Featured events

Tax Reform and What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30–8:00 PM. Sulzer Public Library (4455 N Lincoln Ave). Members & guests–free. To register, click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Join Northcenter Neighborhood Association and The Village Chicago for an educational seminar on the new tax reform law. Guest speaker Brian Twohig, Financial Associate, at Thrivent Financial and member of Northcenter Neighborhood Association, will focus on the potential impact it will have on your retirement savings, and strategies to make the most of what you have.

Tiny Theatre Presents Teatro Vista’s “The Abuelas” (The Grandmothers)

Sunday, March 17, 2:30 PM Performance. Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave). Members–$28 & guests–$30. To register, click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

This play, about the long and devastating repercussions of Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, asks how one goes on after discovering their life is a lie? Does the restoration of truth bring freedom or suffering? This sequel to “The Madres” takes place today in Chicago where a young Argentine concert cellist adjusts to life as a new Mom when two strangers interfere in her life. Attendees are welcome to enjoy a self-hosted dinner following the play (restaurant to be determined).
What is Tiny Theatre?
Started in 2011 by Village members and theatre enthusiasts Bobbe Wolf and Myrna Knepler, Tiny Theatre offers members and their guests the opportunity to see unique plays in smaller venues of less than 250 seats. By focusing on venues like Chicago’s storefront and church theatres, audiences have the opportunity to see new and exciting work that may expand their horizons with unusual and unexpected offerings. Members are then invited to enjoy a self-hosted dinner after the play, discussing the work and catching up with friends new and old. Tiny Theatre takes place every other month, and the plays continue to be selected and organized by Tiny Theatre ambassador, Bobbe Wolf.
Please note: every venue that is selected for Tiny Theatre offers accessible seating. If needed, be sure to indicate your request for accessible seating when purchasing your tickets.

Villages at the Walnut Room

Wednesday, March 20, 4:30–7:00 PM. The Walnut Room, Macy’s Seventh Floor (111 N State St.). Members & guests–$31 (Includes meal, tax and tip). Registration deadline: March 13. To register, click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

This program was previously scheduled to take place on January 30, 2019. Due to extreme weather conditions, the program has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20. The world-famous and iconic Walnut Room was the first restaurant ever opened in a department store – Marshall Fields. With Circassian wood paneling imported from Russia and Austrian chandeliers, the dining room is both elegant and comfortable. The Walnut Room is known for its Classic Mrs. Herring’s 1890 Chicken Pot Pie. Our evening will begin with a presentation from Sam Guard (of Chicago Hyde Park Village). A long time Hyde Parker, he has an interest and passion for the history of Chicago landmark buildings and is an engaging storyteller, to say the least. At the time of registration, please choose from three entrées:
  • Mrs. Herring’s 1890 Original Chicken Pot Pie
  • Caramelized Salmon
  • Butternut Squash Tortellacci Pasta (vegetarian)
  • Alcoholic drinks, bread rolls, and desserts are self-hosted

Navigating the Behavioral Changes and Relationship Challenges in Persons with Dementia

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30–7:00 PM. Chicago Methodist Senior Services, Wesley Place (1415 W Foster Ave). Members & guests–free. To register, click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the person with the diagnosis, it affects the entire family & everyone involved in their care. Learning how to connect on an emotional level, throughout the myriad behavioral changes and relationship challenges, will benefit not only the loved one with Alzheimer’s, but the family and care partners, as well. Physician, mental health counselor and author, Dr. Edward G. Shaw will share a number of strategies to minimize barriers in relationships that can erode the emotional bond between the person with dementia and their family and care partners. Dr. Shaw is the co-author of Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey. Copies of this book will be available for purchase at the event.

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