National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Veteran Art Summit: On War & Survival
May
4
to Jul 29

National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Veteran Art Summit: On War & Survival

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With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial explores a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend.

Throughout history, art has provided a frame to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war, seek justice and imagine reconciliation. The NVAM Triennial draws on this history to connect today’s veteran artists with the history of veteran creative practices and their impact on society over the past century. The NVAM Triennial exhibition opening coincides with the Veteran Art Summit featuring a series of presentations, workshops, panels, and discussions on May 3–5 at the Chicago Cultural CenterNational Veterans Art Museum, and the DePaul Art Museum.

All the program and exhibition spaces are wheelchair accessible. The NVAM strives to make the NVAM Triennial and Veteran Art Summit as accessible as possible. Please contact Aaron Hughes <ahughes@nvam.org> if you have any specific needs.

Register here for the exhibition openings & Veteran Art Summit Programs here: https://bit.ly/2U0cXxT

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Collective Energy Healing
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Collective Energy Healing

Allow the energies of yoga, sound therapy with tuning forks, reiki and an akashic records meditation to soothe your body, mind and spirit. Spend an evening with Jen Frazier, Julita Machalski, Nicole Wilson and Christine Zenino as we guide you through these four very different and powerful healing modalities. We will close our evening with a full moon meditation ceremony. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bring a journal and your good vibes.

Admission is $20. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Biscuits &amp; Bluegrass for the Bard
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Biscuits & Bluegrass for the Bard

Help fund the remainder of the Shakespeare All-Stars 2019 season with night of Folk and Bluegrass music!


Tickets on sale NOW at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biscuits-and-bluegrass-for-the-bard-tickets-59402456346

Doors open @ 6:30 pm with a special menu from Fannie's Cafe, featuring their famous biscuits and gravy! The show begins at 7:30pm with raffle drawings and food served throughout the show. There will also be Wine and Sweet Tea available for purchase.

Hosted by Sam Cheeseman and Bianca Phipps. Featuring: Theresa Liebhart, Quinn White, Sara Joy Adler, Andrew Seller, Haylie Kinsler, Joe Sergio, Arin Mulvaney, Jessica Woodburn and special guest Tim Duggan!

Help save Fannie's Cafe!
www.fanniescafe.com

Director ~ Jessica Woodburn
Musical Director ~ Kyra Leigh

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Biscuits &amp; Bluegrass for the Bard
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Biscuits & Bluegrass for the Bard

Help fund the remainder of the Shakespeare All-Stars 2019 season with night of Folk and Bluegrass music!


Tickets on sale NOW at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biscuits-and-bluegrass-for-the-bard-tickets-59402456346

Doors open @ 6:30 pm with a special menu from Fannie's Cafe, featuring their famous biscuits and gravy! The show begins at 7:30pm with raffle drawings and food served throughout the show. There will also be Wine and Sweet Tea available for purchase.

Hosted by Sam Cheeseman and Bianca Phipps. Featuring: Theresa Liebhart, Quinn White, Sara Joy Adler, Andrew Seller, Haylie Kinsler, Joe Sergio, Arin Mulvaney, Jessica Woodburn and special guest Tim Duggan!

Help save Fannie's Cafe!
www.fanniescafe.com

Director ~ Jessica Woodburn
Musical Director ~ Kyra Leigh

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Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga

Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Yoga + Acupuncture
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

Wildlight Yoga will partner with Quil Studio to offer a yoga and acupuncture event for the mind and body. Kelli will lead participants in a 45-minute gentle yoga class to engage the breath, relax the body, and quiet the mind. Hillary will then administer an ear acupuncture treatment that promotes healing for the entire body. During acupuncture, participants will be offered a 45 minute meditation.

No experience necessary. Mats + props provided by Wildlight Yoga. Acupuncture supplies and administration provided by Quil Studio. Participants will be required to sign waivers prior to class and treatment.

