Wilmette calendar for June 7, 2012
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Updated: July 8, 2012 8:15AM
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The Chicago Botanic Garden
The following events: All take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. For more information call (847) 835-5440 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
Summer Day Camp: registration has begun. In addition to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s weeklong summer day camp, Camp CBG now offers full-day camps from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for two weeks for children ages 6-9. Among the camps offered are My First Camp 2 & 3; Green Sprouts; Green Thumbs; Explorer; Adventurers; Leaders in Training; Yoga Bash; and Discover Dance.
Camp CBG: Exciting and enriching learning experiences for children ages 2-12. The Garden offers weeklong camps with morning, afternoon, and all-day options from June 18 to Aug. 17. Online registration is open through June.
Discovery Backpacks: Families can borrow them from the Information Desk in the Visitor Center. They are available year-round and will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Butterflies & Blooms: An outdoor butterfly garden lets visitors immerse themselves with live tropical butterflies. Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June 2-Sept. 3, weather permitting. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Members receive $1 off each price. Combination tickets are available for Butterflies and Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden and cost $8 for adults and $5 for children. Members receive $1 off each ticket price.
The Lenhardt Library: “Rare Seeds, Creative harvest: Artists Books Inspired by the Rare Book Collection” exhibition through Aug. 12. The library hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.
Fitness walks: Offered from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. through Nov. 17. The cost for four sessions is $38 for members and $46 for nonmembers; eight sessions is $76 for members and $92 for nonmembers; 12 sessions is $114 for members and $138 for nonmembers; 16 sessions for $152 for members and $184 for nonmembers; and a season pass is $285 for members and $345 for nonmembers. Individual rates are $10.
Vegetable and Herb Basket Workshop: 1-3 p.m. June 7. The fee is $79 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Plein Air drawing and Painting: Greenhouse and Gardens , 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-July 26. The fee is $374 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Divide and Conquer Your Perennials: 10 a.m.-noon June 9. The fee is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Bird Walk: Summer Nesting Birds will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. June 9. The fee is $19 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Discovering Scratchboard Visiting Artist Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 10. The fee is $287 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Summer Garden Maintenance: 1-3 p.m. June 10. The cost is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Modern Garden History: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 11-Aug. 13. The cost is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Modern Garden History: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 11-Aug. 13. The cost is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Subtropical Gardening for Chicago: 1-3 p.m. June 13. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Backstage Pass: Shoreline Restoration Project will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 14. The cost is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Eight Months of Color for the Garden: 9 a.m.-noon June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Designing with Native Plants: 1-4 p.m. June 16. The cost is $74 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Father’s Day Canoe Adventure: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 17. The cost is $54. Members receive a 20 percent discount.
A Classic Summer Scene at Mettawa Manor: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 16. The cost is $124 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Botany for Botanical Artists: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-July 14. The cost is $224 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Natural Vistas: A Special Program on Chicago’s Heirloom Landscapes will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19. The cost is $25 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Wrapped in Gold: Silk Scarf-Dyeing Workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19. The cost is $99 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Taste of Mexico:Highlights the cuisine and beverages of Mexico, noon-6 p.m. June 16-17. Advance tickets are $25 for Garden members and $30 for nonmembers. Day-of tickets cost $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Participants must be 21 to purchase tickets.
Ed Valauskas, curator of rare books:Talk on the Rare Seeds exhibition at 2 p.m. June 16.
The farmer’s market: Open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month through Oct. 21.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17, July 1, 15, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and 16.
Carillon Concert Series: Tours at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 3.
Music on the Esplanade: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Tuesday Morning Music Series: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28.
Dancin’ Sprouts: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Hot Summer Nights: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.
Scout Campout: June 9 (rain date June 15). The cost is $50 per child and $20 per adult chaperone. A deposit of $200 per group is required to reserve campout. Contact Youth Programs at (847) 835-8239 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org/scout.
Ikebana International Show:10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 9 and 10.
Sogetsu School of Illinois: Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 16 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 17.
Summer Containers: 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21. The fee is $87 for nonmembers and members receive 20 percent discount.
