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Friday, July 7, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, July 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: Carlos Bastidas

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

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

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

Join us for readings by Pamela Garvey, Emma DeMilta, Russell Jaffe, Chris Bower, Barbara Perry, Keli Stewart, and Natania Rosenfeld.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 8th 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Francisco from Cortland to Armitage
Free admission
For more information contact Camille at 512-417-1708 or email camille@ncgchicago.com

We have reserved a Jumping Jack Bounce House from the City and plan on having a potluck style get-together with all of our neighbors.

We hope to make this an annual event and look forward to meeting everyone with whom we've likely bumped into at Foodsmart, on the trail or walking around the neighborhood. If you have any ideas, suggestions or want to help let us know.

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Monday, July 10, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

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

A stand-up presentation can be a powerful tool to influence prospects, clients or investors to favor your idea. In a presentation, you must be in charge. You stand. They sit. You control the sequence and flow of information. However, if you are uptight, nervous or drench your slides with words, you will seriously undermine your message.

Presenter: Paul LeRoux

Limited to only 8 participants.

Includes lunch, participant book and handout

Click here to pre-register Cost: $65.00 - Online Registration

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

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

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

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Monday, July 10th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

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

Monday, July 10th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ 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 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: 7:15 pm

Monday, July 10th 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Churchill Field (606 Access Point)
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

Join CorePower Yoga Bucktown on Mondays for an evening of complimentary yoga in Churchill Park! Bring your own mat and let’s enjoy the summer sun together.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, July 11th 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: Robert Nutt, Margaret Griffin, Robert Esquivel, Katie Westlund

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

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Tuesday, July 11th 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
La Humita
3466 N. Pulaski Rd.
Free event
To register click here

We invite you to join us for a discussion with Accion entrepreneurs in and around Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Our lending team wants to understand the unique challenges your business is facing and how we might help.

This is an informal event, and we encourage you to invite other entrepreneurs from the area who are interested in participating in this conversation. Have questions? Contact our Director of Microlending, Kyle Johnson, at 312-924-2179. Light refreshments will be served.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 11th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Park No. 567
1801-11 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Rabid Bat Theatricals presents an original clown show for all ages.

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

Tuesday, July 11th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ 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 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 11th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
35th Ward Office
2708 N. Sawyer.
RSVP to Monica Trevino, monica@aldermancarlosrosa.org

Our 2018 cycle of Participatory Budgeting is off to a great start, and you're invited to join us at our next Leadership Committee meeting. Help us lead the effort that will allocate $1 million in ward infrastructure improvements by attending this meeting and getting involved.

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

Tuesday, July 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: "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, July 12th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

When business owners have IRS debt their negotiable interest in business and personal property is frozen by tax liens, if the debt exceeds a minimum threshold. This workshop examines the IRS procedures for issuing federal tax liens, the types of property subject to federal tax liens, the law and taxpayer rights governing fedral tax liens and how to discharge property from tax liens.

Presenter: Pete Lewis

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

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Wednesday, July 12th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

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

Wednesday, July 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ 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 Finance, an in depth look at some of the many ways to find funding for your business and how to access them. Almost all funding options start with a well-developed plan of the amount of capital needed and we will provide insight into this process. Learn from our experienced experts how to prepare.

This will be Part 3 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

Wednesday, July 12th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany (Bloomingdale & Albany)

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

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

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

Author Event: "The Expanse Between" by Lee Krecklow.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 13th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join Chicago historical mystery writers, Susanna Calkins, Cheryl Honigford, D.M. Pirrone, and Michelle Cox, as they gather for a lively panel discussion about their work and all things mystery! Come join in the conversation!

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

Thursday, July 13th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Milano's Cafe
3930 W. School St.
Free event

As you know our great State of Illinois has been in a gridlock the last few years and the time is fast approaching for us to elect the leaders to represent us in Springfield, county government, and on the bench. Please join me for a free community event to meet your candidates of the Democratic Party. Our special guests will include candidates for Governor, State Senators and Representatives, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, and many countywide offices. Come to hear what the candidates have to say and have your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you there!

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Any donations can be made payable to the "30th Ward Regular Democratic Organization".

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

Thursday, July 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.

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

Friday, July 14, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Friday, July 14th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: "The Lies We Tell" by Theresa Schwegel with reading by Marty McConnell.

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

Friday, July 14th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.

Join us for our next Friday Family Night featuring Voice of The City's Vaudeville Nights, a modern variety show featuring dancers, jugglers, and musicians. Bring a blanket, bring the family, and enjoy a Friday night in Logan Square's largest park.

See you at the park!

