May/June 2019 Newsletter
In This Issue
Message from the
Skyline Village Chicago Board
From the Skyline Village Chicago Board

Happy Spring!
The tulips are finally blooming; hurray! This month we welcome our new Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, with great hope and expectations for what she can accomplish to fix our city' s finances and our schools and combat the violence that plagues our beautiful city. As older adults, we also want her to focus on ways we can make our city a Livable Chicago for All Ages. Mayor-elect Lightfoot's Transition Team is hard at work gathering ideas from all corners of the city to create a blueprint for Chicago going forward under her leadership.

What can we do?  You can submit your ideas to the transition team. For ideas of what to submit, see the attached document that the Chicago Aging Collaborative sent to Mayor-elect Lightfoot. You can also join Skyline's Advocacy Committee, which will hold our first meeting on Monday, June 3, at 3pm.   For more information write us at

We hope to see you all at our Summer Solstice Party and Benefit, Saturday, June 15th., when we will honor Jonathan and Sandy Miller for the music and joy they have given us.
Skyline Village Chicago

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:

Are you getting the whole newsletter?  Wouldn't want you to miss anything!

If you don't see two columns all the way down to the Skyline Mission Statement in the footer that means that your email server doesn't automatically download longer emails. You should see a message to 'Download all' or something similar. Where the note appears is different on different computers/operating systems and email programs. It may be all the way at the bottom.  Click on it to get all the information about the latest in SVC, news from our members and goings on in our vibrant neighborhood. 

Support Skyline Village Chicago with Your  Amazon Purchases

SVC is registered as a supportable charity on Amazon Smiles

Go to, log in, and select Skyline Village Chicago Inc as your charity. All of your Amazon info will carry over. That's all you have to do.  A portion of any Amazon purchase you make will benefit SVC. 

Good Times with Skyline Village Chicago
March Friday Forum 
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
by Regan Burke

Leana Majors and Charles Jenkins, Chicago Coalition of the Homeless presented information about the organization. It is privately funded, no government funding. They concentrate on educating the public about the the homeless, lobbying Springfield for laws to benefit the homeless, outreach to the public about how to help the homeless. Ms. Majors and Mr. Jenkins told us their stories about how the Coalition helped them recover from addiction and homelessness. They now have full-time jobs as speakers for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

They advocate for affordable housing, job training, health care and racial integration.
For more information go to


If you want to help plan events or have an idea for programs, please contact, 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. Email to    Be sure to include the event you attended and the names of the folks in the photos.
Skyliner Expeditions

Our President traveled at the cusp of winter and spring. Other Skyliners will be traveling a lot as we get into the warmer months.  Please send a snapshot and a paragraph about your early summer adventures to by mid-June for the next edition of the newsletter.

Paris and Amsterdam 
By Phyllis Mitzen
T his was our second trip to Paris and our first time in Amsterdam.

Michael's choir, Kol Zimrah, was invited by the Copernicus Synagogue in Paris to sing there, so off we went with 60 other choir members. In addition to participating in the amazing concert they gave (which will be repeated at Temple Beth Hillel in Wilmette on Thursday May 23rd), we toured Notre Dame, feeling all the more heartbroken when fire raged through it only two weeks later. We also spent time in some of the remarkable art galleries: the Musee D'Orsay, L'Orangerie, and Musee Jacquemart Andre. We also experienced the political turmoil on Saturday as we walked two blocks from our hotel to the Champs-Elysees to watch the Yellow Vests march. I asked a group of women if I could take their picture and they said, "Of course, we love to see an old woman supporting us." We hugged and they marched on....while many others in the fringe groups were creating havoc by destroying newsstands, burning down a famous restaurant and breaking windows, even in our hotel.

Michael's choir, Kol Zimrah, performing at the the Copernicus Synagogue in Paris 

Left and above: Two weeks before Notre Dame burned

Below: Protesters in Paris

Amsterdam was even more delightful than we had imagined. We toured the Keukenhof Gardens on the second day it opened to marvel at its lavish display of every kind and color of tulip imaginable. I also had a chance to spend a day at De Hogewey, the Dementia Village that has received world wide attention for its philosophy of creating a 'normal' life for people with advanced dementia. We also toured Ann Frank's home, and hired a guide who grew up in Amsterdam during the war to walk us through the Portuguese Synagogue and the surrounding neighborhood, painting a picture of Jewish life before, during and after WWII. She had been a 'hidden child'. We toured the magnificent
Van Gogh museum and enjoyed a concert in the acoustically perfect  Concertgebouw. We loved every moment in this vibrant city, crossing the canals and dodging the bikes ridden by young and old and in-between. We decided that we must return to enjoy Amsterdam in the summer.

Keukenhof Gardens

De Hogeway, The Dementia Village

The conductor runs down and up the stairs along
side the orchestra to conduct and take bows.  
He is advised by the usher at the top 'don't fall'. 


Did you take a trip this winter?  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?

We are eager to share your adventure and photos!

Send them to Judy Karlov, judy.karlov@gmail.comby mid-June for our July/August newsletter.
  Skyline Village Chicago 
Our Favorite Things

Shazam App
Submitted by Colby Krouse

The Shazam app is one of the most popular apps for mobile devices. You can use it to identify music, get song lyrics and also to discover music. When I hear something playing and can't quite remember the name or performer or want to remember so I can purchase it later, I click the app on my phone. It listens to what is playing and gives me the information. You can link to Apple music or Spotify playlists, YouTube and more if you like. 

Find it in the App Store or on Google Play or learn more about it on


Do you have a Favorite Thing you'd like to share with your fellow Skyliners?  Send it to us at
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 
Anna Rappoport, 2018

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
Neighborhood News
From the 42nd Ward Newsletter

Chicago Launches Mural Registry

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the launch of the City of Chicago Mural Registry, a publicly-accessible database of Chicago's growing collection of murals found at 

Maintained by the Public Art Program of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Registry has been developed as a resource tool that will help communities identify, explore, and preserve murals in our neighborhoods. 

As part of the registry's release, DCASE will work with city agencies, aldermen, community groups, block clubs, chambers of commerce, and residents to populate and promote the registry.

