Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
May 2017

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


MOREways MORE Than a Luncheon

Friday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Race on in for a Kentucky Derby party, with a festive, Southern-style luncheon featuring a tasty buffet, lively entertainment, and lots of friends and neighbors. Wear your Derby hat or other attire and let’s horse around!
Cost: $13 with advance reservation / $15 at the door.

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 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: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

Get Connected

Monday May 8, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

What’s the difference between a router and a modem? What do you need to get online? Who provides the internet service? Learn how to get connected from beginning to end!

Aging Well Series/I’m Positive I’m Aging

Monday May 15, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

What is the secret to successful aging? Believe it not it has nothing to do with your income, being free from illness or a life free from disappointments. This session will cover positive aging, discussion on ageism and how negative stereotypes can impact us.

How to Happily Live Longer

Monday May 22, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

The program is designed to address the escalating issue pertaining to loneliness among older adults. It will address symptoms affecting quality of life, potential rationale for the issues, diagnostic tests for assessment and effective intervention measures.

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays & Wednesdays: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 31, 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; $80 for 8-week 2 day a week program.

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 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: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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, May 9, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Cholesterol Screening

Tuesday, May 16, 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. Special offer-FREE -this month.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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!

AARP Smart Driving Course

Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

MG Public Library on the Go - FREE

Wednesday, May 3, 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.

Blood Pressure Screening - FREE

Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 24, 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, May 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A Youth Services and Adult Services Librarians join forces this month to spotlight some books written for kids and teens, but that Adult readers are sure to love.

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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.

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

Wednesday: May 10, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Do you love to read? Join us as we discuss “The Girls” by Emma Cline

Bridge Club - FREE

Wednesday: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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!

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 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: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

Thursday: , May 11, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment featuring the velvet sounds of Antonio Duca and dessert.
Registration required. Cost: $5.

Poker Club - FREE

Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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/More of Me – Self-Portraits in Different Ways

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

Portraits and self-portraits tell the story of how we want to portray who we are. By working with different techniques, we share different aspects of how we experience ourselves. Inspired by Frida Kahlo and others

I Am Not an Artist/Interesting Still Life and Sponges

Thursday, May 25, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class, we will work with sponges as we depicture our still life. By working with sponges, we have less control over the work and yet tend to capture the essence of what we experience through our sense

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 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, May 5, 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

Friday: May 12, 19, 26, 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: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 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