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Maifest Fundraiser

Thu, May 29, 2014 Varies

Say auf wiedersehen to winter und hallo to spring at Maifest Chicago, while supporting the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center!

Fest visitors will enjoy a lively weekend full of German bands, dancers, and authentic German cuisine. Over four days, six bands will play traditional polkas, crowd-pleasing sing-a-longs, and classic hits. Sunday enjoy a full ethnic program of German dance groups, choirs, brass bands, and the Jesse White Tumblers. Entrance to Maifest is free and the street is full of...

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Say auf wiedersehen to winter und hallo to spring at Maifest Chicago, while supporting the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center!

Fest visitors will enjoy a lively weekend full of German bands, dancers, and authentic German cuisine. Over four days, six bands will play traditional polkas, crowd-pleasing sing-a-longs, and classic hits. Sunday enjoy a full ethnic program of German dance groups, choirs, brass bands, and the Jesse White Tumblers. Entrance to Maifest is free and the street is full of neighbors and new friends enjoying the start of Chicago’s summer festival season.

DANK Haus is excited to be a vendor at Maifest, sharing our love of German culture, food, and fun with the public. Every sausage and stein you purchase from the DANK Haus booth supports arts and language programming at the Center. The menu may be the same at all the booths, but only your purchases on Western Avenue stay in Lincoln Square, Chicago’s German home, and helps the organization preserve German heritage for the entire Chicagoland community.

FUNDRAISER DETAILS
Location: 2361 N. Leland Ave. (intersection of Western and Leland Ave.)
Public Transit: CTA Western Brown Line stop, #81 Lawrence, and #49 Western Ave buses

Thursday May 29, 2014 5pm to 9:30pm - Live bands, snacks, and beverages
Friday May 30, 2014 5pm to 11pm - Live bands, full kitchen, and beverages
8pm - Official Keg Tapping
Saturday May 31, 2014 Noon to 11pm - Live bands, full kitchen, and beverages
Sunday June 1, 2014 Noon to 10pm - Ethnic program, live bands, full kitchen, and beverages

6 days ago

German Sommercamp

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 9 am - 2 pm

Enroll your children in a 2 week Summer camp designed to provide an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun!
Program is for children between 4-10 years old.
Previous German experience is not required and program is fully bilingual.

Deutschlandreise – Traveling through the 16 states of Germany in 2 weeks is the theme of this year’s Sommer Camp at the Dank Haus. Making our own Bretzeln on Bavaria Day, enjoying water fun and games on...

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Enroll your children in a 2 week Summer camp designed to provide an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun!
Program is for children between 4-10 years old.
Previous German experience is not required and program is fully bilingual.

Deutschlandreise – Traveling through the 16 states of Germany in 2 weeks is the theme of this year’s Sommer Camp at the Dank Haus. Making our own Bretzeln on Bavaria Day, enjoying water fun and games on Hamburg Day or a field trip to the Berlin Wall on Berlin Day are just a few of the activities that we have planned for August.

A typical day looks like this:
9am: fun morning routine reading books, singing songs, playing games and introducing the topics of the day.
10 am: the children will split up in two groups of children age 4 to 6 and age 7 to 10. During this segment the young travelers will learn about the states of the day and work on age appropriate activities and projects.
11:30: lunch time.
12pm: returning to groups, finishing up morning projects
1pm: Passport time: Children reflect on the information they have received during the day
1:30: free play
Instructors are recent, native transplants, child to instructor ratio held 1:12.
The Sommercamp is held Aug 11 through 22, 2014. Daily 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Convenient drop off and pick up zone in front of Center. The Office and Classrooms are on the 3rd floor of the German American Cultural Center. Lunch is not provided by Center.

Our committed faculty members are diverse in their educational background and life experiences, well qualified and highly motivated. Many hold Masters in German and all receive continuing education through the American Association of Teachers of German and ZfA Schulmanagement weltweit. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

6 days ago

Freedom Forward Opening Reception

Thu, May 15, 2014 6 pm - 9 pm

ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER KAI WIEDENHÖFER ILLUMINATES THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BORDERS AND RAISES PROBING ETHICAL QUESTIONS.

Opening Reception Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday 11 am to 3pm and by appointment

Chicago, IL — April 7, 2014 - DANK Haus German American Cultural Center presents “Freedom Forward: 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall,” an exhibition of artist Kai Wiedenhöfer’s panoramic photographs....

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ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER KAI WIEDENHÖFER ILLUMINATES THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BORDERS AND RAISES PROBING ETHICAL QUESTIONS.

