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«March 16, 2017 - April 15, 2017»
03 / 16
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 16th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month we dive into fresh English translations of stand-out fiction from around the world. Join us as we get to know authors whose work was previously inaccessible to English readers!

This month's selection "The Gringo Champion" by Aura Xilonen.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 16th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haas Park
2402 N. Washtenaw Av.

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261

03 / 17
03 / 18
Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humboldt Park Residence
1152 N. Christiana Av.
For more information and to register click here
773-489-8484 Ext. 258

Learn the essentials to purchasing your first home—including how
to receive thousands of dollars in downpayment and closing cost assistance!
Can’t attend a Saturday workshop? Try our online option by clicking here

Workshop Topics:
Down Payment & Closing, Cost Assistance, Loan Eligibility, Debt Management, Mortgage
Loan Process, Inspection, Appraisal, Closing Process, Responsibilities of Homeownership

Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S. Western Av.
Free and open to the Public
For more information and to register click here

Keynote Speaker Laura Gutierrez Ramos, free workshops, food trucks, document shredding and much more.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Hall- City Council Chambers
121 N. LaSalle St.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Mutiny Chicago, an affiliate ofr the Chicago Summer Business Institute, hosts an annual free workshop for CSBI applicants at the City Council Chambers. The CSBI offers a 6 week paid summer internship and mentorship experience for Chicago high school students currently in the 10th and 11th grades.
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03 / 19
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Indoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through March 26, 2017 (with the exception of November 27th, December 25th and January 1st) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 2755 N. Milwaukee Av.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Start: 6:16 pm

Tuesday, March 21st 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? This workshop will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.

Workshop Topics:
Myths
Business Opportunities
Assessing Your Journey
Organization, Insurance,& Regulations
Funding and Cash Management
Business and Marketing Plans

Presenter: Jeff Nicholson

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

03 / 20
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scofflaw
3201 W. Armitage Av.
City Lit phone 773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us at Scofflaw (3201 W Armitage Ave) for a tribute night celebrating Sasha Petraske, author of Regarding Cocktails.

This beautifully illustrated guide and recipe collection is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender and visionary who brought back the speakeasy to New York with his cocktail bar Milk & Honey - and who, in doing so, created a revolution that influenced bar owners and bartenders around the globe.

Scofflaw is a gin-focused cocktail bar with small plates and American craft beers, located in Logan Square.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Monday, March 20th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Hyacinth's Resurrection Hall
3636 W. Wolfram
For more information, call 773-800-1262

Please come and share your interest in local activities with other community members.

At this meeting, we will discuss upcoming events, such as Paint with a Purpose (our mural fundraiser), the Avondale Clean & Green, our School Forum and Graffiti Action Day. You can also sign up on our list to order an ANA yard sign to show your support for ANA and let neighbors know how they can unite together through our organization.

All attendees to the Monday meeting will be entered to win 2 gift certificates for a free buffet at Red Apple, a delicious buffet of Polish delights!

Parking can be accessed from George St. one-half block west of Central Park Av., and two blocks north of Diversey Av.
All Welcome!

03 / 21
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC at UIC
815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to Venture Launch, to learn about legal and regulatory issues that you need to address before starting your business. Areas covered include required licenses, registrations, and taxes. Learn from our experienced experts how to avoid common pitfalls and plan to be successful with with our startup checklist.

This will be Part 4 of a series of 4 workshops. We encourage you to attend all 4 sessions to gain maximum value from this series as the workshops will build on each other. Please RSVP for each of the 4 parts you intend to attend.

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts.

There is no cost to register for the Venture series.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing
2323 N Milwaukee Av.For more information click here

Did you meet the love of your life in a park? Did you see something unforgettable in a park? Join us for an evening of storytelling featuring first–person accounts about the ways parks transform our lives.

This Tavern Talk will be hosted by Lily Be, founder of The Stoop (thestoop.us) a monthly storytelling series in Humboldt Park. She’ll kick off the open mic night by sharing some of her own stories. Then you’ll have an opportunity to share your own tale, no more than 5 minutes, about the power of parks in your life.

