Buffalo Grove calendar for July 24
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:47AM
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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.
Highland Park Hadassah: is hosting their annual fundraising Barbecue Pool Party at a member’s home in Lake Forest at 5 p.m. Aug. 5. The entertainment is humorist Rabbi Barry Schecter. Bring friends and enjoy the evening aiding stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization. For information contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
Chaverot Hadassah: invites you to join them to learn “What’s really at stake in the 2012 Elections” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lakeside Lodge, 3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein. Guest speaker is Jay K. Footlik, CEO of Global Policy Initiatives. With dessert $5 at the door. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
The Chaverot Group of Hadassah: North Shore Chapter hosts a Summer Concert and Pizza Party Aug. 5. Free Concert starts at 4 p.m. to hear Vance Gilbert at the Fountain Square, 228 Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove. At 6 p.m. group continues the evening at Lou Malnatii’s Pizzeria, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove for a family-style dinner. $18. Reservations required. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org
The Nehara and Aviva/Lilah Hadassah groups: of the North Shore are sponsoring a Road Rally 7 p.m. Sept.8. Meeting point is in the parking lot at the former Claim Jumper Restaurant, Milwaukee and Lake Cook Roads in Wheeling. $30 per person; $60 per couple; includes a complete dinner at 9 p.m. (A maximum of four people per car). Proceeds go to stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. Contact Hadassah North Shore office (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter: Hadassah 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.
Jewish United Fund: and the northwest Jewish community host an evening of song, dance, energy and Israel with the Israel Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan Aug. 5 at Congregation Beth Am, 225 N. McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. Free program begins with registration 7:15 p.m.; open to community. The Tzofim Friendship Caravan consists of 10 motivated and musically talented Tzofim, ages 16 and 17, and two adult leaders. RSVP requested. Register at www.juf.org/scouts, email Northwest@juf.org or call (312) 444-2812. Bring non-perishable food, paper goods or toiletries for Congregation Beth Am’s Food Pantry. PJ Library’s Mitzvah Mayhem is coming 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Participate in family-friendly chesed (kindness) projects to benefit community, then be entertained by storyteller and juggler Chris Fascione at Congregation Beth Judea, 5304 RFD, Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. Perfect for kids ages 6 and under! All families attending asked to bring school supplies to support Jewish Child and Family Services School Supply Drive! $10 per family. Register www.juf.org/pjmitzvah or (312) 357-4831.
The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea: hosts Annual Rummage Sale Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beth Judea Social Hall on IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road (1/4 mile North of Aptakisic Road and 1/2 mile South of Route 22) in Long Grove. The Sisterhood accepts gently used clothing and household goods July 29-Aug. 3 (before 11 a.m.) Includes clean clothing, jewelry, belts, hats and scarves, small household goods, small appliances, small furniture, books and toys. They cannot accept bathing suits, socks, underwear, televisions, computer hardware, or large furniture and appliances. No items accepted during day of the Rummage Sale, Aug. 5. Tax receipts available. Call synagogue office (847) 634-0777.
Creatively Caring — Northbrook: hosts a benefit, Make Two - One for Me & One for You! at 10:30 a.m. July 27 at Nibbles Play Cafe, 13 Huntington Lane, Wheeling. Families with children are invited to make a craft to take home and pack shoes boxes of new toys, games, coloring books and more for the kids at Comer’s Children’s Hospital. Ryan, 8 years old, a kidney cancer survivor successfully treated at Comer’s will be a special guest along with the Bendoff family! Admission is free with a donation of a new toy, book, game or activity for getting better kids! Melissa Duncan (847) 877-1270
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
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. Navigating Microsoft Windows 7 at 1 p.m. land 6:45 p.m. July 26. In this hands-on class learn about the Windows desktop, including basic task bar features and control panel options. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required. Preparing and Enjoying English High Tea 6:30-8 p.m. July 30. Learn about traditions and food served in an English High Tea. Registration required. Art History Workshop July 31. Grades 1–4: 2–3:30 p.m.; Grades 5–9: 7–8:30 p.m. Kids make own Andy Warhol-style Pop Art poster. Registration required. Mailing labels. Word and Excel experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
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.
