Winnetka calendar for May 31, 2012
Therapy dog Bailey, a Shelty, listens as 8 year old John Atzeff reads during the Paws For a Tale program at the Lake Bluff Library in Lake Bluff 7/28/11. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 22, 2012 2:54AM
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The Chicago Botanic Garden
The following events: will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. For more information call (847) 835-5440 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
Registration for the 2012: summer day camp programs has begun. In addition to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s weeklong summer day camp, Camp CBG now offers full-day camps from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for two weeks for children ages 6-9. Among the camps offered are My First Camp 2 & 3; Green Sprouts; Green Thumbs; Explorer; Adventurers; Leaders in Training; Yoga Bash; and Discover Dance.
Camp CBG provides: exciting and enriching learning experiences for children ages 2-12. The Garden offers weeklong camps with morning, afternoon, and all-day options from June 18 to Aug. 17. Online registration is open through June.
Families visiting the Garden: can borrow Discovery Backpacks from the Information Desk in the Visitor Center. They are available year-round and will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Butterflies & Blooms: an outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with live tropical butterflies will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June 2-Sept. 3, weather permitting. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Members receive $1 off each price. Combination tickets are available for Butterflies and Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden and cost $8 for adults and $5 for children. Members receive $1 off each ticket price.
The Lenhardt Library: will present an exhibition of “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” through Aug. 12. The library hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.
The Garden will celebrate: World Environment Day for the fifth year from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2. The theme is “Unite for a Sustainable Chicago”.
The following classes will be offered: Beginning Tai Chi will take place from 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 22; Intermediate Tai Chi will take place from 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 23; Intermediate II Tai Chi will take place form 9 15-10:15 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 23; and Advanced Tai Chi will take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 22. The cost for each session is $115 for members and $165 for nonmembers. Visitors may try a class once for $10.
Fitness walks: are offered from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. through Nov. 17. The cost for four sessions is $38 for members and $46 for nonmembers; eight sessions is $76 for members and $92 for nonmembers; 12 sessions is $114 for members and $138 for nonmembers; 16 sessions for $152 for members and $184 for nonmembers; and a season pass is $285 for members and $345 for nonmembers. Individual rates are $10.
Photographing Summer Scenes: will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, June 1-22. The cost is $166 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Green Economy and Chicago’s Weather: will be discussed from 10:30-noon June 2. The cost is $12 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Aromatherapy for Summer Care: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 4. The cost is $49 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Perennial Garden Care and Maintenance: will take place from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 5. The cost is $62 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
Watercolor 1: will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays June 6-17. The cost is $287 nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Vegetable and Herb Basket Workshop: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 7. The fee is $79 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Plein Air drawing and Painting: In the Greenhouse and Gardens will take place form 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-July 26. The fee is $374 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Divide and Conquer Your Perennials: will take place from 10 a.m.-noon June 9. The fee is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bird Walk: Summer Nesting Birds will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. June 9. The fee is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Discovering Scratchboard Visiting Artist Program: will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 10. The fee is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Summer Garden Maintenance: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 10. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Modern Garden History: will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 11-Aug. 13. The cost is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Modern Garden History: will be discussed from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 11-Aug. 13. The cost is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Subtropical Gardening for Chicago: will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 13. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Backstage Pass: Shoreline Restoration Project will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 14. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Eight Months of Color for the Garden: will take place from 9 a.m.-noon June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Designing with Native Plants: will take place from 1-4 p.m. June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Father’s Day Canoe Adventure: will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 17. The cost is $54 for members and members receive a 20 percent discount.
A Classic Summer Scene at Mettawa Manor: will take place form 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 16. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Botany for Botanical Artists: will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-July 14. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Natural Vistas: Chicago’s Heirloom Landscapes: A Special Program will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19. The cost is $25 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Wrapped in Gold: Silk Scarf-Dyeing Workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19. The cost is $99 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Taste of Mexico: highlighting the cuisine and beverages of Mexico, will take place from noon-6 p.m. June 16-17. Advance tickets are $25 for Garden members and $30 for nonmembers. Day-of tickets cost $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Participants must be 21 to purchase tickets.
Ed Valauskas, curator of rare books: will give a talk on the Rare Seeds exhibition at 2 p.m. June 16.
Alliance Française du North Shore: will offer “Café Conversation” in French from 10 -11 a.m. June 2 at Panera, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Membership is not required and the meeting is open to all fluency levels. Visit http://alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com or e-mail email@example.com.
The North Shore Chess: Club meets from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbucks, 347 Park Ave., Glencoe. The club has a relaxed, drop-in atmosphere and is open to players, adults and teens at all skill levels. The club doesn’t offer any formal classes but advanced players are always willing to help those who are less experienced. There are no tournaments and no fee. Members need only bring their own chess sets. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden Photographic Society: meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the Education Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe. Guests are welcome. Call Toni Ballenger at (847) 831-2380 or Elli Glist at (847) 945-3909.
