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February 2019

OH – Independence day celebration

February 15, Friday, 7:00 PM - February 17

Friday, February 15, 7 pm – concert by Žilvinas Žvagulis and Irena Starošaitė at Lithuanian Hall, Saturday, February 16, 2 pm – visit President Smetona’s grave at All Souls Cemetary; Sunday, February 17, 10 – Mass at St. Casimir Church.

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IL – LITHS SC Youth Soccer Academy

February 16, Saturday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LITHS SC Youth Soccer Academy
Wednesdays 5 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays 2 – 3 pm
LWC, Lithuanian Foundation Hall (small gym), (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL)

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An Anniversary Concert by Žilvinas Žvagulis and Irena Starosaitė
Saturday, February 16, 7:30 pm
LWC, Riskus Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439)

For more info, call (312) 731 4524

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IL – Seminar

February 17, Sunday, 10:00 AM

Sunday, February 17, 10 AM, in the Čiurlionis Art Gallery at the Chicago Lithuanian Center will be the next presentation of A Better ME seminar. Today’s topic – Specific Problem Solving.

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IL – Art Show

February 23, Saturday, 2:00 PM - March 2

Saturday, February 23, 2 pm, in the Čiulionis Art Gallery in the Chicago Lithuanian Center, Ieva Bagdone will debut her new art show “Vizijos” (Visions).

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Photography exhibition by Gabriele Dabasinskaite
Saturday, February 23, 5 pm
LWC, Gallery “Soul” (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL)
Lithuanian Art Museum

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IL – Fundraiser-Mardi Gras Event

February 23, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Mardi Gras Event
Saturday, February 23, 6 pm
LWC, Lithuanian Foundation Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL)
Bičių Burelis (Fundraisers of Camp Rakas) invite you to celebrate Mardi Gras and help support Camp Rakas.

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IL – 3rd Children Festival

February 24, Sunday, 1:00 PM

Festival “Children of the World”
February 24, Sunday, 1 pm
LWC, Riskus Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL)
Lithuanian Dance Group “Suktinis”

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March 2019

IL – Craft fair

March 2, Saturday, 9:00 AM

Mardi Gras craft fair will take place on Saturday, March 2 at the Chicago Lithuanian Center, from 9 am to 3 pm.

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IL – Montessori Open House

March 2, Saturday, 9:00 AM

Žiburėlis Suburban Montessori Open House
Saturday, March 3, 9 am – 11 am
LWC, Žiburėlis Montessori School Classroom (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL)

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The spring concert “Sustok… pasiklausyk” (“Wait a moment … listen”) on Sat., March 2 will feature works by the patriarch of Lithuanian classical music, Juozas Naujalis, in honor of the 150 year anniversary of his birth, as well as works by other Lithuanian composers such as Augustinas, Zakaras, Daugirdas, Matutis, and Govėdas. Also featured will be Rockford native Jake Runestad’s incredibly moving and socially relevant piece “Please Stay: An Anthem of Hope and Suicide Prevention”. Lastly, soloists and chamber orchestra will join “Dainava” in a performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, one of the most popular classical masterpieces of the 18th century. Information about ticket sales by Internet and phone: www.dainava.us. Tickets will be available for purchase at Lithuanian parishes and the Lithuanian World Center.

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IL – St. Casimir Fair

March 3, Sunday, 10:15 AM

St. Casimir Fair
Sunday, March 3, 10:15 am
LWC, R. Riskus Hall, Lithuanian Foundation Hall and Banys Family Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL).

Support the Lithuanian Scouts Association at this craft fair. Enjoy games and activities for kids, delicious Lithuanian food and sweets, and artisanal handiwork for purchase. The event begins with Mass at Blessed J. Matulaitis Mission (9 am), followed by the fair.

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IL – Spring Season Tryouts

March 4, Monday, 6:00 PM

Lituanica Basketball Spring Tryouts
Monday, March 4, 6 pm – Friday, March 8, 6 pm
LWC, Riškus Hall and LF Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL).
Visit www.lituanica.org for more detailed information or follow Lituanica on Facebook.

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IL – Pancake Supper

March 5, Tuesday, 4:30 PM

Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LWC, Banys Family Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL).

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On Friday, March 8, at 7 pm in celebration of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence, please join us at the Balzekas Museum (6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629) for a very special concert by the award winning Lithuanian vocal ensemble “Cantilena”.

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IL – CLKL All Star Day

March 9, Saturday, 1:00 PM

CLKL All Star Day
Saturday, March 3, 1 PM
LWC, R. Riskus Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL).

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IL – National Dictation Test

March 9, Saturday, 1:30 PM

National Dictation Test
Saturday, March 9, 1:30 pm
LWC, Banys Family Hall (West side), (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL).
Maironis Lithuanian Cultural School

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Sunday, March 10, 1 pm – Lecture by lawyer Algis Širvaitis. Topic: “What We Have To Know” – legal questions and answers. Cleveland Lithuanian Citizens’ Club (877 E 185th St, Cleveland, OH 44119).

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IL – Concert in Nativity BVM church

March 10, Sunday, 1:00 PM

On Sunday, March 10, at 1 pm in celebration of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence, please join us at Nativity BVM Church, (6812 S. Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60629) for a very special concert by the award winning Lithuanian vocal ensemble “Cantilena”.