Opening Reception Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday 11 am to 3pm and by appointment

Chicago, IL — April 7, 2014 - DANK Haus German American Cultural Center presents “Freedom Forward: 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall,” an exhibition of artist Kai Wiedenhöfer’s panoramic photographs.

Kai Wiedenhöfer photographed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He was deeply moved by the historic event, calling it the most positive political experience of his life. It left him optimistic about the future. He thought he had seen the end of walls like the one that divided his city for 28 years. This idea proved to be wrong, walls have made a big comeback.

From 2006 to 2012, Wiedenhöfer documented the construction of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank with large format panoramic cameras. The work was published in the book CONFRONTIER by Steidl in 2013. When he visited Northern Ireland in 2008, he thought the so-called “peace lines” dividing Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods might start to come down. Instead new walls were constructed and old ones were reinforced. Over the last seven years, Wiedenhöfer has also been to the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, and a wall in Baghdad built by the U.S. Army. In all, he made 21 trips to eight different walls.

The Art and Heritage Initiative aims to keep significant historic events alive through the arts. Recently, when we asked a group of inner city youth in Chicago how many had heard about the Berlin Wall none raised a hand. This year the world celebrates the demolition of that prison wall erected by a totalitarian state to keep its people inside, the event that marked the end of the Cold War.

6 days ago

Eurovision Pop Song Contest Party

Sat, May 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Every year more than 125 million people tune in from around the globe to watch the longest-running television show in the world.
Since 1956, member countries of the European Broadcasting Union have sent their candidates to compete for the best performance. The best known winner of this competition is ABBA’s Waterloo and it launched not only their career, but also the careers of other artists like Celine Dion, France Gall, Olivia Newton-John and Germany’s own Nicole ("Ein bißchen Frieden").
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Every year more than 125 million people tune in from around the globe to watch the longest-running television show in the world.
Since 1956, member countries of the European Broadcasting Union have sent their candidates to compete for the best performance. The best known winner of this competition is ABBA’s Waterloo and it launched not only their career, but also the careers of other artists like Celine Dion, France Gall, Olivia Newton-John and Germany’s own Nicole ("Ein bißchen Frieden").
DANK Haus is opening its doors for a viewing party and we will stream the contest live from Copenhagen. Come and cheer for Germany, who won the contest in 1982 and 2010 (Lena with "Satellite"). We are hoping that Elaiza will bring the title back with "Is It Right".
It might be kitschy, it might be wacky, it might be tragic, but it is always a lot of fun!
EVENT DETAILS
Saturday May 10 2014 @ 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
DANK Haus, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60625.

Thie event is Free and Open to the Public
MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison is generously donating parking for this event.
DANK Haus is located ½ block from the Western Brown Line stop.

Apr 10

Updated 6 days ago

Free Easter Egg Hunt in Winnemac Park

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10am to 12:30pm

I made this poster for my church. They are sponsoring a free Easter egg hunt for all kids 0 to 12 years of age.

*sigh...* I remember when *I* was zero... Ah, the good ol' days...

Anyway, wanted to spread the news in case people were looking for a fun spring event for the kids next Saturday. Enjoy!

  • Hi,Is there two Easter hunts the weekend of Easter? I see there is one for Sunday the 20th at 9am

  • David Paskey Life-long Chicagoan, creative guy, pretty tall

    Thanks! I haven't heard of that one, so I can't say.

  • David Paskey Life-long Chicagoan, creative guy, pretty tall

    The forecast for Saturday looks to be low of 57, high of 66 and partly sunny. Nice day for an Easter egg hunt! :)

Apr 15

Spring Clean-ups!

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 9am and 1pm

Join your neighbors for clean-ups at Jacob Park (9am) or Rockwell Crossing (1pm)...or both!

Apr 12

NEIU Stage Center Live Play

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:30 PM

Miss Julie
by August Strindberg
adapted in English by Kristin Hunt
Directed by Kristin Hunt

April 17--19 at 7:30 pm
April 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm; April 26 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

http://www.neiu.edu/~stagectr/MissJulie/MissJulie.html

Apr 12

NEIU Stage Center Live Play

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 2:00 PM

Miss Julie
by August Strindberg
adapted in English by Kristin Hunt
Directed by Kristin Hunt
MATINEE PERFORMANCE
April 17--19 at 7:30 pm
April 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm; April 26 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

http://www.neiu.edu/~stagectr/MissJulie/MissJulie.html

Apr 12

NEIU Stage Center Live Play

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 7:30 PM

Miss Julie
by August Strindberg
adapted in English by Kristin Hunt
Directed by Kristin Hunt

April 17--19 at 7:30 pm
April 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm; April 26 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

http://www.neiu.edu/~stagectr/MissJulie/MissJulie.html

Apr 10

4700 N Whipple Block Clean Up

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10am - 2 pm

Join the 4700 N block of Whipple on April 19th for a block clean up day. I'll have some supplies from the ward office, so come by 4728 at 10am to get started. Meet neighbors, clean up trash on the block and alleys, and even plan & plant corner gardens. Bring your own gloves.