The North Shore Harmonizers: an independent women’s barbershop chorus, holds weekly chorus rehearsals at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Augustine Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The group is open to any level of experience. Call (312) 409-4215 or visit northshoreharmonizers.org.
The Care and Calling Ministry: will discuss “Final Gifts: Responding to the Dying,” a brown bag lunch discussion, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. The cost is $14. Call (847) 441-3400, ext. 10.
The 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. Call the North Shore office at (847) 205-1900 or e-mail northshore@Hadassah.org.
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.
The Winnetka Historical Society: will feature the program “Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her own story” with a wine reception at 6:30 and the program at 7 p.m. June 13 at The Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Ellie Carlson will interpret the life of Mamah Borthwick Cheney whose love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright led to tragedy. The event is free. Registration is required. Call (847) 446-0001; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.winnetkahistory.org.
The Northfield Family Fun Fair: will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2 at Middlefork School, 405 Wagner Road, Northfield. Tickets are $1 or $25 for 30 tickets. A Mega Pass will be $30 when purchased before the day of the fair or $35 the day of the fair. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at 8:10 a.m. at Middlefork School or 3:15 p.m. at Sunset Ridge School, 525 Sunset Ridge Road. Call (847) 881-9500.
The 66th annual Winnetka Children’s Fair: will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8 and 9 at the Village Green, located between Elm Street and Oak Street. Tickets for rides and games as well as food and snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Kendra Thornton at (312) 420-4511 or e-mail Kendra@thorntonpr.com.
Variety of Illinois: invites interested athletes ages 8 to 21, who are pursuing dreams of athletic glory, to apply to the Live to Achieve Program for a $1,000 grant. Applications can be downloaded from Variety of Illinois’ website at varietyofillinois.org. For print copies, call Variety at (312) 822-0660, and an application will be mailed. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified by mail of Variety of Illinois’ decision, which will take into account overall personality and goals of the applicant, not just sheer athletic talent. Applicants are eligible to receive one Live to Achieve grant per calendar year.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter: will continue their Mitzvah Project of collecting notions, gift cards to grocery stores and glasses for distribution to Women’s Shelters. People can drop off items at the Hadassah North Shore office at 3000 Dundee Road, #313, Northbrook. Call (847) 205-1900; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
Christian Heritage Academy: will hold a Chinese immersion summer camp from 12:30-4:30 p.m. June 11-29 at 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield. The cost is $100 per student. Registration is available at www.itlanguage.org/cils. Contact Mandarin teacher Grace Tsai at email@example.com.
The Village Club: of Newcomers and Neighbors is seeking people new to New Trier Township. The group hosts Book Cub, Supper Club, Mommy and Me Playgroup, Adult Socials and other events. Visit www.villagenewcomers.com.
David Adler Music: and Arts Center’s Summer Camp registration has begun. Campers may choose from different classes, one for each period of the day, to create their own schedule. Session I will be held June 11-29 and Session II will be held from July 9-27. The center is located 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call (847) 367-0707 or visit www.adlercenter.org.
Gates of Learning Preschool: at North Shore Congregation Israel will feature a new Baby Steps class for infants up to 6 months and moms from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The school still has openings in its Adult/Child class for children ages 12-24 months. Call Ellen L. Grossman, director, at (847) 835-0724 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County will provide weekly drop-off locations for electronics. The times are from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Public Works, 1390 Willow Road. Electronics from businesses, institutions or schools will not be accepted. For more information on the program or other recycling program, visit www.swancc.org.
To answer questions: on health-care reform, especially as it pertains to Medicare, CJE SeniorLife has set a free consumer-assistance hotline at (773) 508-1000. Staff members can explain the new health care legislation and its benefits, and clarify the difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans and how to choose one that best suits one’s individual needs. Russian-speaking staff is also available.
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah: 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette is a multi-generational, egalitarian Conservative congregation. Rabbi Allan Kensky brings spirituality, insight and energy to daily minyans and weekly worship. Cantor Pavel Roytman enhances services with his lustrous voice. The synagogue, now in its 53rd year, offers diverse programming options, including an award winning Academy, youth group, Men’s Club, Sisterhood and highly acclaimed adult education programs. The congregation is currently offering the Open “Dor” Initiative, opening its doors to the next generation of younger families to join the synagogue at lower rates. Call (847) 256-1213 or visit www.bhcbe.org.
The following are events: will take place at the Winnetka-Northfield Library with branches at 768 Oak St. in Winnetka and 1785 Orchard Lane in Northfield.
Make-N-Take Preschool Crafts: will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 1 at the main library.