The Mural Registry catalogues and acknowledges Chicago's collection of murals and will include a growing list of completed murals created on both private and public property. Artists, organizations and property owners are encouraged to register completed murals by submitting an application. Accepted murals will be assigned a unique Mural Registration ID and will receive an official emblem from the City of Chicago. There are no fees associated with the Mural Registry. For the registration criteria and application, visit
In 2017, the City of Chicago celebrated the "Year of Public Art," which culminated with hundreds of new works of public art throughout the city and the creation of Chicago's first Public Art Plan. The new plan is a blueprint that will help shape the future of public art in Chicago and shift how we interact, talk about and support works of art that can be viewed by all. Chicago was one of the first municipalities in 1978 to implement an ordinance mandating that 1.33% of the cost of public buildings be set aside for the creation of original artwork.
The Chicago Public Art Collection managed by DCASE includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. The Collection provides the citizens of Chicago with an improved public environment and enhances city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists. For complete details on the Chicago's Public Art Program, visit

Alderman Reilly and the Rora Mosaic at Erie Terrace. Photo courtesy of RNRA
From the 42nd Ward Newsletter OEMC Reminders for National 9-1-1 Education Month - "Help Us Help You!"

During National 9-1-1 Education Month, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is again reminding Chicagoans to "Help Us Help You!" by informing the public about how callers can help 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers provide the appropriate resources in emergency situations. 

Often callers are in distress, which may cause frustration with the information gathering being done by 9-1-1 personnel; however, knowing ahead of time - before an urgent situation - why the process is important can help all concerned. For this reason, OEMC is committed to the "Help Us Help You!" campaign to educate anyone calling 9-1-1. 

Tips for Calling 9-1-1 

Help call takers help you by signing up for Smart911: Sign up today at or via the mobile app. Smart911 is a free, voluntary and secure service that allows individuals and families to provide personal, medical, or situational information when they call 9-1-1 to help first responders rapidly assist in the case of an emergency. 
This includes a home address, because today, 75% of 9-1-1 calls are made from cell phone, making it difficult for 9-1-1 call takers to determine the exact location of an emergency. 
When creating your Safety Profile, you can also include things about:
  • Allergies - Does someone in your family have a life-threatening allergy to food or medication? 911 dispatchers will be able to immediately inform first responders.
  • Autism/Dementia - Does your child have Autism? Is there someone with Dementia in the home? Do they have a tendency to wander or hide when scared? Uploading a photo and a physical description makes it easier to locate them in case of an emergency.
  • Multi-Lingual Households - Residents can sign up for a safety profile in ANY language and indicate that they or someone in the household has difficulty communicating in English. 9-1-1 will know to connect them with an interpreter ASAP in an emergency.
  • Animals - Do you share your home with pets? This information can assist firefighters in their search to bring everyone, including your pets, to well as information about your current medications, physical disability, mental health, home layout, emergency contacts, and much more.
Know your location: When calling 9-1-1, one of the first things you'll be asked to provide is the location of the emergency you're reporting. Always be aware of your surroundings and where you are calling from so you can tell the call taker the address of the emergency. It's helpful to give landmarks, such as buildings, parks or cross streets, etc. to identify where you are and where responders need to go. The call taker may not automatically know your location so you will be asked to confirm it.
Know your cell well: Did you know that cell phones do not give exact locations? They ping off the nearest cell tower from where you are calling from. That's why it's important to provide call-takers with your exact location. Also, text to 911 is not an option in Chicago; the system can receive voice communications only. Before calling 9-1-1 understand how your cellphone works in an emergency.
Try to stay calm, listen carefully: Do your best to remain calm, give as much information as you can and follow all instructions. In an emergency, seconds matter, so being knowledgeable and prepared can make all the difference. Knowing what to expect when you call 9-1-1 can help reduce fear and feelings of helplessness in an emergency.
Know how to give information: Give detailed description of situation/offenders, etc. including sex, race, age, height, weight, clothing, tattoos, scars/marks, hair, face, or complexion. Describe vehicles with license, make, color or direction of escape.
Teach kids about 9-1-1: Educate children about calling 9-1-1 including: listening to instructions, knowing their address and floor/apartment number, any medical conditions of those in the home, and understanding that they should not hang up until the call taker tells them. Also, teach kids about the seriousness of prank calling 9-1-1 and to only call for true emergencies to save a life, stop a crime or report a fire. Don't give old phones to children as toys. A wireless phone with no active service can still call 9-1-1.  As a reminder to adults and children, if 9-1-1 is accidentally called, stay on the line and tell the call taker that you do not have an emergency.

Make the Right Call
Call 9-1-1 when a situation requires immediate police, fire, or emergency medical response:
  • For Police Services - Call 9-1-1 when there is a crime in progress, an immediate threat to life or bodily injury or a major property damage or loss due to crime.
  • For Fire Services - Call 9-1-1 when reporting a fire, hazardous material incidents or a rescue of a trapped person.
  • For Emergency Medical Services - Call 9-1-1 to report life-threatening medical emergencies that require an ambulance including heart attacks, asthma attacks or automobile accidents with injuries.
Call 3-1-1 to request a city service, information, or to report non-emergency police services:
  • For City Services - Call 3-1-1 to request services such as garbage collection or tree trimming, report problems such as potholes or street lights out or to check the status of a request, as well as to get information on special events, CAPS meetings or other City information.
  • For Non-Emergency Police Services - Call 3-1-1 to report a situation that does not pose an immediate threat to life, bodily injury or major property damage or loss, to file a police report, report a situation that does not require an immediate police response including pick-pocketing, auto theft, etc. or to report other offenses when the suspect is no longer at the scene.
Did you know...
  • Call takers and dispatchers have the responsibility to get the caller the help they need AND assist first responders by dispatching the right resources, as well as providing the most accurate and thorough information available to ensure the safety of the caller and the safety of police, fire and EMS personnel responding to the emergency.
  • Any person reporting a crime - who is not a victim - may inform the call-taker that he/she wishes to remain anonymous.
  • OEMC typically receives 4.3 million calls a year. If you dial 9-1-1 for a non-emergency matter, you are tying up resources that could be needed in a real emergency.
  • Residents cannot text directly to 9-1-1 to request for assistance in Chicago, but you can send a follow-up picture to 9-1-1 from your cell phone AFTER you call 9-1-1 for an emergency.

