I hope you will join me at the Independence Park Farmers Market this Sunday, August 26. Beginning at 10 am, I will be attending with the spin art bike in tow. This kid-favorite contraption is an interactive approach to the arts.
The farmers market offers high quality produce from local farms, fresh meat, prepared foods, and other great artisanal selections from local vendors. The market runs the second and fourth Sundays of each month through October from 9 am to 1 pm.
More information on the market is available online.
3rd Annual JPF Friends & Family Picnic August 26
Jefferson Park Forward hosts its 3rd annual Friends & Family Picnic on Saturday, August 26, from 1-4 pm in Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.
It’s a BYOPicnic, so grab your chairs, blankets, snacks, and sunscreen and join neighbors for a day in the park. You can grab tasty treats at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm to bring along with you.
For more information, view the event on Facebook.
Community Alert: Armed Robberies
The 16th and 17th Districts issued a community alert this week about the same gunman who robbed two people in separate stick-ups within an hour of each other. The incidents occurred at:
- The 4000-block of West Foster at 10:15 pm August 20; and
- The 4700-block of North Laporte at 11:10 pm August 20.
In both incidents, the robber approached the victim, displayed his handgun, and demanded property.
The offender is described as a black male between 17 and 20 years old, 5’09”, about 160 pounds, and was wearing a black long sleeve shirt and blue pants.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263 and reference P18-N-224.
Community Alert: Residential and Garage Burglaries
The 16th District issued a community alert this week about a pattern of residential and garage burglaries in the area. The incidents occurred at:
- The 3900-block of North Pioneer between 9 am and 11 pm July 26;
- The 5400-block of North Octono between 12:01 and 6:30 am July 29;
- The 5500-block of North Newland between 5:30 and 10:56 pm July 30;
- The 5500-block of North Natoma at 6:32 pm August 1;
- The 3200-block of North Natchez at 11:23 pm August 3;
- The 5100-block of West Waveland at 3 pm August 7;
- The 7100-block of West Berwyn between 9 pm August 16 and 5 am August 17; and
- The 6400-block of West Belmont at 7 pm August 17.
Please make sure all doors and windows are locked, keep the perimeter of your property well lit, and call 911 if you notice any suspicious people loitering.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
Starbucks on Cicero Opens Saturday
As you walk, cycle or even drive down Cicero in Six Corners you’ve undoubtedly noticed the new Starbucks at 4155 N. Cicero set to open on Saturday.
I’d like to ask you to take a moment to notice how it includes a vibrant pedestrian area and street front presence. These considerations are part of the Master Plan we approved and have implemented for Six Corners. That plan outlines how to create and protect comfortable spaces for our residents and visitors, even as we grow.
Whether you choose to buy your morning coffee there, or one of our many other local coffee shops, I hope you can appreciate the benefits of this planning, and perhaps thank Six Corners Association for their partnership in building a strong and inviting business district.
Filament Theatre and Paderewski Symphony Orchestra Awarded CityArts Program Grants
Please join me in congratulating two 45th Ward organizations for being awarded a CityArts Program grants. Both the Filament Theatre Ensemble, located at 4041 N. Milwaukee, and the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, located at 5844 N. Milwaukee, were honored with this opportunity through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Four individual artists living in the 45th Ward also were awarded Individual Artist Program grants for music, dance, and visual arts.
These grants will help these two arts and culture-focused organizations and individual artists continue to pursue endeavors that enrich the lives of 45th Ward residents and all Chicagoans alike.
Community Back to School Fair August 25
St. John’s Lutheran is hosting a Community Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 25, from 12-3 pm, in the parking lot located at 4939 W. Montrose.
The event will feature a bouncy house, face painting, music, food, and plenty of fun for all. There will also be local businesses and organizations on-site to provide residents with various information.
The event is free and open to the public. If you have any additional questions regarding the event, please call St. John’s Lutheran School at 773-736-1196.
Chicago Onscreen: Local Film Showcase August 29
The Chicago Onscreen Film Showcase is a program that features films made right here in Chicago across local parks as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. The film showcase will visit Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield, Wednesday, August 29 beginning at 8 pm and will feature two films.
The first feature, “Charming Strangers”, by Weichao Xu follows a Chinese student in Chicago and their discovery of photography as a way of connecting and communicating. The second feature, “The Spy Who Knew Me”, by A.B.L.E. Ensemble is a classic spy adventure featuring 20 young adult actors with Down Syndrome.
This is a great opportunity for residents to get to know some up-and-coming local filmmakers. More information and the showcase schedule is available online.