Start: 8:25 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Friday, July 14th 8:25 pm - 11:00 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

Join us and the Chicago Astronomer for stargazing at our For The Love of Stars event at its NEW location at Julia de Burgos Park.

From the Sci-fi movie “Contact”, we will view the Vega system high in the sky. M13, The Great star cluster in the constellation Hercules, and the Trianary system of Mizar & Alcor in the Big Dipper’s handle will be targeted. Gas giant planets Saturn and Jupiter will dominate our urban skies.

Event starts at sunset.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 15th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball
Free event

Our annual arts extravaganza, ART in the Park has grown since 2009 to include hundreds of participants who turn Unity Park into an open air arts studio for 4 hours. Our theme this year is "Sanctuary"! Artist Amie Sell will invite participants to address this year's theme of sanctuary, while local Logan Square-based art collective, AnySquared, will have artists creating works live in the park. UPAC will provide the materials (while supplies last) and YOU create the art. This a free event and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Sponsored by Unity Park Advisory Council, AnySquared, Vicki Logan Design, Liberty Bank for Savings, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Rep. Will Guzzardi.

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

Saturday, July 15th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reilly Elementary School
3650 W. School St.

United Neighbors of the 35th Ward will be hosting a gubernatorial candidate forum with Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker.

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Sunday, July 16th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Churchill Field Playlot Park
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

The Wonder Wagon is a mobile performance site which brings experimental, interdisciplinary puppetry to public spaces across the city. This show will be an original piece of site-specific, giant puppet performance exploring the magic of public parks through live music, performance, and fanciful creatures.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 16th 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Corner
2912 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information, call 773-800-1262

Join us for an informational meeting about how you can help ANA reach out to more neighbors in Avondale!

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

Monday, July 17, 2017
Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Monday, July 17th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:15 pm

Monday, July 17th 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Churchill Field (606 Access Point)
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

Join CorePower Yoga Bucktown on Mondays for an evening of complimentary yoga in Churchill Park! Bring your own mat and let’s enjoy the summer sun together.

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

Monday, July 17th 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 have a presentation for a development at 3459 W. Belmont Av. Please attend to learn more, ask questions and give feedback. We will also have time to discuss your community issues, feel free to email us ahead of time with your topics. And as always, you can register to become a member of ANA at our meetings; $5 membership, $20 for membership plus yard sign- contact us at avondale.unite@gmail.com for more information.

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, July 18th 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: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Tuesday, July 18th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd. (Self-parking is available for $10 at 1135 S. Morgan St.-Lot 5)
Free event
Light Refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register click here

Attendees will meet the Midway Partnership team and learn about opportunities with upcoming capital projects and concessions operations at MDW, made possible by the Midway Modernization Program.

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

Tuesday, July 18th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
Avondale Park
3516 W. School
RSVP to Monica Trevino, monica@aldermancarlosrosa.org

Our 2018 cycle of Participatory Budgeting is off to a great start, and you're invited to join us at our next Leadership Committee meeting. Help us lead the effort that will allocate $1 million in ward infrastructure improvements by attending this meeting and getting involved.

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

Tuesday, July 18th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mozart Park
2036 N. Avers

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, July 19th 9:30 am – 11:30 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
For more information click here

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
This session will cover the tenets of the 8(a) program, steps to apply, and SAM registration.

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Wednesday, July 19th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 19th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peggy Notebaert Nature Musem
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Summer is the perfect time to explore nature-both indoors and out. Bring the whole family and celebrate summer with us! There will be live music and live animals to meet and greet all evening long, plus guided hikes on our outdoor trails and family-friendly activities.

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

Wednesday, July 19th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goose Island Tap Room
1800 W. Fulton St.
Event is 21+
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Native Tongue Magazine and Goose Island team up to present Breakin' Bread, a happy hour to celebrate Native Tongue's supporters and continue the effort to bring awareness of food insecurity in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods.

Come celebrate and jam out to the sounds of Chicago's own Brvthers Keeper, as we raise funds to promote healthy habits and lifestyle choices for South and West side community members. Attendees will receive access to Goose Island's beautiful West Room tap room and a drink ticket for Goose Island beer.

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

Wednesday, July 19th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us at City Lit Books for our monthly Prose and Poetry and Potentially Other Things Open Mic Night! There are always wine, and snacks, and great readings. Even if you don't want to share, come support our readers and join the audience. Hang out! It's a good time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 20th 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 20th Floor
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

Topics to include: Service - Connected Disability, Medical, and Funeral Benefits
Aid and Attendance Benefit Application Process
Navigating through the VA System - Federal, State, County

Speakers: Wendy Cappelletto, Esq., Sharon Buchanan

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

Thursday, July 20th 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 "Ghachar Ghochar" by Vivek Shanbhag.

