Community & Special Events

diabetes bootcamp

Diabetes Bootcamp: Let’s Get Stronger On Diabetes Prevention & Progression

Session 1 - 9:30-10:30am: Decline of the Pancreas: The Short Life & Fast Times of the American Pancreas
Instructor: Matthew Griffin, MD
While everyone with diabetes knows they have high blood sugar, that is a downstream EFFECT of diabetes rather than the CAUSE. It is important to understand how diabetes comes to be in order to treat it most effectively. In this talk Dr. Griffin goes through the story of diabetes as seen from the vantage of the human pancreas, explaining to the audience how diabetes progresses. He also goes through the story of obesity and explains the brain and gut hormones which control weight gain (or loss) through time. The story of diabetes and weight gain are linked and in this talk the listener will come to understand how to prevent progression of this terrible disease both in themselves and family members. The talk is extraordinarily well received by patients and makes a tremendous difference in patient outcomes.  

Session 2 -10:30-11:00am: Are you at Risk?
Instructor: Brandon Herk, Pharm. D., BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist, Advocate Medical Group, Nesset Pavillion Discuss the facts and myths of diabetes and learn if you are at risk.  

Session 3 -11:00-11:30am: How Does Exercise Fit into the Diabetes Equation?            
Instructor: Wayne Guccione, Niles Family Fitness Why exercise? Isn’t diet enough? Wayne will discuss the importance of getting some exercise to keep diabetes at bay.  

Session 4 -11:30am: Healthy Food Discussion  

Vendors will be available for glucose and blood pressure screenings.  

Thursday, Nov 17 • Session 1-9:30-10:30am • Session 2-10:30-11:00am • Session 3-11:00-11:30am Session 4-11:30am • NO COST  



Let’s join the new paint-n-party craze.  You don’t have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art.  We will learn how to paint a simple painting with step by step instructions while enjoying appetizers and one glass of wine.  This is the perfect time to get together with friends and family.  Make sure you wear clothes that can get ruined or bring a smock to protect your clothes.  Space is limited!  This is a community event so everyone is welcome! 
Saturday, Nov 19 • 1:30-5:00pm • $8 Under 21/$15 Adults Over 21

Evening with the Stars

The NSC is pleased to end our 2016 Evening with the Stars series with an all-ages community celebration starring vocalist Gabriela Gomez. Gabriela, the daughter of a professional musician, is a lifelong artist whose voice blends youthful purity and the mystery of a lifetime of stories and experiences yet to come. We invite you to witness Gabriela’s musical journey as she shares her unique renditions of soft rock, pop, and soul classics. Ticket price includes: Two (2) glasses of wine, small bites and performance. The NSC reserves the right to request identification at the discretion of staff.
Friday, Nov 18 • Pre-show reception: 5:30pm-6:30pm Performance: 6:30pm-7:30pm 
NSC Members, $7.50/General Public, $10



Men’s Club - Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration

The Men’s Club at the NSC would like to invite everyone to join them for an MLK community celebration starring the popular Pandemonium Steel Drum Band. Teleport yourself to the warmth and relaxation of a tropical getaway with some smooth island beats. Menu includes: grilled chicken with mango salsa, island sides, beverage, and dessert. Monday, Jan 16 • 11:30am-1:00pm • $5 Children/$10 Adults

hedda hopper

Hedda at the NSC!

A Musical Conversation is a hilarious new one-woman show about notorious Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. For much of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hedda, known for her crazy hats, exerted enormous influence with a readership of 32 million. She feuded with some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars, including Charlie Chaplin, and didn’t hesitate to publicize her unpopular political views. Brilliantly portrayed by multi-talented cabaret and theatre singer, actress, and comedienne Jillann Gabrielle, Hedda is part comedy, part musical, and an all around theatrical experience. Before the play, lunch will consist of the following: roast beef brisket with au jus, rice pilaf, vegetables, rolls, and dessert. Two (2) glasses of wine will be offered.
This event is open to anyone 21+.
Saturday, Jan 28 • 12:00pm • $20M/$25NM