11th Annual T-Shirt Ball to benefit Misericoria
ELVN would like to bring to your attention a really neat event that will be occurring this Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 8 PM to 11 PM at Murphy’s Bleachers. The proceeds from T-shirt Ball will be used to benefit Misericordia.
Misericordia offers a community of care that maximized potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.
Through a spectrum of residential options on its 31-acre Chicago campus and in the community, and with a wide variety of programs, Misericordia currently serves more than 600 children and adults from diverse racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Twenty percent of our residents either come from poverty families or have no families and are wards of the State.
Annual Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting
The Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting, which was previously canceled due to weather, has been rescheduled for March 12.
WHEN: March 12, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: 19th District Police Station, 850 W Addison
Cubs Night Game Parking
As of July 1, 2008, the LV-2 Cubs Night Parking program has been eliminated in the 44th Ward. Zone 383 is the only parking zone remaining in effect in the 44th Ward, east of Ashland Ave.
Night game enforcement begins at 5:00 PM. Residential parking permit and/or a guest pass must be displayed by 5:00 PM. Vehicles not displaying proper permits may be ticketed and towed.
2014 Cubs Schedule
The Chicago Cubs home opener is in one month! Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with upcoming home games in the month of April. You can find the full season schedule here.
Lincoln Park Village to host two informational meetings in Lake View
Lincoln Park Village, a leader in the pioneering village movement that is changing the landscape of aging in America, is hosting two informational meetings— on Saturday, March 15 from 3-5 pm at the Lake View Presbyterian Church (Corner of Addison and Broadway) and on Thursday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 pm at TimeLine Theater, 615 W. Wellington.
These gatherings, open to all at no charge, will introduce attendees to Lincoln Park Village and to the village movement, now a national phenomenon coast to coast: The number of villages registered with the Village to Village Network has soared to 124 in 2014 – up from 50 in 2010. Lincoln Park Village is a nonprofit membership organization whose members stay connected, remain independent, find new friends and new ways to thrive, to contribute, to have fun — and get help if they need it.
Dianne Campbell, founding executive director of Lincoln Park Village, will speak at the meetings, as will some of the 375 Village members who are eager to answer questions about their experiences. Attendees will learn exactly how the village serves people age 50-plus throughout Chicago’s north side, including the benefits of membership, the costs, and much more. Adult children also are encouraged to attend.
Key to the village concept is seeing older adults as a valuable asset within their communities, and supporting them as they care for and about each other, thus lessening the strain on family and community resources. In this paradigm, everyone wins. According to Census Bureau projections, the population of adults 65-plus will more than double between now and 2050, to 80 million. And, as they do now, most of these older adults will want to live independently in their communities, with an occasional helping hand.
With its weavings of volunteers (for everything from free rides to help with snow shoveling to home tech support), vetted and discounted services, and seemingly endless social and educational opportunities, Lincoln Park Village represents ongoing independence — for a generation that redefined the meaning of the word — and living well. In addition, 20 per cent of Village members currently are supported by the Member-Plus program, which ensures that all neighbors, regardless of income, can join and integrate fully into Village life.
Rep. Feigenholtz Events – Internet Safety Discussion and Self-Defense Workshop
State Representative Sara Feigenholtz will be hosting an Internet Safety Discussion with the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, March 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 at Nettelhorst School, located at 3252 N Broadway. Attendees will be joined by Detective Charles Hollendoner of the CPD’s Special Investigations Unit. Topics of discussion will include online exploitation, piracy, cyberbullying, password protection, parental locks, and using social media responsibly.
Rep. Feigenholtz will also be holding a free Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center, located at 1220 W Belmont. Kate Webster, Director of Violence Prevention Programs at Thousand Waves, will lead the interactive session for residents of every gender, age, and skill level. RSVP at www.thousandwaves.org/vpsignup.