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Added Sep 09 2017

The event runs September 8 through September 10 at 6030 N. Milwaukee. Visit Throwback Music Fest’s website to learn more about the event and view the entertainment line up.

The Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting their 4th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 16, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.

Celebrate ten years of exceptional theater at the Filament during their Tenth Anniversary Benefit. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Applicants will be selected via a lottery process on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 am in Preston Bradley Hall on the third floor at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Education and Training Division at 1300 W. Jackson.

Fri., Sept 8, 6:30-8:30 pm,Storehouse Church, 5701 W. Montrose. The 16th District invites youth ages 12-19 to join them for a Youth Ice Cream Social. Leaders discuss the benefits of giving back to your community by volunteering and how we can better our neighborhood. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-1 pm, SRB Community Spirit Garden, Higgins & Central. Looking for an easy way to socialize, spend time outside, and get your hands dirty...

Sat., Sept 9, 9 am-3 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Swing by the front lawn, the side lawn, and the main field house for the Dunham Park Neighborhood Yard Sale. More info & register for a spot: online.$15/10 ‘x 10’ spot. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Sat., Sept 9, 10 am-12 pm, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway.  Join the 17th District for a Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Email organizers or call 312-742-4588 to RSVP. Free.

Sat., Sept 9, 12-7 pm, 4144 N. Kenneth. George Gonzalez and Mary Foster showcase their work in an Art in the Garden show. This is an oudoor art show in a private city garden. Join for an afternoon of botanical paintings, photography, flora, fauna, and fun. More info:online. Free.

Sun., Sept 10, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally grown food at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply. 

Mon., Sept 11,7pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free. 

Tue., Sept 12, 8:30 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Join teachers and faculty for Tour Tuesday at St. Edward School. More info: 773-736-9133. Free.

Tue., Sept 12, 1-3 pm, The Kilpatrick Renaissance, 4655 W. Berteau. Join the Kilpatrick Renaissance for an afternoon of welness information, give-aways, door prizes, and refreshments during a Health & Wellness Senior Fair. Raffle winner every 15 minutes. More info: 773-283-4655. Free

Tue., Sept 12, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn.Learn what you can do about crime during the1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free. 

Wed., Sept 13, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am,17th District Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during aPeer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Sat., Sept 16, 9 am-3 pm, Messiah Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 6200 W. Addison. Drop off donations toHelp Hurricane Harvey Families. Collecting new closing, new socks, new undergarments, diapers...

Sun., Sept 17, 9 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center Parking Lot, Lawrence and Lipps. There is something for everyone at thisFlea Market/Garage Sale. Upwards of 30 vendors will...

Sun., Sept 17, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown... pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more...

Tue., Sept 19, 1 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during the Monthly Senior Meeting. Special guest Angela M. Gambino from Brokerage Resources will attend. Win fun prizes during Bingo! More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Thur., Sept. 21, 5-6 pm, Gray Elementary School, 3730 N. Laramie. Learn about exciting educational opportunities during the Gray School Family and Community Open House. More info:Gray website. Free.

Tue., Sept 26, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Sept 27, 4-7 pm, Potbelly, 4185 W. Irving Park.Satiate your appetite while giving back to a local school, Gray School, during thePotbelly Sandwich Shop Gives Back fundraiser. 25% of net sales will be donated to the school. Cost of purchases. 

Wed., Sept 27, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Original article
Date published
September 9, 2017
    September 8, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Just because school has started doesn't mean summer is over. I hope you will join me this Sunday, September 10, at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. Your favorite vendors will be back with a great selection of produce, baked goods, unique artisan products, and much more.
  • Tom

    I don't get why people would find a post about social events a negative thing. Currently eight votes and there's a sad face.

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    Because MOST of the people on Everyblock are trolls and haters, hiding behind anonymous accounts.

  • It could be the sad faces are just reacting to the hurricane collection information. In other words, just sad about that situation.

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  • Tom, if it had another alderman's name on it, the response would be different. There is a vocal group on here who dislike him to the point of no matter what he does, it's met with a negative reaction. I believe even flowers were met with disdain and anger, if I'm remembering correctly.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Sounds like trump anne! The life of an unlocked politician must be hard!

  • A&K

    Sounds nothing like Trump... unless your comment has more to do with equating Trump supporters with the narrow sighted group of people in the area who cannot accept even universally positive changes from someone they don't like (see flowers comment above).

