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Friday, September 1, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Presenter: Jeff Nicholson

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

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

Friday, September 1st 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
$20.00
To register click here
For more information on Harmony House visit hhforcats.org

Relax and unwind at Yoga with Cats. All are welcome to this one hour beginner yoga class that will take place at Harmony House for Cats.

Secure one of the limited 25 spots. Don't forget to bring your own mat. We'll provide the cats to support and inspire your yoga practice. After the class is over you are welcome to visit with our cats.

Refunds will be issued only if Harmony House cancels the class.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 2nd 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball Av.
Free admission

Masks, insults and back-flips, oh my! Cheer on as high-flying wrestlers rumble in the park. Prepare to be amazed as a more than a dozen ring warriors do battle in Logan Square's Unity Park. There will be tag-teams, high-flying Luchadores, female wrestlers and surprise guests. Get ready to ruuuuuumble!

Sunday, September 3, 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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Start: 9:55 am

Thursday, September 7th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.

Join in the circus fun! The Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council will meet in the Field House this Thursday at 6:30 PM. This is our last PAC meeting before the circus comes to Logan Square on September 30/October 1. All are welcome!

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

Wednesday, September 6th 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 U.S. Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance and payment bonds. Please join us if your small business has: limited financial resources, no prior bonded work experience, been in business less than three years, been previously denied bonding and a desire to increase its current contract bonding capacity.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 6th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Attendees will learn how to use LinkedIn to its full potential. We will discuss the importance of having a LinkedIn account, how to create an All Star LinkedIn profile, and basic functionality and tools that will allow you to position yourself as a thought leader and industry expert. You will also receive valuable tips that will allow you to attract your target client.

1.Set up a LinkedIn Account and create an All Star Profile
2. Develop a compelling summary and headline to attract your target client
3.Tips to improve the quality of your LinkedIn profile
4.Tools you can use on LinkedIn to enhance your professional reputation

Presenter: Charlene Rhinehart

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

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

Wednesday, September 6th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
14th District Community Policing Office
2150 N. California Av.
312-744-1261
caps014district@chicago.org

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

Together, Let's Take a Stand Against Crime!

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

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

Author Event: "Barack Obama: Invisible Man" by Masciotrar.

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

Wednesday, September 6th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball
info@unityparkchicago.org

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Start: 10:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 7th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
City Hall Room 201A
121 N. LaSalle St.
To register or to obatin additional information contact William Townsell 312-745-5900 Ext. 85131 or william.townsell@hicagopolice.org

The Chicago Police Department, in partnership with the Departments of Building and Law, along with Community Investment Corpoartion will be hosting a series of resource workshops for the owners and managers of residential properties of varying sizes. The goal is to assist the managers and property owners to increase their personal level of safety and learn how to work with the police and other partners to improve the level of safety surrounding their properties.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Start: 8:25 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Friday, September 8th 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.

Late summer brings the “Double” and the “E.T” star clusters in Cassiopia. Saturn will be transiting our own Milky Way galaxy bands with Jupiter hanging low to the western horizon. Speaking of galaxies, the Great Andromeda galaxy will be well poised for good views of our closest galactic neighbor.

Event starts at sunset.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 9th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Division Street from Damen to Ashland
For more information click here

We’re excited to combine the best artisans and makers with some of the coolest cities. It’s a match made in heaven! We’ll be serving up unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food + drink, and much, much more. See you soon!

Sunday, September 10, 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: 10:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Sunday, September 10th 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Comfort Station
2579 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Photos and Installation by Logan Square Preservation and Jillian Hansen-Lewis
Exhibition Dates: September 3rd - September 30th

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century Is a Historical photography exhibit curated by Andrew Schneider, in partnership with Logan Square Preservation.

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

Sunday, September 10th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Division Street from Damen to Ashland
For more information click here

We’re excited to combine the best artisans and makers with some of the coolest cities. It’s a match made in heaven! We’ll be serving up unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food + drink, and much, much more. See you soon!

Monday, September 11, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, September 11th 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: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, September 11th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
Free event
For more information click here

Meet Google Digital Coach JinJa Birkenbeuel, Chief Executive Officer of Birk Creative, at this free digital training! Please bring your laptop or mobile device for this interactive experience.