Masculine Cards Workshop: will take place at 2 p.m. June 3 at the main library.
Read with Bailey: for children ages 6 and older will take place at 4 p.m. June 4 at the Northfield branch. To register, call (847) 446-5990.
Storytimes with Miss Debbie: will take place at 4 p.m. June 4, 6 and 13 at the Northfield branch.
Current Events Roundtable: will take place at 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Northfield branch.
Fiction Book Club: will feature a discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the main library.
Wednesday Afternoon Movie: will feature “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and take place at 1 p.m. June 6 at the Northfield Branch.
Afternoon Storytime: will take place at 4 p.m. June 7 and 14 at the main library.
PJ Storytimes: for children ages 2 and older will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the main library.
Teen Volunteer Orientation: will take place at 2 p.m. June 9 and 7 p.m. June 13 at the main library.
Youth Volunteer Orientation: for children ages 10 and older will take place at 2 p.m. June 9 and 7 p.m. June 13 at the Northfield branch.
Nonfiction for a Sunday Afternoon: will discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain at 2 p.m. June 10 at the main library.
Reading is the Spice of Life: will discuss A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano with Kristin Carlson at the Northfield branch. Participants must be members of the North Shore Senior Center. Call (847) 446-5990.
Park-A-Day Storytime: will take place at 4 p.m. June 11 at Hubbard Woods and June 14 at Clarkson Park.
Library Tunes: will take place at 2 p.m. June 12 at the main library.
Clue, A Mystery Club: will discuss The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberol and Agnete Friis with Melissa Morgan at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the Northfield branch.
Infant Massage: will take place at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Northfield branch. Parents and caregivers are asked to bring a baby blanket for their child.
Reading for a Cozy Afternoon: will discuss Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks with Donette Jensen at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Northfield branch. Participants must be a member of the North Shore Senior Center. Call (847) 446-5990.
Family Movie Night: will feature “The Muppets” at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Northfield branch Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent
Mr. Freeze: aka Jerry Zimmerman, a scientist from the Fermi Lab, will take place at 4 p.m. June 14. Registration is required.
Lego Mania Juniors: for children in junior kindergarten-second grade and their parents will take place at 5:30 p.m. June 14 at the main library. Registration is required.
Lego Mania Club: for children in second grade and up will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the main library.
The Green Wave Free Cheer Camp: for girls in third-eighth grade (2012-13 school year) will take place from 5-8 p.m. June12 at Washburne School, 515 Hibbard Road. To register by June 9 e-mail email@example.com.
Evanston Township High School: Class of 62 will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. Visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
The North Shore Senior Center: Calendar of Events for active adults presents a variety of classes at the Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Campus, 161 Northfield Road in Northfield. Call (847) 784-6030.
The Free Men’s Club: will feature Don Demski discussing the growth of television from Birth of the Today show to the Tonight Show from 10:30-11:30 June 5. The program is open to women and guests.
Mim’s Gift Shop: will be open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The store features jewelry, glassware, crystal, china, pottery figurines, bric-a-brac, linens, books and collectibles at bargain prices thanks to donations by members, staff and friends.
Prussia’s Glory: Exploring Frederick the Great will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 4. The fee is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.
Save Money on Travel: Finding Great Travel Deals on the Internet will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 5. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Rajasthan: Jewel of Northern India will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. June 6. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
Introduction to Excel: Working with Spreadsheets will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, June 6-27. The fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.
What Really Happened?: a discussion of some of the most well known and least understood events in American history, will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-28. The fee is $40 for members and $48 for nonmembers.
Mark Damisch in Concert: will take place from 1-2 p.m. June 8. The fee is $10.
“It’s the Quality of Life Stupid—Not the GDP”: will be discussed from 10-11:30 a.m. June 8. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
Where are all the Old Movie Stars Now: will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. June 11. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness: Cook Country North Suburban Chapter, will offer the Family-to-Family Education Program from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 28 at the Kenton Knox Center, 9701 N. Knox, Skokie. The course is free. To register, call (847) 716-2252.
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore: provides ongoing domestic violence services for community members who are living in abusive relationships but who may not be ready to leave their homes. The bilingual staff offers domestic violence counseling and support services to Spanish speaking women as well. To access these services, call (847) 864-8445, ext. 22.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness: Cook Country North Suburban Chapter, is seeking volunteers to participate in Tag Days June 1 and 2 held in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Park Ridge, Wilmette and Winnetka. Two hour shifts are available. Call or e-mail Tina Nelson at (847) 707-1718 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the office at (847) 716-2252 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are being sought: by the North Shore Senior Center to crochet or knit blankets for people undergoing chemotherapy. Blankets have been donated to patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Kellogg Cancer Centers. For more information, contact Maura Rogan, director of volunteer services, at (847) 784-6052 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.