Community Calendar for JUNE 28, 2012
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:34AM
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Lincolnwood Public Library: 4000 W. Pratt Ave., (847) 677-5277, www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org.
Monday Matinee: Alternating Mondays, 10 a.m., Grant Room.
Be Your Own Barista: At 1 and 6:30 p.m. June 28 for sixth grade and up. Help create our own coffeehouse culture with coffee and tea drinks and a homemade journal project. Registration required. Contact the Youth Services Department at (847) 677-5277, ext. 234, or email email@example.com.
Temple Judea Mizpah: 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, offers preschool and kindergarten to children of nonmembers. Space is limited. Call Cantor Richard Bessman, (847) 676-1566.
The Solid Waste Agency: of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) offers an at home pickup program for those who prefer to have their materials picked up from the front steps rather than drive to a drop-off location. This program will be available through September. Any SWANCC resident who has front door access (no apartments or condos) can arrange for a pickup. Residents are charged $30 via credit card to offset program costs, and can recycle six items per pickup. A list of acceptable items is available at www.swancc.org/index.php/programs/electronics-recycling. No individual item can exceed 50 pounds and televisions are limited to 27 inches. To schedule an at home pickup, call (847) 724-9205, Ext. 203.
The Authority Board: will meet at 7:30 p.m. and on the second Monday of each month unless noted, at the Centre East Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Authority, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd.
The Village of Skokie: seasonal, weekly yard waste collection program resumes on Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Grass clippings will not be collected. To schedule a brush and yard waste collection, contact the automated phone request system at (847) 933-3333 or visit www.skokie.org, to make a request online. The deadline for requests for same-week collection is Monday at noon. Collection requests received after noon on Monday will be scheduled for Wednesday of the following week. For more information regarding yard waste collection, contact the Village of Skokie Public Works Department at (847) 933-8427.
All Village of Skokie: Board meetings are now broadcast live on SkokieVision Cable Television (Channel 25 on RCN and Channel 17 on Comcast). Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St. As always, meetings will be re-broadcast at noon and 8 p.m. on the Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday following a Board Meeting.
A representative: from the Niles Township Clerk’s office is available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and evenings by appointment, and on second and fourth Mondays of each month to accommodate residents with passport applications, voter registrations and temporary handicapped parking placards. For an appointment at Niles Township in Skokie, call (847) 673-9300.
The village of Lincolnwood: now has a presence on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook “fans” and Twitter “followers” can now receive press releases, breaking news, special event information, agendas for meetings, videos, and photos. Links to the social media pages can be found on the Village’s homepage at www.lincolnwoodil.org or directly on Facebook by searching “Village of Lincolnwood” or Twitter “LincolnwoodlL.” The Village’s website and newsletter remain the primary information sources for news for the Village. For more information, contact Douglas Petroshius, assistant village administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 745-4711.
Lincolnwood Public Library: 4000 W. Pratt Ave.; (847) 677-5277; www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org
Benevon: will host a free fund-raising seminar from 3-4:30 p.m. July 23 at Doubletree Chicago North Shore, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Call (206) 428-2150. Join them to learn how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit group.
Skokie Valley: Sail and Power Squadron will hold the following classes for boaters in the northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin area. For reservations, call Don Sidman at (847) 726-7309.
Knitting for Adults: is offered 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Lincolnwood Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave. Adults can learn to knit or work on knitting projects. All skill levels welcome.
The Chinese Cultural Education Association: has room for additional students in its Parent & Tot program for 3-year-olds. Basic, day-to-day Chinese (Mandarin) language phrases, along with Asian culture, games, songs and dances are taught to parents and children in a stress-free environment. Classes are from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the St. Lambert Education Center, 8141 N. Kedvale Ave., Skokie. Call (847) 674-0348, or e-mail email@example.com.
World Politics: is a red-hot topic. Join expert Lester Mehlman as he discusses what is happening in the world at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, at Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Bring your opinions to these lively group sessions. Call (847) 676-1566.
Adult Hebrew classes: are offered Sunday mornings at Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie. Enrollment is limited for the hour-long class. Call (847) 676-1566, for details.
