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JCC volunteer coach raises funds for new basketball hoops

JCC volunteer coach raises funds for new basketball hoops Long-time Jewish Community Center (JCC) Chicago volunteer basketball coach Maury Aaron recently raised $8,500 in donations from friends and fellow JCC parents, in order to replace the basketball backboards and rims for the gym at the Bernard Horwich JCC in West Rogers Park. The basketball hoops were replaced this past summer.
Posted on February 27, 2010

Athletes United for Peace - Sweetheart Run

Athletes United for Peace - Sweetheart Run Walk or Run for Haiti Relief Sunday February 14-8am Heartland Cafe
Posted on February 11, 2010

Dog Park Planning Meeting

Community representatives serving on the Participatory Budgeting Parks & Environment Committee invite you to a meeting to discuss plans and possible locations for an official dog park in the 49th Ward. The meeting will be held this Saturday, February 6th, 3:00 p.m., at The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave. Staff from from the Chicago Park District will be present to discuss the procedures involved in creating a dog park. This is only an information and planning meeting for a project proposal, which will be subject to a community vote in April alongside many other spending proposals.
Posted on February 05, 2010

Call for Gardening Grant Proposals – Adopt the Public Way - Deadline Feb 15th

Call for Gardening Grant Proposals – Adopt the Public Way - Deadline Feb 15th The Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) is delighted to make available a limited number of public gardening grants up to $1000 for the improvement of spaces in our neighborhood’s public way.
Posted on January 15, 2010

Free Youth Sports Program

C.I.T.Y. Cops Interacting & Targeting Youth Basketball Beginning January 9, 2010 Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. River Park 5100 N. Francisco 24th District Rogers Park Community Policing Office 6464 N. Clark 1.312.744.6321 For more information visit
Posted on January 06, 2010

Loyola University - Edgewater/Rogers Park Community Day

Men's Basketball Tues Nov 17th, 2009 7:00 PM LOYOLA vs CANISIUS
Posted on November 10, 2009

Trick or Treat at Loyola

An entire academic hall is decorated in Halloween style to create an atmosphere you and your children will love. All you have to do is bring your child in costume and walk the fun and spooky halls of Dumbach Hall on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Loyola students will happily dole out the tricks and treats as you go from door to door, just like you would in your neighborhood. The event is free. Children must be accompanied.
Posted on October 29, 2009

Willye B. White Community Center Dedication

Willye B. White Community Center Dedication The Willye B. White Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District invite you to join in the dedication of the Willye B. White Community Center, a Chicago Park District facility. Saturday, September 26th at 9:30 AM Willye B. White Community Center 1610 W Howard St Chicago Il 60626
Posted on September 20, 2009

From our Blogs: Origins of our New Sculpture

From our Blogs: Origins of our New Sculpture Mike Glasser's continued chronicles of his reintroduction to living in Rogers Park. Mike moves in with his girlfriend, Nancy, and her enormous dog, and shares his inspiring experience attending a Jargowood block club meeting. Read post.
Posted on September 10, 2009

The Last 4 Miles: Symposium at Loyola

The Last 4 Miles: A proposal by Friends of the Parks to Complete Chicago’s Lakefront Park System Symposium: Thursday, SEP 10│5:30-7:30 PM AUG 21 – SEP 27│Crown Center Gallery
Posted on September 03, 2009


Call for Donations RPGG garden gnomes are preparing for the annual sale & fundraiser upcoming on Sunday, September 27, from 10 am to 1 pm at Jarvis Square. Once again, the sale will be held in front of our first business supporter, Charmer's Cafe. This is the RPGG's big fundraising event that provides most of the monies used to pay for community gardening programs and activties. Adopt the Public Way and big projects such as the Metra Garden happen because of the success of this sale. And the sale is successful because of YOUR generosity.
Posted on September 02, 2009 welcomes new blog - ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ welcomes new blog - ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Pamela Van Giessen is an 18 year resident of Rogers Park who took to power walking with her rescue English Setter, Boomer, a few years ago. In the course of their walks, Pam and Boomer have come across many wonderful sights. They thought others might enjoy the extraordinary images they see around the neighborhood and beyond - the surprising things that make their daily walks around Rogers Park and Chicago a constant source of delight. Read her first installment, "Animal Spirits in Rogers Park", and find out what wild and not so wild animals are lurking where you'd least expect.
Posted on August 31, 2009

Indian Boundary Park Volunteer Docent Program

The Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District have started a new program for our Little "Jewel" Park. Indian Boundary has a historic landmark fieldhouse, a lagoon surrounded by wildflowers, a small zoo, perennial gardens for birds & butterflies (Triangle Garden) and soon the rejuvenated large garden near the tennis courts.
Posted on June 01, 2009

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