Discovery! A Program for Adult Learners with a Young Attitude Discovery! is a program designed for adults 50 years of age and older. Tours, lectures and short-term classes are offered weekdays and Saturday mornings. Enjoy exploring interesting topics in a relaxed atmosphere with other interested adults and knowledgeable instructors. Call the Discovery! Hotline at (847) 543-6507 for more information.
Tour Information Please note: An effort is made to conduct all tours as described. Substitutions may be necessary when situations arise that are beyond our control. Refunds for tours may be made up to 48 hours before the tour. After that no refund is possible.
Bus Information Some of the following tours will have two pickup locations: Grayslake Area Library and Southlake Campus. The departure time from the Grayslake Area Library will be one-half hour earlier than the time listed for the Southlake Campus. Registrants will be called prior to the tour date to learn their pickup location preference. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the departure time for your location.
LYRIC OPERA TOUR - “TALES OF HOFFMAN” The New York Times calls this opera, “Bitterly comic and farcically tragic.” Hoffmann, the wild-eyed poet, travels the world in search of the ideal woman and is thwarted by villains at every turn. Smitten by doll-like Olympia and songbird Antonia and then seduced by the treacherous courtesan Giulietta, each romance is doomed to failure. Considered by some to be the grandest and most expressive of all 19th-century French operas, Offenbach achieves emotional depth and musical brilliance that only the finest opera composers ever equaled. Students may also take the accompanying lecture preceding the tour by enrolling in CDIS 3-001. Bus leaves Grayslake Area Library at 11:30 a.m.; bus leaves Southlake Campus at 12 p.m. 4054 CTRP 14-001 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, October 12 12 p.m.-7 p.m. $135 Kaiser Atrium
Trips and Tours EXPLORE CHICAGO’S CHINATOWN We’ll begin with the “My Chinatown” exhibit at the Chicago Historical Museum. Then it’s on to the south side for a walking tour of Chinatown attractions, including a Buddhist temple, church frequented by Al Capone, T’ai Chi demonstration and Dim Sum (lunch). Some walking is required. Bus leaves Grayslake Area Library at 8:30 a.m.; bus leaves Southlake Campus at 9 a.m. 4154 CTRP 5-001 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, September 27 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $105 Rovang Atrium
CHICAGO: THE GERMAN AND POLISH CITY Learn the histories of both the Polish and German communities that contributed craftsman, culture and workers to the growth and development of Chicago. We’ll visit the Polish Museum, Dank Haus (the German cultural center) and the magnificent Polish St. Hyacinth Church, which recently received a $1 million restoration. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch of Polish specialties and then have an opportunity to shop in Lincoln Square, including stops at an ethnic emporium and apothecary with natural products. Please note there is one pickup location for this tour! 4178 CTRP 5-002 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, October 19 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $105 Holeb Atrium
DIVAS OF DESIGN It’s another Girls Day Out, and just in time for the holidays! Visit a luxury consignment boutique to meet the designers and see their works, as well as select vintage wear, an innovative handbag store with a line that can be customized, and a furniture and accessories warehouse with antique carpets, linens, dishware and home décor. Return to an elegant time of custommade designer clothing in a studio located in the elegant Edgewater Beach Apartments on Lake Shore Drive. Lunch is included at a popular French Bistro in Old Town. Please note there is one pickup location for this tour! 4179 CTRP 5-003 Southlake Campus Meets Monday, November 28 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $105 Holeb Atrium
COURTHOUSE TOUR This unique tour will begin with a tour of the Lake County Jail, a “third generation” jail with an impressive management style and then witness the proceedings of a trial in session. The Honorable Judge Daniel Shanes will join us for lunch with a discussion about criminal law with a follow-up by Melvin Merzon, a retired attorney. This is a fascinating tour and an opportunity to see “behind the scenes.” 4073 CTRP 7-001 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, November 8 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. $75 Rovang Atrium
MONET IN CHICAGO TOUR We’ll discover the works and influences of Claude Monet in Chicago’s art and parks by viewing his paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago and Union League Club. After lunch at the Cliff Dweller’s Club, we’ll conclude by visiting the Monet Garden at the Garfield Conservatory. If you heard Barbara Rinella’s book review of “Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet,” this is your chance to see and appreciate his talent and inspiration. (See Art Appreciation, CDIS 47-001, for Barbara Rinella’s presentation on this book.) Bus leaves Grayslake Area Library at 8:30 a.m.; bus leaves Southlake Campus at 9 a.m. 4155 CTRP 13-001 Southlake Campus Meets Friday, November 4 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $105 Rubin Atrium
QUESTIONS? CALL THE DISCOVERY! HOTLINE AT (847) 543-6507