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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.

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INTRO TO BEER BREWING
May
28
10:30 AM10:30

INTRO TO BEER BREWING

This introduction to homebrewing class is a hands on experience focused on providing you with the essential information needed to get started with homebrewing. It will provide all of the essentials to learn how to brew high quality beer. During this class you will learn about the essential steps to brew beer, talk a little bit about the history of beer, and most importantly brew beer. Come thirsty and curious!

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 ITKA 2017 Tournament
May
27
to May 28

ITKA 2017 Tournament

  • St. Benedict Preparatory School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tournament General Information

Tournament Location: 
St. Benedict Preparatory School | 3941 N Bell St. Chicago, IL 60618

Awards
Awards will be given in each division for First, Second and Third Place winners.

Sparring Gear
White cloth and WKF fist pads, mouthpiece, and cup (males) are mandatory for all divisions.

Chest and rib protectors for females and children are optional. Only safety/athletic glasses are allowed during Kumite. If you are wearing contacts lenses, make sure they are soft lenses.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The tournament will only be on Sunday. We are expecting a larger crowd. Therefore, please register in advance and be at the tournament site according to the schedule.

All events are subject to change.

Please call 773 283-8200 for detailed information.

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Flowers for Soldiers at Portage Park
May
26
9:30 AM09:30

Flowers for Soldiers at Portage Park

Flowers for Soldiers is held annually around the time of Memorial Day. It is a ceremony to honor the military at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. Grade K-2 students from Portage Park School will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of the tree. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the school auditorium. The school is located at 5330 W. Berteau Ave. The public is welcome to attend, rain or shine. 

This event has a long history at Portage Park School. The program was originally started over 60 years ago by the Portage Park Women's Club!

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2017 Vendor Fair
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Vendor Fair

The 2017 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance Forum to give regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible.

This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies.

WHEN: May 24, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: UIC Forum | 725 West Roosevelt | Chicago, IL 60607

*UIC Forum Parking Available for $10 at 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

Click Here to Register

Learn about Contracting Opportunities in:

  • Construction

  • Architecture/Engineering

  • IT

  • Professional Services

  • Financial Services

  • Human Resources

  • Facilities

  • Commodities

  • Transportation

  • Work Services

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Podcasting Social
May
23
3:00 PM15:00

Podcasting Social

Are you a podcast junkie? Do you have your own podcast? Are you thinking about starting one professionally or personally?

Podcasting is one of the cheapest and easiest and now most popular platforms to distribute content, ideas, and information.

2112 is excited to host it's first Podcasting Social hosted by Rajiv 'RajNATION' Nathan, host of the 5-star rated Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast, to allow a space for those interested and involved in podcasting to meet, discuss, and mingle, on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Visit Rajiv's Podcast and listen here:http://www.discoveryourinnerawesome.com/

RSVP REQUIRED

Event attendees grant 2112 inc and its designees permission to utilize their image or likeness in connection with any live stream or recorded transmission or reproduction of the event, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION THEREOF, IN ALL MEDIA, WORLDWIDE AND IN PERPETUITY.

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Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen Opening Reception
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen Opening Reception

NVAM is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work of Vietnam veteran artist, Richard J. Olsen. This exhibition showcases prints and paintings made throughout Olsen’s career.  The exhibition will open on May 19th, 2017 with a reception from 6-9 PM.

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Six Corners Walking Tour
May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Six Corners Walking Tour

Six Corners Association will partner with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for the 2nd Annual"Yesterday and Today" exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners Shopping District. 

We'll look at remnants from the area's early history as a crossroads, as well as the beginnings of the streetcar era. The tour will examine evidence of the district's rapid growth and evolution, including modernist retail architecture such as Robert Heller's nearly intact 1940 former Straus & Schram store that's now a burgeoning home to the Portage Arts Lofts including Filament Theatre, National Veterans Art Museum, Inside Out Art Studio, and The Chicago Ballet Center. Tour-goers will go behind the scenes to discuss how Chicago grew at a rapid pace during the early 20th century as well as its present day growth as Six Corners continues to transform and adapt to changing trends.The tour will also examine the surrounding neighborhood, and will include the usual mix of overlooked oddities, folklore, and more! Don't miss this tour of one of Chicago's most fascinating and intact outlying shopping districts.

Tour Details:

When? Sunday, May 14th, 4pm-7pm. Rain or shine.

Where? The tour will meet and begin in front of The Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. It will conclude at the same location. Parking is available in the city lot at LaPorte and Cuyler (metered parking, one block north of Irving) or at Sears (free).

How Long? The tour will consist of about 1.5 miles of walking and will last approximately 3 hours with time for breaks, exploration of current businesses, and conversation. 

How much? $30. Advance purchase is required. No walk-ups. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the tour, credit will be issued for a rescheduled date.

What is included? A Six Corners tee shirt, set of (4) Six Corners postcards, bottle of water, and a light snack.What should I bring? Dress in layers. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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5TH ANNUAL BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH & BENEFIT
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

5TH ANNUAL BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH & BENEFIT

For the fifth consecutive year, local musicians will come together and raise their voices in story and song for Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash! Join Filament on Saturday, May 13th at 7pm for the best birthday bash ever!

The evening will feature a variety of Dylan favorites, snacks, a cash bar, birthday cake, and a chance to take home Filament's Nobel Prize for Literature! 

General Admission: $20
Benefit Table for 4: $150

 

More info here.

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Shred-A-Thon
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Shred-A-Thon

Sen. Iris Y. Martinez, Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr. & The Avondale Neighborhood Association Present:

Free Shredding Event
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Avondale/Logandale School- Located at 3212 W. George St. (in parking lot)
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Document Destruction with Midway Moving will bring a Mobile Shredding Truck to shred any of your unwanted documents. The shredded paper will then be recycled.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Any documents that you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information.  Examples include:

·         Bank statements

·         Outdated medical records

·         Old Pay stubs

·         Old bills or receipts

·         Credit card offers

·         Tax returns older than seven years

*Please make sure to remove all paper clips, plastic binders, or anything that might obstruct the shredder off of your paper documents before coming! For more information call: Sen. Martinez office at 773 278-2020 or Rep. Andrade’s office at 773-267-2880

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PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

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. 

They 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, they will host five (5) neighborhood assemblies where they 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 6:00-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee

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May giftLIT at Community Tavern
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

May giftLIT at Community Tavern

You are cordially invited to join local writers, actors and musicians on Tuesday, May 2 for an evening of stories, wine and entertainment in the grand tradition of a Parisian salon.

$10 tickets available online and at the door.

SYNOPSIS

May 2 Stories by:

Jose Blanco and Raul Vasquez
Jane Hseu
Jasminum McMullen
Diana Sykes

Live Music by the Winnemac 3!

Appetizers and cocktails by your friends at Community Tavern. More info.

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