Evergreen Pruning: 7-8:30 p.m. June 21 and from 9-11 a.m. June 23. The fee is $62 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Gardener Meets Grill: 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 23. The fee is $37 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Introduction to Grading and Drainage: Discussion from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 27-Aug. 29 and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21 and 28. The fee is $337 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Discover Indiana Dunes: 1-3 p.m. June 27. The fee is $39 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Trees as a Legacy: Design and development talk will take place from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 28. The fee is $75 for nonmembers and members receive a 20 percent discount.
Summer Dinner Dance: 7 p.m. June 22. Tickets begin at $750. Call (847) 835-6944.
Illinois African Violet Society: State Show and Sale will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. June 23 and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 24.
Chai Group of Hadassah: North Shore Chapter will hold their installation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. The featured speaker will be Suzanne Strassberger, director of State Government Affairs Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. The cost is $36. Call (847) 205-1900; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
Alliance Française du North Shore: “Café Conversations, Evening Edition” in French from 7:30-8:30 p.m. June 11 at a Panera, or location to be announced. Membership is not required. The meeting is open to beginning French students to fluent native speakers. Listening in French is encouraged. Visit http://alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com or e-mail email@example.com.
The Community Band of Wilmette: Rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Wilmette Junior High, 615 Locust Road, Wilmette. The meeting is open to new members of any age and instrument. Call Jeff at (847) 864-7748 Visit www.wilmetteband.org.
St. John’s Lutheran Church: Mommy and Me program 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The program for ages 12-30 months and their parent or caregiver includes playtime, songs, games, story time and snack. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Call (847) 251-1730.
The North Shore New Horizons Band: rehearses at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 470 W. Maple St., Winnetka. The band is open to adults 50 years or older. Call Doris at (847) 299-6033.
The North Shore Harmonizers: An independent women’s barbershop chorus, holds weekly chorus rehearsals at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Augustine Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The group is open to any level of experience. Call (312) 409-4215 or go online to www.northshoreharmonizers.org.
The Garden Photographic Society: 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the Education Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe. Guests are welcome. Call Toni Ballenger at (847) 831-2380 or Elli Glist at (847) 945-3909.
The All Village Singers: Looking for adults to sing holiday carols in the winter and Broadway and popular tunes in the spring. Rehearsals for holiday caroling will begin mid-October at the North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe. There are no auditions but choral experience is helpful. Call Howard Cohen at (847) 328-2358.
Mom4Profit: A business networking group for women in business with children, meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at varying locations on the North Shore. Call (847) 363-5394 or visit Mom4ProfitNetworking.com.
The Lake Cook Chapter: Offers programs presented at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Walter E. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Go online to www.lakecookaudubon.org, or contact Nancy Greenlee (847) 267-1303.
The Chai Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter: Knitters and those who prefer to crochet are invited to join their group the last Wednesday of the month with their ongoing project of knitting for the Linus Project. Call the North Shore office at (847) 205-1900 or e-mail northshore@Hadassah.org.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter: Takes donated books for the children at the North River Elementary School in Chicago. For information, call (847) 205-1900 or e-mail northshore@Hadassah.org. Book drop off can be made at Hadassah’s new office at 3000 Dundee, No. 313, Northbrook.
The National Association of Women Business Owners: Woman business owners are invited to meet its members at 7:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Blue Grass Restaurant in Highland Park. Contact Dianna Krus (847) 917-3882 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore Chess Club: Meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbucks, 347 Park Ave., Glencoe. The club has a relaxed, drop-in atmosphere and is open to players, adults and teenagers, at all skill levels. The club doesn’t offer any formal classes but advanced players are always willing to help those who are less experienced. There are no tournaments and no fee. Members need only bring their own chess sets. E-mail email@example.com.
Breakthrough Basketball: Camp for children ages 12 and up will take place form 6-9 p.m. June 15; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16; and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17 at Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville. The cost is $225 and $97 for observing coaches. Visit www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps; or contact Jeff Haefner at (319) 360-0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Sitter instruction: For children ages 11-13 will be offered from 4-7:30 p.m. June 27 and 28 at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Advance registration for the program is required by June 18. The cost is $40. Contact Gail Price at (847) 446-8335 or Gail@Ascension-Church.org.
Christian Heritage Academy: Chinese immersion summer camp from 12:30-4:30 p.m. June 11-29 at 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield. The cost is $100 per student. Registration is available at www.itlanguage.org/cils. Contact Mandarin teacher Grace Tsai at email@example.com.