Bachata + Horchata August 30
Six Corners Association had so much fun during their last Bachata + Horchata event, that they’re doing it again for their next Social After Six: Summer Dance Series event.
Learn some bachata, drink some horchata, and dance it out on the sidewalk next Thursday night, August 30, from 7-9 pm in front of Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park.
Sign up and learn more online.
Chicago Fringe Festival Returns to Jefferson Park
For the sixth year in a row, Chicago Fringe Festival returns to downtown Jefferson Park. This annual festival attracts visitors from across the region to witness and engage with diverse, unique, and boundary-pushing productions.
This year, the festival runs August 30 through September 3, and will feature 24 groups in about 100 performances. These shows are unpredictable, unusual, and non-juried. There is also a selection of family-friendly programming.
For more information on performances and schedules, visit the Chicago Fringe website. Tickets are $10 per performance plus a $5 festival pin. Package deals are also available.
Those interested in volunteering can apply to do so online.
Taste of Polonia Returns Labor Day Weekend
Taste of Polonia returns to the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, over Labor Day Weekend, August 31 through September 3.
The annual event features four performance stages, carnival rides, plenty of family-friendly activities, and a variety of great drinks and food sure to satiate everyone’s appetite.
Tickets cost $5 before 5 pm, $10 after 5 pm, and free for children 12 and under. Buy tickets in advance, review the entire entertainment line up, food options, and vendor list on the Taste of Polonia website.
Save The Date: County Fair Chicago September 8 & 9
Chicagoans will taste the flavor of down-home this fall when urban meets rural! County Fair Chicago invites city dwellers and country folk to experience Americana with an urban twist as Six Corner Association fixes to blend the farm with the city for Portage Park’s newest event.
Stroll the Midway and graze on delicious, locally-made cuisine; pick up new skills from a variety of educational, interactive, maker-focused workshops; take in the sounds of bluegrass, rockabilly, and country jams humming from the “Grandstand” stage; and, lace up your dancing shoes for a traditional barn dance once the sun goes down Saturday night.
No matter your preference – cowboy hats or baseball caps, riding boots or gym shoes – they’re serving up the best of both worlds at County Fair Chicago.
Tickets only cost $10/day or $18 for both days and are available to purchase online or at the Six Corners Association office located at 4041 N. Milwaukee #301.
Volunteer at County Fair Chicago
Six Corners Association is looking for volunteers to help staff the County Fair Chicago event. All County Fair Chicago volunteers will be required to attend a short volunteer training session prior to the event. Volunteers who attend the training sessions will be given first priority in scheduling. If you’re interested in volunteering, complete and return the registration form by August 24.
More information on County Fair Chicago is available on the Six Corners Association website.
Stems and Steins September 8
Help support Chicago’s oldest home while enjoying drinks at this neighborhood event! This fund-raiser includes 3.5 hours of unlimited wine or beer tastings, with 50 beers or 50 wines available for $55 (when purchased before Sept. 1, 2018).
Treat yourself to hors d’oeuvres, pretzels and mustard, pizza, cheese and crackers, a silent auction, and instant-win raffle on the expansive grounds of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House.
The event features a huge silent auction at which you can bid on wine or beer baskets and gifts, sports memorabilia, dance and theater tickets, lessons and memberships, and many other items. Feeling lucky? Instant-win raffle winners take home a “mystery” bottle of booze, which may also include airline tickets, restaurant gift certificates, gift cards, and other exciting prizes. Raffle tickets are $10 each (cash only, and you must be present to win). The silent auction and raffle close at 6 p.m.
You can order each of the wines or beers you taste from the liquor vendor, Foremost Liquor Center, at the end of the evening. A $20 cash deposit is required to place an order.
Attendees must be 21 to enter. No children allowed. All reservations will be held at will-call at the door. Absolutely no refunds. Tickets are available to purchase online.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the event, Norwood Park Historical Society is looking for people to help with security and setup on Saturday. Different shifts are available so volunteers can still attend. For more information or to sign up, call Angela at 847-275-6665.
Wildlight Yoga Grand Opening September 14
Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee, invites you to join them to celebrate their opening in the Portage Park neighborhood on Friday, September 14, from 5-9 pm.
Wildlight Yoga is an adventure-inspired studio where seekers and finders from the world over are welcomed to explore the practice of yoga as a lifestyle and a journey.
Drinks and snacks will be served during the grand opening celebration. For more information on Wildlight Yoga studio, the grand opening event, pricing, and scheduling visit theirwebsite.
