5 days ago

Get Movin - Running Clinic at Margate

Thu, May 1, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Gear up to run this season. If you are looking to start running or train for a 5k this is the class for you. From the couch to a 5k.

Apr 16

Easter Party!

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:30am-1:30pm

On Saturday, April 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm MissioDei Uptown is hosting an Easter Party for the community. Free BBQ, Easter Egg Hunt for kids, lawn games, button making, and face painting!

Apr 16

Eggstravaganza at Chase

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hippity Hop: join the bunny fun at Chase Park!
At this family-friendly event, enjoy an Easter egg hunt, face painting, arts & crafts, music, and meet the bunny. Ideal for ages 10 & under. Co-sponsored by the Chase Park Advisory Council.

Apr 15

St. Jude Volunteers Needed!

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 5:45am-10:00am

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Heroes team is looking for 8 volunteers this Saturday at Montrose Beach in Chicago from 5:45am-10:00am to help with the CARA Lakefront 10Miler. Volunteers will be helping with Check-In for the runners. A Tshirt and Food will be provided. Please email Lynette.Hizon@stjude.org to sign up!

Apr 15

Trying to Recruit Residents of 4500 N. Wolcott and 1800 & 1900 W. Sunnyside blocks

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11AM - 1PM weather permitting

Every year a few of us on the 4500 block of N. Wolcott & the 1900 block of W. Sunnyside try to do something in tandem with Chicago’s Citywide Clean and Green Volunteer Clean-Up. For the past few years we focused on cleaning up the alleys behind 4400 & 4500 N. Wolcott. This year, the focus will be on cleaning up the parkways and curb sides on the same blocks with the addition of 1900 block of W. Sunnyside. Our...

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Every year a few of us on the 4500 block of N. Wolcott & the 1900 block of W. Sunnyside try to do something in tandem with Chicago’s Citywide Clean and Green Volunteer Clean-Up. For the past few years we focused on cleaning up the alleys behind 4400 & 4500 N. Wolcott. This year, the focus will be on cleaning up the parkways and curb sides on the same blocks with the addition of 1900 block of W. Sunnyside. Our parkways and curb sides took a big hit over the winter and could use some TLC. Please consider donating a small amount of your time to show our community we care. I can provide contractor bags for the effort. Bring your wonderful selves, work gloves, and anything else that may help in the clean up. 11 am - 1 pm weather permitting.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

West Ravenswood Neighbors Association Spring "Meet and Greet" (April 15th)

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The West Ravenswood Neighbors Association is an "informal" community group and resource for neighbors who live between Montrose and Lawrence, and Ravenswood and Damen. We will be holding a Spring "Meet and Greet" event at River Valley Farmers Table (1820 W. Wilson) this coming Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Alderman Ameya Pawar will be joining us as well as a member of the Lycee Francais Board of Directors who will talk about the school construction project now...

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The West Ravenswood Neighbors Association is an "informal" community group and resource for neighbors who live between Montrose and Lawrence, and Ravenswood and Damen. We will be holding a Spring "Meet and Greet" event at River Valley Farmers Table (1820 W. Wilson) this coming Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Alderman Ameya Pawar will be joining us as well as a member of the Lycee Francais Board of Directors who will talk about the school construction project now underway (and we may have one or two surprise guests, as well!).

Please join us! Chat with old neighbors and meet new ones, sample River Valley's terrific items, and discuss neighborhood stuff!

Please email westravenswoodneighbors@gmail.com for more info or to RSVP (so that we can gauge the number of people who might be attending)!

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Opener and Style Ride!

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10am to 5pm

The 3rd season of the Vintage Garage kicks off at 10am Sunday April 27th! 100 vendors of vintage goods including vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, art, kitsch, decor, vinyl and more! The opening theme is bicycles. We saw impressive bikes and outfits last year and we think this year will be even better! At 11:15 bicycle enthusiasts can gather in front of the Garage and Alderman Harry Osterman of the 48th Ward will lead the ride from the Garage, up around...

