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Upcoming events

    • 06/26/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 06/27/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • North Shore Home of IWA Member to be provided upon registration.
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    Program: Gerhard Richter, German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, as well as photographs and glass pieces. He is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary German artists. Several of his works have set record prices at auction. A 45-minute power point presentation in German.


    Presenters: Barbara Herzog, retired educator, former school librarian in Illinois, Singapore, and Mexico City


    RSVP BY 6/21/19

    A light lunch will be served. Please contribute.

    • 06/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Square
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    Insider Chicago

    Sponsored by the International Dining Program


    Program: Tour Old Town School of Folk Music. Learn about Chicago’s most vibrant music and arts community on this private tour for IWA members. OTSFM presents concerts by major folk music artists and free world music concerts every Wednesday evening. A variety of classes for adults and kids in music, theater and dance are offered in this beautiful facility. A true Chicago treasure!


    Cost: $10 donation to IWA Philanthropic activities. Advanced payment required.


    RSVP BY 6/26/19


    NOTE: Program sponsored by International Dining. After the tour, we will make five minute walk to restaurant. See more information in International Dining entry.


    Please contact Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 06/28/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Bourbon Cafe Serbian Restaurant, 4768 N. Lincoln Ave.
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    Cuisine: Serbian

    Restaurant: Bourbon Cafe Serbian Restaurant, 4768 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Traditional Balkan food and hospitality in charming setting. Restaurant is famous for charcuterie — also delicious tavce gravce and sopska salata and much more. If you do not know these— join us for a unique Chicago ethnic dining adventure in beautiful, historic Lincoln Square! (Lincoln Square is on CTA Brown Line Western stop.)

    RSVP 6/26/19

    NOTE: PLEASE BRING CASH. JOINT PROGRAM WITH INSIDER CHICAGO.


    • 07/08/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Siri Indian Restaurant, 401 E. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
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    Please note: North Shore Meet & Greet Events are open to all members. Potential new members are also welcome.

    • 07/08/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.


    • 07/09/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
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    Program: “Tuesdays on the Terrace” Join the MPs as they celebrate summer while enjoying an evening of jazz in the garden of the Museum of Contemporary Art. We will be enjoying the musical project “Conjunto” of classically trained violinist, James Sanders. Conjunto is James Sanders’s long-running project to unite his classical training and theory with the freedom of jazz improvisation that is all grounded in the lively rhythms of the Caribbean: rumba, son, danzón, bolero, and more.


    Blankets and your personal lawn chairs are welcomed. The museum also has a limited number of lawn chairs that can be rented for a small fee. Outside food and beverages are strictly NOT Allowed! Food and beverages are available for purchase from the Garden Space of the Museum of Contemporary Art. (There is no rain date for this event!)


    NOTE: The Museum is free to residents on Tuesdays with Illinois identification.


    • 07/18/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Registration is closed


    • 07/20/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 130 N. Garland St.
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    Evening pot luck dinner with men invited. “Last Bus to Wisdom” is more than not bad. It’s one of Doig’s best novels, an enchanting 1950s road-trip tale that swaps Kerouac’s Sal Paradise for a plucky 11-year-old named Donal Cameron. Donal, raised by his grandmother on a Montana ranch, finds himself packed off to relatives in Manitowoc, Wisconsin when Gram takes ill. 


    DISCUSSION Book: Last Bus to Wisdom (453 pages)

    Author: Ivan Doig


    6 p.m. SOCIAL, 7 p.m. DISCUSSION


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE.


    • 07/26/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Red Apple Buffet, 3121 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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    Cuisine: Polish

    Restaurant: Red Apple Buffet, 3121 N. Milwaukee Ave.


    This is an award-winning, all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Polish and international food. It offers a huge selection of great-tasting roast meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, and desserts. Come and join the feast ($16.99 plus tax & tip). They take only cash.


    RSVP BY 7/23/19


    NOTE: PLEASE BRING CASH. LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. WE WILL MEET AT THE RESTAURANT.


    • 07/28/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park
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    Program: "Renee Fleming and Emerson String Quartet present the Chicago premiere of Andre Previn's final opus, Penelope, a work for soprano, string quartet, and piano with text by Tom Stoppard, as well as music by Haydn and Barber."


    Bring your lawn chairs, and refreshments to share. Guests welcome. Transportation, car-pooling and other details TBA.


    RSVP BY 7/26/19. 3 p.m. SOCIAL, 4 p.m. CONCERT.


