March 1, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Move it, shake it and feel the beat in this fun, stress-free atmosphere! Try Kris’ class for free before signing up for Low Impact Dance Aerobics. You’ll be sure to get your feet moving and your blood pumping during this energizing class! Advanced registration required; call 847.432.4110.
March 1, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Embrace your creativity and join this fun new crafting group. Staff will lead participants in a variety of fun projects, which will then be put on sale at the Center. Activities may include jewelry-making, paper crafts, plants & terrariums, gift-making, holiday crafts, home decor, and more!
March 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Whether the topic is sports, politics, health, the best restaurants around, or whatever is making the headlines, join this men’s group for stimulating conversation and camaraderie. Facilitated by Dr. Albert Miller.
March 6, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Provided by Traycee Home Care Services
FREE for HP Senior Center Members
March 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Stories from Our Past - Rick Leslie and Donna Lubow, founders of Short Story Theatre, will share stories from their past. Leslie will tell The Untold War Story, about his father's secret adventures as a Marine in WWII; The Born Smiler recalls how his 5th-grade teacher took away Leslie’s smile. Lubow will reminisce about the boy she wouldn't kiss back in high school in Sparks.
March 6, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
Enjoy screenings of great movies newly released to DVD, along with a few older fi lms; movie titles will be posted on a monthly fl yer and in the weekly Friday e-mails.
March 9, 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The Review Course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Advanced registration is required: call 847.432.4110.
March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park Library
Finding Neverland is the rich and poignant story of how J.M. Barrie came to write Peter Pan. Make no mistake - this is not a children’s story. It is a deep and fascinating look at the process of creation, invention and a man’s fight to reclaim himself. The music is powerful and the staging is imaginative - no wonder Broadway loves Finding Neverland!
March 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
The Intimate Story Behind Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony - According to Tchaikovsky, the opening motto of his Fourth Symphony represented fate and signified man’s struggle against that fate. Tchaikovsky also wrote a letter to his patroness sharing the symphony’s musical journey reflecting the despair of his emotional state following his brief and disastrous marriage. Stephanie Ettelson is a renowned lecturer and teacher who brings a unique perspective to “The Art of Listening” as both an orchestral and chamber music violinist.
March 13, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
March 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Looking to share some laughs, discuss an interesting topic or for someone to lend a compassionate ear? This free group welcomes those who are living alone and are seeking to spend some time in the company of others in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Guided by Jennifer Aiello, LPC, participants are encouraged to share delights, plights or ways to help handle life’s transitions.
March 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Senior Center
March 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Highland Park Library
Historical Sadie Garland Dreikurs - Megan Wells, acclaimed actress and awardwinning storyteller, performs a world premiere of a one-woman show about Sadie Garland Dreikurs, a Hull House kid, long-time Hull House resident, and aide to Jane Addams. The show is authored by Highland Park resident Barbara Garland Polikoff and concludes at noon.
March 16, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park Country Club
The Life of Carol Burnett - The world has enjoyed a love affair with Carol Burnett for over fifty years. Carol can do it all - sing, dance, act, make you laugh, and break your heart. Hilary Ann Feldman, along with pianist/comic foil Beckie Menzie, will guide your tour of Carol Burnett’s life and laughs and bring back some of her most memorable characters.
March 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Mather Place of Wilmette
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Mather Place in Wilmette, a unique lifestyle residence for those 62 and better, invites you to join them for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Feast on a delicious lunch featuring corned beef and cabbage along with other traditional Irish favorites. Tours of this beautiful, newly renovated community will be available, and each participant will receive a special goody bag to take home. All registration fees will be generously donated to the Highland Park Senior Center.
March 19, 2:00 PM @ Highland Park Library
Join film instructor Bob Coscarelli for an introduction, screening, and discussion of wonderful, classic films. [March 19 - Pan's Labyrinth]
March 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
Smart Meters: Put it to Work for You! - Learn about the electric smart meter now installed at your home. ComEd Representative Sergio Alzate will help you understand how the meter can benefit you and how the smart grid works and helps improve reliability. Alzate will also share ways to utilize personalized online energy-management tools to show how you use electricity and ways to save energy and money on your next bill!
March 20, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
March 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Designed for participants to express their creative spirit, reduce stress, improve brain activity, and synchronize a healthy and beneficial life rhythm, Beat the Winter Blues will provide an uplifting environment where self-expression, movement, socialization and team building are encouraged. Facilitator Noah Plotkin provides a variety of instruments including drums and percussions to shake up the fun! Registration required a minimum of 1 week in advance.
March 24, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
Our talented instructor, Bari Fleisher, will guide you through the afternoon’s featured painting stroke by stroke. You will be amazed at the masterpiece you can create with a little professional guidance; no experience necessary. Whether you are looking to explore your creative side or just want to be entertained, this is a unique experience you won’t soon forget. Fee includes all supplies and instruction. Soft beverages provided; participants are welcome to bring a snack to share.
March 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Highland Park Police Station
The Divine Miss M - Bette Midler is a dazzling, exciting, and supremely talented performer. She has starred in movies, television, stage, and records for almost fifty years, winning every major award given in the performing arts. Hy Speck takes you on her journey to stardom that started in Hawaii and reaches to Hollywood, Broadway, and every major theatrical venue in the country.
March 27, 1:30 PM @ Highland Park Police Station - Training Room
March 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Highland Park Senior Center
March 31, 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Bus Departs Toys R US Parking Lot
Performance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago
Experience a night of George Gershwin with Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
as they bring their own unique swagger to a rarely heard original orchestration of Rhapsody in Blue,
performing the music as Gershwin first heard it. Then, the Pops present the world-premiere performance of a reconstruction of Paul Whiteman’s tight and jazzy version of An American in Paris, performed as it was in the 1920s. Enjoy the Pops from excellent orchestra seats, bringing you Gershwin as you’ve never heard it before! Prior to the performance, enjoy an upscale
dinner at a popular Chicago area restaurant. Discount Deadline: February 28