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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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.
February 2, 2018
Why Nearby Nature Matters: Brain, Body, and Community
Catherine Game, Interim Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson
Woods, and John Cawood, Education Program Coordinator for Openlands
Reservations for the dinner ($25 per person) must be made by
January 31 and can be made online or by contacting
March 2, 2018 • No 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,
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