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FREE Educational Seminar for Patients & Caregivers The 2013 Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show fundraiser takes place Oct. 18-20. Glenview Senior Center Fall Craft Sale Oct. 7 and 8, 9am-2pm. Choose from a sampling of heirloom skills and handicrafts, gifts, crafts, children’s items, Halloween and Thanksgiving items, stuffed animals, pillows, quilts, blankets, flower arrangements, cards and more. All items are created by senior craft room workers. Park Center mail lobby, 2400 Chestnut St. Mega-Connect Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast Oct. 8, 7:30am. Multiply networking potential at this event, featuring the DBR, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe, Highland

Park, Northbrook, Wilmette and WinnetkaNorthfield Chambers of Commerce, among others. Take part in informal networking, then split into groups to give brief presentations. $35/M, $35/NM and walk-ins. Holiday Inn North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie; 847-945-4660; Covenant Village of Northbrook Political Class Oct. 8, 1pm. This Oakton Community Emeritus Program features Julie Strauss, Ph.D. of Northwestern University. Discuss CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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the Republican response to the 2012 election, and how the party plans to adapt. Registration required. 2625 Techny Road; 847-635-1414; Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehab Center Lecture Oct. 8, 4-5pm. Dr. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO presents “Driving Under the Influence of Carotenoids.” Hear the latest research on the dietary carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Registration required. 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-510-2054; pam.stern@ Meditate Your Way to Happiness Oct. 8, 6:30-7:30pm. The Maum Meditation Northbrook Center shows how to meditate your way to happiness. Registration required. Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane; 888-979-MAUM; North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Artist Reception Oct. 8, 6:30pm. The Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum hosts this reception for Northbrook artist Judith Joseph, whose show “A Fountain of Gardens: Ketubot and Hebrew Paintings” is on display thru Nov. 3. Joseph also teaches an egg tempera painting workshop from 1:30-4pm Oct. 10. $20 workshop fee. 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; 847-4328900x234; Deerfield Area Branch AAUW Program Oct. 8, 7pm. Shelter Care Executive Director Louisett Ness presents “Women Transitioning Through Life: Finding Richness in Every Phase of Life.” Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield; 312-587-9087;

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Glenview Gardeners Meeting Oct. 8, 7pm. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Greg Stack discusses how to incorporate tropical showstoppers and exotic temperate hardy plants into any landscape. Midwest Care Center Meeting Room, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview; 847724-2286; Northbrook Art Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago Tour Oct. 8 or 10. The October program is “A Day in the Gardens of Rockford,” featuring tours of the La Paloma Gardens and Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens of Rockford. Registration required. Nonmembers welcome. $60 (includes lunch and transportation). 847-564-0915. Disability Awareness Training Business Breakfast Oct. 10, 8-9:30am. This free breakfast event is designed to help businesses interact positively with employees and customers who have disabilities. Training provided by the Disability Awareness Players. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Ctr., Skokie; 847-498-0505; Aspiritech Benefit Luncheon Oct. 10, 11:30am. Enjoy lunch and a book signing with Graeme Simsion, author of “The Rosie Project.” Aspiritech’s mission is to help individuals on the autism spectrum realize their potential. Registration required. $50 (includes luncheon and book). Longitud315, 315 Waukegan Ave., Highwood; National Alliance on Mental Illness Course Oct. 10-Nov. 21, 6:30-9pm (Thu). “Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child with Mental Health Issues,” sponsored by NAMI Cook County North Suburban, is a free six-week course for parents of children and adolescents dealing with mental health issues. Registration required. 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-716-2252; Weight Loss Seminar Oct. 10, 7-8pm. Doctors from Advocate

October 2013 Lutheran General Hospital discuss a variety of weight loss options. Registration required. 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge; 800-323-8622. Anshe Tikvah Shabbat Worship Oct. 11, 6pm. The congregation adapts to the needs and beliefs of each family. Hawthorne Early Childhood School, 200 Glendale St., Wheeling; Highland Park Poetry Reading and Open-Mic Oct. 11, 8pm. Featured is Deborah Nodler Rosen, an editor of the poetry journal RHINO. Refreshments are served and copies of the author’s work are available for purchase. An open-mic immediately follows. Bring up to six poems to share. The Art Center – Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road; Lake Forest Open Lands Native Tree Sale Oct. 12, 8:30-11:30am. Lake Forest Open Lands Association and the City of Lake Forest partner to offer a Native Tree Sale, featuring 10 to 12 varieties. All trees are sold at a discount, with a portion of the proceeds going to tree planting and re-greening community open spaces. Elawa Farm Hay Barn, 1401 Middlefork Road, Lake Forest; Northbrook Woman’s Club Annual Benefit Oct. 12. The theme of this year’s benefit is “Roll Out the Barrel,” in celebration of Oktoberfest. Enjoy authentic German music, food, beer and wine, along with a live auction and raffle. Proceeds fund community scholarships and grants. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago; Northfield Lions Hearing Bus Event Oct. 12, 9am-3pm. The Northfield Lions host CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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• Calendar • North Shore Senior Center • Local Park District, Public Library • Local Senior Center • Addressing Bullying • Recent Happenings • Travel • Kim’s Kitchen • Highwood Pumpkin Fest • Restaurant Happenings • School Happenings • Pet Personals

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October 2013 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 the Lions of Illinois Hearing Bus, featuring free screenings performed by a licensed audiologist. Donations encouraged. Northfield Farmers’ Market, 6 Happ Road. Illinois Orchid Society Fall Orchid Show and Sale Oct. 12 and 13, 10am-4pm (Sat) and 9am4pm (Sun). Displays of the most rare orchids to cultivated hybrids are artistically arranged and judged at this exhibit presented by the Illinois Orchid Society. A special photographers’ hour takes place at 9am Sunday. Plants are available for sale, and the society provides repotting service for $5. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; EAC Creative Writing and Spoken Word Workshop Oct. 13 and 20, 1-4pm. This Evanston Art Center workshop is taught by Kevin Coval, creator of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. Attendees read their work at 3pm Oct. 20. Registration required. $120/M, $135/NM. 2603 Sheridan Road; 847-475-5300; St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church Interactive Presentation Oct. 13, 12-1:30pm. Jesuit Scholastic Jeffrey Sullivan presents “On Mission with Christ in His Incarnation.” Learn to use the gifts of imagination and memory in meditation on gospel events. Free-will offering. 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; 847-729-1414; Highland Park Arts Month Celebration Oct. 13, 1-5pm. The event features music, art, dance, theater, poetry and storytelling by local Highland Park arts organizations. Hands-on demonstrations and workshops for ceramics, knitting and mosaics are offered. Refreshments are provided. Supported by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission. The Art Center – Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888; Moraine Township Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance Thru March 31, 8:30am-4:30pm. Moraine Township is partnering with the Lake County Health Department and the Alliance for Human Services to assist residents in navigating the new Health Insurance Marketplace, continuing thru March 31. Certified volunteer counselors are on hand to help individuals and small businesses by appointment –available daily, plus weekend/ evening hours at various locations. 777 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-3240; National Alliance on Mental Illness Education Meeting Oct. 14, 7-8:30pm. NAMI Cook County North Suburban presents “Mental Illness and the Law.” Julie Joyce, Chicago Police Officer, and Laura Campbell, Park Ridge Police Social Worker, discuss misdemeanors, hospitalization, working for admission to mental health facilities instead of jail and more. Glenview Police Building, 2500 E. Lake Ave.; 847-716-2252; Glencoe Chapter of Lyric Opera Chicago “Autumn Affair” Oct. 16, 11:30am. The annual luncheon and program features soprano Marisa Bucheit and pianist Kanae Tsuruga. Registration required. Skokie Country Club, 500 Washington Ave., Glencoe; 847-835-9262; 847-835-3101. The Secret Rescue of the Syrian Jews Oct. 17, 8pm. Congregation Beth Shalom hosts Judy Feld Carr, who presents “The Secret Rescue of the Syrian Jews: The Untold Story.” Over a 28-year period, Carr secretly brought to freedom 3,228 Jews