“Genealogy Videos and Webinars: Free Family History Education from the Comfort of Your Home” will be discussed at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at 2 p.m. July 29, in Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Abby Schmelling, JGSI vice president-program, will present several fun examples of how to learn more about genealogy research techniques. The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. for those who want to use genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites on the Internet, or ask genealogical questions. Visit www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or call (312) 666-0100.
The Rotary Club: of Skokie Valley meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant at 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, North Ring Road, Skokie. Lunch is $14, for members and $15 for visitors and guests. Call (847) 763-9811.
The following clubs: meet at the Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave.; (847) 677-5277; www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org.
The Friends: of Lincolnwood Library meets 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, except December.
Knitting for Adults: meets 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults can learn to knit or work on knitting projects. All skill levels welcome.
The Adult Stamp Club: meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.
Humanities Treasures: meets 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays.
The Collaborative: Law Institute of Illinois, North Shore Practice Group, meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon-1:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, Old Orchard Road, Skokie. Group is comprised of attorneys, financial and mental health professionals, committed to helping people through divorce without litigation. Contact Sara Stolberg: firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 325-5554. Also visit www.collablawil.org.
The Kiwanis Club: of Skokie Valley meets at noon Thursdays at North Shore Holiday Inn, 5300 Touhy Ave., Skokie. Call Lisa, (847) 329-0400, or e-mail email@example.com.
Skokie Photographic: Society meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on the lower level of Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie. Photographers at all levels welcome. Call (847) 677-8324.
Skokie Lions Club: meets 6:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at North Shore Holiday Inn, 5300 Touhy Ave., Skokie. Call Lion Walt Holden, (847) 679-7457.
Niles Township: Toastmasters meets 7:15-8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Come and hone your speaking skills, learn to speak extemporaneously or tell a joke. Call (847) 583-9328.
Illinois Holocaust: Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, (847) 967-4800, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org, offers the following:
A lecture: “Seeking Justice” featuring Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations, will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 19. “The last Nazi hunter” will discuss the transition from investigation and prosecution of World War II-era Nazi criminals to cases involving participants in post-World War II crimes of genocide, extrajudicial killing and torture committed abroad under color of foreign law. Rosenbaum serves in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigations, as director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section/Criminal Division.
JVS Chicago: will host a job search program from 5-8 p.m. July 12 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. How can your skills and experiences solve the challenges of a department or a company? Bring your business cards and enter for a chance to win complimentary tickets for a one day admission to the Holocaust Museum. Drawing will be held at end of event. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, go to jvschicago.org/event-registration/?ee=45. For all inquiries, contact Sandra Saltzman, JEN outreach coordinator, at (847) 745-5482 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ezra Habonim: the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie will host Confronting Bullying and Intolerance at 7:30 p.m. July 2. Conducted by Howard Romanek, high school and college educator and Marion Rosenberg, former producer of Comcast Public Access TV, the free 90-minute program will review the previous presentation and then tackle the many forms of bullying. Light refreshments at conclusion of program. For reservations, groups or individuals may call Marion at (847) 673-0387, by June 29.
The village of Skokie: is collecting non-perishable food to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. A large food collection box is located at the main entrance of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St. Consider donating non-perishable goods while purchasing a vehicle sticker, dropping of a permit application or doing other business at Village Hall. Acceptable items include: boxed cereals, canned vegetables and fruits; canned stews, soups, pork & beans; canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.; boxed juices and milk; pasta, rice; peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars only); pudding cups, fruit cups, fruit bars, raisins; and crackers. No glass jars/bottles or perishable foods. Village Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call the Human Services Division at (847) 933-8208.
Pet licenses: are available at Village Hall. With a veterinarian’s statement of spay/neutering, the pet license fee is $6. Without the statement the fee is $12. A current rabies certificate must be presented at the time of purchase whether purchasing in-person or by mail. Pet licenses cannot be renewed online. Pet licenses purchased 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St.
