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.

[Canceled] Meet the Author: Myron Glassenberg, M.D.

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

**This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the fall!** 18 Years & Older Northbrook resident, Myron Glassenberg, M.D. recently published his second book of short stories and is presenting his second "Meet The Author" session at the Northbrook Senior Center on Thursday, June 8, 1:00pm-2:30pm. His book, Embracing Our Imperfections: Short Stories …

Free

The Art of Shibori Workshop

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

Learn the art of Shibori dyeing! In this workshop you will learn about 5 different Shibori techniques and be able to make two items. There are infinite numbers of patterns you can create, and this class you will get an in-depth look at a few of them. This workshop will begin with a demonstration of …

$35 – $45

Lunch & Learn: Making the Move to Senior Living

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

Ages 55+ Research shows that people who move into senior living communities live longer, healthier, happier lives. But considering such a move can be terrifying. Like any major decision, it is an emotional journey that requires letting go. In this panel discussion a group of Brookdale residents will share how they overcame the hurdles associated …

Free

Heritage Oaks Golf Club Tips & Simulators

Heritage Oaks Golf Club 3535 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL

Ages 55+ Calling all senior golfers! See what the Heritage Oaks Golf Club has to offer, see a demo of our state-of-the-art Full Swing Pro Indoor Golf Simulators and try the simulator yourself. Afterwards, try Acorn Grill + Terrace for lunch where you can dine indoors or on the terrace while enjoying American Cuisine. The …

Free

Paint, Lunch & Learn

Heritage Oaks Golf Club 3535 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL

Ages 55+ Spend a relaxing summer day in the Brook Room at Heritage Oaks Golf Club enjoying lunch and an afternoon of painting in this professionally-led class where you will create your own unique piece of art. Lunch is a salad trio buffet of Grilled Chicken Caesar with shaved Parmesan; Spinach with bacon, mushrooms, almonds …

$35 – $45

Renewal Energy News You Can Use

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

18 Years & Older Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for a presentation on solar and the benefits of clean energy. Listen to a CUB expert explain different solar programs and incentives you can get involved in, why clean energy is more affordable and reliable, and how policies like CEJA (Climate and Equitable Jobs Act) and …

Free

Stars & Stripes Bingo

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

Ages 55+ Celebrate the ole red, white and blue while trying to win some great prizes. Enjoy some holiday themed treats. Registration required. Sponsored by COMPASS – Betsy Phillips, Real Estate Broker. register now

$10 – $15

Magic Class with Gary Kantor

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

Ages 5-11 Children learn an assortment of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. They can amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins and mind-reading. Tricks are age-appropriate and each session features new tricks. We provide all materials and each child receives a magic kit to take …

$25 – $35

Ice Tie-Dyeing Workshop

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

18 Years & Older Learn how to ice tie-dye for a cool tie-dye technique that yields beautiful results every time. Create your own custom tie-dye prints with ice dyeing! All supplies included. Registration is required. Instructor: Ruthe Guerry register now

$25 – $35

Know Your Public Transit Options

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

18 Years & Older Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use, and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! We welcome older adults and people with disabilities to join us to learn about accessible public transit options and traveling independently. This program is will be presented …

Free