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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 10:30 am

Tuesday, May 1st 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
CBRE Chicago Headquarters
321 N. Clark, 34th Floor
312-353-4540
Brought to you by, SCORE Chicago, Wintrust, and CBRE (A Crain's Business Chicago Small Business Week Event)

Your elevator speech is a summary of your business proposition. You use it every day in your networking and selling process. Think about the prospects who desire to learn more and the customers who want to be reassured that they have made the right choice. This short workshop will address the process of creating an elevator speech. It will ask you to think about what problem your business solves, how you solve it, and what makes your company different. Also, the workshop will discuss integrating your video elevator speech into your current marketing and selling efforts. The workshop will review various social media and internet outlets and suggest ways to use your elevator pitch material in these venues. Experience using your elevator pitch to help create opportunities for your business.

Presenter: Mark Goodman

Click here to pre-register Cost: $15.00 - Online Registration

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

Tuesday, May 1st 9:30 am – 11:30 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
Free event
For more information click here

Are you interested in learning more about the government procurement process? Meet representatives from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration to learn what is being purchased and how you can make your proposals competitive. We'll share best practices and answer questions from participants.

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

Tuesday, May 1st 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

Are you following the best practices for bookkeeping? Attend this free event to learn the "why" and the "how" of bookkeeping for small businesses. Bring your questions!

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

Tuesday, May 1st 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Casa Central Auditorium
1335 N. California Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Join us for an afternoon of networking with local business professionals, a presentation from our keynote speaker, Eduardo Arocho, Board President of Division Street Business Development Association, and a delicious Puerto Rican meal from Nellie's Restuarant.

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

Tuesday, May 1st 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maternity BVM
3647 W. North Av.

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 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 is designed to help you to understand what a franchise business is, what it means to franchise a business, and what the difference is between a franchise and a small business. Also, we'll discuss to the basics you need to know if you're interested in one day owning a franchise business of your own.

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

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ Chicagoland Chamber
410 N. Michigan Av., Suite 900
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Join Stacey Pitts Caldwell, MBA - Center Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for a introduction to the GrowthWheel toolbox designed to help early stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action.

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

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
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. We'll have representatives from both federal and local agencies on hand to share insights and answer questions on how to do business with their organizations.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren
400 S. State St., Lower Level Theater
Free event
For more information and to register click here

For entrepreneurs who are ready to start or expand a small business, accessing capital is essential. But falling victim to predatory lending practices can have long-term negative consequences. Attend this free workshop to network with lending experts and hear about programs and services to help you navigate the funding landscape. Whether you need $500 or $500,000, join us to connect with the right resources. Topics will include: An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA-guaranteed loans, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding; Key questions to consider when seeking funding and tips for determining the best option; The Small Business Borrowers Bill of Rights; SimpleGrowth, a new lending tool to connect Chicago-based businesses to local financing and educational resources that Small Business Majority will introduce. Lender Match, the Small Business Administration’s online tool to connect prospective borrowers and SBA-approved lenders.

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

Wednesday, May 2nd 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, May 2nd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

This is the first issue of Oyez Review under new management, with Featherproof’s own Sammi Skolmoski at the helm. Contributors include Matthew Goulish, Brielle Brilliant (The Spud forthcoming from Featherproof in 2018), Jazzy Smith, Rabha Ashry, Natasha Mijares, Hannah McHugh, Elizabeth Bertch, Rachel Arndt, Jennifer Roche, and many more! Join us for the Release Party of Issue 45 and readings by some of the contributors!

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

Wednesday, May 2nd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball
unityparkchicago.org

We are an all volunteer organization that helps plan, staff and fund free family friendly events at Unity Park. In addition to helping organize events, we also help with upkeep and maintenance of the park's gardens. Our programming is only possible through the support of volunteers. Please consider joining us for the meeting and help us make this another great year at Unity!

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 3rd 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
US Bank
1000 E. 111th St., 4th floor
Free event
For more information and to register click here

For entrepreneurs who are ready to start or expand a small business, accessing capital is essential. If you’re unsure if your loan application would be appealing to a lender, attend this session. We’ll be discussing what makes a small business owner credit-ready and the steps you can take to increase your chances of having your loan approved. Representatives from the Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to share their perspective.

