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Jack Lemmon Returns at The Royal George Theatre Saudade: dreams and longing June 7-22. This musical is an original infusion of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, Alice in Wonderland and dream ballets – danced to classic rock, pop and classical music. $35. The Music Theatre Company, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park; 847-579-4900; themusictheatrecompany.org. Godspell June 11-Aug. 10. See the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway revival, illustrating parables of the New Testament and bringing its lessons to life. $40-$48. The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre.com. Movie Bingo: Good, Bad or Condemned? June 13 and July 11, 8pm. Former nun Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien has to fill in for Father Murphy for his scheduled lecture, “Would You Take Jesus to the Movies?” Using her love of movies and bingo, along with Catholic humor, Vicki Quade engages the audience in actual games. $30. Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave.; 847-677-7761; skokietheatre.org.
Charcoal and Cello June 21, 5pm. The works of visual artist Olga Tsipursky are paired with a performance by classical cellist Sarah Berger. $10 suggested donation. Terra Sounds School of Music, 924 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-737-1850; terrasounds.com. Come Blow Your Horn June 26-Aug. 3. Neil Simon’s romantic comedy tells the story of Alan, a young man living the swinging bachelor life in New York City in the early 1960s. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. $30. 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-834-0738; oillamptheater.org. Taste of Chicago July 9-13. This year’s performers include AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy, Aloe Blacc, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and the Wailers. $18-$50 (Butler Field lawn seating free). Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park; 312-744-3316; tasteofchicago.us.
Death and the Maiden June 13-July 13. Featuring Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ariel Dorfman’s riveting drama is about revenge, trauma and forgiveness. $20-$60. Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; 773-871-3000; victorygardens.org.
Jack Lemmon Returns Thru July 20. Presented by Hershey Felder, this musical play is based on the true story of actor Jack Lemmon and his relationship with his son – actor and musician Chris Lemmon. Chris tells the story in the voice of his famous father. $55. The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago; theroyalgeorgetheatre.com.
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus June 20, 8pm. This hilarious fusion of theatre and stand-up is based on the bestselling book. $30-$35. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com.
The Dance of Death Thru Aug. 3. August Strindberg’s masterpiece tells the deliciously venomous story of a crumbling marriage – laced with black comedy and biting humor. $35-$70. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; writerstheatre.org.
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North Shore Yacht Club Open House June 7 and 14, 12-3pm. The club offers sailing and sea kayaking classes, races, paddling events, parties and more. Park Avenue Beach, Highland Park; 847-4329800; northshoreyachtclub.com. Deerfield Historic Village Open for Summer Sundays, 2-4pm. Docents offer tours of the 177-year-old Caspar Ott log house, two preCivil War era houses, a carriage house and one-room schoolhouse. 517 Deerfield Rd.; 847-948-0680; deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Say Yes! Benefit for Open Communities June 10, 6:30-9pm. Honor award winners Rev. Robert H. Oldershaw and Ellen and Ed McManus. Proceeds benefit Open Communities’ work for inclusive and diverse northern suburbs. Registration required. Evanston Woman’s Club, 1702 Chicago Ave.; open-communities.org. Highwood’s Evening Market June 11-Aug. 27, 4-9pm (Wed). Enjoy dinner and cocktails while exploring the market’s vendors and listening to live music. Everts Park, Highwood Ave. west of Green Bay; celebratehighwood.com. Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Annual Gala June 11, 6pm. Celebrate with drinks, dinner, musical entertainment, silent and live auction (emceed by Ron Bernardi) and a season preview by Maestro Lawrence Rapchak. Registration required. Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; 847-272-0755; thenso.org. Highland Park Poetry 2014 Poetry Pentathlon: North Shore Edition June 13, 8pm. Contestants compete in five events, with points awarded on both writing ability and performance style. The Art Center – Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd.; highlandparkpoetry.org. Glenview State Bank Document Shredding Event June 14, 9am-12pm. Bring up to 25 lbs. of paper documents in paper bags or returnable containers. Drive-thru service provided. 2222 Chestnut Ave.; 847-832-0331; gsb.com.
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North Suburban Genealogical Society Meeting June 14, 1pm. Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, presents “Excel, The Genealogist’s Underutilized Tool.” Guests welcome. Refreshments provided. Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave.; nsgsil.org. Ragdale Ring Gala June 14, 6pm. “The Garden of Good & Evil” masked garden party, benefiting the Ragdale Artists’ Residency, includes performances and an exhibition by sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson, daughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Registration required. $200, $250/VIP. 1230 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest; 847-234-1063; ragdale.org. ZIA Gallery Exhibition Thru June 14. See works by artists Mary Burke and Anne Hughes. 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 847-446-3970; ziagallery.net. Career Resource Center Network Building June 17, 7pm. Re-frame your impression of what networking is all about. Bring resumes, handbills and business cards. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Rd., Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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June 2014 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 careerresourcecenter.org. Conquer Your Clutter June 18 and 25, July 9 and 16, 7-8:15pm. CJE SeniorLife’s clutter management series helps you develop a personalized plan. Registration required. $75. Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Rd., Skokie; 773-508-4920; cje.net. Alliance Francaise du North Shore Café Conversation June 19, 6-7pm. Facilitated by one or more native- or fluent-speaking AFduNS leaders. No membership required for newcomers. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; afnorthshore.org. Chicago Jewish Film Festival June 19-29. “Through a Jewish Lens” – JCC Chicago’s first CJFF – takes place at area theaters, including Music Box Theatre and Cinemark/Century in Evanston. Films from around the world explore Jewish identity, culture and experience. $12, $10/seniors and students, $60/eight-film pass. 847-763-3507; chicagojewishfilm.org. Temple Beth-El Musical Family Service and Birthday Blessings June 20, 7pm. June birthday children receive a blessing and gift from the clergy. 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook; 847-205-9982; templebeth-el.org. Stepping out to Cure Scleroderma June 22, 7:30am. The 12th annual one- or three-mile benefit walk takes place rain or shine. Registration required. Highland Park downtown Metra parking lot; 312-660-1131; scleroderma.org/chicago. 10th Annual YOUth Make a Difference 5K Run/Walk June 22, 8am. The Youth Services of
WH! Northbrook North Glenview/Northbrook benefit includes entertainment, food, a raffle and medals. $30, $35/day of. Gallery Park in The Glen (Chestnut Ave. between Patriot Blvd. and Lehigh Ave.); 847-724-2620; youthservices-gn.org. Ethical Humanist Society Ancestry Program June 22, 10:30am. Ken Novak and Sue Sherman present “Our Ancestral Roots.” Coffee hour follows. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie; ethicalhuman.org. 28th Annual Chicago Lighthouse Associate Board Annual House and Garden Walk June 25, 10am-3pm. The event benefits Lighthouse programs, assisting children who are blind or visually impaired. Starts at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe; $65 thru June 23, $85 at the door. 847-510-6200; chicagolighthouse.org/north. Women in the Know Luncheon Series June 26, 11:30am-1:30pm. June’s discussion features emerging markets, the world’s growing consumer bases and its drain on natural resources. Registration required by June 23. Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westmoreland Rd.; 708-524-9374; womenintheknowforum.com.
