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

Wednesday, November 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

Veterans free with form DD214

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

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

Wednesday, November 8th 9:30 am – 11:30 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
For more information 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, November 8th 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 course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to resources that can help you develop a viable plan that's suitable for your business.

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

Wednesday, November 8th 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

Veterans free with form DD214

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

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

Wednesday, November 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bucktown Wicker park Library
1701 N. Milwaukee 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: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 8th 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.

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

Wednesday, November 8th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humboldt Park Library
1605 N. Troy

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

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

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

Six Points Reading Series featuring poets Jehanne Dubrow & Emily Yoon

11 / 9
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 9th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.

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

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

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

Author Event: "Sticky Fingers" by Joe Hagan in Conversation with Kelly Leonard from Second City

11 / 10
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Friday, November 10th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

Join the Chicago Astronomer for sky gazing at For The Love of Stars at Julia de Burgos Park. Starts after sunset. Telescope viewing is free and open to everyone. Weather permitting.

Event starts at sunset.

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

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

Book Release: "The Blue Silence" by Tim Chapman in Conversation with D.M Pirrone

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

Saturday, November 11th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 11th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston
Free admission
hhforcats.org

Celebrate the holiday season with us by visiting our cats, sampling home brewed beer made for the event and buying gifts for the people and pets in your life. All proceeds benefit the care of our cats.

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

Saturday, November 11th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: "Alone on the Shield" by Kirk Landers

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

Saturday, November 11th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Av., 2nd Floor
21+
$25.00
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Please join us for an evening of art, performance, and music, all in support of the Hairpin Arts Center and the Logan Square Chamber of Arts. Performances will be interactive but there will also be time to talk with artists and friends while enjoying the space. We will have wine, beer and light food. Enjoy beer from Revolution and Lagunitas, Wine and snacks. There will be burlesque dancers, astrology readings and more.

11 / 12
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Indoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through March 25, 2017 (with the exception of November 26th, December 24th and December 31st) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. at the Emporium 2363 N. Milwaukee Av.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

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

Sunday, November 12th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chicago Distilling Co.
2359 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information and to register click here

There is boundless creativity in the SheSays Chicago community. What better place to show love and support of our DIYers and artists than at the third annual SheSays Shop & Sip networking event! Please join us. It’s a perfect time to meet your friends for brunch or after your stroll through the Logan Square Farmers’ Market stop by and do some early holiday shopping. You’ll find everything from custom jewelry and home accessories to letterpress goods and seasonal gifts. Find something for your friends (and yourself) while supporting the creative people who inspire us daily. Enjoy a specially created SheSays Signature Drink by the Distillery at the cash bar and network with our multi-talented community. Plan on bringing some cash to participate in our raffle, where we will have sessions with our incredible mentors as prizes!

Hope to see you there!

11 / 13
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, November 13th 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: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Monday, November 13th 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

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

Monday, November 13th 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: "Killing and Dying" by Adrian Tomine

11 / 14
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:30 am

Tuesday, November 14th 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenter: Pete Lewis

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

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

Tuesday, November 14th 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: "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson.

11 / 15
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Everybody has at least one good idea, but how many see the light of day? In addition to a solid business plan, you need money to execute. But where will it come from? Most fledgling entrepreneurs rely on their personal network and wallet. Can you produce the money you need to start or grow your business? If not, this hands-on workshop will help you get money ready starting today.

Presenter: Steven Lome

Veterans free with form DD214

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

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

Wednesday, November 15th 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: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ UIC
815 W. Van Buren St., Suite 400
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

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

This will be Part 4 of a series of 4 workshops.

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, November 15th 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: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted
For more information click here

Join us for a night of divalicous fun at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, plus enter to win 2 tickets to the hit musical Hamilton!

You’ll be entertained by the stunning drag-queen diva Dulce Andrews while you enjoy buy one get one free entrees and $7.00 Stoli martinis. Don’t miss the amazing raffle prizes including brunch and dinner certificates and 2 tickets to Hamilton! Don’t forget to bring some cash to tip your purrfect entertainer.
Reservations recommended. Must be 21 to attend. No cover charge at the door.
Harmony House for Cats is a 501(c)3 organization.

