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Click Here: Happy Holidays Southeast Side Community Bulletin Board with  Activities, Events, Resources, Services, & Workshops Flyer’s Album From December 1st- 31st  2019

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This Album Flyers Is Divided Into 3 sections Highlight a Few Events:
1.) New Activities, Events,  Resources, Services, & Workshops:
Daily Add On  12/10: Local Market Food Grand Opening 71st Jeffery, Hegewisch Tree Lighting, Gifols is Hiring, South Chicago Community Ctr Free Workshops, DiVVY Is Coming Conversation Meeting, Free Mental Health Awareness Provide Training,  Grand Opening of Southeast Side Chicago Food Pantry, Free Admission to Opening House Lake Shore  Modeling Railroad, Grant Funding from the City of Chicago Information Session For Businesses, True Life Foundation Presents: Put Your Soul In The Season, Gift Wrapping with Lawrence Hall, The Church of Living Faith Present Community Health Fair,

12/6:  The Celebrity Lounge Christmas Party, Global Girls Play “Amen Corner”,  Chicago Police Superintendent Listening Session, Southwest Airlines Opportunity Workshops at Olive Harvey College, Beat the Street Coach for Wrestling, Chicago State University Open House, Senior Housing hosted by Spanish Coalition, Sunday Tea with Chef Sara, Grand Opening for Olive Harvey Community Resource Rm, and Celebrate the Holiday with Southeast Environmental Task Force.

12/2:  Olive Harvey Career  & Hiring Events, Holiday Benefit hosted at Woodlawn by Family Rescue, Cookies and Hot Chocolate with Santa Bessemer-Schafer Park,  Hegewisch 2019 Holiday Bazzar,  Breakfast with Santa Our Lady of Guadalupe Parent Club, CPS Application, Community Meeting at City Hall for Saginaw Wine & Liquor, City of Chicago Invest Kick off  Event Kenneth King,  Gospel Line Up at Compassion Church Honoring over 20th years, Black Arts Black Power and the Birth of Kwanzaa at DuSable Museum, I Called Him Morgan Screening at Stony Island Art Bank, Cannabis Legalized Community Informational Session at Chicago State University. 

(2.) Weekly & Monthly Activities, Events & Services:  South Shore Speaks Hosted by The Neighborhood Network Alliance, Friday Night Jazz at The Quarry,  Solace Soul Sunday Open Mic, Senior Zumba at The South Chicago Senior Satellite,  Wellness Sunday Male Only,  Spanish Coalition Free House Workshops,  First Midwest Financial Fitness Workshops,   ASE Youth Leadership Council, NAACP, South Deering/Jeffery Manor Monthly Meeting,  and more.
(3.)  3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting

1. New Activities, Events, Resources, Services, &  Workshops:

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Free Workshop

12/4 City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers  
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by the City of Chicago
To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.
12/6 Starting a Business In Illinois
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC
Running a small business takes a lot of work. Often, a handful of employees fill a variety of roles, meaning that everyone has to bring serious hard work, dedication, self-motivation, and multitasking skills to the table. Amid all this, it can be easy to forget about the legal aspects of running a business. However, attending to these matters sooner rather than later is likely to save you time, stress, and expense in the long run. Join us in this workshop to learn our top 10 legal tips for small business success.
12/11 Level Up
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Moderated by Kenya Merritt, Chicago Chief Small Business Officer
In this workshop, our panelists will share tips on how to take your business to the next level. Our presenters will share their personal experience and offer advice on how to properly scale and grow your business.
12/13 Construction Project Management
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) – NOF
Working with design and construction pros to make your business dream a reality takes smart planning and organization. Learn the best practices for establishing your schedule and budget, hiring the right professionals and dealing with unforeseen challenges to ensure your project is completed on-time and on-budget.
12/18 A Legal Update on Policies and Procedures in the Employment Law Landscape
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by Charles Krugel, a Management Side Labor, Employment and Human Resource Attorney
A discussion of all of the changes that have gone into effect this year, and that will probably be in effect next year, including the minimum wage, paid time off, fair work week, overtime wage exemptions, asking job candidates about salary/wage history & sexual harassment training.
12/20  Everything You Need To Know About Business Insurance
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by Sandra Cavoto Insurance Agency
In this session, attendees will learn the coverages needed for their business. We’ll discuss the right questions to ask your insurance professional and how to protect yourself and your business against lawsuits.
All workshops are free and are located in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. To register for a workshop e-mail or call 312.744.2086.



