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This calendar lists CGCC events plus community events in Chicago and the local suburbs that might be of interest for our members.  A few select national events and webinars are included also.  Contact us if you have an event to share. For information on organizations that offer ongoing programs, see the Resources page. 

Please check back often, as the calendar is updated frequently. 

March 12, 2020 - Please note that many events are being cancelled. For general community events especially,

please make sure to check the links to the event host to make sure that the event is taking place. 

 CGCC events are highlighted in green.     Events sponsored by professional members are highlighted in yellow.


Upcoming events

    • May 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom workshop, Oirental Institute

    Intro to Hieroglyphs mini online workshop


    Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST
    Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST
    Live on Zoom
    Registration is required. Ages 8 and up. Register here.


    Join Catie Witt, PhD candidate in Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, for a mini crash course on Egyptian hieroglyphs. Learn the basics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system, then put your skills to the test translating real artifacts in the OI Museum. By the end of this two-part series, you’ll understand some of the principles of reading Egyptian hieroglyphs and will be able to recognize key hieroglyphs and phrases that show up on the Egyptian artifacts in many museums. Bring a pencil and paper to take part in this virtual Zoom workshop.

    Part 1: Getting the Hieroglyphic Basics
    Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST

    Explore the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs using your own name. We’ll uncover what hieroglyphs are, what they say, and how you can get started reading them.

    Part 2: Reading the Ancient Writing on the Wall
    Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST

    Take a virtual visit to the OI Museum and translate names on ancient Egyptian artifacts, then translate the Nefermaat stele with us! Take what you’ve learned to create a hieroglyphic work of art, and after the workshop, explore more with a virtual scavenger hunt through our online database.

     We will send you the Zoom link once registered. The link is good for any child or adult in your home.
    Space is limited!


    • May 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Prufrock Press Webinar

    Prufrock Press Webinars

    Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Tips for Social-Emotional Learning

    Presenters: Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D.

    How do you create relevant, lasting learning experiences that encourage social and emotional growth? This free webinar will help you implement lessons that build valuable cognitive and affective skills in your learners.

    Register Now: Tuesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m. CT

    About the Book: Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids

    Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids offers lessons and activities that promote problem solving and social-emotional learning, allowing students in grades 3–6 to become more aware of themselves and others who share their world.

    About the Presenter

    Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a national nonprofit committed to improving the educational outcomes—and lives—of high school students, especially those who are underperforming and historically underserved. James R. Delisle, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized educator of gifted children and the author of 23 books about understanding gifted kids as an educator and parent.



    • May 26, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy

    Free Online Panel Discussions for Parents Struggling with Schooling-at-Home During the COVID19 Pandemic

    Join TECA (Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy) for a discussion with a panel of experts offering perspectives and strategies.

    Tuesday, May 19, for parents of K-5th Graders)   Registration

    Tuesday, May 26, for parents of Middle & High Schoolers   Registration    

    Schooling-at-home instruction and requirements vary from school to school and even from day-to-day, making it difficult for students and parents to develop and maintain a routine. Parents are also juggling other demands such as work, scarcity, and other family needs when everyone's mental health and stamina are being taxed. Situations are complicated by the fact that in the best of times 2e students are often anxious, depressed, and struggling to cope with everyday school responsibilities. Parents may be asking:

    How many hours a day should school work take?

    How do we manage breaks?

    How much recreational screen time should we allow?

    How do we manage stress and maintain our family's mental health and well being?

    These and other questions will be addressed by three experts from the fields of education and mental health. They will share their perspectives and offer strategies and suggestions on how families can get through these challenging times, including resources and suggestions to promote creativity and self-directed learning.


    Lois Baldwin, Ed D, Educational Consultant for 2e Students

    Jacqueline Shaw, MA, Teacher, Parent

    Melissa Sornik, LCSW, Clinical Psychotherapist, 2e Consultant, TECA President

    Moderator: Maratea Cantarella, TECA Executive Director

    Suggested donation: $10


    • May 26, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • online, SENG

    SENGinar: “Since there’s no school, I’m not doing the work”: Academic Motivation Strategies for Gifted Learners

    Many students, whether or not they admit it openly, are “schoolsick” - they miss the social structures, teacher relationships,   and routines of going to school each day. As a result, many students have been reluctant to embrace online learning, where new routines, new   platforms, and new methods of assessment are being used. This webinar will emphasize hands-on activities and   strategies that embrace a gifted student’s complexity with a “whole child”   approach. 

    There is a $20 registration fee for SENG members and $40 for non-members. Deadline to register is 5/26/20 at 5 pm and all registrants will have access to the recorded webinar. Note that the time advertised (7:30 pm to 9 pm) on SENG's website is Eastern Daylight Time, thus adjust accordingly for Central Time, if applicable. 

    For more details and registration, please click here

    • May 27, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online Submissions
    Register

    WriteFest

    We are inviting your children in third through twelfth grades to engage with their peers and share impressions on relevant ideas and issues in this one hour extra-curricular writing challenge.   

    Prompts will be sent out at approximately 9 a.m. to the parent of each registered participant.  We believe that participants should spend no more than an hour on their writing, but they can choose which hour between 9 am and 6 pm.  Students will receive instructions on how to submit finished pieces. 

    Please register each of your children individually, so they will each receive the prompt. 

    Need accommodations or have questions? Contact Rhonda Stern.
    • May 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • YouTube, NASA STEM

    "NASA STEM Stars" Talk With ExpertS From the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems Team

    NASA STEM Stars” is a webchat series that gives students ages 13+ the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts at NASA to learn about STEM careers and related topics. This chat will cover how does the International Space Station get clean water.  Learn how NASA provides clean water to the ISS by recycling all sources of water.  Join the chat to ask ISS Urine Processor Assembly Subsystems Manager, Dr. Jill Williamson, about turning today's urine into tomorrow's coffee. Listen to a short presentation and come ready with questions as they will be answered live.

    For the live discussion, please click here.  

    For more information on the series, including past recordings, please see here.  

    • May 28, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom workshop, Oirental Institute

    Intro to Hieroglyphs mini online workshop


    Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST
    Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST
    Live on Zoom
    Registration is required. Ages 8 and up. Register here.


    Join Catie Witt, PhD candidate in Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, for a mini crash course on Egyptian hieroglyphs. Learn the basics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system, then put your skills to the test translating real artifacts in the OI Museum. By the end of this two-part series, you’ll understand some of the principles of reading Egyptian hieroglyphs and will be able to recognize key hieroglyphs and phrases that show up on the Egyptian artifacts in many museums. Bring a pencil and paper to take part in this virtual Zoom workshop.

    Part 1: Getting the Hieroglyphic Basics
    Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST

    Explore the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs using your own name. We’ll uncover what hieroglyphs are, what they say, and how you can get started reading them.

    Part 2: Reading the Ancient Writing on the Wall
    Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST

    Take a virtual visit to the OI Museum and translate names on ancient Egyptian artifacts, then translate the Nefermaat stele with us! Take what you’ve learned to create a hieroglyphic work of art, and after the workshop, explore more with a virtual scavenger hunt through our online database.

     We will send you the Zoom link once registered. The link is good for any child or adult in your home.
    Space is limited!


    • May 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    The Twice Exceptional Child in
    the Age of Virtual School
     

    - Extreme Times = Extreme 2e = Extreme Parenting -

    Dr. Michele Kane, long time gifted educator, advocate and counselor will join us to discuss  the current experiences families are living through with the new environment caused by the  restrictions with COVID 19 and parenting a 2e child.  We will:

        • Discuss how parents/caregivers respond effectively :
          • Demands of managing learning, social, emotional and physical needs of their kids
          • Balancing family times
          • Maintaining personal self- care

    We will meet online using the Zoom meeting software, which will allow you to join the meeting on your computer, via an app on your phone, or by calling in on a dedicated phone number.  

    • May 29, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 17
    Register


    Join Katherine Peterson and Newenka DuMont, two SENG model parent group facilitators, as they engage you in an informal discussion about parenting gifted children.

    We will meet online using the Zoom meeting software, which will allow you to join the meeting on your computer, via an app on your phone, or by calling in on a dedicated phone number.  

    • May 31, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Various
    Register
     

           Sign Me Up! 


