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    • 11/29/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Barry Callebaut Americas Headquarters in Chicago (Register for Address Details)
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    World of Cocoa & Chocolate Tour

    An insider's guide to the international commercial world of chocolate - tasting included!






    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    at Barry Callebaut Americas Headquarters in Chicago


    This IWA Program starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. 

    Please arrive around 10:00 a.m. for building security check-in.

    (All names must be received by security in advance, so please be sure to register.)


    Location: Barry Callebaut Americas is located along the Chicago River on the border of the Near North Side and River West.  Details will be included with your registration confirmation email.


    *Jerry Hagedorn, Executive Vice President at Barry Callebaut (and spouse of IWA member Jeanmarie Hagedorn), will introduce us to the commercial world of cocoa and chocolate, including cocoa’s countries of origin, global consumption, sustainability, and consumer trends.


    *Following a tour of The Chocolate Academy, Chef Lauren Haas will help us explore the multi-sensory facets of chocolate, taking us on a journey to experience the smell, taste, sounds, and appearance of fine chocolate.


    *Maximum: 40 members and guests


    *This program is FREE to IWA members and guests. (One guest per member.)


    *Accessible via public transit and parking available. Details will be included with registration confirmation email


    *Last day to cancel registration: Monday, November 21.


    IWA Contacts: Judy Mischel, Dell Harmsen

    • 12/05/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office
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    Join us for an in-person Morning Meet and Greet!


    Enjoy a morning of coffee and conversation with IWA members.


    Stop by for as little or as long as you'd like between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. 


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    Director for Membership: Ying Hirsh

    Director for Member Engagement: Dell Harmsen


    PLEASE NOTE: This month we will be meeting at the IWA Office

    • 12/06/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Address included in confirmation email (Wicker Park, Chicago)
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    French Language: Party des fêtes (in French!)


    Join us for a potluck meal at Carol Sommers’ lovely home.  Bring your favorite dish and please let Carol know what it is to avoid duplicates. If you would like to participate in our “White elephant” grab bag, bring a wrapped gift which can be humorous and ideally is something enjoyed and owned that you want to pass on. If you purchase something, the $15-20 range would be appropriate.


    Address and transportation details will be included in your confirmation email.


    Health Note: Boosters are recommended for everyone’s safety given the new Omicron variants.


    RSVP BY 12/4/22 on line at the IWA website or contact Nadej Mercier



    • 12/07/2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Woman's Athletic Club, 626 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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    IWA Annual Holiday Party


    We look forward to hosting our members and guests at the WAC for another festive celebration this year.  As a benefit of membership, our Annual Holiday Party is partially subsidized by the IWA.





    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    4:30 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.


    4:30pm – 5:00 p.m: Reception

    5:00 p.m: Dinner Served


    Woman’s Athletic Club

    626 North Michigan Avenue

    Chicago


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    $40 Per Person

    Guests Welcome


    Includes:

    -Soup + light plated dinner salad entrée selection+ dessert cookies

    (see details on registration page to make your selection)

    -One beverage of your choice (wine or soft drink)


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    Open table seating


    Cash bar available


    Valet parking available (cash only)

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    Register online by November 29

    (No cancellations, refunds, or entrée changes after November 29)


    Email iwa@iwachicago.org with questions

    • 12/12/2022
    • 10:15 AM
    • Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
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    Join us to tour the Christmas Around the World

    and Holidays of Light special exhibition




    Monday, December 12, 2022

    10:15 a.m. CDT


    Museum of Science and Industry

    5700 S Lake Shore Dr

    Chicago, IL 60637


    Every year, the Museum of Science and Industry puts up its four-story Grand Tree and surrounds the towering pine with more than 50 trees that represent Chicago's various communities and their respective holiday celebrations. Visitors will be able to take in even more seasonal cheer at the accompanying "Holidays of Light" exhibit, which recognizes the traditions of Chinese New Year, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Visakha Puja Day and St. Lucia Day.


