Formerly the Indian Ridge School, the Leisure Center serves as headquarters for recreation programs for children and adults in Northbrook. The Center hosts general recreation classes, Sunshine Preschool, special events, birthday parties and rentals. The building also contains the Senior Center, Northbrook Theatre and the Performing Arts Department, and The Ridge fitness space.

History

Due to declining enrollment, Northbrook School District #27 closed the Indian Ridge School in 1982. The Park District initiated a referendum for the community to approve the purchase of the 40,000-square-foot building and surrounding land, totaling 7.5 acres. Park District voters approved a referendum in 1984 for a purchase price of $1.2 million for the school and land. Renamed the Northbrook Leisure Center, the building became a center of recreational programming, adding a theatre in 1986. The Senior Center moved from Village Green to the Leisure Center in 1993.

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October 2022

Barry Bradford Presents: What’s Playing on Broadway?

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Park District Senior Center

55 Years and Older The situation on Broadway has been very fluid with some long-running shows closing, new shows opening, and popular shows going on hiatus during outbreaks of COVID. However, Broadway audiences are being treated to some of the best plays and musicals in the world. Theatre maven Barry Bradford will look at some of the top shows that are currently open and those that are preparing to do so. Sponsored by Whitehall of Deerfield. register now

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Hands-Only CPR

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Park District Senior Center

55 Years and Older Ted Aquino, Firefighter Paramedic, Northbrook Fire Department About 70% of out-of-pocket hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Less than 50% of those receive the lifesaving CPR that is needed before emergency medical services help arrives. With this course provided by the Northbrook Fire Department you can learn and practice the proper technique when giving chest compressions to help save a life. register now

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Coil Basket Weaving

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, 60062 United States
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18 Years and Older This class teaches the step-by-step process of coil basket weaving. Participants will learn about the historical process and make their own coil basket using natural fibers. No experience required. All supplies included. register now

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Fun with Relief Printmaking

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, 60062 United States
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18 Years and Older This class will teach the basics of relief printmaking. Relief printing is when you carve into a printing block that you then use to press onto paper and make a print. Learn the step-by-step process, create and carve your own block, and stamp your own relief print. register now

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Newsies Jr.

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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$14
Newsises Jr at Northbrook Theatre

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Feinstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Performance…

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Newsies Jr.

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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$14
Newsises Jr at Northbrook Theatre

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Feinstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Performance…

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Chicago’s Only Castle: Stories of Chicago

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Park District Senior Center

55 Years and Older If you love looking at images and enjoying stories of Old Chicago during the late 1800s and beyond, then you will want to attend this multimedia presentation by Errol Magidson entitled “Chicago’s Only Castle: Stories of Chicago.” The history of the Castle, built in 1886, and its residents is tied to the history of Chicago, particularly the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the cable car era, the dawn of the automobile, and the World's Fair of…

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Newsies Jr.

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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$14
Newsises Jr at Northbrook Theatre

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Feinstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Performance…

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Halloween Lunch & Bingo

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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55 Years and Older Treat yourself to a Halloween lunch with no tricks, and a serving of Bingo with prizes, including a winner for best costume, and a spooky good time. Sponsored by Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville and Whitehall of Deerfield. register now

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Newsies Jr.

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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$14
Newsises Jr at Northbrook Theatre

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Feinstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Performance…

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