50 Plus

 
 
Published: 4/20/2009 12:13 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.

Arlington Heights Senior Golf League: The senior leagues are in need of additional regular and substitute members for play in the morning, from late April to September, at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. Wednesday Mens League, call Matt, (847) 404-9891; Friday Ladies League, call Pat, (847) 253-0502; Friday Mens League, call Dave, (847) 394-2768.

Elk Grove Senior Men's Golf League: April 28-Sept. 8, Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village. Substitute players are invited to participate. League plays nine holes. Residents and nonresidents welcome, substitutes are guaranteed to play each week. Call Jim, (847) 439-4768.

April 20

BACOA senior activity and lunch program: 10:30 a.m. door open, Monday, April 20, Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Bingo at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. The Kitechen Klanger Band from Libertyville performs an Easter program. $3.50 lunch donation. Register at (847) 381-5030.

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: 5 p.m. Bahama Breeze, 406 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. TGIF event. R.S.V.P. to (847) 289-4420.

Poetry reading program: 3 p.m. Monday, April 20, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Poet Pat Leonard leads, bring a poem to share. Register at (630) 213-0100.

Golden age of radio: 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Those Were The Days Radio Players recreate old time radio programs from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Free, to register, (630) 213-0100.

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.

AARP Safe Driving Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, Hoffman Estates Police Department, 1200 Gannon Drive, Hoffman Estates. To register, call (847) 781-2815.

AARP Safe Driving Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, Friendship Village, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. To register, call (847) 884-5539.

AARP Safe Driving Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday April 21 and Thursday, April 23, Skokie Park District, 4701 W. Oakton St., Skokie. To register, (847) 933-4960.

April 22

Balance fair screening: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Vital Wellness Home Health staff host screening which includes healthy refreshments, games with prizes and an educational talk. To register, (630) 213-0100.

April 23

Smiling Memories and Melodies of 1942: 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Nostalgia and storytelling by John Korsgaard. Free, to register, (630) 213-0100.

April 24

Spring Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, Victory Center of Bartlett, 1101 and 1105 W. Bartlett Road. Vendors, bake sale, raffle and light lunch menu. Benefits resident programs. (630) 213-0100.

Ain't Wii got fun: 10 a.m. April 24, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Wii Bowl. Free. dppl.org or (847) 376-2787.

April 25

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Noon Saturday, April 25, Chic Chicago Fashion Tour and Tea at Drake Hotel and Chicago History Museum. $50, includes tour of museum's Couture Design Exhibition, traditional tea and shuttle bus. To information, reservations, call (847) 289-4420.

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Volunteer your time at Friendship Village in Schaumburg Saturday, April 25, for a Service Day sponsored by Roosevelt University. Activities involve close relationship with seniors, clerical work, mailings, etc. Call (847) 289-4420 for information.

April 26

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, for a walk in the Schaumburg area with dinner after. To R.S.V.P and for meeting information, call (847) 289-4420.

Chamber duo Luminare performs: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Free. To register, (630) 213-0100.

April 27

BACOA senior activity and lunch program: 10:30 a.m. door open, Monday, April 27, Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Bingo at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. Lu Gustafson, a longtime BACOA lunch program volunteer presents a program on her recent trip to China. $3.50 lunch donation. Register at (847) 381-5030.

Alternative to assisted living: 3-6 p.m. Monday, April 27, Alexian Village of Elk Grove, 975 Martha. Open house educates seniors and their family members about cost effective alternatives to assisted living, includes tour of the community, refreshments. To register or for directions. (847) 437-8070.

Dance show: 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Open house and dance performance. Register at (630) 213-0100.

April 28

AARP Safe Driving Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30, Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western, Park Ridge. To register, (847) 692-3597.

Flower arranging: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Bartlett florist Christine Plier will demonstrate several flower arrangements. To register, (630) 213-0100.

April 29

Music of the Big Bands: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Chris Colletti presents Big Band ballads and Broadways best. To register, (630) 213-0100.

April 30

Sing along: 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Join a guitar sing along with Rita Lopienski, music therapist. To register, (630) 213-0100.

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 at (847) 289-4420.

Cinco de Mayo night: 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, Frisbie Senior Center, Des Plaines. Mexican fare and entertainment. Must purchase tickets in advance. (847) 768-5944.

May 2

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 3. Trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. R.S.V.P. to (847) 289-4420 before Saturday, May 2.

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.

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 7:40 p.m. Friday, May 8, for a concert at the Barrington Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Wednesday, May 6.

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 12

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 for dinner at the Donkey Inn, on Plum Grove Road, in Palatine. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Tuesday, May 12.

May 14

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 for a fish buffet at Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Lane, Cary. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Thursday, May 14.

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 for dinner at Vince's Italian Restaurant, 2365 Hicks Road. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Thursday, May 14.

May 16

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Sunday, May 17, meet at Arlington train station for a trip to the Fair Diddley Craft Show in Woodstock. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Saturday, May 16.

May 22

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 for a TGIF event at Birch River Grill, on Algonquin Road, in Arlington Heights. For information, (847) 289-4420.

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.

Milwaukee river cruise: Bus departs 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, from the Barrington Park District for a Milwaukee river cruise hosted by the BACOA and the Barrington Park District. $55 includes transportation, lunch and cruise. Call (847) 381-0687.

May 22

Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon: Thursday, May 28-Sunday, June 7. Offered by the Palatine Township Senior Center through Diamond Tours. $899 per person. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 22. For information, (847) 991-1112.

May 28

Sociable Singles 50+ Group: Meet 6:30 p.m. Saturday May 30 for dinner at Pappadeaux's restaurant, 798 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. R.S.V.P to (847) 289-4420 before Thursday, May 28.

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.