Join the peer-led, year-long spiritual book discussion circle. This welcoming group meets monthly, January through June. 4th Mondays of the month, April 24, 7 to 8:30 pm. $15 per session or four for $55
Here is the schedule.
April: The Places That Scare You, Pema Chodron
May: The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
June: Hallelujah Anyway, Anne Lamott
Re-Registration in August
September: Defy Gravity, Caroline Myss
October: The Surrender Experiment, Michael A. Singer
November: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller
January 2018: On Living by Kerry Eagen
February 2018: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl's
This dynamic group, always open to new participants, will complete The Best American Short Stories of the Century in May, and begin delving into The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Daniel Halpern. [Details at www.womens-exchange.org]
9 alternating Fridays: April 7 to July 28, 10 to 11:30 am. $15 per session.
May 5 “The Best Girlfriend You Never Had” by Pam Houston - Winnetka Congregational Church
We begin reading from The Art of the Tale-An International Anthology of Short Stories 1945-1985 edited by Daniel Halpern.
May 19 “The Sacrificial Egg” by Chinua Achebe of Nigeria
June 2 “The Bound Man” by Ilse Aichinger of Australia
June 16 “Little Whale, Varnisher of Reality” by Vasily Aksenov of Russia
June 30 “Hair Jewelry” by Margaret Atwood of Canada
July 14 “Everything” by Ingeborg Bachmann of Austria
July 28 “Going to Meet the Man” by James Baldwin of the United States
Define your image and build your personal style. In just two sessions, you will be on your way to achieving the optimal look for your goals, both professional and personal. Suzanne Newman, fashion and image consultant, is an expert on de-cluttering and organizing, as well as helping people enhance their image and appearance. You will learn many basics, organization tips, tricks, and fashion “dos and don’ts.”
Do you know how to knit and purl? Are you tired of making scarves? Do you have knitting UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) hidden away? If you’d like to brush up your knitting skills in good company, come and join a Monday morning knitting group facilitated by Beth Kelly. Bring your project, yarn, and needles, and enjoy the conversation with others who share your interest.
Mondays, 10 am to noon. $15 per session or $55 / four sessions. No Class May 1 & 8 due to the Winnetka Rummage Sale.
The vibrant colors and lush foliage of tropical plants enhance our living areas. Using summer tropicals in our outdoor living areas can work. Learn how with Jennifer Brennan, horticulturist who will introduce you to Chalet favorites! No charge to WE guests.
Wednesday, May 17, 1 to 2:30 pm. Chalet Garden, Wilmette. Must register.
This discussion group with Beth Kelly, PhD, of DePaul University, will examine the following books: May 17: First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Anderson Bower. June 21: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Fall 2017:Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer.
Note: Date change. No gathering in April
2 Wednesdays: May 17, June 21, 6:30 to 8 pm. $60 series, $25 per session.
BetsyMeans of WomanLore returns to portray Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), an American author and poet. Stein was best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collection, and literary salon in 1920s Paris. For some 40 years, her home at 27 rue de Fleurus on the Left Bank was a gathering place for expatriate American artists and writers, and others in the vanguard of arts and letters, most notably Pablo Picasso.
For many busy professionals, the iPhone has become as essential as a computer. Are you looking to get the most out of your iPhone? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will show us tips and tricks on everything from increasing battery life, to organizing photos, to making Siri work for you.
Are you a dog owner looking to start a family or add to your existing family? Join Beth Hurley, certified dog trainer and Paws presenter, for a discussion on how to bring your baby home in a way that’s safe for baby and your family dog. Learn how prepare yourself and your dog for less stress and conflict, so that you can enjoy your new baby. Gain a better understanding of how dogs communicate and what they perceive as you go through pregnancy and into motherhood.
T.C. Boyle’s novel, The Women, explores the baffling complexity of architect Frank Lloyd Wright through his messy romantic relationships. Join an engaging three-week discussion facilitated by Connie Garner.
3 Thursdays: May 25, June 8, June 22, 1 to 2:30 pm. $50 series, $20 per session.
Join us when Women’s Exchange hosts Jody Perl, certified career coach, who will demystify the interview process offering recent college grads [and moms] practical tips to ace your interview! Learn to articulate your strengths and your story to stand out from the crowd. Refreshments will be served.
Join the fun and help hospitalized children. All you need is the ability to stitch two squares of cloth together by hand. Sewn strips of colorful cloth are turned into finished quilts that are donated to Project Linus. Conversation around the table is reminiscent of the quilting bees of old.
There’s lots of drama in our world. Business, media, schools, lives, all are fueled too often in today’s chaotic times by drama. And that leads to toxicity in our lives: the “Dreaded Drama Triangle” (persecutor, victim, rescuer). In this eye-opening presentation, Cheri Neal, trainer and coach, will discuss strategies to transform the way you interact with others.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated or anxious? Join Catherine Celimene, life coach and new facilitator to WE, on a journey to optimize your well-being so you can begin to reach your greatest potential.
Women and Heart Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Heart disease remains the number-one killer in women. What many don’t know is that symptoms can vary from woman-to-woman, and that the warning signs aren’t the same as they are for men. Join Philip Krause, MD, interventional cardiologist within the NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, for a discussion on women’s heart health.
Katharine Yao, MD, and Peter Hulick, MD, from NorthShore University HealthSystem will share how you can optimize the management of your medical care and health, as well as understand potential genetic risk factors for breast cancer and other diseases. Hear how personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics and genetic testing are relevant to your and your family’s health.
Author and ordained Zen priest Joanne Cacciatore will share how loss is transformed to peace, devastating grief to active and practical love, as she discusses her new book, Bearing the Unbearable. 20% of all purchases will benefit Women’s Exchange.
Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 pm, The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka.No charge.