Front Page News

In an effort to keep our members updated on current events at MAPS, look here for the latest Front Page News.

  • Tuesday, November 3 – The Sanfilippo Estate, Barrington. On Tuesday November 3rd, from 9:30-12:30 The MAPS Outing Team has made a reservation for a unique 3 hour docent led tour of The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, Illinois:   This grand Tudor estate is located on 57 acres of wooded hillsides and houses a number of unique and famous collections.  Mr. Gregory Leifel will be our guide, providing both a history and demonstration of the collections we view. Please make your reservations by October 1st. Read more on our Photo Outings Page.
  • Sunday, September 20 – Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Join MAPS for an outing to Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Sunday, September 20 starting at 7:30 AM. Cantigny has something for everyone – beautiful gardens, interesting architecture and even tanks! Also on this day, Cantigny is holding its annual Car Show with many classic vehicles on the grounds.  Visit our Photo Outings Page to learn more and sign up.

  • Program for September 14, 2015. MAPS is excited to hear award-winning professional photographer, Lou Nettelhorst, present“Designing Your Photographs: using the building blocks of visual design” on September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Arbor Room at Thornhill Education Center. Want to make more interesting photographs? Learn about designing or making images, not just taking them. This presentation will enhance your awareness of subjects, teach you about seeing differently and help you compose photographs using the building blocks of visual design. Visit our Programs Page to read more.

  • Saturday, September 12 – Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford. Join MAPS for an outing to the Morton Arboretum or Cantigny Park members can enter Anderson Japanese Garden free of charge. Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford on Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 AM. Anderson Japanese Gardens is ranked among the highest quality and most authentic Japanese gardens in North America. Visit our Photo Outings Page to learn more and sign up.
  • Planning a trip for 2015?  Visit “Destinations” from the menu above.  Each entry includes not just beautiful images but information about the locale as well.  Locations added in 2014 were the Palouse in Washington from Ron Basinger, three from Chuck Hunnicutt: Paris, France, and Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and two from Tim O’Brien: Whistler, British Columbia and the wetlands of Kansas.

Remember to visit our Calendar page often for details on future events.  And if you have any comments or feedback on the MAPS website, please feel free to email us at:

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