Weekly Update from Your Alderman – July 28, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Dog Park is Open, National Night Out, Andersonville Sidewalk Sale, City Council Updates, Fun Events in the Ward this Weekend, and more!
July 28, 2017
Dear Neighbor:

I am happy to share that there is a new dog park in the 48th Ward. Rising lake levels destroyed a dog beach at Foster Ave. a few years ago, and in response to many requests from neighbors, I worked with the Chicago Park District to identify a new location for a dog friendly area. The park is located along the Lakefront Trail at Bryn Mawr. Please familiarize yourself with the Chicago Park District’s rules and regulations about dog friendly areas (click here). All off-leash dogs in dog friendly areas must have the appropriate tag on their collar, which can be obtained from your veterinarian, which ensures the health and safety of other dogs and their owners in the park. Over the coming weeks, we will be working with a committee of volunteers to add amenities and programming to the park. If you are interested in getting more involved in this new dog park, please email ally@48thward.org. Enjoy the new dog park.

Safety in our community is everyone’s responsibility. I invite you to join with me, neighbors, and community leaders this Tuesday evening for National Night Out. Many of the positive strides we’ve made on safety have been the result of neighbors coming together to work on the issues to ensure safe spaces. Please join us to help continue the progress we have made together. There will be events at Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine, and at Swift School Playground, 5900 N. Winthrop, see complete details below. I hope you’ll participate in the activities closest to you for an opportunity to connect with neighbors and local police.

This week President Trump tweeted out a hurtful and ill-conceived policy which would prohibit transgender individuals from serving in the US military. This policy disrespects and devalues the significant contributions of over 15,000 active US service members and veterans who are transgender. At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, I co-sponsored Alderman Tunney’s resolution denouncing this policy, joining with leaders around the country. It is our hope that our collective opposition will work to defeat this policy change. Click here to read full language of the ordinance. See below for more City Council Updates.

Tomorrow representatives from CDOT and I will lead a bike ride through the ward to take a look at opportunities for infrastructure improvements as part of the pilot Neighborhood Bikeway Network project. The ride will begin at 10am at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Space is limited, please RSVP here if you plan to participate.

Andersonville’s Annual Sidewalk Sale kicks off today and runs through Sunday. This year’s event has a little extra excitement, with street musicians and magicians sprinkled throughout the district. Over 30 businesses are participating in the sale by expanding their storefronts to line the sidewalks with summer sales, bargain antiques, one-of-a-kind merchandise, fashion apparel, and local treasures. The sale will take place from 4900 to 5800 N. Clark Street, and along the adjacent side streets. For complete details on the event, click here.

There are a number of fun events happening throughout the ward this weekend. Please take the opportunity to participate in these community-building events:

  • Edgewater Night Out: Friday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm, outside of Mas Alla Del Sol and Ras Dashen, 5846 N. Broadway – Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Pivot Arts present live outdoor music by Los Hombres Perdidos. Click here for more information.
  • Edgewater Reads Little Free Library Community Build Day: Saturday, July 29, 10am – noon, behind Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood – Build your own Little Free Library! Please RSVP to taylor@48thward.org.
  • Outdoor movie – Hidden Figures: Saturday, July 29, dusk, Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan – Click here for more information.

Next week the Chicago Park District, Active Transportation Alliance, and Chicago Area Runners Association will host an open house meeting about plans for Lakefront Trail separation. This meeting will allow neighbors to review and provide feedback on the preliminary designs for separated paths between Ardmore and Montrose. Please make an effort to stop by this open house on Tuesday, August 1, 4-7pm at the Margate Park Field House, 4921 N. Marine. Click here for more information.

Senn High School has a number of Freshman Connection cohorts this summer, which welcome incoming Freshmen and familiarize them with our community and the issues that we face. Earlier this week I had to the opportunity to meet with 25 incoming Senn freshmen to talk about violence in our city. It was a very engaged and positive conversation with a lot of great ideas shared. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with these students as they enter their freshman year and beyond as we we work to reduce violence in our city and how it effects our youth. Another group planted new plants donated by Gethsemane in front of Senn to beautify their new high school and learn about agriculture. I wish all students well as they prepare for the coming school year.

Please enjoy this video highlighting the Argyle Night Market produced by See It Chicago.  Have a great weekend.

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

City Council Updates

At Wednesday’s City Council meeting I supported an ordinance that approved paying a $38.75M settlement in a class action lawsuit in connection with the red light camera program. This program was run by a company that is corrupt and I will work with my colleagues to see that they never again do business with the City of Chicago. City Council will be evaluating whether or not to disband the red light camera program. We will share information on the refund process as it is available, in order to ensure constituents receive the refunds owed to them. Click here to view the full language of the ordinance.

This week I supported an ordinance that would remove the Planned Manufacturing District designation for large parts of the North Branch corridor along the Chicago River. This is the first step in encouraging development along the north branch of the Chicago River, including housing, businesses, and recreational space. There are no set plans on exactly what developments will come, but this ordinance will allow proposals to come forward. The ordinance also provides that developers in this area will pay a fee that will support the newly established Neighborhood Opportunity Fund. This fund will support catalytic economic development on the south and west sides of the city. I look at this as a win-win which will have a positive impact on the entire city.

We also honored retired Chicago Police Officer Jack Flisk with a resolution commemorating his service at City Council this week. Officer Flisk has been the foot patrolman on Bryn Mawr for over five years and is one of the main reasons the street has seen increased safety in that time. He has worked closely with businesses and residents in and around Bryn Mawr to ensure the community is safe. We want to thank Jack for his service to the neighborhood and City of Chicago, and wish him health and happiness in the years to come.

Public Safety Update
National Night Out – Swift
Beat 2433 National Night Out Activities
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017

On the occasion of National Night Out, some 80 strong Thorndale positive loiterers, among the strategies responsible for reclaiming the 1100 block of Thorndale from gang bangers and drug dealers, will reune and walk the walk they patrolled for nearly six years. They will be led by five elected officials – Ald. Harry Osterman, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Sen. Heather Steans and Leslie Combs for U.S. Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky. They will assemble in the CPD 24th District at the northwest corner of Thorndale and Winthrop and walk down Winthrop to Hollywood to Kenmore to Granville to Winthrop to Thorndale. They will carry public-safety, fight- crime posters created by CPD 20th District school children and summer interns in Alderman Osterman’s office. Meanwhile, kids will be engaged in sports-related activities, including basketball, on the Swift School playground, led by CPD 20th District officers and Alderman Osterman’s office. For kids less sports inclined, Li’l Buds Theatre, Edgewater’s resident company, will involve the young-uns in dramatic adventures, also on the Swift playground. Gobs of food courtesy four generous Thorndale and Broadway business owners will be served to all. They are Ann Sather’s, Castle Food/Liquors, Little Corner Restaurant and Patio Beef. CPD 24th DAC giveaways will be distributed to all.

National Night Out – Margate Park
Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine
5-7pm, Tuesday, August 1

Activities include:
Jesse White Tumblers
Full Moon Fire Jam fire dancers
Chicago Police SWAT
Chicago Police Mounted Unit
Chicago Fire Department
Snacks and refreshments
And more!
Click here for more information

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.

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.  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.
Click here for a flyer with more information

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 Surveyor 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, July 29 – Hidden Figures– 8:30; Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup (Click here for flyer)
*Tuesday, August 1 – Lilo and Stitch– 8:30; Cedar Playlot Park, 5311 N. Winthrop; 48th Ward Outdoor Movie Series
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 RideTues. 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.

Public Open House for Lakefront Trail Improvements
Tuesday, August 1
Margate Park Fieldhouse, 4921 N. Marine

The Chicago Park District welcomes you to attend an open house for the Lakefront Trail Improvements. Representatives from the Chicago Park District, CARA and the Active Transportation Alliance will be available to all community members any time between 4-7pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review a draft of the proposed separated bicycle and pedestrian trails and details, gather feedback on the trail improvements from Ardmore to Montrose, and answer questions and provide clarification.
Click here for more information

Edgewater Reads
It’s your final chance of the summer to build a Little Free Library and help Edgewater Reads reach their goal of 100 little libraries in the neighborhood. Our final Community Little Free Library Build Day will be behind Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood, on Saturday, July 29, 9:30am. Libraries are free to Edgewater residents and a small donation of $50 for those joining us from outside of the area.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to taylor@48thward.org.

Little Free Library Bike Ride
Join Edgewater Reads and Go Edgewater on Tuesday, August 1st for a tour of some of Edgewater’s finest Little Free Libraries!
The route is approximately 4 miles long and open to everyone in the family. Bring a book to swap or grab a book from  on of the many Little Free Libraries we will pass. The group will be meeting at 5:45 near Swift Playlot, under the Thorndale CTA Redline Station.
Click here for informational flyer

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: info@phlour.com

Click here for more information

Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!

Super Aging in Edgewater
Every Thursday in July
Edgewater Senior Center Lounge, 5917 N. Broadway

A series of health presentations presented by Edgewater Village and the Loyola University Community Nursing Center. July 27, the presentation will be Super Aging – What is ‘Super-Aging’ and How Can It Help You Live More Fully for Longer. This will be followed by an Ice Cream Social from 1-2:30pm co-sponsored by Edgewater Village and Alderman Harry Osterman. Presentations are free and open to all community members. Includes light refreshments and a free raffle!
Click here for more information

Storytelling Circle
Thursday, August 3
Edgewater Satellite Senior Center, 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Village Chicago invites you to share your personal and family stories at its new class. This program is hosted by Carol LaChapelle, an Edgewater Village volunteer with extensive experience helping people tell their personal and family stories. The theme for this meeting of the Storytelling Circle is travel. So be thinking about any travel adventures you’ve had in your life and would like to tell us about.
This program is free, but registration is requested. Please email edgewatervillagechicago@gmail.com or call 773-382-0764 to sign up.
Click here for more information

Senior Seminars
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

Sandwich Generation Series: Self Care for Adult Children Caregivers
Wednesday, July 26

Wesley Place Bistro, 1415 W. Foster
A Pew Research study revealed 47 percent of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent who is 65 or older while supporting a child. The impact of balancing these caregiver roles and other life commitments can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help manage these stressors, strengthen each of these relationships and take care of yourself.
Author Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW  offers a wealth of resources and information, and will be sharing her experience taking care of her aging father.
Register through Eventbrite here or call 773-596-2292

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

School & Youth News

Peirce School Makerspace Kickstarter Campaign
Peirce is on a mission to provide our students with the STEM skills to meet the evolving needs of the job market. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, our teachers already have a deep expertise in fun and engaging projects and Robotics activities. Our teachers designed a plan to build mobile Maker Carts and bring robotics to all of our science classrooms.
As a backer of our Kickstarter campaign, you can receive cool student-made designs, crafts, and robot models. Share our campaign with your network and become one of our backers!

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!

Click here to check it out

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.

  • Monday, July 31, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am at James Shields Middle School located at 2611 W. 48th St., Chicago, IL. This meeting will be available in both English and Spanish.
  •  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.
Click here for more information
Click here for most wanted items

AYSO Soccer

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 registrar@rpayso.org or call/text (773) 262-9871.

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
Writing Workshop

Join other writers in the Edgewater community in an exchange of feedback and support in your writing endeavors.  Held in conjunction with the Community Writing Project, we will have an experienced facilitator on hand to guide the discussion.  Teens and older are welcome.  We meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway.
Read all about it.

