Members meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to Noon (except in January and August) at the Prairie Park Apartments. The address is 6530 Schroeder Road. The building is on the corner of Schroeder and Struck, just south of the Post Office. Please arrive early as the entry way is security locked.
We enjoy a variety of activities, including updates on research news and celiac disease in the media, speakers from the medical community, opportunities to try new gluten-free products, recipe sharing, and potluck celebrations.
August - officers' planning meeting, no regular meeting
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, October 11
Saturday, November 8
Saturday, December 13
No meeting this month. Details of September's meeting will be listed when available.
Saturday, September 13
Program to be announced
Food Pantry Items Needed: Please consider bringing a gluten free item to donate to the food pantry. They can take everything GF such as mixes, soups, pasta, cereal, breads, crackers, rice. Baking mixes and foods that kids enjoy are particularly appreciated. MAGIC is also sponsoring one child who receives food from the food pantry. His special diet requirements are gluten free, egg free and nut free -- his food must be packaged in a nut free facility. If bringing food specifically for him, please mark it as being for the sponsored child.
The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.
Saturday, October 11 Free Screening Day 2014 at the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will hold its Annual Free Blood Screening, plus Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair on October 11th, 2014, from 9 am to 1pm.
All are welcome! To be screened, you must consume gluten daily for 12 weeks prior to the test. Pre-registration is mandatory. Registration opens on September 15. You must have a risk factor such as a close relative with celiac disease, a related condition or a symptom in order to register. This test is not available for children under 2 years of age.
A more detailed list of related conditions is available here.
To learn more about symptoms of celiac disease, click here.
These events will be held at The University of Chicago Medicine, Duchossis Center for Advanced Medicine. Don't forget, the Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair do not require registration and are free and open to all! Please stay tuned for further information and link to registration.