Weekly Update from Your Alderman – April 20, 2018

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 April 20, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

Tomorrow is our annual 48th Ward Clean & Green initiative throughout our neighborhood. Many community groups and 200 neighbors have signed up to volunteer on neighborhood clean-up projects. I encourage you to lend a hand tomorrow by joining your neighbors at one of the clean-up locations or by helping on your block. Every little bit helps keep our neighborhood clean. Please check details here for clean-up locations.

Earlier this week, Commander Loughran and I met with neighbors to discuss recent safety issues in the area near the Berwyn CTA stop. The local police have increased patrols in this area and my office is working to improve safety at a few local area buildings. We will be coordinating a number of safety initiatives with the neighbors in this part of our community in the month ahead. Critical to improve safety throughout our neighborhood is to report suspicious or illegal activity. If you, “See Something, Say Something”. Call 911 or email my office. Please watch this video about the astounding work of officer Bryant Garcia, our Argyle foot patrolman. Officer Bryant Garcia, Officer Nenad Markovich, and officers from the 20th District have had a big impact on reducing crime in the Argyle Street area.

Tomorrow is Record Store Day. If you are looking for a new or old record, or want to introduce your kids to what records actually are, stop by these two great businesses.Transistor in Andersonville at 5224 North Clark Street or Audio Archaeology at 1324 West Devon Avenue.

Loyola basketball Coach Porter Moser, star player Ben Richardson, and Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt stopped by City Council to be recognized for a memorable Final Four season. Many thanks to Loyola University for there many contributions to our community.

Hope to see you out cleaning up tomorrow. Have a great weekend.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

48th Ward Annual Clean & Green Day 

The 48th Ward will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, 9am to 1pm, with our annual Clean and Green Day. This is a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and get involved in the community. Volunteers will help clean up and beautify various sites throughout Edgewater.

For more information or to volunteer, please email harry@48thward.org.

Public Safety Update

This week, the City Council voted to confirm Sydney R Roberts as the head of COPA. She brings in law enforcement and inspection experience to the city. Sydney was the finalist in the organizations selection process. COPA, The Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s mission is to provide a just and efficient means to fairly and timely conduct investigations within their jurisdiction, determine whether allegations of police misconduct are well-founded, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and make policy recommendations to improve the Chicago Police Department, thereby reducing incidents of police misconduct. This appointment will help continue the effort for police accountability throughout the City.  If you would like more information on Sydney Roberts’s professional history, click here. Information about COPA can be found at http://www.chicagocopa.org/.

Safety Tips for Businesses
Kimberly M. Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney’s Community Justice Center North in conjunction with Uptown United & Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown present an informative session on how to protect your business. The event takes place on Thursday, May 3 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, 4801 N Broadway. 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.

Sheridan Road Art Walk for Care For Real
Saturday, April 21
11am-4pmWe are pleased to announce an inaugural neighborhood collaboration, Art Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 along 4 blocks of Sheridan Road. This free event will provide art lovers with the opportunity to visit four buildings: Edgewater Beach Apartments, Park Tower Condominiums, The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, and The Admiral at the Lake. There will be a mix of artists displaying their work and artists selling their work at these locations. A percentage of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Care for Real, a social welfare agency and food pantry.
Ward Project Updates

CTA RPM Phase One
Click here for more information

The CTA held a meeting this week to introduce the Red/Purple Modernization (RPM) project to the community. Click above to see the presentation about the scope of the effort, the impact on CTA stations and timeline for construction. Our office is working very closely with the CTA to keep the community well informed about the project as it moves along.  Actual construction is anticipated to begin in late 2020.

CTA Substation Work at Ardmore/Broadway
Monday, March 5 through Friday, June 1, 2018
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 the CTA building and the Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitary Buildingwill 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.

If there are any questions or concerns about the work activity, contact LaTrice Phillips-Thompson at 312-681-2709.

Betty A. Barclay Dedication
Saturday, April 28th
Edgewater Library, 6000 N Broadway
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You are invited to join Betty’s daughters, Alderman Osterman, Friends of the Edgewater Library, representatives from the Chicago Public Library and the Edgewater Glen Association to honor Betty Barclay during a ceremony and reception. The community room will be dedicated in her honor as her community activism was instrumental in advocating for the new library building.

