Happy (rainy) Saturday. Two are dead and 17 are wounded from last night’s gunfire, per the Tribune.
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In other news, here’s what’s happening today. If we missed your news, add it as a comment.
Shredding & Electronics Recycling Day (K-Mart/Staples Lot) - The SSA #33 sponsors this event, and it’s free, so give your tiny home office jaws of death a break and bring up to five bags of sensitive papers so that they can be shredded by Secure Eco Shred’s monster jaws. As of this past January, it became against the law to toss cell phones, computers, TVs, batteries, and other electronics, so if you’ve got any of the aforementioned that you’re not using, dispose of them legally at the event. Ashland and Division.
Though a bit out of the neighborhood, we wanted to share news of a future Bloomingdale Access Point Park, at 1801 N. Albany (at Bloomingdale, map it!), namely because this news comes to us via Jason Walker, who met us in our ‘office’ at the now-closed Skewers last month and installed Google Analytics, which makes him our first (and only) volunteer statistician! So, if you are a fan of the work being done on the trail, or are just excited about a new local park, we encourage you to pop by today’s naming ceremony for Julia de Burgos Park, in honor of one of Puerto Rico’s most famous poetess. The family friendly ceremony will take place from 11AM to 2PM. More details on the park’s Advisory Council page.
11AM-6PM: Greenheart Earth Olympics
(Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen) Yoga, meditation, a parade, it’ll all be happening in the park, presumably with ponchos and rain boots unless we get some sun soon. Learn more about Unleashing Your Global Citizen and the day’s activities here.
There’s a great kids show over at the Tom Robinson Gallery, 2416 W. North, featuring vintage erector sets! Featured is Max w/ Michael Thompson’s “TOWER.” Can’t make it? Call 773 227 3144 or by appointment anytime.
2-5PM: Free Wine Tasting (Red & White Wine Shop) – Enjoy wines from Italy & France, poured by Rob Mosher of Tenzing Wines. At the corner of Oakley and Milwaukee. The Pipeline will be there. We were just there last night for beer to bring to Red & White’s BYOB neighbor, Irazu. Eat and drink local!
6-10PM: Art Opening: Relentless- click on the link to see which artists are participating in the group show. Featured is artwork by Tyler Cooey.
(OhNo!Doom Gallery, 1800 N. Milwaukee).
8-11PM: Anniversary Party (Arts n Spirits, 1921 N. Damen)
Congrats to Arts n Spirits on its 1-Year Anniversary. Stop by for a celebration!
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