The Center for Life and Learning:
   Summer Programs

The CLL ends its 2017-2018 program year on Friday, June 29, 2018. Classes for the 2018-2019 program year will begin Monday, September 10, 2018. More information on registration will be available the beginning of August.

Summer Exercise Membership

July 9–August 30, 2018: $55

Become a 2018 summer member today! Register online here.

Summer Exercise Schedule

Toning Balls
Mondays • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Mondays • 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Pilates Resistance Bands
Tuesdays • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Zing! Total Fitness
Wednesdays • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Range of Motion
Thursdays • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Intermediate Tai Chi
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 2:45–3:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more about our exercise classes.

Summer Events

In addition to our summer exercise membership, we also offer summer events through August.

Gold Coast Encore Chorale

Rehearsals: Mondays, starting June 4 (8 weeks)
12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. at the Clare (55 E. Pearson)

See below for registration info

Performance: Saturday, July 28
5:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Free and open to all

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 15-week session starts Monday, June 4, 2018 and runs through July, concluding with the all-Encore performance for combined choirs at Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut, Chicago. 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 five-piece live band . . . and 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, and you’ll also receive a reminder e-mail before the first rehearsal. Sheet music (to keep) and practice CD will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

CEO (Career Exploration Opportunities)
Intergenerational Event with Chicago Lights Summer Day

Wednesday, July 11
10:30–11:30 a.m.
RSVP by Monday, July 9

Register online here

Chicago Lights Summer Day fifth graders and their CLL partners will explore the world of work and what it takes to get there. But it will feel a lot more like playing!

We need 20 CLL members to participate in this free and fun event.

Art Workshop (free for CLL members)

Mondays, July 9–August 2
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Randolph Room

For those interested in keeping up their art skills, we have reserved a room for meeting and working together. Note: There will be no instructor.

Current Events (free for CLL members)

Wednesdays, July 11–August 29
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Randolph Room

For those interested in staying up to date on current affairs, we have reserved a room for discussion. Note: There will be no instructor.

Mindfulness Meditation (free for CLL members)

Wednesdays, July 9–August 27
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For those interested continuing the mindfulness class, we have reserved a room for discussion.

Summer Film Series

11:30 a.m. • Bring a brown-bag lunch
Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP required

Tuesday, July 10: Darkest Hour
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. (2 hr, 5 min)

Tuesday, July 17: Lady Bird
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, CA. (1 hr, 34 min)

Tuesday, July 24: The Post
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (1 hr, 56 min)

Tuesday, July 31: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. (1 hr, 55 min)

Tuesday, August 7: The Shape of Water
A top secret research facility in the 1960’s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (2 hr, 3 min)

Tuesday, August 14: The Greatest Showman
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary, P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (1 hr, 45 min)

Night Out at Lady Gregory’s Old Town

Thursday, July 26
5:00 p.m. (Meet at 1525 N. Wells)
Register online here by Tuesday, July 24

An Irish pub with a nod to some great literature, this Chicago favorite is named for the woman who was an influential force in the Irish Literary Revival of the early 20th century. We’ll discuss Yeats . . . or maybe just have a really great burger.

Payment will be Dutch treat.

The Poetry Foundation

Friday, July 27
10:00 a.m. (Meet at 61 W. Superior)
Register online here by Monday, July 23

If you’ve lived in Chicago for a while, you may be able to remember when other buildings hosted Poetry magazine and its eponymous foundation. But in 2011 this permanent home opened and was widely praised for its design and functionality. Architectural Record says, “In keeping with the art form it serves, the New Poetry Foundation is a respectful, restrained building that employs an economy of means and methods, just as a good poem employs economy of language.” After touring the 30,000-volume library and enjoying a poetry reading of “Chicago” poems, we’ll have a Dutch treat lunch around the corner at hip, new burger joint 25 Degrees.

$5 for CLL members / $8 for guests

Starved Rock State Park Land and Water Cruise

Friday, August 10
8:00 a.m. (Meet at 126 E. Chestnut)
Register online here by Friday, August 3

After lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, we’ll be taken on a guided trolley tour to learn about the history of legends of the area. Then we’ll see Starved Rock by water on the new river boat, the “Eagle I.”

$75 for CLL members/ $85 for guests

Night Out at Osteria del Pastaio

Thursday, August 16
5:00 p.m. (Meet at 111 E. Chestnut St.)

Register online here by Tuesday, August 15

Chosen as an Open Table Diners’ Choice Award, this very convenient neighborhood gem is known for its artisanal pasta, seasonal desserts, and intimate space. Join us to see why.

Payment will be Dutch treat.

New Program Year

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

For information about our programs, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.

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