Winter 2023
Classes, Events & Adventures

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at the Center Fitness Club
Fee: $37/year
Join our Walking Club for Mallinckrodt Center members only. Walk indoors this fall at Center Fitness Club, located on the 2nd floor of the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road in Wilmette. Call Mallinckrodt for more information about this fabulous benefit for members!

Age 21 & up
Warm up to lively music followed by an all over, full-body workout to improve strength, balance and posture using light weights and resistance bands. Instructor on Mondays: Ali Margolis; on Thursdays: KC Bleuher. Virtual Option Available. Monday or Thursday mornings

Age 21 & up
Learn a basic form of Tai Chi and other techniques designed to energize the body, reduce and manage stress, improve balance, coordination and flexibility. The regular practice of this system of movements can facilitate harmonious energy flow throughout the body, enhancing one's physical and emotional well-being. Instructor: Evelyn Thompson. Virtual Option Available. Monday or Thursday mornings

Age 21 & up
In this chair-based class we use hand weights, bands and a Pilates ball to help build core, upper and lower body strength. There is a chair-based cardio warm up and we finish with a 10-minute stretch. Instructor: KC Bleuher. Virtual option available. Monday or Wednesday early afternoons, or Friday mornings

Age 21 & up
Use balance, core, light weights and low-impact cardio to increase core strength, flexibility, range of motion and give your heart rate a boost. Instructor: KC Bleuher. Late Tuesday mornings

Age 21 & up
Stretch and strengthen the muscles of your core, known as the "powerhouse." This class is done on the floor, so make sure you have a yoga mat. Virtual option available. Instructor: KC Bleuher. Wednesday mornings

Age 21 & up
BeMoved is a fun and easy-to-follow dance fitness class. Get a full body workout that is gentle and beginner-friendly! Instructor: Joanie Bayhack. Thursday mornings

Age 21 & up
Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance, performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Come dance your way to fitness with instructor Ruben Zapata! Friday mornings

Age 21 & up
This class covers a variety of standing and chair yoga poses, as well as some mat options. Class will be modified for those unable, or who would not like to, go to the floor for mat work. We work on balance, strengthening your core and increasing your flexibility. We offer a variety of stretching in the chair as well as standing, then mat stretching at the end. Virtual option available. Instructor: KC Bleuher. Friday mornings

Cards, Games and Special Interest

Age 21 & up

Navigate techniques, materials, color, drawing and inspiration to paint in the medium of watercolor. Students at all levels will have fun creating satisfying projects in watercolor and building their skills. Our instructor, Nancy Rose, studied at the American Academy of Art and the Evanston Art Center. She has been painting in watercolor for decades, and has been teaching private clients for many years. Join us in this relaxed, supportive setting, and grow together. Please ask for a supply list at time of registration. Monday afternoons

NEW! Learn to take stunning photos with your digital camera, or even your cell phone, as we cover the basic concepts of digital photography. Each week, we'll focus on a different topic including exposure control, light and composition, and putting it all together to tell your story. Join our instructor, Alan Golden, a talented local photographer who is excited to share his passion for photography with you. Wednesday evenings

Age 21 & up
Learn to play the new Canasta! We will guide you through the basics and provide written rules. Invite your friends to learn with you, and join our weekly Wednesday morning games! Instructor: Sylvia Taflove. Wednesday mornings

Age 21 & up
Learn the basics or sharpen your skills in American Mahjongg, a game played by four people with unique tiles. A game of skill, strategy and calculation with a degree of chance, the object of the game is to make a hand with tiles, called a Mahjongg. Join the Center's friendly, active group on Friday mornings. Trained beginners are integrated right into the game! Instructor: Sylvia Taflove. Friday mornings


Age 21 & up
Ring in 2023 at the Mallinckrodt Center! Enjoy a delicious catered brunch followed by live entertainment. We'll end with a toast at Noon! Happy 2023!
Friday, January 6
10:30 am - Noon

Movie Days!
Age 21 & up
Join us for a movie each month, complete with popcorn! Free to members; $2 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for all.
Mondays, 1-3 pm
Love is A Many Splendored Thing
: An Affair To Remember
3/20: Imitation of Life

Age 21 & up
February 9 is National Pizza Day! Celebrate with the Mallinckrodt Center with a pizza lunch followed by Bingo with prizes.
Thursday, February 9
12:30-2 pm

Age 21 & up

The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers - especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities - the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. This class is free of charge, but you must register in advance; please register online (click on the title link) or call the Mallinckrodt Front Desk at 847/256-9623.
Friday, March 3

10:30 am-12:30 pm

Age 21 & up
Join others at the Center and shake the winter blues. Coloring has been known to decrease anxiety and improve fine motor skills...and, it gives us a chance to socialize! We'll set up tables with coloring books and colored pencils. Coffee and refreshments will be served while we work on our masterpieces. Free to members; $2 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for all.
Monday, March 13
10-11 am

Day Adventures

Age 21 & up
We do the driving, you do the shopping! Find great deals at Kate Spade, Ann Taylor, Coach, Ralph Lauren and Ugg, to name a few. Fee is for transportation only ($6 for members; $8 for non-members).
Wednesday, March 8
10 am - 4 pm