Coming Up in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills for May 31 and beyond
Tucker Olson, a member of the Rotary Club in Libertyville, takes time to read aloud to Butterfield students this month. Olson, along with his daughter, Keri Berlowski, and Libertyville High School students Anna Benson, Katie yan, Ashley Murphy and Juliana Servino, read to students for a "Rotary Reads" event.
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:48AM
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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. BNG is a networking group that provides members not only with business referrals, but also with an atmosphere of friendship and professional support. 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: Animal Adventures meets from noon-2:30 p.m., on Mondays and from 8:45-11:15 a.m. on Fridays. Learn about a different animal and their environment each week through outdoor exploration, crafts, science and cooking. 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.
Camp Adler registration at the David Adler Music and Arts Center is ongoing. The David Adler Music and Arts Center presents an opportunity for creative youth interests in music, art and drama. Session I is held June 11 – 29 and Session II is held July 9 – 27. Visit www.adlercenter.org or call (847) 367-0707.
Chabad Jewish Center of Vernon Hills registration is now open for the 2011-12 Sunday School year. We will prepare your child for Bar/Bat Mitzvah by providing private tutoring. 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 .
Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps will return this summer to more than 28 locations, including a camp in Libertyville at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the Bears way. Libertyville camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16-20. Fee is $399. Visit www.BearsCamps.com or call (312) 226-7776.
Christ Lutheran Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year for children from ages 2 1/2 (Tot Co-Op Program) through age 5. Our school is located at 595 Deerpath Dr.,Vernon Hills. Contact Linda Keller, Director, at (847) 361-9944. This program involves parents/care givers as volunteer helpers in the class. Children do not need to be toilet trained. For information about our 3-5 year old programs, contact Beth Sonnenberg, Director, at (847) 367-5791.
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
Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School (LCNS) is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year. Classes are offered for children age 2-kindergarten and one-five half-day classes are available. Contact us to schedule a tour on another day. LCNS has two locations: 1190 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville and 429 Brainard Ave. Libertyville. Visit us at www.libertyvillco-op.com or contact us at email@example.com or (847) 367-0926 for more information.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children age 3-11 years from 9 a.m.-noon June 18-22. The church is located at 10 South Lake Street, Mundelein. Call Tina at (847) 566-8081 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda at 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. Student ambassadors will be giving tours of the building. Refreshments will be served. Call (847) 223-4021 or visit www.stmaryfc.org/school.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church offers a new 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. Programs include lectures on horticulture and floral design. A Plant Sale is also held in May. Call Carol at (847) 362-9582.
Lake County Mothers of Twins and More Club meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Grayslake Middle School in Grayslake, Rt. 83 and Center Street. Call (847) 752-8505 with questions.
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.
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when our 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. Guests are welcome. Contact Cindy at email@example.com or (847) 918-7157.
The Lake County Folk Club holds concerts and open-stage events on Sunday evenings at Alek’s Restaurant, 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff. To reserve a seat or view upcoming events, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org or call (847) 602-8882.
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, May 4 - Sept. 28, 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.
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. The club offers great skiing/snowboarding trips to Midwest and Western ski areas. 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. For additional info about the club, the trips or membership, 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.
Celebrate First Friday from 6-9 p.m. June 1. Pick your favorite restaurant for dinner. All dog lovers are invited to Motif; Placing Paws pet adoption will be on hand with a few of their adoptees. Bring your dog to the new Original K-9 Café and let him pick out a treat for 20 percent off any one item. Motif is having a mini garage sale. The Mojo Daddies will be playing at Serendipity. Ariazi Salon will be offering hand treatments and consultations with hair models. Food samples, wine tastings, music, in-store promotions and lots of fun!
Come out to celebrate the spirit of Libertyville during the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation’s annual Libertyville Days Festival, June 14-17. Family-friendly events include a carnival featuring rides and games, an outdoor art and craft s fair, and the spectacular Libertyville Days Parade. Meander through the Taste of Libertyville, featuring a large variety of local food and drink vendors. Enjoy the expanded beer garden, spreading out of the Civic Center parking lot and stretching down Church Street past the music main stage and food court. Visit www.libciviccenter.org/festval2012 .
Women’s Putting Contest, sponsored by Sunset Foods, will continue through Memorial Day weekend. Women age 21 and over can enter at either the Libertyville Sports Complex Drivng Range or at the Libertyville Golf Course. Contestants will putt five times to a designated hole and can enter more than once, only top score is posted. Call the Libertyville Sports Comples at (847) 367-1506 or visit www.libertyvillesportscomplex.com
The Lake County Haven invites the public to attend Kitchen Conversations at 1 p.m. on June 9 to discuss pressing issues affecting local homeless women and children and how we can end homelessness in our lifetime. RSVP for address at (847) 680-1841.