Chicago Filmmakers Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Saturday, April 28
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Join us on Saturday, April 28th at 11am to celebrate Chicago Filmmakers new home, the rehabbed 1928 firehouse located at 5720 N Ridge. This special occasion will host Alderman Osterman, special guests, film industry, and community leaders.

City Sticker Day in the 48th Ward

The Chicago City Clerk’s office will be in the 48th Ward office on Tuesday, May 15, from 10am to 2pm to issue new vehicle stickers and permit parking stickers for those that expire in June 2018.  Note that only stickers that expire in June, 2018 will be renewed. This year, the city will not accept any cash payments – checks or money orders only. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Dining Out for Swift at Ethiopian Diamond
Friday, April 20
11:00 am –  11:00 pm

Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, will donate 10% of sales on Friday, April 20 to Friends of Swift. Enjoy traditional Ethiopian dining in a friendly, communal atmosphere. All for a good cause! Click here for more information

4th Annual Andersonville Flower & Garden Show, April 21-22

Come experience the return of spring at the Andersonville Flower & Garden Show on April 21 & 22. This free event is open to all! Fresh florals abound at Foursided as they host the return of Marguerite Gardens and black thumbs unite at newcomer Foyer Shop on Berwyn with their low maintenance plants & breathtaking bouquets. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here for more information.

Volunteer Resource Showcase

On Thursday, April 26th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, we, along with Edgewater Village, will present a Volunteer Resource Showcase at the Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Participants will learn about the benefits of volunteering, how to find a good fit, and will have the opportunity to meet with local nonprofits. I encourage you to volunteer at a local agency and help not only yourself, but our community.

Dining Out For Life
Thursday, April 26
Click here for more informationWe are thrilled to invite you to take part in the return of this city-wide, annual dining and fundraising experience. Your favorite restaurants are partnering with TPAN to generate much needed funding for programs designed to educate communities and stop the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and related conditions right here, in Chicago. Dining Out For Life brings over 50 restaurants to choose from including Andies, Big Chicks, Cellars Bar and Grill, Francesca’s, and more. View the participating restaurants here.
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 is buzzing with activities

Mark your calendars to attend a variety of upcoming events sponsored by Edgewater Village.

On April 19, you can hear “Naughty, Nice and Notable Northside News” presented by newspaperman Patrick Butler. If you enjoy talking about books, you’ll want to attend The No Book Club meeting on April 23.  That evening you can learn how to recognize and avoid being financially scammed.

And if you’ve been looking to volunteer, join us at the Volunteer Opportunities Showcase where you can hear from 20 organizations who are seeking your gift of time.

See the calendar of events for times and locations of these free activities. If you’d like to receive information about Edgewater Village, email edgewatervillagechicago@gmail.com.
Click here to see the full calendar of events for April.

Positive Psychology: A Free Lunch & Learn Event!
Monday, April 23
4950 N. Ashland Ave
Click here for more information

Michael, an internationally award-winning public speaker, will discuss the growing branch of psychology that studies those with positive mental health and asks, “What are they doing right?” This fascinating field looks at how we can improve ourselves by examining the healthy example of others. Due to limited seating, you must RSVP at (773) 989-1501.

Financial Literacy: Managing and Protecting Your Assets
Wednesday, April 25
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington St. Room CL-115
Click here for more information

Cinco De Mayo: Senior Citizens Dance
Friday, May 4
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Youth Update

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer in Chicago: Children and Youth Resource Fair
Saturday, April 28
10am – 1pm
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway St
Click here for more information

24th District Youth Workshop
Thursday, May 3
024 Police District Station, 6464 N Clark
Click here for more information

Chicagoland High School Film Festival
Calling all young film lovers- the Annual Chicagoland High School Film Festival is right around the corner! This opportunity is open to both public and private high school students in the Chicago area and will take place on Friday, May 11. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 18. For more information see http://blogs.latinschool.org/chicagolandfilmfestival/

Youth Summer Opportunities
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City of Chicago will begin accepting applications for the more than 30,000 jobs and internship opportunities available through the One Summer Chicago Program. The program helps youth, ages 14 to 24, gain valuable work experience while providing critical support resources. The application is available through May 21 at www.onesummerchicago.org

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.