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

Monday, September 11th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 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

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

Tuesday, September 12th 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, Larry Pelka and Robert Esquivel

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

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

Tuesday, September 12th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
17th Police District
4650 N. Pulaski
To register or to obatin additional information contact William Townsell 312-745-5900 Ext. 85131 or william.townsell@hicagopolice.org

The Chicago Police Department, in partnership with the Departments of Building and Law, along with Community Investment Corporation will be hosting a series of resource workshops for the owners and managers of residential properties of varying sizes. The goal is to assist the managers and property owners to increase their personal level of safety and learn how to work with the police and other partners to improve the level of safety surrounding their properties.

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

Tuesday, September 12th 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: "Confessions of a Mask" by Yukio Mishima.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humboldt Park Library
1605 N. Troy

There will be short presentation from the City's 911/311 system (OEMC)

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

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Irving Brewing Co.
4419 W. Montrose
Tickets $25.00 - ($30.00 at the door until capacity)
To purchase tickets click here

Join the Illinois Farmers Market Association at Old Iriving Brewing Co. for an evening of fall fun, celebration, and connecting with the farmers market community. Come enjoy a selection of craft beer, games, prizes, and more, all in support of our Illinois farmers markets and local agriculture!

Old Irving Brewing will donate $1 from each beer sold, so cheers, and drink heartily! Light appetizers will be provided as well as menu items for purchase, along with other surprises.

The fun begins at 6:30 pm, don't be late, see you there!

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

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

Author Event: "I'll Have What She's Having" by Erin Carlson.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 14th 8:45 am - 1:00 pm (Doors open at 8:00 am)
UIC Student Center East
750 N. Halsted
Tickets: $25.00 for general public (includes lunch)
Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty and students but online registration is still required. Please bring a school ID for free admission.
For more information and to register or purchase tickets click here

From "hard infrastructure," such as roads and bridges, dams and canals, to "soft infrastructure," like parks and town squares, public art and rails-to-trails, a city's overall infrastructure has a significant influence on daily life and links its residents, neighborhoods and businesses. The former category features key facets that drive economic development and growth, while the latter type of infrastructure serves to improve residents' quality of life. The planning of projects where people work and play, and making well-designed connections between both, is often a political tug-of-war due to the intersection of public policy, markets and aesthetics. Given the important role of infrastructure, the 2017 UIC Urban Forum is designed to raise issues related to uniting hard and soft infrastructures, the built environment's lasting impact on a city and its people, opportunities for economic development, and the future of city design.

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

Thursday, September 14th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Millenium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Tickets are free and available by visiting one of the City's 21 Senior Centers.
For more information, call 312-744-4016

The City of Chicago is hosting Senior Fest 2017 the event will provide residents over the age of 60 with a picnic lunch, flu shots/health screenings, resources and more.

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

Thursday, September 14th 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.

Join us as we read and discuss Elly Griffiths' "The House at Sea's End" featuring quirky, tart-tongued forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway.

Books are available at the Logan Square Branch.

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

Thursday, September 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roberto Clemente Community Academy
1147 N. Western Av.
For more information, please call 773-342-0774

Please come to discuss pressing matters for the 4th Congressional District of Illinois.

We will be discussing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

W&A with the Congressman will take place, please bring your questions.

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

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

Author Event: "The Camino Way" by Victor Prince.

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

Thursday, September 14th 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, September 15, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, September 15th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

If you recently created a new business entity and have yet to register your trademarks and copyrights, this seminar is important for you to attend. If your company is more established, this seminar will teach you how to maintain, protect, and enforce your existing trademark portfolio.

Presenter: Daliah Saper

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 16th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Avondale-Logandale School
3212 W. George St.
Free event
For more information, please call 773-278-2020

Bring any documents that you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:
• Bank statements
• Outdated medical records
• Old Pay stubs
• Old bills or receipts
• Credit card offers
• Tax returns older than seven years
*Please make sure to remove all paper clips, plastic binders, or anything that might obstruct the shredder off of your paper documents before coming!
The shredded paper will then be recycled.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 16th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. John Berchmans
2517 W. Logan Bl.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

You won’t want to miss this year’s event, which will include: Foods from various neighborhood restaurants, live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, bounce house, face painting and so much more!

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

September 16th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett Av.
Free and open to the public
For more information and to register click here

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.

Free assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process, resources on procurement, financial, insurance and consumer information, financial Advisers on hand to answer questions

Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:30 pm

Saturday, September 16th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4046 W. Armitage Av.
For more information click here

Celebrate the International Day of Peace and World Music Festival Chicago 2017.

