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Best Place to Learn Dancing as a Second Language

Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

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Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston; last Friday of the month at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 W. Peterson; 847-846-8139, ethnicdance.net; $6 suggested donation

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Apr 13

Biomes of the World: Rainforests at NPV

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rain, rain, go away?  Absolutely not!  Rainwater is vital to every living thing and place on the planet.  Professional photographer and naturalist Jim Rowan will do a slide show and lecture on the tropical rainforests of the world that he's visited and studied.  The whole family will enjoy Jim's insights and informative presentation.  Appropriate for children ages 8 and up.  Registration required at 312-744-5472.

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Apr 12

Neighborhood Connection Project to Hire 30 Neighborhood Teens for Paid Summer Apprenticeship

The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is in the middle of a $10,000 fundraising campaign to finish the bricolage mural for our underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We ask you today to financially support what will be the largest public outdoor art project on the Northwest side when completed. This summer we will begin the work on the West side so the neighbors in Wildwood and North Edgbebrook see their part of the underpass beautified next. In Summer 2015...

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The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is in the middle of a $10,000 fundraising campaign to finish the bricolage mural for our underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We ask you today to financially support what will be the largest public outdoor art project on the Northwest side when completed. This summer we will begin the work on the West side so the neighbors in Wildwood and North Edgbebrook see their part of the underpass beautified next. In Summer 2015 we will connect the two parts of the mural together as one, the same way the railroad used to connect tracks being laid - East to West. Check out this cool video of the NCP Summer 2013 effort:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGbiX-PfK2c&feature=youtu.be

We will once again hire 30 teens for paid summer art internships and will invite the entire community to participate in bringing the remaining walls of the tile and painted mural to life. Applications for neighborhood teens to apply for the NCP paid summer internships will be announced soon.

To donate safely and easily online go to the Green Star Movement link: http://www.greenstarmovement.org/portfolio/the-neighborhood-connection-project/.

If you prefer regular mail and a check, please send your generous donation to: Green Star Movement, 2150 S. Canalport, Suite 3C-19, Chicago,IL, 60608. Put "NCP" on the check.

Donations to NCP of $100 or more will be entered into a raffle for gift baskets that include gift certificates from our very own Edgebrook merchants. All donations are 100% tax deductible. NCP is almost entirely funded by your private donations.

NCP is a citizen-led initiative to build community. NCP partners with After School Matters and Green Star Movement. Like us on Facebook. For further information contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com.

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Parent & Child Together in the Wild- Onions at NPV

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us in the land of the stinking onion, also known as Chicago! The onion is one of the first plants to creep up through the snow in the early spring. We?ll use our senses to meet and greet this early riser. Registration required at 312-744-5472. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children throughout the session. Pre-school classes are recommended for children ages 3-6. This preschool topic is repeated four times; please choose just one session to attend.

Apr 12

Spring Migratory Bird Walks at NPV

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Chicago Audubon and enjoy spring bird migration with an expert leader; all levels of birders welcome. Questions, call Chicago Audubon at 773.539.6793. No registration required.

Apr 11

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Apr 11

Airplane Noise in Our Neighborhood Now - More Often, Louder

I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose the increased air traffic, noise and pollution over our homes, schools, yards and playgrounds that resulted from no real community input in deciding the new O'Hare flight patterns. FAiR supports O'Hare. O'Hare - Yes! Plans and planes without your voice being heard...

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I invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs. We oppose the increased air traffic, noise and pollution over our homes, schools, yards and playgrounds that resulted from no real community input in deciding the new O'Hare flight patterns. FAiR supports O'Hare. O'Hare - Yes! Plans and planes without your voice being heard - NO,

FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west. Find out more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. You can also sign our online petition and register your airplane noise complaints directly through our site. Join with your neighbors so your voice can be heard over the planes! FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

Questions? Please ask me, Jac Charlier.

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Updated Apr 06

Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2013 on YouTube! We Will Be Restarting for Summer 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is restarting again for Summer 2014. NCP is a citizen-led initiative to build community by beautifying the underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. Watch this short video about Phase I work done in 2013. It's very cool time lapse photography of the work, artists, volunteers and more!

http://youtu.be/uGbiX-PfK2c

For 2014, we will once again hire 30 teens for paid summer apprenticeships. More on that to come. Stay tuned!...

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We are pleased to announce that the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is restarting again for Summer 2014. NCP is a citizen-led initiative to build community by beautifying the underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. Watch this short video about Phase I work done in 2013. It's very cool time lapse photography of the work, artists, volunteers and more!

http://youtu.be/uGbiX-PfK2c

For 2014, we will once again hire 30 teens for paid summer apprenticeships. More on that to come. Stay tuned!

NCP still needs to finish our fundraising so we can complete the art work and provide needed summer jobs to youth. You can make a financial donation online securely and safely here:

http://www.greenstarmovement.org/portfolio/the-neighborhood-connection-project/

Finally, all community members will be invited to be part of the actual art work on NCP Community Days to be held on Saturdays. More to come on this as we get closer to starting again.

Questions? Please ask. See you at our soon to be even better looking underpass!

Jac Charlier

  • Nice Jac!

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Working to build community

    Bob - Yes on the West side of the underpass. The East side is the other side of the tracks. Google Maps shows an outline of the tunnel. Please stop by and take a look.

    How's life in Hollywood-North Park? I've done a bit of community work there over the years too...

Apr 06

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Apr 05

Orienteering for Beginners at NPV

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Master outdoors man will teach basic orienteering skills using a compass. No experience necessary; for adults, youth and families with children age 8 & up; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Apr 05

Spring Migratory Bird Walks at NPV

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Chicago Audubon and enjoy spring bird migration with an expert leader; all levels of birders welcome. Questions, call Chicago Audubon at 773.539.6793. No registration required.

Apr 04

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Apr 03

Stinky Onions at NPV

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the land of the stinking onion, also known as Chicago! The onion is one of the first plants to creep up through the snow in the early spring. We?ll use our senses to meet and greet this early riser. Registration required at 312-744-5472. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children throughout the session. Pre-school classes are recommended for children ages 3-6. This preschool topic is repeated four times; please choose just one session to attend.

Apr 02

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Storytelling Guild Meeting at NPV

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Nature Center/North Shore Storytelling Guild meetings are open to all interested in the art of storytelling. No Experience necessary. Come to tell or just listen. Registration required. For more information call 312-744-5472.

Apr 02

Armchair Expeditions at NPV

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a presentation and lively conversation about the wonder and beauty of nature around the world. No registration required. 312-744-5472.

Apr 01

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Apr 01

Stinky Onions at NPV

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us in the land of the stinking onion, also known as Chicago! The onion is one of the first plants to creep up through the snow in the early spring. We?ll use our senses to meet and greet this early riser. Registration required at 312-744-5472. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children throughout the session. Pre-school classes are recommended for children ages 3-6. This preschool topic is repeated four times; please choose just one session to attend.

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