Not a member of the 4700 N block of Whipple? No problem! Contact the 33rd Ward office to organize your own group or just come out and start cleaning. See the attached flyer for information in Spanish as well. Looking forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Easter Egg Hunt!

Sun, Apr 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Good morning Lincoln Square neighbors!

Come on out to Winnemac Park this Easter for our second annual Easter Egg Hunt! Kids of all ages are invited to search for candy‐filled treasures. Bring along a basket or a bag and meet at the Winnemac Park playground (corner of Argyle and Leavitt) on Easter morning at 9:00. We hope to see you there!

  • Holly Ostdick Full time worker; part time grad school; 2cats1dog

    Thanks, I'm having a hard time seeing the brochure, any chance you could post bigger, or provide a link to a web site with it?

  • Holly, Click on Amanda's brochure it should enlarge to read it.

  • Hi Holly! The image is just a copy of the flier with the same info that I wrote in the post and LS64 is right, it should enlarge when you click on it. But if that still isn't working for you, the information is also on our website: https://communitychristian.org/locations/lincolnsquare/learn-more/

Apr 03

Updated Apr 03

Hungry?? There's a fabulous Cake Walk tonight at Amundsen High School's Luau Carnival

Thu, Apr 3, 2014 6-8pm in the gyms (south side of the building)

Come check out YOUR neighborhood high school tonight. Tons of fun games and activities for the kids and for adults, a tasty CAKE WALK (with many special contributions from our wonderful and talented neighbors!) Free for kids, $5/adult

Mar 13

Updated Apr 03

Amundsen High School Hosts Luau-themed Carnival for Neighborhood Kids

Thu, Apr 3, 2014 tba

ALOHA! Mark your calendars for the Amundsen High School Carnival/Luau on Thursday, April 3rd! Shake off those winter blues and welcome the warmer weather with us! Meet your neighborhood high school and community! All sorts of fun, low cost fun for area children. 7TH & 8TH GRADE PARENTS -- what a wonderful way to look into a great local learning environment for your child. Stay tuned for more details!

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    Heard the new principal is amazing!!

  • AW Busy mom

    Wait until you see the cakes the neighbors donated for the Cake Walk! Even if you're too old for the games, you should come over and try to win one tonight!

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

GRO Meeting Tonight!

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 7:30 pm

Join us for the monthly GRO meeting at Luther Memorial Church to find out which local business has attracted the attention of the police. See other big news at http://greaterrockwell.org/IMAGES/gronews0414.pdf

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Love the April Fools newsletter! :) almost believed ya for a sec on the ikea article until I read about the drunken stupor...

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    I'm so down with the crazy slide at the Western stop. :)

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I think we all would!

Mar 31

Quiz Abend - German Trivia Night

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Join us for the first German Quiz Night on Friday, April 25 2014. Are you a Heidi aficionado? A Freudian master? We have questions, beer and pretzels. In teams, with a max of 6 people you will be challenged in classic and contemporary German trivia covering current & historic events, music, sports, and literature. Don't have a full team? No worries! Make new friends, have fun and test your knowledge!

Quiz starts at 8:30. Questions will be asked in both...

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Join us for the first German Quiz Night on Friday, April 25 2014. Are you a Heidi aficionado? A Freudian master? We have questions, beer and pretzels. In teams, with a max of 6 people you will be challenged in classic and contemporary German trivia covering current & historic events, music, sports, and literature. Don't have a full team? No worries! Make new friends, have fun and test your knowledge!

Quiz starts at 8:30. Questions will be asked in both German and English.

Special behind the scenes tours of the Center, chat with staff and board members, opportunities to get involved.

The event is Friday April 25 2014 at 7:30pm at the German American Cultural Center.
The event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available and generously donated by MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison.
DANK Haus is located ½ block north from the CTA Western Brown Line stop.

