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    I need help covering the cost of registration, lodging, transportation, and food for a 2-day training at the Ron Clark Academy so I can learn innovative and out-of-the-box ideas around student engagement, rigor, classroom culture, and environment.
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April 28, 2017 Update

Sat., Apr 29, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Guest speaker Emily Pastor will be at this month’s Portage Park Garden...

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am,Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annualSpring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774. $40.

Tues., May 9, 10-11 am, Pope Francis Global Academy, South Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Learn how Pope Francis Global Academy will prepare your child for success in high school...

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Their second show will be this Saturday, April 29, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Jefferson Park Library, 5363 W. Lawrence, featuring the free jazz ensemble Volcano Radar and the free improv trio Sleight of Hand.

Thursday, May 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner;

Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker;

Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison; and

Thursday, May 11. from 6:000-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee

Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting a celebration of their new playground on Saturday, May 6, from noon to 3 PM, at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.

...as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Branch Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part...

A public meeting to gather community input on the final design will be on Monday, May 15, at 6 PM at Murphy Elementary, 3539 W. Grace. Construction on the new library is slated to begin later this year, with completion anticipated by winter of 2018.

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Jefferson Park CTA station on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Avenue.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Glimpse into the future and get inspired!

Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.

Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.

The Mattress Firm at Six Corners, located at 4805 W. Irving Park, is hosting a clothing drive for foster kids May 5 through May 7.

Join the SRB Community Spirit Garden (on the northeast corner of Higgins and Central) any or every Saturday during the growing season. You can swing by any time between 9 AM and 1 PM to practice your green thumb.

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Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale,  Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during theAnnual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am-2 pm, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. The 16th and 17th Districts host a Free Microchip Clinic for Dogs and Cats. Swing by with your furry friend and have them microchipped! Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 3-4 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Local and international poets Snezana Zabic and Larry O. Dean will join City News Cafe for aPoetry Reading and Book Signing. Tasha Fouts will also read and bring her own poems to share. More info: online. Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Apr 29, 7:30 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. The Trinity Irish Dance Company teams up with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project for the third annualStomping Grounds, a dance concert highlighting different communities and rhythmic traditions. More info: online.Free.

Tue., May 2, 11 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Speak with officers and receive helpful resources during aDomestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., May 2, 4-7 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 4185 W. Irving Park. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a local school during St. Edward School’s Fundraiser. 25% of all sales go directly to the school. No flyer needed. Cost of purchases. 

Fri., May 5, 12-2 pm, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The 17th, 19th, 20th, and 24th police districts co-host a Seniors Cinco de Mayo party. All seniors invited. $2/person. 

Sun., May 7, 8 am-12 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding.Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake extravaganza to support Boy Scout troop 863. Swedish pancakes, regular pancakes, lingonberries, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. $10/adults; $6/children and seniors.

Sun., May 7, 10 am-3 pm, Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr.Join neighbors, friends, and family for a whole day of LDS Awareness and fun. Live music, face painting, food trucks, split the pot, balloon release, and more.Donations accepted.

Mon., May 8, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn about how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthlyOld Irving Park Association meeting.Free.  

Tue., May 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Tue., May 9, 7 pm, Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler.French organist Jean-Luc Guiionnet, who is part of a French jazz ensemble, will be performing in a series of Chicago events May 5-10. Everyone is welcome! Donations welcomed. 

Wed., May 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.

Thur., May 11, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Andrew Salata hosts a Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities, and Deadlines seminar.RSVP: call 312-603-9233. Free.

Sun., May 14, 4-7 pm, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee. Six Corners Association partners with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for the 2nd annual Yesterday and Today Walking Tour. More info: online. $30.

Tue., May 16, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the West Walker Civic Association general meeting. Free.

Wed., May 17, 7:30 pm, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Fri., May 19, 3-7 pm,Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding Elementary hosts their annual International Festival to celebrate the diversity in their school and in our community. Special performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Cambodian Roneat music, and more. More info:online. $10.

Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and te Illinois Department of Emplyment Security- Pilsen Workforce Center host ther 7th Annual Memorial Day Veterans Hiring & Resource Fair. Free.

Tue., May 30, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

Wed., May 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.