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

Thursday, May 3rd 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

You will leave with a strong understanding of: what keywords are and how you can research them, how Google evaluates and ranks websites, what SEO is (and isn’t) and if it makes sense for your business, and what advertising options there are for small business and do they make sense for you.

Presenter: Rod Holmes

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

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

Thursday, May 3rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kozciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N. Avers Av.

Join us to plan Koz Park Advisory Council events this Spring and Summer. All are welcome!

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

Thursday, May 3rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: Sagashus Levingston and "Infamous Mothers".

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

Thursday, May 3rd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedzie Av.

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

Friday, May 4, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, May 4th 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenter Scott Majeski

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

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Friday, May 4th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paula Interiors
3007 W. Armitage Av.
Free
to register click here
or email paulainteriors@gmail.com

Enjoy a wonderful evening meeting the artist and socializing.

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

Friday, May 4th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Galerie F
2415 N. Milwaukee Av.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information click here

Galerie F is proud to open its doors and give Chicago street artist Penny Pinch the floor to pay homage to 'The City of the Big Shoulders'. Exhibition Duration: May 4th - May 14th

Broad Shoulders is generously sponsored by Essentia Water and Tsingtao. For more information, visit here. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 5th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
West Chicago Av. Branch, Chicago Public Library
4856 W. Chicago Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

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

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 6th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Avondale-Logandale School
3212 W. George St.
For more information click here or call 773-887-3772

Join us to defend our immigrant families from deportation, get updates on DACA and changes to federal immigration policy, and learn how to get involved in the Community Defense Committee.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

Join us for the "Wilde Readers" Book Club. This book club will read LGBTQ classics that you've been meaning to finally get around to and new releases that you've only just heard about.

This month's selection: "Disoriental" by Négar Djavadi.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 9th 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: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 9th 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

Wednesday, May 9th 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: "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Thursday, May 10th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ICNC
320 N. Damen Av.
No cost, but registration is encouraged.
For more information and to register click here

Economic espionage is a serious threat to corporations and the business traveler. Perpetrators of crimes are competitors, opportunists or foreign intelligence officers. In many countries, domestic corporations collect competitive intelligence with the help and support of their government. To mitigate this risk, critical information and technologies should be protected. The U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide valuable information to promote good security habits that will help protect you and your companies. We will discuss updates and resources as well as IP protection at trade shows, cybersecurity for the business traveler and best practices for collaborating with foreign partners.

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

Thursday, May 10th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

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

Presenter: Masoom Ahmed

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

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

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

Join us for a night of music and readings as singer-songwriter, poet, and author Robert Hunter makes a stop at City Lit Books on his Relapse & Revival Tour!

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

Thursday, May 10th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Doors open at 6:00
Avondale-Logandale School Auditorium
2945 N. Sawyer
Tickets $5.00
For more information and to order tickets call 773-534-5350

Support youth by attending "Aladdin Jr." a production by students at Avondale-Logandale Elementary. "Aladdin Jr." is a one-act, seven-scene theatre musical adapted from the 1992 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Aladdin which is an adaptation of the folk tale Aladdin.

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

Thursday, May 10th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.

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

Friday, May 11, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Friday, May 11th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1st Ward Office
2740 W. North Av.
For more information 773-278-0101

1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has partnered with the Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia to host a vehicle sticker sale in your neighborhood.

You must bring your Chicago Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminder or state vehicle registration card with vehicle plate, make, model and VIN (vehicle Identification Number).

No cash will be accepted at the Ward office. Credit cards, money orders and checks are the only forms of payment accepted.

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

Friday, May 11th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1st Ward Office
2740 W. North Av.
For more information 773-278-0101

1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has partnered with the Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia to print CityKey cards in your neighborhood.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 11:30 pm

Friday, May 11th 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Center
4046 W. Armitage Av.
Tickets $26.48 – $187.49
For more information and to order tickets click here

Logan Square Neighborhood Association is throwing its 10th annual I Love Logan Square Party! If you’ve been asking yourself what you can do in this time of fragmentation, this is the party for you! With great food from LSNA leaders, brews from our best local breweries, good tunes, and our signature live and silent auctions, this year’s party promises to be a celebratory act of resistance. This is your chance to hear from LSNA leaders about the work they do and the ways that everyone can be involved in the fight for justice and equality in our community.

