Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, reunions, game nights, wine tastings and adult open gym nights. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks before event date.
Great Decisions Discussion Group: 7-8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Group holds discussions based on topics in the "Great Decisions" briefing book. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
Girls on the Town: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, April 24 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, downtown Palatine. The Downtown Palatine Business Association will host this free event with activities designed to appeal to ladies of all ages. Shops, restaurants, and businesses will have special events, demonstrations, complimentary food and beverages and raffle prizes. Visit downtownpalatine.org for details.
Dinner dance: 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, American Legion Post 208, 121 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. $10 includes spaghetti dinner followed by dancing until 10 p.m. Benefits the Hines Fisher House. (847) 253-6632.
Battle of the Bags: Noon Saturday, April 25, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road, Schaumburg. Team bean bag tournament for adults 21 and over with cash prizes. $40 per team of two players. Brian, (847) 985-2144.
Arlington Squares Diamond Jubilee Dance: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 Olive St., Arlington Heights. Call Roger or Carol at (847) 259-2065 or email@example.com
Poetic License: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A writer's group specifically for poets. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
Delightful Dining: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Morgan's Char House, 27W150 Roosevelt Road, Winfield. Reservations due Sunday, May 9, to firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 588-8289.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, May 15, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
40+ Gay Adults: Meets 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, Chicago City Limits, 1712 Wise Road, Schaumburg.
Delightful Dining: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Topo Gigio, 777 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. Reservations by Saturday, May 30 to email@example.com or (630) 588-8289.
Wood carving class: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 4-July 30, South Barrington Park District, 3 Tennis Club Lane. Introductory class to the art of wood carving with relief carving. $45-$50 and a $15 material fee. To register, (847) 381-7515 or sbpd.net.
Delightful Dining: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Key Wester, 1975 Glacier Park Road, Naperville. Reservations by Saturday, June 13, to firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 588-8289.
• Lake View High School classes of 1959: Saturday, June 20. Contact Jo Speciale Laufenberg, (847) 692-5907 or Sue Cornelisson Nape, (847) 297-0580.
•Deerfield High School class of 1969: Saturday, July 18, Embassy Suites Hotel, Deerfield. email@example.com.
• Bowen High School class of 1969: Saturday, July 25, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago. Brett Weiss (630) 248-5405.
• Prospect High School Class of 1969: Reunion is planned for August 2009. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Classmates, friends, relatives and acquaintances may also get in touch online through classmates.com and through a special YahooGroup, PHS_Knightsof69 at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PHS69
• Maine East High School Class of 1979: Reunion planned for Aug. 1, at Arlington Trackside. (888) 409-TEAM.
• Maine East High School Class of 1989: Reunion planned for Oct. 10, at Arlington Trackside. (888) 409-TEAM.
• St. Celestine School Class of 1969: Reunion planned for October 2009. Contact Marcia Feret-Valancius at email@example.com.
• Fenton High School Class of 1989: Reunion planned for Oct. 24, at Villa Olivia Country Club. (888) 409-TEAM.
• New Trier High School Class of 1979: Reunion planned for Nov. 27, at Pinstripes. (888) 409-TEAM.
• Deerfield High School Class of 1989: Looking for alumni for its 20-year reunion. Call (888) 409-TEAM.
• Our Lady of the Wayside 1961 reunion tentatively scheduled for Aug. 6, 2011; Seeking 1960, 1961 and 1963 graduates Contact Pat (Dralle) Kendall. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit classmates.com
Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meetings held at 6 p.m., second Monday of each month at Russell's Barbecue, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Meet new friends for weekly events including dinners, plays, walks, sports and travel. Call the hotline (847) 289-4420 for information.
WII Game: 1:30 p.m., Mondays, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive (847) 818-3205
New Beginnings: Meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Hughes Center at St. Matthews Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Catholic oriented nondenominational social support organization for the separated, divorced, widowed and single person. Donation $3 per meeting. For a listing of monthly events, e-mail email@example.com or call (847) 891-1220.
Bingo: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Des Plaines Elks Club, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines. Free coffee and soda with $500 coverall and bonanza. Public is invited.
Surviving the Loss of a Spouse: Drop-in group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Topics include coping with grief, making decisions, managing relationships and staying healthy. $7 per session. Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW, (847) 392-8820. www.jcfs.org
Party classes: Offered by the Long Grove Art School, 1207 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. Art parties for up to 10 adults.; includes painting supplies, finger foods, pop, coffee and dessert. Fee is $40 per person. For reservations, deposit and other details, call (847) 534-2920 or visit longgroveartschool.com
Movin' On: A nondenominational social group whose purpose is to provide a welcoming, social situation exclusively for widowed men and women in the Northwest suburbs. Call Lenore at (847) 458-9697 for event and club information.