    I get it - CGCC is a member run organization and since I am a member, I would like to help. Sign Me Up! 

    Please register as a way to let us know what you might like to assist with.  Thank you! 



    • May 31, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • YouTube, Oriental Institute

    OI Language Seminars

    Sundays in May, starting May 10

    2–2:30 p.m. CST, online

    Links posted on OI social media closer to the event dates.

    Join us for short seminars that explore aspects of the ancient languages studied at the Oriental Institute. Learn interesting facts about Meroitic, ancient Egyptian, Samaritan, and more. From world experts, to the next generation, let us bring the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship on the ancient Middle East directly to your living room.

    We will explore ancient languages Sundays in May, from 2–2:30 p.m. CST, starting on May 10th.

    May 10: Foy Scalf, head of the OI research archives, discusses ancient Egyptian

    May 17: Brian Muhs, associate professor of Egyptology, discusses Meroitic

    May 24: Ella Karev, PhD student, discusses ancient Greek

    May 31: Joey Cross, PhD student, discusses Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, and Samaritan

    YouTube links will be advertised on all of our OI social media channels closer to each event. For those who do not use social media, please email oi-membership@uchicago.edu to request a link, which will be sent closer to the event.

    See Oriental Institute website: https://oi.uchicago.edu/

    • June 02, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Prufrock Press Webinar

    Prufrock Press Webinars

    Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach

    Presenter: Dewey Rosetti, Author and Cofounder of the Parents Education Network

    Learn techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses in children who struggle in school. This free webinar will help parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences.

    Free. Click here for complete details and to register.

    About the Book: Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School

    Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School guides parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and more.

    About the Presenter

    Dewey Rosetti became an advocate for all children who learn differently after seeing firsthand how a special school for kids with dyslexia transformed hundreds of kids, including her own daughter, into confident learners. Dewey has spent the last 25 years as advocate, speaker, author, and organizer for all who work for the success of kids who learn differently. Learn more here.


    • June 02, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Facebook Live, C2ST

    Science from the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells

    Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and Dr. Sarah Connolly to examine herpes viruses and the first step of virus infection—viral entry.

    As  the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding viruses and how they function has become essential. The first step of every virus infection is the virus entering a host cell.  How does this happen?  Proteins on the surface of the virus interact with receptors on the surface of a cell to trigger changes in the virus that allow it to penetrate the cell. Using herpesviruses as a model, Dr. Connolly will explain the basics of virus entry and how an understanding of this can help researchers develop antiviral drugs and vaccines.  

    This free event will take place on Facebook live, on the C2ST's page. Make sure to follow C2ST on Facebook to receive notifications when the live program starts.

    For more details and registration, please go here

    • June 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • online, IAGC Virtual Round Table

    SUMMER FUN & LEARNING: WAYS TO KEEP HIGH ABILITY KIDS BUSY THIS SUMMER!

    The IAGC is holding its June virtual monthly parent roundtable on 2 days. Select the session date and time that best suits your schedule. 

    June 3, 2020 - 9:00 - 10:00 AM

    June 8, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM

    IAGC members can register for free, non-members pay $10. The talk is held by two IAGC board members, Pam Shaw (also a CGCC board member) and Denise Kutcha. They will discuss parenting children with gifts and talents and how to keep them busy this summer.  A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed with your registration confirmation. 

    For more details and registration, please click here

    • June 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:         

     

    Differently Wired

    by Deborah Reber



    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • June 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week's  book is: GIFTEDNESS 101 by Linda Kreger Silverman.  


    We have started discussing this book at our May 21, 2020 meeting, but decided to continue the conversation stemming from this book for at least another session.  This will give the chance to some parents to finish it and the rest to reflect more on the wonderful writing and advice included in this book. 

    There are lots of ways to get books these days and this title, while a bit pricier at $29.92, is also available to rent or purchase on Kindle. The book may also be available from your local library with download service. If you have trouble getting the book, please email Katherine.  

    No pressure to read the book in its entirety, choose the sections that speak to your needs.  Once you register, the confirmation email will include some discussion questions to keep in mind while reading the book and the Zoom info you need to connect. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  

    Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or 
    Violeta Balan.  

    Next book discussion: June 18, 2020.
    • June 05, 2020
    • 12:15 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

    Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, the University of Chicago. Lectures are offered at 12:15pm on the first Friday of every month except July, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center. Free admission. Click here for complete details.

    Joseph Alulis, “The Third Wave”: The Family’s Place in Political Life in Plato and Aristotle

    June 5, 12:15pm

    In the Republic Socrates compares his proposal of a philosopher king to the third wave in a series, proverbially the biggest. It must be big, indeed, if it is greater than the second, the abolition of the family. The second proposal is offered as the means to curb factional strife in politics. But this might be a case of a cure worse than the disease. Its institution is explicitly connected by Socrates with the third wave. Aristotle places his discussion of the family at the start of his Politics and not only regards it as an institution to be preserved but accords to it a role Socrates seems to associate with its destruction. This lecture will explore the family’s place in politics as developed in the thought of Plato and Aristotle.



    • June 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago

    In this three-hour workshop, students will gain insights into the day-to-day life of an engineer from industry experts and have an opportunity to create their own tall building. This studio is led by Karen Grossett and Joe Burns from Thornton Tomasetti, a global firm comprised of engineers, scientists, architects and other industry professionals who offer structural engineering, protective design, forensic investigation and sustainability services.

    Free with RSVP. Click here for complete details.

    Teen Saturday Studios are generously funded by John and Nancy DiCiurcio.

    Details will be included on each individual program web page as they're available. Once you click to register, you will be able to sign-up for all dates or choose your preferred date to attend. Read more about the Teen Saturday Studios.


    • June 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago

    Cultivate your child's artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations, and UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists.  See below for ticket information and the full schedule.

    March 7, 2020
    2–4pm / Free
    Children’s Bookathon
    Enjoy your favorite children’s books and stories. Create new tales of your own as we explore the magic of being transported to other worlds.

    April 4, 2020
    2–4pm / Free
    Dipping into Design
    Bring your ideas to life as we learn about elements and techniques of design.

    May 2, 2020
    2–4pm / Free
    Families by Nature
    Whether you’re planting a seed, creating a garden plot, or hiking through the woods; nature has a way of grounding us in things that truly matter. Learn to cultivate your green thumb and nurture growth.

    June 6, 2020
    2–4pm / Free
    Family Pride
    Celebrate the beauty of diverse love as we observe Pride month and honor all kinds of families.

    Registration recommended.  Click here for complete details.


    • June 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Fermilab, Batavia
    Take science questions straight to experts. Physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works. Ask a Scientist is held from 1 PM to 4 PM on the first Sunday of the month (except holiday weekends when we delay by one week and in the month of the Family Open House).

    Each three-hour session includes a presentation by a scientist, a tour, and a Q & A period. The docent-led tour includes visiting the 1st and 15th floor of Wilson Hall, the Linac building with the first two accelerators, the neutron therapy area and the Main Control Room. There is no charge for the session, but advance registration is required. The minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. No exceptions.

    Suggested audience: adults and students with a keen interest in science! The presentation and tone is set for high school seniors – college freshman. Students 10 to 14 years old can attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

    General directions to Fermilab

    You can look at Previous Ask-a-Scientist talks.

    Occasionally we have Ask-a-Scientist in Spanish. These are not listed below. Look at the Special Events Calendar for them. 

    Fee:

    No fee, but registration is required. Registration deadline is the Friday

    before the event. Click here for complete details and registration.


    Session 1:

    March 1, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Engineering at Fermilab with

    Mayling Wong-Squires

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 2:

    April 5, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Looking Back in Time: Cosmology at the

    Beginning of the World - Adam Anderson

    Location:Wilson Hall Atrium
    Registration Deadline:04/05/2020

    Session 3:

    May 3, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Playing Quantum (Quantum

    Computing Games) - Adam Lyon

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 4:

    June 7, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: "The Sky's the Limit: Radiation Hazards

    of Space Travel" - Jim Welsh, Loyola Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital 

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 5:

    July 12, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Historical Hindsight: When Physics

    Gets It Wrong - Justin Vasel, Indiana University

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall


    • June 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • online, IAGC Virtual Round Table

    SUMMER FUN & LEARNING: WAYS TO KEEP HIGH ABILITY KIDS BUSY THIS SUMMER!

