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    • 01/28/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W Division St, Chicago
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    Pre-Fiesta Event

    Discover Puerto Rico!


    A docent-led tour of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture


    This program is part of a series of events leading up to the Fiesta Latina: Blooming with Latin America Celebration on April 21, 2023




    Saturday,  January 28, 2023

    11:00 a.m.


    National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

    3015 W Division Street

    Chicago


    IWA  members and guests welcome


    Cost: $10 for museum entry and tour




    Museum Website: https://nmprac.org

    • 02/02/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom Only
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    Food in Times of Crisis 

    (Zoom Only)


    Program: In times of crisis, what do people who have been affected by a crisis do for food? World Central Kitchen (WCK) responds to natural disasters, man-made crises, and humanitarian emergencies around the world by providing food to affected people and communities.


    Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef Jose Andres, WCK has provided over 200 million meals in countries around the world, including in the U.S. and here in Chicago. WCK has received commendations for its work from a number of notable figures, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. In 2018, Chef Andres was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with WCK.


       


    Presenters: We are honored to welcome Kristi Katz, Head of WCK Direct, who will tell us more about WCK’s history, mission and impact and Sarah Stegner, award winning chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook and part of the Chef Corp for WCK, who will moderate our discussion.


    IWA Contact: Lisa Wong

    • 02/06/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    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

    • 02/06/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Pinstripes (in the Bistro), 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
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    North Shore: February Evening Social




    Monday February 6, 2023

    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    Pinstripes, in the Bistro

    1150 Willow Road, Northbrook


    Please join us for a drink, a cup of tea or Pinstripes' Happy Hour specials.


    RSVP by February 3rd, online


    Questions: Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt, cblatt@att.net


    Directions: At the stoplight near the shopping stores on the north side of Willow, turn north off of Willow Rd. onto Founders Drive. Drive for a block north and turn left into the Pinstripes parking lot.


    Volunteers for hosting our potlucks, event and restaurant suggestions for meet and greets, 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.

    • 02/07/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    You Can’t Take it With You (Program in French)

    Learn about “Cross border estate planning and probate” when you have a foot in two countries - how it works in Illinois, France and Québec.


    Our speakers will be: Lynne Ostfeld, attorney in Chicago, associated with a Paris law firm, and legal advisor to the French Consulate in Chicago;  Natalène Chapuis, notary in Québec and formerly notary in Paris.


    10:30 a.m. Gathering, 11:00 Program and Zoom Begins


    HYBRID IWA Office and Zoom: 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702


    PSVP by February 5 onine or to Nadej Mercier


    Refreshments are welcome


    Note: Lynne will present in person and Natalène will do so via Zoom.

    • 02/08/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Chicago home of IWA Members - address details in emailed invitation.
    Register

    New Member Evening Welcome and Orientation

    by Invitation


    Wednesday, February 8, 2022

    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    New Members and their Sponsors are invited to the

    Chicago home of an IWA member for a

    New Member Evening Welcome and Orientation

    • 02/09/2023
    • TBA

    Save the Date!


    The Craziness of the English Language 


    Speaker: IWA Member Sel Yackley


    Date

    Thursday, February 9, 2023


    Time, Location and  Program Details TBA!

    • 02/13/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
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    Book: Salt Path

    Author: Raynor Winn

    Discussion Leader: Heather Refetoff

    • 02/15/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hybrid - IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702 or ZOOM
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    The Thyroid: What is it and Why is it so important to your Health?

    with Samuel Refetoff, MD, Rawson Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Chicago


     


     Program: The thyroid is an important endocrine gland that makes and secretes certain hormones. Its main function is to control metabolism. Dr. Refetoff will explain the thyroid, its function, myths and disorders and answer your questions.


    Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    10:30 a.m. Social Time

    11:00 a.m. Presentation (Zoom Begins)


    Location

    Hybrid - IWA Office and Zoom

    IWA Office: 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702



    Speaker: Dr. Samuel Refetoff is a Bulgarian born physician-scientist, professor of medicine, pediatrics and genetics at the University of Chicago. A world-renowned expert on the thyroid, he has published hundreds of papers, received numerous national and international prizes, three honorary doctorate degrees and two MERIT awards from the National Institutes of Health. He has one of the largest referral centers for genetic thyroid disease in the world.


    In Person Attendees Limited to 35


    Questions: Susan Hanes, susanhanes@mac.com


    • 02/20/2023
    • 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.

    • 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)
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    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



    • 02/23/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 90 Miles Cuban Cafe 2540 W. Armitage St, Chicago (Logan Square Neighborhood)
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    • 02/27/2023
    • 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
    • Lao Sze Chuan, 9434 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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    North Shore: Chinese International Luncheon 


    Monday, February 27, 2023

    11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Lao Sze Chuan

    9434 Skokie Blvd, Skokie




    “Chinatown eatery serving Sichuan specialties alongside traditional Chinese dishes….our mission to offer, elevate, and promote gourmet authentic Chinese cuisine….To this day, Lao Sze Chuan lives by the mantra “One Style For One Dish, A Hundred Dishes Have A Hundred Different Tastes...”


    RSVP by February 24th, online


    Remember to bring cash.


    Questions: Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt, clblatt@att.net


    Thank you to Helen Lee who suggested this restaurant and has offered to be our food advisor for the luncheon.


