Center for Life and Learning

For men and women 60 and more

The Center for Life and Learning (CLL) was founded in 1965 on a commitment to intellectual and creative challenges for its patrons. Each year more than 400 active men and women 60 years and more take advantage of daily opportunities to explore new interests, strengthen friendships, and continue to shape their lives and communities. Our participants represent a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds. All are welcome!

Classes for the 2018-2019 program year will begin Monday, September 10, 2018. More information on registration will be available the beginning of August.

— Click here to learn about our 2018 Summer Programs —

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Join us for Encore—the fifth annual Center for Life and Learning benefit—on Friday, June 1!

Chicago Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Robert Chen will be joined by his family and guests Steve Williamson on clarinet, and Kuanghao Huang on piano in Buchanan Chapel. The show will be followed by a cocktail reception in the Gratz Center Commons.

Help us celebrate the end to a program year—while supporting the CLL!

Friday, June 1, 2018 
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.

5:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
Musical Event in Buchanan Chapel 

6:00–7:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
Gratz Center Commons

Event proceeds support the Center for Life and Learning, a learning
community for older adults at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

$75 single ticket
$150 premium reserved seat
You can purchase your tickets here.

A Special Thank you to Our Corporate Sponsors!

Encore Sponsor
The Clare

Program Sponsor
The Breakers
Warren Barr Gold Coast

Reception Sponsor
The Admiral at the Lake
SeniorBridge/Humana At Home

In-Kind Sponsors
The Drake Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel

Contact Us

Ashley Elskus, Director

Susan Quaintance, Program Coordinator

Sue Hakes, Program Assistant, Center for Life and Learning

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