    The IAGC is holding its June virtual monthly parent roundtable on 2 days. Select the session date and time that best suits your schedule. 

    June 3, 2020 - 9:00 - 10:00 AM

    June 8, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM

    IAGC members can register for free, non-members pay $10. The talk is held by two IAGC board members, Pam Shaw (also a CGCC board member) and Denise Kutcha. They will discuss parenting children with gifts and talents and how to keep them busy this summer.  A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed with your registration confirmation. 

    For more details and registration, please click here

    • June 10, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Facebook Live, C2ST


    The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) is holding virtual events as part of their Science From the Frontlines series.  

    Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe

    “Scientists and artists both thrive on uncertainty and a sense of adventure.” These two ideas have inspired Lindsay Olson during her residency at Fermilab. Working with Fermilab scientists, like Dr. Kirsty Duffy, she created a body of work about the Standard Model, neutrino research, and the CMS experiment at CERN.  Dr. Duffy will talk about the neutrino, the universe’s weirdest particle. She will share her excitement about the research she is doing at Fermilab with hundreds (or thousands!) of scientists from around the world, and try to explain why she and so many people have dedicated their lives to understanding a particle that can’t even be seen. Lindsay will talk about the impact of working collaboratively with scientists and using what she learns to create art that helps others understand science. She will share how her projects evolved and changed not only how she made art but how she views her role as an artist in the wider community.

    For more details and registration, Please click here. 

    • June 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • June 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, CGCC & Midwest Academy for Gifted Education
    Register

    Parent Education Series

    Gifted and ADHD

    CGCC is partnering with Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE)  to present this free series. 

    This event has been moved online. Registrants will be notified of log in information prior to the event.

    Does my child have ADHD? How do you tease out the Dabrowski psychomotor excitabilities vs. ADHD? How do you know if they are energetic, or engrossed in their favorite things, or if it’s medical? At what point do you need to look for support, and what kind of support is out there for your family? Does it actually work? Who can help? Medication is scary but has been brought up to you, how do you learn more? What are strategies to help your child? Gifted characteristic traits overlap with ADHD. How do you know what side of the line you’re on?

    Midwest Academy for Gifted Education, a parent and teacher not-for-profit start-up, is the only private gifted school in the City of Chicago. They focus only on the gifted population/IQ of 130+ and they teach in multi-age classrooms which allows them to differentiate properly. They provide individualized and personalized instruction with the right balance of rigor, without pressure. They top off a well-rounded education with personal communications and partnership with parents.

    Registration is required for this free event. If you wish, a donation may be made during registration or in cash at the event to support CGCC.  Or consider becoming a member . CGCC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that relies on member dues to support events  such as these for gifted children and their families. Annual membership is $25.

    • July 11, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • July 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Fermilab, Batavia
    Take science questions straight to experts. Physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works. Ask a Scientist is held from 1 PM to 4 PM on the first Sunday of the month (except holiday weekends when we delay by one week and in the month of the Family Open House).

    Each three-hour session includes a presentation by a scientist, a tour, and a Q & A period. The docent-led tour includes visiting the 1st and 15th floor of Wilson Hall, the Linac building with the first two accelerators, the neutron therapy area and the Main Control Room. There is no charge for the session, but advance registration is required. The minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. No exceptions.

    Suggested audience: adults and students with a keen interest in science! The presentation and tone is set for high school seniors – college freshman. Students 10 to 14 years old can attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

    General directions to Fermilab

    You can look at Previous Ask-a-Scientist talks.

    Occasionally we have Ask-a-Scientist in Spanish. These are not listed below. Look at the Special Events Calendar for them. 

    Fee:

    No fee, but registration is required. Registration deadline is the Friday

    before the event. Click here for complete details and registration.


    Session 1:

    March 1, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Engineering at Fermilab with

    Mayling Wong-Squires

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 2:

    April 5, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Looking Back in Time: Cosmology at the

    Beginning of the World - Adam Anderson

    Location:Wilson Hall Atrium
    Registration Deadline:04/05/2020

    Session 3:

    May 3, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Playing Quantum (Quantum

    Computing Games) - Adam Lyon

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 4:

    June 7, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: "The Sky's the Limit: Radiation Hazards

    of Space Travel" - Jim Welsh, Loyola Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital 

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall

    Session 5:

    July 12, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Historical Hindsight: When Physics

    Gets It Wrong - Justin Vasel, Indiana University

    Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall


    • August 03, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616

    This course will focus on a serious environmental issue of this century and beyond: climate change. We will explore the science associated with both the natural greenhouse effect, and the overwhelming influence of human emissions in driving temperatures up over the past two centuries, and likely much more during this century and beyond. We will also discuss how governments and individuals can help address climate change. The course will also include hands-on activities to help reinforce scientific concepts.

    Click here for complete details and registration.


    • August 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • August 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:20 PM (CDT)
    • 8237 N. Kenton Ave., Skokie
    Register

    THIS EVENT, originally on 17 April, HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

    we hope to reschedule it after the crisis passes. IF YOU WANT TO BE INFORMED OF THE NEW DATE, PLEASE REGISTER and we will contact you.

    LOGYC 

    Come spend a day visiting the LOGYC Co-op! Come and meet people, observe classes, ask questions, and see what we're all about. Come for one block or several, and bring a (nut-free) lunch.

    LOGYC is a coop for gifted homeschooling students aged 5 through 18. To learn more about the coop, see our coop FAQs.

    Please register, and someone will contact you with more details.  

    • August 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online or Hinsdale
    Register

    CGCC Board Meeting

    The Chicago Gifted Community Center is a 501(c)(3) specifically created to allow the gifted community in the greater Chicago area to organize activities and events for parents, children and families. Your board does not aspire to create the next great kids club or parent speaker series, we aspire to help you create that club and that series.  Won't you jump in the pool with us?  

    Your board meets 3 - 4 times per year.  We welcome members at our meetings. This meeting will be held hopefully in person and will have an online option for members who are unable to travel.  



    • September 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • October 10, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • November 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • December 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Skywatch plus FREE Public Star Parties

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    On the second Saturday of each month, this live planetarium program features detailed presentations about astronomy, space exploration or other sciences plus a tour of what’s visible in the current night sky. Weather permitting, there will be a free public star party before or after the program (6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM)

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancellations.

    Click here for complete details.

    Planned 2020 Dates:

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 11. 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-17): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE

    FREE Public Star Parties

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.

    Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society, Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Cernan Center staff.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

    You are not required to attend the ticketed Skywatch program in the planetarium to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    • January 01, 2021
    • (CST)


    Young Filmmakers Contest submissions, from students ages 8 to 25, are due in January. Check here for specifics:   https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details

    All winning films will premiere at the One Earth Film Festival in March. Questions? Please contact Lisa Files at lisa@greencommunityconnections.org.

