Coming up in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills for August 2 and beyond
Campers from Improv Playhouse enjoy themselves at the June 22 opening day of MainStreet's Out to Lunch held every Friday in Cook Park through Aug. 17.
Updated: September 3, 2012 6:15AM
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The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce invites business people to attend the following events. Call (847) 680-0750 or visit www.glmvchamber.org.
GLMV Networking Group 3x2, 7:30 a.m. first and third Friday of the month at Lashen Center, 294 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills.
GLMV Weekly Thursday Business Interchange Group, 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Restaurant, 419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This informal networking group exchanges business information and referrals.
The Business Networking Group meets from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month at Grandma V’s Restaurant, corner of Route 176 and 45 in Mundelein. Contact Holly at (847) 362-0335 or visit www.bngonline.org.
GLMV Women’s Networking Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Tuesday of the month at White Deer Run, 250 Greggs Landing, Vernon Hills.
Amazing Adventures-Enrichment Classes for children turning 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011 and kindergartners at Growing With Grace Preschool. Visit www.gracelutheranlibertyville.org, call (847) 254-5820 or email email@example.com
Animal Education and Rescue’s We Care! Youth Club meetings feature guest speakers, educational programs and fund-raising activities. The meetings are 3-5 p.m., the first Sunday of each month at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Contact Animal Education and Rescue at (847) 816-0831. Go to www.aear.org.
Basketball is played from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at The Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church, 1500 W. Hawley (next to Mundelein High School). Ages 10 years to adults are welcome. Call Bret Reed at (847) 837-1368.
Chabad Jewish Center of Vernon Hills registration is now open for the 2011-12 Sunday School year. CHS welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. Classes are held on Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon, and are offered for children aged 6-14. Call (847) 984-2919 or e-mail Rochel@ChabadVernonHills.org. For further information, log on to www.JewishVernonHills.com .
Christ Lutheran Church and PreSchool is offering flexible extended day programming designed to support pre-school age students and their families. Christ Lutheran will continue to offer a selection of age-appropriate preschool classes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. weekdays. Beginning this fall, families will have flexible options for both before- and after-school programs beginning at 7:30 a.m. each morning and running until 4 p.m. Contact Kathy Davis at (847) 367-5791 or visit www.christlutheranvh.org.
Forever Friends brings children and elders together through activities or experiences at Celebration! Childcare, 29700 N. St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville. Call (847) 367-6208. Growing With Grace Preschool in Libertyville has openings in the Tremendous Threes class (must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2011) with the option of Lunch Bunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There are also openings in the Fabulous Fours class (must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011). Visit www.gracelutheranlibertyville.org or call (847) 254-5820, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing With Grace Preschool in Libertyville has openings in the Tremendous Threes class (must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2011) with the option of Lunch Bunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There are also openings in the Fabulous Fours class (must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011). Visit www.gracelutheranlibertyville.org or call (847) 254-5820, or email to email@example.com
St. Mary School at 22277 W. Erhart Rd., Mundelein, invites all to attend its open houses for prospective new families. Principal Eileen Sullivan and school faculty will be on hand to answer questions about St. Mary School and what a Catholic education has to offer.Call (847) 223-4021 or visit www.stmaryfc.org/school.
Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through May, at the Libertyville Township Office, 359 Merrill Court, Libertyville. Meetings are suspended during June, July and August. Genealogy workshops are conducted by members the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library, 413 Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. For details contact Denise at (847) 949-7573.
Chaverot Hadassah invites you to join them to learn “What’s Really at Stake in the 2012 Elections” at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at the Lakeside Lodge, 3555 Grand Dominion Circle in Mundelein. The guest speaker will be Jay K. Footlik, CEO of Global Policy Initiatives. Fee is $5 at the door including dessert. Call (847) 205-1900, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.northshore.hadassah.org
Holy Cross Lutheran Church offers a knitting and crocheting group meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the church. Call the church office at (847) 367-4060.