Adler Park swimming pool offers swimming lessons beginning the week of June 11 for kids of all ages and skill levels. Season passes are now on sale including a 20-visit punch pass for $160. Call (847) 918-7275.
The 9th Annual Historic Walking Tour of Broadway Street, hosted by MainStreet Libertyville Design Committee, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 2. Volunteers will be in Cook Park distributing the Historic Home Tour booklets describing the history or the style of the houses and directions to the various properties. Your $10 donation to MainStreet Libertyville will help preserve the heritage of Libertyville.
Community Food Drive, sponsored by Community Protestant Church UCC in Mundelein, will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on June 9 to benefit local food pantries. Please drop off non-perishable food items, paper products or household cleaning items at the church, 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. Call (847) 566-4000.
The Village of Vernon Hills Pageant will take place on June 23. Applications to enter the contest can be found at www.vernonhills.org or call (847) 634-4626.
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. 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
Mundelein Community Connection is accepting applications for the second annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival that will showcase 45 artists and craftspeople in Kracklauer Park in Mundelein on Sept. 8 and 9. Artists should submit a CD with four jpeg or tif images of their work and one of their booth set up. Deadline is June 15, Jury-June 30, notification and acceptance-July 16, and booth assigned-Aug. 1. Contact Terry Skriba at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (847) 970-9235. Applications can be downloaded at: www.mundeleinartsfestival.com
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
Applications for the annual Festival of the Arts has been extended to June 1. Go to www.adlercenter.org or call (847) 367-0707 to enter.
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.
Colored Pencil Workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, June 12-26 - Priscilla Humay will offer students an understanding of colored pencil as an art medium. Appropriate for teens-adults, beginners-advanced.
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 I: Mondays 5–6:30 p.m., June 4 – July 16. (no class July 2) Session II: Tuesday 4:30– 6 p.m., July 24 – Aug. 28.
Drawing: 7 and up - Students will develop drawing skills while learning about drawing from observation and their imaginations. Tuesdays 5 – 6:30 p.m., June 5 – July 17 (No class July 3)
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.
Todding 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.
Bernie’s Book Bank will host its 2nd Annual Rock The Bank event at 6 p.m., June 16 at Bernie’s Book Bank Warehouse, 28101 N. Ballard Drive, Lake Forest. Tickets, $50 per person, includes live music, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction, can be purchased at the door or at www.berniesbookbank.org . Guests must be 21 years or older.
The 13th annual Golf for a Child Invitational Tournament, open to all golfers regardless of skill, will be held June 18 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Sponsor is CASA Lake County, Vernon Hills. Activities will begin with mid-morning brunch followed by a four-person team scramble teeing off at 11:30 a.m. The day ends with a post tournament dinner with silent and live auctions. For golf or dinner only, visit www.casalakecounty.com and click on events or call (847) 383-6260, ext. 217. Tickets are $400 per golfer or $1600 per four-person team, and $200 for dinner only.
7th Annual Golf Outing, sponsored by MainStreet Libertyville, will be held on June 25 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan with an 11:30 a.m. start. Event is $$110 per player (if received by June 7; $125 after) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, free drinks on course and cocktail reception with open bar and appetizers. Call (847) 680-0336.
Advocate 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.
Look Good Feel Better is a free program that offers positive ways to enhance appearance and self-esteem for women undergoing cancer treatments. Representatives will help women with hair and makeup held at Advocate Condell Medical Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Call for details. Code: 5C08
Cardiac and Pulmonary Care
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 5C06
AWAKE Sleep Disorders Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 5 - Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic! Share experiences and solutions (free) Code 5C05.
Individual 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. Most insurance plans cover diabetes education. Call for appointment at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. 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. Patient should check with insurance company about coverage. Where: 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, this special class will ease the transition to “Big Brother” or “Big Sister.” 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. Learn the latest trends in prenatal and infant care; $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, this class discusses a different topic of interest to new parents each week, from 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).
Online Childbirth Education Class - The online class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible schedule, or moms on bed rest. This eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information expectant parents need before the birth of their baby; $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. For information on the Farmyard, including prices for memberships and daily entrance, call (847) 990-3760 or visit www.lambsfarm.org.
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
Gardening help from the Master Gardeners, 6-8 p.m., June 6 will be held at Aspen Drive Library. Bring your questions and plant, insect or weed samples in a plastic bag if you have them.
Drop-in Morning Meditation with Om Johari, 10-11:15 a.m., June 1 and June 8 at Aspen Drive Library.
Michael Natkin, former software engineer, long-time vegetarian, creator of a popular food blog and now cookbook author, will be presenting his released vegetarian cookbook Herbivoracious at 7 p.m., June 5 at the Aspen Drive Library. This free event will be open to the public but registration is required.
