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Upcoming events

    • 05/30/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Registration is closed



    • 06/03/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    • 06/03/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2nd Floor, 900 N Michigan Ave
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    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: Ria Rörich

    Director for Member Engagement: Dell Harmsen




    • 06/04/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hybrid: 57 E Delaware, Club Room & Zoom (Link Provided in Registration Email)
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 06/04/2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Elisabeth Zimmerman's House
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    French Language: Potluck Lunch

    (In French)




    Date: Tuesday June 4th, 2024


    Time: 11:00am


    Place: Elisabeth Zimmerman's Home (exact location will be given upon registration)


    We will be welcoming summer by having a potluck lunch together at

    Elisabeth’s home (South Loop area); you are invited to bring a dish of

    your choice to share with the group. Elisabeth is encouraging all the

    participants to e-mail her to let her know what they plan to bring

    (ehzimmerman@gmail.com ) or call her @ 847-507-5275.


    RSVP: Online on the IWA website ( www.iwachicago.org ) by Sunday

    June 2 or to Nadej@letien.net or at 312-0399-8836.

    • 06/10/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Station Eleven

    Author: Emily St. John Mandel

    Discussion Leader: Teresa Kennedy

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy






    • 06/11/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario St
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    Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, present the Doe

    Thornburg Scholarships, say goodbye to outgoing Board Members, welcome the new,

    and toast to 46 years!


    Lunch will be served buffet style.


    • 06/14/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Deer Path Inn, 255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest
    • 7
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    North Shore June Deerpath Inn Luncheon




    Friday, June 14, 2024

    11:30 am - 2:00 pm


    Deer Path Inn

    255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest


    RSVP by June 12th online.

    Reservations are limited.

    Remember to bring cash.


    Questions: Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt, clblatt@att.net, 312-550-3827


    Directions: Deer Path Inn is located between Green Bay Rd on the west and N Western Ave on the east, and between Deerpath Rd on the north and Vine Ave on the south. Parking is available nearby.


    Volunteers for hosting our pot-lucks, 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 and their guests.

    • 06/17/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago
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    Bridge




    This monthly event 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).

    • 06/19/2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
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    Evening Meet & Greet

    at Aster Hall Bar & Study




    Join IWA members for an evening meet & greet!


    We will be there from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - come for as little or as long as you like!


    Please contact Ria Rörich or Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 06/20/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office: 307 N Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    • 06/22/2024
    • 12:45 PM
    • Glessner House, 1800 S Prairie Ave
    • 6
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    Tour of Glessner House and Historic Prairie Avenue District (South Loop)




    Saturday, June 22

    12:45 p.m.


    Glessner House Museum, a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust, is an urban residential architectural masterpiece in Chicago and served as inspiration for some of the greatest architects of all time, including Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and a young Frank Lloyd Wright. 


    Meet 12:45 p.m. at Glessner House, 1800 S Prairie Ave (South Loop).

    Tour starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lasts 1 - 1.5 hours


    After the Glessner House tour, an optional short walking tour of beautiful,

    historic Prairie Avenue district.


    $20 per person (Glessner entrance + guide)

    Maximum 30 IWA members and guests. One guest per member.


    There are some stairs in the museum. 

    Convenient to CTA buses 3 and 4.


    Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 19

    Payment is online and registration is complete upon payment. No refunds.


    Suggestion: A good spot for lunch beforehand is one block away, Spoke & Bird Cafe, 205 E 18th St. (Not part of the program - lunch on our own at a fun and convenient cafe with good food, indoor + outdoor seating. If you want to join us, suggested arrival 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.) We will leave Spoke & Bird about 12:40 p.m.


    Contacts: Kathy Anderson, Dell Harmsen




    • 06/25/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    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.



    • 07/04/2024


    The IWA office will be closed in observance of Independence Day. 


    We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

    • 07/08/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Demon Copperhead

    Author: Barbara Kingsolver

    Discussion Leader: Ling Arenson

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy







    • 08/12/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: The Covenant of Water
    Author: Abraham Verghese

    Discussion Leader: Usha Raj

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy









    • 08/27/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    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.



    • 09/09/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Lessons in Chemistry
    Author: Bonnie Garmus

    Discussion Leader: D. Clancy

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy






    • 09/24/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    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.



    • 10/17/2024
    • TBD

    Save The Date!