Home and Garden Club of Libertyville-Mundelein meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in members’ homes. Membership is open to anyone living in the area. Call Carol at (847) 362-9582.
Lake County Women’s Club is a social club welcoming all area women. For newsletter and membership information, call (847) 680-7789.
Libertyville Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville. Call Andy Robinson at (847) 918-0006 or visit www.libertyvillesunriserotary.org
Mundelein Lions Club meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month September thru June at the Vernon Hills golf course, 291 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Call the golf course at (847) 680-9310.
Nehara Hadassah Couples Bowling League invites you to bowl beginning Aug. 25 at Lakeside Lanes, 900 S. Lake St in Mundelein. The cost is $27 per couple each month with proceeds to benefit stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. The league plays at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month thru May. Membership in Hadassah required with a commitment to bowl for the entire year. Join the teams for an evening of fun, camaraderie and celebration with last year’s prize winners. Contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847)205-1900, email: email@example.com or go to www.northshore.hadassah.org
Parents Without Partners, Lake County Chapter 247 - PWP’s mission is to provide a family oriented social outlet for the single parent and their children. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next newcomer orientation is scheduled. Website is http://pwplakecounty.org
The Gardeners of Central Lake County meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin, Libertyville and host interesting and informative programs including a plant competition at each meeting. Aug. 13 topic: Pioneer Gardens, presented by Nancy Schummm-burgess. Contact Cindy at email@example.com or (847) 918-7157.
The Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club is a group of diverse women of all ages from the Lake County area committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action. Contact Mary Nee at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Mondays (except holidays) at Dover Straits Restaurant in Mundelein. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
The Newcomers and Neighbors of Libertyville host monthly socials, outings, book club, Bunco, dinners and lunches. For additional information, call Pam at (847) 249-2603 or visit www.newcomersclub.com
The St. Joseph Ladies Golf League has begun play for the season at Heather Ridge golf course. League fees are $36 and 9-hole greens fees are $16/$13.75 senior. Call Ann at (847) 680-3313 or (847) 445-3224.
The Town & Country Garden Club of Libertyville is presenting a Summer Luncheon and Garden Program at 11 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills. Featured speaker Mike Nowak is a radio personality and columnist for the Chicagoland Garden Magazine. He will discuss “Thriving in Hard Soil”. Tickets are $40 which includes the luncheon and program. Tickets purchased prior to July 13 will be entered into a special early-bird drawing. Call (847) 362-5297.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Call (847) 362-8710.
The Snowseekers Ski Club invites families, couples and singles of all ages and abilities to join them. Prospective members are invited to come and meet the the club at it regular meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St. in Libertyville. Visit www.snowseekers.org or call (847) 289-1811.
Women’s Walking Club meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Old School Forest Preserve. Park at Shelter A to walk a brisk three miles. Call Wendy Nicholson at (847) 680-1158 or Sandy Kamen Wisniewski at (847) 816-0831.
Woods and Wetlands Group of the Sierra Club meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen. Visit illinois.sierraclub.org/w&w or call (847) 680-6437.
Festival of the Arts, presented by David Adler Music and Arts Center, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4 and noon- 5 p.m. Aug. 5 in Cook Park, downtown Libertyville. Featured are artist exhibits, musical entertainment and a variety of children’s activities. Free event.
MainStreet Libertyville Farmer’s Market will be open from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday thru Oct. 18, rain or shine, on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.
Out To Lunch, sponsored by MainStreet Libertyville, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22-Aug. 17 in Cook Park featuring vendors offering their specialties along with music by local bands (Sagebrush Aug. 3; Peter Cimbalo Aug. 10; The Usuals Aug. 17). Call (847) 680-0336 or www.mainstreetlibertyville.org
Mundelein Farmers Market will be held from 3-7 p.m. every Friday thru Oct. 12 in downtown Mundelein at the corner of Park St. and Seymour Ave. The market will feature local products includeing fruit, eggs, seasonal produce and more. Visit ww.mundelein.org/farmers_market
Car Fun on 21 features vintage cars 25 years and older displayed on Church Street in downtown Libertyville. The event will run from 6-9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month through September: Aug. 15, and Sept. 29. Anyone interested in displaying a car can use the Brainerd Avenue entrance beginning at 5 p.m. No registration necessary. Call (847) 680-0336 or visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org
Lake County Haven invites the public to attend “Kitchen Conversations” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at their main shelter in Libertyville. Learn about homelessness: what causes it and what can end it. RSVP for address to Kate Ceithaml at (847) 680-1901.
