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.


september 2019

mon16sep4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon16sep5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue17sep1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

tue17sep7:00 pm8:30 pmTalent Show & BBQ

wed18sep4:00 pm5:15 pmVolunteer Club

wed18sep6:30 pm7:30 pmBike Club

fri20sep6:00 pm8:00 pmLadies' Night

sat21sep3:00 pm5:30 pmHeARTwords Workshop

mon23sep4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon23sep5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue24sep1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

wed25sep5:30 pm7:00 pmHighland Park "Gab and Grub" Dinner Out

wed25sep6:30 pm7:30 pmBike Club

thu26sep6:00 pm8:00 pmAnime Club

thu26sep7:00 pm8:30 pmA Night with Illinois Special Needs Planning Experts

sat28sep3:00 pm5:30 pmSaturday Cinema

mon30sep5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

october 2019

sun13octAll DayBank of America Chicago Marathon

sun13oct6:30 am1:00 pmCheer On Team CIF!

sun20oct3:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedBrews and Bites

november 2019

No Events

december 2019

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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