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The 3rd season of the Vintage Garage kicks off at 10am Sunday April 27th! 100 vendors of vintage goods including vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, art, kitsch, decor, vinyl and more! The opening theme is bicycles. We saw impressive bikes and outfits last year and we think this year will be even better! At 11:15 bicycle enthusiasts can gather in front of the Garage and Alderman Harry Osterman of the 48th Ward will lead the ride from the Garage, up around the lake and back. Ride your vintage bike or any bike and wear a cool vintage outfit and join. Musical guest Soda Gardocki of Wax will entertain us from 12am to 3pm and American Picker's Danielle Colby will be manning the booth for her local Chicago store, 4Miles2Memphis. Chicago based dealers, Collector's Agency, Honkytonkstar, Closet2Couture, Audio Archaeology, The Brown Elephant, District and tons more. 5.00 admission to the Garage, Style Ride is free! www.vintagegaragechicago.com www.facebook.com/vintagegaragechicago

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    No offense to the entertainers, but I hope they are not too loud at 12 a,m, which is midnight

Apr 09

Forward Chicago Dinner Club

Thu, Apr 10, 2014 6:00PM

You said you want to get together for dinner with your neighbors…
Join us as we explore BYOB restaurants and be sure to
bring a friend to Caro Mio
Price $25-$35.
RSVP to 773-643-8312

For more upcoming events go to http://www.forwardchicago.org/

Apr 09

Tantalizing Treasures Rummage Sale

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This biannual fundraiser for the Swedish American Museum is a great place to find gently used items from jewelry and collectibles to furniture and children's toys and more! You don't have to be Swedish to make some great finds at this rummage sale from vintage wedding dresses to cubs collectibles and furniture. The Children's Sale to benefit Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration starts on Thursday, April 10 and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Thursday and Friday. Friday...

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This biannual fundraiser for the Swedish American Museum is a great place to find gently used items from jewelry and collectibles to furniture and children's toys and more! You don't have to be Swedish to make some great finds at this rummage sale from vintage wedding dresses to cubs collectibles and furniture. The Children's Sale to benefit Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration starts on Thursday, April 10 and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Thursday and Friday. Friday night is the Preview Party where $10 gives you a chance to bid on special items early and enjoy a drink as you browse from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The main event starts Saturday at 8 a.m. and goes to 5 p.m. Come discover your new treasure at the Swedish American Museum!

Apr 08

American Red Cross l Restoring Family Links “Snack and Chat” Series

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 10AM - 11AM

Join us! The International Services team at the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Region invites you to join us for an interactive discussion on the Restoring Family Links Program.

The Restoring Family Links program works to locate and restore communication between families separated internationally by war, disaster or other humanitarian emergencies, and we do this by working within our global Red Cross network. Annually, the American Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones...

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Join us! The International Services team at the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Region invites you to join us for an interactive discussion on the Restoring Family Links Program.

The Restoring Family Links program works to locate and restore communication between families separated internationally by war, disaster or other humanitarian emergencies, and we do this by working within our global Red Cross network. Annually, the American Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. and around the world.

Join us to learn more about this free program and discover how the Red Cross can be of service to you and to those you serve.

Please join us on the following date:

Wednesday, April 16 from 10am – 11am
Location: Edgewater/Uptown

We are also happy to meet individually with your organization.

To RSVP, please email Whitney.Trumble@redcross.org or call 312.729.6238

Apr 08

Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's

Sun, May 25, 2014 8:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm

Ham Bingo

Bring your lucky Troll and (fake) rabbit's foot to this Monday evening Bingo Night. Donations (suggested $15 cash) are collected for a book of Bingo cards to last you all night! All the donations collected from the "sale" of all Bingo cards go to Tree House! Great prizes will be given to the winner of each game. Take advantage of tasty food and great drink specials too! Bingo starts at 8pm in the downstairs dining room with Velicity Metropolis calling the balls... Caution: Hamburger Mary's Bingo games can be a little risqué, but always in good fun!

