Deerfield and Lincolnshire calendar – March 29

March 28, 2012 1:26PM

Deadline for items for the Community Calendar is noon Wednesday two weeks before desired publication date. Send information on fund-raisers, clubs, lectures, community events, reunions and support groups to Community Calendar, Pioneer Press, 3701 W. Lake Ave., Glenview IL 60026; fax it to (847) 486-7495; or email it to there is no charge for publication.

DBR Chamber of Commerce hosts Ladies Night out 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 4. Networking with DBR, Buffalo Grove, GLMV, Grayslake and Greater Lincolnshire Chambers; food, beverages, pampering by vendors. Held at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 250 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $25 members; $35 guests. RSVP to Chamber Office at (847) 945-4660 or register at 

People who live or work in Deerfield and neighboring towns are invited to Deerfield Optimists breakfast meetings from 7 to 8 a.m. the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Egg Shell Cafe, 660 Lake Cook Road. Visit

NBNI North Shore Network Group meets 7 a.m. Thursdays at Max & Benny’s Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, to provide business leads to members with businesses. Call Philipp Weisskopf (847) 831-6401.

Hadassah North Shore Chapter continues their Mitzvah Project of collecting notions, gift cards to grocery stores and glasses for distribution to women’s shelters. Drop off items at the Hadassah North Shore office at 3000 Dundee #313 in Northbrook. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, email or visit

The Townley Women’s Club of Deerfield honors its past presidents on April 4 at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. Fashions presented by the Eileen Fisher store in Highland Park, modeled by the Townley ladies. Social hour begins 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m. Call Mary at (847) 808-1984 or Rita at (847) 945-5639.

VFW Snell Post #7186 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Evanston is looking to enroll new members. Decline in membership is due to the loss of our elderly veterans. we desperately need new members who served in foreign wars to keep this Evanston post from disbanding. all new members will have their first year membership paid for by Snell Post #7186. If any veteran is interested in attending a meeting, they are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Fleetwood Jordain Center, 1655 Foster in Evanston. you can also contact Commander Clifford Washington at (847) 331-7965.

Chai Hadassah Knitters, or those who prefer to crochet, invites you to bring your needles and yarn and join them on April 25, may 30 and June 27. they meet for two hours starting at 1 p.m. to work on blankets for the Linus Project or a project you want to finish. Meetings are at a member’s home in Highland Park with a $5 donation to Hadassah. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email or

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Deerfield, PFLAG Chapter meets 7:15 p.m. at Congregation BJBE, 1201 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield, second Thursday of month. Primary mission is to support parents, family members and friends who learn that their child is gay. PFLAG is a non-denominational organization. Refreshments served. Contact PFLAG (630) 415-0622, choose Deerfield mailbox. Visit or

Prairie Knitters Guild meets fourth Tuesday of month at Riverwoods Village Hall. Call Shari Benson (847) 374-1602.

Sons of the American Legion meets 7 p.m. first Monday of the month at American Legion Post, 849 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Call (847) 945-9821.

Sons of Italy in America meets 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at The Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. Open to men, women and youth, regardless of nationality. Call (847) 242-0002 or email

The Riverwoods Preservation Council and the Village of Riverwoods team with SWALCO to give used shoes a new life. Have shoes you are no longer using? Bring them to the Riverwoods Village Hall, 300 Portwine Road, Riverwoods through April 27. The purpose of the drive is to give used shoes a new life through reuse and recycling and keep them out of landfills. all types of shoes accepted including: worn out athletic shoes, new/ gently used athletic shoes and other types of shoes (e.g., sandals, dress shoes, boots, Crocs, flip-flops). The RPC will sort the donated shoes and take them to SWALCO, where they will be sorted and recycled into new products or donated to those who were affected by tragedies around the world.