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Hour of Code
Monday, December 9, 2019
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Jeffery Manor 2401 E. 100th Street
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-6479
In a collaboration between CS First and Cartoon Network, patrons will create an animated story based on “The Amazing World of Gumball” TV series.







Vodak Book Club: Christmas Cake Murder
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Vodak-East Side 3710 E. 106th Street
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-5500
Join us as we discuss Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke.




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Holiday Food Basket Registration by Dec 12th Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm 8650 S. Commercial Ave



Career & Small Business Resource Center
Thursday, December 12, 2019
11:00AM – 2:00PM
South Chicago 9055 S. Houston Avenue
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-8065
Are you looking for a new career or wanting to start, manage or grow a business? Our staff can help you find the right resources to plan and meet your goals.
Call to schedule a time to meet with our Adult Services Librarian. We offer the following services and support: Jobs & Small Business Online Resources
Books for Career Seekers & Entrepreneurs
Job Searching & Resume Building Techniques



Why Social Security Really Matters
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00PM – 7:00PM
South Chicago 9055 S. Houston Avenue
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-8065
Learn about the Six (6) Most Overlooked Opportunities in Maximizing One’s Social Security Benefits. Discover how you can control the best time for claiming benefits. Learn why this unique lifetime entitlement program is here to stay and what makes it so unique. You want to make sure you make informed decisions in your financial security.
Workshop attendees will receive a complimentary copy to the “Guide to Maximizing Social Security Benefits.”


The STEAM Project
Thursday, December 12, 2019
4:30PM – 5:30PM
Jeffery Manor 2401 E. 100th Street
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-6479
We’ll discover science, technology, engineering, arts and math by creating different projects.






Free Days at the Planetarium 2019 Hosted by Chicago’s Best Events
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Chicago, Illinois


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Interfaith Power and Light Cool Congregation Contest Is your House of Worship an environmental leader in your community? Then check out Interfaith Power and Light’s Cool Congregation Contest and share about the work you are doing for a chance to win $1,000! Entries are welcome until December 15th.


Breakfast with Santa
Hosted by Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parents Club
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8 AM – 1 PM
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parents Club
9050 S Burley Ave, 60617



A Sunday Tea Message from Chef Sara’s: We welcome you join us on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 for an Afternoon Tea!
Finger sandwiches, salads, desserts, a nd a variety of teas, with scones of course!
Space is limited; only 18 seats left!!
Regular ticket is $25.00, Vegan ticket is $30.00, cash payments are preferred.
RSVP and payment are due by Thursday, December 12th, in order to secure a spot for you and any guests you may bring. Anything received after this date will not be accepted, but we will be happy to keep you on the list to receive information for any upcoming teas!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Chef Sara’s Cafe
7201 S Exchange Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 359-4637



Master Planned Development Draft Addendum
Here is a chance for your voice to be heard. Below is the link to the City’s Master Planned Development Draft Addendum which community groups and members of the general public have the opportunity to make comments about the Addendum.
DPD is accepting public comment on improved review and approval procedures for Chicago’s largest construction projects that were first presented to the Plan Commission at its meeting on Oct. 17, 2019. The proposed requirements would supplement existing protocols for Planned Development (PD) projects and create a “Master PD” designation that would apply to projects of a certain size and scope. The Master PD designation would be required for private projects that exceed 20 acres, 4 million square feet of space or 4,000 dwelling units, and for public projects that exceed 10 acres, 2.5 million square feet or 2,500 dwelling units.
The original public comment period has been extended as the request of various community groups, members of the general public, and members of the development community. All comments and questions should be emailed to by Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Click View:


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The Psychology Behind Hoarding
Monday, December 16, 2019
6:00PM – 7:45PM
South Chicago 9055 S. Houston Avenue
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-8065
Dan Bader, LCPC, LMFT, will discuss the psychology behind hoarding.
The presentation will address how unmet needs and mismanaged emotions can lead to the adoption of a hoarding lifestyle. It will also discuss how the formation of emotionally-driven decisions and beliefs maintains maladaptive hoarding behavior.







