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Ald. King is forming a committee on Michael Reese site- vitally important to the South Side- for information visit our hot development page.
Special Service District 61 Commission meets 3RD WEDNESDAYS at POLSKY OR Hyatt Place Chicago, conference room on 5225 S. Harper Ave. (the evening meetings). Meetings are open to the public. 2 meetings a quarter are at 11 am and the third at 7 pm.
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Phase II meeetings on Jackson and South Shore Parks:
FIRST- CDOT ANNOUNCES ITS POSITION AND PLANS FOR ROADS AND OTHER CIRCULATION AND MOBILITY- AUGUST 21 AND 24 (Monday and Thursday) 4-8 pm in open format of presentations and questions/comments. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
SECOND- CHICGO PARK DISTRICT, OBAMA FOUNDATION AND THE GOLF ALLIANCE WILL PRESENT THEIR REVISED PLANS with open format- SEPTEMBER 21 AND 25 (Thursday and Monday) times not give but prob. 4-8 pm. At South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
The CHP Village is co sponsoring a series of interactions with UC Medicine Doctors in the SHARE program, at various locales (most at Mather More Than a Cafe, in Chatham). Transportation from Augustana Church is provided free. Contact the office. Next is 2, Tuesday, 9 am at Mather on Stroke Awareness. chpv.org.
Wednesday evenings June 14 on. Quilting "welcome blankets." From Cindy Pardo, a teacher of quilting. In an attempt to hold back the Forces of Darkness, I invite anyone who can knit, crochet or quilt to join us at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn, on Wednesday evenings, from 7-9 (we'll skip July 5th) to work on making Welcome Blankets. The idea, dreamed up by the same crafts women who created the Pussy Hat Project, is to create 40" x 40" Welcome Blankets which will be displayed at our own Smart Museum beginning in mid July. What the exhibit will show is what 2,000 miles of yarn and fiber looks like, in place of a 2,000 mile wall. When the exhibit is over the blankets will be sent to refugee and immigrant groups for distribution to newcomers to our country who, despite the current lunacy, still want to come here. The blankets will feature a tag that not only tells how to care for them, but has a space for the maker to tell their own family's immigration story. You can find further information about the project at www.welcomeblanket.org, where there is also a basic knitting pattern. You don't have to use their pattern, and knitted, crocheted and quilted blankets are welcome. I am able to give some crafting help, if needed, and I will have some limited yarn and needles to help you get started, but you may want to choose your own. We'll be meeting for six weeks, and I'll bring the first round of munchies! I love the positive aspects of this initiative and hope some of you will join us!
August 22, Tuesday, 5-7 pm. CDOT discusses, seeks public input on plans to restore Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park. Jackson Park fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.
August 22, Tuesday, 6 pm. 5th Ward monthly aldermanic meeting. This month at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
August 23, Wednesday and August 24, Thursday, 4-8 pm.Phase II. Chicago Dept. of Transportation presents and answers questions, takes comments in open house format on its decisions and plans on the roads and circuation/mobiilty in Jackson and South Shore Cultural Center parks and environs. (CPD, Foundation, and Golf Phase II announcements and meetings will be on September 21 and 25.) South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
August 23, Wednesday, 6 pm. HPK CAC (community action council for schools) meets adt Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell. Election of officers, Jane Averill Reading Day, consideration of draft letter on the Single Application.
August 26, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. 4th Ward Health and Housing Fair. Lots of seminars, and Mensa performs. ? Dyett High, 515 E. 51st St.
September 15, Friday, 11:30 am check-in. Adaptive Golf tournament in Jackson Park. Flyer and registration.
September 16, Saturday, 9 am-4 pm. Hyde Park Garden Fair Annual Mum and Bulb Sale. HP Shopping Center Courtyard.
September 16, Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. 5th Ward Shredathon . 2325 E. 75th St.
September 23, Saturday, early morning. Beyond a Mammogram Hyde Park 5K Walk and Run- Harold Washington Park.
September 24, Sunday, 2-4 pm. HPKCC Annual Meeting and board election. Hyatt Place Community Room, 5225 S. Harper.
Mission of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
The purpose of the Conference is to attend to the civic needs of the community; work toward an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community; and to promote participation of residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in programs and activities that advance the interests and concerns of the community. It serves the community as a watchdog, independent voice, and clearing house in the community's ongoing conversation and decisions about those matters which affect and define community life.