Weekly Update from Your Alderman – April 21, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Supporting neighborhood schools, Teen job drive, Clean and Green, Community Policing Town Hall, and more!
April 21, 2017
Dear Neighbor:

With uncertainty about funding for Chicago Public Schools, I have been reaching out to the community to step up and support our neighborhood schools. Last night the Edgewater Uptown Builders Association hosted a fundraiser for McCutcheon Elementary School that raised over $32,000 to support after school programming.

Today Patio Beef, 6022 N. Broadway, is donating 10% of all sales to Swift Elementary School. Patio Beef is celebrating their 35th anniversary in our community — be sure to pay them a visit and thank them for their commitment to Edgewater. Click here to read an article about Patio Beef’s history in the community.

There are other opportunities coming up to support local schools:

  • Tomorrow Northside Catholic Academy will host their 12th annual NCA Soiree at Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge. The theme of the event is ‘A Night in New Orleans’, click here for more information.
  • Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark, is hosting their second annual Peirce Day on Sunday, April 30. They will donate 100% of all sales from the day to Peirce Elementary School. Last year, this event raised over $30,000 for the school. Click here to learn more about Hopleaf’s initiatives to support Peirce Elementary School.
  • Goudy Elementary School is hosting a Career Fair on Friday, May 12. They are seeking volunteers to speak to students about their careers. If you are interested in participating in this event, click here for more information.

Keeping with last year’s theme of ‘Year of the Youth’, my office continues to promote and develop opportunities for young people in our community. On Monday, April 24, 3:30pm, we will host a Teen Job Drive at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. We will help teens sign up for summer employment programs like One Summer Chicago and After School Matters. Please encourage the teens in your life to attend this event. We will also host a Teens Takeover Cinco de Mayo party at the Broadway Armory on Friday, May 5, 6:30 – 8:30pm, see below for more details.

In partnership with Columbia College’s Civic Engagement Studio, we have been working to design a Teen Hub in the Broadway Armory. This teen-centered space will be dedicated to providing diverse and engaging opportunities for youth. We will host a Community Feedback Day as an opportunity for the community to weigh in on proposed designs for the space created by Columbia College interior architecture students. Please save the date so you can attend this feedback session: Saturday, May 13, 10am.

Tomorrow is the annual 48th Ward Clean and Green Day, a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and beautify our community. There are projects and sites throughout the ward, beginning at 9am. All volunteers who participate in a Clean and Green project are invited to a free picnic at the Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard, 5853 N. Broadway at noon. See below for more information on how you can participate.

Please also be sure to stop by the Peterson Garden Project’s Plant Sale at the beautiful and historic Broadway Bank, 5948 N. Broadway, this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. There will be organic vegetable and herb seedlings, organic and locally produced compost, and more! Click here for more information.

This Sunday is the season opener for Vintage Garage, a monthly all-vintage market featuring over 100 vendors. The market is located at 5051 N. Broadway, and runs Sunday, April 23 from 10am to 5pm. Click here for more information.

On Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm, the Chicago Police Department and the Community Policing Advisory Panel will host a Town Hall listening session at Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave. This is one of a series of three public input sessions throughout the city to inform the Chicago Police Department as they work to strengthen community policing efforts and rebuild trust with the residents they serve. I encourage you to attend this session and attend your local CAPS meetings. See below for a full schedule of local CAPS meetings.

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely,
Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward


Ward Services
Street Sweeping is Under Way!
The 2017 Street Sweeping Schedule is now available. Click here to view the schedule. Please contact our office with questions or concerns.

Ward City Sticker Renewal on May 1st
This year’s date to renew automobile stickers in our office at 5533 N. Broadway will be Monday May 1, 10am – 2pm.  Only vehicle stickers with an expiration month of June (expiration date June 30 and 6/17 printed on the current sticker) can be renewed on this date.

