Weekly Update from Your Alderman- March 6, 2020

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March 6, 2020
Dear Neighbor,This morning I received a briefing, along with fellow aldermen, from Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Alison Arwady. Yesterday a fifth case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in Illinois, with the patient receiving care at Rush Hospital.The City of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is coordinating with the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health on this crisis and has full-time staff answering emails, calls, and updating current information on the City’s website about the virus. Additionally, the City of Chicago will receive $8.7 million and the State of Illinois will receive $14.5 million from the Federal government to address COVID-19 with more funding expected to come. As you look for information about COVID-19, I encourage you to visit CDPH’s website, which has up to date information. Additionally, the CDC website is a good resource for accurate and updated information.

This Sunday is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a call to action for gender equality. The 48th Ward is made stronger by of the contributions of many women, past and present, who lead and care for our community.

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is celebrating and highlighting female business owners this weekend with their annual International Women’s Day Edgewater Crawl. This year’s event is Sunday, March 8, 11am – 2pm, and includes more than 10 women-owned and -managed businesses offering food, drink, and arts activities. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Loom Chicago, a nonprofit based in the 48th Ward that supports refugee women as part of a fiber arts social enterprise program. For more information on the event and to buy your ticket, click here.

It’s March and soon we’ll be in the thick of March Madness. Locally, we are already winners! Congratulations to the Senn Bulldogs Boys Basketball team on winning their division in boys basketball and participating in State Playoffs for the first time in many years. As the Loyola Ramblers Mens Basketball team is gearing up for NCAA playoffs, four members of the team received All-MVC honors. Congratulations to Loyola University Athletics Director Steve Watson for his leadership and recent recognition as a National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year. Steve and his department are great community partners, and work to provide opportunities to bring the community in to support Loyola Athletics.

Last week the Loyola Ramblers Mens Basketball Team welcomed the Peirce School Manhood 101 male mentoring program to attend their victorious game against Drake University. The youth made a lasting memory enjoying a college basketball game and seeing where their efforts and dedication can take them. Thank you to Loyola for your continued partnership with our local schools.

Yesterday the City’s Landmarks Commission approved a preliminary designation of Landmark Status to the “Nordine House” at 6106 N. Kenmore. I testified at the meeting in support of landmarking this historic building, which was once home to famous jazz vocalist Ken Nordine, and was designed by notable architecture firm Pond & Pond. I was joined at the Landmarks Commission meeting by many neighbors who advocated for landmarking the building, including Edgewater Historical Society leadership. Thank you to the neighbors who have advocated to preserve this building. I will keep you informed as the landmarking process continues.

I have worked for more than two years with leaders from around the city on the creation of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) ordinance, which would create civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department. This ordinance has been revised and we will be looking to get it passed through the Public Safety Committee and City Council in the next few weeks. Click here to read an article about the proposed ordinance, and click here to view the current draft language of the ordinance. I welcome your feedback. This is a critical reform that is needed to help improve safety and community engagement with the Police Department throughout our city. 

Please join me in thanking Sergeant Shawn Sisk for his more than five years serving in the 24th Police District CAPS Office. In his time with the 24th District, Sgt. Sisk led the district’s efforts in community engagement, working with community partners, neighbors, and local businesses. Sick Sgt. Sisk is moving on to serve in Police Area 5 which oversees multiple districts in the Chicago Police Department. We greatly appreciate Sergeant Sisk’s leadership and support in working with our community. 

While you’re out enjoying this weekend’s beautiful weather, take some time to listen to this week’s Always Andersonville Podcast, featuring leaders from Emanuel Congregation.

Have a great weekend! And as a reminder, Early Voting is open at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Click here for more information.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

48th Ward Community Meetings
Re: 5938-40 N. Broadway
Tuesday, March 10
5938 N. Broadway (formerly Growling Rabbit)

The owners of Cookies + Carnitas are planning a new bar/restaurant concept at 5938-40 N. Broadway. The group is seeking a zoning change and liquor license. The business owners and their attorney will be in attendance to share their plans and answer questions. Alderman Osterman may take a vote at this meeting.

Re: 5616-18 N. Winthrop
Thursday, March 12
Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr

The purpose of this meeting is to present to the community the requested zoning change to bring the property located at 5616-18 N. Winthrop into conformity with the City’s Zoning Code. The property owner and representatives will be present to show the reasons for this requested zoning change and to answer questions. There is no planned development for this property.

