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    • 09/18/2020
    • (CDT)
    • 10/09/2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom (link provided morning of session)
    Register

    • 10/01/2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 10/31/2020
    • 11:59 PM (CDT)
    • Everywhere!
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    • 10/03/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • LINCOLN PARK (Meet at Lincoln Monument, at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, adjacent to Chicago History Museum)
    Register

    IWA Walk & Talk

    Lincoln Park

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Lincoln Park walks: Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour!

    Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.


    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area! Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/03/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
    Register

    Before the weather gets too cold, join us at the Chicago Botanic Garden this weekend!


    On Saturday, we will go for a walk around the gardens and then have a lunch at the cafe and enjoy each other’s company in this must-see gem - one of the Chicago area's biggest tourist attractions!


    If you have a car, you must register in advance with the Chicago Botanical Garden and pay them for parking. If you are ubering and want to car pool, contact Airr (682) 715-2435 who will be leaving from Michigan Ave downtown.


    Any questions, please contact Tara (847) 302-6432 or Airr (682) 715-2435


    Visit the website for more info: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/visit


    About Chicago Botanic Garden

    The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit,

    and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers.

    Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden's 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

    • 10/04/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • STREETERVILLE (Meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue)
    Register

    Walk & Talk: Streeterville

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal, 312-513-1189


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.



    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area!

    Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/05/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Lake Shore East Park, 450 E. Benton Pl.
    Register

    Chill & Chat


    Let’s soak up all the good weather while we still can!

    Join us on the big lawn at Lakeshore East Park.

    We’ll share stories, tips and ideas on remaining positive during the pandemic.

    Looking forward to seeing you with your chair and mask! 


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Contact Person: Karen Kaufman, 508-667-3880




    Location: Lake Shore East Park - a lovely quiet garden with fountains (450 E. Benton Pl.)


    Directions: Take Randolph going east, stay on the side of the road opposite the park. You will pass: Wildberry, Aon center, the light at Columbus, and Brown Bag Seafood. A little further up on the left you’ll see 2 big sculptures of silver sails, which are labeled Lake Shore East Park. Turn left and go into the park. We will be at the opposite side of the park on the right.


    The Drunken Bean coffee shop is located directly across from the park where you can get coffee and food by ordering through a walk-up window, so you don't need to go inside, AND there’s a bathroom.



    • 10/05/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Sunrise Beach, Lake Bluff
    Register

    IWA North Shore Meet and Greet OUTDOORS

    SUNRISE BEACH LAKE BLUFF Chat and/or Walk


    Monday October 5, 2020

    10:00am -11:30am


    Sunrise Ave, Lake Bluff


    Bring Your Own - Beverage, Food & Chair


    The IWA Walk-a-thon will be taking place all October, so for those who are walking we will walk from Sunrise Beach to the Lake Bluff Gazebo in center of town and back about 1 mile each way.

    For those who wish to enjoy just chatting at the beach – enjoy.


    NOTE: Parking is free on the side streets leading up to the beach


    Walk Guide: Nicola Crowe


    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


    Picture of Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff:


    Driving Directions From Rockland Road (176) in Lake Bluff head east toward the lake, the road goes under Sheridan Road bridge. The road turns into E Center Ave in Lake Bluff town center. Head east 1 mile to beach. Entrance to the beach is at the end of E. Center Ave on Sunrise Ave, Lake Bluff.

    From Lake Forest: Sheridan Road to Stop sign near lake Bluff town center. Turn right, at next Stop sign turn right onto E Center Ave. Continue for 1 mile to the Sunrise Beach

    By Train: From Lake Bluff Metra Station on 600 N. Sheridan Road go east on E. Scranton Ave. The beach is at the end of the Avenue, c. 1 mile.

    • 10/06/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
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    Program: Quel est un de vos héros?/Who is one of your heroes?

    During these times of confinement, let’s take this opportunity to share with the group the name of a person living or dead (or even one that you discovered in a book) who is a hero of yours. Describe this person and tell why you have chosen her/him. What were the values/qualities that you admire in this person? As we move into the fall season we look forward to continue our sharing on Zoom.

    Note: Limited to 20 participants.

    • 10/06/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Are you ready to Meet and Greet?


    Grab a cup of tea or your favorite cocktail, catch up

    with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our weekly Zoom chat.

    You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    ALL IWA members and potential new members

    are invited to attend the virtual Meet and Greet on Zoom.

    • 10/07/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register
    Biannual CLA Chairs Meeting. By invitation. Zoom link provided upon registration.
    • 10/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registrations)
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    Film Discussion: “Pain and Glory” (Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Released in 2019. Spanish with English subtitles.) A film director, Salvador Mallo, pauses to reflect on choices he has made in life during major traumatic experiences. Through series of flashbacks, Almodovar skillfully reveals the past and present struggles of a man with love, success and pain. With Antonio Banderas in lead role.