Mar 31

Let’s Talk About Germany: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thu, May 1, 2014 6:30 pm

Join German historian Anette Isaacs, as she presents a historical and political overview of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. It has been almost 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall – an insurmountable icon of the Cold War. With its rise on August 13th 1961, the course of German history, and especially Berlin history, took an inconceivable turn. It would take over 28 years later on November 9th, 1989 to tear down this cruel and...

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Join German historian Anette Isaacs, as she presents a historical and political overview of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. It has been almost 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall – an insurmountable icon of the Cold War. With its rise on August 13th 1961, the course of German history, and especially Berlin history, took an inconceivable turn. It would take over 28 years later on November 9th, 1989 to tear down this cruel and inhuman symbol of Germany’s division, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation’s evolution. Executive Director Nicholle Dombrowski says, “Ms. Isaacs’ brings a unique perspective and experience to the discussion of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. After you hear her speak of the historical people and places of Berlin, you will want to book a trip to see Berlin as it is today.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available and generously donated by MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison.

About Anette Isaacs
A true cosmopolitan, German born and raised Anette did her graduate work at Emory University, the University of Vienna, and at the Free University in Berlin. She holds master’s degrees in American Studies, Political Science, and History. Since 1998, she has been working as Director Germany for New York based Group IST, running, and organizing all German IST/Road Scholar programs (formerly Elderhostel). In her capacity as academic director, she created a number of successful seminars, programs, and lectures introducing her native country Germany to thousands of tourists. An avid opera lover, she conceived the Road Scholar seminar Opera and Classical Music in Berlin, Dresden, and Leipzig, which during the last ten years has ranked among the most popular programs in Road Scholar's offerings. Ms. Isaacs currently resides in Evanston, Illinois and is a faculty member of the College of Lake County, Harper College, Oakton College, and OASIS.

Mar 30

NRC Environmental Fair and Forum

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 6 PM - 9 PM

North River Commission hosts a comprehensive Environmental Fair, Presentation, and Panel Discussion about local flooding, sewer backups and other environmental issues affecting our community.

Tues. April 1, 2014

North Park University - Hamming Hall
3225 W. Foster Ave. ~ Chicago, IL 60625
Free parking in the NPU Visitor lot, Kedzie & Foster

Preregister online for a chance to win free passes to IMAX screening of "Noah," the ultimate flood movie with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly & Anthony Hopkins.

Panel Discussion...

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North River Commission hosts a comprehensive Environmental Fair, Presentation, and Panel Discussion about local flooding, sewer backups and other environmental issues affecting our community.

Tues. April 1, 2014

North Park University - Hamming Hall
3225 W. Foster Ave. ~ Chicago, IL 60625
Free parking in the NPU Visitor lot, Kedzie & Foster

Preregister online for a chance to win free passes to IMAX screening of "Noah," the ultimate flood movie with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly & Anthony Hopkins.

Panel Discussion 7 - 8:30 PM
David St. Pierre, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), Thomas Laporte from the Chicago Water Department and other city spokesmen address:
What the city is doing to stop flooding along the North Branch of the Chicago River
What Northwest side homeowners can and must do to protect themselves from sewer backups
Foster Ave. Diversion Tunnel and how it could prevent another disastrous Albany Park flood
Short-term flooding solutions, rain barrels, rain gardens and other water harvesting technologies
Potential and shortcomings of the Tunnel and Reservoir Project (aka Deep Tunnel)

Resource & Information Fair 6 - 7PM and 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Meet with:
Plumbers, landscapers and water harvesting experts to discuss your own waste water
issues
Park council representatives about creating or strengthening your local park council
Representatives of the FAiR Coalition to discuss the O'Hare noise issue

Participants:
Center for Neighborhood Technology
City of Chicago
Fettes, Love & Sieben (Plumbers)
FAiR Coalition
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Friends of the Parks
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Natural Forest Advocates
North River Commission / Civics
North Park University
Northeastern Illinois University
Peterson Garden Project
Spirited Gardener
Save the Ash Tree Coalition
Urban Wildlife Coalition
North River Commission www.northrivercommission.org

Mar 29

Neighbors Night Trivia @ Queen of Angels -- Sat. April 14

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Don't miss this fast-paced evening of trivia fun with neighbors and friends. Gather your team of 8 and compete against other tables for the coveted Knights of Knowledge Trophy and a free happy hour at one of Chicago's greatest local bars. Sign up at: https://qofatrivianight2014.chirrpy.com

A table for 8, open bar with beer, wine, soda, and water, plus snacks for $280! Come out and support your neighborhood Blue Ribbon Award Winning school.