Afro-Caribbean percussion workshop with World Music Festival guests, Tribu De Abrante. All instruments provided, but feel free to bring your own. Free and open to the public.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 16th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Independence Park
3945 N Springfield Av.
This is a 21 and over event. No kids, No pets!
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Come enjoy local craft beers, unique food trucks, live music and support your local park! This year, our funds raised will benefit the independence park special recreation group’s efforts to get new jackets and uniforms for the Special Olympics Winter games.

Tickets are limited, get yours today! Event will take place RAIN or SHINE! Online Ticket Sales will end the day of the event at 11:00 am!

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Sunday, September 17th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Midway International Airport
5700 S. Cicero Av.
For more information and to register click here

Now in its fifth year, the Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk offers runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to walk directly on the airfield of Midway International Airport. The Midway 5K will feature a race just for kids 10 and under -- the Midway Miler! Registration includes souvenir race t-shirt, post race refreshments and free parking.

The event benefits the year round programs enjoyed by 6,800 Special Olympics Chicago athletes. At the registration website, participants can create a personal fundraising page where supporters can make tax deductible donations.

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: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Sunday, September 17th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Begins at Park 567
Milwaukee & Leavitt
For more information click here

Celebrate the International Day of Peace and World Music Festival Chicago 2017.

Pre-procession Festivities
Park 567 at Milwaukee/Leavitt
St. Louis
Make your own musical instrument with Rhythm Revolution, write peace poems, enjoy live music, and pick up a free Peace t-shirt.

Peace T-Shirts
Walsh Park
Ridgeway Trailhead
Spudnik Press will be on-hand to silkscreen a Peace T-shirt for you in one of four languages. Shirts are free, but you have to wear them right away!

1-1:30 p.m.
Procession on the Bloomingdale Trail
Wearing your new Peace T-shirt, walk with AfriCaribe from St. Louis or Seneke from Milwaukee Leavitt and head to the Humboldt Overlook.

1:30-2 p.m.
Procession to the Humboldt Park Boat House
Join all of the musicians, led by Los Pleneros de Don Segundo for a spirited walk to the Humboldt Park Boat House.

World Music Festival and Global Peace Picnic
2-6 p.m. Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Av.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, September 18th 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: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Monday, September 18th 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: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Monday, September 18th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Hyacinth's Resurrection Hall
3636 W. Wolfram
For more information, call 773-800-1262

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

At this meeting we will discuss past & upcoming events, impressions of our new printed newsletter and adding a social component to our meetings. Please come with any topics you would like to discuss! We will 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, September 19, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, September 19th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

How to Cut Through the Marketing Noise. "Beat Your Competition and Grow Your Business."

An in-depth introduction to branding for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, full of ready-to-apply takeaways. Branding is often misunderstood in the small business world and regarded as something that only the big companies can afford. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The reality is, most small businesses fail because they don’t have a strong brand (or don’t have a brand at all). Branding is more important than ever but now that consumers are both marketing-savvy and in control of the relationship, what constitutes effective branding has changed. No matter where you are in the life of your small business, and whether you have heard about branding but don’t quite get it or think your business doesn’t need branding, this workshop is for you.

Presenter: Valeria Basso

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

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

Tuesday, September 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Revolution Brewing
2323 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

We are excited to be celebrating the end of summer at Revolution Brewing again this year. This celebration will include a fun evening filled with friends old & new, Revolution beer, and tasty bites. Join us for a night of mixing and mingling with other beer lovers, pet lovers, and PPAH supporters.

Your $30 ticket ($35 at the door) includes all you can drink of 5 Core Revolution House beers: Cross of Gold, Fist City Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, and Anti-Hero IPA (as well as soft drinks) along with tasty bites.

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

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

Infinite Summer. A one-time book club for one massive book. Come join us for some animated discussion about the tome!

"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20th 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

Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because:
The U.S. Government is the world’s largest customer. It buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantities. It is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. Attend this event for an overview of government contracting regulations and procedures, and learn how your small business can begin the process of becoming a government contractor.

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

Wednesday, September 20th 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, September 21, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 21st 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: 9:30 pm

Thursday,September 21st 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue One Loft
1655 W. Walnut St.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

The Growth & Opportunity (GO) Gala is the awe-inspiring annual benefit to support the mission of Concordia Place.

The 2017 GO Gala will celebrate Concordia’s 36 years of service to Chicago’s children and families. The GO Gala will mix business, pleasure, philanthropy and of course, FUN! Back by popular demand, guests will delight in adult game festivities including a Charity Casino along with music, auction, open bar and gourmet buffet; all with the goal of raising $200,000 to support the Concordia Place mission

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

Thursday, September 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DePaul College Prep
3633 N. California Av.