11 / 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.

Seminar Speakers: Hon. Judith Rice, Hon. James Patrick Murphy and jewell Wilson.

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Thursday, November 16th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
25 Police District Station
5555 W. Grand Av., Community Room
For more information 312-746-5090

All business owners or their representatives are encouraged to attend meetings to learn about new and ongoing efforts to eliminate crime in your area. These meetings will also provide the opportunity to share your community concerns with 25th district officers.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Thursday, November 16th 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Concordia Place Annex
3300 N. Whipple
Free event

Come for an evening of family crafts, food, music, and an opportunity to give thanks for our blessings! Free – All are welcome!

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

Thursday, November 16th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing
2323 N Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

This month, we’re exploring the question –What will we learn about our city when Luftwerk’s Turning Sky, the dynamic LED lights installation on the Milwaukee Avenue Bridge of The 606, visualizes real-time environmental data collected by The Array of Things urban sensing project?

The evening’s speakers include:
Petra Bachmaier, Luftwerk
Kate Kusiak Galvin, University of Chicago
Jeff Solin, Solin Systems
Food and beverages will be available.

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

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

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

This month's selection "Moonbath" by Yanick Lahens.

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

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

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

11 / 17
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Friday, November 17th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers Av.
Free event
Register at the park to participate.

Score a Turkey or a Pie for Thanksgiving!

You (adult 21 years or older) and your child (6 to 17 years) get 90 seconds to shoot a basketball from various spots. The highest combined score in each category wins. To determine your age group, combine your age with that of your child. The age categories are:

30 years and under
31 to 49 years
50 to 80 years

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

Friday, November 17th 2017 · 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plumbers Hall
1340 W. Washington
Tickets $25.00
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Join us at the Randolph Street Market for an evening of drinks, light bites, and live music to benefit The 606!

Ticket Package Includes: One admission for the Preview Party — 2nd floor ballroom level only. Wine, beer, champagne by Moet and light bites. Live Music. Re-entry ticket given at check-in to the November 18+19, Randolph Street Market shopping weekend (10:00 am-5:00 pm both days, three levels of shopping, 125 vendors, a DJ, Food vendors, and Market Bar)

11 / 18
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 18th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
2614 N. Kedzie Bl.

Food (including cookies), white elephant sale, raffles and more.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 18th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Second Shift
3432 W. Diversey, 2nd Floor.
Free and open to the public
For more information and to register click here

Own a business in Logan Square? Run a local nonprofit, political or civic organization? Have a block club, parents group, or other community-minded group?

Let's all get together for coffee, breakfast pastries, and to learn all about each other's work and services, and goals for our neighborhood!

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 18th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

A Passion for Poetry: The Chicago Experience

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

Saturday, November 18th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Av.
Tickets are $75.00 in advance or $90.00 at the door
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

An immersive evening of arts and fantasy

Elements Contemporary Ballet (Elements) will present its fall performance and gala, titled In the Garden of Atlantis. This interdisciplinary evening of dance and art will include excerpts from Elements’ forthcoming original ballet, Atlantis, a full-length production depicting the epic story of the mythical island nation.

Light food, white wine and specialty martinis will be served and are included in the price of admission.

In the Garden of Atlantis is a fundraising event to support Elements’ annual programming, including free or low-cost community performances, self-produced concerts, original story ballets, and educational programs. An online crowd-funding campaign for the Atlantis production will kick off one week following this event. Elements Contemporary Ballet is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.

11 / 19
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Indoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through March 25, 2017 (with the exception of November 26th, December 24th and December 31st) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. at the Emporium 2363 N. Milwaukee Av.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

11 / 20
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Monday, November 20th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540
Free Introductory Workshop

In this two hour workshop we will discuss the importance of being prepared to interact with a customer. How asking good questions can lead to discovery of wants and needs. How listening is important in any interaction and finally if you have done your homework and followed your plan, you have earned the right to ask for their business.

