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Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:30pm CST
Known for its spectacular landscape, Iceland is home to contemporary artists such as Ragnar Kjartansson and enigmatic Björk. But its artistic history is centuries old, from folk carving and weaving to 19th century painting influenced by the Impressionists and rigorous Modernism. Join educator/curator Annie Morse for a quick dip into the island's bracing cultural climate.
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Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1:30pm CST
For centuries, composers have been inspired to express love in endless ways. A quartet of Chicago's most popular singers will present a love-themed program, featuring operatic and musical theatre repertoire designed to evoke all the emotions of love: lost, found and unrequited. Sarah Geocaris, soprano, Maia Surace, mezzo, John Concepcion, tenor, Michael Cavalieri, baritone, and Lisa Kristina, accompanist.
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Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:30pm CST
One hundred poets from across Chicago wrote a communal poem about Chicago’s gun violence. Ranging in gender, race, ethnicity and poetic experience, Ed Hirsch, Haki Madhubuti, Ed Roberson, Marc Smith, Ana Castillo, and Kevin Coval worked with poets from the South and West sides. Poets from Chicago’s alternative high schools are also showcased. Author Chris Green and youth poets will give powerful reading throughout this insightful program.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:00 CST
Henry Fogel Presents is a music series hosted by the legendary Henry Fogel. This program features the Gaudete Brass Quintet. Since 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has committed itself to presenting serious brass chamber music through compelling concerts, commissioning new works and adventurous recordings.
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The next Woody's Take Home will be offered for pick up on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The deadline for orders is Friday, January 22 at 5pm. 

Soup (pint) $7 each – Chickpea and tomato
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Rigatoni pasta bake with ground beef and mozzarella
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Six-inch spinach and goat cheese quiche served with roasted potatoes 
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Brown butter cake with fresh fruit and cool whip 

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, January 27 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.