Weekly Update from Your Alderman – June 8, 2018

Dear neighbor,

Protecting the safety and well being of students of Chicago Public Schools is a critical and absolute priority for all those involved in Chicago Public Schools and city government. This week, in a series of articles the Chicago Tribune reported on many cases of sexual assault and abuse of CPS students by individuals working in our schools and the failed system that CPS has in place to prevent, report, and investigate those crimes. I am outraged and disgusted by these cases and the harm that has been done to students in CPS care. I join with my fellow council members in calling for an independent investigation of this serious matter and for City Council hearings to hold CPS officials accountable and to ensure that this never happens again. I will keep you informed on this important matter. Attached is a letter from Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson on this matter.

Earlier this week we concluded our fifth city-wide public hearing on police accountability and civilian oversight. I want to thank the many residents from our community who attended the meeting at Amundsen High School and showed their support for ongoing reforms to the Chicago Police Department. My colleagues and I on the Public Safety Committee will review the input and feedback we received at these hearings as we consider the four ordinances before the City Council. The testimony heard from Chicagoans from many neighborhoods will help guide us in the changeling work ahead to created a system of civilian oversight of CPD. I will keep you updated on the progress of this issue and welcome your feedback on the below ordinances. It is my goal to have an ordinance in place to be voted on by the City Council by the end of the summer.
Civilian Police Accountability Ordinance
Chicago Community Police Commission
Chicago Civilian Oversight Commission
Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability 

Yesterday, I joined many Edgewater business owners and fellow elected officials at the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce annual State of Edgewater event. Thank you to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director Katrina Balog for bringing us together to discuss the progress in our community and for all they do for our local businesses. I want to congratulate my neighbor and Senn High School teacher Joe Lev, who was recognized with the Edgewater Visionary Award for this community commitment and leadership in educating Senn students.

I hope you will join me in visiting Clark Street this weekend for the 53rd annual Midsommarfest. This great neighborhood event starts tonight at 5 pm with a new block party feature from Summerdale to Balmoral on Clark, followed later by 16 Candles performing on the Catalpa stage. Attached is yesterday’s email highlighting the fun weekend. Proceeds from every donation at the gate will go to support Senn High School. I will be at the community table on Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm, please stop by and say hello. Also take a listen to the new #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast episode, where I talk about our great neighborhood.

Have a great weekend. Hope to see you at Midsommarfest.
Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

People’s Gas Project
5800 Block of N. Broadway

  • Maintenance work project.
  • Parking restrictions on both sides of the street due to maintenance on both sides.
  • Parking is available after 4 pm Monday-Friday and on weekends.
CTA Substation Work at Ardmore/Broadway
Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street
Work Days/ Hour: 7am to 3:30pm, daily
Work Activity: Excavation & Micropile Installation
Potential Impacts to Local Residents: 

  • The alley behind 5847 N. Broadway between Ardmore Avenue and Thorndale Avenue, along with the CTA building and the Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitary Building will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • There will be some noise while work is being performed due to truck activity such as beeping from back up alarms and due to equipment necessary for excavation.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the project is now scheduled to be completed second week of July.  If there are any questions or concerns about the work activity, contact LaTrice Phillips-Thompson at 312-681-2709.

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

  • Flaggers will remain on site at all times during construction hours assisting with deliveries and pedestrian safety.

Project continues to move forward, if you have any questions please contact our office at 773-784-5277.

ComEd Project

Hollywood and Sheridan has been put on hold. All lanes should be open to vehicular driving. When a future start date is announced, we will inform all via our newsletter. Project start date tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.

EARC Block Club Rezoning Request

In an effort to maintain the unique characteristics of the EARC neighborhood, a request was made from the EARC Block Club to look into the possibility of rezoning the area bounded by Foster, Bryn Mawr, Glenwood to Clark St., from the current RT-4 zoning to the RS-3 zoning district.

A community meeting was held on Thursday, May 10, at the Swedish American Museum, to inform the residents about this request and to answer any questions the surrounding community might have.

For more information on this requested rezoning, please visit the EARC Block Club at facebook.com/earc60640 or www.eastandersonville.org.

