The Jefferson Park Branch Library in collaboration withPan Y Rosas Disco hosts a new series that focuses on Chicago experimental musicians.
Their second show will be this Saturday, April 29, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Jefferson Park Library, 5363 W. Lawrence, featuring the free jazz ensemble Volcano Radar and the free improv trio Sleight of Hand.
More information is available at the Facebook event or by calling 312-744-1998.
Year of Public Art Survey
2017 has been declared the Year of Public Art. With this designation, we have a unique opportunity to commission up to two (2) unique, site-specific pieces of public artwork in the 45th Ward, but we need YOUR help!
Please take a moment to complete an online survey by May 4, sharing your thoughts on public art. My office will then select three artists we would like to interview based on the survey responses.
Please be aware that the images and sites in the survey will be used as guides in the development of the final project(s). The final design of the artwork will evolve through a collaborative process between the community and the artist that is ultimately selected. The artwork installation is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2017.
How would you spend $1 Million to Improve Your Neighborhood?
Come to a neighborhood assembly to share your ideas and help decide how to spend YOUR tax dollars.
Every year, each alderman is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds — yes, there is literally a menu to spend on infrastructure. In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff, and residents. The 45th Ward, however, uses a process called participatory budgeting to give power to its residents to make real decisions that affect their lives.
We are in the beginning stages of the 2018 participatory budgeting cycle and want to reach as many residents as possible to join in on the process. Beginning May 4, we will host five (5) neighborhood assemblies where we will gather infrastructure improvement ideas from stakeholders. Past ideas have included pedestrian refuge islands, the Independence Park playground, pedestrian bump-outs, and bike lanes along Milwaukee.
The neighborhood assemblies will take place on:
- Thursday, May 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner;
- Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Jefferson Park Library Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence;
- Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker;
- Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison; and
- Thursday, May 11. from 6:000-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee
You can find more information on participatory budgeting in the 45th Ward online. I hope you will join me in working to improve the 45th Ward!
Get Into the Swing of Spring at Independence Park May 6
Independence Park Advisory Council is hosting a celebration of their new playground on Saturday, May 6, from noon to 3 PM, at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.
There will be games, music, food, and giveaways. Make sure to invite all your friends and family to join in on the fun!
Independence Branch Library Community Meeting Scheduled for 6 PM on May 15
On Sunday, March 19, John Ronan Architects was unveiled as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Branch Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part of a unique agreement between the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Public Library for a mixed-use development at the site. John Ronan Architects was recently the only Chicago finalist for the Obama Library.
After Independence Branch Library’s former location closed in 2015 due to smoke damage from a fire at the adjacent building, neighbors and supporters lobbied for a new and improved library. In October, it was announced that the library would have a new permanent home where the former Hollerbach Funeral Home was located.
A public meeting to gather community input on the final design will be on Monday, May 15, at 6 PM at Murphy Elementary, 3539 W. Grace. Construction on the new library is slated to begin later this year, with completion anticipated by winter of 2018.
Jefferson Park CTA Public Art Meeting Rescheduled for May 31
The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Jefferson Park CTA station on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Avenue.
Jamie Pawlus was selected by the Chicago Transit Board for her renowned conceptual artwork that focuses on the urban environment. Her work has been exhibited in many places both nationally and internationally — including St. Louis, Kansas City, New York City, Indianapolis, and Cusco, Peru.
The installation of the new artwork will be installed in conjunction with a $25 million renovation scheduled for 2018, helping breathe new life into the Jefferson Park CTA terminal.
Enjoy a Unique Production of Ghostbusters while Supporting Chicago Fringe Festival
Support the Chicago Fringe Festival – coming to Jefferson Park August 30 thru September 10 – by attending a totally unique performance of Five/Fifths of Ghostbusters.
Five local theater companies will come together to reinterpret, redefine, and reimagine the classic film into one unforgettable show.
Tickets cost $35 if purchased before May 15 and are available online. After May 15, ticket prices raise to $40.The price includes two cocktails, food, and access to a special Chicago Fringe Festival board-sponsored wine raffle and silent auction. Last year’s event sold out, so make sure to secure yours today!
Schurz Mini Maker Faire
Schurz High School is bringing back the popular Maker Faire – a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.
From engineers to artists and scientists to crafters, the Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to showcase their hobbies, experiments, and projects. There will also be numerous DIY stations set up for participants to learn fun, simple, and engaging skills.