Apr 08

Stray Cat Strut 2014

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 1:00 Pm - 6:00Pm

Join a group of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to getting the word out about the plight of stray cats. Enjoy a walk/run along Chicago's beautiful lakefront (for all fitness levels - you can run or if you want to take a liesurely walk that is fine, this event is for everyone who loves and supports the cats). The route is 5K (3.1 miles) and starts at our Uptown Headquarters. We'll then head out to the lake and finish back...

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Join a group of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to getting the word out about the plight of stray cats. Enjoy a walk/run along Chicago's beautiful lakefront (for all fitness levels - you can run or if you want to take a liesurely walk that is fine, this event is for everyone who loves and supports the cats). The route is 5K (3.1 miles) and starts at our Uptown Headquarters. We'll then head out to the lake and finish back at our Headquarters for a Post-walk celebration (including a cookout, snacks, entertainment, and goodies) as well as an open house for you to visit our resident cats.

There are several ways for you to participate:

* Walk/run with us on June 14th
* Can't attend or not able to walk? Become a Virtual Walker and help raise funds for the cats
* Join us for our Post-walk Celebration

Create a Personalized Fundraising Page and help raise funds for our new facility

Help us raise funds for the construction of our new, state-of-the-art Adoption Center and Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic.Plus, be eligible to win some great goodies for your efforts!

Learn more about our Capital Campaign and see plans for our new facility >>

Ask individuals to support you as you 'participate for the cats' - here's how:

Register (you can Walk/run or register as a Virtual Walker)
Set up your personalized fundraising page (add photos as well as your story letting people know why you support Tree House)
Share your page with family and friends (via email and social media) and ask them to support your efforts
Individuals can make donations online to support your efforts and give to Tree House

Apr 07

April 26th Clean Up Green Up Festival!

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 9am - 2pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: wfcwblockclub@gmail.com

APRIL 26, 9AM-2PM WINONA FOSTER CARMEN WINNEMAC (WFCW) BLOCK CLUB WILL HOST A GREEN BLOCK PARTY EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALDERMAN PAWAR’S OFFICE AND CHICAGO CONSERVATION CORPS

FREE Sustainability Block Club Event with Activities and Demonstrations for Friends, Family, and Neighbors

CHICAGO, APRIL 26 - Welcome Spring with WFCW, an historic block club long thriving since 1962. Get ready to get outside and beautify your yard. Learn the ins and outs of living green in...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: wfcwblockclub@gmail.com

APRIL 26, 9AM-2PM WINONA FOSTER CARMEN WINNEMAC (WFCW) BLOCK CLUB WILL HOST A GREEN BLOCK PARTY EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALDERMAN PAWAR’S OFFICE AND CHICAGO CONSERVATION CORPS

FREE Sustainability Block Club Event with Activities and Demonstrations for Friends, Family, and Neighbors

CHICAGO, APRIL 26 - Welcome Spring with WFCW, an historic block club long thriving since 1962. Get ready to get outside and beautify your yard. Learn the ins and outs of living green in Chicago!

This free event is open to the public and all are welcome. The day will be chock full of exhibits and workshops which include rain gardens/native plants, vermicomposting, bike tune-ups, EarthBoxes, organic lawn care, kids’ activities, fermentation demonstration, InSinkerator Program, and much more. Learn how to lower your energy costs with Elevate Energy. DIVVY will be there to talk about the City’s most talked about green initiative!

Come out to meet your neighbors and discover how you can help nurture the environment. WFCW is dedicated to greening the neighborhood. Come learn how you can help! There will be trash bags and gloves for cleaning up the litter, too. So, join us to help make our neighborhood shine!

Street parking available will be limited, CTA Red line to Berwyn or Argyle, #81 Lawrence, #92 Foster, #36 Broadway bus, and Ravenswood Metra.

Please post, publish, and share the attached flyer. For the latest updates on events and additional information, please visit us on Facebook - WFCW facebook page

Apr 04

Save the Water Tower Kick-Off

Mon, Apr 7, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The skyline above Andersonville is a little empty these days since the water tower tank above the Swedish American Museum had to be removed from the roof on March 20 after sustaining damage from this extremely harsh winter. As a symbol of Andersonville, we hope to be able to restore the water tower so it can once again return to the roof of the Museum.