Admission is $40 per person. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

About us:

Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Hillary Catrow is a licensed acupuncturist who focuses on using tiny needles as a tool to reduce the impact of trauma on the body, mind and lives of survivors. She advocates for the use of trauma-informed, affordable and accessible treatments as a method of social justice and community building. Catrow is the owner of an acupuncture clinic, called Quil Studio on Chicago’s north side and works closely with nonprofits and corporations to develop acupuncture and self-care programing for their clients and employees.

Register Here.

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Anti-Racism Training
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Anti-Racism Training

Join the St. Johns Episcopal Church to learn and plan to identify, disrupt, and dismantle racism in our community. RSVP Required (free): parish@st.johnschicago.com.

Are We Non Racist or Anti-Racist?
And What Can We Do About It?
Free Training at St. John's Episcopal Church

Sat. June 1, 2019
9:00 am to 12:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast

Featuring Trainer Rina Campbell, Former Associate Director of the Chicago Anti-Defamation League with 20+ years of anti-racism training experience

Join us to increase our skills and knowledge to be active and intentional in identifying, disrupting and dismantling racism in our church and our community. Is this for me? https://youtu.be/jm5DWa2bpbs

Childcare provided.

RSVP required - Please sign up in parish hall or email parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com

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Portage Park Farmer's Market
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Portage Park Farmer's Market

The summer market takes place every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of June near the corner of Long Ave and Irving Park Rd in beautiful Portage Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products and candles, dog treats as well as prepared ready to eat items.

We have adorable dogs from Chicago Animal Care and Control available for adoption at each of our markets as well as music from a different performer each week. In addition, Wildlight Yoga will be conducting Farmers Market Yoga at 10am on each market date.

Future Dates:

  1. June 16th

  2. June 30th

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Portage Park Farmer's Market
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Portage Park Farmer's Market

The summer market takes place every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of June near the corner of Long Ave and Irving Park Rd in beautiful Portage Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products and candles, dog treats as well as prepared ready to eat items.

We have adorable dogs from Chicago Animal Care and Control available for adoption at each of our markets as well as music from a different performer each week. In addition, Wildlight Yoga will be conducting Farmers Market Yoga at 10am on each market date.

Future Dates:

  1. June 30th

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Portage Park Farmer's Market
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Portage Park Farmer's Market

The summer market takes place every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of June near the corner of Long Ave and Irving Park Rd in beautiful Portage Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products and candles, dog treats as well as prepared ready to eat items.

We have adorable dogs from Chicago Animal Care and Control available for adoption at each of our markets as well as music from a different performer each week. In addition, Wildlight Yoga will be conducting Farmers Market Yoga at 10am on each market date.

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Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate
Jul
8
to Aug 12

Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate

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This 6-week class is designed for the beginner and intermediate sewer. Classes meet once per week for 2 hours. You will learn to read and cut patterns, understand sewing concepts like fabric grain, basting, marking, proper measurement and fitting, and much more!

Students will have the opportunity to work on projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Fee is $80 for the six-week class. Call to register, seats fill up quickly. 773-545-6834.

Supplies needed to bring to class:

1. Select a pattern:

Pattern*:Skirt - McCalls 3830 - size 6 thru 22
             Unisex Pants - Simplicity 8022   Sizes XS - XL and childs/teen XS_L
             Plus size pants - McCalls 5640 18w-32w

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BASED ON YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT, NOT YOUR CLOTHING SIZE

*Patterns are available at Joanns, WalMart, Amazon, or the Simplicity or McCalls website.

2. Purchase Fabric and Notions:

3 yards of 45" wide cotton or cotton blend fabric, appropriate for a basic skirt class PREWASH FABRIC BEFORE CLASS. Fabrics can be purchased at Joanns, Vogue Fabrics, LZ's Textile Discount Outlet, or any number of online retailers.
Matching Thread
7" all-purpose zipper
Scissors for fabric
Tape Measure
Seam Ripper
6" ruler
Pins
Tracing paper and wheel
Tailor's chalk

Most supplies, except for fabric and the pattern, can be purchased here at the Singer Factory Distributor.


If you have any questions about the supplies needed, please call us at (773) 545-6834.

