Community Events

January 2015

Jan 31

FREE Weekly Cooking and Nutrition Classes--Orientation

Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Heartland Health Center
1300 W Devon

In this weekly, 6-session, hands-on "Cooking Matters" you'll:
- Learn how to make the most of your food resources
- Cook healthy, delicious food
- Discuss nutrition and meal planning
- Put your skills to the test at a local grocery store
- Try new recipes and make them at home with food you take home each week

Classes will run on Tuesdays, from Feb. 17 through Mar. 24 (12:30-2:30pm)*

*Come to at least 4 sessions and get a FREE "Cooking Matters" gift!

For more information or to sign-up, contact Josh @ 715.305.9931 or email

February 2015

Feb 3

"Skills for the Search" Employment Workshop

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Loyola University Chicago
Damen Student Center-2nd Floor
6511 N Sheridan Rd

Come learn valuable employment skills such as:

- Resume and Cover Letter Building
- Navigating an Internet Job Search
- Interview Preparation
- Utilizing Social Media for Job Search

Hosted by:

- State Senator Heather Steans ? 7th District
- State Representative Kelly Cassidy ? 14th District
- Alderman Harry Osterman ? 48th Ward Alderman
- Alderman Joe Moore ? 49th Ward Alderman
- Charles Hardwick ? Howard Area Community Center

For More Information:

Call: 773.769.1717

Facebook Page: "Skills for the Search Employment Workshop"

Feb 4

Senior Safety Seminar

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Broadway Armory
5917 N Broadway

Presented by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Seniors will learn tactics for:

- Personal Safety
- Preparedness
- Home Safety

Feb 8

Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market

Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Glenwood Bar
6962 N Glenwood

Feb 9

Native American History in Chicago (Past) and West Ridge (Now) Presentation

Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Budlong Woods Library
5630 N. Lincoln (corner of Bryn Mawr)

"Chicago Has Always Been Indian Country"

Dr. Dorene P. Wiese will discuss the many ways in which Chicago has always been home to American Indian people. She will present a six minute video she produced and discuss some of the treaties and historic events that have shaped the Indian landscape.

Questions? Contact or call 312-742-9590

Feb 14

Alderman Joe Moore's Annual Valentine's Day Film Extravaganza

Saturday 10:00 AM

New 400 Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan Rd

You and your family can choose to see - FOR FREE - one of four popular films:

- Lego Movie
- Rio 2
- Mr. Peabody
- Planes: Fire & Rescue

***Limited seating, please arrive early. Doors open at 9:15am Free soda and popcorn, too!***

March 2015

Mar 1

6th Annual "Heat It Up!" Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser

Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mayne Stage
1328 W Morse Ave

Compete: $20
Taste: $20 in advance, $30 at the door

Join the fun as a competitive chili-master OR a delighted chili eater at the 6th Annual "Heat It Up!" Chili Cook-Off.

This way-too-delicious event is a great way to celebrate the many ways of chili as well as supporting Glenwood Sunday Market, Rogers Park's favorite Farmers Market and its ground-breaking Food Access Programs.

Chili, Live Auction, Cash Bar, 50-50 Raffle, Popular vote chili winners, Judged chili winners...great prizes for the chefs and a fantastic time for all!

CLICK HERE to purchase Competition or Tasting tickets