Workshop Description:
1. Being prepared
2. Delivering a competent value message
3. Information Center
4. Handling Objections
5. Closing

Presenter: Rich Hudson

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

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

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

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

At this meeting we will discuss 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!

11 / 21
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, November 21st 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: Larry Pelka and Robert Esquivel.

Veterans free by bringing the form DD214

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

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

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

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

11 / 22
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

For more information call 312-746-5090

11 / 23
11 / 24
Start: 4:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Friday, November 24th 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Resistor Chicago
2955 W. Belmont Av.
For more information click here

Come take advantage of these Black Friday deals! Lets try and support local artists and small businesses this holiday season Paintings, jewelry, apparel, crafts and so much more!

11 / 25
Start: 11:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 25th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Locations vary
For more information and a list of participating business: click here

On November 25, 2017, celebrate Small Business Saturday in Logan Square with the small businesses that make it special. The holiday shopping season is here and we know you can find something for everyone on your list without ever having to leave the neighborhood. Shop, eat, drink and play at participating businesses on November 25th. Send us the proof for a chance to win more local treats. Simply send us a photo of your receipt to info@loganchamber.org to be entered in our drawing.

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

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

Saturday, November 25th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Join us on Small Business Saturday at City Lit Books for an event full of Chicago History, with readings from David Sadowski, author of Chicago Trolleys, Chris McAuliffe, author of Cycling in Chicago, and John Boda and Ray Johnson, authors of The Great Chicago Fire.

11 / 26
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 26th 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue
1133 W. Fulton Market
For more information click here

Please join Whiskers & Tails for their 1st ever "Pet Family Photos Holiday Bazaar" event. Besides Santa, we will also be selling some homemade craft gifts (cat toys, universal cat/dog beds, baked goods, etc). We will have a complimentary buffet Sponsored by our friends, The Halal Guys Skokie (3616 Touhy Av. Skokie IL 60076), and a cash bar.

We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

11 / 27
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

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

A Business Plan is an important document for raising start-up capital, helping you to monitor progress and achieving your goals. When done correctly, it is a "living" document and tool that will help you manage the business beyond start-up. We will help you prepare a realistic plan that will document your vision, goals and strategy. No business should be started or maintained without a plan. The key is an understanding of what should be included and how to capture the reader's interest in a concise but interesting way. In addition to developing a successful business plan, the presenters will help you understand the financial statements and how they relate to risk and performance. You’ll also be educated about the SBA qualifications and how to overcome the underwriting obstacles.

Presenter: Michael Knazur

Breakfast will be provided.

Free Workshop must register to attend.

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

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

Monday, November 27th 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 "Tales of Two Americas"edited by John Freeman.

11 / 28
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 4:30 pm

Tuesday, November 28th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
City of Chicago - City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Dr., Room 1103
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Learn more about Chicago IT and upcoming bid opportunities. Vendors that provide information technology products and services are invited to learn more about the Department of Innovation & Technology, upcoming IT procurement opportunities, and network with their peers. The Department of Procurement Services will also provide information about responding to RFPs and doing business with the City.

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

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

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

This month's selection "Going to Meet the Man" by James Baldwin.

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

Tuesday, November 28th 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.

11 / 29
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store
520 N. Michigan Av.
For more information 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: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29th 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

Wednesday, November 29th 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 "White Noise" by Don DeLillo.

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 8:45 pm

Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
$30.00
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Unwind with an extra-special Yoga with Cats at Harmony House featuring reiki, yoga, and sound. Secure one of the limited 15 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.

Harmony House for Cats is a 501(c)3 Organization.

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

Thursday, November 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Haas Park Field House
2402 N. Washtenaw 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.

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

Friday, December 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: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Friday, December 1st 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Viator Rec. Center
3644 N. Kedvale Av.

This event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreath & trees, jumpy house, movies, food plus drinks.

Join us to snack, skate, sip & shop!

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Start: 11:00 am
End: 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 2nd 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
St. Viator Rec. Center
3644 N. Kedvale Av.

This event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreath & trees, jumpy house, movies, food plus drinks.