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Please send your name and a one-sentence summary of your story to info@the606.org by Monday March 13. We’ll be in touch with additional details.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 21st 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mozart Park
2036 N. Avers

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-746-5090

03 / 22
Start: 8:45 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 22nd 8:45 am - 11:30 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The largest and most aggressive debt collector which oversees business and personal back taxes is the IRS and running a close second is the State of Illinois. Both the IRS and State of Illinois have access to personal and business financial information for the purpose of imposing bank levies, wage garnishments and involuntary property sales to satisfy uncollected tax debt. So what rights do business owners have when faced with any amount of tax debt?

Presenter: Pete Lewis

Click here to pre-register Cost: $35.00 - Online Registration

Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 22nd 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Metcalfe Federal Building
77 W. Jackson Bl.
12th Floor, Lake Michigan Room
Free admission
For more information and to register click here

Attend this free, half-day conference to learn about resources available to help women business owners access government contracts.
For more information, contact Lolitha McKinney at lolitha.mckinney@sba.gov or Jaemie Neely at jneely@wbdc.org

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 22nd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month, City Lit Book's Weird & Wonderful Book Club will celebrate the Weird be it science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, meta-fiction, magical realism, and genres otherwise strange.

This month's selection "Wool" by Hugh Howey.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 22nd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph
4021 W. Belmont

For more information call 312-746-5090

03 / 23
Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, March 23rd 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel
5016 W. Armitage Av.
Free admission
For more information and to register click here

Come to the table with the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN) for a meet & greet with other individuals and organizations serving residents of Chicago's Northwest Side! Through relationship-building and collaboration, we can create exciting interventions to improve the situations of residents in our community.

Beverages and light lunch will be provided! This will be an open networking session with a short facilitated discussion and next steps. About 20 parking spaces are available behind the church, and street parking is also free in this area.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, March 23rd 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

The topics to be discussed will include: How to protect your finances and identity
Laws and regulations that protect depositors and financial preparation for emergencies.

Seminar Speakers: Mary Killough, Michael L. Taylor

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23rd 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Marketing is vital throughout a business to give you direction, to help you to set goals/objectives that will contribute to your success, and to ensure that everyone involved is focused on the same targets. This workshop will cover effective and strategic utilization of pricing, promotion, product planning, distribution, and marketing on the internet to give you a competitive edge.

Presenter: Bruce Montgomery

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 23rd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us at City Lit Books for an Author Event: Kathleen Rooney, author of "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk' and Victor Lodato, author of "Edgar and Lucy".

03 / 24
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Friday, March 24th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us at City Lit Books for an Author Event: Patrick Reardon, author of "Requiem for David" with Barbara Mahany.

03 / 25
Start: 10:15 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 25th 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Holstein Park Fieldhouse
2200 N. Oakley Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Watch a puppet show and make your own puppets! Marilyn Price, noted puppeteer, educator, and author will lead the workshop. This event is brought to you by Friends of Holstein Park and The Chicago Park District.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 25th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Aloft Circus Arts
3324 W. Wrightwood
Free, but RSVP to info@unityparkchicago.org is requested.

UPAC is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 1st ever Social at Aloft, the new circus arts facility located in a former church.

The event is kid friendly and there will be light appetizers, beverages and juice boxes served, special aerial performances, a guided tour of the ALOFT space, an insta-raffle and activities for kids.

03 / 26
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Indoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through March 26, 2017 (with the exception of November 27th, December 25th and January 1st) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 2755 N. Milwaukee Av.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

03 / 27
Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Monday, March 27th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamburger Mary's
5400 N Clark
$15.00 Donation
For more information 773-293-6103 click here

Join us to play Ham-Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s. This is not your Aunt Sally’s church basement bingo game, so leave the children at home, and have some naughty fun for a good cause. $15.00 donation pays for one set of bingo cards which are good for all ten games. Drinks and incredible food are available for purchase. Get there early before the tables fill up.

hhforcats.org

03 / 28
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Pricing your products right and focusing on your best customers shouldn’t come down to guesswork. Knowing how to price products and services and their impact on your company’s financials is critical to effectively running your business. In this workshop, attendees will learn various approaches for identifying target markets and devising pricing strategies that make economic sense.

Presenter: Carl Seidman

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 28th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month, City Lit Book's In Brief Book Club will explore a work of collected short stories or personal essays from writers both new and established.

This month's selection "The Tsar of Love and Techno" by Anthony Marra"

03 / 29
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Understand the various ways you might finance your business and how to approach friends and family, angel investors, banks and venture capitalists. Learn to prepare the documents you will need to submit for each. A guest banker will present criteria banks use to determine credit worthiness and a representative from the SBA will discuss the SBA loan guarantee program.

