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Upcoming events

    • 02/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago

    ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED

    For additional tickets, please contact Sam Fain at Joffrey Ballet directly at 312.386.8937 and mention you'd like to be seated with the IWA group on February 16th at 2 p.m.


    FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED TICKETS THROUGH IWA

    Your tickets will be available for pick-up at will call. Additional instructions will be sent to you via email. Thank you.



    • 02/18/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • La Unica Food Mart, 1515 W. Devon Ave.
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    Program: Trip to La Unica, Spanish grocery market

    This is a wonderful experience to get acquainted with products from different Latin countries that are use in cuisine of many elegant restaurants. We also will have the opportunity to enjoy a Latin American lunch in the dinette adjacent to the store.


    • 02/18/2019
    • 2:00 PM
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    • 02/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 02/20/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702
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    • 02/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/22/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fogo de Chao, 661 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago
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    • 02/23/2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • Gene Siskel Film Center
    Registration is closed

    Program:  Screening of The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı)


    Join us for the screening of Turkish director and Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan's film Ahlat Ağacı (The Wild Pear Tree). The story of a university graduate returning to his rural home, Ahlat Ağacı is an exploration of home, childhood, and how bittersweet it is to return to both. A gentle, humane, magnificently-acted film in Ceylan's unique and engaging style.


    Tickets: 15 complimentary tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis for Saturday, February 23, 2:30pm screening to members who sign up online at www.iwachicago.org and email Semra Prescott, semrapres@gmail.com by Feb 15.  For other showings and tickets, see February calendar at  www.siskelfilmcenter.org. The film runs from February 22 through 28.


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE due to screening times.  

    • 02/25/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Program: "What's Truly healthy anyways these days?"

    Come and hear Siv Wagenbach, an Integrative Nutritionist and Columbia University Certified Health Coach, an entrepreneur and mother of 3 young children, talk about healthy cooking with foods that are packed with nutritional value and easy to prepare, as well as recommend lifestyle changes to improve our overall health. Her latest book will be available for purchase. Healthy food will be provided.

    Presenter: Siv Wagenbach

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


    • 02/26/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • State Street Gallery, 401 S. State St., Chicago
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    Program: "Ink, Color, and Chinese Brush" -- Paint Your World

    Our China Gala live auction Chinese brush painting donor Mr. Yuanwei Yang has developed his unique techniques in modern metropolis around the world themed painting series. During this program, Mr. Yang will demonstrate his skills using traditional Chinese materials to show western scenery. Attendees will also have chance to make your own brush painting. Although all materials will be provided by the artist, you are also welcome to bring your own Chinese brushes. Presenter: Mr. Yuanwei Yang

    NOTE: RESFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM

    • 02/27/2019
    • 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.


    • 02/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 320 River Bar, The Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn St.
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    • 02/28/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200
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    Program: “Kein Liebesbrief von Peter Ruehmkorf”


    Zwanzig Jahre Freundschaft mit einem grossen Dichter. Prosa und Gedichte von Peter Ruehmkorf und Geertje Suhr.


    Presenter: Geertje Potash Suhr.Geertje Suhr hat eine Doktorarbeit ueber die Lyrik Heinrich Heines geschrieben. Im Jahre 2020 soll sie in Deutschland einen Lyrik-Preis bekommen, was ein Wunder ist, denn Dichter deutscher Sprache in den Staaten werden in Deutschland ignoriert. Die Schriftstellerin hat inzwischen zwoelf Buecher mit Gedichten und Prosa veroeffentlicht. Sie ist fuer ihren Witz und Humor bekannt.


    RSVP BY 2/22/19




    • 03/01/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Bring your knit or crochet projects or just come to learn and chat!

    • 03/04/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Registration is closed

    Play: "The Father" (See the play before attending the discussion)

    Playwright: Florian Zeller

    Theatre: Remy Bumppo, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    RSVP BY 3/1/19


    NOTE: The IWA is invited to Remy Bumppo Theatre's production of The Father by Florian Zeller on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are at $10 reduced rate for this performance. Use code IWA10 online at remybumppo.org or by calling the Theatre Wit Box Office at 773-975-8150. The performance will be followed by a talk-back. Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed and award-winning hit poignantly looks at family, aging, and the limits of love. 

    • 03/04/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Arthur Murray, 116 W. Illinois Street, Chicago
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    Registration for the FIRST session of Samba Lessons (March 4, 2019)



    • 03/05/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 1617 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
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    Program: Potluck inspired by “Gastronomie Dans l’Empire Francais” Participants will contribute a dish from the cookbook presenting a brief historic and culinary context.


    Gastronomie Dans l'Empire Francias PDF

    • 03/06/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 03/08/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Woman's Athletic Club, 626 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
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    International Women Associates, Chicago Consular Corps Ladies Club, and The Woman's Athletic Club are partnering to celebrate this year's International Women’s Day. Featuring guest speaker, Sheree Franklin-Hill, author and coach delivering, "The hidden asset every woman should learn to use.”  Join us as we reflect on how our organizations empower women in Chicago and around the world.  Feel free to bring along any young women in your life so that we can share the experience with these future female leaders.