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prohibited from emigrating from Syria. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100; Conversational Hebrew Classes for Adults Oct. 17-April 10, 10-11:30am or 7-8:30am (Thu). JCC Chicago’s Say it in Hebrew (Ulpan) program empowers beginning thru advanced speakers to converse in modern Hebrew. Taught by native Hebrew-speaking master teachers. $495/20-week session. Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook; “Women in the Know” Forum Series Oct. 17 and Nov. 14, 11:30am-1:30pm. Registered principal and financial advisor Amie Marks presents this series of free lunch forums, bringing area women together to discuss world issues, current events and more. October’s installment focuses on women’s health issues. The Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westmoreland Road; 708-524-9374; Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show Oct. 18-20, 11am-8pm (Fri); 10am-6pm (Sat); 11am-5pm (Sun). The Winnetka Community House fundraiser encompasses periods of design ranging from the 17th century to the mid 20th century. Dealers from across North America and Europe showcase examples of American, British, French and Asian antiques, as well as pieces from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-Century design movements. A preview party takes place Oct. 17. $15 three-day admission, $20 at the door. 620 Lincoln Ave.; 847-446-0537; The Artists at 3150 Fall Open House Oct. 19, 2-8pm. Ten artists with studios in the building show their work in painting sculpture, mixed media and photography. All are welcome. 3150 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park; 847-945-9477;


ZIA Gallery Exhibition Reception Oct. 19, 5-7pm. Stop by for the opening of ZIA Gallery’s new exhibit, featuring classic black-and-white work by fine art photographers Clyde Butcher and Ted Preuss. The exhibition runs thru Nov. 23. 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 847-446-3970; Alliance Francaise du North Shore Open House Oct. 21, 12pm. Francophone non-members can get acquainted with AFdNS during this light lunch. Registration required by Oct. 15. Attendees may stay for the 1pm lecture with the entrance fee waived. Contact Rosemary Heilemann for more info. Subacute Rehab: The Quiet Revolution in Health Care Oct. 23, 6:30pm. Hospitals are evolving to serve only those requiring the most acute levels of care, while rehab after a hospital stay assumes a much more central role. Presented by Dr. Noel DeBacker, CJE Medical Director and Ron Benner, B.S.N., M.B.H.A., R.N., L.N.H.A. Registration required. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7852; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Holly Fair Oct. 24 and 25. Presented by the OLPH Women’s Club, this holiday shopping event features more than 60 vendors with unique and specialty gift items. Enjoy the Cookie Walk, Candy Cane Café, Raffle and new Premium Raffle. 1775 Grove St., Glenview; 847-729-1525; Celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month Tue/Thu/Fri, 4-7pm; Sat/Sun, 12-4pm. Thru October, Heartland Animal Shelter reduces the adoption rates for dogs over one year old CONTINUED ON PAGE 6


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Big Bands – Past, Present and Future Oct. 18, 1-2:30pm. Bandleader Steve Cooper presents 90 minutes of rare films and videos, ranging from the ’20s to present day. $10/M, $12/NM.

Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests welcome. + Oct. 8 – Medicare and Medicaid Updates + Oct. 15 – Income in Retirement + Oct. 22 – Reaching Tall + Oct. 29 – The War of 1812 Fun on the Internet Oct. 9, 10am-12pm. Herb Goldstein and George Lowman lead this exploration of the Internet’s most popular sites. $15/M, $20/NM. Lunch and a Movie – “The Hobbit” Oct. 10, 12:30-3:30pm. Based on the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. Lunch features soup and sandwiches. $6/M, $8/NM. Morton Grove Campus The Men Who Make Us Laugh Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Cultural historian Barry Bradford presents film clips, anecdotes and biographies. $10/M, $12/NM. + Oct. 10 – Milton Berle + Oct. 17 – Sid Caesar + Oct. 24 – Danny Kaye John Singer Sargent – Portrait Painter to the Rich Oct. 11, 1-2:30pm. Claire Cross presents sumptuous depictions of the British and American upper class of the Gilded Age, many of them “Downton Abbey” types. $10/M, $12/NM. Apple iPad – An Overview Oct. 17 and 24, 1-3pm. Learn how to set up your iPad and use basic applications. Bring a fully charged iPad and charger with cord. $25/M, $30/NM.

Building Resistance to Memory Loss Oct. 21, 1-2pm. Dr. Sherrie All discusses how to build resistance to memory loss or delay its onset. Invest in total brain health, including physical activity, disease/stress management and cognitive exercises. $5/M, $7/NM. 16th Annual Joan Golder Lecture Oct. 22, 7-8:30pm. Featuring distinguished lecturer Michael Leonard, former correspondent for NBC’s Today Show. A reception and meet-and-greet follows. $8/M, $10/NM. The Sacred Sites of France Oct. 23, 10-11:30am. In celebration of the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2013, Tish Robinson takes you on a journey through the cathedrals, abbeys, and churches of France. $10/M, $12/NM. Hear the Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown Duo Oct. 25, 1-2pm. Vocalist Petra and guitarist Andy are true romantics, inspired by the timeless music of the Great American Songbook. Refreshments are provided. $10/M, $12/NM. Congressional Paralysis Oct. 28, 1-2:30pm. Political scientist Julie Strauss explores the myriad forces that contribute to Congressional inaction. $10/M, $12/NM. The Secrets of Scientology Oct. 29-Nov. 19, 1-2:30pm (Tue). Jim Kenney traces the Church’s complex path, ranging from the days of founder L. Ron Hubbard to the reign of current leader David Miscavige. $40/M, $48/NM.