As a response to the surge in development in Andersonville, residents have been asking about how to preserve the charm of the neighborhood. As a follow up to the informational meeting, held on May 10th at the Swedish American Museum, we have set meetings that will allow neighbors to meet and talk with each other, share their perspectives and questions, and indicate their preference about re-zoning.

Mon, June 11 5245 N Glenwood  7:00 pm
Tues, June 12 1450 W Balmoral  7:00 pm

To continue the conversation about rezoning, the Alderman will be at these two locations to talk everything Andersonville.

Public Safety Update

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center (CJC) North Satellite Office
1st and 3rd Friday of each month
10 am – 12 pm
4956 N. Sheridan Road
Click here for more information*2018 CAPS Beat Meetings Schedule

Click here to view the schedule for 20th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Click here to view the schedule for 24th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Not sure which beat you live in? Click here to find out. We will share 24th District meetings when available in an upcoming newsletter.

Chicago Department of Water Management

Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) Commissioner Randy Conner wants to warn residents of a scam where individuals pose as department employees to gain access to one’s home by saying that they need to test their water.

Please be aware that any official DWM representative will be wearing a neon yellow shirt or safety vest with grey metallic striping and carrying a City of Chicago or Department of Water Management issued ID. Additionally, a DWM tester will have the ten-digit reference number provided to residents who have called 311 to request lead testing. While DWM does offer  free lead testing of residential drinking water, it is done by appointment only. If any resident has not been contacted by DWM to set up an appointment in response to their request for lead testing, they should not admit anyone claiming to be a DWM water tester into their home. To obtain a free lead test kit, residents can simple call 311 and a kit will be mailed to them. The kit includes a number to call to set up an appointment for picking up water samples.

If you have any further questions, please call Conner’s office at 312-744-7001.

Public Safety Update

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center (CJC) North Satellite Office
1st and 3rd Friday of each month
10 am – 12 pm
4956 N. Sheridan Road
Click here for more information*2018 CAPS Beat Meetings Schedule

Click here to view the schedule for 20th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Click here to view the schedule for 24th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Not sure which beat you live in? Click here to find out. We will share 24th District meetings when available in an upcoming newsletter.

Chicago Department of Water Management

Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) Commissioner Randy Conner wants to warn residents of a scam where individuals pose as department employees to gain access to one’s home by saying that they need to test their water.

Please be aware that any official DWM representative will be wearing a neon yellow shirt or safety vest with grey metallic striping and carrying a City of Chicago or Department of Water Management issued ID. Additionally, a DWM tester will have the ten-digit reference number provided to residents who have called 311 to request lead testing. While DWM does offer  free lead testing of residential drinking water, it is done by appointment only. If any resident has not been contacted by DWM to set up an appointment in response to their request for lead testing, they should not admit anyone claiming to be a DWM water tester into their home. To obtain a free lead test kit, residents can simple call 311 and a kit will be mailed to them. The kit includes a number to call to set up an appointment for picking up water samples.

If you have any further questions, please call Conner’s office at 312-744-7001.

Senior Update

Senior Sewer Refund applications are open for 2018

Senior citizens (65 and over) who live in condominiums, co-ops, or other homeowner associations are eligible to receive a $50.00 rebate from the City for their share of sewer/water costs. Renewal letters were sent to all previous applicants for the refund.  If and when you receive a renewal letter, please sign and return it to our office for processing.

If you did not receive a letter, new applicants are required to provide the following information in order to receive the refund:
1.  Senior Sewer Refund application form (link to form, on website)
2.  Proof of age – Drivers License, State ID, Passport
3.  Copy of recent water bill for the property or complex
4.  Copy of 2nd Installment Property Tax bill showing Senior Tax Exemption

The deadline for filing the form is July 1, 2018.  More information about the Senior Citizen Sewer Refund can be found on the internet at this link:  http://committeeonfinance.org/claims/sewer.asp

Edgewater Village – June is busting out all over

Edgewater Village has lined up a dozen interesting programs starting on Monday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 27. You’re invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity, hear an author presentation, learn about grocery shopping on a budget, take tours in the neighborhood and socialize with other attendees. See theJune Schedule of Events for more details.

