Niles, Park Ridge, Morton Grove Community Calendar

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MARCH 12

Breakfast with Bunny. 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. at Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard St., Niles. Kids up to third grade and adults are invited to celebrate spring at a buffet breakfast with Bunny. Bunny will be available for this perfect photo opportunity.  Special entertainment and craft project included. All adults and children must register for this event.

 

MARCH 13

Concert – Flute-Tastic! 3 to 4 p.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Join for a Sunday afternoon musical event featuring familiar classics, contemporary tunes, and some surprises, and enjoy performances by flautists Debra Stombres, Barbara Saks, Joyce Oakes, and guitarist Ken Rothacker. Three times the flutes, three times the fun! For more information about this event, visit www.mgpl.org or call 847-965-4220.

 

MARCH 14

Officer Friendly Storytime. 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave. All Ages. Join each month as a Park Ridge police officer comes and reads stories and has fun with us at a special all ages storytime.

 

MARCH 15

Leslie Goddard Park Ridge Premiere Presentation. 1 p.m. at Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1300 W Crescent Ave. The Twentieth Century Club is pleased to once again feature Leslie Goddard as the General Meeting guest speaker. Leslie brings famous historical figures to life through the use of costumes, stories, hands-on artifacts, period photos and historical illustrations. The club is also holding its annual book sale. You are welcome to bring books to donate, trade or sell. Guests are welcome with a $2 fee.

 

MARCH 16

Hidden Memory: An American Story. 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton. Professional storyteller Anne Shimojima presents a slide-lecture about the experiences of her Japanese American family before, during and after World War II – a time when these Americans were sent to internment camps.

 

“Home Is Where The Access Is.” 2 p.m. at Norwood Crossing, 6016-20 N. Nina Ave., Chicago. How accessible and barrier-free is your home? Is it a safe environment for daily living? Hear Ken Jernberg and Tonya Deniz, founders of Transitional Living Company, discuss their home accessibility checklist and the simple steps you can implement almost immediately in your home to make it safe. A question and answer session will follow the talk. Refreshments and a raffle will take place after the event. For more information or to RSVP, please call 773-577-5323 or email info@norwoodcrossing.org.

MARCH 17

Immigration, Working for Justice. 7 p.m. at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles. This free event is part of the SJB 2015-16 Speaker Series, held in the Rev. Thomas P. May Ministry Center. Speaker: Elena Segura. For more information, call 847-966-8145 or visit www.sjbrebeuf.org.

 

MARCH 18

Kids Flick: Goosebumps. 4 p.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Bring the whole family to the library to watch the “Kids Flicks” movie, Goosebumps about a teenager Zach Cooper, who was upset about moving to a new town until he makes friends with Hannah, the girl next door, and Champ, a student at his new high school. However, Zach quickly learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series, and Stine has a dangerous secret. All ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information about this event, visit www.mgpl.org or call 847-965-4220.

 

MARCH 19

Get Hooked Craft: Yarn Wreath & Felt Flowers. 10 to 11 a.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Use yarn and felt to create a perfect spring-time wreath! Please bring a 12” Styrofoam round wreath form; other materials will be provided. To register for this event, visit www.mgpl.org or call 847-965-4220.

 

Mearra: Selkie from the Sea. 1 to 2 p.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Airing nationally on PBS in 2016, this Celtic fairytale fantasy of the Selkie is the setting for Mearra: Selkie from the Sea, a musical multimedia extravaganza. Audiences of all ages will be drawn into this unforgettable family-friendly presentation based on the story of a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to transform into a human being. Infusing Linda Marie Smith’s original, richly orchestrated songs with stunning cinematic animation, Mearra presents an enigmatic and bittersweet story of love, loss, and transformation. For more information about this event, visit www.mgpl.org or call 847-965-4220.

 

Spring Egg Scramble. 9:30 a.m. at Golf View Rec Center, 7800 N. Caldwell, Niles. Bring your basket to collect your eggs. All pre-registered children will receive a goodie bag & there are refreshments for all. No refunds! Fee: resident $8; Non-Resident $10.

 

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