Get an overview of the Apple iPad Oct. 17 and 24 at the North Shore Senior Center. The Salem Witchcraft Trials Oct. 30, 10am-12pm. Attorney Melvin Merzon recounts the mysterious, hysterical events surrounding the witch hunt, as well as the infamous trials that followed. $9/M, $11/NM. Tai Chi Oct. 31-Dec. 19, 9-10am (Thu). Nancy Tobias guides practice of this ancient healing art, featuring controlled and relaxed body movements. Wear loose clothing. $75/M, $89/NM. Best Bridge Ever Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 9:30-11:30am (Thu). Learn to play your best bridge ever with Silver Life Master Patricia Braun. The format is an eighthand, pre-dealt game. Take home records available. $49/M, $59/NM. Morton Grove Campus

The Story of America: Essays on Origins Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 9:30-11:30am (Thu). Jim Kenney explores New Yorker contributor Jill Lepore’s latest collection. Learn about the American narrative. $40/M, $48/NM. Halloween Tales of Terror Oct. 31, 1-2:30pm. Media historian Mike Delaney presents several classic tales, along with radio and film excerpts. $8/M, $10/NM. Morton Grove Campus DAY TRIPS Morton Arboretum Oct. 18, 9am-3pm. Enjoy a narrated riding tour. Lunch is at Clara’s in Woodridge. $75/M, $90/NM (includes lunch and transportation). Departs from Northfield North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; CALENDAR, PAGE 5 by $25. View dogs and get complete info online. 2975 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook;

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Tour Ragdale this Fall Thru Oct. 25. Public tours are offered at 10am Saturdays, along with group tours at 2pm the fourth Friday of the month. Registration required. $10, $8/groups of 10 or more. 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest; 847-234-1063; Tenth Dems Fall Political Internships Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District Democrats offer a limited number of internships for college or high school course credit. General assignments include staffing of events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates and more. 847-266-VOTE; Holy Cross Women’s Guild Craft and Gift Fair Nov. 2, 9am-4pm. A Ladies Night Pre-Sale takes place from 7-10pm Nov. 1, featuring wine and appetizers. $5, $3/students and seniors, $20/pre-sale (21 and over). Holy Cross School, 720 Elder Lane, Deerfield; 847-374-1340; The Art Center – Highland Park Exhibits Thru Nov. 3. See “Expressions in Contemporary Glass” and “Dutch – Chicago, Interactions: Bert Menco.” 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888; Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Holiday Boutique Nov. 5 and 6, 4-9pm (Tue) and 10am4pm (Wed). Features jewelry, baby gifts, personalized items, stationery, art, clothing, serving pieces, lunch and more. Vendors wanted and credit cards accepted. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100x72;

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Corn Harvest Festival Oct. 19, 10am-4pm. Experience harvest time from an earlier era. Features corn picking by hand, wagon rides, farm activities, harvest food treats and fall arts and crafts. $5, free for children 2 and under. Wagner Farm

ADULTS Medicare Made Easy Oct. 8, 1-2pm. Led by CJE SeniorLife senior health insurance counselor Kathy Gaeding. Registration required.

Pumpkin Smash and Bash Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30pm. Don’t throw those Halloween pumpkins away – bring them to the Flick Park Sled Hill for the first-ever Pumpkin Roll competition. Afterwards, have fun smashing your pumpkin and turning it into compost, helping nourish plants in the spring. Make sure to remove candles and glow sticks beforehand. Flick Park

Digging Deeper with Oct. 8, 2-3:30pm. Get the most out of your advanced searches. Registration required. Glenview Library cardholders only. Power Employment Workshop Oct. 15, 9:30am-1:30pm. Presented by volunteers from Illinois WorkNet provides expert guidance. Registration required.

East Wing Holiday Bazaar Nov. 6-8, 10am-2pm (Wed/Thu) and 9am12pm (Fri). Features a unique sampling of heirloom skills and handcrafts, including handmade gifts and crafts, raffle, artwork, baked goods and more. Lunch is available from 11am-1pm Nov. 6. Glenview Senior Center

KROM in Concert: Jazz Innovations Oct. 15, 7pm. The trio creates music reflecting their affinity for rock and jazz music. Registration required. Lyric Opera of Chicago Lecture Series Featuring tales of intrigue, love and death from the 2013/14 Lyric Opera season. Registration required. + Oct. 17, 7-8:30pm – Madama Butterfly + Oct. 30, 7-8:30pm – Parsifal GlenVIEWINGS Film Series + Oct. 18, 2 and 6:30pm – 42 (PG-13, 128 min) + Nov. 1, 2 and 6:30pm – Before Sunrise (R, 101 min) Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage Oct. 18, 2-3pm. Access stock reports, mutual fund reports, The Outlook, bond reports, corporation records and more. Presented by Dan Sovocool from Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. Demo only. Registration required. One-On-One CJE Senior Life Counseling Oct. 22, 9:30am-12pm. Led by resource specialists from CJE SeniorLife. Registration required. 773-508-1054. German Folk and Pop Oct. 22, 7pm. The trio Alpine Thunder returns to celebrate Oktoberfest 2013. Registration required. Friends of the Glenview Library Lunch and Program Oct. 23, 11:30am-1pm. Master basket maker Judy Keslik presents this program on egg baskets. Registration required. $15/M, $20/NM. Covering the Costs of Long-Term Care Oct. 23, 7-8pm. Financial Advisor Roshni Khory and RiverSource Life Insurance Vice President Andrea Hanson help you manage long-term care costs in retirement. Preschool Teacher Workshop Oct. 23, 7-8:30pm. Make a shadow puppet


Take part in a variety of Halloween events this season at the Glenview Park District. and learn simple techniques for teaching and storytelling. Presented by Kat Pleviak, President/Artistic Director of Sea Beast Puppet Company. CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available. Registration required. Barnscapes: Land, Sky and Silo Oct. 29, 6:30pm. Meet artist Anne Kauff and enjoy a special viewing of her exhibit. The exhibit is on display thru Nov. 3. Page Turners Book Discussion Nov. 4, 1pm. “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. FAMILY Peek-A-Boo Halloween Parade and Party Oct. 26, 10-11:30am. Trick-or-treat to Youth Services, then gather for the costume parade. Enjoy stories, crafts, games and a visit from Little Red Riding Hood. Registration required. Ages 6 and under with adult. Frightfully Delightful: An Old-Time Radio Spooktacular Oct. 29, 7pm. Enjoy this program featuring the Those Were the Days Radio Players, who conjure up Halloween scares with this series of family-friendly vignettes from old-time radio. TEENS Top Gourmet – Battle of the Teen Chefs Nov. 2, 1-3pm. Test your competitive cooking skills in a professional kitchen, located at Whole Foods Market Northbrook. Register with a team of three or sign up as an individual for team placement. Spectators welcome. Grades 9-12.

