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May 2022

Short Story Intergenerational Discussions

Thursday, May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before each discussion, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join via Zoom. Join the Bridging Generations Board for more short story discussions! Attendees of all ages are welcome to attend. RSVP to Join! This is an ongoing discussion group. After you register, you will receive weekly emails with Zoom details and a link to that week’s story. While the group meets weekly, members and guests…

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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (2013)

Saturday, May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States

Members & guests– free with subscription on Netflix; $3.99 on Amazon Every Saturday afternoon, join fellow film aficionados of the Village for an in-depth discussion of films new and old, led by Village member Mel Washburn. Watch the selected film any time–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! This week: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013) From Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney comes this gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks,…

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Brain Connection Café

Tuesday, May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom. This is a virtual session held every other week, open to anyone who would like to get connected to others, practice skills and exercise their brain. Join us for brain games, storytelling and reminiscing in a comfortable and casual environment. These sessions will be an hour long and are meant to be fun…

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June 2022

Great Books, Great Conversations

Wednesday, June 1 @ 7:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Members only–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email with Zoom details will be sent to registered attendees. This ongoing Village discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a selection of short readings from an anthology published by The Great Books Foundation. Each anthology contains a complete play or short novel, short stories, essays, poems, and excerpts from longer works. When the group finishes discussing all the readings in…

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Reading the Rainbow: The Argonauts

Wednesday, June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Members and guests - free Join us for the second installment of Reading the Rainbow, a book club exploring the LGBTA experience where everyone is welcome. This month's selection is Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts. Exploring love, motherhood, and identity, Nelson draws upon her background in philosophy to create an original and thought-provoking memoir that solidified her as one of contemporary literature's most exciting voices. Thanks to host Callie Alton & the LGBTA Committee for sponsoring this event!

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Tiny Theatre Presents: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 film version)

Sunday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Members & guests– join the discussion for free; rent the film for $3.99 on Amazon. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom. As a pandemic-friendly alternative to live theatre-going, the Tiny Theatre is excited to present a virtual discussion group over Zoom. This month, the group will discuss Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which prior to being a smash hit film with Marilyn Monroe,…

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