July/August 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Message from the
Skyline Village Chicago Board
Dear Skyliners,  
In these tumultuous political times, our Skyline focus on community, friendships and addressing issues that are meaningful to us as we age helps to ground me in what is most important. We belong to a generation of elders who are redefining what being old  can mean in our culture. Through Skyline Village Chicago and other fine organizations we can organize to gain strength from each other, hear diverse opinions, and raise our voices to improve our lives and the lives of others in our community. Your membership and participation makes a difference.   
Phyllis Mitzen, President

Skyline Village Chicago Board 

If you haven't joined or renewed your membership yet, please do. Skyline Village Chicago needs your support to keep doing what we do.
Editor's Note:

If you can't see this newsletter all the way down to the Skyline Mission Statement, that means that your email server doesn't automatically download longer emails.  When you read to the bottom, you should see a message to 'Download all'.  Click on it to get all the information about the latest in SVC, news from our members and goings on in our vibrant neighborhood. We don't want you to miss anything!

Good Times with Skyline Village Chicago
May Friday Forum

Jack Jennings, former staff director of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, and founder or the Center on Education Policy.  Also author of Presidents, Congress and the Public Schools.  He entreated us to start a movement of older adults to properly fund our school, increase professionalization of teachers and pay them more. 

June Friday Forum

Martha Holstein challenged our ideas of ageism, taking pride and ownership of our age, and counteracting the negative stereotypes of being old without sugarcoating the reality.  



If you want to help plan events or have an idea for programs, please contact info@skylinevillagechicago.org, or better yet -- join the Events Committee, which meets the first Monday of every month. 
Did you enjoy one of SVC's events and want to tell us about it? Do you have some pictures to share? We'd love to have your reviews and your photos for the newsletter and website.  
Be sure to include the event you attended and the names of the folks in the photos.
Skyliner Expeditions
Our Skyliners have gone on trips covering the length and breadth of the US from Maine to Texas. Some have had adventures right here in Illinois. As you enjoy your summer Expeditions, please think of sharing them with us. 
Judy Karlov

By Lucille Krasnow

Enjoy touring our wonderful city! Recently I went on two great tours. One was of the opera house. Several times a year, docents will show you all aspects behind the scenes in a ninety-minute tour. See the schedule and purchase tickets at lyricopera.org.
The other was a tour of the Rookery building. Located at 209 South LaSalle, it's one of the most stunning buildings in the Loop. Originally built in 1888 by Burnham and Root, it was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour is conducted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Purchase advance tickets at cal.flwright.org/tours/rookery.

By Ruth Hoberman

"Portland, Maine.  That's where you should move," a friend told my husband and me ten years ago, when we first started talking about retirement. We'd never been there, but we figured he knew us well and was probably right. We weren't entirely sure Chicago was the right spot for us: we missed the ocean, the accent, the coastline, the fish. But somehow we never made it to Portland - until last month, when we spent a few days in Scarborough, just south of the city.
We toured Portland on a converted fire engine, ate lobster rolls on the dock under the eye of greedy seagulls perched on nearby pilings, ate lobster the next night in an elegant hotel straight out of Agatha Christie, enjoyed the lighthouses, book stores, toy stores, and restaurants, the harbor and trails and views. One fabulous overcast afternoon, we hiked a rocky coastal trail and saw cormorants swarm along with countless eider ducks around what must have been a school of particularly delicious fish.
But, in the end, Portland struck us as too much of a city (problems with traffic, parking, homelessness) without being enough of a city (culturally speaking). We decided that we had not, in fact, made a big mistake; we were not intended by fate to live in Portland.

San Antonio Riverwalk
by Judy Thornber

I belong to an alumni group of women from a very prestigious women's business organization, The Committee of 200. The retirees group is called The Pipers. We meet once a year at a different city each time. We meet always the weekend of the Kentucky Derby which we can watch together from our hospitality suite. This year we were in San Antonio,Texas. 

This place with its downtown Riverwalk is even better than I remembered it. The canal with shops and restaurants on each side and bridges crossing over seems to keep extending a bit longer. The trees have grown. It's like wandering through paradise. I would recommend to anyone to spend at least a weekend there during a fair weather season.  

The other best thing we visited in San Antonio is the Museum of People who have settled here. I think it is called The Institute of Texan Cultures. To my surprise, it included the cultural background of many immigrant groups from Europe as well as China, Japan and of course the original Native American tribes of which there were many. Included were photos and artifacts from early times.  We found the people in San Antonio to be quite friendly, and Uber or Lyft can take you anywhere.  Our Uber driver actually recently moved there from Chicago.


  Been on any great trips lately? We are eager to hear about it. Where have you traveled? Do you have a story to share? Tell us about it. Where did you go? Did you have a favorite place? Favorite experience? Favorite piece of art? Memorable meal?  Did something surprise you? Best experience?  Or even the worst - because sometimes those make the best stories, don't they?

It doesn't have to be long. Send a photo or three and maybe write a paragraph. If you have a great story to tell, it can be longer. It's your trip, your story and we can't wait to share the adventure.

Send to editor@skylinevillagechicago.org or to Judy Karlov at  jkarlov@alliancecost.com for the next newsletter.

