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    • 01/24/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    French and German Language Joint Program


    Program (in English): “Sailing across 5 seas of Indonesia”


    Join Carol Sommers above and below sea level, traveling 1200 nautical miles in a dive boat from the stone statues of Bali to the manta rays of Raja Ampat. Active volcanoes, sea snakes, nutmeg plantations and much more.


    RSVP BY 1/21/19


    NOTE: DATE CHANGE. REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM


    • 01/25/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Russian Tea Time, 77 E. Adams St.
    Registration is closed

    Cuisine: Russian


    Restaurant: Russian Tea Time, 77 E. Adams St.


    Since opening in 1993, this restaurant has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary touchstones, offering diverse dishes from the former USSR. Signature dishes include Pelmeni (meat dumplings), Borscht (Ukrainian soup), Blinis (thick Russian pancakes), game, caviar, and an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent carrot salad, eggplant Orientale, beet caviar, golubtsy (cabbage rolls).


    RSVP BY 1/21/19


    NOTE: WE WILL MEET AT THE RESTAURANT. PLEASE BRING CASH.


    • 01/29/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chicago Home of IWA Member - Details Provided in Emailed Event Invitation
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    The January 29, 2019 New Member Morning Coffee is by invitation only.

    Please see emailed event invitation for details. 

    • 01/30/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 01/31/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/01/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Gene Siskel Film Center
    Registration is closed

    Note: Date and Time To Be Announced by the Gene Siskel Film Center in January 2019


    Program: Screening of The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı)


    Join us for the screening of the world famous Turkish director and former Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan's funniest movie telling the story of a graduate returning to his rural home. Address to the idea of childhood and your home town – and how returning to both has a bittersweet savour. A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie reflecting Ceylan's unique and very engaging style.


    Tickets and more info: Dates and ticket sales will be announced soon. See the Center's February Calendar at www.siskelfilmcenter.org/calendar/month/2019-02


    RSVP: Limited complimentary tickets will be available to IWA members in February. Please sign up online at www.iwachicago.org or email Semra Prescott, semrapres@gmail.com


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME TBA IN FEBRUARY CALENDAR


    • 02/01/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Bring your knit or crochet projects or just come to learn and chat!

    • 02/04/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Play: "Cardboard Piano"

    Playwright: Hansol Jung

    Theatre: TimeLine, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    Note: See the play before the discussion. RSVP by 2/1/19.

    • 02/04/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/05/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/06/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 02/06/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    English-Speaking World & Modern Professional Joint Program


    Program: Women in Power 2019: The Challenge of Gender Equality


    Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” said “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” Barbara will tell us the stories of many powerful women worldwide, in the fields of civil rights, literature, athletics, government, media, business and education, among others. One is a former Woman Extraordinaire!


    Presenter: Barbara Herzog, IWA Member


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE. 5:30 p.m. SOCIAL, 6 p.m. PROGRAM


    • 02/07/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/07/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Film: Molly’s Game (2017)

    Directed by Aaron Sorkin, it is a true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who had a freak accident and ended up running an illegal gambling operation. Molly was very successful until she became an FBI target. The cast includes Jessica Chastian as Molly Bloom, Idris Elba as Charles Jaffey, Kevin Costner as Larry Bloom. Jessica Chastian was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Film is 2 hours and 21 minutes. Please view film in advance of discussion.

    RSVP BY 2/6/19

    NOTE: REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 6 p.m. ARRIVAL, 6:30 p.m. DISCUSSION





    • 02/11/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 02/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/12/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/13/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/13/2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/13/2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Remy Bumppo Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

    The IWA is invited to Remy Bumppo Theatre's production of The Father by Florian Zeller on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.


    Tickets are at $10 reduced rate for this performance. Use code IWA10 online at remybumppo.org or by calling the Theatre Wit Box Office at 773-975-8150.


    The performance will be followed by a talk-back. Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed and award-winning hit poignantly looks at family, aging, and the limits of love.


