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.
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.
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.
April is Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
Join Maryville Crisis Nursery as they work to prevent child abuse. This month, they are running a donation drive. Click here to see a list of accepted items and drop-off locations.
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.
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!
Carmen Marine Cooperative Affordable Housing Wait List Requests
The Carmen Marine Cooperative in Chicago’s Edgewater Community is accepting 50 wait list requests for Low-Income Affordable Housing opportunities for future availabilities. There are no present openings. To be waitlisted, apply at 5030 North Marine Drive, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 9am until 5pm.
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
Swedish American Museum’s Pioneer Day Camps
Swedish American Museum will once again be hosting their “Pioneer the World” Day Camp!! For five days from 9am – 2pm, the Museum will be holding two sessions of imaginative five-day experiences for children 1st – 6th grade. The first session will be held July 31 – August 4, and the second session will take place August 14 – August 18. Registration fees for members is $200 and $250 for nonmembers. Extended care from 2pm – 4pm will be available for an additional $75 per week. To register or receive more information, please click here or email Stacy Nyman.
Senior UpdatesEdgewater 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.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!
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.
Oak Street Health Events
Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon, offers a full calendar of community events for seniors.
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, email@example.com, 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:
“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 Administration“Common Financial Frauds and Scams that Target Seniors”
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
- Learn about common financial frauds and scams such as reverse mortgages, home repair, Medicare prescription drug and investment scams
- Understand the techniques criminals use to deceive seniors
- Discover what you can do to protect yourself
Seminar Speaker(s): Detective Sergeant James Hennelly, (Ret.) Cook County Sheriff’s Department; Assistant State’s Attorney Clarissa Palermo Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Unit, Cook County State’s Attorney’s OfficeBethany 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.
Bethany Retirement Community Inaugural Art Exhibition
Join Bethany Retirement Community this Friday, April 28, 6pm – 8pm for an evening of local art. There will be wine and cheese, as well as a peek at the recently completed Phase I renovations. Click here to view a flyer for the event.
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
Silver Star Service Banner Program for Veterans
Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer welcomes Cook County’s 10th District veterans or service members that qualify to participate in the 2017 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 Thursday, May 11th, 2017.
Cook County Veterans Affairs will forward all requests to the Silver Star Families of America Organization. To apply, service members must meet the following requirements: Any Armed Forces personnel either currently serving honorably or those who have served honorably from ANY war, who having served in a war zone, has been wounded by enemy action or who have been injured or contracted a serious illness that could be rated at least 10 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. All wounds, injuries or illnesses must have originated in a war zone, including: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, injured in a war zone, and those who suffer from PTS, TBI, Agent Orange Effects and Gulf War Syndrome.
Cook County Veterans Affairs is coordinating its efforts through various Veteran Services Organizations and local government. We look forward to the participation of qualified veterans at the Silver Star Service Banner Program. Please note those who cannot attend may still request a banner through the Silver Star Families of America.
Click here to apply or nominate a veteran for this program.
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!
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
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library events
Mock Job Interviews at Edgewater Library
Wednesday, May 3
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.
Energy Savings Workshop
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m.
Edgewater branch, 6000 N. Broadway
Please join us for an energy efficiency and savings workshop. Presenters from Elevate Energy and the Citizens Utility Board will discuss the new Smart Grid and Smart Meter programs in Illinois as well as provide you with resources and tips to help you decrease your energy use. There will be a free energy savings giveaway to all participants in attendance!
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
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: http://careforreal.org/atailtoremember/
. 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).
EBGA SPRING PARTY, MAY 13!
Join us for food, drink, entertainment and more at the Edgewater Beach Gardeners Association SPRING GARDEN PARTY, Saturday, May 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm at The Breakers. A portion of the proceeds benefit Care for Real ! Last year, the EBGA donated hundreds of lbs. of fresh, locally grown produce to Care for Real reaching so many of our neighbors in need. Donations requested: $25 Adults, $10 Kids 10 and up. Reserve and pay at www.ebga.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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