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Shedd Aquarium Welcomes “Ruggles” Shedd Aquarium announced the name of its newest female rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) chick at a recent members-only naming reveal celebration. Shedd members were offered an exclusive opportunity to vote on a name for the penguin chick between April 5 and April 11. Out of 846 votes cast, Shedd members’ votes were counted and the winning name is Ruggles. The marine mammal’s team at Shedd provided name choices reflecting the geographic native habitats of rockhopper penguins. Ruggles refers to Ruggles Bay and the facing Ruggles Island in the Falklands. Her parents are Drake, named after Drake Passage in the Southern (or Antarctic) Ocean, and Magdalena, named for an island off Chile’s coast. Other potential names included Gypsy, Lennox, Dawson, and Marta. “Our family thought it sounded like a fun, playful name, and we think she will be a fun, playful addition to the penguin family,” said Shedd member Erin.
Hatched last June, Ruggles’ gender was revealed through a DNA test at a recent gender reveal party. During one of her first check-ups, Ruggles weighed 75 grams and her most recently recorded weight was 4.9 pounds. Since 1991, Shedd has been part of a successful penguin breeding program. The aquarium has also sent its penguin experts to assist with international rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Due to disease and warming ocean temperatures, the wild rockhopper penguin population is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. In addition to naming the penguin chick, Shedd members receive a number of benefits, including unlimited free admission and sneak peeks of new animals and exhibits. Membership fees help support the aquarium’s various conservation and educational programs, collections and exhibits. For more information, visit sheddaquarium.org.
Covenant Village of Northbrook Laughter Program June 27, 1:30pm. Lynda Tourloukis discusses the differences between humor, laughter and joy – and how each can be great for you. Registration required. 2625 Techny Rd.; 847-412-7016; covenantnorthbrook.org. Illinois Holocaust Museum Film/Discussion June 29, 1:30-3:30pm. Director Franz Weisz explores the legacy of German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon and her 700 SHEDD AQUARIUM/BRENNA HERNANDEZ
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Shedd Aquarium’s new penguin chick Ruggles at one of her recent checkups.
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Miller in the 1950s. Jim Kendros leads this first program in a new series. $8/M, $11/NM. Morton Grove Campus Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11am. Women and guests welcome. + June 17, Roadside History of Illinois + June 24, What is a Melody?
Magnificent Alaska June 9, 1-2:30pm. See America’s most aweinspiring mountains, calving glaciers, unique wildlife and coastal fishing towns. Led by lecturer Ralph Danielsen. $9/M, $12/NM.
Playreading with Vivian Mitchel June 18-July 16, 12:30-3:30pm (Wed). Learn about playwrights and discuss their plays. Characters are assigned, then the play is read aloud by those who can “ham it up” in the company of other would-be thespians. $39/M, $45/NM.
A Walk Down Memory Lane June 11, 10-11:30am. Relive the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s with author Rochelle Pennington’s light-hearted historical program. See a large collection of antiques. $10/M, $13/NM.
Jeff and Janis Concert June 20, 1-2pm. Jeff and Janis put a special spin on popular tunes from different eras, featuring show tunes, standards and ethnic selections. $10/M, $13/NM.
The Adventures of American Judaism June 11 and 18, 1-2:30pm. Join Hyma Levin as she hops, skips and jumps through fascinating pieces of the American Jewish experience. $16/M, $22/NM. Morton Grove Campus Legendary Sicily: Crossroads of Civilization June 13, 1-2:30pm. Since ancient times, Sicily has been the meeting point and melting pot of different peoples and races. See splendid architectural monuments, works of art, and beautiful scenery with teacher Claire Cross. $10/M, $13/NM. The Surrealist World of Rene Magritte June 16, 10:30am-12pm. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the Belgian artist’s relationship to the Surrealist movement, placing a variety of his paintings in an appropriate historic context. $10/M, $13/NM. Glenn Miller on the Silver Screen June 16, 1-2:30pm. Experience this Big Band immortal via actual concert footage. Enjoy takes from Jimmy Stewart’s role as Glenn
Operation Freedom: The Berlin Airlift’s 65th Anniversary June 23, 1-3pm. When Soviet troops closed all access routes to West Berlin by land, sea and rail, they threatened the lives of 2½ million people, provoking the first major international crisis of the Cold War. In response, American General Lucius D. Clay proceeded to build a bold and fantastic bridge across the sky, involving 700 planes and 250,000 flights. Led by German historian Anette Isaacs. $10/M, $13/NM. Women Inspiring Men June 23 and 30, 10:30am-12pm. Rabbi Victor Weissberg addresses how the following great women lifted spirits, raised hopes and made lasting contributions to their people: warrior heroes Deborah and Joan of Arc, and Jewish visionaries Dona Gracia Mendes and Henrietta Szold. $20/M, $26/NM. Rosemary Clooney: Versatile Vocalist
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Learn about playwrights and read their works aloud June 18-July 16 at the NSSC. June 25, 1-2pm. From an impoverished childhood in Maysville, Kentucky, the talented singer rose to become Hollywood royalty. Susan Benjamin examines Clooney’s personal travails as well as her career rise, fall and ultimate triumph. $10/M, $13/NM. Coast of Maine June 30, 1-2:30pm. With Ralph Danielsen as your guide, walk in the footsteps of great American poets, scramble around a dozen lighthouses in their dramatic settings and explore many delightful villages and harbors – all washed by high tides and fog off the Atlantic. $9/M, $12/NM. CALENDAR, PAGE 5 autobiographical painting series. Registration required. 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie; ilholocaustmuseum.org. Undercroft Gallery Art Exhibit Thru June 30. Meet artist Maggie Schwarz Kraus from 5-9pm June 21. Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan; 224-381-0321. Heartland Animal Shelter Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month Thru June, cat adoption rates are reduced. Includes vaccinations, FIV/feline leukemia testing, deworming, spaying/neutering and microchipping. $80 (five months-nine years), $60 (10 years and up). 2975 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook; heartlandanimalshelter.net. North Northfield United Methodist Church Thrift Sale Donations Gently used clothing, furniture, tools and toys may be donated (no large TVs or mattresses). Sales take place late June thru midNovember. Call to schedule drop-off times. 797 Sanders Rd., Northbrook; 847-272-2250; northnorthfield.org.