Have lunch with author Claire Cook at noon, June 7 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Cook will present her new book Wallflower in Bloom. This free event will be open to the public but registration is required. Feel free to bring your own lunch or order the optional box lunch provided by Café Pyrenees for $8. Lunch orders may be placed until June 1 but must be paid in advance and in person at either the Cook Park Library or the Aspen Drive Library.
Cook Park Library’s Free Job-Hunting Classes return. Registration for the first two classes is limited to eight people so early registration is recommended. Participants (including those with disabilities) may register for any or all of these classes:
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 in Cook Library District’s Mother/Daughter Book Club 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 ESL classes will teach students to speak, read and write English using basic vocabulary to describe themselves and their environment. 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.
Book Badgers - All readers in grades K –eight are invited to join Book Badgers! All school-aged children who read independently are eligible to join any time during the school year.
Series-ly Good Storytimes - Come to the library for some fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement. No registration required. Just drop in and enjoy the fun: Cook Park Library: 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; Aspen Drive Library: 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.
Cozy Up and Read Storytimes - Come to the library for some fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement. No registration required. Just drop in and enjoy the fun! Make sure to note the location.
Book Badgers - This open-ended reading club for school-aged independent readers provides the opportunity to read in any one of 23 different genres and topics. Visit the 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 to register for both reading opportunities.
Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. To register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org
Improve Your Memory, 1 p.m. June 1 - Dr. Burton Fischman will talk about memory improvement strategies and the magic of mnemonics - methods and systems for improving memory. Participants will get a “memory improvement guide” to take home. Registration required.
Beach Party with Dave Rudolf, 7 p.m. June 6 - Award-winning performer Dave Rudolf will play the tunes of Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte and others at a fun beach party for adults. Registration required.
Facebook for Business, noon-1 p.m. June 8 - Markus Ketel, chief solutions officer of Next Level Ventures, will talk about how Facebook can be a great tool for interacting with customers and potential customers. Registration required.
Senior Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Regent Center - The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at Fremont Public Library.
Houdini: His Life and Legend, 7 p.m. June 13 - William Pack will use storytelling and historical magic re-creations to tell the story of the astonishing Houdini, who was a magician, daredevil, ghost buster, pioneer aviator, and king of escape artists. Registration required.
Mary Kay Andrews, author of Summer Rental, will talk about her new book, Spring Fever, at 7 p.m. June 14. Copies of her book will be available for purchase by the Lake Forest Book Store. Registration required.
Living Stronger Through Exercise, 1 p.m. June 15 - Dr. Burton Fischman, who earned his certification as a physical fitness trainer at age 80, will talk about the what, why and how of physical fitness, including low-impact aerobics, balance and strength building. Registration required.
Writing the Novel, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., June 18-22 - This free introduction to writing fiction (specifically the novel) will consist of lecture, discussion, reading, writing activities, and analysis. Registration required.
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 18-July 28 - Adults are invited to participate in the library’s annual summer reading program, with the theme Between the Covers. Participants are required to read or listen to five books of their choosing, and list the titles on a reading log which may be picked up at the Reader’s Services desk beginning June 18. Receive a small gift for signing up. Completed reading logs are entered in a drawing for gift certificates.
Robert Andrew Powell, former Mundelein resident, will talk about his new book, This Love Is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez, at 7 p.m., June 18. Copies of his book will be available for purchase by the Lake Forest Book Store. Registration required.
Music of the Hills, 7 p.m. June 20 - performers Loose Change and Friends will play the music of Appalachia, and share historic facts and anecdotes about the region and the people who settled there in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Registration required.
Book Discussion 10 a.m. June 21 - These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Great Books, 9:15 a.m. June 30 - The group will discuss Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Business Counseling, 5-8 p.m. June 11 and 25 - 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”).
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 and are held in the library’s computer lab on the second floor. Registration is required, call (847) 918-3206
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 2012 Spring & Summer Registration Brochure for the Libertyville Recreation Department is now available on-line at www.libertyville.com/recreation . Contact the Libertyville Recreation & Sports Complex office at (847)918-7275 or send an email to email@example.com.
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.
Free Zumba is being offered for adults ages 50-plus at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at the Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein. Zumba is also 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. Try a daily Ultimate Pass for an entire workout - open gym, track, pool and fitness areas, starting at $12 for adults ($17 non-residents)
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. Refer to the District website or the Winter 2012 brochure for details. Contact Kelly C. to confirm date availability at (847) 996-6805.
Picnic Shelter reservations are being taken for the 2012 summer season. Seven park shelters are available for rent for your special gathering. Refer to the Winter 2012 brochure for shelter amenities. 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. For more information, visit www.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 donations: Residents and neighbors can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree in a District park. Trees are sold at cost with prices ranging from $225-$475. The Tree & Bench Donation order form can be found online at www.vhparkdistrict.org or at the Park District Community Centers. For more information, call Cheryl Baron at (847) 996-6933.