  Skyline Village Chicago 
Our Favorite Things

Urbs in Horto
by Marcia Slater Johnston

When you're out for a stroll on East Illinois Street this summer, you might want to check out the recently installed "Urbs In Horto" mural along the east wall of the Embassy Suites Hotel Valet Drop-off driveway.
The colorful permanent mural is 9 feet high and nearly 200 feet long. it stretches an entire block -- from the entrance of the driveway on Illinois, a few steps west of the AMC Movie Theater, to the driveway exit on Grand Avenue.
Earlier this year, Embassy Suites management awarded Pochis Bank Art Studio in Albany Park a commission to create and install the mural in the covered driveway. It was completed this June. Nancy Pochis Bank, a noted Chicago muralist and chalk artist,   designed the artwork to illustrate the Chicago motto: "Urbs In Horto" -- City In A Garden.
In keeping with the Urbs In Horto theme, large, vibrant painted flowers bloom throughout the mural. Sharing the spotlight with the whimsical flora are imaginatively rendered street signs, pastel-hued row houses, and landmark Chicago scenes including Promontory Point in Hyde Park, the el, the Michigan Avenue Bridge House and Lincoln Park's North Pond.


For more information on the mural and photos in-progress, visit  https://mailchi.mp/858d75e56c58/this-mural-is-huge?e=37b7cb8e6c


Hip Without a Hitch!
By D. Clancy

Although having one of my hips replaced earlier this year does not rank right up there with my favorite things, my surgery and post-surgical care were excellent. The initial work was done at Rush Hospital by orthopedic surgeon extraordinaire Tad Gerlinger. Then two days later, AdvanCare Healthcare Services entered my life with extraordinary physical therapists and visiting nurses (two of each) who got me up and about with nary a hitch so that I was able to return to sunny Florida three weeks after my surgery. I can't thank nor recommend this service highly enough! 
www.advancarehealth.com or 708-392-2000.

Do you have a Favorite Thing you'd like to share with your fellow Skyliners?  Send it to us at editor@skylinevillagechicago.org.
Please Note: The favorite things are the personal favorite things of the contributors.  They are not endorsed or recommended by Skyline Village Chicago in any way.   
Skyline Thoughts
From Our 
Dis-Gracefully Yours
By Robin Kay Lisnov
Submitted by Colby Krouse

My dear friend Robin lost her battle with cancer the end of April, just after her 67th birthday. Robin was a gifted singer, writer and poet. Robin introduced me to the Mitzens and so brought me to this group. This is a poem of hers that I selected to read at her memorial. It's so very Robin and I thought in great keeping with aging and ageism topics.
To hear this poem read, go to 

Dis-Gracefully Yours

I will not walk quietly into the sunset.  
I will attack the rainbow, dip my pen into the loudest purple 
And write my final walk with the same irreverence that has always been my signature. 
This wild heart will not be tamed! 

I will not have a senior moments, but wise revolts
I will go kicking and screaming
I have no intention of editing THIS page
I will continue to celebrate irreverence
I will push the envelope
Teeter on the edge
I will be the model for 'age inappropriate'
Because this is what I have always done

I will laugh too loud
Stand out in the crowd
Run naked in the rain...
Never be plain
Who I am
I simply remain
  Never has been n o need for change
Just because my clock is tickin'

Yes I may be going slower
I know for sure I'm hanging lower
My mirror's a wrinkly mess
My life's too long to confess

But I continue to be who I am
I am not some disappearing "mere shadow of my former self"
I am a saggy shadow of my best self; refusing to fade
I am a frenetic collage of caustic colors growing older in MY truthfully

If my appearance and demeanor somehow offends you
Well then...
I think you know what you can do
It has something to do with a kiss well placed on a wrinkled ass

So --No
Grow Old 
Because that's not who I Am

I will Stomp and Prance
Like wild ponies when they dance
Kick up my feet
Toss my mane
Right until the moment
I cease to remain
And when I get to Heaven
I intend to do the same
After all - 
Staying true to myself
Is most likely why I was invited.
No need to change
Just because my clock stopped tickin'.
Dis-Gracefully Yours,
Robin, the Velvet Tantrum of Satin Lined Defiance


Do you have something you'd like to share with your Skyline Village friends in the next newsletter? A news story, a poem, blog, piece of art, photo, a Favorite thing, a quote?  We'd love to include you in upcoming newsletter and the website.


Skyline Village Chicago
News We Can Use
The Elder Guardianship Scam
Ronnie Bennett in her terrific blog once again brings a critical issue to our attention. The Elder Guardianship Scam was featured in the New Yorker in an October, 2017 article by Rachel Aviv. John Oliver picked it up and closed the loop on the story of Rudy and Rennie North who, with a lot of advocacy, were able to disentangle themselves from their guardianship nightmare.  This happened in Nevada where the guardianship regulations need serious tightening and revision. Here in Illinois, however,  there are protections against the type of scam described in Nevada, however, we must always remain vigilant to be sure that our rights and best interests are protected.  

New Scams on the Horizon

News About Stroke Prevention
5 Times Grandparents Should Interfere 
Do Older Adults Really Need Vitamins and Supplements? 
9 Ways to Pay for Long Term Care Without Buying Insurance
If you were a follower of DNA Info and miss them, the folks who provided the content are back as BlockClub. (Thanks Craig Kaiser!)

If you find something you think would be beneficial or interesting to
fellow members, please email it with News We Can Use in the subject line.
Handy Tips  
For better health, stand up!
During periods of prolonged sitting, your spine curves as you slouch, putting 
strain on your spinal cord and preventing your lungs from filling completely.
This means less oxygen is distributed throughout your body and brain. To 
stimulate better circulation and concentration, take a five-minute walk 
every hour

                                Mather Lifeways     
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SVC Community Partner Announcements
Beatles Singalong 
Saturday July 14 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Connors Park/Argo
Chestnut and Rush Streets
Choirmaster and Songbooks Provided. 

Rain or shine. Singers, non-singers, musicians, non-musicians--all welcome.

