Friday, June 27, 2014

West Andersonville YARD SALE: Tomorrow, Saturday June 28th, 2014

There are several great neighborhood yard sales on the North Side in Ravenswood, Edgewater, Bowmanville and Andersonville throughout the year.

Next up is West Andersonville Neighbors Together sponsored yard sale in western Edgewater tomorrow, Saturday June 28th from 9a to 4p.  Sites are just north of Winnemac Park.

Click HERE for info and map

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club Family Fest this weekend!

If you don't already have plans, please consider attending this fun event that starts Wednesday evening, June 26th and runs through Sunday. We've attended the last few years and all of the kids had a wonderful time (and were worn out by the end). There are unlimited ride specials in the evenings on Wednesday & Thursday and in the afternoons on Saturday & Sunday. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Free Family Fun Fest & School of Rock performance at Winnemac Park: Saturday June 21st @ 4PM


Winnemac Park
5101 N. Leavitt St, Chicago, IL, 60625
Question? Call (312) 742-5101

Fee: Free
Age Range: Any

Back by popular demand our Family Fun Fest will provide an evening of family-friendly free entertainment to community members.

Every one can dance the afternoon away with free Latin Dance Lessons while Las Bomplaneras plays!!! Art and treats are suitable for all ages!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Public Art installation at Amundsen High School: This Thursday!

Check out the exciting
"Chicago Teachers Inside and Out" 
featuring Amundsen teachers and students

Public Art Installation
Thursday June 12th, 5pm
@ Amundsen High School

Artist Lauren Bell

Exciting " A Greener of Ravenswood" fundraiser at Beyond Design! THIS WEEK June 12th!

Ravenswood Community Council and Door to Door Organics will hold an exciting benefit and fundraiser this week at the beautiful Beyond Design headquarters.

A Greener Ravesnwood
Thursday June 12th, 2014
5pm to 9pm
@ Beyond Design
4515 N Ravenswood Ave
Tickets $30 members -$40 dollars non Members

Got to Ravenswood Community site for more info

Buy Tickets Now!

That's right - $30 gets you Ravenswood craft brews, delicious eats, whiskey tastings, massages, manicures and tons of giveaways and deals from local Ravenswood establishments. Ride your bike to our event get some TLC from Turin Bicycle Chicago, Ltd.(free bike corral parking available). Check out a multitude of local and ecofriendly options from our vendors at the silent auction! Plus, everyone goes home with a tote fulla produce courtesy of Door to Door Organics - Chicago and Patch Landscaping & Snow Removal Inc.! 

Proceeds benefit McPherson and St. Matthias Schools and a greener Ravenswood.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Amundsen High School TV/Film Club needs your help!

Please Help!

Classroom Photo

The Amundsen High School TV/Film Club is raising money for new Equipment through the DonorsChoose program. They need to raise over $5,100 before their funding deadline of June 19th.  As of June 9th, they are a little over $1,800 short. Time is running out and if they do not reach their funding goal, they do not get any of the money. If you enjoyed the "Happy" video the school put together, you can spread the joy.

 Click the link below to be taken to the Fundraising Page.

Donors Choose Amundsen TV Film Club Fundraiser

Click this link to get "Happy"

Amundsen High School - "Happy"

The Project Funding Deadline is June 19th.

From Mr Binder:

Ever think about how much technology has advanced in your lifetime? Remember life without a cellphone, computer? We live in a society where being connected through technology can change your life. Our high school is starting the first T.V. Film club for our inner-city, low income students.

Our students are thirsty for knowledge and opportunity. We are an inner city high school where over 90% of our students receive a free or reduced lunch. Our school budget was cut 9% this year and we expect an additional 5-7% cut next year! That's a huge amount of money lost which leaves no budget for extra curricular activities. Our students need a place to go after school where they feel safe. T.V./ Film club teaches them real life skills that they can apply after graduation to secure better careers. Right now we have more students than we have supplies to keep them engaged. So the call for help goes out for your assistance.

Through our club, students learn how to use technology to film and edit shows, but also how to work as a team, write scripts, conduct interviews and problem solve. We have 30-40 participants in our club this first year. Through the club, students create videos featuring sports and clubs, creative features, community events/interests as well as school news. We hope to energize the school and show what students can do!

Providing students with the necessary video and memory storage equipment allows them to record, edit and produce original videos. Subjects include school events including sports, music and cultural events. Additionally, we'll cover community events. We're beginning a video history of our school and community. Using this medium will give our students the opportunity to express themselves in a way that they never have been able to before. The impact they make will have a ripple effect throughout our school and community.

Your generous donation can help shape the character of our students by providing them opportunities they would not otherwise have and which they deserve. Thank you so much for considering our club.

My club is bursting at the seams. My students need tripods, microphones and cameras and accessories to be able to shoot original videos in our TV Film Club. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Volunteer to help raise money for Friends of McPherson at Midsommarfest! Saturday, June 7


Midsommarfest! Saturday, June 7

We have an amazing opportunity to earn money for McPherson on JUNE 7. The folks at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce have invited us to participate in their volunteer grant program, where our organization can earn big dollars for supplying volunteers at the upcoming Midsommarfest. SO FUN!

Volunteer jobs include pouring beer and checking IDs over a 4-hour shift. It's such fun, it goes really fast! Plus, you'll get a FREE T-SHIRT while you're earning money for McPherson! Save the date and sign up for your shift below. If you have any questions, please contact: 

ABOUT THE FEST: Midsommarfest annual summer street festival, now entering its 49th year. Each year, nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passers-by, while ethnic dance troupes and cutting-edge bands keep the party going. More info > 
DATE: 6/7/2014 (Sat 10:00AM - 10:00PM)

LOCATION: Andersonville (Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa)

Click here to sign up
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