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Programs & Classes

Chess Play

Are you interested in playing chess? Led by DHS student, Jonathan Kogen, contact Jill at the Patty Turner Center at (847) 572-2653 for more information.

Duplicate Bridge

These games are held at the PTC and are for the serious player. They are sanctioned by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and are supervised. Games are held weekly throughout the year.
Instructor: Elaine Morrison
Dates: Wednesday Mornings
Times: 10:30 am
Fees: $9M/$10NM per session  

Social Bridge for Members

PTC members are invited to join us for these competitive but relaxed games. Free open sessions are held on Mondays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For further information please call: (847) 940-4010.

Women's Club Bridge - Round Robin

Women’s Club Round Robin Bridge is the third Monday of the month from September through May, with the exception of December. We play the same partner the whole year. If you are interested in joining us or would like to be a substitute contact Rita Kirby at: (847) 849-7175.

Women's Club Bridge - Open Bridge

Open Bridge is played the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May, with the exception of December. Every lady who comes is able to play. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Maxine Zelski at: (847) 945-4931   

Mah Jongg for Members 

These increasingly popular sessions for MEMBERS ONLY are informal. All players must bring their own Mah Jongg sets. These games meet each Monday & Friday afternoon between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 

Open Poker for Members

These “members only” sessions are for players who enjoy competitive but relaxed  games.  Games are held on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons between 12-3:00 pm.   

Ping Pong

Ping Pong for Members is held at the PTC on Tuesday & Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm.
New members are invited to join! Please stop by and see if you are interested!

PTC Book Group

The PTC Book Group meets the second wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the PTC. Come and discuss a monthly novel with other fellow readers. New members welcome!

We have many more programs that change monthly, view the events on our events calendar.

 

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Local Events

Calendar

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Apr
25
Horticulture Workshop
Event's details
April 25, 2014
Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

In celebration of Arbor Day, we welcome Horticulturist and Interior Scape Designer Jaime Plotkin for a hands-on horticulture workshop entitled, “Herb and Container Gardening.” Create your own Herb Planters and learn more about container gardening. Each participant will bring home an herbal kitchen planter to enjoy.
 
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
 
Apr
25
Horticulture Workshop with Horticulturalist Jaime Plotkin
Event's details
April 25, 2014
Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Learn how to make effortless looking flower arrangements that have that just-picked-from-the garden look. Join horticulturist and Interiorscape designer, Jaime Plotkin for a hands-on horticulture workshop and learn about floral arranging design elements, principles and styles. Each participant will create and take home a fresh and festive floral "fireworks arrangement" to sparkle and light up your home in time for Fourth of July!
 
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
 
May
04
Spring Band Concert Featuring the Deerfield Community Band
Event's details
May 04, 2014
Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Sit back and relax as the Deerfield Community Band present an afternoon program of show tunes and patriotic classics!
 
(02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
 
May
05
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - Richard Daley
Event's details
May 05, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Barry Bradford brings conviction and passion to his programs and lectures. His classes cover a dizzying array of topics – history, psychology, theater, movies and books – all fascinating, funny, fast-paced and filled with many little known facts and sometimes, fascinating conclusions.
 
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
 
May
06
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
May 06, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
May
08
The Drury Lane Theater presents “Hello, Dolly!” Luncheon Theater
Event's details
May 08, 2014
Time:10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Trip Departs from PTC, Deerfield, IL -IL

Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Miserables” is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail. Lunch prior to the show included in the ticket price!
 
(10:30 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
May
09
Local Celebrity Chef Gale Gand
Event's details
May 09, 2014
Time:10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

We are absolutely thrilled that much-loved local treasure and nationally-acclaimed chef Gale Gand has a gap in her busy TV and restaurant schedule to give us a sneak preview of her latest book “Lunch!” just in time for Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day too)! Gale will give a cooking demonstration sharing a recipe from the book. There will be a sample of the recipe to taste and enjoy as well as a copy of the recipe for participants to take home and try themselves!
 
(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
 
May
13
PTC Women's Club - May Luncheon and Progam “Below Stairs: Memoirs of the English Kitchen Maid”
Event's details
May 13, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

In this program, Leslie Goddard will portray Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several stately English homes in the 1920’s. Powell’s 1968 best-selling memoir “Below Stairs” was a key inspiration for the television program, “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.” This first-person program introduces you to Powell, as she shares stories about the work it took to run a wealthy household and the eccentricities often found among employers! Please join us!
 
(12:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
 
May
13
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
May 13, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
May
16
“Museums of the World” With Art Educator Debra Levie
Event's details
May 16, 2014
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Come and explore the museums of the world with art educator, Debra Levie. In this travelogue / lecture series, experience the world’s most famous museums and the art treasures found inside.
 
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
May
16
Friday with Friends
Event's details
May 16, 2014
Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

The PTC is excited to continue with its monthly community program where we invite local friends, members and speakers to come and share their talents. If you are looking to meet others in a casual and friendly setting, please plan on joining us.
 
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
 
May
19
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - The Election of 1968
Event's details
May 19, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Barry Bradford brings conviction and passion to his programs and lectures. His classes cover a dizzying array of topics – history, psychology, theater, movies and books – all fascinating, funny, fast-paced and filled with many little known facts and sometimes, fascinating conclusions.
 
