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A $15 donation for non-members is suggested. Your generous donations allow us to continue to provide quality programming like the ones below.  Please click the DONATE HERE button: 


Nanotechnology: What is it and Why is it Important?
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
This program will explore the complex topic of Nanotechnology, which is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Dr. Tolou Shokuhfar, Associate Professor and Director of In-Situ Nanomedicine Laboratory at UIC Department of Bioengineering, will focus on smart and multifunctional nanobiomaterials for enhancing human health.
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American Artists and Their Literary Subjects
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
From the earliest years of the Colonial Period to well into the 20th Century, many American artists looked to both European and domestic writings as the source and subject of their art. They produced paintings, prints and book illustrations of subjects both high-brow and popular. David Sokol’s talk examines the art of these painters and printmakers, exploring how they strove to convey their ideas of value and meaning through the literature subjects they chose to present to the public.
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The Three Baritones
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
The Three Baritones will ring in the holidays with an eclectic mix of vocal selections. Jess Koehn, Evan Bravos and Antonio Quaranta will take us to the stages of opera and Broadway and will warm our spirits with seasonal classics! Pianist Jonathan Gmeinder joins the Three Baritones in what promises to be an entertaining event for all.
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Chicago's First Black Banker: Jesse Binga
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
Author Don Hayner tells the story of Jesse Binga, who came to Chicago in 1892 with $10 and a shoeshine kit and rose to become a millionaire realtor and Chicago’s first Black banker. His achievements also made him a lightning rod for the deadliest race riot in city history. Binga’s story traces the origins of racial change in one of the most segregated cities in America and tells how an extraordinary man stood as a national symbol of hope for communities isolated by racial animosity.
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WOODY'S TAKE HOME (The Thanksgiving to Go Deadline has passed)

Wednesday, December 2 - Due to the Holiday there will be no Woody's Take Home on Wednesday, November 25
Deadline to order for Wednesday, December 2 is Wednesday, November 25 at 5pm. 
Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization this year by ordering!

Soup (pint) $7 each – Creamy chicken
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Duck prosciutto spaghetti with lemon pesto
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Sticky honey garlic shrimp with basmati rice and broccoli
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Pumpkin cheesecake brownies

You can either order all four items together for $39 or individual items.  

Payment must be made over the phone with a credit card (708-386-2729 x 3 with Erin) or you can mail a check made out to NCCA to 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301. You cannot pay onsite when you pick up your food.

  • You will be able to pick up your meal between 11:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, December 2 only.
  • Please pull into the circle drive when you arrive. Erin will bring your meal to your car. When she comes out, please pop your trunk so she can place the food inside.
  • Please stay inside your car; we know you miss the building and all of your fellow members. We miss you too. But your health is our foremost concern and we ask that you practice safe social distancing.
  • If you are picking up food for a friend, please let Erin know prior to Wednesday so she can have all of the correct food ready.

  Please email Erin Payton at [email protected] or call 708-386-2729 x 3 with your order or with questions.