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AJEC Summer Lunch and Learn July 8, 10am. Jewish educator/speaker Jane Shapiro presents a new image of King David. Registration required by June 30. $20 (includes lunch). Winberie’s 800 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove; 847-726-0194.
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Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehab Center Lecture July 8, 4-5pm. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO, discusses controversies in ocular nutrition. Registration required. 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview; 847-510-6200; chicagolighthouse.org/north Glenview Gardeners Meeting July 8, 7pm. Geologist Mary McLaughlin
TRIPS Pilsen: Guided Mural Tour and National Mexican Museum of Art June 19, 9:15am-4:15pm. Tucked away on the near South Side, visit the recently declared Historical Neightborhood of Pilsen and take a tour led by renowned artist/muralist Jose Guerrero. See the National Museum of Mexican Art and have lunch at the Honky Tonk Café. $59/M, $75/NM (includes ticket, lunch and motorcoach). Departs from Northfield North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; nssc.org. speaks about the breadfruit, ackee and pomegranate trees, their nutritional value and impact on communities. Midwest Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview; glenviewgardeners.org. The Art Center – Highland Park Photography Exhibit Thru July 12. See Vivian Maier’s blackand-white images of Chicago, the North Shore and urban America during the ’50s and ’60s. 1957 Sheridan Rd.; 847-432-1888; theartcenterhp.com. YEA! Highland Park NFP Applications Thru July 18. Not-for-profit organizations may submit applications to share in YEA! proceeds for 2014. Visit online for complete info. Yeahp.org. 22nd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Thru July 20. Juried by Allison Peters Quinn and Sergio Gomez, the exhibit showcases the work of 35 Illinois artists. Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Rd.; 847-475-5300; evanstonartcenter.org. Society of Active Single Seniors Third Tuesday, 7pm. This nondenominational club offers a variety of social events. Refreshments served. St. Norbert’s Church’s Grace Hall, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-5231; 847-272-3534 Canine Companions Seeks Chicagoland Puppy Raisers Help Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit placing assistance dogs with the disabled free of charge. Volunteers commit approximately 16 months. Cci.org. Beth Judea Divorce Support Group The Congregation Beth Judea Hesed (caring) Committee reaches out to those in the Jewish community dealing with divorce. IL Route 83 and Hilltop Rd., Long Grove; 847-634-0777; bethjudea.org.
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Science in the Kitchen June 18, 3:30pm. Create and test different ice cream recipes. Pick a winner with a taste test. Registration required. Grades 4-5.
ADULTS Co-Ed Open Volleyball Thursdays, 7-9pm (beginning June 12). Two courts are available. Registration required. $25/six weeks, $29/NR. Greenbriar Gym
Mocha and More June 20, 4:30pm. Discuss any and all of your favorite books. Snack and drinks provided. Registration required. Youth Services Activity Room
Zumba in the Park Fridays, 9:30-10:30am (beginning June 13). This Latin-inspired dance fitness class combines fast and slow rhythms. Registration required. $39/four weeks, $49/NR.
Planet Play June 26, July 3 and 10, 1pm. Come and create something to take home. Registration required. Grades K-2. Applied Optics: Pinhole Cameras June 26, 3pm. Learn how photography works by constructing your own pinhole camera. Experiment with apertures, light and film.
Couples Golf Beginning June 20. Teams play nine holes in a scramble format on the East 9 Course. Food and drink available at Max’s on the Green. Registration required by June 17. $59/couple (includes full swing clinic, green fees, golf car and prizes). CHILDREN/TEENS Speed Skating Basics June 12-July 10, 5:40-6:30pm (Thu). Taught by Northbrook Speed Skating Club instructors. Registration required. Ages 5-17. Northbrook Sports Center Girls’ Golf Socials June 13, 20 and 27, 5-7pm. Ages 5-12 learn basic skills, etiquette and rules. Registration required 48 hours in advance. $15/day (includes green fee and snack). Anetsberger Golf Course Cooking Classes for Kids July 7-10. Learn to cook at Whole Foods in Northbrook. Includes pizza and pasta, along with side dishes and cupcake decorating. Space is limited. Registration required. FAMILY Park Fest Concerts Enjoy free outdoor concerts at Village Green Park. Food service begins at 6pm, followed by shows at 7. + June 10 – Tropixplosion (Caribbean) + June 17 – White Saddle band/Rock the Green winners + June 24 – New Invaders (’60s) Friday Night Bicycle Races Beginning June 13, 7 (children) and 8:20pm (adults). No experience necessary. Ed Rudolph Velodrome Parent/Youth Golf Lessons June 14-28. 3-5pm (Sat). Classes focus on full swing and short game techniques, including an on-course lesson. Registration required. Sportsman’s Country Club Customer Appreciation Night June 25, 6-9pm. Enjoy games, raffles and giveaways at the Northbrook Sports Center Pool. The first 100 customers receive free hot dogs. Pool pass or twilight admission.
FAMILY Wee Play June 19-July 24, 10 and 11am. Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Birth-24 months.
Ages 4-10 can take part July 4 in the Park District’s one-mile Liberty Lap Fun Run. Park Fest Concerts Tuesdays, 7pm. Food service begins at 6pm. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Village Green Park + July 1 – R-Gang + July 8 – The Bill O’Connell Chicago Skyliners Big Band + July 15 – Billy Elton/food from Sarpino’s
Book Discussions + June 10, 7pm – “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes, led by librarian Tracy Gossage + June 17, 10am – “Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver, led by Nancy Buehler. Village Hall Shermer Study + June 25, 7pm – “Books and Brews,” Books on Tap discussion group. Landmark Inn
Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk July 4, 7:30am. The run/walk is followed by a one-mile Liberty Lap Fun Run for ages 4-10 at 8:30am. Entry forms available online and at registration offices. Day-of registration starts at 6:30am. Techny Prairie Park and Fields
Appy Hours Join librarians at Sunset Foods on Church St. and Caribou Coffee on Shermer Road to discover the latest apps. June’s focus is photography. + June 11, 12pm – Sunset Foods + June 18, 7pm – Caribou Coffee
Parent/Child Mini-Golf Tournament July 4, 12pm. Includes Adult/Junior Best Ball, Adult and Junior Stroke Play divisions and a Hole-in-One Mystery Challenge. Participants receive a tee gift, and the winner gets a chance to play with a pro. Registration required. $15/team. Sportsman’s Country Club
Writing Workshop – Writing Short Stories June 21, 2pm. Led by mystery author Kathleen Anne Fleming.
