Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
September 2016

Questions? Want to pre-register for a program? Call us at (847) 663.3073


MOREways MORE Than a Luncheon

Friday: September 9, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for our September 9th luncheon and enjoy an early Oktoberfest celebration. Join friends and neighbors at the American Legion Civic Center for a hearty German buffet, followed by live entertainment. Dirndls and lederhosen are optional!
Cost: $13 with advance reservation/ $15 at the door.

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: September 12, 19, 26, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Join us Monday mornings for fun and fellowship-and plenty of laughs over a cup of coffee. All are welcome!

Humanities - FREE

Mondays: September 12, 19, 26, 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Learn something new every Monday morning! Peer-leader Arlene Golub moderates fascinating presentations on a variety of topics.

Technology: Facebook

Monday: September 12, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Facebook is an exciting, interactive way to stay connected with friends and family and create connections with others who enjoy the same things you do. You’ll learn how to set up an account, understand security features, and add photos so you can start connecting with others. Registration required. Cost $20

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays and Wednesdays & Fridays: September 2, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This class is designed to enhance core strength, balance, coordination, stability and flexibility. Cost: $40 for 8-week program

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: September 12, 19, 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Who needs a bowling alley or a golf course when you have a Wii game system? Try something new and bowl or golf in the main hall. No ball or clubs necessary, but bowling and golf shirts are welcome!

Bingo Club

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

B-I-N-G-O! Join us for friendly games full of fun, laughter, and prizes. ($0.50 per card)

Mah-Jongg Club - FREE

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Grab your maj card and see what all the fun is about! You'll discover great company and coffee along with rousing games.

Sure Footed Fitness

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Maintaining muscle strength and balance for everyday activities. After class enjoy a free cup of heart healthy hot chocolate. Cost: $3 per class

MG Public Library Prologue - FREE

Tuesday: September 6, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month to get an update on current Morton Grove Public Library offerings.

Advisory Commission on Aging - FREE

Tuesday: September 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Learn about valuable services and programs for citizens of Morton Grove.

Cholesterol Screening

Tuesday: September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

It takes only 3 minutes (and a simple fingerstick blood test) to find out if your total cholesterol is where it should be. It will do your heart good. Registration required. Cost $15

Benefits of Gentle (Chair) Yoga - FREE

Tuesday: September 13, 11:15 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join long time yoga instructor, Kristen of TransZenDance, as she talks about the top 10 benefits of gentle (chair) yoga. Also get a free preview of the new gentle yoga class!

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you play an instrument, carry a tune, or just clap your hands, you can be a jammer! Bring your guitar, harmonica, or musical instrument of your choice, and meet other musicians and make music together!

Blood Pressure Screening - FREE

Wednesday: September 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Do your body good! Get your blood pressure and sugar checked each week by a registered nurse.

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The only thing better than bingo? Bingo and lunch! Check the bulletin board for the day's menu. Registration by noon Tuesday required. Cost $7.

Morton Grove Park District
Trips Preview

Smokey Joe’s Café at Drury

September 22

Fee: $90

Let Me Entertain You at Nichols Concert Hall

October 5

Fee: $60

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

Wednesday: September 14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Join us as we discuss, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” by Barbara Ehrenreich.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Wednesdays, September 21 & 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Refresh your driving knowledge with this two day course. Registration required. Cost $15

New Smart Meter - FREE

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the new ComEd electric smart meter now installed in your home. Learn how they benefit you; helps improve reliability, and how you use electricity and ways to save.

Safety Tips - FREE

Wednesday: September 28, 11:30-12:30

There are no guarantees of personal safety in any environment. Learn tips on how to safeguard against becoming the victim of a crime.

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: September 1, 15, 22, 29, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Join us for a round of pinochle, when we'll be dealing out fun and friendly play!

Remembering When - FREE

Thursday: September 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Morton Grove Fire Captain Bill Porter will share information on fall safety. We will be discussing eight fall prevention topics.

Lunch and Movie

Thursdays: September 1, 15, 22, 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a delicious box lunch from Mariano's and a movie. Stop by the Civic center for the movie schedule and to register. All registrations must be made by Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. Registration required. Cost: $5 (with lunch) or free just to watch the movie.

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: September 1, 15, 22, 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Come to chair yoga class! Yoga has been proved to increase flexibility and muscle tone. It is an enduring total body workout. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. Cost: $4 per class

Poker Club - FREE

Thursdays:September 1, 15, 22, 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Seven-card stud. . . five-card draw. . . every hand in this Thursday afternoon game is dealers' choice, so come ready to call 'em!

Evening Series:Music and MORE

Thursday: September 15, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Our Thursday Night Concert series presents the return of Antonio Duca, 17 year old crooner.
Registration required. Cost: $5.

Podiatrist...Foot Screening - FREE

Friday, September 9, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Alice Cisneros, D.P.M with De “Feet” Pain Center, will be providing podiatry screenings. Get your questions answered and a free foot screening. Registration required.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays:September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, or embroidery, and work in a fun and social environment. Share your skill or learn something new from your fellow needleworkers.

Ask the Tech Expert - FREE

Friday2: September 2, 16, 23, 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Save up your questions about computers, cell phones, iPads, websites, and more, and ask our friendly tech guru.

Men's Poker Club - FREE

Fridays: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Friday afternoon must—this weekly men’s game is dealer’s choice.

Zumba Gold

Fridays: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Zumba is a cardio-based fitness class that fuses Latin and International rhythms and movements. Zumba Gold format is designed for the active older adult or the beginner participants. It features dances from popular rhythms such as meringue, salsa, cha cha, flamenco, tango, rock and roll and more. Come join the class and get ready to have fun. No dance experience required. Cost: $4 per class