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Activities & Special Events Calendar

With a concerted effort to encourage residents to take not just steps, but strides outside their residences, The Merion offers a wide array of enticing communal activities and events designed to foster a sense of belonging, friendship and community.

With ample dining venues and social spaces, The Merion offers our residents every opportunity to lead fulfilling and healthy lifestyles.

May  2017
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05/01/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Nickel Bingo
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Computer Basics
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Museums of the World
    Location: The Sapphire Room
2
05/02/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV Game Day
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio - Merion
    North Shore Village and The Merion host Game Day!
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emeralf Lounge
  • 5:30 pm– 8:30 pm
    Encore Chorale Spring Concert
    Location: Crystal Ballroom
    Spring Concert - rehearsal/run-through at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. Refreshments follow.
3
05/03/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Blood Pressure Screening
    Location: The Wellness Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Jerry Tiberi
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    RJ Lindsey Presents Living History
    Location: The Sapphire Room
4
05/04/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Fit Club w/ Daniel
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w/ Stephanie Aaron
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
5
05/05/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Poetry Sharing Circle
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Sabbath Service with Chaplain Jan Footlik
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Musical Insights: Prokefiev, Rachmaninoff, and Williams
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Enhance your concert experience with a sneak preview — Composers come alive and their passions take center stage when ESO General Manager David Ellis and ESO Maestro Lawrence Eckerling take you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the June concert program. Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of newly renovated apartments will be available after the program.
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
6
05/06/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Splash with Daniel
    Location: The Pool
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
7
05/07/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Movie Club w/Tara: Hidden Figures
    Location: The Sapphire Room
8
05/08/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Computer Basics w/ Herb
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Nickel Bingo
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Marketing: Piven Theater Preview
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Exclusive preview of Piven Theater's "Dance for Beginners"
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
9
05/09/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    The Botanical Garden Chicago
    Location: The Merion Front Desk
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
10
05/10/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi with Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Jerry Tiberi
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Museums of the World
    Location: The Sapphire Room
11
05/11/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Fit Club with Daniel
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Short Story Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
12
05/12/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Poetry Sharing Circle
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    NSV Discussion Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    NSV Discussion Group with Howard Voeks
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Friday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room
13
05/13/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:30 am
    Ceramics Studio w/Charlotta
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
14
05/14/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
    Mother's Day Jazz Brunch
    Location: The JEM Dining Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Movie Club w/Tara: Hidden Figures
    Location: The Sapphire Room
15
05/15/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Nickel Bingo
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Computer Basics
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
16
05/16/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Mass w/ Father Bob Oldershaw
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV Facts and Snacks
    Location: JEM Private Dining Room
    NSV presents "Controversial Topics on Aging"
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Afternoon Tea w/ Tammy
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
17
05/17/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Trivia with The Merion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Abigail Riccards
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
18
05/18/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Essay Discussion Group w/ R. Tucker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w/ Stephanie Aaron
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
19
05/19/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Poetry Sharing Circle
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    NW Men's Baseball Game Field Trip
20
05/20/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Splash w/ Daniel
    Location: The Pool
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Fill the Gap Presents: Career Day
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
21
05/21/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Movie Club w/Tara: Hidden Figures
    Location: The Sapphire Room
22
05/22/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Nickel Bingo
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Spring Concert/Strings & Conversations
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Impressionism Presentation/Debra Levie
    Location: The Sapphire Room
23
05/23/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Walking with The Merion
    Location: Th Merion Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Armchair Travel: Costa Rica
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    History w/a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
24
05/24/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Trivia with The Merion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Abigail Riccards
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    RJ Lindsey Presents: Living History/Thomas Edison
    Location: The Sapphire Room
25
05/25/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 12:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Transitions and Transformations w/ Jackie Mattfeld
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Card Creations w/ Pamela Wu
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
26
05/26/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Poetry Sharing Circle
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    NSV Current Events Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
27
05/27/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Ceramics Studio w/ Charlotta
    Location: The Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
28
05/28/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations/ Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom
29
05/29/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
    Memorial Day BBQ
    Location: The Rooftop Deck
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Nickel Bingo
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
30
05/30/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 9:45 am– 11:45 am
    North Shore Senior Center Trip
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Armchair Travel: Mexico
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
31
05/31/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 12:00 pm– 1:00 pm
    Audiologist Visit/ Dr. Mayo
    Location: The Wellness Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/ Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Jerry Tiberi
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 4:30 pm– 5:00 pm
    May Birthday Celebration
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Museums of the World
    Location: The Sapphire Room