Park Ridge Community Calendar for July 5, 2012
Greg Bosak, owner of Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies in Norwood Park, will discuss remote control aircraft during the "Timely Talk" at 2 p.m. July 18 at Norwood Crossing, 6016-20 N. Nina Ave., Chicago.
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:32AM
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City of Park Ridge: The following meetings take place in City Hall, 505 Butler Place, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda, call City Hall at (847) 318-5200:
July 9: Committee of the Whole (Public Works/Public Safety), 7 p.m.
July 10: Heritage Committee, 3:45 p.m.; Library Board Committees, 7 p.m., Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave.; Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.
July 11: Historic Preservation Commission, 6 p.m.
July 12: Library Board Committees, 7 p.m., Park Ridge Public Library.
Sidewalk Sale: Once again, city retailers are preparing for the Annual Sidewalk Sale. Sidewalk sales start on July 11 and will end July 15.
Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce: 720 Garden St., (847) 825-3121; www.parkridgechamber.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org: July 11 , 11: 30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Monthly Networking Luncheon, D ’ Agostino ’ s Pizza and Pub, 742 W. Higgins Road . Speaker is Paul Sheehan, a djunct p rofessor of s ales m anagement at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario ; $25 for members and $30 for prospective members and walk ins. July 12 , 8: 45 -10: 15 a.m.: TechForum, Ben Wilson, c o- f ounder of the Falkor Group and Chamber board member , has a passion to help businesses with their information technology needs. July 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Chamber Business Expo , Canopies on Courtland . This Expo is in conjunction with t he Taste of Park Ridge. July 27, 8: 30 - 9:45 a.m.: Women in Business Networking Breakfast , Annual Book Review, $10 for members and $15 for prospective members. July 31 , 6-7: 30 p.m.: Chamber Retail Roundtable Meeting, 720 Garden St.
Child ID Program: Paul Revere Masonic Lodge will conduct a Child Identification Program during the Taste of Park Ridge. Parents will be provided fingerprints, DNA sample, a still picture and recorded interview of their children from noon-5 p.m. July 14 at the Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland Ave. This program is provided free of charge. Call (312) 617-0552.
Driver Safety Course: Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church will host the AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course for drivers over 50. It will be held at the Church in the Annex Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 and 12 each day. After completing the eight-hour course, participants are entitled to a discount on their automobile insurance. The normal fee is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for nonmembers; however, in July only, (Education Month), the fee will be $5 for anyone who has ever been a teacher, a substitute, a school secretary, a scout leader, or anyone who has ever worked in a school setting, now or in the past. The course offers an opportunity to understand the effects of aging on driving, learn driving strategies to avoid crashes, identify the most common problem situations faced by older drivers, test one’s reflexes, and update knowledge of today’s traffic laws. To register, call Maryanne Forde at (847) 692-3423.
Garden Walk: The Park Ridge Garden Club is presenting its annual Garden Walk from 2-6 p.m. July 15 featuring seven beautiful local gardens offering a raffle and light refreshments. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the walk at 505 N. Leonard St. and 310 N. Home (two of the gardens). Tickets in advance are available at: Morningfield’s, 800 Devon Ave.; Raffia’s, 141 N. Northwest Highway; Lauren Roberts Salon, 632 Busse Highway; Koenig & Strey, 122 Main St.; Amphora, 137 N. Northwest Highway; Across the Street, 624 Devon Ave., all in Park Ridge. Contact Renee Stark at (847) 732-9344 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/parkridgegardenclub/.
Center of Concern
The Center of Concern: 1580 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 310, Park Ridge, (847) 823-0453, www.centerofconcern.org, calendar of events includes:
Mondays, through July 30: Employment counseling, by appointment.
Monday, July 9: Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, July 17: Medicare counseling, by appointment (sponsored by the federally-funded Senior Health Insurance Program).
Wednesdays, July 11 and 25: Grief and loss support group (call first).
Saturdays, July 14 and 28: Legal counseling, by appointment.
Saturday, July 28: Blood pressure and blood sugar testing, 10 a.m. to noon (no appointment needed).
Lou Gehrig Day: Les Turner ALS Foundation hosts the annual Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field when Chicago Cubs Take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 14. A pre-game party will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago; game starts at 3:05 p.m. Tickets are $100 for adults, $75 for children 10 and younger. Tickets include unlimited food and beverages, a raffle and live auction, T-shirt, and game. One lucky auction bidder will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game and four attendees will have their photograph taken in Wrigley Field’s on-deck circle. Call (847) 679-3311 or visit www.lesturnerals.org.