Skyline Village Chicago
News We Can Use
Stop Telling Women They're Too Old to Wear Something. It's Another Way of Making Us Invisible

NextAvenue Readers Speak Up About Elder Speak

How to find the Right Words for Someone in Hospice

Obituary Writing 101

Congress Looks Into Abuse in Nursing Homes

Be Part of the AntiAgeism Movement! Go OldSchool!
Old School is a rapidly growing, comprehensive online resource of resources to educate everyone about age
discrimination. Author Ashton Applewhite, launched the site while writing This Chair Rocks along with millennials
Ryan Backer and Kyrie Carpenter, who happily describe themselves as "olders in training."

Old School's goal is to aims to "make ageism as unacceptable as any other prejudice". Besides providing resources,
the site urges participation "If you have an ageism-related resource to contribute to Old School - not about positive
aging or productive aging or healthy aging or conscious aging or creative aging, but explicitly focused on ageism" 
they want to hear from you.

If you find something you think would be beneficial or interesting to fellow Skyliners, please email
it with News We Can Use in the subject line.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Home Safety for Older Consumers - Home Safety Checklist
        If you have a tip or favorite quote to share, please send to 

SVC Community Partner Announcements
(listed alphabetically)
SVC Community Partner Focus: 
Driehaus Museum

Looking for volunteer opportunities?  The Driehaus needs you!

Access Living

Access Living 2019 Lead On Gala
June 10
5:30pm Reception
6:30pm Dinner, Awards, Live Auction

Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier

The "Lead On!" Award - named for Justin Dart, Jr., the grandfather of the ADA, recognizes visionaries, individuals or institutions, who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive changes in our communities. This year we are celebrating the work and impact of two leaders: Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.
Ken Roth leads the high impact work of Human Rights Watch which brings attention globally to human right violations against people with disabilities, resulting in significant policy reform in many countries. Darren Walker is a philanthropic visionary who has built a framework of disability inclusion at the Ford Foundation and, as importantly, is educating other foundations on the role they can play in advancing disability justice.

Chicago Park District

Lake Shore Park 
808 N. Lake Shore Drive

Seneca Park/Eli M. Schulman Playground 
220 E. Chicago Avenue

Advisory Council Meetings
Normally Meets Second Monday of the Month
May 13, June 10

Spring fitness classes are currently in session through June 9.   

Click here for schedule and registration

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
May 8 and  June 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Newberry Library, Room B-91
60 W. Walton, Elm Street entrance

Chicago Park District
Millennium Park  
201 E. Randolph Street

Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn
May 25 - August 31
Saturdays, 7:00am - 11:00amTuesdays and Thursdays 7:30am - 8:15am

Kickstart your weekend with a FREE morning workout on Millennium Park's Great Lawn. Each workout is 45 minutes, with classes beginning on the hour, every hour. Classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba and more

Click here for the full schedule


34th Annual Gospel Music Festival
May 31, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
June 1, 11:00am - 9:30pm

Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city more than 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival will present the top gospel artists in the country. Over the years, the festival has featured traditional choirs to contemporary urban gospel mixed with hip-hop and house music.


34th Annual Blues Festival
June 7-9, 11:00am - 9:00pm

With a diverse lineup celebrating the blues' past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival shares the great Chicago-born music tradition with the world while shining a spotlight on the genre's contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip-hop and more. Music begins each day at 11am at the Budweiser Crossroads Stage, the Visit Mississippi Juke Joint, the Front Porch and the Park Grill Stage. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion will feature headliners from 5 to 9pm.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
June 4 - August 20
Pritzker Pavilion

The Millennium Park Summer Film Series will offer a lineup of popular classic and recent movie selections on Tuesdays, June 4 through August 20, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  To celebrate 2019 as the  Year of Chicago Theatre , this year's series will co-present each film with a select Chicago theatre company, providing a season-long sampling of themes, ethnicities and genres to reflect the city's rich passion for cinema in all its variety.

DCASE has partnered with 13 local theatre companies to co-produce this summer's film series. Companies include About Face Theatre, Aguijón Theater, Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Free Street Theater, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens Theater.
Film lovers can take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or spread out a blanket on the Great Lawn to watch their favorite movies on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

June 4 - Black Panther
June 11 - Frida
June 18 - Love, Simon
June 25 - Wonder Woman


Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Mondays, Thursdays
June 13 - August 15
Pritzker Pavillion

June 13 - Mt. Joy, Rayland Baxter
June 17 - Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Lineker e os Caramelows
June 24 - Chucho Valdes & Jazz Batá, Fareed Haque & Casseus
June 27 - Flora Cash, Susto

The 2019 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of FREE outdoor concerts on 11 dates between June 13 and August 15 (specific dates noted below) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series will feature a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists-both established and emerging.


Grant Park Music Festival
June 12 - August 17
Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm
Saturdays 7:30pm
Pritzker Pavilion

Join us for our Season of Anniversaries, including Carlos Kalmar's 20th year leading the Festival, Millennium Park's 15th anniversary, and our own 85th season. For more information, visit  .

Open Rehearsals and Docent-Led Talks
Audiences can watch as the  Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus rehearse upcoming performances during the day, most Tuesdays-Fridays, June-August.
During breaks in rehearsals, Festival docents lead informal talks about the music, composers, and the history of classical music in the front of the Seating Bowl. Visit the  Events Calendar  on the Grant Park Music Festival website for specific rehearsal dates and times.
Pre-Concert Lectures
A free pre-concert lecture series that takes an in-depth look at the Festival's programs and performers.
All lectures begin one hour prior to each concert in the Chase Promenade North Tent, located on the west end of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Hosts include WFMT's Relevant Tones host Seth Boustead, Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Sounds and Stories contributor Laura Sauer and WFMT host Dennis Moore.

Click here for the concert schedule and guest artists


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents
Yo-Yo Ma, The Complete Bach Cello Suites
June 20
Free, reserved seats available at a cost. See link below.

CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma brings the power of Bach's timeless music to Chicago with a free concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. As part of his worldwide tour The Bach Project, Ma gives a solo performance of all six of the composer's transcendent cello suites in one sitting. "Bach's cello suites have been my constant musical companions," he shares. "For almost six decades, they have given me sustenance, comfort and joy during times of stress, celebration and loss."

Community Safety - CAPS and Beat Meetings

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.

Beats 1834 and 1833 meetings are held on the first Thursday of every odd-numbered month. Beat 1834, serving Streeterville south of Superior, and Beat 1833, serving Streeterville north of Superior, meet at 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of every odd-numbered month at Access Living, 115 W. Chicago.