Job Search Networking Group meetings will be offered free of charge at Congregation Or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. Topics will be presented by Optimal Life Strategies to anyone that is un- or underemployed. Meetings will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 28. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 372-1948.
The David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville offers the following classes/events. To register, call (847) 367-0707 or visit www.adlercenter.org
Evening art classes for youth and adults will run weekly. Classes include art exploration for youth and watercolor painting for adults with additional classes in the future. Cost per session is $165 with discounted tuition available for qualifying Adler Center members.
Private guitar, voice, piano and violin lessons for students of all ages and ability. Private and group lessons are available. Call for more information.
Art Exploration 6-12 years - New and continuing young artists are able to explore a variety of mediums to create works of art that are expressive and imaginative. Session II: Tuesday 4:30– 6 p.m., July 24 – Aug. 28.
Painting: 7 and up - A watercolor, acrylic and tempera painting class that provides detailed instruction on the varying techniques and skills required to paint with all mediums. Tuesdays, 5:15-7:45 p.m., July 24 – Aug.28.
Toddling together with hands-on art: 18 months – 3 years - Child and parent/caregiver will experience hands-on and process-orientated (where the focus is on doing, rather than the finished product) art. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m., Aug. 7 – 23.
Ahoy, Mates: Ages 3 - 5 - Children will be introduced to the elements of art incorporating a unique exploration of lost treasure, pirate ships, treasure chests, pirate flags and so much more. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., Aug. 7 – 23.
Santa Maria del Popolo, 123 N. Lake St., Mundelein, hosts bingo every Monday at their new Parish Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Everyone 18 and older is welcome to play. Early-bird game starts at 6:45 p.m.
HospitalAdvocate Condell Medical Center
offers health and support programs. To register, call (800) 323-8622 or visit advocatehealth.com/condell/aclassorsupportgroup. All programs are held at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville unless noted.
Advocate Condell Centre Club facilities in Libertyville and Gurnee will offer free Community Guest Days monthly through the rest of 2012. Guests will be able to try out the clubs, with full access to amenities such as group classes, exercise equipment, racquetball, etc. Free Community Days will take place on Aug. 18, Sept. 18, Oct. 21, Nov. 9 and Dec. 11. Call (847) 990-5750 or visit www.advocatehealth.com/Condell/centreclub
Cancer Exercise Program: Our Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist will focus on your unique needs and capabilities to create an exercise program that is tailored to you. You must obtain permission from your doctor. Call (847) 990-5743.
Look Good Feel Better is a free program that offers positive ways to enhance appearance and self-esteem for women undergoing cancer treatments at Advocate Condell Medical Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Call for details. Code: 5C08
Cardiac and Pulmonary Care Don’t Skip a Beat: Living with Atrial Fibrillation,
Don’t Skip a Beat: Living with Atrial Fibrillation,6:30 p.m., Aug. 27 at Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Rd. Dr. Mehran Jabbarzadeh will outline symptoms and give tips on talking to your doctor and review latest treatments. Registration required. Heart Failure Support Group
offers support and education to heart failure patients and their families and caregivers at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call for information. Code 5G09
Family and Friends Infant CPR - For the non-professional caregiver, including parents, grandparents, adoptive parents and others. Class follows the American Heart Association guidelines and meets the DCFS guidelines for adoption in Illinois. Attendees will receive a participation card. The Course is also held in Spanish. Call for information. Code 5C01
AWAKE Sleep Disorders Support Group, 7 p.m., Aug. 7 - Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic! Share experiences and solutions. August topic is use of massage and acupuncture in alleviating night pain and insomnia.
