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Upcoming CGCC Events

    • February 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     


    Gifted Lives:  What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up

    By Joan Freeman


    This book is not in my local library system. You can find it available used in a variety of places, if you would like to read it. It is interesting as it  gives us a glimpse of what gifted children grow up to be! 

    If you are interested, there is a paper on a similar subject published by Joan Freeman available here:  link

    And an interview of her here: link

    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door.  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • February 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nando's PERi PERi - 4999 Old Orchard Ctr, IL, Skokie, 60077
    • 10
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    Nando's Peri-Peri

    Are you hungry for in person connections with other parents of gifted children who understand you?  Come and meet us for a casual dinner to share stories about raising gifted children, laugh, lament, or provide/receive support on your parenting journey. We will get our palate delighted by South African - Portuguese food at Nando's PERi PERi, a conveniently located restaurant  in the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie (near Bloomingdale's). 

    This is part of a series of parent lunch/supper on the north and northwest side of the city. If you live on the north/northwest side and cannot make this date, or are willing to travel to this part of Chicagoland, please watch the CGCC calendar for updates and contact the host with your general availability and preferences to meet in the future. We will attempt to meet monthly on this part of town, so watch the calendar for future times. 

    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements.  If your plans change after registration, please kindly respond to the confirmation email so we can adjust our arrangements. If we reached capacity, please join waitlist and we will let you know. 

    Per city regulations, the restaurants check vaccination cards, but please know you are coming at your own risk and you would be assuming and accepting all risks inherent in attending in person events at this time.

    Please note that by attending this event, you confirm that you will assume all the risk to yourself and your family related to coronavirus.


    • February 05, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 3
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    CGCC Virtual Teen Board Game Event


    We miss our kids board game club and time to bring back some gaming fun with a spin.   

       

    This is a teen event and games will be played on the website Board Game Arena and possibly others. A CGCC member teen will be running the games (under parent supervision for the duration of the event).

    As we approach game day, you will receive instructions to register on the various gaming platforms & Discord. We will also provide some game rules in advance.

    Please note none of the game/communication websites are affiliated with CGCC and registrants play/register at their own risk.  

    We need to limit registration to 6 players due to virtual gaming setup. 




    • February 08, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Bar Chido, Downers Grove
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    Are you hungry for in person connections with other parents of gifted children who understand you? Meet us for a casual dinner to share stories about raising gifted children, laugh, lament, or provide/receive support on your parenting journey. 

    Please note that this dinner originally was scheduled for January 18, but was rescheduled to February 8 due to the high number of COVID cases.

    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements.  If your plans change after registration, please kindly respond to the confirmation email so we can adjust our arrangements. 


    Bar Chido

    1012 Curtiss St

    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    630-324-6596

    www.barchido.com

    The hosts would prefer that you are vaccinated for COVID-19, but please know you are coming at your own risk and you would be assuming and accepting all risks inherent in attending an in person event at this time.

    Please note that by attending this event, you confirm that you will assume all the risk to yourself and your family related to coronavirus.

    • February 16, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    For the last few years, friends have lamented the lack of executive function skills in their children.

    How can parents help? Let's talk about it. If you have an elementary through high school aged child -- this content applies to you. Let's talk about what you can do and what your challenges are for supporting your child's needs to finish the school year strong.

    Professional member Heather Jones DeGeorge will lead our discussion on executive functioning.

    No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

    • March 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    This is an advanced ADHD+Gifted class and is most appropriate for those who already know that their child is diagnosed, has strong traits that match this and you are basically under the assumption that this is what it is based on traits and challenges. You may have gotten some rudimentary recommendations from the neuropsychologist but some of them are impossible either at school and or at home, or they plain don’t work. Let’s say you tried medication but it’s touch and go or didn’t even work, or doesn’t take care of everything. A magic pill isn’t for 100% of the cases. Now what? Time to find out exactly what is possible. A lot is possible! Do not give up! Help is here. Learn about how the brain learns differently and functions in ADHD as the most powerful intervention for many parents to learn about. Educators welcome (but there will be a special educator workshop soon).

    Presentation followed by 30 minute Q and A session at 7:30

    About our Presenter:

    Jessica Brown-McBroom is a licensed clinical professional counselor who is passionate about providing quality individual and family coaching to children, adolescents, and adults using a positive strength-based approach. Jessica is a strong believer in laughter and lightheartedness as an essential part of her work with children and families. Jessica specializes in twice-exceptional children and adolescents with executive functioning deficits. This includes AD/HD children, children on the spectrum and children with learning disorders. Diagnosed with AD/HD as a child, Jessica carries her own personal story of struggle and success in both her educational presentations and in her coaching in order to provide encouragement for families in the midst of their own struggles with executive functioning deficits.

    No refunds unless workshop is cancelled. Fee waivers available. Contact us for details.


About cgcc

The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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We  are an all volunteer-based organization that relies on annual memberships from parents, professionals, and supporters to provide organizers with web site operations, a registration system, event insurance, background checks, etc. 

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