The 17th Annual NLVS Gala: Gift of Giving 2020

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The 17th Annual NLVS Gala: Gift of Giving 2020


**All Gala Events will take place at 8 PM CST and will be approximately 1 hour**

Recurring Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 935 1939 3203

Passcode: 2Bs^QhGH


Monday, Nov 9th-

Sewing Canvas Art with Grace

"Sewing canvas art! Sounds hard to do, but it is super simple and fun to do!! If you have TikTok, you probably have seen a quick tutorial on how it's done. For this class, we'll go through it step by step. The theme of the art is going to be fall! All you need is a canvas of any size, thread (like embroidery thread), a small/medium needle, tape, and acrylic paint. These items can be found at Target, Walmart, Michaels or any other store! It's a perfect excuse to get out and shop!

What to do before the activity:

1. Please print off an easy line drawing from the internet that will fit onto the canvas. The drawing can be of anything related to the fall theme. For example, if you wanted to depict Friendsgiving on the canvas, then print off a simple outline drawing of a group of people or something else that represents Friendsgiving to you. 

2. This is optional. You can use acrylic paint if you wanted to add color(s) onto the canvas prior to sewing.  It would be best to paint the canvas at least a day before the Zoom class so it'll be dry. If you forget, no worries! If you don't want to paint, then you can have multiple colorful threads to work with. 

The rest of the steps will be done together! I hope to see many of you guys online!


Examples of what we will be making:

Tuesday,  Nov 10th-

Dance Class with Margaret

"Contemporary style dance class with basic, but "feel-good" movement to "Holocene" by Bon Iver. We will begin with a simple warm-up and then proceed to learn some choreography. With the craziness of the world right now, let this class be time dedicated to making your body feel strong, capable, and centered."

Wednesday, Nov 11th-

Southeast Asian Music, Culture and History with Guhan

Thursday, Nov 11th-

Piano Performance by Sam

Friday, Nov 12th-

Stretch-and-Tone with Lauren

CLOSING CEREMONY, Sunday, Nov 14th

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About this Gala

Please join us at the New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS) 17th annual Gala and Silent Auction! Our week-long celebration will take place from November 8th-15th. 

**Please register on EventBrite to get access to all our events!**

NLVS is a not-for-profit Chicago-based organization, with a free clinic located in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Our mission is to improve the lives of others through community service, education, and healthcare. Outside of the free clinic, our members also volunteer in many other capacities throughout Chicago, as well as nationally and internationally. We host free tutoring services, volunteer at food pantries, and have an annual trip abroad to offer free medical care.

Our Gala events are free and open to the public and donations are greatly appreciated! 100% of the silent auction proceeds and donations will directly benefit NLVS efforts in healthcare, tutoring, community service, and volunteering abroad.

This year, our entire Gala is virtual so you can enjoy our planned activities from the comforts of your home! We will have live, free events scheduled Monday-Friday @ 8PM including an art tutorial, dance class, and piano performance. Please be on the lookout for Zoom links sent after registration! The Gala closing ceremony and last day to bid on our silent auction items is on Sunday, November 15th.

A week-long silent auction will feature gifts from local Chicago vendors from which you can bid. Auction items currently include hotel stay, brewery tastings, Pathoma subscriptions, and much more!

If you have any questions or inquiries, please email

Posted by Sophia Yang

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