Prizes for the top three teams, plus a...

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Don't miss this fast-paced evening of trivia fun with neighbors and friends. Gather your team of 8 and compete against other tables for the coveted Knights of Knowledge Trophy and a free happy hour at one of Chicago's greatest local bars. Sign up at: https://qofatrivianight2014.chirrpy.com

A table for 8, open bar with beer, wine, soda, and water, plus snacks for $280! Come out and support your neighborhood Blue Ribbon Award Winning school.

Prizes for the top three teams, plus a special prize for Best Team Name.
Grand Prize - 3 Hour Happy Hour including all food and drink for the winning team at Dark Horse Tap & Grille
Second Prize - $200 Gift Certificate to O'Donovan's Bar
Third Prize - 4 Mixed Cases of the Finest Craft Beers in the Midwest

Mar 28

Warmup for Welles Park! Fun-raiser at the Grafton!

Sat, Mar 29, 2014 7-9pm

Join us for a cozy end-of-the-cold-season fundraiser for Welles Park Advisory Council tomorrow (Saturday) evening at the Grafton! ALL proceeds directly benefit Welles Park and its efforts to support community programs and park beautification. Ticket price includes light appetizers and beer or wine.

Buy tickets here:
http://wellesparkwarmup2014.brownpapertickets.com/

Mar 24

Waters' Big Night Is This Saturday!

Sat, Mar 29, 2014 7 to 11 p.m.

Join us this Saturday, March 29, from 7:00 to 10:00pm, at the DankHaus, 4740 N. Western Ave. Only $35/person to enjoy Waters' biggest night of the year! Plus, every dime you spend goes toward supporting Waters wonderful ecology and music programs, and other enhancements for our school.

Register now so you can have more time to have fun at the party at the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square:
https://watersto.ejoinme.org/BIGNightRegistration

You can also check out the silent auction items online so...

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Join us this Saturday, March 29, from 7:00 to 10:00pm, at the DankHaus, 4740 N. Western Ave. Only $35/person to enjoy Waters' biggest night of the year! Plus, every dime you spend goes toward supporting Waters wonderful ecology and music programs, and other enhancements for our school.

Register now so you can have more time to have fun at the party at the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square:
https://watersto.ejoinme.org/BIGNightRegistration

You can also check out the silent auction items online so you'll already know what to bid for!

First Chance raffle: $50 ticket for your choice of any silent auction item on the floor. 20 tickets gone already (only 32 left!)

Don’t miss these fabulous silent auction items (must be at the event to bid):

A tour of celebrity chef Rick Bayless’s Bucktown home garden led by Head Gardener Bill Shores (sorry, Rick Bayless not included!)
Glamorous travel opportunities like an Aspen inn, a downtown boutique hotel, or a condo in Mexico
A weekend at an idyllic beachhouse in Saugatuck, Michigan
A Festival of Festivals: This package includes tickets to the Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, and the Midwest Film Fest
Four tickets to any Cubs game this year (not including the Sox or Cards)
Tons of kids’ events, classes, and camps, like Mad Science, Blue Dolphin and Goldfish swim classes, Adler Planetarium Astro-overnights, piano lessons for children or adults . . .
A variety of teacher and parent parties

And most importantly, a chance to meet and socialize with Waters staff and parents from our great community!

See you there!

Mar 23

Updated Mar 23

Beat 2032 CAPS Meeting

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

BEAT 2032 (Bordered by Foster to Lawrence and Leavitt to Clark)
meets the last Wednesday of odd months (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. & Nov.)

Location: Ravenswood Evangelical Church 2nd floor

1. Learn what is happening in our neighbor like crime problems, festivals, seminars & other City Activities!
2. Bring your City Service questions!
3. Join an interesting committee such as Youth, Business, Senior Citizen or Court Advocacy!
4. Meet your neighbors and the men and women patrolling your Beat!

Mar 22

CAPS Beat 1712 Beat Meeting

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 7:30 PM

Beat 1712 CAPS Meeting
Wednesday, 7:30 PM
Details: Mayfair Church (behind Salvation Army)
Location: 5020 N. Pulaski Road
(Enter across from Aldi's)
Map: http://g.co/maps/ubbdy
Plenty of parking in the parking lot
Contact 312-742-4588

Mar 14

Updated Mar 17

Open Auditions for The Chicago Women's Chorus continue

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Be a part of something new and exciting! The Chicago Women's Chorus will be performing all genres of music from the 1100's until last Thursday. If you're new to music, don't be shy...we're looking for the right mix, not the next diva. If you're an experienced singer don't be shy...we're looking for wonderful section singers who can turn off their vibrato to achieve the right blend. For more details about our open auditions which we hold on Tuesday evenings starting around 7 pm at Eclecticity, in the heart of Lincoln Square, please get in touch via email to chicagowomenschorus@gmail.com or call Siri at 773.275.3080!

