Dames Who Drink and Picnic at Ravinia

ABBAMessage from Dame Karen Levin:

WHAT: All members and their guests, please join us for a night under the stars with background music provided by Arrival, the Swedish cover band who performs the music of ABBA. On Sunday, August 17th we will meet at Karen Levin’s home between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm rain or shine. Bring a dish to share (pot luck to serve 8 packed and ready to take to Ravinia please) and beverages for yourselves. Please bring glasses or plastic cups, paper plates, utensils and napkins for yourselves.

Bring lawn chairs (blanket not needed). Karen will be providing margaritas and Maria Concannon will make her famous guacamole and salsa to snack on while we wait for the whole group to arrive.

You will need to purchase your lawn ticket(s) online at www.ravinia.org. Don’t forget to bring them that night.


Take the Kennedy (94)* North to the Edens expressway (to Milwaukee) to Clavey Road (1 exit past Lake Cook Road). Head east (right) on Clavey. The first stop light will be Green Bay Rd. Cross over Green Bay and turn right onto Melody Lane which is the second street on your right (just past Flora).

Proceed down the block to 590 Melody (black lamp post). You will need to park your car on the opposite side of the street across from the house. Parking will be crowded, so you may have to park further down on Melody. Please take a parking pass from the mailbox and place it in the car window on the driver’s side dash board.

*From Evanston take Sheridan Road: head north to Tower Rd. in Winnetka. Turn left (west) onto Tower to Green Bay Rd. Turn right (north) on Green Bay and proceed several miles to Lake Cook Rd. Cross Lake Cook and proceed to Melody Lane which is the third street on your right (you will pass the Ravinia main entrance).

*From Interstate 65 to the Indiana Toll Road to the Chicago Skyway. Continue on 94 (Dan Ryan Express Lanes) through downtown Chicago to the Kennedy Expressway North (94-Wisconsin) and follow the rest of the directions above.

Please let Karen know as soon as possible if you plan to come. Hope to see you there.  KALE23@comcast.net or call 847-432-3831


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