    Purchase Tickets Online: www.ravinia.org, or call the Box Office, 847-266-5100, Lawn tickets $10


    NOTE: DATE, TIME AND PLACE CHANGES. THIS IS A JOINT NORTH SHORE MEET & GREET AND EUROPEAN CULTURE PROGRAM.


    • 08/28/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 445 E. North Water Street, Hospitality Room, 6th Floor
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    Summer International Potluck Dinner

    Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.


    Place: River View Condominiums (East Tower)

    445 E North Water Street

    Hospitality Room, 6th Floor


    All members are invited to kick-off another great IWA year and celebrate summer with a potluck dinner in Streeterville. Bring a favorite dish from your country to make the evening truly international and fun! For more festivities, the Navy Pier fireworks will be visible from the sun deck, weather permitting. Please bring one of the following: an appetizer or salad, main dish, dessert, or beverage (wine or sparkling water). (Note there is a limit of 70 people.)


    RSVP BY 8/26/19 Please email Lizz McGuire with any additional questions.

    • 08/29/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, 60 West Walton Street

    Turkish Culture and Modern Professional Joint August SPOTLIGHT


    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    5:30 p.m. Reception & Meet Performers

    6:30-8:00 p.m. CONCERT


    Program: "TURKISH MELODIES AND RHYTHMS MEET THE CLASSICS"


    Midwest Young Artists Conservatory orchestra and chamber members will join young Turkish composer and musicologist Umut Deniz Topcuoglu at a special concert to perform his new compositions and adaptations. Topcuoglu, 27, is a graduate of the State Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Moldova, and has taught and performed internationally (including at the Old Town School of Folk Music) and his music has been commissioned for stage productions in Europe. He is a specialist in Turkish ethnic music and instruments and combines classical and ethnic themes which is evident in 'Altay Symphonic Poem'. At the concert, he will also demonstrate the original notation system he created for ancient Turkish Mouth Harp (aka “Temir Komuz” or "Agiz Kopuz".) The concert will be preceded by a reception.


    RSVP by 8/27/19 is Required

    Concert is free and open to spouses & guests, space is limited.


    NOTE: DATE/TIME CHANGE. This is a Joint Spotlight with Modern Professional


    • 10/26/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Graham Foundation, 4 W Burton Pl., Chicago, IL 60610
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    October 2019 Spotlight Program

    European Culture: Dutch Architectural Design and its Social Imagination


    Program: This talk will focus on a number of important and interesting aspects of recent Dutch architectural history, such as garden cities, post-war reconstruction, mega structures, shift to small scale developments, urban regeneration projects and livable ecologically balanced and economically attractive cities, as well as the impact of the recent financial crisis on Dutch architecture. Guests are welcome.


    Speaker: Sasha Zanko, Program Coordinator, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture


    RSVP BY 10/24/19

    NOTE: DATE, TIME AND PLACE CHANGES.  10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM



Past events

06/25/2019 Asian Culture: Annual Planning Coffee and Tea
06/24/2019 European Culture: Handling Change Mindfully, with Yasemin Tunc
06/21/2019 Literature Discussion: Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
06/20/2019 Bridge, June 2019
06/17/2019 IWA Friendship Dinner
06/14/2019 Culture in a Suitcase Volunteer Opportunity!
06/11/2019 2019 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/10/2019 Beginner Bridge, June 2019
06/10/2019 June 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/07/2019 Knit and Chat, June 2019
06/06/2019 Film Discussion: The Song of Sparrows
06/05/2019 June 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
06/04/2019 French Culture (in FRENCH): End of the year “piquenique”
06/04/2019 June 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
06/03/2019 Performing Arts: Bloomsday (Steven Dietz)
05/29/2019 May 2019 All Member Evening Social
05/29/2019 May Spotlight: Turkish and Asian Culture Joint Program
05/29/2019 May 2019 Monthly Mailing
05/24/2019 International Dining: Sayat Nova (Armenian)
05/23/2019 German Language (in German): Stimmen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ueberleben im Nachkrieg Tonaufnahmen von 1946 bis Juni 1948. Mit folgender Diskussion
05/22/2019 May 2019 New Member Orientation
05/21/2019 May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
05/20/2019 Spanish Language (In English): Guatemala Presentation by Catherine de la Chaussee
05/17/2019 Literature Discussion: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
05/16/2019 Bridge, May 2019
05/15/2019 ESW and European Culture Joint Program: BREXIT and Beyond
05/14/2019 Global Dialogue: Reading Between the Lines
05/13/2019 May 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
05/13/2019 Beginner Bridge, May 2019
05/09/2019 Insider Chicago/Hellenic Culture: Chimpanzee Innovation and Social Learning at Lincoln Park Zoo
05/07/2019 French Culture: Book Discussion, "Chanson Douce" by Leïla Slimani
05/06/2019 Performing Arts: Hannah and Martin (Kate Fodor)
05/04/2019 Asian Culture MAY SPOTLIGHT Program: “A Grand Night for Chinese Singing and Dancing”
05/03/2019 Knit and Chat, May 2019
05/02/2019 Film Discussion: Things to Come (L'Avenir)
05/01/2019 May 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
04/26/2019 International Dining: Noon-O-Kabab (Persian)
04/25/2019 April 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
04/25/2019 German Language: Rundgang und Gespraech in und ueber die German International School Chicago
04/24/2019 April 2019 Monthly Mailing
04/23/2019 Asian Culture: Mah Jong - Unraveling the Mystery of the Tiles
04/19/2019 CANCELED - Literature Discussion: Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
04/18/2019 Bridge, April 2019
04/16/2019 April 2019 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
04/16/2019 April 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
04/12/2019 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS FOR THE 2019 IWA Fundraising Gala ~ Brasil, Ritmos e Cores ~
04/08/2019 April 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
04/05/2019 April 2019 New Member Morning Coffee (by invitation)
04/04/2019 Film Discussion: The Rider
04/03/2019 April 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
04/02/2019 European Culture, ESW, and French Language Joint Program: Dance Around The World
04/01/2019 Performing Arts: Sweat (Lynn Nottage)
03/29/2019 Turkish Culture: I FLOW LIKE WATER
03/28/2019 German Language (in English): China, A Challenge In Our Global World
03/27/2019 RESCHEDULED - March 2019 New Member Orientation
03/27/2019 March 2019 Monthly Mailing
03/26/2019 Asian Culture: "Show Me Your Love" Film Screening/Chicago Premiere
03/22/2019 International Dining: Vietnamese (Le Colonial)
03/21/2019 March 2019 Insider Chicago: Visceral Dance Chicago
03/21/2019 Bridge, March 2019
03/20/2019 Global Dialogue: A Gorilla Trek to Rwanda
03/19/2019 March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
03/18/2019 Film Discussion + Spanish Language Joint Program: Even the Rain (Film Viewing, in English)
03/15/2019 Hellenic Culture: The Invisible Gods on the Parthenon Frieze
03/15/2019 Literature Discussion: The Association of Small Bombs (Karan Mahajan)
03/14/2019 Samba Lesson II - March 14, 6 p.m. Session
03/13/2019 English-Speaking World: The US Government Accountability Office
03/12/2019 Modern Professional: Social Media 101: An Interactive Evening
03/11/2019 Beginner Bridge, March 2019
03/11/2019 March 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
03/08/2019 March 8, 2019 - International Women's Day Celebration!
03/06/2019 March 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
03/05/2019 French Language: Potluck (in French)