The village of Skokie: offers the TeenLink program uniting Skokie residents who are in need of outside yard work, such as snow shoveling, and lawn care with teens who are for hire. The TeenLink program list provides contact information for available teens. The list includes the name and address of the teen, days available, type of work they can do and their expected rate of pay. Residents can receive the list by mail or e-mail. The resident is responsible for contacting the teen and for making financial and scheduling arrangements. For a copy of the TeenLink contact list, call the Village manager’s office at (847) 933-8210.
For information: about a free meeting space for groups or committees, call Lindsey at the Lincolnwood Place Retirement community, (847) 673-7166.
The village of Skokie’s: Human Services Division hosts a drop-in class for anyone who wishes to become a U.S. citizen. The class meets 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at 5120 Galitz St., Skokie. The tutorial reviews citizenship test questions, prints testing applications and submits completed applications to the federal government. Call (847) 933-8208.
The Smith Activities Center: 5120 Galitz St., Skokie, offers the following programs. Call (847) 933-8208 if registration is required.
Bright Ideas ESL Class: meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Registration required.
Chess is played: from noon-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Socialization and Needlework: takes place 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday.
News and Views Discussion: is set at 10 a.m. every Friday.
A Simple Will/Durable Power: of Attorney/Living Will program for low-income seniors who meet requirements is offered. A fee is charged by the attorney. Call (847) 933-8208 for program details and registration information. Woodcarving meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. with instructor Irv Marion. Fee required.
Art from the Heart Creations: will be selling art from program participants at the following locations: Downtown Skokie’s Wednesdays on the Green at 7 p.m. July 11; and The North Shore Festival of Arts from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. July 28 and 29 at Old Orchard Mall. Call (847) 674-1921, Ext. 245.
Sports City Memorabilia: 9241 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, will host a rare public autograph session from 1-3 p.m. July 22, with former Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX champion, Tyrone Keys, No. 39. This rare appearance by Tyrone Keys will benefit his All Sports Community Service Foundation. All of the autograph fees and inscription fees will be donated to the foundation. Autograph fees: $20 for any item and $5 per inscription. Sports City will have Chicago Bear mini-helmets for purchase. To reserve tickets, e-mail Sports City and include: name, phone number, number of tickets and inscriptions to email@example.com. Additional donations are welcome.
A representative from: the Niles Township Clerk’s office will be available weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and evenings by appointment on the second and fourth Mondays of each month to accommodate your schedule to assist with passport applications, voter registration and temporary handicapped parking placards. For an appointment at Niles Township in Skokie, call (847) 673-9300.
Skokie Public Board: generally meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the board room at the library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Agendas may be obtained before the meeting by calling the administrative office, (847) 324-3128.
Alden Estates of Skokie: will present orthopedic surgeon David Beigler of Illinois Bone and Joint at 2 p.m. July 18 at Alden Estates of Skokie, 4626 Old Orchard Road, Skokie. Beigler will discuss knee replacement surgery and how to custom-fit your knee replacement to your individual body shape and type. Current research shows that a person’s individual bone shape influences the way a knee replacement fits. RSVP by July 16. Space is limited. Call (847) 676-4800 or visit www.AldenEstatesofSkokie.com.
Immunization Clinics: will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. The clinic fee is $5 per person and participants must register in advance.
The village of Skokie: Health Department offers microwave-oven testing to measure for possible radiation leaks. Testing is recommended for older microwave models. Microwaves that have damaged doors or seals may leak harmful radiation. There is no charge, but an appointment is required. Skokie residents should call the Environmental Health Division, (847) 933-8484.
An Arthritis Foundation: education-and-support group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month in Room 105 of the Weber Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie. This group will be facilitated by a clinical social worker and a foundation-certified group leader. Call (847) 674-1500, Ext. 2600.
Adults In Transition: will meet from 5:45–7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, July 12 and 26, and on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Jewish Child & Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The social support group is for adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to 50s. The group provides support, conversation and a safe environment to explore issues. Cost is $7 per session fee. Contact Sheri Fox, LCSW, (847) 412-4356, SheriFox@jcfs.org or www.jcfs.org.