Public Safety Update
2020 Beat Meeting SchedulesBeat meetings ensure that any community issue on your block is addressed as a part of the problem solving process that we as a community work collaboratively. Also, we work together to discuss trends that may be emerging in the beat and to discuss beat statistics.

For this new year, the 20th police district has consolidated Beat 2022 and Beat 2023 meetings to the Kenmore Plaza, 5225 N Kenmore Ave on the second Thursday of every odd month.

Click here to view the schedule for the 20th District CAPS Beat Meetings
Click here to view the schedule for the 24th District CAPS Beat Meetings  
If you want to know which police district and beat you belong to, click here to find out.
Citizen’s Police Academy
Click here to learn moreOne of our staff members recently graduated the Citizen’s Police Academy as a recent graduate he gained extensive knowledge on the Chicago Police Department’s operations and different initiatives they are engaging to make Chicago safer. If you have any questions for him, email Alan Oviedo at alan@48thward.org. The attendees receive a condensed version of instruction similar to the training that is provided to recruits in the academy.  This instruction includes scenarios, training on the use of force model, crisis intervention training, and more.Citizens Police Academy will be 10 weeks long and is held on the 2nd floor, North Atrium of the Education and Training Division located at 1300 W. Jackson Blvd. The training will be held on Tuesday evening of each week, from April 7, 2020 through June 9, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm hours.  All participants that complete a minimum of 7 weeks will receive a certificate of completion. There is a graduation ceremony on the last day of training, Tuesday, 09 June 2020. If you are interested in attending Citizens Police Academy, contact atour.bethishou@chicagopolice.org before Monday, March 23rd. 

48th Ward is Open for Business!

Looking for a location for your new business idea? Have a friend who is looking to expand their business to a second location? Our local economic development organizations are hosting events this month to share information about retail opportunities in the community.

Rogers Edge Dealmakers on Devon
Wednesday, March 11, 9-11am
Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview
Click here for more information and to register

Andersonville Open for Business
Tuesday, March 31, 9-11:30am
The Ainslie, 4914 N. Clark St.
Click here for more information and to register

International Women’s Day Edgewater Crawl
Sunday, March 8
Various businesses in Edgewater
Click here for more informationCome out and celebrate women-owned and/or operated businesses and organizations in Edgewater on International Women’s Day with food tastings, drink samples and live pop up activations along the crawl’s route. Walk along Broadway and Granville as you tour women-owned businesses, chat with inspiring small business owners, and savor the neighborhood’s unique flavors. Join the international movement, support a great cause and help the business community attain #EachforEqual right here in Edgewater.  

Census Forum & Job Fair 
Tuesday, March 10
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a headcount of every person living in the country as part of the U.S. Census.
The number of people counted in the Census determines how more than $800 billion in transportation, education, healthcare, housing, and other resources is distributed to states and local communities. Funding for SNAP. Illinois representatives. School lunches. Plans for highways. Census results will affect you and our community every day!
This is why it is critical that everyone is counted in the 2020 census. This includes children, green card holders, and hard-to-reach populations. The Census is also a great short-term job opportunity.
Alderman Osterman is co-sponsoring the 2020 Census Forum so that northside residents can learn more about the 2020 census and how to apply for Census jobs.
The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Truman College McKeon Lobby, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. Enjoy refreshments from local restaurants while you learn about the importance of the 2020 Census and how you can help to ensure that everyone is counted.

Queer Soup Night Chicago

Queer Soup Night Chicago is excited to celebrate our 1 year birthday on March 15! This milestone event will feature all the things you have come to love about QSN and more: Queer Chefs, Queer Community and Queer Love to share with kickass organizations doing much needed work to support the LGBTQ community in Chicago!

As always, attendance is open to all, no one is turned away for lack of funds. We do appreciate a suggested donation of $20. This month, your generosity will help support the efforts of Chicago Therapy Collective! CTC mobilizes to create safe, just, and inclusive Chicago neighborhoods for the queer community, especially Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming folks and Trans/Queer People of Color.

FB: Chicago Therapy Collective
IG: https://www.instagram.com/chitherapycollective/

The Den’s first floor cabaret space is ADA accessible. There is no dedicated parking or valet. It’s close to the Blue Line Division and Damen stops, as well as multiple buses. Learn more at The Den Theatre and https://www.thedentheatre.com/faqs.

So sign up and bring a friend or five and join us in celebration of all those (including you) who have helped get us to this one year mark. (Eventbrite, link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-soup-night-chicago-tickets-95646482203)

There will be soup, beautiful Queer folks, music, birthday cake and party favors! Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

We draw the line at clowns though.

