Northbrook Park District continues to monitor weather and utility conditions closely to determine facility and program availability. Most registered programs have been canceled through 4pm on Friday, January 12. Programs and facilities will be assessed at 2pm for afternoon and evening programming.
Families interested in enrolling their children in the Northbrook Park District’s Sunshine Preschool are invited to attend an open house January 18. At the open house, prospective families will have a chance to meet the teachers, experience the preschool classrooms and ask questions about registering for the 2024-2025 school year.
When the Glenbrook North High School girls’ golf team took home the Class 2A state championship trophy in October, it was cause for celebration at the Northbrook Park District. Most of the girls on the team got their start at the park district, where they developed and honed their skills through golf lessons, programs and activities.
Nearly 60 seniors attended this year’s luncheon held December 8 in the Sunset Ridge Country Club’s ballroom, which was festively decorated with sparkling green wreaths, vibrant red poinsettias and a massive Christmas tree adorned with golden ornaments. Crooner Peter Oprisko charmed everyone with his impassioned rendition of holiday tunes, and emcee Nancy Eschker elicited laughs with her quick wit as she called out raffle winners.
The Northbrook Park District and Congregation Beth Shalom are excited to announce their collaboration in offering a Chanukah-themed event to celebrate together this holiday season. “Sing, Spin and Shine” takes place from 2pm-3:30pm on Sunday, December 10 at the Northbrook Leisure Center and will be led jointly by staff from the park district and the congregation in the communal spirit of the holidays.
December is all about getting ready for the holidays, but don’t forget to plan for the New Year by registering for the host of programs and activities offered by the Northbrook Park District in winter and spring. Registration opens at 9am on November 29 for residents, and at 9am on December 6 for non-residents.
Breting’s enthusiasm and dedication earned him the park district’s 2023 Coach of the Year award. The park district couldn’t offer its high-quality programming without volunteer coaches like Breting, Recreation Supervisor Cameron Edelman said. A real estate developer, Breting has coached primarily soccer, along with some baseball, for just over three years through the park district.
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” runs November 18 through December 2 at the Northbrook Theatre in the Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook. The play is especially well-suited for children ages 5 and up.
In the five years since the Northbrook Park District began offering pickleball, the program has grown tremendously in the wake of the sport’s boom in popularity, both locally and across the country. To meet this steadily growing demand, the park district is expanding its indoor and outdoor pickleball offerings.
Andy Kaufman’s younger sister, Carol Kaufman Kerman, will tell stories and anecdotes about her brother, their upbringing in New York, and what he was like in private during a Storytelling Luncheon on November 8 hosted by the Northbrook Park District. The event is open to anyone ages 18 and up.