Loyola Student Move-Out
Loyola University students will be moving out the first weekend of May. The team at Loyola works each year to streamline this process, and has reduced the number of days from 8 to 4 this year. Please be aware of parking restrictions from 8am to 5pm Friday, May 5 through Monday, May 8:

  • Loyola Avenue from  Sheridan to the Lake (south side only 1000-1199)
  • North Shore Avenue from Sheridan to the Alley ( south side only-1200-1225)
  • Winthrop Avenue from w. Sheridan to Rosemont ( both sides – 6300-6399)
  • Winthrop Avenue from Rosemont to Granville (west side only – 6200-6299)
  • Kenmore from Rosemont to Granville (east side only – 6200 – 6299)
  • Rosemont Avenue from Winthrop to Sheridan ( north side only – 1000-1099)

Teen Updates

Teen Job Drive 
Monday, April 24, 3:30-5:30 pm
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

TEENS! Interested in making extra money for your summer festival tickets? Looking to gain valuable work experience to build your resume? Stop in at the Edgewater Library to apply in-person for your next summer job. Help will be provided with the application process! One Summer Chicago Job applications are open, and available online, through May 15.
Click here for more information.

Teens Takeover – Cinco de Mayo Party
Friday, May 5, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

Join us for a free Cinco de Party for ages 13-18. The event will include basketball, volleyball, rock-climbing, dancing, games, snacks, crafts, and more!


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 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. 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.

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 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!Please join with your neighbors and lend a hand at one of the projects listed below. Projects begin at 9am and we will thank all of our volunteers with a picnic at the 48th Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard, 5853 N. Broadway, at noon. A big thank you to our picnic’s sponsors: Edgewater Produce, Hon Kee Restaurant, Mas All Del Sol, and Patio Beef. If you can’t make one of these locations, lend a hand picking up any garbage or debris on your block. We all have a role in keeping our community clean.

Project sites include:

  • Alley cleanup along CTA embankment, various locations
  • Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
  • Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
  • Cedar Playlot, 5311 N. Winthrop
  • Cochran Playlot, 5550 N. Magnolia
  • Edgewater Gateway Garden, Ridge & Hollywood
  • Edgewater Glen Association, Parkways between Clark and Broadway, Granville and Norwood
  • Granville Avenue, between Broadway and Sheridan
  • Osterman (Hollywood) Beach, click here for more information
  • Swift Elementary School, 5900 N. Winthrop

If you are interested in volunteering at one of these sites, show up at 9am tomorrow or stop by the Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard, 5853 N. Broadway.

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 elizabeth48thward@gmail.com to coordinate. 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 cedarpac@gmail.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.


Spring Garden Party to Benefit EBGA and Care for Real
Spring Garden Party on Saturday, May 13 will benefit the Edgewater Beach Gardeners Association and Care for Real.  Everyone welcome to share in food,  beverages, entertainment and raffle of prizes from community businesses. The event will be held at The Breakers (5333 N. Sheridan) 3rd floor community space, from 4:00-6:00PM.  Donation requested: $25 paid in advance; $35 at the door; $10 for children over five.  Find more details or make reservations here. Click here to view a flyer.


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.


Property Tax Appeal Workshop
Lakeview Township is now open for appeals! Property owners who have questions and need assistance with their tax assessment are welcome to stop by Friday April 21st, 1-4pm, for assistance. Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s staff will be available to assist you with your appeal. Call Shay Robinson with any questions you may have at 312-603-4210.


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 register by 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.


Lakeside Pride Marching Band and Color Guard
The award-winning Lakeside Pride marching band and color guard entertains more than one million spectators annually at parades and events around Chicagoland – and their 2017 season is about to get started in late April! They’d love to have you join their ranks. Get in touch to let them know you’ll make it!


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 registrar@rpayso.org


Senior Updates

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, jerry@48thward.org773-784-5277.  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:

“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

Seminar Speaker:

  • Andrew Salata

Public Affairs Specialist – Social Security AdministrationBethany Retirement Community Open House
Come check out the newly renovated Bethany Retirement Community. There will be opportunities for celebration, tours, and entertainment. The Open House will be Sunday, May 7, 1 – 4pm. If you have any questions, please call (773) 989 – 1501. Click here for more information.

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.


School & Youth News

Hopleaf Hosts Peirce Day
On Sunday, April 30, from noon – 2am, Hopleaf will once again host Peirce Day. 100% of the gross receipts will be donated to Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies. Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark, will be offering their normal menu throughout their normal business hours. Be sure to stop by to support this great school!