    • 03/11/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 03/12/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: “Social Media 101: An Interactive Evening”

    Join us for an evening of demystifying Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are many social media sites available and more popping up each day. We will break down each platform and help you learn how to make the most out of each. Come with your questions and social media accounts as this will be an interactive evening.

    Presenter(s): Monica Barbosa and Agnes Cikowska-Teczar

    RSVP BY 3/10/19

    Note: 5:30 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:15 p.m. PROGRAM


    • 03/13/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program:  “The US Government Accountability Office: A Vital Congressional Watchdog”


    This critically important but little-known agency is charged with oversight of federal programs in all areas. Our presenters, Shirin Hormozi and Tarek Mahmassani, are both Senior Analysts at the GAO and have worked on such projects as reviewing regulations for assisted living facilities, patient safety at hospitals, federal oversight of the financial and housing markets, assessing implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, , regulatory supervision by the federal banking regulators, and potential models for reforming the housing finance system.


    Note: 10:30 AM social time, program at 11 AM

    • 03/14/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Arthur Murray, 116 W. Illinois Street, Chicago
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    Registration for the SECOND session of Samba Lessons (March 14, 2019)



    • 03/15/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book: "The Association of Small Bombs"

    Author: Karan Mahajan

    Leader: Virginia Miller

    Note: Please read the book before attending the discussion. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION


    • 03/15/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Program: The Invisible Gods on the Parthenon Frieze, presented by Dr. Nanno Marinatos, daughter of the famous Greek archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos. Dr. Marinatos is a Distinguished Professor of Classics and Professor and Head of the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago. 

    RSVP by 3/12/19

    Note: Date and Time Change. Wine and appetizers will be served. Social Start Time 6:00 PM, Program Start Time 6:30 PM


    • 03/18/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Film Discussion and Spanish Language Joint Program

    Film Viewing (in English)


    Film: “Even the Rain” is a very interesting film dealing with a mix of politics, religion, art and human drama.


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. FILM VIEWING, IN ENGLISH





    • 03/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 03/20/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702
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    Program: “A Gorilla Trek to Rwanda”


    IWA member Dr. Virginia Mullin will present a travelogue of her visit to Rwanda, Africa, following a gorilla trek to a volcano where endangered mountain gorillas live. Dr. Mullin has won awards for amateur wildlife photography, and in this presentation, she will share photos that show meeting the gorillas face-to-face. In addition, the history of Rwanda and its present state will be discussed.


    Presenter: Dr. Virginia Mullin


    RSVP by 3/16/19


    Note: Refreshments are welcome. 10:30 a.m. Social, 11:00 a.m.


    • 03/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 03/21/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Visceral Dance Center, 2820 N. Elston Ave.
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    March 2019 Insider Chicago at Visceral Dance Chicago

    Program: Good choreography moves the dancers AND the audience! In this Insider Chicago event, we’ll hear and watch award-winning choreographer Nick Pupillo and members of his company, Visceral Dance Chicago, as they share and demonstrate the process of making dance that makes you think and feel. Where does the inspiration come from? What comes first – the movement or the music? How do you capture an emotion? How do dancers and choreographer communicate? Collaborate? If you’ve ever wondered about all the work that takes place before the curtain ever goes up, here’s an opportunity to learn from one of Chicago’s young contemporary dance companies in an intimate, studio setting.

    Questions: Susan Heintz

    Note: Your $10 donation will support IWA’s philanthropic efforts. Street parking available.

    • 03/22/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St.
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    NOTE: DATE CHANGE TO FRIDAY MARCH 22, 11:30 AM

    Cuisine: Vietnamese

    Restaurant: Le Colonial, 57 E. Oak St. (New address)  

    Among Chicago’s Vietnamese restaurants, Le Colonial is regarded as the best. It consistently receives excellent reviews from both locals and tourists. The ambiance is chic, with a decor reminiscent of French Colonial homes in Vietnam. The cuisine is delicate and unique, combining French and Vietnamese elements. The lunch menu offers excellent value.


    NOTE: WE WILL MEET AT THE RESTAURANT. PLEASE BRING CASH.


    • 03/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 03/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Please see emailed invitation.

    The March 27, 2019 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 03/28/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program (in German): China, a challenge in our global world. A PowerPoint Presentation.

    Presenter: Anke Culver. Since retiring from Loyola University, Anke continues to teach International Marketing and Consumer Behavior at two Universities in Germany. She is a frequent lecturer at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Note: A light lunch will follow the program; please contribute!

    RSVP BY 3/22/19

    • 03/29/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY, 716 N. Wells St. Chicago
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    Program:  "I FLOW LIKE WATER"


    Arica Hilton will present her short film "I FLOW LIKE WATER" and discuss her ongoing efforts to bring awareness to the state of our oceans and the plastic pollution that is pervasive in our culture. The earth is made up of 70% water and our bodies are made up of 70% water. This is no coincidence. We are interconnected with everything on our planet.  Join us to learn how we are devastating the ecosystems of our oceans, and how to become better denizens to minimize the damage we're causing not only to oceans, corals and fish, but inevitably to ourselves and future generations.


    RSVP by 3/27/19


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE.  11:00 a.m. SOCIAL, 11:30 a.m. PRESENTATION