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Winter Preparedness
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January 09, 2015
Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Join Officer Brian McCarthy from the Deerfield Fire Department and Indonic Metz from the American Red Cross for a special lecture and PowerPoint presentation on the topic of Winter Preparedness for you, your home and car. This afternoon lecture is FREE and will be held at the PTC on Friday, January 9th at 1:00 pm. All are invited.
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Chicago Showcase
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January 16, 2015
Time:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Join classical pianist Saori Chiba as she makes her return to the PTC in this new musical showcase as she pairs with Soprano, Alicia Berneche and Baritone, Matthan Black; two young, Chicago operatic performers! Along with this concert event, enjoy a light reception following the concert and the opportunity to meet Saori and the ensemble.
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
A Visit to the Chicago Broadcast Museum!
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January 30, 2015
Time:10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Enjoy a wonderful warming brunch as prepared and served by your cheerful PTC staff and then board the bus on a very special trip back in time to the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications. This unique museum features historic artifacts, working studios, touch screen access to classic clips and America’s only National Radio Hall of Fame Gallery.
(10:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Mosaic Heart Platters Workshop
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February 07, 2015
Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Jewett Park Community Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Learn to create a ceramic platter. Students will then apply this knowledge to complete a heart platter with the design of their choice. This makes a great valentine gift. Parents must remain to help child complete project.
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Daddy and Daughter Dance
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February 08, 2015
Time:05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

Tropical Vacation! Bring your daughter for a one night vacation to a warm sunny environment. Wear your favorite tropical themed attire and enjoy and evening full of dinner, entertainment and some dancing. The girls will also treasure bringing home tropical trinkets.
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
Bourbon Street Mardi Gras at the Patty Turner Center
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February 19, 2015
Time:05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Patty Turner Center, Deerfield, IL -IL

The PTC is delighted to second annual Mardi Gras Gala featuring the hot and sweet Dixieland sounds of Chicagoland’s very own West End Jazz Band. In addition, join us for an atrium reception and dinner buffet of Mardi Gras fare as catered by Hel’s Kitchen Northbrook. Come and join us for an evening of Mardi Gras fun and festivities!
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Programs & Classes


“Musical Moments in Comedy” With Bob Levi

Bob returns to the PTC with a series of one-hour programs which incorporate musical moments in comedy movies spanning through five decades beginning in the 1930s and working through to the 1970s by the end of the series. This program is light, entertaining and feel-good as Bob shares with us how the comics played, sang and danced their way into our hearts and memories.

Date: Saturday, January 17th (1940s)
Time: 11:00 – 12 noon
Fee: $12M/$15NM
Register by: Wednesday, January 14th; Min. 15 / Max. 25

Date: Saturday, February 28th (1960s)
Time: 11:00 – 12 noon
Fee: $12M/$15NM
Register by: Wednesday, February 25th; Min. 15 / Max. 25

Date: Saturday, March 28th (Stan Freeburg)
Time: 11:00 – 12 noon
Fee: $12M/$15NM
Register by: Wednesday, March 25th; Min. 15 / Max. 25

Cuisine Corner With Cooking Instructor Shilpi Saxena “Punjab di Hatti – The Vegan Choice?”

Are you a food lover looking for delicious new options for winter family get-togethers or a different and easy-to-assemble healthy lunch? Try some heart-warming Indian recipes with culinary specialist Shilpi Saxena.  Shilpi will cook Dal Makhani (lentils) along with Jeera rice. Shilpi will demonstrate the age-old skill of blending Indian spices that will create a delectable and unusual comfort food!
Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fees: $12M/$15NM 
Register by: Monday, January 5th;  Min: 12/Max: 25

Jewelry Design Class With Sande Noble

Join professional jewelry designer, Sande Noble, as she guides you through the fundamentals of jewelry design. Using large ‘icy’ crystals, Sande will demonstrate how to select the most beautiful materials and help you string and finish your work with a silver clasp. Each participant will make an 8 inch bracelet to enjoy!
What a wonderful way to while away a winter’s afternoon creating unique, one of a kind jewelry for yourself, a loved one or friend!
Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $55M/$66NM
Register by: Tuesday, January 13th; Min. 4 / Max.