03/04/2019 Samba Lesson I - March 4, 3 p.m. Session
03/04/2019 Performing Arts: The Father (Florian Zeller)
03/01/2019 Knit and Chat, March 2019
02/28/2019 German Language (in GERMAN): Kein Liebesbrief von Peter Ruehmkorf
02/27/2019 February 2019 All Member Evening Social
02/27/2019 February 2019 Monthly Mailing
02/26/2019 Asian Culture: Ink, Color, and Chinese Brush
02/25/2019 European Culture: What's Truly Healthy Anyways, These Days?"
02/23/2019 Turkish Culture: Screening of The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı)
02/22/2019 Pre-Gala Event: Dinner at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
02/21/2019 Bridge, February 2018
02/20/2019 Global Dialogue: Rumi's Theology of Love: A Poetic and a Mode of Seeing
02/19/2019 February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
02/18/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by invitation)
02/18/2019 Spanish Language (in English): Trip to La Unica
02/16/2019 Joffrey Ballet Chicago, February 16, 2 p.m. Performance of Anna Karenina dedicated to Doe Thornburg
02/15/2019 Literature Discussion: Katalin Street by Magda Szabo
02/14/2019 Hellenic Culture: Jenna K. Nikolaides on Toxicology
02/14/2019 Swift School Book Distribution, February 2019
02/13/2019 The Father (Florian Zeller) at Remy Bumppo Theatre
02/13/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
02/13/2019 CLA All Chairs Meeting (by Invitation)
02/12/2019 Gala Committee Meeting
02/12/2019 Development Committee Meeting
02/11/2019 Beginner Bridge, February 2018
02/11/2019 February 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
02/11/2019 Scholarship Committee Meeting
02/07/2019 Film Discussion: Molly's Game (Discussion)
02/07/2019 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
02/06/2019 ESW & Modern Professional Joint Program
02/06/2019 February 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
02/05/2019 SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: French Language (in ENGLISH): The Battle of Hernani
02/04/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by Invitation)
02/04/2019 Performing Arts: Cardboard Piano (Hansol Jung)
02/01/2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Reschedule from 1/31)
02/01/2019 Knit and Chat, February 2019
02/01/2019 January 2019 Monthly Mailing - RESCHEDULED
01/31/2019 RESCHEDULED for 2/1/19 - Finance Committee Meeting
01/30/2019 RESCHEDULED FOR 2/1/19 - January Monthly Mailing
01/29/2019 January 2019 New Member Morning Coffee
01/25/2019 International Dining: Russian Tea Time
01/24/2019 French and German Language Joint Program (in English) : Sailing Across 5 Seas of Indonesia
01/23/2019 January 2019 New Member Orientation (By Invitation)
01/22/2019 Asian Culture & Literature Joint Program
01/21/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by invitation)
01/17/2019 Bridge, January 2018
01/16/2019 Gala Committee Meeting
01/15/2019 January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
01/14/2019 Beginner Bridge, January 2018
01/14/2019 January 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
01/11/2019 Film Discussion & Turkish Culture Joint Program
01/10/2019 Hellenic Culture: Readings From Maria Henely's Book
01/09/2019 ESW: Honoring Allied Participation in the French Resistance
01/02/2019 CANCELED - January 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
12/31/2018 New Year Holiday (Office Closed)
12/24/2018 Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)
12/20/2018 German Language (in German): Christmas Lunch at Elfie’s
12/20/2018 Bridge, December 2018
12/18/2018 December 2018 Monthly Mailing
12/17/2018 Spanish Language (in English): Musicians Club of Women Concert
12/15/2018 European Culture: A Baker Street Christmas Caper - SOLD OUT
12/14/2018 CANCELLED/TO BE RESCHEDULED Insider Chicago: Women Made Gallery Reception
12/11/2018 Modern Professional: Insights into Expatriation and Shopping at Kendra Scott Jewelry
12/11/2018 December 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
12/10/2018 December 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
12/10/2018 Beginner Bridge, December 2018
12/08/2018 Polish Language (in Polish): Christmas Celebration
12/07/2018 SOLD OUT - Turkish Culture: Screening of "Ayla: Daughter of War" at Gene Siskel
12/07/2018 Knit and Chat, December 2018
12/06/2018 Film Discussion: Rust and Bone
12/05/2018 IWA Holiday Party 2018
12/05/2018 December 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
12/04/2018 French Language (in French): Party des fêtes!
12/03/2018 Performing Arts: Master Class (Terrence McNally)
11/29/2018 Insider Chicago: UIC Children's Hospital Tour & Lunch
11/28/2018 November 2018 Monthly Mailing
11/27/2018 Spanish Language: Driehaus Museum Tour
11/22/2018 Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed)