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.
Every month
Register:    Call 888.600.2560
or email

Presented by: Mather Lifeways

With Telephone Topics, you simply call a toll-free number to listen to a wide range of interesting discussions and programs. Dial into...
  • Wellness programs
  • Participate in live, guided chair yoga or meditation sessions to stretch your body or mind.
  • Education programs
  • Learn about history, healthy habits, architecture, and more-it's easy to learn something new!
  • Discussion topics
  • Share a piece of your mind when you join a lively discussion on sports, movies, and other topics.
  • Music reviews
  • Listen and learn about opera, early rock 'n' roll, and other musical genres that get your toes tapping.
  • Live performances
  • Enjoy a live vocal performance or master storytelling session in the comfort of your own chair-with no cover charge!

    To register online or download the current schedule of Telephone Topics, go to

All calls are free.

Northwestern Medicine 

Spring Fitness Sessions are in session through the first week of June at Northwestern.  Please check the schedule for the wellness classes.  Participants who register late will be prorated for missed classes for fitness classes. The next 6-week session will be gin the first week of June.
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.
To register by phone, please call 312.926.8400.   
Call and ask about registering for a free trial fitness class today.


Chicago Memory Cafe
3rd Tuesday of the month

May 21 and June  18
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Loyola University Chicago
Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson, 9th Floor, Wintrust Hall

The Chicago Memory Café is a free monthly gathering for people living with dementia and their family, friends and care partners, providing support and social connection to those at any stage of the disease. People with dementia and their care partners often experience social disengagement and disconnection as they navigate disease progression, which can cause depression, health decline and other challenges. Social connection can help people maintain mental, emotional ad physical health.

The café meets monthly with an average attendance of 45. Structured programming has included chair yoga, scrapbooking, live performances and dance. Program evaluations indicated that participants enjoy meeting others, sharing similar experiences, trying something new and spending time together.

The cafe is free but registration is needed. Call 312.908 9023 or email

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

STRAVINSKY: L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
MARSALIS: A Fiddler's Tale
Sunday, June 2
Nichols Concert Hall - Music Institute of Chicago,  1490 Chicago Ave 

The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians are offering a 22% discount to Skyline Village Chicago. 
For tickets go to 
Use code SKYLINEJUNE10 at checkout to receive the discount

Sounds Good! Choirs

Encore Illinois has changed its name. Here's the whole story:
Combined Chorales Concert
Thursday, May 2
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Chapel

Gold Coast Chorale Concert
Thursday, May 6
The Clare, 55 E. Pearson

The Spring session is wrapping up with two concerts.  

Registration is open for Summer Rocks, beginning June 17. The Gold Coast Chorale is rehearsing Mondays at The Clare from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. Summer Rocks will hold its combined choir performance August 10 at 5:00pm in Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterial Church

For more information or to register go to

Good Memories Choir 

Sounds of Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 14
Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church

The Good Memories Rock summer session  begins Tuesday, June 18 from 10:00 - 11:30am. Rehearsals will take place in Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
We'll be singing classic hits from the '50s and '60s, including: "Blackbird" by the Beatles; "Mack the Knife" by Kurt Weill; "Jersey Boys Medley" by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio; "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" by Steve Cropper and Odis Redding; "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil; "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley; and "Route 66" by Bobby Troup.

For more information or to register, go to 

Streeterville Neighborhood Advocates

Neighborhood walks resume Saturday, May 4 at 10:00am and 1:00pm

For more information on upcoming walks and how we are working to bring more Public Art to Streeterville, write us, Streeterville Public Art Project at
 and visit our website at 

Wabash Mural Walk

Door murals are an example of functiona art found in many cities and has great opportunity in Streeterville.

Craig Kaiser:  I took this photo in Tallinn Estonia. I'm trying to
buy a copy for Streeterville. 


2019 SOAR Safety Forum
Monday, May 6
5:30pm registration, 6:00pm program
Feinberg Pavilion, Pritzker Auditorium (3rd floor)
251 E. Huron St

The SOAR Safety Task Force curated an excellent panel of local safety experts to inform Streeterville residents about current safety efforts in the neighborhood. Our panelists for the evening include...
  • Commander Daniel O'Shea Chicago Police 18th District
    • Commander O'Shea will give an update on new initiatives underway at the 18th District, including Predictive Technology and the Strategic Decision Support Center.
  • Andy Jaw, a technical solutions professional from Microsoft,
    • Andy will address personal initiatives in the Age of Cybersecurity
  • John Graeber, Director of Security, Navy Pier,
    • John will provide an update on safety at the Pier.

Farmer's Markets
Tuesdays, beginning June 4
7:00am - 2:00pm
MCA Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue

The SOAR Farmers Market nourishes the community with a colorful variety of farm-fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, bakery goods and prepared foods. Markets begin June 4. June 18 is the Grand Opening ceremony at 12:00pm.

SOAR Speaker Series
Wisdom & Well Being:
Move it or Lose it with Movement Med
June 13
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Movement Med 230 E Ohio St Suite 408

SOAR's Wellness & Well Being series kicks off with Move it or Lose it! Learn more about 
Movement MED's pilates and movement based programs designed to help you live a more healthy and active life. Movement MED's unique approach is for all people, ages and fitness levels. Additionally, learn more about specific programs to help those better manage medical and/or physical conditions.
Drinks, apps and demonstrations will be part of this interactive and fun night.

Contact Skyline Village Chicago

Phyllis Mitzen, President

Nancie Thompson, Administrative Manager

Colby Krouse, Newsletter Editor

Mather Lifeways Tip:

Keep a Journal
Writing regularly in a journal was linked with a 53% reduction in dementia risk. 
For even more benefits, challenge yourself to include a high percentage of words 
six letters or more.


Happy 100th Birthday to Pete Seeger

May 3, 1919 - January 27, 2014

"Life really does begin at 40. Until then you are just doing research. "
Carl Jung

April 22, Lightning hit all 4 of Chicago's tallest towers. Click here to read how. 

Skyline Village Chicago
SVC Events and Partner Events
Skyline Village Chicago 
Summer Solstice Party Fundraising Event

Save the Date
Saturday, June 15
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Room
200 E. DelawareFee: $50 per person

Celebrate summer, support your Skyline Village and honor Jonathan and Sandy Miller for their long service to the community.