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

Thursday, July 20th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haas Park
2402 N. Washtenaw Av.

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

Friday, July 21, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Frida, July 21st 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

SCORE is proud to announce a one of its kind Entrepreneurial Traits online Assessment and Personal Report in conjunction with a local workshop.

Upon registering for this workshop, you will be provided with your personal registration key to take the online Entrepreneur Index Personal Assessment. Immediately upon completion of this 10 minute assessment, you will receive your personal results. Identify and Develop the skills that Entrepreneurs need to succeed. You are invited to join fellow aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs to this two-hour workshop where you will learn:
The 12 behavioral traits that are important for entrepreneurs.

At the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with more information to make an informed decision about your future in entrepreneurship.
Presenter: Robert I. (Bob) Scales, Jr.

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Start: 8:30 am
End: 10:00 am

Saturday, July 22nd 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Lazo's
2009 N. Western

Join us for coffee and breakfast. We'll be with candidate Daniel Biss and others for a discussion on his campaign for Governor of Illinois. Meet Daniel Biss and hear his ideas and his policies for Illinois. Ask questions and hear what Daniel has to say about the future of Illinois.

Hosted by Scott Waguespack- 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 4:30 pm

Saturday, July 22nd 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Algeld Sawyer Corner Farm
2501 N. Sawyer
For more information and to register click here

Join your neighbors and farmers for a farm work day! We'll need all hands on deck for a mid-summer refresh of the garden. All ages are invited and no prior gardening experience necessary! Please bring gardening gloves and a shovel if you have one!

Afterward, join us at our after party at Parts & Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Av. from 2 pm to 4 pm where we'll celebrate the fruits of our labor over a well-earned cocktail. Note: Parts & Labor is 21+ venue, and as such, we ask that you leave any youngsters home for this portion of the event.
Registration is required for both the farm work day and the after party.

For more information about Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm click here

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 3:30 pm

Saturday, July 22nd 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lincoln United Methodist church
2242 S. Damen
773-847-7282

Please join us for a report from Congressman Luis Gutierrez on Trump Administration plans for a September mass deportation kick off and an open discussion of our September response options.

The Trump Administration, the Republican Congress and a Coalition of Republican State Attorney Generals are preparing to move from their declared priority on removing those with criminal convictions to a comprehensive policy of mass deportation

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Sunday, July 23rd 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Empirical Brewery
1801 W. Foster Av.
hhforcats.org/midsummer-meowy-hour

Raise a pint at Empirical Brewery and help the cats of Harmony House! Give a $15.00 donation at the door (cash or credit), and you’ll get $2 off pints of Production beers. Enjoy pizza (while it lasts), watch sports, and play board games & darts. All donation proceeds benefit Harmony House. You must be 21 years or older to attend. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Sorry, your feline friends can’t attend.
hhforcats.org

Monday, July 24, 2017
Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Monday, July 24th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

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

Monday, July 24th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
Athletic Field Park
3546 W. Addison
RSVP to Monica Trevino, monica@aldermancarlosrosa.org

Our 2018 cycle of Participatory Budgeting is off to a great start, and you're invited to join us at our next Leadership Committee meeting. Help us lead the effort that will allocate $1 million in ward infrastructure improvements by attending this meeting and getting involved.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:15 pm

Monday, July 24th 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Churchill Field (606 Access Point)
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

Join CorePower Yoga Bucktown on Mondays for an evening of complimentary yoga in Churchill Park! Bring your own mat and let’s enjoy the summer sun together.

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

Monday, July 24th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Tell Me How It Ends is a reading group for nonfiction titles focusing on current events and social justice, hosted by our bookseller Jordan.

This month's selection is 'Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Start: 8:30 am
End: 10:00 am

Tuesday, July 25th 8:30 am - 10:00 am
McCormick YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale Av.
Free event
RSVP here
Complimentary parking and refreshments available.

We are proud to break ground on the long-anticipated McCormick YMCA expansion and are excited to share the Y's vision for the space. This state-of-the-art facility will strive to better meet the needs of our growing community and will include the addition of an indoor swimming pool, family friendly locker rooms and public restrooms for users of the 606 Bloomingdale Trail.

We hope you can join us to celebrate this monumental addition to the community.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 25th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchill Field Playlot Park
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

The Culture Coach Traveling Stage is a mobile pop-up venue that brings music, drumming and other arts activities to various neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

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

Tuesday, July 25th 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 "A Manual for Cleaning Women" by Lucia Berlin.

