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CPS suspension rates, men’s health and a community summit in school news

Woodlawn Community Summit to take place at University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St.

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Suspension rates decline for some CPS students, according to a report from University of Chicago, 1313 E. 60th St.

Male health chat at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

The Operation Migration website features students from University of Chicago Laboratory School, 1362 E. 59th St.

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April 1: UChicago Neuro Experts to Crack the Brain’s Toughest Riddles in TED-Style Talks

...Hall at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The center has a café inside and...

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People of Forrestville...Let's join together !

If you reside on Forrestville Ave ( in Bronzeville ) , I invite you to join us. We want clean, safe streets with "curb appeal ". We communicate virtually, so...you don't have to go to meetings. We can collaborate and improve our area.

6 days ago

Jackson Bark

Calling all Puparents,

If you are looking for a clean, safe and fun space for your pup to exercise, play and make new friends... visit, bookmark and share http://www.jacksonbark.com/

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Theater events: McAninch stages Shakespeare, Twain double-bill this weekend

...Bottom" at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago. The reading is part of the citywide August Wilson Celebration produced by The Goodman...

...Individual tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and are available at the box office at 5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, by phone at (773) 753-4472 or online at courttheatre.org...

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...and Stage 773. Performances begin Friday, March 20, and run Fridays through April 17 at 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or stage773.com...

...interactive productions, performs at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central...

...E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago. The free, family-friendly performances are part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs...

• The New Colony hosts a free cabaret/open mic event titled Show & Tell at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. See thenewcolony.org.

...the 2012 best-seller for the company's KidSeries. Performances begin Saturday, March 21, at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com...

...at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. Music director Will Van Dyke and The Whiskey 5 Band also perform. (800) 775...

• The Annoyance Theatre presents "Improvised Twilight Zone" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...its production "Red Kite, Blue Sky," geared toward children with autism, to Harrison Park, at 1824 S. Wood St., Chicago, on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22. Performances are at 10:30 and 11...

...m. and 1 p.m. The tour concludes March 27 and 28 at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. (773) 227-0180, ext. 15, or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...Soiree at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. The event, honoring Broadway in Chicago president Lou Raizin, features a magic performance by...

...the opening production of its 29th season. Previews begin Tuesday, March 24, at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago. The show opens March 26. (866) 468-3401 or maryarrchie.com...

...created by "a rogue artificial intelligence." The play opens March 27 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St., Chicago. See theateroobleck.com...

...director Nick Sandys directs the comedy, which opens March 30, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 244-8119 or remybumppo.org...

...Einstein's theory of the universe. Performances begin Thursday, March 26, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6975 or genesistheatricals.com or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...Max DeTogne in the titular role. Performances run through May 17 at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

...town where the murders of hundreds of women have remained unsolved. Performances take place at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Season subscriptions are available. Individual tickets go on sale in August. They're available...

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Mar 19

Work out partner

I am in need of a workout partner I cannot afford a facility to attend but I am willing to meet and workout in the park and other public places...

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Mar 14

Updated Mar 19

What's wrong with a bicycle tax?

With the amount of money spent to make Chicago "cyclist friendly," what's wrong with charging a bicycle tax? Those who drive pay annually for city stickers. Why shouldn't cyclists have to do the same?

  • Happy making better choices

    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I...

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    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I was set to pass ppl and was kind to walkers. This is not the average biker of today so putting them in the street irritates me. Between watching for rude bikers and folks slamming on their brakes at red lightcamera intersections, my peaceful driving experience can be tense some days. When I do ride, I drive over to the lake path then unload my bike to cruise around there. No venom

  • Happy,
    I'm sorry for your anecdotal experience. I'm sure you know that the majority of bikers are probably courteous like you. There may be a contingent of morons who are not but I would like to think this isn't the majority. Motor vehicles and bikes share the same roadways in many of the world's major cities. I'm sure that can also be the case here. Education and accountability are key 😌

Mar 19

Vara Caivano Gallery Walk Through @ The Renaissance Society

Join the Renaissance Society in this evenings gallery walk-through of Vara Caivano's The Density of the Actions exhibition. The walk begins at 6PM at 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Free and open to the public.

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Feb 27 2014

Updated Mar 17

A Clean(er) Block in Just 5 Minutes a Day

If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to...

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If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to see enough of a difference, that proves it's worth a continued effort.

