Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
June 2018

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


Mather LifeWays Cheeseburger in Paradise

Friday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Aloha! Hawaiian shirts are optional as we enjoy some island-style entertainment and a flavorful lunch buffet in a laid-back atmosphere. Cost: $13 with advance reservation ($15 at the door)

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: June 4, 11, 18, 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: June 4, 11, 18, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

Fraud Awareness for Older Adults- FREE

Monday, June 4, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

This program will address ways to protect yourself, common types of scams, red flags to look out for, & tips to keep you safe.

Innovative Captioning Phone- FREE

Monday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Ensemble’s intuitive touchscreen interface is simple and easy to use. The phone is also equipped with voicemail. Users can play back messages with live captioning to ensure they don’t miss instructions, phone numbers, or other important information.

Cancer- FREE

Monday, June 18, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

This program is designed to review current intervention strategies implemented for peoplewith cancerous organs, as well as plans for developing positive self-concepts

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: June 4, 11, 18, 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-weeks

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: June 4, 11, 18, 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 at the Civic Center.

Bingo Club

Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19, 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: June 5, 12, 19, 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.

Advisory Commission on Aging - FREE

Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

B/P, Cholesterol & Blood Sugar Screening - FREE

Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

It takes only three minutes (and a simple finger stick blood test) to find out if your blood sugar level is where it should be. Also have your blood pressure screened. It will do your heart good!

Genealogy- FREE

Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn about websites, resources, and documentation available for genealogical research and receive forms and charts to get you started.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 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!

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 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 12:00 p.m. Tuesday. Cost $7.

MGPL Book Talk - FREE

Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Do you have trouble finding "lighter" book discussion titles? If so, come to our book talk and pick up funny and charming book ideas that will spear the conversation without depressing your spirit.

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

Wednesday: June 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The tale of the Ojibwe painted drum is told in three parts that twine and weave together through the past and the present. The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

Bridge Club- FREE

Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come join us on the right-hand side for an afternoon of relaxing and social bridge. Let the bidding and play begin!

Medical Marijuana- FREE

Wednesdays: June 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We’ll cover everything from the history of cannabis to physician and patient requirements.

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 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!


Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a movie and bring your own lunch. Stop by the Civic Center for the movie schedule and to register.

I Am Not an Artist/ Preparation for Exhibit- FREE

Thursday, June 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Work on getting materials ready for exhibit at the Civic Center.

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

Thursday: June 7, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment by Antonio Duca and dessert. Registration required. Cost: $5.

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 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: June 7, 14, 21, 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!

I Am Not an Artist/ Midsummer Still Life- FREE

Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will study a spring still life and work with the technique of cuttings, like some of Matisse’s works. We will work with papers, scissors, and glue.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 needle workers.

Ask the Tech Expert - FREE

Fridays: June 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Have a computer glitch? Locked out, password issues or can’t get e-mail? See the expert for your quick tech solutions!

Men's Poker - FREE

Fridays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 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


EmPOWERED to Serve: An 8-Week Heart Health Program-FREE

Mondays, July 16—September 10, 9:30—11:00 a.m.

In this program created by the American Heart/American Stoke Association, you’ll learn how to improve your heart health. We’ll start with measuring your blood pressure and weight, giving you a starting point for your own action plan. In addition to lectures, we’ll get physical, learn CPR, get a healthy cooking demo, and more! Snacks and bottled water provided. Enter a raffle for a prize drawing at each session!