Glencoe calendar for May 31, 2012
PHOTO ESSAY ON PHOTOGRAPHY AT CLOUD GATE - Cloud Gate, or 'The Bean' in Millennium Park is one of the most photographed icons in the City of Chicago. (Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)
Updated: August 21, 2012 11:10AM
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Glencoe Park District Plant Sale: is taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through June 3 at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Call (847) 835-3030.
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.
“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.
“Certified Copy”: will be screened at 1 and 7 p.m. June 18 at the Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Court.
Millennium Park: is the topic of the program by architectural docent Hy Speck at 7:30 p.m. June 25.
Chat and Chew: a book discussion group for children in second and third grade at 6 p.m. June 27.
A family storytime: will take place at 2 p.m. June 30 at the Glencoe Community Garden. The event is open to children of all ages with a parent or caregiver.
“Water for Elephants”: will be screened and discussed at 1 p.m. July 2.
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.
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 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 email@example.com or contact the office at (847) 716-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.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.