Judy is the cure if you have global economic depression
Updated: September 10, 2012 1:10PM
Here’s Judy‘s pick of coming community activities in the Oak Brook/Oakbrook Terrace area, spiced with a little commentary. To suggest an event for her weekly column, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
round we go
Register now for a program by finance expert Bill Gramas at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. Gramas will discuss the lingering global economic depression, how it can be repaired and will offer a solution that will create a world-level playing field, including the United States. To register, call (630) 368-7725.
How can the global economic depression be repaired? Well, I suggest we call a plumber. Just don’t expect him to show up when he says he will, after you’ve waited all day and probably lost your job and can’t go on interviews for a new one because there is no hot water to wash your hair, which looks like steel wool on steroids, but it doesn’t matter because there are no jobs thanks to the global economic depression. Oh, woe.
Well, there’s the Overture, too
The Fullersburg Historic Foundation invites the public to “Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Dearborn During the War of 1812” in a Living History program at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Oak Brook Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. Naturalist Jack MacRae will discuss the war and how the Illinois territory became a fierce battleground over land and resources. For more information, call (630) 512-7336.
The only thing I know about the War of 1812 is that Daniel Day Lewis starred in the movie “The Last of the Mohicans,” which took place during that conflict, and by the end of the film I decided, if Daniel Day Lewis was a participant in the War of 1812, I wish I were there.
Yoo-hoo, “Animal Planet,” Judy’s here
Register now to learn about Native American harvest traditions and craft a doll from corn husks to take home from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road in Oak Brook. For more information, call (630) 920-9720.
When I was little, I got lost in my grandpa’s corn field, which was soooo scary, but I was found right away as I had already developed my screeching voice (so admired now). My grandpa said he thought it sounded like two elephants fighting over his corn. Anyway, I’m telling you this because when I’m making a corn husk doll with my daughter, I might remember and start screeching. But not to worry, there are no elephants at Graue Mill. It’s only me.
Family Day at Mayslake: Enjoy a day of activities for the whole family, including archery, fishing, arts and crafts, the exploration of Mayslake Hall, and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. All ages are welcome; admission is free; no registration is required. For more information call (630) 206-9566.
I took up archery because Gwyneth Paltrow looked so fetching in the movie “Emma” when she was shooting a bow and arrow, and looking fetching is one of my goals in life (actually my only goal). So I set up a target in our back yard, which borders a forest preserve, and started to practice. In two hours, I never even came close to hitting the target; however, I killed 14 deer.
Join the Art of Living for a Mind and Meditation Workshop at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. This workshop is an introduction to techniques to reduce stress and increase health, as well as create more ease and joy in relationships. Registration is required; call (630) 368-7725.
Boy, do I need this Mind and Meditation Workshop, because my stress level is off the charts. By the way, what does the phrase “off the charts” really mean? Are there that many charts out there and, if so, who made them up, the government? I don’t pay my taxes for charts, let me tell you … What? I’ve gone round the bend? Oh, so we also pay for bends and the cost of going around them. No wonder my stress level is off the charts, which … excuse me, I gotta go lie down.