  • Just saw this on Everyblock a month ago and joined the group. Wonderful ladies and such a fun time!!! Don't be intimidated...they are very welcoming!!

  • What is the time commitment like for members?

  • We practice every Tuesday evening for about an hour and a half...so not to rigorous, especially at the moment. Any other questions, pleas do not hesitate to email me at chicagowomenschorus@gmail.com!

Mar 17

Amundsen High School's Spring Community Luau

Thu, Apr 3, 2014 6-8pm

ALOHA! Mark your calendars for the Amundsen Luau on Thursday, April 3rd! Shake off those winter blues and welcome the warmer weather with us! Meet your neighborhood high school and community! 8TH GRADE PARENTS -- what a wonderful way to look into a great learning environment for your child! There will be various games, activities, food, and music for children and adults to enjoy. We hope to see you celebrate with us!

Mar 12

Kulturkueche - German Lentil Soup & Sourdough

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 7:30 pm

This winter taught us that you need a full mastery of all things soup. The German American Cultural Center assists you by adding Linsensuppe, lentil soup, to your repertoire.
Chef Mike from Borderline will instruct in the traditional Eintopf, one-dish meal, accompanied by warm sourdough bread.
Once you learn to make the base you can add anything from ham to coconut milk to crab meat. Italienische, Indische, vegetarian, with frankfurters – whatever delights!

There are plenty of hands on opportunities...

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This winter taught us that you need a full mastery of all things soup. The German American Cultural Center assists you by adding Linsensuppe, lentil soup, to your repertoire.
Chef Mike from Borderline will instruct in the traditional Eintopf, one-dish meal, accompanied by warm sourdough bread.
Once you learn to make the base you can add anything from ham to coconut milk to crab meat. Italienische, Indische, vegetarian, with frankfurters – whatever delights!

There are plenty of hands on opportunities for students as well as tasting opportunities.
Nominal class fee of $16 includes demonstration, recipes, one drink and tasting
We know your Oma made it better - that was the love.

This class is available:
Friday April 25 2014 at 7:30 pm http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/600860

DANK Haus is located ½ block from the Western Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square, Chicago’s historically German neighborhood. Free parking courtesy of MB Financial Bank

Mar 12

Kulturkueche - Rahmschnitzel No Relation

Thu, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Rahmschnitzel has been on the Chicago menu long before the local news ever uttered the name on a daily basis. The German American Cultural Center illustrates this vocabulary lesson in the most delicious way possible.
Join Chef Carol Himmel from Himmel’s as she spoons the shallot mushroom cream sauce over exquisitely pounded pork tenderloin medallions seared and sautéed in butter served with spätzle.
We have heard tales of folks stationed in Germany who would walk two miles into town every...

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Rahmschnitzel has been on the Chicago menu long before the local news ever uttered the name on a daily basis. The German American Cultural Center illustrates this vocabulary lesson in the most delicious way possible.
Join Chef Carol Himmel from Himmel’s as she spoons the shallot mushroom cream sauce over exquisitely pounded pork tenderloin medallions seared and sautéed in butter served with spätzle.
We have heard tales of folks stationed in Germany who would walk two miles into town every week for this dish! Class attendees will be whisked up an elevator and gather in the kitchen with Chef Carol’s bubbly personality and a healthy amount of heavy cream. Walking optional.

There are plenty of hands on opportunities for students as well as tasting opportunities.
Nominal class fee of $16 includes demonstration, recipes, one drink and tasting
We know your Oma made it better - that was the love.

Thursday May 15 2014 at 7:30 pm

DANK Haus is located ½ block from the Western Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square, Chicago’s historically German neighborhood. Free parking courtesy of MB Financial Bank

Mar 12

Kaffee, Kuchen und Klavier

Sun, May 11, 2014 2 pm

Treat your mother to an afternoon of culture, coffee and cake. Pianist Mark Valenti performs an all-German program in the grand Marunde Ballroom of Chicago’s German American Cultural Center in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Traditional German Kaffee and Kuchen service is available at this child-friendly concert. All mothers who attend will receive a beautiful flower.