    April 28, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, The Jefferson Park Branch Library in collaboration with Pan Y Rosas Disco hosts a new series that focuses on Chicago experimental musicians. Their second show will be this Saturday, April 29, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Jefferson Park Library, 5363 W.
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Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017

Eli's Cheesecake Farm Stand and Fresh Market, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., June 15–August 24, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Portage Park Farmers Market, 5400 W. Irving Park Rd., June 4–October 1 (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays), 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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The Daley Plaza Farmers Market at 50 W. Washington St. opens on Thursday, May 11 with a series of opening day activities starting at 11:30 a.m. The market will continue on the plaza from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through the last Thursday in October.

...Market – Mercado de Maxwell – summer season kicks off Sunday, May 14  The Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.), which runs year round, rain, ice or snow will kick off its summer season on...

Loyola Farmers Market (Link), 6550 N. Sheridan Rd., June 5–October 16, 3–7 p.m. (2:30–6:30 p.m. October dates)

Columbus Park Market (City Market) (Link), 500 S. Central Ave., July 11–September 12; 2–7 p.m.

Federal Plaza Market (City Market) (Link), 50 W. Adams St., May 16–October 31; 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Gary Comer Youth Center Farm Stand (Link), 7256 S. Chicago Ave., June 6–August 29, 3–6 p.m.

Lincoln Square Market (City Market) (Link), 2301 W. Leland Ave., June 6–October 31; 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

North Lawndale Market (City Market) (Link), 1420 S. Albany Ave., September 5–October 31; 3–6 p.m.

PCC Farmers Market (Link), 330 N. Lotus Ave.,June 6–October 31, 12–5 p.m.

Andersonville Farmers Market (Link), 1500 W. Berwyn Ave., May 10–October 18, 3–8 p.m. (3–7 p.m. September & October dates)

Green City Market–Lincoln Park (Link), 1817 N. Clark St., May 10–October 25, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

La Follette Park Market (City Market) (Link), 1333 N. Laramie Ave., July 12–September 13; 2–7 p.m.

Lawndale Market (Link), 3750 W. Ogden Ave., June 14–October 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Pullman Market (City Market) (Link), 11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave., July 5–October 25; 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Ravenswood Farmers Market (Link), 4900 N. Damen Ave., June 7–October 18, 4–8 p.m.

Roseland Market (City Market) (Link), 200 W. 109th St., August 30–October 25; 2:30–5:30 p.m.

Washington Park Market (Link), 555 E. 51st St., June 14–October 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Argyle Night Market, 1000 W. Argyle St. (at Sheridan Rd.), July 6–August 31, 5–9 p.m.

NEW Austin Market (City Market) (Link), 5900 W. Chicago Ave., July 13–September 14; 2–7 p.m.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Market (Link), 200 N. Kedzie Ave., June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14 & October 19, 3–6 p.m.

Green City Market at the Park (Link), 3637 N. Clark St., June 15–October 26, 4–8 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market (Link), 1520 E. 53rd St., June 1–October 26, 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Lincoln Square Thursday Night Farmers Market, 2301 W. Leland Ave., June 8–October 26 (No market September 7), 4–8 p.m.

Low-Line Farmers Market, 3410 N. Southport Ave.,June 1–October 26, 3–7:30 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., June 15–September 28, 4–8 p.m.

Wood Street Farm Stand (Link), 5814 S. Wood St., April 20–October 25, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (1st & 3rdThursday from June to October, market ends at 6 p.m.)

Fresh Beats and Eats Market (Link), 2744 W. 63rd St., May 19–October 20, 2–6 p.m.

Division Street Market (City Market) (Link), 30 W. Division St., May 13–October 28; 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Eden's Place Farmers Market (Link), 4911 S. Shields Ave., June 3–October 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Edgebrook Neighborhood Farmers Market, 6525 N. Hiawatha Ave., June 17–September 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Edgewater Farmers Market, 5917 N. Broadway St., June 3–October 14, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Englewood/Anchor House Market (City Market) (Link), 76th St. & Racine Ave., July 8–September 16; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

