Judy Says: Everyone’s dinner an option at farmers market
Updated: March 17, 2012 10:11AM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Glenview area, spiced with a little commentary.
It’s suppertime! An Indoor Farmers Market, sponsored by Faith in Place, an interfaith environmental organization, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Glenview New Church, 74 Park Drive in Glenview. The market features a wide variety of goods, including fresh produce, meats, cheeses, sauces, soups, baked goods and more. For more information call Susan at (312) 733-4640, extension 116.
Farmers markets are fun — strolling about, visiting with neighbors, listening to what wonderful dinners they will prepare with their purchases, realizing I haven’t a clue as to what dinner will be, getting depressed about dinner, finagling an invitation for dinner from one of these neighbors, telling my family we’re having dinner out and sharing in my family’s intense delight about our dinner plans. Farmers markets — fun, but exhausting.
Who talks like this anyway? The GlenViewings film series continues with “Bill Cunningham New York” (2010, 84 minutes, Not Rated) at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Bill Cunningham, fabled New York Times Style section photographer, is driven by his ardor for the human landscape, and his prodigious body of work is the focus of this documentary. Just drop in. For more information call (847) 729-7500.
So it says above that Cunningham is driven by his “ … ardor for the human landscape … .” Hmmm. I’m not sure I understand that phrase, but I suppose if, while hosting a party in our back yard (landscape), everyone suddenly lays on the ground (human landscape), I might develop a passion (ardor) for how artistic it looks, but, to be honest, I’d probably tell my hero to stop with the martinis, all our friends are passed out in the petunias.
You might throw a kiss, too. The Northern Lights Homework Help Center will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 18 through March 17 at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Just as the Northern Lights glow in the winter sky, high-school volunteers can help shine a light on homework by assisting students (in third through eighth grades) with their assignments in 30-minute sessions. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Registration is not required — just drop in. Volunteers may sign up at glenviewpl.org/northernlights.htm. For more information call (847) 729-7500.
This is one more example of the wonderful programs offered at the Glenview Public Library. On your next visit, you can show your appreciation by whispering, “I love you, my library,” and hugging some neglected books on your way out; for instance, The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, History and Role in the World Today and Showing Sheep — talk about page-turners!
“Help, I can’t move!” “Comfort Food” is the title of a program to be offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Participants will learn to make popular, stick-to-the-ribs creations in this creative cooking class. The fee is $50 for residents, $62.50 for nonresidents. Register by Feb. 17 by visiting www.glenviewparks.org or call 847) 724-5670.
Dear Park Center: My problem is not making stick-to-the-ribs food, my problem is that it never un-sticks from the ribs and just stays there, un-budging, thus making my dinner guests mighty uncomfortable – and threatening law suits. So I propose this puzzling, and pricey, predicament be pinpointed in the presentation (I love, love alliteration). Thank you, Judy “It Also Causes Everyone to Gain 18 Pounds” Brinkworth.
“Affair to Remember.” He fell asleep. Lutheran Church of the Ascension hosts an adult mini-retreat from 8 a.m.to noon March 3 at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center, 2001 Waukegan Road in Techny. Reverend Dennis Kelly, senior pastor at Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Northfield, will be the presenter. For more information an d to register, visit www.ascension-church.org or call (847) 466-8335.
I don’t think my hero and I will attend this retreat together — a little too much togetherness after Valentine’s Day, when, as always, my hero and I curled up and watched a romantic movie together. This year I got to pick, but it was hard topping his choice of last year, “The Three Stooges — Curly Plays Cupid.” Oh, my, so-o-o-o-o hard.