Culture Club

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Events
(Details in May/June book) 

APAHM Community Movie Presentation -

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

(2000, PG-13, 180min)
This is the story of two women, both capable fighters, whose fates intertwine during the Ching Dynasty. One of them tries passionately to break free from the constraint society has placed upon her, even if it means giving up her aristocratic privileges for a life of crime and passion. The other, in her lifelong pursuit of justice and honor, only too late discovers the consequences of unfulfilled love. Their two destinies will lead them to a violent and astonishing showdown, in which each will make a surprising, climatic choice. –Wikipedia Menu includes: Chinese chopped salad with chicken, beverage, and dessert.
Wednesday, May 3 • 12:00pm • $6M/$9NM • Movie only, NO CHARGE
(Register by May 1)

APAHM Trip: Little India

(Anticipate heavy walking, with breaks as needed)
Come explore India’s food and culture during a walking tour of Chicago’s world famous "Little India" neighborhood! 
The AAHM Little India trip will consist of the following:  
Traditional Southeast Asian eyebrow threading demo
Traditional Southeast Asian mehndi (body art) demo
Saree demo
Lunch at a South Indian buffet with brief presentation
Visit to  bakery
Wednesday, May 10 • Check-in: 9:30am • Depart: 10:00am-3:00pm • $60M/$65NM

Community Movie Presentation- Moana

(2016, G, 107min)
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right- IMDB Meal includes: Sweet and sour chicken, sticky white rice, egg rolls, beverage, and dessert. Friday, May 12 • 12:00pm • $4 Children/$6 Adults (Register by May 10) Meal includes: Sweet and sour chicken, sticky white rice, egg rolls, beverage, and dessert.
Friday, May 12 • 12:00pm • $4 Children/$6 Adults 

Who is My Muslim Neighbor?

The NSC will be hosting CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) as they present "Who Is My Muslim Neighbor?" This presentation is part of the NSC’s expanding enrichment programming efforts to explore different cultures, religions, and ethnicities in the Niles area. CAIR will discuss demographics, perceptions, and stereotypes about Islam in an open and respectful Q&A based discussion. Light traditional refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, May 20 • 11:30am • NO COST, but pre-registration is required.

Bingo and Dinner: Hawaiian Style

Menu includes: Kahlua pork, white rice, island-style cole slaw, roll, beverage and dessert.

Tuesday, May 23 • 3:00-5:00pm • $8M/$12NM (Register by May 1) 

Refugee Presentation

"They are letting everyone in!" Have you ever heard this statement in reference to immigrants? No doubt you have. Immigration, especially as it relates to people who come to the United States as refugees, has become a hot topic. But have you ever wondered what is involved in seeking and receiving asylum in the US? Marta Pereya, Executive Director of the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, will be here to speak about immigration and the refugee process. Come join us for this thought provoking presentation. Meal includes: chicken kebobs, sides, roll, beverage, and dessert.  
Wednesday, Jul 19, 12:00-2:00pm • Lunch $6M/$9NM • Presentation only, NO CHARGE   

Ukrainian Village Trip

(Heavy walking in outdoor conditions)
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Thursday, Aug 3 • 9:00am-2:30pm • $60M/$65NM  
(Register by Jul 13)