David Adler Music and Arts Center: Summer Camp registration has begun. Campers may choose from different classes, one for each period of the day, to create their own schedule. Session I will be held June 11-29 and Session II will be held from July 9-27. The center is located 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call (847) 367-0707 or visit www.adlercenter.org.
Gates of Learning Preschool: Located at North Shore Congregation Israel, features a new Baby Steps class for infants up to 6 months and moms from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The school still has openings in its Adult/Child class for children ages 12-24 months. Call Ellen L. Grossman, director, at (847) 835-0724 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health-care reform questions: Answers, especially as it pertains to Medicare, from CJE SeniorLife through a free consumer-assistance hotline at (773) 508-1000. Staff members can explain the new legislation and its benefits, and clarify the difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans and how to choose one that best suits one’s individual needs. (Russian-speaking staff is also available.).
Work Off Weight: A not-for-profit group hosts a weigh-in and meeting 8-9 a.m. every Sunday at Cunliff Park, 540 Echo Lane, Glenview. Free coffee and the first meeting is free. There are dues to join. (847) 337-5392.
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah: 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette is a multi-generational, egalitarian Conservative congregation. Rabbi Allan Kensky brings spirituality, insight and energy to daily minyans and weekly worship. Cantor Pavel Roytman enhances services with his lustrous voice. The synagogue, now in its 53rd year, offers diverse programming options, including an award winning Academy, youth group, Men’s Club, Sisterhood and highly acclaimed adult education programs. The congregation is currently offering the Open “Dor” Initiative, opening its doors to the next generation of younger families to join the synagogue at lower rates. Call (847) 256-1213 or visit www.bhcbe.org.
Parents and Children Together: A nonprofit parent and child involvement program with no religious affiliation, has classes available at various times Monday through Saturday at 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield. The classes, geared to parents or caregivers and their children ages 6 months to 5 years, are 50 minutes and include gym play, music and art exploration, baby classes, stories, Little Chefs and sibling transitional classes. Call (847) 446-5370.
The following programs: Offered at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Call (847) 256-5025:
Senior Book Talk: 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Mather Place.
Classics and Contemporary Book Group: Discussion of Animal Farm by George Orwell at 10:30 a.m. June 12.
Summer Reading Club: Begins June 11 and ends Aug. 5. Read-to-Me Club is for pre-readers. Reading is So Delicious is for independent readers up to ninth grade. Reading is So Delicious is also for high school students and adults. Visit the Recent Arrivals Desk, or www.wilmettelibraryt.info/summerreadingclub. The clubs are open to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents and non-residents who attend Wilmette and Kenilworth schools.
E-books and e-audiobooks: Available at the library will be discussed at 7 p.m. June 11.
Introduction to Morningstar Investment: Research Center will take place at 1 p.m. June 12.
Greener Choices: Composting Made Easy will take place at 11 a.m. June 16.
Diabetes Support Group: 7 p.m. June 13.
Armchair Travelers: Coffee at 12:30 p.m. and the program at 1 p.m. and feature San Francisco with Lindy Rubin June 7; Berlin Revisted with Patience Kramer June 14; Cotswolds and Cornwall with Bill Bishoff June 21; and Iceland & Galapagos Islands with Foil Miller.
The Frog Lady Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians will take place from 3:30-4:15 p.m. June 15.
Food Fun: For ages 2-5 will take place from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and feature Fruit and Cheese Kebabs June 14; Mini Bagel Faces June 21; Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits June 28; and Cookie Decorating July 5. To register, call (847) 256-6945.
Macaroni Masterpiece: For ages 3 and older will take place from 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 12.
Park-a-Day Challenge: Takes place from 10-10:30 a.m. June 13 at Townley Park, Kenilworth.
Scratch Digital Media Design: For children in fifth-ninth grade will take place from 2-4 p.m. June 18. Sign up begins June 4. Call (847) 256-6945.
Special Needs Storytimes: Recommended for children ages 3-10 will take place from 3-3:30 p.m. June 10.
Stories in the Parks: Takes place from 4-4:30 p.m. June 11 and July 16 at Maple Park; June 25 and July 23 at Thornwood Park; and July 9 and July 30 at Vattman Park. Gather neat the tennis courts at each park. In case of uncertain weather, call (847) 256-6945.
