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August 2019

Every second Friday on LWC front lawn
7:00 PM – opening
8:00 PM – movie starts

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IL – Midwest County Annual Meeting

August 24, Saturday, 10:00 AM

Midwest County Annual Meeting, August 24, at Gallery ” Siela”, PLC, Lemint IL
Registration starts 10.00 AM, Opening of the Meeting 10.30 AM.

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IL – Baltic Way 30th Anniversary

August 25, Sunday, 2:00 PM

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Buckingham Fountain

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IL – Concert of Singing Poetry

August 30, Friday, 7:00 PM

Concert in Galery ” Siela” on the last Friday of the Summer.

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September 2019

IL – Annual LWC Picnic

September 1, Sunday, 12:00 PM - August 25

At LWC, Outdoor Picnic Grounds

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IL – Concert for Children and Everyone

September 1, Sunday, 4:00 PM

Musical Concert for Children
Monday, 09/01/2019
4:00 p.m.
LWC, Lithuanian Foundation Hall

Spend an afternoon for kids and adults alike, enjoying the musical journey, “Are We There Yet?”.

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IL – Presentation of Book “I am Vanagas”

September 4, Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Welcome to presentations of book in the US and meet the author of the book – historian, publicist, public and political figure Arvydas Anušauskas.

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7:00 PM – opening
8:00 PM – movie starts

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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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IL – Meet Lithuanian Author Tomas Venclova

September 10, Tuesday, 6:00 PM

September 10 at 6 PM at the University of Illinois at Chicago, East Campus, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Room SCE 302 for a Presentation and Panel Discussion with Lithuanian Poet Tomas Venclova.

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IL – Daughters of Lithuania Luncheon

September 15, Sunday, 12:30 PM

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM
LWC, Banys Family Hall

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 10 PM
Homer Glen, IL

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IL – LWC Gala “Laisvės alėja”

September 21, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 21, 6 pm

The Lithuanian World Center gala this year takes us back to Lithuania during the time of Smetona – a time of elegance and flirtatiousness, while strolling down the avenue… Your creativity in selecting your evening attire may be worth a great prize.

Silent Auction. Amazing Prizes. All funds collected at the event will go towards maintenance and capital projects for our building complex which houses 38 different Lithuanian organizations.

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Lithuanian Jesuit Jubilee Year will be celebrated on Sunday, September 29th, at the Lithuanian Youth Center.

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September 29, 6:00 PM in AMC LOEWS Woodridge, IL

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October 2019

We will open our 6th Art Season and start the 30th anniversary of the Lithuanian Art Museum on October 5, 5 PM.

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Lithuanian American Legends 4th biennial induction ceremony in LWC
Sat, October 5, 2019
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM CDT

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IL – Meet Author Ruta Sepetys

October 5, Saturday, 6:30 PM

October 5, Saturday in LWC, 6:30 PM Lemont, IL

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Sunday, October 6, 1 PM

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October 11 at 6:30 PM Annual Man of the Year Award Banquet.
Stanley Balzek, Jr., founder and president of the museum, will be honored this Year .

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Maironis Lithuanian School 60th Anniversary!
Saturday, 10/19/2019
6:00 v. v.
LWC, R. Riskus Hall

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOOL! The largest Lithuanian school outside of Lithuania – Maironis Lithuanian Community School of Lemont, currently housed at the LWC – is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! Alumni and supporters are invited to celebrate together!
Reservations: Monika Dobrovolskytė, tel. 630-853-5603.
Tickets are $60 for adults, $45 for university students.
A commemorative publication will include congratulatory messages and ads. Those who wish to support the school contact mlm60@maironis.org or call Rasa Vydmantiene 630-854-0499.

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The banquet will begin at 1:00 PM at the Lithuanian World Center in Lemont. More info to follow…

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November 2019

IL – Lithuanian Fond Gala

November 2, Saturday, 6:00 PM

The Lithuanian Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, November 2 at 6:00 pm in LWC.

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Fall fund-raising “Harvest Lunch” (tasty lunch, raffle, short music program). Start time: 12:30 pm. Lunch proceeds will benefit the organization’s 10 after school centers in Lithuania that are attended by children from at risk families. The “Harvest Lunch” program will be conducted in Lithuanian. Information: vvm@childgate.org.

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IL – JAZZU concert in Chicago

November 9, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Copernicus Center

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Saturday, November 16 at 6 pm

Annual Lithuanian World Center fashion celebration for creators and fans.
Fashion, music, champagne and simply pleasant evening.

Lithuanian World Center (14911 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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IL – Musical Evening of Lithuanian Opera

November 23, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Lithuanian Opera Musical Evening – Banquet. November 23, 2019 (Saturday) 7 p.m. World Lithuanian Center (banquet hall)

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December 2019

IL – Christmas Concert

December 1, Sunday, 1:00 PM

At the beginning of December, we are planning to bring two wonderful musicians to Chicago: violinist Viktorija Čepinskienė and pianist Giedrė Špečkauskaitė, who have prepared the masterpiece of classical music – Vivaldi’s “Times of the Year”. Not only are they fantastic musicians, they are also decorated with beautiful designer clothes.

Viktorija Čepinskienė is a laureate of international competitions, which has given concerts with Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Šiauliai and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestras, and Camerata Palatina Vilnensis or four others. Concerts as a soloist, along with the trio “14 strings” and other performers.

Giedrė Špečkauskaitė has participated in various international competitions where she has won prizes. Works in the vocal class of the legendary Lithuanian singer V.Prudnikov and performs in Lithuania and abroad.

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