Chicago Conservation Corps and the Galewood Garden Club are presenting a free public seminar, Managing Stormwater at your Home, at Rutherford-Sayre Park on Saturday September 20 at 10am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter a raffle for rain barrels, dual-flush toilet kits, and low-flow showerheads.
The following note is from the organizers of the Galewood-North Avenue Farmers Market:
As you may already have seen on Facebook, we regret to inform you that the Galewood-North Avenue Farmers will not be operating for remainder of the 2014 season.
We were down to just two vendors as of last Sunday. That’s not enough for a viable market, so the Farmers Market Committee decided to shut down for the rest of this year.
We’ll evaluate options for 2015, including an alternate week or once-a-month schedule.
In the meantime, we thank all of you who supported the market and especially those who came regularly to shop and meet their neighbors.
Thanks for being a great neighbor!
Schedules have been released for Rutherford-Sayre Park’s Fall 2014 session. A variety of educational, athletic, and arts/crafts classes are open to kids aged 3-12 and run from September 15 through December 5.
View the Fall 2014 Early Childhood Class Schedule (morning and early afternoon classes for kids 3-5)
View the Fall 2014 After-School Class Schedule (after school and early evening classes for kids 3-12)
Online registration opened Monday. Parents can also register in-person at the park on Saturday the 9th from 10-12. Discounts are available with multiple classes.
The next Galewood-North Avenue Farmer’s Market Stock is this Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 6700 W. North Avenue. Stock up on locally-grown fruits and vegetables, French bakery items, cheese, fair/trade coffee drinks from MoJo Coffee. Food trucks, too. Come to shop. Stay for lunch.
Here’s what’s happening at the market this Sunday:
- Personal trainer John Haley will offer group exercise at 9 AM. Come watch him put folks through their paces, or bring a mat and $20 to participate.
- Free hotdogs for all police/fire personnel from 11 AM – 1 PM.
- Ms. Rosa’s Kitchen will be back at 11:30 AM serving amazing flautas, tamales and snow cones,
- The talented Local-Motions kids will perform selections from the musical “Guys and Dolls” at 12:30 PM.
Support your neighborhood farmers market!!
Support local charity Local-Motions with your rummage sale donations and 7/12 purchases
Please bring your fully tax-deductible donations any day this tomorrow between 2:00 and 3:00 PM to Local-Motions, 6272 W. North Ave. in Chicago (~ 1/4 block east of Ridgeland). They’re accepting clothing (including baby clothes), bikes, small appliances, home furnishings, computers, shoes and handbags.
Please also come to the rummage sale at Local-Motions this Saturday, July 12th, 7 AM – 4 PM. (In the case of bad weather conditions, the sale will be held on Saturday, July 19th.)
Since 2001, Local-Motions has been helping at-risk youth in Chicago and Oak Park develop self-confidence and self-esteem — and stay in school — with performance arts programming. A free performance by children participating in the program is scheduled for 12:30 PM Sunday, July 27th, at the Galewood-North Avenue Farmers Market, 6700 W. North Ave. Learn more about Local-Motions.
The Northwest Side Community Coalition is seeking to put a referendum permanently banning alcohol sales at the property on the February ballot. In order to get the referendum on the ballot 192 petition signatures are needed. If you are a Chicago resident and would like to sign the petition please email Perry Abbasi at email@example.com.
Work up an appetite or just savor treats at Galewood-North Avenue Farmers Market
This coming Sunday, John Haley will be offering group exercise at 9 AM. Come watch him put folks through their paces, or bring a mat and $20 to participate. Either way, work up an appetite for delectable sweet or savory items from two French bakeries (check out those croissants and tarts!), gourmet (fair trade/organic) coffee drinks from Mojo Express, and artisanal, locally-produced cheese (don’t miss the Bouchon and horseradish-chive cheeses). Stock up on delicious, farm-fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables, including the season’s first black raspberries. Ms. Rosa’s Kitchen will be back at 11:30 AM serving amazing flautas, tamales and snow cones, too. Come to shop. Stay for lunch. In the parking lot just east of US Bank, 6700 West North Avenue.
Check out this story about the market: http://oakpark.suntimes.com/2014/05/31/galewood-north-avenue/
A Full Day of Activity at our Park
Including a talk on Healthy Eating presented by Garden Club Galewood Montclare at 9:30 in the Fieldhouse.
If you live north of Galewood you may have noticed more jets flying overhead and probably a lot more noise from those planes. The increase is due to recent changes to flight paths of planes taking off and landing at O’Hare. A new runway is scheduled to open in 2015 and the Aviation Department is not keeping the community informed of their decisions or releasing misinformation. According to the Sun-Times “the FAA did not hold any of its legally required public hearings in areas due for the worst jet noise.”
So far the Department of Aviation has refused to attend any public meetings related to the new runway. Alderman Sposato is organizing a community meeting about the problem on July 15th, 6 p.m. at Our Lady Mother of the Church, 8747 W. Lawrence Avenue. The Alderman is encouraging residents to contact the Aviation Commissioner’s office to let them know they need to listen to community concerns. The Aviation Commissioner’s office can be reached at 773-686-8060.