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IL – Social night

March 15, Friday, 5:30 PM

Friday night, March 15, from 5:30 pm the Chicago Lithuanian Center will host a social night – Fridays after 5 PM! Refreshments will be served, admission is $10.

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The Lecture “Musical findings in the Balzekas Museum Music Collection”. Prof. dr. Darius Kučinskas, a recipient of a grant from the Baltic American Freedom Foundation, will present the results of his year-long research and archival work at the Balzekas museum. Unique and rare recordings, music scores, piano rolls, will be presented and played with original gramophone, player piano and old magnetophon.

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IL – CLKL Game Schedule

March 23, Saturday, 4:00 PM

CLKL Games Schedule, semi finals
Saturday, March 23, 4 games starting at 4 pm
LWC, R. Riškus hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439).

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On Saturday, March 23, 7 pm please join us at the Balzekas Museum (6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629) for a special book presentation by award-winning researcher Dr. Gražina Siderskytė, who will discuss her new book, The Farside of Lituanica, about American Lithuanian pioneers in aviation, pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas.

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The exhibition opening for artist Nijole Baniene
Sunday, March 24, 12:30 pm
LWC, Gallery “Soul” (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439).
Vydunas Youth Foundation

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IL – Sports Camp

March 25, Monday, 8:00 AM

Sports Camp
March 25-29, April 1-5, April 8-12
8 am – 5 pm
LWC, Riškus Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439).

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IL – Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

March 30, Saturday, 10:00 AM

Saturday, March 30, 10 am
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629)
Folk artist Don Astras will teach etching technique. Please bring 6 hard-boiled dyed eggs. Please register by calling 773-582-6500.
Registration fee: Adults $20; Children 12 and under $10
Light refreshments will be served.

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Book presentation
Saturday, March 30 at 2 pm
Lithuanian Youth Center (5620 S Claremont Ave, Chicago, IL 60636)

Come meet the author of the “Laimė yra Lapė” (Luck is the Fox) children’s book. This book was selected as the best children’s book for 2018 in Lithuania. The author herself Evelina Daciūtė will be available for questions and autographs. The book signing will be on Saturday, March 30, 2 PM at the Lithuanian Cultural Center of Chicago, 5620 S. Claremont Ave. There will be a creative workshop for children. Fox at home – luck at home. For more information – 708-299-9353. Tickets are $20. for adults and will be available at the door.

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OH – Reflect and Refresh!

March 31, Sunday, 12:00 PM

Music and Meditation – Luncheon following program – Sunday, March 31st, 12 o‘clock noon – Lithuanian Club Grand Ballroom

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April 2019

IL – Rasa Vitkauskaite Piano Recital

April 3, Wednesday, 12:15 PM

Wednesday, April 3, 12:15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602)

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed, multiple award winning Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaitė. Program includes works by Čiurlionis, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and others. Admission FREE.
Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center.

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IL – Book Presentation

April 6, Saturday, 2:00 PM

The Čiurlionis Art Gallery in the Lithuanian Center of Chicago (14911 127th St., Lemont, 60439, IL) on April 6 at 2 pm will host a book presentation “Šeima – Komandinis žaidimas” (Family – a team game). This book will explore how to achieve peaceful and harmonious relationships in the family unit. The author Aurima Dilienė will be available for questions and autographs.

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Monday, April 22, 7 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)

Certified Nutritionist, Herbalist and Self-Healing Teacher, Daiva Gaulyte is coming from Alaska to Chicago and we invited her to our museum to share her insights. In her talk she will share how from a “6 months to live” sentence from her doctor, she became healthier and happier than before.
She will share her self-healing habits, that anyone could apply.

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Monday, April 22 at 7:10 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)
Lecture “Self-Healing Habits”

Certified Nutritionist, Herbalist and Self-Healing Teacher, Daiva Gaulyte is coming from Alaska to Chicago and we invited her to our museum to share her insights.
In her talk she will share how from a “6 months to live” sentence from her doctor, she became healthier and happier than before.
She will share her self-healing habits, that anyone could apply.

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IL – Movie “Kelionės namo”

April 27, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)

Screening of “Kelionės namo”, a documentary film by Ramunė Rakauskaitė. 2019, 60 min., in Lithuanian with English subtitles. Film Director will be present. “Kelionės namo”, is an upbeat memoir, never before presented in cinema, recounting the unexpected first encounters of American-Lithuanians who traveled back to their Soviet-occupied homeland after WWII. During the war, the heroes of the film were forced to leave Lithuania and became displaced persons (DP). Their nostalgia created somewhat naïve images of their homeland. Yet when allowed to travel to Soviet Lithuania in the late ‘60s and 70’s, they were confronted with a different reality! This account of returning to their homeland reveals the hope and spirit of the pre-occupation era, the intersection of two different civilizations, colorful heroes and their unique experiences.

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May 2019

All are invited to the Lithuanian Folk Ensemble, “Grandis” 60th anniversary concert that will take place on Saturday, May 4th at the Carl Sandburg High School Performing Arts Center in Orland Park, IL. The program will begin at 4 pm.

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September 2019

IL – Dinner/dance

September 7, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Ateitininkų namai 40 year commemoration and dinner dance will take place at Ateitininkų namai on Saturday, Sep. 7 from 6 PM.

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