11/16/2018 Literature: A Long, Long Way (Sebastian Barry)
11/15/2018 Bridge, November 2018
11/15/2018 Swift School Book Distribution
11/14/2018 ESW: Idioms and Other Oddities of the English Language
11/13/2018 Modern Professional: Finding Your Geography of Place
11/13/2018 November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
11/12/2018 November 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
11/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, November 2018
11/10/2018 Polish Language (in English): Reforming the Criminal Justice System
11/09/2018 Turkish Culture: Alternative/Holistic Health Strategies For Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
11/08/2018 Hellenic Culture & Insider Chicago Program
11/07/2018 November 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
11/07/2018 November 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
11/06/2018 French Language: Discussion of "Jean de Florette"
11/05/2018 Performing Arts: Nell Gwynne (Jessica Swale)
11/02/2018 Knit and Chat, November 2018
11/01/2018 Film Discussion: Hearts Beat Loud
10/31/2018 October 2018 Monthly Mailing
10/30/2018 October 2018 New Member Orientation
10/29/2018 October 2018 Development Committee Meeting
10/25/2018 German Language: “Alfred & Agnes, the story of my Immigrant Parents”
10/24/2018 ESW: History of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
10/19/2018 2018 WEX RAFFLE TICKETS
10/19/2018 2018 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration Honoring Shermin Kruse
10/18/2018 Bridge, October 2018
10/17/2018 International Dining: German, The Berghoff Restaurant
10/16/2018 October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
10/15/2018 CANCELED - Nominations Committee Meeting
10/14/2018 Arabic Culture: International Film Festival
10/13/2018 European Culture and Polish Language Joint Program
10/12/2018 Literature and Turkish Culture: Madonna in a Fur Coat, Sabahattin Ali
10/11/2018 Hellenic Culture: "Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis"
10/10/2018 European Culture: Visit to Loro Piana
10/09/2018 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
10/09/2018 Finance Committee Meeting
10/08/2018 October 2018 Community Service meeting
10/08/2018 Beginner Bridge, October 2018
10/08/2018 October 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
10/05/2018 Knit and Chat, October 2018
10/03/2018 Asian Culture & Film Discussion: Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/03/2018 October 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
10/02/2018 French Language: "Les Faux Amis"
10/01/2018 Performing Arts: Downstate (Bruce Norris)
09/28/2018 International Dining: Turkish, Pera Turkish Kitchen and Bar
09/27/2018 German Language: Ein deutches kulinarisches Erlebnis
09/26/2018 September 2018 Monthly Mailing
09/25/2018 September 2018 ALL MEMBER Evening Social
09/21/2018 Literature: The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal
09/20/2018 Modern Professional and Turkish Culture Joint Program
09/20/2018 CANCELED - September 2018 Gala Meeting
09/20/2018 Bridge, September 2018
09/19/2018 CANCELED - September 2018 Development Committee Meeting
09/18/2018 September 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
09/17/2018 September 2018 New Member Afternoon Social
09/17/2018 Spanish Language: Fall and Pre-Winter Fashion Show
09/15/2018 Hellenic Culture: "Nick the Greek" at Greenhouse Theater
09/13/2018 Turkish Culture: 15th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival
09/12/2018 Doe Thornburg, IWA Founder, Celebration of Life
09/11/2018 French Language: Fall Get-Together
09/10/2018 September 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
09/10/2018 Beginner Bridge, September 2018
09/08/2018 Insider Chicago: Georg Jensen Exhibit Tour
09/07/2018 Knit and Chat, September 2018
09/06/2018 Asian Culture & Film Discussion: Air Hostess
09/05/2018 September 2018 Community Service meeting
09/05/2018 September 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
09/04/2018 Board of Directors 2018-19 Kick-Off Meeting and Dinner
09/04/2018 Performing Arts: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)
09/03/2018 Labor Day (Office Closed)
08/29/2018 August 2018 Monthly Mailing
08/22/2018 CANCELED - August 2018 New Member Orientation
08/17/2018 Literature: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shamnar
08/16/2018 Bridge, August 2018
08/14/2018 August 2018 Gala Meeting
08/14/2018 August 2018 WEX Meeting
08/13/2018 Beginner Bridge, August 2018
08/13/2018 August 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
08/11/2018 European Culture: Italian Opera Favorites
08/08/2018 Asian & European Culture Joint Program
08/08/2018 August 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
