Cornerstones is a group of couples and singles over fifty. We usually host a time of fellowship, dinner, and a program on the first Friday of the month, September to June, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center. All are invited to attend.

Reservations are requested for each event. For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

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Cornerstones gathering

Registration for Cornerstones programs are typically required by the Wednesday prior to the event, and they are considered complete upon receipt of event payment. Please write “Cornerstones” on the memo line of a check made payable to Fourth Presbyterian Church. Checks can be mailed to the church (126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611) or left in an envelope with the receptionist at the Chestnut Street entrance. Please be sure to put “Attn: Anne Ellis” on the envelope and let Anne know that you are mailing it or dropping it off so she can be on the lookout for it.  To pay by credit card, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

A Cornerstones dinner

Upcoming Schedule

February 2, 2018

    Why Nearby Nature Matters: Brain, Body, and Community
    Catherine Game, Interim Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson
and John Cawood, Education Program Coordinator for Openlands

    Reservations for the dinner ($25 per person) must be made by
    Wednesday, January 31 and can be made online or by contacting
    Anne Ellis

March 2, 2018No gathering

    Participants are encouraged to attend the Chicago Lights “Gala of Hope”

April 6, 2018 • 6:00 p.m.

    Status of Cannabis in Illinois: In a Time of Great Change
    Presented by Joseph Wright, Attorney and Illinois State Policy Coordinator

    It has been four years since Illinois legalized cannabis for medical use and
    developed and implemented the program to make it available for that purpose. 
    Mr. Wright, who led the implementation of the program as the State's first
    Director of medical cannabis, will summarize the program, update us on its
    current operation, and share his thoughts on potential future paths.

    For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

May 4, 2018

    The Rise and Fall of Cabrini-Green
    Bradford Hunt, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs,
    Newberry Library

June 1, 2018

    The Art of Aging
    Presented by Robert R. Edger, MD, Psychiatrist
    Cornerstones will meet in Room 4G on June 1.

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For more information about Cornerstones, contact Anne Ellis
at 312.573.3369.