Art Studio With Elaine Silberman

Elaine Silberman brings her warm, nurturing teaching style to this adult beginning art program.  You will learn basic drawing techniques and use of a wide variety of media: charcoal, pencil, and watercolors.
Dates: 1/12-3/16 (10M)
Days: Monday Afternoons
Time: 12:30– 2:30pm
Fee:  $130

NEW! Adult Ceramics With Richard Cohen

Learn the fundamentals of hand-building, throwing and using glazes to create decorative ceramic pieces such as clocks, bowls and wall hangings that you will enjoy making. Some wheel training will be included. The only limit is your imagination!
Dates: 1/14-3/25 (11W)
Days: Wednesday Afternoons
Time: 2:15 – 3:30pm
Fees: $253
Register by: Friday, January 9th

“60 Minutes Presentations” With Lecturer Barry Bradford

What do you get when you combine a bestselling author, a former standup comic, the National Teacher of the Year with an internationally acclaimed crusader for justice? Barry Bradford! Barry brings conviction for 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.

Mafia Stories: By popular request, two fascinating presentations on the history of organized crime!

Topic: “The Battle for New York
Date: Monday, January 12th
Time: 12:30 pm
Fees: $5M/$8NM

Topic: “Sam Giancana”
Date: Monday, January 26th
Time: 12:30 pm
Fees: $5M/$8NM

The Wealthiest Americans of All Time: How did the richest Americans of all time get their money – and what did they do with it?

Topic: “Vanderbilt/Astor”
Date: Monday, February 9th
Time: 12:30 pm
Fees: $5M/$8NM

Topic: “Rockefeller”
Date: Monday, February  23rd
Time: 12:30 pm
Fees: $5M/$8NM

NEW! First Wednesdays With Lecturer Barry Bradford

Desserts sponsored by Whole Foods Deerfield
“It’s Coffee, Conversation and Culture!”
Meet with other adults for an evening devoted to books, learning and dessert! Resident scholar Barry Bradford will host a book discussion followed by a one-hour presentation related to the book’s theme. You are not required to read the book before the session, although it is recommended. Light dessert and refreshments will be provided.Come and meet other adults anxious for good conversation!

Date: Wednesday, January 7th
Book: “11/22/63” by Stephen King
Presentation: “Who Killed JFK?”
Time: 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Fees: $12M/$15NM

Winter Spanish Classes

Beginners and Intermediate Classes
Are you traveling to a Spanish-speaking country? Do you want to better communicate with Spanish-speaking people you encounter here at home? Do you just want the mental challenge of learning a new skill? If so, come and learn Spanish the fun and easy way with instructor Ana Maria Trbojevich. Vocabulary will be pre-taught while storytelling will be used to develop fluency. Learn Spanish the enjoyable way!

Beginners’ Spanish Classes (10F)
Dates: Fridays: 1/9-3/13
Times: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee: $90M/$115NM
Register by: Wednesday, January 7th

Intermediate Spanish Classes (10F)
Dates: Fridays; 1/9-3/13
Times: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Fee: $90M/$115NM
Register by: Wednesday, January 7th

Film Series Class with Reid Schultz

The Films of Hal Ashby; Breaking Free of the 1970s
Join writer, filmmaker, and academic Reid Schultz as he returns to analyze one of the most influential film makers of all time. A fascinating figure in film history, Hal Ashby was one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers of the 1970s. Ashby’s films show a remarkable cinematic sense of humor and irony, and an innovative use of music and editing, while documenting the complicated and shifting dynamics of America during that difficult and polarizing decade. Each class contains a lecture and viewing of a full-length film.  Reid will also lead a discussion on the previewed film for further analysis. A total of six full-length feature films will be presented and include the following titles: “Harold and Maude”, “The Last Detail”, “Shampoo”, “Bound for Glory”, “Coming Home” and “Being There”
Dates: Tuesdays: 1/13-2/17(6T)
Times: 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fee: $215
Note: Cost of the class is for the full six weeks. You are not able to sign up for less than the full series and no refunds will be made. No refunds will be given up to one week prior to class.