Block Party Update

Any neighborhood organization is able to request a permit to close part or all of a street to hold a block party over the summer months.  Requests are made by completing a form with contact information and addresses affected by the closure of the street.  In addition to a permit, the City offers other 3 ancillary services you can request if you wish:  Fire Department Engine demonstration, Police Department Canine/Horse demonstration, and Jumping Jacks/bouncy houses.

To reserve a Jumping Jack for your block party, click on this link https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/jumping-jack/application.html as soon as you have a date, since the equipment is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No need to wait for a permit to do this.

  • The Jumping Jack is limited to Residential Block Parties within the city limits of Chicago
  • Saturday and Sundays only, limited availability, volume of request typically highest on Saturdays – consider a Sunday
  • Applications are available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • The Jumping Jack Program runs from Monday, May 26 through Sunday, September 2, 2018

To request Fire and/or Police Department services, a letter with contact information is required.  All requests EXCEPT for Jumping Jacks should be sent or dropped off at the Alderman’s office or sent by email to jerry@48thward.orgClick here for the application.

Schools and Parents Update

NCA Soiree April 21, 6pm-10pm
Northside Catholic Academy is hosting its 13th Annual NCA Soiree, One Starry Night, on April 21, at the Misericordia Ballroom. Join NCA parents, staff and neighbors for a spirited evening of food, drinks, music, dancing, and surprises as they celebrate the stars of NCA. Tickets are $100 and include food, open bar, entertainment, a live and silent auction, and a paddle raise for the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund. Proceeds help support scholarships, as well as technology and arts programming for NCA students. Tickets are available at www.NCASoiree.com. Grand Raffle tickets are also available to purchase online for a chance to win cash prizes up to $5,000. Or purchase a Choose Your Adventure Raffle ticket. Only 150 Choose Your Adventure tickets will be sold at $100 each for exciting adventures like Montego Bay, New Orleans, Orlando, Bordeaux, London, or Alberta.

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.

Chicago Friends School Open House
Sunday, April 22
1246 W Thorndale Ave
Click here for more information

Pierce Elementary School Presents Fiesta de Arte

Thursday, April 26, 2018, Helen C. Peirce will become the largest children’s art exhibition in Andersonville. The pop-up gallery is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Students from all grade levels will display their works within the school which will be open to the community. Adults and kids can also make art through a variety of hands on activities including print making and spin art.

Admission is free and some artwork will be available for purchase through a silent auction. Local artisans will participate selling handmade jewelry, painting, photography and other crafts. The Peirce Bollywood Dance group will also be performing. This year’s food truck vendors will be JB Alberto’s and a Sweets Girl.

Swift School Tour
Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

Swift is a CPS elementary school with a fine arts magnet cluster program. We are a proud Edgewater neighborhood school. Our administration, teachers, and parent community celebrate our school’s incredible diversity, with over 50 countries and 65 home languages represented. Prospective Swift families are invited to meet Principal Cannella and tour the school with Swift parents. Kids are welcome, and coffee will be served. Come see what our school has to offer! RSVP requested, but not required: swift.bulldogs.parents@gmail.com
More information click here

Movie Matinee: Coco
Saturday, April 28, 2 pm
Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop
Join us on Saturday, April 28 for a family-friendly movie matinee! This month’s movie will be COCO. Admission is free (donations accepted). Concessions will be available: pizza, candy, drinks. Cash only. Doors open at 1:45pm; Movie starts at 2:00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. More information click here

Peirce Day at Hopleaf – Sunday, April  29
On Sunday, April 29, the Hopleaf Bar for the third consecutive year, host “Peirce Day” from Noon-2am. 100% of gross receipts will be donated to Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, a local CPS school located at 1423 W. Bryn Mawr. Hopleaf will be offering its normal menu during normal business hours.

