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North Central College Calendar of Events for September

For information about the 2019-2020 Fine Arts season, please visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 4, Event: Young Latina Talks is a public speaking event where Latinas from North Central College and Latin American countries present their talks on academic and professional inspiration and success. This event is located in Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free admission and open to all! For more information, contact Jelena Sanchez at 630-637-5275 or jsanchez@noctrl.edu.

Sept. 10, Book Q&A: Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes James Patterson on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. This event is a presentation and Q&A event on his new book “Killer Instinct!” Your ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admission for one person. For ticketing prices or to purchase a ticket visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Sept. 14, Performing Arts: “Mercury: A Story Celebrating Freddie Mercury’s Life and Music” tells the story of fame, decadence, triumph and tragedy of a rock legend through the storytelling of five cast members. This event starts Saturday, Sept.14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For pricing and to purchase tickets visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 16, Book Q&A: Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes Marie Forleo, of MarieTV and The Marie Forleo podcast on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Your ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admission for one person. Get some inspiration and purchase tickets by visiting andersonsbookship.com.

Sept. 18, Event: On Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m., Gregory H. Wolf will discuss his recently published book about Wrigley Field. The event will be hosted at the campus bookstore and discussion will last 20-30 minutes. For more information, contact Professor of German, Gregory H. Wolf at 630-637-5284.

Sept. 18, Book Q&A: Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie on Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. This event will be a presentation and Q&A event for his latest novel “Quichotte” and the event will be hosted in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Salman Rushdie will be joined in conversation with Luis Urrea and each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of the new book and admits one person. Don’t miss out on the fun and purchase your tickets by visiting andersonsbookshop.com.

Sept. 19, Performing Arts: On Sept. 19- 21, Sept. 26 and the 28, witness “Wellesley Girl” by Brendan Pelsur and directed by Jason Gerace. What if America was comprised of a handful of New England towns, with a Congress struggling to move beyond personal agendas and the fate of the nation in their hands? With canny humor and wicked intelligence, Wellesley Girl exposes the unsettling truth. The show will be hosted in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For pricing and to purchase tickets visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 20, Exhibit: On Sept. 20, Sept. 23-27 and Sept. 30 enter “The Study”, an environment created by artist Donna Castellanos from cast-off books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. Visitors are welcome to flip through and contribute to the artist’s guest books in the designated community participation area by filling these books with stories, drawings, doodles, poems, words of wisdom, or thoughts about the exhibition. This exhibit is free admission and located at the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or nclanham@noctrl.edu.

Sept. 20, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Visitors can attend a morning session with check-in at 9:15 a.m. There are opportunities to take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life, with optional tours of athletic and fine arts facilities. For more information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-visit-days.

Sept. 27, TEDx: North Central College will host a TEDx event on Sept. 27 at 4:09 p.m. to foster learning, innovation and wonder. It is about bringing local communities together to spark conversation around ideas worth spreading. This event will be hosted at the Larrance academic Center, 309 E. School St. For more information, visit https://tedxnorthcentralcollege.com/.

Sept. 27, Concert: Stay Outside, an indie rock band from Indiana will be performing on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. This event will be hosted at 329 E. School St. and free admission with a North Central College ID and $10 for adults. For more information, visit theunionnetwork.com.

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