Want to practice? Watch this:

Chicago Park District

Lake Shore Park   
808 N. Lake Shore Drive

Advisory Council Meetings
Meets Second Monday of the Month
July 9
August 13

SVC plans to work with the park district to advocate for older adults and people with disabilities as they redesign our playgrounds and play fields, encouraging them to incorporate things like PickleBall and adult playground equipment as is found all over Asia, Europe and South America. Please consider joining us as we attend park district advisory council meetings.    
Summer fitness classes are running through August 26. Registration is still available if there are open slots. 

Tuesday, July 10
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dance in the Parks at Lake Shore Park

Thursday, July 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grant Park Music Festival at Lake Shore Park

Monday, August 6
8:15pm - 9:50pm
Movies in the Parks at Lake Shore Park

For further information call Lake Shore Park at 312-742-7891.


Washington Square Park 
901 N. Clark Street

Advisory Council
Meets Second Wednesday of the Month
July 11
August 9
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Newberry Library, Room B-91
60 W. Walton, Elm Street entrance

Saturday, July 28
The 2018 Bughouse Square Debates
Free and open to the public; no registration required
At a time when political polarization is intensified by the extremes of digital discourse, the Bughouse Square Debates are a public forum where people can encounter new ideas and share their own in person!

Seneca Park
220 E. Chicago Avenue
National Cheesecake Day

Wednesday, August 8
The Happiness Club

Millennium Park 
201 E. Randolph Street


Monday July 16
6:45pm - 9:00pm
Hope in Action: Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Centennial

Monday August 13
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert

Thursday, August 9
7:00pm - 9:00pm
NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

August 29 - September 2
Chicago Jazz Festival


Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am
Saturdays, 7-11am; 
June 2 - September 1, 201
Pilates - 7:00am
Yoga - 8:00am
Strength Training - 9:00am
Zumba® - 10:00am

Millennium Park Movies
Tuesdays through August 21 
6:30pm except as noted

July 3   High Fidelity

Monday July 9, 11:00am   Iron Giant

July 10   Man On Wire

July 17   International Media Mixer

July 24   Get Out

July 31   Double Feature: Wall-E, Crash

August 7  School of Rock

August 14   Coco

August 21   Slumdog Millionaire


Grant Park Music Festival 
Pritzker Pavilion 
Click here for full schedule

Weds July 4
Independence Day Salute

Friday, July 6, 6:30pm, Saturday July 7 7:30pm
Tchaikovsky Symphony #5

Weds. July 11 6:30pm
 An American in Paris and More

Friday July 13, 6:30pm, Saturday July 14, 7:30pm
I Could Have Danced All Night: Broadway's Lerner & Lowe
Weds. July 18 6:30pm   
Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Friday, July 20 6:30pm, Saturday, July 21 7:30pm   
Barber Violin Concerto
Weds, July 25 6:30pm   
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Friday, July 27,  6:30pm     Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm   
Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
Weds, August 1,  6:30pm
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Friday, August 3, 6:30pm   Saturday, August 4,  7:30pm   
Haydn and Debussy
Weds August 8, 6:30pm 
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Friday, August 10 6:30pm, Saturday, August 11,  7:30pm 
Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30pm 
Ryan Opera Center: The Old Maid and the Thief
Friday, August 17, 6:30pm,  Saturday, August  18, 7:30 
Carmina Burana

Millennium Park Summer Music Series 
Pritzker Pavilion

Thursday July 19 
Anoushka Shankar, Hollie Cook

Mon July 23 
Willie Colon, Canalon de Timibqui

Thursday July 26 
Kingston All Stars, Funkadesi
Monday July 30 
Aimee Mann

Monday August 6 
Bahamas, Bad Bad Hats

Sunday August 12 
Whitney, NE-HI


Maggie Daley Park 
337 E. Randolph

Maggie Daley Park offers a children's playground, a climbing wall, mini golf, picnic groves, a skating ribbon, tennis courts and a formal garden.The Maggie Daley fieldhouse hosts Chicago Park District programming, including the Park District's popular Summer Day Camp.  
Summer programs have started but are accepting late registration if space is available.

Encore Illinois

Encore Illinois ROCKS
Spring Performance:  
Saturday, July 28
Buchanan Chapel
Fourth Presbyterian
126 E Chestnut
Encore Rocks will finish the session with an all-Encore Rocks! concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 28th at 5:00 pm (singer call at 3:00pm). We will be joined by the band See Alice from Chicago's North Shore.

Stay tuned for registration for the fall session.

Good Memories Encore Chorale (Alzheimer's Choir)
 The Good Memories Encore Chorale is Encore Illinois's newest program. Good Memories targets persons with early- to mid-stage dementia who live outside of care facilities, a population for which the need for social contact and extended community is great. People with Alzheimer's and related dementias  sing and perform, together with their care partners.
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 4th from 10:00-11:30am at Fourth Presbyterian Church, in the Gratz Center, Room 5G, 126 E. Chestnut, Chicago.Click here for more information or to registe r.

For more information or if you are interested in joining or supporting the any of the Encore Illinois Chorales go to  www.encoreillinois.org  
Encore Illinois - Combined Chorale performance

Every month
Register:    Call 888.600.2560
or email   teltopics@matherlifeways.com

Presented by: Mather Lifeways

To register online or download the current schedule of Telephone Topics, go to http://matherlifewaysinyourneighborhood.com/telephone-topics/

All calls are free.