In order to do this we need your help! We are working with neighborhood businesses,...

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The skyline above Andersonville is a little empty these days since the water tower tank above the Swedish American Museum had to be removed from the roof on March 20 after sustaining damage from this extremely harsh winter. As a symbol of Andersonville, we hope to be able to restore the water tower so it can once again return to the roof of the Museum.

In order to do this we need your help! We are working with neighborhood businesses, so expect to see some interesting things happening in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we are launching our first fundraising event on Monday, April 7. Join us at the Museum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a cocktail reception to benefit the Water Tower Fund. The event costs $25 to attend with all proceeds going to the Water Tower Fund. There will be light food and an open bar. You can pay at the door or register in advance via the Museum's website: http://www.swedishamericanmuseum.org/museuminfo/news/event/save-the-water-tower-kick-off/

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

Cheese Fondue and Brownie Mealshare

Mon, Apr 7, 2014 6p-8p

Janice is making cheese fondue with bread, salami, potatoes and tomatoes. Triple chocolate Ghiradelli homemade brownies for dessert. No alcohol will be served but byob if you'd like.

To sign up for the event and to see the address, join the mealshare at the link below.

https://www.mealsharing.com/mealshares/cheese-fondue-and-brownies--2

If this is your first mealshare, use code "First Meal" meal is FREE!

  • ShebaCat Trying not to gentrify.

    This is so cool, I'm joining Mealshare! Thanks for the head's up!

Apr 01

Reminder - Peirce Open House is this Friday 4.4.14 at 8:30 am

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 8:30 am to 10 am

This is just a friendly reminder that Peirce Open House is this Friday....

Peirce Elementary School (PreK to 8th grade) is having an open house Friday, April 4th (presentation starts at 8:30 am; tour of the school about 9 am -10 am)
Kids are welcomed to the open house!
Peirce has IB or International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme
My two boys ages 4 (PreK) and 6 (1st Grade) are both students at Peirce. We love our...

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This is just a friendly reminder that Peirce Open House is this Friday....

Peirce Elementary School (PreK to 8th grade) is having an open house Friday, April 4th (presentation starts at 8:30 am; tour of the school about 9 am -10 am)
Kids are welcomed to the open house!
Peirce has IB or International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme
My two boys ages 4 (PreK) and 6 (1st Grade) are both students at Peirce. We love our school and would like to share with you great news that there is an open house (see attached flyer for more information). For RSVP send email to peirceopenhouse@gmail.com

Please forward attached flyer or this email to your friends that might be interested in Peirce School. Thank You!

Helen C. Peirce School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

Mar 26

Peirce Elementary School - Open House - Friday, April 4 at 8:30 am

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 8:30 am

Hello Neighbors,

Peirce Elementary School (PreK to 8th grade) is having an Open House Friday, April 4th
Presentation starts at 8:30 am
Tour of the school about 9 am -10 am

Please share this with anyone you know that might be interested in coming to Peirce.

For open house RSVP - please send email to peirceopenhouse@gmail.com

Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies
International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme (6th-8th)
1423 W. Bryn Mawr
Website: http://www.peirce.cps.k12.il.us/
Phone: (773) 534-2440

Mar 25

In Uptown: Join the Puptown Advisory Council

Mon, Mar 31, 2014 7:00pm

The members of the Putptown Advisory Council are stepping down after many years of service. New volunteers, with fresh ideas, are needed to fulfill the Chicago Park District's requirement that a volunteer council oversee every Dog Friendly Area. THE CITY DOES NOT FUND OR MAINTAIN PUPTOWN. It is up to us to ensure a safe and fun environment at Puptown under the guidance of the council. MANY TALENTS ARE NEEDED: communications, project management, community outreach, maintenance and gardening, web design, event planning, and fundraising. You can lead a committee or just lend a hand! COME LEARN MORE at the Margate Park Fieldhouse!

