Luncheons & Special Events
Those Were the Days Radio Players West
Remember the days when families used to get together after dinner and “watch the radio,” the good ol’ days before television, smart phones, and iPads? Well, Those Were The Days Radio Players West will take you back in time to the Golden Age of Radio, bringing back warm memories for some while others will be introduced for the first time to the high quality writing and stories of this radio era. Those Were the Days Radio Players West performs for audiences of all ages throughout the western suburbs. This event will feature a drama and a comedy. Before, we will share a meal of meatloaf, home-style sides, and dessert.
Wednesday, June 12 • 6:00-8:00pm• Children, $6/Adults, $12
Family Detention on the Ground
Oakton Community College's Alliance for Lifelong learning is taking it's regular series, "Passport to the World" on the road. The Passport program is a weekly lecture series, with Q&A, that covers world relations and political issues from around the world. Each week a different, expert lecturer is featured. Please join us at the Niles Senior Center for a special Passport Abroad, presenting: "Family Detention on the Ground.” In the public discourse about immigration, we often lose track of the individual human stories behind each decision to come to the United States. What motivates someone to leave their home, their family and friends, their livelihood to make the treacherous journey to the United States from countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua? Join Megan Klein, Ph.D. as she explores the stories of mothers who immigrated with their young children, and their experiences upon arrival. This talk will focus on her recent week working in a large detention center for women and children in Texas. Dr. Megan Klein is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Oakton Community College. She is the co-coordinator of Oakton’s Honors Program. She recently completed her PhD in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago where her dissertation research focused on the integration of public institutions in Evanston. She also holds Masters degrees in Anthropology and Spanish. The meal will include a salad and sloppy joe sandwich and dessert.
Thursday, June 13 • 12:30pm Lunch and 1:00pm presentation • $8M/$12NM (Register by June 6)
Movie Memories with Bob Burton
Why are certain movies worth watching over and over again? See for yourself in this clip-filled original video featuring some of movies’ best memories. From Chaplin to Streep, from Capra to Spielberg, they’re all here to see and enjoy once more. Following the presentation, there will be a Movie Memories Trivia Contest.
Lunch includes: chopped chicken salad, fruit, roll and dessert.
Friday, June 14 • 12:00pm• $10M/$15NM
Day at the Races - Hosted by NSC Men's Club
Starring: LaVerne Bobkowski
Join us for a new and improved Day at the Races! In addition to our beloved game, we are pleased to offer entertainment this year. For the first time at the NSC, we are excited to have LaVerne Bobkowski as our musical guest. LaVerne is a Chicago native and is a gifted performer with a friendly, seductive voice and no shortage of rapport with the audience. To go with our theme, LaVerne will share some country classics in addition to timeless tunes from all genres. Our country-themed menu will include: broasted chicken, sides, beverage, and dessert. (Fee includes game, prizes, lunch, and entertainment.)
Monday, June 17 • 11:00am-1:30pm• $12M/$17NM
Billiards & Beer NSC Rebels
Have some fun with friends while eating, having a beer and playing pool. Lunch will include beer, Jambalaya (meat), cornbread and beans.
Thursday, May 16 • 12:00- 2:30pm • $7M/$10.50NM
Lunch will include beer, beef sandwich, onion rings, and corn with a kick.
Thursday, June 20 • 12:00-2:30pm • $7M/$10.50NM
Evening with the Stars
Starring: Russ Goeltenbodt
Russ Goeltenbodt has performed five sold out Cabaret shows at the Skokie Theatre and Davenports. Russ is currently Entertainment Director and host of a monthly Cabaret showcase at Drew's on Halsted. He will be performing songs he loves from The Great American Song book and Broadway. Fee includes: two (2) glasses of wine, light dinner, and performance.
Friday, June 21 • 5:30-7:30pm• $12M/$17NM
Starring: Greta Pope
Greta Pope is an award winning, internationally acclaimed entertainer. She has delighted audiences throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as the United States and Canada. She has been touted as one of the great voices of our time and performs everything from Jazz to Opera, and Rhythm and Blues to Broadway - in several different languages. Paris Noir...American Jazz in Paris! celebrates American Jazz and the artists that took it to Paris during the early part of the 20th Century. Hear the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, Nat King Cole and others. Fee includes: your choice between grilled salmon or French style chicken breast (chicken layered with onions, tomatoes and mozzarella), sides, dessert, two (2) glasses of wine, and performance. Friday, July 12 • 5:30-7:30pm• $16M/$21NM (Register by July 10)
David Bazaar is Back by Popular Demand
DAVID'S BAZAAR is a veteran solo vocal-and-acoustic-guitar act from the western suburbs of Chicago. He offers up a hodgepodge of musical wares, from the intimately familiar to off-the-beaten-path gems, from the fifties to 2018, from fiercely artistic to silly fun, from rock to pop to folk to country, from the up-tempo sing-along to the deliciously atmospheric. Each meal comes with a fresh summer salad with field greens, pears, strawberries, walnuts & gorgonzola and your choice of: 1) Yo, Tony! prosciutto, capicola, genoa salami, fresh mozzarella, spinach & roasted red peppers with balsamic vinegar 2) Michelangelo, grilled chicken breast topped with fresh tomatoes, Swiss cheese & pesto mayonnaise mozzarella, roasted red peppers & red onion with balsamic 3) Hay Joey, grilled portobello mushrooms, spinach, red peppers & gorgonzola.
Friday, July 19 • 12:00-2:00pm• $12M/$17NM (Register by July 15)
“Fred & Ginger: Cheek to Cheek” with John Boda
This is a different presentation than the one simply all about Fred Astaire; it will focus ALL on the 10 films that were made by the dynamic duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It starts with background on each and then covers every film in order with a summary and pictures. Each film summary includes the biggest and most famous dance-song which will be performed by John Boda while Fred & Ginger dance on screen. Songs and dances covered are Cheek to Cheek, The Carioca, Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, Change Partners and more! Lunch includes: asiago crusted chicken, salad, roll and dessert.
Monday, July 29 • 11:00am-1:00pm• $10M/$15NM
**If you require special accommodations for meal selections or seating for any of our in-house programs or off-site trips, please inform staff at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but we must have advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.