“It’s a Wonderful Life: The Making of a Holiday Classic” with Leslie Goddard
Tu, Nov 28|12pm|$18M/$23NM
Did you know the gym-turned swimming pool in “It’s a Wonderful Life” was real? That the movie did ho-hum business at the box office? Have fun exploring the movie’s creation including how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen and the technical challenges that were overcome. Enjoy rare photographs taken behind the scenes and find out what happened to the cast. Lunch includes chicken parmesan, pasta, salad, roll and dessert.
Line Dance & Pom Pom Holiday Party
F, Dec 1|12pm|$15M/$20NM
Billie Darling would like to celebrate the holiday season with her class, enjoy a taco bar catered from The Brunch Cafe. After all that exercise you deserve a break to sit and relax with friends.
Holidays with the Shenanigans
Tu, Dec 5| 12:30pm| No Cost
Bring your own lunch - Performance Begins 1pm
Sing, clap, or tap your toes to the tunes of the Shenanigans, as they perform holiday hits. Enjoy this lively ukulele band and their unique kind of humor. The doors will open at 12:30pm. Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy a meal at the Diner prior to the performance.
Th, Dec 7|12:30pm|$20M/$25NM
Enjoy some great music, great food and have a wonderful time at this year’s Hanukkah Party. Lunch will include pastrami on rye, sides and dessert. You will be entertained with Hanukkah music as the world famous Maxwell St. Klezmer Quartet shares classical and contemporary holiday songs. After the performance stay for the dreidel tournament to keep the fun going and maybe you will be the big winner!
Ugly Sweater & White Elephant Game Holiday Party
M, Dec 11|1pm|$2M/$7NM
Please come dressed in your ugliest holiday attire! The card game will be played with white elephant gifts. Please wrap three things 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 hands out 2-3 cards to each person and uses the other deck to call-out cards. When your card is called, you will pick a present from the center. Once all the presents are gone from the middle, 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 many laughs. Sweet treats will be provided.
Pickleball Holiday Party
Tu, Dec 12|12pm| $20
Register at the Niles Senior Center or call (847) 588-8420. Lunch will include a three-course meal and two glasses of wine. Jack Miuccio will be the entertainer for the afternoon, singing holiday
Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas with Jenny Riddle
M, Dec 18|12:30pm|$18M/$23NM
Jenny Riddle sings and shares the fascinating stories behind our most beloved Christmas songs, based on Ace Collins’ book of the same title. There is a treasure of inspiration to be found in the stories. The history of these cherished songs will come to life in the hands of Jenny’s engaging storytelling. You’ll laugh and cry and learn things you didn’t know before. Get ready to sing along. Lunch includes a Grecian salad, chicken breast, roll and dessert.
Secret Santa Hot Potato Gift Exchange
W, Dec 20|12pm|$10M/$15NM
With Wine $12M/$17NM
Everyone loves to be surprised with presents this time of the year! Gifts need to be NEW and wrapped purchases, valued at $15. The hot gift will be passed around like a hot potato and whoever ends up holding the gift when the timer dings keeps the gift and is out of the game until everyone ends up with a gift. We will then test your holiday spirit with some holiday mystery games! Lunch will include a meatball sandwich, side and dessert.
“Bing Crosby: The King of Crooners” with John Boda
Th, Dec 21|11:30am-1:30pm|$15M/$20NM
Bing was the first superstar crooner of the 20th century and a big influence on all the others to follow including Frank Sinatra! Even though Sinatra would surpass him later, Bing Crosby would remain as the ultimate crooner of that era and has left a huge legacy of songs and films that are still popular today. His life and music will be covered on screen and select songs will be performed by Bing such as “Pennies from Heaven”, “Don’t Fence Me In”, “Blue Hawaii”, “When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day” and more. Lunch includes a gyros sandwich, fries and dessert.
W, Dec 22|1pm
* All cookies should be homemade
* Please bring at least 2 dozen cookies (or more)
* You may take as many as you bring
* Arrange cookies in a basket or platter (be creative)
* Bring a large container to carry away your cookies
* Christmas attire is encouraged. Pull out those jingle bell earrings
Welcome the New Year’s Party, 2024!
Tu, Jan 9|12pm|$24M/$29NM
Let’s celebrate with friends and raise our champagne glasses to a happy and healthy New Year! Please select a main entrée 1) chicken Vesuvio boneless breast sautéed in garlic white wine sauce with sweet peas 2) salmon Florentine sautéed in a lemon white sauce with spinach & tomatoes. Each meal comes with a salad, pasta, roll and dessert. Sam Savage and Company will be ready to party with NSC to kick off a NEW YEAR. You will enjoy an hour and a half performance that will energize you to dance the afternoon away.