Screen Print Workshops: Takes place from 2-3 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29. To register, call (847) 256-6930 or visit www.wilmettelibrary.info.
Twitter 101: 7 p.m. June 18.
Introduction to Excel: 7 p.m. June 13. Call (847) 853-6566.
Fourth Monday Readers: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks at 7 p.m. June 25.
Caregivers of Children: Mental Illness Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. June 15.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meets at 7 p.m. June 25.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”: will be shown from 3:30-5 p.m. June 20.
Story Chefs: For children in third grade and older will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19-July 10. Registration is required.
Book Buddies: 7-7:45 p.m. Thursdays, June 21-July 26. Registration is required.
PartyCakes: Features Cheeseburger in Paradise cake for children in kindergarten-fifth grade from 3-3:45 p.m. and Peace Sign cake for children in sixth-twelvth grade from 4:15-5 p.m. June 25. Registration is required.
Family Picnic on the front lawn: Takes place from 6:30-7:45 p.m. June 18 and feature Jason Kollum presenting a Rock n’ Roll variety juggling show.
Evanston Township High School: Class of 62 will celebrate their 50th reunion from June 28-30. Visit www.ethsclassof62.com.
Mallinckrodt Center: 1041A Ridge Road. Registration required for programs. Call (847) 256-9623.
9:30 a.m.: Yoga
10 a.m.: Mahjongg
11 a.m.: Tai Chi
1 p.m.: Sit and Be Fit; Canasta
9:30 a.m.: iPhone
12:30 p.m.: iPad
3 p.m.: Ice Cream Social
4 p.m.: Concert in Mallinckrodt Park
10 a.m.: Zumba
11 a.m.: Joints in Motion
1:30 p.m.: Brain Gain Group
9 a.m.: Early Fitness
9:30 a.m.: Bowling
10 a.m.: Bike Ride; Yoga
9 a.m.: Tai Chi
10 a.m.: Humanities
noon: Men’s Bridge
1:30 p.m.: Costa Rica Preview
7 p.m.: Focus on Fixed Income
10 a.m.: Pilates
noon: Bridge; Duplicate Bridge
1 p.m.: Memoir Writing
9:30 a.m.: Yoga
10 a.m.: Mahjongg
11 a.m.: Tai Chi
noon: Father’s Day Program
1 p.m.: Sit and Be Fit; Bunco
The North Shore Senior Center: Calendar of Events for active adults presents a variety of classes at the Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Campus, 161 Northfield Road in Northfield. Call (847) 784-6030.
The Free Men’s Club: Annual Men’s Club Picnic will be held from 10:30-11:30 June 12 at Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road, Northfield. Men’s Club members and guests must sign-up in Lifelong Learning. The prepaid guest fee is $5.
Mim’s Gift Shop: Open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The store features jewelry, glassware, crystal, china, pottery figurines, bric-a-brac, linens, books and collectibles at bargain prices thanks to donations by members, staff and friends.
What Really Happened?: A discussion of some of the most well known and least understood events in American history, will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-28. The fee is $40 for members and $48 for nonmembers.
Mark Damisch in Concert: 1-2 p.m. June 8. The fee is $10.
“It’s the Quality of Life Stupid—Not the GDP”: Discussion from 10-11:30 a.m. June 8. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
Where are all the Old Movie Stars Now: Discussion from 1-2:30 p.m. June 11. The fee is $9 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
How to Use a Flash Drive: 10 a.m.-noon June 14. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Footsteps of the Mighty Roman Empire: Discusssion from 1-2:30 p.m. June 15. The fee is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.
Meditation to Let Go of the Past: discussion will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. June 18. The fee is $7 for members and $9 for nonmembers.
The Art of Roy Lichtenstein: an exhibition preview will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. June 18. The fee is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.
Scraps to Stars Quilt Class: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. June 19 and 26. The fee is $29 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness: Cook Country North Suburban Chapter, will offer the Family-to-Family Education Program from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 28 at the Kenton Knox Center, 9701 N. Knox, Skokie. The course is free. To register, call (847) 716-2252.
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore: Provides ongoing domestic violence services for community members who are living in abusive relationships but who may not be ready to leave their homes. The bilingual staff offers domestic violence counseling and support services to Spanish speaking women as well. To access these services, call (847) 864-8445, ext. 22.