Team Adventure Club at Athletic Field Park
Do you have a teenager that’s looking for a way to connect with nature? Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison, is forming a Team Adventure Club for teens ages 13-17.
The new club will feature a variety of field trips that allow teens to explore outdoor activities including biking, camping, climbing, hiking, kayaking, and travel.
Registration opens online on September 6 and the club begins on September 14. For more information, contact Athletic Field Park at 773-478-2889.
Beer Fest September 15
The Independence Park Advisory Council (IPAC) is hosting their 5th annual Independence Park Beer Fest on Saturday, September 15, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.
People aged 21 and older are invited to enjoy craft beer from local breweries, delectable options from a variety of food trucks, live entertainment, and the company of friendly neighbors!
Proceeds from the event will support the park and IPAC events.
Tickets cost $40 online and $50 at the gate.
St. Constance School Color Run September 15
Come run come all to join in the fun at the second annual St. Constance School Color Run at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Grove number 7 in Niles. The FUNdraiser will be held on September 15, with onsite registration opening at 8 am in anticipation of the 10 am start time.
The St. Constance School Color Run/Walk features a designated 5K course along the trail between Bunker Hill Preserve and Caldwell Woods. During the Color Run, participants are doused with food color at various color stations ending with a final color celebration at the finish line. Details and preregistration are available on the St. Constance School website.
Election Judges Needed
The Chicago Board of Elections is looking for election judges to serve during the 2018 mid-term general elections on November 6. The pay is $140, plus $50 for attending a training.
I hope you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Applyonline or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.
Portage Park Village Survey
The Department of Family and Support Services has been hosting monthly meetings with seniors and residents on the northwest side more age-friendly.
The Portage Park Village is a collaborative volunteer network, aiming to increase the accessibility of resources for older residents who want to age in place and engage them in social and civil opportunities.
They are conducting a survey to identify the specific needs of seniors living on the northwest side to better serve them. Residents may either complete a survey online or pick one up at the Portage Park Senior Center located at 4100 N. Long.
The village meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month at 11 am in the Portage Park Senior Center. For more information or to volunteer, call 312-744-9057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeler Water Main Replacement
Beginning early September, Department of Water Management (DWM) and NPL Construction Co. crews will begin the work to install 2,615 feet of 8-inch water main on North Keeler from West Montrose to West Irving Park. The water main dates back to 1890 and needs to be replaced.
When crews are working in the street, they may close or limit it to traffic for safety reasons. However, residents will always be able to reach their homes or businesses. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
“No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during working hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. Crews will try to preserve as much parking as possible.
DWM and my office understand that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain residents’ quality of life throughout these projects, and will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.
If you would like to receive regular email updates about the project, you can register online for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address, and the project identification number. The project identification number for this water main replacement is 1801054.
By signing up for WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from the mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman on the project site, email my office, or call the DWM Office of Public Affairs at 312-744-6638.
The water main installation is anticipated to be completed by late November 2018. Once the water main is installed, the street will be restored so that traffic is not impacted. However, final restoration is weather dependent and may not occur until the spring of 2019 or until weather permits.
Thank you for your ongoing patience as these important infrastructure improvements are completed.
Adventure is Waiting! Join Scouting Today!
Cub Scout Pack 3997 and Boy Scout Troop 997 of St. John’s Lutheran want you!
Scouting is not only fun, it also serves a purpose. Your child will learn teamwork skilsl, leadership traits, develop friendships, and have fun when they join the local Scouting troop.
All boys in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to join Pack 3997 and all boys in grades 6 through age 18 are invited to join Troop 997.
Meetings will take place on Monday nights, beginning September 1, at 4939 W. Montrose Avenue.
If you’re interested or would like more information, please email us at email@example.com.
Irving Park Community Food Pantry Back-to-School Donation Drive
Once again the Irving Park Community Food Pantry will provide their clients’ children with school supplies during the month of August. While you’re shopping, consider picking up one of the following items to help children succeed as they enter a new school year:
- Loose-leaf paper
- Spiral notebooks
- Pocket folders
- Glue sticks
- #2 pencils
- Crayons (24 pack)
- Colored pencils
Please do not donate backpacks. Supplies often run low as the month goes on, as upwards of 400 bags are given out, so donations continue to be helpful throughout the month.
Donations can be dropped off at Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler) during Pantry operating hours (9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14th). They also can be dropped off on the front porch at 3822 N. Tripp Ave. or Old Irving Brewing (4419 W. Montrose Ave.) or at the Pantry’s booth at the Sunday GIPNA Farmers Market on August 12th and 26th. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the Victory Run 5K
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church is hosting its inaugural Fun Run/Race Fundraiser!
