Program and Calendar Information


Program Descriptions
October 2018

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


Superstition Celebration

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

Knock on wood—this is going to be a spectacularly spooky event! We’re celebrating fall with an autumn feast, a performance by a magician, and other tricks and treats. Cost: $13 with advance reservation ($15 at the door)

Coffee Chat - FREE

Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

Advancements in Research and Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease. - FREE

Monday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

The presentation will offer information on where we stand on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and the advancements made in diagnosing early on-set Alzheimer’s disease. We will also discuss how you can help be a part of research and put an end to Alzheimer’s.

Keeping You on Your Toes - FREE

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

Get tips, health hints to keep your feet and body healthy.

Some People I’ve Met along the Way - FREE

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

During his 50+ years in the entertainment industry, Al Curtis got to know just about everyone. He had to: he was an agent who both managed and booked shows for some of the most famous names in Hollywood.

MGPL Listening Session - FREE

Monday: October 29, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Are you an older adult in the area? We’d love to hear about your interests! Join Morton Grove Public Library for a special discussion.

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 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)

Bookish Websites - FREE

Tuesdays: October 16, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

In need of reading material? Get an online tour of everything books, including popular websites, social media, and how to get free books!Do you have an Android phone and want to learn more? Sign up for a presentation to help you better understand your device.

Mah-Jongg Club - FREE

Tuesdays: October 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, October 9, 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.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening - FREE

Tuesday, October 16, 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- FREE

Wednesday, October 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.

Lunch and Bingo

Wednesdays: October 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 12:00 p.m. Tuesday. Cost $7.

MGPL Book Talk - FREE

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October brings falling leaves, falling temperatures, and of course Halloween! This month, our book talk will focus on titles from all genres that give us fall feelings, from wrapping up in cozy sweaters to spooky chills.

Mary’s Book Club - FREE

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

Join us as we discuss The Late Show. Author Michael Connelly introduces Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat--the Late Show..

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Wednesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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!

Bridge Club- FREE

Thursdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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!

Pinochle Club - FREE

Thursdays: October 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: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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.

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays: October 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

Poker Club - FREE

Thursdays: October 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/ I Am Not Having an Art Class Experience - FREE

Thursday, October 4,9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

In this class we will take a look at and work with the colors of the fall. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencil, papers, and images, brushes, and sponges.

Evening Series: Music and MORE!

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

Join us for live entertainment featuring Peter Oprisko and dessert. Registration required. Cost: $5.

I Am Not an Artist/ I Am Not Having an Art Class Experience - FREE

Thursday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

In this class we will learn more about the Day of the Dead and be inspired by the Mexican folk art tradition of Dia de los Muertos art, the skeleton art, and the art of José Guadalupe Posada. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencil, papers, and images, brushes, and sponges.

Needlework Pals - FREE

Fridays: October 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 needle workers.

Foot Screening - FREE

Friday: October 5, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Podiatrist, Dr. Alice Cisneros, DPM, 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: October 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 - FREE

Fridays: October 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: October 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