Fun with Fairy & Folktales: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 1. Literary enchantment with some old classic tales from around the world. Experience the oral tradition with stories and a craft. For grades K-2 with caregiver. Registration required.
Friday Films—The Big Night (R): 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Two immigrant brothers hatch a plan to save their failing restaurant. Starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub. Registration is recommended.
Chess with CheckMates: Saturdays, Aug. 4. Beginners: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Intermediate & Advanced: 10:45–11:45 a.m. CheckMates teach the game of chess through physical activities and game play. To be successful, participants should attend all three sessions (Aug. 11 and 18). Attendees also invited to a chess tournament held at the library Aug. 25. For grades K-9. Registration required.
Saturday Stories: 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, music and other activities that help develop their language skills and imagination. For ages 2–6 with caregiver. No registration required.
Mars Landing: 4-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 6. Learn about Curiosity, NASA’s newest Mars Exploration Rover. What do the scientists working with Curiosity hope to find? With luck, we’ll also watch Curiosity’s landing, scheduled to happen earlier that day. For grades 5-7. Registration required.
Lunch & Learn—Coasting through Maine: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Aug. 7. Bring your lunch; coffee, dessert, and lecturer. provided. Picture yourself touring the rocky bays, cliff top lighthouses, peaceful harbors, and secluded islands of Maine’s spectacular coastal areas during this presentation by Nancy McCully. Registration recommended.
Fun with Fairy & Folktales: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Literary enchantment with some old classic tales from around the world. Experience the oral tradition with stories and a craft. For grades K-2 with a caregiver. Registration required.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics: 10 a.m.-Noon Aug. 8. Create a simple slide presentation. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. Word experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Writer’s Support Group: 6:30-8:45 p.m. Aug. 8. For all writers. Newcomers welcome. No registration required.
File & Folder Management in Windows 7: 1-3 p.m. and 6:45-8:45 p.m. Aug. 9. Organize files and folders to make finding them easier. Windows 7 experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Senior Series—The Amazing Azores: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Lisa Didier takes us on a visual tour of these nine volcanic islands located in the middle of the North Atlantic. Registration required.
Chess with CheckMates: Aug. 11. Beginners: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Intermediate & Advanced: 10:45–11:45 a.m. CheckMates teach the game of chess through physical activities and game play. To be successful, participants should attend all three sessions (Aug. 4 and 18). Attendees also invited to a chess tournament held at the library Aug. 25. For grades K-9. Registration required.
Movie — Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13): 2 p.m. Aug. 11. A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision to bring fly-fishing to the desert. Starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. Registration recommended.
Kindergarten Rocks!: 10-10:45 a.m. Aug. 13. Celebrate starting school with stories, songs, and a craft. Attendees receive a copy of Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten to keep. For children entering kindergarten, with a caregiver. Register for one session only (also offered Aug. 15).
Using LinkedIn: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13. Set up a free LinkedIn account and create your profile in this hands-on session. Bring your resume or work history on a flash drive and a valid email address. Internet experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration is required.
Jamma Tales: 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Family fun with stories and songs, select Tuesdays throughout summer. PJs welcome. For ages 2-6 with an adult. No registration required.
Open Computer Lab: 10 a.m.-Noon, Aug. 15. Get personal, hands-on computer help from their Information Technology Librarian with your computer, software, or e-reader. Registration not required.
Kindergarten Rocks!: 7-7:45 p.m. Aug. 15. Celebrate starting school with stories, songs, and a craft. Attendees receive a copy of Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten to keep. For children entering kindergarten, with a caregiver. Register for one session only (also offered Aug. 13).
Working with your Digital Photos: 1-3 p.m. and 6:45-8:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Learn to connect your digital camera to a computer to transfer photos and use basic photo editing techniques. Bring your digital camera (with photos) and USB cable to connect your camera to the computer. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. You’ll also need your email login and password to learn to send pictures by email. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Friday Fun for 2s and 3s: 10-10:30 a.m., Aug. 17. Children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities. For ages 2-3 with caregiver. Siblings welcome. No registration required.