Mather Pavilion: a Mather LifeWays senior residence, hosts an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the residence, 820 Foster St., Evanston. Call Joanne Malleta (847) 492-2525.
A drop-in parent support group: For those with teenagers, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Response, on the second floor at 9304 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. This program is sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services. The cost is $15 per session. Contact Jennifer Goldstein at (224) 625-2923 or visit www.jcfs.org.
A social support group: For adults with disabilities who are in their 20s to mid 50s, 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Jewish Child and Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. The cost is $7 per session fee. Contact Sheer Fox at (847) 412-4356 or visit www.jcfs.org.
Parenting an Adult Child with Disabilities: Parent support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Jewish Child and Family Services, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. There is a $15 per session fee. Contact Jessica King at (773) 467-3741 or visit www.jcfs.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness: Cook Country North Suburban Chapter, is seeking volunteers to participate in Tag Days June 1 and 2 held in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Park Ridge, Wilmette and Winnetka. Two hour shifts are available. Call or e-mail Tina Nelson at (847) 707-1718 or email@example.com or contact the office at (847) 716-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are being sought: North Shore Senior Center is looking for people to crochet blankets for others undergoing chemotherapy. Blankets have been donated to patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Kellogg Cancer Centers. For more information, contact Maura Rogan, director of volunteer services, at (847) 784-6052 or e-mail email@example.com.
The North Shore Senior Center: Needed are friendly visitors; volunteers for the House of Welcome; help with the Lunch Circle on Mondays and/or Wednesdays; transportation coordinator; and committee secretaries. Contact Maura Rogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 784-6052.
The Sack-Lunch Soup-Kitchen: First Congregational Church House, 1417 Hinman Ave., Evanston, is seeking volunteers (individuals and small groups) from noon-1 p.m. Fridays. Volunteers can purchase, prepare and/or serve the lunches. E-mail Mary Beth at email@example.com or call (847) 869-0478.
Free one-on-one foreclosure counseling: Available with a nonprofit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified housing agency to homeowners with questions or concerns about their mortgages. Call (847) 501-5768, ext. 404.
Meals at Home: Volunteers sought to deliver meals to homebound clients. Volunteers pick up meals provided by Evanston and St. Francis Hospitals between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and then distribute them to clients in Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, east Glenview and east Northfield. No route takes more than two hours to deliver. Some volunteers deliver once a week; others serve once a month. There is also delivery on Saturdays and holidays. Call (847) 729-0911.
The Interfaith Housing Center: Seeking volunteers of all races, national origins, ages and physical abilities to assist in collecting data about their home-seeking experiences. Experience is not required, training will be provided. A small stipend and expenses will be paid. Call Viki at (847) 501-2029, ext. 408, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore Auxiliaryfor Lawrence Hall: Volunteers needed to help young children who live in the Lawrence Hall child welfare facilities. The volunteers would work with others on the North Shore to provide comfortable living conditions for the children. Contact Kathy McCareins at KMM3026@aol.com.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa: Numerous volunteer positions needed to be filled in its national offices. Full training is provided. Call (847) 433-3996 or e-mail email@example.com.
The American Cancer Society: North Shore region, is seeking volunteers to provide services to cancer patients, including driving patients to treatment appointments and providing one-on-one support. Volunteers also are needed to help plan fund-raising events such as Relay for Life and educate the public on cancer prevention and early detection. Schedules are flexible and training is provided. Call (847) 328-5147 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartland Animal Shelter staff: Teach people how to foster shelter animals from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Participants will be asked to sign up for the Volunteer Orientation (required to be an official volunteer for Heartland) offered at 4:15 p.m. the last Saturday of every month. To register, call (847) 296-6400 or e-mail Jenny at email@example.com.
The Northwest Suburban Guild of Children’s Memorial Hospital: is currently seeking new members. The guild meets once a month September-May at a member’s home. Share your ideas and enthusiasm to assist in the support of the hospital’s Janice and Kimberly Brown Family Life Center and art therapist which are part of the Family Services Department. They would also like to increase their “Junior” membership so anyone at least 21 years of age may volunteer a small amount of time. They hold evening meetings occasionally to accommodate work and school schedules. If interested, attend their next meeting. Call Rosalie (847) 991-2987 or e-mail Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.