CHILDREN Sping-Tingling Tales at Redfield House Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30pm. Hear chilling tales in a historical setting, told by Vlada Bernhardtz and Samantha Newport. Registration required. Grades 4 and up. The Grove Fabulous Fable Factory Oct. 12, 2-2:45pm. This charming musical brings the best of Aesop’s Fables to life. Registration required. The Book Market at Hangar One StoryWalk: Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack Oct. 20. The Storybook Trail in Little Bear Garden. Gallery Park. Kids Club Special Event – Steve Beno Live! Nov. 2, 10:30-11:15am. Singer/songwriter Beno plays lively originals and old favorites. Registration required. Ages 2-6. The Book Market at Hangar One 1930 Glenview Road; 847-729-7500;

Glenview Park District FAMILY Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 18, 5:30-8pm. This family-friendly indoor Halloween party features inflatables, entertainment, face painting, tattoos, creepy crafts and ghoulish games. Enjoy snacks and other goodies. Costumes optional. Ages 2-10 with parent. $6, free for adults and children under 2. Park Center

Craft Faire Nov. 7-10 and Nov. 14-17, 10am-8pm (Thu/ Fri) and 10am-5pm (Sat/Sun). Choose from a selection of contemporary crafts, distinctive accessories, unique seasonal decorations, personalized items and creative gifts – from more than 75 Midwestern juried artisans. $5, $1/children. The Grove National Historic Landmark America Recycles Day Nov. 9, 10am-2pm. Learn the importance of recycling and how to increase habits at home and work. Take part in fun family crafts and activities. Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center ADULTS Autumn on the Farm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat/Sun, 10am5pm. Celebrate autumn and purchase fall merchandise at Historic Wagner Farm, including pumpkins, cornstalks, Indian corn, gourds and more. Mum Sales Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm. Buy your fall flowers at Wagner Farm. Choose from a lovely array of colors. Proceeds benefit Wagner Farm programs and operations. SENIORS Senior Center Trips Enjoy this series of fall trips. Registration required at the Senior Desk. + Oct. 9 – Germantown, Wis. + Oct. 25 – Jewelry Show in Rosemont + Oct. 30 – “Hello Dolly!” at Drury Lane Oak Brook + Nov. 15 – Kendall College and Water Tower Place 2400 Chestnut Ave.; 847-724-5670; 847-7244793;

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Addressing Aggression – Bullying or Simply Boys Being Boys? a pervasive part of our modern culture. Although community leaders decry the practice and schools have adopted policies aimed at reducing it, bullying remains an integral part of our society. One needs to look no further than the evening news or popular culture to identify various, subtle forms of bullying. Despite considerable lip service given to preventing and reducing bullying, little has actually been done to expunge it from our everyday lives. Bullying is glorified on television and to some extent operationalized in the rhetoric of our leaders and policymakers. Name-calling has become a national pastime. What appears to be missing in the dialogue regarding the prevention and reduction of bullying is the recalcitrant nature of the issue in our culture. When politicians are allowed to call each other names and comedians are allowed to poke fun at everyone, the message being sent is that it is acceptable to inflict harm, especially with words. Sending this message to our youth fortifies the belief that words are not painful, bullying is not serious and that physical acts are the only true hallmark of bullying. In short, we have entered into a vicious cycle in which we would like to address the issue of bullying but simply cannot due to our inability to remove images and examples of it from our culture. Arguably, changing the culture in which we live is a daunting undertaking. However, because bullying can cause such deep and permanent harm to those impacted there is a need to consider what can be done in the present to help end this problem. Bullying, as previously noted, implies the intent to harm. Thus, addressing the problem requires efforts to reduce an individual’s desire to harm another. This process is one that should be initiated in the early years

What is perhaps most interesting about bullying is that many continue to buy into the popular misconception that physical acts of bullying are merely adolescent assertions by boys – or girls – to demonstrate their dominance over a particular territory. From a purely biological standpoint, this understanding of bullying is correct. However, when viewed from a psychological Dr. Michael Clatch perspective, bullying is more than just a physical display of dominance. The American Psychological Association defines bullying as the intentional infliction of injury or harm to another person. This injury can take the form of physical assaults as well as verbal and nonverbal actions against another. Thus, bullying not only encompasses more than physical aggression, it also implies the intent to harm. The intent to harm is perhaps the most important and overlooked component of bullying in modern society. Roughhousing by adolescent boys can be viewed as bullying, even when the intent to harm is not present. However, when less subtle forms of bullying occur – name-calling, spreading rumors, etc. – these acts of bullying are often overlooked. Given that bullying, regardless of its forms, implies the intent to harm, the question that arises is “Why?” Why is bullying often overlooked in our society and misconceptualized simply as boys being boys? In answering these questions, it seems reasonable to argue that bullying has become

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change the way that they look at the world and how they look at the issue of bullying. Collaboration between the home, school and community will reinforce the message that tolerance and diversity are desirable and welcomed. Unfortunately, ameliorating bullying in all of its forms is a challenging task. One important step in this journey is for everyone to recognize that bullying is more than just boys being boys. Changing how we look at bullying will positively influence how we approach this issue and the actions we take to address it. Dr. Clatch practices at the Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center, 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 600, Glenview. For more info, call 847-347-5757 or visit

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1. The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital was the lucky beneficiary of local politician Keith Brin’s generosity. The Chief Deputy for the Lake County Circuit Court Clerk and lifelong Highland Park resident donated more than 150 gently used books to The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital to share with young patients. 2. St. Philip Lutheran Church in Glenview welcomes new pastor Angela Denker, a former sportswriter hailing from Maple Grove, Minn. Denker has covered the Super Bowl and been published in Sports Illustrated. “Vikings fan or not, we think Pastor Angela has been sent to us like an angel,” said Ron Branstrom, chair of the call committee. “She brings a refreshing spirit to our congregation and we are lucky to have her join us.”

3. New Trier High School senior Shelby Golden has created hearts to paws, an organization providing animal shelters with money for food. Thru the sale of one custom-designed dog leash, a shelter animal can be fed for a month. The organization recently donated $1,000 to two shelter/rescue organizations – Heartland Animal Shelter and Labrador Education and Rescue Network (L.E.A.R.N). 4. On Nov. 1, the Northbrook Nurses Club is closing after 57 years of service. Organized in 1956, the club provided first aid for community events, blood pressure screenings, educational lectures and continuing educational units to its members. Nursing scholarships have also been awarded since 1959. The club thanks Northbrook for its many years of support, wishing good health to all.

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Head for Ohio’s Hocking Hills to Enjoy Fall Color When trees look as if they are blushing pink and red and dripping gold coins, you know it’s time to get out on the road to enjoy nature’s colorful vistas. It’s time to head for the hills – that is, the Hocking Hills of South Central Ohio. Woodland trails, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and rolling hill vistas make the Hocking Hills a great getaway any time of Jodie Jacobs year. But the area is even more popular in the fall, so reserve ahead. Bed and breakfasts and resorts fill quickly, particularly on weekends. Where to Stay There are several accommodation choices. My favorite is the Inn at Cedar Falls, where cottages and cabins give you room to spread out and make you want to linger. The problem is that the inn, located on the designated Ohio Scenic Byway of State Route 374, is a favorite annual fall retreat of knowledgeable travelers. Even if you can’t get a room until the end of the color season, a stay here is worth the wait. It’s a perfect hiking and romantic getaway. Its spa and nearby craft shops make it a girls getaway. You will need an appointment, because other vacationers and area residents also go to the spa. The kitchen turns out wonderful meals to enjoy in a cozy, log-cabin like dining room. Reserve a table, because the restaurant is a popular local spot.


