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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Register Here.

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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.

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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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