community Calendar for JUne 17
Updated: July 22, 2012 7:51PM
Deadline for calendar items is 10 days 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Glenview Gardeners Annual Garden Walk & Plant Sale : Takes place 1-4 p.m. June 24. Guests are invited. Three Glenview area gardens will be open 1-4 p.m., each characterized by the garden club members who tend them. For directions visit the website. The first garden is at the home of Esther and Dan Behnke, 2981 Landwehr Road, Northbrook; the second garden is at the home of Nancy and Richard Spears, 807 Surrey Lane, Glenview; and the third garden is at the home of Brigitte Steinforth, 2138 Robincrest Lane, Glenview. Questions call (847) 724-2286; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.glenviewgardeners.org.
Glenview Gardeners: Will have a booth at the Farmers Market, 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview, 9 a.m.-noon June 30. Plants and garden related items will be for sale. A container garden raffle will be held. Members will answer gardening questions. For information call (847) 724-2286; email email@example.com or go to www.glenviewgardeners.org.
Summer Fest: Glenview’s 39th annual Summer Fest/Sidewalk Sale will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30 in Downtown Glenview with 120 vendors of food, drinks, crafts and more. There will be live entertainment, face painting, a balloon toss and an auto show featuring 70 antique cars (open for visitors free of charge). Call (847) 724-0900 for information.
Acts of Nature-Being Prepared for Disaster: A free panel discussion will take place 7:30-9 a.m. June 28 at the Glenview Police Dept., 2500 E. Lake Ave. It will include members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) as well as members of the Glenview Village emergency departments. The seminar will discuss Glenview’s disaster plan as well as how to make your own disaster plan. For information call (847) 724-0900.
Families needed for Cultural Exchange Students: ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with the local high school, is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries around the world. For information call the Midwestern Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760 or go to www.assehosts.com.
The Cancer Wellness Center: 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, offers free programming for anyone impacted 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. Call (847) 509-9595 to register or visit www.cancerwellness.org.
“A Striking Event”: Join Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) in supporting children and families in need for “A Striking Event” 4-7 p.m. June 24 at Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. Enjoy bowling and bocce, great food and socializing, and fabulous raffle prizes.
Tickets are $150 for adults and $35 for kids. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 500 will be sold. Event and raffle tickets are available via the “A Striking Event” link at www.jcfs.org. For questions and tickets call 855-ASK-JCFS (855) 275-5237 or email ShannonHouston@jcfs.org.
The following programs are offered at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Call (847) 729-7500:
Summer Reading Program: “Reading is SO Delicious” is going on through July 29. Register for an Adult, Teen, or Kids Summer Reading Club. Register for Summer Reading at the Service Desks through July 29. The more you read, the greater your chances are to win great prizes.
Summer StoryWalk: Ready for Anything! by Keiko Kasza — through Aug. 19. It’s back to the storybook trail in Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard. Read the summer selection as you walk, skip, jog, or ride along the path. Be sure to stop in the library to register for a StoryWalk® raffle.
Art in the Library
Art Naturally — Nature in the Abstract: On exhibit through June 28. Judith Edelman’s stunning landscapes focus on the relationship between humankind and the environment. A fashion illustrator and graphic designer by trade, Judith turned her talents to painting and sculpting. Edelman is a member of the Glenview Art League.
Art Naturally: In Beauty, I Walk — June 29 through Aug. 30. Carol Freeman’s photographic images reflect her philosophy of finding beauty in everything. She will share photographs from her endangered species study and her extensive Glenview image portfolio. Freeman served as a commissioner on the Natural Resources Commission of Glenview (2004-2007). Freeman works from her Glenview studio.
Unless otherwise noted, register at glenviewpl.org/registration.htm, call (847) 729-7500, ext. 7600 or visit the Reader Services Desk.
Drop-In Chess Club : — 7-8:30 p.m. June 21. A great opportunity to learn the game of chess or pair up with a partner at your level of play. Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson will teach beginners the basics while providing strategy tips for the more advanced players. Teens are also welcome to join the club.
Summer’s Bounty Glenview-Style : Picnic in Your Own Backyard — 7 p.m. June 26. Roxanne Junge, manager of the Glenview Park District’s Farmers Market, and Grant Slauterbeck, executive chef of The Glenview House, return to the library to share great ideas and recipes for packing your next gourmet picnic — showcasing seasonal, locally grown produce and other delicious food items from Glenview’s own Farmers Market (June 23-Oct. 13). Free tasting included.
