednesday, Teen TGIF, Tour de Sweets and more will take place. 32 locations offering up breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between. Visit eatouthighlandpark.com
The Music Theatre Company, The Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, (847) 579-4900. Pipin - now through May 6. Weekday and weekend performance at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org
Highland Park Theatre, 445 Central Ave., Highland Park (847) 432-3300. High school student movie nights 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. $5 admission for students with a high school ID.
City Park Grill, 1783 St. Johns Ave., (847) 432-9111; 5:30-8 p.m., Sundays - Leopold the Magician Illusionist. March Madness: kids eat free of the children’s menu Sundays through Thursdays with each adult entree purchase. Highland Park Theatre, 445 Central Ave., (847) 432-3300; 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday nights. $5 admission for students with high school ID. New York Slices, 1843 Second St., (847) 432-6979, Family Night Karaoke Family, 7-9 p.m., Fridays. Vibe at 1935, 1935 Sheridan Rd., (847) 780-4815, Tuesday Blues Jam, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays; Borrowed Time will host “Joey Jams”, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Thursdays.
Highland Park Theatre, 445 Central Ave., (847) 432-3300; 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday nights. $5 admission for students with high school ID.
New York Slices, 1843 Second St., (847) 432-6979, Family Night Karaoke Family, 7-9 p.m., Fridays.
Vibe at 1935, 1935 Sheridan Rd., (847) 780-4815, Tuesday Blues Jam, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays; Borrowed Time will host “Joey Jams”, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Thursdays.
Willow House will celebrate their 10th annual benefit with Cinco de Mayo festivities at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette. Featuring Mexican cuisine, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and more. $125 per ticket. Make a difference in the lives of children, teens and families dealing with the death of their loved one. For more information, call (847) 236-9300.
Highland Park Woman’s Club will host a benefit featuring an evening in Spain from 5-9 p.m. April 21 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The evening includes The Guitars of Spain, a Flamenco singer and dance and many Tapas foods to select from. Cash Bar, silent auction, Hat raffle and door prized. $35 prepaid admission for adults and children over 10; $15 for children ages 5-10. Children 4 years and under admitted free. Send reservations with check made out to HPWC Benefit to: Dolores Banderowicz, 1230 Park Ave., West, Suite 211, Highland Park, IL 60035. Call (847) 432-5953.
YEA! Highland Park will host a benefit dinner and concert on Aug. 23 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the PNC private dining room at Ravinia Festival and
concert at 8 p.m. featuring Breakfast in America with Roger Hodgson, original voice of Supertramp in the Pavilion at Ravinia Festival. Benefit $200, dinner only $175 and concert only $55. Visit the website for mailing address and ticket order form at www.yeahp.org or call (224) 343-2994.
Family Network Rocks the House with a benefit from 7-11 p.m. May 19 at the Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $80 per person. The evening includes entertainment, food, drinks from the North Shore’s finest restaurants and a raffle and silent auction. Call (847) 433-0377.
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings are offered on the first and third Friday of each month from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital’s Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center. No appointment necessary. Call (847) 480-2727.
Zumba Classes offered Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with live drummers and Wednesdays from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. at the JCYS/Lutz Center, 800 Clavey Road, Highland Park. First class free! For more information, visit www.kmzumba.com or call (312) 961-8484.
Highland Park Library
Highland Park Library is located at 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, presents free variety of free literary and cultural programs. Registration for certain programs may be required as noted. To register call (847) 432-0216.
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Book Discussion - “The Weird Sister” at 1 p.m. April 10 lead by Judy Levin.
Film Showing and Discussion about Jackson Pollock 2 p.m. April 15 - Ed Harris starred and directed in this award-winning film.
Senior Resources from 10 a.m. - noon April 10. Meet with a resource specialist from CJE for one-on-one guidance. Call (773) 508-1072.
Shirley Jones: Angel Face/Angel Voice at 10:30 a.m. April 11 - Susan Benjamin musical biographer focuses on movie and TV star Shirley Jones.
