50 Plus

 
 
Published: 3/23/2009 12:14 AM

Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

March 23

Tax Help for Seniors: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. A trained AARP volunteer will help senior citizens complete their income tax forms. Please bring a copy of last year's tax. To make an appointment, visit the Adult Services Desk or call (847) 634-3650.

Senior lunch and activities: Monday, March 23, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Bingo, lunch. $3-$3.25. (847) 524-74916.

Laughter Club: 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Facilitated by Om Johari, free drop-in program. (847) 797-5341.

Meditation session: 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Facilitated by Om Johari. Free, drop-in program. (847) 797-5341.

March 24

AARP Safe Driving course: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 and Monday March 30, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. To register, (847) 692-3597.

AARP Safe Driving course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26, Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western, Park Ridge. To register, call (847) 692-3597.

AARP income tax assistance program: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

Celebrate Irish-American month: 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Edizon Dayao performs Irish tunes. To register, (630) 213-0100.

Senior lunch and activities: Tuesday, March 24, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Exercise, Bingo. Lunch donation $3-$3.25. (847) 524-7496.

March 25

AARP Safe Driving course: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 and Friday, March 27, Glenview Senior Center, 2400 Chestnut, Glenview. To register, (847) 724-4793.

Balance Fair screening: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Vital Wellness Home Health staff will present a balance fair screening including healthy refreshments, games with prizes and an educational talk. To register, (630) 213-0100.

Senior lunch and activities:, Wednesday, March 25, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Play Wii, Bingo. Lunch donation $3-$3.25. (847) 524-7496.

March 26

AARP Tax aids: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 26, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. Have your income tax prepared, without charge, by AARP tax aides. For low and middle incomes, by appointment only. (847) 818-3205. For other AARP location, call (888) 227-7669.

BACOA senior luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Greencastle of Barrington, 445 W. Main St., Barrington. All Barrington-area seniors are invited to attend the lunch program and participate in the Senior Social following lunch. Suggested lunch donation is $3.50. Advance registration required, call the Barrington Area Council on Aging at (847) 381-5030.

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

Sacred Place on Six Continents: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 26, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights. A program of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Harper College for adults over 55. $10, to register, call (847) 925-6300.

Senior lunch and activities: Thursday, March 26, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Bingo. Lunch donation $3-$3.25. (847) 524-7496.

March 27

Friday Brown Bag lunches: 50+ Active Adult Group 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, CCIA, 1685 Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. (847) 885-7500, ext. 635.

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 27, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

Senior lunch and activities: Friday, March 27, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Bingo, sing along. Lunch donation $3-$3.25. (847) 524-7496.

March 28

Ballroom dancing: 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Prairie Lakes Senior Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Alice Lowy host ballroom dancing with taped music. $15 per couple at the door. (847) 825-2901.

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Spavone's Restaurant, 266 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale. Dinner. (847) 289-4420.

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 18-11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, Barrington Bank & Trust, 201 Hough St., Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

March 29

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Byron Colby Barn, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake. "Spirit of Gambo" with Stephanie Sheffield. $15 at the door.(847) 289-4420.

March 30

BACOA senior activity and lunch program: Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Bingo at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. Lunch donation, $3.50. A program on BACOA's services and programs presented by executive director Joyce Palmquist and public relations coordinator Sarah Hoban. March birthdays will be celebrated. Registration required, call (847) 381-5030.

March 31

Rolling Meadows Senior Center golf league: Registration 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 31, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. Maximum of 72 players will play at Salt Creek Golf Course, 710 Thorndale, Wood Dale. Play begins Tuesday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 18. Jan. (847) 818-3205.

Super Senior Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, march 31, Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Offered by the Illinois Secretary of State, the event includes a Rules of the Road review course, requires registration, vision screenings and a Mobil Drives Services Unit. (847) 253-5532.

AARP income tax assistance program: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

Modern grandparenting series: 7 p.m. Tuesday March 21 and April 7, Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Two-part series explores issues that concern grandparents of the 21st century. To register or for information, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

April 1

BACOA "Mary Poppins" trip: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, bus departs from the Barrington Park District. See the musical "Mary Poppins" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. $117 includes transportation and show ticket. To register, (847) 381-0687.

Intergenerational Computer Training class: 3:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Buffalo Grove High School. District 213 students teach seniors the basics of computers. Free, register at (847) 718-7700.

Intergenerational Computer Training class: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 1, Elk Grove High School. District 213 students teach seniors the basics of computers. Free, register at (847) 718-7700.

April 2

AARP Tax aids: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 2, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. Have your income tax prepared, without charge, by AARP tax aides. For low and middle incomes, by appointment only. (847) 818-3205.

