CHS Community Calendar - SOCIAL EVENTS

December 2018
 
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Event: Noche De Manos (Night of Hands)
Where: Swoboda Deaf Center, 7050 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Benefits and Attractions: Raw stories told by Latinx in Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican and American Sign Language. The purpose of this event is to create a pathway for Latinx who desire to share their experiences with the signing community. We have amazing line-up speakers who are ready to bam y'all heart. Audience members (Latinx) are also welcome to share their stories on identity development, immigration, deportation, rituals, traditions, history, community, education and more! While this event is open to signing community, please note when we reach the venue's space limited, priority will be given to Latinx. Come to support our community!
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: For more information, send an email to hola@socorroxgarcia@gmail.com.
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January 2019
 
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Event: ASL/Deaf Families and their Friends Game Day

Where: Edgewater Branch Community Room, 6000 North Broadway St., Chicago, IL

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome, adults and kids!  Join us for a fun afternoon of board games and social time. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: Free

Contact for Information: Contact Evelyn Keolian at ekeolian@chipublib.org for more information.

 
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Event: Three Wise Kings
Where: St. Francis Borgia Center, 8025 W. Addison, Chicago, IL
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Benefits and Attractions: Food ~ ASL Storytelling ~ Pinata ~ Crafts ~ Game Activities ~ Hot Chocolate ~ Rosca de Reyes and Prize(s). Gifts for children under 12 years old.
Cost: Family up to 4: $15.00; Additional family member: $5.00; Adult/senior citizen/college student: $10.00; under 3 years old: free
Contact for Information: For more information, send an email to IDLA.response@gmail.com.
 
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Event: Pizza Night
Where: Giordano's Pizza, 223 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Benefits and Attractions: Come and see testimonies about our new organization, Deaf Rainbow of Faith, and our experiences at the Q Christian Fellowship conferences! Pizza and soda will be provided. Open and affirming for signing LGBTQ people of faith and allies.
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information, send an email to deafrainbowfaith@gmail.com.
 
Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Event: Deaf Senior Citizens Game Day
Where: Fox & Hound, 1416 N. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Time: 11:00 AM
Benefits and Attractions: Come and join us all! $3.00 for Push (Switch) game, after that, play other games until 3:00 PM.
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information, send an email to Madelyn Cumbo at stgrace48@aol.com.
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February 2018
 
Date: February 3, 2019
Event: Deaf Ninja Day
Where: Chicago Ninja Academy, 31W041 North Ave, West Chicago, IL
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) is excited to partner with Kyle Schulze and the Chicago Ninja Academy to host our second annual Deaf Ninja Day on Sunday, February 3th. This event is open to all ages 5+ (including adults). Deaf, Hard of Hearing, CODAs and SODAs are welcome. There will be two time slots, the first from 10:00 AM - 12:30PM and the second from 12:30PM - 3:00 PM. Secure your spot by registering at www.iadeaf.org/ninja
Cost: $5.00
Contact for Information: For more information or to register, contact IAD.
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Ongoing Events
 