    We will meet at 10:15 a.m. by the Zephyr Train in the main lobby of the museum (enter at the main street level entrance and take stairs or elevator down one level to main lobby).  We will enter the museum as a group at 10:30 a.m. sharp.  Monique Crossan, IWA member from Belgium, has been involved in decorating her country’s tree for over 15 years and will give us a “behind the scenes” understanding of how groups of volunteers have come together for the past 80 years to make this cultural celebration happen. 


    Family members and friends are welcome.  Registration, which includes purchasing your museum entrance ticket, will be handled via the IWA website.  Tickets will be distributed by Alice Chow and Marian Jacobson in the museum lobby area between 10:15-10:30 a.m.  If you are a MSI member, you need not purchase a ticket, but please register so we know you are coming.  The museum closes at 4 p.m. and your tickets are good for all day.


    Cost:  $18 (group discounted ticket price)

    Free for Museum of Science and Industry Members


    Registration Deadline:  December 9


    Parking, transportation and additional information included in confirmation email.

    • 12/13/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 12/15/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA

    Note: Date Change for this month

    • 12/16/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Save Me the Plums

    Author: Ruth Reichl

    Discussion Leader: Teresa Kennedy

    • 12/19/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA

    North Shore: Daytime Event

    Details TBA

    • 12/19/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago
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    This meeting is for all interested Bridge players, and includes members who play Basic Social Bridge as well as Intermediate/Advanced Bridge players. (Please be aware that you need a basic knowledge of Bridge in order to participate. This activity is not for those who have no knowledge of Bridge).

    • 12/19/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
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    Evening Meet & Greet

    at Aster Hall Bar & Study




    Join IWA members for an evening meet & greet!


    We will be there from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - come for as little or as long as you like!


    Please contact Ying Hirsh or Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 01/09/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: TBD

    Author: TBD

    Discussion Leader: TBD

    • 01/09/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Highwood Home Address of IWA Member Hostess Provided in Confirmation Email
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    North Shore: January 2023 Evening Potluck


    Date

    Monday,  January 9, 2023


    Time

    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    Location

    Highwood Home Address of IWA Member Hostess Provided in Confirmation Email


    When registering, please specify what potluck item you are bringing.


    RSVP by January 6th,  online preferred or to Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt,

    cblatt@chicagobooth.edu, 312-550-3827


    Volunteers for hosting our pot-lucks, event and restaurant suggestions and walking location ideas are always appreciated. Join us for friendship and fellowship. IWA North Shore area events are open to all members and potential new members.

    • 01/10/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Hybrid - IWA Office (307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702) and Zoom
    Register

    French Language (Program in English)


    A Visit to Four Shipwrecks - from 1965 to 1545


    Through seeing historical artifacts and underwater photography taken by IWA member Carol Sommers, learn about three shipwrecks in the Straits of Mackinaw and King Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, which was raised and is in Portsmouth, the UK. A shipwrecked sailor’s account of the ordeal as told by his son to Carol and viewing artifacts which show what a sailor’s life was like in the 1500’s make history come alive.


    Date

    Tuesday,  January 10, 2022


    Time

    10:30 a.m. Social Time In Person

    11:00 Program Begins (Zoom Opens)


    Location

    Hybrid - IWA Office and Zoom



    Refreshments Welcome


    IWA Members and Potential New Members Welcome


    In Person Attendees Limited to 35


    RSVP by January 8 online to Nadej Mercier, nadej@letien.net

    • 01/16/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
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    Evening Meet & Greet

    at Aster Hall Bar & Study




    Join IWA members for an evening meet & greet!


    We will be there from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - come for as little or as long as you like!


    Please contact Ying Hirsh or Dell Harmsen with any questions.

