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Events in July


Thursday, July, 27Architectural Lecture Series: Three Decades of Wheeler Kearns Architects

Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural lectures on Thursday July 27, 2017; Three Decades of Wheeler Kearns Architects.

Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA), the 2016 Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Firm of the Year, is a collective practice of architects. Spanning nearly thirty years, WKA has been involved in envisioning/master-planning, renovation, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for institutional, residential, and community-driven organizations. Since our practice includes multiple project types, our portfolio is varied in imagery and language. Projects are developed around an “emotional center” that embodies our client’s energy, purpose, and vision. Three team members will navigate through 30 years of practice, recently completed, and in-progress work. 

Additional Info:  The door and bar open at 4:30PM. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 and the program will begin at 7:00. The price per person for dinner is $35 and the program that follows is free. Reservations are required for dinner and requested for the program. They may be made by e-mail or by calling the Club and can be made up until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner and charges at the bar are by cash, credit card or charge to a member’s House Account.

Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State.  Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.

Saturday, July 29 – Book Club discusses Love and Shame by Peter Orner.  The discussion will begin at 11 and will be facilitated by Richard Reeder.

American Association of University Women’s Used Book Sale

 Cliff Dwellers again is serving as a drop-off point for the Used Book Sale to make it easier for members who wish to donate books.

Books will be taken to Lombard and sold during the Lombard Chapter’s annual sale which will run from August 2 to August 5 at the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St, Lombard, IL. For more info:

Proceeds from the sale are used to fund scholarships. Bring your books and place them in the designated box in the cloakroom. Include a list of your donations with your name and address or see Vivian and you will receive a tax donation form.

The Deadline for bringing in books is Saturday, July 22. Textbooks and encyclopedias are not accepted. Need someone to pick up your books? Contact Leslie Recht at

Anticipating August

Wednesday, August 2- Art Opening Reception- Featuring Drawings by Adam Clement & Sculpture by Christopher Newman

Friday, August 4- Club will close after lunch and will reopen on Monday, August 7.

Richard Cahan will present on his latest book, Chicago: Classic Photographs


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