Coming up in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills for March 29 and beyond
Updated: April 30, 2012 8:05AM
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The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce invites business people to attend the following events. Call (847) 680-0750 or visit www.glmvchamber.org
GLMV Networking Group 3x2, 7:30 a.m. first and third Friday of the month at Lashen Center, 294 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills.
GLMV Weekly Thursday Business Interchange Group, 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Restaurant, 419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This informal networking group exchanges business information and referrals.
The Business Networking Group meets from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month at Grandma V’s Restaurant, corner of Route 176 and 45 in Mundelein. BNG is a networking group that provides members not only with business referrals, but also with an atmosphere of friendship and professional support. Contact Holly at (847) 362-0335 or visit www.bngonline.org.
GLMV Women’s Networking Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Tuesday of the month at White Deer Run, 250 Greggs Landing, Vernon Hills.
Lake County Audubon Society invites the public to attend its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Libertyville Village Hall, 118 W. Cook St. The program will feature Donnie Dann, well-known environmentalist, presenting his program “The Future of Birds: Are Continuing Declines Inevitable?” Custom-built cedar bird houses will be available for sale, (847) 362-5134.
The John Powers Center For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing will offer sign language classes for all interested. Two levels will be offered: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesdays, Sign Class 1 and Sign Class 2, and will run from April 4 - May 23. Fee is $50. For any questions, call (847) 680-8320.
Advocate Condell Medical Center offers health and support programs. To register, call (800) 323-8622 or visit advocatehealth.com/condell/aclassorsupportgroup
Bunny Brunch, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 6 and April 7 - Enjoy a delicious buffet and holiday activities including a picture with the Bunny. Call the Country Inn for
reservations at (847) 362-5050. Cost is $15.95 adults/$7.95 children for children 23 months and younger with activities.
Easter Brunch, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 8 - The brunch features hand-carved meats, breakfast favorites, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a dessert table. Call (847) 362-5050 for reservations.
Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills requires registration for some programs. For information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org
Children’s Programs:6th Annual Children’s Writing Contest -
Kids are invited to write a story or poem, or submit an existing piece of work, for a chance to win an incredible prize; the thrill of being published! To enter, kids in grades four - eight may submit their best piece of creative writing (no longer than 3000 words), along with an entry form, either in person at any of the Cook Memorial Public Library District facilities or online by April 4 at 5 p.m. Visit the library’s website (www.cooklib.org ) for details about online submittal or to access entry forms. If your school is participating, you may submit your entry to your school by April 4. One entry per student. Entry forms will be available at those participating schools. Winners will be announced by April 27. For more information, please contact Jan Hastings at (847) 362-2330 ext. 1179, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Heather Beverley at (847) 362-2330 ext. 1171, email@example.com.
Easy-Peasy Spring Reading Club: Children from birth to grade six are invited to join from March 16 - April 28. Each child will earn a free book upon completion.
Book Badgers - This fun, open-ended reading club for school-aged independent readers provides the opportunity to read in any one of 23 different genres and topics such as science fiction, mystery, humor, scary stories, and fantasy and earn their colorful sew-on badges. Beginning April 1, children may read at their own pace to earn an exciting new bag displaying the Book Badgers’ logo.Visit the Aspen Drive Library, the Children’s Reference Desk at the Cook Park Library or on the bookmobile to find out how to earn the new Book Badger Bag and to register for both reading opportunities.
Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. To register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org
Saving for College, 7 p.m. April 3 - Josh Kinnee, financial advisor with The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, will address The Six Keys to Successfully Saving for College. His free talk will include college savings options, contributions limits and how to prepare financially for the costs of higher education. Registration required.
Life in East Germany, 7 p.m. April 4 - German historian Anette Isaacs will talk about daily life in former East Germany, its food and culture, education, consumerism, and how its residents are dealing with life in a unified country.
Great Books, 9:15 a.m., March 31 - The group will discuss The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Michima. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Libertyville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for programs held at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville. Call (847) 918-7275. Registration forms for GLSA clinics and programs are at www.glsa.org or at the GLSA office, 1860 W. Winchester Road., Suite 204, Libertyville. Visit www.libertyville.com or (847) 367-7054
The Chicago Blackhawks official “Roadwatch Party” returns to the Libertyville Sports Complex on April 5 as fans can be part of a special big screen TV viewing party of the Blackhawks road game against the Minnesota Wild. Game time is 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 5:45 p.m. for the pre-game festivities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for those under 18. Only 500 tickets will be available, advance purchase only. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Libertyville Recreation & Sports Complex department. This family-friendly event will feature special Blackhawks appearances.
The Mundelein Park and Recreation District, 1401 N. Midlothian Road. For information or to register, call (847) 566-0650. Registration forms are accepted via drop off, mail or fax to (847) 566-8557.
Applications for seasonal employment are now being accepted for positions at its water thrills in Mundelein: Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center, the Lazy River, Spray Park, and Diamond Lake Beach. Applications are also available for indoor swim instruction held at the Park District’s Mundelein Community Center. Positions include lifeguards, swim instructors, cashiers, concession staff and managers. Mundelein Park District is a Starfish Aquatics facility and only this certification is accepted for lifeguard positions. To apply, complete an application online at www.mundeleinparks.org , or get one at the Mundelein Community Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein.
Spring Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., April 6 - Families with children ages 1 - 6 years participate in the free event with kids collecting in age groups at Keith Mione Community Park. Bring along a basket and camera.