    • 01/17/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 01/19/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA

    Note: Date Change for this month

    • 01/23/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA

    North Shore: January Luncheon


    Date

    Monday, January 23, 2023


    Time

    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


    Location

    TBA


    Volunteers for hosting our pot-lucks, restaurant suggestions and walking location ideas are always appreciated. Join us for friendship and fellowship. IWA North Shore area events are open to all members and potential new members.

    • 01/23/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    This meeting is for all interested Bridge players, and includes members who play Basic Social Bridge as well as Intermediate/Advanced Bridge players. (Please be aware that you need a basic knowledge of Bridge in order to participate. This activity is not for those who have no knowledge of Bridge).

    • 01/24/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    Mah Jongg




    Join your IWA friends in a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg! There is nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, your palms sweating, and you call " Mah Jongg"!


    ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! A refresher lesson will be given at the beginning of each meeting.



    • 01/25/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hybrid - IWA Office (307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702) and Zoom
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    Chicago's Stockyard and the World It Made




    Speaker: Dr. Dominic Pacyga


    Dr.  Dominic Pacyga, now a history professor at Columbia College in Chicago, once worked at the stockyards. This program will focus on how the business grew, including insider details such as how fine ladies visited the “hog butcher for the world” as an afternoon jaunt. No gory scenes as he explains how the industry attracted each new wave of immigrants to Chicago.


    Date

    Wednesday, January 25, 2023


    Time

    10:00 a.m. Social Time In Person

    10:30 a.m. Program Begins (Zoom Opens)


    Location

    Hybrid -  IWA Office and Zoom


    IWA Members and Potential New Members Welcome


    In Person Attendees Limited to 35

    • 02/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 02/22/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Only (link sent via email the morning of the program)
    Register

    Nourishment Projects presents a joint program with

    International Women Associates and International House


    Opera - An Inclusion

    An Inclusion, a five-part series dedicated to appreciating opera beyond the world of coloratura and countertenor and includes operas from India and China.


    Issue #3: Religion


     Speaker:  Soma Roy, The Nourishment Projects



    • 03/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 04/18/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 04/19/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Only (link sent via email the morning of the program)
    Register

    Nourishment Projects presents a joint program with

    International Women Associates and International House


    Opera - An Inclusion

    An Inclusion, a five-part series dedicated to appreciating opera beyond the world of coloratura and countertenor and includes operas from India and China.


    Issue #4: Love & Lust


     Speaker:  Soma Roy, The Nourishment Projects



    • 05/16/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 05/17/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid (International House - University of Chicago) and Zoom (link sent via email the morning of the program)

    Nourishment Projects presents a joint program with

    International Women Associates and International House


    Opera - An Inclusion

    An Inclusion, a five-part series dedicated to appreciating opera beyond the world of coloratura and countertenor and includes operas from India and China.


    Issue #5: Technology


    Join us in person at the International House - University of Chicago

    or on Zoom to celebrate the final part in this series!


    Details and Registration TBA


     Speaker:  Soma Roy, The Nourishment Projects



    • 06/06/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office and Zoom
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

