March Levy eNews: Coffee with the police chief, cardio classes, and more!

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Transportation Program Resource Fair


Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Evanston seniors and those with disabilities are invited to learn about the City’s expanded transportation program and the many options available to them at a free resource fair on Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Levy Senior Center. No registration is required.

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Lasting Retirement Income

Business Woman Aging Well

Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

When positioning your portfolio for retirement, there are a number of variables you need to consider, including the risk of the securities you own, the rate at which you withdraw funds, and the length of time you’ll need your portfolio to provide for you. Join our informational session presented by Rob Stewart, vice president from Wintrust Wealth Management, to learn how to address these risks and be better financially prepared in retirement. Light refreshments will be provided. Wintrust Financial is sponsoring this program at no charge to participants. Registration is required. Stop by the front desk or call 847-448-8250.

North of Chicago: African American Communities

Dino Robinson

Levy Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a special presentation from Dino Robinson on African American history on Chicago's North Shore. By day, Dino Robinson is the production manager at Northwestern University Press. His independent research led to the establishment of Shorefront, an organization he pioneered in 1995 that documents the African American experience on the North Shore.

Through Shorefront, Robinson has written three books, hosted lectures, assembled several traveling exhibits, and built its archives from a few news clippings to more than 200 linear feet of photographs and historical documents available to scholars and the public. 

This event is presented by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.


Enjoy Coffee with the Police Chief


Wednesday, March 13, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Come meet Evanston's new police chief, Demitrous Cook. Ask questions, bring ideas, and have a cup of coffee on us! This event is free. Please register by calling the Levy Center front desk at 847-448-8250.

Shedd Aquarium Trip


Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Can’t make it to the Great Barrier Reef? No sweat. The Levy Senior Center has a solution for you! Join us for this exciting trip and visit all the oceans in one day. Trip goers will also have the opportunity to see the daily aquatic show, 3-D movie Coastal Predators, and will receive the all access pass. The trip fee includes admission and a $12 lunch voucher to use at the Shedd dining room. The Dennis Newton scholarship is available for this trip.

Fee: $65, Levy members; $80, nonmembers
Activity #: 514010A9

Call 847-448-8250 or stop by the front desk to register.

Jamming Jean Music Series: Lynne Jordan & the Shivers


Friday, March 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A jazz and blues diva that you don't want to miss — Lynne Jordan manages to win over any crowd with her wide array of vocals. Considered a Chicago institution, Jordan brings her special brand of storytelling and performance and combines it with an eclectic sound from her band, The Shivers. She's been performing in her sold-out show, "A Musical Tribute to Nina Simone," across the country and has graced stages from Europe to South America. Jordan is also featured in the Jazz Opera, "Don't Worry, Be HaRpy" by French composer Isabelle Olivier. This concert is free courtesy of the Levy Senior Center Foundation.

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Get Fit at the Levy Center

Cardio and Weight Interval

Senior fitness

This workout will maximize your cardiovascular capacity and calorie burn. It alternates between cardio intervals and weight training by using bands, free weights, balls, and steps.

Location: Levy Senior Center
Age Level: 18 years and up
Fee: $55, Levy members; $70, nonmembers
Length: 10 sessions

Class # 513324 A9
March 18 through May 20, Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Class # 523326 A9
June 3 through August 5, Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Register by calling 847-448-8250, stop by the Levy Center front desk, or enroll online.

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Tummy & Tush

Senior fitness

If you've been trying to slim down these problem areas, then this is the class for you. These great exercise routines concentrate on strengthening and firming up your abdominal and glutenous muscles.

Instructor: Rosa Velazquez
Location: Levy Senior Center
Age: 18 years and up
Fee: $65, resident; $80, nonresident
Length: 10 sessions

Class # 513322 A9
March 19 through May 21, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Class # 523313 A9
June 4 through August 6, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Register by calling 847-448-8250, stop by the Levy Center front desk, or enroll online.

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Honoring the Memory of Levy Senior Center Benefactor Joe Levy, Jr.

Joe Levy

Joe Levy, Jr. passed away on February 15 at the age of 92. The Levy Senior Center is named in acknowledgement of Joe Levy and his family's generous contributions to the community.

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