    Thursday, October 17th, 2024


    Program by Mark Bacharach on formation, origins, history and marketing of natural, synthetic and illegal diamonds.


    Contact: Heather Refetoff


    Details to come.

    • 10/21/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Kunstlers in Paradise
    Author: Catherine Schine

    Discussion Leader: Diana Karis
    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy






    • 10/22/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.



    • 11/13/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 400 N Wolcott Ave


    Save the Date!


    Conservation Center Guided Tour


    400 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago


    Wednesday, November 13


    10 - 11 a.m.


    More details to follow!

    • 11/18/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Tom Lake
    Author: Ann Patchett

    Discussion Leader: Doreen Feitelberg

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy






    • 11/26/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.



    • 12/09/2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom only (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Forbidden Notebook

    Author: Alba de Cespedes

    Discussion Leader: Barbara Herzog

    Literature Discussion Chairs: Barbara Herzog and Teresa Kennedy






Past events

05/29/2024 WEX Zoom Meeting (Invitation Only)
05/28/2024 Mah Jongg
05/27/2024 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/24/2024 Founder's Circle Appreciation Luncheon
05/22/2024 Baroque Costumes at the Court of France (17th and 18th centuries)
05/21/2024 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2024 (By Invitation, Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
05/20/2024 Bridge
05/16/2024 Chicago History Museum: A guided tour of Crossroads of America
05/15/2024 Evening Meet & Greet
05/15/2024 Program Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
05/13/2024 Literature Discussion: All Your Children, Scattered by Beata Umubyeyi Mairess
05/10/2024 North Shore May Wholly Frijoles Mexican Luncheon
05/09/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
05/07/2024 French Language: “Un livre qui m’a plu. / A favorite book of mine.”
05/07/2024 Finance Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
05/06/2024 Morning Meet and Greet
05/02/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
05/01/2024 Horticulturist-Guided Walking Tour of Lurie Garden, Millennium Park
04/30/2024 WEX Zoom Meeting (Invitation Only)
04/27/2024 IWA Members and Friends are invited to the Major League Table Tennis Championship Weekend
04/26/2024 KALOS IRTHATE Celebrating Greece - IWA Annual Fundraising Gala - Tickets and Sponsorships
04/26/2024 Raffle Tickets! KALOS IRTHATE Celebrating Greece, IWA 2024 Annual Gala
04/24/2024 Mah Jongg
04/18/2024 Self-Defense Demonstration by Former State Trooper
04/17/2024 Evening Meet & Greet
04/16/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
04/16/2024 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2024 (By Invitation)
04/15/2024 Bridge
04/12/2024 North Shore Meet and Greet: Avli, Greek Luncheon
04/11/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
04/11/2024 Program Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
04/10/2024 WEX Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)
04/09/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
04/09/2024 Between the Silence – Film Viewing and Discussion
04/08/2024 Literature Discussion: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
04/04/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
04/03/2024 New Member Evening Welcome and Orientation
04/02/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
04/02/2024 Rhapsody on Wine
04/01/2024 Morning Meet and Greet
03/26/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
03/26/2024 Mah Jongg
03/26/2024 Finance Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
03/20/2024 Evening Meet & Greet
03/19/2024 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2024 (By Invitation, Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
03/19/2024 Glenn Derringer, Musician and Impresario: Chanteuses - Program in English
03/18/2024 Bridge
03/18/2024 Literature Discussion: The Applicant by Nazli Koca
03/14/2024 Program Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
03/14/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
03/12/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
03/12/2024 Pre-Gala Program: Greek Poetry, with Doreen Feitelberg
03/10/2024 North Shore Potluck luncheon; Field Trip to Chicago
03/08/2024 International Women's Day Celebration
03/07/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
03/05/2024 Finance Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
03/04/2024 Morning Meet and Greet
02/29/2024 The Value of Immersion in the Age of Digital (Hybrid)
02/22/2024 The Splendors of Qing Imperial Attire (Hybrid)
02/21/2024 Evening Meet & Greet
02/21/2024 Mah Jongg
02/20/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
02/20/2024 Board of Directors Meeting, February 2024 (By Invitation)
02/18/2024 Antigone at the Court Theatre - Pre-Gala Program