Diabetes CareIndividual Diabetes Education
- Schedule a one-on-one appointment with certified diabetes nurse educator. Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes education and problem-solving. A physician referral is required. Call for appointment. Fee: $154, Code: 5D06
Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Class: For those recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or those previously diagnosed and struggling to get their blood sugar under control. A physician referral is required. Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $220, free parking. Code: 5D01
Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class: Geared toward those who have completed the Diabetes Self-Management Classes or have attended diabetes education classes elsewhere. A physician referral is required. Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; $132. Code: 5D04
Alcoholics Anonymous: Share experiences, solve common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocate Condell Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville (free). Code: 5G08
Looking Up: Bereavement support for anyone experiencing a loss, 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except fifth) at Advocate Condell Day Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Free. Code: 5M01
Women and Children
Sibling Class - For youngsters anticipating the arrival of a new baby. Intended for children 3 – 10 years old. A parent must attend the class with the child. Please have child bring a doll or stuffed animal to class; $20 for first child and $5 for each additional child. Call for information. Code 5P02
Grandparenting Class - This class provides updated information for expectant and new grandparents as they celebrate their new roles; $20 per couple. Call for information
Boot Camp for New Dads: Veteran fathers orient “rookie” dads who are expecting their first baby. Call for information. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $25. Code: 5B07
Look What We Can Do!: Designed for parents and their infants from newborn through one year, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. First 10 sessions are free. Code: 5B13
Prepared Childbirth - This class offers a common-sense, thorough approach to knowledgeable, relaxed childbirth. Also offered in Spanish. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call for information. Code 5B03 (English, one-session), 5B19 (English, three-sessions) and 5B20 (Spanish).
Teen Parent Childbirth Education Class - Participants will learn to identify normal anatomical and physiological changes related to pregnancy, review the labor process and learn about newborns. It is recommended that participants attend this class two months prior to their due date. Call for information. Code 5B14
Online Childbirth Education Class - The online class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible schedule, or moms on bed rest; $100. Code 5B17
Safe Sitter Class: Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches 11- 13-year-old girls and boys to handle emergencies when caring for children. Please bring a sack lunch. Call for information. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $50 per child. Call for times and dates. Code: 5P01
The Thrift Shop accepts donations of new and gently used items including clothing, jewelry, collectibles, books, linens, toys, tools, electronics, lamps, kitchen wares and more. Donation drop-offs are accepted 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To learn more, visit www.lambsfarm.org/business/ thriftshop.html
The Lambs Farm horses, sheep and pigs are preparing to welcome the public to the Lambs Farm Farmyard on weekends. The Farmyard, Petting Zoo, Discovery Center and Gift Shop will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (847) 990-3760 or visit www.lambsfarm.org.
COOK MEMORIAL: Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills requires registration for some programs. For information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org End-of-Summer Gala,
Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills requires registration for some programs. For information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org
End-of-Summer Gala,6:30 p.m., Aug. 14 in Cook Park. Families are invited to the concert featuring Dave Rudolf.
Drop-in Morning Meditation with Om Johari, 10-11:15 a.m., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Relax, renew and refresh as you experience the stress relieving benefits of meditation during these guided sessions. Registration is not required.
Savvy Social Security Planning, 7 p.m., Aug. 7 - Susan S. Hall will cover the basics of Social Security and reveal strategies for maximizing your benefits. Registration required.
Genealogy After Hours, 6 - 10 p.m., Aug. 10 - genealogy enthusiasts can enjoy four hours of uninterrupted genealogy research. Registration required.
AARP Driver Safety Course, 1-5 p.m., Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 - Both sessions must be attended. Fee can be paid on the first day of class, $12 AARP members; $14 non-members.
Evening Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Cook Park Library Meeting Room.
Mother/Daughter Book Club - Moms and their teen daughters (grades six-eight) are invited to participate on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Registraiton required
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, 9 a.m. -noon, Mondays and Wednesdays at the Aspen Drive Library. Free. Call (847) 949-2200, ext. 1300 or 1400. This program is not offered in the summer.
