Today I start a regular feature for the summer: a Friday emails with ideas on spending your time – and money – in the 49th Ward. I will spotlight plays, movies, parks, restaurant specials, outdoor fun and other events. If you have an idea for this weekly feature, email my office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Plant Sale
Where: Glenwood Avenue, between Morse & Farwell
The Adopt-the-Public Way Grants Program is a beloved neighborhood initiative designed to encourage Rogers Park residents to beautify their parkways and make Rogers Park a better place to live. Applications for fall planting grants are being accepted now through September 15. Anyone who has an interest in gardening or getting outdoors is welcome to apply! If you would like to volunteer, contact the Rogers Park Garden Group.
The annual Spring Plant Sale coincides with the second weekend of the Glenwood Sunday Market, located on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Where: Heartland Café’s Red Line Tap (7006 N. Glenwood Avenue)
“You won’t believe this, but….” Come to Red Line Tap and watch how storytellers Kirk Kicklighter, Mary Lorenz, Lynne Roberts, Catharine Savage and Eileen Tull finish this sentence.
Serving the Sentence takes place the second Sunday of every month. At the end of every show, the audience can participate by voicing their ideas for the next show’s sentence.
No cover, but cash donations are accepted for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading research facilities forging the path towards a cure for cancer. Thank you to Red Line Tap for contributing to such a worthy cause.
Yoga in the Garden
Where: Hello! Howard Community Garden (1565 W. Howard Street)
Join the Peterson Garden Project for Yoga in the Garden at Hello! Howard, the local community garden on Howard Street. The class will be taught by a professional instructor from Centered Studios (7009 N. Glenwood Avenue). The restorative yoga class will focus on soothing joint and muscle pains that arise from gardening, but yoga is healthy for anyone to practice! No previous experience is required. Even though the class is free, please register online and bring your own yoga mat or towel.
The Peterson Garden Project seeks to build stronger communities by teaching people how to prepare and cook nutritious foods in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. With initiatives like Pop-Up Victory Gardens and yoga in the park, the Peterson Garden Project helps to promote development and cultural/agricultural integration throughout Rogers Park.