02/14/2024 Love the Library Tour!
02/12/2024 Bridge
02/12/2024 Literature Discussion: The Ones Who Walk away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin
02/09/2024 North Shore February Luncheon – Evanston
02/08/2024 Swift School Classroom Helpers – Volunteer Opportunity!
02/08/2024 Program Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
02/06/2024 French Language: Memories of Youth
02/06/2024 Finance Committee Meeting (By Invitation)
02/05/2024 Morning Meet and Greet
02/01/2024 Pre-Gala Dinner: Celebrating Greece
01/26/2024 North Shore January: Luncheon in Highwood
01/24/2024 “Czechia - The Heart of Europe: Czech it Out”
01/22/2024 Bridge
01/22/2024 Gala Committee Meeting
01/18/2024 Welcome 2024! Luncheon with IWA Friends!
01/17/2024 Evening Meet & Greet
01/16/2024 Board of Directors Meeting, January 2024 (By Invitation, Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
01/15/2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - IWA Office Closed
01/12/2024 North Shore January: Luncheon in Highwood
01/11/2024 Program Committee Meeting
01/09/2024 French Language: Underwater Visit to the Philippines
01/08/2024 Literature Discussion: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
12/25/2023 IWA Office Closed - Holidays
12/20/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
12/18/2023 Canceled - Bridge
12/18/2023 Gala Committee Meeting
12/15/2023 North Shore December: Holiday Luncheon in Glencoe
12/14/2023 Swift School Book Distribution
12/12/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, December 2023 (By Invitation)
12/11/2023 Literature Discussion: A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
12/09/2023 Private Exhibition Tour for IWA Members: Maurice Sullins and the Eiffel Tower
12/07/2023 IWA Annual Holiday Party
12/05/2023 French Language: Party des fêtes
12/04/2023 Morning Meet and Greet - Note Venue Change for December!
11/30/2023 From Gay Paris to Hollywood Glitz – One Woman’s Amazing Adventure!
11/28/2023 Mah Jongg
11/22/2023 Thanksgiving - IWA Office Closed
11/21/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2023 (By Invitation, Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
11/20/2023 Bridge
11/20/2023 Gala Committee Meeting
11/16/2023 Hellenic Museum Guided Tour for IWA Members: Exploration of Greek History and Culture over 2,500 Years
11/15/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
11/13/2023 Literature Discussion: Dog Park by Sofi Oksanen
11/10/2023 North Shore November: Maharaj Grill in Northbrook
11/09/2023 Program Committee Meeting
11/08/2023 MacTutor Series 10
11/07/2023 French Language Discussion (in French): Rendez-Vous Photos
11/06/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
11/02/2023 Two-Part Program: Chicago Public Library. In Every Neighborhood. For Every Chicagoan.
10/24/2023 Gala Committee Meeting
10/24/2023 Mah Jongg
10/23/2023 Literature Discussion: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10/18/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
10/17/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, October Potluck (By Invitation)
10/16/2023 Bridge
10/13/2023 North Shore October: Walk The Grove / Dine Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen in Glenview
10/12/2023 Program Committee Meeting
10/10/2023 Guatemala: Amazing and Unstoppable!
10/09/2023 Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/05/2023 Raffle Tickets - 2023 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Honoring Katrina M. Adams
10/05/2023 IWA 2023 Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon Honoring Katrina M. Adams - Tickets and Sponsorships
10/03/2023 French Language Discussion (Music Performance): IWA & Salon des Artistes Present: Clairières dans le ciel (Clearings in the sky)
10/02/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
09/27/2023 WEX Committee Meeting
09/26/2023 An Evening of Music...Enjoy a musical performance by the Chicago Philharmonic!
09/26/2023 Mah Jongg
09/21/2023 WEX Committee Meeting
09/20/2023 IWA and Fortnightly Joint Luncheon: “IT’S MUSIC TO MY EARS” COLORFUL, PERSONAL STORIES FROM MEMBERS
09/19/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2023 (By Invitation)
09/19/2023 Gala Committee Meeting
09/18/2023 Bridge
09/18/2023 North Shore: September Pot-Luck Picnic in Gillson Park, Wilmette
09/14/2023 Program Committee Meeting
09/13/2023 WEX Committee Meeting
09/12/2023 French Language Discussion (in French): Fall Gathering
09/11/2023 Adonis: This Is How Love Arrives, Special Reception at Hilton Contemporary
09/11/2023 Literature Discussion: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
09/06/2023 WEX Committee Meeting
09/04/2023 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
08/29/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2023 (By Invitation)
08/26/2023 Chicago Philharmonic Invites IWA Members to: Somos Un Solo Pueblo, Mexico y Puerto Rico at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
08/25/2023 Membership Committee Meeting
08/24/2023 WEX Committee Meeting
08/22/2023 Mah Jongg
08/21/2023 Bridge
08/20/2023 Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO Featuring the 1812 Overture with Cannons