Edgewater Historical Society Annual Meeting, Program and Volunteer Fair
Saturday, March 21
10 am
Edgewater Branch Library Betty A. Barclay Community Room, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

At the 10 a.m. meeting we will recap our past year, and will be presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and plans for 2020-21. Our speaker will be Dennis McClendon, Chicago historian and geographer. His subject is “History of Chicago’s Lakefront”.

After the program, enjoy refreshments, stop by our volunteer fair, and meet your EHS Board members to hear about volunteer opportunities: as museum docents, helping on the home tours, help planning silent auctions and events, and other valuable museum activities. We are a very welcoming group. Share in our success. Free to the Public.

ASCO Marty’s Fundraiser 2020
Sunday, March 8
2 – 5 pm
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W Balmoral
Click here for more information

CircEsteem Casino Night
Saturday, March 14th
Age 21+ only
Click here for more information

Join them for an evening of casino-themed good times benefitting Chicago’s Social Circus: CircEsteem. CircEsteem Core Staff will be dealing your favorite casino games throughout the evening with Entertainment by DJ Jake Trussell.  There will be raffle prizes, a cash beer and wine bar, and light snacks provided by local restaurants. Tickets are $40, and include: two (2) drink tickets, one (1) raffle ticket, light snacks provided by local restaurants, and gaming chips to start the fun! All proceeds from the evening go towards creating the incredible programming that CircEsteem offers year round all over the city of Chicago.

Buttercup Park Advisory Council (BPAC) Quarterly Meeting
Saturday, March 14
10 am
3rd Space, 4956 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

BPAC Yoga classes
Starting March 11 – April 8
6:30 pm
The 3rd Space, 4956 N Sheridan Road
Click here for more information

What’s Happening at the Libraries

Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Columbian Exposition
Saturday, April 11
10 am
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library Betty A. Barclay Community Room, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., 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

Census Workers Needed
There are plenty of employment opportunities available with the US Census Bureau. Click here for more information.

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center – Part-time Position
The Edgewater Senior Satellite Center in the Broadway Armory at 5917 N. Broadway is seeking a part-time assistant.   See
www.catholiccharities.net, Get Involved/Become an Employee/Employment Opportunities.  Go to Chicago/Part-time and see Listing #620 “Senior Center Assistant”.

Volunteers Needed for Youth Employment Training
Do you want to help future leaders find their first job? Volunteer to lead resume reviews and mock interviews at the 48th Ward Youth Job & Resource Fair on Saturday, March 21. Volunteers must attend a Volunteer Training on March 19 from 6:30pm- 8pm at Helix Cafe, 6237 N. Clark. RSVP by emailing caitlin@helixchicago.com.

Give us a hand! Help us learn English! Volunteers, we need you to help teach English to immigrants at South-East Asia Center.
Training provided. Tutors needed weekdays and Saturdays.
Please contact the ESL Program Coordinator, Jeanine Caughlin at South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway via phone at 773-932-1141 or email seacesl@yahoo.com.

Care for Real Seeks Volunteers
Care for Real is able to provide services to the community with the help of many caring volunteers.  We are seeking volunteers to assist us with fundraising, development and special events. If you would like to use your skills and talents to help Care for Real as a Project Manager, or perhaps a committee volunteer, we would like to hear from you! Please contact Kate, our Development Assistant at kate@careforreal.org.

Census Canvassing Week
March 16-22
Click here for more information

From March 16th-22nd the Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Office along with Chicago Cares and its volunteers will canvass the city to inform residents about the upcoming Census. Volunteers will hand out census promotional items and will be trained to answer frequently answered questions. The goal is to canvass as many hard to count neighborhoods as possible, especially those with low response rates. Weekday shifts will take place from 7am-10am, and weekend shifts will take place from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.Spring Poetry: Session #1
Tuesday, March 10, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Edgewater Senior Satellite Center, 5917 N. BroadwayThis is the first in a series of four sessions devoted to poetry with Forrest Ingram, Ph.D.,  retired Chair of the Department of English and Communicative Arts at Roosevelt University.  Must register by March 6. Coffee and Conversation – “Was the Nuclear Family a Mistake?”
Tuesday, March 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Edge of Sweetness, 6034 N. BroadwayJoin Edgewater Village for lively conversations with your neighbors at this friendly neighborhood spot. Delicious baked goods, soup and sandwiches available; mention the senior discount. The discussion is based on The Atlantic article: Nuclear Family.

