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09 / 25
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.

09 / 26
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.

09 / 27
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.

09 / 28
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.

09 / 29
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.

09 / 30
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.

10 / 1
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.

10 / 2
Start: 11:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Monday, October 2nd 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1st Ward Office
2740 W. North Av.
For more information 773- 278-0101

It's that time of year again!

Stay healthy get your flu shot.

Please bring your Medicare or insurance card, if you have one.

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

Monday, October 2nd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC at UIC
815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to Venture Finance, an in depth look at some of the many ways to find funding for your business and how to access them. Almost all funding options start with a well-developed plan of the amount of capital needed and we will provide insight into this process. Learn from our experienced experts how to prepare.

This will be parts 3 of a series of 4 workshops.

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.

10 / 3
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 3rd 9:0 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Are you ready to take your business to the next stage by leasing a commercial property? This is a tough real estate market – learn how to navigate your way through commercial leases so that you can expand your operation seamlessly. In this workshop, you will gain an abundance of knowledge and practical tips as you learn how to locate the ideal property, negotiate the right lease for each type of business, and understand the language and details behind real estate contracts.

Presenter: Lema Khorshid

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

10 / 4
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 4th 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kilbourn Park
3501 N. Kilbourn
For more information 773-794-3095

It's that time of year again!

Stay healthy get your flu shot.

Please bring your Medicare or insurance card, if you have one.

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

Wednesday, October 4th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Calling all writers of Logan Square! Whether you're a professional
writer, blogger, poet, comedian or someone who aspires to simply put
pen to paper, please join the LoganSquarist team for a meetup hosted
here at City Lit Books! Drinks and snacks will help fuel the conversation about what we’re reading and writing. All we need is you!

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

Wednesday, October 4th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goddess and Grocer
1649 N. Damen Av.
For more information 312-744-1261

Building relationships one cup at a time with 14th District officers.

Join us as we get to know each other and our mutual goals, making a better community.

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

Wednesday, October 4th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LSNA office
2840 N. Milwaukee Av.
info@unityparkchicago.org

10 / 5
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Thursday, October 5th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenter: Mark Willis

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

Start: 11:10 am

Thursday, October 5th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedzie Av.

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

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

Thursday, October 5th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: readings from "And These Are the Good Times" by Patricia Ann McNair, and "Code of the West" by Sahar Mustafah..

10 / 6
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Presenter: Carlos Bastidas

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

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

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

Author Event: "My Four Hollywood Husbands" by Joyce Bulifant.

10 / 7
Start: 9:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 7th 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Liberty Bank for Savings
2392 N. Milwaukee Av.
Free event

Logan Square Preservation President and local history buff Andrew Schneider will lead a bicycle tour along the neighborhood’s boulevards. We will make stops at several interesting locations from local history. Our tour begins in the Liberty Bank parking lot on Milwaukee Avenue. Join us for this free, fun and informative event and enter to win great ‘bike’ gifts.

For more information call 773-489-4458

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

Saturday, October 7th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: Suzanne Bouffard, author of "The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children" with Kelly Perez.

10 / 8
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

10 / 9
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Monday, October 9th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Graphic Content: Our newest book club for graphic novels

This month: "Y: The Last Man: Book One" by Brian K. Vaughanontent

Start: 11:30 pm

Monday, October 9th 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

10 / 10
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 10th 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: "Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was" by Sjon.

10 / 11
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 11th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenters: Robert Nutt, Margaret Griffin, Robert Esquivel and Eric Mazelis.

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

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

Wednesday, October 11th 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 "Inspiration: When a Pain Point Becomes a Passion", part of Myra's Community Talks series.

Join us on and hear from: Selina Doran, Marion Morris and Jessica Matthews

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

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

Author Event: "The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur" By Scott S. Greenberger.

10 / 12
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 12th 12:00 pm - 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: Guardians' duties and responsibilities, guardianship process and procedures, guardianship vs. Power of Attorney.