Northwestern Medicine 

Summer Class Registration

Summer Sessions will begin  the week of July 9.  Please check the schedule for the wellness classes.  Participants who register late will be prorated for missed classes for fitness classes.  We offer classes each quarter throughout the year.
In Streeterville, we have a full line of fitness classes appropriate for Mature Adults including:
Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Osteoporosis, Zumba Gold {R}, Pilates, Line Dancing, Low-Impact Aerobics, Nia, Tai Chi, and Strength and Balance.  Our classes are small and our instructors are well trained.  We are able to offer individual modifications for a variety of physical and medical conditions as needed.
We also offer Wellness Classes on a rotating basis, including Fasting Diets, What's It All about; Detox, Cleansing and Rejuvenation; Food as Medicine; Going Gluten Free; Guided Mindful Meditation; and Meditation: Through Mindful Movement.
F or information on our classes or to register, please go to:
To register by phone, please call 312.926.8400.   
Call and ask about registering for a free trial fitness class today.
Streeterville Neighborhood Walks

If you are new to the neighborhood, Join us and meet the folks who can get you oriented to our great community.

The Walk is a community building event intended to introduce new residents to our neighborhood and develop relationships with folks who have been here a while. We will explore new developments, art, architecture, history get some exercise and just have fun.

Meet us at 680 N. Fairbanks. We will gather along the fence between Erie and Huron. 

Streeterville Neighborhood Advocates is a grass roots community organization so walks are free and no membership fee is required. Visit the website at www.streeterville.org

 Redbuds at Northwestern 

SOAR Chicago Events

SOAR Chicago Farmer's Market
Every Tuesday from June 5th to October 30th
7am to 2pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza
220 E. Chicago Avenue

The programs are free and open to the public. For complete information, visit the SOAR website at www.soarchicago.org. 
Turn Down the Noise
Sunday, August 26
9:00am - 4:30pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue

A Quieter Future & The Institute of Noise Control Engineering will hold a free workshop  
 STEM activities with a free kit packed with supplies.
Presented by:  A Quieter Future (AQF)  & Institute for Noise Control Engineers (INCE)
Hands-on activities based on Next Generation Science Standards

For more information or to register go to www.aquieterfuture.org

North Dearborn Association  
60th Annual Garden Walk 
Sunday, July 15
12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Latin School, 45 W. North Avenue


Community Safety - CAPS and Beat Meetings

Dear Neighbors,
At last week's CAPS meeting we learned two things about how to leverage 911. When you realize that the 911 number gets an average of 17,000 calls a day, you can understand why it may take longer than you want to get a response.
First, "coordinated calling" is the term used for multiple responses to an incident. For example, last week there was a purse-snatching on McClurg. One person called 911, but if many others also would have called to report it, the incident would have received a higher level of attention. If you are aware of a drug dealing issue or loud bar, get your neighbors to join you in a coordinated call. This will raise the importance of the issue.
Second, it is better to use your landline for 911 calls whenever possible because the CPD system can pinpoint your location more quickly, particularly important in an emergency.

Craig Kaiser 
Streeterville Neighborhood Advocates

For further information call 18th District Community Relations at 312.742.5778

You can take an active role in helping the Chicago Police Department prevent crime in your neighborhood by attending your police district's Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meetings. If you need assistance from the Police Department, Fire Department, or an ambulance please call 911 immediately. 
The 18th District  serves residents east of the River and south of Fullerton Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North, Gold Coast and Streeterville.

Contact info: 312-742-5870 or email at 
Beats in our area are 1831, 1832, 1833 and 1834
To confirm/identify your District and Beat, use this map.

For a full list of 18th District Events, click here.

Contact Skyline Village Chicago

Phyllis Mitzen, President

Nancie Thompson, Administrative Manager

Colby Krouse, Newsletter Editor

Balance Exercises for Seniors
One in three seniors is injured in a fall each year. Improve your balance and decrease your risk with some of these exercises - easy to advanced. 


"Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!"  
         Ingrid Bergman

Healthy Tip:
Stay Hydrated!
Feeling lethargic is often a result of dehydration. Carry a reusable bottle to ensure you drink 2-3 liters of water per day. And cut back on caffeine, which makes it harder to stay hydrated.

Mather Lifeways 
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Skyline Village Chicago
SVC Events and Partner Events
SVC Friday Forum 
(Normally meets last Friday of the month)            
Friday, July 27
Anna Rappoport
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mity Nice, 835 N. Michigan

Passionate about making a difference, Anna Rappaport strives to educate and call to action the public, policymakers and business to improve prospects for older Americans and a secure retirement.
No Friday Forum August 2018

Lunch is Dutch Treat, plus $5 to cover the cost of our private room.

Skyline Village Chicago
Social Groups
Skyline  Women's Salon
Normally meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 

Tuesday, July 10
3:30pm - 5:00pm
1310 N. Ritchie Ct.
Host: D Clancy

Tuesday August 8/14
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location & Host TBD

Join fellow members for a lively discussion about what it means and how it feels to be an Aging Woman -- our hair, our outspokenness, our invisibility, our wisdom, our ..

Click links above or register by email at RSVP@skylinevillage.org with Women's Salon in the subject line.
SVC members and their guests only   

SVC's Sticks & Strings
Monday July 9
3:00pm - 5:00pm
233 E. Wacker #1202
Host: Carol Koenig

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Sticks & Strings Returns!

Are you a knitter or crocheter? Would you like to meet others who share your interest? SVC's Sticks & Strings is a group of Villagers who get together each other's home to have a little wine, a little cheese and a lot of camaraderie while doing needlework. Bring a project you're working on for yourself or for charity. Sticks & Strings donates collected items to a women's shelter. 

