Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
October 2019

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


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Luncheon

Friday, October 4, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

There’s no place like home--unless it’s our monthly luncheon! Enter our Emerald City and discover a buffet of pot roast with carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and turnips, with buttered egg noodles, salad, and rolls. Enjoy the bewitching sound of the Quiet Storm Duo. Cost: $14 with advance ($15 at the door)


Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Music Makes Good Memories!

Monday: October 7, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Helen Gagel, coordinator of the Good Memories Choir in Evanston, will describe how people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners come together to sing songs that they love, under the direction of a professional conductor. She will also introduce the group to the SoundsGood! Choirs now serving more than 600 older adults in seven Chicago-area communities.

Mary’s Book Club- FREE

Monday: October 7, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

When Life Gives You Lulu Lemons - Bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada—Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who’s just landed the client of a lifetime.

Mind, Body, and Soul with Auberge-FREE

Monday: October 14, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Please join Lorry for a jammin' workout session that'll put your mind, body, and soul to work.

Alterations in Cognition - Cerebral Infarctions/Strokes–FREE

Monday: October 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

The program is designed to review components of cerebral vascular accidents (CVA)/cerebral infarctions/strokes. Etiologic factors, manifestations which differentiate alterations in cognition, guidelines in therapeutic intervention and community resources to assist patients and caregivers with alterations, will be presented.

What I Remember with Hope Hornstein-FREE

Monday: October 28, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Reminiscing and group interaction have been identified as positive elements in aging. We’ll choose a topic of interest and reap the benefits.

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 for Morton Grove residents; $50 for non-residents

Wii Games

Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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, October 8, 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, October 15, 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.

MG Public Library on the Go

Wednesday: October 2, 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 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: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 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.

Rummikub - FREE

Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join Norman as he takes you through the rules and action of Rummikub, a tile-based game for two to four players.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bring your guitar, harmonica, or musical instrument of your choice and meet other musicians to make music together!

I Am Not an Artist/ Making Masks

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00--4:00 p.m.

In this special workshop, we will have more time for artwork and conversations. We start at noon with a brownbag lunch and conversation about masks. You are welcome drop in anytime. Around 1:00 p.m., we will start with mask making, using plastic molds and plaster to build and create our own masks. We will conclude around 4:00 p.m. Mask making with plaster can be messy – wear appropriate clothing or an apron. You are welcome to bring in your own masks for inspiration and conversation. (A material cost of $15(TBD by OS) will apply to this special workshop.)

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 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!

Movie - FREE

Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 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.

Bridge Club

Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:30 a.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!

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 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

Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 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, October 10, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment by the Mather Jammers and dessert. Registration required. Cost: $5.

I Am Not an Artist/ Decorating Our Masks- FREE

Thursday, October 24, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

In this class we will decorate and paint the masks we made last week. A few plain masks will be available to work with for those that missed last week’s class making their own. Materials: Paint, glue and anything you would like to attach to your mask!

Flu Shots- FREE

Friday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Flu shots will be available through Jewel Pharmacy. Just bring your Medicare card. Registration requested.

Needlework Pals- FREE

Fridays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Bring your crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, or embroidery, and work in a fun and social environment.

Men's Poker- FREE

Fridays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Let’s Play Scrabble- FREE

Fridays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Over 150 million games have been sold in 121 countries around the world. Scrabble games are currently produced in 29 different languages. Join us at the Civic Center to create words and share laughter among friends.

Zumba Gold

Fridays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 beginner participants. No dance experience required. Cost: $4 per class