Neighborhood Gems: Colvin House
Friday, June 8
11 am – noon

Join us for a guided tour of Colvin House designated a Chicago Landmark in October 1994. Colvin House, built in 1909, has been re-purposed from a single family, 16-room mansion to a Creative Space incorporating working, meeting and small event space. Meet at Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan. *Registration required by Wednesday, June 6, limited to 20 people 

Talk and Walk: Let’s Visit Our Neighborhood’s Newest Nature Preserve, West Ridge, Part I (Talk)
Wednesday, June 13
1-2:15 pm

The city acquired 20 acres of heavily degraded land from Rosehill Cemetery and developed it into an attractive nature preserve. Join us to learn about the flora and fauna, woodland, savanna and wetlands now in its third year of development. Presented by Professor Tom Murphy.

“Coming of Age … Now and Then” — An Intergenerational Activity
Friday, June 15
8:45-11:10 am

Listen to the memoirs of 9th grade English class students who come from many different parts of the world. Discuss similarities and differences between their experiences and yours. Participants may attend one, two or three English classes. Meet at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood. For more information email or call Edgewater Village. *Registration required.

Learn about, then visit our neighborhood’s newest nature preserve   
Wednesday, June 13
1-2:15 pm
Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory,  5917 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Hear about the flora and fauna, woodland, savanna and wetlands in the West Ridge Forest Preserve located on 20 acres of land adjacent to Rosehill Cemetery, 5801 N. Western (at Ardmore).  The free program will be presented by Prof. Tom Murphy. Then on June 20 you’re invited to “walk the talk” by taking a free, guided tour of the Preserve on June 20.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance on Ardmore and Western Avenue.  The tour will last until noon.

Youth Update

Youth Summer Opportunities

After School Matters is currently accepting applications for their summer programs. Teens can get paid to learn new skills and explore unique opportunities through Chicago. After School Matters offers more than 23,000 programs opportunities to more than 15,000 unique teens across Chicago every year! We are proud to offer a number of ASM programs here in the 48th Ward. http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

Last summer, One Summer Chicago and After School Matters employed over 300 young people in the 48th Ward providing meaningful opportunities for teens to learn and grow professionally.

Margate Park Camp 2018
4921 N. Marine Dr. | 312.742.7522
Click here for more information

Margate has added more spots in the 2018 summer camp program for r 6 to 12-year-olds. In the Chicago Park District’s summer day camp program, campers are engaged in a variety of sports, fitness, arts, and nature activities, as well as field trips, special events, and much more! Daily lunch & snack included. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.

Family Empowerment Centers Summer Programs
Click here for more information

Soccer Camp
Dates: June 4- June 29 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
1552 W. Schreiber Ave.,Chicago 60626
Cost: $5 per child/week. FEC Soccer is a Soccer Camp for kids from 4-12 years old. It’s for athletes and non-athletes; for those who know soccer inside- out and for those who have never touched a soccer ball, kids at any and every skill level will benefit. Kids will learn soccer skills and get lots of exercises. In addition to soccer, they will enjoy singing, dancing, fun skits, and Bible teaching.

Day Camp
Dates: July 9- August 17
Time: 9:00am-2:00 pm
1533 W Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
Cost: Free of cost (50 spots available). FEC’s Day camp for kids is for kids from 5-12 years old. Kids will learn Bible stories during the VBS (morning hour), curriculum, art and crafts, singing, dancing, fun skits, group discussions and games.

40 Days of Presence
Dates: July 15- August 23
In a collaborative effort with Churches on the north side, we want to be present in our communities for 40 days of “presence” outreach/service in the city of Chicago. To serve through community projects (clean up, paint, organize) through the alderman’s office, schools & para-church organizations, through games and camps and in other ways possible.

Raven Theatre Announces Sessions for TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2018
Five Theatre Arts Sessions for Ages 6 – 16

Click here for information on sessions

Over the course of two weeks, campers will create their own theatrical adaptations inspired by classic and popular children’s stories. Their original work will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. The program also includes a special one-week, half-day tech session focused on the basics of scenic, props, and lighting design. Regular two-week sessions are held Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm, with an option of extended daycare from 3 – 4 pm. The one-week tech session is held Monday – Friday from Noon – 3 pm. All sessions are held at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgwater neighborhood. To register, please visit www.raventheatre.com/education/camps. Special early bird discounts are available through March 31. For additional information, e-mail education@raventheatre.com or call (773) 571-3038. Progam fees: Tech Camp $300 ($50 early bird discount with code “Early50”). Session 1 – 4 $600 ($100 off with code “Early100”). Codes cannot be combined with other discounts.