Past events

11/23/2022 Happy Thanksgiving! IWA Office Close 11/23-11/25
11/22/2022 Mah Jongg
11/21/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
11/21/2022 Bridge
11/21/2022 North Shore: November Luncheon
11/18/2022 Literature Discussion: God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam
11/17/2022 At Home with Art
11/16/2022 New Date! Film Discussion: Marriage Story (2019 UK)
11/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2022
11/09/2022 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #2: Botany & Architecture
11/07/2022 North Shore: November Evening Social
11/07/2022 First Planning Meeting - 2023 Spring Gala
11/07/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - IWA Office
11/06/2022 Film Discussion: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Event
11/05/2022 Pilsen 2022 - Murals and More (A Walking Tour of Chicago's Vibrant Mexican Art Community)
11/01/2022 French Language: Cole Porter in Paris (Presentation in English)
10/29/2022 North Shore Autumn Walk
10/27/2022 Guided Tour of the Exhibition "Resilience" by HRH Prince Nikolaos at the National Hellenic Museum (The tour will be given by NHM Executive Director, Marianne Kountoures)
10/25/2022 Mah Jongg
10/24/2022 No Spots Remaining/ Registration Closed - North Shore: October Evening International Wine Tasting
10/21/2022 Literature Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
10/19/2022 Opera: An Inclusion, Issue #1: Politics & War
10/18/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2022
10/17/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
10/17/2022 Bridge
10/17/2022 North Shore: October Fall Luncheon
10/15/2022 Argentine Luncheon - Empanadas, Argentine Wine, and Alfajores
10/11/2022 IWA Presents...The Trip of a Lifetime with 2022 WEX Honoree Nancy Economou
10/11/2022 IWA 2022 Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon Honoring Nancy Economou - Tickets and Sponsorships
10/11/2022 Raffle Tickets - 2022 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Luncheon Honoring Nancy Economou
10/10/2022 Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/08/2022 Fall Walk and Picnic in Lincoln Park
10/06/2022 Afghanistan - My Homeland
10/04/2022 French Language: Sibling Relationships (Discussion in French)
10/03/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - IWA Office
09/29/2022 "Lost in Translation" Colorful Stories - A Joint Luncheon with the Fortnightly of Chicago
09/27/2022 Mah Jongg Returns!
09/21/2022 New Member Welcome - Morning Coffee and Orientation
09/20/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2022
09/19/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
09/19/2022 Bridge
09/19/2022 Canceled! North Shore September Luncheon Meet and Greet
09/16/2022 Literature Discussion: Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke
09/12/2022 Literature Discussion Planning Meeting
09/10/2022 New Date! Insider Chicago: Museum Campus Outdoor Public Art Walking Tour with guide Bill Herzog
09/08/2022 Film Discussion: Belfast (2021)
09/07/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
09/06/2022 French Language: Fall Gathering (in French)
09/05/2022 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
08/23/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2022 Board Orientation
08/22/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
08/19/2022 Literature Discussion: A Woman's Story by Annie Ernaux
08/15/2022 Lincoln Park Walk and Picnic
08/15/2022 Bridge
08/15/2022 North Shore August Picnic in the Park (Highland Park)
08/03/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
08/02/2022 IWA POP-UP PROGRAM! TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE at the Museum of Contemporary Art
08/01/2022 North Shore: August Potluck Luncheon in Kenilworth
07/25/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
07/23/2022 Insider Chicago: Walking Tour of Loop Public Art
07/18/2022 Bridge
07/18/2022 North Shore: July Luncheon at Avli Restaurant
07/15/2022 Literature Discussion: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
07/13/2022 Insider Chicago: Grant Park Music Festival Evening
07/06/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
07/04/2022 Independence Day - IWA Office Closed
06/28/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Tea Tasting at Ehrler (William) Park
06/27/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
06/26/2022 IWA Summer Potluck Lunch
06/23/2022 Film Discussion: Lost Daughter (2021 US Drama)
06/20/2022 Bridge
06/17/2022 Literature Discussion: Stranger in the Shogun's City by Amy Stanley
06/13/2022 North Shore June Luncheon
06/09/2022 2022 Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/07/2022 French Language (in French and English): Dejeuner (Lunch) at the French Market
06/07/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, June 2022 (by invitation)
06/06/2022 North Shore: June Mexican Train Game
06/01/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
05/30/2022 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/26/2022 Film Discussion: Parallel Mothers (Madres Paralelas)
05/24/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: The Tea Caravan: An Eastern Journey
