Gentlemen, please, no need to fight over Judy
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:47AM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 44th annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17 at Oakbrook Center. Hosted by the Classic Car Club of America, the show features vehicles depicting the evolution of the car in America, starting with early models from the 1920s to those of the 1960s and beyond. For more information, call (630) 573-0700.
I adore classic sports roadsters. I often imagine pulling up in a 1936 SS Jaguar 100 at the Ritz in Paris, hopping out and having 17 gorgeous guys fighting to light my cigarette, which I have perched in my diamond cigarette holder. And, yes, I know cigarette smoking is dangerous to one’s health, but it’s my fantasy, my Jaguar, my cigarette, my cigarette holder and my 17 guys, so go away and leave me to my decadence (sigh).
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Spend an afternoon with the Windy City Harmonica Club beginning at 1 p.m. June 17 at the Graue Mill, 3800 York Road in Oak Brook. Founded by the late Al Fiore, a member of the original Harmonicats, the group will perform music from Blues to Bach. Bring along a blanket or chair. Admission to the concert is free. For more information call (630) 920-9720.
I wish my name was Ms. Monica Harm, because then if I were walking down the street, someone would see me and say, “There goes Ms. Harm, Monica I mean,” and laugh and laugh. I like to make people cheery.
Sign up now for a boat tour at Navy Pier on July 11, sponsored by the Oakbrook Terrace Park District. Come enjoy a sophisticated escapade with a spectacular skyline view. Participants will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Heritage Center, 1S325 Ardmore Ave., and return at 3 p.m. to the center. For fees and to register, call (630) 574-0420.
Ah, yes – “Come enjoy a sophisticated escapade … ” That’s exactly what I said on the invitation to our recent Brinkworth estate soiree (backyard barbecue). But somewhere between the cremated hot dogs, marauding mosquitoes and tiffs over who could chug-a-lug a beer the fastest – it was good-bye sophisticated escapade, hello suburban shenanigans. Ah, well – Odyssey cruise, here I come.
Last time I’ll play tennis with my hero
A Tennis Kids Camp for children ages 5 to 13 is offered by the Oakbrook Terrace Park District at the Heritage Center, 1S325 Ardmore Ave. This tennis program is perfect for the beginner or advanced tennis player, and stresses the importance of having fun in a non-competitive atmosphere. Tennis Kids Camp will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 25 to Aug. 1. Register by June 18. For fees, to register and for more information, call (630) 627-6100 or visit www.obtpd.org.
This “ … tennis program … stresses the importance of having fun in a non-competitive atmosphere.” That sentence so impressed me that last week, when I played in a doubles game and kept flubbing and losing points, I turned to my partner and said, quite proudly, “My tennis game stresses the importance of having fun in a non-competitive atmosphere,” and he smacked me over the head with his tennis racket.
French, Pig-Latin – who cares
Come for the program “Reading is Sooo Delicious with Mr. E” at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. Rob Erdmann combines the magic of puppets, storytelling and audience participation to encourage summer reading. This program will connect favorite candies and foods to popular books. All ages are welcome. Registration is required; call (630) 368-7733.
So, references to candy in popular books. Hmmm. All I know is that there are several references to rock candy in the poems of the Persian poet Jalal-ad-Din Rumi, who lived in Turkey in the middle 1200s. What? I got that on Google? Au contraire, it is just one of the fascinating tidbits of information stored in Judy’s m agnificent brain that … what? I’m lying? Harsh words, mon ami, but correct wor ds, if truth be told, which it hardly ever is in this column, which is MY column – so amscray (French for get outta’ here).