Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

music at Ellie's 6/30

The Barrelhouse Ladies are performing at Ellie's (107th & Hale) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sat. 6/30.  Dinner and music - nice way to spend a Saturday night.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

6/28 community forum regarding Evergreen Plaza redevelopment

community forum is scheduled to discuss ideas and get input on the planned redevelopment of Evergreen Plaza mall.

When:  Thursday 6/28  7 p.m.
Where:  Jacob's Well Church Community, 3450 W. Maple, Evergreen Park

Bring your ideas and share them.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Major Taylor Trail ride on Sunday 6/24

Please join Friends of the Major Taylor Trail and Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago for a group bike ride.  There will be 3 different ride options:

* Easy (pick your own distance) - ideal for families with little ones or the most casual riders

* Medium (18 miles) - moderate pace, riding the full length of the trail, then over to Blue Island and north again

* Challenging (45-55 miles) - fast pace, riding the full length of the trail, then continuing into the south suburbs and north again

We meet at the 83rd St. parking lot in Dan Ryan Woods (north side of 83rd between Damen and Western).  From Beverly or Morgan Park, you easily can ride to the start by following the trail north from 91st St., crossing 87th and continuing north, crossing the bridge over 83rd St., then taking the left turn just before the northern end of the trail.  The trail comes out at the parking lot.

Arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to socialize and get your bike checked out if it needs a little attention.  The ride will star at 9 a.m.

We hope to see you then.

non sequitur Friday

Thursday, June 14, 2012

music at Ellie's 6/17

Danny Clark (keyboard/vocals) is performing at Ellie's (107th & Hale) from noon to 4 p.m. on Sun. 6/17.  Sounds like a great excuse to visit for a tasty lunch.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

poetry open mic night at Ellie's 6/16

There's a poetry open mic night happening at Ellie's (107th & Hale) on Sat. 6/16 from 7-10 p.m.  There are plenty of delicious dinner choices to accompany the evening's entertainment.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dan Ryan Woods volunteer workday tomorrow

If you'd like to help with the ongoing habitat restoration at Dan Ryan Woods, please come to a workday tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. to noon.  Tomorrow's goal is to pull the remaining garlic mustard (extremely invasive species) before seed pods open and scatter.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  

We meet at the "Dan Ryan Woods East" parking lot (2 blocks west of Damen on the north side of 87th Street). Please contact Benjamin Cox at benjamin@fotfp.org or 773-398-1178 for more information.

non sequitur Friday

Take an extended musical break with Trombone Shorty.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

community forum regarding Evergreen Plaza redevelopment

Save the date.  A community forum is scheduled to discuss ideas and get input on the planned redevelopment of Evergreen Plaza mall.

When:  Thursday 6/28  7 p.m.
Where:  Jacob's Well Church Community, 3450 W. Maple, Evergreen Park

Bring your ideas and share them.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Streets for Cycling 2020 public meeting on Sat. 6/9 (and webinars)


The City of Chicago launched the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 several months ago to create a more complete network of bicycling facilities to help all Chicagoans (from school kids to senior citizens) feel safe and comfortable riding their bikes on city streets.
The Chicago Department of Transportation has sought input on where you bike, where you want improvements and what would encourage you to ride for transportation.
Now you can see a draft of the plan at a public meeting or webinar and continue the dialogue. Learn about possible street treatments and bike facilities, remaining challenges and next steps.  This is your opportunity to help fine tune the draft plan.
If you missed the 5/31 and 6/6 public meetings, the next meeting will be held at 77 S. Dearborn (building lobby) on Sat. 6/9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Open House

If you're unable to attend any of the public meetings, maybe one of the webinars will work for you.
Webinar 1  Mon. 6/11, noon–1 p.m.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/6JRQc
Webinar 2  Wed. 6/13, 6–7 p.m.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/CQSS9

political discussion group at Ellie's tonight

If you're interested in the neighborhood's political discussion group, they're meeting at Ellie's (107th & Hale) tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Streets for Cycling 2020 public meeting on Wed. 6/6 (and webinars)


The City of Chicago launched the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 several months ago to create a more complete network of bicycling facilities to help all Chicagoans (from school kids to senior citizens) feel safe and comfortable riding their bikes on city streets.
The Chicago Department of Transportation has sought input on where you bike, where you want improvements and what would encourage you to ride for transportation.
Now you can see a draft of the plan at a public meeting or webinar and continue the dialogue. Learn about possible street treatments and bike facilities, remaining challenges and next steps.  This is your opportunity to help fine tune the draft plan.
If you missed the 5/31 public meeting, the next meeting will be held at Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center (Ballroom),  1401 S. Sacramento Dr. on Wed. 6/6 from 4–8 p.m.  There will presentations with Q&A at 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

If you're unable to attend any of the public meetings, maybe one of the webinars will work for you.

Webinar 1  Mon. 6/11, noon–1 p.m.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/6JRQc
Webinar 2  Wed. 6/13, 6–7 p.m.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/CQSS9