    The film won the 2020 Goya Award for Best Film. Antonio Banderas won the 2019 Cannes Best Actor Award and was also nominated for the 2020 Academy Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role category.

    Informal Discussion (please watch the film on your own before the discussion)

    Introduction: Robin Winter Odem

    Discussion Leader: Roya Mehrnoosh


    • 10/10/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • STREETERVILLE (Meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue)
    Register

    Walk & Talk: Streeterville

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal, 312-513-1189


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.



    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area!

    Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/11/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • LINCOLN PARK (Meet at Lincoln Monument, at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, adjacent to Chicago History Museum)
    Register

    IWA Walk & Talk

    Lincoln Park

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Lincoln Park walks: Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour!

    Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.


    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area! Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/12/2020
    • (CDT)

    The IWA remote office will be closed for Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day.

    • 10/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Lake Shore East Park, 450 E. Benton Pl.
    Register

    Chill & Chat


    Let’s soak up all the good weather while we still can!

    Join us on the big lawn at Lakeshore East Park.

    We’ll share stories, tips and ideas on remaining positive during the pandemic.

    Looking forward to seeing you with your chair and mask! 


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Contact Person: Karen Kaufman, 508-667-3880




    Location: Lake Shore East Park - a lovely quiet garden with fountains (450 E. Benton Pl.)


    Directions: Take Randolph going east, stay on the side of the road opposite the park. You will pass: Wildberry, Aon center, the light at Columbus, and Brown Bag Seafood. A little further up on the left you’ll see 2 big sculptures of silver sails, which are labeled Lake Shore East Park. Turn left and go into the park. We will be at the opposite side of the park on the right.


    The Drunken Bean coffee shop is located directly across from the park where you can get coffee and food by ordering through a walk-up window, so you don't need to go inside, AND there’s a bathroom.



    • 10/14/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Are you ready to Meet and Greet?


    Grab a cup of coffee, catch up with old IWA friends,  

    and make new ones at our weekly Zoom chat.

    You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    ALL IWA members and potential new members

    are invited to attend the virtual Meet & Greet on Zoom.

    • 10/15/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Walking Tour of Rosehill Cemetery

    Join guide Bill Herzog (spouse of IWA member Barbara Herzog) for a one-hour tour of Chicago’s historic and largest cemetery, founded in 1859. 350 beautiful and secluded wooded acres. Many US Civil War heroes. (Bill gave us the Graceland Cemetery tour October, 2019.)




    Optional outdoor patio dining across the street, Fireside Restaurant and Lounge. (Details to follow.)


    Ample free parking. 10 minute walk from CTA bus Clark Steet/22. Exit at Clark and Hollywood. 


    Social distancing and masks required! Maximum 20 participants - register today!


    Rain Date: October 22, 10:30 a.m.


    Questions? Dell Harmsen

    • 10/16/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    • 29
    Register

    Book:  The Woman Warrior (Please read the book before attending.)

    Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

    Leader: Ling Arenson

    Questions: Teresa Kennedy

    Note: 10:30 a.m. Social, 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Book Discussion


    • 10/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • LINCOLN PARK (Meet at Lincoln Monument, at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, adjacent to Chicago History Museum)
    Register

    IWA Walk & Talk

    Lincoln Park

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Lincoln Park walks: Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour!

    Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.


    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area! Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • STREETERVILLE (Meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue)
    Register

    Walk & Talk: Streeterville

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal, 312-513-1189


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.



    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area!

    Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Lake Shore East Park, 450 E. Benton Pl.
    Register

    Chill & Chat


    Let’s soak up all the good weather while we still can!

    Join us on the big lawn at Lakeshore East Park.

    We’ll share stories, tips and ideas on remaining positive during the pandemic.

    Looking forward to seeing you with your chair and mask! 


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Contact Person: Karen Kaufman, 508-667-3880




    Location: Lake Shore East Park - a lovely quiet garden with fountains (450 E. Benton Pl.)


    Directions: Take Randolph going east, stay on the side of the road opposite the park. You will pass: Wildberry, Aon center, the light at Columbus, and Brown Bag Seafood. A little further up on the left you’ll see 2 big sculptures of silver sails, which are labeled Lake Shore East Park. Turn left and go into the park. We will be at the opposite side of the park on the right.


    The Drunken Bean coffee shop is located directly across from the park where you can get coffee and food by ordering through a walk-up window, so you don't need to go inside, AND there’s a bathroom.



    • 10/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    The Board of Directors meeting is by invitation only and  will be held virtually on Zoom.

    (The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.)


    • 10/20/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Are you ready to Meet and Greet?


    Grab a cup of tea or your favorite cocktail, catch up

    with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our weekly Zoom chat.

