Biking Group

  On  Mondays ,the combined groups of MEL,GEL, and SEL are the "Long Riders" as they normally ride 30 to 35 miles, but, that ride is usually broken up with a coffee spot and lunch at the end or near end  of the ride. They start from different locations, but quite often from the Botanical Gardens."BIKER BILL" from MEL is in charge. His contact information , 312-316-3225. If you are interested, contact Bill and he will put you  on his email distribution list and will email you every week with details.

  If you are interested in shorter rides, there is a GEL group that rides on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am. They normally ride about 12 to 14 miles. Any questions, contact Steve Blonz at 847-212-8533 or our SEL contact person, Ron Schwarcz. 847-971-8457

Book Club

  The Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:30pm - 4:30pm at the Deerfield Public Library. Co-leaders are Sal Sidoti,  847-383-5460 and Ron Epstein   847-470-8580. 


Breakfast Club 

  Meets every Thursday at Butterfields , 4195 Dundee Road in Northbrook at 9:00 am. The co-leaders are Sal Sidoti,   847-383-5460 and  Nate Kohn   847-564-1956.  


Bridge Group

Group meets every Thursday at two(2) alternating locations. Pavilion Reestaurant, 577 Waukegaan Road, Deerfield and Algauers Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook. Game starts at 11:00 am, stop for lunch, then continue until 3:00 pm. Watch for emails or refer to the SEL monthly calendar for where game is being held.  Any questions contact  Bill Mendal,  847- 478-5445 or Wally  Pollack  847-205-1351.


Canasta Group

The Group meets each Monday at Pinstripes , 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. Play starts at 11am. We break for lunch at noon Play continues until 3 PM.Water, Coffee and Cookies are provided by the restaurant. Any questionsc contact Sal Sidoti   847-383-5460 or Mike Stein    847-921-8005  Watch for emails. 

Discussion Group

The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month either at the Northbrook Library or the Deerfield Library at 10:00 AM. It is an open discussion session. The planning team usually decides on topics to open the discussion if none come forth from the from the participants. Any questions should be directed to Mike Colman  847-298-6445 or Jerry Perlman  847-476-4556


Ethnic Lunch

The lunch takes place on the fourth Monday of the month at a different location each month. Generally lunch begins at 12:00 Noon. The Group Leader is Bernie Petchenik         


Gin Group

Games are played every Friday at the Pavillion Restaurant at 577 Waukegan Road, Northbrook IL 60062, 847-715-9440.. The Group meets at 11:00 am, brakes for lunch at Noon and then plays till 3-3:00 PM. Stakes are low and everybody has an enjoyable afternoon. Any questions contact Art Fishoff   847-530-3307


Golf Group

  The group usually starts playing  every Wednesday the 1st week of May (weather permitting).Play is at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling. The group leader will email each member their tee time and foursome each week. Costs and discounts available are announced at the begining of each season. Any questions contact Harvey Gilden,  847-831-3127 or Bill Gould,  847-564-7885.


Hearts Game Group 

  This group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Pavilion Restaurant , 577 Waukegan Road in Deerfield. Play starts at 11:00 am, stop for lunch, then continue to play until 3:00 pm. Any questions contact Herb Braidman at or by telephone. The number is 224-628-3291.

Investment Group 

The MEL Group usually extends an invitation to SEL members to attend their sessions. The invitation for a secific meeting will contain the topic, the meeting place and time for the session. If interested, watch for the emails.

 Movie Group

The Group meets every Wednesday for lunch and a movie that your wife or significant other would not want to see.

The co-leaders select the movie . Watch  weekly for emails with information.  The Co-Leaders are Sal  847-564-1956 or Nate Kohn 847-564-1956.


Poker Group

The poker group meets at the Bernard Weinger JCC , 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook. Games take place  every Tuesday except the 3rd Tuesday of the monPth. The games begin at 12:30 pm and continue to 3:30 pm. The SEL General Meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month so the poker game is moved to WEDNESDAY that week.  Two types of games are played. 7 card w/ a spit - high hand only & 7 card hi/lo  w/ a spit -split pot. Any questions, please contact Les Bernstein at  312-804-3193 or Phil Penner  at 847-650-7346.


Pre General Meeting Lunch Group

This group meets prior to the monthly SEL General Meeting at a site that is determined for each meeting date. If you have an interest in participating in this group please make sure you check this Interest area in your member profile. Any questions contact Herb Braidman. His email is  224-628-329


Water Volley Ball Group

Combined MEL/GEL/SEL activity. Meets every Wednesday at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook at 1:00PM.


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