“Friday with Friends”

The PTC is excited to continue with its monthly community program where friends of the community and members of the center come together for an enjoyable afternoon program. All are welcome!

January: Pianist Amber Scherer in Concert
Sponsored by West Deerfield Township
Join us as 16-year old child concert pianist, Amber Scherer, takes to the stage with her talented musical colleagues to perform an afternoon concert featuring selections by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Faure!
A delicious lunch will be served from “Italian Kitchen” Date: Friday, January 23rd
Lunch: 12:30 pm 
Performance: 1:30 pm
Fee: $5.00
Reservations: Limited to (30)
Register by: Friday, January 16th 

February: “RED, HOT BINGO!”
With Deerfield Fire Protection Liaison Micah Montondo
Sponsored by Brandel
The PTC is thrilled to welcome the return of Deerfield Fire Protection Outreach Liaison Micah  Montondo as he presents a fun,fast-paced and very hot game of BINGO fun!  Its an afternoon of fun and prizes for all! Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday, February 27th
Refreshments: 1:00 pm
Games: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee: $5.00
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Register by: Friday, February 20th

NEW! Drumming Circle With Life Rhythms Founder Noah Plotkin

Sponsored by Right at Home
Using a variety of hand and floor drums, join musician and instructor Noah Plotkin as he assists participants in expressing their creative spirit, reduce stress and encourage a healthy and beneficial life rhythm.
Date: Wednesday, January 21st
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Register by Friday, January 16th

Computer Training

The PTC continues to coordinate and offer members and guests a series of quarterly Computer Training Workshops with the experts of Computer Training & Support Services, Glenview. For details please contact the PTC at: (847) 940-4010

Apple iPad – Internet Use

Date:  Tuesday, January 13th (1T)
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $42M / $50NM
Min. 3 / Max. 12
Register by: Friday, January 9th

Apple iPad – eMail Use

Date:  Tuesday, February 10th (1T)
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $42M / $50NM
Min. 3 / Max. 12
Register by: Friday, February 3rd

Card Play

Duplicate Bridge

These games are held at the PTC and are for the serious players. Games are sanctioned by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and are supervised by teacher and instructor Elaine Morrison. Instructor: Elaine Morrison
Dates: Wednesday Mornings
Times: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fees: $9M/$10NM per session 

Social Bridge for PTC Members

Social Bridge for Members is held on Monday afternoons at the PTC between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Please call: (847) 940-4010 for details. 

Supervised Bridge Play

The first in a series of four beginning bridge sessions, join Al Glick as he helps you develop your bridge skills in a supervised setting. In January, enjoy the first in a 4-part series, “Bidding in the 21st Century - The Club Series.” This class will be followed by “Play of the Hand,” “Defense” and “Commonly Used Conventions.”  
#213213: Thursday Mornings
Instructor: Al Glick
Sect. 01: (Bidding) 1/8-2/26 (8Th)
Times: 9:00-11:00am
Fee: $85M / $102NM

Sect. 02: (Supervised) 3/5-3/19 (3Th)
Times: 9:00-11:00am
Fee: $35M / $42NM
Min. 8/ Max. 12

Women’s Club Bridge “Round Robin”

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

Women’s Open Social Bridge

Open Bridge is played the fourth Tuesday of the month September through May. If you are interested in playing, please contact Maxine Zelski at: 847/945-4931.

Table Top Game Corner

Looking for a fun new way to spend a Thursday or Friday morning? It’s playtime! Stop in for a game of Hand & Foot, Rummikub, Left-Center-Right, Yahtzee, Gin Rummy or who knows what! We will have the table set up, and our friendly hosts will welcome you! Games are quick to learn and easy to play and a great way to meet new people. Look for us in the PTC lobby. Just drop in, it’s FREE! Please join us every Thursday and Friday at 11:00am.


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