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

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

Book Release: "The Vampire’s Angel & The Vampire’s Protégé" by Damian Serbu.

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

Friday, May 11th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Doors open at 6:00
Avondale-Logandale School Auditorium
2945 N. Sawyer
Tickets $5.00
For more information and to order tickets call 773-534-5350

Support youth by attending "Aladdin Jr." a production by students at Avondale-Logandale Elementary. "Aladdin Jr." is a one-act, seven-scene theatre musical adapted from the 1992 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Aladdin which is an adaptation of the folk tale Aladdin.

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

Friday, May 11th 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Kimpton Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St.
$125.00
For more information and to order tickets click here

Please join with The Puppy Mill Project to remember and honor the mothers (and fathers) who are still suffering in puppy mills. We come together to raise awareness, celebrate what we've accomplished with our dedicated friends and supporters, and plan for the future. Most importantly, this benefit is our primary annual fundraiser and essential to continuing our work. New this year. Furry friends are welcome to attend!

Come and enjoy vegan food, open bar, dancing to the 'Out of Control' band (back by popular demand!) and our always-fabulous auctions!

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:00 am

Saturday, May 12th 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Armitage Baptist church
2451 N. Kedzie Bl.
Let us know you can make it by clicking HERE.

Mental health centers have been closing down in Chicago at an alarming rate, allowing residents to go untreated and affecting the health and safety of our neighbors. Luckily the Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers has created a successful path for sustaining these centers in our community - in a way that is community controlled. It takes a vote and so the first step is a signature drive where we need your help! The coalition will meet with neighbors in Avondale, Hermosa, and Logan Square to explain the process and share best practices on how to collect signatures. It is a great at way to meet your neighbors for a great cause!

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

Saturday, May 12th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Paseo Prairie Garden
2614 N. Kedzie (next to the Blue line El and Milwaukee Av bus).
For more information email lauriet57@sbcglobal.net

Illinois native plants, other perennials, herbs, grasses, organic vegetable starts, annual flowers. The longest running, largest plant sale in Logan Square!!!

This is the one fundraiser of the year that raises money to care for the Paseo Prairie Garden. The garden is community built and cared for, all by volunteers.

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

Saturday, May 12th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cradles to Crayons
4141 W. George St.

Join ANA as we gather neighbors to volunteer at Cradles to Crayons, a local organization which provides clothing, books, and toys to Chicago kids 0-12 years old. Volunteers will divide into stations, sorting supplies for distribution. All ages welcome, volunteering starts at 5 years old. You MUST register with Cradles to Crayons to attend this volunteer event. You can do so by clicking this link and using the registration code below. Thank you!
www.cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/pre-register
Registration code: a0RC000000VYIK2

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

Saturday, May 12th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S. Western Av.
Free and open to the public
For more information and to register click here

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

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

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

Saturday, May 12th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Katherine Anne Confections
2745 W. Armitage Av.
$70.00
For more information and to register click here

Treat Mom right, (and thank her for putting up with you all these years) with our high tea-themed truffle-making party. We'll elegantly crook our chocolaty fingers while sipping mimosas, nibbling on scones with house-made jam, and enjoying rustic tea sandwiches.

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

Saturday, May 12th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walsh Park & Ridgeway Trailhead
1722 N. Ashland Av.
Free and open to the public
For more information click here

The Third Annual 606 Bike Rally is a collaboration with the Chicago Police Department’s 14th and 25th Districts, West Town Bikes and other local community organizations. The rally is a fun, free event that engages and encourages bicycle riders of all ages and abilities.

Bike-focused resource partners set up at both the east and west ends of The 606 and provide a wide range of free resources: everything from healthy snacks, tune-ups, quick tutorials, helmet fittings, light and bike bell giveaways, and bike maps and guides are all available. Adding to the festive spirit of the event are bike decorating stations, obstacle courses, a bike washing area and live music from local school bands.

