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October 2020

StoryCorps Connect Webinar – CANCELLED

Tuesday October 20 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This webinar has been cancelled.

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: Inside the First Folio

Saturday October 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors.  Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays.  Peter Garino will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance to our knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare today, and how the Folio is used by actors today in crafting their performances.  A must-see for Shakespeare aficionados or those who simply wish to broaden their understanding of Shakespeare. Garino is a founding…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday October 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect job seekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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November 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 4 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: When the Music Died, the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Break-Up

Saturday November 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It was 50 years ago in the spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits.  Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons…

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Virtual Event: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War

Friday November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam war. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand,…

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Virtual Event: Connections, Linking the Medieval Days to our Modern World

Saturday November 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this virtual edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd time-travels back to the days of knights and chivalry. Learn how the discoveries and inventions of that most misunderstood of time periods, the Middle Ages, have made a major impact on our lives today. Barry touches on many important periods of Middle Ages history and utilizes various musical instruments, both well-known and obscure to animate the period music in this program. You’ll never look at ancient history the same way again. While…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 18 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: Germany’s Liquid Bread – a Refreshing Look at the History of Beer!

Saturday November 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This year’s 100th anniversary of the Prohibition in the USA presents us with the perfect opportunity to hearken back to the legendary history of a revolutionary beverage that changed the world: Beer, or more precise, German beer! Once so essential to daily diets that it was referred to as liquid bread, German beer to this day is a source of great cultural and national pride. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating, virtual exploration into the history of…

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December 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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February 2021

Virtual Concert: Barb Sorensen Presents Farm Art

February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

International singer songwriter Barb Sorensen performs a virtual concert featuring original pop/rock songs written for her latest CD, Farm Art, mixed with traditional German and Norwegian folk songs, folklore, and stories from her tours. German songs (with a yodel or two included) are part of Barb’s heritage. In German the word "art" refers to a type, or type of person. Barb’s newest songs in the Farm Art concert reflect her German heritage and American upbringing. Barb's music layers multiple levels…

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April 2021

Virtual Presentation: The Financial Aid Process

April 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This virtual presentation outlines the general financial aid process and provides insight on how financial aid works, how to apply for it, student eligibility, and how it can be used to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with summarizing state and federal aid programs among other topics. This free program is intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with…

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Virtual Workshop: Social Security’s Best Kept Secrets

April 12, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Did you know a married couple has over 80 different strategies for how they can claim their benefits? Or that a government pension can have a significant impact on the benefits you or your spouse will receive? Social Security planning is not “one size fits all.” If you’re not looking into all your options for collecting, you’re probably making an expensive mistake. Don’t be one of the average retirees who leaves potentially thousands of dollars unused! In this course, you’ll…

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Virtual Workshop: College is Possible

April 12, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It is never too early to start planning for college. This virtual presentation outlines the college and financial aid processes in general terms, lays the groundwork for what to expect with the college-going process, and provides tips and tools students and parents can use to learn more about planning, applying, and paying for a post-secondary education. This free workshop is intended for middle school students and parents. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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Virtual Workshop: Estate Planning 101

April 13, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Not just for the wealthy, estate planning is essential for everyone—even a bad will is usually better than no will at all. Estate planning involves not only passing on your real estate, personal property, and financial assets to your heirs, but also planning for others to make decisions for you should you become incapacitated or die. A well-thought out estate plan can help you provide for loved ones while managing taxes and ensuring that your wishes are carried out. Estate planning is the…

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Virtual Workshop: Approaching Retirement on TRS and SURS

April 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you worried about the Illinois state budget and the impact on TRS and SURS? Putting together a solid savings plan for your future and developing a clear understanding of your retirement benefits is one of the best strategies to ensure a confident, enjoyable retirement. We will review the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and “Government Pension Offset” that affects pensioners’ past Social Security benefits and how they are calculated. We will introduce strategies that are only available to Teachers Retirement System…

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Virtual Workshop: Trusts 101

April 14, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Everyone should have a will, but do you also need a trust? The more complex your assets or your beneficiary’s situation, the more likely it is that you do need one! This talk covers the advantages, disadvantages, and intricacies of different types of trusts, along with what to do and what not to do when setting them up. Walsh & Associates and LPL Financial do not provide legal and/or tax advice or services. Please register for this event. Once you…

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Virtual Workshop: College is Possible (Spanish)

April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Nunca es demasiado temprano para prepararse para la universidad. Esta presentación en línea detalla el proceso para asistir a la universidad y solicitar ayuda financiera. Establece una base para saber qué esperar con el proceso de ir a la universidad. Provee consejos y herramienta a los estudiantes y padres que puedan utilizar para aprender más acerca de la planificación, de cómo solicitar, y de cómo pagar para una educación superior. Este taller gratuito es dirigido a los padres y estudiantes…

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Virtual Workshop: 20 Common Mistakes While Making Your Will

April 15, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

You want your wealth to pass to your heirs when you're gone, but even with the best of intentions you could accidentally disinherit someone! Learn some common mistakes when making a will and how to avoid them. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior…

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Virtual Workshop: Managing College Costs for Parents

April 15, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This virtual presentation provides tips on how parents can support their student as he/she searches for the “right fit” college. Topics include knowing the facts about college value, types of colleges and degrees, college visits, financial aid basics, teaching your student to budget, tips on managing money in college, and common concerns. This free program is intended for parents of college-bound students. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to…

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Virtual Workshop: 7 Things to Do in the Decade Before You Retire

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In the final sprint at the end of a race, the intensity ratchets up. This critical stage is known as the home stretch, and the last thing a runner wants to do in the home stretch is stumble with the finish line in sight. As you get to the point in your career where you can start to see the retirement finish line, you want to make sure you don’t stumble either. This course covers the seven things you need to do…

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