Holiday Events at the Niles Senior Center
Gingerbread Exhibit & Competition Community Event
Niles Senior Center is pleased to announce the Gingerbread Exhibit and Competition Community Event. Interested bakeries, schools, organizations, individuals, and the entire community are invited to participate! Be creative, every structure is eligible. Gingerbread drop off will start Nov 25 and will be displayed until Dec 19, 2019 throughout the Niles Senior Center. The voting box will be available to the public until Dec 18 at 3pm. The Gingerbread winner will be notified on Dec 19
Thanksgiving Day Celebration
Th, Nov 28 | 1 1:30am-2pm
Family far away? If so, please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration. A traditional meal featuring turkey and all the fixings will be served. Cost: No charge, but food or monetary donations to the Niles Family Services Food Pantry would be appreciated. Reservations required by Friday, Nov 22.
“Christmas Tree Traditions”
Presented by Karen Pacey
M, Dec 2| 12pm | $8M/$12NM
Many different traditions are celebrated at Christmas time. One of the most widespread customs is putting up a Christmas tree. Learn about the different types of trees and their growing origins, the decorating of trees, and cultural traditions. Join us to learn and celebrate these many tree traditions. Lunch will be catered by Graziano’s which includes a meatball sandwich, sautéed vegetable medley, side salad and dessert.
Men’s Club Annual Holiday Luncheon
Tu, Dec 3 | 12pm | $25M/$30NM
The Men’s Club is pleased to host their annual holiday luncheon starring Diva Montel and George Holmes. After a lunch from the esteemed Michael’s Catering in Morton Grove with their special “by the fire” holiday menu of holiday Caesar salad, turkey roulades, honey glazed baked ham, stuffed shells, redskin roasted garlic mashed potatoes, fresh baked bread, along with dessert, the legendary Diva and George will dazzle the audience with a medley of seasonal and popular music
M, Dec 9 | 12pm | $16M/$21NM
Enjoy some great music, great food and a wonderful time at this year's Hanukkah party! Lunch will include matzah ball soup, beef brisket, and two potato pancakes from Red Apple and dessert. You will be entertained with the world-famous Maxwell St. Klezmer Band quartet. After the performance stay for the dreidel tournament to keep the fun going!
“Holiday Inn” with Barry Bradford
W, Dec 11 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
The movie version of Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn" starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby was a smashing success! The great film was recently turned into a Tony nominated stage musical which is playing in Chicago in 2019 and 2020! In this fascinating multimedia presentation, Barry Bradford will tell us the story of the development of both versions and share rare clips while offering insightful comments about the musical that featured "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," "What are You Doing New Year's Eve, "Happy Holidays," and other great Irving Berlin music! Lunch will include 1/3 slab of ribs, potatoes, salad and dessert.
Th, Dec 12 | 10am | FREE
Enjoy an afternoon of music and songs featuring local Senior Centers including Musical Memories from the NSC, Culver School students and of course NSC’s own Rhythm Band. Light refreshments will be served following the performances.
Holiday Ugly Sweater & White Elephant Card Game
W, Dec 18 | 2pm | $3M/$4.50NM
Please come dressed in your ugliest holiday attire! The card game will be played with white elephant gifts, please wrap 3-5 things that are around your house that you no longer want or need (the funnier, the better). The game will start with presents in the middle of the circle and two decks of cards. The caller will handout 2-3 cards to each person and use the other deck to call-out cards. When your card is called you will pick a present from the middle, once all the presents are gone from the middle, that’s when the fun begins, and you will have to take gifts from your friends! You may end up with something unique or nothing at all. Come join in some silly fun and lots of laughs, space is limited. Eggnog and desserts will be served
New Year’s Party!
F, Jan 10 | 12pm | $18M/$23NM
Entertainment by Mike Sigman who brings the music of Elton John & Billy Joel to life in the ultimate tribute show. With a hand-picked line-up of incredibly versatile musicians and his uncanny ability to mimic these two superstars, Mike has created one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Nonno Pino’s, which will include a salad, mixed vegetables, pasta, chicken Vesuvio, and dessert.