May eNews: Car safety event, Levy Lecture, and more!

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Improve the Safety of Your Vehicle


Wednesday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Does your leg go to sleep when you drive? Is there any way to minimize those nerve-racking blind spots? What can happen if you sit too close to the steering wheel? Find answers to these questions and check the fit of your vehicle at the Levy Senior Center’s inaugural CarFit event on Wednesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the James Park parking lot. The free event focuses on driving safety and comfort for older drivers, but licensed drivers of all ages are welcome. Bring yourself and your vehicle up to the check point and CarFit technicians will provide educational information and will check how well your vehicle “fits” you. Technicians will also check tire pressure, treads and lights at no cost to you. No registration necessary; just bring your car to the James Park parking lot. 

Chicago in the Movies

Chicago skyline

Thursday, May 9, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chicago is featured in some of the most beloved movies in cinema history. From musicals to action films, from comedies to gangster films, Chicago has covered it all! Join us in watching memorable characters, such as Eliot Ness, Jake and Elwood Blues, Al Capone, Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive), Ferris Bueller and more in this celebration of the Windy City!

Fee: $5, Levy members; $7, nonmembers 

Code: 514146


Levy Lecture Series

Walter Burt Adams: An Evanston Original
Eden Juron Pearlman, director of the Evanston History Center

Eden Juron Pearlman

Tuesday, May 14, 1 p.m.

Eden Juron Pearlman, director of the Evanston History Center (EHC), will be lecturing on the life and work of local Evanston painter Walter Burt Adams. A number of Adam's paintings were gifted to the Levy Senior Center, where they are on display in the Library and the Linden Room.

Eden has been the director of the EHC since May 2005. Before becoming director of EHC, she worked as the curator of collection, a position she held since December 1996. For more than 25 years, Eden has worked at galleries and museums, including the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian.

Registration is required! Participants can register by clicking the button below, calling 847-448-8250, or stopping by the front desk.

Levy Lectures are sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.  


Fran Randall Memorial Concert


Friday, May 17, 1:30 p.m.

On Friday, May 17, residents are invited to attend a Fran Randall Memorial Concert at the Levy Center. Join us for selections of Haydn, Martinů, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel performed by the Xena String Quartet and internationally acclaimed pianist Yerin Yang. This event is free and all are welcome. 

Fran Randall Concerts are sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.

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Spring Cleaning Appraisal

Flea Market

Monday, May 20, 10 a.m. to noon

It's that infamous time again: spring cleaning time! You might be feeling overwhelmed and not sure whether to keep or toss those items sitting under an inch of dust, but here's the thing: You just don't know if there's any value in that old magazine or Hummel figurine! This class is designed to help you determine if you should keep, donate, sell or trash those items. Everything But The House invites you to bring one "pocket-sized" piece of undetermined value and receive guidance. This event is free of charge for Levy members. Please register at the front desk or call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250.