Andersonville Dinner Crawl
Wednesday, August 9, 6-9pm
Click here for more information and registrationHeld in conjunction with the Andersonville Farmers Market, the Andersonville Dinner Crawl will return for another year of tasty bites and delectable treats from our neighborhood restaurants and market vendors.
Our annual dinner crawl welcomes 600 guests each year to visit over 20 local small plate stops around the neighborhood. The crawl will feature two routes, the GOLDEN FORK route and the SILVER SPOON route. Guests will also be given the option to purchase tickets to both routes for THE WORKS package!
Dinner Crawl passports will be picked up the night of the event at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark. Beat the rush – passports can be picked up beginning at 4pm.
Edgewater Reads Fundraiser
Help Edgewater Reads continue to build and install unique little libraries across the 48th Ward! Just a small donation can help buy the materials necessary for providing little libraries for free to the greater Edgewater community. Help this awesome community organization reach their goal of raising $1,000 this month! Click here to donate.
Stop by Edge Fest this weekend to see your favorite Edgewater Reads volunteers slinging beer at the North Stage beer tent Saturday from 3-7pm and working the Chamber table, a portion of the beer tips and donations made during the festival will go back to Edgewater Reads to support their mission of providing access to learning for everyone! We love that… Edgewater Reads.
Public Safety Update
Free Burglary Assessment
The 20th and 24th Police District are offering free home burglary assessments for our neighborhoods. We would like to do up to 5 assessments at any given time. This is a free service provided by the Police Districts. Neighbors are invited walk together during the assessment as each property may present a new opportunity for a burglar to gain access to your home. Identifying these various ways a burglar can come into a home will help everyone be a little more prepared and safer by pinpointing distinct methods to secure vulnerabilities. Please contact Marko Zaric in my office if you would like to participate in this free service. He can be reached at 773-784-5277 or Marko@48thward.org. This is for residential multi-unit buildings as well as single family homes.
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.
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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. Click here to download a schedule.
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center North Satellite Office Open
Reminder that Kimberly Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney now has a satellite office open at 4956 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan and Argyle. Stop by on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with any questions or concerns from 10am-12pm.
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North Lake Shore Drive Public Meeting Summary
The public meetings have received great turnout, providing feedback on the initial range of alternatives. Participants watched an introductory video and PowerPoint presentation, viewed exhibits, and provided their feedback through an online survey. All meeting materials have been posted on the project website.
It’s not too late to provide your feedback! You can complete the Public Meeting #3 Survey or submit an online Comment Form.
Please notify other members of your organization, neighbors, and friends that they can still provide comments. Comments will be accepted through the entire project development process. However, to become part of the public record of this Public Meeting, comments and survey responses must be received or postmarked by August 9, 2017.
Outdoor Movies in the Ward
All movies are weather permitting and begin at dusk.
Saturday, August 5 – Finding Dory– 8:15; Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge; Movies in the Park
*Tuesday, August 8 – Hairspray (1988)– 8:30; Alamo Shoes, 5336 N. Clark; 48th Ward Outdoor Movie Series
Saturday, August 12 – Finding Dory– Dusk; Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup (Click here for flyer)
*Tuesday, August 15 – Pretty in Pink– 8:30; Patio Beef, 6022 N. Broadway; 48th Ward Outdoor Movie Series
Friday, August 25 – Jumanji- 7:30; 1235 W. Devon; Loyola University Chicago Community Relations (Click here for flyer)
Saturday, August 26 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens– Dusk- Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup
*The 48th Ward Outdoor Movie Series is sponsored by Minas TV, 6137 N. Clark
Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours
Lakefront Nature Ride: Tues. July 25th. Meet at 5:45. We will head south through Lincoln Park, to the Jarvis bird sanctuary at Addison St. visiting other natural areas along the way.
Little Free Libraries: Tues. Aug. 1st. Meet at 5:45. There are now over 75 Little Free Libraries in Edgewater. Ride with Jessica Kibblewhite and Tom Welch for a tour of many them. Bring along a book to put in one, and take some books that you’ll want to read!