Computer Classes - Free and available to all interested adults, age 16 and older. Call (847) 362-2330 for dates, times and locations. Registration is required.
Aspen Library Photo Gallery Schedule - The following photographers will have their work showcased this summer: Chris Smith June 30-Aug. 10; Jerry Hug Aug. 11-Sept. 21.
Free Job-Hunting Classes - Registration for the first two classes is limited to eight people so early registration is recommended: The Basics of Online Job Searching, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 6; Building an Effective Resume and Cover Letter, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 13; Interview Skills Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 20; Interview Skills Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 20.
Tween and Teen Programs:Bubblemania,
4:15 p.m., Aug. 6. Children in grades four-six can step inside a bubble, paint with bubbles and much more. Registration required.
First Annual Read-A-Thon, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Aug. 17 - Children in grades four-six can come with their favorite book or choose a new one from our collection and read all day. Games, prizes and snacks included.
Fresh Picked Stories at Farmer’s Market, 10-11 a.m., Thursdays, thru Aug. 9 - Popular storytimes will take place in Cook park during the Farmer’s Market.
Book Badgers - This open-ended reading club for school-aged independent readers provides the opportunity to read in any one of the 23 different generes and topics. Visit Aspen Drive Library, the Children’s Reference Desk at the Cook Park Library or on the Bookmobile to find out how to earn the new Book Badger Bag and register for both reading opportunities.
FREMONT LIBRARY: Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. To register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org
Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. To register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org
Fremont Township’s Men in Blue, 7 p.m. Aug. 15 - The program, presented by Bill Kiddle of the Raupp Museum, will feature the Fremont-area men who served in the Civil War. Registration required.
The Making of Downton Abbey, 7 p.m., Aug. 20 - Participants will learn the story behind the lifestyle depicted in the popular British television series. Landscape historian Barbara Geiger will talk about how families came to own so much property in England, and why places like Downton Abbey look the way they do. Registration required.
Business Counseling, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 20 - One-on-one counseling and mentoring sessions for small business owners and entrepreneurs with SCORE Chicago volunteers are available at the library two Monday evenings per month. Appointments are required and may be made through the organization’s website, www.scorechicago.org (click on “make an appointment”).
Book Discussion, 10 a.m. Aug. 16 The novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow will be discussed. Copies of th, book are available at the library.
Senior Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at Regent Center. Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at Fremont Public Library.
Cookbook Club, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 - Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season by Patricia Wells will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Great Books, 9:15 a.m., Aug.25 - The group will discuss Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. Copies of the book are available at the library.
The History of Ragtime, 7 p.m., Aug. 29 - Musician Deborrah Wyndham will focus on the music of composers who performed when ragtime’s popularity first started sweeping the country. Registration required.
Scrabble for Adults 6:30-8:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month. Playing boards are provided. All levels of players are welcome.
Computer Classes ranging from the basics for beginners to how to research your family tree will be offered this fall along with drop-in times for one-on-one assistance. All sessions are free. Registration is required, call (847) 918-3206
Drop-In Assistance:Learning Express Lab,
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays - Courses are available on tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, 9 a.m.-noon. Monday and Thursday mornings. Call (847) 949-2200, ext. 1300 or 1400.
Technology Tuesdays: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday - The library’s tech-savvy librarians are available to answer general computer questions in the computer lab. This program is drop in.
Libertyville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for programs held at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville. Call (847) 918-7275. Registration forms for GLSA clinics and programs are at www.glsa.org or at the GLSA office, 1860 W. Winchester Road., Suite 204, Libertyville. Visit www.libertyville.com or (847) 367-7054
The Mundelein Park and Recreation District, 1401 N. Midlothian Road. Call (847) 566-0650. Registration forms are accepted via drop off, mail or fax to (847) 566-8557.
Steeple Chase is open for play (course conditions permitting). Tee times can be made by calling (847) 949-8900 or at www.steeplechasegolf.com.
