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Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Tapas Barcelona, 1615 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

    Online registrations are now closed. Please contact Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt to register.


    Please note that North Shore Meet and Greet events are open to all members. Potential new members are also welcome.

    • 12/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 12/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    December 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)


    NOTE: Date change

    • 12/10/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • 12/10/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IWA Office 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 307 Chicago, IL 60611
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    Program: A Woman of Research - "Globalization is Older than You Think"

    Presenter: Dr. Lisa Niziolek, Boone Research Scientist in Asian Anthropology at The Field Museum

    Dr. Lisa Niziolek's current research focus is ancient maritime trade in East and Southeast Asia and processes linked to globalization. She has been uncovering artifacts from a Javanese shipwreck from 800 years ago. The variety of found artifacts, including pieces of glass from the Middle East and Egypt show evidence of early maritime trading. This research not only contradicts the euro-centric model of globalism but shows that ancient cultures were far more connected than previously thought.


    RSVP by 12/09/19. 5:30 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:00 p.m. PROGRAM.

    • 12/11/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Beadniks, 1937 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622
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    Insider Chicago Presents:


    Jewelry Making Workshop at Beadniks


    Make your own jewelry. It's party time on Beadniks on Division street. The two-hour workshop in jewelry-making will help us create Christmas gifts. Beadniks staff will guide us in selecting the beads and creating one-of-a-kind gifts: a necklace, a bracelet or earrings. www.beadnikschicago.com


    Total Cost: $15 ($5 for the workshop and a $10 donation to IWA’s philanthropy programs)


    Note: Division Street bus #70 stops at the corner. Limited to 15 registrants. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

    • 12/12/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • 12/14/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago
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    Program: “Holiday Performance: Christmas Comes But Once a Year”


    Join us for a special holiday-themed morning, with traditional carols, a special holiday performance, and free hot chocolate and treats. Doors open for refreshments 9:30 a.m.; Performance begins at 10 a.m.The morning opens with a selection of carols, featuring Danni Smith and Martin Monahan, followed by a theatrical reading of George Zahora’s Christmas Comes But Once a Year, a new work commissioned for The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, featuring a cast of Shakespeare Project favorites directed by Peter Garino.


    NOTE: DATE CHANGE. FREE Admission. Limited Space. Registration with the Newberry Library in advance is required via Eventbrite, go to link below,  

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-comes-but-once-a-year-tickets-61070709135?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 


    Paid Parking via Spot Hero (1016 N. Dearborn St


    RSVP BY 11/20/19 on IWA Website.  

    • 12/16/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
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    Program: Join us for a special holiday concert and optional luncheon at the historic Union League Club. The concert is free to attend. The luncheon is $35 per person. 

    Information as to where to send your check for the luncheon portion of the program will be provided upon registration. 


    NOTE: REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE EARLY. 11 a.m. SHARP FOR PERFORMANCE


    • 12/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave Suite 702 Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: A Moroccan Experience

    Join us for a presentation and discussion on Morocco with IWA member Mariam Huss! Mariam will share information about the country, its culture, history, cuisine and will bring hors-d’oeuvre from the country for you to taste!

    Presenter: Mariam Huss

    RSVP by 12/15/19

    Note: 6:00 PM Social, Program starts 6:30 PM


    • 12/18/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg!


    Please come and 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!


    • 12/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 12/19/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    NOTE: Date and Time Change!


    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 12/20/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Book: The Cook (2019) 100 pages

    Please read book before attending.

    Author: Maylis de Kerangal

    Leader: Caroline Harney

    Note: 10:30 SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION

    • 12/23/2019
    • 01/01/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    Happy Holidays!


    The IWA office will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the holidays.


    We wish you and your family all the best for 2020!

    • 01/08/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    English-Speaking World and European Culture Joint Program:

    How the Spice Trade Changed the World


    Program: In the 1400s, spices from “the Indies” (mainly India and southeast Asia) were hugely expensive and were sold by middle eastern traders to England and the European countries. These nations eventually wanted to get to “the Indies” themselves. This triggered the great voyages of exploration of the late 1400s – the Portuguese found the route around Africa. Columbus, sailing in the other direction, discovered North America. Wars were fought over the islands where spices grew, with some very interesting historical consequences.

    Presenter: Nathan Villa, retail operations manager, The Spice House, Chicago. He will bring samples!

    NOTE: REFRESHMENTS WELCOME. 10:30 AM social time, 11 AM Program


    • 01/09/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Film: 'Cold War' is directed and written (story) by Pawel Pawlikowski ('Ida'). It was released in 2018 and was Poland's nominee for Best Foreign Language film for the 2019 Academy Awards. It is a passionate love story about two people who meet in ruins of post war Poland. They are mismatched and yet continue to see each other in Berlin, Paris, etc. It's a tale of a couple separated by political policies , character flaws and impossible love story in impossible times. Drama/Romance. 1 hr. 22 min.

