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«July 16, 2017 - August 15, 2017»
07 / 16
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.

07 / 17
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!

07 / 18
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

07 / 19
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.

07 / 20
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

07 / 21
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

07 / 22
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

07 / 23
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

07 / 24
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

07 / 25
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.

07 / 26
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

07 / 27
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)"

07 / 28
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!

07 / 29
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.

07 / 30
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

07 / 31
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.

08 / 1
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.

08 / 2
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

08 / 3
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.

08 / 4
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.

08 / 5
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.

08 / 6
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.

08 / 7
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Monday, August 7th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
33rd Ward Office
3001 W. Irving Park Rd.
For more information, please call 773-478-8040

Jefferson Township is open for appeals until August 28th. This is your opportunity to appeal your 2017 property axes, payable in 2018. Please bring your 2016 second installment property tax bill to make sure you are receiving all your possible exemptions.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Monday, August 7th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paseo Prairie Garden
2614 N. Kedzie Av. (Logan Square Entrance to the El)

Help us get rid of bindweed, clear pathways, general clean-up/ pick-up of the Paseo Prairie Garden.

Are there plants that your garden needs? Seed pods of Butterfly weed / Asclepias for Monarch butterflies? Some plants could use thinning.. ratibida, iron weed... check it out!

Supported by The Friends of Paseo Prairie Garden

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

Monday, August 7th 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.

08 / 8
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, August 8th 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: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 8th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Park No. 567: Entire Grounds at Park No. 567
1801-11 N Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

This is an outdoor nature program where families can enjoy the park together. We provide animal experts that bring a variety of live animals like frogs, snakes, birds, and of course, turtles. We also have musicians come and sing family, friendly music to eager crowds. A star feature is nature free play which is proven to help children developmentally as they build forts out of sticks, touch pine cones or smell cinnamon bark.

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

Tuesday, August 8th 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: "Christodora" by Tim Murphy.

08 / 9
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9th 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 and Robert Esquivel

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

Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, August 9th 9:30 am – 11:30 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
Free event
For more information and to register click here

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone) stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting assistance to small businesses. The SBA Illinois District Office will conduct a presentation covering registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and the HUBZone Program.

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

Wednesday, August 9th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store
520 N. Michigan Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

The business structure you choose will have legal and tax implications. Learn about the different types of business structures and find the one best suited for your business. This course will acquaint you with the different types of business structures and what their functions are, related to your business from a legal perspective. Bring your questions!

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coalition Impact
405 W Superior St.
A free event for women, by women.
For more information and to register click here

Myra is proud to announce our speakers for Our Kids: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Students of Illinois, part of Myra's Community Talks series.
Join us on and hear from: Dr. Joyce Kenner, Emily Lonigro Boylan

08 / 10
Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 10th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Avondale-Logandale School
3212 W. George

Alderman Rosa will be hosting a Back to School fair with State Senator Iris Martinez.

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

Thursday, August 10th 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: Choosing the ceremony that meets your wishes, dealing with emotional, legal, and financial issues in advance, deciding what is best for you, your family, and loved ones.

Seminar Speakers: Mary Carey, Executive Director, Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA), Jay M. Markwell, President, Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA)

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 10th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

This workshop will discuss measurements known as “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) that are needed to be defined and monitored to successfully run your business. Just like a doctor who uses data to assess your health, you need data as a business owner to assess and guide your business.
The workshop starts by characterizing a small business and defining the various stages of launching, stabilizing and growing the small business. The core discussion will be on what are the internal and external KPIs that a business owner needs to monitor, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Examples are Organization KPIs, People KPIs, Process KPIs, Financial KPIs, Planning KPIs, Sales/Marketing KPIs.

Presenter: Masoom Ahmed Masoom

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

Start: 5:45 pm
End: 6:45 pm

Thursday, August 10th 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.
312-744-5295

We meet the second Thursday of each month to discuss books of mystery & suspense.

This month we are discussing our July and August selections together.

Join us as we read and discuss Elly Griffiths' "The Crossing Places" and "The Janus Stone" featuring quirky, tart-tongued forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway.