Night Owl Hunt, 8 p.m., April 4 - Kids ages 7 - 13 can challenge their skills with this after-dark thrill at Diamond Lake Beach. Cost is $8 ($11 non-resident). Pre-registration and adult supervision required. Dress for the weather. Rain date is April 5.
Vernon Hills Park District program registration may be completed online at www.vhparkdistrict.com, mail-in or drop off at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, or faxed to (847) 996-6801. For information, call (847) 996-6933.
“Managing the Meltdown,” presented by David J. Ventrelle, will offer advice on responding to young children’s disruptive behaviors. “Practical Strategies for Managing Your Child’s ADHD” will be presented from 7-8 p.m., April 12. Programs are free, advanced registration (847) 367-6797.
The Park District’s Summer Planner brochure is available online at www.vhparkdistrict.org. Now is the time to register your child for sports camps, day camps and swim lessons.
Hoppin’ Holiday Hunt annual Easter Egg Hunt, will be held from 9-11 a.m., March 31 at the Sullivan Community Center. Visit with the Easter Bunny, delight in a magic show, enjoy a continental breakfast, and hunt for eggs filled with prizes! R/NR Fee: $7/$9 adult, $5/$6, children over 1 year old. Registration required.
Little Learners Preschool Open House is from 10:30 a.m.-noon March 31 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive and at the Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive. Meet the teachers, view the classrooms and learn about the curriculum for 2-5 year olds.
Coupon Like a Roxstar class is for adults 15 years and older and will be held from 9-11 a.m., April 7 at the Sullivan Community Center. Learn the tips and tricks couponers use to score groceries and household items at 60-80 percent savings. R/NR fee: $19/24. Registration required.
Libertyville Senior Center offers activities, parties and trips. For information or reservations, call (847) 247-7659. It is located at 135 W. Church St., Libertyville.
on April 3 are $10 and on April 17 are $5. Come one or both days. Fully clothed chair massages. Appointments required.
Parties, Programs and LunchesLunch and 2nd Annual Dog Show, April 11 -
Judges will talk about pure bred dogs and how they evaluate the dogs. Lunch, $6. Register by April 5.
Craft & Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 6 and 7. Saturday is half price on all items except crafts.
Kids Who Care support group, for children ages 6 to 12, who have a family member with a chronic or life-threatening illness, provides a supportive framework of professionals and peers in which to express feelings and concerns and develop coping skills. Contact Youth and Family Counseling, Karen Welsh, at (847) 367-5991 for information.
Moms in Touch International Prayer Groups are available for every school in Libertyville (public and parochial), and for every child from kindergarten through college and career. For information, call Nancy Telling at (847) 367-1524.
Support Group for Adoptive Families will be offered by Celeberation! Childcare Center to lend support to community families during the adoption transition. Call (847) 367-4060.
The Bereavement Committee of Santa Maria del Popolo in Mundelein is offering a nine-week support session to all adults who have lost a loved one and are struggling with grief and loss. If you and/or anyone else are interested, please call Stephanie at (847) 949-8597 or Gen at (847) 680-1084 for more information and/or to sign up. All facilitators are Archdiocesan trained in this Christian ministry. The first meeting is at 10 a.m., March 28.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago sponsors a monthly Vernon Hills Support Group for parents of children with epilepsy. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Deerpath Room of the Larry Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Call Jessica Parker at 800-273-6027, ext. 143.
The Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., sponsors the Lake County Support Group for patients and families of those suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This support group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Condell Conference Center, 201 S. Milwaukee, in Libertyville in the Adult Day Care Room. Contact Aaron at (414) 697-9381.
The Lake County Home Day Care Network meets the third Tuesdays at Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. The organization supports and mentors family child care providers. Call Jeanne or Betsy at (847) 566-9841.
The La Leche League Chapters of Libertyville P.M., Libertyville A.M. and the Grayslake/Lindenhurst meet monthly. The Buffalo Grove-Vernon area meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Mondays. For information, call (847) 537-3083 or (847) 634-8263.
Tourette Connection provides resources, education and socializing for anyone whose life is touched by Tourette’s. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Libertyville Covenant Church (U.S. Route 176 and St. Mary’s Road) 7-8:30 p.m. Children are welcome to attend. Call Maureen at (847) 690-5061 or Shari (847) 549-7810.
Willow House is a non-profit organization that provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults and their families. Groups are held monthly in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Call (847) 940-0779 for information or to register.
Winchester House Adult Day Care Program provides a supportive, safe environment, which will encourage independence. Activities will be provided and based on individual interest and ability. Call Quimby Wysokins at (847) 377-7227.
Women Heart Support Group to share thoughts, concerns and feeling with other women who have been touched by heart disease meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month except July, August and December.
Women’s Support Group - Achieving balance and happiness has ongoing sessions, 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, or 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays. (Friday morning session is a repeat of Thursday evening session). Holbrook Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, 998 E. Maple St., Mundelein (on the grounds of St. Mary of the Lake University, across the street from Carmel Catholic High School). (847) 566-5158.
MainStreet Libertyville is a non-profit volunteer based downtown revitalization organization whose mission is to enhance and retain economic development and community identity through historic preservation. For further information or to RSVP, please call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCASummer Camp registration
is underway at the Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. Camp dates cover June 11-Aug. 24. Visit www.ymcalakecounty.org for registration details.
One-week camps for both grades K-four and grades fifth-eighth, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Weekly themes and field trips allow children to make new discoveries and explore activities such as sports, the arts and science.
Preschool Summer Camp experience available for kids 3 to 5 years old. These young campers will participate in games, songs, crafts, and several field activities in addition to swimming one day each week.