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Info Shared by Lili Loncar East Side FBK: Cards available for Week 24 with a projected pot of $30,000 and Chance at 2 Chicago Bears tickets.
EXCITING NEWS our raffle has a new incentive… 2 CHICAGO BEARS TICKETS for the December 22nd game verses Chiefs at 7:20pm. Drawing on Friday, December 20th at 8pm.
Play the Queen of Hearts at Small World for a chance to win a projected pot of $30,000. Next drawings is Friday, December 6th at 8pm. Buy $5 for 6 tickets. Buy $20 you get a chance to win 2 Chicago BEARS tickets for December 22nd. We will have a SPECIAL DRAWING for the BEARS tickets on Friday, December 20th at 8pm.
Tickets are available at Small World Bar and Grill 3325 E 106th Street — at SmallWorld Bar & Grill.



True To Life is a non-profit organization that is committed to the administration & operation of programs that empower Chicagoland communities through crisis intervention, education & restoration while promoting abstinence & positive selfawareness.




Notarized Inc. Christmas Feeding & Toy Giveaway…Donate A Toy
Hosted by Dante Wolf Wilson and Hoshepshut MenAb
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM
The Quarry Event Center
2423 E 75th St, Chicago, Illinois 60649


Bring your children and your precious pets (dogs on leashes and cats in carriers) to visit with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes! Then snag a picture with Old Saint Nick, creating memories for years to come! Photo purchase options will be available.
2340 E 75th St
Chicago, Illinois 60649
(773) 609-5651


Kwanzaa Celebration Harambee na NGUZO SABA 2019 Hosted by The Black Mall
Friday, December 27, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM
Chicago State University Jacoby Dickens Cente
Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Attention Vendors, in lieu of the Holiday season, we are offering 15% off Vendor booths for this Kwanzaa celebration.
But hurry, the offer expires 11/29/19 at 11:59pm
So register now at USE PROMO CODE: HOLIDAY




Fight for Fair Housing. Email the chairs of the Cook County Rules Committee TODAY!
Thousands of individuals who have been denied housing because of their record are now counting on you to help enact the Just Housing Ordinance before January 1, 2020. Urge the chairs of the Cook County Rules Committee to ensure that the Just Housing Ordinance goes into effect by December 31, 2019. #JustHousing



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Six Years of Local Films in Local Parks
Since 2014, this Local Film Showcase has featured films made right here in Chicago in parks across the city. We’re proud to support filmmakers working and creating in our city, and to enrich the Movies in the Parks program with hometown movies featuring, speaking to and relevant for Chicago.

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Info Shared by Christyn Freemon: The application to join Year Up Chicago’s spring cohort of young professionals is officially open!
Our one-year, educational and professional development program for young adults (ages 18-24 w/ a high school diploma or GED) trains students to prepare for corporate careers at top companies with starting average salaries of $40K a year, and to persist in college!
Don’t hesitate – submit an interest form today:
We host regular information sessions on the following days and times:
Mondays at 4:30pm (Harold Washington Campus – 30 E. Lake Street, Room 320)
Tuesdays at 10:30am (Downtown Campus – 223 W. Jackson Blvd., 4th Floor)
Thursdays at 3:30pm (Downtown Campus – 223 W. Jackson Blvd., 4th Floor)
Have questions or want to learn more?
Contact us: or 312.726.5300, Press *1