Presenters: Margaret Griffin, Larry Pelka, Robert Esquivel, Jason Swan or Zoe Fullem

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

03 / 30
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Thursday, March 30th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Tips And Tricks For Successful Email Marketing. What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us!

Presenter: Kathy Hays

Click here to pre-register Cost: $35.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 30th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.
Free admission

MICHA-Michelle J. Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and musical theatre composer who has already been making ripples in the Chicago music scene. A Logan Square resident, Ms. Rodriguez sings and writes soul-and-r&b-inflected songs that move you and remind you of a folksy Tina Turner or an indie Whitney Houston. Typically featuring a 9-piece band complete with horns and three-part harmonies, this is an exciting chance to see MICHA in an intimate duo performance with guitarist Sam Frampton. MICHA will take you on a visionary journey through her musings on life, love, and homeland with powerful femme-centered vibes!

Start: 6:33 pm
End: 8:33 pm

Thursday, March 30th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Lovelorn? Anxious? Vaguely frightened by a sense of impending apocalypse and/or dwelling in the general alientation and absurdity of the human condition? Have we got books for you! City Lit's upcoming Book Apothecary will feature over 50 pieces of curative literature hand-selected by some of our favorite authors to soothe your most searing of existential ailments.

Our kick off party will take place with bibliotherapists Juan Martinez and David Welch on hand to prescribe literature.

Authors will read from their recommended books including Mary Wisniewski (author of Algren), Leslie Parry (author of Church of Marvels), Heidi Stevens (Chicago Tribune columnist), and David Zivan (Editor-in-Chief, CS Magazine).

A portion of sales that evening will benefit 826CHI, a non-profit organization in Chicago dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

The Book Apothecary pop up will run through April 30th.

03 / 31
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, March 31st 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The average business owner spends 34.5% of their gross revenues on financing. That represents a HUGE cut into profits, and leaving businesses vulnerable to all sorts of risk. But what if your business could be the bank, and collect that 34.5% as revenue instead? Would that make your business more profitable? More competitive? At this workshop, we'll unpack the financial vehicles corporations such as Apple, Disney, Foster Farms, and McDonalds are using to self-finance their business needs. Why use a banker to fund payroll, operations, equipment purchasing, and fund future business growth? Fire your banker, and become your own source of financing!

Presenter: Mark Willis

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Friday, March 31st 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: Patrick Edwards, author of "Space Tripping"

04 / 1
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 1st 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1900 - 2400 W. Belmont
For more information click here

The Belmont Bunny Hop is a fun filled stroll and Easter Egg Hunt down Belmont Av. where kids of all ages can stop in participating businesses for activities, games, and treats. Take a stroll on Belmont Avenue with the family for pictures with the Easter Bunny, craft activities at each business, and great prizes for the parents!

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 1st 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1440 N. Sacramento Bl.
Free
For more information call the Diabetes Empowerment Center 773-342-0855

Join us for a day of free physical activity and entertainment to kick-off the season with: zumba, yoga, bootcamp, tai chi, games, damce-aerobics, DJ, performances, raffles, refreshments nutrition and much more.

04 / 2
04 / 3
04 / 4
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 4th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: Jenniffer Weigel, author of "Psychics, Healers, & Mediums"

04 / 5
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14th District Community Policing Office
2150 N. California Av.
312-744-1261
caps014district@chicago.org

The 14th District Court Advocacy Subcommittee consists of district residents, community groups, members of the business community and Chicago Police Officers. Through the court advocacy program we re able to identify court cases that negatively affect the community. We attend court as a team to let crime victims know that the are not alone.

Together, Let's Take a Stand Against Crime!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: "The Keller Papers" by Ellis M. Goodman

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 5th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LSNA Office
2840 N. Milwaukee Av.
info@unityparkchicago.org

04 / 6
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 6th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The world is smaller than ever before, and employees are as likely to find themselves working with someone who grew up half way around the globe as they are working with colleagues born and raised ‘next door’. Our workshop will focus on the concept of cultural intelligence and offers practical advice for understanding cultural diversity. We will focus on various topics that will enable individuals to effectively manage multi-cultural projects and staff, diverse virtual teams and strategic partnerships which require competent global leadership skills.

