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    • 10/03/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office
    Register

    Join us for an in-person Morning Meet and Greet!


    Enjoy a morning of coffee and conversation with IWA members.


    Stop by for as little or as long as you'd like between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. 


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    Director for Membership: Ying Hirsh

    Director for Member Engagement: Dell Harmsen


    PLEASE NOTE: This month we will be meeting at the IWA Office

    • 10/03/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Bordeaux Studio, 1703 Darrow Unit 2, Evanston
    Register

    North Shore: October Evening International Wine Tasting




    Monday October 3, 2022

    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    Bordeaux Studio

    1703 Darrow Unit 2, Evanston


    IWA members are invited to taste International clean crafted wine.


    Please bring international cheeses to share.


    RSVP by September 30th online preferred

    or to Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt


    Reservations limited to 15 people.


    Directions: Bordeaux Studio is located a block north of Church St and a couple of blocks east of Dodge Ave. Free street parking right in front of the studio building.


    Thank you to Brenda Lee-Kang for event idea.


    Volunteers for hosting our pot-lucks, event and restaurant suggestions and walking location ideas are always appreciated. Join us for friendship and fellowship. IWA North Shore area events are open to all members.

    • 10/04/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    French Language Program: “Sibling Relationships”.  We will share about our experiences with our sibling(s); our role in the family system and the changes which came with the passing of time. A list of questions for discussion will be made available when you register for the meeting.


    Refreshments are welcome!


    10:30 social, 11 a.m. program (in French)


    • 10/06/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom (link in confirmation email)
    Register


    AFGHANISTAN — MY HOMELAND




    Afghanistan — for most of us, a land of mystery.

    For IWA member Shakofa Mahmody, it is home and family.


    You are invited to join Shakofa along with IWA member and translator Alta Price in an insightful and personal program about the culture, traditions, customs, food, history, and diversity of this beautiful and complex land.


         


    Zoom program, interview followed by Q and A.


    Thursday, October 6, 2022

    7 p.m. CDT Zoom

    Interview begins promptly at 7:05 p.m. CDT.


    • 10/08/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Meet in the shaded grassy area just to the east of the Lincoln statue. (At the southern end of Lincoln Park, behind the Chicago History Museum and in sight of the corner of Dearborn Street and North Avenue.)
    Register

    FALL WALK AND PICNIC IN LINCOLN PARK




    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022

    10:30 a.m. WALK

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PICNIC


    Meet in the shaded grassy area just to the east of the Lincoln statue. (At the southern end of Lincoln Park, behind the Chicago History Museum and in sight of the corner of Dearborn Street and North Avenue.)


    Bring your own food and drink and a chair or blanket to sit on.


    IWA volunteers will watch our belongings during the walk.


    Register on the IWA website. (Also OK if you just show up!)


    GUESTS WELCOME


    IWA contact: Dell Harmsen

    • 10/10/2022

    The IWA office will be closed in observance of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day.


    We hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

    • 10/11/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago
    Register


    Register to Reserve your Tickets Today!



    Early Bird Tickets for $110 available through September 12!



    If you are unable to join us for the 2022 Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon this year, please consider purchasing raffle tickets or donating to support the event:


    To Purchase Raffle Tickets and View This Year's Prizes - Click Here


    To Make a Donation - Click Here


    To Learn More About the Watts of Love Trip to Malawi - Click Here


    For Additional Women Extraordinaire Information and History - Click Here



    Parking Information:

    Valet Parking $38

    Public Parking Available Nearby


    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    • 10/11/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Register

    Raffle Tickets for the 2022 Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon

    Honoring Nancy Economou


    Register to purchase your RAFFLE TICKETS today for a chance to win one

    of the wonderful prizes offered this year!


    $25 per ticket, or 5 tickets for $100


    Winner need not be present to win.

    Raffle tickets purchased online will be entered into the bowl prior to the event.



    To Purchase Tickets to the Luncheon - Click Here


    To Make a Donation - Click Here


    For Malawi Trip Details - Click Here

    • 10/11/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • The trip will take place in April 2023 in Malawi, Africa!
    Register

    IWA Presents...The Trip of a Lifetime


    IWA is proud to present the opportunity to experience the impact of Watts of Love in person, with our 2022 Woman Extraordinaire Honoree Nancy Economou!


    Join Nancy Economou and the Watts of Love team on April 20-30, 2023  for an extraordinary trip to Malawi, Africa to see in person how solar light changes lives.


    Please Note: This is limited to the first 10 people who register for the trip!



    To Purchase Tickets to the Luncheon - Click Here


    To Purchase Raffle Tickets - Click Here


    To Make a Donation - Click Here

    • 10/13/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 10/15/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Lincoln Park, Chicago (Home Address of IWA Member Host provided in confirmation email.)
    Register

    Argentine Luncheon

    Empanadas, Argentine Wine, and Alfajores


     


    Saturday, October 15, 2022

    11:30 a.m.


    At the Lincoln Park Home of an IWA Member


    Join IWA friends for a variety of Argentine empanadas (including vegetarian) in the home of an IWA member.