Come out Saturday, September 15 for a fun and exhilarating 5K race around Portage Park. This run welcomes all levels of athletes, from the serious runner to the hobbyist, or even families just looking for a great day in the park.
Proceeds from the run will support the Our Lady Victory Youth Ministry. Participants who register before September 1 can use the coupon code “OURLADY” to receive a discount rate.
The Victory Run 5K starts promptly at 8 am, rain or shine. More information and registration is available online.
Windy City Preforms Presents: Shrek The Musical
An all-ages cast of professional adults, auditioned teens, and youth will preform Shrek The Musical at Windy City Preforms, 4766 N. Milwaukee, beginning August 4.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film,Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
Show times will be on Fridays at 7 pm, on Saturdays at 3 pm and 7 pm, and on Sundays at 2 pm and 6 pm through August 26. For more information and to purchase your tickets, view the event online.
Apply to Become a Police Officer
Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will remain open through October 1. The exam will be on Saturday, December 8.
This is an opportunity to serve your community and pursue a meaningful career. Chicago police officers will be eligible for healthcare benefits, tuition reimbursement, uniform allowances, a retirement plan, and a competitive salary.
The minimum age to apply and take the police exam is 20. More information and applications are available online.
Missing Juvenile: Jake Potter
The 16th District issued a notice about a 16-year-old boy, Jake Potter, that has been missing for two weeks from his home in the Dunning Park neighborhood. Jake was last seen on August 2 in the 3600-block of North Nottingham.
He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved black and white flannel shirt, black jeans, and grey Adidas sneakers. He is described as 6-foot, white, weighing about 250 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes
Jake has been known to frequent the area of Menard and Bryn Mawr.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Area North Special Victims Unit at 312-744-8266.
Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program
The Home Equity Program of the Northwest Side of Chicago has published a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance.
A public hearing on the budget and appropriation ordinance will be held on Thursday, August 30, at 6:30 pm at 3022 N. Harlem.
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Sat., Aug 25, 9:30 am, Austin Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. The Portage Park Garden Club hosts its 8th Annual Show and Tell. Bring in items, flowers, veggies, fruit, or herbs from your garden to share! Any overabundance of fruit, vegetables, and herbs will be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul and St. John’s Lutheran Church food pantries. Free.
Sat., Aug 25, 11 am-12:30 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. Come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your daughter duringMoms & Daughters Yoga. This class offers a fun way to bond and explore together yoga postures and practices that will stretch, strengthen, balance, and restore you. All levels welcome. Daughters must be at least 5 years old. Lunch will be provided. More info: online. Free.
Sun., Aug 26, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 14th year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Market continues twice a month through October. Join neighbors for great produce and other selections from area farms and artisans. Music and more at each market. Credit cards and LINK cards accepted. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Sun., Aug 26, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally-grown food at theJefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs the second and forth Sunday through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Tue., Aug 28, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. More info:online. Free.
Wed., Aug 29, 7 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Guest speaker John Kane with FAIR (Fair Allocations in Runways) will update members on any changes at O’Hare. Ward Superintendent Adam Corona will also provide a brief summary of steps to follow for controlling any rodent problems, either in alleys or in backyards. More info: 773-282-3879.Free.
Thur., Aug 30, 2-4 pm, Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W.Lawrence. Children ages 5 and older are invited to construct with LEGO, play Giant Word Winder, or enjoy a board game with family and friends during the Jefferson Park Branch’s Let’s Play Event. This program is offered every Through August 30. Free.
Thur., Aug 30, 5-7 pm, Belding Elementary School, 4257 N. Tripp. Meet your children’s teachers, visit classrooms, pick up important papers from the school, and volunteer to help the school and classroom during theBack to Belding Open House. More info: 773-534-3590.Free.
Mon., Sept 3, 2 pm,17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski. The 17th District Police is hosting a Back to School Event. Pick up school supplies and receive other resources. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Tue., Sept 4, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin. Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthly GIPNA Board Meeting. Free.
Thur., Sept 6, dusk,Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Dunham Park hosts The Sandlot as a part of the Movies in the Parks series. Gather your friends, family, snacks, and blankets and enjoy this free family-friendly movie. Free.
Fri., Sept 7, 5 pm,Roberts Square Park, 5200 W. Argyle St.The summer Art Cart visits the park to bring some fun, creative activities for children ages 4-10. Dance, theatre, woodcraft, music, art: you never know what will be coming your way! Free.