Books are available at the Logan Square Branch.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:09 pm

Thursday, August 10th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Delicious Planet
412 N. Wolcott Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Celebrate Chicago's urban agriculture community and help us grow it. Get your tickets now - early bird tickets prices end August 3rd!

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

Thursday, August 10th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Near Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Av.
Free admission
For more information call 312-595-5600
chicagoshakes.com/parks

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and a picnic.

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

Thursday, August 10th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: "Are You Sleeping" by Kathleen Barber.

08 / 11
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

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

You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more! From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it,this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!

Presenter: Kathy Hays

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

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

Friday, August 11th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Near Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Av.
Free admission
For more information call 312-595-5600
chicagoshakes.com/parks

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and a picnic.

Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:30 pm

Friday, August 11th 8:00 pm - 10:30 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.

This month brings “The Summer Triangle” high over head, bounded by stars Vega, Altar and Deneb. Within this group, M57, the ring nebula and the Gold & Blue binary star system of Alberio will be shared. The Heart of the Milky Way rising in the south with red giant Anatres – the heart of Scorpius, guiding the way. Jupiter starts to sink earlier this month, but Saturn still rides high to share and enjoy.

Event starts at sunset.

08 / 12
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Saturday, August 12th 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: 1:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moos Elementary School
1711 N. California Av.
Free event
For more information, please call Ald. Moreno's office 773-278-0101

We will be giving away backpacks and supplies. Children must be present, one backpack per student, while supplies last!

There will also be immunizations (please bring immunization records),vision screenings, dental information, health resources, social services, fun activities, after school programming, haircuts & giveaways.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Palmer Park
Palmer & Sacramento
Your ID is required to participate in this event. All participants must be 21+
$15.00 per person or $60.00 per team
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Do you have what it takes to make it to the finish line? Grab three of your most competitive and inquisitive friends to join the LoganSquarist Amazing Race. Teams will complete tasks to earn the next clue on their unique journeys. Whichever team reaches the finish line will be crowned the winner of Logan Square! With 12 teams of four, competition will be fierce! Get ready to be tested, both physically and mentally, in order to walk away with medals and the Grand Prize: a free lunch and discounted drinks, as well as a swag bag of Logan Square treats! Then join us for the Celebration After-Party where you can meet and mingle with fellow racers, and those who made the race happen.

08 / 13
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

08 / 14
Start: 6:30 am
End: 7:15 am

Monday, August 14th 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: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Monday, August 14th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venture Hub
4616 W. Fullerton.
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: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Monday, August 14th 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:
Who is subject to involuntary commitment?
What is the process?
Who pays?

Seminar Speaker(s): Honorable Susan Fox Gillis and Dr. Suena Massey

08 / 15
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:30 pm

Tuesday, August 15th 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Harold Washington Library
400 S. State St., Room 4N10 (4th Floor)
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to a workshop that covers both the Venture Start and Venture Viability topics. During Venture Start, we will guide you through the many local resources available to get your business started and then compile a list of next steps to move you to the next level. During Venture Viability, we will discuss customers, products, competitors, and profit; you will learn about tools for determining the viability of your new venture.

This will be parts 1 and 2 of a series of 4 workshops. Parts 3 and 4 will be presented on Aug 16 and we request you also register for that using the link: go.uic.edu/ILSBDCUIC-0816

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, August 15th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Readings from The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

This Golden Shovel Anthology reading will include co-editor Peter Kahn, alongside local readers Asia Calcagno, Calvin Forbes, Rebecca Hazelton, Adam Levin, Natalie Richardson and Tony Trigilio. Participants in a special Golden Shovel workshop preceding the reading will also read their work.

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

Tuesday, August 15th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Churchill Field Playlot Park
1825 N. Damen Av.
For more information click here

That’s Weird, Grandma is a variety show of sketches and songs adapted from stories written by kids in Barrel of Monkeys creative writing programs. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore, and a rotating cast of talented professional actors who celebrate the imaginations of children through this raucous performance.

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