Chess with CheckMates: Aug. 18. Beginners: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Intermediate & Advanced: 10:45–11:45 a.m. CheckMates teach the game of chess through physical activities and game play. To be successful, participants should attend all three sessions (Aug. 4 and 11). Attendees also invited to a chess tournament held at the library Aug. 25. For grades K-9. Registration required.
Games for Grownups: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 19. Drop in for a pick-up game of chess or choose from among popular board and party games. Open to adults and high school students of all skill levels. No registration required.
Google Goodies: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20. Create your own personalized iGoogle page, Google Calendar, Google Reader. A valid Gmail login and password required. Internet experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
PowerPoint 2010 — Animation: 10 a.m.-Noon, Aug. 22. Explore animation schemes, transitions, and automatic timing. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work. PowerPoint experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
iPad Basics: 1-3 p.m., and 6:45-8:45 p.m. Aug. 23. Learn the basics of using this versatile device. Apple ID and password required to participate. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Friday Fun for 2s and 3s: 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities. For ages 2-3 with caregiver. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.
Chess Tournament: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. All students of chess are welcome to attend. For grades K – 9. Registration required.
Saturday Stories: 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities that help develop language skills and imagination. Siblings welcome. No registration required.
Overview of Google Docs: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. Learn about this free online alternative to expensive Microsoft Office software. A valid Gmail login and password required. Internet experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Do-It-Yourself Computer Class: 10 a.m.-Noon Aug. 29. Take an online computer course from Learning Express Library. Computer and Internet Basics, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 7 and more. Bring your own headp
iPad Basics: Aug. 30, 1-3 p.m. and 6:45-8:45 p.m. Learn the basics of using this versatile device. Apple ID and password required to participate. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Friday Fun for 2s and 3s: 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities. For ages 2-3 with caregiver. Siblings welcome. No registration required.
Indian Trails Library District
The Indian Trails District: is seeking residents to participate in three focus groups as part of its strategic planning process, which began in early June. Residents, ages 18 and older, are invited to participate in one of the focus groups to be held 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.
Nature’s Creatures: 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Ages 4 and up. Learn about rescued animals up close and personal. Tickets are required and distributed 30 minutes prior to the event. Limit: 100
Sidewalk Chalk Art: 11 a.m. Aug. 16 for ages 3 and up. It’s time to decorate the sidewalk around the library with your own unique designs. They supply the chalk and refreshments; you bring the creativity! Rain date 1 p.m. Aug. 17.
Food-A-Palooza: 11 a.m. Aug. 13 for Grades 1-5. Storyteller Chris McBrien and his puppet friends share stories and magic while talking about food and the magic of reading. Tickets required and distributed 30 minutes prior to event. Limit: 100.
After Hours Family Friendly Movie: – “The Secret World of Arrietty” 9-10:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Bring your own blanket for the outside showing; They will supply light refreshments. In the event of rain the movie will be shown inside. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or (847) 279-2262.
Culver’s Frozen Custards: 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Learn how frozen custards are made. A tasting follows the demonstration. Register at (847) 279-2232 or www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Live @ the Library: Music Showcase 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17. Local bands and solo acts rock out at a free outdoor show. No registration required. Refreshments served.
Open Mic Night: 7 p.m. Aug. 3 for those ages 14 and older. Show off your talent at the Indian Trails’ Open Mic Night, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Singers, poets, rappers, and bands welcome. Mics and A/V hookups for instruments available. Call (847) 459-4100.
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.
Rat Pack by Heather Braoudakis: held 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Songs of Dean, Frank, and Sammy while testing your knowledge of the group that included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Judy Garland. Register at 847-279-2232.
Improve Your Memory: 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Register at (847) 279-2232.
World Music Composition and Famous Melodies: 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Mike Basin entertains you with Latin salsas and world famous melodies. Register at 847-279-2232.