Skill Level:

Beginner

Skill Details:

Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor Name:

Nancy

Cost:

$ 80.00

Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate
Jul
11
to Aug 15

Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate

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  • Google Calendar ICS

This 6-week class is designed for the beginner and intermediate sewer. Classes meet once per week for 2 hours. You will learn to read and cut patterns, understand sewing concepts like fabric grain, basting, marking, proper measurement and fitting, and much more!

Students will have the opportunity to work on projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Fee is $80 for the six-week class. Call to register, seats fill up quickly. 773-545-6834.

Supplies needed to bring to class:

1. Select a pattern:

Pattern*:Skirt - McCalls 3830 - size 6 thru 22
             Unisex Pants - Simplicity 8022   Sizes XS - XL and childs/teen XS_L
             Plus size pants - McCalls 5640 18w-32w

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BASED ON YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT, NOT YOUR CLOTHING SIZE

*Patterns are available at Joanns, WalMart, Amazon, or the Simplicity or McCalls website.

2. Purchase Fabric and Notions:

3 yards of 45" wide cotton or cotton blend fabric, appropriate for a basic skirt class PREWASH FABRIC BEFORE CLASS. Fabrics can be purchased at Joanns, Vogue Fabrics, LZ's Textile Discount Outlet, or any number of online retailers.
Matching Thread
7" all-purpose zipper
Scissors for fabric
Tape Measure
Seam Ripper
6" ruler
Pins
Tracing paper and wheel
Tailor's chalk

Most supplies, except for fabric and the pattern, can be purchased here at the Singer Factory Distributor.


If you have any questions about the supplies needed, please call us at (773) 545-6834.

Skill Level:

Beginner

Skill Details:

Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor Name:

Nancy

Cost:

$ 80.00

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate
Jul
13
to Aug 17

Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate

  • Singer Factory Distributor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 6-week class is designed for the beginner and intermediate sewer. Classes meet once per week for 2 hours. You will learn to read and cut patterns, understand sewing concepts like fabric grain, basting, marking, proper measurement and fitting, and much more!

Students will have the opportunity to work on projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Fee is $80 for the six-week class. Call to register, seats fill up quickly. 773-545-6834.

Supplies needed to bring to class:

1. Select a pattern:

Pattern*:Skirt - McCalls 3830 - size 6 thru 22
             Unisex Pants - Simplicity 8022   Sizes XS - XL and childs/teen XS_L
             Plus size pants - McCalls 5640 18w-32w

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BASED ON YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT, NOT YOUR CLOTHING SIZE

*Patterns are available at Joanns, WalMart, Amazon, or the Simplicity or McCalls website.

2. Purchase Fabric and Notions:

3 yards of 45" wide cotton or cotton blend fabric, appropriate for a basic skirt class PREWASH FABRIC BEFORE CLASS. Fabrics can be purchased at Joanns, Vogue Fabrics, LZ's Textile Discount Outlet, or any number of online retailers.
Matching Thread
7" all-purpose zipper
Scissors for fabric
Tape Measure
Seam Ripper
6" ruler
Pins
Tracing paper and wheel
Tailor's chalk

Most supplies, except for fabric and the pattern, can be purchased here at the Singer Factory Distributor.


If you have any questions about the supplies needed, please call us at (773) 545-6834.

Skill Level:

Beginner

Skill Details:

Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor Name:

Nancy

Cost:

$ 80.00

Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon

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Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate
Jul
13
to Aug 17

Start and Keep Sewing Classes- Beginner/Intermediate

  • Singer Factory Distributor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 6-week class is designed for the beginner and intermediate sewer. Classes meet once per week for 2 hours. You will learn to read and cut patterns, understand sewing concepts like fabric grain, basting, marking, proper measurement and fitting, and much more!

Students will have the opportunity to work on projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Fee is $80 for the six-week class. Call to register, seats fill up quickly. 773-545-6834.

