Community calendar for July 7
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah invites all to a chocolate tasting and an Ice Cream Social at noon July 17 at Long Grove Confectionery Co., 220 Robert Parker Coffin Road.
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:51AM
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Help for the Unemployed: Harper College’s Career Stimulus program free to first-timers. Subsequent sessions $10. Memberships $85 a year; free one-on-one sessions with career coach, free workshops, and materials for, and admission to, an intensive Networking session. For dates visit www.harpercollege.edu.
Kingswood United Methodist Church: 401 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, offers support group for those seeking employment. Meets first, third Wednesday of month at 9 a.m. in room 122. www.kingswoodumc.com or (847) 398-0770.
NW Suburban Jewish Networking Group: hosts series of professional networking and support meetings second and fourth Mondays of every month at 10-11:30 a.m. Free. (847) 459-1677.
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah: invites you to a chocolate tasting and an Ice Cream Social at Noon July 17 at Long Grove Confectionery Co. Outlet, 333 Lexington Drive in Buffalo Grove for a tour and tasting of fabulous Chocolate delights. Then end the afternoon to drive over to Culvers of Buffalo Grove, 450 McHenry Road, for some creamy smooth custard. $10 to benefit Hadasssah Hospitals research projects. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, email: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
Wilmette Hadassah’s July event: is an Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago July 18. Group will board buses at Edens Plaza 9:45 a.m. Lunch at Manny’s Deli. $40. Limited seating on bus, reservations required. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
Mission Hills Hadassah: invites you to their Youth Aliyah Fundraising Luncheon at Noon July 19 at Wildfire Restaurant, 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Caryl Derenfeld presents a program of fascinating “Feisty Females.” Cost is $36 plus your donation to support the projects of Youth Aliyah. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
Hadassah North Shore Chapter: continues its Mitzvah Project of collecting notions, gift cards to grocery stores and glasses for distribution to Women’s Shelters. Drop off items at Hadassah North Shore office at 3000 Dundee, No. 313, in Northbrook. Call Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
VFW Snell Post 7186: Veterans of Foreign Wars of Evanston seek new members. Decline in membership due to loss of elderly veterans. New members have first year membership paid for by Snell Post 7186. Meetings held 7 p.m. on first Tuesday of every month at Fleetwood Jordain Center, 1655 Foster, Evanston. Call Commander Clifford Washington (847) 331-7965.
Buffalo Grove Farmers Market: 951 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove Road and Deerfield Parkway at Mike Rylko Community Park. From Sur la Table cooking demos to valuables appraisals a la “antiques roadshow” along with favorite farmers. Farm and vendor offerings include: cheeses, veggies, fruit, coffee beans, meats, eggs, jams, honey, plants, spices, maple syrups, mustards, mushrooms, baked goods, dog biscuits, knife sharpening, donuts made on site etc. Market hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. rain or shine. Susan Levy, Village of Buffalo Grove, (847) 459-2517 email@example.com.
Village of Buffalo Grove: Sign up for Lake County traffic alerts to your phone or email. Commuters receive real time information on road construction, traffic accidents, incidents and other conditions affecting travel in Lake County. Visit www.lakecountypassage.com or contact Jonathan Nelson at (847) 377-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The January/February issue of the Village Newsletter available at www.vbg.org/villagenews.
Buffalo Grove Village Hall: (lower level) accepts old batteries for recycling. Alkaline: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V. Rechargeable batteries accepted: NiCd, NiMh, lithium ion and lithium polymer. Before dropping off rechargeable batteries, tape contact points on each battery or place them in individual self-locking plastic bags, to avoid sparks. Visit www.comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/Construction.aspx.
Susan F. Lasky Annual Golf Outing: honors Dr. Philip Lobo, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Northwest Community Hospital. Time: 10:30 Registration July 23 at Traditions of Chevy Chase Golf Course, 100 N Milwaukee, Wheeling. Golf- single: 18 holes, electric cart, grill lunch $190; Golf-foursome: 18 holes, electric cart, grill lunch $760; Grill lunch; $40 per person. Contact Jeff Lasky (847)564-0600
Bingo Tuesday nights: at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling. Doors open 5 p.m., early bird 6:50 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Food for purchase, prizes up to $500. All profits go to charities for Congregation Kadima. Ample parking and computers.
