Luncheons & Special Events

Ice Cream Social

All you can eat ice cream bar, followed with entertainment by the Flashback Barbershop Quartet.
Wednesday, Aug 29 • 1:30-3:00pm • $4M/$6NM

Dating Photographs Through Clothing

Family photographs are hard to date once the generation pictured has passed away.  Many people have unidentified photos in their collection.  Determining an approximate date may help you to know whether the woman in the photo is your grandmother or your great-grandmother.  This is where costume dating can be helpful.  Becoming familiar with certain popular silhouettes enables one to assign a date range to a photograph, thus helping to identify those pictured.  Basic facial recognition will also be covered which will help identify the same person in several photos over time. There are some good, easy tricks which you will learn in this presentation.  *If you would like, please bring 1-2 photographs prior to the day of the program and we will all try to date them for you using the techniques in the presentation.  
Lunch will include a grilled chicken sandwich, potato chips and dessert.
Wednesday, Sep 12  • 12:00-2:00pm •  $10M/$15NM

Barry's Best of Broadway - DATE CHANGE

Cultural Historian (and self-described Broadway fanatic) Barry Bradford returns with an exciting new program featuring the stories and songs of some of his favorite Broadway shows of all time. From classics like "South Pacific" and “Annie Get Your Gun” to modern hits such as "Anastasia" and "Waitress," Barry's vast treasure trove of trivia and inside information will delight you. And - as a special treat - we will have live performances of some of the songs, performed by the amazing soloist Cameron Faith Baron.  Lunch includes a cheeseburger, chips and dessert.
Friday, Sep 14 • 12:30-3:00pm • $10M/$15NM

Kaleen Dolan

A pianist, vocalist, performer, and entertainer!  Kaleen just returned from her first international tour!  Some places she performed were...Ireland, France, Spain, & Portugal.  Kaleen loves an eclectic array of music and takes requests! The menu includes Caesar salad, pasta marinara, chicken Vesuvio, and dessert.    
Tuesday, Sep 18 • 12:30-2:30pm • $12M/$17NM
Kina and Ron

National Senior Center Month Celebration

Starring: Ron Clayton & Kina Johnson
All aboard! The NSC Funtastic Voyage is set to depart! In the spirit of the legendary Love Boat, Ron Clayton and Kina Johnson will be here to take you on a soul cruise of music and memories of times past. Dinner includes your choice of chicken marsala or grilled salmon, sides, two (2) glasses of wine, and dessert.
Friday, Sep 21 • Open casino games: 4:30-5:30pm 
Dinner & performance: 5:30-7:30pm • $15M/$20NM

Fall BBQ - Hosted by NSC Men's Club

Featuring: Greg Woods and Luke Lucky
(Please note date change)
Back by popular demand are Greg Woods and Luke Lucky to present another dueling piano extravaganza! After a lunch of chicken, 1/3 slab of ribs, sides, beverage, and dessert, Greg and Luke will take us on a musical journey across genres and time. Come prepared to sing and dance along to usher fall in with fun and good cheer. Forms for reserved seating must be returned by September 19; each table seats 16 guests. Please register by September 21. 
Wednesday, Sep 26  • 12:00-2:30pm •  $15M/$20NM
Eric Lucky piano
Greg Woods piano

The Great Lakes Greatest Shipwrecks Luncheon

Explore the Greatest Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Join author Rochelle Pennington as she highlights the history and mystery behind the most noteworthy wrecks on the bottom of the Great Lakes.  Learn about the "Eastland," which had the largest loss of life of any wreck on the Great Lakes, 844 lives, while the vessel was still tied up to the dock.  Learn about the Great Lakes' sunken treasure ship, which went down with a cargo of 70 tons of silver, now missing. This presentation will be an adventure!  All aboard!  Lunch includes: chicken salad on croissant, fruit and dessert.
Wednesday, Oct 3 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $10M/$15NM

Oktoberfest Johnny Wagner Band

Based out of Chicago, Illinois, The Johnny Wagner Band is a household name. The show includes yodeling, performances on the Swiss alphorn (a 15-foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland), The Austrian cowbells, and clever audience participation that will have everyone singing, laughing and enjoying the sounds of a good Polka Band.  Feast away from one of the following meal options:  1) chicken schnitzel over bacon braised cabbage 2) Guinness beer bratwurst over sauerkraut.  Each dish will be served with German potato salad, pretzel roll, and German chocolate cake.  
Friday, Oct 12 • 12:00-2:00pm • $16M/$21NM

Day at the Races - Hosted by NSC Men's Club

What time is it? It’s Day at the Races time! Get ready to cheer on your favorite horse and afterwards, we will have a taco salad with your choice of chicken or steak along with all of your favorite toppings. Fee includes: game, meal, and prizes. (Please register by Oct 11)
Monday, Oct 15 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $9M/$13.50NM

Larry Broutman Halloween Cemetery Talk and Tour

Award-winning photographer, historian, and author Larry Broutman shares images and information from his latest Chicago-centric coffee table book of photography, Chicago Eternal. Mr. Broutman spent the last five years documenting and researching over thirty Cook County cemeteries. Through his striking photographs, Broutman sheds light on the Windy City's most illustrious leaders, entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists, and athletes, as well as notorious gangsters. The presentation includes a lively discussion on Chicago history, accompanied by a slideshow of photographs of magnificent gravestones, mausoleums, and monuments.  Brunch Café located in Niles will cater lunch, please 
select from the following options 1) Ruben sandwich corned beef on marble rye 2) pan roasted turkey croissants with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato 3) club-turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo with chips and veggie salad and dessert.   
Wednesday, Oct 17 • 12:00-2:00pm • $10M/$15NM

chicago eternal
Josh Skaja (2)

An Evening with the Stars

Josh Skaja is not a rock star…although he very well could be! This multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist will cover popular songs from music legends of today and yesteryear for an evening of nostalgia and timeless tunes.  Includes: Two (2) glasses of wine, light dinner and performance.
Friday, Oct 19 • 5:30-7:30pm • $12M/$17NM

Jake Pearson

Jake Pearson is a freelance singer/songwriter, guitar player and overall up-and-coming wonder-boy.  His bachelor's degree in Commercial Music from Millikin University has allowed him a variety of opportunity's to utilize his talents.  You will be amazed by his performance and unique sound.  He is a teacher for rock band classes at Chicago Public Schools and provides music lessons in voice, guitar, piano, drums, and bass.  This young and up in coming entertainer is a must see!  Lunch will include chicken chopped salad, soup, and dessert.  
Friday, Nov 9 • 12:00-2:00pm • $12M/$17NM

"It's a Wonderful Life" with John Boda

It’s a Wonderful Life! This classic 1949 film will be covered on screen in trivia, pictures, history and several songs will be performed that were featured in the movie, or relate to the story.  How the film started, how it was made, and what made it endure as a much loved classic to this day will be covered with a brief look into each actor’s life and career.   It is filled with great pictures and classic scenes to stir memories for everyone who has seen it, or if not they will want to soon.
Lunch includes chicken parmesan, salad, roll and dessert.
Friday, Nov 30 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $10M/$15NM
its a wonderful life

**If you require special accommodations for meal selections or seating for any of our in-house programs or off-site trips, please inform staff at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but we must have advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.