Saturday, June 27, 2009

funky Friday

Two from Peter Gabriel:

Monday, June 22, 2009

scram, skyrats!

Here's a bit of good news from one of Joe Moore's e-mail blasts. He says that spike strips have recently been installed under all the Metra viaducts from Howard to Pratt to prevent pigeons from roosting there.

This is a welcome change, as the stench, mess and risk of getting splattered by pigeon crap has been a real problem for years.

Too bad there aren't any raptors in the 'hood to reduce that pesky skyrat population. (At least I don't think there are. I know that downtown Evanston has several. Uptown does, too.)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

dancin' in the park on 6/25

Thursday 6/25 6-8:30 p.m. it's Swing night at Willye White Park, 1610 W Howard. May I Have This Dance will offer 1 hour of free instruction from 6 - 7 p.m., followed by an hour and a half of open dance. Come on down and dance!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ridgeville Farmers' market on Wednesday evenings

Check out the farmers' market at Ridgeville Park, 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, where you can get fresh coffee from a new Rogers Park business, Songbird Coffee Roasters.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

RP gets Jefferson Award for new theater neighborhood

Seems like Curious Theater should have stuck around a little longer. The theater scene in Rogers Park has really developed, and folks outside the 'hood are recognizing it. Very cool.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tour de France Penitentiaire

This is an interesting alternative to traditional jail recreation. Your $0.02?

Gale Academy plant sale

Gale Academy (7650 N. Marshfield) will hold a greenhouse plant sale every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, starting June 13. A small selection of herbs and flowers from the greenhouse are also for sale at Neighbors United in New Possibilities (1507 W. Morse Ave.).

Friday, June 05, 2009

RPGG spring plant sale

The RPGG is holding a special spring plant sale Sunday, 6/7 from 11 am - 3 pm, based on donations from the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Chicago Park District, and a few RP neighbors including Diana Burrows, Ellen Perlman, Theresa and Basil Doyle, Chris and Lisa Chigas, Carol Goldman, Jocelyn Gerard, Karen McCarthy, and Pamela van Giessen. Great plants will be available at bargain prices in this special spring sale to benefit the 2010 Adopt the Public Way and Community Gardening programs. On Tuesday, May 26, the RPGG issued 17 grants for Adopt the Public Way projects totaling over $3000. They hope to raise even more this year for 2010 public gardening projects in Rogers Park!

For more information, and to get the latest things on all things gardening related in Rogers Park, click here.

Sweet Home Chicago bike tour tomorrow

The Sweet Home Chicago Bike Tour is happening tomorrow, Saturday, 6/6 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, starting at Calumet Park Fieldhouse, 9801 S. Ave. G. This 20 mile tour focuses on locations where movies were made in the neighborhoods of South Chicago, Eastside and Historic Pullman, movies like The Road to Perdition, The Package, and the Blues Brothers. Ride through blue collar neighborhoods, natural open spaces and historic streets. Organized by the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF). Call 773-646-0436 for more information. Helmets required.

funky Friday

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

bring recycling to your condo or rental building

Green info from Joe Moore:

The Chicago Municipal Code requires apartment building owners and condominium boards in buildings of 5 or more units to offer their residents an effective recycling program. Unfortunately, not all owners and boards are aware of this requirement or understand how to implement it.

The 49th Ward Green Corps is offering a workshop on HOW TO BRING EFFECTIVE RECYCLING TO YOUR MULTI-UNIT BUILDING. on Monday 6/8, 7:00 p.m., at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake), 2nd Floor.

This workshop is ideal for landlords, condominium board members and individual renters and condominium owners who are interested in bringing recycling to their building or would like to improve their existing program. Rae Mindock, Primary Consultant for the Chicago Multi-Unit Recycling Study Project, will offer advice on creating an effective recycling program that best fits your building's unique needs.

To get the most out of this meeting, please try to bring the following information, if possible:

** # and size of garbage and recycling containers on your property. Check the containers outside your building or your waste removal invoice.

** # of garbage and recycling pick-ups per week. Check your waste hauling invoice or contract.

** Amount of material in the containers at pick-up. Overflowing, 3/4 full or only half full? Try to estimate an average volume for all your containers at collection time.

** Cost for garbage and recycling pick-up. Check your waste hauling invoice or contract, usually a monthly fee.