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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February 2023

Services for Seniors at the Northbrook Public Library

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
https://www.northbrook.info/, 1201 Cedar Ln
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Free
Northbrook Park District Senior Center

Debra Siegel, Senior Services and Outreach Librarian, Northbrook Public Library The Northbrook Public Library strives to provide materials and offerings geared to meet the needs and interests of older adults in our community. Learn about who we are, our physical and digital collections, online resources and technology help, programs and events, Home Delivery Service, and our accessibility services and devices. This program will be held at the Leisure Center, and led by Debra Siegel, Senior Services and Outreach Librarian.

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Dine & Gab

February 10 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on March 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Northbrook Park District Senior Center

Ages 55+ Join us on the second Friday of each month for lunch at a local restaurant. Individuals are responsible for the cost of their own meals and their own transportation. Upcoming dates and locations are as follows: Johnny's Kitchen & Tap on January 13 Landmark Inn on February 10 Maestro Seafood & Grill on March 10 For more information, to confirm locations or to be added to the contact list, call 847-291-2995.

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Be My Valentine Lunch and Bingo

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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$15

Ages 55+ Red alert! It's Valentine's Day Bingo. Come join us for lunch and share your love of this game with others. Sponsored by Oak Street Health.

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Mosaic Jewelry

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, 60062 United States
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$25

Create your own beautifully stunning mosaic pendants utilizing both mosaic and resin jewelry making techniques. All supplies included. Instructor: Ruthe Guerry register now

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Mardi Gras Luncheon

February 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Park District Senior Center

Ages 55+ Feathers, beads, and masks, oh my! Come dressed in colorful, fun attire and enjoy Cajun cuisine and get jazzy with Edizon Dayao. Sponsored by Brookdale Northbrook.

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HealthLight Light Therapy Lunch & Learn

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Free
Northbrook Park District Senior Center

Research has found that certain wavelengths of light within the red and infrared bands can be beneficial to living tissue. Join us for a complimentary lunch and learn how light therapy can reduce pain and increase circulation. Please register by February 16th to be included for the complimentary lunch. register now

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March 2023

Barry Bradford Presents: Fabulous First Ladies

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Senior Center, 3323 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Park District Senior Center

 Ages 55+ The role of First Lady was not given a moment's thought by the Founding Fathers. Nonetheless, our First Ladies represent an amazing array of accomplished women, each with a unique story and place in American history. In this original presentation, a list of Barry's Top Ten Fabulous First Ladies will be shared as we look at some of the fascinating women who served along with the unexpected challenges they faced and their influence on the changing role of…

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Dine & Gab

March 10 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Northbrook Park District Senior Center

Ages 55+ Join us on the second Friday of each month for lunch at a local restaurant. Individuals are responsible for the cost of their own meals and their own transportation. Upcoming dates and locations are as follows: Johnny's Kitchen & Tap on January 13 Landmark Inn on February 10 Maestro Seafood & Grill on March 10 For more information, to confirm locations or to be added to the contact list, call 847-291-2995.

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Fun Fair!

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, 60062 United States
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Free

Join us for our first Fun Fair to learn about Preschool and Early Childhood program offerings for children ages 5 and younger! Entertainment, raffles and program demonstrations will occur throughout the 2-4pm timeframe.

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Moana JR.

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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$14
Northbrook Theatre presents Moana JR.

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within.

Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre Youth Company
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket Price: $14
 
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