The event is open to families, students, and thinkers of all ages. Learn more about the greatest show (& tell) on earth at the North Side Mini Maker Faire website and then reserve your tickets online. If you’re interested in volunteering, email CNSmakerfaire@gmail.com.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee. Glimpse into the future and get inspired!
Help Beard School Raise Money by Recycling Paper
Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.
Beard has placed a recycling bin on the school’s property in the parking lot on Natchez. If you have newspapers, magazines, or any other paper materials that need to be recycled, consider taking them to Beard School. This is an easy, free way to help give back to one of our local schools.
Filament Summer Camp Registration Now Open
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, is back with their popular summer camp for children ages 7 through 12!
August 7 through August 11, campers can create their own dream roles as they develop unique, never-before-seen performances. Jameson, a camper, said, “It’s not like regular play camp where you are given a script to memorize — you are creating your own script so it feels more natural. It’s your own play and words.”
Receive a $25 gift certificate to a future Filament class or performance when you refer a new parent/guardian to register their child for camp. Learn more for rules and conditions at the Filament website. Register your child for summer camp online.
Be a Part of Chicago Canine Rescue’s Art Unleashed Event
Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) is gearing up for their annual Art Unleashed event – a creative fundraiser featuring local artists, food, music, and cocktails – on Friday, June 16 from 7 PM to 11 PM at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood.
They are seeking your help in collecting various items so they can put on a great event and raise money to save more dogs.
CCR is seeking the following donations:
- Art set up supplies (easels, narrow set up tables)
- Food (They have a managing caterer, but are looking for as many culinary donations as possible)
- Beverages: wine, beer, alcohol, water, pop, club soda
- Music: live band and/or DJ
- Goodie bags and inserts
- Printing services
- Raffle prizes
- Silent auction items
- Auction paddles
- Sound system
If you’d like to donate an item, services, are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have a lead on any of these mentioned items, please email@example.com for more information. If you’re interested in attending the event, tickets are available to purchase online.
Help make this year’s event another howling success for the shelter pups!
Clothing Drive for Foster Children
The Mattress Firm at Six Corners, located at 4805 W. Irving Park, is hosting a clothing drive for foster kids May 5 through May 7.
Stop by during their business hours (10 AM to 8 PM Mondays thru Saturday, and noon to 6 PM on Sundays) to drop off clothing items for kids aged 0-12 years old.
SRB Community Spirit Garden
Join the SRB Community Spirit Garden (on the northeast corner of Higgins and Central) any or every Saturday during the growing season. You can swing by any time between 9 AM and 1 PM to practice your green thumb.
The SRB Community Spirit Garden is welcome to all who are interested in participating regardless of their level of gardening. They are looking to grow not only their garden, but the community too!
Make sure to like them on Facebook for more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news on the garden.
Silver Star Banner
The Cook County Office of Veterans Affairs is seeking applicants for the 2017 Silver Star Banner Program, which recognizes service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been wounded or became ill while serving in a war zone. Cook County Commissioners will honor the 2017 Silver Star Families of America at the board meeting on Tuesday, June 6.
Cook County Veterans Affairs is seeking service members and veterans to participate in the 20146 Silver Star Banner Program. Interested service members must meet the following requirements.
- Any Armed Forces personnel either currently serving honorably or those who have served honorably from ANY war; or
- Any Armed Forces personnel that has been wounded or contracted a serious illness and could be rated at least 10% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. All wounds, injuries, or illnesses must have originated in a war zone.
Those interested must complete a Silver Star Service Banner request form, available in my office. Applicants must also include a short biography with details regarding their injury and the war zone in which it occurred. The request form must be signed and returned to the Cook County Office of Veterans Affairs no later than Tuesday, May 16.
Questions can be directed to Bill Browne at via email at Bill.Browne@cookcountyil.gov or via phone at 312-603-6423, or Audrey Mollo via email at Audrey.Mollo@cookcountyil.gov or via phone at 312-603-2221.
Second Fly Quiet Rotation Test to Begin April 30
In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), the FAiR Coalition, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), I am pleased to announce that a second round of the Fly Quiet runway rotation program will start on April 30 and run for 12 weeks. The decision to enter a second rotation test was made based on overwhelmingly positive survey feedback and data collected during the first pilot program, which ended Dec. 25, 2016. The Fly Quiet runway rotation test was first implemented in July 2016, after receiving approval in May 2016.