M.A.D.E. Foundation Basketball Skills and Drills Camp
Saturdays, June 16 – July 28
9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 9-14
Click here for more information

Register by June 10 and receive 20% off registration. Learn basic basketball fundamentals, teamwork, leadership skills, healthy nutritional habits, and much, much more!

Schools and Parents Update

Dining Out for Swift: Flaco’s Tacos ~and~ Gordo’s Ice Cream Bars
Friday, June 15

It’s our final “Dining Out” event of the school year! This month we’ll be at Flaco’s Tacos (1116 W. Granville) ~and~  Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars (1120 W. Granville). Grab a taco or a treat on Friday, June 15, and they will donate 10% of sales to Swift! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/147676252722073/

Honeybaked Ham Fundraiser for Peirce School
Are you making an order for Honeybaked Ham for the spring family gatherings, Easter, Mother’s Day or graduation parties? Support a neighborhood school, Peirce, and a local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back for Friends of Peirce.

NCA Wildcat Summer Camp Registration Now Open
STEAM into summer at Northside Catholic Academy’s 2018 Wildcat Summer Camp! New this year, NCA Wildcat Camp will be open to neighbors, friends and family, in addition to NCA and parish families. Campers will enjoy weekly themes focused on science, technology, engineering, art, math, movement and more, in addition to fun weekly field trips! NCA Wildcat Camp runs for seven weeks June 18 through August 3. Age-specific programs are available for children who are 3 by June 1 through 8th grade. Prices and registration are available at www.northsidecatholic.org or call 773-743-6277 to learn more.

Get Fit at Swift
Every Saturday
10 am
Swift Elementary School
1 mile walk/run, a 3 mile run and yoga with Core Power yoga instructors starting at 10:30.

What’s Happening at the Libraries

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.BIG BOOK SALE: Supporting the Friends of Bezazian
Saturday, June 9
10:00 am – 3:00 pmPractically free books, DVDs, and CDs of all types for all ages will be available at this spectacular book sale! Come to supplement your home library and learn about the Friends of Bezazian, a group that works to improve the branch and the community. Email friendsofbezazian@gmail.com to learn how you can help.

HONORARY STREET NAMING
Saturday, June 9
11 am
Bezazian Branch, 1226 W. Ainslie Street

Join Alderman Cappleman, the Friends of Bezazian and, neighbors for an honorary street naming in honor of our namesake, Lieutenant Harold Arsene Bezazian. Afterwards, enjoy some light refreshments courtesy of the Friends, as well as a big booksale in our auditorium. For more info contact friendsofbezazian@gmail.com to find out how you can help.

Click here for a listing of Edgewater Library events
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library eventsFriday Fun Days / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room, Fridays:  June 15, 22, and 29 
Join us for a weekly program for adults:  Friday Fun Days!  We’ll have rotating activities for adults to enjoy together, such as adult coloring, group board games, puzzles, Bingo, open mic, arts and crafts, and more.  All supplies provided.

Chess / 5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Community Room, Tuesdays: June 19
Come to open chess play during which players can teach and learn new skills.

Knitting / 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the Community Room, Thursdays: June 14, 21, and 28
Instruction provided by Sandy.  Knitters bring their own supplies and materials which include knitting needles and yarn.

Chicago History Book Club / 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room, Saturday, June 9  
This event is in partnership with the Edgewater Historical Society.  The Chicago River:  An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and Its Waterways by David Solzman will be discussed and copies are available at the reference desk on the first floor.

Saturday Cinema:  Star Wars – The Last Jedi / 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Saturday, June 9 
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.  Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever.  Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy. 2017, 152 minutes, rated PG-13

Monday Matinee:  Darkest Hour / 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. in the Community Room, Monday, June 11 
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.  2017, 125 minutes, rated PG-13

Writing Workshop / 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the Community Room, Tuesdays, June 12 and 26 
Interested in getting feedback and support for your writing endeavors?  Then join us!  Held in conjunction with the Community Writing Project, we’ll have an experienced facilitator on hand to guide a writing feedback discussion with teens and adults.