Watch the website and your email for more information. 

SVC Friday Forum 
Normally meets last Friday of the month. Some adjustments made for holidays and scheduling

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mity Nice Grill 
835 N. Michigan Avenue

SVC's Friday Forums are booked through August! Take a look at the exciting
programs coming up. 

(Note date change) 
Lisa Lee, Director The National Public Housing Museum. 

The National Public Housing Museum is the only cultural institution devoted to telling the story of public housing in the United States. Formally organized in 2007 as a cultural initiative dedicated to advancing the belief that housing is a human right, the Museum is a site of conscience - a historically significant site that links the past with today's most urgent social issues. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place where they can live and prosper - a place to call home.

May 31 
(Note date change) 
The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Skyline Village Chicago Present:  Community
Health Equity: A Chicago Reader
Edited by Fernando De Maio, Raj Shah, John
Mazzeo, and David Ansell. In collaboration with
The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy

No city offers more inspiring examples for action
to overcome social injustice in health than Chicago.
More than any other American city, Chicago has
been a center for the study of both urban history and economic inequity. Community Health Equity assembles a century of research to show the range of effects that Chicago's structural socioeconomic inequalities have had on patients and medical facilities alike. The work collected here makes clear that when a city is sharply divided by power, wealth, and race, the citizens who most need high-quality health care and social services have the greatest difficulty accessing them. 

If you'd like to read the book before the Friday
Forum, you can order here:

June 28 
The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Skyline Village Chicago Present:
City Crime on Your Mind? 

The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
Nonviolence Chicago works toward building safe,   peaceful and just communities. They mobilize in three of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods to decrease shootings and homicides. Their services include training on the 6 steps and principles of Nonviolence. What are they? Come find out.

Click here to register for June 28

July 26 
Chicago's Indigenous People, Dr. John Low.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. Throughout the city's history, the Pokagon Potawatomi Indians have openly and aggressively expressed their r efusal to be marginalized or forgotten-and in doing so, they have contributed to the fabric and history of the city.

Join us to hear Dr. John Low examine the ways some Pokagon Potawatomi tribal members have maintained a distinct Native identity, and ways in which experiences in Chicago have influenced the Pokagon Potawatomi.

If you'd like to read Dr. Low's book, Imprints, before the Friday Forum, you can order here:

August 22   
The Way of Coyote
Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds 

Gavin Van Horn reveals the stupendous diversity
of species that can flourish in urban landscapes
like Chicago. That isn't to say city living is without its challenges. Chicago has been altered
dramatically over a relatively short timespan-its
soils covered by concrete, its wetlands drained
and refilled, its river diverted and made to flow in
the opposite direction. The stories in The Way of
 occasionally lament lost abundance, but
they also point toward incredible adaptability and
such as that displayed by beavers plying the waters of human-constructed canals or peregrine falcons raising their young atop towering skyscrapers.

Gavin Van Horn is Director of Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature where he develops and directs interdisciplinary projects relevant to the
resilience and restoration of human and natural
communities in the Chicagoland region.

If you'd like to read Gavin Van Horn's book, The Way of the Coyote before the Friday Forum, you
can order here:

Lunch is Dutch Treat, plus $5 to cover the cost of our private room.
Dying to Know
A 3-part Series on End-of Life Issues
Fourth Presbyterian Church 
126 E. Chestnut

Join NCJW, Skyline Village Chicago, Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and JourneyCare for a series of life-affirming conversations about living and dying well.   All programs are on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
Skyline Village Chicago
Social Groups
Skyline Village  Women's Salon
Normally meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 

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 ...

Tuesday May 21 (Note date change)
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 1313 Ritchie Court
Host: D. Clancy

Tuesday June 10
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: TBD
Host: TBD 
Click links above or register by email at with Women's Salon in the subject line.
SVC members and their guests only   

SVC's Sticks & Strings

Sticks & Strings currently has no events scheduled. If you would like to join or host a gathering, please contact Mary Schulatz at or  773.935.9204.  

Knit Wildlife Rescue Nests 
Help rescued birds and animals by knitting them cuddly nests to help their recovery. Register on the website for information, patterns, guidance, and adorable photos of rescued wildlife loving their knitted nests.

Skyline Diners    

Do you miss Skyline Diners? Would you like Dining Group to start up again and explore restaurants in our neighborhood? 
Contact Charlene Conarty to let her know if you are interested in getting together with old and new friends over a good meal.     

Skyline Bulletin Board

Do you have a need or request to make of your fellow Skyliners?  Do you need help with something and think an SVC member might have the answer?  Or maybe you have a skill or talent you'd like to share with others. Could be computer skills, knitting or crafting, business name it.  Just let us know and we'll connect you .
Send to for inclusion in the next newsletter!

Skyline Village Chicago, Inc is not responsible for the information contained in any bulletin announcements nor is SVC, Inc. in any way responsible for the accuracy of such announcements.

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? 

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


New Members

Merle Gross
Barina Zado

Renewing Members

Melinda Daniels
Nancie Thompson

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. Skyline 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

Join online

Email us 

Skyline Village Chicago
In Our Neighborhood

401 North Michigan Avenue

Hey Apple Owners
Apple stores have Product Skills 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   

Free hours are offered to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00pm

The Art Institute has a full calendar of lectures, artist talks, gallery talks, art workshops for all ages, performances and guided tours. 

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

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

Fitness Membership

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


Spring Film Series
 Wednesdays,  1:45pm - 3:45pm
Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary
An optional, facilitated discussion, lasting no more than thirty minutes, will follow each film.

May 8
Vice (2018)
Christian Bale plays Dick Cheney in this film about the most powerful vice president in recent American history. The New York Times says, "staying close to the historical record (and drawing on books by the journalists Jane Mayer and Barton Gellman), (the film) propounds a negative great man theory of history, telling the story of an individual who was able, through a unique combination of discipline, guile and luck, to bend reality to his will." 


Midday Lecture Series
These lectures are open to all 60 and older to enjoy, but registration for each is required.  Each lecture costs $5.00 for members and $10.00 for guests.

Click here f or information or to register for noon-time lectures or contact 
Sue Hakes  at 312.981.3389.