08/16/2023 Grant Park Music Festival
08/14/2023 Literature Discussion: The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang
08/12/2023 Lincoln Park Walk and Picnic
08/07/2023 Morning Meet and Greet - Summer Venue Change - Starbucks at the John Hancock!
07/29/2023 Special Insider Chicago Program featuring Consul General of Italy, Hon. Thomas Botzios
07/21/2023 North Shore July Event: The Wagner Society of America
07/19/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
07/17/2023 Canceled - Bridge
07/10/2023 Literature Discussion: The Book of Goose by Yiyum Li
07/04/2023 Independence Day - IWA Office Closed
06/27/2023 CANCELED! Tuesdays on the Terrace
06/27/2023 Mah Jongg
06/21/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
06/20/2023 Architect Bob Armbruster: Creating Mosaic Artwork for National Historic Monuments
06/19/2023 Bridge
06/19/2023 Juneteenth, IWA Office Closed
06/13/2023 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/12/2023 Literature Discussion: The Vietri Project by Nicola de Robertis
06/08/2023 Bucktown Summer Walk
06/07/2023 Second Time Slot Opened Due to Popular Demand! Private Tour of Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: The Modern Landscape with Dr. Jacquelyn N. Coutré
06/07/2023 Private Tour of Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: The Modern Landscape with Dr. Jacquelyn N. Coutré
06/06/2023 New Member Evening Welcome and Orientation
06/06/2023 French Language: Potluck Lunch at Elisabeth Zimmerman's Home (in French)
06/06/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, June 2023
06/05/2023 North Shore Evening Event - Pinstripes Bistro, Northbrook
06/05/2023 Morning Meet and Greet - Summer Venue Change - Starbucks at the John Hancock!
06/01/2023 The Role of Women in Global Health with Dr. Kenneth Schaefle
05/29/2023 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/25/2023 Bulgaria, a rewarding and often over-looked destination – and a country that saved the Jews during the Holocaust
05/23/2023 Mah Jongg
05/22/2023 Poetry Discussion
05/20/2023 Journey Through Time: Asian Traditional Clothing Expo
05/17/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
05/17/2023 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #5: Technology (Location Changed to Zoom)
05/16/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2023 (Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
05/15/2023 Canceled - Bridge
05/15/2023 North Shore May Luncheon - Miramar Bistro (Highwood)
05/13/2023 Eurovision Song Contest Watch Party
05/10/2023 An Evening of Classical Music with Pelios String Quartet
05/08/2023 Literature Discussion: Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
05/04/2023 Gala Sign Up Event: Experience Rebellion - An Evening at a Concept Store on the Mag Mile, Curated by Stephanie Wheat
05/03/2023 MacTutor Series 9 - New Topics!
05/02/2023 French Language - Book Discussion, "Une Femme" by Annie Ernaux
05/01/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
04/25/2023 Mah Jongg
04/21/2023 Fiesta Latina: Blooming with Latin America - IWA Annual Fundraising Gala - Tickets and Sponsorships
04/21/2023 Raffle Tickets! Fiesta Latina: Blooming with Latin America, IWA 2023 Annual Gala
04/19/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
04/19/2023 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #4: Love & Lust
04/18/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2023
04/17/2023 Canceled - Bridge
04/16/2023 Asian Pop-Up Cinema Movie Night!
04/10/2023 Literature Discussion: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
04/06/2023 After the Fire: Restoring Notre Dame Cathedral with Speaker Carla Knorowski
04/05/2023 North Shore: Caribbean International Dining Night
04/05/2023 Discovering Northern European Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago Collection with curator Dr. Jacquelyn N. Coutré
04/04/2023 French Language: Discussion of the French film “Breathless” (A bout de souffle)
04/03/2023 Latin America Celebration Committee Meeting
04/03/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
03/29/2023 Fiesta Latina Gala 2023 High Tea Reception
03/29/2023 Tour of Chicago Merchandise Mart
03/28/2023 Mah Jongg
03/27/2023 Poetry Discussion
03/25/2023 "Journey from Darkness into Light" Tour of Illinois Holocaust Museum
03/21/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2023 (Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
03/20/2023 Canceled/Venue Closed - Evening Meet & Greet
03/20/2023 Bridge
03/20/2023 North Shore March: Mexican International Luncheon to promote Fiesta Latina
03/14/2023 WorldChicago: Citizen Diplomacy and International Exchanges from Chicago’s perspective!
03/13/2023 Literature Discussion: Intimacies by Katie Kitamora
03/08/2023 International Women's Day 2023
03/07/2023 Travels in France: A Close Look at Four Regions (in French)
03/06/2023 North Shore March Evening Social
03/06/2023 Latin America Celebration Committee Meeting
03/06/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
03/02/2023 Chicago Sister Cities Program
02/28/2023 International Women's Day Committee Meeting
02/28/2023 Mah Jongg
02/27/2023 Bridge