South Central Ohio’s Hocking Hills makes a great getaway any time of year, but is particularly popular in the fall. Innkeepers Ellen Grinsfelder – who opened the inn with her mother Anne in 1987 – and Ellen’s husband Terry Lingo are terrific sources for what to do and where to go. They know which trails are challenging or handicapped accessible, as well as what back roads to take to scenic outlooks. They also know where to find traditional crafts – items that you’ll likely take home as holiday gifts, that is, if you are willing to part with them (better buy two). Also, ask Ellen and Terry about antique shops and museums. What to Do

Definitely go over to Scenic Way for its handcrafted art glass and to William Phillips’ three connected artisan shops: Windchimes, Christmas Treasures and Candle Shop. Families who enjoy geocaches will like the area’s themed GeoTrails. Teens like the canopy zip lines. Collectors go antiquing in nearby Logan and Rockbridge, where they can also visit the Columbus Washboard Company. Pretty much everyone hikes the caves, hollows and cliffs. You can drive to each hiking stop. Signs say how far the trail goes to the picturesque destination. Old Man’s Cave is a mile, as is Conkle’s Hollow. Trails

are also labeled if wheelchair accessible. For longer hikes, do the three-and-a-half-mile round trip Natural Rock Bridge and Waterfall at Rockbridge State Nature Preserve or the six-mile Grandma Gatewood’s Trail from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Just bring your camera. The color is waiting. Jodie Jacobs is a travel writer – based on the North Shore, but in love with exploring the United States and the world. She is a longtime contributor to the Chicago Tribune. Her blog is, and she can be reached at


Stuffed Mushrooms Make Great Holiday Fare ⅓ cup walnuts (chopped) ⅔ cup mayonnaise ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 tbsp fresh tarragon (chopped) 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper

Usually, I feel bad posting recipes that are geared toward holiday parties so early, but seeing as how the local stores all seem to have Christmas stuff going up, I’m going into this season guilt-free. My featured recipe for this month is a great appetizer or first course. We’ve done these in our catering business for years – with great success. They’re hot, Chef Kim Bisk tasty and best of all, great for the vegetarians in your group.

[1] Preheat oven to 375. [2] Remove stems from mushrooms, and set caps aside. [3] Chop stems and set aside. [4] In a skillet, sauté shallots, mushroom stems, tarragon, salt and pepper in olive oil. [5] Cook for about three to four minutes. [6] Add broth and let reduce. Let cool. [7] In a bowl, add stem mixture, tomato, walnuts, mayonnaise and breadcrumbs. [8] Mix well. [9] Fill mushroom caps and bake for 18-20 minutes. Serve hot.

Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms 40 medium button mushrooms ¼ cup vegetable broth ¼ cup shallots (diced) 1 medium plum tomato (diced)

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The Highwood Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the fourth annual Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 17-19. Highwood attempts to break two Guinness World Records this year – Most People Carving Simultaneously and Most Lit Jack-O’Lanterns on Display. The festival offers daily activities, food vendors galore, live music, hay rides, pumpkin carving, massive pumpkin displays, the light up the night parade, pet costume contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, 5K Pumpkin Run, Walk and Kids’ Dash, grand lighting ceremony and head-shaving stations benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. Festival grounds feature a variety of seasonal food vendors galore, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. The 5K Pumpkin Run, Walk and Kids’ Dash begins at 9am Oct. 20. Participants run and walk from Waukegan Avenue and Walker, in front of The Bent Fork Bakery, while passing by more than 30,000 carved pumpkins. Costumes are encouraged. Registration

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Gusto Italiano For many years, it wasn’t easy to find Gusto Italiano – embedded out of sight in a strip center corner on Waukegan Road in Glenview. Starting Nov. 4, it becomes more visible and accessible in a new location at 1834 Glenview Road, Glenview. The relocated, revitalized restaurant’s menu will be updated with organic, healthier dishes to supplement the authentic Italian cuisine that has earned it such accolades as the Silver Platter Award from Food Industry News and a No. 1 eggplant parmigiano rating by the Chicago Tribune. The 200-seat setting will express an Old World Italian motif and mood. “We’re adding more gusto to Gusto,” vows proprietor Andrew Karas. 847-729-5444; Guildhall Until this ambitious newcomer showed up, the downtown Glencoe dining scene was usually dark and desolate. Now full houses and waiting lines are common, as patrons and press embrace this chic city restaurant with suburban tendencies. Chef Christian Ragano’s cooking combines Italian, French and Spanish influences ranging from hefty burgers to a bountiful Bouillabaisse of clams, mussels and croutons aroused with jalapenos. The Walleye with piquillo pepper jam and Orechiette pasta with fennel-rich sausage also impress. Weekend reservations advised. 694 Vernon Ave.; 847-835-8100; Farmhouse These days, restaurants like to toss around cliches such as “organic” and “farm-totable.” But few, including this new venture, actually devote the time and effort to serve consistently fresh, healthy food and drinks

made with ingredients directly from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. Chef Eric Mansavage’s forte is small plate versions of grass-fed, bone-in Steak, roasted Chicken Soup with kale and poblano pepper grain Burgers. The bar is stocked with 36 locally brewed beers and 20 craft gins. Decor is paneled with wood stripped from a Michigan farm. 703 Church St., Evanston; 847-4929700; Mykonos When there’s a chill in the air, most restaurants shut down their outdoor dining facilities. Not Mykonos, where the alfresco patio is enclosed under a canopy and heated when the temperature drops. The yearround “garden of eatin’” is a one-of-a-kind spot to savor Organic Grecian Chicken, whole Sea Bass or Red Snapper, Lamb Chops and other authentic Greek cuisine. The United Hellenic Voters of America have named Mykonos 2013 Restaurant of the Year in the Chicago area. Lunch, dinner daily. 8660 W. Golf Road, Niles; 847-296-6777; Pinstripes Executive chef Cesar Gutierrez’s new fall specials emphasize what nature has to offer at this time of year. The headliner is Brick Grilled Chicken marinated with lemon and rosemary, served with grilled polenta, broccolini and roasted sweet peppers. Other seasonal selections include Braised Duck Pappardelle and Salami Pizza topped with kale. Bowling and bocce are part of the fun and games here. 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, 847-480-2323; Contributed by Chuck Pecoraro

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First Graders Beat the Heat with Popsicles in the Park Despite the fact that it was 99 degrees on Sept. 9, first graders at Willowbrook School in Glenview and Wescott School in Northbrook met with old friends and enjoyed playground activities during the Popsicles in the Park event. Willowbrook School’s PTO representatives passed out popsicles in the park to students in attendance. Forest Bluff Montessori School Parent Child Series Paula Lillard Preschlack, Head of School, CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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Age: 7 years/2 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Male/Female Our Story: This bonded pair is looking for a forever home. Their family moved and couldn’t take them with them. Rudy loves to give hugs and be petted and Tiger Lily loves to play with toys. Can you give this sweet pair the home they deserve together?



Age: 2 years Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier Mix Gender: Male My Story: Snickers is a delight. This little guy is always trying to get everyone’s attention, hoping someone will adopt him soon. Snickers is an interesting mix and very, very cute. Drop by Orphans of the Storm soon and get acquainted!


Age: 5 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Male My Story: Knight is a handsome boy but very shy. With a sweet word, he’ll meow the sweetest little meow to get your attention. Knight loves getting his chin and ears scratched. A quiet home is all Knight dreams of! Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook; 847-296-6400;


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Age: 3 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Female My Story: Patty seems aloof at first, but she’s definitely attracted to people. She’s lively and lots of fun, and loves to cuddle up with you while you watch television. With the fall season underway, your new couch companion could be right here!


