Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
August 2018

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


Mather LifeWays Cheeseburger in Paradise

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

Ready to walk the red carpet? Join us for this star-studded event with Hollywood-worthy entertainment and a delectable buffet. Cost: $13 with advance reservation ($15 at the door)

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: August 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: August 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.


Monday, July 16--September 10, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

In this 8-week heart health program created by the American Heart/American Stroke 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!

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: August 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-weeks

Wii Games - FREE

Mondays: August 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 at the Civic Center.

Bingo Club

Tuesdays: August 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: August 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, August 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Commission is composed of older adult residents and representatives of public and private organizations serving the needs of older adult residents of Morton Grove. Please consider joining the Commission as we explore opportunities to enhance the well-being of older adult residents of Morton Grove.

B/P, Cholesterol & Blood Sugar Screening - FREE

Tuesday, August 21, 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!

Pinterest- FREE

Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and on a shorter scale. It is a picture dictionary of ideas. Come explore, learn something new, or post your own idea!

MG Public Library on the Go- FREE

Wednesday, August 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.

MGPL Book Talk- Best Books of 2018 So Far- FREE

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

Let’s look back and get excited about some of the most hotly anticipated fiction and nonfiction titles of the last six months.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Wednesdays: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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: August 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.Registration by 12:00 p.m. Tuesday. Cost $7.

Bridge Club- FREE

Wednesdays: August 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!

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

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

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner is about two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age who discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship.

10 Healthy Habits for Each and Every Day II- FREE

Wednesday: August 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Incorporating small yet powerful health habits into our daily routine goes a long way in maximizing our physical, emotional, and cognitive health. We’ll examine the benefits of 10 healthy habits, as well as strategies to integrate them into your life.

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 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!


Thursdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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/ Pop Culture and Art- FREE

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

In this class we will look at popular culture and art and how that developed and changed our perception about art and what art is. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencil, papers, and images, brushes and sponges.

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

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

Join us for live entertainment by Bob Duda and dessert. Registration required. Cost: $5.

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 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: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 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- Still Life of Summer Plenty- FREE

Thursday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

In this class we will be taking a look at the summer plenty of vegetables and fruits, flowers and greenery and create a still life. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencil, papers, and images, brushes and sponges.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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

Friday: August 10, 24, 10:00 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: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Come meet the police and firemen of your community. We’ll have face painting and a bouncing house for the kids, food, and live entertainment.