Winnetka calendar for July 5, 2012
The Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society Lily Walk takes place July 15.
Updated: August 22, 2012 2:54AM
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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.
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 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.
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. July 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.
Bonsai Intermediate Refinement Techniques: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Session One July 7-Aug. 11 and Session Two Aug. 25-Sept. 29. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bonsai Advanced Presentation Quality Efforts: 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Session One July 8-Aug. 12 and Session Two Aug. 26-Sept. 30. The cost is $319 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bonsai Beginner Basics and Fundamentals: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Session One July 8-Aug. 12 and Session Two Aug. 26-Sept. 30. The cost is $229 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Basic AutoCAD for Landscape Design: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, July 9-Aug. 6. The cost is $187 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Raptors in Your Backyard: A program for the whole family will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. July 10. The cost is $24 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. One child’s admission is free with every adult registered. Each additional child registration is $5.
Bonsai Novice Development Techniques: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Session One July 11-Aug. 15 and Session Two Aug. 22-Oct. 3. The cost is $269 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Watercolor Painting the Natural World: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 16. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Farm Dinner Series: 5-8 p.m. July 18. The cost is $200 per person and includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner and desert. For tickets or more information, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/farmdinners or call (847) 835-6801.
Cactus and Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21 and 22.
Drawing and Painting the Trees of the Chicago Botanic Garden: 1-4 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 17. The cost is $312 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. A supply list will be sent.
Gardening Techniques Session D: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 14-Aug. 18. The cost is $312 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Aromatic Walking Tour at the Chicago Botanic Garden: 10 a.m.-noon July 14. The cost is $49 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Ground Covers and Vines: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 17-Aug. 28 with Gardens Walks (select one) 11 a.m. Thursdays, July 19-Aug. 23 or Saturdays, July 21-Aug. 25. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Herb-Garden-Inspired SpaDay at Mettawa Manor: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17. The cost is $159 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Lake and Pond Shorelines: A discussion of controlling erosion and enhancing habitat will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18. The cost is $59 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Farmer’s Market Bouquets: 1-3 p.m. July 19. The cost is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Healing Through Nature: A seminar for veterans and children with sensory processing and spectrum disorders takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20 and 21 and 9 a.m.-noon July 22. The cost is $479.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 6-8. Members only preview 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 5.
Nature Nights: 5-7:30 p.m. July 7 and 21. The cost is $20 per child for members; $23 for nonmembers.
Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Show: Noon-4:30 p.m. July 7 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 8.
Places for the Spirit—Traditional African American Gardens: July 14-Sept. 30.
Northshore Iris and Daylily Society Daylily Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 14 and 15. The show is Sunday only.
Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21 and 22.
Garden Chef Demonstrations: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. featuring Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago July 7; Ramiro Valesquez of Nieto’s in Highland Park July 8; Jacob Peck of the Garden Cafe at the Garden July 14; and Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen and Bar in Chicago July 15.
Lakeshore Ski and Sports Club meeting: 7 p.m. July 18 at Goose Island Brew pub, 1800 N. Clybourn, Chicago. Call (708) 786-3992 or e-mail email@example.com.
Alliance Francaise du North Shore: Cafe Conversation evening edition meets 7:30-8:30 July 9 at a location to be announced on the website. Membership is not required. Visit http://alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society Lily Walk: 1-4 p.m. July 15 in the gardens of Woodruff Imberman, 520 Orchard Lane, Winnetka. Contact Lilygrower82@aol.com.
The 36th annual National Exhibition: A juried show held by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America will be held through Aug. 5 at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., Kenosha, Wis. Featured artists will include Peter Jablokow of Evanston and Ken Call of Northbrook. Call (262) 653-4140 or visit www.kenosha.org/museum.
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.
The Maryland State Boychoir: A musical performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner Road, Northfield. Call (847) 446-3070.
A family style picnic: 5:30 p.m. July 13 at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Call (847) 835-0724 or visit www.nsci.org.
Stand Up Paddleboarding and Yoga: 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays through September departing at Gilson Beach in Wilmette. Two hour program led by certified yoga instructor and is coupled with a Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson. For all level abilities. The program is $70 and includes equipment. Call (847) 256-4409 or visit www.nwpassage.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Clark Weber’s Rock and Roll Radio: 3:30 p.m. July 8 at the main library.
Books and Cooks: 2 p.m. July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Northfield branch. The program is open to children. Those allergic nuts are encouraged not to attend.
Picnic Stories: noon July 11, 18 and 25 at the main library. For all ages.
Starlab—Constellations and the Summer Sky: 7 p.m. July 11 at the main library. For children. Registration is required.
Lego Mania Juniors: 5:30 p.m. July 12 at the main library. The program is open to children in junior kindergarten-second grade. Registration is required.
Lego Mania Club: 6:30 p.m. July 12 at the main library. The program is open to children in second grade and older. Registration is required.
Survival Games Water Challenge: 2 p.m. July 13 at the main library. The program is open to children in fourth grade and older.
Windows 7 Basic: 3 p.m. July 13 at the main library. The program is open to adults. Registration is required.
Jennie B! Music: 10:30 a.m. July 14 at the main library. The program is open to children and families. Registration is required.
Rise and Fall of State Street: 3 p.m. July 14 at the main library. The program is open to adults. Registration is required.
Ice Cream, Sprinkles Chocolate and More: 2-3 p.m. July 15 at the main library. The program is open to children and families. One ice cream cup per person.
Stamping Card Workshop: 2 p.m. July 15 at the Northfield branch. The program is open to adults.
Greta Pope sings Paris Noir melodies: 6 p.m. July 15 at the main library. Appetizers reminiscent of Hemingway’s generation will be available throughout the evening. Tickets are $15 and registration is required.
Video Camp: A program open to children in fifth grade and older takes place from 9:30 a.m.-noon July 16-20 at the main library. Registration is required.
Paper Basket Making: A program for children in third-sixth grade takes place at 3:30 p.m. July 17 at the main library.
Cocktails with Paula McLain author of The Paris Wife: 5:30 July 19 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $30 and include reserved seating for Paula McLain lecture in Matz Hall.
Meet the Paula McLain: 7:30 p.m. July 19 at the main library. Tickets are $10.
Paula McLain signing at the sidewalk sale: 10:30 a.m. July 20 at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District’s sidewalk sale booth.
Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: 10 a.m. July 21 at the main library.
Backyard Gardening for Birds and Butterflies: 3 p.m. July 21 at the main library.
The Pleasure of Your Company: A musical program with Elaine Dame will take place at noon July 22 at the main library. Registration is required.
Eye Candy—Food in Art: 3:30 p.m. July 22 at the main library.
Life Size Candy Land: 6:30 p.m. July 23 at the Northfield branch. The program for children will feature Princess Lolly and Queen Frostine for a life sized interactive game.
Geek Squad: A program featuring Geek Squad Agents from Best Buy takes place at 7 p.m. July 23 at the Northfield Branch.
Teen Advisory Group: A meeting of children in seventh-twelfth grade meets at 7 p.m. July 25 at the main library.
Social Security Disability discussion: 7-8:30 p.m. July 9 at Kenon-Knox Conference Center, 9701 N. Knox, Skokie. The free public is open to the public and held by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban. Call (847) 716-2252 or visit www.namiccns.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winnetka Women’s Exchange: Located at 620 Lincoln Ave. Call (847) 441-3406.