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

Saturday, May 12th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kimball Arts Center
1757 N. Kimball Av.
For more information and to register click here

Do something unique this Mothers Day weekend, and join Opera-Matic for a special celebration of mom-ness. Bring your children, both little and big, your mom, your grandmother, your partner, your pals, or come by yourself! This event is for everyone, ages 0 to 100. Please note that this will be a fun event, with or without your mom. If you can't come, we will miss you, but you can come in spirit by RSVPing and donating in honor of Moms everywhere! Treats and Eats!- Every celebration needs its sustenance. We will have sandwiches, snacks, and mimosas.

This event is a community event and fundraiser for Opera-Matic.

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

Saturday, May 12th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: Julia Fine and "What Should Be Wild"

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 28th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

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

Saturday, May 13th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Paseo Prairie Garden
2614 N. Kedzie (next to the Blue line El and Milwaukee Av bus).
For more information email lauriet57@sbcglobal.net

Illinois native plants, other perennials, herbs, grasses, organic vegetable starts, annual flowers. The longest running, largest plant sale in Logan Square!!!

This is the one fundraiser of the year that raises money to care for the Paseo Prairie Garden. The garden is community built and cared for, all by volunteers.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, May 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: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Monday, May 14th 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

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

Graphic Content: Our book club for graphic novels

This month: "Rolling Blackouts" by Sarah Glidden

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 15th 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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 15th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mozart Park
2036 N. Avers

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

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

Tuesday, May 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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 16th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ampersand Cowork
3317 W. Fullerton Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Hot on the heels of being voted Best Coworking Space by Logansquarist, we are so excited to have you come by and see what all the fuss is about.

Just for our Free Day attendees—when you sign up for a six-month dedicated desk or office membership, we'll give you 50% off the month of June!

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

Wednesday, May 16th 9:30 am – 11:30 am
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
Free event
For more information and to register click here

The 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: 11:45 am
End: 12:45 pm

Wednesday, May 16th 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Smart Love Preschool
2222 N. Kedzie Bl
Free Event.
For more information click here

Join us every month at our 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. 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.

This month's story is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"

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: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 16th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store
520 N. Michigan Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

This workshop will teach you the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that will identify and differentiate your product or service from others. Learn an effective brand strategy that will give you a major edge in an increasingly competitive market.

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

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

Join us for a tribute and Poetry Reading: "The Soluble Hour" by Hillary Gravendyk, featuring Cynthia Arrieu-King with Michael Robins, Ruben Quesada, Jennifer Scappettone, Valerie Wallace, and Sam Corfman.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 17th 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: 4:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 17th 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olivo Med Spa
2550 W. Fullerton
Please RSVP by May 11, 2018 by emailing us diana.olivowellness@gmail.com or call 872-315-3481.

Anyone who attends will be given a complimentary Plump and Glow Treatment! Its time to get rid of those tired eyes and dull lips! The Plump and Glow, is a hydrodermabrasion treatment of the lips and eyes. It will infuse serums to help plump, rejuvinate, brighten and hydrate the area. This treatment is safe for everyone to have and there is no down time or redness afterwards.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served!

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

Thursday, May 17th 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W. Fullerton Av.
For more information, please call Elizabeth Frank 773-292-0041

Join us for the next planning meeting of the Friends of the Logan Square Library.

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

Thursday, May 17th 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 "Frankenstein in Baghdad" by Ahmed Saadawi.

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

Thursday, May 17th 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Emporium Chicago - Arcade Bar Venue
1366 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information and to RSVP click here

Join us at "The Kickback". A celebration dedicated to great people, great music and social goodness. We’re inspired by hip-hop, so we brought our friends to run the ones and two’s and jam out all night with performances.

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

Thursday, May 17th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Joinery
2533 W. Homer St.
21+
$30.00 through April 30th, $35.00 afterward. No onsite ticket sales the night of the event.
For more information and to order tickets click here

Enjoy a unique night of sips, nibbles and community love while helping LoganSquarist raise money to cover our operating costs. This year, we turn seven with a ’60s-style carnivale! We can’t wait to celebrate another year with you. Additionally, 5 percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to One Tail at a Time. The night will include a cocktails, light snacks, silent auction, raffle, photo booth and music.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Start: 3:45 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Friday, May 18th 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison, Door M
Tickets $7.00 cash only

Both comic and macabre, Failure: A Love Story considers that inescapable swaying pendulum that we call death. Set during the Roaring Twenties, Failure explores the fates of the three "Fail Sisters" during the last year of their lives. Do not miss the chance to see this uproarious play written by Chicago's own Philip Dawkins!