Express-Sing-You: a group of singers whose mission is to get together, sing and have fun. If you’re an adult who likes to sing and meet other people, join them every other week. Group meets for six sessions 7–8:30 p.m. at Congregational Church in Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Before each class, participants receive lyric sheets for four songs in different popular styles. all songs will be well-known, but if a singer doesn’t happen to know one of the songs he/she will have time to give it a listen before group meets. Fees for class are $75 per person for the six-week, 90-minute class. If two people register together, the fee is $60 each. There’s no cut-off date, but a minimum of eight people is needed to run the class, so signing up early is recommended. Register at

The Lincolnshire Police Department hosts its inaugural Citizens Police Academy through may 8. The 10-week program is designed to provide residents with insight into the functions of the Lincolnshire Police Department and allow them to learn the responsibilities of law enforcement personnel. Classes held one evening each week (Tuesdays) 7-9:30 p.m. in some classes, residents may take a hands-on approach to learning and participate in practical exercises. Program open to residents and business people in Lincolnshire. must be at least 21 years of age. there is no fee, but participants must commit to attend one 2½-hour class each week for 10 weeks. Applications obtained at police department during regular business hours or online at Contact Sgt. Jamie Watson or Officer Thomas Branick (847) 883-9900.

Safely dispose of recycled items and support Countryside Association for People with Disabilities. Items can be dropped off at Lakeside Center, 1301 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan and Countryside Center, 21154 W. Shirley Road, Palatine (near Deer Park Town Center; the closest intersection is Rand Road and Plum Grove Road) between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. both locations accept donations on April 6, April 20, may 4, and may 18. The following items accepted: Computers, hard drives, laptops and laptop batteries, disk drives, processors, modems, keyboards, cords and wires, chargers, video game systems, stereo equipment and cassette players, small appliances, telephones, cell phones, headphones, microphones, speakers, answering machines, printers, fax machines, and copy machines. they will not accept microwaves, refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioning units. they will accept computer monitors and televisions (32” or smaller) when they are accompanied by a $10 per-item donation to cover recycling costs. Countryside will offer pick-up service if you are disposing of eight items or more. Contact Maggie Goy at or (847) 540-3741.

Friends of Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, conducts a book group, Ryerson Reads, for those who wish to read works of American environmental literature. $15 per person per session; $10 for FRW members. Register at or call (847) 968-3321.

Harper College’s continuing education department offers courses for adults 55 years of age and older through the Lifelong Learning Institute. Courses available to members and non-members, and held on Harper campuses in Palatine and Prospect Heights and at partner sites in Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Schaumburg. to register for courses, call (847) 925-6300.

Harper College presents Astronomy Day 5:30 p.m. April 28 in Building Z, Algonquin Road entrance, Palatine. all ages welcome. Free. more information at

The First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, 824 Waukegan Road, hosts a Music Makers Series in 2012. Everyone welcome. Free-will offering. First Presbyterian Church Festival Choir, Southminster Presbyterian Church (Arlington Heights) Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra 4 p.m. April 29. Performance includes Handel Coronation Anthems, “Let Thy Hand be Strengthened,” “Zadok the Priest,” and Faure’s “Requiem.” (847) 945-0560 or

Charity Bowl-a-Thon – Spina Bifida Association of Illinois hosts a charity Bowl-a-Thon April 1 and April 14 at Poplar Creek Bowl, 2354 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. $25 per person includes two games, shoes, pizza and soda. 12:30 p.m. registration; 1-4 p.m. bowling. help them strike out Spina Bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. Revenues support prevention programs, scholarships and family outreach. Call (773) 444-0305 or visit

The Morton Grove Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter sponsors Adopt-A-Patient fundraiser for an orphaned 13-year-old boy, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Contributions add to medical care for him and other cancer survivors. Donations go to Moshe Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah-University Hospital in Jerusalem. Call (847) 205-1900 or email or visit

United Way of Lake County and Bernie’s Book Bank conducts Page it Forward: Lake County’s biggest Book Drive. Books can be donated by texting the word “PAGE” to 85944. reply with the word “YES” to confirm a $10 donation (the equivalent of four books) to Page it Forward. Standard messaging rates apply. Visit Facebook: Twitter:

Deerfield Public Schools District 109 participates in an ongoing process of locating, identifying and evaluating children who show delays in: Cognitive development; social, emotional or behavioral skills; speech; language; fine or gross motor development; pre-academic skills, vision; or hearing. If your child is birth to age 5 and you are unsure that he/she is meeting age-appropriate developmental milestones and would like to participate in an early childhood screening, contact District 109 to register and schedule appointment. Screenings are: 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 5 at South Park Elementary School, 1421 Hackberry Road, Deerfield. If your child is younger than 3 years old and you have concerns, a birth-to-3 coordinator from Child and Family Connections is available to screen your child. Three- to 5-year-olds screened by District 109 Early Childhood staff. Contact Andrea Walls at (847) 945-1844, Ext. 7232 for information.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program for anyone dealing with a compulsive or addictive behavior, or a codependent relationship. Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at North Suburban Evangelical Free Church, 200 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Call (847) 580-5781.

