Friday, November 30, 2012

Awesome Winnemac Park aerial photo from YoChicago.com



Our friends from www.YoChicago.com sent me this aerial shot they took of the Winnemac Park area.  COOL!

Thanks to Joe Zekas, Owner, Data Based Ads


Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Video! Recess at Chappell Elementary and CPS

Medill News from Northwestern University featured Chappell Elementary School for their story on the new required recess at Chicago Public Schools. Our Kindergarten son loves the recess and comes home talking about new games he has learned.  Our PRE-K daughter can't wait to move-up!

WATCH the Medill News VIDEO HERE

What's really cool about the recess program with Playworks is many higher grade students help as "leaders".  Older kids around the school (and neighborhood) are always saying hello, waving to our kindergarten son because they interact with him as leaders. It's neat to see the kids supportive and welcoming across the grade levels!  The recess, lunch-time and other activity student-helpers at Chappell foster this excellent atmosphere.

"It's a Wonderful Life" fund-raiser for Friends of Amundsen

Make this your holiday tradition and help raise money for 
Amundsen High School on December 11th!

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY
A special holiday benefit for


Please join Friends of Amundsen High School at American Theater Company for an exclusive performance of ATC's beloved annual holiday classic

It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play.

This unique fundraising event will be held at
American Theater Company - 1909 West Byron Street on 
*Tuesday, December 11th at 8:00pm*
Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children

Proceeds support Amundsen High School and American Theater Company's educational outreach in the North Center neighborhood. We sincerely hope you will join us!

To purchase tickets please call our box office at (773) 409-4125, or contact Nicole Meunier at nmeunier@atcweb.org.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Community Conversation: Aging in and Around the 47th Ward Saturday 12/1 10 am

Stay Active - Involved - Engaged - and Influential as you age in our community

Please join us this Saturday at Old Town School of Music for a community conversation about aging in and around the 47th Ward.

Featured speakers include:

Ameya Pawar, Alderman, 47th Ward of Chicago
Robyn Golden, Rush University Medical Center
Phil Ponce, Host, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight
moderating inspirational neighbors living their best lives
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 ~ 10 am – 12 pm Old Town School of Music
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
Who should come?
  • You! Participate in a grassroots community-driven initiative to create a community for all ages.
  • Anyone age 50 and better interested in living their best years at home and creating their ideal community for the future.
  • Businesses who value and support customers of every age.
  • Residents interested in volunteering locally.
  • Neighborhood leaders looking for a challenge!

Brought to you by:
Alderman Ameya Pawar
47th Ward Senior Council
Forward Chicago
and
Old Town School of Music

Friday, November 2, 2012

Art Opening at Dole Casa Cafe: Roots of the Community


Please join us to celebrate Roots of our Community: Honoring older artists in and around the 47th Ward


Opening Reception: 
Thursday, November 8th, 7-9 pm. at Dolce Casa Cafe - 4947 N Damen, Chicago

We are delighted to invite our local neighbors to join us as we celebrate art for all ages. We'll also unveil a mosaic created by the Chicago Mosaic School together with older adults of the 47th Ward. 

A little history:
The 47th Ward Senior Council was approached by the Chicago Mosaic School with an interest in creating a mosaic to honor the contributions of older adults in and around the 47th Ward. The Senior Council invited older volunteers to help make the mosaic, which will be hung at a number of locations around the Ward with the idea of honoring our older residents and promoting the idea that art is a lifelong endeavor. 

Together with the Senior Artists Network, we worked to create a show where local older artists could hang their art (it is for sale as well!) and the Mosaic will be unveiled. It is an excellent collaboration of The Chicago Mosaic School, The Senior Artists Network, The 47th Ward Senior Council, and Forward Chicago. We are so pleased to partner with Dolce Casa Cafe to host this excellent event. 

We will have an opening on Thursday, November 8th. Please come and join your neighbors at this local event celebrating art, community, and aging. If you cannot make it, please do stop by and see the art that will hang for the month of November.