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Service Project-Reusable Sanitary Napkins

Tu, Nov 7 - Dec 26 | 9:30am | $0M/$2NM

The NSC is partnering with God’s Child Project to make reusable sanitary napkins to distribute to girls in developing countries. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an important public health issue for girls worldwide. Menstruation is associated with stigma and marginalization for millions of girls, especially among girls living in low-income countries.  This project is suitable for every craft level, from beginning to advanced. If you would like to donate supplies, please contact the group Tuesday morning.  

Hooks, Needles & Yarn

Tu, Nov 7 - Dec 26 |10:30am | $0M/$2NM

Do you enjoy spending time with friendly, fun women with your same interest? Join Sandra and Kathy to crochet together, and meet new friends—beginners are welcome. If you have extra yarn that you are not using, Sandra will gladly accept donations for this program.

Hand Clay Sculpting Group


Sculpting clay is a brilliant way to ignite your creativity.  Clay sculpting is the art of shaping, casting, or carving a moldable material; numerous materials are used for sculpting with clay being the most popular.  A material fee will be requested by the leader or please bring your own supplies.  If you are new to the group, please call the day before to make sure the group leader will be in attendance.  This group does not have an instructor, and participants learn from each other.

Crafty Caring Hands

F, Dec 8-22 | 10am | No Cost

(Instructor: Mary Kos) 

This arts and crafts workshop is an opportunity to create and give back.  The group completes projects such as lap robes and crocheted caps.

Watercolor Class 

(Instructor: Carol Luc)

Tu, Nov 7-28 | 2pm | $52M/$57NM

Tu, Dec 12 | 2pm | $13M/$18NM

With this fun creative approach, you will learn traditional techniques, including mixing colors, wet-into-wet, glazing, flat and graduated washes, and more.  Carol is an accomplished artist with a Master’s degree in painting and a bachelors in advertising design.  If you would like to see her work, visit    Please bring your own supplies, a list is available upon request. 

Cute as a Button

W, Dec 6|10am|$20M/$25NM

Welcome Cathy Tomaszewski! Each month Cathy will be teaching a new craft to the group. She is a local artist and a member of the Niles Artisan Guild. Craft projects will be displayed in the lobby prior to the program.

Robert’s Floral Design

W, Dec 13 |2pm | $30M/$35NM

Chicago florist and artist, Robert Neri, creates stunning custom made flower arrangements for any event or occasion. Robert has been in business for nearly 40 years and has been an instructor at his studio and Mather. His monthly sessions will coordinate the floral design to a special holiday or occasion. Cost includes all materials and instruction.