Graphic Novel Book Club / 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Thursday, June 14 
Join us for a lively discussion of Doctor Strange:  Vol. 1, The Way of the Weird and Doctor Strange:  Vol. 2, The Last Days of Magic by Jason Aaron.  There are copies available for checkout at the circulation desk or they can be downloaded from Hoopla.  We also have copies of the 2017 feature film Doctor Strange available for checkout.

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 8, 5 – 10 pm
June 9-10, 11 am – 10 pm 
Clark Street between Summerdale and CatalpaClick here for more information
Click here for the schedule of musical performancesThis festival, hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, highlighs the vibrant and diverse Andersonville community. The event attracts over 50,000 people yearly to celebrate the Swedish midsommer tradition, and to experience the eclectic music, great local vendors, food, and free-of-charge kids’ activities.
This festival, hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, highlighs the vibrant and diverse Andersonville community. The event attracts over 50,000 people yearly to celebrate the Swedish midsommer tradition, and to experience the eclectic music, great local vendors, food, and free-of-charge kids’ activities.

Two stages will anchor the Friday night festivities, with 16 Candles on the North Stage at 8:00 p.m. (Catalpa and Clark) and a DJ X-Tasy Dance Party at the Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral near the alley) also at 8:00 p.m. Patrons can experience a more casual Midsommarfest at the open streets-styled Block Party on Friday night between Summerdale and Balmoral on Clark, hosted in partnership with local businesses and neighborhood groups. Also new to Midsommarfest this year is the VIP platform area at the North Stage (Clark & Catalpa). VIP passes grant access to platform viewing, discounted beer, a free Andersonville Beer Koozie, and a private bathroom. Early wristband pick up is available starting on Friday, June 1 at Andersonville BrewingReplay AndersonvlileHamburger Mary’s, and Jerry’s.

The live music continues Saturday and Sunday on all five stages, placed throughout the festival footprint from Foster north to Catalpa along Clark Street. A special family stage and play area in the Alamo Shoes Parking Lot will offer free entertainment for kids throughout both days. The Swedish Stage (at Clark & Foster) will feature traditional Swedish activities, including a dance around the Maypole on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Guests can also visit the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark), which will offer free admission all weekend long.

Midsommarfest headliners for the weekend include 16 CandlesMucca PazzaCatfightThe Boy Band NightFabitatAmerican EnglishABBA SaluteRod Tuffcurls and The Bench Pressand many more. Food vendors will offer international fare and festival favorites, and local artists and vendors will be displaying their unique wares.

The second annual Chicago Equality Rally will take place at the Balmoral Pride Stage on Sunday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. The Rally aims to unify people with a mission to make change towards equal treatment, protection, and access for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigrant status. This year’s Equality Rally will feature Rick Garcia, the Senn High School Orchestra, and student dancers from Peirce Elementary.

Suggested $10 donation at the gate per day OR new VIP section ($50 for entire weekend/$25 per day) Tickets available online. A portion of the gate donations will also benefit Senn High School and a percentage of beer sales from the weekend will benefit over ten non-profit organizations, including Friends of AndersonvilleFriends of Peirce ElementaryFriends of Swift ElementaryCare for RealLakeside Pride, and more.

Edgewater Historical Society

Chicago History Book Discussion Group
Saturday, June 9
10 am
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
 
Next Chicago history book selection: The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and its Waterways, by David Solzman

The Chicago River is an elemental part of Chicago life and history. It is the soul of the city, running through the heart of downtown, and a vehicle for both pleasure and the industry that keeps Chicago humming. Examining the river’s past, contemplating its present, and forecasting its future, Solzman draws on his unparalleled knowledge to point out places of scientific and historic interest, involving everything from infamous murder cases to invasive zebra mussels. Join us for coffee and light refreshments as we discuss this book.