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

Friday, May 18th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Galerie F
2415 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Galerie F presents Anna Hasseltine: Unlikely Friends and Certain Enemies Original Woodcuts and Screenprints. This exhibit delves into the ancient yet relevant story-telling world of Aesop. Animals find themselves in compromising and dangerous situations due to their curiosity and despite their best intentions. Exhibition Duration: May 18th - June 10th.

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

Friday, May 18th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Author Event: Adrian Todd Zuniga and "Collision Theory"

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

Friday, May 18th 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Logan Arcade
2410 W. Fullerton Av.
Free Admission 21+ with valid ID
For more information click here
or call the Logan Arcade 872-206-2859

Please join us at Logan Arcade celebrate the unveiling of Lil Bub's first arcade game, HELLO EARTH! Rumor has it that Lil Bub herself will be present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, so come early to grab a peek at Earth's favorite Space Cat, in the fur.

In HELLO EARTH, you'll join Lil Bub's Space Mission to save Spooky, her captured brother and fellow Space Cat. Arm yourself with your Yogurt Cannon, Power Blaster, and Grappling Arm before facing off against Pupilera, the Giant Space Eye, her infinite litter of Eyebabies, and a host of other Terrifying Space Enemies. Adventure awaits!

Of course, Earth Cats need saving, too, so we will have a host of fundraising activities planned for Lil Bub's HELLO EARTH Arcade Party, all benefiting Logan Square's favorite eco-friendly, cage-less, no-kill adoption center and cat shelter, the wonderful Harmony House for Cats.
100% of quarter proceeds from HELLO EARTH will be donated to Harmony House for Cats!

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 10:30 pm

Friday, May 18th 7:30 pm - 10:30 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 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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Start: 8:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 19th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (race time 8:30 am)
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento
For more information and to register click here

Join the fun! Stemstep5K is promoting fitness in our community with an annual 5k Run/Family Walk & Kid Dash. 100% of fundraising support S.T.E.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Athletic programs.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Saturday, May 19th 10:30 am - 11:30 am
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Special Story Time: "The Clockwork War" with Adam Kline!

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

Saturday, May 19th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Poetry Reading & Book Release: "Starfish" by Sara Goodman, with Laura Goldstein, Doe Parker, & Cean Gamalinda

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:15 pm

Friday, May 19th 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lane Tech Auditorium
2501 W. Addison, Door M
Tickets $7.00 cash only

Both comic and macabre, Failure: A Love Story considers that inescapable swaying pendulum that we call death. Set during the Roaring Twenties, Failure explores the fates of the three "Fail Sisters" during the last year of their lives. Do not miss the chance to see this uproarious play written by Chicago's own Philip Dawkins!

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 28th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Monday, May 21, 2018
Start: 8:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Monday, May 21st from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. Sylvester School
3027 W Palmer
773-772-5222
stsylvester.org

Please join us as we take you on a behind the scenes in-depth tour of St. Sylvester School. Meet our excellent principal, dedicated teachers, and walk the same halls your children will surely walk soon! Get the answer to all questions about St. Sylvester from those that know it best.

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

Monday, May 21st 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 "The Mother of All Questions" by Rebecca Solnit.

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

Monday, May 21st 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!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 22nd 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 "Drown" by Junot Diaz.

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

Tuesday, May 22nd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holstein Park Fieldhouse
2200 N. Oakley Av.
To sign up for our email list send a request to friendsofholsteinpark@gmail.com.

Join in and help us realize our mission to improve, preserve and protect the functionality, safety and atmosphere of Holstein Park and Senior Citizen Park, making it a wonderful environment to play and learn. Holstein Park is the heart of our urban community. It is the place where we gather to play, picnic and swim. It is the place where we attend events that help sustain our wonderfully diverse community. It is our backyard; we are committed to making it the best it can be.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 23rd 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

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. Attend this free workshop to learn why business plans are valuable, what its components are, and access sample plans and resources to help you develop a viable plan that's suitable for your business.

