Luncheons & Special Events

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Tap into St. Patrick’s Day with Joe McShane 

Joe McShane is one of the most soulful balladeers of all time.  He started playing the harmonica at age 5.  At age 12 he got a Framus guitar from a catalog and began picking and singing Irish ballads.  His first song titled My Silverbridge Home, was penned at age 14 and he has since proven himself to be a national treasure as a songwriter.  Many artists have recorded his songs including Keelan Arbuckle, Gerry Carney, Noel Cassidy, Andy Cooney and Kathy Kane.  You will be amazed by his musical talent.

The afternoon will include a buffet style lunch catered by Twisted Trunk including corned beef with rye, boiled potatoes with parsley, chicken marsala, rigatoni with vodka sauce, house salad, soda bread and cookies.  
Friday, Mar 8 • 12:00pm -2:00pm • $14M/19NM

"The Sound of Music" with John Boda

In 1965 The Sound of Music won 5 Academy Awards, and has since become one of the most popular musicals of all time.  The presentation will include pictures and trivia from the 1960 Broadway show, as well as the classic film version featuring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.  Several songs will be performed throughout the presentation, including some with sing-a-long lyrics on screen.  
Lunch will include salad, chicken marsala, pasta, roasted vegetables and dessert.
Monday, Mar 11 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $10M/$15NM


Billiards, Beer & Bratwurst

Get out of the cold and have some fun with friends while eating, having a beer and playing pool.
Lunch will include beer, bratwurst and two sides.
Thursday, Mar 21 • 12:00-2:30pm• $7M/$10.50NM


St. Joe’s/St. Pat’s Luncheon - Hosted by: NSC Men’s Club

You asked for it, so Sam Magdal is back to be our guest for this year’s St. Joe’s/St. Pat’s Luncheon! In addition to his “Tribute to Sinatra,” Sam has hundreds of other songs popularized by major recording artists in his musical repertoire, including ballads, swing, and rock n’ roll that transport listeners on a musical journey through the decades. Before Sam hits our stage, our Italian themed menu offers a choice between 1) oven roasted crab topped tilapia or 2) asiago crusted chicken, along with oven roasted potatoes, mixed roasted vegetables, bread, and dessert. (Please register by Mar 20) 
Please note: Guests requiring dispensation to participate in this event are encouraged to reach out to their faith community for assistance. Forms for reserved seating must be returned by Mar 15. 
Friday, Mar 22 • 12:00-2:00pm • $15M/$20NM


Evening with the Stars - March

Starring: Wanika Lopez (Vocalist)
Wanika Lopez is a Chicago native who grew up on the South Side. With a background that includes a father who is a full-time musician who has played with Chaka Khan and Sly and the Family Stone just to name a few, it’s no wonder Wanika has been singing since she was 4 years-old. In the summer, you can catch her performing at outdoor events as the lead singer of many area bands. And the best part? She takes requests! Wanika will the perfect start to our 2019 EWTS series.
Friday, Mar 29 • 5:30-7:30pm • $12M/$17NM
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Some Enchanted Afternoon:  The Stories & Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein with Susan Benjamin

In some ways, these musical partners were more than songwriters and musicians: they were social activists. This program demonstrates how, through their music and stories, Rodgers and Hammerstein disseminated important messages about social issues of their time that are still relevant today. 
Monday, Apr 1 • 12:00pm-2:00pm • $11M/$16NM

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Mystery Luncheon

You will be surprised by all the fun you will have today!  I know the anticipated suspense can drive you crazy so at least I will share the menu selection for that day.  The event will be catered by Superdawg which includes a poppy seed bun, where they tenderly place the loveliest, juiciest creation of pure beef hot dog (no pork, no veal, no cereal, no filler), trimmings on the side, escorted by superfries and dessert.
If you require a fish option during Lent, please fill out a meal ticket at the front desk for a Super Fish sandwich by Superdawg.
Friday, Apr 12 • 12:00-2:00pm • $12M/17NM
Nostalgia Entertainment II

Spring Brunch - Hosted by NSC Men's Club

The Men’s Club is back with their second annual spring brunch! The menu will include a salad bar with a selection of popular toppings, in addition to a fresh baked soufflé and a little something sweet. Your soufflé selections are: 1) ham and cheese, 2) spinach and artichoke, or 3) spinach and bacon. And what is brunch without mimosas?! Following our meal, Nostalgia Entertainment will present their hit cabaret show, Love and Marriage- Musical Theatre Style! In this heartwarming cabaret, husband and wife duo Matt and Cynthia chronicle the many stages of relationships while performing varied and powerful songs from the Broadway stage.  Incorporating touching, humorous anecdotes from their own marriage, the couple explores the highs and lows of dating, separation, marriage, children and growing older together through favorites such as “You're the One That I Want,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “All I Ask of You,” “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” “People Will Say We're in Love,” and “Kids.” 
Monday, Apr 15 • 12pm-2pm • With Mimosas- $16M/$21NM • 
Without Mimosas- $13M/$18NM