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CHILDREN/TEENS Youth Services Summer Reading Club Experiment with all things science this summer. Bring in your weekly raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize pack. Birth-Grade 12.
Northbrook Public Library ADULTS Adult Summer Reading Club Join the club and earn video coupons and raffle entries for every five books read this summer. The theme is “Summer Shorts: Novels and Stories Under 200 Pages.”
Meet the 3D Printer June 30, 7pm. Find out how objects are made and what software must be used.
Chat and Chew – “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen June 12, 4pm. Registration required. Grades 4-8. Global Adventure Club June 14, 4pm. Match where-in-the-world wits. Registration required. Grades 4-6.
Pajama Stories June 24, 6:30pm. Put on your coziest pajamas for stories and fun. Getting Excited About Science June 28, 10:30am. Steve Belliveau combines music, liquid nitrogen, electricity, space travel, chemistry and comedy. Science Fest July 13, 1:30pm. Explore the realms of science with family and friends. Those wishing to be presenters may submit science project ideas online thru June 25. 1201 Cedar Lane; 847-272-6224; northbrook.info.
Northbrook Senior Center ACTIVITIES Lunch and Learn: Maxwell Street Memories June 12, 12-2:30pm. Hear a first-hand account from performer Barry Chessick. An Italian lunch is served. Registration required. $6/M, $9/NM. Leisure Center Canasta Classes Beginning classes are offered Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons, with intermediate classes available Monday and Friday afternoons. TRIPS Illinois Waterway Tour June 17, 9am-6pm. Registration required. $79/M, $89/NM. 3323 Walters Ave.; 847-291-2988; nbparks.org.
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A Pinch of Salt, A Dash of Pepper: The Science of Friendship Friendship has been noted to be a pivotal part of the human experience. Despite the importance of friendships, the vast literature regarding relationships has focused primarily on romantic relationships and what is needed to develop and sustain these interactions. Arguably, love is an important component of human existence. However, recognizing the importance of friendship to the health Dr. Michael Clatch and wellbeing of the individual is worth exploring as research consistently shows that people of all ages report higher levels of satisfaction if they have three or more friends. The social science of making friends is not that complex. Individuals seeking friends must be open to the ideas and personalities of others. People that are unwilling to listen to what others have to say and reject potential friends that have different personalities will not have an easy time finding friendship. A desire to connect with other people is also helpful in relating with others as it creates a foundation for openness in accepting and understanding others. Even with these ingredients in place, some people will continue to struggle to make friends. If this happens, additional effort may be needed to acquire these relationships. Often, friendship is viewed as a natural occurrence of interacting with others. Even though friendships do occur naturally as a result of daily contact with others at work or school or in the community, for some, establishing deep personal connections will take more time and commitment. If you are one of these individuals or know someone
that has difficulty in this area, you can change the situation by recognizing that friendships often require work to make them happen. Just as you set financial goals or educational goals, friendship goals can also be set. This process requires careful consideration of your behavior and what you can do to connect with others. Building friendships requires selfreflection to determine personal strengths and weaknesses. In short, to be a good friend, you have to know how to be a friend. Consider what you bring to the table in terms of friendship, and what areas for improvement may be needed for you to establish these relationships. Moving forward, this information can
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be used to build strengths and to work on deficits, enabling you to more objectively assess your friendship capabilities. Although the process can be difficult and may require you to face some difficult aspects of your behavior or personality, it can provide a basis for building friendships. In the end, a dash of self-reflection and a pinch of strengthening weaknesses can go a long way to making friends. Although making friends is not a complex process, for individuals with autism or other intellectual disabilities, the process of engaging others and creating the bonds needed for lasting friendships can be difficult to cultivate. Autism and other intellectual disabilities can limit the ability of the
individual to utilize expressive language and to notice important social cues vital to understanding the needs of others. Even though these challenges exist, it is possible to learn some of the more practical social skills involved with developing and sustaining friendships. The challenge for teens and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities is to recognize that making friends is important and that additional work may be needed to achieve this important goal. Once the importance of friendship has been identified, individuals with disabilities can begin the process of working toward improving their social capabilities. While engagement in social skills training provided in schools and through therapists can be an important first starting point in this process, individuals with autism and other disabilities must also recognize personal attributes and skills that can be a benefit or a detriment to the development of friendships. In short, individuals in this position must keep in mind that making friends can be a difficult task – one that will require them to engage in some type of self-reflected in order to be effective at being a good friend. Developing these skills and creating the capabilities needed to engage with others and develop meaningful relationships will be a notable undertaking, but the process has rewards that last a lifetime. As such, even through the process may at first seem difficult, there is a real motivation for individuals to seek out close friendships and to work to make these relationships work over the long term. 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 couragetoconnecttherapy.com.
1. Vibrant shades of magenta and orange adorned the Highland Park Country Club May 7 for the 18th annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Luncheon. A sold-out crowd of more than 320 attended the fundraising fete, themed “Memory Matters.” More than $75,000 in proceeds was netted for Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program at NorthShore. Funds also support diabetes education programming and other initiatives. 2. North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics coaches Natasha Klimouk and Dani Takova announce that gymnast Laura Zeng will represent the U.S. at the Youth Olympic Games, taking place in Nanjing, China this August. Zeng, 15, won five gold medals at the Junior Pan American Championship, held recently in Daytona, Fla. “We are very grateful for all the support from Deerfield Park District and from the staff at Sachs Recreation Center over the
past five years,” added the coaches. 3. Residents at the Covenant Village of Northbrook retirement community recently donated over $10,000 to Northbrook area public service organizations, including Northbrook Fire Department, Northbrook Police Department, Northbrook Public Library and the Northfield Township Food Pantry. The contribution was a result of monies collected during the senior living community’s 32nd annual Holly Fair, held last November. 4. The Highwood Historical Society hosted its annual meeting May 13 at Froggy’s Restaurant in Highwood. Seventy-three attended a presentation by Michele Micetich, President of the Coal Hill Historical Society, on the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster, one of the biggest coal mining disasters in American history.
