|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
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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 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
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
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
Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
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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 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
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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
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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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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
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 email@example.com to learn how you can help.
HONORARY STREET NAMING
Saturday, June 9
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 Brewing, Replay Andersonvlile, Hamburger 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 Candles, Mucca Pazza, Catfight, The Boy Band Night, Fabitat, American English, ABBA Salute, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press, and 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 Andersonville, Friends of Peirce Elementary, Friends of Swift Elementary, Care for Real, Lakeside Pride, and more.