The Center for Life and Learning:
   Free Member-Run Programs

Our member-run programs were created by CLL members and are open to all 60 and older. One not need be a member of the CLL to participate.

For information on any of these programs, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.

CLL Monthly Book Club
CLL Bridge Group

Men's Discussion Group
CLL Games Group
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Cinema Group

CLL Monthly Book Club

   Tuesdays
   11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
   Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary

Come join us to see what our regular members chose for us to explore.

Done for the 20182019 program year.

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CLL Bridge Group

   Mondays, July 8 and 22; August 12 and 26 
   1:00–4:00 p.m. 
   Organized by CLL Member Janet Reece 

   Contact Sue Hakes (312.981.3389) to inquire about joining
   Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary
    
Interested in playing bridge? The CLL Bridge Group meets every other Monday at the church to enjoy a game. Three tables are needed each week. If you are interested, substitute players are always needed!

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Men’s Discussion Group

   Wednesdays; Check back for more dates
   10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
   Led by members of the group
   Contact Sue Hakes (312.981.3389) to inquire about joining

June 12 year-end luncheon at Ditka's Restaurant

The CLL men’s discussion group has met faithfully since the fall of 2006 and come together to discuss foreign and domestic policy issues as they relate to the United States, with articles selected from Foreign Affairs magazine. This group is facilitated by members and come from a variety of different backgrounds. All are welcome.

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CLL Games Group

   Thursday, June 20
   2:00–3:30 p.m.
   Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary

The simplest ideas are usually the best: the name of this group says it all! We put the games (Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and the like) out every other Thursday afternoon, and those who show up decide what they want to play. Join the fun!

 

Great Decisions Discussion Group

   Check back for new meeting dates
   1:00–2:30 p.m.
   Facilitated by Barlow Nelson
   Free, open to all 60 and older

   Contact Sue Hakes (312.981.3389) to inquire about joining

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs run through the Foreign Policy Association. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year critical issues from nuclear security to trade to the future of Europe are tackled.

Note: There is no cost to the class, but participants are in charge of ordering the book and completing the study before each class.

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Cinema Group

   Fridays, June 21; July 19; August 16
   AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.)
   Time and film announced the Wednesday before (matinee showing)

Seeing films is always more enjoyable in the company of others, and if you can never seem to find someone to go with, now you have company! 

This group meets the third Friday of every month for a matinee movie at AMC River East 21 Theatre. An email will be sent with the film and the time the Thursday before. The group heads to Niu Fushion Lounge right next door after the film (optional) to discuss the film and have a bite to eat.

If you are interested in joining the group, please email Susan Quaintance or give her a call at 312.981.3386.

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For more information about the Center for Life and Learning, contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386), Director of the Center for Life and Learning.