Similar to last year, the plan will rotate on a weekly basis the runways used between 10 PM and 5 AM. By rotating runway usage during Fly Quiet, night time noise is shared by communities around O’Hare rather than being concentrated over our neighborhoods.
The second runway rotation test should help alleviate the amount of noise Northwest Side residents endure overnight while we await final approval from the FAA for a permanent rotation plan. A schedule of the runway rotation schedule is available online.
As a member of the ONCC and the ad-hoc Fly Quiet Committee, I am pleased with the collaborative efforts put forward by the CDA, ONCC, the FAiR Coalition, and the FAA to improve the quality of life for those living in our community. I especially want to thank the members of the Suburban O’Hare Commission who have been partners in creating this equitable noise sharing relationship. We all benefit from the economic engine that is O’Hare, and we are all working to find innovative solutions to the challenges a complex airfield imposes on the communities that surround it.
Register Your Child for Summer Day Camp
Summer day camp season is almost here! Day camp runs June 26 through August 4, and late summer camps August 7 through August 18. Summer camp is a great way to keep your kids active, engaged, and safe throughout the summer.
Registration opens at 9 am on Monday, April 24 for parks west of California Avenue and at 9 am on Tuesday, April 25, for parks east of California Avenue. You can view camps now and start building a wish list before registration opens now at the Chicago Park District’swebsite.
Street Sweeping Schedule Now Available
The Department of Streets and Sanitation began their residential street cleaning schedule starting in April. Street cleaning runs through November.
The city hangs bright orange temporary parking restrictions the day before sweeping service is scheduled to begin. Those who fail to move their vehicle between the restricted hours, between 9 AM and 2 PM, will be eligible to receive a $60 ticket.
The street sweeping schedule is available to view online at
the Sweep Around Us website. Residents also have the option to sign up for text or email alerts to ensure they don’t inadvertently miss a street cleaning notice on their block. Instructions for how to sign up for text or email alerts is available online. Those who signed up for alerts in previous years will need to resubscribe, as alert subscriptions do not carry over into the new year.
Jumping Jack Applications Now Open
In 2016, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the Jumping Jack application is now an online process. Applications are no longer accepted in paper form, email, or fax.
The application is accessible by smartphone, computer, or tablet, and improves the efficiency of the application process. Applicants will be able to view available dates for the jumping jack, allowing them to plan their block parties accordingly. Applicants will also receive notice within approximately 8 hours of submitting their application.
The Jumping Jack Program only operates on Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 through August 27. Applications are now open and can be completed online.
Chicago Policing Advisory Panel Seeking Public Input
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and members of the Community Policing Advisory Panel (Panel) are seeking public input from Chicago residents on how to engage with our communities and share ideas on the future of CPD’s community policing efforts. The Panel will be hosting two more Town Hall Meetings as well as collecting feedback via an online portal to receive direct input as the Chicago Police Department continues to renew its focus on community policing and building trust between CPD and the residents they serve.
The Panel is chaired by CPD Chief of Patrol Fred Waller and consists of national experts in the field, members of CPD Command Staff, and Chicago community leaders. This strategic planning group was appointed in the fall to provide a comprehensive and thoughtful report proposing ways CPD can engage and collaborate with communities to fight crime and restore trust by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Comments collected through the Town Hall sessions and the online portal will be reviewed by the Panel to inform recommendations. The Town Hall Meetings will take place at the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, May 2: Corliss Early College STEM High School
821 E. 103rd Street
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Please take a moment to provide thoughtful feedbackonline or attend a Town Hall Meeting to help strengthen community relationships with our local police departments.
Host an On the Table Discussion
Over the past three years, tens of thousands of Chicago-area residents have come together to participate in On the Tabe, an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region.
These conversations will continue with On the Table 2017 on Tuesday, May 16.
Friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues will take part in mealtime conversations across the Chicagoland area. The act of people coming together to discuss the issues that matter most to them has never been more important. When we come together as a community to learn from each other, we have the power to impact our neighborhoods and lives.
Previous On The Table conversations have been enlightening and thought provoking. I look forward to engaging with community members once again this year for these important discussions.
One Summer Chicago Applications Open Thru May 15
The City of Chicago’s One Summer program will return this summer, providing the city’s youth with over 30,000 job and internship this summer. Now through May 15, youth ages 14 to 24 can apply online.
The One Summer program connects Chicago’s youth with valuable work experience, helping them realize their full potential and work towards a brighter future.
