Get a Slice of the Pie for Albany Park

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Do you live in the 35th ward? If so, mark your calendar for an upcoming neighborhood assembly with Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa to share your thoughts on how to spend $1 million on infrastructure projects across the ward.

40% of Albany Park is in the 35th ward, but Albany Park doesn’t make up a sizeable part of the 35th ward. In order to get much-needed funds directed to our community, we need residents to contribute their ideas, get involved in vetting proposals, and encouraging neighbors to vote.

Acceptable projects include trash cans, street resurfacing, lighting improvements, playground and school improvements, and other infrastructure improvements. These funds can’t be used for services or to improve private property.

Submit your ideas NOW.

Volta Elementary Rummage Sale

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Stop by Volta Elementary’s first-ever rummage sale this Thursday and Friday (Nov. 19 and 20) from 3:30 to 6pm in the gym at Avers and Argyle. A great chance to get some new-to-you finds and support a great Albany Park neighborhood school.

Helping Local Refugees

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World Relief Chicago is agency based in Albany Park with a track record of working with refugees. If you are interested in volunteering with or donating to WRC, learn more about the Good Neighbor Team and donations kits critical to speeding resettlement efforts across the Chicagoland area.

http://worldreliefchicago.org/good-neighbor-team

Holiday Food Drives & Dontion

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Here’s info on two food drives/giveaways to make our neighbors’ holiday season bright:

– Blessing boxes from New Life Albany Park: Sign up for a meal box before November 22 at http://bit.ly/1MLc1EC
Boxes will be available for pick up after the 11am service on Sunday, Nov. 22.

– Erie Family Health Center is seeking financial contributions for food baskets or donations of healthy, shelf-stable food or toiletries for its clients this holiday season. http://gofundme.com/kk99f6r8

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Weekend Happenings

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We just sent out our monthly newsletter, but here’s a few event we just learned about. Make sure to add these to your weekend calendar.

Friday:

Game Night at Halcyon Theatre
6pm to 11pm
Christ Lutheran Church
4541 N. Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Halcyon Theatre’s Game Night  is a chance to let it all go for a night- drink some beers, eat some food, and hang out playing games. Choose from an array of games, or bring your own. Cost is $10, which includes dinner by Semiramis and your first drink. Additional beverages can be purchased via a cash bar.

 

Bake & Destroy
Online Sale

Albany Park resident, vegan cookbook author, and former Cupcake Wars panelist Natalie Slater is having a sale in her online store through the weekend. If you’re in the market for clothes and totes with some attitude (“Less talk, more tacos” and “everything you see, I owe to cupcakes”) take a look.

 

Saturday:

Ald. Mell/Rep. Andrade Back-to-School Event
10am-3pm
Brands Park, 3259 N. Elston

Get most of everything you need to go back to school, from immunizations to school supplies to dental exams. In addition to these critical services, the event will also feature entertainment, snacks, and family fun. Most services are free. For more information or questions, contact Gina or Luis at 773-478-8040.


White Box Studio-Gallery

4813 N. Central Park
10am-Noon

Need something new for the kids to do? Try the drop-in art classes at . For $20, kids are engaged in a take-home art project and hang out with neighborhood kids.


PEAP Block Party

4500 N. Albany
Noon-6pm

If you live between Montrose to Wilson, Kedzie to Whipple, make sure you check out PEAP Block Club‘s this Saturday. Meet up for a bike/scooter/wagon/pet parade at Montrose and Troy, then head over the block for bike tricks from Bikes N’ Roses, treats from Fruityland and Templestowe Pub Chicago.

For more info, follow PEAP on Facebook. You can also meat the PEAPers at the Beat 1724 CAPS meeting, held on the second Tuesday of the month at Horner Park at 7pm.

 

Annual Community Outreach
Noon-3pm

Join Cross & Crown Church in their parking lot at Lawndale and Ainslie for free food, snow cone station, jumbo dino slide, face painting, and book bags for K-8, while supplies last.  (Kids must be present to receive bag)

 

Sunday:

Yoga at Global Garden
2954 W. Lawrence
9-10am

Free yoga class taught by Bloom yoga instructors at the Peterson Garden Project Global Garden. Make sure to bring a mat. Registration required.

 

Ecuador Parade
Noon
This Sunday is the Ecuador Parade, which runs along Montrose, California, and Kimball. Expect traffic delays and parking enforcement.

August News & Updates

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Take a look at our most recent newsletter, featuring news and events from around the area. Highlights include Albany Park World Fest details, problem-building hearings and follow-up, park registration, and Facebook posts you may have missed.