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
 
May
20
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
May 20, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
May
21
Courtside with the Chicago Sky
Event's details
May 21, 2014
Time:10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Join us as we travel to the Rosemont Horizon to see the Chicago Sky Women’s Basketball Team take to the court for an afternoon game. Seats have been assigned to half court, 15 rows up, all with a great view! The game begins at 11:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm. A boxed lunch is included in the ticket price and will be given to us to enjoy during the game. Lunch includes: sandwich, drink, apple and cookie.
 
(10:30 AM - 03:00 PM)
 
May
22
Fiesta de la Casa
Event's details
May 22, 2014
Fiesta de la Casa at the Patty Turner Center
Time:05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

The PTC is excited to announce this year’s “Fiesta de La Casa!” which will be presented on Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. This grand event will feature a delicious buffet of authentic Mexican fare and the mariachi music of “Mexico Vivo!” Come and join us for a colorful evening of hot, fiesta fun!”
 
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
May
27
PTC Classic Car Show
Event's details
May 27, 2014
Time:08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

The PTC Men’s Club will hold its 3rd Annual Classic Car Show on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:30 am. All members and guests are invited to join us for a morning showing of classic and antique cars. Come and hear the stories from the owners themselves. Mark your calendars for this premier outdoor event!
 
(08:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
May
27
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
May 27, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
Jun
02
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - The Rat Pack
Event's details
June 02, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Barry Bradford brings conviction and passion to his programs and lectures. His classes cover a dizzying array of topics – history, psychology, theater, movies and books – all fascinating, funny, fast-paced and filled with many little known facts and sometimes, fascinating conclusions.
 
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
 
Jun
03
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
June 03, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
Jun
06
Whole Food Market Deerfield "A Ravinia Picnic Basket"
Event's details
June 06, 2014
Time:12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Do you want to impress your friends and family the next time you go to Ravinia? If so, then you won’t want to miss how to create the perfect Ravinia basket. Specialists from Whole Foods Market will join us at the PTC to show us how to pack the perfect meal, but also give you an opportunity to taste some amazing items from their Prepared Foods & Specialty departments.
 
(12:00 PM - 12:45 PM)
 
Jun
10
PTC Women's Club - The Remarkable Mary Kingsley "Travels in West Africa"
Event's details
June 10, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

In this program, Leslie Goddard will portray Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several stately English homes in the 1920’s. Powell’s 1968 best-selling memoir “Below Stairs” was a key inspiration for the television program, “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.” This first-person program introduces you to Powell, as she shares stories about the work it took to run a wealthy household and the eccentricities often found among employers! Please join us!
 
(12:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
 
Jun
10
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
June 10, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
Jun
12
A Day at the Races
Event's details
June 12, 2014
Time:10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Join us for a delightful outdoor day at the races as the PTC travels to Arlington Park Race Track. Our box seats provide the best outside seating available plus commanding views of the track all under the shelter of the world famous cantilevered roof. This sporty location is a great place to socialize freely while you play the ponies! Box seating includes admission to Arlington International, a Daily Racing Guide and reserved Box Seat. Your fee includes a ticket to the Box Seat Bistro.
 
(10:30 AM - 03:00 PM)
 
Jun
16
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - Frank Sinatra
Event's details
June 16, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Barry Bradford brings conviction and passion to his programs and lectures. His classes cover a dizzying array of topics – history, psychology, theater, movies and books – all fascinating, funny, fast-paced and filled with many little known facts and sometimes, fascinating conclusions.
 
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
 
Jun
17
Patty Turner Center Men's Club
Event's details
June 17, 2014
Time:08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Members come from throughout the region to hear presentations by professional speakers on history, art, travel, science, government, and local, national, and international current events. Members consistently characterize the speakers as well informed, engaging, challenging, interesting, and educational. To join in the PTC Men’s Club you must be a member of the Patty Turner Center. Those with additional questions regarding the Men’s Club can call coordinator, John Maxson, at: (847) 945-3927.
 
(08:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
Jun
19
The Milwaukee Art Museum
Event's details
June 19, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Join us as the PTC travels to the Milwaukee Art Museum to experience their newest exhibit, “Kandinsky: A Retrospective” featuring an extensive collection of works of as created by one of the key abstract painters n Modern Art. Fee includes museum entrance and exhibit tour led by PTC art instructor Debra Levie! Lunch on own at the Museum’s Café Calatrava!
 
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
 
Jun
20
“Museums of the World” With Art Educator Debra Levie
Event's details
June 20, 2014
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Come and explore the museums of the world with art educator, Debra Levie. In this travelogue / lecture series, experience the world’s most famous museums and the art treasures found inside.
 
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Jun
20
Friday with Friends
Event's details
June 20, 2014
Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

The PTC is excited to continue with its monthly community program where we invite local friends, members and speakers to come and share their talents. If you are looking to meet others in a casual and friendly setting, please plan on joining us.
 
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
 
Jun
23
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - The Godfather
Event's details
June 23, 2014
Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Barry Bradford brings conviction and passion to his programs and lectures. His classes cover a dizzying array of topics – history, psychology, theater, movies and books – all fascinating, funny, fast-paced and filled with many little known facts and sometimes, fascinating conclusions.
 
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
 
 

 
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