A Walk in Millennium Park: 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Hy Speck, architectural docent, presents a narrated program about one of the great public spaces created in the past century. Register at 847-279-2232 or www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Show Tunes by Robert Olivera: 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Vocalist Robert Olivera sings selections by artists such as Robert Goulet, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pat Boone, etc. Register at (847) 279-2232 or www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Show: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Fee: $477 includes lunch and transportation. Enjoy a dynamic cabaret show during a two-hour voyage aboard the Spirit of Chicago as you cruise the lake front. Note: Restroom facilities are not available on this bus. Registration required at (847) 459-4100, ext. 226.
Classes held at Indian Trails Library: 355 Schoenbeck, Wheeling. Registration required at (847) 279-2232.
Computer Boot Camp: Session One: Basic Skills 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7. Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, open a program, save files and other useful tools.
Session Two: The Internet: 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Discover the wonders of the Internet, how to do basic searches and how best to use the web to meet your needs.
Session Three: Email: 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Set up a free email account, send and receive mail, and attach photos.
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Learn what the ribbon is and where to find all the tools you need to create, edit and save Microsoft Word documents.
Tech Thursday Drop-In: – No Registration Required 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. 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? Stop by on Tech Thursday and get answers.
Digital Photo Management: 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Learn how to manage and edit your digital photos using Picasa, a free software.
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 children 3- and 4-years old, 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.
July 28 is the eve of Tisha B’Av: the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. Tisha B’Av memorial Services are held at 8 p.m. Saturday night at Congregation Beth Judea, IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove. Services continue 9 a.m. July 29. Community is invited to both commemorative services. Services on Saturday night include Mincha followed by Ma’ariv. The Book of Lamentations (Eicha) will be recited and chanted by candlelight as congregation sits on low benches or on the floor. There will be ‘shiur’ (learning session) about the holiday. Contact Beth Judea office (847) 634-0777 or visit website at http://www.bethjudea.org/.
Congregation Beth Judea: hosts BBQ/Picnic and Shabbat Under the Stars Service Aug. 24 on the grounds of the synagogue, IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove. Join the congregation at 6:15 p.m. for an outdoor BBQ/Picnic, followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat Service Under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and table or blanket; dress comfortably. In case of inclement weather, picnic will move indoors. Kosher BBQ (hot dogs and burgers) cost: $10/adult; $5/child (2-12); under 2/free; $30/family (household). Vegetarian meals available upon request. Prospective members most welcome. RSVP by Aug. 17 at (847) 634-0777 or email LNeiman@BethJudea.org for dinner reservations. Visit Beth Judea website at http://www.bethjudea.org/ for membership information.
Congregation Beth Judea: on IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove, in partnership with JUF and other area Jewish organizations and synagogues (Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Or Shalom, Temple Chai, PJ Library and JUF) invite you to join them for this program, perfect for kids ages 6 and under, held at Congregation Beth Judea 10-11:30 a.m., Aug. 12. Join PJ Library’s Mitzvah Mayhem and participate in family-friendly chesed (kindness) projects to benefit the community. Entertainment by storyteller and juggler Chris Fascione! Bring school supplies (including new backpacks) to support the Jewish Child & Family Services School Supply Drive. Cost: $10 per family. No family will be turned away for inability to pay. Register at www.juf.org/pjmitzvah or by calling (312) 357-4831.
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
The MT NESTERS: Beth Judea’s Seniors Group, meets 1:30 p.m. July 29 at the synagogue. They will be seeing “Guys and Dolls” performed by The King’s Players, based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The play takes place at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. Cost: $13 per person for reserved seats. Please leave a message for event chairpersons, Hennie and Morrie Elisco, at the synagogue office, 847/634-0777. Membership dues are still only $20 per person for the year. You need not be a member of Beth Judea to be a member of the MT Nesters. Ca;; the synagogue office at (847) 634-0777. Beth Judea is located on IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove.
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.
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 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 65th Reunion of Roosevelt High School of Chicago: will be held 11:30 a.m., Oct.7, 2012 at the Continental Restaurant private dining room at 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road., Buffalo Grove, (Northwest corner of Dundee and Buffalo Grove Road.) Enjoy food and memories with former classmates. For information call Ron Kravitz: (847) 677-8902
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 email@example.com.
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 (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 pro social 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.