Presenter: Emilia Linardakis

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 9:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 6th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rebano Church
2435 W. Division St.
Free
for more information and to register click here

Looking for a Job? Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?
If so, you’re in luck! A “Chicago 100K Hiring Event” is coming to Humboldt Park on April 6th. Doors open at 9am! Show up early! Get prepared and interview on the spot! Workforce professionals will be on hand to review resumes, conduct mock interviews and provide helpful tips on how to put your best foot forward to ensure you are ready to succeed.
To be eligible to interview with employers you have to complete the following tasks:
Have your resume reviewed;
Submit job applications you are interested in interviewing with; and
Practice interviewing through mock interviews
Hundreds of positions available!

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:30 pm

Thursday, April 6th 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that attorney Mario Correa will be conducting a 30 minute webinar tomorrow on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. This event is being sponsored by the Money Smart Week a charitable organization started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Presentation Link: http://join.onstreammedia.com/go/71972246/estateplanning

Audio (conference call): call 1-855-377-2663, Participant Code: 66141401

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, April 6th 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

The topics to be discussed will include: Home fire safety tips, law-enforcement services, tips on how to declutter your home.

Seminar Speakers: Officer Susan M. Doody, Minnie Tenort, Coralyn Hudik

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 6th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall at UIC
707 S. Morgan St, Room 100
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to Venture Start, a comprehensive introduction to starting a business. Participants will learn the necessary steps to start a business, what resources are available, and how the Illinois SBDC at UIC can help. Meet our entrepreneurship experts for your opportunity to get your business off the ground and running.

This will be Part 1 of a series of 4 workshops. We encourage you to attend all 4 sessions to gain maximum value from this series as the workshops will build on each other. Please RSVP for each of the 4 parts you intend to attend.

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts.

There is no cost to register for the Venture series.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 6th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kos Park Field House
2732 North Avers Av. 2nd Floor

We have an exciting summer ahead, but first we'll plan our Earth Day event, April 22 from 10 am to 12 noon..

See you at the park!

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 6th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedie Av.

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261

04 / 7
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, April 7th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? This workshop will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.
Workshop Topics:
Myths
Business Opportunities
Assessing Your Journey
Organization, Insurance,& Regulations
Funding and Cash Management
Business and Marketing Plans

Presenter: Jeff Nicholson

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Friday, April 7th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOPD Field Office
2102 W. Ogden Av.
Free
Register at 312-746-5743

Join us as we work with Youth and Young Adults to improve their job readiness, job search, resume writing skills and ultimately completing the job application. Services will be available for Concerned Parents! What about that job? What about SSI & SSDI? What parents & students need to know about the SSA Age 18 re-determination!

Joining us will be: The department of Family & Support Services to help with the application process and The Chicago Public Schools-Office of Diverse Learners Supports & Services.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Friday, April 7th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exelon Observatory
1801 N. Ridgeway Av.
For more information click here

Join Chicago Astronomer and his crew to view the winter constellations of Orion, Taurus and Auriga before they slip below the western horizon. The spring guidepost constellations of Gemini, Leo and Virgo are rising with Red Giants, star clusters, and bringing the king of the planets Jupiter along.

Sunset at 7:22 p.m. Stargazing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Weather permitting

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Friday, April 7th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
hhforcats.org

Join us for some yoga with special cat guests. This one hour beginner class is limited to 25 spots due to space, so reserve yours now for $20 at http://tinyurl.com/febyogawithcats
And feel free to hang out for a bit after the class to visit with all our cats.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Friday, April 7th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us at City Lit Books for an Author Event: "Take it to the Bridge" by Steve Dawson and Mark Caro

04 / 8
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Saturday, April 8th 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Concordia Place
3300 N. Whipple
Free admission

Concordia Lutheran Church on Whipple invites families to Coffee & Open Play. The multi-purpose room will be open for kids to play, and adults can drink coffee and meet other parents in Avondale.

The space will be open from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, and families are welcome to stop by at any time during that time. There is no cost for this event; however, a parent or adult guardian must be present with children.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am & 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Senior Citizens Memorial Park
2228 N. Oakley Av.
Register here
The suggested donation is $10/family.
Please arrive early to help hide eggs!

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. See you there!