08/01/2018 August 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
07/26/2018 German Language (in English): SC Johnson Campus Walking Tour
07/24/2018 Asian Culture & International Dining: Celebration Luncheon
07/21/2018 Literature: Annual Pot-luck Dinner/Discussion
07/19/2018 Bridge, July 2018
07/10/2018 Modern Professional: Tuesdays on the Terrace
07/09/2018 Beginner Bridge, July 2018
07/09/2018 July 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
07/04/2018 Independence Day (Office Closed)
07/02/2018 Performing Arts: Mies Julie (Yael Farber)
06/27/2018 European Culture: Classical Music Concert
06/27/2018 June Monthly Mailing
06/26/2018 Asian Culture Planning Meeting
06/22/2018 International Dining: Greek, Greek Islands
06/20/2018 June 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/19/2018 June 2018 New Member Orientation
06/18/2018 Spanish Language: End of the Year Meeting
06/16/2018 Polish Language: "Helping Women and Mother Nature"
06/15/2018 Literature: "Autumn" by Ali Smith
06/14/2018 Hellenic Culture: Planning for 2018-19 Programs
06/13/2018 Modern Professional: Summer Celebration!
06/12/2018 2018 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/11/2018 Beginner Bridge, June 2018
06/08/2018 CANCELED: Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
06/07/2018 June Spotlight, Film Viewing and Discussion: "The Salesman"
06/06/2018 June Chicago Meet & Greet
06/05/2018 French Language: End of the Year "Pique-Nique"
06/05/2018 June IWA Board of Directors Meeting
06/04/2018 Performing Arts: To Catch a Fish
06/01/2018 Knit and Chat, June 2018
05/30/2018 May Monthly Mailing
05/28/2018 Memorial Day (Office Closed)
05/25/2018 International Dining: Mexican, Frontera Grill
05/23/2018 May 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
05/22/2018 Asian Culture: A Taste of Music & Dance in Indonesia
05/21/2018 Spanish Language: Peruvian Mission
05/18/2018 Literature: "Pigs Have Wings" by P.G. Wodehouse
05/17/2018 Bridge, May 2018
05/15/2018 May IWA Board of Directors Meeting
05/14/2018 Turkish Culture: Zeugma Mosaics
05/14/2018 Beginner Bridge, May 2018
05/12/2018 Polish Language: Tatra Mountains, The Tradition, Music and Literature
05/10/2018 May Insider Chicago: Bronze Exhibit Tour
05/09/2018 English-Speaking World: Ten Easy Pieces
05/08/2018 May Spotlight: Joint Hellenic Culture & Modern Professional Program
05/07/2018 May Development Committee Meeting
05/07/2018 Performing Arts: Hang
05/04/2018 Knit and Chat, May 2018
05/03/2018 Film Discussion: "The Man Who Knew Infinity" Viewing
05/02/2018 May Chicago Meet & Greet
05/01/2018 French Language: Book Discussion, L'Enfant aux Cailloux" by Sophie Loubière
04/28/2018 2018 IWA China Fundraising Gala - April 28, 2018
04/27/2018 International Dining: French
04/26/2018 German Language: “Die Geschichte der schwarzen Perlen von Tahiti”
04/24/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting II.
04/23/2018 April 2018 Insider Chicago: The Medieval World at Our Fingertips
04/20/2018 Literature: "At the Existentialist Café " by Sarah Bakewell
04/19/2018 Bridge, April 2018
04/18/2018 April Monthly Mailing
04/18/2018 Arabic Culture: "The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel"
04/17/2018 April IWA Board of Directors Meeting
04/16/2018 Spanish Language: Travels in Cuba with Catherine de La Chaussee
04/14/2018 Polish Language: The Republic of Mole Hill
04/12/2018 Turkish Culture: The Turks and Troy
04/12/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting I.
04/12/2018 Hellenic Culture: Artist Diane Thodos
04/11/2018 English-Speaking World: A Westerner's View of Changes in Japan
04/10/2018 Modern Professionals: Private Tour, Chicago Women's Park & Gardens
04/09/2018 April 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
04/09/2018 Beginner Bridge, April 2018
04/06/2018 Knit and Chat, April 2018
04/05/2018 Film Discussion: "The Big Sick" Viewing
04/05/2018 April 2018 New Member Morning Coffee
04/04/2018 April Chicago Meet & Greet
04/03/2018 French Language: The Last Trip of Robert Cavelier de la Salle
04/02/2018 Performing Arts: Mary Stuart
03/30/2018 RESCHEDULED Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
03/29/2018 International Dining: Thai
03/28/2018 March Monthly Mailing
03/27/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting II.
03/27/2018 Asian Culture: Chinese Cuture and Dining Etiquette Session
03/26/2018 European Culture: Fire Safety & Preparedness
03/22/2018 German Language: "Morgen spielen wir Schwestern"
03/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Book of the Dead Lecture & Exhibit Tour
03/20/2018 March 2018 New Member Orientation
03/20/2018 March IWA Board of Directors Meeting
03/19/2018 Film Discussion & Spanish Language: "Wild Tales"