Past events

May 24, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Ancient Greek
May 22, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
May 22, 2020 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
May 21, 2020 CGCC The Twice Exceptional Child in the Age of Virtual School
May 21, 2020 ONLINE "NASA STEM Stars" Virtual Talk With Experts
May 21, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
May 20, 2020 ONLINE Page vs. Stage: Inside Shakespeare’s First Folio
May 20, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Quantum Science & Technology
May 20, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 20, 2020 Virtual Snapshot Events for Parents
May 19, 2020 ONLINE Argonne's Impact on the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 19, 2020 ONLINE Schooling-At-Home During Pandemic Discussion
May 19, 2020 VIRTUAL Admissions Morning @ Roycemore School
May 18, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Chemistry
May 17, 2020 ONLINE "Eight Keys to Getting Into the Ivies/Stanford"
May 17, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Meroitic
May 15, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
May 15, 2020 ONLINE Argonne Live! Bioengineering
May 14, 2020 CGCC The Twice Exceptional Child in the Age of Virtual School
May 14, 2020 ONLINE: Assessing Executive Function Skill Gaps
May 14, 2020 ONLINE High School Workshop: Ethics of Research Involving Humans
May 14, 2020 Drawing in the (virtual) Museum: Mesopotamia & Assyria
May 13, 2020 Bright & Quirky Webinar
May 13, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 12, 2020 Drawing in the (virtual) Museum: Egypt & Nubia
May 11, 2020 IAGC Parent Discussion
May 10, 2020 ONLINE Language Seminar: Egyptian
May 09, 2020 Native Plant Sale
May 08, 2020 History Speaks - A City at War: Chicago
May 08, 2020 ONLINE Mars 2020 & the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
May 08, 2020 Native Plant Sale
May 07, 2020 CGCC Book Club and Virtual Coffee
May 06, 2020 IAGC Parent Discussion
May 06, 2020 CGCC ONLINE Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
May 06, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
May 05, 2020 ONLINE Managing Stess, Anxiety, and Parenting Under Covid-19
May 05, 2020 SENGinar: Supporting Social & Emotional Learning at a Distance
May 05, 2020 ONLINE Raising Children With Grit
May 04, 2020 Khan Academy Webinar
May 03, 2020 CGCC Planning Ahead for College
May 02, 2020 Tallgrass Sudbury School Information Session
May 02, 2020 ONLINE Little Squirrels Storytime
May 01, 2020 CGCC Speaking of Gifted
April 30, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Peru
April 29, 2020 SENG Online Mini Conference
April 29, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 28, 2020 ONLINE Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress & Anxiety Management
April 26, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
April 26, 2020 ONLINE Insider's View: College Students Talk about Their Schools
April 26, 2020 CGCC Board Meeting
April 26, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
April 25, 2020 ONLINE "Eight Keys to Getting Into the Ivies/Stanford"
April 24, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Relationships
April 22, 2020 ONLINE Earth Day Film Night and Q&A
April 22, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 21, 2020 ONLY Gifted Support Group Meeting
April 21, 2020 ONLINE Opportunities to Serve Twice-Exceptional Students’ Strengths
April 21, 2020 Virtual Roycemore School Admissions Morning
April 20, 2020 ONLINE Gifted School-At-Home During COVID19
April 18, 2020 Youth Climate Summit
April 17, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Playfulness
April 16, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Costa Rica
April 15, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 14, 2020 ONLINE Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under COVID-19
April 11, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
April 10, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Calm
April 09, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Zoo Montana
April 08, 2020 CGCC Westmont ONLINE Parenting Book Discussion
April 08, 2020 CGCC WriteFest One Hour Challenge
April 07, 2020 ONLINE Gifted Adults and Conflict: How to Diffuse Drama
April 06, 2020 ONLINE TECA Parent Check In
April 05, 2020 RESCHEDULED to June 14 CGCC Gifted and ADHD
April 05, 2020 Online - Secret Agent Supply Co. Storytime
April 04, 2020 ONLINE Family Saturday: The Beauty of Home
April 04, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
April 04, 2020 Schooling at Home: Free Webinar for Beginners
April 04, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
April 04, 2020 Museum Day CANCELLED
April 03, 2020 CGCC TGIF Parenting: Homeschooling
April 03, 2020 ONLINE Tools for Staying Sane During Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order
April 02, 2020 ONLINE Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Curiosity, Creativity, and Concerns
April 02, 2020 Virtual Adventures for Kids - Alaska
April 01, 2020 ONLINE Life with 2e Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 01, 2020 Virtual Open House @ Fusion Academy
March 31, 2020 ONLINE The Pajama Seminars: Breaking Down Writer's Block for Youth
March 29, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
March 29, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
March 28, 2020 ONLINE College Students Talk About Their Schools
March 28, 2020 Virtual Little Squirrels Storytime
March 28, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
March 27, 2020 ONLINE Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19
March 26, 2020 ONLINE College Admissions 101 for Families
March 25, 2020 Online - Playful Parenting Class
March 25, 2020 ONLINE Fusion Academy Open House
March 25, 2020 Online Support Group for Families of 2e Kids Meeting
March 25, 2020 ONLINE "Childbirth and Faith in Byzaantium: Prayer Books and Amulets"
March 24, 2020 ONLINE - Fictional Peers and Mentors
March 22, 2020 CGCC City Kids Board Game Club CANCELLED
March 22, 2020 Online Discussion of "The Plastic Problem" Documentary
March 22, 2020 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 CGCC Lunch: Naperville - CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show CANCELLED
March 21, 2020 Online - How to Continue Supporting Your Child’s Learning
March 19, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Evanston - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 Online - Learning as a Family with Tabletop Games
March 18, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session
March 18, 2020 Artificial Intelligence for Science
March 18, 2020 Online - Online Learning Options Webinar
March 18, 2020 Avery Coonley School Admission Tours
March 16, 2020 How Chicago Women Won Suffrage for the Nation Lecture - CANCELLED
March 14, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
March 14, 2020 What Juniors Need To Do Now To Get Into Their Top College Choices Webinar
March 14, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification
March 14, 2020 Child of Nature Film Screening
March 14, 2020 Child of Nature Film Screening
March 14, 2020 Talking To Your Children About Environmental Changes And Their Futures
March 14, 2020 Dream Big Movie Screening
March 14, 2020 Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference
March 13, 2020 Fabrics: The New Software Lecture
March 12, 2020 Loyola Climate Change Conference Keynote Conversation
March 12, 2020 CGCC Understanding Gifted Middle School Students
March 12, 2020 Student Climate Summit
March 12, 2020 Climate Change Conference: Accompanying Youth to a Hope-filled Future
March 11, 2020 Vanguard Showcase Night
March 11, 2020 We Homeschool Wednesdays: Open Lab
March 08, 2020 HERStory Speaks Lecture Series
March 08, 2020 Local Author Showcase
March 08, 2020 Hands on History
March 08, 2020 Epic Yellowstone: Return of the Predators Film Screening
March 08, 2020 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
March 08, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
March 08, 2020 Reptile Rampage
March 07, 2020 Logan Center Family Saturdays
March 07, 2020 Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration
March 07, 2020 CGCC Kids Astronomy Club - Next Meeting
March 07, 2020 One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest Awards & Screenings
March 07, 2020 Video game Design with Minecraft
March 06, 2020 Northwest Suburban Astronomers Meeting
March 06, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
March 06, 2020 PDA Workshop
March 05, 2020 Adler Webster Memorial Lecture
March 05, 2020 Women in Mathematics Lecture
March 05, 2020 PDA Workshop
March 05, 2020 NHM Trial of Helen of Troy
March 04, 2020 SENG Model Parent Group
March 04, 2020 Bryan Collier: You Can Never Outgrow a Picture Book
March 04, 2020 Consciousness and the Collapse of the Wave Function
March 04, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
March 03, 2020 Roycemore School Admissions Morning
March 02, 2020 Kathleen Williams, Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea
March 01, 2020 Path to Selective Colleges Online Workshop
March 01, 2020 Physics Lecture
March 01, 2020 Ask-a-Scientist Guide Tour of Fermilab
March 01, 2020 CGCC Executive Functioning and the Gifted
February 29, 2020 Story Time at the Museum
February 29, 2020 Family Storytelling: Tales of Art at The Block
February 28, 2020 Studying the Beginning of the Universe Lecture
February 27, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 26, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 26, 2020 African American Experience in WWII
February 26, 2020 The African American Experience in WWII
February 26, 2020 The Trouble with Quantum Physics, and Why It Matters
February 26, 2020 We Homeschool Wednesdays: Open Lab
February 26, 2020 Poemtime
February 25, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 25, 2020 Gifted Parents: What You Can’t Trust or Ask the Schools to Teach or Do
February 25, 2020 Anxiety and Perfectionism in the Gifted Child
February 25, 2020 Critical Conversations: Responses to Climate Change
February 25, 2020 FLOE: Dance and Dialogue about Climate Change
February 25, 2020 Maker Night Board Game Making for Youth
February 25, 2020 Science Speaker Series
February 24, 2020 CGCC Supper: Naperville
February 24, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 23, 2020 Why Top Student's Don't Get Into Top Colleges
February 23, 2020 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
February 23, 2020 Gallery Talk: On the Right Track
February 23, 2020 Romeo and Juliet
February 23, 2020 The Des Plaines River and the Underground Railroad
February 23, 2020 Engineering Fest
February 22, 2020 The View from Earth: 400 Years of Astronomical Discovery
February 22, 2020 Starry Night
February 22, 2020 DuPage Area STEM Expo
February 22, 2020 Engineering Fest
February 22, 2020 Children's Literature Breakfast
February 20, 2020 Teenage Anxiety & Depression Talk
February 19, 2020 Poemtime
February 19, 2020 CGCC Maple Tapping
February 19, 2020 The Avery Coonley School Admission Tours
February 18, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Palatine
February 17, 2020 Innovation-Creation Lab!
February 15, 2020 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
February 15, 2020 Shifting Chicago: A Tale of Ice and Water
February 15, 2020 Family Day
February 15, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification
February 12, 2020 Poemtime
February 12, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
February 12, 2020 Roycemore Middle School Tour
February 11, 2020 Emotional Intensity SENGinar
February 10, 2020 CGCC SOS for 2e: Accommodations & Supports
February 09, 2020 HERstory Speaks Lecture Series - An Evening with Harriet Tubman
February 09, 2020 Fermilab Family Open House
February 09, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
February 08, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
February 08, 2020 CGCC Parents Luncheon at Jason's Deli
February 08, 2020 Winter Exploration Day
February 08, 2020 Start Your Rockin' Collection
February 08, 2020 IAGC Convention Parents Saturday
February 07, 2020 CGCC Supper: Naperville
February 07, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
February 07, 2020 Multi-Tasking: Impact on Performance and Emotional Regulation
February 06, 2020 How to Parent a Gifted Child
February 05, 2020 How to Parent a Gifted Child
February 05, 2020 Screenagers - Next Chapter
February 05, 2020 Greenfields Academy Info Session
February 05, 2020 Screenagers - Next Chapter
February 04, 2020 The Avery Coonely School Admission Tours
February 02, 2020 CGCC Anxiety and the Gifted
February 02, 2020 Quest Academy Admissions Open House
February 01, 2020 Why Top Student's Don't Get Into Top Colleges
February 01, 2020 Film Screening: First Nations Film and Video Festival
February 01, 2020 CGCC Kids Astronomy Club
February 01, 2020 Family Saturday
January 31, 2020 Climate Live!
January 30, 2020 Screenagers Next Chapter Film Screening
January 30, 2020 Night of Ideas: Alive!
January 30, 2020 Poetry Reading
January 29, 2020 Poemtime
January 28, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper: Chicago
January 28, 2020 The Modern 2e Family SENGinar
January 28, 2020 Admissions Morning
January 26, 2020 High School Preview
January 26, 2020 Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age
January 26, 2020 Quest Academy Deerfield Neighborhood Event
January 26, 2020 CGCC Board Meeting
January 25, 2020 Science & Arts Academy Interactive Open House
January 25, 2020 Winter Exploration Day
January 24, 2020 LOGYC Winter-Spring 2020 - Co-op
January 23, 2020 Votes for Women Celebration
January 22, 2020 Poemtime
January 22, 2020 CGCC: Skokie Heritage Museum
January 21, 2020 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville
January 20, 2020 King Day Festival
January 20, 2020 King Day 2020: Focused on Freedom Family Day
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19, 2020 Tracks & Scat Hike
January 19, 2020 Scavenger Hunt & Campfire
January 19, 2020 MAGE Admissions Coffee
January 18, 2020 Louisa May Alcott Portrayal
January 18, 2020 Teen Saturday Studio
January 18, 2020 Rock & Mineral Identification Class
January 18, 2020 Owl Pellet Dissection
January 17, 2020 Kids Climate Summit Proposal
January 16, 2020 CGCC Understanding Gifted Elementary Students
January 16, 2020 Homeschool Spelling Bee
January 15, 2020 Nathan Hale Author Visit
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School K-8 Admission Tour
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School Jr K Admission Tour
January 14, 2020 Avery Coonley School Early Childhood Admission Tour
January 12, 2020 Hands on History for Kids
January 12, 2020 Goliath Glaciers
January 12, 2020 CGCC Testing & Identification
January 12, 2020 Work in a Nature Preserve
January 12, 2020 CGCC Gifted Resource Fair
January 11, 2020 Skywatch & Star Party
January 11, 2020 Fossil Lake and Other Curatorial Adventures Lecture
January 11, 2020 Harry Potter Festival
January 11, 2020 Family Day: Treasure Box
January 11, 2020 Girls Build! Day
January 11, 2020 More Than Meets the Eye Funshop
January 11, 2020 Roycemore Early Childhood & Kindergarten Expo
January 10, 2020 Davidson Academy Online Campus Info Session
January 10, 2020 University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
January 10, 2020 Kids and Bees
January 08, 2020 Hands on History for Kids
January 08, 2020 Poemtime
January 08, 2020 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
January 06, 2020 Kids Climate Summit Pre-Registration
January 05, 2020 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
January 05, 2020 Secret Agent Storytime
January 04, 2020 Film Screening: Rhymes for Young Ghouls
January 04, 2020 Dino Day
January 03, 2020 Davidson Academy Online Campus Info Session
December 30, 2019 Nature Play Workshop for Families
December 28, 2019 Screech…Screech, Hoot…Hoot: The Owls of Cook County
December 26, 2019 Telescope Night
December 22, 2019 CGCC Unmasking Masculinity: A Discussion Group for Teen Boys
December 20, 2019 Winter Solstice Stories
December 19, 2019 Space in a Place
December 18, 2019 Vanguard Showcase Night
December 18, 2019 Poemtime
December 17, 2019 Star Wars and Religion
December 15, 2019 CGCC Rights and Services for Gifted Education
December 15, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
December 14, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
December 14, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
December 14, 2019 Teen Orientation
December 14, 2019 Rock & Mineral Identification
December 14, 2019 Family Day
December 14, 2019 Science Adventure: CSI - Careful Scientific Investigation
December 13, 2019 ACS K-Group 8 Admission Tour
December 13, 2019 ACS Early Childhood Admission Tour
December 11, 2019 TECA Support Group: Stress, Transitions and the Holidays
December 11, 2019 Poemtime
December 09, 2019 Hour of Code: The STEAM Machine
December 08, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
December 08, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
December 08, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
December 08, 2019 Hands on History - Secrets & Spies
December 08, 2019 Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go?
December 07, 2019 Junior Archaeologists
December 07, 2019 Family Day: Quilting and Fort-Building
December 07, 2019 First Nations Film & Video Festival
December 07, 2019 Physics Open House
December 07, 2019 Science Funshop
December 07, 2019 Tween Saturdays
December 06, 2019 'Scopes in the City
December 06, 2019 Sleep Tight: Sleep Health for Learning and Growth
December 04, 2019 Hands on History - Secrets & Spies
December 04, 2019 TECA Support Group: Stress, Transitions and the Holidays
December 04, 2019 CGCC Weighing the Options: How to Educate a Gifted Child
December 04, 2019 Poemtime
December 04, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
December 03, 2019 SENGinar: A Father-Daughter's Social-Emotional Academic Poetic Journey
December 03, 2019 Great Books Summer Program
December 03, 2019 Family Science Night
December 03, 2019 Roycemore Admissions Morning
December 02, 2019 IAGC Let's Talk About... Being a Positive Advocate