Tuesday, May 14
Awakening a Continent: 
A History of Coffee and Chocolate in Europe
Presented by Sarah Peters Kernan

Dr. Kernan will guide the audience through coffee and chocolate's past, discussing topics as diverse as the purported medicinal and romantic properties of chocolate and questions of political and immoral behavior in early modern London coffeehouses.

Wednesday, June 5
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Library of Congress: 
How it Grew and What's in it for You
Presented by Barbara Lanctot

The Library of Congress was established in 1800 under President John Adams when Congress allocated $5,000 for the purchase of books for its use. Today, the Library of Congress has a budget of more than $684,000,000 and a collection of more than 167,000,000 items.

Learn about the many twists and turns in the institution's path to becoming the world's largest library. Find out what resources are available to those who visit the Library of Congress in person. Explore what the Library's website offers you in the comfort of your own home.


Free Lectures
Registration required

Thursdays, May 16 and 23
 2:00pm - 3:00pm
 The Conversation Project
Presented by Beth Kljajic
This two-part presentation explores the importance of values-based conversations about our wishes for care while transitioning through stages of life with a focus on end-of-life. The goal is to provide encouragement about the importance of having these conversations while also providing resources and momentum.

Monday, June 17
11:30am - 12:30pm 
Paying it Forward: Establishing Your Legacy

Presented by Stuart Barnes Jamieson
Our legacy is written every day as we practice wise use of our time, talents and skills to benefit our communities and ourselves.  This presentation will help you discover the legacy you want to leave the next generations - regardless of your age or station in life -- and the  resources and tools to help you establish it.


For a full list of CLL programming or for more information go to or call 312.981.3386.

Chicago Museum Free Days  

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 
General admission is free to Illinois residents on the following dates in 2019:
April 2-4, 9-11, June 3-5, 10-13, September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, October 7-9, 14-16, November 8, 11, December 2-3, 7, 12-13

Art Institute Of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave. 
Chicago residents under the age of 18 can get into this museum for free any time. Children age 14 years and younger are always free.
Illinois residents of any age can also enjoy free admission year-round on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.
Chicago Children's Museum
700 E. Grand Ave. - Downtown/Navy Pier
Admission is free for kids 15 and under all day on the first Sunday of every month.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St. 
Children under 12 years old and Illinois residents under 18 years old are always free. Illinois residents of all ages are offered free admission every Tuesday excluding January 1, January 8, December 24 and December 31. 
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave. 
Admission is always free at the university's on-campus art museum!

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl. 
Free admission every Tuesday, all year long. Children under 5 always get in free.

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 
Free days in 2019 are January 21, April 5 -7, May 2 and June 26 -28. The museum is also admission free for the entire month of February. 
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Dr
Admission is waived on Tuesdays for Illinois residents, with proof of residency. However, donations are still accepted.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Offers free admission 365 days a year. 

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 Michigan Ave.
Free to the public every Tuesday. 
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Illinois residents can skip the admission fees every Tuesday, year round.

Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Free daily, but is closed when Columbia College is closed. 

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.
MSI's 2019 free days (for Illinois residents) are as follows:
January 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31,  February 4-7, 11-14, 19-21, 25-28
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. - Pilsen
Free admission daily, all year long. 
National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Portage Park
Free daily. 

The Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E. 58th St. - Hyde Park
Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr. 
Thursdays are free for Illinois residents but they are encouraged to make a donation upon entry.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Free admission for Illinois residents offered on the following days:
January 17-21, February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28
Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark St. - Andersonville
Free admission offered on the second Tuesday of every month

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
3015 W. Division St. - Humboldt Park 
Admission  and  parking are free year-round at this Humboldt Park cultural hub. 
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St. - Loop
Admission is always free here. Plus, you can enjoy  free building tours
American Toby Jug Museum 
910 Chicago Ave. - Evanston
Admission is free at this quirky museum! Free lectures from museum founder Steve Mullins and other experts are also offered. Call for more information. 
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave. - South Loop
Admission is always free at this museum, which gives a glimpse into pre-Civil War life in Chicago. 
Glessner House Museum 
1800 S. Prairie Ave. - South Loop
Admission is free to all on Wednesdays at this architectural and historic local highlight. There is never a charge for children under 5 years old. 

Mary & Leigh Block Museum Of Art
40 Arts Circle Dr. - Evanston
Northwestern University's art museum offers free admission and parking daily. 
Free admission for Illinois residents offered on the following days:
January 17-21, February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28
Chicago Sinai Congregation  
Sinai Forum Lunch Series
15 W. Delaware Pl.

Normally Last Thursday of the month
11:30am - registration/lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm - program

Thursday, May 30
Reid, Schar, Partner, Jenner & Block

United States vs Blagojevich

Thursday, June 27
David Eigenberg, Actor, 

Chicago Fire, Sex in the City

Click here for more information.

Members $15 / Non-members of Sinai $20
 Register at or 312.867.7000

DCASE Events

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
May 25, 2019
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren St.

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. 

The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will then step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.


Chicago Cultural Center
Performances & Exhibitions  

Chamber Mondays
1st and 4th Mondays,  12:15pm
Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall

Dame Myra Hess Concerts
Wednesdays,  12:15pm
Preston Bradley Hall
3rd Floor South

Chicago Public Art Program
City of Chicago Mural Registry
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the launch of the City of Chicago Mural Registry, a publicly-accessible database of Chicago's growing collection of murals found at .
Maintained by the Public Art Program of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Registry has been developed as a resource tool that will help communities identify, explore, and preserve murals in our neighborhoods. 
As part of the registry's release, DCASE will work with city agencies, aldermen, community groups, block clubs, chambers of commerce, and residents to populate and promote the registry.

Chicago Riverwalk Summer Programming
Late May - October
Chicago Riverwalk, Lake Shore Drive - Lake Street

From daytime fishing to evening fireworks, the Chicago Riverwalk offers a full slate of free summer fun along the 1.25-mile active waterfront environment and cultural destination in the heart of the city. The Chicago Riverwalk is presented by the City of Chicago with programming produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management, Choose Chicago, the Chicago Park District and the vendors and boat tour operators along the Chicago Riverwalk.

June 27-August 24, 2019 

FREE AdmissionGrant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations


Under the Picasso
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St. 

