Program and Calendar Information

 

Program Descriptions
February 2019

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

 

Mather LifeWays FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON

Friday, February 1, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Everyone notes Presidents Day ... but what about the First Ladies? Travel back in time to Camelot to meet up with friends for a fine meal and let "the White House staff' do the cooking and cleaning.Cost: $14 with advance reservation; $15 at the door

Coffee Chat

Mondays: 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

Mondays: 9:30-12:00 p.m.

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

Telling a Life Story - FREE

Monday, February 4, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Everybody's life story is worth telling and can be told in different ways. Morton Grove Public Library will show you how to get started using library resources, including our specialized recording equipment.

Keeping Safe at Home - FREE

Monday: February 11, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Learn about the Morton Grove Fire Department's Residential Knox Box Program as well the Medical Alert Systems.

Alterations in Cognition, Part 2 – FREE

Monday: February 18, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

We'll review the anatomical and physiological changes in older adults that may impact changes in mobility, such as osteoarthritis, fractures, and osteoporosis.

Genealogy, Part 2 – FREE

Monday: February 25, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Learn how to make an on line family tree that your relatives can see and add to for FREE. Learn how to search for records that tell your ancestors' stories, and attach them to that family tree.

MG Park District-Better Balance

Mondays: 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

Tax Assistance - FREE

Mondays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Trained MRP Tax-aide volunteers will help you prepare your tax return. Please bring your 2017 tax return and 2018 income statement. Appointments will be available Mondays and Fridays, February 11 thru April 12. Make an appointment by calling (847) 663.3070.

Wii Games

Mondays: 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: 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

Tuesdays: 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

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Tuesday, February 19, 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!

Explore Spain: Madrid - FREE

Tuesday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Enjoy two episodes from Rick Steve's Europe, The Majesty of Madrid. After each episode, Claire Lenell will share her own experiences in Spain, as well as photos from her travels there.

How to Use Amazon - FREE

Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Learn about online shopping on Amazon.com as well as Amazon services and gadgets such as Amazon Prime, Echo, and Kindles.

MG Public Library on the Go

Wednesday, February 6, 9:40 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: 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

Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

MGPL Book Talk - Celebrating Polish Culture

Wednesday, February 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To support Coming Together: Celebrating Polish Culture in our community, this February we'll feature a selection of titles both fiction and nonfiction about Poland, Polish culture and the Polish-American experience.

Mary’s Book Club

Wednesday: February 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

This month's selection is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

Morton Grove Jammers - FREE

Wednesdays: 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!

More Good News on Brain Health - FREE

Wednesdays: January 30, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hear about recent neuroscience findings on how lifestyle choices can help cognition and even reduce risk of dementia.

Pinochle Club

Thursdays: 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

Thursdays: 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: 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: 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: 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: February 7, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Join us for live entertainment plus dessert. Registration requested. Cost: $5.

I Am Not an Artist/ Still Life - FREE

Thursday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

We will work with a traditional still life and practice what we have studied of perspective, shadow and light. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencil, papers, and images, brushes and sponges along with other materials.

I Am Not an Artist/ Islamic Art, Part 1 - FREE

Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

In this class, we will study Traditional Islamic art and the tradition of calligraphy and repeated patterns and colors. This class will focus on conversation and learning. We will work with watercolors, oil pastels, pencils, papers, and images, brushes and sponges, along with other materials.

Needlework Pals

Fridays: 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.

Men's Poker

Fridays: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Zumba Gold

Fridays: 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