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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


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The Field Museum presents “Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair”
Event's details
April 16, 2014
Time:10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Depart from the PTC, Deerfield, IL -IL

Luring millions to Chicago in 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition was a glittering showcase of architecture, culture, technology, and peoples from around the world. Not only the birthplace of the Juicy Fruit chewing gum and the Ferris Wheel, the World’s Fair also marked the triumphant debut of our very own Field Museum.
(10:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
“Museums of the World” With Art Educator Debra Levie
Event's details
April 18, 2014
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Explore the museums of the world with us. In this 2-part series, see the treasures of the art world as presented on the big screen. Travel to the most popular museums in the world and experience the treasures housed therein.
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
60 Minutes with Barry Bradford - Steve Jobs
Event's details
April 21, 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)
Touring the Driehaus Museum
Event's details
April 22, 2014
Time:12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

This mansion was designed for Samuel M. Nickerson by one of Chicago’s earliest architects, Edward J. Burling of the architectural firm of Burling & Whitehouse. Construction took 4 years and cost $450,000; reportedly the most expensive and elaborate private residence in Chicago at the time of its completion in 1883. Join us as we visit and tour this magnificent residence along with the home’s elaborate rooms, 1500 pieces of treasured objects, furnishings and significant collection of Tiffany art.
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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