Scottish American History Forum
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

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Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Celtic Scotland and the Gaelic Kings
Speaker: Don Morrison, Civil Engineer, Chair, Scottish Festival and Highland Games British Car Show

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Film Series: "A Shot At Glory"
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "A Shot At Glory"

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A Shot at Glory is a film by Michael Corrente starring Robert Duvall and the Scottish football player Ally McCoist. It had limited commercial and critical success. The film features the fictional Scottish football club Kilnockie FC, based on a North of Scotland Highland Football League club, as they attempt to reach their first ever Scottish Cup Final. The final game is against Rangers.

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Chicago Scots 18th Annual Kilted Classic
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

Chicago Scots 18th Annual Kilted Classic

Scotland has given the world many things – the telephone, the postage stamp, penicillin, whisky and, without a doubt, the best James Bond ever. But for many around the world, Scotland’s greatest invention is golf.

Unlike any other golf outing, Chicago Scots’ annual Kilted Classic Golf Tournament is truly unique. Scottish fun happens before, during and after the golf – the sound of bagpipes fill the air; Highland dancers perform colorful flings and jigs; Scottish whisky and beer tastings on par 3 tee boxes; Scottish themed competitions and challenges throughout.

All proceeds from the Kilted Classic benefit our primary charity Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care.

For more information, please visit https://www.chicagoscots.org/2019kilted-classic.

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Film Screening and Discussion of "Tainted Name"
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Film Screening and Discussion of "Tainted Name"

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Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Tainted Name (Film Screening and Discussion)
Speaker: Juelle Daley, Filmmaker and Assistant Director of Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Film Series: "The Hunt for Red October"
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "The Hunt for Red October"

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The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American espionage submarine film produced by Mace Neufeld, directed by John McTiernan, that stars Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Sam Neill. The film is based on Tom Clancy's 1984 bestselling novel of the same name.

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Autumn Bus Trip to Cantigny Park, Former Estate of Robert R. McCormick
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Bus Trip to Cantigny Park, Former Estate of Robert R. McCormick

Join us for a special bus trip to Cantigny Park, Former Estate of Robert R. McCormick.

The bus will leave from The Scottish Home at 10:00 am and return at 2:30 pm. Bring your lunch or purchase a meal at the Cantigny Park restaurant.

This event is free to all. Advanced RSVP is required.

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.netor 708-404-4724.

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Scottish American History Forum
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

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Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: The Scottish Diaspora
Speaker: Marjory Harper, Ph.D., HIstory Department Chair, University of Aberdeen

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Film Series: "Geordie"
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "Geordie"

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Geordie (released in the United States as Wee Geordie) is a 1955 British film directed and co-produced by Frank Launder, with Bill Travers in the title role as a Scotsman who becomes an athlete and competes at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

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Scottish American History Forum
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

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Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic:  Strange Bedfellows: Scotland and Italy in History
Speaker: Edward Muir, PhD, Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences, and Professor of History and Italian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Muir is of Scots ancestry on both sides of his family.  His father's side are Muirs from Bannockburn, with his mother's being McKinnons from Skye. He strongly identifies with Scotland, even though my professional life has been devoted to Italy.  You won't want to miss this event by the distinguished scholar, Edward Muir!

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Film Series: "A Man Called Peter"
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "A Man Called Peter"

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A Man Called Peter is a 1955 American drama film directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Todd. The film is based on the life of preacher Peter Marshall, who served as Chaplain of the United States Senate and pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC before his early death. It is adapted from the 1951 biography of the same name, written by his widow Catherine Marshall.

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Scottish American History Forum
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

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Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: The June Steele Scottish-American Museum Collection
Speaker: Recorded DVD - Presented by Wayne Rethford – February 2005

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Film Series: "Finding Forester"
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "Finding Forester"

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Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. In the film, a black teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity.

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Film Series: "House of Mirth"
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Film Series: "House of Mirth"

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The House of Mirth is a 2000 drama film written and directed by Terence Davies. An adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth, the film stars Gillian Anderson. It is an international co-production between the United Kingdom, Germany, and United States.

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2019 Chicago Scots Robert Burns Tribute
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Chicago Scots Robert Burns Tribute

Chicago Scots will celebrate the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns, January 30 at Martyrs'. The evening promises plenty of poetry, song, bagpipes and Scottish fun. Toasts will be raised to the Haggis, the Lads and Lassies and the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. The fun continues after the Burns celebration as Scottish-American band, John Ballantynes Crazy Heart (featuring Chicago Scots president, Gus Noble) perform their brand of house-rockin' honky-tonk.

The oldest charity in Illinois, the Chicago Scots organize events and initiatives to entertain, educate and promote Scottish culture - including the Scottish Festival & Highland Games, which in 2018 featured the largest bagpiping championship in North America. Chicago Scots supports Caledonian Senior Living & Memory Care, a unique senior living community nestled peacefully in the forest preserve just a few miles from downtown Chicago.

No RSVP required, free admission

Burns Tribute Toasts $100 Donation

Purchase a Burns Tribute Toast to be made by Toast Masters Gus Noble, President, Chicago Scots & Jack Crombie, Board of Governors, Chicago Scots. Two ways to reserve your toast. Contact Erin Vlnicka at Chicago Scots, 708-426-7127 or donate online. Make sure to include “Burns Tribute Toast” and your name in the comments section. Every donor will be recognized whether in attendance or not.

Upcoming Regional Burns Events

Rockford Burns Club, Cliffbreakers - Saturday, January 19th

Peckish Pig in Evanston - Tuesday, January 22nd

Nicht Wi Burns, Oak Lawn - Saturday, January 26th

Celtic Knot, Evanston - Sunday, January 27th

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Kirkin O' Tartan
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Kirkin O' Tartan

Wear or bring your family tartan to have them blessed, while enjoying traditional Scottish bagpipe music. We welcome everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination. If you haven’t got your own tartan, we’ll be happy to provide a square of the Chicago Scots’ tartan. which is also the official tartan of the people of Illinois.

Everyone is welcome.

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