THE PROGRAM

Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 (1787) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in A Major, op. 120 (1825) Franz Schubert

Rhapsodie in B minor...

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Treat your mother to an afternoon of culture, coffee and cake. Pianist Mark Valenti performs an all-German program in the grand Marunde Ballroom of Chicago’s German American Cultural Center in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Traditional German Kaffee and Kuchen service is available at this child-friendly concert. All mothers who attend will receive a beautiful flower.

THE PROGRAM

Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 (1787) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in A Major, op. 120 (1825) Franz Schubert

Rhapsodie in B minor op. (1854) Johannes Brahms

Pastorale (1941) Stefan Wolpe

Sonata no. 30 in E Major, op. 109 (1820) Ludwig van Beethoven
PERFORMANCE DETAILS
Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
DANK Haus, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60625.

Advance tickets ($10-20) are available at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 773.561.9181.
All tickets at the door are $20.
MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison is generously donating parking for this event.
DANK Haus is located ½ block from the Western Brown Line stop.

This program is partially supported by a City Arts Program III Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

About Mark Valenti
Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.
Mark Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler's Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham

Mar 10

Updated Mar 12

Preschool Open House at Chappell Elementary School

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 9:30am-10:30am, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Chappell Elementary School is having a Preschool Open House on March 18th! There will be two sessions one at 9:30-10:30am and 1:30pm-2:30pm. Come to meet the teachers and principal, receive general information, learn about the preschool curriculum and registration and tour the school. RSVP at 773.535.0247

  • Any chance there will be one not during average working hours?

  • Sorry Jenny, right now there isn't anything scheduled after the work day. And it looks like this might be the only open house this school year.

Mar 09

Free Gifted Parenting Discussion: advocating for your child at school

Mon, Mar 17, 2014 7pm - 9pm

Please join us for this interactive workshop. Bring your questions and experiences trying to advocate for your gifted child in the classroom, and Dr. Michele Kane will share her wisdom. You can read more about the event and register for free:
http://www.chicagogiftedcommunity.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1474371&eventId=852817

Feb 25

Updated Mar 09

Dine Out for McPherson @ Gio's Bar & Grill

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Please join us at our Dine Out for McPherson event on Wednesday, March 26th at Gio's (4857 N Damen Ave.) 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. | Take-out orders welcome! Tell them you support McPherson Elementary School and 20% of the sales will be donated! Thanks!

Mar 05

Updated Mar 06

Pi Day Pi K 3.14-mile Fun Run/Walk (or skip, stroll, saunter or amble)

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 6:00 - 8:30pm

The typical 5K run of 3.1 miles is so old-school. This Pi K is sooo must better because MATH means it's a 3.14-mile run (or trot, saunter, walk or strut).

Start the spring season off right with a Pi K Fun Run! March 14th, or 3.14, is celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant Pi. In case you've forgotten your high school geometry lesson, this unique, indefinite number is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Illinois...

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The typical 5K run of 3.1 miles is so old-school. This Pi K is sooo must better because MATH means it's a 3.14-mile run (or trot, saunter, walk or strut).

Start the spring season off right with a Pi K Fun Run! March 14th, or 3.14, is celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant Pi. In case you've forgotten your high school geometry lesson, this unique, indefinite number is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Illinois Science Council, a Chicago nonprofit promoting science and math, teams up with Fleet Feet Sports to honor the importance of pi and running in our lives with a Pi Day Pi K 3.14 mile fun run.

Registration is $25, which supports ISC's public outreach programs and includes a tech t-shirt. Immediately following the run, back at Fleet Feet Sports store, the party will include pizza pie, dessert pie, Hopothesis beer (ID required), non-alcoholic beverages, and games with prizes (prizes are for mental ability, not run times).

Registration is required. All details are at http://PiDayRun.eventbrite.com.

P.S. Discount for anyone named "Albert" because 3/14 is Albert Einstein's birthday!

  • Mrs_Rogers Brown Line Love <3

    So clever!!!

  • Monica 13-year Roscoe Village resident

    Thanks! We've got tons of math & running puns and geeky stuff throughout the event.

    I've never posted an event here before and see a missing comma in the 3rd paragraph. Any idea how I can edit that? Edit button on post page doesn't do anything.

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Sorry, edits aren't allowed after a certain time has passed. Generally, it's best to make note of corrections and addendums in the comments. But I went ahead and made the correction to your third paragraph.

Mar 06

Sunday Funday Bluegrass Jam this Sunday from 5:30 to 8pm!

