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The CLL offers many ways for men and women 60 and over to participate in our programs. CLL members and guest registrants each use the Center to their best advantage. Some attend classes and programs several times per week, while others select outings or special topic courses according to their schedule and interest. They all value the ideas, energy, and friendships they gain through the Center’s intellectual, creative, and wellness programs.
An annual CLL membership opens the door to all of our annual classes, plus a selection of CLL special-topic courses. Individuals join throughout the program year, which runs September through June.
Individual annual dues
Joining after December 1, 2019: $200
Joining after March 1, 2020: $115
Become a 2019–2020 member here!
Payment plans and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information or to visit a class, call Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.
Included in CLL Membership
Art in the Modern World
Continuing Tap Dance
Memoir and Creative Writing
Intermediate T’ai Chi
Pilates Resistance Bands
Range of Motion
Zing! Total Fitness
Special-Topic Classes / Events
Free or discounted rate on all special-topic classes and excursions
Midday Lecture Series
New to the CLL this fall, our Midday Lecture Series will bring experts from the Chicago area to enrich our annual curriculum. These programs will be geared towards current trends in the media, science, health, political science and many other topics. These lectures are open to all 60 and older to enjoy, but registration is required.
For information about our noon-time lecture series, contact
Sue Hakes at 312.981.3389.
Weekly Schedule: September 2019–June 2020
Advanced French 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Toning Balls 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Intermediate French 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Mindfulness Meditation 11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Continuing Tap Dance
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Beginner French 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Art History 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Yoga 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Pilates Resistance Bands 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Stage and Screen 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Watercolor Painting 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Intermediate Tai Chi 2:45–3:30 p.m.
Zing! Total Fitness 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Faith Today (free class) 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Art in the Modern World 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Current Events 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Drawing Fundamentals 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Memoir and Creative Writing 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Range of Motion 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Art Studio 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Music History 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Intermediate T’ai Chi 2:45–3:30 p.m.
Even if you are not a member of the CLL, you still get access to
CLL Special-Topic Classes
Two–five week series to accommodate busy schedules offered throughout the calendar year. More information on our special-topic classes can be found online here.
A series of free presentations, which are open to all 60 and older, on a variety of topics. More information on our free lectures can be found online here.
Free Member-run Programs
Year-round or weekly classes, events, or other programming led by CLL members and open to all 60 and older. More information about our member-run programs can be found online here.
Excursions and Special Events
Plays, museums, gardens, and other engaging venues. More information on our excursions and special events can be found online here.
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For more information about the Center for Life and Learning, contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386), Director of the Center for Life and Learning.