The first meeting of Sticks & Strings will be Monday, July 9, 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the home of Carol Koenig, 233 E Wacker Drive #1202. We will decide on how often to meet and where we will next meet. Hope you can join us!

  or call or email Mary Schulatz at 773.935.9204 or  schulatz@aol.com
SVC members and their guests only   

Skyline Diners    
First Monday of the Month

The Dining Club continues to be on hiatus for July and August    
We hope to start up again in if there is enough interest. Contact Charlene Conarty to let her know if you are interested in getting together with old and new friends over a good meal.     

11:30am - 3:00pm
Prentice Women's Hospital Cafeteria
250 E. Superior, 2nd floor 

If you are interested in joining this group or creating another Mah Jongg Group, please contact Carol Koenig at   ckoenig943@gmail.com
What Groups or Bulletin Boards Would You Like  
to Have? 
Do you miss Skyline Diners and Skyline BG? Maybe you would like to start a Bridge group -- or maybe your bridge game needs a substitute. Looking for fellow aficionados of movies, poetry, board games, walking or other activities? Would Skyline members like to have a bulletin board for finding friends to share activities?

Tell us what groups or bulletin boards you would like to see and if you would like to manage one.

Skyline Village Chicago
Join Us!
SVC New & Renewing Members

Welcome New Members!

New Members
Paula Giovacchini

Renewing Members
Michael Darcy
Lenore Holt-Darcy
Patricia Fine
Ruth Hoberman
Mary and James Houston
Mary Kemp
Lucile Krasnow
Joan Levin
Carla Lind
Marilyn Lipton
Janice Nazar
Richard Sylvia

Thank you to all of our new and renewing members. You are the core of our Village.  
If you haven't joined or renewed your membership yet, please do. Skylne Village Chicago needs your support to keep doing what we do. 

Join Skyline Village  Chicago

Annual Dues
$75 Individual
$100 Couple

Send a check to:
Skyline Village Chicago
P.O. Box 81334
Chicago, IL 60681 

Call us:   312.957.6060

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Skyline Village Chicago
In Our Neighborhood

401 North Michigan Avenue

Hey Apple Owners
Apple stores have events every day to teach you how to do all kinds of things with your Apple devices and software. Take advantage of the free classes and learn what your device can do for you.

Different classes and events daily
Beginner through advanced

Click here for the schedule for the Michigan Avenue store

Art Institute of Chicago 

The Art Institute is pleased to offer free admission Thursday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Jeff Parker and the New Breed 

Thursday, July 19 
Pritzker Garden
$5 students and members, $10 nonmembers

Jeff Parker and his retro-futurist jazz ensemble respond to works by Charles White and artists associated with the Chicago Black Renaissance. 

Art Institute Block Party
Saturday, July 21  
10:30 a.m-10:30 p.m.

In and around the entire museum 
Free for members, $10 for Illinois residents with registration through midnight on July 20
Celebrate the deep and lasting impact of Chicago art and design on American culture with a day of talks, performances, and art making that fill the museum's galleries, gardens, library, and public spaces. Join artists, historians, storytellers, performers, and a crowd-sourced roster of community contributors of all ages and backgrounds for this one-of-a-kind program, responding to and inspired by the city and the museum's collection. 

The day culminates with evening festivities in the Modern Wing-the galleries of modern and contemporary art offer immersive experiences and art making while poets, musicians, and dancers perform in Griffin Court.

Click here for a full calendar of events at the Art Institute of Chicago

Center for Life & Learning
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut

Effective July 1, Susan Quaintance will replace Ashley Elskus as the new Director of the Center for Life and Learning Congratulations Susan!

Fitness Membership
July 9 - August 30

10:30am - 11:15am - Toning Balls
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Yoga
T uesdays
10:30am - 11:15am - Pilates Resistance Band
2:45pm - 3:30pm - Intermediate Tai Chi
10:30am - 11:15am -  Zing! Total Fitness
10:30am - 11:15am - Range of Motion
2:45pm - 3:30pm - Intermediate Tai Chi

Classes are $55
Call 312.878.4570 to register or click here to register online


Summer Film Series
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. 
Bring a brown-bag lunch
Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP required

July 10
Darkest Hour
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. (2 hr, 5 min)

July 17
Lady Bird 
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, CA. (1 hr, 34 min)

July 24
The Post
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (1 hr, 56 min)

July 31
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. (1 hr, 55 min)

August 7
The Shape of Water
A top secret research facility in the 1960's, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (2 hr, 3 min)

August 14
The Greatest Showman
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary, P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (1 hr, 45 min)


July 11
10:30-11:30 a.m.
CEO (Career Exploration Opportunities)
Intergenerational Event with Chicago Lights Summer Day

RSVP by Monday, July 9

Chicago Lights Summer Day fifth graders and their CLL partners will explore the world of work and what it takes to get there. But it will feel a lot more like playing!
We need 20 CLL members to participate in this free and fun event.
Friday, July 27
10:00 a.m. (Meet at 61 W. Superior)
The Poetry Foundation
Register online here by Monday, July 23
If you've lived in Chicago for a while, you may be able to remember when other buildings hosted Poetry magazine and its eponymous foundation. But in 2011 this permanent home opened and was widely praised for its design and functionality. Architectural Record says, "In keeping with the art form it serves, the New Poetry Foundation is a respectful, restrained building that employs an economy of means and methods, just as a good poem employs economy of language." After touring the 30,000-volume library and enjoying a poetry reading of "Chicago" poems, we'll have a Dutch treat lunch around the corner at hip, new burger joint 25 Degrees.
$5 for CLL members / $8 for guests

Friday August 10
(Meet at 126 E. Chestnut)
Starved Rock State Park Land and Water Cruise

Register online here by Friday, August 3
After lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, we'll be taken on a guided trolley tour to learn about the history of legends of the area. Then we'll see Starved Rock by water on the new river boat, the "Eagle I."
$75 for CLL members/ $85 for guests

Thursday, August 16
5:00pm ( Meet at 111 E. Chestnut) 
Night Out at Osteria del Pastaio

Register online here by Tuesday, August 15
Chosen as an Open Table Diners' Choice Award, this very convenient neighborhood gem is known for its artisanal pasta, seasonal desserts, and intimate space. Join us to see why.
Dutch treat.