The Edgewater Beach Hotel: Tues. Aug. 8th. Meet at 5:45. Visit the site of the historic Edgewater Beach Hotel and then tour the exhibit of the highlights of its 50 years of fame at the Edgewater Historical Society. Refreshments to follow in the EHS garden.
Click here to view the 2017 calendar of Go Edgewater tours.
Baking Classes at pHlour Bakery & Cafe
Learn how to make tasty and flaky croissants at pHlour Bakery, 1138 W. Bryn Mawr. Classes will be held three times this summer and are open to anyone interested. Spaces are limited, so don’t wait too long to sign-up. A registration fee of $90 will be due the day of the class you choose to attend. Croissant baking classes will be held on August 11, August 25, and September 29th from 7-9pm. To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!
End of Life Choices: Funeral Pre-Planning
Thursday, August 10
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005
Speakers: Mary Carey, Executive Director, Illinois Funeral Directors Association; Jay M. Markwell, President, Illinois Funeral Directors Association
When a Mental Illness Requires Protective Care
Monday, August 14
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005
Speakers: Honorable Susan Fox Gillis, County and Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Divisions, Circuit Court of Cook County; Dr. Suena Massey, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
School & Youth News
Preschool and Kindergarten Spots Still Available for 2017-18
Great learning and discovery starts at Northside Catholic Academy. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA believes that a stimulating, joyful environment with a child-centered curriculum gives children the best start in school. NCA offers flexible half-day and full-day preschool options, and a full-day kindergarten program. NCA’s early childhood curriculum stimulates learning through play, hands-on activities, music and art. The small class size, individual attention and nurturing environment helps students thrive.
Call 773-743-6277 ext. 207to schedule a tour today.
Storytime in the Parks
Bring your kids for reading and fun from 12:30-1:30 every Saturday at Cochran Park around the new Little Free Library! Ages 3-6 are welcome to join this free event!
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CAPS Night Out
Join us at Swift School Play Ground and Parking Lot, 5900 N Winthrop Ave, from 5PM to 7PM on Wednesdays, starting on June 28 and going through August 9, for CAPS Night Out!
All of the 48th Ward and Edgewater is invited to come together with neighbors, family, friends and the Chicago Police Department this summer to play basketball, soccer, chalk and more! There will be activities for kids and adults of all ages.
CDPH Healthy Kids Townhall Meetings
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting a series of Healthy Kids Townhall meetings to get feedback from you. Though Chicago’s young people have made enormous progress over the past several years getting healthier, children in certain neighborhoods and communities continue to face bad health outcomes when compared to their peers from other neighborhoods. CDPH is committed to the future of our youth and knows that better policies help lead to better health. CDPH is considering a number of new policies to improve health and wants to hear from you. Submit your feedback and ideas online or attend one of the upcoming town hall meetings.
- Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Rowan Park Fieldhouse located at 11546 S. Ave. L, Chicago, IL
- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Legler Branch Library located 115 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL
Creative Chicago’s 1st Citywide Swap Circle
Monday-Wednesday, August 7-9
CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll
Help out Chicagoland’s teachers and students. Clean out supply closets and swap amongst each-other, donate remaining items, and we’ll organize and offer these donated goods for free to teachers.
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Register for AYSO Soccer! Sunday games – Northside Chicago
Soccer teams for girls and boys, ages 3-18. Fall 2017 season from Sept. 10 – Oct. 19 and Spring 2018 starts in April – games on Sunday afternoons at Rogers Park (Rockwell & Jarlath)
Playground & Schoolyard Program for kids ages 3 – 5
Registration fee for Soccer teams or 3-5 year old program: $155 for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 season (includes uniform). Family discount $10 off per sibling if you register for full fall/spring season! Want to only play the fall season? Only $105 (no discounts apply).
Register online at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region1206. Scholarships available for those in need.
In person registration date for new players: Sun. 6/11 from 2 – 4 pm at Rogers Park Fieldhouse, corner of Rockwell & Jarlath. If you miss this, it’s not too late, you can register online and submit child’s proof of age separately.
Questions: email email@example.com or call/text (773) 262-9871.