Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

foxes in the 'hood

No, not Redd Foxx, but red fox. Tonight I was talking to my neighbors across the alley. They were telling me about the latest neighborhood wildlife sighting - in our yard. Friends of theirs near 112th & Lothair and 108th & Longwood had mentioned seeing red foxes near their houses, even a mother fox with 4 babies.

Looks like Mother Nature's response to our overabundance of rabbits. Perhaps a balance will be restored. I wouldn't mind having a few less rabbits eating my flowers next year. Time will tell...

fun on a rainy day

I don't know about you, but all this grayness and rain is getting to me. Needed a bit of fun to remedy that situation. Hope it does you a bit of good, too. TGIF!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

fall Festival at 99th/Walden/Wood on 10/24

On Saturday, October 24th, the other merchants of 99th and Walden area will present a Fall Festival, featuring family friendly entertainment, food, and bargains! Blue Moon will be host World Music Company's Professor Becker and his Guitar for a child-centric lunch with the whole family at Noon. There will be a lot of other fun events and activities in the area, including a puppet show, face painting, and some great one-day only sales for mom and dad.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween breakfast at Blue Moon

On Saturday 10/31, All Hallows' Eve, the Blue Moon (1742 W. 99th St.) brings you a spooky breakfast of pancakes, sausage, Halloween Treats, and loads of fun for only $8. The only scary thing about this event will be trying to get a table without reservations! Please call 773.840.3618 to make your recommended (though not required) reservation. If you can't get to the phone in the next couple weeks, come down anyway from 8am to Noon on the 31st. You might get in without a reservation, but it's one of their most popular events.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a jazz change of pace

Due to a schedule conflict, the Beverly All Stars will NOT be playing at World Music Company tonight. If you want a fix this week, check out a free public concert on Friday 10/16 at 6pm, in the Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library downtown where their keyboard man, STEVE THOMAS, will be appearing in an "All Chicago" themed program with the Barrister's Big Band. The library is an easy walk from Metra's LaSalle St. station, so you can getting there without worrying about traffic and parking. The Beverly All Stars will be back at World Music Company next week.

you can help save the World

Come out and support the World Music Company and help keep the doors open...

Wed. 10/14: UPDATE: Beverly All Stars will NOT be appearing tonight.
Fri. 10/16: Rock Band Night 7 - 10 pm
Sat. 10/17: October Festival 3 pm
Sat. 10/17: Dyed In The Wool and The Mississippi Flanagan ~ 8 pm

Please check out the web site for more details.

this week at Blue Moon

Foreign Language Round Tables continue every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. If you want to get some speaking practice in a language you're studying, or you want to revive one you haven't spoken in a while, give it a try. On Friday 10/16, check out the power pop band SLUMP starting at 7 p.m. Come on down to Blue Moon for a warm drink to get you through the transition to this cooler weather.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo on 10/17

Stock up on advice and resources for bungalows, home restoration, and energy efficiency at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Saturday 10/17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more info.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

103rd Octoberfest is happening today

Visit 103rd Street between Longwood Dr. and Wood St. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy a Fall Festival of Delicious Food, Music as well as numerous FREE Children's Arts & Crafts & Activities. Children can paint pumpkins and gourds, design a scarecrow and learn to make Halloween decorations, treats and fall crafts. Local retailers will be featuring specials including fall art from Heritage Gallery, holiday gifts and decorations from Beverly's Pantry, Beverly Hills Flower Shop, Gumption Gifts and Books INK & Penn INK. Enjoy street side gourmet and specialty foods from CAFÉ 103 and Calabria while enjoying music and beverages in a German Brau House Style tent. For more info, call 773-294-6231.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I-Go adds another car at Ridge Park

Now there's a new Honda Civic available at Ridge Park, in addition to the Scion we've had since May. If car sharing would be useful for you, give I-Go a try. It can be a lot cheaper than owning a car if your use is limited.

funky Friday

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

tomorrow night at World Music Company

...and for a few more Wednesday nights, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., the Beverly All Stars play jazz for you. Join them for a night of fine music tomorrow night.

Recently, I've heard the unfortunately news that World Music Company may be closing at the end of the month. It's sad to see a fine neighborhood non-profit so adversely affected by the economy.

There will be more music performances throughout the month. Please come out and support them, and make a donation if you can. If it's possible to keep the place open, I'd love to see that happen.

C'mon down to 1808 W. 103rd St., just east of the Metra tracks ($3 cover) and enjoy the place.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pullman house tour this weekend

The Pullman house tour is happening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 10/10 and 10/11 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It's an interesting look at historic preservation and home rehab. You might pick up some ideas for your own place. Click here for more info.