FREE Cultural Programs Year-RoundPerformances Begin at 12 Noon
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs
year-round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center

Click here for schedule

Elder Justice Center 
Free Seminar Series
Alternate Thursdays
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Daley Center, 50 W. Washington
Registration: 312.603.9233

Alternate Thursdays
May 9
Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools 
Topics to Include: 
* City of Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance 
* Conditions that create housing code violations 
* Housing inspection process 

 SPEAKER: Claire McFarland, Esq. Executive Director Elder Law & Wellness Initiative, NFP

May 23
Domestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Control 
Topics to Include: 
* Court process for obtaining orders of protection 
* Legal protections and resources for survivors of domestic violence 

Hon. Judith Rice Domestic Violence Division, Circuit Court of Cook County 
Hon. Jeanne Wrenn Domestic Violence Division, Circuit Court of Cook County 
Jewell D. Wilson Department of Family and Support Services- Area Agency on Aging, Senior Advocacy Program

June 6
Bankruptcy: The Decision and Consequences 
Topics to Include: 
* Chapter 7 and chapter 13 
* Bankruptcy exemptions 
* Non-dischargeable debt 
* How bankruptcy affects family and friends 

SPEAKERS: Hon. Jacqueline P. Cox United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois Attorney Stephen G. Wolfe Office of the United States Trustee, Northern District of Illinois 

June 20
ELDERLY FRAUDS AND SCAMS: Stopping Adult Financial Exploitation 
Topics to Include: 
* Understanding the techniques criminals use to deceive seniors 
* Discover what you can do to protect yourself; where to report abuse 
* What is adult financial exploitation; what are some signs that someone may be experiencing this type of abuse (common signs, who may be at risk, etc.) 

Assistant State's Attorney Denise Tomasek  Seniors and Persons with Disability Unit, 
Cook County State's Attorney's Office 
Attorney  Thomas C. Wendt,  Legal Director 
Attorney Elise Robie, Equal Justice Works Fellow Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)

Click here for the seminar series.
Fourth Presbyterian Church - Music  

Concert Series   
Concerts are free unless otherwise noted

Friday, May 3
Apollo Chorus
7:30pm,  Sanctuary 
Tickets available at

Friday, May 10
Thom Gouwens, organ
12:10pm, Sanctuary

Friday, May 17
Laura Perkett, soprano and oboe
12:10pm, Buchanan Chapel

Friday, May 17
Fourth Church Choral Society with Tower Brass
7:30pm, Sanctuary
Performing Gloria by John Rutter
as well as other works for choir, organ, and brass

Saturday, May 18
Bella Voce
7:30pm,  Buchanan Chapel
-Tickets available at

Friday, May 24
Heinrich Christensen, organ
12:10, Sanctuary

Friday, May 31
John W. W. Sherer
12:10pm, Sanctuary

Friday, May 31
Fourth Coast Ensemble
7:00pm, Buchanan Chapel
Featuring animal-inspired songs by Schubert, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, and others
Tickets available at

Tuesday, June 4
Chicago Ensemble (Oboe, two violins, viola, cello, and piano) 
7:30pm, Buchanan Chapel
Tickets available at or at the door-

Friday, June 7
Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet
12:10pm, Buchanan Chapel

Friday, June 14
Thom Gouwens, organ
12:10pm, Sanctuary

Friday, June 21
Jena Gardner, horn
12:10pm, Sanctuary

Friday, June 28
John W. W. Sherer, organ 
12:10pm, Sanctuary

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

Lake View Music Society      
Concerts: 2nd Tuesday of the month 
New Music School
900 North Michigan  Ave, 6th floor

May 14
Performer TBD

For more information, go to

First concert is free. After that $40 for the full series is appreciated. 
Lookingglass Theatre    

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Comes to Life May 8 - August 4

Within every man there is a monster; within every monster, a man. But which is which?
An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley unspools her tale of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy experiment. This gothic tale of love, horror, and the power to create life-and destroy it-awakens in this visceral, original retelling of Frankenstein.

Fresh from the brain of Ensemble Member David Catlin, creator of Moby Dick and Lookingglass Alice, comes a galvanic adaptation of this undying story. See for yourself this latest invention come to shocking life!

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

220 E. Chicago Avenue

MCA is pleased to offer free admission on Tuesdays

Tuesdays on the Terrace
June 4 - September 24
5:30 - 8:00pm

June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25

For more information and the full schedule for Tuesdays on the Terrace, visit

Visit for the roster of performers and other MCA events.

Navy Pier 

February 28 - May 12
Polk Bros. Park

 Experience Loop, a free, interactive art installation for all ages, in Polk Bros Park!
This illuminated musical installation, featuring a distinctive retro-futuristic look, uses cylinders two meters in diameter. Members of the public are invited to sit down inside and activate the mechanism, causing beautiful images inspired by 13 fairy tales to come to life. Loop is sure to spark children's imagination and revive their parents' childhood memories.Loop  is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar - the pump-powered vehicles familiar from Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Live on the Lake
Miller Beer Garden

Saturday, May 25, 2019  
2:00pm - 11:3 pm
The Contenders, Creedence Revived  and Soul Commitments.
Saturday, June 1
2:00pm - 11:30pm
Jimmy Nick, Sweet Diezel Jenkins  and Stache
Saturday, June 8
2:00pm - 11:30pm
Marvin Weathersby, Wall of Denial  and Corey Dennison

AON Summer Fireworks
May 25 - August 31
Wednesdays at 9:30pm  and Saturdays, at 10:15pm

Click here for the full fireworks schedule

Water Flicks
Mondays, June 24 - August 12
Lake Stage, Polk Bros Park

Now in its third year, this free outdoor movies series has become a favorite summer activity for Chicago locals and visitors alike. 2019 is Super Hero Summer , featuring 8 marvelous weeks of high-octane fun!

June 24
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Black Panther

Friday-Saturday June 21-22
Chi-Soul Fest
Chi-Soul Fest, the Chicago Soul Music Festival, is an intergenerational musical conversation of Chicago soul music presented in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.
Chicago's rich history of soul was showcased on the famous record row in 1960s and 70s on South Michigan Avenue. During this time, labels such as Vee-Jay, Chess Records, Curtom, to name a few,  featured classic recordings from artists such as The Dells, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind and Fire and many more.
Although record row is gone, the legacy of soul still echoes in Chicago's current musical landscape. Chi-Soul Fest presents a free lineup of Chicago soul music reflecting its past, present and future.