05/23/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
05/23/2022 International Poetry
05/20/2022 Literature Discussion: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
05/19/2022 Classical Modern Mies at The National Hellenic Museum
05/19/2022 Membership Committee Meeting
05/18/2022 IWA and International House Joint Program: Ozymandias, featuring speaker Soma Roy of the Nourishment Projects
05/17/2022 Urban and Rooftop Gardening with Paul Van Halteren, Honorary Consul of Belgium in Chicago
05/17/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2022 (by invitation)
05/16/2022 Bridge
05/15/2022 IWA North Shore Spring Event – Comedy Matinee
05/14/2022 Eurovision Song Contest Watch Party with the European Chambers and Consulates in Chicago
05/13/2022 Insider Chicago: Docent-Guided Tour of Lurie Garden, Millennium Park
05/12/2022 New Member Welcome - Afternoon Coffee (By Invitation)
05/11/2022 English-Speaking World: Global Conflicts Signal Breakdown of Post-WWII Neo-Liberal Order
05/09/2022 North Shore: Mexican Train Game and Walk Mondays
05/04/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
05/03/2022 French Language: Humor is the Spice of Life
05/02/2022 North Shore: Mexican Train Game and Walk Mondays
04/30/2022 IWA Spring Walkathon
04/28/2022 Film Discussion: The Power of the Dog
04/26/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Malaysia
04/25/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
04/25/2022 International Poetry
04/22/2022 MacTutor Series VIII - Special Travel Series
04/19/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2022 (by invitation)
04/18/2022 IWA and International House Joint Program: Islamic Gardens: The Sound of a Garden
04/15/2022 Literature Discussion: Oh William! by Elizabeth Stout
04/11/2022 North Shore Location: IWA Spring Walkathon Kick Off Walk
04/07/2022 English-Speaking World: Historic and present Scotland as seen through the poetry of Robert Burns
04/06/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
04/05/2022 French Language: The Life of an Active Francophile in Chicago
04/04/2022 North Shore: April European Breakfast
04/01/2022 INSIDER CHICAGO University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art Visit and Tour: This House is Mine, Artist: Bob Thompson
03/30/2022 Preservation Architecture: How to Protect and Preserve Our Magnificent Old Buildings
03/29/2022 Evening Meet & Greet
03/28/2022 International Poetry
03/25/2022 Insider Chicago: Tour of City of Chicago Pedway System
03/24/2022 Film Discussion: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
03/23/2022 IWA Exclusive: Seated Chair Yoga Sessions - Series II
03/23/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: India: An Idea Across Centuries with speaker Soma Roy, The Nourishment Projects
03/18/2022 Literature Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
03/15/2022 International Women's Day Hybrid Celebration
03/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2022 (by invitation)
03/08/2022 Happy International Women's Day!
03/07/2022 North Shore: March Luncheon at Convito Cafe
03/02/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
03/01/2022 French Language (in French): Discussion of the French film “The Intouchables”
02/28/2022 International Poetry
02/24/2022 Evening Meet and Greet (on Zoom)
02/24/2022 Film Discussion (in English): The Intouchables (French Drama)
02/23/2022 CANCELED - New Member Orientation (by invitation)
02/22/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Chinese Celebrations Special
02/21/2022 Presidents' Day - IWA Office Closed
02/18/2022 Literature Discussion: The Promise by Damon Galgut
02/16/2022 New! IWA Exclusive: Seated Chair Yoga Sessions
02/16/2022 Wrightwood 659 Gallery Tour: “Romanticism to Ruin Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright”
02/15/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, February 2022 (by invitation)
02/09/2022 English-Speaking World: Manias, Bubbles, Panics & Crashes
02/08/2022 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
02/07/2022 Development Committee Meeting
02/04/2022 Membership Sub-Committee Meeting
02/02/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - Zoom
02/01/2022 French Language (in French): What can I tell about my name/s?
01/28/2022 IWA Presents: MacTutor Series VII
01/27/2022 Fort Sheridan - More than just a fort
01/25/2022 Evening Meet and Greet (on Zoom)
01/25/2022 Asia-Pacific Culture: Japanese Celebration Throughout the Year
01/24/2022 International Poetry
01/21/2022 Literature Discussion: The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik
01/20/2022 Film Discussion: Nomadland (2020 Drama)
01/19/2022 European Culture and French Language Joint Program (in English): Beautiful Curacao, Above and Below Sea Level
01/18/2022 Board of Directors Meeting, January 2022 (by invitation)
01/17/2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - IWA Office Closed
01/12/2022 POSTPONED English-Speaking World: Historic and Present Scotland
01/10/2022 CANCELED North Shore: A New Year Luncheon at Convito Cafe
01/06/2022 International Women's Day Celebration Committee Meeting
01/05/2022 Morning Meet and Greet - on Zoom
