Coming up in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills for June 28 and beyond
MainStreet Libertyville Farmers market will open for the season at 9 a.m. on June 21 with the annual watermelon cutting ceremony.
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:17AM
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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.
All children, kindergarten through fifth grade, of any faith are welcome to attend The Abundant Life Garden Project Vacation Bible School, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., July 15-19 at St. Lawrence Church. Cost is $15 per child. Children will focus on water, seeds, soil, animals and harvest. Visit www.stlawrencechurch.org or call (847) 362-2110.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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. 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 be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m, July 16-20 at the Libertyville at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the Bears way. Fee is $399. Visit www.BearsCamps.com or call (312) 226-7776.
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 email@example.com
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. Visit www.libertyvillco-op.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 367-0926.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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. Contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Libertyville Village Band’s summer schedule includes six free concerts for the public. All concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Cook Park in downtown Libertyville, except for the 4th of July, which will be held at the bandshell in Butler Lake Park before the fireworks. Bring lawn chairs or blankets: June 28, July 4, 12, 19, 26. Visit www.libertyville.com, select Residents, then Village Board.
Blood Drive, hosted by Community Protestant Church in Mundelein, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., July 15 in the Fellowship Hall for LifeSource. Donors must be 16 years old and weigh at least 100 pounds. Call (847) 566-4000. The church is located at 418 N. Prairie.
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. 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 www.mundelein.org/farmers_market .
Lake County Haven will host Kitchen Conversations at 7 p.m. July 6 at the main shelter in Libertyville. Learn about what causes homelessness and how to end it. RSVP for address at (847) 680-1901.
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: July 18, 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
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 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.
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.
Rummage sale will be held at St. Mary of Vernon Church from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., July 13, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14. The church is located on Rte 45 between Butterfield Rd. and Rte 83 in Indian Creek/Vernon HIlls. Two rooms of furniture, toys, household goods, books, music, sporting goods, art, and much more. No clothing, TV’s or older computers are not being accepted. Proceeds will go towards the new food pantry and kitchen renovations. Contact the church office at (847)362-1005 or Ellen at (847) 265-1754 for drop-off information.
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.
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 July 23, Aug. 18, Sept. 18, Oct. 21, Nov. 9 and Dec. 11. Call (847) 990-5750 or visit www.advocatehealth.com/Condell/centreclub
Cancer Care 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
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
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
General Health 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).
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 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
Adult programs: Talking Pictures: Film & Discussion Series, 6:30 p.m., July 13 -
Talking Pictures: Film & Discussion Series, 6:30 p.m., July 13 -View and discuss Young Adult the 2011 dark comedy directed by Jason Reitman.
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.
My Media Mall Mania – Device Specific Help Sessions, 1:30-5:50 p.m., July 20 at Cook Park Library; and from 1:30-5:3- p.m. at Aspen Drive Library - help sessions will be available for those who need lessons on how to use the library’s digital e-book collection at www.mymediamall.net Bring your device and any cords, device account information, and library card. Registration is required.
Drop-In Morning Meditation With Dr. Om Johari, 10 - 11:15 a.m., June 29 at the Aspen Drive Library
Aspen Library Photo Gallery Schedule - The following photographers will have their work showcased this summer: Jim & Diane Bodkin thru June 29; 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.
Create a Mini Masterpiece, 1-2:30 p.m., July 16 at Cook Park Library; 6:30-8 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library - Participants can learn to draw or improve their drawing skills by copying master artists and create your own mini masterpiece to take home.
Gelato: La Dolce Vita, 7 p.m., July 10 at Aspen Drive Library - Joe Salhani of Bellagio’s Cafe will discuss this Italian treat and pass out samples. Registration required.
Tween and Teen Programs: Fruit Fiesta,
Fruit Fiesta,4:15 p.m., July 9 in Vernon Hills High School Cooking Lab, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Tweens in grades four-six will make tacos, salsa, and pizza - all out of fruit.
Teen Tech Spot, 3-4:30 p.m., June 29 and July 27 - Teens in grades seven -12 are welcome to attend the teen tech spot to make videos, photo slideshows and more.
Children’s Programs: Fresh Picked Stories at Farmer’s Market,
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. Summer Reading Club’s theme is Dream Big – READ
. The summer will be filled with stories, music, adventure and excitement for children and families! Complete the club by Aug. 1 to earn a prize. The Reading Club is open to all ages. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $5.
Book Badgers - All readers in grades K –eight are invited to join. 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: 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.
Read Books and Juggle Everything Else, 6:30 p.m., July 11- Truly Remarkable Loon will juggle everything but books in this family show.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 6:30 p.m., July 16 at Cook Library, and 6:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library - Children can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the library for a special evening of sleepy stories, crafts and adventures. Parents should make sure the favorite stuffed animal is one your child can be separated from for the night.
Bubble Wonder , 2 p.m., July 18 at Aspen Drive Library - Families will be enchanted by the bubble creations that Geoff Akins displays.
Dream Big LEGOR Adventure, July 11 - 2 – 3 p.m. for ages 6 – 8, and from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for ages 9 – 12 at the Aspen Drive Library. LEGOR Certified Professional Beth Weis will bring her vintage collection of over 100,000 bricks and elements to the library for participants to build a 5-foot tower together. Registration required.
Family Art Glass Done Wright, 4:15-5:45 p.m., July 12 - the program for children 7 – 10 years of age (with an adult) will begin with a presentation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s art glass design, followed by a workshop for children to create their own art glass designs. A parent’s attendance is required. Registration required.
Read to Your Dream Dog, 6:30-8 p.m., July 12, 19 and 26 at Aspen Drive Library - Independent readers can real aloud to specially trained dogs who listen without judgement. Reservations for 15-minute time slots are required. Choose a book or bring one from home.
Angry Birds , 2 p.m., July 17 - Children in grades two and above can come to the library for a live action Angry Birds game.
Dream Big – Build Big, 2-3:30 p.m., July 19 at Aspen Drive Library - Families with children 5 years of age and older can join the Chicago Architecture Foundation to talk about strong shapes. Children will use recycled materials to build a kid-sized reading dome and combine domes into one BIG, shared creation.
Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. To register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 18-July 28 - The theme is Between the Covers. Participants are required to read or listen to five books and list the titles on a reading log which may be picked up at the Reader’s Services desk. Completed reading logs are entered in a drawing for gift certificates.
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.
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
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.
Freedom Classic 5K Run/Walk and Free Kids’ Run kicks off on June 30. 5K begins at 8 a.m. at Keith Mione Community Park, Route 176 and Winchester Rd., Mundlein. Free Kids Run begins at 9:15 a.m. at same location. Register at www.signmeup.com .
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.
Community Protestant Church, United Church of Christ will host an Ice Cream Social from 1:30-3:30 p.m., July 1. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and watch the Mundelein Days Parade and enjoy a sweet treat. Call (847) 566-4000.
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.
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
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.
Programs: AARP Driver Safety Program Upcoming Trips “Hero” at Lincolnshire Marriott
AARP Driver Safety Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 12-13 for 50 years old and above. Registration required. Call (847) 247-7659.
“Hero” at Lincolnshire MarriottTrip, July 11. Register by June 29.
Italian Fest in Milwaukee, July 20. Leave at 2:30 p.m., return approximately 9:30 p.m.
Miscellaneous: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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. 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. Call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or e-mail email@example.com.
YMCAThe 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
Free chiropractic screenings will be given from 4-8 p.m., July 10 by Chiro One Wellness Center of Librtyville. No registration required. Call (847) 338-8545.
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.
Soccer Clinics will be offered July 9-13, led by Jason Ahonen. Call for times.