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October 2013

Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Fall Home improvement projects can add value to a home, but no two are the same. Certain projects are best tackled during certain times of the year. Fall is a great season to work on your house, as the weather is often agreeable. Roof Repair Whether you’re repairing or replacing the roof, fall is a great time to get work done for a variety of reasons. You won’t have to be up on the roof with the summer heat bearing down on you. This can make the project move along more quickly, which is especially beneficial if you are paying laborers to work on the roof. In addition, fixing up the roof in the fall ensures that winter storms don’t find their way into your home via leaks. Roof surfaces can be treacherous in the winter and the winds may make it dangerous to be up on the roof at all. Addressing leaks in the fall can prevent problems the following spring. Window Work Poorly insulated windows can allow cold air into the home, often forcing you to turn up the thermostat. Whether you need windows replaced or simply need to patch up leaks, a proactive approach in the fall can save you from unnecessarily high heating bills come winter. Fall is the ideal time to address windows, as you likely won’t have to make much of an effort to offset the elements. Open windows in the fall won’t make your home’s interior very hot or cold, as they might if you tackle the project during the summer or winter. Fixing the Floors Wood flooring is a hot commodity for many homeowners, but not all flooring can be added to a home at any time of year. Certain types of flooring employ adhesives requiring inside temperatures to be within a certain range, often 70 to 80 degrees. Colder temperatures can make it difficult for the flooring to dry and bond, which can prove problematic down the road. Painting Projects Painting is another project seemingly tailormade for fall. A fresh coat of paint or new color scheme can give a home an entirely new look and feel. Paint fumes can make your home uninhabitable, but painting in fall – when you can keep windows open during and after the project – can help air the home out. Interior painting isn’t the only painting project homeowners can tackle in the fall. Many exterior paints are temperaturesensitive and need the mercury to be above 40 degrees. Paint that freezes won’t dry properly, and you could be left with a costly and unsightly mistake. Just be sure to check the weather forecast before making your first brush stroke.

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HVAC Tips to Improve Home Efficiency and Comfort As the temperatures continue to drop and the snow begins to fall in the Chicago area, it’s clear that winter is upon us. For many North Suburban homeowners, that means turning up the thermostat and relaxing in the warmth of a well-functioning heating system. There are several steps that you can take to make sure that your home’s heating system is in the best possible condition to run throughout the cold months, reducing the chances of unexpected breakdowns or costly repair bills. The simplest thing you can do to maintain your home’s heating system is to get an inspection and tune-up before you experience any issues. A professional technician can evaluate your entire HVAC system and make certain that it’s running at optimal efficiency and flag anything that appears to be malfunctioning or in need of service or replacement. They can also make recommendations about how to save money on your energy bill, prevent air leaks, maintain your air ducts and adjust your fireplace dampers for optimal air flow. If you need a replacement, your HVAC technician can help you evaluate different systems and recommend what kind of system will be the best option for you and your family’s needs. If you are told that it’s best to replace your existing HVAC system, it’s recommended that you invest in a high-efficiency model with a high Energy Star rating. These systems are better designed than older models and come with numerous benefits to your home’s air quality, comfort and are less expensive to operate. New models today have highly sophisticated capabilities and more detailed settings, ensuring that your heating system is using only the energy it needs where and when you want distributed it in your home. An upgrade to an energy-efficient model can

also earn you even more savings from tax credits and gas company rebates. Once your heating system has been replaced or gotten the seal of approval from your HVAC tech, consider these other tips that will help keep your system running well: 1. Two story homes should have two thirds of air delivered to the first floor in the winter and two thirds of air delivered to the second floor in the summer.

2. Change the pad in your humidifier and clean the drain line. 3. Upgrade to a programmable thermostat and consider one with Wi-Fi, which allows you to sync your HVAC system to a smartphone, letting you manage settings when you’re away from home – Honeywell is a highly recommended brand. 4. Air filters should be cleaned and changed often.

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Dining is Prime Time at Pete Miller’s As diverse a dining-out mecca as metro Chicago is – boasting some of the best Italian, Mexican and French restaurants in the country – it’s perfectly clear that steak still reigns as king. And when it comes to beef, the competition for diners’ appetites and dollars continues at a relentless clip. Prime sirloin sanctuaries include wellknown, well-aged Chuck Pecoraro Gibsons, Gene & Georgetti and Morton’s, plus newer, on-the-rise Chicago Cut, Mastro’s and Benny’s Chop House. Then, in the middle of all this sizzle, there’s Pete Miller’s in Evanston (original) and Wheeling (sequel). The concept, menu, prices and jazz riffs are basically the same at both locations, though there’s more space (300 seats) and better parking in Wheeling, the subject of this review. Pete Miller’s is a legitimate steakhouse, meaning you’ll pay the obligatory big bucks – $45.99 for a bone-in filet – for a good steak and more bucks for side dishes. Compared to price points at the aforementioned hot spots, however, the bottom line here tends to be easier on the pocketbook or credit card. Atmosphere likewise shows steakhouse tendencies. The terraced dining room is clubby, relaxed and sociable, with tables draped in crisp linen, plush booths, dark wood paneling, subdued lighting and historic

photos. A spacious adjoining bar focuses on a small stage where jazz musicians swing and sing six nights a week and during Sunday brunch. Service is steakhouse savvy as well. White jacketed servers like Matt Tindale enable you to select your meat from a platter brimming with raw red cuts. They’re neither pushy nor intrusive, gladly offering informed recommendations on the food and wine if you so request. Though the appetizers at most porterhouse palaces are predictable, those here take a delectable detour. Like Firecracker Shrimp, lightly fried and splashed with Asian chili sauce that packs a robust snap. Scallops wrapped in smoked bacon over apple chutney drizzled with whiskey reduction are especially flavorful and an example of chef Leo Garcia’s creative instincts. Steaks range from a 7 oz. filet to a signature 22 oz. bone-in, tomahawk-shaped Ribeye. This is USDA prime beef, wet aged three weeks, nicely marbled and expertly cooked until a slightly charred crust seals the moist pink center. The rich mineral essence of premium beef oozes with each thrust of the dagger-like knife. The Kansas City Strip (a New York strip with a bone) is a carnivore’s classic – tender, gently tart and grilled to medium rare perfection. If variety is preferred, the Filet Trio has three petite steaks, each stimulated with a dab of horseradish, Parmesan or bleu cheese. Steaks, chops and prime rib can also be intensified with brandy peppercorn, bearnaise, Bordelaise or other options. But there’s more to Pete than meat, like fish dishes that rival anything touted by the high-

Pete Miller’s in Wheeling offers steak and seafood options to please all palates. end seafood houses. Familiar Australian Lobster Tail and Alaskan King Crab Legs share the card with innovative pan roasted Ecuadorian Tilapia with pineapple and mustard gastrique (caramelized sugar and vinegar), Diver Scallops kissed with sweet fruit smoke, sushi-grade Yellowfin Tuna in ginger-soy sauce, and Parmesan-crusted Sea Bass. Other palate pleasers include a bulging Chopped Salad, Seafood Fettucine, Provolone Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Ribs and a well-conceived Wellington Burger glorified with cognac pate, mushroom duxelle and Bordelaise wine sauce. The wine list is extensive (180 labels) and exceptional. Whatever you order, save some room for dessert. Again, standard steakhouse sweets are bypassed in favor of made-in-house Banana Foster Crepe flambéed with dark rum, Mascarpone Cheesecake with berries and decadent Death by Chocolate Cake with

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An American’s First Formula 1 Grand Prix Adventure: Noun. 1. An exciting or very unusual experience. When my husband announced he had booked us a trip to see the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal, my level of excitement was about a half-step above receiving an invitation to a 1-year-old’s birthday party – and there probably wouldn’t even be cake. My husband isn’t American, so he grew up watching F1 racing. The international Carrie Levi motor racing competition is the most popular sport in the world. For him, this was a dream come true – me, not so much. Then I found out they speak French in Montreal and the deal became even less attractive. I don’t speak French, but I’m a pretty decent human being despite that shortcoming and don’t feel I should be publicly humiliated for it anytime I want to order a croissant on my holiday. A Grand Prix consists of three days of events: practice, qualifying and race day. I braced myself for mean locals and hoped for good shopping. On practice day, I wake up hating cars, opening our third-floor balcony doors to the distant sounds of high-pitched buzzing. Our host and good friend tells us it’s the sound of racecars all the way across the city. It’s unlike any sound I’ve ever heard, and actually kind of cool. The streets are abuzz with excitement. People are everywhere and don’t react badly at all to my non-French speaking status. In fact, many apologize after speaking French to me when they find out I speak English. Things are looking up. Down on Rue Marie Anne (or Marie Anne Street), we fall in line with a pack of nice – as long as you don’t call them Canadian – Québécois, hitching rides on a bus, the subway and a ferry, heading in the direction of the increasingly louder sounds. We arrive 30 minutes later to the nowdeafening volume of racecars practicing on the 2.7 mile long Gilles Villeneuve Circuit. It is the loudest sound I have ever heard, and you can’t even see the cars yet. The noise alone is dangerous and exciting. Suddenly, I want to be a racecar driver. As we move with the internationally diverse, polite and well-dressed masses towards the track, I remark at the civility of the crowd. Food and alcohol is available at every turn, but no one here is littering, shoving or shouting – even when the crowds become bottlenecked. I’m surprised to see our $275 seats are of the bleacher variety, however they are situated at a hairpin turn, which should make for exciting viewing. The cars are sleek and astonishingly quick – hitting 100mph in about three seconds and topping out at 220 mph. As this particular circuit is only used once a year for this event, during practice drivers try

to lay down as much rubber as possible for better traction on race day. A Scottish friend and F1 fanatic brings his 2-year-old daughter in an effort to indoctrinate her, outfitted with earmuff-like noise blockers as big as her cute little head. He tells us that the drivers have abnormally thick necks, the better to help them withstand the 3-5Gs of force exerted on their upright bodies throughout the races. The pressure would bring most to the brink of passing out. Their bodies, however, are fit but slight – ideal for squeezing into the tight, open-air cockpits. The energy it takes to finish a Grand Prix is similar to running a marathon, but they’re making life-threatening, split-second decisions at vision-blurring speeds. There was a lot more to this sport than I had expected. I devoured the event program cover to cover that night, wanting to learn every detail. Each team – owned by the likes of Red Bull, Ferrari and Lotus – has two cars in each Grand Prix worth approximately $2.6 million a piece in material costs alone. Their annual budgets can reach upwards of $300 million. Teams have their own state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated solely to creating and refining the perfect car. Money is no object, and everyone is held to the highest standards – pit crew members are said to hold PhDs. This sport is sexy and glamorous, with everyone involved at the peak of their game. I decided I needed to pick a driver to root for on race day. As there are no Americans in this sport, I decided to choose by process of elimination, ranked by hottest headshot. Please don’t judge me. There is scientific evidence showing that humans favor attractiveness, so really, I was being scientific. Fernando Alonso – a Spaniard driving for Ferrari – was the most smoking hot and I was now his biggest fan. When we arrived at the track on race day, the energy was off the charts. We stood for the National Anthem as fighter jets pierced the air overhead. The lights counted down, and the cars were off. The racecars handled like they were on rails, no longer taking our hairpin turn with caution. The smell of burnt rubber filled the air, stands vibrating as each car zoomed past. This particular track is 2.7 miles around and the race 70 laps long, but the time flew by. I kept track of who was in the lead via my iPhone. My guy was in and out of the lead throughout. After only an hour and 32 minutes, averaging 199 mph, German racer Sebastian Vettel of the Red Bull team took the lead and won the race. My Spaniard took second place just 14 seconds later, proving that scientific methods do pay off. What was initially an obligatory and dreaded journey to a foreign land ended up being an incredible adventure. Formula 1 Grand Prix is a total rush – a thrilling, intense stoking of the senses. You witness athletic and mechanical greatness, along with a bit of magic. It was so much cooler than a 1-yearold’s birthday party – even without the cake. Contact Carrie at and follow her blog at



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Charlotte’s Web – The Musical Oct. 11 and 12. Presented by Jr. Encore Theatre. $12-$14. St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville; 847-708-8880; A Man for All Seasons Thru Oct. 13. The Bowen Park Theatre Company presents this retelling of the historic events surrounding Sir Thomas More – the Chancellor of England who remained silent regarding Henry VIII’s divorce in order to stay true to his values. $10-$20. Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny DriveBowen Park, Waukegan; 847-360-4740; 9 to 5, The Musical Thru Oct. 13. Based on the hit film, the production follows three unlikely friends as they take control of the office, putting their chauvinist boss in his place. $40-$48 (dinner/ theatre packages available). The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; CATS Thru Oct. 20. Highland Park Players presents the beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. $20. Northbrook Theater, 3322 Walters Ave.; Crimes of the Heart Thru Oct. 20. This quirky, touching dark comedy tells the story of the Magrath sisters, three wounded siblings who have gathered to await news of their hospitalized grandfather and family patriarch. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. Donate nonperishable food items for the Northfield Township Food Pantry and receive $2 off admission. $30. 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-834-0738;

How We Got On Thru Oct. 20. Citadel Theatre presents this compelling story of African-American and Hispanic youths growing up in the white suburbs, finding themselves thru their musical heritage. $35-$37.50. 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554; Autumn Colors Oct. 27, 3pm. This Pilgrim Chamber Players program highlights exciting works from Dohnanyi, Debussy and Faure. A dessert reception follows the concert. $20, $15/seniors, $8/students. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road; 847-433-0992; The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 31, 8pm. The World of the Weird Monster Show presents the cult classic, complete with live cast. Ages 13 and up. Prop kits/$3, or two for $5 (no outside props allowed). $8-$10. 27 Live, 1012-1014 Church St., Evanston; 855-927-5483; ORT’s Laugh Out Loud Nov. 3, 6pm. ORT America Metropolitan Chicago Region’s 2013 fall event features comedian Joel Chasnoff. $75-$150. Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods; 847-291-0475; Detroit ’67 Nov. 8-Dec. 15. Tensions mount when siblings Chelle and Lank discover that their dreams have diverged, their tight-knit community is threatened by the arrival of an outsider and the city around them erupts in violence. $15-$75. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300;


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Laura Fine, Exercise Connection Director of Training LF: When I was 13 years old, I found my passion when I worked in the Glenbrook South Peer Mentoring Program with individuals with special needs.

