Free Events

Kids & Teens Club: Rock Climbing
March 7, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Life Time Fitness
28141 Diehl Rd.
Warrenville, IL 60555

The Kids & Teens Club will be rock climbing at the Life Time Fitness in Warrenville on March 7! This is a free event and is open to kids with epilepsy and their families. This event is currently full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Studio E Art Program: Music
March 17, 2020
1:00-3:00 pm
17 N. State St.
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: Communication and Leave of Absence
March 18, 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 communication and leave of absence. 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.

2020 Epilepsy Advocacy Day
March 19, 2020
Illinois State Capitol
401 S. 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Join the Fight on March 19 as we head down to the State Capitol to speak with legislators about the latest issues surrounding the epilepsy community. Transportation is provided. For more information and to register, click here.

Kids & Teens Club: Bowling Outing
April 4, 2020
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pinstripes
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010

The Kids & Teens Club will be bowling at Pinstripes in South Barrington on April 4! This is a free event and is open to kids with epilepsy and their families. Lunch is included. This event is currently full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Studio E Art Program: Music
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
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. For more information, please contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211. Registration opens on April 1, 2020.

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

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

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.