  • Get rid of the 5150 building plan. It is not at all virtuous for the residents who would move in there. Find a better location with easy access to a park and whose residents would become part of a neighborhood. 5150 has the Kennedy Expressway and various industrial buildings as their neighbors. If built, it will be near the busiest intersection in Jefferson Park. I would not move my children there. Nobody will choose to pay to live there. it will end up exclusively with voucher residents who are there because they have run out of choices not because they want to be there.
    Listen to your constituents or you will soon be out of a job, Mr. Arena.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    cubshaw...alot of people will choose to live there. paying for it is another story.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    He's pasted that same comment in four threads now.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I noticed that too

  • No one likes Arena on FB either.

  • I like Alderman Arena just fine. Sadly, I'm about 2 blocks outside his ward, but to the extent he's helped stir up activity at Six Corners and further nw on Milwaukee Avenue, I think he deserves appreciation. He's also come out for community events in Portage Park itself, and I see his regular communications -- my alderman, Sposato, by comparison has not done anything notable and is not very communicative with me as a constituent. Arena can also be depended upon to question and perhaps oppose Mayor Emanuel's proposals to the city council. I'm not aware of Sposato's record in the Council; it's my impression he has been somewhat iffy about aligning with the so-called independent block.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I don't like arenas idea on forced desegregation. Chicago is segregated by choice.

  • "Chicago is segregated by choice" is one of the most racist things you could say. That's some Jim Crow garbage right there. Chicago is segregated because most of the near north side is not affordable for the average working class family. That's not choice. That's putting the rich (primarily white) people in one area, policing it vigorously, and keeping out people of color by keeping the price tags on property high. I'm glad to live in a neighborhood that is actually diverse. If you want to be surrounded by white people move to the suburbs.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I said nothing about any race. You did so look up the definition of racist before you call something racist. Your comment that rich people are primarily white is more racist than anything said by me.

  • "Chicago is segregated by choice"...

    Yes, thousands of minority families want to keep
    living in poverty and gang-stricken neighborhoods on the South and Far West sides by choice.

    Gimme a break.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    moving poverty stricken people or person does not change their poverty, white, or brown.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    and last I checked, there are choices in roads to go down in life. some include doing well in school and work hard to make a decent life for yourself, some include joining a gang and rolling the dice at being a career criminal. life is all about making choices. what a person does with those choices is on them.

  • Dennis 30 year Jefferson Park resident

    @Portage Rules what if someone can't afford to live in a neighborhood with a good school to do well in, with no job opportunities or social activities other than joining a gang? Sometimes those "choices" aren't as clear cut as you make them out to be. A big reason for making affordable housing available in decent neighborhoods.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Then their parents should think of that before they have children.

  • "should, should, should" -- how about dealing with "is, is, is"?

  • Where did these racists come from?!

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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    From the south

  • paul, there's racists everywhere, they make them on the northside, too.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Chicago. Go outside your neighborhood for once

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  • Careyann Old Irving resident

    Before the wards were redrawn we were in the 30th and nothing was ever done for us despite calls or visits to the ward office. Now we're in the 45th and any problem that I have brought to Arena's staff from street lights out, to traffic light malfunctions at Keeler and Belle Plaine (outside our ward at the I90/94 entry ramp) to city workers leaving a port-a-john on the neighbor's parkway after a project was finished, to snow not being removed from the block of an elementary school, his office handled EVERYTHING professionally and as QUICKLY as possible. I don't always agree with Arena's opinions but his office gets things done for our ward and I appreciate that.

  • Many people have been held hostage in bad neighborhoods because of their race. My African American neighbor recently told me about how the police followed and questioned her brother who had moved in with her. He was simply walking down the street and taking the bus. This happened several times. Our neighborhood is primarily white. If this is still happening in 2017 the incidents we can only imagine how often it happened in the past.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    @zachary...ask the 80 yr old woman who was mugged by those two cowardly thugs how she feels about walking down the street. chances are she will never walk down that street again and be held hostage in her own home out of fear.

  • Jeremy Hadouken to your face!

    Chicago is full of the "I voted for Obama or I have a black lives matter sign in my yard" white people who lock their doors when a black dude is walking towards their car.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    tell that to amazon when they take their 50k jobs to another state citing high crime as a reason chicago wasn't chosen.

  • Or they could weigh the risks vs the benefits and move here, like McDonalds, Beam, Mars, Wilson, and Motorola. Relatively low real estate, skilled workforce and great transportation.

  • We all have the will to better our lives. Morgan Freeman Tells CNN’s Don Lemon Being Black Or Latino Has Nothing To Do With Being Poor

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