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.

good clean fun 1Tap into St. Patrick’s Day

Tu, Mar 14|12pm|$18M/$23NM 

The Good Clean Fun Band has played in Ireland and Irish Pubs all over the World! They are not your average Irish-American band and pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of Irish traditional music, such as jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas and marches. Lunch will include salad, beef stew, potato and dessert. 


dianaParadise Playhouse Presents Princess Di

Th, Mar 23|12pm|$18M/$23NM 

Paradise Playhouse is an exceptional solo musical theater performance. “Princess Di –Gone but still kicking!” is based on the life of Princess Diana. This production was written, directed, and stars Jillian Gabrielle.  Please select a meal option: 1) grilled chicken breast in a creamy sauce 2) roasted pork loin with gravy. Each meal will come with Caesar salad, rice with vegetables and dessert 


wineSimply Sip—Calling All Wine Lovers!

Th, Mar 30|2pm|$16M/$21NM 

What wine do I bring to or serve for my Easter/Passover celebration?  Binny’s Wine Consultant Dean Weiner is returning to the NSC to answer that question!  He will be serving the best wines for gifting, food pairing and sipping – all while on a budget.  Fee includes lesson, wine samples of 3-4 different wines, and cheese.  


Chicago and the Memory of the Civil War” with Robert Girardi

Tu, Apr 4|1pm|$8M/$13NM 

Robert I. Girardi has had a lifelong fascination with the Civil War.   He has studies all aspects of the war, and has tramped over many of the battlefields and related sites.  He has collected artifacts and memorabilia and has read through thousands of documents, letters, and diaries written by participants, thereby developing an understanding of the important issues of the war and a sense of what the soldiers experienced.  Bring your own lunch or stop in to the Niles Café before the program for a hot meal!  The Café is open from 11:30am – 12:30pm and there is a suggested donation of $2. 


“World’s National Parks” – Exploration Series

W, Apr 5|12:30pm|$7M/$12NM 

(Instructor James Rowan)

Following America’s lead, many countries have preserved their most beautiful and wildlife-rich areas as National Parks and Preserves.  This program visits parks in such diverse places as the Amazon Rainforest, East African Savannas, Galapagos Islands and parks in Australia, Europe, Iceland and New Zealand.  Please bring your own lunch or enjoy the Meals on Wheels Café at NSC from 11:30am-12:30pm. Pre-registration (847) 332-2678 is helpful and will guarantee your menu choice, but walk-in guests are always welcome. 


sammy2Sammy Davis Jr.: Mr. Wonderful! With John Boda

Th, Apr 6|11:30am|$18M/$23NM 

Sammy Davis Jr. was an incredible singer, dancer, actor, impressionist, and relentless entertainer. He started performing at the age of three with his father and didn’t stop until just before cancer took his life at age 64 in 1990. In between, he left an enormous legacy of records and films that are still popular today. This presentation will look at his life from a boy to a world legend and include his times with the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra. Select songs will be performed from Sammy Davis such as “Hey There,” “What Kind of  Fool am I,”  ‘I Got Plenty of Nothin’ ,“ “The Candy Man”  and more!  Lunch includes lasagna, roll, salad and dessert.


Terry Byrne Luncheon

Tu, April 11|12:15pm|$16M/21NM

Terry Byrne is a Chicago based singer songwriter and recording artist. His music is a blend of Rock, Country and Americana. Terry has toured nationally and also performs frequently on the local circuit.  Lunch will include a MaMa Minelli meatball sandwich, side and dessert.


Rereimagine the beatles-imagine the Beatles with Menzie & Michael

Tu, Apr 18|12pm|$20M/$25NM

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael made their debut at Ravinia, with their brand new, critically acclaimed show, "Re-Imagine The Beatles." The award-winning Chicago-based concert artists will be at the NSC to share the songs and the inside stories of The Fab Four, the most phenomenal music group in history.  Lunch includes chicken parmesan, pasta, salad and dessert.


Kentucky Derby with Leslie Goddard - NEW DATE & TIMEleslie goddard

M, May 8|12:30pm|$18M/$23NM

First run in 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sport event in the nation. But that’s only one reason we love it. In this lively illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard traces the history of the Kentucky Derby, looking especially at the traditions that make it so beloved. Put on your fancy hat and get ready to learn what makes the first Saturday in May so special.  Lunch includes broasted chicken, potato wedges, salad and dessert.