Alderwoman Garza 10th Coat Drive


Just in Case Scroll to fastCookies & Hot Chocolate with Santa Hosted by Bessemer-Schafer Park Advisory Council, Connect South Shore Art,  Music, Film, Market & Food Festival, Chicago Philharmonic Side by Side Hosted by South Shore Cultural Center, Eastside Little League Softball Camp, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians at Stony Island Bank, Financial Literacy Town Hall Public Hosted by Representative Curtis J. Tarver II and State Representative Kam Buckner, Fair Housing Town Hall Public Hosted by Representative Curtis J. Tarver II and State Representative Kam Buckner, La Rabida Hospital Toy Drive hosted by Senator Peters and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, CEDA/LiHeap Hours, Given Tuesday SkyArt- Lost Boyz- and Global Girls, Free Woman Welding Programs, 10th Ward 5th Annual Senior Luncheon, Holiday Shopping Gift Card Commercial Ave, South Side Lakefront Water Level Discussion 7th Ward Alderman Mitchell, South Shore Chamber Elevated Gala at Stony Island Art Bank, Notarized Inc. Christmas Feeding & Toy Giveaway at the Quarry, Year End Meetup: 2020 South Side Housing Market, Application selection in the Night Out in the Park Portal, East Side Chamber Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony 2019, Breakfast with Santa Scared Heart, Open Mic at Pink Giraffe, December Top Box Menu, Gallistel Music Winter Concert, Club 81 Too Christmas Toy Drive, Interfaith Power and Light Cool Congregation Contest, South Shore Teens Got Talent $500 Contest, Holiday Basket Registration, Immunization & Flu Shot, Small World Chicago Bear Raffle Tickets, Pink Giraffe Art Studio Present Santa Photo day, Kwanzaa Celebration Harambee na NGUZO SABA 2019 at Chicago State University, Usher’s Annual Sermon at St. Luke,  Its Christmas Celebrated by Audacious Praise, 4th Annual Chili Contest at Pilgrim Church, Tales of Two Night hosted by Pilgrim Church at SkyWay Bowling, Operation Warm Coat Give Away 4th District, Holiday Donations, Crochet, Knit or Sew Your Own Project at Hegewisch Library, Why Social Security Really Matter & Medicare 2020 at South Chicago Library, Hour of Code Jeffery Manor Library, Prevention Diabetes Group at Avalon Library, Career & Small Business Resources at South Chicago Library, and City of Chicago Free Business Workshops.

2.Weekly & Monthly Activities, Events & Services



Info Shared and Hosted by South Shore Chamber, Inc. The Artisan is OPEN for business! Fri-Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm 1735 E. 71st Street



Friday at 6 PM – 9:30 PM
The Quarry Event Center
2423 E 75th St, Chicago, Illinois 60649


C.O.A.L. Coalition of African American Leaders Monthly Meeting Sept, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am  WHERE: BJ’s Market  8734 South Stony Island  COST: $7.00  CONTACT:  Craig Wimberly


Beginner Yoga For Everyone
by Pink Giraffe Art Studio
Saturday, at 2 PM – 3 PM
2340 E 75th St
2340 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649
Tickets by Eventbrite







South Side YMCA
6330 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tuesday, 10am



Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Hosted by Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago
Every Wednesday, at
11:30 AM
Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago
3235 E 91st St, Chicago, Illinois 60617



Happy Saturday! Grab the kids and begin your day with ALL AGES LESSONS 10a-11:30a, then stay for FAMILY SKATE Noon-3p. See you on the wood!
1122 E 87th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 221-2600


Red Line Live at SkyWay Bowling Marty Gomez at the Skyway Bowling Alley.
Jamming out to some of great oldies but goodies.
9915 S Torrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-4535



Are you interested in seeking therapy and want more info. before scheduling an appointment? Make a phone consultation with @sistaafya Therapists Latania and Camesha at:



