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The Highland Park Landmark 041218

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2 | April 12, 2018 | The highland park landmark calendar In this week’s Landmark Police Reports6 Pet of the Week6 Editorial27 Puzzles30 Faith Briefs32 Dining Out34 Home of the Week36 Athlete of the Week39 The Highland Park Landmark ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Xavier Ward, x34 Sports Editor Brittany Kapa x35 Sales director Teresa Lippert, x22 Real Estate Sales John Zeddies, x12 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 President Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Highland Park Landmark (USPS 17430) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Periodical postage paid at Northbrook and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Highland Park Landmark 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Published by THURSDAY Liquid Soul 7 p.m. April 12, 210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Formed in 1993 and led by innovative saxophonist/composer Mars Williams, Liquid Soul has developed a trademark mixture of jazz and urban dance music that incorporates everything from R&B, hardbop, hip-hop and world music. For more information visit FRIDAY Spanish Literary Club 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. For more information visit SATURDAY Eternal Souls of Life After Life 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 14, The Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Join author Raymond Moody at the Infinity Foundation for a full day workshop on his research into life after life. Registration is $115. For more information, call (847) 831-8828. SUNDAY Gratitude Generation 2-4 p.m. April 15, Highwood Recreation Center, 428 Green Bay Road, Highwood. The service project will be an assembly-line station at the party where adults and children can pack Gratitude Gifts for foster children. In these special bags there will be cake mix, frosting, birthday plates and candles, plus a homemade card wishing the recipient a happy birthday. Kids who often don’t get to celebrate their birthdays will be given these bags through CASA, an incredible organization that provides advocates for each child working his/her way through the court system. For more information or to make a donation visit MONDAY Childhood Enrichment Parent Pop-in 5-6:30 p.m. April 16, West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Learn about all the benefits the Park District of Highland Park has to offer for you and your child. Meet staff and sample the programs during an interactive parent/child activity from 5-5:30 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., parents will leave their children with our teaching staff to meet the program supervisors in the multi-purpose room for a 30 minute informational question and answer period. TUESDAY Spring First Steps 9:15-10 a.m. and 10:15- 11 a.m. April 17, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. For walking toddlers to 2 1/2 year olds with parent or caregiver. Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets and parachute play. Nurture your toddler’s love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with half hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers. For more information visit WEDNESDAY Rise And Shine: Film Showing: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” 10:30 a.m. April 18, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Just in time for Earth Day watch a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” a follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth. For more information visit THURSDAY Stories in the Sand 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Enjoy story time with a naturalist, take a short sensory hike and create a natural craft to take home. For more information visit UPCOMING Tapping the Unlimited Power of the Akashic Records 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, The Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Join author Sandra Anne Taylor to discuss her work on past lives and present solutions. Registration is $115. For more information, call (847) 831-8828. Lake Shore Men’s Club Speaker Julie Strauss 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, Lakeside Congregation, 1221 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park. The Lakeshore Men’s Club meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and scheduled speakers present at 9:30 a.m. Julie Strauss will present at this meeting with updates on the latest happenings in the U.S. politics. ONGOING Cardio and Strength Monday and Wednesdays 9-9:45 a.m., Fitness for Active Adults, 742 Sheridan Road, Highwood. Increase your heart rate, burn calories, get strong and improve your balance as you move, march in place and step side to side. Silver Sneakers eligible or $15 admission. For more information email fitness- or call (847) 736-2671. Beginning Pilates Mondays 2-2:45 p.m. Fitness For Active Adults, 742 Sheridan Road, Highwood. Learn the fundamentals and techniques for a effective and safe Pilates Mat workout. Build body strength, improve your flexibility and prevent falling and injury.$15 per class, contact (847) 736-2671 or Cardio Tone Light 11:30-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave. W. Improve your flexibility and overall daily function! The class combines low imp For more information call Lisa Hamilton at (847) 579-4048. Balance & Tone 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave. W. Increase muscular strength, joint stability, range of motion and functional skills through a variety of standing exercises and barre work. For more information, call Lisa Hamilton at (847) 579-4048. Gentle Yoga Noon–1:15 p.m. Mondays, Recreation Center of Highland Park, located at 1207 Park Ave. W. Curious about yoga but scared to try something new? This is a great class for beginners or anyone interested in a gentle practice. For more information, call Lisa Hamilton at (847) 579-4048. Book Nook Book Sale 10:30-4:30 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. Come for a book sale at the library. Contact Jayme Oldham at (847) 432-0216. Rotary Club 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Mondays, Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West. The Highland Park Rotary Club meets every Monday for lunch. Discover what Rotary has to offer, hear from fascinating speakers, make new friends and colleagues. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Larry at (847) 831-3622. Highland Park City Council 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday every month, Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave. Come out to City Hall for the Highland Park City Council meeting. For more information, visit www. Highwood City Council 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays every month, Highwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave. Come out to City Hall for the Highwood City Council meeting. For more information, visit To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Xavier Ward at or (847) 272-4565 ext. 34. Entries are due by noon on the Thursday prior to publication date. news the highland park landmark | April 12, 2018 | 3 Highland Park Toys R Us has six prospective buyers Xavier Ward, Editor The toy wonderland Toys R Us may be closing, as the company announced all stores will close, but the Highland Park location likely won’t remain vacant for long. USA Today reported that the location has six prospective buyers. Amerco Real Estate, Blue Water Capital, BRFI, Festival Development, HP Retail Division Capital and Pacifica Companies are all in the bidding to buy the space at 1610 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. The company announced in January it would close or consolidate 182 of its underperforming stores, but then announced in March all of its stores would close. “[Toys R Us], Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly winddown of its U.S. business Please see Toys, 6 The Toys R Us at 1610 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, was one of the original 182 slated to close. Now the company has announced all of its U.S. locations will close. 22nd Century Media File Photos Friday, April 20 11:00am & 7:00pm Panel discussionled by DirectorCarey Lundin after both screenings! This movie follows career of Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860-1951) fromstreet sweeper, to ‘dean of landscape architecture’, to pioneering conservationist. Jensen battles corruptionto make the modern city more livable by bringing ‘the living green’ into lives of Chicago’s workers. Ticketsavailable at