Luncheons & Special Events

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Exploration Series: “The War of 1812” with James Rowan

W, Sep 1|1pm|$6M/$9NM

Another forgotten war, the war of 1812, strengthened America as a sovereign nation that could hold its own against a world power. Why was this a war nobody wanted? Why do we no longer “remember the raisin?” Doors open at 12:30pm for a picnic on the patio or inside NSC; please bring your lunch.

Patio Margarita Mingle

W, Sep 1|5:30pm|$4

Let’s enjoy the evening on the senior center patio, where we can enjoy a margarita and snacks while listening to some music and share some laughs with friends. We will see where the night takes us.

Sandy Beach Band

W, Sep 8|5pm|$18M/$23NM

The Sandy Beach Band will be performing all your favorite beach music from Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, and many more.  

Meal option: 1) salmon Florentine sautéed in a lemon white wine sauce with spinach & tomatoes 2) pistachio crushed chicken served with roasted pepper cream sauce, each entrée includes house salad, penne pasta with marinara and dessert. 

A Walk Down Memory Lane With Rochelle Pennington

M, Sep 13|12:15pm|$14M/$19NM

Come and take a walk down Memory Lane to the “Good Old Days” of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s with author Rochelle Pennington.  Her historical, light-hearted program will detail everyday life during the bygone years of corner phone booths, party lines, hand-me-down clothes, doctors who made house calls, wringer washing machines, marble matches, Howdy Doody shows and outhouses.  Take a step back and remember a time of percolating coffee pots, mothers in aprons, flour sifters, home-baked bread and suppers prepared from scratch.  Rochelle’s presentation will feature vintage photographs and images complemented by a large collection of antiques she will display.

Lunch will include a choice of a turkey or roast beef sandwich on croissant, pasta salad and dessert.

Paint & Sip Party

W, Sep 15|5:30pm|$20M

You can sip, munch, and chat with friends as you paint with our energetic instructor Kathleen Gallegos from Art Station Studio. You don’t have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art. You will learn how to paint a simple painting with step-by-step instructions. Make sure you wear clothes for painting or bring a smock to protect your clothes. The Jammers

F, Sep 17|12pm|$20M/$25NM

You asked for it, so we are delivering The Jammers for another fantastic show! These rock stars flung us into spring in the most spectacular way, and we are excited to have them back to carry us out of summer.  Meal includes Philly chicken sandwich, fries and dessert.

Cleo Michelle

M, Sep 20|12:30pm| $14M/$19NM

Cleo Michelle began playing as soon as she could sit in front of the piano. As an adult, she has been known for her vast repertoire of musical styles. Cleo Michelle performs a wide range of music styles, always catering and tailoring her set to suit the event. She will delight our audience playing pop, R&B, classical, jazz, and standards, in addition to special selections from her Songs of Hope, tunes of optimism and encouragement as we journey together out of the global pandemic. Meal includes California turkey club, house salad, and fries.

Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories with John Boda

Tu, Sep 21|11:30am|$10M/$15NM

Bob Hope is probably the best pick for “Entertainer of the Century” as his life spanned nearly the entire century, born May 29, 1903 and lived until just past his 100th birthday in 2003! This presentation will look at one of the greatest comedians of all time who created the stand-up routine that many followed into, such as Johnny Carson, Jerry Seinfeld and more. Bob Hope was also a movie star, dancer and singer, who introduced some big hit songs. Several of these songs will be performed within the show by  John Boda including: It’s DeLovely, Two Sleepy People, Buttons and Bows, Road to Morocco and I Can't Get Started.  The grand finale will be a tribute montage with the Oscar winning song, Thanks for the Memory. Lunch includes: grilled chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread and dessert.

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Oktoberfest with the Johnny Wagner Band

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

The Johnny Wagner Band is a household name in the Chicagoland area.  The show includes yodeling, a Swiss alphorn (a 15-foot longhorn from the mountains of Switzerland), Austin cowbells and clever audience participation.  Meal options include: 1) baked fresh sausage with grilled onions 2) pan-fried breaded chicken breast. Each meal includes rye bread, sauerkraut, potato salad and dessert. 

Fall BBQ Starring: The StingRays

M, Sep 27|12:30pm|$20M/$25NM

The StingRays are known for bringing the best of the 50’s and 60’s classics, so what better way to kick of the season than with a...costume party! Over the past year, as many of us had time to go through our most valued items, quite a few of you have said you can’t wait to wear your best vintage duds again, so this is your chance! Prizes will be awarded.  Meal includes 1/4 slab ribs, 1/4 chicken, oven potatoes, corn on the cob, garden salad and garlic bread.

Chris Minardi

W, Sep 29|12:30pm| $14M/$19NM

Singing guitarist Chris Minardi goes by the moniker "One Man Jam" because he has a repertoire of some three hundred songs, ranging from the 50's through today. Chris’ performances lean heavily on 60's and 70's, British Invasion, blues, folk, and country, and is perfect for guests who like a variety of musical genres from that era. Prepare to jam with the “One Man Jam” himself. Meal includes bacon avocado grilled chicken sandwich, house salad, and fries.

Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon: Ben Mercado

F, Oct 1|12:30pm|$12M/$17NM

In a laid back HHM program, Jammers member Ben Mercado will delight us with a medley of tunes of Latin countries, artists and genres. Prepare to relax the afternoon away with some smooth tunes. Meal includes choice of chicken or steak taco with toppings, rice, and beans.

