2016 December Business Briefs

2016 December Business Briefs

To raise awareness about local and worldwide hunger, Oakton Community College will hold its annual “Empty Bowls at Oakton” event on Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Donation of $15 includes a handcrafted bowl and a hot lunch. Proceeds benefit local food pantries.

Five Seasons Family Sports Club offers “Workday Workout” Mondays and Wednesdays at noon for any businesses interested in bringing a group of employees for strength training, functional movement, cardio and interval training, as well as enjoying the state of the art athletic club amenities. Call (847)897-5036 for more information.

Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, have your pet’s photo taken with “Santa Paws” at The Heartland Animal Shelter on Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost is a $10 tax deductible donation to the shelter. Includes electronic photos.

Lisker Music Foundation presents “Mozart, Joy of Music” concert on Sunday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are held in Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston. For tickets call (847)272-7003 or visit www.liskermusicfoundation.org.

Save up to 55% at Saf-T-Gard International on seasonal safety items including everyday personal protective equipment. Sale lasts through February 28, 2017. Call (800)548-4273 for more information.

Morton’s The Steakhouse will open for lunch on December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 featuring a limited a la cart menu and the special Morton’s three course prime lunch selection for $29.50 per person. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

New, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program can be dropped off through Friday, December 16 at Charles Schwab, Northbrook Village Hall and Francesca’s restaurant during office hours.

Live reindeer will be featured along with other holiday greenery at Red’s Garden Center on Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Donations are needed to help fund the purchase of new specialty supplies and cooking equipment to stock Cancer Wellness Center’s new kitchen. Donations made online at www.cancerwellness.org should specify that they are intended for the kitchen.

Join the Unique Upholstery Carpet and Rug Cleaning text program to receive $27 in free cleaning. Text “51660” with the message “uniquelarry” (not case sensitive) to receive special offers, tips and other helpful suggestions. For more information call (847) 459-1600.

The Northbrook Public Library now allows patrons to check out DVD/VCR recorders that can convert old VHS tapes to DVDs. Each recorder comes in a case with all the cables needed as well as instructions. Visit the MultiMedia desk for more information.

Starbucks is collecting new toys for distribution to children in Chicago area hospitals who are diagnosed with cancer. New art supplies, games, books, dolls, puzzles, LEGOs and other toys and gifts for infants through late teens can be dropped off throughout the month.

Pick up your holiday tree at the North Suburban YMCA and support the Strong Kids Fund. Fresh cut trees will be for sale every Friday through Sunday until December 18, or until they are sold out. For more information call (847)272-7250.

Hilton Chicago Northbrook will host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring a decadent four course dinner, five-hour open bar, non-stop dancing and entertainment. Cost is $275 per couple all inclusive; add deluxe overnight accommodations and cost is $375. For more information call (847)509-7022.

Pinstripes will rock in the New Year on December 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. with balloon drops at 8:00 p.m. and midnight, live music and complimentary glass of champagne. A special New Year’s Day Sunday brunch will be offered from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person for adults. Visit www.pinstripes.com/northbrook for information.

Holiday lights can be dropped off for recycling at the Northbrook Village Hall lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at the Public Works Fleet Maintenance Garage behind the Village Hall between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays during the months of December and January.&’ type=’text/javascript’>