Community & Special Events

Community Events

An Evening with the Stars: Jazz Meets Blues (Trip) 

Friday, Aug 26 • Check-in 4:45pm • Pre-show reception 5:00-6:00pm • Departure 6:00-9:45pm 
(Anticipate 1/4 block to theatre; self-guided gallery tour is the equivalent of 1.5 blocks) 
We will begin the evening at NSC for small bites, wine, and conversation. We will then head over to Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to listen to jazz bassist Marlene Rosenberg and Delta Bluesman David “Chainsaw” Dupont as they again join musical forces in the Jazz Meets Blues Concert. As time permits, you will be welcome to take a self-guided tour of the adjoining Noyes Cultural Arts Center to see the artistic creations of some of the North Shore area’s most talented sculptors, painters, and photographers. $30M/$35NM 
Please note: Transportation will be provided for this event. (Register by Aug 1)

Block Party Bash 

Saturday, Sept 10 • 11:00am-3:00pm 
Building opens at 10:30am 
Let’s end the summer with a big community bash, everyone is welcome - neighbors, grandchildren, children, family, and friends. The block party will include games, food, entertainment, and more! What else can you ask for? Volunteers needed to help with this event, please sign-up with Chrisann Fahy. 

An Evening with the Stars

In the past five years, soulful Indie singer/songwriter Jennifer Hall has taken the Chicago music scene by storm, headlining Chicago’s top venues like Metro, Schubas, and Subterranean. Jennifer has been named as “an artist to watch” by Chicagoist and a “phenomenal singer” by Lin Brehmer of 93WXRT. Come witness this spectacular show! Please pre-register in person or via phone at: 847-588-8420. Ticket price includes: Two (2) glasses of wine, small bites, and performance.  Open to anyone 21+. 
Friday, Sept 23 • Pre-show reception 5:30-6:30pm • Performance 6:30-7:30pm $7.50M/$10NM (Register by Sept 20)

Afternoon with the Stars

Vocalist Luke Lucky will present an all-ages Columbus Day show with memorable songs from decades past and present. Children are welcome!  Price includes lunch of grilled chicken, mac and cheese, salad, beverage, and dessert.   
Monday, Oct 10 • 12:00-1:30pm • Children $5/$7.50M/$10NM (Register by Oct 6)

jennifer hall

An Evening with the Stars: Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Starring The Victor Garcia Latin Quartet
The NSC and the Village of Niles are pleased to present our first Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration featuring the Victor Garcia Latin Quartet.  Led by renowned trumpeter Victor Garcia, this dance party will feature music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Central American and Carribean Latin American countries.  Victor Garcia is a celebrated artist who has played with the likes of Tito Pente Jr., Branford Marsalis, rock artist Spoon and R&B legend Aretha Franklin just to name a few, and has played with various ensembles nominated for numerous Grammy Awards.  Let’s dance the night away and celebrate Latino culture!   Meal includes: Taco bar, a variety of sides, dessert, and beverages. (Two (2) glasses of wine will be provided for guests 21+. The NSC reserves the right to request identification at the discretion of staff.)
Friday, Oct 14 • 4:30-7:00pm • $7.50 Children/$15 Adult 
(Please register by October 10)

American Indian Heritage Month Celebration: Sacagawea Adventures With Lewis and Clark

Sacagawea adventured with Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory in the early 1800’s.  The Corp of Discovery commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson was asked to explore the vast territory as the United States of America expanded from sea to shining sea. Accompanying the men was one young Native American girl that no one really knew, today there are more statues honoring her than any other woman born on American soil. Join us to find out from the time traveling character Sacagawea herself who she was, what she did, and what happened on the greatest American journey of exploration! This program will be presented by Martina Mathisen, Educational Entertainer with Edu-tainment Living History. This event includes lunch (menu will be made available by Oct 3.)
Tuesday, Nov 1 • 11:30am-1:30pm, $10M/$15NM (Please register by Oct 27)


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

Special Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Trip

Sunday, Oct 16 • Check-in: 10:30am • Depart: 11:00am-3:30pm
Building opens at 10:30am
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a day of exploration and fun! Wake up your senses and dust off your dance shoes with the festive global ambiance of Carnivale Restaurant where we will listen to Latin jazz. Prepare to tickle your taste buds with your choice of one of three eclectic dishes:  1- Arrachera (grilled marinated skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, and chimichurri sauce), 2- Salmon (sweet corn risotto, market carrot escabeche, tomato saffron sauce, parsley oil), or 3- Spiced chicken (criollo marinated Amish chicken, roasted potatoes, watercress). You will have a choice between a Carnivale specialty mocktail or seasonal agua fresca (fresh water).

Next, we will visit the National Museum of Mexican Art, the leading Mexican art institution in the U.S., where we will have the
opportunity to have a guided tour of the four galleries and special exhibitions. Finally, we will make a stop in Pilsen’s most popular panaderia, Nuevo Leon, for some dessert before we head home. $55M/$60NM (Register by Sept 6)