November 30, 2019 Build Your Own Computer
November 29, 2019 Telescope Night
November 29, 2019 Black Friday Family Hike
November 27, 2019 Poemtime
November 27, 2019 Open House - The Center for Gifted Elmhurst Branch
November 24, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 24, 2019 Settlers' Day
November 23, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 23, 2019 Little Scribe
November 23, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 23, 2019 Science Adventure: What Makes You So Special?
November 22, 2019 Family Owl Prowl
November 22, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 21, 2019 The Art of Logic
November 21, 2019 Greenfields Academy Info Session
November 21, 2019 Puppet Festival Neighborhood Tour
November 20, 2019 Teen Orientation
November 20, 2019 Poemtime
November 20, 2019 IQ Testing: Understanding the Process
November 19, 2019 SENGinar: Coping with the Climate Crisis: Insights & Tools for the Gifted
November 19, 2019 Social Anxiety Webinar
November 17, 2019 Children's Business Fair
November 17, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
November 16, 2019 Tween Saturdays
November 16, 2019 Science Adventure: Flight and Fashion
November 15, 2019 'Scopes in the City
November 14, 2019 CGCC The Gifted Preschooler
November 14, 2019 "Vicksburg" Author Talk
November 14, 2019 First Nations Film and Video Festival
November 13, 2019 CSI Tech
November 13, 2019 Poemtime
November 12, 2019 Building Resilience to Overcome Anxiety
November 11, 2019 Transit of Mercury
November 10, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
November 10, 2019 Preservation of Hellenic Heritage and Culture Lecture
November 10, 2019 Hands on History - Military Dogs
November 09, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
November 09, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
November 09, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
November 09, 2019 All Bones About It
November 09, 2019 History Mystery: Paul Revere's Horse is Missing!
November 09, 2019 Paul Revere's Horse is Missing!
November 09, 2019 Family Program: Tales of Art at The Block
November 09, 2019 Family Day
November 09, 2019 Tween Saturdays
November 08, 2019 CGCC LOGYC Visiting Day Fall 2019
November 08, 2019 Admission Tour: Kindergarten - Group 8
November 08, 2019 Admission Tour - Early Childhood
November 07, 2019 Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Development
November 06, 2019 Building Grit Talk
November 06, 2019 2e Movie Screening & Panel Discussion
November 06, 2019 Hands on History - Military Dogs
November 06, 2019 Poemtime
November 06, 2019 Educator Open House - Upper School
November 06, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
November 05, 2019 Professional Open House
November 03, 2019 Parent Retreat
November 03, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
November 03, 2019 Quest Academy Admissions Open House
November 03, 2019 CGCC What is 2E (Twice Exceptional) and is My Child 2E?
November 03, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
November 02, 2019 S&AA Open House
November 02, 2019 Family Day: Make Your Own Music Video!
November 02, 2019 Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
November 02, 2019 CAC Family Festival
November 01, 2019 Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
November 01, 2019 Anxiety & Stress: Skills, Strategies & Techniques
November 01, 2019 CGCC Who is the Gifted Child?
October 30, 2019 Poemtime
October 30, 2019 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
October 30, 2019 Build a Growth Mindset Learning Community
October 29, 2019 CGCC SOS for 2e: Tackling Anxiety
October 29, 2019 K-8 Admission Tour
October 29, 2019 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference
October 28, 2019 Gifted Adults Virtual Discussion Group: "The Intensity of Life"
October 28, 2019 Virtual Advanced Parent Discussion Group
October 27, 2019 Hellenic Heritage and Culture Lecture
October 27, 2019 Roycemore Open House
October 26, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
October 26, 2019 Mummies Night
October 26, 2019 Tween Saturdays
October 26, 2019 Highly Sensitive Children Workshop
October 26, 2019 MWRD Road Show
October 26, 2019 Halloween Concert
October 24, 2019 Telescope Night
October 24, 2019 "Most Likely to Succeed" Screening
October 24, 2019 CIERA Public Lecture
October 24, 2019 Argonne Outloud Lecture Series
October 23, 2019 CGCC Supper: Naperville
October 23, 2019 Online 2e Support Group
October 23, 2019 Poemtime
October 23, 2019 Early Childhood Admission Tour
October 22, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper: Chicago
October 22, 2019 Gifted Adults and Trauma SENGinar
October 22, 2019 Author Talk - Christof Koch
October 20, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
October 20, 2019 Cinematic Greek Gods in Contemporary Settings Lecture
October 20, 2019 YA Fandom Frenzy
October 20, 2019 Open House Chicago
October 20, 2019 AWM Free Admission
October 19, 2019 The Sky's the Limit
October 19, 2019 STEM Fest
October 19, 2019 O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant Open House
October 19, 2019 Farnsworth Family Day
October 19, 2019 Frightful Fun Funshop
October 19, 2019 YA Literature Conference
October 19, 2019 Open House Chicago
October 18, 2019 'Scopes in the City
October 18, 2019 Stars, Stories & S'mores
October 16, 2019 CGCC Understanding Giftedness
October 16, 2019 Navigating Giftedness
October 16, 2019 Vanguard Showcase Night
October 16, 2019 Tallgrass Open House
October 16, 2019 Homeschool Open House
October 16, 2019 Poemtime
October 15, 2019 COD College Fair
October 14, 2019 Serpent Mound Celebration
October 14, 2019 Create! Tinker! Explore!
October 14, 2019 Create! Tinker! Explore!
October 13, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
October 13, 2019 Ace the UC Application
October 13, 2019 Taxidermy, etc. Class
October 13, 2019 Halloween Shenanigans Classes
October 12, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
October 12, 2019 Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
October 12, 2019 Constellation Mythology
October 12, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
October 12, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
October 12, 2019 Family Day: Roller Skating Festival
October 12, 2019 Family Day
October 12, 2019 IMSS Family Festival
October 12, 2019 Family Day
October 12, 2019 Halloween Shenanigans Classes
October 12, 2019 Indiana Jones Film Festival
October 11, 2019 Indiana Jones Film Festival
October 10, 2019 Periodic Table Dinner brought to you by MSI
October 09, 2019 Chess Club
October 09, 2019 Poemtime
October 07, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper - Naperville
October 07, 2019 Secondary School Fair
October 06, 2019 Jennifer Nielsen Author Visit
October 06, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Tour of Fermilab
October 06, 2019 Hands on History
October 06, 2019 CGCC Gifted 101: Is My Child Gifted?
October 06, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
October 05, 2019 Stargazing
October 05, 2019 CAC Family Festival
October 05, 2019 Touch-A-Truck
October 05, 2019 MWRD Road Show
October 05, 2019 Tween Saturdays
October 05, 2019 Harper Experience Day
October 04, 2019 Friday Lecture Series
October 04, 2019 Teenagers Risk & Resiliency
October 03, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper - Schaumburg
October 03, 2019 Dyeing Fabrics with Garden Plants
October 02, 2019 Online 2e Support Group
October 02, 2019 Hands on History
October 02, 2019 Poemtime
October 02, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
September 30, 2019 Rick Riordan Author Visit
September 30, 2019 MAGE Open House Week
September 29, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
September 29, 2019 Gallery Performance
September 28, 2019 Observatory Viewing Session
September 28, 2019 Biomimicry
September 28, 2019 Yale Application Decoded
September 28, 2019 National Unplugged Play Day at Anderson's Toyshop
September 28, 2019 IAGC Connections Coffee
September 27, 2019 STEM Celebration!
September 26, 2019 Telescope Night
September 25, 2019 'Scopes in the City
September 25, 2019 Greenfields Academy Info Session
September 25, 2019 Trailblazer of Physics
September 25, 2019 CGCC Raising Gifted Children Study Group
September 25, 2019 Poemtime
September 23, 2019 'Scopes in the City
September 23, 2019 CGCC: SOS for 2e - Navigating the School Years with a 2e Student
September 22, 2019 Teen STEM Cafe: Youth and Climate Change
September 22, 2019 Gallery Performance
September 22, 2019 WWII Days
September 21, 2019 'Scopes in the City
September 21, 2019 Taxidermy, etc. Class
September 21, 2019 Elephant Day
September 21, 2019 WWII Days
September 21, 2019 Magical Mysteries Funshop
September 21, 2019 Elmhurst Quarry Tour
September 21, 2019 Smithsonian Museum Day
September 20, 2019 Dr. Jean Twenge talks about IGEN
September 20, 2019 LOGYC Fall 2019 - Co-op
September 19, 2019 Genesis 2.0 Film Screening
September 19, 2019 Graphic Novel Club
September 19, 2019 Nature Story Time
September 18, 2019 Small Serendipity