Supplies needed to bring to class:

1. Select a pattern:

Pattern*:Skirt - McCalls 3830 - size 6 thru 22
             Unisex Pants - Simplicity 8022   Sizes XS - XL and childs/teen XS_L
             Plus size pants - McCalls 5640 18w-32w

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BASED ON YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT, NOT YOUR CLOTHING SIZE

*Patterns are available at Joanns, WalMart, Amazon, or the Simplicity or McCalls website.

2. Purchase Fabric and Notions:

3 yards of 45" wide cotton or cotton blend fabric, appropriate for a basic skirt class PREWASH FABRIC BEFORE CLASS. Fabrics can be purchased at Joanns, Vogue Fabrics, LZ's Textile Discount Outlet, or any number of online retailers.
Matching Thread
7" all-purpose zipper
Scissors for fabric
Tape Measure
Seam Ripper
6" ruler
Pins
Tracing paper and wheel
Tailor's chalk

Most supplies, except for fabric and the pattern, can be purchased here at the Singer Factory Distributor.


If you have any questions about the supplies needed, please call us at (773) 545-6834.

Skill Level:

Beginner

Skill Details:

Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor Name:

Nancy

Cost:

$ 80.00

Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:00 am to Noon

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Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga

Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time

Ready to try a different kind of yoga? Join us for a Kundalini Yoga Workshop. Known as the Yoga of Experience, Kundalini Yoga is a system of pressure and release. Each kriya (or set of movement) is like a recipe designed to have a specific impact on the physical and energetic body. Each person will have their own unique experience - as each person is walking in with their own unique energy. No previous experience required.

We'll have 90-minutes of movement and meditation. Students are invited to stay for an optional 30 minute tea time to learn more about this dynamic practice and share your individual experiences.

Elizabeth Bogart found Kundalini Yoga (or Kundalini Yoga first found her) when she was living in India in 2008. She practiced several different types of yoga, but it wasn't until she tried Kundalini that she felt "clean" after a class. It felt like brushing her teeth but for her brain. Her brain, body, and spirit felt sparkly, shiny, new, and oddly more whole.

It is her hope that each class offers an opportunity for students to clear away the static of everyday living and return to their true essence, so they can dive back into their lives feeling more whole, alive, and themselves.

She studied at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico. Elizabeth has studied with Gurmukh and is certified to teach Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, received her 200 RYT certification from Zen Yoga Garage, and has taught kids yoga for nearly five years. Once upon a time, she was a Special Education Teacher and the lessons learned in her first year of teaching still guide everything she does today.

No experience necessary. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25 Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% discount. No refunds or credits.

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Karma Yoga for Beaubien Elementary School
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Karma Yoga for Beaubien Elementary School

Connect your body and mind with your spirit of giving in support of Beaubien Elementary School. A Wildlight Yoga teacher will help you move and relax through this 75-minute class that offers a gentle and accessible flow followed by deeply restorative poses for ultimate relaxation. Refreshments and socializing to follow.

No experience necessary. Students are required to sign waivers in advance of practice. RSVP is required as space is limited. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga.


$20 Suggested Minimum Donation. All proceeds will benefit the 2019 Beaubien School PTO's Spring Fling.

Click here to Register.

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Intro to Meditation
May
18
4:30 PM16:30

Intro to Meditation

“No matter which path you follow for meditation, the first and foremost task is to try to make the mind calm and quiet. If the mind is constantly roaming, if it falls victim to merciless thoughts, then progress will be hard to access. The mind has to be made calm and quiet so that when the light descends from above, you can be fully conscious of it. In your conscious observation and conscious acceptance of light, you will enter into a profound meditation and see the purification, transformation, and illumination of your life.”

– Sri Chinmoy

Do you want to start a meditation practice? Do you want to explore new ways to meditate and deepen your practice? Do you want to slow down and learn to deal with your daily stress? Do you want to know yourself more authentically, feel greater spaciousness and self-awareness, feel more real and alive?

Meditation is our attempt to discover our inner self, a place beyond the usual workings of the intellectual mind. When we experience real meditation we become aware of the infinite within and our own unexpected wealth of divine qualities like peace and inner joy.