Dandelions for Dinner : A Modern Greek Epic — 7 p.m. July 10. What happens to a family when the world around it crumbles? Who survives when the strong and powerful are killed? Why does America matter? Where did Greece’s current economic crisis begin? Recent winner of the prestigious Rising Star Award, Dandelions for Dinner, is set in the majestic Ionian coastal town of Gargaliani, Greece and captures a family’s saga through years of political upheaval. This uplifting story of survival is told through the eyes of author Sam P. Stamatis and his son, Peter S. Stamatis, both Glenview residents. Savor the flavors of Greece with this compelling journey and a complimentary slice of baklava. Book sale and signing.
Adult Book Discussion Groups
Book selections: Available at the Reader Services Desk one month prior to meetings. New members are always welcome; just drop in.
Page Turners: 1 p.m. July 2. The July selection is Amagansett by Mark Mills. Meets monthly.
Readers Circle: 7:30 p.m. July 9. The July selection is My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. Meets monthly.
Registration required unless otherwise noted. Glenview Public Library cardholders only. Visit or call the Reference Services Desk (847) 729-7500, ext. 7700 to register.
1940 Census Computer Workshop: 2-3:30 p.m. June 21. The 1940 census is different. Fine out just how different and helpful it can be.
New! Resources for Avid Readers: 7-8 p.m. July 12. Discover online resources and services provided by the library that can enhance your reading experience — including customized booklists, online newsletters, readers advisory databases, and book discussion tools.
Special Adult Services
Free Adult Literacy Classes: Grow Your Reading Skills — Conducted by Oakton Community College. Classes meet 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 3–Aug. 16. Summer Session Registration: 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 28 in the library. A unique opportunity to improve English reading and writing skills. For adults whose first language is not English, with beginning to intermediate skills. Call (847) 635-1426 for details.
Please register at glenviewpl.org/registration.htm, call (847) 729-7500, ext. 7600 or visit the Reader Services Desk.
Gamer’s Paradise: 5-9 p.m. June 22. Play with the Library’s Nintendo Wii, XBOX360, Playstation 3, and game collection. Pizza and pop included. Register by June 21. Ages 13-18.
Cake Creations: 1-2:30 p.m. June 29. Glenbrook High School Foods Teacher, Kelli McDonald demonstrates. Register by June 25; limit 20 participants. Ages 13-18.
For Children & Families
Unless otherwise noted, register at glenviewpl.org/registration.htm, call (847) 729-7500, ext. 7900, or visit the Youth Services Desk.
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8): 7-8:30 p.m. June 27. Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson lends his excellent instruction and advice. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Glenview Public Library On-The-Go: Read Books & Juggle Everything Else — 7-8 p.m. June 21. Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd. The Truly Remarkable Loon is a joking, juggling loon-atic. Register at theglentowncenter.com.
CircEsteem Circus Workshops: June 25. Workshop for grades 2-4, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; workshop for grades 5-8, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Ready for a challenge? Enter the Center Ring and try your hand at circus skills such as juggling, tight wire, rolling globe, partner acrobatics, clowning or stilt walking! CircusTeens will assist. Don’t forget to register for the CircEsteem Circus Performance, 4:30 p.m.
CircEsteem Circus Performance: 4:30-5 p.m. June 25. Registration is going on now.Watch an inspiring and skillful circus arts performance. Presented by Chicago students from the CircEsteem After School Program where kids gain self-esteem through skill-building. Children in grades 2-8 may register for workshops scheduled before and after the show. Glenview Library cardholders only.
The Big Balloon Diner: 7-8 p.m. June 28. Smarty Pants brings back his amazing balloon creations. Don’t forget a camera. Glenview library cardholders only.
Make It & Take It: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. July 2. Kids with a parent or caregiver can celebrate the 4th of July by creating a fun and patriotic craft. Just drop in.
Plum Crazy Puppets: Teddy Bears Picnic — 10:30-11:15 a.m. July 7. Do the Teddy Bear Boogie and the Ants in Your Pants Dance as we party picnic-style. Live music with Steve Beno blends with colorful puppets, stories, and movement — perfectly paced for preschoolers. Glenview Library cardholders only. Registration begins June 23.
Elsenpeter Marionettes: Hansel & Gretel — 7-8 p.m. July 9. Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd. Experience this classic story brought to life with carved, wooden marionettes. Mr. Elsenpeter continues to share this traditional old world style of puppetry brought from Germany by his great grandfather. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Public Library and The Glen Town Center. Required registration at theglentowncenter.com.
ZumbAtomic Fast-Paced Fun: 3:15-4 p.m. July 13 (grades K-3); 4:15-5 p.m. (grades 4-8). A combination of aerobics, dance steps, music, and lots of fun! Certified Zumba® instructor Samantha leads kids through wiggles, giggles, and games to improve coordination and boost metabolism.