Vernon Area Public Library District programs are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. Register for programs online at, by telephone at (224) 543-1485 (adult programs) or (224) 543-1486 (youth or teen programs), or in person at the library at 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.

Deerfield Park District, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield.

Deerfield Park District Preschool has openings for the Fall 2012 Program. Preschool program, housed at Jewett Park Community Center, is geared for children 2.5–5 years of age. Program guide at Call (847) 572-2634 for a tour.

Events at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm, Deerfield. “Letters From Camp” features Author Diane Falaga 1 p.m. April 10, reads from her novel, P.S. I Hate it Here: Kid’s Letters From Camp. Tea and pastries. must register by April 3. Fee: $12 PTC Member; $15 non-member.

Four-Hands Concert features pianists Saori Chiba and Paul Dykstra presenting “The Music of Mozart and Brahms” at 2 p.m. April 29. must register by April 20. Fee: $8 PTC Member; $10 non-member.

Spring Flings – spring vacation activities for those in grades one to eight.

March 30, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Jewett Park Drive in. First, build cars, then sit in them, eat popcorn and watch a movie. Bring a sack lunch and drink. $22 resident; $26 non-resident.

At Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. (847) 945-0650; fax: (847) 945-0699;;

Job Openings now for swim instructors and/or lifeguards. Qualified individuals interested in teaching swim lessons or being a lifeguard at the indoor pool at Sachs Recreation Center on Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. and/or 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday 9-11 a.m. and/or 1-3 p.m. should contact Jeff Napolski, at (847) 572-2626 or email

Mari Krasney and Elaine Silberman, two of the art teachers with the Deerfield Park District, offer programs for artists of all ages. Children as young as 4.5 years through adult will find art classes geared to their types and levels of interest. Complete listings of art classes appear in seasonal program brochures that may be picked up at any Deerfield Park District facility; or, a PDF version is at

For the youngest artists, 4.5-6 years of age, art classes at Jewett Park Community Center are offered in both eight-week sessions for Media Mania, Meet the Masters, Clay Play, and Munch with Lunch and in “mini-classes” that are just one to three weeks in length. some classes are offered at times that allow children in preschool to attend art classes before or after their Preschool Program. Art Reunion for children 5-8 years of age. Art Lessons with Elaine Silberman available for youth and teen artists. Elaine also runs the Silberman Art Studio for adults 18 years and up at both Jewett Park Community Center and Patty Turner Center, September-March. Registration now open for winter sessions of art classes. A district-wide Art show for all Deerfield Park District artists takes place at Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield, April 22, 2012.

Deerfield Park District: Off-Season Triathlon Training; Thursday dry land program includes strength and core conditioning and features the use of a Jungle Gym Suspension Training Studio. to register, visit and use activity #192801 or call (847) 572-2661.

PiYo: The program combines Pilates and Yoga elements. Class meets Wednesdays at 10:20 a.m.

TurboKick is a form of kickboxing. Class meets at 9:20 a.m. Thursdays.

For Active Adults 50 years of age and older: Pickleball takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon. First three sessions free; subsequent play $8 for residents; $10 for non-residents. Sessions must be purchased in sets of three. all equipment provided. Takes place in Gym A at Sachs.

The indoor pool is open to members for lap swimming during normal operating hours. Family swim is every Saturday and Sunday 1-3 p.m. Family swim is free for members; $4 per person and $8 per family for non-members.

The schedule of open gym times for the upcoming week is posted each Sunday evening on the SRC website, Open Gym is free for members; $4 per person for non-members.

The Retro Café is open downstairs Monday-Friday 6-10:30 a.m. serving breakfast items including muffins, bagels, cereals, coffee and juices. Open upstairs for lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. serving wraps, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, etc.

Deerfield Park District, join them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter: Looking for Summer Employment? Apply online at

Sachs Recreation Center is at 455 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; (847) 572-2600;;

Classes for children 6 years of age and younger are offered in art, dance, music, swimming, sports, fitness, movement, cooking, martial arts, Legos, parent-tot play, etc. at Park District locations. Interested in helping “Design a Class” for your child and their friends, by interest area, day/time, location, etc., call Ginny Wiemerslage at (847) 572-2624 or email

“Extend the Day – Play,” where programs are offered “with lunch” or register to extend your child’s day of learning, friendships and play.