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Palace, Plaza, Museums and Market put Madrid on To-Do List Madrid is a perfect snap-a-sight, Twitter hashtag or Facebook-it city. It’s a fun series of tapas snacks-washed down-by-beer city. And you won’t gain weight, because Madrid is a walking city. Start at the Tourist Information Center. It’s number 27 in the Plaza Mayor (emphasis on the last syllable). From a brochure, you can learn that the plaza was formerly called “Plaza del Arrabal” and “Plaza de la Constitución, and why. Esmadrid.com/ Jodie Jacobs en/tourist-informationmadrid You can get advice, tours, brochures, maps and buy a Madrid Card at the tourist center. Similar to CityPASS, the Madrid Card has discount entry to several attractions. Even better, you won’t have to wait in ticket lines. The Madrid Card package includes walking routes, guided tours and attraction descriptions. Before heading out explore the Plaza Mayor. Pop into an amazing hat shop for photos and to find wonderful ceramics. A sign embedded in the walkway outside the entrance gives its 1894 founding date. Check out other shops, then relax at an outdoor café. Esmadrid.com/en/plaza-mayor For dessert, queue for hot chocolate and churros (long, crisp donuts) at Chocolateria San Ginés. It’s down an alley-like street across from the plaza that ends at the San Ginés church. Or try tapas, beer and sherry and other taste treats at the Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel Market), across from the Plaza at
Calle Cava de San Miguel. Inside, you buy everything from cheese to tasty bites and sweets from stalls around the edge then sit in the center to savor them. Sherrywinetaste. com/market-san-miguel-in-madrid/ Walk off the taste treats by heading to the Royal Palace. The over-the-top marble and glitz of Palacio Real is about 15 minutes away on Calle Mayor. But you can ask for directions at the plaza’s Tourist Information Center. Esmadrid.com/en/royal-palacemadrid Before going inside, look over the countryside from the palace’s vast courtyard. On the way back, stop at Restaurante Botin, favorite Hemingway hangout that is among the oldest – Guinness says the oldest, founded in 1725 – continually operating European restaurants. Botin.es/?q=en Put the art museums near the Fountain of Neptune on Paseo del Prado on the to-do list. But be kind to your feet and save the museums for the next day. Then admire the Rubens, Goyas and El Greco works in the Museo Nacional Del Prado. Museodelprado.es/en Cross the circle with Neptune’s statue to go the ThyssenBornemisza Museum. Pop Art Myths including Roy Lichenstein will be there mid-June to mid-September followed by “American Impressionism” early November 2014 to early February 2015. To see Picasso’s famed “Guernica” and works by Miro and Dali, walk a few blocks to the Reina Sofia Museum. Tip: If taking a taxi to the market or museums and you don’t speak Spanish, ask your hotel concierge or doorman to write down where you want to go. The surprise is how few drivers speak English. You will also want to have a slip with the name and address of your hotel for the return trip.
The Fountain of Neptune is just one of many fantastic sights in Madrid, Spain. Another option is to take a Madrid City Tour Bus through “esMadrid” or a hop-on, hop-off bus through “Tourist Active.” But even when you get off the bus you will want comfortable shoes to explore the attraction. When doing Madrid, you definitely need your walking shoes. Accommodations: Madrid has lots of options from hotels to condos. Among them is the Hotel Intercontinental on Paseo De La Castellana. The staff is very accommodating.
In addition, La Castellana is an elegant boulevard near good stores. Ihg.com/ intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/madrid/mddha/ hoteldetail Jodie Jacobs is a veteran journalist who loves traveling. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune and former North Shore Magazine, she blogs at travelsmartwithjodie.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tortilla Soup – It’s a Good Thing! I’m not going to spend a lot of time writing about this, because the ingredients take up so much space…we’ll be in the feature section if I go on and on. It’s good – trust me! Now off you go!
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The Chicken Broth 2 lbs. chicken (whole pieces) 1 onion (rough cut) 1 carrot (rough cut) 1 stalk celery (rough cut) 4 cups veggie broth
The Soup 1 onion (diced) 3 garlic cloves (minced) 2 jalapenos (seeded and diced) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 15 oz. black beans (drained) 15 oz. canned corn (drained) 11 oz. shoe peg corn (drained) 6 oz. red pepper (seeded and diced)
The Toppings Tortilla chips 8 oz. pepper jack cheese (shredded) 1 avocado (sliced thin) ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)  In a large pot, combine all the broth ingredients and slow simmer for two to three hours.  Remove the chicken and shred. Set aside.  Remove the veggies and blend in a blender and set aside.  Remove broth and set aside.  In the same pot, sauté onion, garlic, jalapenos, and red peppers until cooked, but not wilted. It should take about three to four minutes.  Stir in the chili powder, oregano, broth, and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil. Add the blended veggies from before. Add the two types of corn, and the black beans.  Reduce to a simmer and keep warm until serving. Serve in bowls.  Top each with the avocado, cilantro, cheese and tortilla chips. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering service for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For more, visit online at kimandellory.com.
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School Happenings Wescott School Musical Spotlights Brazilian Culture Fifth graders at Wescott School in Northbrook gave a performance of their musical “Brasil: Terra Magica” on May 22 and 23. Kids participated in skits about the upcoming 2014 World Cup, set for June in Brazil. They also performed Brazilian songs, while several pupil musicians played classic Brazilian bossa nova melodies and samba rhythms. Wescott’s recent PTO-sponsored Artist-inResidence – Brazilian percussionist Dede’ Sampaio – was a special guest. “With Brasil being chosen as the site for the 2014 World Cup, it was a perfect opportunity for me to share two of my greatest passions – soccer and the music of Brasil. Thank you to Dede’ for inspiring all of us with your infectious smile and beautiful music,” said teacher Bill Vaananen, writer of the production.