So Much to Do This Summer: The Glenview Park District Summer 2012 Guide is filled with information on summer programs, summer camps and more than 150 family events. The brochure includes information on summer recreation programs in sports, arts, fitness and special interests, as well as programs at The Grove, Air Station Prairie, Wagner Farm, Glenview Ice Center, Tennis Club and Golf Clubs. General registration is underway. Online registration is available for many Glenview Park District programs by visiting glenviewparks.org. Click Online Registration to get started. Registration can also be done in person, by mail and via fax. Call (847) 724-5670 for information.
The 8th Annual Glenview 3v3 Summer Soccer Fest: The tournament, which celebrates youth athletes and the sport of soccer, takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, at Gallery Park. Proceeds benefit the Glenview Park Foundation. Call (224) 521-2552 for more information.
Bearfoot in the Park: Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Jackman Park gazebo at Lehigh Avenue and Prairie Street from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8. Featured June 27 is the Juke Box Band, which can play virtually any pop tune and shift easily from classic rock to blues to country to jazz. Bring your dinner, folding chair and lawn blankets. The schedule of bands is available in the Park District Guide and online at glenviewparks.org.
Glenview Farmers Market: Opens June 23. This free weekly event is open for shopping rain or shine from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June 23 to Oct. 6 in the parking lot directly opposite the Wagner Farmhouse, 1510 Wagner Road. In addition to fresh produce, the Market features the Green Table, with a weekly theme aimed at promoting conversation about and educate on sustainable living; the Chef’s Table, where local chefs demonstrate recipes using produce from the Market; and the Community Table, which features local nonprofit groups.
My Fair Lady: The Glenview Theatre Guild presents its Summer 2012 production of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” June 22, 23, 29, 30 & July 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and June 24 and July 1 and 7 at 2 p.m., Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; online at gtgonstage.com and on the Park District’s website at glenviewparks.org.
Leave No Child Inside Days:. Nature, wild animals and outdoor crafts are highlighted by staff of The Grove and Air Station Prairie during Leave No Child Inside Days, from 4-8 p.m. June 26, at Flick Pool, 3600 Glenview Road, and June 27, at Roosevelt Pool, 2238 Fir St. Meet The Grove’s animal ambassadors and join in on some nature-inspired activities and fun.
Registration for programs at Park Center: Going on now at the center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 724-5670 for details.
Balloon Animal Fun: Learn how to make balloon creations in this class for kids aged 6 to 13, 6-7:30 p.m. July 2. Fee is $25 for residents and $31.25 for nonresidents. Parents are free to join in the fun at no extra charge.
Glenview Park Golf Club
Friday Night Live: Free live entertainment is presented on the terrace at the Glenview Park Club June 22 featuring the Caribbean sounds of Tropixplosion. Bring your bag chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Friday Fish Frys: The Café Fish Frys at Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road, continue weekly through the summer. Begin with a house salad followed by two hand-dipped, beer-battered cod fillets, hand-cut fries and coleslaw. Price is $9 per person, which includes tax. Stop by anytime after 4 p.m. For more information, call (847) 657-3200.
Glenview National 9
Register for Glenview National 9 Leagues: 2800 W. Lake Ave., Glenview.
Glow-in-the-Dark Golf:. Have fun on the golf course after dark on Saturday nights through July 28. Tee time reservations are required and are available from 8-10 p.m. Green fees are just $18 per player, and a deposit will be held for “glow balls.”
Family Nights at GN9: Groups of up to six can play for the flat fee of $30 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Some restrictions apply. Call (847) 657-1637.
Register for Parent Child Best Ball Tourney: Registration begins July 1, at the National 9 clubhouse for the Parent Child Best Ball 9-Hole Tournament, which takes place beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at National 9. Parents and their child age 8 and up can play together to win prizes in four age divisions. For more information, call (847) 657-1637.
Glenview Ice Center
Registration for program at the Glenview Ice Center: Going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 724-2800 for details.
Drop in for Open Skate: The Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Road, offers daily open public skating sessions. Open skate is offered from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 8:15 to 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $6.50 weekdays and weekends and $7.50 Friday nights and holidays. Children ages 5 and under skate free when skating with an adult. Skate rental is available for $4.50.
Open hockey “Rat Time”: The Center sets aside time for pickup hockey games 12:15-2 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Players must be at least 18 years old and wear full equipment to participate. Admission: $9 or buy a 10-time Rat pass for $80. Goalies play for free!
Activities and events at Glenview Tennis Club, 1800 Wagner Road
Members’ Fall Tennis Lesson Registration: Beginning July 2, Tennis Club members may pick up a Fall Indoor Tennis Lesson brochure and registration form at the Glenview Tennis Club or Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; or download them at glenviewparks.org. Completed registration forms should be mailed or dropped off at the Tennis Club from July 2 until 3 p.m. July 31. Available class openings will be filled by lottery from the applications received, and members notified of the results by Aug. 15. Nonmember lottery registration is from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 28.
