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Posted inArt & Life

‘Tales of Forgotten Chicago’

On March 9, Rich Lindberg regaled the Levy Lecture crowd with wonderfully detailed stories about obscure happenings in and around Chicago in a presentation titled, “Tales of Forgotten Chicago.” As the author of book with the same title – one of 20 he has penned – Mr. Lindberg skillfully meshes his skills as a journalist, […]

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Transport to London – Megan Wells, Sherlock Holmes, and ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’

The Levy Lecture scheduled for Jan. 19, was a story for grownups, as famed storyteller Megan Wells presented her version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, “The Adventures of the Speckled Band.” Given the tense pandemic-laden, pre-inaugural mood across the country, a virtual trip to London seemed like the perfect escape.  More than 500 people registered […]

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Roving the Red Planet

On Jan. 12, 300 Levy Lecture attendees sat transfixed in front of their screens as they watched Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium, give a virtual lecture about the anticipated landing of the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars on Feb. 18. Ms. Nichols’ presentation is part of an ongoing […]

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17 Girl Scouts Donate 65 Bags of Toiletries and Canned Goods to Connections for the Homeless

Never underestimate the abilities of 17 entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to combine enthusiasm, teamwork, and persistence to successfully complete a service project this past December. The Willard Elementary fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 47027 organized, promoted, gathered, and delivered 65 bags of badly needed items for Collections for the Homeless. The girls chose that organization after […]

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December Levy Lectures Foster Creativity in Playwrighting and Music

December brought two sparkling Levy Lecture Series webinars via Zoom to throngs of attendees courtesy of the Levy Senior Center Foundation. On Dec. 8, Gloria Bond Clunie spoke about “Our Power as Playwrights.” Those listening were inspired as she described her creative process and offered encouragement to novice writers. On Dec. 15, Anette Isaacs shared […]