September 18, 2019 Poemtime
September 17, 2019 Youth Book Discussion
September 15, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series
September 15, 2019 Sunday Science: Birds
September 15, 2019 Gallery Performance
September 15, 2019 CGCC Board Meeting
September 15, 2019 Monarch Butterfly Festival
September 14, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
September 14, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
September 14, 2019 Abraham Lincoln in Song
September 14, 2019 Family Day
September 14, 2019 Water Tower 150th
September 14, 2019 Archaeology Day
September 14, 2019 ID Day
September 13, 2019 ISS Lecture
September 12, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper - Naperville
September 11, 2019 Poemtime
September 10, 2019 'Scopes in the City
September 10, 2019 Game Night
September 10, 2019 Relationships & 2e
September 09, 2019 'Scopes in the City
September 09, 2019 Parent Education Series
September 09, 2019 CGCC Author Talk: Adam Schmitt
September 08, 2019 Gallery Performance
September 08, 2019 Hands on History
September 08, 2019 Migrating Monarchs Celebration
September 08, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
September 08, 2019 Revolutionary War Reenactment
September 08, 2019 A River Thru History, Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous
September 08, 2019 WWII Days
September 07, 2019 Stargazing
September 07, 2019 Family Day
September 07, 2019 Revolutionary War Reenactment
September 06, 2019 AI & Social Interaction
September 06, 2019 Friday Lecture Series
September 04, 2019 Parenting a Gifted Child
September 04, 2019 CGCC Park Day
September 04, 2019 Hands on History
September 04, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Discussion
August 31, 2019 Forging Tools
August 29, 2019 Telescope Night
August 29, 2019 'Scopes in the City
August 29, 2019 Newberry Seminar
August 28, 2019 Poemtime
August 27, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper: Chicago
August 27, 2019 Anxiety Seminar
August 25, 2019 Stanford Application
August 24, 2019 Ancient Maya Astronomy
August 24, 2019 Family Workshop
August 23, 2019 Doane at Dusk
August 21, 2019 Lecture on Transients
August 21, 2019 Teen Orientation
August 21, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: The Future
August 21, 2019 Poemtime
August 19, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville
August 18, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 18, 2019 Lego Build Workshop
August 17, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 17, 2019 Chicago Philharmonic
August 17, 2019 Peter and the Wolf
August 17, 2019 Honey Bee Day
August 17, 2019 Hummingbird Fest
August 16, 2019 Animal Movement Lecture
August 16, 2019 NW Suburban Astronomers Meeting
August 16, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 15, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper: West
August 15, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 14, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 14, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: The American West
August 14, 2019 Poemtime
August 13, 2019 Executive Function Skills Seminar
August 12, 2019 Accelerated Placement Act
August 12, 2019 Museum Maker Mondays
August 11, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 11, 2019 Ace the Application
August 11, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
August 10, 2019 Stargazing
August 10, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
August 10, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 10, 2019 Author Panel - Middle Grade
August 10, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
August 09, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 09, 2019 Bugapalooza
August 09, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
August 08, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 08, 2019 Junior Archaeologists
August 08, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
August 07, 2019 'Scopes in the City
August 07, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 07, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: Colonial America
August 07, 2019 Poemtime
August 06, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 06, 2019 Animal Encounters: Raptors!
August 06, 2019 What's Up, King Tut?
August 04, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 04, 2019 Secret Agent Story Time (ages 0-4)
August 03, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 03, 2019 Family Day
August 03, 2019 History Walk
August 03, 2019 Oak Park Public Library Annual Book Fair
August 02, 2019 Oak Park Public Library Annual Book Fair
August 02, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
August 01, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
August 01, 2019 Family Workshop: Hieroglyphs
August 01, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
July 31, 2019 Evening Program on Bats
July 31, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 31, 2019 Poemtime
July 30, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 30, 2019 Control Anxiety Webinar Master Class
July 30, 2019 Nubia: Land of the Bow
July 30, 2019 Summer Admissions Morning
July 28, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 28, 2019 Sunday Science: Insects
July 28, 2019 Chicago Philharmonic
July 27, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 27, 2019 Poetry Block Party
July 27, 2019 Family Day
July 27, 2019 Big Run Wolf Ranch Family Day
July 27, 2019 Let's Play: Forts!
July 26, 2019 CIERA Astronomer Evening
July 26, 2019 Doane at Dusk
July 26, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 26, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
July 25, 2019 Telescope Night
July 25, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 25, 2019 Time Travelers
July 25, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
July 24, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 24, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: The Renaissance
July 24, 2019 Poemtime
July 23, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 23, 2019 Little Scribe
July 23, 2019 Wild City Lecture
July 21, 2019 Ace the Application
July 21, 2019 Block Party
July 20, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 20, 2019 Artecito Birds / Pajaros
July 19, 2019 NW Suburban Astronomers Meeting
July 19, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 19, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
July 19, 2019 SENG Annual Conference
July 18, 2019 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
July 18, 2019 Summer Nature Fest
July 18, 2019 Insect Fest
July 18, 2019 All Bones About It
July 18, 2019 Pop Up Design Studio
July 17, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: The Age of Exploration
July 17, 2019 Poemtime
July 16, 2019 CGCC Gifted 202: Anxiety & Perfectionism
July 16, 2019 Teen Orientation
July 16, 2019 Secret of the Mummies
July 15, 2019 CGCC Parents Supper - Libertyville
July 14, 2019 Ace the Application
July 14, 2019 Mensa Summer Picnic
July 14, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
July 13, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
July 13, 2019 Kami Garcia Author Visit
July 13, 2019 Farm Power!
July 13, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
July 13, 2019 SoapboxScience
July 13, 2019 Family Book Club
July 13, 2019 Immigrant Landscape
July 12, 2019 CIERA Astronomer Evening
July 11, 2019 Milestones in American Indian History
July 11, 2019 The Science of Advanced Manufacturing
July 10, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: The Middle Ages
July 10, 2019 Poemtime
July 09, 2019 Animal Encounters: Raptors!
July 08, 2019 Children’s Story Hour
July 07, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Guided Tour
July 07, 2019 Secret Agent Story Time (ages 0-4)
July 07, 2019 Stories, Songs, & Circle Games
July 06, 2019 Stargazing
July 03, 2019 Poemtime
July 02, 2019 One Big Egyptian Mural
June 30, 2019 MAGE Admisisions Coffee
June 29, 2019 Opera-Matic: Lost and Found
June 29, 2019 CTD Annual Family Event
June 28, 2019 Doane at Dusk
June 28, 2019 CGCC World Religions Study Group
June 27, 2019 Telescope Night
June 27, 2019 Storytown in the Parks
June 27, 2019 Nature Open House
June 27, 2019 Exuberus Teen Night
June 27, 2019 CGCC Chess Club - drop in (4)
June 27, 2019 Military Through the Ages
June 27, 2019 Military Through the Ages
June 26, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: Ancient Rome
June 25, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper: Chicago
June 25, 2019 Storytown in the Parks
June 23, 2019 Piano Concert
June 23, 2019 Eighth Blackbird Concernt
June 23, 2019 Civil War Days
June 22, 2019 Civil War Days
June 22, 2019 Family Workshop: Persuaded by Posters
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 21, 2019 Pianos in the Pak
June 20, 2019 Elementary Math Circle
June 19, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: Ancient China
June 18, 2019 Marine Mammal Documentary
June 17, 2019 CGCC Supper: Naperville
June 16, 2019 Japan Festival Chicago
June 16, 2019 Secret of the Mummies
