The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra will present “Where Nations Meet,” a showcase of the lighter, more populist side of some of history’s most distinguished composers featuring the New Tradition Chorus, on Sunday, March 5, 4:00 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School. For more information, visit https://www.TheNSO.orgor call (847)272-0755.
Ashley Blankstein-Delaney and Whitehall of Deerfield will be honored as the recipients of the Thiel Award for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the North Suburban YMCA’s 12th annual Strong Kids fundraiser, scheduled on Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Pinstripes. The event will feature dinner, cocktails, games, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $135 per person. Several sponsorships are also available. Visit NSYMCA.org/strong-kids, or call (847)272-7250 for more information.
Northfield Township will host a Pasta Dinner benefit, in support of the Food Pantry, on Friday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. A $20 donation for family, $5 donation for individual includes dinner, dessert and drink. Raffle tickets are $3 or four for $10. Call (847)724-8300 to RSVP.
The Northbrook Park District will conduct tours of its new workout space The Ridge, located at the Leisure Center’s Senior Center, on Friday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to check out the equipment and meet the staff and personal trainers.
Cancer Wellness Center presents “Navigating a New Cancer Diagnosis” on Thursday, March 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The program will provide tips and tools for adjusting to the demands of a new diagnosis and offer pointers on how to navigate the medical system and communicate effectively with your healthcare team. There is no charge to attend. RSVP to (847) 509-9595
Maggiano’s offers a special St. Patrick’s Day cooking class, where kids can participate in cookie decoration and creating Leprechaun Shakes on Friday, March 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for kids, $15 for adults, which includes a buffet, all materials, and chef’s hat. For more information, call (847)933-9555.
The TMA of Lake Cook will host its Annual Highway Construction meeting on Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Baxter Healthcare Auditorium in Deerfield to provide an overview of 2018 construction projects planned by the Illinois Dept. of Transportation, Lake and Cook County Departments of Transportation, and the Illinois Tollway. Register before March 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zengeler Cleaners is serving as a collection site throughout the month of March for the 2018 Glass Slipper Project, accepting donations of gently used prom and formal dresses to help thousands of Chicagoland high school students experience the joy of prom night. The items will help stock “boutiques” where needy students receive individual assistance shopping for their prom. Zengeler will inspect, repair and then professionally clean each dress at no charge. To make a donation, visit any of their locations or visit their website at www.zengelercleaners.com.
Rabbi Nancy Landsman recently announced that Congregation Ahavat Olam has outgrown its previous location in Deerfield and has relocated to larger space in Glenview. The new address is Emerald Place, 1879 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, 60025. The new website is www.congregationahavatolam.com/.
Hunger Resource Network recently facilitated the distribution of over 460,000 pounds of chicken to distribution points in 11 Midwest states, including locations in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit. HRN President Dan Jariabka was able to use connections to facilitate the food donation from an anonymous donor to needy recipients.