Lizzie Borden with Leslie Goddard

M, Oct 4|12:30pm|$14M/$19NM

Join award-winning actress Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., as she brings to life Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Hear Lizzie’s story come alive as she talks about her life growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts, her estrangement from her stepmother, and her troubled relationship with her father.  Was Lizzie a desperate and unsettled daughter who resorted to murder, or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life? Lunch includes: chicken Parmigiana, salad and dessert.

Jack Musicco

W, Oct 6|12:30pm| $12M/17NM

Jack sings music from the Great American Songbook: Jazz, Sinatra, Bocelli, Ballads, The Rat Pack, and many others. He has performed at numerous places including: Guaranteed Rate Field, Hollywood Casino, Potawatomi Casino, Horseshoe Casino, Allstate Arena, HBO, and ABC. Meal options: 1) Gorgonzola bistecca-thinly sliced slow roasted beef served with a savory blue cheese dressing with sautéed red onions and fresh spinach 2) Salami, capicola & prosciutto with roasted peppers, provolone and fresh spinach leaves with house vinaigrette; each sandwich will come with a pasta salad and brownie.

Exploration Series: “Great Lakes Rendezvous” with James Rowan

Th, Oct 7|1pm| $6M/9NM

The five Great Lakes are a North American treasure, holding 22% of the Earth’s fresh water. This program explores some of the 10,000 miles of shoreline, visiting beautiful dunes, rocky cliffs, lighthouses and such vacation destinations as Door County, Wisconsin and Mackinac Island. Doors open at 12:30pm for a picnic lunch on the patio or inside NSC; please bring your lunch.

Broadway Our Way with Menzie & Michael

F, Oct 8|12pm|$14M/$19NM

Both lifelong Broadway enthusiasts, Menzie & Michael (“one of the most compelling duos in cabaret today” - Chicago Tribune) will bring their acclaimed “2 Singers – 1 Voice” vocal stylings and anecdotes to a collection of music that includes songs from such classics as West Side Story and Carousel as well as the more contemporary favorites Chicago and Wicked.  Don’t expect to hear the songs done as they were in the original shows…Beckie and Tom will sing Broadway, their way!  Lunch includes: chicken Vesuvio, salad and dessert.

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Community Event: Kevin Adair Magic Show

M, Oct 11|12:15pm| $15

Program Only $7

Magician Kevin Adair will be at the NSC for a Columbus Day family affair. Kevin’s show infuses comedy with juggling, magic, and bicycle---with LOTS of audience participation! This will a great way to spend the day off of school with young ones in your life. Optional meal choice includes choice of thin crust cheese or sausage pizza and house side salad. 

Deane & Layni Meyers

W, Oct 27|12:30pm|$16M/$21NM

Jazz is America's original musical art form and gift to the world.  In this program Deane and Layni explore the vocal stylings of the world's greatest performers.  Please join us for songs and stories from the 20's through swing and bebop to the present day.  Deane and Layni are both graduates of DePaul University and have performed in the Chicago area for over 30 years. Meal includes choice between The Veggie (assortment of vegetables on 9-grain bread) or Garden Fresh Turkey (smoked turkey, assortment of vegetables on 9-grain bread), chips, and dessert.

Johnny Cash Tribute

M, Oct 18|12:30pm|$15M/$20NM

It's Johnny Cash from the famous Chicago Band, Junes Got the Cash.  He will tell stories about his life including his many struggles, and speak of his love and marriage to June Carter. Lunch includes: mostaccioli, garlic bread, salad and dessert.

Candy Kresmery

Th, Oct 21|12:30pm|$11M/$16NM

Over the years, Candy became a much-requested favorite, being described as “honey-voiced,” “elegant,” “a combination of power with gentle grace,” and “lush and lovely.” Candy performs at high-end restaurants and retirement communities and was trained at Northern Illinois University. Meal option includes: 1) Italian sub, 2) American sub, 3) Caprese sub, includes chips and dessert.

Disney Frame by Frame

Presented by Bob Burton

Tu, Nov 2|12pm|$14M/$19NM

Join us for this intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce. Surprising personal insights from Disney’s friends, family and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of the remarkable showman’s finest productions for you to enjoy again. Presented by Robert Burton. Lunch includes: cheeseburger, chips and dessert.

Peter Miletic the Piano Man

F, Nov 5|12:30pm|$11M/$16NM

Have your requests ready. Peter is a dazzling piano player with a wide range of skills and vocal abilities. He has performed at dueling pianos in the Chicagoland area and impressed his audience with rock and roll, classic rock, Top 40, R&B, and country. Meal options include: 1) chicken Caesar salad, 2) chicken bake, 3) hot turkey and provolone sandwich, includes side and dessert.

Rita Hayworth: Lovely Rita with John Boda

Tu, Nov 16|11:30am|$10M/$15NM

She was the top pin-up girl of WWII and one of the most glamorous film stars of old Hollywood! Rita was born on October 17, 1918 to parents in show business. Her father was a famous dancer and dance instructor who taught Rita at a young age. She became an exceptionally talented dancer and was considered Fred Astaire’s favorite partner. This presentation looks at her life and career and includes several of her big songs such as:  Put the Blame on Mame, Long Ago and Far Away, I’m Old Fashioned, Dearly Beloved and more. Many beautiful pictures are shown of her in various films as well as brief clips during the songs performed showing her incredible dancing. Like all of these, it will be kept tasteful and positive, and the focus is always a tribute to a wonderful performer who left a great legacy of music and films. Lunch will include an Italian beef sandwich, chips and dessert.