    Enjoy delicious empanadas, friendly conversation, Malbec wine, and a lively presentation of a sweet Argentine treat, ‘alfajor’ led by Lucila Giangrande, owner and founder of renowned Chicago-based “Lucila’s Alfajores”.


    This will be an indoor event with windows open for ventilation. Covid precautions encouraged.


    Maximum: 30 members and guests.


    Deadline for Registration: Monday, October 10

    • 10/17/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA

    North Shore: Daytime Event

    Details TBA

    • 10/17/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    This meeting is for all interested Bridge players, and includes members who play Basic Social Bridge as well as Intermediate/Advanced Bridge players. (Please be aware that you need a basic knowledge of Bridge in order to participate. This activity is not for those who have no knowledge of Bridge).

    • 10/17/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
    Register

    Evening Meet & Greet

    at Aster Hall Bar & Study




    Join IWA members for an evening meet & greet!


    We will be there from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - come for as little or as long as you like!


    Please contact Ying Hirsh or Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 10/18/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 10/19/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Hybrid - University of Chicago International House and Zoom

    International House, The Nourishment Projects and IWA Joint Program


    Opera Series:

    Politics & War

    with Soma Roy


    • 10/21/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
    Register

    Book: Braiding Sweetgrass

    Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Discussion Leader:  Jeanmarie Hagedorn

    • 10/24/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBA

    Save the Date!


    Performing Arts discussion led by Doreen Feitelberg,  returns on Monday, October 24!

    • 10/25/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    Mah Jongg




    Join your IWA friends in a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg! There is nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, your palms sweating, and you call " Mah Jongg"!


    ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! A refresher lesson will be given at the beginning of each meeting.



    • 11/01/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hybrid - In Person at the IWA Office and on Zoom
    Register

    French Language:  Cole Porter in Paris (Presentation in English)




    The time that Cole Porter spent in Paris was one of the most fruitful and productive of his long and successful career as a composer of some of the most popular songs ever written. Glenn Derringer, a well-traveled musical impresario, will offer a presentation on Porter’s time in Paris, complete with video clips of some of his most beloved songs, sung by the artists who made them famous.


    Hybrid Program - In Person and on Zoom. (In-person registration is limited to 35 people.)


    Refreshments are welcome!

    • 11/05/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Pilsen (Specific meet-up location included in confirmation email.)
    Register

    Pilsen 2022 - Murals and More!

    A Walking Tour of Chicago's Vibrant Mexican Art Community




    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    10:00 a.m. (Rain or Shine)


    Location: Pilsen (Specific meet-up location included in confirmation email.)


    *Join artist and popular Pilsen tour guide Luis Tubens for this tour of Chicago’s vibrant Mexican Art Community. (This is a continuation of our 2021 Pilsen tour, with new murals, new route, expanded focus.)


    *Afterwards, you can join the group for lunch and/or visit the National Museum of  Mexican Art to view the Dia de los Muertos exhibit (free renowned museum, winner of national awards).


    *Registration is complete upon payment.


    *Maximum: 30 persons


    *Street parking available. Meeting point is 9-minute walk from CTA pink line 18th Street Station. Or CTA buses nearby. 


    *Guests Welcome


    Last day to cancel registration: Wednesday, November 2.


    Cost: $10 


    IWA contacts: Dell Harmsen, Carol Rappel

    • 11/07/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office
    Register

    Join us for an in-person Morning Meet and Greet!


    Enjoy a morning of coffee and conversation with IWA members.


    Stop by for as little or as long as you'd like between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. 


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    Director for Membership: Ying Hirsh

    Director for Member Engagement: Dell Harmsen


    PLEASE NOTE: This month we will be meeting at the IWA Office

    • 11/07/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBA

    North Shore: Evening Event

    Details TBA


    • 11/09/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Hybrid - University of Chicago International House and Zoom

    International House, The Nourishment Projects and IWA Joint Program


    Opera Series:

    Botany & Architecture

    with Soma Roy


    • 11/10/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 11/15/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 11/18/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
    Register

    Book: God on the Rocks

    Author: Jane Gardam

    Discussion Leader: Adrienne Traisman

    • 11/21/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA

    North Shore: Daytime Event

    Details TBA

    • 11/21/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    This meeting is for all interested Bridge players, and includes members who play Basic Social Bridge as well as Intermediate/Advanced Bridge players. (Please be aware that you need a basic knowledge of Bridge in order to participate. This activity is not for those who have no knowledge of Bridge).

    • 11/21/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
    Register

    Evening Meet & Greet

    at Aster Hall Bar & Study




    Join IWA members for an evening meet & greet!


    We will be there from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - come for as little or as long as you like!


    Please contact Ying Hirsh or Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 11/22/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    Mah Jongg




    Join your IWA friends in a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg! There is nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, your palms sweating, and you call " Mah Jongg"!


    ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! A refresher lesson will be given at the beginning of each meeting.



    • 11/24/2022

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    The IWA office will be closed today.

    • 11/28/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBA

    Performing Arts Discussion