A full life is an active life

We offer an exciting calendar of social, cultural,
and educational activities.

Events & Activities

Welcome to the Center for Independent Futures events & activities calendar! If you are new to our activities, please contact the office at (847) 328-2044. All new activities participants need to meet with a Center for Independent Futures staff member and complete some paperwork before attending activities.


This calendar is updated on a quarterly schedule. Please watch for new event listings in December, March, June, and September.


When activities are changed or cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances, registered participants will be notified by phone or email.


february 2020

tue25feb1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

thu27feb6:00 pm8:00 pmAnime Club

sat29feb12:30 pmWomen's Basketball - Northwestern v University of Illinois

march 2020

mon02mar4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon02mar5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue03mar1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

thu05mar6:00 pm8:00 pmArt Club

fri06mar3:30 pm4:30 pmSocial Hour

mon09mar4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon09mar5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue10mar1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

sat14mar3:00 pm5:30 pmHeARTwords Workshop

mon16mar4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon16mar5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue17mar1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

wed18mar4:00 pm5:15 pmVolunteer Club

wed18mar6:00 pm7:30 pmAdvocacy Awareness Club

thu19mar6:00 pm8:00 pmArt Club

fri20mar6:00 pm8:00 pmLadies' Night

sat21mar3:00 pm5:30 pmSaturday Cinema

mon23mar4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon23mar5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue24mar1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

thu26mar6:00 pm8:00 pmAnime Club

sat28mar3:00 pm5:30 pmHeARTwords Workshop

sun29mar11:00 am1:00 pmBowling

mon30mar4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon30mar5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue31mar1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

april 2020

sat18apr6:30 pm11:00 pmFeaturedSPARK

may 2020

No Events

Photo Consent Policy:

Photos and videos taken at public Center for Independent Futures events may be published in print or online for download, online photo albums, newsletters, and/or social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Such events include paid ticketed events like SPARK and Something’s Cooking, free at-large community events (such as disseminating information or a free film screening), or events sponsored by our Young Professionals Board. This does not include participant activities such as art club, bike club, etc. Participants in these activities have the option to give and remove consent for future photos at any time. However, attendance at the aforementioned public events are not included in the photo release form.


By paying for admission to public events and/or attending a free public event, you consent to having your photo taken and potentially published through the above-mentioned mediums unless you expressly and contemporaneously request that your photo not be taken by the photographer.

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