Summit of Uptown to host world religions series

<p>Bill Helmuth will present "Buddhism Around the World," the first of four programs he will present at the Summit of Uptown. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Courtesy of Dick Barton</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><!--EndFragment-->

Bill Helmuth will present “Buddhism Around the World,” the first of four programs he will present at the Summit of Uptown. | Courtesy of Dick Barton

The Summit of Uptown will be hosting a world religions series starting Feb. 3. According to the release:

A spring series about world religions will kick off Monday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at The Summit of Uptown, 10 N. Summit (at Touhy), Park Ridge, when Bill Helmuth presents “Buddhism around the World.”   Other programs will include Hinduism on Monday, March 3, at 2 p.m., Islam on Tuesday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. and Judaism on Friday, May 2, at 1:30.  There is no charge the programs, but reservations are required.  

Helmuth will discuss the basics of the religion which is practiced by more than 400 million people worldwide—including four million in the United States. Sharing the unique perspective he has gained on world cultures as he has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world as Director of Sales Asia for Time-Life Books, Helmuth will escort you to many of the world’s magnificent Buddhist temples, including the famous Giant Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan.

For further information or reservations—which are required four days before each event—call 847-825-1161, ext. 129. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay late for tours of the newly renovated retirement community.  Parking is available in the City’s central parking lot and the Uptown lot across the street. 

Source: Park Ridge