Black Men Do Yoga Hosted by Dr. Obari Adéye Cartman
The Quarry Event Center
2423 E 75th St, Chicago, Illinois 60649 i avoid yoga because im not flexible enough, dont like being embarrassed. i realize that logic is backwards because yoga would make me more flexible but i still dont go. yoga spaces seem for women and for people that already do yoga. we are creating a space for me. and another guys that need to move, stretch, breathe, and slow down. you dont have to wear tights and say namaste. Peaceful Tranquility Realized will lead us through some movement and breathing exercises to help us learn to use our body to heal from the stress of being Black men in America. then you are welcome to stay after for #MANifestWellnessSundays from 1-3 where we drum and talk about life. this aint the new masculinity or white people stuff. this is as old & African as it gets.
the first month will be free99 (starting 10/20) and if it seems like a good idea to continue we will offer our instructor $5 per session. borrow your lady’s mat or just bring a towel and lets get this healing on.
The Quarry Event Center
2423 E 75th St.
Chicago, IL



Male Only




Indian Ridge Marsh Community Stewardship
Hosted by Audubon Great Lakes and The Wetlands Initiative
Until Feb 22, 2020 AUG4 Sun 9:00 AM SEP 7 Sat 10:00 AM OCT 12 Sat 9:00 AM
Indian Ridge Marsh, IRM-North Parking Lot, 11600 S. Torrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60617





Checkout Events Park Near You “Free”.



Rosenblum Sept meeting TBA Last Monday or 4th Monday


Spanish Coalition for Housing
Free Home buyer Workshop
9010 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: (773) 933-7575




Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast Meet Every 4th Tuesday at 10500 S. Ewing at Alderwoman Garza Office 10th Ward.








The New Celebrity Lounge 2020 E 83rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60617
Pool Tournament Tuesdays
Every Tuesday except the 1st Tuesday of the Month
Sign Up is at 9:00pm with Ms. Rose


Wednesday at 9 PM – 2 AM
The New Celebrity Lounge
2020 E 83rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60617


Small World Bar & Grill 3325 E 106th
Chicago, Illinois 60617
(773) 933-8663










*NEW BEGINNER’S OBEDIENCE CLASS* Starting Friday, JUNE 21 at 7:00 PM! For this first week of orientation, we ask that you don’t bring your dogs along so we can go over the training, tips, understanding your dog, what to bring with you, equipment you will need, and application forms. Classes are $10.00 per night for this 10 week course. AFTER this coming Friday’s orientation, all classes will be held on *WEDNESDAY* Nights, starting on July 3rd. Beginner Class will then be at 8:00 pm. Classes held at Calumet Park, 9800 Ave.G in the Fieldhouse Bocce Room. Hope to see you there! Serious Dog Training but don’t forget to also have some fun.



SSCC Advisory Council (South Shore Advisory Counsel) Meeting Oak Room
Hosted by South Shore Second Saturday, 10am
7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, 

Monthly Meeting Second Saturday
1pm to 2pm
Our Lady Gate of Heaven
2338 E 99th St, Chicago


Check out our Stepping Class on Saturdays. Do you want to master the art of stepping, call us to enroll 773 291 6397


Go Run 63rd Street Beach· by Chicago Area Runners Association
Select a date and time
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 AM – 10 AM
63rd Street Beach
6300 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60649







NAACP Monthly Membership Meeting 3rd Saturday at Avalon Public Library 8148 S. Stony Island at 11am






Click Link For All Free Event at Stony Island Art Bank


3. Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting











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5th Ward Monthly Meeting
Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM   1415 E 70th St, Chicago 



Alderman Greg Mitchell;s Constituents Night 7th Ward Mondays 3pm to 7pm
2249 E 95th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 731-7777


8th Ward Aldermanic Office Michelle A. Harris
Ward Constituents Night Mondays 6pm to 8pm
8539 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-874-3300



Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza 10th Ward Tuesday 9am-6pm (ward night w/ appmnt)
Call office at 773-768-8138
10500 S. Ewing Ave


Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Chicago Office
1000 E. 111th Street,
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 321-2001
Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm


Contact Us (773) 783-8492 8539 South Cottage Grove Ave., Suite B Chicago, IL 60619


Stanley Moore County Board Commissioner, 4th District 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 404 Chicago, IL 60619 Phone: (773) 783-2412




State Representative of Illinois’ 26th District Kam Buckner Call (773) 924-1755



Senator Robert Peters District Office:
1509 E. 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1996
Open Office Hours:
Fridays from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.


