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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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  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

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

  • 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

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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Rock the Badges
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Rock the Badges

On July 20th and 21st, the 7th annual Rock the Badges event will turn Milwaukee Avenue at Six Corners into a 2-day street festival. The event raises money for the families of Chicago Police Officers and Chicago Firefighters killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty and the goal is to raise $15,000 each for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and Ignite the Spirit.

The most exciting part is all of our very own local businesses who are involved! The list includes: Distinct Bath & Body, TMobile, Verizon Wireless, Today's Avon, Chicago Ballet Center, Josi's, Tatas Tacos, City News Cafe, AT&T, Kingston Reflexology, Fantasy Costumes and a host of sponsors from the area such as Marino Jeep.

Ten of the bands have either a Chicago Police Officer or Chicago Firefighter in the their band. The two headlining bands are Kashmir- A Led Zeppelin Tribute Band and Pearl Jam Tribute.

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Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To

Wildlight takes yoga into the barrelroom this summer with Brew + Asana in a collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing Co. Wildlight will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a beer tasting and a free Lake Effect pint glass!

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a complimentary beer sampling and a Lake Effect pint glass.

  • Cost is $25.

Class is held at Lake Effect Brewing Co., 4727 W. Montrose Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets Here.

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Fearless Cooking Soft Opening!
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Cooking Soft Opening!

October 21, 2015.

"The idea: An environmentally friendly cookware shop, including cooking classes. Taught by folks in the community. Possible Revenue Streams:
1) Cookware Sales. 
     - Green - Local, recycled/recyclable, sustainable.
2) Cooking Classes - various categories
    - Green - Cooking with leftovers; Reducing Food Waste
    - Family - Baby Food; Veggies for Kids; Kid Cooking Classes
    - Events -Book Clubs; Movie Nights; Wedding Showers; Reunions..." 
...

And so three years and nine months ago (or 1,365 days - but who's counting?), began this crazy journey of opening Fearless Cooking. I (Catherine, the owner) was a Sociologist-turned-nonprofit-consultant who woke up one day with a fully formed idea in my head - and absolutely zero knowledge of how to carry it out.

Which makes it nearly unbelievable that we can finally announce that WE HAVE PASSED OUR FINAL INSPECTON AND WILL OPEN OUR DOORS ON MONDAY, JULY 22ND AT 10AM!

This will be a soft opening - please be gentle with us as we work out the quirks. More information coming soon, but in the meantime - we hope to see you there!

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

The summer market takes place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of June through October near the corner of Long Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in the beautiful Jefferson Memorial Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products, crafts, dog food and treats, and a variety of outreach as well as prepared, ready to eat items.

There will be music from a different performer each week, as well as a children’s story-time at noon at our Ursborne book vendor. In addition, Wildlight Yoga will be conducting Farmer’s Market Yoga at 11:30am on each market date.

The first several markets for the season will include a plant swap: Bring your spares and/or collect someone else’s. Details may be found at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market website..

Future Dates:

  • August 11, 25

  • September 8, 22

  • October 13, 27


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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM.

Click here to register!

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Portage Park Networking Breakfast At Fannies (Braintrust)
Jul
30
8:30 AM08:30

Portage Park Networking Breakfast At Fannies (Braintrust)

Small business owners & entrepreneurs interested in a group to collaborate & share new ideas. We meet every other Tuesday at Fannie's in Portage Park, all are welcome & encouraged to join in the group discussion.

Each meeting has introductions followed by a 15/20 minute presentation with questions and discussions immediately following the presentation.

We end each meeting with thank you's and upcoming events.

Bring business cards, order off the menu & park in back if you're one of the early ones.

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Portage Park Networking Breakfast At Fannies (Braintrust)
Jul
16
8:30 AM08:30

Portage Park Networking Breakfast At Fannies (Braintrust)

Small business owners & entrepreneurs interested in a group to collaborate & share new ideas. We meet every other Tuesday at Fannie's in Portage Park, all are welcome & encouraged to join in the group discussion.

Each meeting has introductions followed by a 15/20 minute presentation with questions and discussions immediately following the presentation.

We end each meeting with thank you's and upcoming events.

Bring business cards, order off the menu & park in back if you're one of the early ones.

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

The summer market takes place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of June through October near the corner of Long Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in the beautiful Jefferson Memorial Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products, crafts, dog food and treats, and a variety of outreach as well as prepared, ready to eat items.

There will be music from a different performer each week, as well as a children’s story-time at noon at our Ursborne book vendor. In addition, Wildlight Yoga will be conducting Farmer’s Market Yoga at 11:30am on each market date.

The first several markets for the season will include a plant swap: Bring your spares and/or collect someone else’s. Details may be found at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market website..

Future Dates:

  • July 28

  • August 11, 25

  • September 8, 22

  • October 13, 27


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