This year’s One Summer Chicago will also link young men and women participating in Becoming a Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) to jobs with After School Matters, one of the city’s leading youth employers and One Summer Chicago partners. Exposure to these programs has proven to reduce involvement in crime and to increase on-time high school graduation rates by nearly 20 percent. 2,000 BAM and WOW participants will have an opportunity to build on progress made during the school year with meaningful work opportunities this summer.
A new-and-improved application process will use a tiered matching process to pair youth
applicants with jobs, apprenticeships and skill-building opportunities based on their interest area and skill-level. New opportunities in 2017 include the Youth Arts Corps, enabling youth to contribute to public art projects as part of the city’s 2017 “Year of Public Art.” Returning this year are the traditional work and apprenticeship opportunities—including urban agriculture, bike repair, outdoor forestry projects—as well as office and clerical work.
This year’s program includes a new crowd-funding component, allowing the general public to donate funds to the mission of keeping youth safe and engaged in productive experiences during the summer months public a chance to support positive summer opportunities and safer communities through the OSC program, focusing on enhancements to four distinct program areas: neighborhood beautification, college access, youth-led anti-violence initiatives and summer opportunities and supports.
Sponsorship ranges from financing work supplies and transportation for participants, to major community beautification projects, like murals and planters; donations can also support FAFSA workshops for students and families, and stipends for books for first-time college students. A top tier donation can support an entire summer job to serve an additional youth in the program, and all donations made to the One Summer Chicago Fund will directly benefit the youth participants through added opportunities to contribute to their communities and build new skills.
Donations to the “One Summer Chicago 2017 Fund,” a fund of the McCormick Foundation, can be madeonline or by mail with checks payable mailed to: One Summer Chicago 2017, 23912 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1245.
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Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during theAnnual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.
Sat., Apr 29, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Guest speaker Emily Pastor will be at this month’s Portage Park Garden Club meeting presenting “Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest. Second half will be dedicated to the 2016 PPGC Year in Review. More info: email organizers. Free.
Sat., Apr 29, 11 am-2 pm, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. The 16th and 17th Districts host a Free Microchip Clinic for Dogs and Cats. Swing by with your furry friend and have them microchipped! Free.
Sat., Apr 29, 11 am,Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annualSpring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774. $40.
Sat., Apr 29, 12-4 pm, National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Human Library Chicago revisits NVAM for aday of stereotype breaking conversation and art. More info: online.Free.
Sat., Apr 29, 3-4 pm,City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Local and international poets Snezana Zabic and Larry O. Dean will join City News Cafe for aPoetry Reading and Book Signing. Tasha Fouts will also read and bring her own poems to share. More info: online. Cost of purchases.
Sat., Apr 29, 7:30 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. The Trinity Irish Dance Company teams up with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project for the third annualStomping Grounds, a dance concert highlighting different communities and rhythmic traditions. More info: online.Free.
Tue., May 2, 11 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Speak with officers and receive helpful resources during aDomestic Violence Meeting. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Tue., May 2, 4-7 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 4185 W. Irving Park. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a local school during St. Edward School’s Fundraiser. 25% of all sales go directly to the school. No flyer needed. Cost of purchases.
Tue., May 2, 7 pm, Independence Park Bungalow, 3945 N. Springfield. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your community during aGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.
Thur., May 4, 5-9 pm, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, #1212. Keynote Speaker Alpana Singh, Chicago restaurateur and master sommelier, will join BACP for 1871 at the MART small business expo. Headshots, mini-makeovers, and small business workshops available. Register: online. Free.
Fri., May 5, 12-2 pm, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The 17th, 19th, 20th, and 24th police districts co-host a Seniors Cinco de Mayo party. All seniors invited. $2/person.
Fri., May 5, 6:30 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce presents A Night at the Cabaret. There will be a raffle to help Hands to Help Ministries. Cocktails at 6:30 and a performance at 7:30. More info and tickets: online. $25/advance; $30/door.
Sat., May 6, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) is hosting the 10th annual Fine Craft Fairjust in time for Mother’s Day. Email organizers if you’re interested in participating. Cost of Purchases.
Sat., May 6, 2 pm,City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero. Join neighbors for a Rent Party. Cost of purchases.
Sun., May 7, 8 am-12 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding.Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake extravaganza to support Boy Scout troop 863. Swedish pancakes, regular pancakes, lingonberries, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. $10/adults; $6/children and seniors.