Men’s 12-inch and Co-rec 12-inch softball league: Openings still available, call (847) 388-5462. Online program registration brings you hundreds of affordable, fun and fit programs, 24 hours a day. Anyone can register for a program and for each season, visitors can view programs and register for free online. Contact Amy at (847) 388-5450 for more information.
Zumba is offered as a weekly class to Regent Center members for $3/session. For more information, contact Adult Program Supervisor Mary Yoho at (847) 388-5427.
Park View Party Packages - The Mundelein Park District introduces party packages held in the Mundelein Community Center that are hosted by supervisors. Call Laura at (847) 566-0650, ext. 39 for more information.
Weight Watchers meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Mundelein Community Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, between Route 176 and Winchester Road, in Mundelein.
Multi-Purpose Activity Center for adults ages 50 and older offers a variety of year-round activities, special events, fitness programs, day trips and health and wellness. Open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call (847) 566-4790.
Make a big splash with open and family swim, lap lane workouts, water aerobics and swim lessons for all levels/ages. Daily swim passes are available with fees starting at $4/kids and $5/adults ($8/$6 for non-residents). Ages two and under free with adult fee.
Vernon Hills Park District program registration may be completed online at www.vhparkdistrict.com, mail-in or drop off at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, or faxed to (847) 996-6801. For information, call (847) 996-6933.
The Park District’s Summer Planner brochure is available online at www.vhparkdistrict.org. Now is the time to register your child for sports camps, day camps and swim lessons.
Schedule your child’s birthday party at the Park District! There are five birthday-theme parties to choose from for children 3-6 years old. Parties are held on the weekends at the Hartmann Pavilion. Contact Kelly C. to confirm date availability at (847) 996-6805.
Picnic Shelter reservations are being taken for the 2012 summer season. Permits may be picked up at the Sullivan Community Center. R/NR fee: $50/$75.
Little Learners Preschool is a nine-month education program for 2-5 year olds. Preschool programs are offered for 2-5 year olds with optional before- and after-preschool programs to compliment the children’s learning experience. Call Gail Herrmann, Early Childhood Supervisor, at (847) 996-6808 for availability of classes.
Nike and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) have partnered to bring Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe Program to Lake County. Reuse-A-Shoe collects worn-out athletic shoes of any brand. A collection box for used athletic shoes is located in the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. No metal parts including grommets or cleats will be allowed. No dress shoes, sandals, boots, water, “socks” or flip flops are acceptable. Visit ww.co.lake.il.us/swalco/programs/shoes.asp.
Open Table Tennis play is offered from 6-9 p.m. to all skill levels every Tuesday and Friday at the Sullivan Community Center. The drop-in fee is $5. No registration is required.
Tree and Bench donations: Residents and neighbors can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or personalizing a bench in a district park. Trees are sold at cost with prices ranging from $225-$475. Call Cheryl Baron at (847) 996-6933.
Family Aquatic Center Season Passes - Vernon Hills residents and non-residents may purchase an aquatic season pass at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive or online.
Congregation Or Shalom announces an array of programs to meet every age and need. The synagogue is located at 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. Contact Andi Freier or Ellen Kaufman at (847) 362-1948:
Judaism 101 classes are being offered 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sundays. The fee for these classes is $18 for members or $36 for non-members for a three-class session, or $10/$15 for each individual class:
Reading and Conversation courses are being offered at the temple at $100 for members or $150 for nonmembers for the eight-week sessions. All three courses require registration. Call Marcia Chohen at (847) 362-1948; First Year classes, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursdays Hebrew Conversation course, 7-8:15 p.m. Thusday evenings. These classes will teach beginning Hebrew conversations skills. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is required for this class.
Hebrew Conversation course, 7-8:15 p.m. Thusday evenings. These classes will teach beginning Hebrew conversations skills. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is required for this class.
Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church Sunday School for children, teens and adults will start at 9:05 a.m. Nursery will be available at both times. For more information, call the church office at (847) 949-8670.
