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December Dinner

Wednesday, December 13


Note: second Wednesday (one week early) of the month

Newberry Library

Festivities Begin at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30

Our Annual Raffle and Fun/d Raiser... More Revels, Less Auction. This year the Newberry’s being renovated, its space reallocated, and our holiday festivities are changing, too. Join your friends in the holiday spirit and revel over a festive buffet and appropriate libations, all to music inspired by – of course – the sounds of paper! But keep your own competitive spirits up by bidding for ten Silent Auction and five Live Auction items. And display your spirit of generosity in the raffle for a $150 Caxton Club Gift Card for to be applied to lunches, dinners, On the Move events, or books. Information on all auction items and their opening bids will be available to the membership by December 6. Raffle tickets ($5 each) will be available at the event or for purchase online. And if you can’t attend our spirited evening, please show your club spirit by bidding or purchasing a raffle ticket in support of our many endeavors.

Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11. Cancellations or no-shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.

January Luncheon

Friday, January 12, Union League Club

Steve Tomashefsky

“Audubon: Under The Feathers”

“Did you say this guy is famous for two pictures of elephants?”

“No. I said that his reputation was made on the Double Elephant Folio.”

His names graces a Society that is dedicated to protecting the birds that skim the skies and paddle in the ponds. His works are eagerly sought by collectors.

He’s John James Audubon and he was as American as apple pie. Except he wasn’t. From whence did he spring and how did he become one of our most famous artists and ornithological experts? And say again, just what did he have for supper?

We’ll learn all of that and more as Caxtonian Steve Tomashefsky reveals Audubon’s hidden history and shares some of his own collecting adventures. It’s not surprising that Steve gravitated to Audubon, who was the first to put bands on birds, as he started his own career helping to put bands on record labels. After graduating from the U of C Law School, he’s won over stone-faced juries and hard-nosed judges, but at January’s luncheon, he’ll be making the case for collecting, for a crackling good story, and for JJ Audubon!

January luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Reservations or cancellations by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch. Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org. Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.