Over the past two years, Hopleaf Bar, the Andersonville establishment owned by Michael Roper and Louise Molnar, raised over $100,000 to support arts enrichment programming at Peirce School, including dance, art, and after school programming.  Due to the budget challenges in Chicago and Springfield, fundraising will unfortunately be needed to bridge the growing gap for programs previously funded by CPS, Hopleaf’s support has been critically important. Click here for more information.

Civic Orchestra at Senn High School
Sunday, April 29, 3pm
Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for a listing of Edgewater Library events
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library events

Friends of the Edgewater Library Presents:Donate used books to Friends of the Edgewater Library; book sale set for May 12
Friends of the Edgewater Library is accepting book donations now through May 4. We rely on your donations to stock our semi-annual book sales. We accept clean, gently used fiction and nonfiction for all ages; foreign language materials; music CDs, books on CD, and DVDs; collectible books; travel books less than five years old; and computer books less than two years old.

Proceeds of our sales directly support the Edgewater Branch Library. You may bring your donations in boxes or shopping bags to the library at 6000 N. Broadway. There is a container next to the Circulation Desk on the first floor.  Please do not leave books outside.

Volunteer auditor needed 

Do you have accounting or auditing experience — or know someone in Edgewater who does? Friends of the Edgewater Library is looking for a volunteer to donate about three hours of time to audit our financial records. The volunteer would need experience using Excel and be able to complete the project in early May. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email your qualifications and contact information to info@foelchicago.org.
Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop with Marjorie Skelly
Tuesday, April 24
Edgewater Branch, 6000 N Broadway

Join us for a poetry reading and poetry writing workshop in celebration of National Poetry Month. Both free verse and the format and writing of a haiku will be discussed. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a short writing exercise to practice what they have learned. Ms.Skelly will also read from her book, The Unpublished Poet, which will be available for purchase.

Educational Success:  Reaching Academic Goals
Thursday, May 3
Edgewater Branch, 6000 N Broadway

Do you know a student who isn’t meeting his or her potential?  Are you looking for ways to help?  Are you a student who wants to learn strategies to achieve your goals?  Dr. Martha Casazza and Dr. Sharon Silverman, two experienced educational consultants, will share tips for student success.  Copies of their book, Student Voices:  We Believe in You, will be available for purchase at a discount.

Taiji (Tai Chi) & Qigong (Chi Kung) Class
Mondays, March 5-May 14
Latin School Community Space, 4956 N. Sheridan
$5 suggested donation

This course introduces a fundamental taiji sequence as well as the moving, standing, and sitting qigong movements. A gentle, health nurturing curriculum with deceptively slow movements, these forms build bone strength, muscle strength and flexibility, and balance the body and mind.
Click here for more information.

Free Tax Preparation Help

Chicago’s 2018 free tax preparation assistance kicks off this month at 18 locations city-wide. Last year, the City of Chicago’s free income tax assistance helped 20,000 families and individuals receive $30 million in tax refunds and credits. This added income not only has a direct impact on the lives of Chicago residents, it helps sustain small businesses, strengthens neighborhood, and infuses millions of dollars into the local economy.

Families earning up to $55,000 or individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the free and confidential Tax Prep assistance at 18 sites across Chicago. Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist with federal and state income tax returns. Most sites will be open between mid-January and mid-April 2018, but please refer to the links below for specific information on the location and hours of sites.

This year, eligible Chicagoans could receive up to $7,202 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits alone, in addition to other credits. Buy many people may not claim all the credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.

For more information, click here.

Community Little Edgewater Library Build Day

April 28, 10am-Noon
Sacred Heart Schools, 6250 N. Sheridan

Libraries are free for Edgewater residents and a small donation of $50 for those joining us from outside of the area. We recommend bringing a friend to help you assemble your library and please coordinate transportation for after the build to take home your very own Little Free Library!!

If you are interested in joining us for our last build of summer, please RSVP to edgewaterreads@gmail.com to confirm your little Edgewater library kit! Kits are limited so please RSVP by April 21, 2018.

Cocktails and Conversation with Edgewater Theatre District

Join the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and our neighborhood partner organizations, the Andersonville Chamber of CommerceBusiness Partners – The Chamber for Uptown and the Edgewater Theatre District for a Night of Cocktails and Conversations at the The Guesthouse Hotel.