12/31/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/30/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/29/2021 International Women's Day Celebration Committee Meeting
12/29/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/28/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/27/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/24/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/23/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/22/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/21/2021 IWA Office Closed
12/20/2021 International Poetry
12/17/2021 Literature Discussion: Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
12/16/2021 Film Discussion: My Octopus Teacher (2020 Documentary)
12/14/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, December 2021 (by invitation)
12/13/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Holiday Potluck Lunch and Walk in Lake Bluff
12/10/2021 Adlai E Stevenson II: Democratic candidate for President, and Governor of Illinois - The Man from Libertyville, IL
12/09/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
12/08/2021 IWA Annual Holiday Party
12/07/2021 International Women's Day Committee Meeting
12/07/2021 French Language: Party des Fêtes (in French)
12/01/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
11/25/2021 Thanksgiving - IWA Office Closed
11/23/2021 POSTPONED - The Unseen Beauty of Afghanistan
11/22/2021 International Poetry
11/19/2021 Literature Discussion: Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin
11/18/2021 Postponed - "A Creative Thanksgiving" Flower Arranging Program
11/17/2021 Film Discussion: Colette (2018 Drama)
11/16/2021 CLA Chairs Meeting
11/16/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2021 (by invitation)
11/15/2021 Evening Meet and Greet - on Zoom
11/11/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
11/11/2021 International Dining: Noon-O-Kabab Persian Restaurant
11/10/2021 Sponsor, Patron, and Founder's Circle Appreciation Tea
11/08/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Highland Park
11/03/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Radisson Blu Aqua
11/02/2021 French Language, English-Speaking World and European Culture Present: French Film Music
11/01/2021 Development Committee Meeting
11/01/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk - Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
10/28/2021 Evening Meet and Greet - Avli on the Park
10/27/2021 Joint Hybrid Program with International House - University of Chicago, Sands: creation through erosion with Speaker Soma Roy
10/26/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Join Program: "Mount Davis from Citadel to Campus"
10/25/2021 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
10/25/2021 International Poetry
10/24/2021 Hellenic Culture: Program Presented by Hellenic Link-Midwest, Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland
10/20/2021 Tour of Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood with Professional Artist and Guide
10/19/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2021 (by invitation)
10/16/2021 Chicago Botanic Garden Walk (and Optional Lunch)
10/15/2021 Literature Discussion: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
10/14/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
10/11/2021 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/09/2021 Tour of Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum with guide Bill Herzog
10/06/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
10/05/2021 French Language (in French) - Un poème que j’aime / A favorite poem of mine.
10/04/2021 North Shore Outdoors: The Grove
09/30/2021 “Culture Shock/Culture Clash” Colorful Stories - A Joint Luncheon with the Fortnightly of Chicago
09/28/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
09/27/2021 International Poetry
09/25/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk 9/25/21
09/23/2021 IWA Japan Celebration
09/21/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2021 (by invitation)
09/18/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/17/2021 Literature Discussion: Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
09/15/2021 CLA Chairs Meeting
09/14/2021 Japan Celebration Committee Meeting
09/14/2021 New Member Morning Coffee (By Invitation)
09/13/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Evanston
09/11/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/10/2021 Film Discussion: Minari
09/09/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
09/09/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
09/08/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
09/07/2021 French Language (in French) - Fall Get-Together
09/06/2021 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
09/04/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/31/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
08/30/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk at Techny Basin Conservation Area, Glenview
08/28/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/27/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
08/25/2021 Japan Celebration Program: Umeko Tsuda's Contributions to Modern Japan
08/23/2021 CANCELED - CLA Chairs Meeting
