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Events Tue Apr 05 2011

The Well Read Affair @ Chicago Cultural Center


If you've some extra tax return money rattling around in your pocket, consider putting it to a good cause. This Thursday, April 7 is the Well Read Affair at the Chicago Cultural Center, a benefit for Literacy Chicago. The Affair features music from the
Myles Hayes Quintet and the a capella punk rock Blue Ribbon Glee Club as well as food, cocktails, a silent auction and readings from Literacy Chicago students. Emmy award winner Catie Keogh hosts. Literacy Chicago is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals to achieve greater self sufficiency through language and literacy instruction. Their programs include ESL, adult literacy, GED and workforce literacy tutoring. They offer tuition-free classes to the greater Chicago community and are always looking for volunteers. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., (312) 744-6630. Thursday, April 7, 6-9pm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

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