In-person Personal Fitness Training at Center
In-person personal training now offered in the Levy Fitness Center. You don’t have to be a Levy Senior Center member or a Fitness Room member to purchase a personal training package. To register, call the Levy Center at (847) 448-8250.
The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55+ years who are passionate about learning.
Reservations are required. You can register below, call (847) 448-8250 or stop by the front desk. All lectures are free and are held in the Linden Room.
Join Inspire Through Flowers Volunteers at the Center
Inspire Through Flowers, a new LSCF partner, collects recycled vases and donated flowers and arranges them into beautiful bouquets for hospitals, senior and veteran facilities. To learn more, see our calendar listing.
Wednesday, May 20 at 1pm
Leslie Goddard, historian, actress and author
Presented via Zoom. Register to receive an email with easy-to-follow steps. Need more help? Watch this video.
In this living-history performance, Leslie Goddard portrays Jackie Kennedy as she remembers life in the White House, the role of First Lady, and the challenges of facing life after her husband's death.
Center is Closed
Until the center reopens, we're working hard to keep our community engaged. See items below, and visit the city's parks & rec Facebook page for activities, info and support.
Exciting Plans Are in the Works for a Renovated and Upgraded Linden Room
Congregate Meal Program Continues for those 59+ with
Shelf stable 10-meal packs will be available at the Center Aug 3 & Aug 17, 11:30 - 1pm. Senior congregate meal participants from Levy and Fleetwood-Jourdain may participate. To join, complete the online application.
Help us support our goal of a full revamp of the Linden Room with the installation of enhanced audio, slip resistance flooring, state of the video features and more. Donate today!
Oct 21, 2-3 pm. All 50+ are welcome to this seminar sponsored & led by Neil Gardner of Edward Jones Financial in Skokie. This Zoom program is free, but you must register for each seminar. Please call Center at (847) 448-8250.
October Finance Series: Prepare for the Unexpected
Learn About the LSCF's Projects and Goals for 2019
Sept 10 "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan will discuss new language for people who identify as gender non-conforming and other identities. Learn more
Tuesday, May 12 at 1pm
Insights into Memory Formation
Daniel Dombeck, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology
Have you ever wondered how your dog knows when it’s meal time? In this lecture, Dan Dombeck will introduce non-scientists to the hidden world of memories: how they are formed, stored, and recalled. Under his leadership, the Dombeck Lab at Northwestern is using virtual reality systems and high-resolution, laser-based imaging techniques with mice as they learn to solve virtual mazes. Prof. Dombeck will share a high-level view of how brain circuits learn to encode information during behavior, and how this could eventually benefit humans with early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Dombeck received his BS in Physics at the University of Illinois, earned his PhD in Physics at Cornell University in the lab of Watt Webb, and trained as a postdoc in the lab of David Tank at Princeton University.
This concert has been postponed. New date to be determined
Chicago-based classical pianist An Phan has received awards from the Arizona Music Fest, Arizona Steinway Piano Competition, Arizona State University Schimmel Young Artist Competition, Phoenix Youth Symphony Young Artist Guild, East Valley MTNA, Desert Valley MTNA, and most recently from the Musicians Club of Women. An extensive performer, she performed as an honors recitalist at the International Institute of Young Musicians and has appeared in concert halls such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lied Center of Performing Arts, Thayer Hall and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts.
Rising soprano Alicia Russell, has been performing throughout the United States since her 2013 debut with the Asheville Symphony in her North Carolina hometown. Russell’s recent performances include La bohème (Musetta), Carmen (Frasquita), The Great Gatsby (Daisy Buchanan), and more. Later this season, she makes her Lyric Opera Unlimited debut in Blue, and as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Highland Park Symphony Orchestra. Russell was awarded as winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District auditions (North Carolina) and was a semi-finalist in the Orpheus Vocal Competition.
Tuesday, June 9 at 1pm
Chicago by Air
Lawrence Okrent, author and architect
A Chicago-based planning and zoning consultant, Lawrence Okrent has been an active participant in the local real estate and development community since 1970. Okrent Kisiel Associates, the firm he established in 1979 and where he is President Emeritus, specializes in land planning and zoning, aerial photography, mapping, and entitlement work. Mr. Okrent is the author of Chicago From the Sky: A Region Transformed. He is a 47-year resident of Evanston, where he has served on the city’s Plan Commission and board of the Evanston Art Center. His presentation will focus on the development of Grant Park and Chicago’s lakefront.
Tuesday, July 14 at 1pm
LIFE As It Was
Michael Mauney, Photographer
Michael Mauney got his start in photography at The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina. After moving to Chicago, he worked for LIFE magazine as staff photographer. His work has also been featured in People and Fortune magazines, and for corporate clients such as Walgreens, McDonalds, Baxter, First Chicago Bank, and Borg-Warner. His presentation will focus on his experiences while on assignment for LIFE and People magazines, including photos from the 1968 political campaigns of Bobby Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and George Wallace, as well as some celebrities.