Are You Ready? Walk, Play Bridge, Discuss the Stars …

jerry dines with a (skeleton) friendFall is off to a super start and we have plenty to do — including preparing for Halloween this weekend (looks like Jerry is ready!). Check out our community calendar for the latest updates.

Walking Club
Our walking group is making strides! Join us every Tuesday (unless it rains) at 10 a.m. sharp at the Gazebo in Welles Park. Come and get your steps as we tour the neighborhood.

On Oct. 27, we’ll head to someplace new: Join us as we tour the new Westridge Nature Preserve, called one of the most beautiful spots in the city.

We’ll meet at the main entrance gate at Ardmore and Western at 10 a.m. Nearby parking is generally available on Western Avenue between Bryn Mawr and Peterson. Rain date is Nov. 3.

Board Plus
Join us for the October Board Plus meeting on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. We’re already looking ahead to plan 2016 activities and initiatives. Help us to shape Forward Chicago! RSVP to for more information and meeting location.

Games People Play
Let’s play bridge again! We partner with Sulzer Library for friendly, fun bridge games on the first and third Friday of every month. We’ve extended play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., so bring lunch!

We usually have multiple tables, and one table is reserved for people who need a review or are new to the game of bridge. The games are filled with challenge and surprise … it’s all in the cards!

Upcoming dates: Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec 18.

Dying for a Dialogue
Our next get-together is Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. We’ll watch the movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” based on the book by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie, “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia.”

This thought-provoking HBO film has terrific acting. Join us for refreshments and a post-film discussion (feel free to bring a snack to share). Please RSVP to for more information and meeting location.

Astrophysics for All
Interested in stars and the heavens and learning more from the experts? Come to our Science Series, organized in conjunction with University of Chicago astrophysicists from the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. These pros share their knowledge in ways we can all understand.

Meets at Sulzer Library (4455 N. Lincoln). All ages welcome — bring the kids and neighbors. Upcoming dates and topics include:

Nov. 3, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Daniel Fabrycky — “Exo-planets”

Nov. 14, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
Hugh Lippincott — “Dark matter”

Remember: We share rides to events! If you need a ride, please email or call: 773-633-8312


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.

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