Support Page it Forward: at www.facebook.com/pageitforward. Donate four books toward goal of 100,000 books with Text2Give. Text the word PAGE to 85944 and reply with the word ‘YES’ to confirm $10 donation to Page it Forward. www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/pageitforward. A current list of drop off sites found at: www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/donatebooks.
Vernon Area Public Library District: programs are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. Register for programs online at http://calendar.vapld.info, 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. Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Thursdays in July Drop in with your 3-5 year old for stories, songs, and movement that encourage imagination while building language, listening, and pre-reading skills. No registration required. Delish Olympics 7-8 p.m. July 19. Compete in food-inspired team-building activities and challenges. For grades 7-12. Registration required. Games for Grownups 1-4 p.m. July 15. Drop in for a pick-up game of chess or another popular board and party games. Open to adults and high school students of all skill levels. No registration required. Using Facebook 1-3 p.m. July 16. Learn the basics of making your own Facebook page. Internet experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required. ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ Cake Decorating July 17. Grades 1–3: 9:30–10:30 a.m.; Grades 4–9: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Make your own cheeseburger cake complete with frosting “ketchup” and marshmallow “cheese” in this cake decorating workshop presented by PartyCakes PartyCakes. Registration required. Book Discussion with the Author 7 p.m. July 17. Author Mary Helen Stefaniak will read from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia and share how she came to write this story. Registration recommended. Microsoft Word – Mail Merge, 10 a.m.-Noon, July 18. In this hand-on class, learn how to use Mail Merge to create mailing labels. Word and Excel experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
The Indian Trails Library District: is seeking residents to participate in three focus groups as part of its strategic planning process, which it began in early June. Residents, ages 18 and older, are invited to participate in one of the focus groups to be held 9:30-11 a.m. July 26, or 7-8:30 p.m. Aug.16. Interested participants are asked to register in advance at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or by calling (847) 279-2232 for the date of their choice. The library has retained Face to Face Communications to conduct the focus groups and guide the planning process. Participants do not receive compensation. For information call, (847) 459-4100, Ext. 222.
Indian Trails Library District Programs: All programs held at 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. For information call (847) 459-4100.
Yu-Gi-Oh Game Day 3-5 p.m. July 13, for Grades 3-10. No registration required. Free.
Cupcake Decorating 1-1:45 p.m. July 16, for Grades 1-5. Turn ordinary cupcakes into corn on the cob and watermelon! Limit: 25. Tickets required, available 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Call (847) 279-2262
Family Marsh-Mallo Presents 7-8 p.m. July 16, for all ages. Show with magic and a circus flair. Free. Registration required at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2262.
Fun with Cartoons 1-2 p.m. July 17, for Ages 8 and older. Learn how to draw cartoon with Cartoonist Gene Myers. Limit: 25. Tickets required, available 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Call (847) 279-2262
Movie: “Into the Wild” 6 p.m. July 13; a discussion of the movie and book follows the screening. Free Registration required at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2232.
The Myths and Secrets of Sustainable Weight Loss 7 p.m. July 17, 7 p.m. Losing weight is only half the battle, the other half is keeping it off. Lee Waller, author of “Sustainable Weight Loss,” gives a free presentation on how to lose pounds sensibly and maintain a healthy body weight. Registration required at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2232.
Facebook Class 7-8:30 p.m., July 19. Discover how to use the world’s most popular social networking application. Learn how to set up an account, change privacy settings and find your way around the site. Free Registration required at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2232.
Soundz of Time Duo: Jan and Gino 7 p.m. July 23. Jan and Gino sing a variety of popular songs from the ‘40s to the ‘80s. Includes hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Linda Ronstadt. Free. Registration required at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279-2232.
Live at the Library: Music Showcase 6-9 p.m., July 14. Local bands and solo acts rock out at a free outdoor show. Refreshments provided. No registration necessary.
Tech Thursday Drop-In: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 12. Do you need help learning how to use a computer, cell phone, e-reader or other device? Do you have questions about hardware, software or apps? Drop-in Tech Thursdays have the answers! No registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 for info. Free.