Seminar Speakers: Daniel Belko, Supervising Attorney, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian and Catherine Evans, Assistant Director, Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors

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

Thursday, October 12th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Key Performance Indicators To Successfully Run a Small Business
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

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

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

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

Author Event: "Making Friends with Death" by Laura Pritchett.

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

Thursday, October 12th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.

We'll review our first run at hosting the Midnight Circus (spoiler: it was a success!) and discuss future events, including Eat. Drink. Sit. Stay. dog park fundraiser on Friday October 20. All are welcome!

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

Thursday, October 12th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Habitat
1402 N. Kedzie Av.

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

10 / 13
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, October 13th 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.

Additional questions are welcome.

Presenter: Daliah Saper

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

Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Friday, October 13th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
32nd Ward Office
2657 N. Clybourn
For more information 773-248-1330

It's that time of year again!

Stay healthy get your flu shot.

Please bring your Medicare or insurance card, if you have one.

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

Friday, October 13th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

Join us and the Chicago Astronomer for stargazing. Telescope viewing is free and open to everyone. Weather permitting.

Event starts at sunset.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Friday, October 13th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Additional Days Below
St. Viator
3644 N. Kedvale Av., 2nd Floor
$10.00 Entrance Fee

Join us for some frightful fun on the 2nd floor.

Warning: This haunted house is SCARY & intended for mature audience!

Friday, October 13th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 14th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, October 20th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Friday, October 27th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 28th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

10 / 14
10 / 15
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

Saturday, October 15th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Senior Citizens Memorial Park
2228 N. Oakley Av.

We’ll have Apple Pie Raffles, Apple Pie Eating Contests, Apple Activities for Kids, Live Music, Dancing …. and lots of Apple Pie!

If you are interested in donating pie or volunteering please contact us at friendsofholsteinpark@gmail.com.

10 / 16
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, November 16th 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: Court process for obtaining orders of protection
Legal protections and resources for survivors of domestic violence

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

Monday, October 16th 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. 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!

10 / 17
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 17th 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 November 2nd - "Jammin' with Johnny" and are hoping to have a trivia night sometime in December. We would love your ideas and input

Please join us.

10 / 18
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 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: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, October 18th 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: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 18th 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

This workshop will outline SBA's Microloan Program. Microloans of up to $50,000 can be used for:
Working capital
Inventory or supplies
Furniture or fixtures
Machinery or equipment
Attend this free event to learn about how this program can help your small business grow.

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

Wednesday, October 18th 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.

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

Wednesday, October 18th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bucktown Public Library
1701 N, Milwauke Av.

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

10 / 19
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:00 am

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

Small business owners Rudy Pamintuan & Henry Lopez will answer questions about best practices for government contracting. Topics include:
- Understanding the procurement process as a small business
- How strategic partnerships can help your firm grow
- creating a SAM profile and capability statement
- Creating a Growth & Development Strategy

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

Thursday, October 19th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Town Health Market
Saint Mary Campus
2233 W. Division St.

Free pumpkin carving event for the children A special cooking demo will be presented and the children are automatically entered to win a prize. We hope to see all of you at the event.

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

Thursday, October 19th 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 "Such Small Hands" by Andres Barba.

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

Thursday, October 19th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
2446 N. Ridgeway

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

10 / 20
Start: 7:30 am
End: 4:30 pm

Friday, October 20th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
The John and Kathy Schreiber Center, Loyola University Chicago
16 E. Pearson St., 9th floor, Wintrust Room
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

One day, five powerful presentations. More than 100 startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners. And you. Don’t miss the world’s most dynamic global small business forum. Learn, interact, network and be inspired.
Space is limited. First come, first served. Limited vendor table availability!

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

Friday, October 20th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
$20.00
For more information and to order tickets click here

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween one hour beginner yoga class. Don't forget to bring your own mat. We will provide the cats decked out in Halloween attire to support and inspire your yoga practice.
Costumes are optional for students. After the class is over, you are welcome to visit with the cats. Register now before it sells out! Refunds will be issued only if Harmony House cancels the class.

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

Friday, October 20th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: "Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels" by Kevin Theis.