Mar 24

SCHOOL TOUR: McPherson School

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 9:30 - 11 a.m.

McPherson School Tours are designed for neighborhood and Options for Knowledge parents to get a better idea of what makes McPherson unique. Come see for yourself and get all your questions answered live and in person!

4728 North Wolcott Avenue
Enter through the main office door (#1) from Wolcott and sign in at the office.

OTHER TOUR DATES:
All tours start at 9:30 A.M.:
April 25
May 9
May 30

RSVP: Marianne Turk, mturk@cps.edu, 773-534-2625, ext. 16787

Mar 24

Rummage Sale

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm

We are hosting another Rummage Sale at our Uptown Headquarters!

Help the cats by donating items to our sale or by stopping by and seeing what goodies you can find to buy! We are accepting all types of donations (except printers and baby items). Due to space limitations, please wait until the week of the sale to donation larger items.

The Rummage Sale conveniently coincides with the Vintage Garage sale in Uptown, so you can check out two great sales in one day!

Mar 18

Updated Mar 19

Huge Garage Sale

Sat, Mar 29, 2014 7 am to 3 pm

Cornerstone Community Outreach, an organization that provides housing for the homeless at several locations in Uptown, is having a garage sale. CCO is wanting to go green with an aquaponics project to grow fresh produce for shelter residents and feeding program recipients. The proceeds from this garage sale will go directly to CCO for this project.

  • Kaleb B Crafty and Queer

    nice thought, but quick way to get you some bed bugs.

  • Mee

    @Captain and Kaleb: Huh? According to the OP, the fresh produce they're going to grow are for shelter residents and feeding program recipients. It's not for anyone else. Additionally, I would assume that the items, that the CCO is selling during the garage sale, came from donors/donations and not from their homeless clients. I would think that the chances of getting bedbugs from CCO donated stuff would be about as much as buying used goods from any other individual/group/organization garage sale.

Mar 19

West Andersonville Neighbors Together General Meeting

Mon, Mar 24, 2014 7:00pm

Please join us for WANT's next general meeting at Summerdale Church; we will be discussing the current status of the Trumbull building, traffic issues related to the Passages and Rogers Park Montessori schools, and upcoming WANT events. We'll also be holding the drawing for our annual membership raffle, so come and see if you won something!

Mar 18

Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 Noon to 5pm

Chicago Crafters and Musicians presents the Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N. Damen Ave Chicago IL 60625 from noon to 5pm.

This every two months event highlights eight local Chicago crafters and three musicians as they take over a cozy coffee shop in the Bowmanville neighborhood which borders several neighborhoods; Ravenswood, Edgewater, Andersonville and Lincoln Square. The coffee shop, Let Them Eat Chocolate, is known for handmade chocolate and its friendly...

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Chicago Crafters and Musicians presents the Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N. Damen Ave Chicago IL 60625 from noon to 5pm.

This every two months event highlights eight local Chicago crafters and three musicians as they take over a cozy coffee shop in the Bowmanville neighborhood which borders several neighborhoods; Ravenswood, Edgewater, Andersonville and Lincoln Square. The coffee shop, Let Them Eat Chocolate, is known for handmade chocolate and its friendly cozy atmosphere.

The Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market is featuring the following Chicago crafters: Alice’s Cat-Colourful Creations of All Kinds, Something of a Dandy, Modaknits, Roberta Miles, Gretchen Colavito, Naked Elements, MAKA designs and Opulence. Two members of the Coydogs, Professors on Furlough, and Andrew Francis will get on the cafe corner stage and entertain the shoppers and crafters with their original tunes.

A raffle takes place during each market as the crafters are asked to make a raffle donation. Each person who makes a purchase at the cafe counter during the hours of the pop up market is entered into the raffle. Winners are then chosen and contacted of their winnings.

For more info please visit www.facebook.com/craftersandmusicians

Mar 18

Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 Noon to 5pm

Chicago Crafters and Musicians presents the Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N. Damen Ave Chicago IL 60625 from noon to 5pm.