Representative Curtis J. Tarver I
Info Shared by Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Office: I wanted to give you all a reminder that we have opened the 25th District Service Office (1303 E 53rd St) with regular office hours during the week and we have flexibility for after-hours/weekend appointments. Feel free to email or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting



Representative Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D) 5th District: (South Shore Small%) 5048 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 924-4614 (773) 924-4652 FAX



The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; contact the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. of the day before the meeting to add your name to the list of speakers. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month.
The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Chicago Public Safety Headquarters.
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What You Missed In December…Previous Activities, Events,  Services, &  Workshop of this Month:

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc.

South Shore Connect Sunday, Dec 1, 2019


Chicago Philharmonic Side by Side Hosted by South Shore Cultural Center
Sun, Dec 1st at 3 PM – 7 PM
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60649


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza 10th: East Side Little League, East Side Soccer Dome, and Little League Softball present a free Softball Camp!
When: Sunday December 1st 4-7pm
Where: 11919 S Avenue O


AACM GBME W Guest Mama Edie and Jonathan Woods Hosted by Rebuild Foundation and AACM – Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sun, Dec 1, 2019
5:00 PM
Rebuild Foundation
Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island Ave




Diabetes Prevention Group
Monday, December 2, 2019
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Are you concerned about the threat of diabetes and want to make some changes? Join Dr. Ini Ekpenyong in a weekly group setting on preventing diabetes from becoming part of your future. 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue Chicago IL 60617 Phone: (312) 747-5234


Medicare 2020
Monday, December 2, 2019
6:30PM – 7:30PM
South Chicago 9055 S. Houston Avenue
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-8065
Medicare 2020 is an educational seminar about Medicare and the enrollment periods. Learn about Parts A, B, C, and D, as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare, i.e., deductibles and coinsurance.
For 2020 coverage, open enrollment will run from October 15, 2019, to December 7, 2019. During the annual enrollment period, you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. Ivan from Premier Medicare Benefits will help you compare and choose a plan that is best for you.


Do you believe that art can empower young people? If you do, consider making a donation that will have a huge impact on the lives of the youth we serve. Your support is needed to reach SkyART’s #GivingTuesday goal of $5,000 to complete our Family Table campaign.
As part of SkyART’s organizational values of totality and responsiveness ­— serving the whole child — we launched the Family Table program that provides healthy snacks and meals to participants of SkyART programs every day.
Join SkyART in feeding our kids with a gift of any amount on #GivingTuesday, December 3rd! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to receive updates on how your gift has helped us to achieve this year’s goal.





Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money for Global Girls and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about Global Girls below.
Most of you know our work. You’ve seen posts and pictures and even productions. Rooted in the heart of the south side, we proudly put stories on stage and transform lives. For almost 20 YEARS, we’ve been in the community working intentionally an deliberately teaching girls and women to turn their dreams into realities as they seek first to serve.
Help us help more girls on Giving Tuesday. Donate $20 or more and get a free ticket to our new production, “The Amen Corner” Friday, December 13 @ 7p.

Giving Tuesday:Lost Boyz, On Giving Tuesday, remember Global Girls Fundraiser for Global Girls by Marvinetta Penn, SkyArt, South Shore Opera Free concerts aren’t free, Chicago Park Districts, Parents of Extraordinary Children, South Merrill Community Garden, Real Men Cook & Real Men Charities, inc, Southeast Environmental Task Force,  Claretian Associates, Inc. The Neighborhood Network Alliance-SE, Alliance of the Southeast – ASE, Notarized Inc. Social Club, Park District Advisory Councils/PAC, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, ABJ Community Services, Inc.,Chambers-South Shore, Southeast Chicago, Eastside, Hegewisch Association, Community Churches and Schools.

South Merrill Community Garden

Real Men Charities

Claretian Association



Film Screening: Almost Christmas (2016)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Jeffery Manor 2401 E. 100th Street
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-6479


Info Shared by South Shore Connection.