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LF: Within the private sector, we will create a training protocol and certification, specific to autism for other trainers and professionals. Within the public school system, we want to provide quarterly workshops for PE teachers, therapists and professionals, so that collectively we can educate each other and further help the children we serve.

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Laura Fine is the Exercise Connection (EC) Director of Training, with a personal mission to educate children, adults and families with autism about the vitality of exercise and diet, leading them toward an independent, physically active lifestyle. A lifelong resident of the North Shore, Laura has worked for North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED), Wilmette Public School District and Keshet, developing functional curriculums and vocational programs to instill confidence and create success in her student’s lives. With the EC, she is responsible for leading group exercise classes for the North Suburban YMCA, providing private training and further developing EC curriculums for schools and organizations. WH! What was your very first job?

LF: The North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA) has been instrumental to the success of the EC within the North Shore. Howard Schultz, NSYMCA CEO, and Sari Glazebrook, NSYMCA Special Needs Director, understand how powerful exercise can be for the children, adults and their families and partnered with the EC to bring a transformative program to the North Shore. The NSYMCA’s state-of-the-art facility and compassionate staff allow the EC Program to thrive, enabling participants to reach their full potential, families to feel accepted and ultimately make exercise a part of their life. WH! What aspect of your business are you most proud of? LF: At the Exercise Connection, we are committed to enhancing focus, fitness and family within the autism and special needs community. We focus on developing relationships with our clients first and

WH! What innovations or new ideas has your business given to the community? LF: The EC has developed the Visual Exercise System (VES) to help individuals better engage in exercise. The VES makes the jobs of teachers and professionals easier, allowing them more time to focus on the relationships they must build with their students and clients. The VES is currently being used at the North Suburban YMCA. WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business? Where it will be in the next five years? LF: The Exercise Connection partnered with the North Suburban YMCA in 2013 and is now offering classes for adults and children with autism and special needs. Later this year, we will pilot the EC physical education program within the NSSED. Over the next five years, one of our goals is to see the VES and Exercise Connection a part of schools across the United States. We hope to have

a number of exercise specialists on staff so that we can service many communities, as we know that there is great need for structured visual exercise programs in the autism community. WH! The world would be a better place if… LF: Processed foods and refined sugars were not a part of it or us. WH! How does the North Shore clientele affect your business? LF: Families of children with autism and special needs in the North Shore search for quality structured exercise programs. Knowing this, we wanted to offer what they needed in hopes that we can influence them and help change their lives. WH! What is something that your company does for the community that we might not know about? LF: Exercise is the gateway to building selfesteem, fitness and relationships. Exercise has led current EC clients to get a job. In January of 2013, the EC began the Champion Job Program, providing paid jobs for individuals with autism. Champions are responsible for building the VES, where they learn the value of responsibility and the structure of a job. Additionally, the EC has its own TV show on The Autism Channel, “Coach Dave,” which is free for families. Each show is cohosted with EC Champions, where they lead exercise, inspiring hope and optimism within themselves and their families. Exercise Connection, 1871 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago; 773-575-5100;

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Popcorn Sales to Support Food Pantry Popcorn sales began Sept. 20 during the lunch hour at Maple School in Northbrook, organized by both Student Council members and Co-Sponsors Lynn Reimer and Betsy Johnson. Popcorn sales are scheduled for Fridays throughout the school year. Proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry, which TECHLIFE, PAGE 18 headfirst into your smartphone for the length of the game and expect to do well. You will miss trade opportunities and subtle shifts in strategy. In early field tests, 26 different people – ranging from age 6 to 68, made up of 15 males and 11 females – were observed during gameplay. Each person played at least two games, with a small group playing more than 30. While smartphones may have been on the table or glanced at for an incoming text, only during one game did two people try to multitask. In all other cases, the players were fully engaged and 100 percent focused. Techlife’s conclusion – more testing should be done. Everyone who reads this should join the experiment team. Run your own tests.

learned – and the employer’s time. Getting High School Students Ready for the College Scene Maltzman recommends that parents should stress the importance of part-time jobs – no matter what the position is. “These jobs teach behavioral characteristics and emotional/ social skills, such as time management, discipline and perseverance,” she adds. “These skills are just as important as technical skills. These part-time jobs also teach productivity, conscientiousness, responsibility and commitment, as well as developing one’s work ethic.” Another skill many high school students lack is how to network. It is important to speak to adults, possibly spend a day with their parent at work and stop spending all day texting friends. A critical skill is knowing how to have a meaningful conversation with an adult. Finding That Job After College “As a recruiter, I cannot tell you how many candidates tell me they got a job after college from their friend’s parents, alumni, industry professionals or a community service organization,” says Maltzman. Kathryn Sasso, the assistance director of Rhode Island Colleges Care Development Center, says “80 percent of jobs came from networking in 2012, and eight percent through the Internet.” Students should start developing their network early and let people know of their career aspirations that will lead to a job in the real world. You never know who knows someone to help. November’s business column will discuss alternatives to college and the lack of qualified people to fill jobs in the workplace. Vicki Gerson is president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc. a Northbrook-based web/ print writing and public relations firm. For more, visit, email writer@ or call 847-480-9087. feeds over 750 needy families a month. This is just one of several fundraisers that the Student Council participates in during the school year. Adler Park School Fall Musical and Ice Cream Social Second- and fourth-graders from Adler Park School in Libertyville are performing a musical titled “Music Matters!” for their annual fall concert. The concert is scheduled for 7pm Nov. 6 at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Students dress in black and white for the evening, and an ice cream social follows the concert. Songs include “Start Your Day With A Song,” “I Like Music,” “Movin’ To The Beat” and “Born To Make Music.” Student artwork is also incorporated into the concert decorations. Speaking parts by various fourth grade students teach the audience about various aspects of music and its importance. Silently observe your friends and family. Can you find other ways to voluntarily engage people while they forget their smartphones for a little while? Share your secrets; we all will thank you. What is Online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Visit and search for “settlers” to find lots of great links and a few awesome videos. Dave Kaufman is a syndicated columnist and founder of DK Worldwide, a design, web, print and social media marketing firm. Helping clients with online and offline challenges. Contact Dave, it’s easy: techlife@ or follow him on Twitter – @dkworldwide. You know you want to.

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1. Highland Park resident Bruce Siegel taught bowling this summer to children who have cancer or are in remission attending One Step at a Time Summer Camp in Wisconsin. Assisted by Fronzie Roemer of Lake Forest, Siegel arranged for them to bowl for free at Lake Geneva Lanes. 2. Matthew Jen, 13, of Glenview (third from left), brought home a bronze medal in the 12-13 year-old -45Kg Male Kumite (sparring) Division at the XXIV Junior Pan American Karate (PKF) Championships, held last month in Medellín, Colombia. 3. Tiny the Spider has returned to her perch atop the American Eagle rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. 4. Students at Chabad of Northbrook Hebrew School proudly display the Shofars they crafted at Chabad’s Shofar Factory in honor of Rosh Hashana.

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