This every two months event highlights eight local Chicago crafters and three musicians as they take over a cozy coffee shop in the Bowmanville neighborhood which borders several neighborhoods; Ravenswood, Edgewater, Andersonville and Lincoln Square. The coffee shop, Let Them Eat Chocolate, is known for handmade chocolate and its friendly...

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Chicago Crafters and Musicians presents the Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N. Damen Ave Chicago IL 60625 from noon to 5pm.

This every two months event highlights eight local Chicago crafters and three musicians as they take over a cozy coffee shop in the Bowmanville neighborhood which borders several neighborhoods; Ravenswood, Edgewater, Andersonville and Lincoln Square. The coffee shop, Let Them Eat Chocolate, is known for handmade chocolate and its friendly cozy atmosphere.

Pictured is Avram Eisen, hand crocheted scarves

The Chicago Crafters and Musicians April Pop Up Market is featuring the following Chicago crafters: Alice’s Cat-Colourful Creations of All Kinds, Something of a Dandy, Modaknits, Roberta Miles, Gretchen Colavito, Naked Elements, MAKA designs and Opulence. Two members of the Coydogs, Professors on Furlough, and Andrew Francis will get on the cafe corner stage and entertain the shoppers and crafters with their original tunes.

A raffle takes place during each market as the crafters are asked to make a raffle donation. Each person who makes a purchase at the cafe counter during the hours of the pop up market is entered into the raffle. Winners are then chosen and contacted of their winnings.

Mar 16

If you like to hear live singer songwriters...

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 6:30 p.m.

This Thursday, we host Natalie Gelman, LA singer/songwriter and former New York City subway busker in our living room. Natalie’s songs are about love won and lost, joy and despair and all that happens in relationships, along with the musician’s life on the road, woven in along the way. “There are a lot of heavy topics covered in my songs,” she says, “but always, a bit of hope and vulnerability, childlike dreaming for some ideal.”

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This Thursday, we host Natalie Gelman, LA singer/songwriter and former New York City subway busker in our living room. Natalie’s songs are about love won and lost, joy and despair and all that happens in relationships, along with the musician’s life on the road, woven in along the way. “There are a lot of heavy topics covered in my songs,” she says, “but always, a bit of hope and vulnerability, childlike dreaming for some ideal.”

Admiring music from a young age, Natalie’s passion and persistence led to admission into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, the acclaimed FAME school. After her second solo at Carnegie Hall, Natalie began strumming her guitar and writing lyrics, pursuing what would soon become her career.

She started as a busker in the New York City subways at 16 and was featured on the front page of the New York Times. She's been praised by songwriting legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary who stopped to listen to her in the subway. Natalie has opened for and performed with Dave Mason of Traffic and folkie Ellis Paul.

Natalie was interviewed by on Voice of America radio. You can get to know her and listen to some of her songs: http://www.voanews.com/audio/audio/299320.html.

http://www.nataliegelman.com/music
http://www.youtube.com/user/NatalieGelman
http://www.reverbnation.com/nataliegelman
https://www.facebook.com/NatalieGelmanMusic
https://plus.google.com/u/2/110174627005795757773/about

Music at 7:30 p.m. Potluck and socializing at 6:30 p.m. Please feel free bring a dish and beverage to share. Wine or beer are welcome. Water, glasses, dishes and silver provided.

For information, an invitation and the actual location, please contact Lee by e-mail at windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com or at 773-334-5776.

Suggested artist donation $15-20 (All funds go to the musician.)

To get emails about our shows, please click here to be on our email list:
http://eepurl.com/sF4uX

Mar 15

Updated Mar 15

Irish folk concert in Uptown this Sunday night.

Sun, Mar 16, 2014 6:00 pm

I saw a sign in the window of Everybody's Coffee that a band called The Crossing is playing live at Wilson Abbey this Sunday night. It's a family friendly show, all ages can come. $5.

Mar 10

Chicago Crafters and Musicians April 12th Pop Up Market

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 Noon to 5pm

Come out and join eight Chicago crafters and two musicians on Saturday, April 12th from Noon to 5pm at Let Them Eat Chocolate.