Free Spanish Class
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Avalon 148 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-5234
Interested in learning the Spanish language? Be a part of our casual group setting and proceed at a self-guided pace. And be sure to check out other foreign languages provided for free by Mango software on the CPL website!




Please RSVP Alderman Mitchell 7th Ward: South Shore Cultural Center 7059 S. South Shore Dr. Doors open at 6:00 PM


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Info Shared by Tony Margis‎ Southeast Chicago Historical SocietyDecember 5, 1pm to 7pm, Holiday decorating with the Scouts!
December 7 & 14, 2019: Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 PM, Lake Shore Model Railroad Association – Open House.
December 12 & 19, 1pm to 4pm.
Closed December 26.
March 28, 2020: Saturday 11:00 AM, Annual Membership Meeting.
April 26, 2020: Sunday, SECHS Annual Installation Dinner @Steve’s Lounge. Save the Date




Jeffery Manor Writing Group
Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Jeffery Manor 2401 E. 100th Street
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (312) 747-6479
Join this support-based writing group meeting to encourage each other to pen their own books, poems and short stories.



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Info Shared by Latham Zearfoss:


·         Queering the Parks + Year of Chicago Music portals are available through Night Out in the Parks

·         Chicago Onscreen is accepting applications now through December 6th

·         Night Out in the Parks is accepting applications now through December 10th

·         Special Events Unit (Night Out) is currently hiring a full-time Program & Event Coordinator, application is live through December 11th [Details attached]


Just a note to share the news that after a successful inaugural run of Queering the Parks this past year, we are excited to open it up to our broader community of collaborators, dreamers, artists and young people! QTP now exists as an application selection in the Night Out in the Parks portal, which is open now until December 10th. Speaking of, if you are doing community-oriented art/performance/humanities and want to connect with Chicagoans in the neighborhoods they live in through free public programming, check out Night Out in the Parks. This award-winning program brings a breathtakingly wide range of world-class performance and public programming to hundred of parks each year! NOITP will be participating in the city-wide Year of Chicago Music, so musicians are especially encouraged to consider applying. Lastly, next year will be the 6th year of Chicago Onscreen – a free, outdoor film festival that showcases the rich diversity of moving image work made in our city. I love this event and encourage fimmakers, programmers and producers to check out the application portal on FilmFreeway. And as always, let me know if you have any questions or want advice on any of the above.

In a related note, the Night Out in the Parks team AKA The Special Events Unit is currently hiring a Full-Time data-minded, emotionally intelligent unicorn. Ideal candidates would be, in the words of my colleague Krista Bryski Richard, “insanely organized, passionate, community driven programmers/administrators who want to be a part of a dynamite team.” Details on the position, including salary, are attached. Shortly, the Arts and Culture Unit (my team) will also be looking to fill some big shoes. Any day now, we will be hiring for a Full-Time program lead for the wildly popular sonic & media arts initiative known as Inferno. Let me know if you have anyone in mind (including yourself) for this position and I can be sure to let you know when it is posted. As always, people of color, indigenous folks, and artists with strong connections to the South and West sides are always strongly encouraged to apply. Both positions really require a driver’s license and would benefit greatly from access to a car. Heads up that CPkD does drug test upon the offer a position.

Latham Zearfoss

Program and Event Coordinator

Chicago Park District

(773) 627-3437


Crochet, Knit or Sew Your Own Project
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30AM – 1:30PM
Hegewisch 3048 E. 130th Street
Chicago IL 60633
Phone: (312) 747-0046
Join us as we crochet, knit or sew and bring your own project to start or finish. This program is for all skill levels and is great for beginners.


Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell 7th:


TRANSFER & GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gwendolyn Brooks Library – 4th Floor Attending the open house will provide you with a thorough overview of life at Chicago State University while also giving you and your family/guests the chance to: Attend academic and special information sessions Meet with faculty, administrators, current students, and alumni Learn more about academic programs and student life Tour the campus Learn about financial aid, scholarships, and the application process Speak with an admissions officer (On-site Admissions for College Transfer Students). Transfer students need copies of college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Also Enjoy: Complimentary Refreshments Application Fee Waiver for Graduate and Undergraduate Applicants (Waivers only granted to those in attendance).