At this workshop, you will be able to file your appeal applications in the Jefferson Township for the following reasons: lack of uniformity, overvaluation, vacancy/occupancy, property description error, fire damage, building is uninhabitable/no longer exists etc. Please remember to bring your photo ID & 2016 second installment property tax bill.

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

Thursday, September 21st 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 "Adua" by Igiaba Scego.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

Author Event: "Next Year, For Sure" by Zoey Leigh Peterson.

Start: 7:15 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Friday, September 22nd 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

Join The Adler Planetarium’s ‘Scopes in the City’ for the Fall Equinox. Telescope viewing is free and open to everyone. Weather permitting.

Event starts at sunset.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 23rd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Chicago Av. Library
4856 W. Chicago Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Do you have a great business idea, but you aren’t sure if you are ready to start your own business? This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in launching their first business but have questions about what to expect when they begin. Our experienced business consultants will share guidance including: information on the legal and licensing requirements, creating a business plan, options for securing financing, preparing a marketing strategy, and all the perks and challenges that come with entrepreneurship.

Sunday, September 24, 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, September 24th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billy Sunday
3143 W Logan Bl.

Dogs, cocktails, together, in one place, and all for a good cause. Sounds like a dream, right?

Billy Sunday is partnering with local animal shelter, New Leash on Life. They will be bringing adoptable pups in hopes to find their forever home, as well as offering drink specials (Salty Dog, anyone?), raffle prizes and snacks for pups (homemade treats!) and owners (Chef's Not-For-Puppy-Chow) alike!

PLUS! Bring your own pups to enjoy the fun! A special prize will go to our favorite Instagrammed dog photo! ????????

*Billy Sunday will donate a proceed to NLOL from every bottle sold!
**Free bag included with any donation made to NLOL

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

Sunday, September 24th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Revolution Brewing Tap Room
3340 N. Kedzie Av.

Join other local gardeners and celebrate the harvest season.

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

Sunday, September 24th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamburger Mary's
5400 N Clark
$15.00 Donation
For more information 773-293-6103 click here

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

hhforcats.org

Monday, September 25, 2017
Start: 8:30 am
End: 8:30 pm

Monday, September 25th 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Logan Square Boys & Girls Club
3228 W. Palmer
Register at 773-342-8800 X 4212
For more information click here

Whether you're a student, executive, medical professional, member of a faith-community, teacher, artist or a concerned citizen, the 8 hour Mental Health First Aid course can prepare you to save a life and strengthen your community.

Start: 8:45 am
End: 4:00 pm

Monday, September 25th 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

What does it mean to be a leader? What characteristics are associated with the most successful leaders, and where would you rate your effectiveness as the leader of your company? This seminar addresses how to successfully transition from the role of a “solopreneur” to an effective leader.

Presenter: Jodi Wellman

Click here to pre-register Cost: Free - Online Registration

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

Monday, September 25th 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

Monday, September 25th 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.

This month's selection is "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26th 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 26th 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 "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" by Italo Calvino.

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

Tuesday, September 26th 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, September 27, 2017
Start: 7:30 am
End: 3:30 pm

Wednesday, September 27th 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Medinah Banquets
550 Shriners Dr.
Addison, IL
For more information and to register click here

Mark your calendars for September 27th. Our annual event is a mini National Postal Forum packed into one day! Take your professional game to the next level through educational sessions and networking opportunities with local postal and industry professionals. Exhibit hall and educational sessions offer unique opportunities to add value to your company’s bottom line.

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

Wednesday, September 27th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenter: Pete Lewis

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

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

Wednesday, September 27th 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

Attend this free event with representatives from The Private Bank to learn how to access capital for your small business. We'll address what is required to apply for a small business loan with a lending institution, what to submit with your application, and what your cover letter should say. Bring your questions!

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

Wednesday, September 27th 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 " Cold Hand in Mine" by Robert Aickman.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Thursday, September 28th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Business Ownership Exploration provides information about going into business for yourself through franchising and why it is an affordable way to open your own business. We discuss the large impact small businesses have on our economy, the options for opening a small business, and how going into business through a franchise is the less risky option. There are many franchise options to choose from and we review the facts about franchising from the myths.

Presenter: Scott Majeski

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

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

Thursday, September 28th 1:00 pm - 4:00 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: Bruce Montgomery

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

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

Thursday, September 28th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton

Please join the Friends of the Logan Square Library for the next planning meeting. We meet at in the children's section. We have an event coming up in November that we need to plan for. Plus we will likely brainstorm about possible future events.

