Luncheons & Special Events
Bars N' Beats
This performance is courtesy of the National Council on Aging and the Chicago Music Federation.
Keith Baumann is a highly-regarded multi-instrumentalist specializing in American musical styles who will close us out of 2018 with a sing-a-long! Before the performance, warm up your vocal cords with a hot chocolate bar with all of your favorite toppings and homemade popcorn.
Thursday, Dec 20 • 1:30-3:00pm • $3M/$4.50NM
An Afternoon with the Stars
Starring: Aleksander Dall
School is out, so grab your children and grandchildren to rock it out with Aleksander Dall! These talented teens cover the very best of music greatness---as far back as the 1950s to the 1990s! This all-ages affair also includes your choice of 1) pasta with vegetables and marinara sauce or 2) pasta with chicken and alfredo sauce, garlic bread, and small salad. (Please register by Jan 17)
Monday, Jan 21 • 12:00-2:00pm• $5 Children (under 18) • $10, Adults (over 18)
An Afternoon with the Stars
Starring: Randy McAllister
Randy plays a wide variety of music that will appeal to most musical tastes. From Sinatra and standards, Motown, R & B and more contemporary tunes, he works to keep an audience engaged and entertained. Randy loves audience participation, so don't be surprised if you find yourself onstage during one of his shows. We are excited to welcome him to the NSC stage for the first time! Meal includes: choice between ½ chicken club or roast beef and cheddar sandwich, bowl of chicken and wild rice soup, side salad, two (2) glasses of wine, and dessert. (Please register by Jan 24)
Saturday, Jan 26 • 1:00-3:00pm• $12M/$17NM
Rat Pack Luncheon
The NSC is very excited to announce that Peter Oprisko will be back to perform his Rat Pack program. Peter has performed all around the Chicagoland area. Lunch will include a salad, lasagna, garlic roll and Portillo's chocolate cake for dessert. You will not want to miss this event!
Friday, Feb 8 • 12:00-2:00pm• $12M/$17NM
Happy Valentines Sweet Celebration with Mary Grimes-Kelly
Mary has over 40 years of experience in music. Mary studied voice at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and Rosary College in River Forest and piano at Rosary College. Mary sang at Symphony Center with Kol Zimrah in “How the Jews and the Irish Saved the World” with Martin Sheen as narrator. Among her musical accomplishments was singing the National Anthem at a Bulls game to a crowd of about 25,000 people. Mary is also proud to be a co-founder of the Old Town School of Folk Music Community Choir. The meal selection 1) chicken pot pie 2) vegetable pot pie and each meal comes with a side salad and dessert.
Friday, Feb 15 • 12:00-2:00pm • $12M/$17NM
NSC Rebels Billiards, Beer and Burger
Get out of the cold and have some fun with friends while eating, having a beer and playing pool. Lunch will include beer, burger, and two sides.
Wednesday, Feb 27 • 12:00-2:30pm • $7M/$10.50NM
Mamie Eisenhower: The Hostess in Chief with Ellie
Mamie was America’s Beloved First Lady from 1953 until 1961. She was also an Army wife, mother and grandmother. She even inspired her own color, Mamie Pink! Visit with Mamie as she relates her life as Ike’s wife, our first lady and “just a good friend,” which is how she most wanted to be remembered. Mamie didn’t really cook, but she did make some amazing fudge which Ellie also makes and will bring to share. Learn from Mamie about living in Panama and the Philippines between the world wars and about her loving relationship with Ike which weathered horrible rumors and long separations. And Oh! Those Bangs! Lunch will include salad, mostaciolli with meat sauce, garlic bread and dessert.
Monday, Mar 4 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $12M/$17NM
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
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
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
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.
Friday, Apr 12 • 12:00-2:00pm • $12M/17NM
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
**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.