Culture Club


Simply Sip: Wines From Spain

Tu, Jan 14 | 11am | $12M/$17NM
Binny’s Wine Consultant Dean will do a wine tasting just for the NSC! Similar to the tastings offered at Binny’s, our tasting will feature a region or brand to explore as we develop our taste palates. This month, we will be considering red and white wines from Spain. Fee includes tasting, presentation, and snacks to complement our selection.

Chicago Candy Presentation

W, Jan 29 | 11am | $11M/$16NM
Lecturer Tim Wilsey will share the history of the world famous candy companies that put Chicago on the confectionary map. Afterwards, we will have a Chicago-style lunch with your choice of veggie or sausage deep dish pizza, salad, and an assortment of the featured candies as a “pick me up” to the post-holiday blues.


Black History Month Presentation: What the Hair?!

M, Feb 10 | 11am | $11M/$16NM
NSC Program Coordinator, Milcah Baraona, will share a presentation that will take you on the Black hair journey from ancient Africa through present day America, followed by a live hair demonstration with licensed cosmetologist Stacey Gill.  Stacey’s hair services includes intricate braided styles, weave installation, and wig creation. Following the program, we will share a meal of shrimp and corn chowder, roll, beverage and dessert.


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Black History Month Luncheon: The Black Musical Experience

F, Feb 28 | 11am | $16M/$21NM The Mix Company Band will be here to take us on a journey through the Black American musical experience. Starting on Blues and Jazz lane, winding through the streets of Motown, and ending on Rhythm & Blues lane, artists such as James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross have created timeless music that is loved by generations. Lunch will include beef brisket, sides, beverage, and dessert.


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Women’s History Month Mae West Luncheon Presented by Martina Mathisen

M, Mar 2 | 11am | $12M/$17NM
Martina Mathisen will be back to share the life of another famous lady in history. Mae West shattered box office records and public sensibilities. She rocketed from Broadway to become the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Her one-liners scandalized the censors yet made her an icon. She rescued studios from bankruptcy and created stars. Without her, Cary Grant would have remained a nobody. Meet the woman behind the wit. Afterwards we will share a lunch of Greek chicken, sides, beverage and dessert.

This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines

F, Mar 6 | 11am | $12M/$17NM
Author Emilie Lucchesi, PhD., will be back to share the true story of Dorothy Still, a Navy Nurse POW in WWII, the subject of her book This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines. In December 1941, Dorothy was a 27-year-old California native stationed in the Philippines. Along with 11 other nurses, she was taken prisoner of the Japanese military. This book is the first to exclusively tell the story of the 12 Navy Nurse POWs, the "Twelve Anchors," who nursed throughout their captivity. Menu includes: chicken and wild rice soup, salad, roll, beverage and dessert.

RealiTEA: Gender Identity

M, Apr 6 | 11am | $6M/$9NM
RealiTEA is a new program created to explore real topics in the news, with a local facilitator who is an expert in the subject matter, along with tea and nibbles. This month, Northwestern University’s Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, Matthew Abtahi, will be here to discuss gender identity, including terminology, social expectations, and current public policy.