Public Safety Update
2017 CAPS Meetings Schedules – 20th District
Please join your neighbors in the new year to collaborate on improving community public safety issues and new initiatives. To learn more about CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy), click here.
There will be a CAPS meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm. This will be the first meeting held at the newly identified alternate site at Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. The guest speaker will be Berenice Martinez, an Illinois Attorney General Office Community Outreach Liaison. She will be discussing consumer fraud in general and caveats in more detail.
Click here to see schedule for 20th District CAPS meetings
Click here to identify your CAPS beat
Beat 2433 meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting location will alternate between the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. The April Meeting will be held at the Engine 70 Fire House. Click here to download a schedule.
Egg Hunt and Bake Sale
The 20th District will be hosting an Egg Hunt and Bake Sale Saturday, April 15, 10am – 12pm. Easter bags will be provided for the Egg Hunt. Please do not bring baskets or outside bags. The Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the 20th District, 5400 N. Lincoln, and the proceeds will benefit youth activities.
Keepin It Real Program
The 20th District will be hosting a “Keepin It Real” program on burglaries. You will hear stories from real burglars and receive tips on how to avoid being burglarized. The program will be Tuesday, April 25, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The presentation will take place at the 20th District Police Station, 5400 N. Lincoln. Click here for more information.
Building Safer Communities
Kimberly M. Foxx, in partnership with Swedish Covenant Hospital, and the 19th and 20th Police Districts of the Chicago Police Department will be presenting “Building Safer Communities.” The presentation will be hosted at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Anderson Pavilion, located at 2751 W. Winona, on Thursday, April 27, beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for more information.
Celebrate Easter with Uncommon Ground
Begin making your reservations now for a special Easter brunch at Uncommon Ground. Both the Lakeview and Edgewater locations will be taking reservations for brunch April 16, served between 9am – 3pm. Call (773) – 929 – 3680 for the Lakeview location and (773) – 465 – 9801 for reservations at the Edgewater location.
Celebrate Earth Month with Salon Echo
Salon Echo will be celebrating April, Earth Month, with a challenge from the beauty care company Aveda: raise a minimum of $2,000 for The Alliance for the Great Lakes. Salon Echo has been donating to The Alliance for the Great Lakes since 2005 and has donated over $5,000. The campaign is meant to spread awareness that clean water is not to be taken for granted and demonstrate the importance of protecting and restoring the world’s largest surface source for fresh water.
From March 15 – April 31, Salon Echo will raffle off a “An Evening in Edgewater,” valued at $300. The prize includes theater tickets and dinner for two, as well as a haircut for the two. Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or $20 for 3 tickets.
Click here to learn more about The Alliance for the Great Lakes, and click here to learn more about Salon Echo.
48th Ward Clean & Green Day – April 22
Join the neighbors of the 48th Ward to help clean and green our community for the summer!
This is also a great opportunity for youth to get those service learning hours in! If you are interested in registering a site for the annual Clean & Green or becoming a volunteer, feel free to contact the Alderman’s office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate. Click here to view a flyer.
WFCW Block Club: Clean Up Green Up
The WFCW Block Club, a block club that has been open since 1962, is partnering with 47th Ward Alderman Pawar and Chicago Conservation Corps to host its 5th annual Clean Up Green Up event on Saturday, April 15, 10am – 2pm. The event is free, and all are welcome to join. The day will be filled with exhibits and workshops, all focusing on how you can better nurture the environment. Click here to view a flyer.
Cedar Playlot Clean and Green
Cedar Park, 5311 N. Winthrop
Saturday, April 22, 9am
Cedar Park Advisory Council is celebrating Edgewaters 9th green and clean community event. Cedar invites all to a mix of cleaning, meeting and greeting, and chalking the sidewalks. Refreshments and all supplies are included. For more information email email@example.com or visit their Facebook page.
Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum & Resource Fair
On Saturday, April 22, 8:30am – 2pm, the Richard J. Daley College-Arturo Velasquez Institute will be hosting a university and resource fair to help families navigate these uncertain times. There will also be a panel and series of workshops that will discuss topics such as, “Know Your Rights,” mental health, postsecondary opportunities, and services available at the City Colleges of Chicago. Click here to register for the event. Click here to view a flyer in English or Spanish.