Marytown Retreat and Conference Center hosts events and retreats at its facility, 1600 West Park Ave., Libertyville. Reservations required. Call (847) 367-7800, Ext. 225 or visit email@example.com
Libertyville Senior Center offers activities, parties and trips. For information or reservations, call (847) 247-7659. It is located at 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Parties, Lunches, Programs
Parties, Lunches, Programs
Irish Fest in Milwaukee, 2:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 17
Annual Windy City Tour, 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Aug. 16.
Foot Clinic, Aug. 21 - Bring two towels and one washcloth. Appt. required, (847) 247-7659. Miscellaneous:
LCCS Lake County Council For Seniors invites the public to attend their monthly meeting held from 9:30-11 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at State Bank Of Lakes, 50 Commerce, Grayslake. No reservations needed.
Bunko players needed for the 12:30 p.m. game on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Just show up for play.
Poker Players wanted: Join in at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Senior Center, (847) 247-7659
Libertyville Diner is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Join us for great food, company and laughs; $5 with reservation (payment due three days in advance)
Dial A Ride: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., call (847) 223-9412; $1 per ride. Reservation should be made one day in advance.
Lending Closet - handicapped equipment are available at the Senior Center free of charge. Call for information.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) support group meets at 7 p.m., Mondays, at the St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. Park behind the church and use the rear doors.
Al-Anon Family Groups (for relatives and friends of alcoholics) - Meetings are available seven days a week in Lake County. Call (847) 680-4640 or go to www.NIAFG.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous welcomes all with a drinking problem to regular meetings at 7 p.m., Fridays, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. Parking and entrance is in the back of the church. Contact Jack at (847) 845-6829 or Janet at (847) 921-4227.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group - Autumn Leaves of Vernon Hills meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at 500 Atrium Drive, Vernon Hills. Contact Debbie Forgue at (847)996-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Cancer Support Support Group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
Cardiac Support Group for women with cardiac disease, hosted byDebbie Dunn. Meetings take place 7-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month in Condell’s Day Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville.
Christian Cancer Survivors Support Group meets 7-8 p.m., on the first Monday of each month at Condell’s Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call Rev. Rajan at (847) 990-5924 or Frederick.rajan.@advocatehealth.com
Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Mothers) meets 9-11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, corner of West Maple and Douglas Avenues, Libertyville. Childcare is provided. Visit www.firstpreslibertyville.org or call the church office, (847) 362-2174.
Conscious Connection Group is a spiritual study group to increase your awareness of your oneness with God meeting at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month at Jonathan’s Portrait Studio, 1310 S. Milwaukee Rd., Vernon Hills. Call (847) 845-8818.
Depressed Anonymous, a 12-step program, meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 1401 S. Lake St., Mundelein. Call (847) 219-2577 or check the website at www.depressedanon.com.
Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of Libertyville, an independent affiliate of National DMDA, meets at 7 p.m., Thursdays, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church. Contact John at (847) 336-8346.
Family Circle sponsors programs for parents of young children to age 6. Drop-In is open 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 19 W. Maple, Libertyville. Contact Sarah Christian at (847) 367-5991, ext. 14, for information.
Hearts And Minds In Christ (HAMIC) is a Lake County homeschooling support group for families who incorporate their faith in Jesus with their educational endeavors. We meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly on Fridays in Mundelein. Call Liz at (847) 529-4946 for more information or visit www.hamic-christianhomeschool-il.com.
Hopeful Moms a Christian support group for women who are experiencing infertility meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Mundelein/Libertyville area. Contact Julie Ragland at (847) 487-9187.
Just for Teens Program Presenter - Y-ME Illinois, an affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, offers an early detection program for high school senior girls. All training materials are provided. For information, call Patty Jacobs at (708) 386-6179 or visit www.y-me.org/illinois.
Kids Who Care support group, for children ages 6 to 12, who have a family member with a chronic or life-threatening illness, provides a supportive framework of professionals and peers in which to express feelings and concerns and develop coping skills. Contact Youth and Family Counseling, Karen Welsh, at (847) 367-5991 for information.