Career Counseling - Meet with a career counselor from College of Lake County for free half-hour session from 1-4 p.m. April 11. Register at the Reference Desk or call (847) 681-7031.
Get Tech Savvy from 10 a.m. - noon April 7. Bring in your electronic devices and meet with a member of the library’s tech team for one-on-one guidance.
Update Your Landscaping with landscape designer Amy Malter at 7 p.m. April 9. Send a photo of your front yard to email@example.com with HP library in the subject line and she will provide recommendations for the first 20 photos she receives.
By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop at 1 p.m. April 20 - Alexandra Wilkis Wilson discusses her new book and provides an inside view of the fashion industry. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Dessert will be served.
Troilus and Cressida - Equity actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading of this problem play at 2 p.m. April 22. A discussion with the actors follows.
Money Smart Week: Estate Planning 101 - Learn the ABC’s of estate planning. What are a will, trust and power of attorney at 7:30 p.m. April 24.
Money Smart Week: Asset protection for 2012 and beyond at 7:30 p.m. April 25.
Meet the Author: Sadakat Kadri - Heaven on Earth: A Journey through Shari’s Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World at 7 p.m. April 26.
Friends of the Highland Park Public Library’s Book Nook sells used books and audio visual materials from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers are wanted to help sort and sell used books. Call (847) 432-0216, ext. 131.
Drop-In Chess Club - 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through April 7. K- ninth grade. Experienced players will be available and instructional opportunities may be available. Boards and sets will be provided.
Poetry Reading for all ages from 7-8:30 p.m. April 18. Student poets will read their original jury selected poems about seasons or siblings that were submitted to the Highland Park Poetry’s 2012 Poetry Challenge.
Instrument Petting Zoo and Musikgarten Class for ages 3 to adult from 2-3 p.m. April 21. Parents may stop by with newborns to 6 year-olds for a Musikgarten class with songs and instruments.
Miss Deena’s Baby Booktime Storytime, newborns to walkers, accompanied by an adult, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Fridays - Introduce your baby to many early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Next session April 13- June 22. Register in the Youth Services Department or online at www.kidsevents.org. Limited to residents of Highland Park.
Baby Booktime Storytime, for newborns to walkers accompanied by an adult, on the second and fourth Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Miss Deena’s First Steps Storytime, Walking toddlers – 2 ½ years old, accompanied by an adult on the first and third Tuesday or first and third Friday, 9:15 - 10 a.m. or 10:15 - 11 a.m. Next session is April 3-June 19 Interactive storytime with fun books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Register in the Youth Services Department or online at www.kidsevents.org. Limited to residents of Highland Park.
Miss Deena’s Tales For Tots, 2 ½ - 3 ½ years old, accompanied by an adult. Next session is April 2-May 17. Mondays or Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. Bring your preschooler to the Library for stories, songs, puppets, flannel boards and adult-child participation. Register in the Youth Services Department or online at www.kidsevents.org. Limited to residents of Highland Park.
Miss Deena’s Storytime Live! 3 ½ - 6 year olds. Next session is April 2-May 17, Mondays, 10:45-11:15 a.m. or Thursdays, 1:30-2 p.m. A drop-off program featuring books, songs, rhymes, puppets and other activities designed to foster pre-reading skills. No registration required.
Saturday Stories for Families series is scheduled for the second and fourth Saturdays, 10:30-11 a.m. now through May, for newborns to 6-year-olds accompanied by an adult. Introduce young children to stories, books and other language activities.
Highwood Public Library
Highwood Public Library located at 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Registration required for all programs. Call (847) 432-5404.
Library Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Recreation Center, 1207 Park Ave. West, Highland Park; (847) 579-4554; wwwrecreationcentrofhp.org
Community Programs: Call (847) 579-4047 for more information.
