AARP Illinois Events

AARP is opening an exciting new outdoor fitness park at Lincoln Park in coordination with the Springfield Park District. If you live in the Springfield area, come join us for the celebration and ribbon-cutting!
State Capitol
AARP Illinois is co-hosting a legislative breakfast with Bradley University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) so Illinoisans 50-plus can meet their state and local elected officials and discuss issues they care about. Residents of Peoria, Pekin and surrounding communities will hear from Congresswoman Bustos, and State Senators Koehler and Weaver. The legislative breakfast will be moderated by Brad McMillian, J.D. who is the Executive Director for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.
AARP in Chicago is throwing a party in the park and everyone is invited! Come to see the Zebra Sisters and enjoy games, giveaways, music and cake! So bring your picnic basket, blanket, chairs, etc. and meet new people at this fun and free event. Be sure to meet our staff and volunteers, learn more about our upcoming events and discover all the ways you can Take on Today and every day.
Diverse group of volunteers sorting donated groceries at food bank
AARP Illinois, in collaboration with the Chicago Sky and 4th Ward Aldermen Sophia King, Jewel Osco, will be collecting nonperishable food items at Jewel-Osco (443 E 34th St, Chicago, IL 60616) on December 12th (from 4-6pm), December 14th(4-6pm), and December 16th (11am-1pm).
It’s that time of year…have YOU signed up to Bike the Drive for 2017?!
AARP members and their guests are invited to the Puerto Rican play Esperando tu Regreso/Awaiting Your Return. Awaiting Your Return is a dramatic one-woman performance by the talented actress Marian Pob ón. It recalls the successful life of Margarita, from an aspiring singer to an international star.
Chicago Internatinoal Children's Film Festival
The programs at this year's Chicago International Children's Film Festival will empower and spark the imagination of the next generation of film lovers. As the first Oscar-qualifying children's film festival in the world, the festival represents a rare opportunity for Chicagoans to see top award-winning films before anyone else, and the chance to see some of the best new films from around the world as they should be seen: on the big screen.
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