Thursday, June 20
Make Music Chicago
12:00pm - 5:30pm
City Stage, Polk Bros Park

Navy Pier joins Make Music Chicago, the citywide celebration of a global day of music, inviting "citizen musicians" of all levels to come out and play!

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Vivian Garcia
1:00pm - 2:00pm     The People's Music School
2:00pm - 4:00pm     MER's Music Showcase
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Glottal Attack
4:30pm - 5:30pm     Mamma Mia! Sing Along Truck

Saturday, June 29
Navy Pier Pride

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 
Free and Open to the public, though registration may be required

Wednesday, May 8
Knowledge for Life: A Man, A Book, and Urban Society in Late Medieval Nuremberg
Towner Fellowes Lounge

A Newberry Colloquium
In 1467, Sigmund Örtel, a young man from a merchant family of Nuremberg, bought a small manuscript book of prayers and practical texts about health, the planets, and the zodiac. This simple book was deeply prized by Sigmund and was passed down through his family.
Thursday, May 9
Fuller Award: Sara Paretsky
5:00pm Reception, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Program, 
Ruggles Hall

Sara Paretsky's novels, particularly her V.I. Warshawski series, revolutionized the mystery genre, and paved the way for a good many female writers and characters. 
Join us as Sara Paretsky receives the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's Fuller Award for lifetime achievement.
Saturday, May 11
FNFVF: "Urban Rez" and "This is Indian Land"
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rettinger Hall
Center for American Indian Studies Program
Urban Rez, Directed by Larry Pourier (Kiowa)
Saturday, May 11
The Roaring Girl, by Thomas Middleton
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
10:00am - 12:30pm, Ruggles Hall
That disease Of which all old men sicken,-avarice. 
A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Peter Garino.
Tuesday, May 14
Coding the Contemporary Artists' Book: Art Meets Technology
Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book: Martin Antonetti
6:00pm - 7:00pm, 
Ruggles Hall

Join us as Martin Antonetti discusses an emerging genre of artists books: printed objects interpenetrated by digital media. 
These collaborative ecosystems bring poets, technologists, and readers together in visually arresting narrative environments mediated by technology, harbingers of the transit from the age of literacy to the age of visuality.
Wednesday, May 15
"Ars Tzeldaica": The First Grammar of a Mayan Language
A Newberry Colloquium
Towner Fellowes Lounge

The Popol Vuh  is one of the most famous books in ancient Mayan which is held in the Newberry Library. There are, however, other important Mayan manuscripts in the collection that are less well known. One important example is the  Ars Tzeldaica , the first text about the Tzeltallanguage by Fray Domingo de Hara, which was produced a century before the  Popol Vuh .
Saturday, May 18
Symposium on Dance in the Midwest
9:00am - 3:00pm
Ruggles Hall
Susan Manning, Northwestern University, Dance in Chicago
Thursday, May 23
Measuring, Mismeasuring, and Measuring the Wrong Thing
Carl Bialik and Jerry Muller on the Use and Abuse of Data
6:00pm - 7:00pm, 
Ruggles Hall

In this installment of "Conversations at the Newberry," Carl Bialik and Jerry Muller discuss our society's increasing obsession with quantifying performance in all walks of life: education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid. Have we moved from measuring performance to fixating on measurement itself?
Thursday , June 6
Spotlight on Gene Kelly: The Chicago Years
6:00pm - 7:00pm, 
Rettinger Hall

Film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's widow and the leading authority on the cinema and stage legend, will discuss the role Chicago played in the remarkable genesis of the legendary dancer, director and choreographer.
Thursday, June 13,
Choreography and the Archives
6:00pm - 7:30pm, 
Ruggles Hall

Preservation, Tradition, and Innovation from Sybil Shearer through the Present
Friday, June 21
Make Music Chicago 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Square Park / Rain location Rettinger Hall

For more information or to register for one of the events above,   click here.

Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being    
126 E. Chestnut

May 6, 13, 20
June 3 - Labyrinth Walk
June 10
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Boyle Conference Room
Grief Support Group 
Free and open to all

Those undergoing significant loss after the death of a loved one are invited to take part in a grief support group, which is designed to enable participants to help one another deal with grief. Two experienced counselors- Maureen Garvey, L.C.P.C., and Mary Jo Hubick, L.C.P.C.- lead the group. There is no fee.

Tuesdays at Replogle: Meditation
Tuesdays Evening Meditation
7:00-8:15 p.m.
Boyle Conference Room

Donation of $10 requested    
This group meditation is open to all, whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner.

Click here for more information or call the Replogle Center at 312.787.8425.

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.


The Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being is Fourth Presbyterian Church's response to the mental health needs of its congregation and community. The Center's unique blend of staff from a variety of disciplines enables it to respond to individuals concerns. This response is enhanced by the Center's role as a ministry of Fourth Church, which means that spiritual issues are valued and all religious orientations respected.

For more information, call the Replogle Center at 312.787.8425 or visit

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! 

Choose Chicago has an excellent event calendar in which you can search by the date, date range, category of event and location.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Carpet and Upholstery
Is your carpet in need of a little love?  Mix two parts water with one part hydrogen peroxide and five drops of lemon essential oil. Make sure you use a dark bottle (like the one peroxide comes in). Shake it up and it's ready to go. Just spray it on the stained carpet, let it sit for a minute or two, and then use a brush to scrub the stains out.
Repeat the process as needed until stains are removed. 

Detoxify Your Produce
Water alone might won't get pesticides off of produce, as they are designed to endure rain.
Spray your produce with some hydrogen peroxide peroxide, let tit sit for a minute or two then rinse. Next, spray the produce with some vinegar.  The combination works wonders - better much cheaper than commercial produce washes.  

Bleach free laundry whitener 
1/2c lemon juice 11/2 cups of peroxide.  Add 1/2 to laundry after detergent goes in. Wash as normal.  For tough jobs presoak white with juice of 1 lemon. Whites only. Lemon pulls color 

Disinfect Counters and Bathroom
Mix equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle, spray it onto the areas you want to clean, and wipe them down.

Clean Humidifier/Dehumidifier
What could be more damp than the inside of your humidifier or dehumidifier? Add some peroxide to the water in the tank every now and again. As it cycles through the device, it'll clean the mold out.

If you have a tip or favorite quote to share, please send to