08/21/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/20/2021 Literature Discussion: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
08/19/2021 IWA August Picnic
08/17/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2021 (by invitation)
08/16/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: Fort Sheridan Walk RAIN REDO
08/14/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/12/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
08/10/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
08/09/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Fort Sheridan
08/07/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/04/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual Film Viewing of Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai
08/04/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
08/02/2021 North Shore Outdoors:Walk, Talk and Lunch in Libertyville
07/31/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual BON Fest from the Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park
07/31/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/30/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
07/27/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
07/27/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Yearly Planning Meeting
07/24/2021 North Shore: Tour of Baha'i Temple in Wilmette
07/24/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/22/2021 Hellenic Culture: Tour of "Dancing in Real Life" at Wrightwood 659 Gallery
07/19/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines
07/17/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/16/2021 Literature Discussion: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali
07/14/2021 IWA Picnic in Lincoln Park
07/13/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
07/12/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Wilmette
07/10/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/08/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
07/07/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
07/03/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/30/2021 Global Dialogue: Around World in Eighty Birds with Soma Roy
06/28/2021 Internationally Recognized Poets
06/26/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/25/2021 North Shore Meet and Greet: Sunset Woods Park
06/19/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/18/2021 Literature Discussion: Water by Bapsi Sidhwa
06/17/2021 Special North Shore Boutique Gallery Event (Glencoe)
06/16/2021 Global Dialogue: Traveling Through Nicaragua with Catherine de la Chaussee
06/15/2021 Outdoor Evening Meet and Greet
06/15/2021 Japan Gala Committee Meeting
06/14/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Glenview Walk & Talk
06/12/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/10/2021 CANCELED - Power Hour with Young Professionals
06/09/2021 Virtual Annual Meeting 2021
06/08/2021 Rescheduled to 6/15 - Japan Gala Committee Meeting
06/08/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, June 2021 (by invitation)
06/07/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Lake Forest Walk & Talk
06/05/2021 IWA Outdoor Picnic & Walk - Lincoln Park
06/03/2021 Film Discussion: I've Loved You So Long
06/02/2021 New Member Lunch at Cafe Istanbul
06/02/2021 Smart Museum Tour for IWA Members
06/01/2021 French Language (in French) - "A trip that touched us or marked us when we were younger"
05/31/2021 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/29/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/27/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/26/2021 New Member Orientation
05/25/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Learning from the Courtyard: Cross-Cultural Ideas for the Architecture of Dwelling
05/24/2021 Internationally Recognized Poets
05/22/2021 North Shore Chicago Botanic Garden Walk
05/22/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/21/2021 Literature Discussion: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
05/20/2021 Introduction to Neurographica with Ilona Hassan
05/20/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/18/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, May 18
05/18/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2021 (by invitation)
05/15/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/14/2021 Bloomingdale/606 Trail Walk & Talk
05/13/2021 IWA Film Discussion Presents: An Early Virtual Screening of the Film PROFILE
05/13/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
05/13/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
05/13/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/12/2021 German Culture: The Armin Homann Foundation with Carina H. Santa Maria
05/11/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
05/11/2021 Robberies, Holdouts and Shootouts - True Crimes in Lake County, Illinois
05/10/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Rosewood Beach Walk & Talk
05/08/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/07/2021 MacTutor Virtual Learning Series VI
05/06/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/06/2021 Film Discussion: Phantom Thread (2017)
05/05/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, May 5