MS Support Group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. Call (847) 680-7841.
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 904B S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, offers a free ongoing drop-in grief support group from 10-11:30 a.m on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. (847) 467-7423.
Miscarriage, stillbirth or death support group for those who have experienced a lost pregnancy or loss of a baby at age one or younger. The group meets 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the New Life Meeting Room on the second floor. Contact Lori Adams at (847) 990-5407. There is no cost to participate.
Moms in Touch International Prayer Groups are available for every school in Libertyville (public and parochial), and for every child from kindergarten through college and career. For information, call Nancy Telling at (847) 367-1524.
Multiple Choice Mothers of Multiples Club, a support group for parents of multiples and those expecting multiples, meets the second Wednesday of each month in a member’s home. Call (847) 634-9123 or (847) 520-1591.
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Speakers include neurologists, physical therapists, legislators, MS experts and people like you. Call Kendra Saeman at (847) 855-9656.
Paradise Club, a discussion group for people who want to explore alcohol and/or drug use in their lives, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Lake County Center for Independent Living, 706 E. Hawley St., Mundelein. Call facilitators Wendie and Mike at (847) 949-4440 V/TTY.
People affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) are invited to attend the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s professionally led monthly support group meetings the first Tuesday evening of the month at Marytown Retreat and Conference Center, 1600 West Park Ave., Libertyville. Contact Claire Owen at (847) 679-3311 or email@example.com.
Special Delivery MOMs, a support group for mothers with, or expecting, twins or triplets meets at 7:30 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at St. Andrew’s Church, 10 S. Lake St., Mundelein. Visit www.specialdeliverymoms.org or call (847) 821-7998.
Staying Afloat, a Caregivers Therapy Group for those who care for a loved one who is disabled or whose illness is prolonged. Weekly meetings are offered. Call Margaret Moore, (847) 390-9145 or Sharon Zima, (847) 299-6311.
Support Group for Adoptive Families will be offered by Celeberation! Childcare Center to lend support to community families during the adoption transition. Call (847) 367-4060.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago sponsors a monthly Vernon Hills Support Group for parents of children with epilepsy. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Deerpath Room of the Larry Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Call Jessica Parker at 800-273-6027, ext. 143.
The Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., sponsors the Lake County Support Group for patients and families of those suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This support group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Condell Conference Center, 201 S. Milwaukee, in Libertyville in the Adult Day Care Room. Contact Aaron at (414) 697-9381.
The Lake County Home Day Care Network meets the third Tuesdays at Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. The organization supports and mentors family child care providers. Call Jeanne or Betsy at (847) 566-9841.
The La Leche League Chapters of Libertyville P.M., Libertyville A.M. and the Grayslake/Lindenhurst meet monthly. The Buffalo Grove-Vernon area meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Mondays. Call (847) 537-3083 or (847) 634-8263.
Tourette Connection provides resources, education and socializing for anyone whose life is touched by Tourette’s. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Libertyville Covenant Church (U.S. Route 176 and St. Mary’s Road) 7-8:30 p.m. Children are welcome to attend. Call Maureen at (847) 690-5061 or Shari (847) 549-7810.
Willow House is a non-profit organization that provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults and their families. Groups are held monthly in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Call (847) 940-0779.
Winchester House Adult Day Care Program provides a supportive, safe environment, which will encourage independence. Call Quimby Wysokins at (847) 377-7227.
Women Heart Support Group to share thoughts, concerns and feeling with other women who have been touched by heart disease meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month except July, August and Dec.
MainStreet Libertyville is a non-profit volunteer based downtown revitalization organization whose mission is to enhance and retain economic development and community identity through historic preservation. Call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Central Lake YMCA is located at 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. To register or for information, call (847) 367-6797 or www.ymcalakecounty.org
Summer Camp registration is underway at the Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. Camp dates cover June 11-Aug. 24. Visit www.ymcalakecounty.org for registration details.