Please join us.

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

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

Author Event: "Elegies for Uncanny Girls" by Jennifer Colville.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Friday, September 29th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mozart Park
2036 N. Avers
Free event

The Senior Health and Government Fair Provides over 50 booths that keep seniors healthy and in their homes. It's free to attend and targeted to seniors aged 60 and over. Free hot lunch will be provided.

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

Friday, September 29th 10:00 am – 12:00 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
For more information click here

Whether you're a start-up or a growing small business, this class can help you become a better manager. We'll cover the basics of human resources, as well as best practices and guiding principles to help your small business succeed. Bring your questions!

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Friday, September 29th 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Milwaukee Ave., between California & Fullerton
For more information click here

We're moving our 6th annual Oktoberfest celebration to the street this year!

We'll be partnering with local businesses including Chicago Distilling Company, Dönerman, and The Radler. A suggested $5 donation at the entrance will benefit the neighborhood school programs of Friends of Goethe School.
DJ sets and after-parties are in the works at other neighborhood bars along the Milwaukee Ave. corridor.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 30th 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Milwaukee Ave., between California & Fullerton
For more information click here

We're moving our 6th annual Oktoberfest celebration to the street this year!

We'll be partnering with local businesses including Chicago Distilling Company, Dönerman, and The Radler. A suggested $5 donation at the entrance will benefit the neighborhood school programs of Friends of Goethe School.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 30th 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Logan Square Monument
Logan & Milwaukee
Free concert
$20.00 donation for access to beer garden & complimentary Goose Island Beers.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Enjoy free live music in the heart of Logan Square and support Comfort Station!

Comfort Station returns to the Logan Square Monument for their summer fundraiser, with free live music all day, beer provided by Goose Island and more. Building off of their 2016 fundraiser with Tall Pat Records, the 2017 fundraiser aims to make this an annual event with a casual, open atmosphere (not a street festival!) and amazing music all in support of Comfort Station's programming (which is always free).

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 30th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

The Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council is teaming up with our friends at Unity Park Advisory Council to host the Midnight Circus! Four performances will grace Kosciuszko Park on September 30 and October 1 (2 & 5 PM both days) as part of the Chicago Park District 2017 Circus in the Parks. Both Unity Park and Kosciuszko Advisory Councils will receive proceeds from ticket sales, concession and ad sales for the program.

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

Saturday, September 30th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

The Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council is teaming up with our friends at Unity Park Advisory Council to host the Midnight Circus! Four performances will grace Kosciuszko Park on September 30 and October 1 (2 & 5 PM both days) as part of the Chicago Park District 2017 Circus in the Parks. Both Unity Park and Kosciuszko Advisory Councils will receive proceeds from ticket sales, concession and ad sales for the program.

Sunday, October 1, 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: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 1st at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Open House 12:00 pm -1:00 pm)
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N Elston Av.

Every registered walker receives a Walk t-shirt designed by Nicolette Ross. You can register online or mail in the completed form with your payment. Registration is $30.00 in advance or $35.00 on the day of the event.

Ask your friends and family to support you by making a pledge. Create an online fundraising page to email to your friends HERE and personalize your appeal with photos of your pets, family members and a message about why you are walking. Your FirstGiving page will list our legal name, Animal Protective Association. Supporters can donate online, payments are displayed on your fundraising page and a check will be sent directly to Harmony House. Supporters can also make checks out directly to Harmony House for Cats. Let them know that every pledge is a tax-deductible donation.

Click here to download and print the Walk for Cats brochure.
Click here to register online.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 1st 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

The Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council is teaming up with our friends at Unity Park Advisory Council to host the Midnight Circus! Four performances will grace Kosciuszko Park on September 30 and October 1 (2 & 5 PM both days) as part of the Chicago Park District 2017 Circus in the Parks. Both Unity Park and Kosciuszko Advisory Councils will receive proceeds from ticket sales, concession and ad sales for the program.

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

Sunday, October 1st 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

The Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council is teaming up with our friends at Unity Park Advisory Council to host the Midnight Circus! Four performances will grace Kosciuszko Park on September 30 and October 1 (2 & 5 PM both days) as part of the Chicago Park District 2017 Circus in the Parks. Both Unity Park and Kosciuszko Advisory Councils will receive proceeds from ticket sales, concession and ad sales for the program.

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