School’s out Programs for children in grades 1-8:

Extended Care – for options that lengthen the day as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m., children should be dropped off and picked up at Jewett Park Community Center. Parents asked to double-check trip information to determine lunch needs. all children should be picked up by 6 p.m. Fee per day of extended care $20 resident; $25 non-resident. Call (847) 945-0650, email or visit

The Park District, 836 Jewett Park Drive, offers programs through Patty Turner Center. Visit, email or call (847) 940-4010.

Programs: “60 Minutes…” at 12:30 p.m. Mondays. $5 for members; $8 for non-members. History, psychology, theater, movies and books discussed.

Sit & Knit (members only) meets 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Admission free. Share patterns, learn skills, make friends and knit. Needle-pointers and crocheters also welcome.

Fabulous Friday Flicks noon-3 p.m. Series is $24 for members; $39 for non-members. Individual sessions are $7 for members; $10 for non-members. Each film preceded by 30-minute presentation; discussion follows.

Book-A-Month Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Admission free; registration required.

SHIP volunteers available free of charge to interpret and resolve problems with medical bills, Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, and/or appeals etc., and can explain the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Volunteers available by appointment on second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, and on a drop-in basis 10 a.m.-noon first Monday of each month.

The Blue Bag Program, the Patty Turner Center, and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department’s paramedics, collaborate to ensure that an individual’s wishes are honored at a time of medical emergency. The bag with copies (not originals) of a list of medications, advance directives, Do Not Resuscitate orders, emergency contacts, identification and insurance cards is placed in a home’s refrigerator where medical and emergency personnel know to find it. The information goes with the patient to the hospital via ambulance staff. this is an optional program and individuals may elect to complete all suggested documents or only what they want. Call Melissa Versch at (847) 572-2655.

Adult Caregiver Education and Support is held 1:15-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Patty Turner Center. SE Lake County Faith in Action volunteers provide trained individuals to stay with a loved one while you attend meetings, free of charge. If you need respite or a ride, call Margie Fischer (847) 572-2658.

On-site podiatry services provided by appointment 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. Call (847) 940-4010.

Blood-pressure/blood-sugar testing conducted at 9:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the center lobby.

Massage therapy (a half-hour or one-hour session). A 24-hour cancellation notice is required or individuals are billed for the appointment. A half-hour massage is $35 for Patty Turner Center members; $40 for non-members. A one-hour massage is $60 for Patty Turner Center members; $70 for non-members.

Lending Closet offers wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath benches, commodes and grabber sticks on a short-term basis. Closet hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Senior Care Program: The Patty Turner Center offers a drop-off/pick-up service for older adults in Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn and Riverwoods area. Service is available by reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.

North Shore Rhythmics provides rhythmic gymnastics training. Preschool NSR classes are 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays. Children 5 years of age and older may sign up for Beginning Rhythmic Gymnastics. Classes are 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays. for gymnasts 6 years old and above, Advanced Beginning Rhythmic Gymnastics is held 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (847) 572-2600 or email

Congregation or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, in Vernon Hills, presents the following programs: After investigating rumors of an old family scandal that took place in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties, genealogist and Grayslake resident Robin B. Seidenberg uncovered a story that made newspaper headlines across the nation. At 7 p.m. April 8, “The Kissing Blonde: Researching a Family Scandal.” Free. Program for adults and teens only. Contact Ellen Kaufman for information about Congregation or Shalom.

Anshe Tikvah is a Jewish congregation serving the north and northwest suburbs. Tutoring available for individuals wanting to learn to read and understand Prayerbook and/or Biblical Hebrew. Call to arrange Hebrew tutoring. Adult B’nai Mitzvah available. Anshe Tikvah offers adults who either missed the chance as a child or are ready for their second (tradition says it is as if you were reborn at 70, so a second Bar/Bat Mitzvah is at 83), the opportunity exists to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Home Base Party: Cantor Jury offers a study session in homes for friends and family. Choose a topic, in consultation with the cantor, and he will give a one-hour session. Call (847) 917-7726.

Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1558 Wilmot, Deerfield. Simchat Shabbat – Musical Shabbat Services, 6:30 p.m. April 20, may 11, June 8. Experience a Kabbalat Shabbat service with instrumental accompaniment. An Oneg Shabbat follows. Everyone welcome.

Weekend Activities to Honor the Memory of our Beloved, Hazzan Joseph E. Davis, z”l at 6:30 p.m. April 13. Special Musical Shabbat Service and Oneg and April 14, Shabbat Morning Service and Special Kiddush.

Contact Anita Lurie (847) 945-0470 Ext. 101; email:

Abundant Life Unity Church, led by the Rev. Carol Saunders, meets 10:30 a.m. each Sunday at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield. Kid’s Community held for youths ages 3–11. Visit

The Deerfield Park Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an accredited, post-secondary institution in the U.S. for the school year beginning with fall 2012. this scholarship is open to current or recent high school graduates who are current or recent Deerfield Park District employees or volunteers; current or recent high school graduates who are Deerfield Park District residents. this scholarship is for one year and is not renewable. The scholarship may be applied toward any undergraduate year. The following criteria must be satisfied: current or recent high school graduate, current or recent Deerfield Park District employee or volunteer who is/has been working or volunteering for a minimum of 25 hours and/or be a Deerfield Park District resident, U.S. citizen, entering an accredited, post-secondary institution in the U.S. for the 2012-2013 school year, provide a letter of recommendation, complete application form including the essay question, an interview for students qualifying as semi-finalists in the application process, present a 3.0 (out of a 4.0) cumulative grade point average, provide an official copy of school transcript. Application received deadline is April 4.

Applications for the Optimist Club of Deerfield Service Award are being accepted. Award is open to all high school seniors residing in the Deerfield High School attendance area. Deerfield Optimist Club offers an award program to students who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service to their community. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are not based on the student’s academic record or financial need. Applications available at Application deadline is April 13, 2012.

Elizabeth Walder, Esq., with her attorneys and staff, announces the “Immigrants Aspire!” scholarships and essay competition. Three scholarship awards, a grand prize of $2,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500, will be payable directly to each winning student’s college or university. Winners honored at a reception and their essays featured on the Immigration Law Associates website. Contestants must prepare a 750-1,000 word essay on the topic, “If you could make one major change in the immigration laws, what would it be and why?” Essays must be in English. Entrants must be graduating high school seniors residing in Illinois who will be entering an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2012. they must be immigrants themselves or have at least one immigrant parent or step-parent. in keeping with the Illinois DREAM Act, the immigration status of contestants and their families will not be a factor in eligibility. Interested students should submit their essays online along with the “Immigrants Aspire” application form posted on the Immigration Law Associates website at Deadline for submission is midnight may 31, 2012. Winners announced no later than June 30, 2012. Final decisions based on clarity and persuasiveness and originality. Contact Christine Futia at or (847) 763-8500 for additional information.

The Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, offers free programming for anyone affected by cancer, including those with a diagnosis, their family members and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Programs and services include: physician lectures, complimentary education, yoga, counseling, support and discussion groups, and a full schedule of wellness classes. Visit or call (847) 509-9595.

Sibshops for children ages 6-12 offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive and recreational setting. they are able to discuss their joys and concerns, learn how to handle common situations and have fun; $30 per Sibshop. Register for April 22. Contact Meredith Sices (773) 467-3813,, or Tamara Besser (773) 467-3751,

Psychotherapy Groups Thursdays Jewish Child & Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook. Contact Ceil Berger, (847) 412-4327,;

Coping with your Chronic Physical Illness – Meets 1-2 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Child & Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Topics may include communicating with health care providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well; $7 per session fee. Contact David Lipschutz (224) 625-2705.;

Access all Jewish Child & Family Services programs with a toll-free number. JCFS has launched the Access Team and (855) ASK-JCFS (855) 275-5237 to access all of the many programs and services offered by JCFS across all locations. A new email address,, is available for those who prefer to contact the agency via email.

Parents without Partners Lake County, Chapter 247 offers a social outlet for single parents and their children. for the next newcomer orientation, call (847) 817-5687 or email

SASI has a new name, “Services for Adults Staying in their Homes,” to reflect the agency’s mission to help adults who need assistance in the home. Based in Evanston at 1123 Emerson St., SASI serves: Deerfield, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Skokie, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Des Plaines and Chicago. Call (847) 864-7274 or visit

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