02/27/2023 North Shore: Chinese International Luncheon
02/23/2023 Pre-Fiesta Event: Taste the Forbidden at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe! A pre-set dinner menu of authentic Cuban food
02/22/2023 Latin America Celebration Committee Meeting
02/22/2023 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #3: Religion
02/21/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, February 2023
02/20/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
02/20/2023 International Women's Day Committee Meeting
02/20/2023 Presidents' Day - IWA Office Closed
02/15/2023 The Thyroid: What is it and Why is it so important to your Health?
02/14/2023 Book Distribution at George B. Swift Specialty School
02/13/2023 Literature Discussion: Salth Path by Raynor Wilnn
02/09/2023 "Idioms and Oddities of American English"
02/08/2023 New Member Evening Welcome and Orientation
02/07/2023 French Language: You Can't Take it With You; Cross-border estate planning and probate (Program in French)
02/06/2023 North Shore February Evening Social
02/06/2023 Latin America Celebration Committee Meeting
02/06/2023 Morning Meet and Greet
02/02/2023 Food in Times of Crisis (Zoom Only)
01/28/2023 Pre-Fiesta Event: Discover Puerto Rico! A docent-led tour of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
01/25/2023 Chicago's Stockyard and the World It Made
01/24/2023 Mah Jongg
01/23/2023 Evening Meet & Greet
01/23/2023 Bridge
01/23/2023 North Shore: January Luncheon at Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest
01/19/2023 Film Discussion: The Big City (1963)
01/18/2023 Lunar New Year Luncheon and Celebration
01/17/2023 Board of Directors Meeting, January 2023 (Evening Meeting, Zoom Only)
01/17/2023 International Women's Day Committee Meeting
01/10/2023 French Language (January Program in English): A Visit to Four Shipwrecks - from 1965 to 1545
01/09/2023 North Shore: January 2023 Evening Potluck
01/09/2023 Literature Discussion: Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
12/21/2022 IWA Office Closed
12/19/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
12/19/2022 Bridge
12/19/2022 North Shore: December Luncheon
12/16/2022 Literature Discussion: Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
12/13/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, December 2022
12/12/2022 Join us to tour the Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light special exhibition
12/07/2022 IWA Annual Holiday Party
12/06/2022 French Language: Party des fêtes
12/05/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - IWA Office
11/29/2022 World of Cocoa & Chocolate Tour
11/23/2022 Happy Thanksgiving! IWA Office Close 11/23-11/25
11/22/2022 Mah Jongg
11/21/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
11/21/2022 Bridge
11/21/2022 North Shore: November Luncheon
11/18/2022 Literature Discussion: God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam
11/17/2022 At Home with Art
11/16/2022 New Date! Film Discussion: Marriage Story (2019 UK)
11/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2022
11/09/2022 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #2: Botany & Architecture
11/07/2022 North Shore: November Evening Social
11/07/2022 First Planning Meeting - 2023 Spring Gala
11/07/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - IWA Office
11/06/2022 Film Discussion: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Event
11/05/2022 Pilsen 2022 - Murals and More (A Walking Tour of Chicago's Vibrant Mexican Art Community)
11/01/2022 French Language: Cole Porter in Paris (Presentation in English)
10/29/2022 North Shore Autumn Walk
10/27/2022 Guided Tour of the Exhibition "Resilience" by HRH Prince Nikolaos at the National Hellenic Museum (The tour will be given by NHM Executive Director, Marianne Kountoures)
10/25/2022 Mah Jongg
10/24/2022 No Spots Remaining/ Registration Closed - North Shore: October Evening International Wine Tasting
10/21/2022 Literature Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
10/19/2022 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #1: Politics & War
10/18/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2022
10/17/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
10/17/2022 Bridge
10/17/2022 North Shore: October Fall Luncheon
10/15/2022 Argentine Luncheon - Empanadas, Argentine Wine, and Alfajores
10/11/2022 IWA Presents...The Trip of a Lifetime with 2022 WEX Honoree Nancy Economou
10/11/2022 IWA 2022 Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon Honoring Nancy Economou - Tickets and Sponsorships
10/11/2022 Raffle Tickets - 2022 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon Honoring Nancy Economou
10/10/2022 Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/08/2022 Fall Walk and Picnic in Lincoln Park
10/06/2022 Afghanistan - My Homeland
10/04/2022 French Language: Sibling Relationships (Discussion in French)
10/03/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - IWA Office
09/29/2022 "Lost in Translation" Colorful Stories - A Joint Luncheon with the Fortnightly of Chicago
09/27/2022 Mah Jongg Returns!
09/21/2022 New Member Welcome - Morning Coffee and Orientation