For more information call 312.981.3386.

Chicago Sinai Congregation  
Sinai Forum Lunch Series
15 W. Delaware Pl.

Last Thursday of the month
12:30pm - 1:30pm

July 26, 2018

Sinai's very own Ken and Dan Raskin 
Manny's Cafeteria & Deli: 75 Years of History in Chicago. 
August 30, 2018

Sinai's very own Jonathan Solomon, Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and designed objects at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. 

Click here for more information.

Members $15 / Non-members of Sinai $20
 Register at rsvp@chicagosinai.org or 312.867.7000

"When it comes to aging, we're held to a different standard than men. Some guy said to me: 'Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll?' I said: 'You'd better check with Mick Jagger'." 
from "Fifty on Fifty: Wisdom, Inspiration, and Reflections on Women's Lives Well Lived"
Elder Justice Center
Free Seminar Series
Alternate Thursdays
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Daley Center, 50 W. Washington
Courtroom 2005
Registration: 312.603.9233

Alternate Thursdays
July 12
Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation
Topics to Include: 
* How to screen for, respond to and report abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; 
* Mandatory reporting procedures; 
* Role of adult protective services agencies; and 
* Identifying common frauds and scams that involve telemarketing, home repair, debt settlement, mortgage rescue, social security benefits and more. 
Louis Hill, M.A Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Family Services
Amy Gjesdahl, sq. Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C

July 26 
Everything You Want To Know About Guardianship
Topics to Include: 
* Guardians' duties and responsibilities 
* Guardianship process and procedures 
* Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney 

Daniel Belko Supervising Attorney Office of the Cook County Public Guardian 
Catherine Evans Assistant Director Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors

August 9
Aging At Home:  Safety and Support Systems
Topics to Include: 
* Home fire safety tips 
* Law-enforcement services 
* Tips on how to declutter your home 
Officer Susan M. Doody Chicago Police Department 8th District - Community Policing Senior Citizen Officer 
Minnie Tenort Public Safety Officer - Chicago Fire Department Coralyn Hudik Senior Services Officer Ret. - Chicago Police Department

August 23
When A Mental Illness Requires Protective Care
Topics to Include: 
* Who is subject to involuntary commitment? 
* What is the process? 
* Who pays? 

Hon. Maureen Kirby-Ward Presiding Judge County Division Circuit Court of Cook County 
Alexa James NAMI-Chicago

Click here for the seminar series.
"There are six myths about old age: 
1. That it's a disease, a disaster. 
2. That we are mindless. 
3. That we are sexless. 
4. That we are useless. 
5. That we are powerless. 
6. That we are all alike." 

Maggie Kuhn, 
Founder, Gray Panthers movement

DCASE Events,
Performances & Exhibitions  


July 11 - July 15
38th Annual Taste of Chicago
Grant Park
A cultural experience for all your senses, Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining scene, alongside a smorgasboard of cooking demonstrations, music concerts, dance performances, art activations, family activities and more.
August 18-19
60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products US
North Avenue Beach
Featuring military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, simulated water rescues and parachute teams, the Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest-running free admission events of its kind.

August 30-September 2
40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival
Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center
A favorite Labor Day weekend tradition, the world class Chicago Jazz Festival showcases four stages of live performances by Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists. The festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

Summer Dance
Swing, waltz, cha-cha... or simply enjoy the music at the largest outdoor social dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in the introductory, one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing in Grant Park and other Chicago Park District locations. The series culminates at the Summer Dance Celebration highlighting the city's diverse dance community in Millennium Park on Saturday, August 25, 2018
Spirit of the Music Park 
601 S. Michigan
Thursday, July 5 - Dabke
Ahmed Hamad (Palestinian Traditional Dances)
Friday, July 6  House (6-9pm - no break)
DJ Jesse de la Peña 

Saturday, July 7 - Swing
The Fat Babies, Margot Toppen & Riley Wimes, Jr.

Sunday, July 8 - Argentine Tango
Mariano Barreriro Tango Duo, Tango 21 

Thursday, July 19 - Afrobeat
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Idy Ciss 

Friday, July 20 - Steppin' & Kizomba
DJ Eclipse Black Diamond Elite Steppers 

Saturday, July 21 - Salsa
Juan Pablo Díaz y su Orquesta, Latin Rhythms

Sunday, July 22 - Romanian Folk Music & Dances
Laurentiu Feraru and his Gypsy Fusion Band, Ethnic Dance Chicago 

Thursday, July 26 - African Highlife & Soukous
Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l, Kimosha P. Murphy (

Friday, July 27 - Blues, West Coast Swing & Hustle
The Cash Box Kings, May I Have This Dance 

S aturday, July 28 - Steppin'
DJ Mellow Khris, Dawud and Lura Shareef
Sunday, July 29 - Swing
Sons of Susan, Kasper Dance Studio 

Thursday, August 9 - Bomba
Bomba con Buya,  Ivelisse Diaz with La Escuelita Bombera de Corazon 

Friday, August 10 - House (6-9pm - no break)
Forever Monna
Saturday, August 11 - Bachata
El Caobo Internacional, Stephanie "La Lobita" Wolfson

Sunday, August 12 - Country
The Hoyle Brothers, Jeffrey Cannon 

Thursday, August 16 - World Music & Bollywood
Funkadesi (Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae & Funk)
Bollywood Groove 

