The LSCF is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55+ years who are passionate about learning. Additional support is provided by Avidor Evanston. The series is free, but registration is required.

Lectures through December will be presented on Zoom, a web conferencing app that’s easy to use. Register and you will be receive an email with easy-to-follow steps. Need more help? Watch this video.

Virtual lectures continue through December.


Tuesday, December 8 at 1pm

Our Power as Playwrights

Gloria Bond Clunie

Presented via Zoom. 

Award-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie will talk about her theatrical journey and explore how the basic tools of playwriting can help us all lead more powerful lives.  If you love the theater, you’ll enjoy this first-hand account from a star playwright and director. 


​Clunie is a playwright, director, educator and a founding member of the Playwriting Ensemble at Chicago's Regional Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater. She is also the founding Artistic Director of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre where she has directed scores of productions. 

Tuesday, December 15 at 1pm

Ode to Beethoven: The Man Behind the Music

Anette Isaacs, MA

Presented via Zoom. 

Join German historian Anette Isaacs for a celebration of the legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday (December 17). We’ll look at the life and times of this tragic genius who was as famous for his fiery personality as for his divine ability to turn his personal struggles into supreme and powerful melodies.


Isaacs is an historian and public educator who has presented hundreds of programs on more than 30 different topics pertaining to her native country's history, politics, and culture.

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Michelle Nichols | Director of Public Observing, Adler Planetarium

Bruce Allardice | Professor and Historian

Paddy Lynn | Actress and Storyteller

Megan Wells | Actress and Acclaimed Storyteller
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