Now Hiring: Resume Review and Mock Interviews. High school students can get help writing or formatting a resume and preparing for an interview for that first job. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, contact Sarah at email@example.com.
Hands of Peace: sponsors trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories Oct. 27-Nov. 7. Itinerary includes a local Israeli and a Palestinian tour guide for the 10-day journey. Contact Ellen Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 404-1907. Tickets available and purchased online at http://hop=-israel-palestine-tour.ettend.com. A password may be necessary: HOP2012. Information on Hands of Peace can be found at www.handsofpeace.org.
Monday Walkers Spring 2012: at Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve 9:30 a.m. Walks free; last an hour and a half. All ages. Buffalo Creek is on west side of Arlington Heights Road a half mile south of Lake Cook Road. Call Susan (847) 438-5028.
Registration: Now accepting for pre-school 3- and 4-year-olds, full- and half-day Kindergarten and first through eighth grade at Saint Mary School, corner of Lake Cook and Buffalo Grove Road. A holistic education, with a commitment to cognitive, social and spiritual development. Innovative and cost effective before and after school program supporting working families. Contact Lisa for personal tour or questions.(847) 459-6270 or e-mail email@example.com
New to District 96?: Register now for school year 2012-2013. Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year is underway for District 96 residents who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012. To register, parents/guardians need to visit the Willow Grove Kindergarten Center, 777 Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove, on school days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to present the child’s birth certificate or passport as well as two proofs of residency, including a current tax bill, or lease statement, or monthly mortgage statement and a utility bill, or home insurance bill, or driver’s license with the resident’s current address. Call Sue Winston at (847) 541-3660. Residents with incoming kindergartners are asked to register their student(s) as soon as possible. To register students in grades 1–8 who are newly enrolling in District 96, call the public information coordinator at (847) 459-4260, Ext. 7722.
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. Courses 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.
Congregation Or Shalom: 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, presents: Golf Outing: Aug. 30, at White Deer Run Golf Course, 250 W. Gregg’s Parkway, Vernon Hills, includes a silent auction, raffles and 50/50 raffle. Pre-registration encouraged; outing closes at 144 golfers. Fees, which include 18 holes of golf, a cart, range balls, a box lunch and dinner, are $150 for pre-registered single golfers, $175 for walk-in single golfers, pending available slots, $600 for pre-registered foursomes; $700 for walk-in foursomes. Payment for pre-registered golfers due by Aug. 20. Call (847) 362-1948; contact Ellen Kaufman.
Congregation Beth Judea (Conservative): IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove, is now accepting 2012-2013/5772-5773 synagogue membership registration, Sunday and Hebrew School registration, as well as “Jewish University” Class registration (grades 8-12), and membership in the various youth groups. Contact Lisa Neiman, Anna Besser, or Marc Sender at synagogue office (847) 634-0777 or visit www.bethjudea.org
Congregation Beth Judea’s: programs are: Every Shabbat morning 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Gan Shabbat - a Shabbat service designed for children ages 9 and under, and their families. After Gan Shabbat, join main service and community Kiddush. To RSVP for all programs, contact Beth Judea office at (847) 634-0777 or (847) 634-8380 or email Anna Besser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Beth Judea’s Focus On Families: designed for children infant-second grade. All Focus On Families events open to community and free (unless otherwise noted). Contact synagogue office at (847) 634-0777 or visit www.bethjudea.org (click on “Register for an Event”). Beth Judea is located on Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove.
Orin Rotman: facilitates the weekly 8-9 a.m. Talmud study session. Class continues study of the Talmud with the part of the Talmud called “Ketubot.” No previous Talmud study or Hebrew required. Study group uses the Schottenstin (Artscroll) Balvi (Babylonian Talmud) English/Hebrew text. Order through Beth Judea for $39.99. Sunday morning minyan follows class.
Rosh Chodesh: is a women’s holiday celebrated at the new moon and marked with a break from everyday monotony. All women invited to join the Rosh Chodesh group monthly for learning, nosh, conversation. No preparation, RSVP or commitment needed. Group meets second Thursday of month. Call (847) 634-0777; leave message for Gloria. RSVP for all programs with Beth Judea office (847) 634-0777 or email@example.com.