2018 Living Treasures of Edgewater Public Recognition and Reception
Saturday, June 9
1 pm
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Join EHS in recognizing four new Living Treasures of Edgewater. The 2018 honorees are Beth PalmerMary Ellen DiazAlly Brisbin and Carla Bruni. This award honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the community by enhancing the quality of life for its citizens. They are residents or former residents of the Edgewater area. They are individuals who have made an outstanding achievement to Edgewater, people who have set an example of community action, helping neighbors to accomplish worthwhile goals. These are people we admire for their dedication to real change, and their determination to have positive ideas turn into reality. Please try to attend this special event honoring the people who have made Edgewater the community it is today.

Movies at Buttercup
Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.
Click here for more informationJune 9 – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’
June 30 – Jackie Chan’s ‘Project A’
July 14 – ‘Coco’
July 28 – James Bond in ‘Thunderball’
August 11 – ‘Black Panther’
August 25 – Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’
Chicago Filmmakers Upcoming Events & Workshops

Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (June 25 – July 6)
Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 23 – Aug 3)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 9 – July 13)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 23 – July 27)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 10)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 9 – July 20)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 17)

For more information and to register visit: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/youth-classes-workshops/classes

June 2018 Screenings

Dyke Delicious – The Girl King (6/9)
Uncle Fun: You’re the One (6/10 – Two Shows)
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (6/15 + 6/16)
Kinky Boots (6/19)
CFA Out of the Vault – Secrets of Nature (6/23)
Emily Esperanza – Wretched Woman  (6/30)
UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp
Sundays, April 29 – June 10
2PM-5PM
For teens ages 13-17
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/teen-filmmaking- bootcampsundays– april-29- jun-10

Free Mammograms

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force would like to ensure that uninsured and underinsured residents of Ward 48 are made aware of the free screening mammograms available through our program. Following preventative health measures such as getting regular cancer screenings is an important part of maintaining good health and reducing the likelihood of later stage cancer diagnosis. More information can be found on our website: www.chicagobreastcancer.org.

Care for Real Update

CFR Fundraiser at 2018 Midsommarfest!
Be sure to check out Dave Rasmussen and his The Sacred Ways: REIKI Booth at the Andersonville 2018 Midsommarfest ! Dave will be donating $25 to Care for Real every time someone books an upcoming session at The Sacred Ways.  Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that promotes your natural healing abilities, thereby reducing stress and pain.  Dave Rasmussen is the founder and owner of The Sacred Ways Healing Studio in Andersonville – a Reiki Master/Teacher and has been sharing this healing technique for the past 10 years!
Sarah’s Circle July Donation Drive
Click here for more informationThe Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.
Free Meals for Summer Youth Programs 
Click here for more information Do you run a summer program for youth 18 and under? If so, you may qualify for FREE MEALS – breakfasts, lunches, and snacks – PLUS funds to help offset labor costs. FSP participates in the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the USDA. Our goal is to find organizations that want to be a feeding site or to add meals to their existing youth program.
Celebrate Pride in Andersonville

We celebrate Pride every month in Andersonville, but this month we REALLY celebrate it. When you’re here and you’re queer, Andersonville is a wonderful place to be. The 2nd annual Chicago Equality Rally takes place during Midsommarfest at the Balmoral Pride Stage on Sunday, June 10 from 12-PM. Speakers include Rick Garcia, Representative Greg Harris, Lori Lightfoot, Alderman Harry Osterman and more. The Senn High School orchestra and Bollywood dancers from Peirce Elementary will round out the event. Throw your flags in the air and wave them like you just don’t care.

This month, we also celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Back Lot Bash, with the main event taking place June 22-24 behind Cheetah Gym. Headliners include: Kate Moennig, KITTENS, Brooke Candy, Whitney Mixter, Rose Garcia, CATFIGHT, Bridget Lyons, Jade The Ivy, Dance Loud Music, DJ Zel, DJ All The Way Kay, and DJ Kristin Sanchez!

SCHEDULE

Friday, June 22 at 1477 W Berwyn 
Whiskey, Wine & Women: A Pride Tasting Event

Saturday, June 23 at 5238 N. Clark
Pride Family Fest from 11AM-2PM
Flagship Outdoor Music Fest – doors open at 4PM

Sunday, June 24 at 5238 N. Clark
Post Pride Parade Outdoor Music Fest

Curbed Chicago Pocket Guide
Click here for more information

Chicago is a city with global roots, stunning architecture, and world-class museums. And that can make it hard for any explorer to figure out where to start. While Cloud Gate (or The Bean) may jump to mind, there are tons of other places that will give you a deeper feel for the city.