09/20/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2022
09/19/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
09/19/2022 Bridge
09/19/2022 Canceled! North Shore September Luncheon Meet and Greet
09/16/2022 Literature Discussion: Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke
09/12/2022 Literature Discussion Planning Meeting
09/10/2022 New Date! Insider Chicago: Museum Campus Outdoor Public Art Walking Tour with guide Bill Herzog
09/08/2022 Film Discussion: Belfast (2021)
09/07/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
09/06/2022 French Language: Fall Gathering (in French)
09/05/2022 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
08/23/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2022 Board Orientation
08/22/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
08/19/2022 Literature Discussion: A Woman's Story by Annie Ernaux
08/15/2022 Lincoln Park Walk and Picnic
08/15/2022 Bridge
08/15/2022 North Shore August Picnic in the Park (Highland Park)
08/03/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
08/02/2022 IWA POP-UP PROGRAM! TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE at the Museum of Contemporary Art
08/01/2022 North Shore: August Potluck Luncheon in Kenilworth
07/25/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
07/23/2022 Insider Chicago: Walking Tour of Loop Public Art
07/18/2022 Bridge
07/18/2022 North Shore: July Luncheon at Avli Restaurant
07/15/2022 Literature Discussion: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
07/13/2022 Insider Chicago: Grant Park Music Festival Evening
07/06/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
07/04/2022 Independence Day - IWA Office Closed
06/28/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Tea Tasting at Ehrler (William) Park
06/27/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
06/26/2022 IWA Summer Potluck Lunch
06/23/2022 Film Discussion: Lost Daughter (2021 US Drama)
06/20/2022 Bridge
06/17/2022 Literature Discussion: Stranger in the Shogun's City by Amy Stanley
06/13/2022 North Shore June Luncheon
06/09/2022 2022 Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/07/2022 French Language (in French and English): Dejeuner (Lunch) at the French Market
06/07/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, June 2022 (by invitation)
06/06/2022 North Shore: June Mexican Train Game
06/01/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
05/30/2022 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/26/2022 Film Discussion: Parallel Mothers (Madres Paralelas)
05/24/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: The Tea Caravan: An Eastern Journey
05/23/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
05/23/2022 International Poetry
05/20/2022 Literature Discussion: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
05/19/2022 Classical Modern Mies at The National Hellenic Museum
05/19/2022 Membership Committee Meeting
05/18/2022 IWA and International House Joint Program: Ozymandias, featuring speaker Soma Roy of the Nourishment Projects
05/17/2022 Urban and Rooftop Gardening with Paul Van Halteren, Honorary Consul of Belgium in Chicago
05/17/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2022 (by invitation)
05/16/2022 Bridge
05/15/2022 IWA North Shore Spring Event – Comedy Matinee
05/14/2022 Eurovision Song Contest Watch Party with the European Chambers and Consulates in Chicago
05/13/2022 Insider Chicago: Docent-Guided Tour of Lurie Garden, Millennium Park
05/12/2022 New Member Welcome - Afternoon Coffee (By Invitation)
05/11/2022 English-Speaking World: Global Conflicts Signal Breakdown of Post-WWII Neo-Liberal Order
05/09/2022 North Shore: Mexican Train Game and Walk Mondays
05/04/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
05/03/2022 French Language: Humor is the Spice of Life
05/02/2022 North Shore: Mexican Train Game and Walk Mondays
04/30/2022 IWA Spring Walkathon
04/28/2022 Film Discussion: The Power of the Dog
04/26/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Malaysia
04/25/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
04/25/2022 International Poetry
04/22/2022 MacTutor Series VIII - Special Travel Series
04/19/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2022 (by invitation)
04/18/2022 IWA and International House Joint Program: Islamic Gardens: The Sound of a Garden
04/15/2022 Literature Discussion: Oh William! by Elizabeth Stout
04/11/2022 North Shore Location: IWA Spring Walkathon Kick Off Walk
04/07/2022 English-Speaking World: Historic and present Scotland as seen through the poetry of Robert Burns
04/06/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
04/05/2022 French Language: The Life of an Active Francophile in Chicago
04/04/2022 North Shore: April European Breakfast
04/01/2022 INSIDER CHICAGO University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art Visit and Tour: This House is Mine, Artist: Bob Thompson
03/30/2022 Preservation Architecture: How to Protect and Preserve Our Magnificent Old Buildings
03/29/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
03/28/2022 International Poetry
03/25/2022 Insider Chicago: Tour of City of Chicago Pedway System