03/16/2018 Literature: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
03/15/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting I.
03/15/2018 Bridge, March 2018
03/14/2018 English-Speaking World: Idioms & Other Oddities of the English Language
03/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Fashion At Auction
03/12/2018 March 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
03/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, March 2018
03/10/2018 MARCH SPOTLIGHT Polish Language: Kosciuszko Bicentennial Exhibit
03/08/2018 March 8th - International Women's Day Celebration!
03/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Ted Anton, The Search for Longevity
03/07/2018 March Chicago Meet & Greet
03/06/2018 French Language: "Marcel Proust, from snob, to lover to artist"
03/05/2018 March Development Committee Meeting
03/05/2018 Performing Arts: Blind Date
03/02/2018 Knit and Chat, March 2018
02/28/2018 February Monthly Mailing
02/27/2018 February 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
02/27/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting II.
02/26/2018 European Culture: Civic Orchestra of Chicago
02/23/2018 International Dining: Ethiopian
02/22/2018 German Language: Anselm Kiefer Presentation
02/21/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 3
02/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt (Documentary)
02/20/2018 Turkish Culture: Yenikapi Byzantine Sunken Ship Project
02/20/2018 February IWA Board of Directors Meeting
02/19/2018 Spanish Language: Tango Time!
02/19/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 2
02/16/2018 Literature: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
02/15/2018 Bridge, February 2018
02/14/2018 ESW & Turkish Culture Joint Program: The Sultan & The Queen
02/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Women in Leadership
02/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, February 2018
02/12/2018 February 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
02/10/2018 Polish Language: Tuning Forks
02/09/2018 Insider Chicago: A Jean-Louis Haguenauer Concert, "Tribute to Debussy"
02/08/2018 Chinese New Year Celebration
02/08/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing
02/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: National Hellenic Museum Visit
02/07/2018 February Chicago Meet & Greet
02/06/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting I.
02/05/2018 February Development Committee Meeting
02/05/2018 Performing Arts: "All My Sons"
02/02/2018 IWA Executive Board Meeting
02/01/2018 Film & French Joint Program: "Elle"
01/31/2018 International Women's Day Planning Meeting
01/31/2018 January Monthly Mailing
01/30/2018 CLA Chairs Meeting
01/29/2018 JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: Arabic & Turkish Culture Joint Program
01/26/2018 International Dining: Ukranian
01/25/2018 German Language: “Deutschland Aktuell”
01/25/2018 China Gala: Auction Sub Committee Meeting
01/24/2018 January 2018 New Member Welcome
01/23/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting II.
01/23/2018 Asian & French Joint Program: "When French Pastries Meet Chinese Teas"
01/22/2018 Nominations Committee Meeting
01/22/2018 January 2018 Membership Committee Meeting
01/20/2018 Sushi & Sake 101, Gala Sign Up Event, Spots are Available!
01/19/2018 Literature: "Willful Disregard" by Lena Andersson
01/18/2018 Bridge, January 2018
01/17/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt, Part 1
01/16/2018 January 2018 New Member Orientation
01/16/2018 January IWA Board of Directors Meeting
01/15/2018 Spanish Language: Choco-Charla
01/13/2018 Polish Language: Polish Ballads with Zbigniew Plicinski
01/11/2018 Philanthropy Sub-Committee Meeting
01/11/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting I.
01/10/2018 English-Speaking World: "International Adoptions"
01/09/2018 Modern Professionals: "Persistent Pain"
01/09/2018 January Development Committee Meeting
01/09/2018 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2018
01/08/2018 Beginner Bridge
01/04/2018 Film Discussion: "Julieta"
12/21/2017 German Language:"Eine Weihnachtsfeier bei Hildegard"
12/21/2017 Bridge, December 2017
12/20/2017 Insider Chicago: The Great Fermentation
12/18/2017 Spanish Language: Musician Club Women's Concert
12/16/2017 European Culture: Holiday Performance, A Dream of Avon
12/15/2017 Literature: "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood
12/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Laura Calamos Nasir
12/13/2017 Arabic Culture: The Suez Canal
12/12/2017 Modern Professionals: Cultural Business Etiquette at Social Events
12/11/2017 Beginner Bridge, December 2017
12/09/2017 Polish Language: Christmas Celebration
12/07/2017 Film Discussion: "45 Hours"
12/06/2017 IWA Annual Holiday Party 2017
12/05/2017 French Language: Potluck Holiday Party
12/04/2017 Performing Arts: "Marie Christine"
11/30/2017 Pre-Gala Evening Gown Order Wine Reception
11/29/2017 Insider Chicago: "In the Hood" Exhibit at the Jackson Jung Gallery
11/17/2017 Asian Culture & Literature Joint Program: "Monkey: Folk Novel of China"
11/16/2017 German Language: Fire and Earth
11/16/2017 Bridge
11/13/2017 Beginner Bridge
11/10/2017 Turkish Culture: Remembering Atatürk
11/08/2017 Arabic Culture & ESW Joint Program: Stories of Refugee Women
11/07/2017 DONATIONS to 2017 WEX
11/07/2017 WEX RAFFLE TICKETS
11/07/2017 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2017 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Kimberly Jung
11/06/2017 Performing Arts: "A View From The Bridge"
11/03/2017 Insider Chicago: "Then They Came for Me" Exhibit
11/02/2017 Film Discussion: "A Man Called Ove"
11/02/2017 French Language: From Animal Skins to Haute Couture
11/01/2017 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2017
10/31/2017 Spanish Language: Visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art"
10/27/2017 Sponsor Member Afternoon Tea
10/27/2017 OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: French Language & Insider Chicago
10/26/2017 German Language: Neue Ideen, Neue Programme
10/24/2017 Asian Culture: "Let's Roll the Korean Way!!"
10/23/2017 European Culture: "Let the Sunshine in" Film Viewing
10/20/2017 Patron & Founder's Circle Afternoon Tea
10/20/2017 Literature: "Hero of the Empire" by Candace Millard
10/19/2017 Bridge
10/16/2017 International Dining Program: Indian Lunch Buffet
10/13/2017 Turkish Culture: Noah's Pudding
10/12/2017 Hellenic Culture: Tour of the American Writers Museum
10/11/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Film Screening Presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/11/2017 English-Speaking World: Nina's Best Exotic India Memories
10/10/2017 Polish Language: Power of Identity
10/10/2017 Modern Professionals: Members Story Showcase & Pre-WEX Event
10/09/2017 Beginner Bridge
10/06/2017 International Gourmet Program Presents “Olé! Viva España!”
10/05/2017 Film Discussion: "Brooklyn"
10/04/2017 Knitting Program-NEW!!!
10/03/2017 China Gala Pop-Up Program, Ceramic and the Silk Road
10/02/2017 Performing Arts: "The Audience"
09/28/2017 German & Polish Language Joint Program
09/25/2017 European Culture: Pot-Luck Lunch
09/22/2017 Insider Chicago: GEMS World Academy Chicago Tour
09/21/2017 Bridge
09/20/2017 Arabic Culture: "The Two Million"
09/18/2017 Spanish Language: "How Do You Do?"
09/15/2017 Literature: "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias
09/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: "Thinking About Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
09/12/2017 Modern Professionals: "The Body Message"
09/11/2017 Beginner Bridge
09/08/2017 Turkish Culture: Picturesque Istanbul
09/07/2017 Asian Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "A World Without Theives"
09/05/2017 French Language: Bring a Bibelot
08/19/2017 Literature: Potluck Dinner Meeting
08/17/2017 European Culture: Saints & Heroes, Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
08/07/2017 Performing Arts: "Ah, Wilderness"
08/02/2017 A 95th Birthday Celebration for IWA Founder, Doe Thornburg
07/27/2017 Asian Culture: Annual Dinner Celebration
07/23/2017 The International Gourmet Program “A South African Braaivleis” (Barbecue)
07/21/2017 Literature: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
07/20/2017 European Culture: Post-Gala Lawn Party at Ravinia
07/11/2017 Modern Professional & Pre-Wex Program
06/27/2017 Asian Culture: Yearly Planning Breakfast
06/22/2017 German Language: The German Harmonica & African-American Blues Culture
06/21/2017 European Culture: Classical Music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/19/2017 Spanish Language: Planning Meeting
06/16/2017 Literature: "Citizens of London" by Lynn Olson
06/14/2017 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/13/2017 Modern Professionals: Women in Architecture (CANCELLED)
06/10/2017 Polish & Spanish Joint Program
06/09/2017 Turkish Culture: Live Classical Music & Raki Night
06/07/2017 IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event at Frontier
06/06/2017 French Language: Dinner at Chez Moi
06/05/2017 Performing Arts: "Great Expectations"
06/01/2017 Film Discussion: "Trumbo"
05/30/2017 Poetry, General Reading and Writing Salon
05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
04/07/2017 IWA Name Badge Spring Sale
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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