    Leader: Informal Discussion

    Note: Date Change. REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME! 6 PM Social, 6:30 PM Film Viewing


    • 01/10/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: "Turkish Henna Night"

    The Henna Night or "Kina Gecesi" is a traditional bridal party ritual in Turkish culture that generally takes place one or two days before the wedding ceremony. Kina Gecesi is celebrated with close family members and friends before tying the knot. During the henna night a paste made from dried henna leaves is used to paint intricate patterns on the hands of the bridal party. Thanks to our presenters we will have a glimpse of this traditional experience with authentic costumes, apparel, music, food, and even have our hands adorned with henna.

    Presenters: Naile B. Kovuk & Songul Armagan

    Note: 11 a.m. SOCIAL, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM

    • 01/13/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Cafe Lucci, 609 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
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    North Shore Meet and Greet


    January Italian Luncheon


    Monday,  January 13, 2020

    11:30 a.m.


    Cafe Lucci

    609 Milwaukee Ave

    Glenview

    (Please bring cash)


    Please note: North Shore Meet & Greet events are open to all members.

    Potential new members are also welcome.




    • 01/13/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 01/14/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lincoln Park address of IWA member host provided upon registration.
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    Program: “La galette des rois”


    Let’s celebrate the New Year with this festive event. You will hear about its story and learn how to bake this delicious French tradition.


    NOTE: DATE CHANGE. LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE


    RSVP BY 1/10/20



    • 01/14/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • 01/14/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Blowtique, 1 E. Huron St.
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    Program: “The Perfect Hue”

    Show the glow of your international beauty! Join us for an evening of bonding and celebrating a new year and a "new" you! Make-Up Artist Rhiannon Kennedy will share points and demonstrate tips to consider to make our individual beauty shine. Business, casual and formal looks will be discussed and demonstrated.


    Cost is $25.00 per person - credit/debit cards only - cash is not accepted at this location. Refreshments will be served during the demonstrations.


    Presenter: Rhiannon Kennedy - Make-Up Artist


    RSVP BY 1/10/20


    NOTE: Please bring a credit card to the event for payment. Cash is NOT ACCEPTED at this location!


    • 01/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register

    Program: Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg!


    Please come and 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!


    Note: 10 am Social, 10:30 am Program


    • 01/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 01/17/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Book: A Woman of No Importance

    Please read book before attending.

    Author: Sonia Purnell

    Leader: Caroline Cracraft

    Note: 10:30 SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION


    • 01/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 01/22/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    The January 22, 2020 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 01/23/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program (in ENGLISH): Living in East Ukraine: Dr. Mairéad Winters-Mössinger, the wife of the new German Consul General, Wolfgang Mössinger, arrived in Chicago in August. It is a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to her and her husband on behalf of IWA. She will give a program about her life in East Ukraine where her husband was stationed for the last four years. Dr. Winters-Mössinger has accompanied her husband since their marriage in 1990 and has therefore experienced life in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Scotland, Senegal, Finland and Russia (Moscow).

    Presenter: Dr. Mairéad Winters-Mössinger

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM. A light lunch will follow. Please contribute.

    RSVP by 1/17/20


    • 01/27/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: “Myanmar Revisited by Catherine de la Chaussee from France”.

    Back by popular demand, a program about Myanmar seen through the eyes of a French Lady and IWA member, Catherine de la Chaussee. Come and hear her stories of traveling round Myanmar and discovering the beauty of the temples and unforgettable landscapes of this fantastic country through her pictures and stories.

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM

    • 01/28/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: Asian-inspired superfood breakfast and healthy lifestyle

    Healthy Asian food can energize, nourish, and sustain people all over the world. Please join us for an Asian-cuisine-inspired oatmeal tasting on a lovely winter morning. Our presenter Lin Jiang will introduce some traditional Asian superfoods that deliver health benefits and share recipes that promote energy, beauty, stress relief, and alertness.

    Presenter: Lin Jiang, co-founder of Crave Natural

    RSVP: Please RSVP online, limited to 40 people

    Note: 10:30 AM Social, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Program



    • 01/30/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    SAVE THE DATE:

    IWA New Member Morning Coffee

    January 30, 2020 

    10:30 a.m. - Noon

    Details TBA

    • 02/05/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 02/10/2020
    • TBA

    SAVE THE DATE

    North Shore Meet and Greet

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Time: TBA

    Location: TBA


    Please note that North Shore Meet and Greet events are open to all members. Potential new members are also welcome.



    • 02/11/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
    Register