51st Street Community Market (Link), 5100 S. Wood St., June 17–October 14, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Green City Market - West Loop (Link), 115 S. Sangamon St., June 3–October 28, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Healthy Food Hub at The Quarry Center (Link), 2423 E. 75th St., Year-round, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Horner Park Farmers Market, 2741 W. Montrose Ave., June 3–October 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lincoln Park Market (City Market), 700 W. Armitage Ave.,June 3–October 28; 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Northcenter Farmers Market, 4100 N. Damen Ave., June 3–October 28 (No market June 10), 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market (Link), 1400 W 46th St., June 3–September 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

61st Street Farmers Market (Link), 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., May 13–December 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

West Humboldt Park Farmers Market (Link), 3601 W. Chicago Ave., June 24–October 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

NEW Bronzeville Market (City Market) (Link), 4700 S. King Dr., July 9–September 17; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Glenwood Sunday Market (Link), 1400 W. Morse Ave.. June 4–October 29, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Independence Park Farmers Market (Link), 3945 N. Springfield Ave., June 11–October 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Jefferson Park Sunday Market (Link), 4820 N. Long Ave., June 11–October 22 (2nd & 4th sundays), 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Logan Square Farmers Market (Link), 3107 W. Logan Blvd., May 14–October 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market (Link), 3700 S. Archer Ave., June 4–September 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Pilsen Community Market (Link), 1800 S. Halsted St., May 28–October 29, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

South Shore Farmers Market (Link), 79th & South Shore Drive, June 11–October 8, 12–5 p.m.

Sunday City Market, 1000 W. 35th St., July 9–September 10, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Wicker Park Farmers Market (Link), 1425 N. Damen Ave., June 4–October 29, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017
    Chicago Farmer's Market Season officially opens May 11 on Daley Plaza Although there have been some indoor markets and French markets throughout Chicago's winter, the official outdoor summer market season kicks off Thursday, May 11, at the Daley Plaza Market. In addition to the fresh produce, plants, unique Chicago-made products and eclectic street food offered...
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Cutting down trees in forest preserve

Does anyone know why they are cutting down trees on the Cumberland side between Irving and Addison?

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The ultimate guide to vintage and thrift shopping in Chicago

6025 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-1653

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These vintage goods are on-the-go and can be found around the city—sometimes, the country—in their ’76 Dodge RV. Follow these fashionable ladies on Instagram to find out where they’ll be next or hit up their shop on Etsy.

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6130 N. Broadway 773-743-5444

1151 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-907-2225

6124 N. Broadway 773-313-3614

1500 E. 53rd St. 872-244-7477

5305 S. Hyde Park Blvd. 773-675-6114

2600 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-904-7634

1770 W. Berteau Ave. 773-447-8527

1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126

1425 W. 18th St. 312-850-2510

1147 W. 18th St. 773-930-6977

1430 W. 18th St. 312-243-5915

629 W. Cermak Road 773-492-1315

1346 W. 18th St. 312-929-2441

4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. 773-348-0622

4222 N. Ravenswood Ave. 847-475-5025

330 N. Clark St. 312-755-1266

917 N. Ashland Ave. 773-698-6118

1452 W. Chicago Ave. 312-508-3398

1840 W. Hubbard St. 312-733-0098

432 W. Chicago Ave. 312-526-3164

1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9558

1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-6996

2545 W. North Ave. 773-943-0710

1721 W. North Ave. 773-235-5797

1472 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4296

1528 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-7002

1507 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-384-7880

2501 W. Chicago Ave. 872-817-7116

    The ultimate guide to vintage and thrift shopping in Chicago
    One man's trash is another man's treasure. Or, in the case of these Chicago thrift and vintage shops, everything is a treasure just waiting to be dusted off and given some love. If you're looking for that one-of-a-kind statement piece to give your wardrobe a chance to stand out, these shops are the spots to hit first.
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Ax throwing comes to Portage Park

5500-5599 W. Irving Park Rd.

    Ax throwing comes to Portage Park
    If you're sick of golf or bowling, there's a new game Axe throwing has come to Chicago's North Side at Thunderbolt. Owner Scott Hollander got the idea after a trip to Canada. Thunderbolt just opened in Portage Park this week and if throwing axes seems like a potentially dangerous idea, you can be assured they take safety very seriously.
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  • Waveland_5400 Retired and loving it!

    EBKitty, noted. And then there's the Patio theater :-)
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  • Craig E. Friend of Chicago

    You and me both Superman. Chicago needs gun ranges and gun shops. It would generate a lot of revenue.

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