Tour of Historic Colvin House
Pleasant Home Foundation of Oak Park is hosting a tour of the historic Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan, designed by George W. Maher. The program will continue on a walk down Sheridan Road, for a visit to the Sheridan Road Mansions. The tour of the Colvin House will be led by Angela Valavanis, Owner of Creative Coworking, while the Sheridan Road Mansions tour will be guided by Kathleen Cummings. The tours will be taking place on Sunday, April 9, 2 – 4pm.
To prepare for the tour, Ms. Kathleen Cummings and Mr. Christopher Payne will be presenting their lecture “Making a First-Class Suburb: The Story of Silsbee and Maher in Edgewater.” They will provide context for the upcoming tours and a history of the Edgewater neighborhood architecture. The lecture begin at 7pm on Tuesday, April 5 at the Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave, Oak Park.
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 7pm. This will be the first meeting held at the newly identified alternate site at Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. 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 in the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Click here to download a schedule.
There will be a Beat 2433 meeting this Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Chicago Police Officers from the 24th District will be conducting this meeting.
Egg Hunt and Bake Sale
The 20th District will be hosting an Egg Hunt and Bake Sale Saturday, April 15, 10am – 12pm. Easter bags will be provided for the Egg Hunt. Please do not bring baskets or outside bags. The Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the 20th District, 5400 N. Lincoln, and the proceeds will benefit youth activities.
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.
Get your tickets to celebrate the best of Andersonville!! Come discover who the winners of last week’s voting are on Wednesday, April 5 6:30 – 9pm. The event will be hosted by pH Comedy Theater at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark. Tickets are $25 and include food from Hamburger Mary’s, one drink ticket per guest, and an opportunity to pick the “Audience Choice Award,” a $250 cash prize sponsored by Bridgeview Bank, awarded to one of the business finalists.
Click here to buy your tickets to the event.
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 15th – 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.
Northside Chicago AYSO Soccer League
One More Free Drop-In Anytime Soccer Clinic for Kids, ages 3 – 18
Saturday, April 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at St. Gertrude Gym, 1401 W. Granville
Bring water and shin guards
(will have some to purchase if needed). On day of, parents will sign a waiver. The clinics are not drop-off. For children’s safety, parents are required to remain onsite.
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)
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
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 March 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. 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 Enrichment Seminars
Please join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following senior enrichment seminar to be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005, Chicago, Illinois, on the date indicated below:
“Aging at Home: Safety and Support Systems”
Thursday, April 6
The topics to be discussed will include:
- Home fire safety tips
- Law-enforcement services
- Tips on how to declutter your home
- Officer Susan M. Doody, Chicago Police Department – 8th District,
Community Policing Senior Citizen Officer
- Minnie Tenort, Chicago Fire Department, Public Safety Officer
- Coralyn Hudik, Chicago Police Department, Senior Services Officer (Ret.)
Senior Sewer Rebate
News for Seniors living in Homeowner Associations
Did you know that 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?
Many seniors have applied for this over the years, and received a letter (click here to see an example) from the City of Chicago asking for a signature to re-confirm residency. If you’ve applied in the past and haven’t yet received the letter, please give the US postal system some time to catch up, but you should receive this letter in the next week or two.
If you haven’t received the rebate before, 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.
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
School & Youth News
Senn High School Fundraising
Friends of Senn’s annual fundraising appeal is underway. Last year’s campaign raised money to install cafeteria TVs to support the digital journalism program and to purchase new uniforms for the Senn Bulldogs football team. Click here for more information and to donate.
Future Leaders in Planning Summer Program
Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP), CMAP’s youth leadership program, is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program. High school students with an interest in urban planning, civic engagement, and learning how to make their communities better are encouraged to apply. Application materials are due May 15 for the July program.
Open House at Swift School
Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Swift Elementary School, 5900 N. Winthrop, is a Level 1+ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCA Now Accepting 2017-18 Applications
Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA offers half-day and full-day preschool, and a top-ranked K-8 academic program. NCA’s challenging and diversified curriculum includes music, art, foreign language, computer science, and physical education. Yet, what’s even greater is how NCA inspires its students to grow in character, intellect and spirit. Learn more about NCA at an Admissions Tour, 9:00-10:00am on March 30. Call 773-743-6277 for more information or apply online.
Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Spring Parent-Tot Play Date April 1
Northside Catholic Academy is hosting a Spring Parent-Tot Play Date on Saturday, April 1, from 10am-12pm. Parents and children ages 1 1/2-4 are invited to a morning of preschool fun! The Spring Play Date will include a springtime craft, a story and playtime. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other families with young children and to learn more about NCA’s Preschool Program. The Spring Play Date will be held at NCA’s Primary School Campus, located at 6216 N. Glenwood Ave. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 29, to Melissa Soberanes at 773-743-6277 ext. 207 or email@example.com. This is not a drop off event. All children must be accompanied by a parent. This is a free event.
Northside Catholic Academy Soiree Online Auction Now Open
This year, NCA’s popular Soiree online auction is back and better than ever! The online auction closes April 2, at 9pm. Don’t miss the chance to bid on more than 200 spectacular prizes like tickets to sporting events, theater and other entertainment packages, restaurant gift certificates, hotel getaways, and more. Information and tickets are available online at www.ncasoiree.com. The annual Soiree gala is NCA’s largest fundraiser, including an online and silent auction, raffle tickets, and the live event on April 22. Funds raised by the NCA Soiree support the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund, as well as technology and arts programs.
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