Join Reiki Master/Teacher and yoga teacher Cassie for a 90 min workshop exploring how to jumpstart your own meditation practice. Class with include practicing what you have learned with a guided meditation and optional Reiki will be offered to enhance your intentions set for your practice.

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register.

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Walk With the Pantry
May
18
8:30 AM08:30

Walk With the Pantry

Join your friends for a short walk through the Old Irving Park neighborhood on Saturday, May 18th as the Irving Park Community Food Pantry holds its second annual Neighborhood Walk! The walk will kick off at 9am (but start gathering at 8:30am) and it will cover 1.7 miles around the Pantry’s base at 3801 N. Keeler Ave.

The goal is to raise awareness about food insecurity in our neighborhood, which includes the 60641 and western half of 60618 ZIP codes.

The Pantry is also asking walkers to bring donations, especially men’s white crew socks, toiletries (such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and razors especially) or shelf-stable food such as peanut butter, mac & cheese, tuna, energy bars, etc.

The Pantry encourages school and church groups to walk together. Students can earn 2 hours of service time. For more information, contact John Psiharis at invo@irvingparkfoodpantry.org or visit their website at irvingparkfoodpantry.org/walk.

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Small Business Marketing in 2019
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Small Business Marketing in 2019

Jefferson Park Forward and the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce are proud to present a lunch and learn seminar for small businesses called "Small Business Marketing in 2019: What Every Owner Needs to Know" on Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 PM at the Copernicus Center Annex (5216 W. Lawrence).

The guest speaker will be Steve Gaither, president of JB Chicago, a marketing agency based in Chicago.

Tickets are available for Chamber and JPF members for $12 and the general public for $15. Lunch will be provided by Chamber member Delightful Pastries.

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Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga

Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Mother's Day Yoga
May
12
12:30 PM12:30

Mother's Day Yoga

Because Moms want to make the most of their downtime….In this 90 minute class, we will fit it all in. All of it. We'll begin with a Vinyasa flow that warms all of the body to generate heat before moving on to a yoga with weights set—yes, weights. Part of your admission will be a pair of canned food items, appropriate for use as hand weights. They will ultimately get donated to Chicago Food Pantry. From there, we’ll slow it down for some deep stretch, and finally a bit of restorative work, with optional Reiki therapy.All genders, and ages, welcome. Please bring two cans of non-perishable food per person.

No experience required. Wear comfortable clothes. All mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga.

Admission is $25. RSVP is required as space is limited. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Register Here.

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Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga with Wildlight Yoga

Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Wildlight's Book Club with Sara Landicho (Mtg. 2/3)
May
5
2:45 PM14:45

Wildlight's Book Club with Sara Landicho (Mtg. 2/3)

Deep dive into the yogic tradition by joining Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho.

Our first selection will be "The Living Gita" by Sri Swami Satchidananda

As this commentary is specifically written for modern Western readers, this ancient Eastern text of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) comes to life for us here in the States. The Gita is the story of Arjuna, who is struggling with an epic war against family and friends, and his charioteer Krishna. Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, offers Arjuna insight into rising above his own humanity and frailties and teaches him how to tap into his inner guide: his Self.

Together we will break down the tale, the commentary, and the yogic terminology and discuss how the story is an allegory for everyday life. Additionally, we'll learn a lot about yoga.

There will be assigned reading for each of the four meet ups (sanghas) so please come prepared to discuss and ask questions.

First assignment: read through Chapter 5 before the first club meeting. Taking notes and preparing for discussion is highly recommended.

Cash donations will be freely accepted and forwarded to the Irving Park Food Pantry as seva (service) to our neighbors.

Register here.

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Bucket List Yoga
May
5
12:30 PM12:30

Bucket List Yoga

Put that pen to paper, Wanderer, and let's make your bucket list. Whether it's driving a convertible down Highway 1, hiking Machu Picchu, or canning veggies from your organic garden, it's time to prioritize adventure!

An avid roadtripper, small business cheerleader, and all-around adventure enthusiast, Kelli will lead students in a deep hip and heart-opening Hatha yoga class to center the mind and breathe through fear before inviting students to get real honest: what do you want in this wild life? She will share her personal journaling methods for getting unstuck, setting goals, and finding forward motion. Leave with clarified short and long-term goals, a personal mission statement, and/or a list of microadventures to check off during your Chi-town summer!