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District 109 Allergy Management Meeting At District 109’s allergy forum on May 5, parents shared their experiences, concerns, hopes and ideas about food allergy management in schools. One of the biggest takeaways from the meeting was the importance of professional guidance. Denise Bunning – an educator, parent of children with allergies and founder of MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies) – will help facilitate the process. Meet at 7pm June 16 at the District Center, 517 Deerfield Road, to review the May meeting and meet Bunning. Discuss best practices and hear what peer districts are doing in the area of food allergy management, as well as the selection process for members of the District 109 Allergy Policy Review Committee. The committee will work with Bunning over the summer in order to put policies and procedures in place for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Maple Volleyball Teams Rule the Courts On April 12, seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams at Northbrook’s Maple School won their respective championships in tournament play. The seventh grade team was coached by Debbie Kob, making it her third year straight coaching a winning conference team. On May 15, the Board of Education honored each team member and Coach Debbie Kob with a certificate of recognition. The eighth grade team, coached by Blake Orlov, will receive their certificates during a summer Board of Education meeting.
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World War II Veterans Visit Attea Ralph Mueller and Bob Crampton, World War II veterans from Glenview, spoke at Attea Middle School in Glenview May 16. Mueller and Crampton have presented to Attea social studies classes for the past three years, sharing memories and explaining what life was like during the war. As this is their fourth and final year talking with the students, Principal Jim Woell surprised both Mueller and Crampton with plaques, thanking them for their military service and dedication to educating students. Glen Grove Receives Blue Ribbon Status The Blue Ribbon Committee from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) has voted
to award Glen Grove School in Glenview Blue Ribbon status for 2014-2019. Glen Grove will receive a formal congratulatory letter and be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School at the Awards Ceremony at the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) convention, set for November. Riverwoods Montessori “Spring Sing” Programs Riverwoods Montessori School, serving infant/toddlers thru grade six, has been celebrating and sharing their vocal and instrumental music with parents and grandparents at their recent “Spring Sing Programs,” under the direction of Music Director Clara Berman. Families are also enjoying the end of school year picnics before the start of the 10-week Summer Camp Programs, running June thru mid-August. For more information, visit montessori-schools.com. French School Students Raise, Release Their Butterflies Students at the French School in Winnetka recently released butterflies raised for over a month at Dwyer Park, chasing them from flower to flower. “Having butterflies in the classroom helps the children learn about animal life, which is an integral part of the French curriculum,” explains kindergarten teacher Fanny Block. “We learn about the life cycle and how animals grow.” Students recorded changes as caterpillars made their cocoons and hatched into butterflies. “They especially enjoy feeding the butterflies pieces of fruit and watching them suck up the nectar,” said preschool/junior kindergarten teaching assistant Marie Barraud. Avoca West and Marie Murphy Students Collaborate on Writing Project During the month of May, District 37 teachers Jennifer Stefan (third grade) and Andrea Bialk (sixth grade) collaborated for the fifth year on a writing project. Third grade teachers, including Tom Erf, Stephanie Rick and Vicki Specks, partnered their students with sixth grade buddies to create books to send to Ghana. Students at both schools used Google Docs to create their book pages, enabling the partners to collaborate easily. When students from both schools finished, the third graders created illustrations. The books were assembled when third grade students from Avoca West in Glenview took a field trip to Wilmette’s Marie Murphy to meet their buddies face to face. Pairs worked to assemble and create book covers. Avoca West students also learned about the country of Ghana. Kim Zimmer, a technology teacher at Avoca West, spent some time in Ghana several summers ago and shared her experiences. Students send the books and donated supplies to students in Ghana through Kids to Kids International (KTKI). Since 1991, the non-profit organization has provided an educational program for children to send Friendship Boxes of educational supplies and student-created books to children around the world.
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Summer Dining 2014 – Delicious Destinations for All Appetites Even though it feels like we skipped spring this year, summer is definitely upon us! Enjoy the warm weather and good times with these neighborhood favorites. Alex’s Washington Gardens Serving the North Shore since the ’30s, the Scornavacco family’s pizza and beer garden has become a sophisticated yet comfortable restaurant, with a diverse menu. 256 Green Bay Rd., Highwood; 847-432-0309; alexswashingtongardens.com. Allgauer’s on the Riverfront Destination dining for nearly 40 years, Allgauer’s overlooks a tree-lined river with year-round scenic views. Enjoy American fare with eclectic flair. 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 847-509-7072; northbrookallgauers.com.
Bella Via Chefs at this popular regional Italian restaurant cook from the heart. Specialties include potato pasta stuffed with Portobello mushrooms, lobster tortellacci and more. 1899 Second St., Highland Park; 847-6818300; bellaviahighlandpark.com. Biaggi’s The casual Italian restaurant offers a sizable selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups, salads, pizza, seafood, steaks, desserts and wines from around the world. Biaggi’s, 711 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield; 847-607-2300; biaggis.com. Bluegrass Complete with a warm, friendly bar and American flair, Bluegrass blends a little
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Carson’s Deerfield An area mainstay since 1977, Carson’s is your place for prime steaks and great barbecue. 200 N. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield; 847-374-8500; ribs.com.
Bobby’s Deerfield An American bistro with influences from all over the world, Bobby’s is reminiscent of the iconic, nostalgic neighborhood restaurant of yesteryear. 695 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield; 847-607-9104; bobbysdeerfield.com.
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Cellar Gate Wine Market This European-style retail wine market and bistro is nestled in the historic town of Highwood. Relax in the inviting market area, back parlor by the fireplace or out back on the beautiful patio 524 Sheridan Rd., Highwood; 847-748-8086; cellargate.com. City Park Grill American comfort food served in an upscale casual environment from a “scratch kitchen.” Ravinia Festival specials and “To Go” boxes are available. Enjoy fresh daily fish specials and the finest steaks available. 1791 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-9111; thecityparkgrill.com. The Claim Company Enjoy the famous Motherlode Gourmet Burger and Fabulous Salad Saloon in this family-friendly diner, offering gluten free options. 2000 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook; 847-291-9111; theclaimcompany.com.
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Cafe Lucci This welcoming neighborhood spot has a Zagat rating of 25, award-winning wines and a spacious outdoor seating area. Italian flavors are fused with Mediterranean and French influences from mindfully-sourced, fresh ingredients. 609 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview; 847-729-2268; cafelucci.com.