Congregation Beth Am: offers a free class for young families entitled “Cradle Roll” for children ages 3-7 and parents. Open to public. Singing, doing, creating, learning etc. RSVP required at (847) 459-1677 or email RabbiPrass@Congregation-BethAm.org.
Anshe Tikvah: is a Jewish congregation serving the north and northwest suburbs. Private tutoring available for individuals wanting to read and understand prayer book and/or biblical Hebrew. Call for Hebrew tutoring. Adult B’nai Mitzvah. 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 your second bar/bat mitzvah is at 83), the opportunity to become bar/bat mitzvah. Home Base Party: Cantor Jury available for a study session in your home for friends and family. Choose a topic, in consultation with the cantor for a one-hour learning session. Call (847) 917-7726. Anshe Tikvah is a Jewish Congregation Family centered - Affordable membership - No building fund - Adult learning and classes available. *High Holiday services at Stevenson High School.*Celebration of Shabbat at Hawthorne School - 200 Glendale in Wheeling; 6 p.m. Reception; 6:30 Shabbat Worship: July 20, July 27. Hebrew/Religious School registration in progress. Religious School (K-12 grade) meets Thursday and Sunday. Our Religious school provides a variety of instruction, which includes family education, field experiences and experiential learning. Curriculum includes Torah study, Avodah (worship) and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). Rabbi Jury is available to offer a study session in your home for friends and family.
The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation: invites graduating high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry to compete for college scholarships of $1,000 each. Applications obtained by contacting the Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation, in writing, at 9447 W. 144th Place, Orland Park, IL. 60462. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Variety of Illinois: invites athletes ages 8-21 to apply to the Live to Achieve Program for a $1,000 grant. Applications downloaded at varietyofillinois.org. For print copies, call Variety at (312) 822-0660, and application will be mailed. Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants notified by mail of decision. Applicants eligible to receive one Live to Achieve grant per calendar year.
Community Education: for People with Disabilities, their Families and Professionals. Jewish Child & Family Services offer free monthly/bimonthly community education on a variety of topics related to disability. CEUs and CPDUs available for all presentations, held at JCFS, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Visit www.jcfs.org or call to be on mailing list. Emily Tegenkamp (773) 467-3741. www.jcfs.org
Coping with Chronic Physical Illness: Mondays, 1-2 p.m. Topics include communicating with health-care providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well. $7 per session. Jewish Child & Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Contact David Lipschutz (224) 625-2705, DavidLipschutz@jcfs.org. www.jcfs.org
Psychotherapy Groups: Tuesdays in Arlington Heights. Ongoing therapy groups help clients address individual and relationship issues. Jewish Child & Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Contact Jacqueline Mallinger (224) 625-2804, JacquelineMallinger@jcfs.org, or Dorinne Palmer, LCSW, (224) 625-2816, DorinnePalmer@jcfs.org. www.jcfs.org
Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Parent Support Group. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Parents discuss stresses and challenges involved in parenting children with special needs. Topics include the parents’ grieving process; strategies for coping with multiple demands, roles, and stresses; managing family and social relationships; and the transformative experience of parenting a child with special needs. $15 per session. Jewish Child & Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Pamela Kaplan (224) 625-2804. PamelaKaplan@jcfs.org. www.jcfs.org
Group Firefly: Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. For children age 10-14 diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder or Autism. Group focuses on teaching and building social skills and encouraging prosocial engagement with peers. Three series, 10 weeks each. $250 per series. Jewish Child & Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook. For dates and times, contact Rachel Riley, PsyD, (847) 412-4355. www.jcfs.org
Futures Planning: Planning for the future for and with a loved one with a disability is important, especially during times of transition and as caregivers grow older. Jewish Child & Family Services staff assists with ensuring your loved one’s needs are met when you are no longer able to do so. The Future is Now! offers partial scholarships based on financial need. Contact Brenda Nemeth (773) 467-3727 or BrendaNemeth@jcfs.org
School District 21: needs school supplies for its low-income families. If you have any supplies you are able to donate, bring them to the District Administration Center, 999 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling between 8 a.m.-3 p.m.