I hope you've been enjoying the beautiful weather we've had so far this fall. I wanted to take a minute to share with you some upcoming community and holiday events as well as information about budget hearings for the CTA and the Illinois State Board of Education.
As always, please feel free to contact me or my staff if you need anything at all.
Very Truly Yours,
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Art View in Lakeview 2010
Friday, October 15, 5pm - 10pm
Pick up the trolley from any of the galleries listed on the Event Map.
For this popular event, the Art Galleries and Restaurants of Lakeview East combine for an evening of art, wine, food and fun! Guests are invited to ride the complimentary trolley though the Lakeview East area from gallery to gallery for a culture filled feast for the senses! This event is sponsored by Vitaminwater, Advocate IMMC & Vanberg & Dewulf.
Central Lake View Neighbors
Street Corner Work
Saturday, October 16, 9am - 11am
Seminary and Oakdale
Contact Diann Marsalek, President, CLVN at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Bring your own work gloves
Park West Community Association
Halloween Pumpkin Party
Saturday, October 16th, 12pm - 2pm
Park West Play Lot, Burling & Wrightwood
This event is for children under 12 years of age and their parents. Thank you to our sponsors: Lincoln Park Market and McDonalds. For more info email Info@ParkWestCommunity.com or call 773.599.2336.
Illinois State Board of Education
Public Hearing for FY2012 Budget
Monday, October 18, 1pm - 4pm
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph
For more information about the hearing or how you can make sure your voice is heard even if you can't make it, please click HERE.
CTA Budget Hearing
Tuesday, October 19, 6pm
Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.
Vi Daley Sponsors Free Flu Shots
Wednesday, October 20, 10am - 1pm
Sunrise Assisted Living Center, 2710 N. Clark
Protect yourself and your loved ones this fall. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.
CTA Budget Hearing
Thursday, October 21, 6pm
Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd St.
CTA Budget Hearing
Tuesday, October 26, 6pm
CTA, 567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, October 26, 6pm - 8pm
Vines on Clark, 3554 N. Clark
Become a Hawthorne Neighbors member (or renew) and participate in the raffle for a $50 Vines gift certificate and other prizes. There will be complimentary appetizers and specials on drinks.
CTA Budget Hearing
Thursday, October 28, 6pm
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
14th Annual North Halsted Halloween Parade & Festivities
Sunday, October 31, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Various Times and Locations - Click HERE for Details
The costume parade has become the city's most renowned Halloween event drawing thousands of spectators. It's a creative, fun and entertaining event for the entire community that raises funds for our community garden park. And a Sunday parade means a huge crowd so we've extended the parade route north to Addison. We're excited to announce Miss Foozie has agreed to emcee the parade. As in past years, we expect to see costumes from garish to ghoulish-worn by adults, kids and pets. The costume contest has been a huge success and we anticipate imaginations to run wild again this year! The theme of the 2010 Parade is "Little Street of Horrors".
Gold Coast Neighbors
Sixth Annual "Ghouly" Park Halloween Event
Sunday, October 31, 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Goudy Park at Astor and Goethe
GCN is pleased to invite children, parents and grandparents to join us at Goudy Park, at Astor and Goethe, for the sixth annual "Ghouly" Park Halloween event on October 31, from 4:00 - 7:30 pm.
Popular attractions include huge, inflatable, mobile characters; noisy skeletons, ghosts and witches swinging from trees; a ghouly graveyard; and bones buried in the park's sandbox.
Again this year Puppetbike, a colorful entertainer on stilts, and a roaming magician will entertain the kids and grownups alike. Adults in Halloween costume will pass out candy and toys galore.
Sponsored by Gold Coast Neighbors, the Chicago Park District and Mayor Daley's Kidstart, the event will be made possible by generous donations of cash, candy, materials or talent from area businesses and residents.
Buena Park Neighbors
Sunday, October 31st, 5pm - 7pm
Kenmore from Irving Park to Montrose, including the 1000 block of West Buena
Mark your calendar for BPN's 13th Annual Buena Pumpkin Neighbors Safe Trick-or-Treating event. Bring your little ghosts and ghoulies out on Halloween night for trick-or-treating along Kenmore from Irving Park to Montrose, including the 1000 block of West Buena.
If you reside on this stretch of Kenmore or Buena and you and/or your neighbors plan to hand out candy, please contact Mary Krueger at email@example.com so that we can mark your building. We had over 300 children last year and we hope to attract even more children this year. During the event we will also bestow the fourth annual George Ferak Halloween Decorations Award to the most bootifully decorated residence. Get your neighbors together and get creative!
We also need volunteers to act as safety monitors during the event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kathleen Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buena Park is known in Uptown as "THE" place for Halloween. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful event!
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
Friday, November 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LPCC, 1925 N. Clybourn
Whether you are a current LPCC member or a prospective member, come and stop by the LPCC office and talk with existing members, the board and staff about new things happening at the LPCC or just to network! Complimentary sandwiches courtesy of Roly Poly.
Lake View Citizens Council
LVCC Founders Club Reception
Tuesday, November 9, 6pm - 9pm
Harry Caray's, 3551 N. Sheffield
Join LVCC for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. LVCC is a grass roots community organization that strives to promote the quality of life in our community. The funds raised enable us to provide educational programs to residents and business members, provide mittens/gloves to underprivileged children in the neighborhood, purchase custom made bicycles for the police to use on patrol, provide health care forums for the community, assist local charities to raise funds and a variety of other programs. Please join us at this event and continue to make Lake View a great place to live and operate a business. Please click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.