Glencoe calendar for May 17, 2012
Butterflies & Blooms - Chicago Botanic Garden
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:16AM
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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.
Midwest Bonsai Society: Spring Show and Sale will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19 and 20.
North Shore Iris and Daylily Society: Iris Show and Sale will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. May 26 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 27.
A Bloomin’ Festival: will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 and 20. The vent will feature the 46th annual plant sale featuring a large selection of plants suited to the area. There will also be a shop early Preview Evening for members of the garden from 4-7 p.m. May 17. Tickets for the members only Preview Evening are $35 and are available through www.chicagobotanic.org/bloomin/preview or call (847) 835-8375. Special members-only sale hours are from 1-5 p.m. May 18. Admission to the festival is free.
Small Flowering Trees: will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29-July 10; and from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, May 31-July 5 or June 2-July 7. The fee is $229 for members and $287 for nonmembers.
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.
Preserving Your Family Archives: Getting Started will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. May 19. The cost is $199 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Get Started with Roses: will be held from 9-11 a.m. May 19. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Let’s Grow Together: for the entire family will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. May 19, July 28 and Sept. 22. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. Children over six may attend with a registered adult. Admittance for one child is free with each adult registration. Each additional child is $49.
Scenic Photography Workshop: at Mettawa Manor will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Barbara Brown Nature Reserve: and Dixon Prairie Bird Walk will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. May 19 meeting at the Barbara Brown Nature Reserve Entrance. The cost is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Woodland Wildflower Walk: will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. May 19 meeting at the McDonald Woods Entrance Shelter. The cost is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Solving Common Landscape Problems: will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Made-for-the-Shade Container Workshop: will take place from 10:30 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 22. The cost is $112 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Charlotte Adelman of Wilmette: will hold a lecture and book signing for her book The Midwestern Native Garden, Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, and Illustrated Guide from 1:30-2:30 p.m. May 23. The cost is $5.
The American Kitchen Garden: will be discussed from 1-3 p.m. May 23. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Unusual and Underused Annuals: will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 24. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Local Plant Ecology: will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, May 24-June 21. The cost is $187 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Calligraphy and Floral Decorations: will be discussed from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 24-June 28. The cost is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount. A supply list will be sent.
The Lenhardt Library: will present an exhibition of “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” from May 18-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.
Growing Fruit Trees and Berries: will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29-June 26 and from 9 a.m.-noon June 2, 9 and 23. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
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.
Skokie Valley Sail and Power Squadron: will hold the following classes: “Emergencies on Board” from 10 a.m.- noon May 19 at North Point Marina, 701 N. Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor; “Skipper Saver: What Every First mate Should Know” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16 at North Point; “Boat and Engine Maintenance” from 10 a.m.-noon July 7 at North Point. Call Don Sidman at (847) 726-7309.
The North Shore Chess Club: meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbucks, 347 Park Ave., Glencoe. The club has a relaxed, drop-in atmosphere and is open to adult and teen chess players of 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 fees. Members need only bring their own chess sets. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Mom4Profit: a business networking group for women in business with children, meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at varying locations on the North Shore. Call (847) 363-5394 or go online to Mom4ProfitNetworking.com.
The North Shore New Horizons Band: rehearses at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 470 W. Maple St., Winnetka. The band is open to adults 50 years or older. Call Doris at (847) 299-6033.
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 go online to www.northshoreharmonizers.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 All Village Singers: is looking for adults to sing holiday carols in the winter and Broadway and popular tunes in the spring. Rehearsals for holiday caroling has begun at the North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe. There are no auditions but choral experience is helpful. Call Howard Cohen at (847) 328-2358.
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.
The Women’s League of Am Yisrael: will hold a beading night at 7:30 p.m. May 23 at 4 Happ Road, Northfield. The cost is $8 which covers materials. To register, contact Ricki Herling at (847) 577-5919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Knox Montessori School: will hold a Parent Education talk regarding “Nutrition, Sleep and Separation” from 8:45-10:15 a.m. May 18 at 2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette. To register, contact Blythe Silva at (847) 256-2922 ext. 21 or email@example.com.
The Pursuit of Happiness: Unlocking the Mystery of Emotions and Well-Being – Rethinking Happiness will be discussed from 7-8:30 p.m. May 17, at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette.
Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play will be discussed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 24 at Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road, Northfield. Call Liza Sullivan at (773) 343-8696 or e-mail Liza@ThroughPlay.info.
The XChords: a 10-member all-male a cappella group from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana will perform at 7 p.m. May 18 at Ascension Church, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Call (847) 446-8335 or visit www.Ascension-Church.org.
St. John’s Rummage Sale: will be held from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at 1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The event will feature a snack bar. Call (847) 251-1730.
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.
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.
Movement Solutions physical therapy: 350 Linden Ave., Wilmette, will host a 12-week weight loss challenge. Participants will work to lost weight over a 12-week period of which the organization will donate an equal number of dollars to the charity of the person’s choice. There are three options for charities: Evanston Community Foundation, Chicago Adventure Therapy, and New Trier Food Pantry. To schedule an initial weigh-in, call Movement Solutions at (847) 372-3816.
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.
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.
Work Off Weight: a not-for-profit group hosts a weigh-in and meeting 8-9 a.m. every Sunday at Cunliff Park, 540 Echo Lane, Glenview. Free coffee and the first meeting is free. There are dues to join. For directions, call (847) 337-5392.
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.
Jeff Mishur: art historian, will present a program titled “Whaam! The Art of Roy Lichtenstein: An Exhibition Preview” at 1 p.m. May 17.
Glencoe Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden: will take place from 1-5 p.m. May 20. Glencoe Public Library cardholders can attend special programs at the Garden Lenhardt Library, enjoy free parking and trolley transportation, and get discounts on purchases during the event. Details are available through the Glencoe Library.
“Today’s Special”: will be screened at 1 and 7 p.m. May 21 at the Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Court.
Joan Merlo of Family Service of Glencoe: will host a discussion titled “Aging, Sage-ing, and Leaving a Legacy” at 10 a.m. May 22.
Chat and Chew: a book discussion group for children in second and third grades, will take place at 6 p.m. May 23. Registration is required.
“The Chorus”: will be screened and discussed at 1 p.m. June 4.
“Louder than a Bomb”: a documentary film about high school poetry slam competition in Chicago, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. June 6.
A used book sale: sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9; 1-5 p.m. June 10 (half price day); and from 9 a.m.-noon June 11 ($3 per bag sale). All profits support library activities and collections.
Summer reading clubs: for young adults will begin May 30; for children, June 8 and for adults June 9.
Juggler, magician and storyteller: Bob Kann will help launch the kids’ summer reading program with a performance at 1:30 p.m. June 8.
Cole Porter: is the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program by Susan Benjamin at 1 p.m. June 11.
Judy Levin: will lead a discussion of The Submission by Amy Waldman at 1 p.m. June 13 and Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes at 7:30 p.m. June 14.
Twitter: is the topic of the Technology Tuesdays program at 1 p.m. June 19.
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: A Ravinia Music Festival Preview with Welz Kauffman, president and chief executive officer of the Ravinia Music Festival 10:30-11:30 May 22. 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.
Fun on the Internet: will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon May 17. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Burma Before Myanmar: will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. May 22. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
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 will take place from 6-7:30 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 will meet from 5:45-7 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: is the focus of a parent support group that meets from 7-8:15 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: is 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.