Sat., Sept 8, 7 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Garden, 3857 N. Kostner. In the garden at dusk under romantic lighting, a gourmet dinner accompanied by live music awaits you! Gather with friends to feast, laugh, and toast one of the last summer evenings of the season during aTwilight Dinner. Free childcare provided on site. Vegetarian dinner option is available. Tickets:online. $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Cash bar.
Sun., Sept 9, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 14t year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Marketcontinues twice a month through October. Join neighbors for great produce from local farms and other vendors. Music and more at each market. Credit cards and LINK cards accepted. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Sun., Sept 9, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park. 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally-grown food at theJefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs twice a month through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Sun., Sept 9, 12-2 pm, Independence Park Farmers Market.Experience the aroma and flavor of Puerto Rican Sofrito during a Sofrito Conversations event. Garlic, onion, aji dulce, and cilantro are the ingredients that give Puerto Rican cooking its unique flavor. Join artist and community organizer Jorge Felix in the making of his grandma Lula’s old fashioned sofrito and continuing her cooking tradition.Free.
Mon., Sept 10, 7 pm,Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Meetings take place in the church basement. More info:online. Free.
Tue., Sept 11, 1-3 pm, The Kilpatrick Renaissance, 4655 W. Berteau. Join the Kilpatrick for an afternoon of wellness information, give-always, door prizes, and refreshments during a Health & Wellness Senior Fair. Raffle winner every 15 minutes. More info: 773-283-4655. Free.
Tue., Sept 11, 7 pm,Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott. Learn what you can do about crime during the1613 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.
Tue., Sept 11, 7 pm,Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.
Wed., Sept 12, 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 the45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.
Sun., Sept 16, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally-grown produce, fresh meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more during the Portage Park Farmers Market. Each week they feature a new music act as well as dog adoptions from Chicago Animal Care and Control. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Mon., Sept 17, 7:30 pm, Location TBD.Meet neighbors and discuss ways to become more involved in your community during the Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Every month, PPNA hosts their meeting at a different business or organization in the neighborhood. For location and more information, view their calendar online.Free.
Wed., Sept 19, 11 am, Portage Park Satellite Senior Center, 4100 N. Long (Parking/Entrance at Berteau and Linder).Want to make Portage Park more age-friendly? If so, please join in learning how a village project is trying to help isolated seniors in the community and how you can become a volunteer during the Portage Park Village Meeting.Free.
Wed., Sept 19, 6:30 pm, Gladstone Park Fieldhouse, 5421 N. Menard. Learn how you can help further park development through volunteering, fundraising, and support during the Gladstone Park Advisory Council meeting. The GPAC meets every third Wednesday of each month. Follow them on Facebook to keep up on GPAC news.Free.
Wed., Sept 19, 7 pm,Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield.Help plan upcoming events and identify priorities to better the neighborhood park during theIndependence Park Advisory Councilmeeting. Show your community pride and have fun in the process! IPAC meets every third Wednesday of each month. Follow them on Facebook to keep up on IPAC news.Free.
Wed., Sept 19, 7 pm,16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.
Wed., Sept 19, 7 pm,17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.
Thur., Sept 20, 5:15-7:45 pm, Location TBD. Every third Thursday of the month, the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association and the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce host aThirsty Third Thursday at a local watering hole. This is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors while supporting a local business. More info:online. Cost of purchases.
Thur., Sept 20, 7 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting. Every month, JPF hosts their meeting at a different business or organization in the neighborhood. For location and more information, view their calendar online.Free.
Sun., Sept 23, 9 am-1 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. The 14th year of the Michelin Guide-recommendedIndependence Park Farmers Marketcontinues twice a month through October. Join neighbors for great produce from local farms and other vendors. Music and more at each market. Credit cards and LINK cards accepted. More info: online.Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Sun., Sept 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long.Support your favorite vendors and purchase locally-produce and other delectable items at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. The market runs twice a month through October and offers a great selection. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.
Tue., Sept 25, 7 pm,Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in your community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.
Wed., Sept 26, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings. Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Free.
Sun., Sept 30, 10 am-2 pm, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.Vendors gather on the NW corner of Long and Irving Park to offer locally-grown produce, fresh meats, dairy, baked goods, specialty items, prepared foods, and more during the Portage Park Farmers Market. Each week they feature a new music act as well as dog adoptions from Chicago Animal Care and Control. More info: online. Free to attend, cost of purchases apply.