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

Tuesday, July 25th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernhard Moos Elementary School
1711 N. California Av.
For more information click here

Please join us for the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail PAC meeting. Come learn how to get involved and be a voice for your community.

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, July 26th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The concepts and application of basic accounting principles as utilized to measure the success of any business. This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting.

Financial topics covered will include: Types of accounting method, Chart of Accounts, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, Entries to the financial statements. Managerial topics covered will include: Product/Job Costing, Cash Flow Projections, Net Present Value, Making decisions based on limited resources, Pricing decisions, Breakeven analysis, Business ratios, Other relevant topics.

Presenter: Arnie Goldberg

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

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

Wednesday, July 26th 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 "China Mountain Zhang" by Maureen F. McHugh.

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

Wednesday, July 26th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph
4021 W. Belmont

For more information call 312-746-5090

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Start: 8:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Thursday, July 27th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
5th Floor Garland Conference
78 Washington St.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Successfully navigate the federal contracting industry and win Federal contracts by knowing the rules and understanding the strategies.
ChallengeHER works specifically with the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting program as a tool to help to assist women business owners leverage federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect them with the right people. With this knowledge, you are much better positioned to grow your business and increase your revenue. Information is power!

Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, July 27th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Marketing is an exciting and important business function that is critical to managing profitable customer relationships in today's dynamic and connected business environment. It is the process by which individuals and organizations obtain what they need or want by creating and exchanging goods, services or anything of value with others. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the marketing environment and the 4Ps of marketing – product, price, promotion, and place, as well as the importance of market research, strategic sales, and marketing your business online as part of developing a competitive advantage.

Presenter: Rhonda Henderson

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

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 27th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bethel New Life
1140 N. Lamon

Learn how to use Social Media.

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

Thursday, July 27th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: Margarita Saona, author of 'Corazon de Hojalata (Tin Heart)"

Friday, July 28, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, July 28th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between Facebook and Twitter,email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with and there are only so many hours in each day. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise. Today we’re going to show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. You’ll learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign. You’ll be given some simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible. You’ll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects. Throughout the session you’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own“ next great campaign.”

Presenter: Kathy Hays

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

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

Friday, July 28th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kosciuszko Oark
2732 N. Avers Av.
Free admission

The Culture Coach traveling pop-up stage brings a free concert to Kosciuszko Park. Come hear Latin folk fusion with Son Monarca and Eastern European brass with Black Bear Combo.

See you at the park!

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 29th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Life Covenant
3400 W. Division
Free event
for more information click here

One of Chicago's largest Back-to-School events - providing Free back packs and school supplies, immunizations and physicals (bring records), Social Service information around employment, education, insurance, immigration and housing, Hair-cuts and a block party KidZone with bouncy houses, carnival games, candy, music and fun!

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

Saturday, July 29th 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
Free admission

Enjoy Peruvian food, music and kids activities.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 29th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Star Press
2775 N. Milwaukee Av.
773-253-5384
For more information click here

All Star Press kicks off July with two major collaborations with Chicago based artists. All Star Press’ First Solo Exhibition “SUBCEPTION” by Lefty Out There
July 29-August 12. All Star Press Print Release with Adam Shortlidge & Kate Lewis July-November.

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Monday, July 31, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, July 31st 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: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Monday, July 31st 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:15 pm

Monday, July 31st 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Churchill Field (606 Access Point)
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

Join CorePower Yoga Bucktown on Mondays for an evening of complimentary yoga in Churchill Park! Bring your own mat and let’s enjoy the summer sun together.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, August 1st 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

This workshop is designed to introduce the attendee to Federal tax filing requirements for businesses and to tax deductions and record keeping requirements that many businesses overlook or are unaware of. Attendees will learn about the tax implications of being in business along with gaining a basic knowledge about tax deductions for business and records required to support the deductions.

Presenter: Joel Shabsin

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

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 1st 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14th Police District Parking Lot
2150 N. California
For more information, please call 312-744-1261 or email caps.014district@chicagopolice.org

Join us for America's National Night Out against crime & enjoy a free, fun and entertaining evening.

Pie the Police for charity, School of Rock, Face Painting, Jump House, Climbing wall, obstacle Course, U.S. Army Inflatable, Military Display Show, Senior Bingo. Free food. Free Raffles and Prizes (Winners must be present). Children must be accompanied by an adult

The 2800 Block of W. Shakespeare will be closed on this day.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 1st 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walsh Playground Park
1722 N. Ashland Av.
For more information click here

Free Street Theater presents: “Los Milagros/The Miracles,” a joyful and often funny modern-day pageant wagon play that celebrates stories of resilience and everyday miracles.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2nd 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: Irwin Ross

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

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Wednesday, August 2nd 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
For more information click here

Every Monday and Wednesday.