05/04/2021 French Language (in French): Honoring Women Authors
05/03/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Highland Park Walk & Talk
05/01/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/29/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/29/2021 Rescheduled to May 11 - Robberies, Holdouts and Shootouts - True Crimes in Lake County, Illinois
04/28/2021 Joint IWA and Fortnightly Program: Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe – Conversation with a Curator from the Smart Museum of Art
04/27/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: One year since quarantine started, "Share Your Stories"
04/26/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Wilmette Town Walk & Talk
04/26/2021 Internationally Recognized Women Poets
04/24/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/22/2021 TimeLine Theatre Company Presents a Virtual Sneak-Peek of its New Home!
04/22/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/21/2021 Japanese Pre-Festival Program - Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods with a Guide to Plants and Recipes
04/20/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, April 20
04/20/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2021 (by invitation)
04/19/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Wilmette Walk & Talk
04/18/2021 Hellenic Culture: A Bicentennial Celebration of Greek Gastronomy Presented by the Consulate General of Greece in Chicago
04/17/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/16/2021 Literature Discussion: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
04/15/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/15/2021 IWA Global Dialogue in Partnership with IPCC: "Covid-19: a Global threat to the Nervous system – and what you can do to help!" presented by Dr. Igor Koralnik
04/14/2021 English-Speaking World: Designing Disney Theme Parks with guest speaker Christine Goosman
04/13/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting - APRIL MEETING CANCELED
04/12/2021 North Shore Outdoors Monday - Lake Forest Beach Walk & Talk
04/10/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/10/2021 Hellenic Culture: Virtual Tour of the Acropolis Museum Hosted by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
04/08/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
04/08/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/08/2021 A Journey into the World of Paper
04/07/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, April 7
04/06/2021 French Language (in French): “La vie changée / The year that changed us all”
04/05/2021 North Shore Outdoors Monday: Lake Forest Walk & Talk
04/03/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/01/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/01/2021 Film Discussion and Spanish Language Joint Program: Discussion of the Film "The Sale of Paradise"
03/31/2021 TimeLine Theatre Company - Virtual Program for IWA Members
03/30/2021 Global Dialogue Program - Familial Philanthropy: Paying it forward internationally thru the generations
03/29/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Turnbull Woods, Glencoe Walk & Talk
03/27/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talks Resume!
03/25/2021 International Women's Day Celebration
03/24/2021 Bollywood Movie Discussion: 2 States
03/22/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Highland Park Walk & Talk
03/22/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
03/22/2021 Internationally Recognized Women Poets
03/20/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talks Resume! Happy Spring!
03/20/2021 International Francophonie Day with International Women's Association of Vilinus
03/19/2021 Literature Discussion: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
03/18/2021 Nordics Navigating New Norms & Numbers, Hosted by the Nordic Consulates of Chicago
03/17/2021 Travels with George: Seeing the Forest and the Trees
03/16/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, March 16
03/16/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2021 (by invitation)
03/15/2021 IWA North Shore OUTDOORS: Flick Park Walk & Talk (Glenview)
03/15/2021 Spanish Language (in English): Semana Santa Traditions
03/10/2021 English-Speaking World: Vivien Twyford, Presenting from Australia
03/09/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
03/09/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Joint Program: "My People, My Homeland" Discussion with Sophia Wong Boccio
03/08/2021 IWA North Shore OUTDOORS: Winnetka Walk & Talk
03/04/2021 IWA Film Discussion Presents: An Early Virtual Screening of the Film LAND
03/04/2021 NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals
03/03/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, March 3
03/02/2021 French Language (in French): Une peinture qui me plait / A favorite painting of mine
02/26/2021 MacTutor Virtual Learning Series V
02/26/2021 Colors - A Dance of Light with Soma Roy (The Nourishment Projects)
02/24/2021 New Member Orientation
02/23/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner with Chef Tony Hu
02/22/2021 Poetry Program: Internationally Recognized Women Poets