Bravo Cucina Italiana Enjoy authentic Italian fare in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Try pasta, salads, chops and steaks amongst Roman ruins. 2600 Navy Blvd., Glenview; 847-724-8400; bravoitalian.com. Brunswick’s The 56,000-square-foot upscale bowling and entertainment center offers a comfortable, lively atmosphere. Take advantage of 32 upgraded lanes, laser tag and in-house restaurant Tavern ’45. 1350 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove; 847-821-9000; brunswicks.com. Brunswick Zone Brunswick Zone has something fun for everyone – 32 lanes, six billiard tables, arcade games, lounge and snack bar. 10 S. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield; 847-4983575; bowlbrunswick.com. Cadwell’s Grille Located in the Embassy Suites Chicago-North Shore/Deerfield, Cadwell’s Grille offers locally inspired contemporary American cuisine. 1445 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield; 847-945-4500; cadwellsgrille.com.
Deerfield Italian Kitchen Owned and operated by the Sciarretta family since 1962, this Italian restaurant is a local favorite. 648 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield; 847945-2727; deerfielditaliankitchen.com. Demetri’s Greek Restaurant Greek Cuisine at its finest, from fresh whole fish and delicious specialties to a wide selection of dinner wines and homemade desserts. Enjoy summer dining on the their colorful patio. 660 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield, 847-940-0777; demetrisrestaurant.com. Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe Drop by Eggsperience for a full breakfast menu, along with burgers, wraps and paninis. 2000 Tower Dr., Glenview; 847-998-5111; eggsperiencecafe.com. Flame Charhouse This neighborhood restaurant serves everything from aged Black Angus steaks to fresh seafood, all in an inviting atmosphere. 1111 Milwaukee Ave., Riverwoods; 847-465-9300; flamecharhouse.com. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13
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Tony’s Subs Serving subs long before the chains, this Deerﬁeld sandwich shop has more than two decades of local history. 1480 Waukegan Rd., Deerﬁeld; 847-9407352; tonyssubsdeerﬁeld.com. Merlo’s Italian Restaurant This traditional Italian restaurant in the heart of Highland Park’s Ravinia neighborhood features daily ﬁsh specials, Italian classics and brick oven pizzas. 581 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park; 847-266-0600; merlosrestaurant.com. Mykonos Restaurant Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of the lovely island for which it is named. The menu includes traditional Greek appetizers and salads, lunch, full course dinners and daily specials. Enjoy meals on the outdoor terrace. 86600 Golf Rd., Niles; 847-296-6777; greekrestaurantschicago.com.
Trattoria Oliverii This cozy restaurant emulates the trattoria pizzerias of central Italy, with a menu reﬂecting both traditional and modern takes on cuisine. 1358 Shermer Rd., Northbrook; 847-559-8785; oliveriinorthbrook.com. Upper Crust Bagels Ronnie and John Rayyan’s bakery and full service deli has been in the heart of Deerﬁeld for nearly two decades. The Northbrook location offers a smokehouse, used for smoking their own ﬁsh and servicing bulk/ wholesale orders. 835 Waukegan Rd., Deerﬁeld; 847-405-0805; 2831 W. Dundee Rd., Northbrook; 847-559-9229; ucbagels.com.
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“Shortcut Keys” Rhymes with “ABCs” A is for Apple. B is for Ball. C is for Car. Yawn. We learn these simple phonetic tools early in life. The idea is, the first letter helps a developing brain associate the sound with the noun: person, place or thing. Adding to the learning a picture or drawing helps further reinforce the letter shape to the sound to the picture. It is typical to not use verbs in most cases, Dave Kaufman because they are harder to visualize. Double yawn. “Did I just walk back into Early Childhood Development? I thought Techlife writes about, well, Tech.” Ahh, young grasshopper – this is a good time to remind you of our mission: “Techlife, where the crossroads of Technology and Life intersect.” “Well, if you don’t get to the point soon, I am going elsewhere.” For years, computers have had a way to speed up the way you work. Since the early days, there were always a series of key combinations allowing users to perform many tasks and navigate their computer, even without a mouse. The earliest two I used were CTRL+ALT+DEL and CONTROL + Open Apple + RESET. Remember those? The first one was used for the PC and the second used on early Apple machines (pre-Mac) to reboot them. How many people remember jamming those three down hard when the computer got you upset? C’mon, raise your hand. It was the ultimate power, forcing the computer to your whim.
and Paste are built for speed. Mostly Copy CTRL+C/CMD+C and Paste CTRL+V/CMD+V in my case. These are used many times a day – big time saver. 4. A - Before you copy, cut, bold, italic or underline, you need to select the text. If you need it All, then CTRL+A/CMD+A is the fastest command of the bunch. Boom, you’re done! 5. B, I, U – Style is everything. This entire column has been styled with Bold, Italic and Underline. CTRL+B/CMD+B for Bold and CTRL+I/CMD+I for Italics are used quite a lot in writing. CTRL+U/CMD+U is used to Underline text.
Reboot now! I command you. Another fond memory is the first time you showed a friend or family member how to reboot the computer, them hitting each key in order, then complaining because nothing happened. The magic was the combination, pressing all the keys simultaneously. Presto! Reading a recent article about keystroke shortcuts, I thought how few of the more than 200 combinations I actually used. The problem is quantity; with so many options, being able to use them regularly enough to remember them all is arduous. But then I started to realize…I am a power user, and I bet you are, too. Let’s go over some basic, useful time saving keystroke combinations everyone should be using to help speed along their work. In the spirit of debate, I have ranked them in order of importance.
KEY: Windows = underlined / Mac = italics / Windows & Mac = underlined italics 1. TAB – CTRL+TAB/ALT+TAB/ CMD+TAB - In Windows/Mac, the TAB key combo is powerful. It does a ton to speed up access. ALT+TAB/CMD+TAB in the operating system cycles through open windows. In a tabbed browser or program, CTRL+TAB /CMD+TAB cycles through tabs. In online forms, spreadsheets and more TAB advances to the next field.
