Free Events

Due to the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has made the decision to cancel upcoming programs and events through April until further notice. This decision was made in order to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 by removing opportunities for our clients and families to gather in large groups. Your health and safety is our number one priority, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Please reach out to Leia Der at lder@epilepsychicago.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Studio E Art Program: Music – CANCELLED
April 11, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
17 N. State St. Suite 820
Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60607

Studio E is back with exciting changes! In addition to a new location at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, we will now be expanding the program to include sessions on art, yoga, dance, music, and cooking! Sessions start in November and run monthly through June! This session will focus on music. Studio E is a free program. At this time, it is only open to adults 18 years and older living with epilepsy. For more information and to register, click here.

Employment Education Seminar Series: Networking and Discrimination on the Job – CANCELLED
April 15, 2020
12:00 – 3:00 pm
17 N. State St.
Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Employment Education Series meets monthly and will cover a variety of topics to help participants gain job readiness skills and learn about workers rights. This session will focus on networking and discrimination on the job. This is a free series for adults living with epilepsy. To register, click here. For more information, contact Twana Brunson at tbrunson@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 213.

Kids & Teens Club: Enchanted Castle
May 9, 2020
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enchanted Castle
1103 S. Main St..
Lombard, IL 60148

The Kids & Teens Club will be at the Enchanted Castle in Lombard on May 9! This is a free event and is open to kids with epilepsy and their families. Lunch is included. Registration is now full. If you would like to be put on our waitlist, please contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Studio E Art Program: Cooking
May 19, 2020
1:00-3:00 pm
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607

Studio E is back with exciting changes! In addition to a new location at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, we will now be expanding the program to include sessions on art, yoga, dance, music, and cooking! Sessions start in November and run monthly through June! This session will focus on cooking. Studio E is a free program. At this time, it is only open to adults 18 years and older living with epilepsy. For more information and to register, click here.

Employment Education Seminar Series: Teamwork and Worker Health and Safety
May 20, 2020
12:00 – 3:00 pm
17 N. State St.
Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Employment Education Series meets monthly and will cover a variety of topics to help participants gain job readiness skills and learn about workers rights. This session will focus on teamwork and worker health and safety. This is a free series for adults living with epilepsy. To register, click here. For more information, contact Twana Brunson at tbrunson@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 213.

Picnic in the Park
June 6, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
McCormick Woods (Grove 1)
3051 S. 1st Ave.
North Riverside, IL 60546

Join us for our annual free Picnic in the Park – complete with games, food, and fun! Bring your friends, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Registration for this event is not open yet. For more information about the Picnic in the Park contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211

Studio E Art Program: Cooking
June 13, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607

Studio E is back with exciting changes! In addition to a new location at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, we will now be expanding the program to include sessions on art, yoga, dance, music, and cooking! Sessions start in November and run monthly through June! This session will focus on cooking.  Studio E is a free program. At this time, it is only open to adults 18 years and older living with epilepsy. more information and to register, click here.

Employment Education Seminar Series: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
June 17, 2020
12:00 – 3:00 pm
17 N. State St.
Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Employment Education Series meets monthly and will cover a variety of topics to help participants gain job readiness skills and learn about workers rights. This session will focus on problem solving and critical thinking. This is a free series for adults living with epilepsy. To register, click here. For more information, contact Twana Brunson at tbrunson@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 213.

Camp Blackhawk Session 1
June 21-26, 2020
Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nipersink Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041

Through April 30, 2020, all EFGC staff will be working remotely. If you fax or mail your Camp Blackhawk application we will not have access to it until April 30. If possible, we recommend scanning and emailing your completed application to Lder@epilepsychicago.org. When we return, we will review applications based on the date they were received. We apologize any inconvenience and are looking forward to Camp Blackhawk!

The first session of Camp Blackhawk, a free week-long retreat for kids and teens with epilepsy, will take place June 21-26!

Click here to download the application. For more information on Camp Blackhawk click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority acceptance will be given to children and teens within the EFGC service area and returning campers. All new campers will be accepted base on a first-come, first-serve basis. If Camp becomes full, new campers will be placed on a wait list and notified on their status after the application deadline of May 15, 2020.

Camp Blackhawk Session 2
July 5-10, 2020
Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nipersink Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041

Through April 30, 2020, all EFGC staff will be working remotely. If you fax or mail your Camp Blackhawk application we will not have access to it until April 30. If possible, we recommend scanning and emailing your completed application to Lder@epilepsychicago.org. When we return, we will review applications based on the date they were received. We apologize any inconvenience and are looking forward to Camp Blackhawk!

The second session of Camp Blackhawk, a free week-long retreat for kids and teens with epilepsy, will take place July 5-10!

Click here to download the application. For more information on Camp Blackhawk click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority acceptance will be given to children and teens within the EFGC service area and returning campers. All new campers will be accepted base on a first-come, first-serve basis. If Camp becomes full, new campers will be placed on a wait list and notified on their status after the application deadline of May 15, 2020.

Heroes Day Camp
August 3-5, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Blackhawk Park
2318 N. Lavergne Ave.
Chicago, Il 60639

The Heroes Day Camp is a free three-day sports camp for 6-17 year olds living with epilepsy and their siblings. We’ll have sports, games, and art & crafts everyday! A snack will be provided.

The Heroes Day Camp application is not available yet. For more information about the Heroes Day camp click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.