June 16, 2019 Brickworld Chicago
June 15, 2019 Urban Astronomy in the Parks
June 15, 2019 Animal Farm Concert
June 15, 2019 Juneteenth Celebration
June 15, 2019 Brickworld Chicago
June 14, 2019 Stone Soup Shakespeare
June 13, 2019 Stone Soup Shakespeare
June 13, 2019 CGCC Chess Club - drop in (3)
June 13, 2019 Fusion Coffee Chat
June 12, 2019 Summer Adventures for Kids: Ancient Egypt
June 11, 2019 CGCC Gifted 102: School Challenges
June 10, 2019 Homeschooler Math Circle - Free
June 09, 2019 Stone Soup Shakespeare
June 09, 2019 Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair
June 09, 2019 PMML Book Sale
June 09, 2019 City Wilds Festival
June 08, 2019 Stargazing
June 08, 2019 Urban Astronomy in the Parks
June 08, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
June 08, 2019 Family Day: Tees ‘n’ Totes
June 08, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
June 08, 2019 Ancient Game Day (ages 4+)
June 08, 2019 Famil Day: Art Makers Workshop
June 08, 2019 PMML Book Sale
June 08, 2019 Artful Play
June 06, 2019 Stories at the Lake
June 06, 2019 CGCC Chess Club - drop in (2)
June 06, 2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary
June 04, 2019 Neuroscience of Giftedness
June 04, 2019 CGCC Westmont Book Group Luncheon
June 02, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Guided Tour
June 02, 2019 CGCC Almost Summer Picnic
June 02, 2019 Secret Agent Story Time (ages 0-4)
June 01, 2019 Family Saturdays: Woke Young Folk
June 01, 2019 Family Field Day at St. James Farm
June 01, 2019 Family Geocaching
May 30, 2019 Telescope Night
May 30, 2019 Elementary Math Circle
May 30, 2019 CGCC Chess Club - all 4 sessions
May 30, 2019 CGCC Chess Club - session 1
May 29, 2019 Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep
May 29, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
May 28, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper: Chicago
May 25, 2019 Selective Colleges Admissions Seminar
May 23, 2019 Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Discovery and Development
May 22, 2019 Adler Teen Hangout
May 22, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
May 21, 2019 Admissions Morning
May 20, 2019 CGCC College Admissions for Homeschoolers
May 20, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper - Libertyville
May 20, 2019 'The British Are Coming' Author Visit
May 19, 2019 Selective Colleges Admissions Seminar
May 19, 2019 Elmhurst Museum Day
May 19, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
May 19, 2019 Civil War Days
May 18, 2019 Night Sky Program
May 18, 2019 Ancient Animals (ages 8-12)
May 18, 2019 Family Festival: Making Moves
May 18, 2019 Chicago Science Expo
May 18, 2019 World Migratory Bird Day Celebration
May 18, 2019 MWRD Open Houses
May 18, 2019 Civil War Days
May 17, 2019 Deep-Sea Bioluminescence - Recent Explorations and Discoveries
May 17, 2019 'Scopes in the City
May 17, 2019 Family Night: Tanks!
May 17, 2019 Endangered Species Day
May 16, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper: Naperville
May 16, 2019 Fusion Coffee Chat
May 15, 2019 TECA Online Support Group for Parents of 2e Kids
May 15, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
May 15, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Group
May 14, 2019 Neurodiverse Children
May 13, 2019 'Scopes in the City
May 13, 2019 Free Homeschooler Math Circle
May 12, 2019 CGCC Kids Board Game Club
May 11, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
May 11, 2019 Astronomy Day
May 11, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
May 11, 2019 Family Day: Sugar Rush
May 10, 2019 Science Night
May 10, 2019 Family Science Night: Rockety Round Up
May 09, 2019 Homeschool to College Discussion
May 09, 2019 Food for Thought: Connections Between Nutrition and Brain Health
May 08, 2019 Fostering Independence at Home and School: Executive Function Strategies for Parents
May 08, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
May 07, 2019 Executive Function Presentation
May 07, 2019 CGCC First Tuesdays: Schools, Advocacy and Helping Kids Find their Passions
May 05, 2019 History Speaks Lecture Series: Navigating to the Moon and Back
May 05, 2019 Ask-A-Scientist Guided Tour
May 05, 2019 Hands on History: Civil War Soldier
May 05, 2019 Secret Agent Story Time (ages 0-4)
May 04, 2019 Family Saturdays: Fotographic Families
May 04, 2019 Family Day: Blocks!
May 04, 2019 Time Travelers (ages 5-8)
May 04, 2019 Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day (8th-12th gr girls)
May 04, 2019 Children's Book Week Play Date
May 04, 2019 21st Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
May 04, 2019 9th Annual Brain Awareness Fair
May 03, 2019 Family Science Night: Our Place in Space
May 02, 2019 The Good, the Bad and the Confusing: Today’s Teen Social Media Landscape
May 01, 2019 TECA Online Support Group for Parents of 2e Kids
May 01, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
May 01, 2019 Read and Build: Nature (ages 3-6)
April 30, 2019 The Complex, Contradictory, Creative, Captivating, Crushing World of the Gifted Adult
April 30, 2019 Events I Wish Someone Would Organize
April 28, 2019 RESCHEDULED: Teen STEM Cafe: Exploring Esports
April 28, 2019 Stars, Stripes and Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster
April 28, 2019 Author Visit: Roshani Chokski
April 28, 2019 CGCC Board Meeting
April 28, 2019 Family Build: Chicago Icons
April 28, 2019 The Gathering at Macktown Historical Presentation
April 27, 2019 Lakefront Stargazing
April 27, 2019 Toypurina and the Kizh Nation Lecture
April 27, 2019 Screening of "Most Likely to Succeed" Documentary & FAQ
April 27, 2019 Ancient Earth day (ages 4+)
April 27, 2019 Free Teen Hang: Green Fashion and Eco Art
April 27, 2019 STEMCON
April 27, 2019 IEEE Chicago Section Fair
April 27, 2019 'Scopes in the City
April 27, 2019 The Gathering at Macktown Historical Presentation
April 27, 2019 MAGE Admissions Coffee
April 26, 2019 Night at the Museum
April 26, 2019 IAGC Parent Coffee
April 25, 2019 'Scopes in the City
April 25, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Meetup: Chicago
April 25, 2019 CPS: Proposed ISBE Accelerated Placement Policy Forum
April 25, 2019 Chess Club (grades 2-8)
April 24, 2019 Parenting Gifted Children: Strategies for Success
April 24, 2019 Garter Snake Dissection
April 24, 2019 Greenfields Academy Information Session
April 24, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
April 23, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Meetup: Chicago
April 23, 2019 CPS: Proposed Accelerated Placement Policy Forum
April 20, 2019 Young People’s Poetry Day: Poetry & Science featuring Joyce Sidman
April 19, 2019 'For All Mankind' Film Screening
April 19, 2019 Family Fun Night: Fly a Kite!
April 18, 2019 CGCC Oak Park Book and Speaker Series: What Not To Say To a Gifted Kid
April 18, 2019 Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
April 17, 2019 'Scopes in the City
April 17, 2019 'Scopes in the City
April 17, 2019 Raising the Gifted Child: Resiliency, Awareness, and Executive Functioning
April 17, 2019 STEM Career Expo
April 17, 2019 Adler Teen Hangout
April 17, 2019 TECA Online Support Group for Parents of 2e Kids
April 17, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
April 17, 2019 CGCC Westmont Daytime Parenting Book Group
April 17, 2019 "Angst" Documentary Viewing
April 15, 2019 CGCC Why a Gap Year is Awesome
April 15, 2019 'Scopes in the City
April 14, 2019 Teen STEM Cafe: Exploring Esports
April 14, 2019 The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo
April 14, 2019 University of Chicago Works of the Mind Lecture Series
April 14, 2019 ReptileFest
April 14, 2019 Family Build: Chicago Icons
April 13, 2019 Monthly Skywatch
April 13, 2019 The Lion King Jr. - SSA Spring Musical
April 13, 2019 Civic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
April 13, 2019 Author Visit: Rob Bredow
April 13, 2019 Family Day: Boat Building Bonanza!
April 13, 2019 Chicago Area Origami Society Workshop
April 13, 2019 Junior Archaeologists (ages 5-12)
April 13, 2019 Robotics for Youth Program
April 13, 2019 Youth Poetry Workshop for the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards
April 13, 2019 Family Day: Unfreeze
April 13, 2019 Rockin’ Ragtime with the Music Institute of Chicago
April 13, 2019 SENGinar: Giftedness is a Lifelong Journey
April 13, 2019 Family Storytelling: Tales of Art at the Block
April 13, 2019 Wilderness Survival
April 13, 2019 ReptileFest
April 12, 2019 The Lion King Jr. - SSA Spring Musical
April 12, 2019 CGCC LOGYC Visiting Day Spring 2019
April 11, 2019 Family Mixology - Blending Parenting Styles with Children's Spirits
April 11, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper - Libertyville
April 11, 2019 CGCC Gifted Parents Supper: Naperville
April 11, 2019 Fusion Summer Showcase
April 11, 2019 Benn Steil, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War
April 11, 2019 Chess Club (grades 2-8)
April 10, 2019 Author Visit: Kwame Alexander
April 10, 2019 Poemtime (ages 2-5)
April 09, 2019 CGCC Introduction to Gifted Homeschooling
April 09, 2019 The LHC: From d