Now that the days are getting cooler and shorter, Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, the Irving Park YMCA is hosting a special Halloween event on Saturday, October 28, 6-8 p.m. Open to both members and non-members, their Halloween night will feature tons of spooky (but not too spooky) family-friendly activities. This includes a haunted house, costume photo booth, games, bounce house, and arts and crafts. The event is free and open to the community. More info here or call 773-777-7500.
Looking for a fun way to start your week? Join Six Corners Association at Retro Fitness' new studio on Monday, October 23rd for our October Social After 6: Glow-in the Dark Turbo Kick and Pilates! Bring your favorite neon clothing and matt as we work out in blacklight and glow in the dark! People of all abilities are welcome. This event is open to the public. You do not have to be a Retro Fitness member in order to attend. Turbo-kick starts at 7pm and Pilates starts at 8pm! Tickets are only $5! Tour of the gym will be available after the event is over.
City News Stand has two shows this weekend for you to check out.
Saturday, October 21: 10 am - Peter Zeldow, acoustic guitar.
Sunday, October 22: 10 am - Marianne and the Imaginary Band ( klezmer, folk, jazz)
Tell your friends, invite your neighbors, there will be coffee and truffles!
City News Facebook page here.
As summer wanes, autumn breezes begin to blow scattered leaves across the land... It's time for a Spooky Game Jam once again!
Supporters of diversity in technology, come celebrate a spooky game jam with the Voxelles, the Sugar Gamers, and IGDA Chicago! Developers of all abilities in the greater Chicago area will gather at 2112 Incubator of Creative Technology from October 20-21, 2017, to produce prototype digital games intended to promote the theme of the event. The theme will be announced at the start of the first night. The event will start with an introduction reception at 7pm on Friday evening, followed by the jam that will end Saturday night. Food will be provided both days, followed by a showcase and final judging of the created games on Saturday evening. Participants will vote for the "People's Choice Award" and the "Spirit of the Jam Award." We're allowing for an overnight session at our Spooky Game Jam for a total of 24 hours! Game Jams foster new friendships, increase confidence, and highlight opportunities within the community. We want to encourage new members to build their first games.
More info here.
Chicago's first Culver's will be opening this winter at Six Corners. If you are looking for a position that involves serving delicious food, exceptional customer service, and a lively working environment Culver's is now hiring in Portage Park. They will be holding open interviews at the Austin-Irving Branch Public Library on October 18th from 2-6 PM and on the 26th from 11 AM-3 PM.
Culver's website here.
This meeting continues the ongoing revitalization efforts of Jefferson Park and allows you to contribute to the overall progress by voicing your opinions. Alderman Arena will be there to hear your ideas and give you more information on what his ward has collected in surveys and what their next steps are.
More info here.
The St. Viator Student Council is participating in the Puerto Rico Donation Drive the week of October 16th. Items may be brought starting on the 16th and on the 19th in the morning and the 20th after school there will be a tent for heavy items. A list has been provided in the thumbnail image. Some needed items include but are not limited to:
Soap, deodorant, mosquito repellant, dental hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, compact generators (can be as simple as a hand crank unit), disinfectants, water filters, canned/ ready to eat food, first aid supplies, diapers (adult and baby), baby formula, water, clothing, battery-powered portable appliances.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Hello, music fans!
At City News stand This weekend is all about jazz! Jazz on Saturday and jazz on Sunday.
-On Saturday, October 14th,
10 am; Matthew Dennison and Ethan Moll ( classic jazz)
2 pm: La Pompe ( GyYpsy Jazz).
-On Sunday, October 15th,
10 am: Marcos Rios and Jose Carrasquillo ( classic and Latin Jazz).
Have you ever walked by a building and thought, "I wish I could see what's inside?" Now you can. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for FREE.
The event will take place the 14th and 15th at 9:00 am. The printed event guide will be available in the 2012 issue of the Chicago Tribune. It can also be found at participating locations and at Chicago Architecture Foundation headquarters.
More info here.
Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. 7-10pm All days.
Love is in the air but this isn't Valentines day because we're talking about the love of fear. St Viator's Haunted house has returned and is coming to swallow you up. The world you dwell in will fall away and every little thought and everyone you know will be replaced with your darkest nightmares. $10 dollar entrance fee. Warning this haunted house is scary and is for PG audiences only. More info here.
Baltic Art Studio and Beautiful Glass CHicago are bringing a fun, hands-on, beginners course, on the beautiful art of mosaics. This class will bring a modern spin on the ancient art and thoroughly teach students how to design and assemble mosaics. The course will have participants make two mosaics projects and will include instruction on the different methods used on each one. In terms of materials, all tools will be provided in the class. The materials needed to construct the mosaics will be part of the class fee. Total class time will be $15 and a certificate of completion will be rewarded at the end.
The class will take place on October 10, 17, and 24. from 10 am to 3 pm.
The course cost is $375 per person and that includes class fees, and materials.
More info here.
Aterciopelados is a rock band from Columbia. They are one of the first Colombian rock bands to be internationally noticed and one of the country's top music groups. They will be at the Portage theater October 5th.
More info here.
Josi's is holding a private social event for special needs families. To bring your child they must be diagnosed with a physical or mental disability. Siblings and family are all welcome. Josi's will have a kids corner, 12 flavors of healthy frozen yogurt, hot and cold refreshments, pizza and lots of games to play. The shop will be closed to the public, doors locked for those runners and lighting turned down for those with sensory processing concerns. Pure fun and anxiety free.
More Info here.
Please join the Six Corners Association for our bi-annual Community Leaders Roundtable and Annual Meeting, a coffee networking event, where all our movers and shakers gather in one place to learn the latest about Six Corners and meet with fellow business owners, non-profit execs, and residents!
Attendees will enjoy time for community networking, coffee and donuts, and a workshop lead by Amy Meadows on tools to use to self-audit your storefront and streetscape. Coffee will be provided by Portage Grounds, 5501 W Irving Park Rd.
About Amy Meadows:
Amy Meadows is an expert in Window Display, Visual Merchandising and Event Planning with 25 years of experience. Recognized nationally in her field, she has reinvented traditions and reinvigorated business for both major retailers and independent businesses. From big box to boutiques, she helps businesses explore and leverage tools to attract customers and drive sales. As a designer, Amy uses her background in theatrical Set Design to bring a sense of whimsy and drama to her installations, maximize visual stimulation and develop cost-saving display strategies. As a consultant, she creates best practices, methodologies and practical strategies for a wide range of visual initiatives and outcomes. Those might include pop-up stores/galleries, special events, re-branding—even boutique “boot camps”. As an educator, Amy has created course content to inform and inspire the next generation of designers with emphasis on relevance in a changing retail landscape. As a public speaker, she conducts seminars specializing in time and cost-effective display solutions for independent retailers and business districts.
More info here.
Wine Dinner featuring M. Chapoutier's Bila-Haut wines from the Cotes du Roussillon. We will have M. Chapoutier's national sales manager hosting this amazing dinner. The dinner features a 4-course menu with wine pairings for $65/guest (tax and gratuity additional). Doors open at 6:30 and dinner begins at 7pm.
Call Community for reservations - 773.283.6080
More info here.
We'd love for you to join us as we worship through music, scripture, preaching, prayer, and time together!
Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church with a heart for empowering 20/30-somethings. We believe that following Jesus changes lives for the better, and we want to empower 20/30-somethings to live the abundant life that Jesus promises and to be leaders for Jesus' mission in the world.