03/24/2022 Film Discussion: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
03/23/2022 IWA Exclusive: Seated Chair Yoga Sessions - Series II
03/23/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: India: An Idea Across Centuries with speaker Soma Roy, The Nourishment Projects
03/18/2022 Literature Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
03/15/2022 International Women's Day Hybrid Celebration
03/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2022 (by invitation)
03/08/2022 Happy International Women's Day!
03/07/2022 North Shore: March Luncheon at Convito Cafe
03/02/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
03/01/2022 French Language (in French): Discussion of the French film “The Intouchables”
02/28/2022 International Poetry
02/24/2022 Evening Meet and Greet (on Zoom)
02/24/2022 Film Discussion (in English): The Intouchables (French Drama)
02/23/2022 CANCELED - New Member Orientation (by invitation)
02/22/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Chinese Celebrations Special
02/21/2022 Presidents' Day - IWA Office Closed
02/18/2022 Literature Discussion: The Promise by Damon Galgut
02/16/2022 New! IWA Exclusive: Seated Chair Yoga Sessions
02/16/2022 Wrightwood 659 Gallery Tour: “Romanticism to Ruin Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright”
02/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, February 2022 (by invitation)
02/09/2022 English-Speaking World: Manias, Bubbles, Panics & Crashes
02/08/2022 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
02/07/2022 Development Committee Meeting
02/04/2022 Membership Sub-Committee Meeting
02/02/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Zoom
02/01/2022 French Language (in French): What can I tell about my name/s?
01/28/2022 IWA Presents: MacTutor Series VII
01/27/2022 Fort Sheridan - More than just a fort
01/25/2022 Evening Meet and Greet (on Zoom)
01/25/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Japanese Celebration Throughout the Year
01/24/2022 International Poetry
01/21/2022 Literature Discussion: The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik
01/20/2022 Film Discussion: Nomadland (2020 Drama)
01/19/2022 European Culture and French Language Joint Program (in English): Beautiful Curacao, Above and Below Sea Level
01/18/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, January 2022 (by invitation)
01/17/2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - IWA Office Closed
01/12/2022 POSTPONED English-Speaking World: Historic and Present Scotland
01/10/2022 CANCELED North Shore: A New Year Luncheon at Convito Cafe
01/06/2022 International Women's Day Celebration Committee Meeting
01/05/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - on Zoom
12/31/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/30/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/29/2021 International Women's Day Celebration Committee Meeting
12/29/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/28/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/27/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/24/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/23/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/22/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/21/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/20/2021 International Poetry
12/17/2021 Literature Discussion: Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
12/16/2021 Film Discussion: My Octopus Teacher (2020 Documentary)
12/14/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, December 2021 (by invitation)
12/13/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Holiday Potluck Lunch and Walk in Lake Bluff
12/10/2021 Adlai E Stevenson II: Democratic candidate for President, and Governor of Illinois - The Man from Libertyville, IL
12/09/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
12/08/2021 IWA Annual Holiday Party
12/07/2021 International Women's Day Committee Meeting
12/07/2021 French Language: Party des Fêtes (in French)
12/01/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
11/25/2021 Thanksgiving - IWA Office Closed
11/23/2021 POSTPONED - The Unseen Beauty of Afghanistan
11/22/2021 International Poetry
11/19/2021 Literature Discussion: Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin
11/18/2021 Postponed - "A Creative Thanksgiving" Flower Arranging Program
11/17/2021 Film Discussion: Colette (2018 Drama)
11/16/2021 CLA Chairs Meeting
11/16/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2021 (by invitation)
11/15/2021 Evening Meet and Greet - on Zoom
11/11/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
11/11/2021 International Dining: Noon-O-Kabab Persian Restaurant
11/10/2021 Sponsor, Patron, and Founder's Circle Appreciation Tea
11/08/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Highland Park
11/03/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
11/02/2021 French Language, English-Speaking World and European Culture Present: French Film Music
11/01/2021 Development Committee Meeting
11/01/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk - Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