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Evening with the Stars (Saturday - Please note date change)

Starring: Zipporah Robinson & Band
Zipporah Robinson has been a musician for 30 years, since childhood. Her background includes singing and music education, and she plays the saxophone, piano, and violin. She also performs at private and corporate events, and has spent the past seven years working with other professional musicians at music schools, cultural centers, higher education institutions. Zipporah and her band will present: From Barbra to Adele: A Mellow Tribute to Grammy Award Winning Powerhouses. Spend the evening going down memory lane reminiscing about some of the strongest voices in the last 50 years. Please choose chicken or vegetarian entrée. 
Saturday, Apr 13 • 5:30-8:00pm • $10M/$15NM

Johnny Carson: The King of Late Night with Barry Bradford

For thirty years, America went to bed with Johnny Carson.  He was a constant presence in American popular culture from JFK until Bill Clinton. But as much as America loved him, they didn’t know him.  Carson has been called the most private man ever to be a public figure. In this fast-paced multimedia presentation, the life of the private man will come to life – interspersed, of course with clips from his many wonderful TV shows.
Lunch includes a chicken Caesar salad, roll and dessert.
Wednesday, Apr 24 • 12:30-2:30pm • $11M/16NM


Billiards, Beer & Beef Sandwich NSC Rebels

Have some fun with friends while eating, having a beer and playing pool.  Lunch will include beer, beef sandwich and two sides.    
Thursday, Apr 25 • 12:00- 2:30pm • $7M/10.50NM

The King of Crooners: Bing Crosby  with John Boda

Bing was the first superstar crooner of the 20th century and the first big influence on all the others to follow including Frank Sinatra! Even though Sinatra would surpass him later, Bing Crosby would remain as the ultimate crooner of that era and has left a huge legacy of songs and film that are still popular today. His life and music will be covered on screen and select songs will be performed by Bing such as “Pennies From Heaven”, “Don’t Fence me In”, “Blue Hawaii”, “ When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day” and several more. The presentation will also include rare pictures and trivia.
Lunch includes a ¼ slab of ribs, grilled chicken, salad, roll and dessert. 
Monday, Apr 29 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $10M/$15NM
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Evening with the Stars

Starring: Bob Marcy
Bob Marcy is a man of many talents. He is an accomplished musician, ventriloquist, vocalist, and comedian. He has entertained for fortune 500 companies, outdoor fests, clubs, restaurants, and special celebrations. Bob resides in Chicago and Florida and performs throughout the United States.  He will be performing a comedy set for our May EWTS session.
Friday, May 10 • 5:30-7:30pm • $12M/$17NM
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Men's Club Spring BBQ

Entertainment by:  Quiet Storm
Come celebrate spring with the smooth grooves of Quiet Storm! This band promises to bring you the best Old School R & B, Funk, Rock, Blues, & Smooth Jazz this side of Lake Michigan. Quiet Storm has played in some of Chicago’s finest venues such as Green Dolphin and opened for various popular musicians in theatres across the greater Chicago metropolitan area. If you are ready to party grown folks’ style, this event is not to be missed! Menu includes: smoked beef brisket, grilled chicken, sides, beverage and dessert. 
Friday, May 17 • 12:00-2:00pm • $15M/$20NM

Motown: Music that Moved the World with Gary Wenstrup

In Detroit in the 1960's Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.  Using audio and visual content we'll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing in The Streets" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine" and "What's Going On" to the pop soul of The Jackson 5.  Timeless music that moved us then and moves us now.  
Lunch includes chicken parmesan, salad, roll and dessert.
Wednesday, May 22 • 12:30-2:15pm • $10M/$15NM

Those Were the Days Radio Players West

Remember the days when families used to get together after dinner and “watch the radio,” the good ol’ days before television, smart phones, and iPads? Well, Those Were The Days Radio Players West will take you back in time to the Golden Age of Radio, bringing back warm memories for some while others will be introduced for the first time to the high quality writing and stories of this radio era. Those Were the Days Radio Players West performs for audiences of all ages throughout the western suburbs. This event will feature a drama and a comedy. Before, we will share a meal of meatloaf, home-style sides, and dessert.
Wednesday, June 12  • 6:00-8:00pm• Children, $6/Adults, $12

**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.