Special National Ice Cream Month deal ends Monday!
Friends of the Edgewater Library enjoyed treats at a 20% discount from Lickity Split, 6056 N. Broadway, when they showed their library cards. Everyone is welcome to show their library card and take advantage of this special promotion for one item, excluding pints and quarts, through July 31.  (There are four flavors of delicious doggie treats, according to Edgewater resident, Lucy, a golden retriever.)
But there’s more to help you chill. Enter a raffle to win a $5 gift card to Lickity Split.  Just complete a form located on the front counter of the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Deadline is July 31.

Pop-Up Book Sale 
Pop in to Friends of the Edgewater Library’s pop-up book sale outside the Edgewater Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., July 15.
There will a collection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children.  Hardcover and oversized soft bound books are $1; paperbacks are two for $1.  Plus, hear how Friends of the Edgewater Library are helping the library and how you may want to participate in the organization.
Click here for more information

Care for Real News

CSB selects Care for Real as Edgefest beneficiary
Chicago Spirit Brigade will have four performances at Edgefest with two on Saturday, August 5th, and two on Sunday, August 6th. Be sure to spot the red buckets to make your charitable donation! 125% of what CSB raises at these 4 performances will go to Care for Real! And we’ve found a matching donor to help extend the $$ raised at the events.
Performance Times:  Sat., Aug. 5th 1:30pm (North Stage) & 3:30pm (South Stage)  and Sun., Aug.  6th 3:00pm (South Stage) & 4:30pm (North Stage)

Care for Real Annual School Drive Kicks Off
Hard to believe but it’s time to begin preparing for the new school year! In late August, Care for Real hosts an Annual School Drive. Because of your financial donations in 2016, our organization helped to ensure more than 800 kids received a backpack chockfull of supplies to start the year off on the right foot.   But we can’t continue the program without your support. Please consider making a cash donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate or host a School Supply Back Pack Drive on our behalf (large backpacks are needed most). You can also drop off backpacks at Care for Real starting today. Hours for donations are Monday-Friday from 9 am-3:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm and are accepted in the back.

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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

Upcoming Events
Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale
Friday, July 28- Sunday, July 30
4900 to 5800 N. Clark
Click here for more information

ASCO Fundraiser for Sheridan Road Beautification
Sunday, July 30
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral
Click here for more information

Family Nature Day
Sunday, July 30
West Ridge Nature Preserve, 5801 N. Western

Northside Catholic Academy Summer Admissions Tour
Monday, July 31
Primary School Campus, 6216 N. Glenwood
Click here for more information or to RSVP 

24th District National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1
Northwest corner of Thorndale and Winthrop
Click here for more information

20th District National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1
Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine
Click here for more information

Little Free Library Bike Tour
Tuesday, August 1
Swift Elementary, 5900 N. Winthrop
Click here for more information

Community Justice Center North Open House
Tuesday, August 1
5333 N. Western
Click here for more information

Andersonville First Fridays Feast & Fête
Friday, August 4
Olive Ave
Click here for more information

Creative Chicago’s 1st Citywide Swap Circle
Monday-Wednesday, August 7-9
CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll
Click here for more information

Andersonville Dinner Crawl
Wednesday, August 9
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark
Click here for more information

Chicago Transformed: WWI and the Windy City
Saturday, August 12
Edgewater Branch Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Crafters and Musicians Pop Up Market
Sunday, August 13
4956 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Network 2 Back to School Bash
Monday, August 14
Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln

Epworth Community Summer Fest
Saturday, August 19
Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore
Click here for more information

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

That’s Weird Grandma: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ
By Barrel of Monkeys
Performance Monday, June 26
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.

Lela & Co.
By Cordelia Lynn
Performed by Steep Theatre Company
Performances July 13 – August 19
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information.

A Tale of Three Sisters
By Martie Sanders
Performed by Green Scene Summer Stock Teens
Performances August 10 – August 11
Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden
4919 N. Winthrop
Click here for more information

The Veil
By Conor McPherson
Performed by Idle Muse Theatre Company
Performances August 17 – September 17
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

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