Peterson Garden Project’s Edible Plant Sale is Back!!
Get ready to grow your own organic food! Peterson Garden Project will be hosting their annual Edible Plant Sale, April 22 – 23 and May 5 – 7. Come get your organic seeds, plants, books, tools, compost, fertilizer, and more to get your garden started. Proceeds will benefit the Peterson Garden Project’s free education programs. The event will be held at 5948 N. Broadway. Click here to view the Facebook event.
City Lit Spring Tea and Silent Auction
Join City Lit for tea, a silent auction, and a reading of The Last of the Great Men: The Story of the Fianna of Ireland! The event will be taking place April 22, beginning at 2pm at the Edgewater Beach Cafe, 5545 N. Sheridan. A single’s ticket will be $30, and couple tickets will be $55. Silent auction items include Chicago Cubs tickets, tickets to area theaters, home wine tastings, and themed liquor baskets. Click here to purchase your ticket to the event.
Earth Day Events
Celebrate Earth Day with One Earth Film Festival and the City of Chicago
The Chicago Park District and Institute of Cultural Affairs will be hosting a FREE screening of the movie The City Dark. The event will take place Saturday, April 22, beginning at 2pm. The screening will be held at Clarendon Park in Uptown. For more information about the event, click here.
Wired to the Environment: C3 Winter/Spring Workshop Series Part IV
Join the Chicago Conservation Corps to learn more about alternative transportation, energy, and the Internet and how you can help the environment in these three areas. The workshop will be held Saturday, April 22, 1pm – 3pm at the Willye B. White Field House, 1610 W. Howard. Be sure to registerby Thursday, April 20.
Edgewater Theater Life Panel Discussion
The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and the Edgewater Theatre District will be co-hosting a panel discussion about the impact of theatre on life in Edgewater. Community and business leaders will lead a conversation about Edgewater’s vibrant theatre district and the ways in which the performing arts impact all of our lives. The panel will take place on Wednesday, April 26 , 7pm – 9pm at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark. Please note that Hopleaf is only open to 21 years of age and older. The panel is free of charge; however, reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to learn more or RSVP.
State of Uptown Tickets Now on Sale
Come out to this year’s State of Uptown Annual Luncheon to hear city representatives speak about how their work impacts the community. Joining this year’s speakers includes the 48th Ward’s own Alderman Osterman. The luncheon will be taking place Thursday, May 4, 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson, with the entrance via Everybody’s Coffee. Tickets may be purchased online until Wednesday, May 3 at 5pm. Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members and $30 for General Admission. The cost includes event admission and a lunch provided by Brix Catering. Tickets will also be available at the door (depending on availability) for $35.
Northside Chicago AYSO Soccer League
Play AYSO Soccer! Have Fun!
Soccer teams for girls and boys, ages 4-18. Spring season from April 23 – June 11 – games on Sunday afternoons at Rogers Park (Rockwell & Jarlath)
Playground Program (parent child classes) for kids ages 3 – 5
Fee for Soccer teams or Playground Program: $100 for Spring 2017 season (includes uniform)
Click here to view a flyer. Register online at https://www.eayso.org and select Region 1206. Scholarships available for those in need. Learn more at http://www.rpayso.org/register.php or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgewater Village Brunch
Edgewater Village invites you to attend a Meet and Greet brunch on Wednesday, April 26 at 11am. The brunch will take place at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon. The cost is $10 and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling (773) 382 – 0764 or emailing email@example.com. Click here to view a flyer for the brunch.
Edgewater Village Community Needs Assessment
Edgewater Village is a grassroots, volunteer organization based in the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, that will serve as a free resource to connect older adults with neighborhood services, social and cultural events and volunteer opportunities to help them age in community. We’re conducting a community assessment needs survey to determine what older adults want from the community and how Edgewater Village can help. Please click here to take the survey.
For more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Edgewater Satellite Senior Center
The Edgewater Satellite Senior Center is located at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway.
Click here for the April schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.
Click here for the 2017 full year schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.
Understanding Clutter and Hoarding Seminar
Do you have too much stuff? Or know someone who hoards? Come to a workshop on “Understanding Clutter and Hoarding” at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center, 5917 N. Broadway, on Thursday, April 27 at 12:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Click here to view a flyer for the event.