Greek Folk Dance Lesson

Thursday, March 19 & March 26
1-2 pm
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Have fun while you learn Greek dances in a group. Free; no registration needed. In partnership with Edgewater Village Chicago, Friends of the Edgewater Library and the Edgewater Branch Library. Other sessions will be held in April and May.

Joining Voices with Older LGBT Adults to Achieve Healthy Aging
2-4 pm
Thursday, March 19
Loyola University Information Commons, 1031 W. Sheridan Rd.
Click here for more information

Employment Services for Seniors
Northside American Job Center at Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave
(773) 334-4747
Click here for more information

AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ program helps older workers find better jobs by assisting with job training, career counseling and networking. You can learn more about smart job-seeking strategies as well as gain the support of national and local job-assistance partners. Click on this for job listings

Visit the Northside American Job Center to access employment resources, information about job training and more.  Each center has knowledgeable staff that provides assistance to people who need career assistance. All services are free. Please call in advance to get information about hours, orientation, and workshop details.

Cook County Elder Justice Center Senior Enrichment Seminars

Please mark your calendar and be sure to register for the next two March 2020 seminars. The seminar discussions will include: What is Medicare fraud and how to fight it (or report it) and also helpful information for Veterans, their family members and friends to get the help and support they need to identify benefits and services. Both seminars will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. on the dates and at the locations indicated below. Be sure to call the Elder Justice Center at (312) 603-9233 to reserve your seat for both seminars
March 12 / Concourse Level Room CL-115
“Medicare Fraud and Genetic Testing /
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)”
March 26 / Courtroom 2005
“Veterans’ Benefits:  What Am I Entitled Too?”Teen Takeover POSTPONED

Our previously scheduled Teen Takeover (which had been scheduled for March 13) is postponed. Please stay tuned for an update on the new date and time!

Helix Cafe Youth Employment Workshops
Click here for more information

Join Helix Cafe on March 4, for a Cover Letter Writing 101 Workshop and March 19, to learn more about how to perform in an interview which will factor into how to answer questions and more. These workshops is are part of series to prepare youth for the 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair on March 21st.

48th Ward Youth Job & Resource Fair
Saturday, March 21
Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
Click here for more information
Join Alderman Osterman and our fantastic community partners for a Youth Job and Resource Fair! This event is for youth aged 14-24 who are looking for employment, internship, and other summer opportunities in Chicago. This year’s fair will feature career readiness workshops, an exciting keynote speaker, and a Professional Clothing Closet!Meet employers looking for summer helpFind out about internship and apprenticeship opportunitiesGet feedback on your resumeWork on your job interview skills  Shop from the free Professional Clothing ClosetNeighbors aged 14-24 are encouraged to attend this FREE job and resource fair. Click here to register.Interested in having a FREE table for your company or organization? Click here to register.

Early Bird Registration for CircEsteem Summer Camp
Ends March 20th 2020
Click here for more information

Run away to join the Circus this summer with CircEsteem! CircEsteem’s summer camp is a fun and engaging day camp for ages 6-16. Kids are given opportunities to try varying circus apparatus including trapeze, silks, juggling, German wheel, tumbling and trampoline. Camp activities are led by our skilled circus staff and supported by our teens and alumni support staff. Campers are divided by age group and taken through five skill stations per day. Campers are given time to eat a snack in the late morning and a lunch in the afternoon. Each week culminates in a circus show open to all friends and family free of charge.

Spring Break Camp at CircEsteem
April 6th – April 10th
9am-3pm (Before and After care are available at an extra fee)
Click here for more information

This Spring Break, CircEsteem will be opening its doors for a whole week long camp replicating our popular week-long Summer Camp program! This fun and engaging day camp is for ages 6-16. Kids are given opportunities to try varying circus apparatus including trapeze, silks, juggling, German wheel, tumbling and trampoline. Camp activities are led by our skilled circus staff and supported by our teens and alumni support staff. Campers are divided by age group and taken through five skill stations per day. Campers are given time to eat a snack in the late morning and a lunch in the afternoon. This week will culminate in a circus show open to all friends and family free of charge.

After School Matters: ASMU and ASMU2 Applications are open!Click here to learn more about the program and the application 

ASMU is a 4 day program for 9th and 10th graders to enjoy college visits, take time to explore their interests, majors, and career options, and participate in workshop on how to apply for college and pay for it. ASMU2 also is set for a 4 day program for 11th and 12th graders to enjoy college visits, participate in workshops designed to prepare them for college- including college interviews, paying for college, and what to expect of college level class work. Both are scheduled for Monday April 6th to Thursday, April 9th at different locations. 

Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards (GBYPA)
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Winners notified: July 1, 2020
Awards ceremony: Aug. 1st, 2020 
Click here for more information

This poetry contest, open to all Illinois youth grades K-12, is a celebration of youth poetry and voice, the educators who help nurture creative writing, and the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks herself.

Senn Park Spring Programs
5887 N Ridge Ave
Click here to learn more about their upcoming programs

Chicago Park District online registration starts on February 25th and in person registration starts on February 29th. If you have any questions about Senn programming contact 312 995 3858.

48th Ward Youth Advisory CouncilThe purpose of this council began with our desire to make a difference in the way youth engage, learn, and participate in the community they call home. The council plans community events that others in the community will enjoy. They get the opportunity to meet with other leaders in our community. Our next Youth Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at 5 pm. This will provide youth ages 13 to 17 to participate in community projects and event planning. If you want to learn more or have any questions contact Alan Oviedo at alan@48thward.org.

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap
Saturday, March 14th
9 am – 12 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale Ave
Click here for more information

This is a chance to pass on gently used children’s clothing to other families and get some “new to you” clothing. The swap is open to the entire community. If you want to donate children’s clothes but can’t attend the swap, feel free to drop them off between March 2-13 in the labeled box in the church lobby during regular business hours. Clean clothes in good condition (no rips, tears, or stains) in children’s sizes newborn-16 are welcome.

Friends of Peirce Mom’s Night Out
Monday, March 16
6 pm – 8 pm
Click here for more information

Join the fellow Peirce moms for a night of fun and socializing to support Friends of Peirce! Your $45 ticket includes unlimited wine and appetizers. All proceeds benefit Friends of Peirce. Tickets go on sale March 2nd at 9 a.m. at friendsofpeirce.orgConstruction Activity Notices – CTA RPM Utility Relocation WorkOverhead and Underground utility work – Alley west of 4700 – 4900 N. Winthrop – 2/3-4/3 — Click here for detailsOverhead and Underground utility work – Alley west of 4900 – 5200 N. Winthrop – 2/3-4/3 — Click here for detailsOverhead and Underground utility work – Alley west of 5200 – 5400 N. Winthrop – 2/3-4/3 — Click here for detailsOverhead and Underground utility work – Alley west of 5400 – 5600 N. Winthrop – 2/3-4/3 — Click here for detailsOverhead and Underground utility work – Alley west of 5600 – 5812 N. Winthrop – 2/3-4/3 — Click here for detailsRail and Ductbank Work – Alley east of 5817-5853 N. Broadway – Weekends, 2/7-3/30 — Click here for details

SMC, Shakespeare’s Motley Crew, Fundraiser
Sunday, March 15
1-5 pm
Marty’s Martinin Bar, 1511 W Balmoral
Click here for more information

Long Exposure Photography
Presented by Michael Kirkland
Wednesday, March 18
7:30-9 pm
Green Briar Park, 2500 W Peterson Ave
Click here for more informationSee the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Love, Pain and Lemonade
Presented by the Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, March 7
7 pm
5720 N Ridge Ave
Click here for more information

Sweet Tap Chicago
Presented by Chicago Tap Theatre
Sunday, March 8
Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave
Click here for more information

One Earth Film Fest
March 6-15 
Click here for more information

Presented by Otherworld Theatre
March 6 – March 22
Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Free Concert Addison Ensemble
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 pm
Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood
Click here for more information

In the Next Room
Presented by Idle Muse Theatre
March 9 – April 5
The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa
Click here more information

The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys
Produced by Steep Theatre
January 24 – March 14
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information

A Doll’s House
Produced by Raven Theatre
February 6 – March 22
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information

Mlima’s Tale
Produced by Griffin Theatre
February 15-March 21
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark 
Click here for more information

Produced by The Plagairists
February 19-March 14
Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Rabbit Summer
Presented by Redtwist Theatre
February 23 – March 22
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr
Click here for more information

Here Lies Henry
Produced by Interrobang Theare
February 28 – March 28
Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N Ridge
Click here for more information

Theatre Uncut
Presented by Steep Theatre
March 26 – 28
8 pm
1115 W Berwyn
Click here for more information
 The Greatest Theatrical Event…EVER!
Presented by John Hancock Productions
March 27 – April 25
Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark St
Click here for more information48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman
Ward Office                                                           City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment