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«February 13, 2018 - March 15, 2018»
02 / 13
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenters: Margaret Griffin, Larry Pelka and Robert Esquivel.

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

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

Tuesday, February 13th 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 Color Purple" by Alice Walker

02 / 14
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 14th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ampersand Logan Square
3317 W. Fullerton Av.
Free event
to register click here

Do you work from home and want a change of scenery? Ampersand Cowork is having a free day of coworking. Come by and work free from distraction and get s#@t done! There will be free snacks, unlimited coffee, and a whole bunch of great people coworking.

Because nothing's more romantic than insurance, from 2;00 pm -3:00 pm, Meg McKeen, Certified Insurance Counselor, will share her insights to demystify the process of protecting the financial future of your business and answer your questions too.

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

Wednesday, February 14th 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, February 14th 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

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.

Start: 11:45 am
End: 12:45 pm

Wednesday, February 14th 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Smart Love Preschool
2222 N. Kedzie Bl
Free Event.
For more information click here

Join us on Valentine's Day as we offer a free story and play time in our toddler classroom! This play date is geared for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months where we will enjoy reading a story and offer a coordinating activity afterwards. Throughout the time you and your child are welcome to explore our classroom, enjoy the story or activity, or all of the above! This is free from structure and designed to be a casual place to enjoy time with your child and others.

Space is limited – please RSVP to amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org

Ample street parking and limited parking in lot behind school, enter via alley off of Belden or Sawyer.

Start: 3:45 pm
End: 6:15 pm

Wednesday, February 14th 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison
Tickets $40.00 (cash only)

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Come support our student actors, singers, and dancers!

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

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

Instant Classics Book Club. The latest City Lit book club is dedicated to major novels from the past 30 years or so that are on their way to achieving classic status.

This month's selection: "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon.

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

Wednesday, February 14th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humboldt Park Library
1605 N. Troy

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

02 / 15
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Thursday, February 15th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
25th 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: 3:45 pm
End: 6:15 pm

Thursday, February 15th 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison
Tickets $40.00 (cash only)

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Come support our student actors, singers, and dancers!

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

Thursday, February 15th 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 "Record of a Night Too Brief" by Hiromi Kawakami.

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

Thursday, February 15th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
2446 N. Ridgeway

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

02 / 16
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, February 16th 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: 7:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Friday, February 16th 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison
Tickets $40.00 (cash only)

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Come support our student actors, singers, and dancers!

02 / 17
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 17th 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison
Tickets $40.00 (cash only)

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Come support our student actors, singers, and dancers!

02 / 18
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: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 18th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Free admission
For more information click here

There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2018. Find the one that’s right for you at the 6th Annual Chicago Volunteer Expo!
Visit over 85 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand. You can also get started right away with our speed volunteering opportunities. Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

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

Sunday, February 18th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing
2323 N. Milwaukee Av., 2nd Floor
Tickets $40.00
facebook.com/events/142160909822949

Join us for our first Beer Fest $40 price includes full size tasting of 5 of Revolution's Core Beers: Cross of Gold, Anti Hero, Eugene, Wit, and Fist City -plus appetizers (with vegetarian option). Proceeds will help the animals at Red Door Animal Shelter.

02 / 19
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Monday, February 19th 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.

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!

02 / 20
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:30 pm

Tuesday, February 20th 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Loews Chicago Hotel
Exhibition Village
455 N. Park Dr.
For more information and to buy tickets click here

The SCORE Business Forum sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of Score brings together 400 small business owners to learn, network, and grow. The 2018 forum will host 3 panel discussions to teach usage of digital marketing, social media, and digital data to grow sales and increase profitability.

Benefits of Attending: Learn How You Can Improve Your Business Immediately! Grow sales using digital media. Network with small business owners. Learn about SCORE Chicago's free mentoring and workshops. Attend 3 panel presentations on the following: Powerful Digital Marketing. Using Social Media to Grow Your Business. Collecting & Effectively Using Digital Data to Grow Sales. Speak with Vendors in the Vendor Village.

Registration is open now until February 19, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 20th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1400 N. Sacramento Av.

Brush up your resume and be prepared to accept a job offer.

Several companies have immediate job openings including O'Hare Airport restaurants, McDonald's, Titan Security, and in the growing fields of warehouse distribution and manufacturing and home care services. Or you can explore new opportunities at CTA, Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Police. Some of these employers are so anxious to fill their open positions they are willing to hire on the spot!

Employers Attending: Capstone Logistics, Casa Central, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), HMS Host O'Hare Airport Restaurants, Heartland Human Care Services, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois State Police, McDonald's, PACE, Titan Security
Employment Programs: Employment & Employers Services--Maywood American Job Center, Upwardly Global Job Coaching

02 / 21
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 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: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21st 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

Writing a business plan might seem intimidating, but it's an essential tool for any entrepreneur. Attend this seminar to learn how to craft and hone your two-page business plan. We'll share best practices and answer your questions. Register now!

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

Wednesday, February 21st 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: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21st 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rosa's Lounge
3420 W. Armitage Av.
Free Event
Must be 21+ to participate and IDs will be checked at the door
Registration is required
For more information and to register click here

Join us at this legendary Logan Square institution that has been a destination for blues fans since opening in 1984. No cover for for the 8 pm show for attendees!

02 / 22
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, February 22nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1400 N. Sacramento Av.

Help us make plans for The celebration of Earth Day 2018 in Humboldt Park.

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

Thursday, February 22nd 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: Nature and cost of long-term care, what Medicare covers, The role of long-term care insurance.

Seminar Speaker: Dave Lecik

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

Thursday, February 22nd 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Madison Room - 3rd Floor
For more information click here

Is your business on the brink of major growth?

Join us for an info session and networking event to learn how you can apply for the 2018 class of SBA Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn about the application process, find out if your business is eligible, and hear from the course instructor and past participants, who will share how the program made a difference for their small businesses. Join us!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:45 pm

Thursday, February 22nd 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.

Please join us for the next meeting of the Friends of the Logan Square Library. We are planning an event in April for Earth Day and have ideas for other events to promote our neighborhood library.

All are welcome.

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

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

Join us at City Lit Books for a discussion of Stephanie Urdangs’s new memoir with Dr. Rachel Rubin.

"Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa" by Stephanie Urdang In Conversation with Dr. Rachel Rubin

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

Thursday, February 22nd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Simons Park
1640 N. Drake

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

02 / 23
02 / 24
Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 24th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lincoln Belmont Library
1659 W. Melrose
For more information and to register click here

Can't seem to take a decent selfie? Don't suffer in silence, wishing to join in on social media or get a passport, only to be held back by a photo that looks like a mugshot. We're going to take at least twenty photos of you in several tried-and-tested poses by the instagram experts, so that you walk away with at least three great photos. Using my iPhone. In twenty minutes. And for free!

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

Saturday, February 24th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Love Preschool
2222 N. Kedzie Bl.
smartlovefamily.org/smart-love-preschool-education

Come and tour our beautiful new building in Logan Square, meet teachers and staff, and learn more about Smart Love!

Smart Love Preschool provides a play-based curriculum for children 6 weeks to 6 years founded on the Smart Love philosophy of child development. We offer baby classes, "Let's. Play. School." for toddlers, Playschool for 2s & 3s, Preschool, and Kindergarten.

RSVP is appreciated at kelly.perez@smartlovefamily.org.

Ample street parking and limited parking in lot behind school, enter via alley off of Belden or Sawyer.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:30 pm

Saturday, February 24th 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bucktown-Wicker Park Library
1701 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Become a citizen scientist plant observer for The 606!

The Trust for Public Land is looking for community members who want to volunteer to observe, record, and report on plants that make up The 606 park and trail landscape. In other words, practice phenology, the science of the seasons that notes, for example, when birds migrate, insects emerge, and plants leaf out and flower.

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

Saturday, February 24th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: David Klow's "You Are Not Crazy"

02 / 25
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

02 / 26
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Monday, February 26th 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 "Janesville: An American Story" by Amy Goldstein.

02 / 27
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, February 27th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
For more information click here

Have questions about small business taxes? Need a quick tutorial about business taxes? Perhaps you need an overview of issues impacting small businesses as a result of the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA), or a reminder of key tax dates and deadlines? Attend this free event to learn about tools and resources to help small business owners tackle their taxes, focusing on changes to the code in 2018. Michelle Ringold, Managing Partner, and Lily Bartkoske, Partner of Ringold Financial Management Services, will be on hand to offer their expertise.

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

Tuesday, February 27th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

How to Work with Irregular Income as You Start or Grow Your Business

This workshop begins with an overview of the importance of paying yourself first in your business. We review the 4 core rules for budgeting, including “Give Every Dollar a Job” “Roll with the Punches” “Save for a Rainy Day” and “Live on Last Month’s Income”. We also determine what each business owner should be paying themselves as they start their business, even if they are just getting started. We review several budgeting softwares, and demo one in particular which works for planning out the business (and your personal) financial future.

Presenter: Mark Willis

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

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

Tuesday, February 27th 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 "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado.

02 / 28
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Febrruary 28th 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, February 28th 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 "The City & The City" by China Mieville.

03 / 1
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 1st 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hairpin Lofts
2810 N. Milwaukee Av.
Free event
For more information click here

This free event will be an open, all-ages party for students, parents, and families from the elementary schools in our after-school program, where participants can engage with student and parent art work and make connections across communities in CAPE’s after-school program.Shifting Boundaries: Family Night.

For the past three years, CAPE has partnered with four Chicago neighborhood schools to implement ongoing projects that partner local artists with Chicago Public School teachers, parents, and students. This network of partnerships has been actively representing, engaging, and communicating with their respective neighborhood communities through a practice of artistic research and localized exhibition. Shifting Boundaries is an art exhibition that explores what happens when these distinct neighborhood-based school groups come together for a citywide interaction to inform their own work and connect to external audiences.

Public Gallery Hours: Thursday, March 1: 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, March 3: 8 am-12:30 pm, Tuesday, March 6: 10 am-5 pm, Thursday, March 8: 10 am-5 pm

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

Thursday, March 1st 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.

Spring is so close! And Earth Day is coming up April 21st! Join us to plan Koz Park Advisory Council events this Spring and Summer. All are welcome!

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

Thursday, March 1st 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Navigator Taproom
2211 N. Milwaukee Av.

Join Logan Square Employment Attorney Emily Wessel Farr from Ardent Law for a special event.

Emily will present a 20 minute talk on Federal, State and local sexual harassment laws and what employers can do to minimize liability, followed by a Q&A.

Come for the legal advice, stay for the beer and network with follow Logan Square businesses!

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

Thursday, March 1st 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedzie Av.

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

03 / 2
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, March 2nd 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The Tax Cuts and Job Act became law on December 22, 2017. It’s considered the biggest tax overhaul since the 1986 Tax Reform Act. The impact of its tax changes will affect business owners and other individual taxpayers. Some will pay more, others less and a few may see no changes. This workshop compares the old laws to the new ones by taking an inside look at changes to:
business tax provisions, individual tax provisions, corporate tax rates, individual tax rates, business expense levels, excess itemized deductions,
compensation provisions, education and other tax credits, bond provisions, alternative minimum tax, business loss carry-backs, pass-through business income.

Substantial time will be allotted for Q&A. A PowerPoint presentation will be used. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation and at the conclusion of the presentation.

Presenter: Pete Lewis

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

03 / 3
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 3rd 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr.
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: 1:00 pm
End: 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 3rd 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Trust for PUblic Land Field Office
1842 N. Ridgeway Av.
For more information click here

Become a citizen scientist plant observer for The 606!

The Trust for Public Land is looking for community members who want to volunteer to observe, record, and report on plants that make up The 606 park and trail landscape. In other words, practice phenology, the science of the seasons that notes, for example, when birds migrate, insects emerge, and plants leaf out and flower.

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

Saturday, March 3rd 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Star Press
2775 N Milwaukee
For more information click here

All Star Press is excited to announce a pop-up show titled, "Happy Thoughts", displaying works surrounding the theme of happiness, positivity, and good vibes.

Percentage of proceeds will be donated to artist, Erik Lundquist's Treatment Fund & the Cancer Support Center Charity.

03 / 4
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: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 4th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Brewing
3057 N. Rockwell St.

Join your neighbors for a garden-centric mixer. While we encourage you to bring some of your favorite seeds to swap, empty hands will be generously filled. Nobody walks out of an AGA seed swap empty handed!

This is a kid/family friendly event and open to all.

03 / 5
03 / 6
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, March 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: Jeff Nicholson

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

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

Tuesday, March 6th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
25th District
5555 W. Grand Av.
For more information call 312-746-5090

The 25th District Station will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day event for our seniors!

Corned beef will be served and Police Officer Danny Young will play the bagpipes.

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

Tuesday, March 6th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing
2323 N Milwaukee Av.
For more information and to register click here

Tavern Talk: Linear Parks—Here, There, Everywhere

For our March event, we’re asking the question:

Q.: What’s driving the linear park trend in Chicago and across the country?

A.: Miles of unused train tracks cut through urban landscapes around the world. Open space activists and city planners are finding ways to reclaim these industrial remnants for linear parks that bring much needed parks to the surrounding neighborhoods. What’s fueling the trend that helped build the High Line and The 606? Learn about new linear park projects underway: El Paseo and the Englewood Line in Chicago and the Queensway in New York.

The evening’s speakers include:

Aaron Koch and Ruben Ramales, The Trust for Public Land
Ben Helphand, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
Antonio Acevedo, El Paseo Community Garden
Anton Seals, Grow Greater Englewood

Delicious pub food and beverages will be available.

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

Tuesday, March 6th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maternity BVM
3647 W. North Av.

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

03 / 7
Start: 7:55 am

Wednesday, March 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: Larry Feltes

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

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

Wednesday, March 7th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14th District
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.

All members must undergo a name check and background clearance.

Together, Let's Take a Stand Against Crime!

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

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

Instant Classics Book Club. The latest City Lit book club is dedicated to major novels from the past 30 years or so that are on their way to achieving classic status.

This month's selection: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 7th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moos Elementary School Auditorium
1711 N. California Av. Enter through door 1
Parking available at Fairfield and Wabansia.

Still undecided about who to vote for at the March 20th primary? Learn more and make an informed decision. Join us for a 4th District Illinois State Representative candidate forum. Candidates Iris Millan, Alyx Pattison, Delia Ramirez and Anne Shaw will answer questions about the issues they will face if they are elected to the office.

Hosted and sponsored by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.

03 / 8
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, February 22nd 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 20th Floor
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

Topics to Include:
Choosing the ceremony that meets your wishes
Dealing with emotional, legal, and financial issues in advance
Deciding what is best for you, your family and loved ones

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

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

Author Event: Greg Hickey author of "The Friar's Lantern"

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

Thursday, March 8th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.

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

03 / 9
Start: 8:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, March 9th 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Darwin Elementary School
3116 W. Belden
773-534-4911
For more information and to register click here

Every classroom will be an open forum for parents to learn more about how each child applies the principles of the Leader In Me philosophy. Come and see how our students demonstrate their leadership skills and how they apply them in their lives.

Special Keynote Speaker: Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.

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

Friday, March 9th 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: Company setup, chart of accounts, products & services setup, generate invoices, receive payments, make deposits, pay bills, write checks, generate accounting reports and financial statements.

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: 10:00 pm

Friday, March 9th 6:30 pm - 10:00 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.

Monthly stargazing events with The 606’s resident astronomer begin on Friday, March 9th and continue on the second Friday of each month through December. In case of bad weather, the events will be shifted to the third Friday of the month.

03 / 10
Start: 10:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Saturday, March 10th 10:30 am - 11:30 am
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Special Story Time with Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, authors of "I am Famous!"

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 10th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Olivo MedSpa and Wellness Centers
2550 W. Fullerton Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Olivo MedSpa and Wellness Centers has opened their new location in Chicago's Logan Square! This is an exciting time for us as we re-brand and re-define our mission here.

"Our mission is to maintain optimal health for all of our patients. We believe in empowering our patients to develop and maintain true confidence in themselves, both internally and externally."

Please join us on for our Grand Opening event. There will be cocktails, eats, an opportunity to meet management, practitioners, and staff, raffles and one-time promotions, and an opportunity to meet our valued vendors and partners.

This location is absolutely beautiful! We can't wait for you to see it.

03 / 11
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: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 11th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing
2323 N. Milwaukee Av.
$30.00 online or $35.00 at the door
To register online at the $30.00 price click here

Your ticket includes 5 delicious beers brewed on-site (Cross of Gold, Iron Fist Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, and Anti-Hero IPA), soda, and 3 appetizers including vegan and vegetarian options. Bag Raffle drawing is at 7:30 pm. Payment must be received online or in person at the shelter by 3 pm on Friday, March 9th, to qualify for the $30.00 early bird price. Guests can pay at the door for $35.00, and must be 21 years or older to attend. Sorry, your pet cannot attend.

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

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

Sunday, March 11th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Navigator Taproom
2211 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information and to register click here

PASSWORD was the popular game show which aired through the 50s 60s 70s and 80s. Two teams go head to head trying to guess the hidden word. The show has long since been canceled, and yet its memory lives on in Logan Square!
With a sharp new style and updated cultural references, PASSWORD is back.
Featuring the stylings of comedians, artist, and business professionals.
Featuring Standup by Matt Gifford, Music By Andy O and a presentation from Jeff Sweeton with CodeCreate.org

03 / 12
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, March 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: Margaret Griffin, Larry Pelka and Robert Esquivel.

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

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

Monday, March 12th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.
Free event, you may bring your own lunch

We have an awesome structured networking forum!
Business building skills & progressing networking are presented.
Leads, Referrals & Power Partners
This allows everyone a chance for great connections.
Excellent transportation & free off street parking.

Our sponsors: Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Logan Square Library & Networking With Bernie

Register HERE

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

Monday, March 12th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lula Cafe
2537 N. Kedzie Av.
Tickets $175.00 includes food, drink, tax and tip
to order tickets click here

Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe will host the 6th Annual Logan Square Chefs Dinner to benefit Comfort Station.

This dinner is a truly unique opportunity to encounter all of these chefs in the same place, in a refined-yet-decadent setting celebrating great food and local culture. As Comfort Station's programming has grown in the past 6 years, Logan Square has become a culinary destination in Chicago, and the annual Logan Square Chef's Dinner reflects the broad array of talent that is located blocks from one another.

Joining Hammel for this benefit this year are some of the neighborhood's most exciting chefs: Diana Dávila (Mi Tocaya), Joe Frillman (Daisies), Leonard Hollander (Arbor), Tony Bezsylko and Ethan Pikas (Cellar Door Provisions), Matthias Merges (Billy Sunday)

All proceeds will go toward the Comfort Station, a community art space that regularly hosts a wide range of free programs, from film screenings and art exhibitions to lectures and concerts. The dinner is Comfort Station's largest fundraiser of the year.

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

Monday, March 12th 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: "Voices in the Dark" by Ulli Lust.

03 / 13
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 13th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

You work hard at your business, but someday you’ll retire. This workshop shows you how to make the most of your retirement by selling your business at its highest value. Even if you don’t plan to sell for another twenty years, you’ll get more for your business when you start planning today. Learn how to use your business as an effective retirement savings plan so that you can retire in the style you deserve.

Presenter: Mark Willis

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

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

Tuesday, March 13th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1400 N. Sacramento Av.

Brush up your resume and be prepared to accept a job offer.

Several companies have immediate job openings including O'Hare Airport restaurants, McDonald's, Titan Security, and in the growing fields of warehouse distribution and manufacturing and home care services. Or you can explore new opportunities at CTA, Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Police. Some of these employers are so anxious to fill their open positions they are willing to hire on the spot!

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

Tuesday, March 13th 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: "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Friday, April 13th 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany Av.
For more information click here

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.

Monthly stargazing events with The 606’s resident astronomer take place on the second Friday of each month through December. In case of bad weather, the events will be shifted to the third Friday of the month.

03 / 14
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14th 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, break-even analysis, business ratios and other relevant topics

Presenter: Arnie Goldberg

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

Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ampersand Cowork
3317 W. Fullerton Av.
Free Event
For more information and to register click here

Ampersand Cowork is having a Free Day of coworking. Come by and work free from distraction and get s#@t done! There will be unlimited coffee and snacks and a whole bunch of great people coworking.

BONUS
Need to update your online profile photo? Photographer Jeremy Lawson will be at Ampersand Cowork taking professional headshots, capturing your unique character and style. Reserve your time with Jeremy but pay only if you like the shots—$100 for 2 retouched digital images.

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

Wednesday, March 14th 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

Author Event: Mark Miller author of "Jolt"

03 / 15
Start: 11:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 15th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wintrust Bank - Logan Square
2814 W. Fullerton Av.
RSVP to Ruth Martinez rmartinez@wintrust.com

Join Wintrust Bank - Logan Square for the first day of the national NCAA basketball tournament. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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

Thursday, March 15th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
25th 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

At our "Found in Translation" Book Club 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 "The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories" by Osama Alomar.

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