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Chicago Architecture Center Pedway Tour

Friday, February 21, 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. Meet at the Chicago Architecture Center (111 E Wacker Dr). Members only–$25. The registration deadline for this program has passed. To be added to the wait list, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Enjoy an hour and a half docent-led tour through the lower levels of the Chicago Loop. We will start at CAC, which normally charges a fee for entry, but will be included in our tour. This winter, artist Jason Scroggin’s “Massimals” art installation featuring large colorful bears will be on display in the Pedway (click here to learn more).  A self-hosted lunch location will be chosen at the end of the tour at the Chicago Cultural Center. Please note: this tour is not accessible (there are steps).

CHICAGO BY FOOT & CTA: Garfield Park Conservatory

A view from the inside of the Garfield Park ConservatoryFriday, February 28, 10:00 AM–2:30 PM. Meet at the Starbucks near the Armitage Brown Line (1001 W Armitage Ave). Members only–free (lunch self-hosted). To register, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Escape Chicago’s winter bite by visiting the tropics at Garfield Park Conservatory, with a tour led by Village member John Craib-Cox. Our group will first gather at the Starbucks on Armitage, then take the Brown Line CTA train to the Green Line, stopping at Garfield Park Conservatory. Self-hosted lunch to follow at Inspiration Kitchens, located next to the Conservatory. Please note: Accessibility limited as CTA stations are not guaranteed to have working elevators on the day of the tour.

Future of Work with Ron Sipiora

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30–7:30 PM. Hosts: Karen & Tom Terry (E North Water St & N McClurg Ct). Members & guests–free. To register, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Join an intergenerational discussion on career transitions, retirement, and the continuing evolution of work, led by guest speaker Ron Sipiora, Senior Vice President, BPI Group. BPI group is a leading global management and human resources consulting firm. Ron focuses on career transitions for people over 55 in Chicago and around the world. He will discuss a process for people to use to examine “what is next” and alternatives to traditional full time employment. As a part of this lively discussion, Ron uses a book Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation* by Tamara Erickson. *Attendees are not required to purchase or read the book prior to this event.

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