May 12, 2013 – May 17, 2013
Concerns of Police Survivors National Police Week
Honor current law enforcement officers and those who have died in the line of duty during National Police Week from Sunday, May 12th to Friday, May 17th. Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit organization that provides support to family and friends of those who have lost someone in the line of duty, encourages drivers to fly a blue ribbon on their antenna during the week as a gesture of support. To get a free ribbon or for more information, visit www.nationalcops.org.
May 17 – May 24, 2013
Des Plaines 9th Annual Community Garage Sale
Des Plaines residents will be hosting the 9th Annual Community Garage Sale running from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19 for households in the 60016 ZIP code and Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26 for households in the 60018 ZIP code. Prudential Starck Realtors are promoting the sales by providing garage sale signs to participating residences and compiling a map of garage sale addresses. For more information or to find a map of participating residences, visit the City website at www.desplaines.org
May 18, 2013
Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Fashion Forward Show
Visit Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Fashion Forward on Saturday, May 18th for a benefit gala in celebration of people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. The gala, held at the National Hellenic Museum, encourages people of all shapes and sizes to tell their stories and perform them on stage. For more information on this one-of-a-kind event, visit www.tellintales.org.
May 18, 2013West Chicago’s 13th Annual Blooming Fest
On Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am-3:00pm, the City of West Chicago will host the 13th Annual Blooming Fest, a downtown garden festival. The festival will feature the West Chicago Garden Club’s plant sale as well as craft show, car exhibit, children’s activities, music, food and more on Main Street in West Chicago. For more information, call (630)293-2200 ext. 135 or visit www.westchicago.org
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May 18, 2013
Three Oaks Flag Day Hog Roast Fundraiser
On Saturday, May 18th, friends and family are invited to visit Three Oaks Flag Day Hog Roast from 5 to 9pm. Held at the Three Oaks American Legion Hall, all proceeds go to sustaining the Three Oaks Flag Day Parade from donations surrounding a silent auction for gift baskets, sporting tickets, gift certificates, trinkets and more. A country-dance will begin after 9pm and will include a DJ, line dancing and beverages. For more information or for tickets, visit www.threeoaksflagday.com.
May 18 & 19, 2013
Riverside Arts Weekend
On Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th the sixth annual Riverside Arts Weekend returns inside Guthrie Park in Riverside, Illinois. The festival, including an arts fair, theater, music and architecture draws a crowd to the streets of historic downtown Riverside. Join thousands of visitors for juried art, musical performances, fashion shows, art activities for kids, and food and drinks. For more information, visit www.riversideartsweekend.org.
May 23, 2013
HACE Annual Chicago Career Conference
On Thursday, May 23rd HACE will be hosting the Annual Chicago Career Conference at the Palmer House Hilton from 9am to 2pm. Participants are able to meet hiring managers for over 1,500 job openings, have career coaches offer advice on their resumes and attend free professional development workshops from 9 to 10am. Among those participating are MB Financial, PNC, Walgreens, DeVry, Edward Jones and many more. To pre-register for the event, visit http://www.haceonline.org/evet/chicago-career-conference-1.
May 23, 2013
Go For Yours Benefit Concert
Join the Go for Yours Foundation on Thursday, May 23rd at 8pm at the Elbo Room for a benefit concert featuring MTV’s Washington Heights rapper Jonathan “Audobon” Perez. Go for Yours was developed to provide at-risk youth with mentors and resources to enable them to be successful. Go for Yours was originally inspired by the book featuring innovative and fearless young African Americans who found their own success. For more information on the organization or event, visit www.goforyours.com.
May 25, 2013
2013 Health Warriors’ Awards Gala
The Georgia Doty HIV & Hepatitis Community Outreach, Inc. is presenting the 2013 Health Warriors’ Awards Gala to give recognition to Healthcare Advocates who have provided significant contributions to combatting health disparities impacting communities of color on Saturday, May 25th. The VIP Reception will commence at 6pm, the dinner at 8pm, the awards presentation at 9pm, a silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30pm and the ceremony and presentations will conclude the gala at 9pm. The black tie event will be held at the Marmon Grand Ballroom at 2230 South Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit www.georgiadotyhivandhepatitiscommunityoutreachinc.org.
May 25, 2013
The Mayfield Family Foundation, Inc. Night of Music and Comedy
Join The Mayfield Family Foundation on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00pm at Governors State University for a night of music and comedy, including Nick Colionne, Joan Collaso, Ron Baker Jr., Jesus Wayne, Michael Manson, BabiDoll, Chris Allison and other special guest performances. The Mayfield Family Foundation specializes in providing prescription assistance to low-income seniors as well as music and fine arts lessons for at-risk youths. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.NarskiMusic.com orwww.centertickets.net.
May 25, 2013
Stand Up and Stand Out March and Peace Rally
Join participants at Ogden Park on 64th and Racine for a march to 55th and Union where a rally will take place to end violence and take the streets back. Registration will take place at 9:30am and the march will begin at 11:00am. Participants are asked to wear black or red for the event, black to represent the lives that have been lost and red to represent the innocent blood that has been shed. The rally will call upon people to stand up against issues facing the community such as violence, education and poverty. All individuals and organizations are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Malika at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 26, 2013
Outdoor Flea Market
The Mokena Park District is presenting an outdoor flea market on Sunday, May 26th from 8am to 2pm at the Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. Buyers are admitted free and sellers can register beforehand or the day of the event. Flea markets will also be held Sunday, July 14th and Saturday, August 17th in conjunction with Farm & Barn Fest. For more information, visit www.mokenapark.com.