    Note: The Performing Arts March program will be a discussion of this play.

    • 02/14/2019
    • 8:10 AM - 2:30 PM
    • George B. Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop Ave., Chicago
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    SWIFT SCHOOL BOOK DISTRIBUTION


    Please have a heart and join us on Thursday, February 14 at George B. Swift School, 5900 N Winthrop Avenue for the IWA Book Distribution. Come for as long as you want. Distribution starts at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up please contact Sheila Chin.


    • 02/14/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Program: Jenna K. Nikolaides, MD, MA, FACEP, who is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, will present a very informative talk about toxicology and modern drug/poisoning epidemics. She will include information about the opioid epidemic, marijuana, vaping, lead poisoning, and the availability of drugs online.


    RSVP BY 2/11/19


    10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM

    • 02/15/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book: "Katalin Street"

    (Please read the book before attending the discussion.)


    Author: Magda Szabo


    Leader: Barbara Herzog


    10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION

    • 02/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago
    Registration is closed


    • 02/18/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • La Unica Food Mart, 1515 W. Devon Ave.
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    Program: Trip to La Unica, Spanish grocery market

    This is a wonderful experience to get acquainted with products from different Latin countries that are use in cuisine of many elegant restaurants. We also will have the opportunity to enjoy a Latin American lunch in the dinette adjacent to the store.


    • 02/18/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 02/20/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702
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    Program: "Rumi's Theology of Love: A Poetic and a Mode of Seeing"

    Speaker: Franklin Lewis, Associate Professor of Persian Literature and Chair of Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.


    Dr. Lewis' book titled Rumi: Past and Present, East and West in 2000, his translations of Rumi's poetry appeared in 2008 as Rumi: Swallowing the Sun, he has written on the mystical Persian poets and spirituality in Persian Literature, http://nelc.uchicago.edu/faculty/lewis


    5:30 p.m. Social , 6:00 p.m. Program


    • 02/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/22/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fogo de Chao, 661 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago
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    • 02/25/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Program: "What's Truly healthy anyways these days?"

    Come and hear Siv Wagenbach, an Integrative Nutritionist and Columbia University Certified Health Coach, an entrepreneur and mother of 3 young children, talk about healthy cooking with foods that are packed with nutritional value and easy to prepare, as well as recommend lifestyle changes to improve our overall health. Her latest book will be available for purchase. Healthy food will be provided.

    Presenter: Siv Wagenbach

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM


    • 02/26/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • State Street Gallery, 401 S. State St., Chicago
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    Program: "Ink, Color, and Chinese Brush" -- Paint Your World

    Our China Gala live auction Chinese brush painting donor Mr. Yuanwei Yang has developed his unique techniques in modern metropolis around the world themed painting series. During this program, Mr. Yang will demonstrate his skills using traditional Chinese materials to show western scenery. Attendees will also have chance to make your own brush painting. Although all materials will be provided by the artist, you are also welcome to bring your own Chinese brushes. Presenter: Mr. Yuanwei Yang

    NOTE: RESFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM

    • 02/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 02/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 320 River Bar, The Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn St.


    • 02/28/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200
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    Program: “Kein Liebesbrief von Peter Ruehmkorf”


    Zwanzig Jahre Freundschaft mit einem grossen Dichter. Prosa und Gedichte von Peter Ruehmkorf und Geertje Suhr.


    Presenter: Geertje Potash Suhr.Geertje Suhr hat eine Doktorarbeit ueber die Lyrik Heinrich Heines geschrieben. Im Jahre 2020 soll sie in Deutschland einen Lyrik-Preis bekommen, was ein Wunder ist, denn Dichter deutscher Sprache in den Staaten werden in Deutschland ignoriert. Die Schriftstellerin hat inzwischen zwoelf Buecher mit Gedichten und Prosa veroeffentlicht. Sie ist fuer ihren Witz und Humor bekannt.


    RSVP BY 2/22/19




    • 03/01/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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