About Kelli Wefenstette:
Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She is trained in Asset Based Community Development and utilizes extensive experience in special event programming for urban planning. Today, she serves as the Executive Director of a community economic development non-profit on Chicago's northwest side, mentors small and aspiring business owners, and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Details:
No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $30. Members receive 10% off. Pre-registration is required. Students will be required to sign a waiver before practice. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

The Jefferson Park Sunday Market – winter version, will be held at the Copernicus Center Annex (5214 W Lawrence Ave); only 0.2 miles from the Summer Sunday Market location.

For events in the ANNEX, please use the separate door just off Lawrence Avenue rather than the main entrance. [5214 W Lawrence] A coat check is available in the foyer.

The WINTER market will feature Produce, Crafts and more. Come for BRUNCH and ready to eat food. {Cash Bar} A STORY TIME with Barefoot books will be held at noon.

See the Sunday Market Website for more information & vendor lists.

Is your Business interested in Becoming a Sunday Market Vendor?

This is a great opportunity for you to sell your products and to gain additional exposure for your business, hand made crafts, or products. Please review the vendor information on the Jefferson Park Sunday Market website – Becoming a Vendor. If you have not been a vendor before, please reach out for preliminary approval; not all vendor types can be facilitated. You may either phone 847-902-2961 or (preferred) email: JeffersonParkSundayMarket@zoho.com .The Vendor Application is available at this link.

About the Jefferson Park Sunday Market

We started out as the merger of a crew of people wanting to have a Jeff Park market that started a discussion on Everyblock, plus a couple of us from JPNA with some connections to help get year one off to the quick start it needed, considering that original discussion was in March—after when many submissions, etc. are usually already in.

With the help of our friends at the Copernicus Foundation who gave us space that first couple of years, we started a tradition. But that black asphalt in the parking lot made it rough to be out there. So with that experience under our belt, and some new friends over at the park in the form of the Jefferson Memorial Park Advisory Council, we renewed our start by moving into the park, where we got welcome shade and added foot traffic. We been noted by some of our vendors the friendliest market they’ve participated in. That’s something that we love to hear as organizers.

We are a 501c3, and are staffed exclusively by volunteers.

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Pre-Mother's Day Fine Craft Fair
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Pre-Mother's Day Fine Craft Fair

GIPNA (Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Assc.) and IPAC (Independence Park Advisory Council) are hosting the 12th year of the Pre-Mother’s Day Fine Craft Fair at the Independence Park Gymnasium!

Over 30 local artisans will be selling original and handmade jewelry, textiles, ceramics, cards, glass, and other wonderful pieces.

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Northwest Side Community Day of Action
May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Northwest Side Community Day of Action

Six Corners Association, 2112 Inc., Alderman Arena, Irving Austin Business District, and the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in our NW side-wide Community Day of Action!

Join us to help beauty our community by picking up trash, cleaning the sidewalks, and sprucing up landscaping. This year we will be partnering with My Block, My Hood, My City, Urban Wellness, and Wildlight Yoga for an added focus on youth engagement, civic engagement, and mental health and tools for wellness.


Schedule
Saturday, May 4th at Dickinson Park

8:30-9:30 - Community Yoga Class
9:30-9:45 - Coffee & Donuts, Check-in
9:45-10:00 - 311 Talk
10:00-10:30 - Jahmal Cole Talk (My Block, My Hood, My City)
10:30-12:30 - Clean Up
12:30-12:45 - Grab lunch
12:45-1:00 - Urban Wellness Talk

In spirit of May the 4th, attendees are encouraged to wear Star Wars related gear. RSVP here.

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Alternative Modes of Transportation to the event:

Bus Instructions:


Milwaukee (#56)
Get off at the Milwaukee Belle Plaine stop. Walk west on Belle Plaine Ave. until Dickinson Ave. Walk North on Dickinson until you see a group of people wearing the Six Corners T-shirts. 