2012-13 memberships are on sale: Club members pay less than non-members for court time, have priority in program registration and court reservations and are eligible to obtain permanent reserved court time. Resident and nonresident fees are available. For more information, go online to glenviewparks.org or call (847) 724-1570.
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/The Tyner Center
Registration for programs: At Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/The Tyner Center is going on now at 2400 Compass Road, or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 299-6096.
Free trail walk: Guided trail walks are ideal for families and individuals interested in nature. The next guided trail walk at Fuller Air Station Prairie starts at 11 a.m. July 7, and will focus on plants, native animals and prairie wetlands. No advance registration is necessary. Meet at the Tyner Center.
Diggin’ up Crayfish: Unearth the world of crayfish and find out where these secretive creatures can be found at the prairie. This outdoor class is for kids ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult from 11 a.m. to noon July 8. Fee is $12 per resident child/adult pair and $6 for each additional child.
The Tyner Interpretive Center: Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Exterior exhibits and walking trails through the prairies are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. For further information on events and programs at the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, call (847) 299-6096.
Registration for programs at Wagner Farm: Going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 657-1506 for details.
Drop In All Summer Long: Daily drop-in activities that celebrate Glenview’s farming heritage are offered through Aug. 17. Crafts, demonstrations and farm-related activities are scheduled 10-11 a.m. weekdays for a $1 per participant fee. Free activities include: public milking demonstrations at 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; costumed interpreters 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Sundays; and storytelling with Miss Mary Beth at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Rise and Shine: Wake up with the roosters and get ready for some good old-fashioned “choring.” Chore boots and gloves will be provided. Dress appropriately. For ages 4 and up, but children under 7 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The class is 7 to 9 a.m. June 23. Fee is $15 for residents and $18.75 for nonresidents.
Jars, Jams and Jellies: This new class features Chef Toni Salazar Camphouse, who will teach participants ages 18 and up how to make jellies, jams and other canning delights. The fee — $30 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents — includes all food and supplies. The class meets 6-8 p.m. July 10.
Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road: Provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand “the way things used to be.” The Heritage Center and grounds are open daily. Stop by 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. The Heritage Center features interactive stations, milking parlor, greenhouse, authentic 1930s store and museum store.
Wagner Farm’s Sweets & Treats: An old-fashioned soda fountain inside the Heritage Center is open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. The fountain offers hand-dipped cones, sundaes, floats and shakes. Call (847) 657-1506 for details.
Registration for programs at the Grove is going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 299-6096.
The Grove’s Natural Science Classroom: Open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “Turtles” is the theme in June.
Pond Explorers: Parents and children 4-6 years old can discover the wet and wiggly inhabitants of Grove ponds during this class 10-11 a.m. June 24. Fee is $12 per adult/child pair. Additional children can be registered for $6.
Restoration Work Day: Weather permitting, the next work day at The Grove is June 23, beginning at 9 a.m. Help collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses ad trees. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Bring work gloves if you have them. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Free Trail Walk: Guided trail walks are ideal for families and individuals interested in nature. The next nature walk is at 2 p.m. June 23, at The Grove will focus on wildflowers, pond life and insects. No advance registration necessry. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Pioneer Day: From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30, drop in and discover how pioneers like the Kennicott family, who settled at The Grove, lived, worked and played through hands-on activities like candle dipping, basket weaving and blacksmithing. Try out the antique two-man saw and let costumed interpreters make the past come alive. This is a free event.
Insect Safari: Explore The Grove’s grasses and woodlands in search of amazing insets, using sweep nets, collecting jars, magnifiers and I.D. books 10-11:30 a.m. July 7. Fee is $7 for residents and $8.75 for nonresidents.
Family Ministries work: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church continues it’s Family Ministries work with the Night Ministry in Chicago. This month the church is collecting disposable diapers, sizes 4 & 5. All donations are welcome. Questions call (847) 724-6060.
Sixtieth reunion (class of ‘52) for Austin High School (Chicago): Taking place on Oct. 6. For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Annabelle & Gabe (847) 256-6818.
Evanston Township High School Class of ‘62: Will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. For information visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
Glenbrook North Class of 1972 40th Class Reunion: Oct. 5 and 6. For preliminary information call Rita Kilcoyne-Hart at email@example.com or (847) 814-7482.
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter grief support groups: Meet for eight weeks and are offered at no charge to the general public. Call (847) 556-1777 to register. Registration deadline is four business days before the start date of each group. Learn more about these grief support groups at www.carecenter.org/groupsupport.