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

Our member-run programs are available for all to enjoy! These groups 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.

 

Cinema Group
CLL Bridge Group

Men's Discussion Group
CLL Monthly Book Club
Great Decisions Discussion Group

 

Cinema Group

   Fridays, June 15, July 20, and August 17
   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. After the film, the group heads to Niu Fushion Lounge right next door (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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CLL Bridge Group

   June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23, and August 13 and 27
   1:00–4:00 p.m. 
   Organized by CLL Member Janet Reece 

   Contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386) 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, June 20, July 18, and August 15
   10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
   Led by members of the group
   Contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386) to inquire about joining

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. In the fall the group selects articles from Foreign Affairs Magazine and in the spring the group participates in the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” study series. This group is facilitated by members and come from a variety of different backgrounds. All are welcome.

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CLL Monthly Book Club

   Tuesday, June 26
   (The Book Club will take a hiatus for the summer,
    check back in August for fall dates!) 

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

In its third year, the CLL member-run book club enjoys books selected by members who wish to lead the discussion. Grab a great read, and bring a friend!

Tuesday, June 26
   Black Narcissus
   
by Rumer Godden

One of Rumer Godden’s earliest (1939) works, Black Narcissus follows a group of British Anglican nuns in India. A subtle, gentle, and even humorous consideration of cultural colonization and the cost of mission—to those on both sides of the proposition—the novel was made into a well-regarded 1947 film.

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Great Decisions Discussion Group

   Tuesdays, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7
   1:00-2:30 p.m.
   Facilitated by Barlow Nelson
   Free, open to all 60 and older

Contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386) 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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