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; (847) 433-6901; www.hellernaturecenter.org
Sunset Valley Golf Course, 1390 Sunset Road, Highland Park; (847) 432-7140; www.sunsetvalleygolfcourse.org
Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road, Highland Park; (847) 579-3120; www.pdhp.org
Centennial Ice Arena, 3100 Trail Way Highland Park; (847) 432-4790; wwwcentennialice.org
Hidden Creek Aqua Park, 1220 Fredrickson Place, Highland Park; (847) 433-3170; www.hiddencreekaquapark.org
West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; (847) 579-3120; www.pdhp.org
Skokie Lagoons, 1768 Tower Road, Winnetka; (847) 433-6901; www.pdhp.org
West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; (847) 579-3120; www.pdhp.org
Deer Creek Courts, 701 Deer Creek Parkway, Highland Park; (847) 433-5450 www.deercreekcourts.org
Highland Park Golf Learning Center, 2205 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park; (847) 433-3422; www.hpgolflearningcentr.org
St. James Preschool invites the community to inquire about the Preschool Family and Let’s Play Some More Preschool Programs for children ages 3-5 years old. 3-year old programs are held two or three days a week. The Blossoming Angel program for 4 and 5 year old’s is held three or five days a week. Four hour extended day programs are offered on days your child attends preschool. The school is located at 140 N. Ave., Highwood. Parise Payton at (847) 432-2277.
Highland Park Montessori is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year for children ages 2-6. (Openings still available in the 2-year old program, Kindergarten Enrichment Program and Parent-Child Class (ages 2 months 1/2 years). Offering half day and full day programs, part time and full time. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (847) 433-3383.
Bethany Early Childhood Learning Center offers those needing all-day preschool openings Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. programs of half-day or full day for ages 15 months through 12 years old, two - five days per week. The school is open to all children in the community year round except one week in August. Kids Club a Before and After School program is offered as well as Kid’s Club School’s In/Out Holiday. Parents are encouraged to visit and observe class sessions to learn more about the school at 1696 McGovern Street, W. Green Bay, Highland Park. Call (847) 432-2269.
Toddle Tots offered by Bethany Early Childhood Learning Center offers potty training your child at 2 years old. You provide the diapers and wipes and the qualified staff will train. Call the office at (847) 432-2269.
Sprouts - Childhood enrichment program is accepting registration for Winter Session. Structured classes in music, art, movement and play for children 5 year and under. Offering morning and afternoon sessions. Located at 474 Central Ave., Highland Park. Class prices vary. Call Havilah at (847) 266-3588.
Dawnbreakers a neighborhood Baha’i school serving communities of Highland Park and Highwood. Classes include music, crafts and active play as well as study of prayer and virtues. Adult and Spanish speaking classes available. Meeting Sunday morning from 9:50-11:45 a.m. at the Highwood Recreation Center, 432 Green Bay Road. E-mail Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachael at (847) 452-8247.
People with Parkinson’s Program offered by CJE Senior Life is designed to focus on weakened muscles, minimize the risk of fall and facilitate functional independence with daily routines on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. beginning April 17 - July 3 at the Lieberman Center, 2nd floor Classroom, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Open to the public. Call (847) 929-3022 to register as space is limited.
Immaculate Conception Parish, will host their first annual Catholic Heritage Homecoming celebration April 29 at 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Celebration Mass and reception with Msgr. Kenneth Velo as guest homilist will be held at 10 a.m.
Tennis Night at Congregation Solel for all skills levels well be from 5:45-9:30 April 21 at Deer Creek Tennis Courts, 701 Deer Creek Parkway, Highland Park. $30 pre person. If you prefer racket ball that will be available also. RSVP as space is limited. For Solel members and adults only. Call (847) 433-3555.
Highland Park Class of 1972 is celebrating their 40th Reunion at 7 p.m., July 28 at Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook. Cost. $70/$75. For more information call Janet Fisher (773) 975-0828 or visit www.hphs1972.com
Highland Park Seniors
The Senior Center offers classes, events and trips for adults 50 years and older. Call the Center at (847) 432-4110 to register for the following activities. Advance registration required. To access a full schedule of events visit www.cityhpil.com
Senior Center lunch outings provide an opportunity to explore some of the local restaurants at a great price and a chance to meet new people. Come with a group or come as a single, and staff will introduce you to new friends. Meeting at 11:45 a.m.