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Bob Tucker is a Qualified Dementia Care Provider, speaking regularly to healthcare professionals and families struggling with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. His Senior Helpers office has won multiple awards as one of the top Senior Helpers locations in the world, and was recently recognized as One of the Top Home Care Agencies in North America by Home Care Pulse, a leading customer satisfaction research firm. Tucker’s office was also selected as the Chicago area affiliate office for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. He also serves as president of the board of directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center for sexually abused children and the Senior’s Professional Assistance Network. WH! What was one of your first jobs? BT: Working for U.S. Steel’s railroad, where I repaired track and railroad cars. I got a great tan, a couple of muscles and a real appreciation for how hard many people work to feed their families. I’ll always appreciate the advice several of the men shared with me: “Go back to school and finish your education, so you won’t have to do this your whole life.” I was back in school for the start of the next semester. WH! What aspect of your business are you most proud of? BT: This is the only position I’ve ever had where we are helping so many people, every hour of every day – seniors, people with disabilities, their family members and other healthcare professionals. We really do make a difference in people’s lives – typically, when they need it most. WH! Tell us about one person instrumental in the success of your business. BT: When my wife Abbie retired after a long successful career working with children with disabilities, she took two days off and then volunteered to come work with me at Senior Helpers. It didn’t take me long to agree to that, and she worked really cheap –free – as I was at the time. We were just getting the business off the ground. She knew how to work with people with challenges and their family members, so she took the reins of our client services team and caregiver group and made sure we were doing our best to improve the lives of everyone we were working with. WH! What’s your business’ mission statement? BT: To be an advocate for every senior and their families, regardless of possible personal gain, and to always do the right thing. WH! Are you a Mac or a PC? BT: I use a Mac at home and a PC in the office; I am not that good with either of them.
WH! One business-related piece of legislation that should be passed right now is… BT: In-home care coverage for seniors. Longterm insurance is wonderful, but so many seniors today don’t own one of these policies, and some of them have a tough time paying for the healthcare services they really need. We’ve got to find a way to help all of them get all the help they need. WH! What innovations or new ideas has your business given to the community? BT: We have a unique, state-of-the-art program to educate our staff, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia like Parkinson’s, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. The training that we have received from our corporate team in Baltimore, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and through an Occupational Therapist by the name of Teepa Snow – probably the foremost dementia educator in America today – has enabled us to pay it forward and bring desperately needed information on these diseases to our entire community. Last year, I did 22 of these presentations to nurses, social workers and other professionals working with seniors and friends and family members being impacted by these diseases. I am on track to do another 22 this year.
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WH! Why did you start your business in this area of metropolitan Chicago? BT: My wife and I wanted to move to this area to be closer to my dad, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. What a wonderful place to start nearly any type of business. We’re proud to serve the North Shore, but also proud to provide our services to some 140 Chicago-area zip codes helping people from all socio-economic circumstances and geographic areas take care of their loved ones. WH! What’s something your company does for the community that we might not know about, but should? BT: We offer free memory screening through our affiliation with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. We raise money for Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Association and the Foundation and we have a dementia resource center – dedicated to my dad and open to the community. The resource center has a wealth of free information: books, DVDs, magazines and articles on many forms of dementia. It’s all here for anyone in the community – just stop on by.
Dean Zelinsky’s Guitar Factory Outlet Open in Highland Park Dean Zelinsky – founder of the guitar brand bearing his name and most recent venture Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars – announces the opening of his outlet store. The store offers enthusiasts a nice selection of factory seconds and slightly blemished guitars, where players can literally save hundreds of dollars off already factory-direct prices. Musicians such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Sammy Hagar, Heart’s Nancy Wilson and many more have played Zelinsky’s guitars. 3080 Skokie Valley Road, 847-613-6020; deanzelinsky.com.
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SUMMER FESTIVALS, PAGE 14 Highland Park Independence Day July 4, 9:30am-dusk. The celebration begins with the Children’s Bike and Pet Parade, sponsored by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. Those interested in participating should meet at 9:15am in the lower level of the parking structure, located at the northwest corner of St. Johns and Laurel avenues. Immediately following at 10am, residents are encouraged to continue the celebration with the annual Independence Day Parade, hosted by the City and Park District. The parade features floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty groups, community entries and other special entertainment, beginning at the intersection of Laurel and St. Johns avenues. Fourth Fest takes place from 11am-2pm at Sunset Park. Enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, picnic/carnival games, live music and concession stands. The Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands wraps up at 6pm with a Grand Finale concert at Wolters Field. Post-concert, the fireworks display begins as dusk falls. No alcohol allowed at Wolters Field. Cityhpil.com. Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks July 4, 6-10pm (gates open at 5pm). Enjoy food from Lovell’s of Lake Forest and musical performances by 10,000 Maniacs and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, followed by fireworks at 9:40pm. Proceeds help support Lake Forest Parks and Recreation programming. Sponsored by Fields Volvo of Northfield and Lake Forest Bank & Trust. $10/Lake Forest-Lake Bluff residents, $15/ NR (kids under 5 admitted free). VIP passes available. Deerpath Community Park; friendslfpr.org. Rotary Club of Northbrook Fourth of July July 4, 7am. The club holds its Fourth of July Breakfast in Village Green Park, featuring music by the Jared Hochberg Quintet and
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Northbrook Days July 30-Aug. 3, 6-10pm (Wed-Thu); 6-11pm (Fri); 12-11pm (Sat); 1-9pm (Sun). The Northbrook Civic Foundation’s 90th annual festival offers a variety of games and activities, including carnival rides/games, food vendors, nightly raffles and live music. Enter the grand prize drawing for $20,000 in cash or a car valued up to $25,000 (2015 Chrysler 200, 2014 Jeep Wrangler or 2014 Dodge Ram, sponsored by Fields Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Glenview). Families may take part in a variety of games and activities, including carnival games, nightly raffles. All profits are funneled back into the community through Civic. Village Green in downtown Northbrook; 847-513-6362; northbrookdays.com. Glencoe Festival of Art Aug. 2 and 3, 10am-5pm. The sixth annual festival is hosted by Amdur Productions in conjunction with the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. More than 110 juried artists present paintings, photographs, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood and more. Kids may play Art Bingo, try Spin Art and add to the 16-foot graffiti wall. Enter drawings for Art Buck$ festival currency. Green Bay Rd. and Park Ave.; amdurproductions.com. Art at the Glen Aug. 9 and 10, 11am-6pm. The Glen Town Center transforms into an outdoor art marketplace. Works from more than 185 juried artists line the sidewalks, showcasing paintings, photography, ceramics, furniture,
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1. The North Suburban YMCA Strong Kids Dinner was highlighted by an introduction to the uniformed state champion Glenbrook United Team Basketball Team, a team of special education athletes from both Glenbrook South and Glenbrook North high schools. 2. The Glenbrook South Band Alumni Group spearheaded the recent Heart & Soul Benefit, which generated $10,000 for the GBS Band Program. Proceeds go towards new drum equipment. 3. The Highland Park High School Band took a trip to China over Spring Break, performing at three different high schools in and around Beijing. 4. Advocate Medical Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception recently for its new practice location at 1412 Waukegan Road in Glenview. The site offers family and internal medicine, cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology.
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