For other AARP location, call (888) 227-7669.

April 5

Tax Help for Seniors: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 2, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. A trained AARP volunteer will help senior citizens complete their income tax forms. Please bring a copy of last year's tax. To make an appointment, visit the Adult Services Desk or call (847) 634-3650.

April 7

State services: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines. Officials from state Rep. Rosemary Mulligna's office present information about state-run programs for older adults and answer questions about ongoing state programs.

AARP income tax assistance program: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

April 8

Intergenerational Computer Training class: 3:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Prospect High School. District 213 students teach seniors the basics of computers. Free, register at (847) 718-7700.

April 9

AARP Tax aids: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 9, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. Have your income tax prepared, without charge, by AARP tax aides. For low and middle incomes, by appointment only. (847) 818-3205.

For other AARP location, call (888) 227-7669.

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

April 10

Free legal consultations for seniors; 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 10, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 10, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

April 11

BACOA AARP income tax assistance program: 18-11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Barrington Bank & Trust, 201 Hough St., Barrington. By appointment only, call (847) 381-5030.

April 12

Tax Help for Seniors: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 2, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. A trained AARP volunteer will help senior citizens complete their income tax forms. Please bring a copy of last year's tax. To make an appointment, visit the Adult Services Desk or call (847) 634-3650.

April 13

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meets 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, Russell's Barbecue, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Meet new friends for weekly events including dinners, plays, walks, sport and travel. Call (847) 289-4420 for information.

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane. Attorneys from Spagnolo and Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with seniors for free legal consultation by appointment only. Call (847) 381-5030.

April 15

Intergenerational Computer Training class: 3:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Prospect High School. District 213 students teach seniors the basics of computers. Free, register at (847) 718-7700.

Trip to Northern Indiana: Bus leaves 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 15 from the Barrington Park District. Visit Amish Acres and the campus of the University of Notre Dame. $75 includes transportation and lunch. To register, call (847 () 381-0687.

April 16

Lunch of the Prairie: 10:30 a.m.-noon Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus, 40 W. Dundee Road, Barrington. Students entertain and provide lunch to area seniors. Limited seating, for reservations, call Linda (847) 852-3892 before April 16.

April 17

Take Charge of Your Health: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays April 17-May 8, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Six-week health education class for adults 60 and over. Topics include coping with fatigue, frustration, pain and isolation; exercising; using medications; communicating with family, friends and health professionals; nutrition; treatment options. Free. To register, call Penny or Diane at the BACOA, (847) 381-5030.

April 21

Travel safe and smart: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Linda Kerr discusses traveling for seniors in the 21st century from preparing to pack to passports, carry-on luggage rules, and staying healthy while traveling. Register at (847) 253-5675.

May 1

Sociable Singles 50+ Bowling at Brunswick: 6 p.m. Mondays beginning Mary 18, for four weeks, Brunswick Zone, 1100 W. Lake St., Roselle. Bowling, lessons and shoe rental. $10 per week. RSVP before May 1 to (847) 289-4420.

Sociable Singles 50+ Pizza and Practice league: 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning May 21 for 12 weeks, Brunswick Zone, 1100 W. Lake St., Roselle. $14 per week. RSVP before May 1 ay (847) 289-4420.

May 6

"Mary Poppins": Wednesday May 6, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago. Bus departs from the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council, 505 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. $112-$120, includes transportation and performance. Register at (847) 991-1112, ext. 233.

May 8

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

May 11

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meets 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, Russell's Barbecue, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Meet new friends for weekly events including dinners, plays, walks, sport and travel. Call (847) 289-4420 for information.

May 21

Milwaukee River Cruise: Bus departs 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, from the Barrington Park District. Narrated cruise spotlights Milwaukee's architectural highlights and historic sites, includes time for shopping after the cruise. $55 includes transportation, lunch and cruise. For reservations, (847) 381-0687.

June 8

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meets 6 p.m. Monday, June 8, Russell's Barbecue, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Meet new friends for weekly events including dinners, plays, walks, sport and travel. Call (847) 289-4420 for information.

June 12

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

July 10

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

July 13

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meets 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, Russell's Barbecue, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Meet new friends for weekly events including dinners, plays, walks, sport and travel. Call (847) 289-4420 for information.

Aug. 14

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

Sept. 11

Free legal consultations for seniors: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Prairieview Building at The Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, suite 100, Barrington. Attorneys from Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC, Hoffman Estates, meet with senior to discuss estate planning, wills, power of attorney or other legal issues. For appointments, call the BACOA at (847) 381-5030.