Rise and Shine Humanities Series
Highland Park Public Library - Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Free, and open to the community at large Sponsored by Highland Park Nursing and Rehab
April 11 - Shirley Jones: Angel Face
Lunch and Learn Nature Workshops
Heller Nature Center - Fridays, noon - 2 p.m. Fee: $10 / NM: $15
This series features a delicious lunch catered by Sunset Foods including bread, entree, side, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Following lunch, you will enjoy hands-on workshops led by the professional staff at Heller Nature Center. Advance registration is required; please call the Senior Center at (847) 432-4110.
Film Screenings and Discussions: Highland Park Public Library - Sundays, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Film instructor Bob Coscarelli will introduce the screening, and lead the discussion.
April 15 - Pollock (2000)
Live on the Links Classic Concerts, Highland Park Country Club, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free; for members only. Advance registration required. An afternoon of company and music. Coffee and cookies are provided prior to the performances. Doors open at 1 p.m.
April 12 -Jazmer - Klezmer, Yiddish & More
Day Excursions: New this year, trip descriptions will specify a “Please Register By” date. Each trip has a deadline by which staff must confirm participation numbers, bus size, meal choices, and make the final payment. Additionally, each trip has a maximum number of participants, and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Register early to avoid the disappointment of being placed on a wait list. Call (847) 432-4110 for further details.
April 11 - Ten Chimneys Show and Lunch at McCormick & Schmick’s; Northlight Theater, Skokie. Fee: $90/ NM: $100. Bus departs Toys R Us at 10:30 a.m. Bus returns at approximately 3:30 p.m. Register by March 23
May 24 - The Iceman Cometh, The Goodman Theater, Chicago; Fee: $90/ NM: $100; Bus departs Toys R Us at 12 noon; Bus returns at approximately 6:30 p.m. Register by May 4. (This play will run approximately 4 hours)
June 26 -The Domes” & Buca di Beppo Lunch, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Milwaukee; Fee: $55/ NM: $65. Bus departs Toys R Us at 8:30 a.m. Bus returns at approximately 4 p.m. Register by June 15. Participants will enjoy a lunch at Milwaukee’s Buca di Beppo served family style.
Senior Adult Travel Golf League
Wednesday Mornings, May - September - Tee Off between 7 - 9 a.m.; Fee: $40 / NM: $50. This 9-hole, coed travel golf league rotates weekly between Sunset Valley Golf Course, Highland Park Country Club, Sportsman Country Club, and Deerfield Golf Club. Greens/cart fees are additional, and are payable weekly at each course. Each player is required to sign a copy of the league “Rules and Regulations” prior to the start of the season. For further details and to register, call Laura at (847) 432-4110.
Brain Builders Club
Highland Park Senior Center - Thursdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Free, for members only. Facilitated by Arden Courts in Northbrook, this group was created to provide challenges recommended to maintain healthy brain function. Some lectures may be presented at the Police Department Training room, based on space requirements, please watch for details in an e-mail. Advance registration required; call (847) 432-4110.
Upcoming events: (Advanced registration required)
Monday at the Movies at 1:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Police station. Free - for members only.
Support for parents and siblings with dependent adult family members 10-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Free.
Family Caregiver Support Group held the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Family Services, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park.
SHIP -Senior Health Insurance Program - Volunteers are available free of charge to help interpret and resolve problems with medical bills, Medicare supplemental insurance and with appeals. Call Gina (847) 926-1865 to schedule a free appointment.
Healthy Seniors - A Highwood Affair offers winter/spring sessions from 2-3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Skrinar Recreation Center, 428 Green Bay Road.
