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AARP Smart Driver Safety Course

Thursday & Friday, Sep 19 & 20 • 9:00am-1:00pm
All participants must pre-register.  This is a two-day course; participants must attend both classes.  There is no final test to pass. Upon completion of the course, each attendee is awarded a certificate.  Under Illinois law, those above 55 - whether AARP members or not - qualify for a worthwhile multi-year auto insurance discount by completing this course. Please check with your insurance company for the exact discount and the correct procedure to obtain it. Studies have shown that fewer fatal and injury-causing crashes and fewer violations occur among drivers who have taken this nationally-recognized course.  Cost of the course is $15 (AARP members) paid by check on the first day of class. To register or for more information, please contact the Senior Center at 847-588-8420. 

Rules of the Road Class

Monday, Nov 4 ● 1:00pm ● NO COST
Instructor from Secretary of State's Office
Take a refresher course, before you take your test.

CUB Clinic - Citizens Utility Board

W, Nov 6 | 10am | FREE
Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board are coming to the NSC to assist you on natural gas, electric, and telephone issues, plus ways to combat high bills and resolve disputes with your utility company. Bring your bills to learn how to spot billing errors and other ways to save. Registration required to ensure enough staffing to assist with questions.

SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures

11am | FREE
W, Sep 18    Ruse Entry Burglary  
W, Oct 16     How to Recognize a Robocall  
W, Nov 20    Identity Theft  
W, Dec 18    Behaviors that can make you a target for scammers  


TED Talks - September

Episode: Thomas Hellum: The World's Most Boring Television...and Why It's Hilariously Addictive
F, Sep 13 | 10am | Free
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live -- and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.

TED Talks - October

Episode: We Need to Talk About Injustice
F, Oct 11  | 10am | Free
In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.