December e-News: Jamming Jean, Levy Lecture, Holiday Schedule and more!

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Levy Walking Club Begins December 4

Senior walking

Walking is easy on the joints and great exercise for all ages. Grab a friend or come solo and meet with the group to stroll around the beautiful City of Evanston. Starting on December 4, the group will walk every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. You must be a Levy Center member to participate.

We will meet inside the Levy Center lobby. If it’s too cold or wet, we’ll move walking into the Levy Center's “indoor track.”  Please see the holiday schedule below; the club won't walk indoors on days that only the lobby and office are open. 

Jamming Jean Music Series December 7

Corky Siegal and Howard Levy

Enjoy an evening of classical-blues, folk and jazz-tinged melodies on Friday, December 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Corky Siegel and Howard Levy are virtuosic masters of musical mirth with lightning quick intuitive reflexes that can only come from many years of friendship. They’ve toured together nationally, performing at renowned jazz venues and music festivals as a dynamic duo. You won’t want to miss these amazing performers with a slew of awards between them, including a Grammy and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame distinction. The Jamming Jean Music Series is sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.

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Explore 'Wines 101, Made Simple' December 10


We all enjoy a glass or two of wine, but many of us don’t understand the basics of wine and how to pair it with a meal. This program will explore food/wine pairing, how to decipher wine labels, wine's taste and smell, and the health benefits of drinking wine. Did we mention that you’ll get to sample some wine? Space is limited and  registration is required. This event will be held on Monday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 Levy member/$20 nonmember; Class #544168.


Attend Levy Lecture December 11

Ava Thompson Greenwell

A free lecture, "Mission Possible: Chicago's Free South Africa Movement," featuring film producer and director Ava Thompson Greenwell, PhD., will take place on Tuesday, December 11 at 1 p.m. This new documentary film traces the birth, growth, and maturation of the anti-apartheid movement in Chicago from 1980 to 1994. Chicago activists played a major role in putting pressure on the South African government to end apartheid. Mission Possible documents the Chicago connection that led to the release of Mandela, and ultimately, to the first free elections for black South Africans. We will see a sneak preview of the film and hear from Ava Thompson Greenwell about its origins. Please register in advance. The Levy Lecture Series is sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.


Enjoy Cocoa, Cookies and Holiday Cheer December 13

holiday cheer

Join us for an afternoon of cookies, delicious hot cocoa, holiday spirits and the music of the season. Music and entertainment will be provided by the Levy ukulele class. You're invited to wear your best "ugly holiday sweater." The Levy Center will provide an array of fresh cookies and a tin for you to bring home samples of cookies. You must be signed up one week in advance. This event will be held on Thursday, December 13, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $3 Levy member/$5 nonmember; Class #544901.


Learn About Coin Collecting December 13

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Want to become a numismatist (coin collector)? Join us to learn about the art of collecting coins.This introductory-level class will teach you about what is collectible, the handling and cleaning of coins/notes, how to determine value/price and how to create interest in coin collecting. Participants can bring coins to the class for show and tell. Raffle prizes will be given away. This class will be held on Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 Levy member/$10 nonmember; Class # 544167.


Attend Holiday Floral Workshop December 14 

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Lake Forest Flowers' Eileen Weber, American Academy of Floriculture (AAF), will  lead you in creating a beautiful fresh holiday arrangement. In this workshop, you will learn basic principles and elements of floral design, flower care and handling, and best of all, take your design home! All fresh materials and the container are included in the workshop fee. Please bring a pair of gloves and pruning shears. This workshop will be on Friday, Decmber 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $45; Class #544172.



Mark Your Calendar for the Levy Senior Center's Holiday Hours

Levy Center in Winter

The Levy Center will be closed for all classes and activities December 17 through December 21 for annual cleaning. The office will be open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. only and lunch will continue to be served during this week.

Sat. and Sun., Dec. 22 and 23 - The Levy Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Mon. and Tues., Dec. 24 and 25 - The Levy Center will be closed. 
Wed., Dec. 26 through Fri., Dec. 28 - The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the fitness center will be open. All classes and other activities will not be running this holiday week.
Sat. and Sun., Dec. 29 and 30- The Levy Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31- The Levy Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the fitness center will be open.
Tues., Jan. 1- The Levy Center will be closed.
Wed., Jan. 2- The Levy Center will open at 7 a.m. and resume full activities and classes for 2019! 

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