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Focus on Shoesmith School

Ashley Keine, Assistant Principal

Carolyn Pereira, Chairman of Friends of Shoesmith

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church

5500 South Woodlawn Avenue

Ashley Keine, Assistant Principal of Shoesmith School, and Carolyn Pereira, Chairman of Friends of Shoesmith, will talk about this K-6 school, including its students and curriculum, and volunteer opportunities.  Ashley has worked at Shoesmith for over ten years, serving as a second grade teacher and Director of Curriculum before becoming Assistant Principal.  She works with Carolyn's group, which has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining Shoesmith's garden and raising both money and volunteers to help the school thrive.

Visitors are welcome; please bring a friend.

Hosteses:  Games, Contemporary Civics, Needlework and Twice Read Books

Upcoming Events

Spring Benefit 2020
A Wine and Cheese Event
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 29
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
To sign up to volunteer, contact Sarah Diwan or leave a message at 773-643-4062

Time:  Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Leader:  Charlotte Adler

Hostess:  Reeva Shulruff (312-415-3652)

Book:  American Dialog:  The Founders and Us by Joseph J. Ellis 

Chair:  Laura Kracke, 773-288-6455

Next month:  March 3, The Soul of America:  The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

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Where can One Find Old Piano Compositions?

Professor Raymond Ciacci

Date:  Sunday, March 22

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Hostess:  Rose Dyrud (773-241-7187,

Chair:  Rosalie Guttman (773-324-2657)

Contact Chair to be added to email list.

Date:  Friday, March 6

Time:  11:30 a.m.

Location:  Mesler Restaurant in Sophy Hotel

RSVP Sarah Wright (773-947-2022 or by February 28​

Make check payable to Sarah E. Wright for $39.83  per person.

Call or email Jan O'Malley or Fran Gordon to be added to the list.

Dates:  Tuesday, March 10

Time:  2:00 p.m.

RSVP to Chair, Judy Chernick,


Date:  Tuesday, March 17

Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Hostess:  Margaretha Talerman

Co-Chairs:  Judith Wright and Marie Schilling

RSVP Marie Schilling, 773-955-4949,

Dates:  Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Location:  starting near Bonjour Bakery


RSVP Fran Gordon,, (773-684-0522)

Date:  Wednesday, March 11

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Hostess:  Dorothy Patton

Please RSVP


Chair:  Dorothy Patton

Date:  Wednesday, March 25

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Hostess:  Marie Schilling

Game:  Scrabble

Hostess chooses the game

RSVP to the hostess,

Chair:  Clairan

Date:  Monday, March 9

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  TBD

Chair:  Margaretha Talerman (215-292-2677,

RSVP to the Chair if you plan to attend.  Contact the Chair to be added to the mailing list.

Time:  Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.

Hostess:  Agnes Zellner


Movie:  TBD - an email will be sent to group members closer to the date.  Please contact the chair to be added to the list.  All are invited.

Date:  Thursday, March 12

Time:  1:30 p.m.

Chair:  Carole Landrum (773-428-8147)

Location:  Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave

Suggested donation:  $2 members ($5nm)

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