The Center for Life and Learning:
   Special Events

Our special events are a terrific way to meet CLL members and visit new Chicagoland destinations. Registration for excursions and events is open to anyone age 60 and more who would like to attend.

To RSVP or register
To register for an excursion or event, register online or contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386. Registration is complete when payment is received. Events often fill up quickly, and RSVP dates are firm, so please make your reservations on time. Upon registration, please confirm the location of luncheon and meeting spots for excursions. Reservation refunds will not be available past the RSVP deadline.

June Events
Encore Benefit
Gold Coast Encore Chorale
Night Out: The Windsor
Morton Arboretum
Year-End Picnic


Encore Benefit

   Friday, June 1
   Fourth Presbyterian Church
   126 E. Chestnut

   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

   You can purchase your tickets here.

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!

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

$75 single ticket
$150 premium reserved seat

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

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Gold Coast Encore Chorale

   Rehearsals are on Mondays, starting June 4-July 23 (8 weeks)
   12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.
   The Clare (55 E. Pearson)
   (Free Concert on Saturday, July 28)
   See below for registration info

The Gold Coast Encore Chorale is cosponsored by the CLL, The Clare, and Skyline Village Chicago

Come sing with Encore on the Gold Coast this summer! The eight-week session starts Monday, June 4, 2018 and runs through July, concluding with an all-Encore Choir performance in Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Repertoire will feature “Rockin’ Robin,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Let The Sunshine In,” and many more. Jonathan Miller leads a 5-piece live bandand you!

Registration is $125 for the eight-week session and includes a practice CD, online practice tracks, and sheet music to keep. Find out more and register online at 

When you order you’ll receive e-mail confirmation, as well as a reminder e-mail before the first rehearsal. Sheet music and practice CD will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

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Night Out: The Windsor

   Thursday, June 7
   5:00 p.m. (Meet at 160 E. Huron)
   RSVP by Tuesday, June 5
   Register online here

Owned by the same restaurant group that runs the well-known Crosby’s Kitchen in Lakeview, The Windsor was on all the hot lists when it came to the neighborhood a couple of years ago. Its ingredient-driven and seasonally-based menu has been the secret to its success. Plus we’ll be there in time for the good values of Happy Hour!

Payment will be Dutch Treat

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Morton Arboretum

   Friday, June 8
   10:45  a.m. (Meet at 126 E. Chestnut)
   RSVP by Wednesday, May 30
   Register online here

Honeysuckle. Viburnum. Hydrangea. Columbine. Hawthorn. Magnolia. Periwinkle. We could see all those—and more—blooming as we tour the Arboretum on an hour-long guided tram ride. Afterwards we’ll bask in the beauty of their Gingko restaurant with box lunches. Can you think of a better way to start summer? Transportation and lunch are included in the cost of the event.

$65 for CLL members
$75 for guest registrants

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Year-End Picnic

   Thursday, June 28
   11:30–1:00 p.m. in the Borwell Dining Room
   RVSP by Tuesday, June 19
   Register online here

Come and celebrate a great end to the CLL's 20172018 program year as we thank our classroom hosts and the Fourth Presbyterian Church Facilities Staff for all of the hard work they put in to make this year a success! We will be enjoying the beautiful Michigan Avenue courtyard (weather permitting; we'll move inside if necessary) and one another's company.

We will also be celebrating summer birthdays, so please let us know upon registration if your birthday is in June, July, or August.

$15 for CLL members
$20 for guest registrants

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