As you put in your 5 minutes a day you might hear an inner voice that says something like; "This is beneath you.", "You have better things to do with my time." and/or "You'll look like a crazy street person." Ignore the 'trash talk' and instead say to yourself "I'm ashamed of living on a block that looks so bad.", "This is so simple and easy... a preschooler could do it." and the inevitable logical conclusion in question "WTF is wrong with people?" I prefer/recommend some variation of the later... anger is a great motivator. ;D

Now if you happen to be a doggie-parent, you have zero excuse for at least picking up glass-bottles* as you go on your daily walk around the block... being that roughly a quarter of your time is spent idly standing and waiting for your pup to sniff and pee every other tree, shrub and light pole.

*Note: to decrease the chances of glass shards cutting paws

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    WOW you have great neighbors. No one comes out to help me and very few pickup litter in their own front yard. My guess is many if not all, are a bit too uppity to stoop so low. Literally and figuratively speaking, picking up trash is beneath them. ;D

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Keep up the good work. I salute you all and join in the effort.

Mar 17

ServiceWorks needs success coaches!

ServiceWorks is looking for success coaches to act as mentors for students at Gage Park High School! If you are looking to make a difference and willing to commit to Thursdays for ten weeks starting April 16 to June 11, then we highly encourage you to participate. Please look at the details below for more information:

Success Coaches must:

-Must be experienced professionals (1+ experience)
-Be willing to commit to mentoring youth on Thursdays between the hours of 12:20-1:20pm for 10 weeks.
-Attend an orientation. Orientations typically take place weekday evenings after 5pm.
-Experience volunteering/working with youth is a plus, but not needed
- Skype option is available, but limited.

Interested? contact: serviceworks@casacentral.org

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Poetry Slam Submissions Due March 31st First Prize $125

Email Poetry Submissions to: apollobrewer@sbcglobal.net
Poetry Slam Friday, April 17th
Grand Crossing Park
7655 S Ingleside South Gym 6:00pm
You must reside in Woodlawn, Grand Crossing, Chatham or Park Manor
You must be 13 - 19 years old

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Updated Mar 14

DIY Project: Litter Picks

To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week...

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To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week and you'll find plenty of old beat up and broken brooms/shovels/rakes. Take them home and salvage only the wood handles. Grab a pack of the longest galvanized nails they have at the hardware store. I highly recommend Menard's 8" nails that you see in the attached photo http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/pole-barn-post-frame-materials/pole-barn-nails/grip-fast-80d-galvanized-pole-barn-nail-8-pcs-box/p-1459104-c-8769.htm . If you go with a different nail, just make sure it's ribbed like the one in the photo. The ribs help keep the litter from sliding off the nail/pick.

First step: Sharpen the tip of the nail.
Second: Cut off the tail of the nail with a metal grinder or saw
Third: Drill a one inch deep hole in one end of the wood stick/handle.
Forth: Squeeze a little Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails into the hole.
Fifth: Insert blunt end of nail into hole and let dry over night.
...and WaaLaa you have yourself a sturdy professional grade pick. Now get out there and have some fun harpooning a whale's worth of trash.

Note: After some use, they get dull. For a quick fix, drag them at an angle on the sidewalk to maintain a piercing tip. For a longer lasting tip, always avoid picking up anything off a hard surface, it's the quickest way to dull your point. Kick your 'target' to a soft surface area, ie grass or dirt, before piercing.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Thanks for the confirmation AJ, i've noticed the same thing. I think it has in part to do with the expectation that someone else will pick up after you ie landlord or weekly maintenance crew. Where as a home owner is accustomed to be responsible for everything.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Good idea.

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Updated Mar 13

Wooflawn Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

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Updated Mar 13

South side dog park

Does anyone else question why the majority of dog parks are on the north side? I live in North Kenwood and it seems to me that Hyde Park, Kenwood, North Kenwood and Bronzeville have tons of dog owners and dog park closer to us would be most appreciated!!!

  • Tracy in Hyde Park Lives in East Hyde Park

    The little park by Lake Shore Drive, between 51st and 53rd, is named after the former mayor. The big park west of Cottage Grove is named after the former general and first president. The naming of the big park came first, before the mayor with the same last name was a mayor, so it's just "Washington Park." If you mean the other, then both first and last name must be given. Maybe one day the big park will be renamed, "George Washington Park," to avoid confusion.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    FYI we now have a website for Jackson Bark. http://www.jacksonbark.com/ ...please share with all your fellow puparents.

    Plus we now have a new lobby/foyer to assist in the safe passage of pups entering and leaving the park.

    Also, with spring around the corner, i started re-installing the water stations in each of the four dog parks.

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Mar 11

Hyde Park theaters to present plays by August Wilson this spring

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” presented by Pegasus Theater and directed by Harry Lennix. 2 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. Tickets 773-702-2787 http://Ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

“Radio Golf” presented by Court Theater directed by Ron OJ Parson. 7 p.m. Court Theater 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets 773-753-4472 http://Tickets.CourtTheater.org.

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