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

Wednesday, May 23rd 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WeWork
125 S. Clark St.
A free event for women, by women.
For more information and to register click here

Myra is proud to announce our panel for PIONEERING, a part of Myra's 2018 Community Talks series!

Join us at our NEW Venue Sponsor in the LOOP, WeWork, and hear Chicago entrepreneurs Ina Pinkney and Amanda Spann muse over their career's challenges, highlights, opportunities, and everything in between.

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: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 23rd 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 ""A Canticle For Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller.

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

Wednesday, May 23rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph
4021 W. Belmont

For more information call 312-746-5090

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 24th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UIC Forum Main Hall
725 W Roosevelt Rd.
Free admission
For more information and to register click here

Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business. Small Business Expo is a FREE one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. If you are serious about growing or starting your business, Small Business Expo is a "MUST ATTEND" event for you.

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

Thursday, May 24th 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: Timeline from the beginning to the end of the foreclosure process, court processes and procedures for foreclosure cases, protecting your rights and resources.

Seminar Speakers: Honorable Freddrenna M. Lyle, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Attorney Joel Stopka, Chicago Legal Clinic

Friday, May 25, 2018
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Friday, May 25th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Simons Park
1640 N. Drake
For more information 312-744-1261

Please join us for our "Night of Faith and Action" citywide initiative to empower residents by gathering together to create a safe and welcoming environment in each of Chicago's neighborhoods.
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 26th 12:00 - 7:00 pm
Revolution Tap Room
3340 N. Kedzie
Tickets $30.00
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Join us in celebration of National Italian Beef Day. The day will include Chicago's best Italian beef, Revolution brews, a special guest appearance by Chicago's Best Elliott Bambrough, a beef eating contest, and more. Tickets include three 4” Italian beef sandwiches and three 7 oz. Revolution beers.

$5 of every ticket sold will support the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.

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

Saturday, May 26th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Star Press
2775 N. Milwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Hidden in Plain Sight will be an immersive show where the viewer steps into the gallery to be surrounded by a Chicago cityscape. Invited artists will have dedicated areas meant to represent street art hidden within the building facades.

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 28th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Galerie F
2415 N. MIlwaukee Av.
For more information click here

Derek Hess honors Mental Health Awareness Month with the release of his new book, 31 Days In May: A Visual Journey. In May of 2017, Hess posted a daily image to his social media outlets that showcased his ongoing battle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse. These images have been assembled into 31 Days In May: A Visual Journey - a look at the link between creativity and mental health as told through Hess's artwork

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

Wednesday, May 30th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store
520 N. Michigan Av.
Free event
For more information and to register click here

Are you following the best practices for bookkeeping? Attend this free event to learn the "why" and the "how" of bookkeeping for small businesses. Bring your questions!

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

Wednesday, May 30th 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
$20.00
To register click here
For more information on Harmony House visit hhforcats.org

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

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

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

Harmony House is a 501(c)3 Organization

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 31st 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 2118
Free
Pre-registration is required by May 29, 2018
For more information click here

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration is holding this workshop to help you comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act regarding your health plan and answer your questions. Understanding and complying with federal laws can be challenging, especially for small and medium sized employers with limited time, resources and/or access to professional assistance.

A compliance assistance guide will be provided to all attendees, along with a discussion of the law. Employers who sponsor a health plan for their employees, health plan service providers, and advocacy groups are all welcome to attend.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 31st 12;00 pm - 2:00 pm (doors open at 11:30)
Friendship Restaurant
2830 N. Milwaukee Av.
To register click here

Please join us for the 2018 Annual Logan Square Chamber of Commerce lunch. There is so much happening in our community to be excited about and we want to share it with you. While we are looking forward, we will also take time to look back. Our guest speaker Andrew Schneider, the president of Logan Square Preservation, will take us on a journey into the history of Logan Square as we prepare to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Centennial Monument.

This year, we will be celebrating at a Logan Square favorite, Friendship Restaurant. As the name suggests, we will gather with friends, old and new, to celebrate our future with a nod to the past.

And of course, as always, there will be our annual “Best of” business awards and Logan Square Chamber of Commerce Board of Director elections. We look forward to seeing you there! Space is limited, you must register in advance, no walkins accepted!

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