Chicago Friends School Open House
Applications are now open for K – 6 program at Chicago Friends School. They will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2pm – 4pm. Click here to view a flyer about the event.

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.

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


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
Mock Job Interviews at Edgewater Library
Wednesday, April 26 and May 3
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, 312-742-1945

Are you a job seeker who gets nervous before job interviews?  Don’t know what questions to expect?  Want practice before the real thing?  A mock interview will help you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve your communication skills, and reduce your stress before an actual interview.  Sign up in person or over the phone (312-742-1945) at the Adult reference desk (2nd floor) to schedule a time to meet with an employment specialist from Trilogy, Inc., who will conduct an interview with you and give you valuable feedback and coaching on your performance.

Friends of Edgewater Library Book Sale
Book lovers who enjoy the thrill of the hunt won’t want to miss the Friends of the Edgewater Library book sale on Saturday, April 29, 9:30am – 3pm, located on the Second Floor of the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. You’ll find bargain books for children, history buffs, cooks and gardeners, musicians, mystery readers, science fiction readers and almost every other reader. Besides loads of fiction and non-fiction books, there will be CDs, DVDs and some other special finds. The book sale is cash only. All proceeds from the book sale support materials and programming at the Edgewater Branch Library. Click here for more details.


Care for Real News

CITY LIT THEATER CARES FOR REAL
City Lit Theater is offering Special $20 tickets to the April 14, 15, 21, and 22 performances of Forty-Two Stories at 7:30pm. 50% of the ticket price will be donated to Care for Real! To purchase tix online, use the code CARE when purchasing at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2591755  or mention CARE to purchase tickets at 773-293-3682.

A TAIL TO REMEMBER EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONSALE NOW!
Join us Saturday, April 29, 5:00pm-8:00pm, at Care for Real’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser, A TAIL TO REMEMBER, supporting our beloved Pet Pantry. Early Bird tickets (still available thru April 15) can be purchased here. WGN news reporter and anchor, Sean Lewis, will be returning as our Host and Noodles The Wonder Dog will be performing. We will also have awesome Silent and Live auction prizes include Cubs tickets and round trip airline tickets and lots more. See you there!

CHEETAH GYM SUPPORTING CARE FOR REAL PROM DRESS DRIVE
For the second year, Care for Real is hosting our Prom Dress Drive for teens in need. From now until April 30, drop off dresses, jewelry, makeup, accessories or shoes at Care for Real or the lobby at Cheetah Gym, 5248 N Clark St. This year, Care for Real is also accepting tuxedos, suits and other formal shoes! Donations at Care for Real can be accepted Monday-Friday from 9am – 3:30pm and Saturday 9am – 12:30pm (at our back door/unloading area only).


Tutors Wanted at South-East Asia Center
The South-East Asia Center is looking for volunteer tutors to help people learn English. If you are interested, please contact Chris Tran at (773)-932-1141 or seacesl@yahoo.com or stop by the South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway.


Sustainability Tip of the Week

HOW DO YOU START YOUR SPRING CLEAN UP?

  • Clean your yard, parkway & sidewalk of litter. You will set a good example & encourage your neighbors
  • Always pick up glass litter when you see it. Broken glass can hurt children, pets, as well as damage bike & car tires.
  • Help elderly neighbors clear up around their homes. They may not have the energy or ability to keep it up & will appreciate your kindness.
  • If you see someone going out of their way to clean up around the community, thank them!
  • Thank a business when you notice that they are cleaning around the outside of their business.
  • Send an email to a “Special Service Area” (part of the Chambers of Commerce) letting them know that you appreciate their ongoing cleaning & beautification efforts.
  • Check your alley. If you see debris or excessive litter, contact the Ward office at 773-784-5277
Sustainability Tips brought to you by Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project

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Ward Office Info

Ward Office
5533 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
T: 773-784-5277
F: 773-784-6630
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment

City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle Room 300
Chicago, IL 60602
T: 312-744-6860
www.48thward.org

Upcoming Events
Little Free Library Community Build Day
April 22
10am-Noon
Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood

Edgewater Reads would like to invite you to our next Little Free Library Community Build Day! Materials are provided for free to residents of the community, and only $75 for people interested in building for outside of the neighborhood. Please bring your own hammer and a friend to help assemble the Little Free Library kits!