Kidsmobile brings free and fun-filled creative arts and play activities to children and families at playlots throughout the summer.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2nd 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: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2nd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball
info@unityparkchicago.org

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, August 3rd 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

This workshop provides basic training in the use of QuickBooks Online accounting software. Through a demonstration and hands-on format, you’ll get an overview of how to effectively use QuickBooks from the perspective of a small business owner. We will cover the following subjects as they apply to your company. This is an interactive session, and participants are encouraged to bring a fully-charged laptop and download QuickBooks Online Essentials version via a free 30-day trial from https://.search2.quickbooksonline.com to get hands-on experience during class. To download QuickBooks Online go to the above website and click on the Essentials “Free 30-Day Trial”. On the next screen enter your email address and a password that you create. No credit card is required for the Free 30-Day Trial. Participants are also encouraged to bring their company’s Income Statement and Balance Sheet, if available, to help customize their Chart of Accounts.

Presenter: Tim Hunter

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

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 3rd 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park No. 572-St. Louis Overlook
(1800N) between Ashland (1600W) and Ridgeway (3750W)
For more information click here

Inferno and Carpet Museum (Jayve Montgomery & friends) present Movements, a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with the public in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site.

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

Thursday, August 3rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.

All are invited to help promote park activities and plan the Midnight Circus events coming up!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Thursday, August 3rd 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rooftop at 2740 W. North Av.
$25.00
To buy tickets click here

Join Alderman Proco Joe Moreno for the First Ward's annual rooftop party and community fundraiser! We'll have plenty of local food and beer available, and all proceeds will go toward back packs for local students to go back to school and turkeys for Thanksgiving for 1st Ward seniors.

Friday, August 4, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Friday, August 4th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mccormick Place-West Bldg.
2301 S. Indiana Pl.
Free event
For more information and to Register click here

Join us for the Chicago Early Learning Parent Conference "Look What Parents Can Do". A conference for parents of children birth to five.

A fun-filled day with workshops, resources and information to help you and your family achieve greatness in your home, school and community.

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

Friday, August 4th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.
Free event

Come and experience ancient pre-Colombian traditions of Central Mexico with Nahui Ollin. Follow them as they showcase the living traditions of Mesoamerica through Aztec and Mayan music, dance and storytelling. Both ritualistic and spiritualistic, the program highlights include authentic attire and indigenous music instrumentation, traditional songs and stories.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Start: 12:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Saturday, August 5th 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chicago Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Av.
Free admission
To RSVP click here

Shelter Me has partnered with MAX, CACC and Safe Humane Chicago for this free Shelter Show!

MAX says, “I think it’s important to show how beautiful these shelters are and the important work they’re doing. I find a lot of people are afraid to go to shelters, or are only looking for a specific breed, but we hope that with this series we not only showcase how inviting and wonderful the shelters are but also spread the word about the animals.”

MAX will be available for photos after the show.

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 10:30 pm

Saturday, August 5th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Holstein Park
2200 N. Oakley Av.
Free event

Bring your family, bring a blanket, set up a picnic and check out the stars at Holstein Park! On this family-friendly night, the skies will open up for viewing thanks to help from the Chicago Astronomer and crew with a night spent looking at stars, planets, the moon, star clusters, nebulae, and more! In the event of rain, the event will be postponed until September 9th, 2017. The Chicago Astronomer provides a large-format refractor telescope for viewing and ready instruction for amateur astronomers. extra telescopes and sun scopes are always welcome at events.

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

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

Sunday, August 6th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N Elston Av.
Free Admission
For more information visit hhforcats.org

Pet Psychic readings are $20.00 for each 15 minute reading. Ask questions about your pets, personal life, work, romance, loved ones who have passed etc. Please bring a photo of your pet for your reading if you wish, but it is not required. Come early to purchase your readings since the reading times always sell out! Sample homemade appetizers and desserts, plus visit with all the cats and kittens. Shop for gifts, pet collectibles, catnip toys and more! Winning tickets for the Bag Raffle and Whisker Kisses Raffle will be drawn at 4:00 pm

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 6th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany

Green City Market Big Table Dinners feature an incredible meal prepared using local, sustainably grown ingredients. Dinner will be complemented with lively discussion on food access and urban agriculture in Chicago lead by community partners.

Space is limited, please visit here to register.

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