Rogers Park: Neighborhood events for May

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Here is a list of interesting Rogers Park community events for May. Please reach out to us at rogersedgereporter@gmail.com if you would like your event added to this list.

May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Neighborhood Assembly at Loyola Park – This is the final round of Participatory Budgeting in the fifth of five neighborhood assembly meetings in order to learn about the PB process and discuss potential projects for the upcoming voting cycles. J.B. Alberto’s Pizza will be served at 6:30 pm before the meeting. This meeting will be in English.  

 

May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop on Appealing your Property Tax Assessment – Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshop sponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin. Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and Ald. Joe Moore’s (49th) office. This workshop will take place Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30, at Loyola Park in the East Gym, 1230 W. Greenleaf.

 

May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Community Assembly in The Church of Saint Jerome – Attend the Community Assembly for Participatory Budgeting. You will learn about the PB process and give ideas for infrastructure projects to improve District 49. Pizza de J.B. Alberto’s will be served at 6:30 before the Assembly. This meeting will be in Spanish.

 

May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chicago Police and Pan-African Association Youth Workshop – The 24th District Police and the Pan-African Association host a youth workshop focusing on self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills. Several guest speakers will discuss how to practice these skills in a healthy way. Other topics include bullying and peer pressure. Refreshments will be provided from 4 pm to 5 pm.

 

May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

49th Ward Spring Clean Up & Taste of Rogers Park –  Happy belated Earth Day! We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and rolls at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview. Then participants will fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds, and planting erosion control marram grass at Leone Beach Park. We’ll return to the office at 12 Noon for a fabulous “Taste of Rogers Park” with food donated from a vast array of 49th Ward restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every culinary taste. This year, we will be making the buffet “zero waste” by providing only utensils and other materials that are compostable or recyclable.

 

May 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Loyola Dune CleanUp Volunteering – Since 2003, part of the Rogers Park, Chicago 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 we 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 could also plant any plants that we have, remove trash, or any other project (such as your own!) that you envision.2018 Dune clean-up volunteering will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30am-12:30pm and will meet at the entrance to the dune habitat at the west end of the pier, just north and east of Pratt Ave.

 

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