Litlounge: a book group co-sponsored by the Skokie Public Library and Morton Grove Public Library, meets in the Irish pub, The Curragh, at 8266 Lincoln Ave., in Skokie. Join them at 7 p.m. July 17 to discuss Savages by Don Winslow. Ben and Chon are running a successful marijuana operation out of Laguna Beach. All is well until they are approached by the Baja Cartel with a threatening request. When they turn down the offer, their friend Ophelia is kidnaped in retaliation and the two must come up with a scheme to get her back.
Lincolnwood Public Library: 4000 W. Pratt Ave. offers the following programs. Call (847) 677-5277 or visit www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org.
Food Drive: through July 27. Place nonperishable food items in the box across from the Circulation Desk to support the summer reading theme: “Reading Is So Delicious.” Donated food will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry.
English: as a Second Language class 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28. Free weekly class for adults who want to learn to speak English. Sponsored by Oakton Community College. Call (847) 635-1426.
Literacy Class: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Saturdays, June 30-Aug. 18. Free weekly class for adults who want to improve reading and writing skills. Sponsored by Oakton Community College. Call (847) 635-1426.
The Lincolnwood Library: Board of Trustees meets each third Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted.
Cinematic Classics: shown Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 28: “The Maltese Falcon.”
Friday Films: shown weekly at 1 p.m. June 29: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
Morning Matinees: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. June 28: “Being Elmo.”
Foreclosure Prevention: Fair Lending & Red Flags to Avoid Foreclosure at 6:30 p.m. June 28. Presented by the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs. Interfaith is a HUD certified agency providing free and confidential counseling to north suburban homeowners.
Adopt-A-Park: was established so neighborhood groups or other organizations can work with the Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation Department in maintaining and improving the community’s parks. Through fund-raising, volunteer clean-up and program/activities are held in the park. Adopting groups will be able to have a part in addressing the needs of their adopted park. When a group decides to Adopt-A-Park, the Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation Department works closely with the group’s volunteers to plan events, clean-ups and other activities. Call (847) 677-9740, to discuss possible park locations.
The Lincolnwood: Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, is available for rent to businesses, individuals and families of Lincolnwood as well as those living nearby. Rent the center for various functions including birthday parties, bat/bar mitzvah parties, family reunions/celebrations, annual holiday parties, wedding engagements, retirement parties, classroom enrichment programs and more. Amenities includes round or rectangular tables, banquet chairs, kitchen, TV, podium with microphone, coffeepot, and tablecloths. To tour building, inquire about availability, or a renter information packet, call (847) 677-9740.
Maine-Niles Association: of Special Recreation offers individuals with physical and mental challenges, behavior and learning disorders, hearing and visual impairments and emotional disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a variety of recreation activities. To receive a seasonal brochure or to offer support for individuals with special needs by volunteering, call (847) 966-5522.
Ezra Habonim: The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster St., Skokie, will offer the following program. Join them at 8 p.m. July 6, and 9:30 a.m. July 7, when they welcome new rabbi, Rabbi Jeffrey Weill. Hear his thought-provoking sermons, and enjoy the voice of world renowned cantor, Cantor Benjamin Warschawsky, as they welcome the Sabbath. Dessert will follow the services on Friday, and lunch will follow the services on Saturday. Free. Call (847) 675-4141.
True Life in God: will present topics on Intimacy with God, the Gift of Love, the Mercy of God, the Unceasing Prayer, and Christian unity from 1-3 p.m. July 14 at Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood. Every attendee will receive a free book. Additional books and CD’s will be available for purchase. Parking and wheelchair accessible. Call (312) 823-2461. Visit www.tlig.org.
Movie Night: will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8201 N. Karlov Ave., Skokie, at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Join them for a feature film, popcorn and discussion. Call (847) 966-8445.
A weekly: senior drop-in group meets from 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Participants discuss politics, current events, health, relationships and more. The fee is $7 per session. Contact Sandy Posner at (847) 745-5448 or SandyPosner@jcfs.org, www.jcfs.org.
Bright Ideas ESL: is held from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Smith Activities Center, 5120 Galitz St., Skokie. The Ongoing English as a Second Language class is for Russian-speaking refugees 60 and older. Interactive, fun, conversational. Beginners are welcome. Class is based on Bright Ideas ESL Curriculum, developed by the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE), specifically for the older learner. No fee. Contact Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, (773) 866-5035. www.jcfs.org.
