As we hit the height of summer, there are still plenty of activities throughout Rogers Park for you to participate in. Join us this weekend for a live blues concert with Shirley King, the Glenwood Arts District Wine Stroll, cleaning up the Loyola dunes, and more!
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Blues Concert Fundraiser for Immigrant Families & Children
When: Sunday, July 22nd (3:30 – 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse Avenue
Are you a fan of blues music? This Sunday, attend a blues concert fundraiser to help Immigrant families and children. Spend an afternoon with Shirley King, the daughter of B.B. King, the King of Blues! Your $20 entry fee is your donation. (Additional donations are gladly accepted!) Proceeds go to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, an organization committed to serving as trusted allies and advocates of children facing deportation proceedings, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.
When: Sunday, July 22nd (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Glenwood Avenue Arts District, 6920 N. Glenwood Avenue
If you enjoy tasting various wines, then stop by the Glenwood Sunday Market Wine Stroll, which is co-sponsored by Rogers Park Provisions, Rogers Park Social and Rogers Park Business Alliance. They invite you to stroll the famous cobblestone arts district and sample over 60 different wines – all while supporting vital Local Food Access Programs at Glenwood Sunday Market.
A variety of vendors and brand representatives will be onsite to guide you through the tasting process. Presale tickets are $25 and $30 the day of the event. For more information, visit the Annual GSM Wine Stroll website.
Loyola Dune Clean-Up Volunteering
When: Saturday, June 21st (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Where: Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue
Since 2003, part of our lakefront has been protected from mechanical beach cleaning by large machines. This has allowed the gradual restoration of a native wilderness area in the city. The dunes have slowly reformed and are now about six feet above the surrounding manicured beach. One by one, native plant species are returning and are protected against being choked out by aggressive weed species until they are strong enough to survive on their own.
Volunteering at the dunes involves removing invasive species. You also could plant any plants, remove trash, or any other project (such as your own!) that you envision.
Dune clean-up volunteering will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will meet at the entrance to the dune habitat at the west end of the pier, just north and east of Pratt Avenue.
For more information, visit Loyola Dunes Restoration website!
When: Saturday, July 21st (9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.)
Where: 1122 W. Lunt Avenue
Are you interested in redecorating your home? If so, stop by the multi-unit community yard sale just steps from the lake!
There will be a huge assortment of items, including clothes, baby clothes, books, games, furniture, antiques, sports equipment, memorabilia, electronics, bikes, tools, and more.
Henhouse Prowlers Homecoming @ The Heartland Café
When: Friday, July 20th (6:30 p.m. – midnight)
Where: Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Avenue
The Henhouse Prowlers are bringing it back to Rogers Park, Chicago and the Heartland Cafe to raise money for their Non-Profit, Bluegrass Ambassadors, an educational program that uses traditional American folk music as a foundation to teach about music and cultures from around the world with a focus on curiosity, empathy and understanding. There will be two tiers of tickets and tons of music, special guests and more!
General admission is $30 for a show with special guests at 8:30 p.m in the Red Line Tap at the Heartland Cafe!
A backstage pass costs $100 for dinner with The Henhouse Prowlers at the Heartland Cafe, followed by an exclusive presentation of Bluegrass Ambassadors programming, including never before seen video from the band’s travels and other surprises!
Enjoy the weekend!