Luncheons & Special Events

Due to the rise in meal and entertainment costs, feel free to register for entertainment only and bring your own lunch.  Please call the Niles Senior Center to register in advance for the program. Thank you.

New Zealand

W, Jul 6|12pm| Boxed Lunch $13

Presentation 12:30pm|$7M/$12NM

(Presenter James Rowan)

Land of the long white cloud, New Zealand.  It is a land of the Southern Alps, rainforests, glaciers, geysers and birds. We’ll visit these and more on the two major islands appropriately named the North and South Islands.  Doors open at 12:00 pm for a picnic at NSC; please bring your lunch.  If you prefer to purchase a lunch please select a meal option from Phoenix Flame Café 1) NY steak wrap, 2) chicken thighs wrap - all wraps are served with tomatoes, Napa slaw, pickled onions, pickled red peppers, sour cream, and fresh-cut fries.


Morton Grojammersve & NSC Luncheon

F, Jul 8|11am-2pm

Let’s celebrate America with an afternoon of fun, food and music. Join us for burgers, chips and music from everyone’s favorite band, The Jammers. Cost is $12 per person, includes 1 Bingo card per person. Please call 847-868-5928 to register.


Chicago Ed

Th, Jul 14|12:30pm|$16M/$21NM 

Chicago Ed is an Elvis and Johnny Cash tribute singer who also dabbles with the melodies from the crooner collection, country, and rock and roll!  Please select a meal option: 1) hoagie cheese steak, a beef patty on French bread with American cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato, 2) veggie stir fry sautéed with teriyaki sauce with pita, each meal will come with a side and dessert. 



Dorothy Fields: Sunny Side of the Street with John Boda

F, Jul 22|11:30am|$16M/$21NM boda

This presentation is part of the Great Songwriters of the Golden Age series and features one of the few successful women songwriters among a world of men. Dorothy was primarily a lyricist but wrote the most beloved lyrics to big hit songs like On the Sunny Side of the Street, I Can’t Give you Anything but Love, I’m in the Mood for Love, Don’t Blame Me, Pick Yourself Up as well has her one Academy Award winner with Jerome Kern—The Way You Look Tonight! All these songs (and more) will be performed in this show along with short video clips and many pictures in an informative look at this great songwriter.  Lunch includes a grilled chicken breast sandwich, coleslaw and dessert.


Thedynamix Dynamix

W, Jul 27|5pm|$18M/$23NM 

The Dynamix- ultimate cover band debuted at the Taste of Roselle before performing as the wedding band "Fusion" for the Suburban Chicago premiere production of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding". Eager to continue performing together, the band sought out more performance opportunities and have quickly grown into one of the premier cover bands in the Northwest Suburban Chicago area, playing at such venues and events as  Schaumburg Septemberfest,  Taylor St. Little Italy Festa Italiana, Onesti's 210 Live, Chicago Loop Alliance's Sundays on State, and the West Chicago Social Club. Dinner will include two glasses of wine, Caesar salad, chicken Asiago boneless breast of chicken encrusted with Asiago cheese & breadcrumbs with an Asiago cream sauce, pasta and dessert. 


Meet the Birds

W, Aug 3|12pm| Boxed Lunch $10

Presentation 12:30pm|$7M/$12NM

(Presenter James Rowan)

The favorite wildlife of many people —birds.  We’ll meet some of the 9,000 species of birds from such places as East Africa, The Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, and Illinois.  Doors open at 12:00 pm for a picnic at NSC; please bring your lunch.  If you prefer to purchase a boxed lunch please select a meal option from: 1) Falafel wrap, 2) beef shawarma, 3) chicken kafta with a side of yellow rice. 

Morton Grove & NSC Luncheon

F, Aug 5|11am-2pm

Let’s enjoy these dog days of summer as we anticipate the arrival of old man winter with a great meal, fun entertainment by Jeri Rite and everyone’s favorite...Bingo! Cost: $12 per person, includes 1 Bingo card per person.  Call 847-868-5928 to register.


sandi1Sandi Haynes & the Blue Rocket Band

Th, Aug 11|12:30pm|$18M/$23NM

This exciting band plays all over Chicagoland and has been listed as one of the top dance bands in the Chicago suburbs. Sandi Haynes and the Blue Rocket Band will be playing your favorite hits from the 40s through the 90s. Please select a McAllister’s boxed lunch option: 1) roast beef, 2) ham, 3)turkey. Each sandwich is served on a baguette with spring mix and tomatoes, chips, pickle and dessert.


Julia Child with Leslie Goddardjulia child

Tu, Aug 16|12pm|$16M/$21NM

In the 1960s, thousands tuned in every week to watch Julia Child demonstrate the art of French cooking on television. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. brings the iconic French Chef to life in this portrayal, where Child discusses everything from her relationship with her husband Paul Child to the mishaps of cooking on television. Bon Appetit! Lunch includes 2 skewers of kabobs chicken and beef, Greek potatoes, rice salad, a pita.


John Truncali

Th, Aug 25|12:30pm $16M/$21NMjohn truncali

John has worked as a performing lead vocalist, band leader, arranger and guitarist. Other credits include radio studio announcer and personality, commercial voice-over jingle artist and actor in Chicago. Please select a meal option: 1) smoked turkey wrap, 2)buffalo chicken wrap, 3) roasted veggie wrap. Each meal comes with a baked potato and dessert.


Cabaretclaudia with Claudia

Th, Sep 1|12-2pm| $18M/$23NM

The NSC is excited to welcome back Claudia Hommel, a world-class cabaret entertainer.  Claudia will make you feel like you are in Paris.  Lunch will include boneless breast of chicken, sautéed in a lemon white wine sauce with peppers and capers, potatoes, salad, roll and dessert.


Insurace Full Swing with the Ron Surace Orchestra

W, Sep 28|5pm|$18M/$23NM

Swing and sway to the musical stylings of Ron Surace and his award winning 17 piece orchestra.  The evening will include music from Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and many more.  Dinner will include two glasses of wine, chicken Vesuvio, pasta, salad, roll and dessert.   Thank you  Serenity Home Healthcare for your sponsorship of this program.

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Simply Sip: How Sweet It Is

Tu, Jul 12|1pm|$16M/$21NM

Binny’s Wine Consultant Dean Weiner is returning to the NSC to discuss dessert wines. Fee includes lesson, wine samples and dessert pairings.

Paint & Sip Party

W, Jul 20|5pm|$25

W, Aug 17|5pm|$25

You can sip on wine and chat with friends as you paint. Learn how to paint a simple painting with step-by-step instructions. You don’t have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art. Make sure you wear clothes for painting or bring a smock to protect your clothes.

 July meal includes: Italian beef sandwich, chips and dessert.

 August meal includes: chicken breast sandwich, chips and dessert.

Patio Margarita Mingle

W, Aug 3|5:30pm|$4

Let’s enjoy the evening on the senior center patio, where we will enjoy a margarita and snacks while listening to music  and sharing laughs with friends.  

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Due to the rise in meal and entertainment costs, feel free to register for entertainment only and bring your lunch. 

Please see the Program Guide for cancellation policies.