Join us to snack, skate, sip & shop!

Start: 11:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 2nd 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (hours may vary)
Various locations in Logan Square
For more information click here
or Like the Facebook Event page for ongoing information

Logan Square rings in the season with “Holidays on the Square”

Join Logan Square for Holidays on the Square! Participating businesses will be celebrating the season with sweets, treats, tastings, delicious pop up shops, trunk shows and Santa and more!

Holidays on the Square (HOTS) has been an annual multi-location kick-off to the winter holidays, featuring special events, promotions and activities offered by Logan Square small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Holidays on the Square was created to give small businesses and not-for-profits of Logan Square the opportunity to showcase their wares and services. And the event is organized by local business owners and volunteers to encourage residents to shop locally and strengthen community ties.

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

Saturday, December 2nd 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Holstein Park Fieldhouse
2200 N. Oakley Av.
Suggested donation $15.00 per family
To register email friendsofholsteinpark@gmail.com

Every family member can have a blast at this annual event. Create a beautiful one of a kind gingerbread house to take home. House, candy and frosting are provided. Registration is required. Please let us know if you’re attending by November 30.

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

Saturday, December 2nd 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petco - Halsted
3046 N Halsted St.
For more information click here

Bring your cat, dog, turtle, rabbit, husband, girlfriend, or kids and get your 2017 Christmas keepsake while supporting a good cause. You put your pet(s) in Santa's lap and our volunteer snaps a picture. We then email you the photo and you can post, share, or print as many copies as you like.

Your photo with Santa costs $9.95 and 100% of your purchase will help animals of Precious Pets Almost Home. Now that's something to smile about!

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 2nd 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Logan Theatre
2646 N. Milwaukee Av.

A Charlie Brown Christmas made its prime-time debut in 1965 based on the Charles M. Schultz comic strip, Peanuts. It was the 1st Peanuts special to ever be produced and animated for a television audience.

Now we invite you and your family to see it on the big screen at The Logan Theatre with a BONUS screening of "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown" (1992). There will be a brief intermission with raffles prizes provided by Play.

Holidays on the Square will be happening and all our neighboring businesses are ready with great gift ideas and delicious bites to keep you warm and fueled. So get out, shop local, and plan to take your break with the kids at this matinee!

Tickets are available at concessions starting Friday, December 1st at 1:30 pm. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Limit 4 tickets per family.

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

Sunday, December 3rd 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Viator Rec. Center
3644 N. Kedvale Av.

This event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreath & trees, jumpy house, movies, food plus drinks.

Join us to snack, skate, sip & shop!

Start: 9:30 am
End: 2:30 pm

Sunday, December 3rd 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (times approximate)
Begins at Dan Ryan Woods 83rd & Western runs down Western Av. and ends at Lane Tech H.S./DeVry University 2501 W. Addison.

For more information click here

Each year 40 to 50 thousand motorcycle riders come to Chicago to ride together and donate toys for needy children.

The Chicagoland Toys for Tots parade is now the largest motorcycle parade in the world, providing tens of thousands of children with brand-new presents for Christmas. New Toys Only (no stuffed animals please)

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

The Indoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through March 25, 2017 (with the exception of November 26th, December 24th and December 31st) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. at the Emporium 2363 N. Milwaukee Av.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Start: 11:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

December 3rd 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall
1340 W. Washington Bl., Suite 201
For more information click here
Free admission & free parking

The Made in Chicago Market is back! It's a fun celebration of all things DIYshowcasing some of the best apparel, housewares, and food and drink that Chicago has to offer! Shop local and support your neighborhood makers.

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

Sunday, December 3rd 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Av.
This event is all ages
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Chicagoland's favorite clown, Mary Macaroni, is back at the Beat Kitchen with her musical, magical fun and folly! Juggling, jokes and jolly tunes are just a part of the fun to be had when Mary's around!

