The second SAGA Retreat of 2015 is being held at the Doubletree Hotel, Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Below are a few things that you can see and do in the local area.
Westfield Old Orchard, an upscale
shopping center, is one of the country's first and is the third
largest mall by total square footage in Illinois. The anchor stores include
Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Nordstrom.
Skokie has a sculpture garden
that is situated between Dempster Street and Touhy Avenue on the east side of
McCormick Boulevard. It was started in 1988 and now has over 70 sculptures.
Just north of the sculpture garden is a statue to Mahatma
Gandhi with five of his famous quotations engraved around the base.
This was dedicated on October 2, 2004.
In addition to
municipally-managed public spaces, the village is also home to the North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts, encompassing Centre East, Northlight
Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra.
The facility celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and
Education Center opened in Skokie on April 19, 2009.