Grief Support Groups are open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration is required. The groups meet at NorthShore Hospice office, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie. The building is accessible to people with disabilities, and convenient parking is available. For more information or to pre-register call (847) 982-4364.
Death of a Spouse - Soul Mates is an ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or life partner. Meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Death of a Parent - Legacy is an ongoing support group for adults who have experienced the death of a parent. The group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) of Highland Park has free support groups throughout Chicago. Anyone interested should call (847) 831-3438 for locations. Visit the Web sit at www.anad.org
Lilac Tree offers support for women in the process of divorce. Call Marti at (847) 328-0313 or visit email@example.com
Marijuana Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m. Sundays at Clean Air Club, 555 Roger Williams, Highland Park.
Circle of Stillness a small group that meets for spiritual support and meditation practice from 9:30-11:15 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the North Shore School of Dance, 505 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. All are welcome there is no fee. Bring a cushion for the floor. For specific dates call Janice (847) 926-0806 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah at (847) 704-2894.
Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group - Family Network, offers a support group for women experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety from 1:30-3 p.m. afternoons at Family Network Parent/Child Center, 330 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Contact Terry Beem, program coordinator, (847) 433-0377, ext. 308.
Chronic Pain Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Highland Park Health and Fitness Center, 1501 Bush Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Call Fran, (847) 948-8282.
Reading Power, Inc., literacy tutoring program serving elementary school children in North Chicago public schools is seeking volunteers to tutor one half-day per week during the school year. No experience is necessary, a love for children and a love of reading is required. On-going training is provided. Go to www.readingpowerinc.com.
Sports Camps 4 Girls offers several types of camps with flexible week options between June 11 and Aug. 3 held at Lake Forest College, 250 Washington Road, Lake Forest. All skill levels invited. Call (847) 229-9959.
•Quick Start Tennis offered by the United States Tennis Association for ages 5-10 years.
•Circle System Golf for K-10th grade. Twice a week instruction at Deerpath Golf Course. (3 week minimum option)
•Horseback Riding Program for girls in K- eighth grade.
Beanstalk a haven for children, their parents and grandparents reminiscent of toy stores from yesteryear and offers the following events beginning at 1 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. No advance sign up required. A parent must be present when children are in attendance. Beanstalk is located at 654 Central Ave., Highland Park. Call (847) 432-8300.
April 14: April Showers bring May flowers - use rain to create art.
April 28: In like a lion and out like a lamb - create animals that don’t need feeding.
Art Center Highland Park will host a Summer Art Camp from June 18 – Aug. 10. For a complete listing of camps visit htt://theartcenterhp.org/camp or call the office at (847) 432-1888.
JCYS Sunflower Day Camp registration is open to the public for Summer 2012 at the JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center, on Clavey Road, Highland Park. Programs range for children from 18 months to 5 years. Space is limited. New families are encouraged to call for an appointment or to visit the center. For more information, call Ileane at (847) 433-6001 ext. 116.
Boy Scouts offer many programs year-round for fifth through 12th-grade boys. Call (847) 433-1813.
Firehouse Youth Center at 1830 Green Bay Road, Highland Park; (847) 433-3090 offers the following events: Kid Couriers - takes place at 4 p.m. each Friday. Call Gina at (847) 926-1865.
Midwest Young Artists’ Miniature Young Artists program offers classes for 8- to 18-month-olds, 18 to 36-month-olds, and 3- to 5-year-olds. To register for classes, contact Midwest Young Artists (847) 926-9898.
Family Network Parent/Child Center in Highland Park is open for parents and children (newborn to age four) from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; the first visit is free. Thursday mornings, bilingual staff facilitates activities in Spanish and English. The center is open to all, and an adjusted fee is available. Call Terry Beem at (847) 433-0377 for more information, or go to our website at www.familynetworkcenter.org.
Music Together for children from birth to 5 years old introduces them to music through playing, singing and movement at Highland Park’s Music Arts School, 477 Elm Place. Call (847) 432-8474 or visit hpmas.org.