Car Wash: The Immaculate Conception Parish Boy Scout Troop 926 is having a fundraising car wash from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8 in the west parking lot of the school, 7400 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago. The cost for cars is $5 and the cost for vans/SUVs is $7.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital: LGH is hosting a weekly Community Healthbeat lecture series. This month’s topic is “Healthy Bones and Joints,” led by orthopedic surgeons. All lectures will be held at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s West End Conference Center, 1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free valet parking is available and refreshments will be served. Admission is free, however, registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and mention Class Code 8G52 or visit www.advocateheatlh.com/luth, click on “I need a class or support group” and type in the class code — July 10: “The Aging Back” presented by Dr. David Spencer, orthopedic surgeon. July 17: “Memory Loss: When Should I Be Concerned?” presented by Dr. Robert Moss, geriatrician. July 24: “Looking and Feeling Younger: Skin Care through the Years” presented by Dr. Peter Johnson, plastic surgeon. July 31: “Driving: When Is It Time to Retire Your License?” presented by Dr. Denise Fiducia, psychologist.
Park Ridge Public Library: 20 S. Prospect Ave., (847) 825-3123, www.parkridgelibrary.org. Registration is required for programs unless otherwise noted.
Book Sale: Friends of the Library feature a Summer Cooler Book Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13 (during Taste of Park Ridge).
Tea Party: For students going into first through third grades, 10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. July 16. Favorite storybook characters will be featured in this book-themed tea party.
Junior Chocolate Factory: For students going into first through third grades from 3:30-4:15 p.m. July 18. Linda Hills of Rocky Mountain Chocolate will guide kids in making their own chocolate treats.
Sensory Storytimes: For ages 3 to 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 14. Ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues. Learn through music, movement, stories and play.
Millennium Park. Learn about Millennium Park from docent Hy Speck at 2 p.m. July 17.
Book Discussion: Thursday Morning Book Discussion group focuses on Amy Waldman’s The Submission at 10 a.m. July 12 and 26.
Book Discussion: Evening Book Discussion group discusses Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs at 7 p.m. July 18.
Charles Dickens: Celebrate his 200th birthday with a special 90-minute film based on Dickens’ novels at 7 p.m. July 19.
Coffee Club: Friday morning Coffee Club views a film exploring the Mormons at 10 a.m. July 20.
Gale Gand: Chef and author will demonstrate how to make desserts at 7 p.m. July 24.
Films: “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (PG-13) will be screened at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 10.
Grocery Store Challenge: For ages 3 through children entering first grade. Drop in anytime between 2-4 p.m. July 11.
Scary Stories: For ages 3 to 6 For children entering first to sixth grades, from 7-7:45 p.m. July 9. Tickets are required.
Youth & Adult Tennis Classes: Youth — Adult — Beginners and Intermediate classes at Dee Park; four-week session, July 21 to Aug. 25.
Summer Camp: Registration is in progress for the eight-week summer camp program (in two-week sessions, running up to Aug. 3.) Camp is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Before & After Child Care available for an additional cost. Field trips included in the fee.
Bible Study Express-O: Between services, the Adult Formation Commission of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 306 S. Prospect Ave., is offering the Bible Study Express-O series at 9 a.m. in the upstairs conference room. The “Living the Question” DVD series of “Uppity Women in the Bible” is used as a basis for the study. On July 15, 22 and 29, Joe Czolgosz will facilitate the program on Judith.
Proviso East High School: The Class of 1972 will hold a 40th class reunion, “Endless Summer Event,” Aug. 18 at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook. Visit www.provisoeast72.org or call Chris at (708) 848-4867.
Taft High School: The June 1961 Class will hold a 50 + 1 reunion Sept. 21 to 23. Events will be held in Chicago and Arlington Heights. Email Taftjun61alums@aol.com; write to Taft 1961 Reunion, P.O. Box 369, Park Ridge IL 60068; or call John, (312) 208-2582.
Boy Scouts Troop 1: Commemorating its 100th anniversary in July with a celebration dinner. Eagle scouts, current members, alumni and several dignitaries are expected to attend. In conjunction with the dinner, Troop 1 will be participating in several events throughout the community where they plan to display Troop 1 memorabilia through the ages. The troop is looking for pictures, patches, uniforms or other memorabilia from Troop 1 in years past. To have items included in the display, or for information, contact Art Steinke, Troop 1 Historian and Treasurer, at email@example.com. Today, Troop 1 consists of approximately 35 Boy Scouts who meet every Monday night in the basement scout room at United Methodist Church in Park Ridge where they continue the scout traditions.
Park Ridge Senior Center
Park Ridge Senior Center: The center, 100 S. Western Ave., invites new members to join its program. Call (847) 692-3597. Seniors do not need to be a Park Ridge resident to join.
Tai Chi: This health class begins at 1:30-2:15 p.m. July 27 and runs Fridays through Sept. 14. The charge is $50 for members and $62 for nonmembers. Class will increase flexibility, muscle strength, heart and lung activity, posture, and help prevent falls in this low-impact approach to fitness. This class can be done standing or modified to chair practicing at participant’s own pace.
Sit and Get Fit: Starts July 27 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. and also runs on Fridays through Sept. 14. This program is perfect for those with compromised knees, hips, shoulders, ankle or back pain. The class will include gentle stretching, light weights, and cardio. Participants can stand for a few minutes for balance or stay seated and work at their own pace. Cost is $50 for members and $62 for nonmembers.
Computer Class: On July 13 from 7-9 p.m., “Introduction to Form Letters and Mail Merge” will be presented. The class will explore how to create a form letter and merge it with a database that holds names and addresses of the people to receive the form letter. Also explored will be how to print mailing labels. Cost is $57 for members and $85 for nonmembers.
Introduction to the iPhone: A hands-on class to teach the fundamentals from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, July 11 and 18. Students will learn the uses of calling, sending and receiving text messages, and more. Charge is $38 for members and $57 for nonmembers.
Art Workshop: Will run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, July 9 to Aug. 27. Rae Penzin, well known local artist, will teach, using acrylics. The charge is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers.
Leo Rizzetto: Moderator of the Opera-Arts Discussion group continues the “Deanna Durbin Festival” – July 12, “It Started with Eve” with Charles Laughton. July 26; Deanna again in “Can’t Help Singing,” a Jerome Kern musical romance set at the beginning of the California Gold Rush. Refreshments follow.
Senior Olympics: Registration forms and detailed schedule of events for the Six-County Senior Olympics 2012, which includes Park Ridge and neighboring communities, are available at the center or online at www.ilipra.org. This event, for ages 50 and older, runs from July 9 to 26.
Day Trip: Leaving at 9 a.m. July 20, returning at 4:30 p.m., head out for a tour of Cantigny in Wheaton. The visit includes a guided tour of the Robert R. McCormick Museum, a self-guided tour of the First Infantry Division Museum, and an exploration of a 40-acre formal garden. Lunch and round trip transportation is included. Prior to the trip, participants will be contacted about menu options. Maximum walking is anticipated. Cost is $50 for members and $62 for nonmembers.
Women’s Club: Monthly event for July is “Exotic Foods Around the World” starting at 12:30 p.m. July 11. Bill Helmuth, world traveler, will return to make this presentation. Lunch, catered by All on the Road Catering, will include lasagna with meat sauce, salad, and dessert. For members, the cost is $17 and $19 for nonmembers.
Bastille Day: Will be celebrated beginning at 12:30 p.m. July 16. There will be entertainment provided by vocalist Sandy Haynes. Highlights of the luncheon menu is a French favorite, chicken cordon blue, roasted potatoes, veggie and dessert, catered by All on the Road Catering. The charge will be $17 for members and $19 for nonmembers.
Monthly Luncheon: Begins at 12:30 p.m. July 23 with the theme, “Stars, Stripes and Seniors.” The band Encore will perform inspirational patriotic songs. Lunch will be catered by Inglenook. Members pay $15, nonmembers $17.
Focus on Design: From 1-2 p.m. July 10 is a class focusing on how to transform a room using what is in the home already to create a totally new space. Bring pictures of the room to be redesigned. Cost is $23. Also, No Place Like Home, from 1-2 p.m. July 17 is for those longing for the redecorated rooms seen on TV. Cost is $23.
Introduction to the iPad: A hands-on class that teaches the fundamentals of the iPad from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, July 16 and 23. This class provides an overview of what came with the iPad initially then covers the basics which includes the operation, how to use the app store to download apps (free and paid apps), how to backup the iPad to the computer and discussion about the use of iCloud. Also covered is sending and receiving email, use of the Internet and use of cut, copy and paste. Bring the iPad and charger to the class. Cost is $38 for members and $57 for nonmembers.
Introduction to Social Networking: Class running from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 23 and 31. This comprehensive class introduces participants to the world of Facebook, Twitter, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype. Members will pay $100 and nonmembers $150.
Introduction To R/C Aircraft: The Timely Talk, “Introduction to Remote/Control Aircraft,” will be presented by Greg Bosak, owner of Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies in Norwood Park. The free program will be held at 2 p.m. July 18 at Norwood Crossing, 6016-20 N. Nina Ave. in Chicago. Bosak will also exhibit flying remote helicopters. A question and answer session will follow. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held. Participants are asked to call (773) 577-5323 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes support groups: “Advocate Medical Group offers support meetings in the Nesset Pavilion, 1775 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. Adult Type 1 support meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 18 (Skin Care Tips for Sun Safety) and Aug. 15 (Diabetes Bingo). Adult Type 2 meets from 6-7 p.m. July 16 (Skin Care Tips), Aug. 23 (Diabetes Bingo). To register for any class, call (847) 318-2500.