Oak Street Health Events
Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon, offers a full calendar of community events for seniors. A few highlights for March:
– Internet Basics on Fridays at 10 AM
– Beginner’s Spanish on Mondays at 10 AM
– Simply Strong on Tuesdays at 10 AM
Click here to view the complete calendar.
Senior Sewer Rebate
Seniors aged 65 or over, who live in their own condominium, townhouse or co-op unit are entitled to receive a $50 rebate for their share of the associations’ sewer costs. If you’ve applied for and received this rebate in prior years, you may have received a letter from the City’s Committee on Finance to sign and remit. If you haven’t received the letter or a rebate in prior years, you’ll need to file an application form. Please click here for instructions and the correct form to use. You’ll need to submit an application form along with copies of 3 documents: 1) water bill from the homeowner’s association, 2nd installment Property Tax bill (2015), and drivers license/state ID. Send any questions to Jerry Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-784-5277. Letters or forms with required attachments are due in the Alderman’s office by July 1, 2017.
Senior Enrichment Seminars
Please join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) senior enrichment seminars to be held at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, on the dates, times and room locations indicated below:
“Long Term Care: Who Will Pay?”
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Concourse Level – Room CL-115
The topics to be discussed will include:
- Nature and cost of long-term care
- What Medicare covers
- Medicaid eligibility for singles and married couples
- The role of long-term care insurance
- Dave Lecik, Medicare Training Specialist
Illinois Department on Aging, Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
“Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities and Deadlines”
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
- Social Security benefits eligibility requirements
- How to earn social security “credits”
- Supplemental security income (SSI) eligibility requirements
- How to create an online social security account
Public Affairs Specialist – Social Security Administration
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
School & Youth News
Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Admissions Tour April 20
Northside Catholic Academy inspires its students to grow in character, intellect and spirit. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA offers half-day and full-day preschool, and a top-ranked K-8 academic program. NCA’s challenging and diversified curriculum includes music, art, Spanish, computer science, and physical education. Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more about NCA at its next Admissions Tour April 20, from 9:00-10:00am. Call 773-743-6277 for more information or apply online at www.northsidecatholic.org.
NCA Soiree First Chance Raffle and Gala Event April 22
Don’t miss the chance to win one of 10 exciting trips from NCA’s First Chace Raffle. Each First Chance Raffle ticket costs $100 but only 100 tickets will be sold. No bidding, just some luck! Purchase tickets at NCASoiree.com for a chance to win a trip to Monte Carlo, New Orleans, Montego Bay, Alberta, the Dominican Republic and others. The First Chance Raffle will be drawn at NCA’s 12th Annual Soiree, An Evening in New Orleans, April 22, at Misericordia. Guests will enjoy the tastes, music and spirit of New Orleans! Silent and Live Auctions. Tickets are $80/each and $125/each including our VIP Seafood Boil Pre-Party. Tickets available at NCASoiree.com.
Peirce Open House
Peirce Elementary School will be holding an Open House for prospective parents on Tuesday, April 18, at 8:15am. Parents will receive a tour and have an opportunity to see current teachers and students. Parents will also have a chance to meet Peirce Elementary’s principal, assistant principal, IB coordinators, and fellow parents. Peirce Elementary School is located at 1423 W. Bryn Mawr. Please email email@example.com if you are planning on attending. Click here to view a flyer in English or Spanish to learn more.
New Infant-Toddler Center at South-East Asia Center
- Welcomes 6-week to 2-year olds
- DCFS licensed. Qualified teaching staff.
- Nice classrooms full of required educational toys.
- Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks
- Free full-day parking space for parents who go to work
- Childcare fee assistance
- Convenient location and CTA accessible
Enrolling Now!! Please contact South-East Asia Center, 1134 W. Ainslie Street, 773-989-7433
Edgewater Historical Society Annual Spring Benefit
Join the Edgewater Historical Society as they host their Annual Spring Benefit. This year, the event will take place at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, 5333 N. Sheridan, on Thursday, April 20. There will be live music, a dinner, and a silent auction, all while continuing to celebrate 100 years of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Click here to view your options for making a reservation.