All hand made crafts and original tunes...oh and did I mention that the cafe has awesome gelato!

Please visit us on Facebook for more info and "like" us while you are there
www.facebook.com/craftersandmusicians

Mar 07

Flogging Molly tickets

Sat, Mar 8, 2014 8 pm

I have 2 tickets (the real ones, not e-tickets) for Saturday's Flogging Molly show at the Aragon. I bought them on Ticketbastard, so with taxes and fees I paid $42.60 each. I am hoping to get back what I spent, but am willing to take a hit if someone can come close. I'd prefer $40 each (sold out show, and people on CL are selling for $55 and above), but will accept best offer.

I can meet you tonight, or tomorrow during the day at Starbuck in A-ville to make the exchange.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 06

Petition for small business owners of Uptown

Thu, Mar 6, 2014 All Day

I will be visiting all of Uptown's small businesses with a petition addressed to the Alderman and I hope to gain your support. This petition is a communal effort to bring a sense of community to Uptown by bringing residents and their neighborhood economic drivers together for an annual "small business day". The goal is to attract new cliental that may not have regularly shopped or dinned in these businesses before and to encourage local Uptowner's to buy from local small businesses. If you would like for me to visit you first, or if you would like to volunteer please leave a comment. March 6, 7 and how ever many more days it might take.

  • Hi David, Great idea! I'm not a business owner, but as an Uptown resident, I'm always willing to support local businesses. I'd be happy to brainstorm or volunteer.

Mar 05

SCHOOL TOUR: McPherson School

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 9:30 a.m.

McPherson School Tours are designed for neighborhood and Options for Knowledge parents to get a better idea of what makes McPherson unique. Come see for yourself and get all your questions answered live and in person!

4728 North Wolcott Avenue
Enter through the main office door (#1) from Wolcott and sign in at the office.

OTHER TOUR DATES:
Tours are the 2nd Friday of each month (with some exceptions*) and start at 9:30 A.M.:
April 25*
May 9
May 30*

RSVP: Marianne Turk, mturk@cps.edu, 773-534-2625, ext. 16787

Mar 05

SCHOOL TOUR: McPherson School

Fri, May 30, 2014 9:30 a.m.

McPherson School Tours are designed for neighborhood and Options for Knowledge parents to get a better idea of what makes McPherson unique. Come see for yourself and get all your questions answered live and in person!

4728 North Wolcott Avenue
Enter through the main office door (#1) from Wolcott and sign in at the office.

OTHER TOUR DATES:
Tours are the 2nd Friday of each month (with some exceptions*) and start at 9:30 A.M.:
May 30*

RSVP: Marianne Turk, mturk@cps.edu, 773-534-2625, ext. 16787

Mar 05

SCHOOL TOUR: McPherson School

Fri, May 9, 2014 9:30 a.m.

McPherson School Tours are designed for neighborhood and Options for Knowledge parents to get a better idea of what makes McPherson unique. Come see for yourself and get all your questions answered live and in person!

4728 North Wolcott Avenue
Enter through the main office door (#1) from Wolcott and sign in at the office.

OTHER TOUR DATES:
Tours are the 2nd Friday of each month (with some exceptions*) and start at 9:30 A.M.:
May 9
May 30*

RSVP: Marianne Turk, mturk@cps.edu, 773-534-2625, ext. 16787

Mar 05

SCHOOL TOUR: McPherson School

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 9:30 am

McPherson School Tours are designed for neighborhood and Options for Knowledge parents to get a better idea of what makes McPherson unique. Come see for yourself and get all your questions answered live and in person!

4728 North Wolcott Avenue
Enter through the main office door (#1) from Wolcott and sign in at the office.

OTHER TOUR DATES:
Tours are the 2nd Friday of each month (with some exceptions*) and start at 9:30 A.M.:
March 14
April 25*
May 9
May 30*

RSVP: Marianne Turk, mturk@cps.edu, 773-534-2625, ext. 16787

Mar 04

March 12 - Business Networking Lunch 'n Learn

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 11:30 - 1:00 pm

I host a Business Networking Event the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month in Ranalli's of Andersonville. The group has been meeting for 4 years now and everyone helps each other with Business ideas, referrals, etc.