Monday, April 30
Guesthouse Hotel, 4872 N. Clark

Click here for more information

In 2016, the Edgewater Theatre District, comprised of 22 local theatres, had a huge impact on the small business ecosystem. The District brought an impressive 51,000 people to the neighborhood through their 1,550 performances! Now the Theatre District is in full swing for 2018 and it’s time to meet them, create new partnerships, and continue to strengthen the overall community.  We’ll also hear from Mark Kelly, the Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), which presents and promotes high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations each year in parks, the historic Chicago Cultural Center and other venues throughout the city.

2018 State of Uptown
Thursday, May 3
Furama Restaurant, 4936 N Broadway
Click here for more information

The annual State of Uptown luncheon convenes Uptown’s business, development and non-profit community to hear from city officials about how their work
impacts our community. This year we are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Carole Morey, CTA Chief Planning Officer as well as 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman.

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.

Cook County Veteran Affairs: Silver Star BannerCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners will honor the Silver Star Families of America at the Cook County Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.  This event was initiated in 2008 to recognize the service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been wounded or became ill while serving in a war zone.

Cook County Veterans Affairs would like to invite those Cook County veterans or service members that qualify to participate in the 2018 Silver Star Banner Program.  Applicants should complete the attached (fillable) Silver Star Service Banner request form and include a short biography with details regarding their injury and the war zone in which it occurred.  The request form must be signed and returned to our office no later than Tuesday, May 11th, 2018. 

We will call each applicant to confirm their participation with the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs for the Silver Star program.  Original photos submitted for use will be returned so please make sure the applicant’s name is on all pictures that are submitted.  Service members may return their application back to veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov.  You may also fax your application to (312) 603-4479.  For questions, please contact Bill Browne at (312) 603-6423 | Bill.Browne@CookCountyIl.gov.

Click here for the application

Peterson Garden Project Organic Edible Sale
Friday, May 4-6
1101 W Lawrence
Click here for more information

Get ready to grow your own organic food! Peterson Garden Project’s Edible Plant Sale is back, and this year is better than ever with all organic plants and a new location in the heart of Uptown. All proceeds support PGP’s free community programs.

Edgewater Beautification Project
Deadline June 1st
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The Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project is again offering a limited number of  ‘Edgewater Beautification Grants’ for pre-approved Edgewater parkway corners and circles.  The application deadline is June 1, 2018.  More details are on the attached flyer. Follow the url link shown on the flyer to complete the application form.

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k
Saturday, June 2
Argyle & Sheridan
Click here for more informationJoin the Chinese Mutual Aid Association this June for a running event through one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods- Uptown! Starting and Finishing on Chicago’s first-ever shared street, “ASIA ON ARGYLE,” you’ll then cap off your run by eating some delicious dim sum, Courtesy of Furama Restaurant! Receive a $5 discount when you use: DIMSUMOSTERMAN
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 – July13)
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

Digital Filmmaking
Thursdays, April 19 – June 21
6:30 – 9:30PM


Adobe Premiere Pro
Wednesdays, Apr 18 – May 16
6:30 – 9:30PM
Stop Motion Animation/Claymation
Sundays, April 22 – May 27
11AM – 2PM
For youth ages 10-13
Acting for FILM – A Craft & A Business
Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5
6:30 – 9:30PM


Saturday, April 21st – MAN and Three Worlds, An Amir Motlagh Double Feature Preview Screening
6PM – 6:30 PM Reception
$10 suggested donation

Saturday, April 28th – CFA Out of the Vault: Anywhere But Here – Experimental Animation from the Chicago Film Archives Collection, Co-Presented by the Chicago Film Archives
8PM Screening
$8 suggested donation

Saturday, May 5th– The Civil Hoax: Civil War Deniers
7:30PM Screening
$8 suggested donation

Saturday, May 5th – The Civil Hoax: Civil War Deniers
10PM Screening
$8 suggested donation

Sunday, June 10th – Uncle Fun: You’re the One
2PM Screening
$8 suggested donation

Sunday, June 10th – Uncle Fun: You’re the One
7PM Screening
$8 suggested donation
Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue

Care for Real UpdateAnnual Fundraiser, A Tail to Remember, onvsale now!
Join us at the 3rd Annual “A Tail to Remember” to support Care for Real and all our free programs and services, including our beloved Pet Pantry, on Saturday, April 28, 6:30PM at Urban Pooch in Andersonville, 5400 N Damen Ave.  We will have food, drink, and auction prizes. WGN-TV News anchor, Sean Lewis will again be MC for the evening!