Start: 10:00 am
End: 10:45 am

Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Concordia Place
3300 N. Whipple
RSVP to Mary 773-463-1600 X 222

Free monthly classes for children ages 1-6

You and your child will love this lively interactive class where you can explore music together. Songs, instruments and movement activities will spark your child's imagination and create a foundation of songs to build lasting memories and install a joy of music! A parent or guardian must be present with children.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Northeastern Illinois University
El Centro
3390 W. Avondale
For more information click here

Commissioner Arroyo is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Expungement, Veteran and Second Chance Resource Fair.

Partnered with the Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, volunteer attorneys, and more, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Expungement process while taking the steps to initiate the process. We will also have Veteran, Re-Entry, Job Training and Community Resource organizations on-site.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 8th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

On Thursday, March 30, City Lit Books launched a one-month “Book Apothecary” pop up. Inspired by the bibliotherapy program offered at The School of Life in London through which customers are recommended literature to help cure their existential ailments, City Lit Books is featuring curative books recommended by over 50 writers and book lovers in Chicago and beyond.

We have a physical installation featuring recommended books and related "prescriptions" written by contributing authors. The Book Apothecary will be divided into categories such as 'absurdity', 'alienation', 'politics', and 'self', among others, with several books in every category.
Join us as we welcome acclaimed local authors reading selections from the works they chose.

Authors reading on Saturday include: Christine Sneed (author of Paris He Said), Kathleen Rooney (author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk), Martin Seay (author of The Mirror Thief), Kyle Beachy (author of Slide), and Rebecca Makkai (author of Wartime Music).

04 / 9
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Sunday, April 9th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamlin Park
3055 N. Hoyne
$10.00 donation per family

Over 10,000 filled Easter eggs, bring your own basket to collect eggs. Meet the Easter Bunny, crafts, entertainment and more.

All proceeds go directly to improvements at Hamlin Park.

04 / 10
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, April 10th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Being an entrepreneur often means you like to march to the beat of your own drum… you’re independent and used to doing it all on your own. So how do you transition into the role of a leader when you have a team working with you? This seminar explores the leadership and management challenges associated with starting and running a business. Leadership styles, successful characteristics and common pitfalls are covered, in addition to self-management topics such as time management and work-life balance- all from the perspective of an entrepreneur.

Presenter: Jodi Wellman

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Monday, April 10th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W Fullerton Av.
Free event, you may bring your own lunch

This month there will be a great presentation by our very own Mr. Tony Marsh linguist speaking on networking where "Language Teaches Itself"!

We have an awesome structured networking forum!
Business building skills & progressing networking are presented.
Leads, Referrals & Power Partners
This allows everyone a chance for great connections.
Excellent transportation & free off street parking.

Our sponsors: Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Logan Square Library & Networking With Bernie

Register HERE

04 / 11
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 11th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avondale Logandale School
3212 W. George
For more information 312-262-4282 or events@citizensutilityboard.org

State Rep. Jaime Andrade, Alderman Carlos Rosa, and the Citizen's Utility Board will be hosting a Bilingual Utility Bill Clinic.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us for the "Wilde Readers" Book Club! This book club will read LGBTQ classics that you've been meaning to finally get around to and new releases that you've only just heard about.

This month's selection: "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Tuesday, April 11th 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Apr 11 , 2017
Emporium Arcade Bar
2363 N. Milwaukee Av.

Sponsored by Tequila Herradura & Curated by Outrider Design

Tequila Herradura believes that “Luck Is Earned” and that no corners should be cut when making the finest product by hand. Luck Is Earned Market focuses on some of the best makers of pins, patches, jewelry and art that Chicago has to offer all gathered at Emporium Logan Square for one night only. People who truly understand the hand-crafted process of making something you believe in.

Come stock up on wearable art, charms, candles, jewels and other goodies to upgrade your flair supply.

RSVP at this link for a complimentary cocktail.First 100 people to sample Herradura Ultra will also receive a Tequila Herradura horseshoe pin.

04 / 12
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Wednesday, April 12th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

When you ventured out to start your new business, nobody handed you a fat pension or a 401(k). Preparing for a peaceful, prosperous retirement is in your hands, for better or worse! Take control of your own financial future – attend this workshop to learn over 20+ retirement programs out there for you and your employees. Build up your own nest egg, and attract and retain key employees! Bonus: Learn about how J.C. Penny, Ray Kroc, Walt Disney and others started their business and how they used their retirement plans to accelerate the growth of their business at the same time. This workshop brings a comprehensive look into the retirement landscape available for business owners. Which plan is best suited for you? Given the paltry savings rate of most Americans, the rising cost of living and medical care, and the squeeze the middle class is feeling, it is essential to pick a savings and investing strategy that fits the needs of each business owner.