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

Sunday, December 3rd 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Field Museum
1400 S.Lake Shore Dr., East Entrance
Free admission

The Chicago Community Climate Forum is a gathering of civic leaders and engaged residents focused on building strong communities and taking action on climate solutions in the Chicago region. In this spirit of engagement, 25 Chicago region organizations are convening a public forum on the eve of the first North American Climate Summit being hosted by the City of Chicago and organized by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

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

Monday, December 4th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Everybody has at least one good idea, but how many see the light of day? In addition to a solid business plan, you need money to execute. But where will it come from? Most fledgling entrepreneurs rely on their personal network and wallet. Can you produce the money you need to start or grow your business? If not, this hands-on workshop will help you get money ready starting today.

Presenter: Steven Lome

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

12 / 5
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

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

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

Presenter: Mark Willis

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

Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:30 pm

Tuesday, December 5th 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 Dec 6 and we request you also register for that using the link: go.uic.edu/ILSBDCUIC-1206

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.

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Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:30 pm

Wednesday, December 6th 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 Finance and Venture Launch topics. During Venture Finance, we will guide you through many funding options available for startups and discuss how to access these sources and plan for where to go next. During Venture Launch, we will discuss your launch plan, discuss where to get required licenses and registrations, and get set up to pay the right taxes.

This will be parts 3 and 4 of a series of 4 workshops. Parts 1 and 2 will be presented on Dec 5 and we request you also register for that using the link: go.uic.edu/ILSBDCUIC-1205

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: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6th 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 D is for Diversity, part of Myra's Community Talks series and our final event of 2017.
Join us as we present two women who are champions of diversity in our city.
Michelle Sharpe Silverthorn, Diversity and Education Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, on "We the People: Recognizing and Interrupting Implicit Bias" and Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Transgender Relations & Community Engagement at Center on Halsted, on "Visibility: The Rise of the Transgender Phenomenon"

As always, come anonymously ... we won't ask why you're here.

Space is limited. Please RSVP, and let us know if you can no longer attend so we can give your spot to another attendee. Myra would love for you to share this invitation on your social media platforms!

Questions? Comments? Contact Emily at emily@myratalks.org

Check us out at myratalks.org

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

Wednesday, December 6th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haas Park
2402 N. Washtenaw Av.
Free admission
Age Range: 1 year 5 months and up
For more information click here

Join us at our annual Holiday Dance Recital! We plan to showcase a collaboration of dances learned by our tap and ballet classes set to holiday music.

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

Wednesday, December 6th 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 are 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!

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

Thursday, December 7th 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: 6:00 pm
End: 11:30 pm

Thursday, December 7th 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Joes on Weed Street
940 W. Weed St.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Join us for Mikey O's 15th Annual Holiday Giggle! An Evening of Laughter, Music & Giving! Proceeds support the YIPEE Summer Program of the Block Club Federation

The Comedians: Marcy Deloney, Manny Acosta, Luis Angel, Melissa DuPrey,
Mickey Housley, Nathan Cotter, Patti Vazquez, Lucky Luciano, Sandrell Ross and Melissa Richelle.

The Party: Dance Loud, Orquesta Sabor, DJ Gustoand Silent Marvin.

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

Thursday, December 7th 6:00 pm - 10-:00 pm
Weegee's Lounge
3659 W. Armitage Av.
21 and over
$20.00 admission
For more information click here

All events at Unity Park are free for our neighbors because of the support of people like you! And you can support UPAC and enjoy a night of partying by coming to Party for the Park!

Free drinks, appetizers, and raffle! Make 2018 our biggest year yet!

12 / 8
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Friday, December 8th 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: Traffic Court process and procedures, safe driving tips, guidelines for renewing your driver's license, parking program for persons with disabilities.

Seminar Speakers: Steve Prostran and Dr. William Gardner.

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

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

Author Event: "West of Hell" by Whiskey Emerson

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

Friday, December 8th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

Cold crisp nights are great for star gazing! Please join us and the Chicago Astronomer at For The Love of Stars at Julia de Burgos Park. Starts after sunset. Telescope viewing is free and open to everyone. Weather permitting.

Event starts at sunset.

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Friday, December 8th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Miracle Center
2311 N. Pulaski
773-276-5933
To Purchase Tickets click here

Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score,
Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.

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