Sun, Mar 9, 2014 5:30 - 8 pm

Another low key Sunday Funday that calls for a cold drink, good company, great food and some live jamming bluegrass music.

Come on by with your banjo, guitar, mandolin, singing voice fiddle, dobro ... YOU NAME IT!

We play old tunes, new tunes, your tunes... YOU NAME IT²

All instruments and levels are welcome as well as listeners are highly appreciated.

See you at The Atlantic Bar :)

Mar 03

Updated Mar 04

Homestay Hosts Needed

Sun, Mar 9, 2014 24/7

I want to share the good news that I have joined American Homestay Network http://www.homestaynetwork.com/ as their Managing Director for Chicago.
I am recruiting hosts to share their homes with these students. Hosts will provide conversation and meals and receive a financial stipend in return. The average stay is 12 weeks but can be as short as 4 weeks. For more information about hosting you can go to http://homestayhosting.com/

  • John M. Holden John Holden, 20+year Uptown resident

    Hi There. I have hosted many foreign students before and it was a great experience. I have made excellent friends all over the world and would love to hear more about your program.

  • I have hosted numerous students through Home Language International since 2009.

    Would you give me a call so that we can talk? My cell number is 312-623-0237.

    Sincerely, Penny Lockhart

  • This sounds great!

Jan 26

Updated Feb 25

Stage Center Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 7:30 PM

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Rodney Higginbotham

February 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm; March 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

"Am I my brother's keeper?" An example of a moral dilemma would be a situation of having to decide whether to take an action that would benefit one's self and family at great expense to others, or to take an action where self is sacrificed for the good of others. All My Sons is set...

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All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Rodney Higginbotham

February 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm; March 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

"Am I my brother's keeper?" An example of a moral dilemma would be a situation of having to decide whether to take an action that would benefit one's self and family at great expense to others, or to take an action where self is sacrificed for the good of others. All My Sons is set in the backyard of the home of Joe Keller, a manufacturer of airplane engine parts during World War II, who was faced with just such a moral dilemma. The play moves over the course of one Sunday morning and night in a typical American town, where we witness the outcome of the action Joe chose to take as it is played out in the lives of his family and closest friends.

Located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the theatre is at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue (5600 North) and Central Park Avenue (3600 West). Plenty of free parking in Lot D at the corner of Central Park and Bryn Mawr.

http://www.neiu.edu/~stagectr/

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    A great play! I saw it last Thursday, on opening night. Very well cast, everybody fits the part and well directed.

    Go see it; it's worthwhile.

Feb 24

A Greener Ravenswood: Sustainable Speaker Series

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm

Reposted from DNA.Chicago

Location: 4947 N. Damen Ave.
Date: February 27, 2014 - February 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
More info: Click Here

As part of its "Greener Ravenswood" effort, the Ravenswood Community Council is hosting a Sustainable Speaker Series 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 27, at Dolce Casa Cafe, 4947 N. Damen Ave.

Topics include composting — FROM APARTMENT BINS TO COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES — BEEKEEPING AND HOW TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF PESTICIDES USED IN LAWN CARE.

JORDAN...

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Reposted from DNA.Chicago

Location: 4947 N. Damen Ave.
Date: February 27, 2014 - February 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
More info: Click Here

As part of its "Greener Ravenswood" effort, the Ravenswood Community Council is hosting a Sustainable Speaker Series 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 27, at Dolce Casa Cafe, 4947 N. Damen Ave.

Topics include composting — FROM APARTMENT BINS TO COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES — BEEKEEPING AND HOW TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF PESTICIDES USED IN LAWN CARE.

JORDAN ROSE OF RIVER VALLEY FARMER'S TABLE WILL ALSO BE ON HAND TO TALK ABOUT HIS FAMILY'S MUSHROOM FARM AND THEIR NEW RAVENSWOOD SHOP AND CAFE.

THE COST IS $5 FOR RCC MEMBERS AND $10 FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC; APPETIZERS AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED.

RSVP to danielle@ravenswoodchicago.org.

Feb 24

Unity Through the Arts Festival at Peterson Elementary School

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This FREE community event is a way for the Peterson School community to increase exposure and access for our families to all of the multicultural arts experiences that Chicago has to offer, celebrating the arts as a unique and rich way to bridge our cultural and language diversity.

The Festival will allow participating families to “Make, Take and Enjoy.” Galleries of student work, guitar and ukulele performances by students, dance and music performances by community professionals, a raffle and silent auction, a community mural project…there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Please visit the website for more information: http://petersonunitythroughthearts.wordpress.com/

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