Holocaust Survivors: Coffee and Conversation meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month. Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free. Call (847) 568-5200 to register. Also held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19. and 26, at JCFS Joy F. Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. Free. Call (847) 568-5100.
Community Senior Adults: is open to new members. Lunch, socialization and entertainment are offered on a weekly basis. Purchase Kosher lunches at affordable prices. Meets 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Call Esther Craven at (773) 508-1047. Monthly meeting dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Staff from nonprofit agency: SASI will answer questions about home care and ways to stay home safely from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at North Shore Community Bank, 7800 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. For details, call SASI-Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at (847) 864-7274 or visit www.SASIathome.org.
Super Seniors: a Jewish senior group for those 60 or older meets from 3-4:30 p.m. on first and third Sundays at the North Shore University Health System Skokie Hospital, 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Topics include current events, books, jokes and Israel. Call (847) 583-9328.
The Village Center Apartments: a low-income subsidized senior citizen residence in Skokie, will take application requests to apply to the waiting list for a limited number of future vacancies. To receive an application, along with a description of the qualifications needed to apply, send a letter or postcard with the name and address of the prospective applicant to 5140 Galitz St., Skokie IL 60077.
CJE SeniorLife: is now accepting applications for Robineau Residence, 7550 N. Kostner Ave., in Skokie, for immediate move-in. The age requirement for residency at Robineau was recently lowered to 55 years of age (from 62). In addition, the income level for a single occupant was raised to $42,100 per year. For an application and a tour of Robineau, contact Dorothy Levant at (847) 675-8580.
Join in: knitting, needlepoint, crocheting or embroidery from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday at the Smith Activities Center, 5120 Galitz St., Skokie. Have fun with the social group while chatting and crafting. All interested persons are invited for free. Call (847) 933-8208.
Jewish Senior Singles: Social Club meets throughout the months for dinner and a variety of programs. Call (847) 676-2872.
Lincolnwood Mayor: Jerry Turry’s Rescue Rangers is a program for senior residents or anyone with disabilities who lack the resources, and are unable, to complete daily living tasks, such as shoveling snow, walking a pet or placing garbage toters. Local teens assist senior’s Office. Call (847) 745-4717.
Join the Lincolnwood: Social Club (55+) Individuals do not have to be a resident of Lincolnwood to join. The group visits exciting places every week in addition to the numerous special events held at the Community Center.
Lincolnwood: Social Club 55+ in the Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, features a Weights & Movement exercise class from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 for members per class; $3, guests. Call the Parks & Recreation Office at (847) 677-9740 for registration.
Lincolnwood: Social Club 55+ meets for Bridge from 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays (excluding legal holidays) at 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood. Admission free for members. Call Parks & Recreation office at (847) 677-9740.
Lincolnwood: Social Club 55+ meets for Mah Jongg from 12:30-3 p.m. Thursdays (excluding legal holidays) at 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood. Admission is free for members. Call the Parks & Recreation office at (847) 677-9740.
Super Seniors: a Jewish Seniors group for those over 60 meets from 3-4:30 p.m. on first and third Sundays at the North Shore University Health System Skokie Hospital, 9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Topics include current events, books, jokes and Israel. Call Phyllis (847) 583-9328.
Lincolnwood Place: Retirement Community, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd. RSVP to Lindsey, (847) 673-7166, Ext. 4204, hosts the following events: An Tai Chi class with Francesca at 10 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday in Auditorium II; Gitta’s Yiddish Music Discussion Group meets at 1:30 p.m. Fridays in the Card Room; A free stretch-and-tone class take place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, with a free strength-training class follows at 11 a.m. (847) 673-7166; A free low-impact fitness class is held at 10 a.m. Fridays.
The Skokie Park District: seniors enjoy movies at 1 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie. There is no fee for the movie. Call (847) 933-4969.
The Skokie Park District??s: Gratitude Club meets the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of topics, including self-improvement and self-awareness. Fee is $3 for Skokie residents; $5, nonresidents. For reservations, call (847) 933-4969.