Friday, August 17 - Contra & Square Dance
Golden Horse Ranch Band, Annie Coleman

Saturday, August 18 - Salsa & Mambo
Mannix Martinez: A Tribute to the Legends featuring Yvonne Curet & Jeffrey Martinez, Mixed Motion Art

Sunday, August 19 - Ballroom
Teddy Lee Orchestra, Fred Astaire Dance Studio 

Thursday, August 23 - Argentine Tango
Redwood Tango Trio, American Tango Institute 

Friday, August 24 - Salsa, Mambo & Cha-Cha
Charanga Tropical 
Arthur Murray Dance Center 
Buckingham Fountain/Taste of Chicago
Wednesday, July 11 
Steppin'DJ Eric "ET" Taylor , Majestic Gents

Thursday, July 12  - Cajun
Les Rôdailleurs,  Louie Stallone & Monica Vachlon 

Friday, July 13 - House
Queens of House Music

Saturday, July 14 - Cumbia
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto 
Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Company 
Sunday, July 15 - Salsa
Luis Palermo & The Brasa All Stars (Salsa)


Chamber Mondays
1st and 4th Mondays 
Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall

July 23
Musicians Club of Women Award Winners in Concert
Laura Osterlund

August 6
Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble

August 27
Musican's Club of Women

Dame Myra Hess Concerts
Preston Bradley Hall
3rd Floor South
Click here for full schedule
July 11
Gabriel Martins, Cello, Joseph Liccardo, piano

July 18
Geneva Lewis, violin, Renana Gutman, piano

July 25
Neave Trio, violin, cello and piano

August 1
Florin Parvulescu, violin, Samantha Cho, piano

August 8
Anita Graef, cello, Patrick Godon, piano

August 15, 
Dynasty Battles, piano

August 22
Katinka Kleijn, cllo, Sabastian Huydts, piano

August 29
Dio Ephelia, clarinet & piano

Statue Stories
Statue Stories Chicago is a city-wide public arts initiative that brings 30 of Chicago's statues to life. Chicago's most celebrated writers, actors and comedians were commissioned to create monologues for some of the city's famous statues. Pass a talking statue, look for the nearby sign, and use your smartphone to scan the sign's QR Code or type the text in your web browser, and presto-you get a call back from John C. Reilly as Abraham Lincoln, Shonda Rhymes as Miró's Chicago or Steve Carell as a man clutching a giant fish by the Shedd Aquarium. Each has a story to tell. Together they tell Chicago's story.    www.statuestorieschicago.com/


Continues through December 2018
StoryCorps is pleased to partner with the Chicago Cultural Center and WBEZ 91.5 FM to record, share, and preserve the stories of communities in Chicago.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people  of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared stories and life experiences in a StoryCorps recording session. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition, local public radio stations and at  www.storycorps.org/chicago
Do you have a story to tell?  Record an interview:
1 . Make a reservation and prepare for your interview on chicago.storycorps.org
2. Bring your interview partner to the StoryBooth. The interview is a chance to ask the questions that matter.
3. At the end of your session, you'll take home a broadcast-quality CD of your interview. With your permission, a copy will be archived at the Library of Congress.
Local stories will air on WBEZ 91.5 FM.
The Chicago Cultural Center offers performances and exhibitions, free and open to the public.

Fourth Presbyterian Church - Music

Ongoing schedule of concerts. 
Concerts are free unless otherwise noted.
Fridays, 12:10pm
Michigan Avenue Courtyard

July 6       
Libby York, jazz  

July 13       Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael, cabaret 

July 20       Mark and Anne Burnell, jazz 

July 27       After School Matters, choir 

August 3    Matthew Coley, marimba

August 10  Laura Freeman, jazz 

August 17    Elaine Dame, jazz 

August 24    Terry Sullivan, jazz 

For a full list of concerts at Fourth Presbyterian,  click here

Lookingglass Theatre
May 23 - August 19, 2018
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Professor Aronnax and crew set out to investigate a terrifying sea creature, but are quickly captured by the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the Nautilus submarine, they must confront the monsters that lurk below...and within. Ensemble Member David Kersnar directs Jules Verne's epic adventure in this World Premiere.

Here's a little hint watch this

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 North Michigan Ave

LUMA is pleased to offer free admission every day
Sketching in the galleries every Tuesday from 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Week of July 2
LUMA is closed this week due to unforseen circumstances. Please check their social media for further information.


220 E. Chicago Avenue

MCA is pleased to offer free admission on Tuesdays

Tuesdays on the Terrace 
Through September 25
5:30pm - 8:30pm

July 3        
Dee Alexander

July 10        Juli Wood and Caroline Davis

July 17        Thaddeus Tukes Viibez

July 24         Fred Anderson Legacy with Tatsu Aoki

July 31         Katie Ernst with Twin Talk

August 7       Mwata Bowden

August 14     Charles Heath Quartet

August 21     Ernest Dawkins

August  28    Ari Brown, Tribute to Richard Abrams

Visit  https://mcachicago.org/Calendar for the roster of performers and other MCA events.

Navy Pier

AON Summer Fireworks
Wednesdays 9:30pm 
Saturdays 10:15pm 
select holidays

Wednesday, July 18
Chicago Human Rhythm Project Tap Fest
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Returning for its second year, Rhythm World artists and students bring tap and percussive dance to the stage. Presented as part of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Rhythm World Festival. 
Learn more at chicagotap.org.
Wednesday-Saturday, July 25-28
7:00pm - 8:15p,Shakespeare in the Park
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Presented as part of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks.
July 12-13
Fresh Fest
Fresh Fest! presented by Allstate Insurance Company is a two-day, Pier-wide performance program featuring young performers of Chicago. This free festival is open to the public, and will include multiple performances on July 12 and 13 at various stages and spaces at Navy Pier (Crystal Garden, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, Polk Bros Park and Performance Lawns, Wave Wall platform, and Pier Park).  