    You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    ALL IWA members and potential new members

    are invited to attend the virtual Meet & Greet on Zoom.

    • 10/21/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Asia-Pacific, European, and Turkish Culture Joint Program

    The Silk Roads Part III: Weaving Fantasies 

    Presenter: The Nourishment Projects (Soma Roy)


    Etymologically, "text" and "textiles" share a common root, meaning "to weave".  Our Silk Roads series continues weaving the chronicle by transitioning from luxury textiles to resplendent manuscripts that illuminate the bewitching written world. From the lambent Diamond Sutra, the bejewelled bindings of Sangorski and Sutcliffe to the surprising origins of the childhood favorite Aladdin, discover how books and stories traversed centuries and geographies captivating cultures with the allure of the unknown.

    Join us as we journey from the courts of Louis XIV and Shah Tahmasp to China's Dunhuang caves and ponder:

    Did Scheherazade really have a thousand stories to tell?

    • 10/24/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • STREETERVILLE (Meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue)
    Register

    Walk & Talk: Streeterville

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal, 312-513-1189


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.



    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area!

    Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/25/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • LINCOLN PARK (Meet at Lincoln Monument, at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, adjacent to Chicago History Museum)
    Register

    IWA Walk & Talk

    Lincoln Park

    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Lincoln Park walks: Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour!

    Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.


    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area! Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 10/26/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Lake Shore East Park, 450 E. Benton Pl.
    Register

    Chill & Chat


    Let’s soak up all the good weather while we still can!

    Join us on the big lawn at Lakeshore East Park.

    We’ll share stories, tips and ideas on remaining positive during the pandemic.

    Looking forward to seeing you with your chair and mask! 


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Contact Person: Karen Kaufman, 508-667-3880




    Location: Lake Shore East Park - a lovely quiet garden with fountains (450 E. Benton Pl.)


    Directions: Take Randolph going east, stay on the side of the road opposite the park. You will pass: Wildberry, Aon center, the light at Columbus, and Brown Bag Seafood. A little further up on the left you’ll see 2 big sculptures of silver sails, which are labeled Lake Shore East Park. Turn left and go into the park. We will be at the opposite side of the park on the right.


    The Drunken Bean coffee shop is located directly across from the park where you can get coffee and food by ordering through a walk-up window, so you don't need to go inside, AND there’s a bathroom.



    • 10/28/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Are you ready to Meet and Greet?


    Grab a cup of coffee, catch up with old IWA friends,  

    and make new ones at our weekly Zoom chat.

    You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    ALL IWA members and potential new members

    are invited to attend the virtual Meet & Greet on Zoom.

    • 10/28/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Program: Technology Tips for All Devices: How to Stay Safe Online


    Do you have an Instagram? Any messaging app? A smartphone? Do you know all your settings for each platform? In a video chat, IWA member Tara Jabbari will go over the basics of understanding what are the different privacy settings on their smartphones and social media profiles. Understanding your privacy settings will help you and your loved ones be more conscious of how the internet, social media and anything digital really does impact your life.


    Please note that this will be for any smart device, not just Apple products. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A portion.


    Presenter: Tara Jabbari has been working in media for over 10 years in the USA, England and New Zealand as a video producer, editor and marketer. She has an M.A. from Georgetown University in Communication, Culture & Technology and has been teaching online about social media etiquette and online safety.

    • 10/31/2020
    • (CDT)
    Register

    IWA Protective Face Mask


    We all have to wear face masks, so why not add to your collection with a high quality, easily seen, very attractive mask displaying IWA?! All proceeds from the sale of the masks will help provide financial support to our IWA organization during these challenging times.


    • Royal blue cotton with IWA in white on the lower right side of the mask.

    • Outer layer 100% cotton. Inner layer 100% non-woven polypropylene.

    • Nose wire and adjustable elastic make for a comfortable fit.

    • Hand or machine wash delicate cycle. Tumble dry low or air dry.

    • Price: $12 each, or 2 for $20.

    • Supplies are limited, so please place your orders now!


    After your order is processed, Marcia Ockleshaw (Director for Development) will be in touch with you with details on how you will receive your order.

    • 10/31/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • LINCOLN PARK (Meet at Lincoln Monument, at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, adjacent to Chicago History Museum)
    Register

    IWA Halloween Walk & Talk!

    in Lincoln Park


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!


    Contact person for Lincoln Park walks: Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour!

    Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA Facebook page.


    Contact Dell Harmsen, 312-515-0317 to start a walk in your area! Click here for IWA Walk & Talk Guidelines/Suggestions

    • 11/06/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)

    English-Speaking World and Turkish Culture Joint Program


    Program: U.S. Policy in the Middle East


    Presenter: Joe Yackley


    Details TBA!

    • 11/11/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register