Monday, April 15, 2013
The City of Lake Forest seeks resident input on housing options at a community engagement forum at Gorton Community Center Thursday.
Monday, April 15
Do you feel that Lake Forest has an adequate variety and supply of housing options? Should development of additional housing options be encouraged? Considering the housing options that are currently available, does the community need more of some options and less of others? These are a few of the questions the City of Lake Forest is asking residents to consider in preparation for a community engagement forum to be held 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Gorton Community Center. Resident input will be sought to assist the city in pursuing goals established by the recently adopted City of Lake Forest Strategic Plan. Over the past few decades, different types of housing have been constructed in Lake Forest, including large single family …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The community is invited to attend a free health lecture on strokes at the Gorton Community Center Thursday.
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Tuesday, April 9
The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science will present the “Here’s to Your Health” Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. The first of these lectures, “Stroke: Can it happen to me and what can I do about it?” will be presented by Dr. K. Michael Welch, President and CEO, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Admission is complimentary but reservations are required due to limited seating. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 234-4282 or register on-line at www.LFLBchamber.com. Food and beverages will be provided by The Fresh Market. About the presenter: Dr. Welch is an accomplished researcher and neurologist whose …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Confounded by your new iPad? Learn how to use it at this introductory training session.
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Monday, April 1
If you're still tinkering with that new iPad you just bought (or got for Christmas), here's an opportunity to learn how to use it. Register for the Gorton Community Center's iPad Fundamentals Introductory Class with instructor Lori Tisinai from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Cost is $65. Class size is limited to 16. This introductory class offers both new users and experienced users a chance to better understand the basic functionality of the iPad. Topics will include: Students need to bring their own device—it is suggested that you are using the most current OS 5.1.1. Please know your iTunes username and password before coming to class. iPad 1, 2 and 3 users are welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.gortoncenter.org or …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Children can settle in and read a book at the Gorton Children's Drop-in Center, donated by the Lake Forest Public Library.
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Wednesday, March 20
The Gorton Children's Drop-in Center has partnered with the Friends of the Lake Forest Library to bring a children's book program to the center, located at 400 E. Illinois Rd. The new "Children's Bookshelf" is at a child's eye level and features a variety of children's books, CDs and parenting books, according to the Chicago Tribune. Many books have been donated by the library are sold for 50-cents to $1. Proceeds benefit the center and the Friends of Lake Forest Library. "Friends of the Lake Forest Library give us funds for things that are outside what you would ordinarily expect the taxpayer to pay for," library director Kaye Grabb told the Tribune. "They give us funds for programming." Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Children…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Production of Tennessee Williams classic gives special opportunities to students, audience
Community involvement was on display when CenterStage of Lake Forest’s production of “The Glass Menagerie” opened Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Gorton Center and the theme will continue the next two weekends. The activity included help from a pair of Deer Path Middle School students—Luke Abbattista and Henry Hodge—and interaction with the audience after Sunday’s production. Earlier: Glass Menagerie Opens Friday at Gorton Performances continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. March 22 and 23. Director Edward Kuffert and some cast members will greet anyone in Sunday’s audience after the play to talk about it. This was of particular significance to Oakton Community College English Instructor Joe Page, who brought …
Monday, March 11, 2013
"Sounds of Paris" concerts to highlight French musical favorites including pieces from Debussy, Bizet, Ravel and more.
Feel like you are traveling to France through concerts that showcase the "Sounds of Paris" at the Gorton Community Center of Lake Forest. The concerts, presented by the Lisker Music Foundation, celebrate the music of France. The “Sounds of Paris” feature some of the most recognizable pieces including Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Sarasate’s tribute to George Bizet’s opera “Carmen” in Carmen Fantasy, and more works by significant French composers including Poulenc, Ravel, Faure and Gounod. A highlight will be the String Quartet in F Major by Maurice Ravel. This program will feature Chicago Tribune’s 2012 Person of the Year in Classical Music, George Lepauw, one of Chicago’s most brilliant young sopranos, Leila Bowie, internationally …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Gorton Community Center’s Drop-In and the Friends of Lake Forest Library have partnered to provide a place where gently used children’s books can be purchased for re-use and continued enjoyment by more children.
The information below comes from Gorton Community Center. Gorton Community Center’s Drop-In and the Friends of Lake Forest Library have partnered to provide a place where gently used children’s books can be purchased for re-use and continued enjoyment by more children. “The Children’s Bookshelf” is housed in the lobby of the Drop-In and stocked with books by the Friends of the Lake Forest Library. Proceeds from books sold benefit both the invaluable services provided by Gorton’s Drop-In and all the wonderful programs funded by Friends of the Lake Forest Library. Please stop by to browse for some children’s books any time Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. You never know what treasure …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Lisa Spewak brings 18 years of experience to Gorton Community Center's Children's Drop-In Center
Lisa Spewak, the new director of Gorton Community Center’s Children’s Drop-In Center, isn’t interested in providing a babysitting service. She’s interested in providing an enriching, comfortable and secure space for children to learn. “I want to make the children feel comfortable, secure and actively engaged so that they can get everything out of the program they can,” Spewak said. Spewak became the Drop-In Center’s new director on July 20, replacing Sue Buhrmester. “It’s been exciting and exhilarating,” she said of her first month as the new director. “I’ve taken apart every single room, looked at every toy.” The first major changes to the Drop-In have been visual with new paint for each room and updated amenities. “The Parent Board has …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Curtain rises at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gorton Center.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The 2012 Performing Arts Winter Theatre Academy will present "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 12) at the Gorton Community Center auditorium, 400 E. Illinois Road, in Lake Forest. Twenty-five young actors from the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest area have been rehearsing for 15 weeks to prepare for this final performance. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at www.gortoncenter.org or at the door.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Project aims to create jobs, networking opportunities for local businesses.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The City of Lake Forest will launch a new Business & Technology Incubator on May 1 at the Gorton Community Center for local entrepreneurs, students, and Lake Forest residents with business ideas. The Business & Technology Incubator is a City-sponsored program to create jobs and economic development opportunities in Lake Forest. By offering shared workspace, free Wi-Fi, networking with investors, local financial resources, monthly brown bag lunches with community experts, access to educational institutions and city support, the goal is the development of innovative, new businesses. For $135 per month, local entrepreneurs can take advantage of the only business incubator in Lake County. All monthly brown bag speakers are open to the public…