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

Friday, October 20th 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversey Av., Second Floor
$25.00 per human
For more information click here

Enjoy drinks from some of Chicago’s best cocktail creators, beer from Revolution Brewing, guest DJs, and doggone fun.

All proceeds go to help bring a dog friendly area to Kosciuszko Park, Logan Square's largest park.

Each ticket includes cocktails, beer and food. Guest DJs including Jill Hopkins of Vocalo 91.1 FM, Ryan Norsworthy, and more.

10 / 21
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 21st 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Chicago Avenue Public Library
4856 E. Chicago Av.
Free event
For more information click here

This course will give you insight as to find what type of financing is right for your business. It will give you suggestions as to what you should be looking for as a start-up or for business development. We'll discuss the process for securing SBA-guaranteed loans, as well as microloans and other tips to find funding. Bring your money questions!

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

Saturday, October 21st 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball Av.
For more information click here

Unity Park's annual Fall classic is back! Enjoy free pumpkins (while supplies last), pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume parade, apple cider, free popcorn, music + more. Special performance by Chicago Drum Battery. Our friends at Chicago Hockey Initiative will be bringing their "Pumpkin Net" so youngsters can practice their hockey puck shooting skills!

10 / 22
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

10 / 23
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, October 23rd 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

Monday, October 23rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: "The Living Infinite" by Chantel Acevedo.

10 / 24
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, October 24th 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Room 9-031
Free event
For more information and to register click here

All small business owners are invited to attend this event and learn about the government contracting process and programs specifically designed to help minority entrepreneurs access procurement opportunities. The event will include a discussion on the state of Illinois' Business Enterprise Program and the SBA's Small Business Certifications, as well as a panel on procurement best practices and time for networking. Register now!
Note: Government issued identification is required for building admission.

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

Tuesday, October 24th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Over one billion people use Microsoft Office, and 50,000 new small business users join these ranks every month. Running a business today requires knowledge of this ubiquitous software suite's core programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Even if your company is not one of the 90% who use Microsoft Office internally, your clients may want to share workbook or database files with you and vice versa. Microsoft Excel is typically used for creating spreadsheets and databases. In this beginner-level workshop you will learn through patient and professional hands-on interactive training and exercises how to make Excel perform common numerical calculations. If you use Excel, working with formulas is not only valuable for running a business, it's essential knowledge.

To participate, bring your own PC laptop, with its battery charged, and with Excel loaded. The material presented in this workshop is the same for any version of Excel from 97 through 2016 and 365.

Presenter: Rob Mendell

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

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

Tuesday, October 24th 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 "Bobcat & Other Stories" by Rebecca Lee.

10 / 25
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 25th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

From link building to researching relevant keywords for your website, there are so many aspects in the world of SEO. SEO is quite complex but all it takes is understanding the basics in order to generate more website traffic, ROI and maintaining a consistent marketing growth machine for your business. In this webinar you’ll learn how to avoid common SEO mistakes and the fundamental strategies to generate success. Not only will you walk away with some of the best practices, but you’ll gain the knowledge to build a distinguishable online presence. What You’ll Learn: - Straightforward keyword research strategies - Content creation best practices - An essential on-page optimization checklist - Basic link building guidelines - Free tools guaranteed to increase conversions

Presenter: Solomon Thimothy

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

Start: 3:45 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 25th 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison (enter through door M from the parking lot)
Tickets $6.00 (cash only)

Lane Tech students present "Blithe Spririt" written by Noel Coward.

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

Wednesday, October 25th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John Berchmans School Gym
2524 W. Altgeld

Proceeds from this benefit will go towards supporting the victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico (via Cruz Roja Mexicana) and Puerto Rico (via American Red Cross in Puerto Rico).

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

Wednesday, October 25th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington
Tickets $150.00 in avance $175.00 at the door
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Celebrity Chefs Event

Enjoy tastings from new chefs and your old favorites with beer, wine and cocktails, silent and live auctions, great entertainment, and more!

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

Wednesday, October 25 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 25th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: "Refocusing My Family" by Amber Cantorna.

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