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A $15 donation for non-members is suggested. Your generous donations allow us to continue to provide quality programming like the ones below.  Please click the DONATE button: 


MIND BOGGLE: Domestic Violence Awareness
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:30pm CST  

Aileen Bhandari from the Cook County State's Attorney Office will give a presentation on the Cycle of Domestic Violence, the difficulties of leaving abusive relationships, and resources on how to break the cycle of Domestic violence.
Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here


Monday, November 2, 2020 at 1:30pm CST 
What happens when a work of art is stolen or a painting or a sculpture is misattributed? Art historian Dr. Giovanni Aloi will look at the art world’s most astonishing cases of fakes, frauds, misattributions and thievery to understand the motives behind these crimes. Heists discussed will include the unsolved heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the legendary forgeries of Eric Hebborn, who sold thousands of fake paintings and drawings made in the style of the Old Masters.
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Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman will tell the story through song of how artists like Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, and the founder of Yiddish theater, Abraham Goldfaden took their lives to stage. Friedman and Maestro Paul Dykstra will present a program filled with popular tunes of these genres, along with stories and narration about how they reflect family dynamics. You will leave the concert asking yourself this age-old question: ‘Does life imitate art, or vice versa?’
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CHER AMI AND MAJOR WHITTLESEY: The Real-Life Inspirations Behind This Novel of World War I 
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. A saga of hope and duty, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story. Inspired by true events of World War I, author Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself.
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WOODY'S TAKE HOME (scroll down for Woody's Thanksgiving to Go menu!)

Wednesday, November 4
Deadline to order for Wednesday, November 4 is Friday, October 30 at 5pm. 
Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization this year by ordering!

Soup (pint) $7 each – Curried carrot and apple 
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Spaghetti marinara with buffalo mozzarella cheese
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Slow cooked lamb shank with polenta and ratatouille
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Oreo truffle balls

You can either order all four items together for $39 or individual items.  

Payment must be made over the phone with a credit card (708-386-2729 x 3 with Erin) or you can mail a check made out to NCCA to 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301. You cannot pay onsite when you pick up your food.

  • You will be able to pick up your meal between 11:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, November 4 only.
  • Please pull into the circle drive when you arrive. Erin will bring your meal to your car. When she comes out, please pop your trunk so she can place the food inside.
  • Please stay inside your car; we know you miss the building and all of your fellow members. We miss you too. But your health is our foremost concern and we ask that you practice safe social distancing.
  • If you are picking up food for a friend, please let Erin know prior to Wednesday so she can have all of the correct food ready.

  Please email Erin Payton at [email protected] or call 708-386-2729 x 3 with your order or with questions.