Cicero (#54)
Get off at the Cicero Belle Plaine stop. Walk west on Belle Plaine Ave. until Dickinson Ave. walk North on Dickinson until you see a group of people wearing the Six Corners T-shirts. 

Irving Park Rd. (#80)
Get off at the Irving Park Lavergne stop. Walk North on Lavergne until you see a group of people wearing the Six Corners T-shirts.

Bike Parking: 
Please go to https://sixcorners.com/bikes to find the nearest parking to Dickinson Park and Divvy Bike Station.

A Big Thank You to Our Community Partners

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Plates of Hope Dinner Series
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Plates of Hope Dinner Series

A meal to support kids in care.

Join LYDIA Home for Plates of Hope® 2019, an evening of delicious food, wine pairings, and culinary surprises. The evening will include a seven-course degustation dinner artfully prepared by seven Chicago area Executive Chefs.

This unique dining experience is coupled with the opportunity to tangibly support LYDIA Home.

Join them on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00pm. The event takes place at Eddie Merlot's Lincolnshire which is located at 185 North Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

Please consider family members, friends, and business colleagues who would enjoy this special event and also have the desire to help support children in our community who are in crisis situations.

They look forward to seeing you at there! Purchase tickets here.

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Yoga + Acupuncture
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

Wildlight Yoga will partner with Quil Studio to offer a yoga and acupuncture event for the mind and body. Kelli will lead participants in a 45-minute gentle yoga class to engage the breath, relax the body, and quiet the mind. Hillary will then administer an ear acupuncture treatment that promotes healing for the entire body. During acupuncture, participants will be offered a 45 minute meditation.

No experience necessary. Mats + props provided by Wildlight Yoga. Acupuncture supplies and administration provided by Quil Studio. Participants will be required to sign waivers prior to class and treatment.

Admission is $40 per person. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

About us:

Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Hillary Catrow is a licensed acupuncturist who focuses on using tiny needles as a tool to reduce the impact of trauma on the body, mind and lives of survivors. She advocates for the use of trauma-informed, affordable and accessible treatments as a method of social justice and community building. Catrow is the owner of an acupuncture clinic, called Quil Studio on Chicago’s north side and works closely with nonprofits and corporations to develop acupuncture and self-care programing for their clients and employees.

Register Here.

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Burn Clean: Yin Yoga for Anger
Apr
20
3:30 PM15:30

Burn Clean: Yin Yoga for Anger

Let's face it: if you're human, you are no stranger to anger. Yogis included. Anger is a secondary emotion that signals that something is amiss. In Buddhist teaching we learn that we have to sit in the fire of that anger to deal with the pain. In doing so, we burn clean. In this two hour workshop led by Dr. Kate Lassiter, RYT-200, yogis will have the opportunity to burn clean through a yin yoga practice and guided inquiry designed to tap into the places in our body where anger and pain are stored. Come get yourself clean. 

No experience required. Mats, props, and materials provided by Wildlight Yoga. Admission is $30. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Register Here.

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Earth Day with Distinct Bath &amp; Body
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day with Distinct Bath & Body

Distinct Bath & Body is hosting their second annual Earth Day event in their shop! They will have continuous programming throughout the day (see poster below) with healthy lifestyle demos, hands-on activities, coffee, tea and beer tastings, story times for the kids, special Earth Day seed bomb giveaways, sales on their Gardener’s Gift Set and Botanical Soap Trios and a raffle.

Earth Day with Distinct!
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Eco Yoga: Make Your Own Compost Bin
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Eco Yoga: Make Your Own Compost Bin

Minimize your ecological footprint and reduce household waste by letting worms eat your garbage! Red wigglers consume their weight in fruit and veggie scraps every day and can double their population in as little as three months.

In this class, students will begin with a gentle yoga flow before engaging in conversation regarding simple living and constructing their own urban worm bins specifically geared for apartment and condo dwellers. Students will leave with a basic understanding of vermi-composting, why worms are "vegetarian," and how to implement a household composting system without leaving the city.