Presenter: Mark Willis

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 12th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month, City Lit Book's Weird & Wonderful Book Club will celebrate the Weird be it science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, meta-fiction, magical realism, and genres otherwise strange.

This month's selection "Magic for Beginners" by Kelly Link.

04 / 13
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 13th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall at UIC
707 S. Morgan St, Room 100
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to Venture Viability, where we will discuss if your idea has staying power. Is your idea really a solid business opportunity? As we discuss customers, product, competition, and profit; you will learn about tools for determining the viability of your new venture. Learn from our experts as you plan.

This will be Part 2 of a series of 4 workshops. We encourage you to attend all 4 sessions to gain maximum value from this series as the workshops will build on each other. Please RSVP for each of the 4 parts you intend to attend.

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts.

There is no cost to register for the Venture series.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 13th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Habitat
1402 N. Kedzie Av.

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261

04 / 14
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, April 14th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

A thoughtful and well-executed business plan is the first step for every potential entrepreneur. Good planning increases the odds of success. This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Topics include: setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans and defining action steps to attain appropriate goals. With a good plan, build your road map to success.

Presenter: Aaron Lebedow

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 9:15 am
End: 2:00 pm

Friday, April 14th 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
St. John Berchmans
2511 W Logan Bl.

The Archdiocese has not forgotten the power and peace born of praying together. Cardinal Cupich invites all people of good will, including civic, education and religious leaders from across the city to join him for a Walk for Peace through Englewood on Good Friday, April 14.

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict the African Church, at the corner of 66th St.and Stewart Av. During the walk, participants will trace the Stations of the Cross and pause along the way to remember those who lives were lost to violence.

We have had a parishioner come forward who is willing to help offset the costs of renting a bus. If we are able to get 20 people who are willing to go and donate $5.00 toward the cost, we will be able to rent a bus to take a group from St. John Berchmans to the walk and back.

Sign Up for the Bus: here

04 / 15
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unity park
2636 N. Kimball
For more information click here

Grace Church of Logan Square and Unity Park Advisory Council are teaming up for the 1st ever Unity Park Easter Egg Hunt. In the event of rain, the Easter egg hunt will be moved to Grace Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood Av. (at Kimball). Several hundred participants are expected for the inaugural Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt is open to toddlers who are "crawling" thru children 12 years of age. The event will consist of several egg hunts based on age to insure for a safe, orderly and fun experience for both children and adults. Participants will get to make their own egg gathering bag at multiple bag decorating stations, get their face painted and groove to fun egg finding music. Strewn about the north end of Unity Park will be eggs filled with candy, treats and other goodies.

The event marks the first time the two Logan Square institutions are working together to produce an event. Event is free but donations of food will be collected at the event by Grace Church. The food will be given to a Chicago area food pantry.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1440 N Sacramento Av.
For more information click here

Join us for a fun filled day of Hunting Eggs filled with treats and treasures. Ride the CTA Mini Train around the Egg Hunt Grounds, meet the Easter Bunny, search high and low for eggs with extra surprises (limited quantities while supplies last).
Suggested Participation Age 3 years - 11 years Old

This event is proudly presented by the Humboldt Park Advisory Council in Partnership with the Chicago Park District, 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado, The CTA, The United Leagues of Humboldt Park and the Support of Local Community Residents.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horner Park
2741 W. Montrose Av.
773-478-3499
$10.00 admission per person
Pre-register at hornerpark.org

Come out and enjoy Lunch with the Bunny at this fun-filled luncheon. Activities for the entire family will include face-painting for the kiddos, egg hunt, arts and crafts, photo with the Bunny, music and yummy food.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horner Park
2741 W. Montrose Av.
773-478-3499

Join us for the popular annual Doggie Egg Hunt at Horner Park!

Dogs will hunt for treat-filled eggs, receive a bandana and join in the bonnet parade. Photos with the bunny will be available for purchase. Dogs must be kept on a leash, and owners must stay with their dogs at all times.

Purchase $5.00 tickets online for the Doggie Egg hunt. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $10.00.

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