Winnetka calendar for June 14, 2012
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:17AM
Deadline for calendar items is two weeks in advance of the desired publication date. Send information on clubs, lectures, community events, religious events, reunions, support groups and singles to: Community Calendar, Pioneer Press, 3701 W. Lake Ave., Glenview IL 60026, fax to (847) 486-7451 or e-mail to Laura Enright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following events: All 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.
Summer Day Camp: Registration 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: 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.
Discovery Backpacks: Families can borrow them 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 lets visitors immerse themselves with live tropical butterflies. Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June through 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: “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” exhibition 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.
Fitness walks: 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.
Eight Months of Color for the Garden: 9 a.m.-noon June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Designing with Native Plants: 1-4 p.m. June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Father’s Day Canoe Adventure: 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. Members receive a 20 percent discount.
A Classic Summer Scene at Mettawa Manor: 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: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-July 14. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Natural Vistas: A Special Program on Chicago’s Heirloom Landscapes 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: Highlights the cuisine and beverages of Mexico, 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: Talk on the Rare Seeds exhibition at 2 p.m. June 16.
The farmer’s market: Open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month through Oct. 21.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17, July 1, 15, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and 16.
Carillon Concert Series: Tours at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 3.
Music on the Esplanade: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Tuesday Morning Music Series: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Dancin’ Sprouts: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Hot Summer Nights: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.
Sogetsu School of Illinois: Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 16 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 17.
Summer Containers: 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21. The fee is $87 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
Evergreen Pruning: 7-8:30 p.m. June 21 and from 9-11 a.m. June 23. The fee is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Gardener Meets Grill: 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 23. The fee is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Introduction to Grading and Drainage: Discussion from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 27-Aug. 29 and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21 and 28. The fee is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Discover Indiana Dunes: 1-3 p.m. June 27. The fee is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Trees as a Legacy: Design and development talk will take place from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 28. The fee is $75 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Summer Dinner Dance: 7 p.m. June 22. Tickets begin at $750. Call (847) 835-6944.
Illinois African Violet Society: State Show and Sale will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 23 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 24.
Watercolor Workshop with Peggy Macnamara: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30. The cost is $99 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
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 email@example.com.
The Garden Photographic Society: Meets 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: “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.
Breakthrough Basketball: Camp for children ages 12 and up will take place form 6-9 p.m. June 15; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16; and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17 at Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville. The cost is $225 and $97 for observing coaches. Visit www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps; or contact Jeff Haefner at (319) 360-0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Sitter instruction: For children ages 11-13 will be offered from 4-7:30 p.m. June 27 and 28 at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Advance registration for the program is required by June 18. The cost is $40. Contact Gail Price at (847) 446-8335 or Gail@Ascension-Church.org.
Variety of Illinois: Interested athletes ages 8 to 21, who are pursuing dreams of athletic glory, are invited 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: Ongoing 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 email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
The Village Club of Newcomers and Neighbors: 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.
Gates of Learning Preschool: Located 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: Provides 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 healthcare-reform questions: 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 events: These take place at the Winnetka-Northfield Library with branches at 768 Oak St. in Winnetka and 1785 Orchard Lane in Northfield.
Park-A-Day Storytime: 10 a.m. June 15 at Hubbard Woods; 4 p.m. June 14 at Clarkson Park; and 4 p.m. June 17 at Indian Hill Park.
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 summer reading opening ceremony: 10 a.m. June 15.
Juggling Funny Stories: 10 a.m. June 16 at the main library.
Samantha’s Amazing Animal Adventure: 10:30 a.m. June 16 at the Northfield branch.
A film discussion: Toby Nicholson will lead a discussion of “The 400 Blows” at 2 p.m. June 17 at the main library. Copies are available at the library to view in advance.
Lapsit Storytime: For children 18-28 months with a parent/caregiver will take place at 9:30 a.m. June 18 and 9:30 a.m. June 19 at the main library.
Toddler Time: For children ages 24-36 months with a parent/caregiver will take place at 10:30 a.m. June 18 and 19 at the main library.
Going Buggy: 2 p.m. June 19 at the Northfield branch. Registration is required.
Bright Beginnings: 11 a.m. June 20 at the main library.
Foul Play book club: will discuss Through a Glass Darkly by Donna Leon with Kristin Carlson at 11:30 a.m. June 20 at the Winnetka branch. Participants may bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.
Weeders and Readers: Bookmark Making for children ages 5-7 will take place at 3 p.m. June 20 at the main library. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime and Craft: 10:30 a.m. June 21 at the main library.
Family Chess Night: For children ages 7 and older with an accompanying adult will take place at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Northfield branch.
CLUBVid: For children and teens will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the main library.
All Ages Storytimes: 10:30 a.m. June 22 at the main library.
Basic Microsoft Word 2007: 3 p.m. June 22 at the main library.
Legland Race Car Workshop: 2:30 p.m. June 23 at the main library. Registration is required.
Art in the Park(ing) Lot: Mud Painting will take place at 2 p.m. June 24. Participants should wear something washable.
Hemingway of the Heartland: Redd Griffin of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is featured at 2 p.m. June 24.
Noodlympics: 2:30 p.m. June 27 at the main library. Registration is required.
Intermediate Microsft Word 2007: 3 p.m. June 29 at the main library. Registration is required.
Take Dad to the Beach: A Ballpark Brunch will take place from 9 a.m.-noon June 17 at Maple Street Beach. The event is free for all family beach passholder, but advanced registration is required. Visit www.winpark.org. For non-passholders the fee is $5 for resident families; $10 for nonresident families. Registration deadline is June 15. Call (847) 501-2040.
Evanston Township High School: Class of 62 will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. Visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
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.
Mather Pavilion: a Mather LifeWays senior residence, hosts an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the residence, 820 Foster St., Evanston. Call Joanne Malleta (847) 492-2525.
A drop-in parent support group: For those with teenagers, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Response, on the second floor at 9304 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. This program is sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services. The cost is $15 per session. Contact Jennifer Goldstein at (224) 625-2923 or visit www.jcfs.org.
A social support group: For adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to mid 50s, 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Jewish Child and Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The cost is $7 per session fee. Contact Sheer Fox at (847) 412-4356 or visit www.jcfs.org.
Parenting an Adult Child with Disabilities: Parent support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Jewish Child and Family Services, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. There is a $15 per session fee. Contact Jessica King at (773) 467-3741 or visit www.jcfs.org.
The Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs: Seeking volunteers of all races, national origins, ages and physical abilities to assist in collecting data about their home-seeking experiences. Training will be provided. Call Viki at (847) 501-2029, ext. 408, or e-mail email@example.com.
Gail Lukasik: Discusses the historical facts that sparked her latest mystery novel The Lost Artist from 4-5:30 p.m. June 15. The cost is $20.
The Winnetka Women’s Exchange: Located at 620 Lincoln Ave. Call (847) 441-3406.