Buffalo Grove calendar for july 13
Shelter, Inc. hosts their Annual Shelter-A-Child Motorcycle Run July 22.
Updated: August 20, 2012 6:29AM
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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.
Chai Hadassah: invites you to spend July 25 on a tour of Chicago’s Parks and Boulevards. Tour starts on the bus in Edens Plaza at 9:45 a.m. Guide Bill Hinchliff will take you through the historic Jewish neighborhood’s development of Humbolt, Garfield and Douglas Parks. Stops at the Garfield Park Conservatory and several other memorable locations. Lunch at Manny’s Deli. Tour is $36. Reservations required; limited seating. 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 Buffalo Grove Environmental: is holding a Bicycle Recycle event July 22 at the Farmers Market. The BG EAT will accept bicycles, bike accessories and all bike parts from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at its booth. They are accepting items for Working Bikes, which new life to old bikes and independence to those who ride them in the underserved communities of Chicago, Africa, and Central and South America. Working Bikes needs bicycles, parts and tools and will accept any style, shape or condition bicycle.
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 or place them in individual self-locking plastic bags, to avoid sparks. Visit www.comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/Construction.aspx.
Shelter, Inc.: is a nonprofit child welfare agency providing emergency and longer term housing for abused and neglected children and adolescents in the northwest suburbs. Shelter, Inc. hosts its Annual Shelter-A-Child Motorcycle Run on July 22. Riders will begin at City Limits Harley Davidson in Palatine at 9:30 a.m. for registration and ride together through northern Illinois before returning to City Limits Harley Davidson for a post-ride celebration at 1 p.m. Cost to register for the ride is $20 for the rider; $15 for passengers. Celebration only tickets purchased for $15. Includes food, beverages, music by the band ROCK BOXX, prizes and raffles. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges in support of the children receiving services from Shelter. To register visit www.shelter-inc.org or contact Shelter, Inc.’s Special Events Coordinator at (847) 590-6188.
Creatively Caring - Northbrook: hosts a benefit, Make Two - One for Me & One for You! 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 shoesboxes of new toys, games, coloring books and more for the kids at Comer’s Children’s Hospital. Ryan, 8 and 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 kids better. Melissa Duncan (847) 877-1270
Susan F. Lasky Annual Golf Outing: honors Dr. Philip Lobo, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Northwest Community Hospital. Time: 10:30 a.m. 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. Summer Reading Club Celebration 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21 at Stevenson High School Fieldhouse, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. Feed your fun side at the “Reading is So Delicious” carnival celebration. Reading club participants invited; music, fun, games. For families with children of all ages. Registration required. Movie: The Artist (PG-13) 2 p.m. July 21. Academy Award-winning tribute to the silent film era. Registration recommended. Open Computer Lab 1-3 p.m. July 23. Get personal, hands-on computer help from our Information Technology Librarian with your computer, software, or e-reader. Registration not required. A Gold Medal Collection of Art: London’s National Gallery 1-2 p.m. July 24. In honor of London hosting the summer Olympics, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses highlights of London’s National Gallery. Registration recommended. Parent/Child Book Discussion 7-8:15 p.m. July 24. Discussion of My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. Participants receive a copy of the book to keep at registration. Program also offered July 25. For grades 4 and up with caregiver. Registration required. Microsoft Excel 2010 – Creating a Chart, 10 a.m.-noon July 25. Learn how to create a basic chart using Excel 2010. Excel experience necessary. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required. Friends of the Vernon Area Library Board Meeting 7 p.m. July 25. Public and new members welcome. Parent/Child Book Discussion 7-8:15 p.m. July 25. Discussion of My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian. Participants receive a copy of the book to keep at registration. Program also offered July 24. For grades 4 and up with a caregiver. Registration required. Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. July 26. Drop in with your 3-5 year old to enjoy stories, songs, and movement that encourage imagination while building language, listening, and pre-reading skills. Thursdays in July. No registration required. Navigating Microsoft Windows 7 at 1 p.m. and 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.
The Indian Trails Library District: is seeking residents to participate in 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 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.
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.
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 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 email 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.
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 email 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.