LIVE on the Lake
Miller Lite Beer Garden

Wednesday, July 4, 
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
The Prissillas
 5:00 pm - 9:20 pm 
Marina City with special guests Local Motive and Concrete Roots.
Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheryl & Say Yes! with special disco dance lessons with instructor Shawn Lent & Friends
Friday, July 6, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sixteen Candles with special guest Matt Hires.
Saturday, July 7, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tinsley Ellis,  special guests Malynda Hale and Nooky Jones               
Sunday, July 8, 2:00pm - 8:00 pm
Hurricane Reggae Band with special guests DJ Papa G and TreeHouse!.
Wednesday, July 11, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Mike Wheeler  with special guest Melody Angel.

Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pier Dance: Swing Na' Ma' with an open Latin street dance lesson.
Friday, July 13, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bobby McClendon  with special guests Miss Tess & The Talkbacks.
Saturday, July 14, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Old Shoe with special guests  Swift Technique   and   Subhi .
Sunday, July 15, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kofi & The New Roots Band with special guests DJ Papa G and Chicago Afrobeat Project.
Wednesday, July 18, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Demetria Taylor with special guest Leilani Kilgore.
Thursday, July 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Euphony  with a special stepping dance lesson with instructor Ken Watkins.
Friday, July 20, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hairbanger's Ball with special guests WICYC.
Saturday, July 21, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dr. Bombay  with special guests Breezy Rodio and MER's Music Showcase.
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity with special guests DJ Papa G and Chicago South American Ensemble.
Wednesday, July 25, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Vino Louden with special guest Brother John.
Thursday, July 26, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fat Babies with a special swing dance lesson with instructor Nicolle Wood.
Friday, July 27, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Trippin' Billies with special guest Chip Ratliff & The DirtyBluCrue!.
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bumpus with special guests Kates Brothers Band and Cousin Curtiss.
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gizzae with special guests DJ Papa G and ESSO.
Wednesday, August 1, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wayne Baker Brooks with special guest Louisiana Al.
Thursday, August 2, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheryl And Say Yes! with special disco dance lessons with instructor Shawn Lent & Friends.
Friday, August 3, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Town Pants with special guests Feudin' Hillbillies.
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Aj Ghent with special guests Wild Adriatic and Local Motive.
Sunday, August 5, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indika Reggae Band with special guests DJ Papa G and La Tosca.
Wednesday, August 8, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Joanna Connor with special guest La Wuandia.
Friday, August 10, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mr. Blotto with special guests The Dirk Quinn Band.
Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Soul Commitments with special guests Bassel & The Supernaturals and Chicken Bone.
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gizzae with special guests DJ Papa G and Doum Sound.
Wednesday, August 15, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials with special guest Sonic Soul.
Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pier Dance: Ginger Road with country 2 step lessons.
Friday, August 17, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mike & Joe with special guests The Leadfoot Band .
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Danielle Juhre , with special guests Creedence Revived and Wall of Denial.
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kofi And The New Roots Band with special guests DJ Papa G and Kwame Binea Shakedown.
Wednesday, August 22, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Jimmy Nick With special guests The Blue Coast Band.
Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Hemispheres with special guests Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers.
Saturday, August 25, 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Stache with special guests Mountain Deer Revival and John Kimler & Friends.
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hurricane Reggae Band with special guests DJ Papa G and Ugochi & The Afro Soul Ensemble.
Wednesday, August 29, 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Nublu Band all ages show with special guest Trayce Eileen.
Thursday, August 30, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pier Dance: Bollywood, Featuring Dj Jeet with a Bollywood dance lesson by Bollywood Groove!
Friday, August 31, 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press with special guests Workout Music.

Click here for a full schedule of Navy Pier events and tickets as needed

Newberry Library
60 West Walton

The Newberry organizes and hosts programs illuminating topics in the humanities, through a variety of formats tailored to the subject at hand: lectures, staged readings, music and dance performances, panel discussions, workshops, and more. 
For a full list of events, programs and exhibitions at the Newberry Library go to www.newberry.org 

Thursday, July 26 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
Don't miss the annual Newberry Book Fair, one of the largest used book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books, movies, records and more in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or less. Admission is FREE!

Saturday, July 28
Free and open to the public; no registration required
At a time when political polarization is intensified by the extremes of digital discourse, the Bughouse Square Debates are a public forum where people can encounter new ideas and share their own in person!
Saturday, August 4
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogy research, this session will last approximately an hour followed by a short tour of the library.

To register for one of the events above, click here.   

Replogle Center for Counseling and Wellness  
126 E. Chestnut

Tuesday Mornings at Replogle 
Sacred Pause
7:45-8:15 a.m.
Stone Chapel
Free and open to all
In the midst of your busy life, take a few minutes on Tuesday mornings to find some stillness and experience silence. Take a break from the relentless pace and stress of daily life.

You don't have to be an experienced meditator to attend, and you're free to use the silence of our Sacred Pause in any way you like. We have resources to help you practice if you need help--poetry, readings, inspirational photography--but the format is simple and open: a greeting, a candle, a bell, twenty minutes of silence.

For more information or to express interest in adding your name to the list for the next group, please call 312.787.8425.

More Great Cultural, Education and Social Opportunities?

We know we didn't get them all in our calendar and newsletter! 

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