Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
April 2018

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


Mather LifeWays Motown Mash-Up Luncheon

Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get ready for a delicious buffet, great company, and the unforgettable music of Motown. Dressing up and dancing are optional, as we groove to timeless hits. Cost: $13 with advance reservation ($15 at the door)

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: April 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 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: April 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

George Castle’s Long, Strange Trip Through the Cubs Universe- FREE

Monday, April 2, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Growing up in West Rogers Park and living in Skokie and Morton Grove since 1984, George Castle turned an avocation into a vocation. An author, sportswriter, and sports-radio show host, George has chronicled the Cubs, past and present, in all his journalistic platforms. He is co-authoring a book on the 1969 Cubs with Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins.

Shore Community Services- FREE

Monday, April 16, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a presentation on services and programs provided by Shore Community Services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Page to Screen - FREE

Monday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Find out which books are being adapted for the screen at this book talk. Bring your library card; books will be available for check out!

Is the Endocrine System Alive and Well?- - FREE

Monday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

This presentation will address common characteristics of the endocrine system. Abnormal findings, assessment, treatment modalities and education will be identified for commonly affected glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas (diabetes), parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: April 2, 9,16, 23, 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-weeks

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: April 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 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:April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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, April 10, 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, April 24, 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!

Facebook - FREE

Tuesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Facebook is an exciting, interactive way to stay connected with friends and family and to 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.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Tuesdays: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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!

MG Public Library on the Go - FREE

Wednesday, April 4, 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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, April 4, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April is the month of taxes, so let's focus our book-talk on fiction and nonfiction books that treat money, wealth or inheritance in an interesting, entertaining, or educational manner.

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

Wednesday: April 11, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels. Join us as we discuss Don’t Let Go.

Bridge Club - FREE

Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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!

Music and the Brain- FREE

Wednesdays: April 25, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Music enhances memory and can enrich your life during daily stressors and challenges. Come join us for a fun and spirited program guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your heart singing.

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26, :00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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

Lunch and Movie

Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a delicious lunch from Honey Baked Ham 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.

I Am Not an Artist/ Working on Finishing Works - FREE

Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will work on finishing our works. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, brushes and sponges.

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

Thursday: April 12, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment by Nino Folino and dessert. Registration required. Cost: $5.

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 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: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 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/ Matisse - FREE

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will return to the works of Matisse and learn more from his approach, technique and art. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, brushes and sponges.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 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.

Foot Screening - FREE

Friday, April 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Podiatrist, 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.

Ask the Tech Expert - FREE

Fridays: April 13, 20, 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: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 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