Bench donations: For those who like to walk in the parks, a bench donation might seem especially appropriate. Benches may be purchased for donation at a cost of $700, and personalized with a bronze plaque similar to the tree donation plaques. The Tree & Bench Donation order form can be found online at www.vhparkdistrict.org or at the Park District Community Centers. For more information, 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.
Northwest Christian Community in Mundelein invites the public to view Love Costs Everything, a film produced by Voice of the Martyrs and Christ in Youth. The documentary presents the inspiring and at times shocking stories of Christians around the world who remain in the faith in spite of persecution. The film will be shown free from 6-8 p.m. on June 2 at 28566 N. Lemon Rd., Mundelein. Some content may not be suitable for younger viewers. Call (847) 949-6922.
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 - Any adult with a desire to learn Hebrew can take advantage of the courses being offered at the temple for a fee of $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 and allow opportunities for basic Hebrew dialogue. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is required for this class.
Mah Jongg Tournament, June 26. Event includes lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., play 12:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Michelle at (847) 580-5057.
Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15
Shabbat in the Park, July 20 - optional dinner 6-7 p.m. followed by worship at 7 p.m.
Golf Outing, Aug. 30 at White Deer Run Golf Course - Includes silent auction, raffles; $150 pre-registered single golfers, $175 walk-in. Payment due no later than Aug. 20.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Maria del Popolo Church invites the public to join them in the free six-session Life in the Spirit Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings in the Chapel, 116 North Lake St., Mundelein. Call the rectory at (847) 949-8300 or Genevieve at (847) 680-1084 for additional information or to reserve your spot.
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.
Foot Clinic, June 19 - Soak, pedicure and massage your feet, bring two towels and one wash cloth
Community Care Connections - free health screenings, sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m.
Hero at Lincolnshire Marriott Trip, July 11. Register by June 29.
Owls of Grace Lutheran - call Jeff McClurg at (847) 357-7050
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. All adult members of alcoholic and dysfunctional families are welcome. 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, Community Relations Director at (847)996-1000 or email@example.com.
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, a national WomenHeart spokesperson and speaker for the American Heart Association. 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. For information, 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.
DivorceCare for adults meets 4:45-6:45 p.m., Sundays at Crossroads Church, 1350 State Route 137, Grayslake. Call (847) 362-7120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Helping Children Heal From the Hurt of Divorce, a special place for kids ages 5-12 to find help and healing. Our DC4Kids group combines games, crafts, activities, music and videos to create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted and they will find joy and hope built on God’s love.
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. For further information, 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. Hope & Healing: Adult Loss: 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, May 7-June 25. Call (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 Bereavement Coordinator 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 Bereavement Committee of Santa Maria del Popolo in Mundelein is offering a nine-week support session to all adults who have lost a loved one and are struggling with grief and loss. If you and/or anyone else are interested, please call Stephanie at (847) 949-8597 or Gen at (847) 680-1084 for more information and/or to sign up. All facilitators are Archdiocesan trained in this Christian ministry.
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. For information, 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 for information or to register.
Winchester House Adult Day Care Program provides a supportive, safe environment, which will encourage independence. Activities will be provided and based on individual interest and ability. 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 December.
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. For further information or to RSVP, please 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
Chiro One Wellness Center of Libertyville will visit Lake County Family YMCA from 4-8 p.m. on June 5 to provide chiropractic screenings free of charge with no advance registration required. A five-minute, non-invasive screening can provide the participant to gain an insight into his or her personal health and wellness while learning about the importance of spinal health. Call (847) 338-8545.
Community Cary Connection will provide Blood pressure, blood sugar/diabetes and choloesterol screenings and BMI measurements free of charge to persons of all ages from 4-6:30 p.m., June 18.
PathFinder Health, a national preventive health provider, is offering on-site preventive health physical exams and Medicare annual wellness visits to the community at Lake County Family YMCA in Vernon Hills in June. Exams are available at no cost to those with Medicare or commercial insurance. There is no co-pay or deductible. Medicare recipients need to have been in Medicare at least one year and have not had an annual wellness visit within the last 12 months.
Exams will be done from 7-9:30 a.m. June 6 and June 19. Visit http://tiny.cc/pathfinderappt.
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.
One-week camps for both grades K-four and grades fifth-eighth, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Weekly themes and field trips allow children to make new discoveries and explore activities such as sports, the arts and science.
Preschool Summer Camp experience available for kids 3 to 5 years old. These young campers will participate in games, songs, crafts, and several field activities in addition to swimming one day each week.