Date: Every Sunday
Event: Windy City Baggo League
Where: Swoboda Deaf Center, 7050 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description: --
Cost: $5.00 Admission
Contact for Information: --
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Date: 2nd Monday of every month
Event: Deaf 50+ Game Day
Where: Swoboda Deaf Center, 7050 W. Addison, Chicago, IL
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: --
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information, check www.swobodadeafcenter.org.
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Date: 1st Wednesday of every month
Event: Congregation Bene Shalom/Hebrew Association of the Deaf (CBS/HAD) Senior Citizens
Where: Congregation Bene Shalom, 4435 W. Oakton, Skokie, IL
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome. We get together to socialize and play games. No meetings in July and October. 
Cost: $3.00 for lunch per person
Contact for Information: For more information, contact Nona Balk at nbalk72@gmail.com.
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Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month
Event: Joliet Deaf Senior Citizens
Where: Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St, Joliet, IL
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM (door will open at 9:00 AM)
Benefits and Attractions: Bring your own lunch. Do not bring any drink from outside as water, soda and coffee will be available for sale. 
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information, contact Marian Klbecka at 815-306-0549 VP. 
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Date: 1st Thursday of every month
Event: All Angels Guild Senior Citizens
Where: Episcopal Church of our Savior, 116 E. Church Street, Elmhurst, IL
Time: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: There will be presentations and field trips as well. Free lunch, but donations are accepted. No gathering in July. 
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information or to get the list of meetings/field trips, contact Laura Thompson at 630-984-4251 (VP) or Lthompson@aim-cil.org
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Date: 2nd Thursday of every month
Event: Rockford Senior Citizen for the Deaf
Where: Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh Lane, Rockford, IL
Time: 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: --
Cost: --
Contact for Information: Joseph Siudzinski at 815-572-4819 (VP)
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Date: 4th Thursday of every month
Event: St. Francis Borgia Deaf Senior Citizens
Where: Stokes Hall, 8025 W. Addison St, Chicago, IL 
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (door will open at 9:00 AM)
Benefits and Attractions: There will be bingo, jackpots and raffles. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: $2.00 per person
Contact for Information: For more information, contact Annette Langston at 708-223-2125 VP or langstonannette@gmail.com.
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Date: 1st Friday of every month
Event: Deaf Coffee Chat in Skokie
Where: Panera Bread, 9611 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome! Come and join us. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: mariahsnest@gmail.com or wernersandi@yahoo.com
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Date: 1st Friday of every month 
Event: Deaf Chat Coffee 
Where: Panera Bread, 20530 Rand Rd #448, Deer Park, I
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome. Meet new and old faces, share, learn, teach, few laughs, etc. Also, it is a great place for ASL students to improve their signing. Please let us know by email in advance if anyone wants to give a presentation. We will welcome anyone. Thank you for understanding.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Janice Mancill at Jannie10749@gmail.com
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Date: 2nd Friday of every month
Event: Deaf Chat Coffee in Schaumburg
Where: Starbucks, Streets of Woodfield, 601 Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome. Come and socialize. Free drawings.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Cindy Kermath cynker10@gmail.com
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Date: 3rd Friday of every month
Event: Deaf Chat Coffee in DeKalb
Where: Starbucks, 2577 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, IL - across from Target
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome - deaf, hard of hearing, family members, ASL students and interpreters.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Dawn Westhoff - dawnwestoff@comcast.net
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Date: 3rd Friday of every month
Event: Deaf Coffee Chat in Mundelein
Where: Panera Bread, 1575 S. Lake St, Mundelein, IL
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome! ASL students welcome. Hope to see you there! 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Debbie Davis at missykepler78@comcast.net or Barbara Katzel at babsjimkat@yahoo.com
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Date: 4th Friday of every month
Event: Deaf Chat Coffee in Geneva
Where: Starbucks, 1445 S. Randall Road, Geneva, IL
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Deaf Coffee Chat is enjoyable, family-oriented, smoke-free fun!!!  You don't even have to purchase anything at Starbuck's, but we encourage you to buy something at the their shop.  They always appreciate our business. Everyone is welcome.  It is a great opportunity for ASL students to learn while meeting people. Come and socialize and win raffle prizes.  If you're hungry afterwards, we'll go to Buffalo Wild Wings at Geneva Commons at 10:00 PM!
Cost: Free
Contact for Information:  Julius Borchert at Julius@glborchert.com
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Date: 2nd Saturday of the month EXCEPT June, July, August, December
Event: WSAD Gold 50+ Walk
Where: Stratfod Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL; meet inside the mall in front of the Red Robin Restaurant.
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome! Lunch is TBA after the walk.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Lorraine Wuertz at RainDragon90@gmail.com
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Date: 4th Saturday of February, March, April, September, October, November
Event: WSAD Gold 50+ Walk
Where: Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL; meet inside the mall at the Cheesecake Factory entrance
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Benefits and Attractions: All ages are welcome.  If the weather is good, we will walk in the forest preserve.  Lunch is TBA after the walk.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Marilyn Russell at wsadgold@yahoo.com
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Date: 4th Saturday of every month
Event: Deaf Chat Coffee Gathering
Where: Fireworks Coffeehouse & Pottery Painted by You Avenue of the Cities (former 23rd Ave and 16th Street & Every 2nd Friday of the month at 7pm at Starbucks Coffee, 888 Middle Rd, Bettendorf in Iowa
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: --
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Leon Devriendt at deerefan59@yahoo.com
 
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Event: Deaf Seniors Game Day
Where: Fox and Hound, 1416 N. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Time: 11:00 AM
Description of Benefits: NEW LOCATION!! Starting time is at 11:00 AM with lunch first and then the Switch (Push) game followed by Rummy fun games! Come and join us for a relaxing fun day!
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For information, contact Madelyn Cumbo at stgrace48@aol.com.

 

 

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