Early Bird tickets for $35 available on-line until April 22. After April 22, tickets are $40. Dogs are welcome to join the party for only $10.  Tix available here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tail-to-remember-care-for-real-fundraiser-tickets-43938646675?aff=ehomecard

Thanks to Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center for again donating the venue and for providing day care for guest pups.  Care for Real is one of the few food pantries in the Chicago area that also provides pet food to clients, helping to feed more than 380 dogs and cats each month in 2017.

Concerts at Unity- The Gillespie Quartet 
Saturday April 21
Unity Lutheran Church and Community Center, 1212 W Balmoral
Click here for more information

Earth Day Tree Tour
Saturday, April 21
Meet at SE corner of Clark and Carmen
Arborist Andrew Lueck will lead a tree tour throughout the neighborhood to illustrate a variety of tree care topics, including caring for trees, and the environmental and economic benefits of urban trees. He will also highlight some of the most common tree species in the neighborhood and make suggestions for what you can plant on your property.
Click here for more information

Toast of Uptown, A Buena Park Wine Walk
Sunday, April 22
4234 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Opener
Sunday, April 22
10am – 5pm
5051 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Last Chance Art Sale: Shared Spectrum, Contrast & Harmony
Wednesday, April 25
Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N Sheridan 1st Floor Fountain Room
Click here for more information

Property Tax Appeals Workshop
Wednesday, April 25
Lakeview High School, 4015 N. Ashland
Click here for more information

Edgewater Singers’ Nostalgia: The Way Things Probably Weren’t
Saturday, April 28
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W Balmoral
Click here for more information

In Bloom: A Garden Party for Sideshow Theatre Company
Sunday, April 29
A New Leaf, 1818 N Wells St
Click here for more information

6-Week Study Group: How Do We Talk About Race With Our Children?
April 23, 30, May 14, 21, June 4,11
Mondays 7-9pm
The home of Megan Brand & Brit Holmberg in Edgewater
April 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30, & June 6
Wednesdays 7-9pm
The home of Christina & Andy Woods in Andersonville
In our 6-week study group we will reflect on our own experiences, explore the research on race and young children, practice meaningful responses to challenging situations, and learn about developmentally appropriate resources for raising anti-racist children. All are welcome! Space is limited so please RSVP to Megan at antibiaseducator@gmail.com. Participants are asked to commit to attending all 6 sessions. Suggested donation $30. Please email us with any questions or ideas.

Masonic Philosophical Society
Every Fourth Saturday of the month
1-2:30 pm
Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

Living to 100- What’s Possible?
Wednesday, May 2
Francis W. Parker School, 330 W Webster Ave
Click here for more information

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

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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An Existential Cabaret
By Brown Paper Box Co.
May 4 – May 5
Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark St
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The Gentleman Caller
By Raven Theatre
Performances March 28 – May 27
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.
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Down the Rocky Road and All the Way to Bedlam
By Otherworld Theatre
Performances April 5 through May 13
Nox Aca Theatre, 4001 N Ravenswood ave #405
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By Steep Theatre
Performances April 6 through June 9
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
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The Cake
By Rivendell Theatre
Performances April 6 through May 20
Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge
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By Redtwist Theatre
Performances April 21 through May 20
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr
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Suddenly Last Summer
By Raven Theatre
Performances May 2 through June 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
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By Three Cat Productions
Performances May 11 through June 9
The cast includes Rachel Friend, Michael Jack Hampton, Lauren Miller, and Tommy Ross.
Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
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48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman

Ward Office                                                           City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment

Copyright © 2018 Harry Osterman – 48th Ward Alderman, All rights reserved.

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