Sun., May 7, 9 am,City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero.Join neighbors for a Bluegrass Jam. Cost of purchases.
Sun., May 7, 10 am-2 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market hosts their final Winter Market of the season in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting. Cost of purchases.
Sun., May 7, 10 am-3 pm, Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr.Join neighbors, friends, and family for a whole day of LDS Awareness and fun. Live music, face painting, food trucks, split the pot, balloon release, and more.Donations accepted.
Mon., May 8, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park. Learn about how you can become more involved with the community by attending the monthlyOld Irving Park Association meeting.Free.
Tues., May 9, 10-11 am, Pope Francis Global Academy, South Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park. Learn how Pope Francis Global Academy will prepare your child for success in high school and beyond during aTour and Information Session. Arrive early with your little one for a free Wolf Pups class from 9-10 AM. RSVP by 5/5 to Linda Garrett at 773-736-8806.Free.
Tue., May 9, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30. Free.
Tue., May 9, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Tue., May 9, 7 pm, Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler.French organist Jean-Luc Guiionnet, who is part of a French jazz ensemble, will be performing in a series of Chicago events May 5-10. Everyone is welcome! Donations welcomed.
Wed., May 10, 7 pm, Athletic Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the17th district beat map. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.
Thur., May 11, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Andrew Salata hosts a Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities, and Deadlines seminar.RSVP: call 312-603-9233. Free.
Thur., May 11, 7-8:30 pm, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. The 17th District commander and officers, representatives from OEMC, and many more join for aHispanic Outreach Community Beat Meeting. Resources, crime prevention tips, and establish community relationships with the police. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Sat., May 13, 2 pm, City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero.Join neighbors for La Pompe, Gypsy Jazz. Cost of purchases.
Sat., May 13, 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Scott Alexander, Ph.D. and associate professor of Islamic studies, presents: Islam and Muslims in the Current Global Context: Moving Beyond Media Sound Bites. More info: 773-725-9026. Free.
Sat., May 13, 7 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Local musicians come together and raise their voices in story and song for the fifth annual Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash. More info: online. $20/General Admission; $150/Benefit Table.
Sun., May 14, 10 am, City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero. Join neighbors for Stan Champion. Cost of purchases.
Sun., May 14, 4-7 pm, Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee. Six Corners Association partners with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for the 2nd annual Yesterday and Today Walking Tour. More info: online. $30.
Mon., May 15, 7:30-9 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become more involved in your community during the Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. More info: online. Free.
Tue., May 16, 11 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Meet officers and receive helpful resources during a Senior Citizen’s Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.
Tue., May 16, 7 pm, Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the West Walker Civic Association general meeting. Free.
Wed., May 17, 7 pm, 16th District Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Wed., May 17, 7:30 pm, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 17th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Thur., May 18, 7 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. More info: online. Free.
Fri., May 19, 3-7 pm,Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding Elementary hosts their annual International Festival to celebrate the diversity in their school and in our community. Special performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Cambodian Roneat music, and more. More info:online. $10.
Sat., May 20, 9 am, 17th District Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski.Teens can discuss how they can fight crime during a Peer Jury – Youth Beat Meeting. More info: 312-744-4588. Free.
Sat., May 20, 10 am, City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero. Join neighbors for a Rent Party. Cost of purchases.
Sun., May 21, 2 pm,St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join the church for the Anne Nakamura Stoelting Memorial Concert.Free.
Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and te Illinois Department of Emplyment Security- Pilsen Workforce Center host ther 7th Annual Memorial Day Veterans Hiring & Resource Fair. Free.
Thur., May 25, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Detective Sergeant James Hennelly and Assist State’s Attorney Clarissa Palermo host a Common Financial Frauds & Scams that Target Seniors seminar. RSVP: call 312-603-9233. Free.
Sun., May 28, 5:00-11 am, Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive Starting Line. Active Transportation Alliance hosts its annual fundraiser: MB Bike the Drive. Route timing, start locations, and tickets available online. $49. Save $3 with online promo code ChiWard3.
Tue., May 30, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.
Wed., May 31, 1-5 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, Erin Room, 4626 N. Knox. Minton Regan Properties hosts a Senior Living Expo. Free health screenings, raffle prizes, food, beverages, products, services. RSVP: online. Free.
Wed., May 31, 7 pm, Basement Auditorium of the Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.