Senn High School Earth Day
Saturday, April 22
10am – 2pm
Senn High School
Click here for more information.

Park Tower Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 22
9am – 3pm
Park Tower Mall, 5415 N. Sheridan

Chicago Housing Expo
Saturday, April 22
9am – 5pm
Malcolm X Colelge, 1900 W. Jackson St.
FREE – Click here for more information

Sarah’s Circle Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 22
7:30pm
Unity Lutheran Church Community Center
1212 W. Balmoral
Click here for more information.

Emanuel Congregation Speaker Series
5959 N. Sheridan Rd.

Sunday April 23, 10:00am – Mitchell Winthrop: In remembrance of the Holocaust

Wednesday April 26, 8:00pm – Lee Gordon: Impact of “Hand in Hand” which created a network of integrated schools serving Israeli, Arab and Jewish families.

Sunday April 30, 11:00am – Eitan Michaeli:  Author of the book “The Defender”, how Chicago’s legendary Black Newspaper changed America.

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Kickoff
Sunday, April 23
10am – 5pm
5051 N. Broadway
Click here for more information.

Money Smart Week Educational Seminar
Tuesday, April 25
1:00 pm
Chicago Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave
Terri Brady of First Midwest Bank will be leading a seminar about Reverse Mortgages and all you need to know about them in honor of Money Smart Week. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago during which free financial education seminars are presented to consumers.

A Song for Peace
Saturday, April 29
7:30pm
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral
Join the Edgewater Singers as they sing songs of peace, ranging from The Beatles to Beethoven.
Click here for more information

Friends of Edgewater Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, April 29
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Proceeds from the book sale support library programs, purchase new materials and enhance the facility. The community is encouraged to donate gently used books for the sale. Please pack your donations in a box or place them in a shopping bag and deliver them to the library when it is open. There is a donation bin near the front desk. Click here to view a list of items to donate.

My Soul Cries Out: Stop!
Thursday, May 4
5pm
ICA GreenRise, 4750 Sheridan Rd
“My Soul Cries Out: Stop!” is a grassroots initiative seeking to spark social change in the city of Chicago through this play and discussion. Click here to view a flyer.

Kids & Kites Festival
Saturday, May 6
10am – 4pm
Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park (Montrose and Wilson)
Click here for more information.

Cedar Playlot Park Advisory Council Meeting
Saturday, May 6
7pm
Burke’s Public House, 5401 N. Broadway
CPAC is a revitalized PAC, and all are welcome, regardless of whether or not you have children. They are holding a meeting, and everyone is welcome to come!

Senn Park Paint the Path
Saturday, May 20
10am – 1pm
Join the Senn Park Advisory Council on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to create a continuous walking path around Senn Park! We will provide the painting materials and have lots of activities including DJ Dan and sports games with coaches from the Broadway Armory. First come first served, click here to sign up.

Unity Centennial Banquet
Saturday, June 3
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral
Join Unity Lutheran Church as they celebrate 100 years in the Viehe-Naess building. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6pm, followed by a catered dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $25, and you must register by May 15. Click here for more information and to register.

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Cc Exhibit
Reception and Open House March 11 1 – 3pm
Exhibit Open March 11 – May 21
Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center
6433 N Ravenswood

Sycamore
By Sarah Sander
Performances March 13 – April 29
Raven Theater
6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information

Blood at the Root
By The Yard and Jackalope Theatre Company
Performances April 12 – April 29
The Frontier
1106 W. Thorndale
Click here for more information.

Hookman
By Steep Theatre Company
Performances April 20 – May 27
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information.

Lady X- A Musical
By Hell in a Handbag
Performances April 21 – June 11
Mary’s Attic
5400 N Clark St
Click here for more information.

That’s Weird Grandma: I Still Know What You Did Last Spring
By Barrel of Monkeys
Performances April 24 – May 22
Neo- Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland
Click here for more information.

Time Stands Still
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances May 11 – June 11
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information.

Ethereal Abandonment
By Ellyzabeth Adler and Lucy Vurusic Riner
Performed by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and REIdance Group
Performances May 12 – May 20
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
1650 W. Foster
Click here for more information.

Pivot Arts Festival
By Pivot Arts
June 1 – June 11
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