    Directions: Lao Sze Chuan is located in the mall at the southwest corner of Skokie Blvd and Foster St. between Golf Rd on the north and Church St. on the south. Free parking available.


    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 their guests.


    • 02/27/2023
    • 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).

    • 02/28/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    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.



    • 03/02/2023
    • Hybrid - IWA Office and Zoom

    Save the Date!


    Sister Cities


    Date

    Thursday, March 2, 2023


    Location

    Hybrid - IWA Office and Zoom


    Time, and Program Details TBA!


    IWA Contact: Gabriela Martin

    • 03/06/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    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

    • 03/06/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    North Shore Evening Event 


    Date

    Monday, March 6, 2023


    Time

    TBD


    Location

    TBD


    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 their guests.

    • 03/07/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    French Language


    Date

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023


    Time

    10:30 a.m. 


    Location

    TBD

    • 03/08/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Hybrid - In Person at UIC, Moss Auditorium and Virtually on Zoom

    SAVE THE DATE!


    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023


    International Women Associates

    Consular Corps Ladies Club

    WordChicago

    Celebrating Together!


    Wednesday, March 8th at 11:30 a.m.

    In-Person at UIC, Moss Auditorium and virtually on Zoom


    Details and Registration Link TBA Soon!

    • 03/09/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    Film Discussion


    Film 

    TBD


    Date

    Thursday, March 9, 2023


    Time

    10:30 a.m.


    Location

    TBD


    Discussion Leader

    TBD


    Film Discussion Chair: Roya Mehrnoosh

    • 03/13/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
    Register

    Book: Intimacies

    Author: Katie Kitamora

    Discussion Leader: Yoko Kusama Mosher

    • 03/20/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    North Shore Luncheon 


    Date

    Monday, March 20, 2023


    Time

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Location

    TBD


    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 their guests.

    • 03/20/2023
    • 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).

    • 03/20/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
    Register

    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.

    • 03/21/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ZOOM ONLY
    Register

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)


    Evening Meeting - ZOOM ONLY!

    • 03/22/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    Pre-Fiest Event

    VENUE TBD


    Date

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023


    Time

    4:00 p.m.


    Location

    TBD


    Registration Required


    Details and Registration TBA!

    • 03/25/2023
    • 10:15 AM - 12:40 PM
    • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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    "Journey from Darkness into Light"

    Tour of Illinois Holocaust Museum




    Saturday March 25, 2023

    10:15am to 12:40pm.


    Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

    9603 Woods Drive, Skokie


    10:15 a.m: Arrival, Security safety check

    10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m: Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition (docent-guided)

    12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m: Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience (3D hologram)


    Join us for a moving historical experience of the Holocaust showcasing a story of history, hope, survival, and resilience. The dramatic technology of 3D hologram recording of survivors’ stories keeps alive the ability to talk to and get answers from the past and to be witness to future generations.


    RSVP online by March 17th


    When registering, please specify the entrance ticket required:

    Cost for registration payment on IWA website for $15 Adults, $12 Seniors 65+


    Questions: Alice Chow, 847-533-4868


    Directions: The Museum is located across the I-94 expressway just west of the Old Orchard shopping mall between Old Orchard Rd on the North and Golf Road on the south. Free parking.

    • 03/28/2023
    • 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.



    • 04/03/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
    Register

    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

    • 04/03/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    North Shore Evening Event 


    Date

    Monday, April 3, 2023


    Time

    TBD


    Location

    TBD


    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 their guests.

    • 04/04/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    French Language


    Date

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023


    Time

    10:30 a.m. 


    Location

    TBD

    • 04/10/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
    Register

    Book: Girl, Woman, Other

    Author: Bernadine Evaristo

    Discussion Leader: Ann Brody

    • 04/11/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Arthur Murray Dance, 116 W. Illinois St. (between Clark & La Salle) Chicago

    Save the Date!


    Pre-Fiesta Event

    Salsa Lessons!


    Date

    Tuesday,  April 11, 2023

    and Tuesday, April 18, 2023


    Time

    6:30 p.m.


    Location

    Arthur Murray Dance

    116 W. Illinois St. (between Clark & La Salle)

    Chicago 


    Registration Required


    Details and Registration TBA!

    • 04/12/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 04/13/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    Film Discussion


    Film 

    TBD


    Date

    Thursday, April 13, 2023


    Time

    10:30 a.m.


    Location

    TBD


    Discussion Leader

    TBD


    Film Discussion Chair: Roya Mehrnoosh

    • 04/17/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    Save the Date!


    North Shore Luncheon 


    Date

    Monday,  April 17, 2023


    Time

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Location

    TBD


    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 their guests.

    • 04/17/2023
    • 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).

    • 04/17/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Aster Hall Bar & Study, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
    Register

    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.

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

    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 04/18/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Arthur Murray Dance, 116 W. Illinois St. (between Clark & La Salle) Chicago

    Save the Date!


    Pre-Fiesta Event

    Salsa Lessons!


    Date

    Tuesday,  April 11, 2023

    and Tuesday, April 18, 2023


    Time

    6:30 p.m.


    Location

    Arthur Murray Dance

    116 W. Illinois St. (between Clark & La Salle)

    Chicago 


    Registration Required


    Details and Registration TBA!

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