Each month I have a professional Speaker talk on a subject to help Small Business Owners and Business Professionals.

Event is $12 Cash - Includes Pizza, Pop and Salad

e-mail me if you would like to attend cweigel@roxyinsurance.com

This is a really friendly, diverse group of people :)

Hope you can make it :)

Mar 04

Try a semla today only at the Museum!

Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or whenever we sell out)

Fettisdagen is here! Celebrate at the Swedish American Museum by trying one of our homemade semla. We will sell out so on hurry down and enjoy this marzipan and whipped cream delights!

Feb 19

Updated Mar 03

McPherson School Campus Redesign: The BIG Reveal (March 5 at 7pm)

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7pm

McPherson School is partnering with Openlands (www.openlands.org) to coordinate a planning process to redesign our campus. We hosted a series of planning meetings with students, parents, teachers and Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighbors (residents and business owners) last fall to help us shape the future design of the campus so that it is a park and gathering space for all of us!

Come see what all of the BUZZ is about! A big reveal of the campus design concept is scheduled for March 5 at 7pm at the McPherson School library. Enter on the west side of the school through Door #8.

For more information, please email us: info@friendsofmcpherson.com

  • If you're looking for ways to support McPherson School, 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!

  • Hi Sean: There are two main parking areas at the school. One is between the "Old Building" and the "New Building", so between the Wolcott side and the Winchester side of the building. This area is accessible via the alley off Leland or Winchester. The parking area that is visible...

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    Hi Sean: There are two main parking areas at the school. One is between the "Old Building" and the "New Building", so between the Wolcott side and the Winchester side of the building. This area is accessible via the alley off Leland or Winchester. The parking area that is visible from Lawrence will likely be moved to the west side of the campus and will be accessible from Lawrence and via the alley that connects Leland and Lawrence (and that parallels Damen). We are outlining plans for the lot and it will likely be permit only during school hours. Happy to share more - and/or please join us at the meeting on Wednesday, March 5 - so, you can see the plans in action and ask any other questions. Our designers will be there and we are interested in gathering more input and ideas. Thanks!

Mar 03

Top 10 Entrepreneurial Challenges (and how to overcome them!)

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 8:30 am

Join us for the first in the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series!

As entrepreneurs, we are often quite good at the activity of our business yet we struggle with issues around how to grow it beyond our own efforts. As Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited puts it – “We must learn how to work ON our business rather than IN our business.”

Michael Shapiro will discuss 10 of the most common challenges he’s encountered in his 14...

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Join us for the first in the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series!

As entrepreneurs, we are often quite good at the activity of our business yet we struggle with issues around how to grow it beyond our own efforts. As Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited puts it – “We must learn how to work ON our business rather than IN our business.”

Michael Shapiro will discuss 10 of the most common challenges he’s encountered in his 14 years as a business coach as well as options to overcome them.

Wednesday, March 19, 8:30am
Nookies Edgewater, 1100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
$15 Chamber members/$20 non-members
Registration fee includes continental breakfast.
Register here: http://edgespeaker.brownpapertickets.com
Free parking is available behind Nookies.

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Michael Shapiro is a Management Consultant and Business Coach with over 25 years of business experience. He is President of Dynamic Management Solutions, Inc.

His practice focuses on helping entrepreneurs and their companies build, manage, and grow their businesses. He provides leadership development advice, consults on organizational structure, and offers rookie-manager training. Michael also founded and facilitates The Entrepreneurs Group – a facilitated, peer-support group for individuals in a business, professional services practice, or organizational leadership role.

Michael’s academic credentials include both a Bachelors degree in Small Business Management and a Master’s degree in Technological Consulting and Management from DePaul University’s School for New Learning where he also teaches a course called Entrepreneurship – From Start-Up to Success.

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