10/28/2021 Evening Meet and Greet - Avli on the Park
10/27/2021 Joint Hybrid Program with International House - University of Chicago, Sands: creation through erosion with Speaker Soma Roy
10/26/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Join Program: "Mount Davis from Citadel to Campus"
10/25/2021 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
10/25/2021 International Poetry
10/24/2021 Hellenic Culture: Program Presented by Hellenic Link-Midwest, Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland
10/20/2021 Tour of Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood with Professional Artist and Guide
10/19/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2021 (by invitation)
10/16/2021 Chicago Botanic Garden Walk (and Optional Lunch)
10/15/2021 Literature Discussion: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
10/14/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
10/11/2021 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/09/2021 Tour of Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum with guide Bill Herzog
10/06/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
10/05/2021 French Language (in French) - Un poème que j’aime / A favorite poem of mine.
10/04/2021 North Shore Outdoors: The Grove
09/30/2021 “Culture Shock/Culture Clash” Colorful Stories - A Joint Luncheon with the Fortnightly of Chicago
09/28/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
09/27/2021 International Poetry
09/25/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk 9/25/21
09/23/2021 IWA Japan Celebration
09/21/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2021 (by invitation)
09/18/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/17/2021 Literature Discussion: Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
09/15/2021 CLA Chairs Meeting
09/14/2021 Japan Celebration Committee Meeting
09/14/2021 New Member Morning Coffee (By Invitation)
09/13/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Evanston
09/11/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/10/2021 Film Discussion: Minari
09/09/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
09/09/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
09/08/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
09/07/2021 French Language (in French) - Fall Get-Together
09/06/2021 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
09/04/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/31/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
08/30/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk at Techny Basin Conservation Area, Glenview
08/28/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/27/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
08/25/2021 Japan Celebration Program: Umeko Tsuda's Contributions to Modern Japan
08/23/2021 CANCELED - CLA Chairs Meeting
08/21/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/20/2021 Literature Discussion: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
08/19/2021 IWA August Picnic
08/17/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2021 (by invitation)
08/16/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: Fort Sheridan Walk RAIN REDO
08/14/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/12/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
08/10/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
08/09/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Fort Sheridan
08/07/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/04/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual Film Viewing of Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai
08/04/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
08/02/2021 North Shore Outdoors:Walk, Talk and Lunch in Libertyville
07/31/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual BON Fest from the Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park
07/31/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/30/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
07/27/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
07/27/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Yearly Planning Meeting
07/24/2021 North Shore: Tour of Baha'i Temple in Wilmette
07/24/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/22/2021 Hellenic Culture: Tour of "Dancing in Real Life" at Wrightwood 659 Gallery
07/19/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines
07/17/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/16/2021 Literature Discussion: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali
07/14/2021 IWA Picnic in Lincoln Park
07/13/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
07/12/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Wilmette
07/10/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/08/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
07/07/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
07/03/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/30/2021 Global Dialogue: Around World in Eighty Birds with Soma Roy
06/28/2021 Internationally Recognized Poets
06/26/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/25/2021