Between iconic architecture, fascinating exhibits, gorgeous parks, and cultural offerings the itinerary can get pretty long. Curbed Chicago is here to help out with this handy seasonal guide. Below are a list of 26 places worth exploring this spring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, here’s what you’ve got to see right now.

Interested in Chicago museums? Find out when you can go for free.

  • Here’s a list of things to do if you’re visiting with kids.
  • Chicago is known for its architecture, these are the buildings you should know.
Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards

CEGA is Chicago’s only citywide gardening honors – open to the public – recognizing the hard work and creativity that make the city a healthier, more beautiful and more sustainable place. The awards support the pride we take in our neighborhoods and help us build stronger communities. Enter if your work includes vegetable, ornamental, container or specialized gardens (including green roof or wall, enabling or rain gardens).

The contest is open to residents of the City of Chicago. Only one entry per garden will be accepted. Submit online by June 20, 2018. Mailed entry forms must be postmarked by June 15, 2018. Judging will begin in July 2018. Winners will be notified by late summer, with awards to be presented in a ceremony on Oct. 13. There is no entry fee. To enter online, go to https://chicagogardeningawards.org/entry-form/.

For gardener and garden profiles, information and much more, visit CEGA online at https://chicagogardeningawards.org and follow the awards as the season progresses on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChicagoGardeningAwards/.

Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark Street
Click here for more informationThursday, June 14
7 pm
Talk by cartoonist Tony Breed with focus on treatment of gay characters in comics.Friday, June 15
11 am
Hejsan, a monthly story and craft hour for children of all ages and their parents, on the theme of Music in Sweden; works by composer Johan Helmich Roman will be featured.

Saturday, June 16
The Museum will participate in the Rockford Midsommarfest; call (815) 963-559 for details.

Saturday, June 16
11 am
Guided tour of the permanent, second-floor exhibit, “A Dream of America,” focusing on immigration to Swedish neighborhoods.

Brookfield Zoo PACE Summer Routes

Click here for information on new routes: 1234.

Masonic Philosophical Society
Every Fourth Saturday of the month
1-2:30 pm
Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan
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The Emergent Garden: An Exhibition on the Art of Spring
Every Thursday-Sunday until June 20
12-6 pm
Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville
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Feast of Resistance Cooking Class Series Returns This Summer
May 31 – August 9
Peterson Garden Project Community Cooking School, 5917 N. Broadway
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Vintage Garage Sale
Sunday, June 17
10 am – 5 pm
5051 N. Broadway
Sign up here  and check out the garage sale video highlights from May.

Women’s Networking Mixer
Friday, June 15
8:30 -9:30 am
Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave
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Fat Cat Summer Carnival
Saturday, June 16
1-4 pm
Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar, 4840 N. Broadway
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Chicago’s Taylor Street Sandwich Luncheon
Thursday, June 21
12:30 pm
Montgomery Hall, The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore Ave
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Edgewater Dog Park Play Ball Party
Sunday, June 17
11 am – 1 pm
Edgewater Dog Park, Bryn Mawr and Lakefront Trail
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June Tastings at Independent Spirits, Inc.
June 8 – June 30
5 – 7 pm
Independent Spirits, Inc. 5947 N. Broadway
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Summer on the Plaza
Every Wednesday and Friday
5-7 pm
Plaza outside of the Loyola L stop
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See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Pivot Arts Festival
June 1 – 10
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El Tango Café 
June 22 – 24
Tango 21 Dance Theater
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Ballroom Classes with Matt Pospeshil
June 15
7:30 – 8:30pm
Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St
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Three Cat Productions presents: Cabaret on the Lake
Every second Friday of the month
7:30 pm
Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan
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Birdland
By Steep Theatre
Performances through June 9
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
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Prometheus Bound
By City Lit Theater Company
Performances through June 10
City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr
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Suddenly Last Summer
By Raven Theatre
Performances through June 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
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Spark
By Three Cat Productions
Performances through June 9
Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
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The Laramie Project
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances June 7 though July 8
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
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Fight Quest 4 Peace 
June 15 – July 7
Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street
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