Each student will be provide a 10-gallon plastic tote with lid and Red Wigglers that students will get to take home. Bring old newspaper and gardening gloves (optional).

No experience required. Mats, props, and materials provided by Wildlight Yoga. Admission is $30. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Register Here.

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Intro to Crystals + Reiki + Meditation
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Crystals + Reiki + Meditation

Join Cassie Zehren, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master/Teacher, for a Crystal Healing Workshop!

Holding crystals or placing them on your body promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Crystals help heal by positively interacting with your body’s energy field, or chakras.

In this informative and hands on workshop, you will learn about identifying different crystals, their properties, including how to cleanse, charge and utilize for optimal health benefits. The second part of the workshop, you will be welcomed to receive a reiki guided meditation where you can put into practice the healing benefits of crystals.

Cassie believes in the powerful healing properties of crystals and is passionate about helping to heal others through holistic practices. She strives to provide you with the tools to unlock your own inner magic.

Feel free to bring your own crystals to be cleansed, identified, and practiced with.

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $30. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register.

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2019 Forward March Pub Crawl
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Forward March Pub Crawl

The fourth annual Forward March Pub Crawl is back. This is our fourth annual pub crawl and each year we get bigger and better. Join us on the trek down Milwaukee Avenue as we celebrate Spring, support our local businesses, raise funds for a good cause and socialize with each other.

This year, we will be raising money to support efforts to fund and enhance the Community Stage that Jefferson Park Forward sponsors at this year’s Jeff Fest. Additional funds from Forward March will be donated to Jefferson Memorial Park as part of an upcoming project between JPF and the Park District.

Food will be available as part of the ticket at various points along the crawl as part of your ticket price.

Cost: $25, Food and a JPF souvenir included

Schedule: Forward March starts at Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co. at 2:00 PM. We will be at each bar for one hour, with a 15 minute break for travel between each bar.

Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co.: 2:00-3:00pm
Rex Tavern: 3:15-4:15pm
The Windsor Tavern: 4:30-5:30pm
Babe’s Bar: 5:45-6:45pm
Hops & Barley: 7:00-8:00pm

BUY TICKETS AT www.JeffersonParkForward.com

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Happy Hour at Tea'se Tea Shoppe
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Hour at Tea'se Tea Shoppe

Join Te’ase for Happy Hour every Friday through Sunday from 3-6pm

NEW Blends!

Candied Almond:

Apple cubes, sugared almonds, apple pieces, sugar crystals, mistletoe, freeze dried raspberry pieces, cardamom pods

Cardamom Tangerine:

Green tea, apple pieces, cardamom seeds, aniseed, whole cardamom pods, whole star aniseed, whole cloves, mandarin slices, peppermint

Chocolate Cotton Candy:

Rooibos tea, coconut chips, broken cocoa bits, mistletoe, sweet blackberry leaves, coriander, marshmallows

Coconut Macaroon:

Apple pieces, pineapple cubes, roasted coconut chips, coconut shreds, freeze dried marzipan drops, freeze dried coconut chips, sweet blackberry leaves, freeze dried yogurt granules

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Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 1/3)
Apr
7
2:45 PM14:45

Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 1/3)

Deep dive into the yogic tradition by joining Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho.

Our first selection will be "The Living Gita" by Sri Swami Satchidananda

As this commentary is specifically written for modern Western readers, this ancient Eastern text of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) comes to life for us here in the States. The Gita is the story of Arjuna, who is struggling with an epic war against family and friends, and his charioteer Krishna. Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, offers Arjuna insight into rising above his own humanity and frailties and teaches him how to tap into his inner guide: his Self.

Together we will break down the tale, the commentary, and the yogic terminology and discuss how the story is an allegory for everyday life. Additionally, we'll learn a lot about yoga.

There will be assigned reading for each of the four meet ups (sanghas) so please come prepared to discuss and ask questions.

First assignment: read through Chapter 5 before the first club meeting. Taking notes and preparing for discussion is highly recommended.

Cash donations will be freely accepted and forwarded to the Irving Park Food Pantry as seva (service) to our neighbors.

Register here.

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