Family First Saturdays: Beluga Whale Wonders Hosted by Shedd Aquarium
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605


Year End Meetup: 2020 South Side Housing Market
Hosted by South East Chicago Real Estate Club
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
South East Chicago Real Estate Club





East Side Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony 2019
Hosted by East Side Chamber of Commerce and Gallistel Language Academy
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
10555 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617-6220


Black Arts Black Power and the Birth of Kwanzaa
Hosted by Greater Chatham
Saturday. Dec 7th at 2 PM – 5 PM
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Kwanzaa and the Black Arts Movement in Chicago
Explore the dynamic 1960-70 Black Arts Movement that took place during on the South Side of Chicago and how it influenced the birth of Kwanzaa.
Hear firsthand from Dr. Haki Madhunbuti, founder or The Third World Press , how he and other local creative visionaries during the 1960’s -70’s forged the arts movement by and for blacks.
Hear how one of Greater Grand Crossing’s own, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Dr. Haki Madhubuti’s mentor, was both an accomplished artist and instrumental in founding the DuSable Museum.
Learn about other prominent local artist including William Edouard Scott, Archibald John Motley, Jr. Douglas Williams, Calvin Jones, and Eldzier Corto r and others from Black Arts Movement Scholars – Dr. Romi Crawford and Dr. Rebecca Zorach
2:15 – 2:15 Welcome
-Nedra Sims Fears, Executive Director, Greater Chatham Initiative
-Betty Shabazz School Drummers and Dancers
2:15 – 3:30 Panel Discussion and Talk-Back
-Dr. Haki Madhubti, President, Third World Press
-Dr. Romi N. Crawford, Professor, School of the Art Institute
-Dr. Rebecca Zorach, Professor, Northwestern University
-Nedra Sims Fears, Executive Director, Greater Chatham Initiative
3:30 – 5:00 Walking tour of Dr. Burroughs artwork./Reception with Music with light refreshments.
-Free walking tour of exhibit, “ South Side Stories – The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960 – 1980,” by a DuSable Museum docent.
-Reception with live music featuring 1960-80’s Black Protest Music that was popularized by Chicago musicians – Curtis Mayfield, Five Stairsteps, Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cook
Join us for our Kwanzaa on the ‘9 Events, Saturday, December 14, 2019 2-4pm. Whitney Young Library. 415 E. 79th St. See the attached flyer for details and please register at Seating is limited so register today.
From 2-4 pm, enjoy African storytelling, dance and drumming. Children can make-your own Kwanzaa pop-up greeting cards. Enjoy Kwanzaa inspired holiday window displays. See three new original Kwanzaa Puppet Show skits from 4-5 pm. They were created by the Kwanzaa Ensemble– a group of local teens, in partnership with eta Creative Arts Foundation and Rough House Theatre.
About Greater Chatham Initiative: GCI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that receives major support from the MacArthur Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Exelon and others. The 15-square-mile area served by GCI supports the Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Grand Crossings and Avalon Park communities and is roughly bounded by: South Chicago Avenue to the east, the Dan Ryan Woods to the west, 63rd Street to the north and 87th Street to the south. 122,000 residents call this area, Greater Chatham, their home.



This is gathered info shared by the Alderman/Alderwoman, Government Officials, Community Organizations and Leaders, and Community Residents: In hopes of keeping you more in the loop and increase the sharing of information and participation throughout our communities “Not My Events” This mainly focus on the activities, events, resources, and  services in Jackson Park Highland, South Shore, Avalon, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Bush, Eastside, Jeffery Manor/South Deering, and Hegewisch. Please feel free to send Activities, Events, and Resources that you would like to be added to this album flyers through email or inbox.  Know Your Neighbors…..Know Your Neighborhoods” “Not My Events” Events are Subject to Change.  Please Share!

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