Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
November 2017

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


MOREways MORE Than a Luncheon

Friday, November 3, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a formal tea (and hearty buffet luncheon). Be our guest for an afternoon of delightful company, live entertainment, and delectable food. Wear your best hat, or just show up.
Cost: $13 with advance reservation / $15 at the door.

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

How to Poop Perfectly - FREE

Monday, November 6, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

This program will address factors which impact older adults' bowel elimination. It is designed to review anatomy and physiology of elimination and examine the origination factors which impact bowel elimination

Brain Health Series Part 3 - Head Strong

Monday, November 20, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

In this session different activity challenges will be offered to challenge the brain. Researchers agree that this is beneficial throughout life and especially as individuals grow older.

Humor, Leisure, and Joy

Monday, November 27, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Bring a joke, a funny story, or anything that will bring a smile to our faces! Let's discover how much humor and joy can add to our lives! Some "live" entertainment will be provided by your good friend Marty (Arlene and Archie's son).

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 1 day a week program.

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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.

Bingo Club

Tuesdays: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 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: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 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, November 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Cholesterol Screening by Ideal Care Home Health- FREE

Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

It takes only 3 minutes (and a simple finger stick blood test) to find out if your total cholesterol is where it should be. It will do your heart good.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Tuesdays: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 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, November 1, 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.

AARP Smart Driving Course

Wednesdays: November 8, 15, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Refresh your driving knowledge with this two-day course. Registration required, cost $15

Blood Pressure Screening - FREE

Wednesdays: November 1, 15, 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Do your body good! Get your blood pressure checked each week by a registered nurse. Also, learn how a change in diet can change your BP.

MGPL Book Talk - FREE

Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

It's time to take the stock of some of the bestselling, most talked about, most recognized books of the year.

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

Wednesday: November 8, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Join us as we discuss The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

Take Charge of Your Diabetes - FREE

Wednesdays: November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

During this 6-week course, learn ways that can help you manage your diabetes. Please register.

Bridge Club - FREE

Wednesday: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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!

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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. We welcome your restaurant suggestions! Registration by 12:00 p.m. Tuesday required. Cost $7.

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30, 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!

Lunch and Movie

Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a delicious box lunch from Subway 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: November 2, 9, 16, 30, 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: November 2, 9, 16, 30, 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/Creating Form - FREE

Thursday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will work on creating form by working with foil and tape. Inspired by different forms and shapes we will study and practice our own ability to give form and create new shapes

I Am Not an Artist/Thanksgiving - FREE

Thursday, November 30, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will look at how Thanksgiving is being portrayed in art and create a Thanksgiving still life. Please feel free to bring anything you would like to have included with the Thanksgiving still life. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, brushes, and sponges.

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

Thursday: November 9, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment featuring the vocal talents of Petra plus dessert, and maybe some dancing. Registration required. Cost: $5.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: November 3, 10, 17, 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, November 3, 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: November 10, 17, 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 - FREE

Fridays: November 3, 10, 17, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: November 3, 10, 17, 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