June 4, 2013
Making Media Connections 2013
The Community Media Workshop will be bringing together a group of nonprofit communicators, journalists, web advocates, public relations professionals and community leaders on Tuesday, June 4th at Columbia College Chicago for Making Media Connections 2013. The event will feature interviews with Laura Washington, columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and political analyst for ABC 7 Chicago as well as Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative. For more information, visit www.communitymediaworkshop.org/mmc2013.
June 4, 2013
NAACP Professional and Technology Diversity Career Fair
On Tuesday, June 4, the NAACP will be hosting the Professional and Technology Diversity Career Fair from 10am to 3pm at Navy Pier in the Lakeview Terrace. The fair is recommended for anyone unemployed or in search of a new career and gives participants the opportunity to meet face-to-face with companies that are currently hiring. The fair is open and free to everyone with a 4-year degree. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume. For more information, visit www.PSIJobFair.com.
June 8, 2013
Saint Anthony Hospital Annual Summer Fest
Join 2,000 families at Saint Anthony Hospital Annual Summer Fest on Saturday, June 8th from 11am to 4pm. The festival will provide families with back-to-school physicals, free vaccinations, live entertainment, the chance to win raffles and prizes, attend a car and bike show and allows kids to take the fitness challenge. Stop by to see the winner of the Cutest Kid Contest sponsored by Saint Anthony Hospital Pediatric Department. Visitors can RSVP to receive a free gift by calling (773)484-4FUN or visiting www.sahchicago.org.
June 14, 15 & 16, 2013
Taste of Randolph Street
From Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th the 15th Annual Tate of Randolph Street Festival will be held at the Randolph Street Corridor featuring music by Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Milo Greene, Lord Huron and many more. The weekend will benefit the West Loop Community Organization and will also include merchants selling jewelry, clothing artwork and accessories. Food will be available of all varieties and the best DJs in Chicago will be playing throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.tasteofrandolphstreet.com
June 15, 2013
African-American Male Health and Fitness Experience for “Grown Folks”
On Saturday, June 15th during Father’s Day weekend, the Thapelo Institute Inc. will be presenting its 11th Annual African-American Male Health & Fitness Experience for “Grown Folks” from 9am to 3pm. The event will be held at Malcolm X College and will include health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV and prostate cancer as well as stepping and line dancing in the gymnasium from 1 to 3pm. For more information, contact MeBain Media Group at (708)533-6558.
June 18 – June 20 and July 23 – 25, 2013
Garfield Farm Museum Summer Camp
From July 23rd to July 25th, children ages eight to fifteen years old can find out what it was like to live in the 1840s at Garfield Farm’s summer camp. Children will have the opportunity to experience life from the past with tours of the museum’s barns and brick inn, help with the feeding of the museum’s farm animals and take part in demonstrations like butter churning, blacksmithing, ox driving and carding wool. To register, contact the museum at (630) 584-8485 or email email@example.com
June 26 – September 19, 2013
Museum of Broadcast Communications presents The Life & Times of Gary Coleman
Beginning Wednesday, June 26th and running Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm until September 19th, the Museum of Broadcast Communications will be presenting The Life & Times of Gary Coleman. The summer-long exhibition centers around Gary Coleman, the Zion, Illinois native most well-known for his work in television during the 1980s. Coleman’s parents have donated personal and professional artifacts and will appear in person during a July seminar to discuss Coleman’s career. As well, the Museum of Broadcast Communications will be screening daily examples of Coleman’s television and film career, including Different Strokes, in the Polk Theater. For more information, contact the Museum of Broadcast Communications at (312)245-8200.
July 13, 2013
Stop the Violence, Save Our Children
On Saturday, July 13th beginning at 2pm in Union Park students and parents from Chicago and surrounding suburbs will gather to present various compositions, poetry and presentations on stopping the violence plaguing Chicago. Beyond creating awareness, Stop the Violence, Save Our Children hopes to unite the various communities of Chicago. Afterwards, the audience will have the opportunity for a Q&A and a “town hall” meeting to speak with artists and leadership speakers to gain inspiration and hear life lessons. For questions or more information, contact Frankie at (312)493-0757.
July 20, 2013
Chris Szmajlo Music Scholarship Fundraiser
The second annual Chris Szmajlo Music Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 20th at U.S. Cellular Field while the White Sox take on the Atlanta Braves. The scholarship was set up in honor of Chris Szmajlo, a 29-year-old who lost his life on Lake Michigan in 2011. The award will go to a qualified recipient so that they can further their education and passion of music and art. Donations of prizes will be accepted as well as donations to a Paypal account under the name firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information, contact Renee at email@example.com
July 27 & 28, 2013 and August 3 & 4, 2013
Southland Area Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘HAIR’
The timeless musical ‘HAIR’ will be presented at the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th as well as Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. The musical, which tells the story of a group of Vietnam-era Americans making their own way during the ‘60s, features such songs as “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” and “Good Morning Starshine.” Interested parties can audition Wednesday, May 15th and Friday, May 17th in Sherman Recital Hall at Governors State University. For audition information or tickets, visit www.slatetheatre.org
August 7, 2013
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois’ Health and Education Expo
The Lutheran Social Services of Illinois will be presenting its annual Health and Education Expo on Wednesday, August 7th at DeLaSalle High School at 3434 S. Michigan Avenue. The expo aims to provide families with whatever is needed for the coming school year as well as the knowledge and resources needed to be successful. Children can receive vision and hearing screenings, physicals and immunizations and other education services available in the community. The expo will run from 11am to 3pm. For more information, contact Shannon at (312)949-4815.