WPAC Meeting Tonight from 7-9PM

Get Involved with Your Park

Friends of Wicker Park - Hope to See you This Evening - Get Involved in Your Park
Wicker Park Field House - 1425 N. Damen

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Community Produced Events

JUNE LINE UP OF EVENTS


Movies in the Park

Third Mondays From June 20th through August 15th

From animated super-villains to live-action heroes, this summer enjoy three great movies showing on the third Monday for three consecutive months in Wicker Park.

On Monday, June 20th, First Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno and the Wicker Park Advisory Council will kick off the Wicker Park's annual Movies in the Parks program with a free outdoor screening of Despicable Me.

The Wormhole Coffee will present Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on Monday, July 18th and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on Monday, August 15th

The Movies in the Park series provides our community with free, outdoor film entertainment. We encourage neighbors to grab a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy the Movies in the Parks this summer.


Plant Sale and Workshops

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wicker Park - 1425 N Damen Ave
RAIN OR SHINE - Outside or INSIDE GYM if Raining

FUNDRAISER for the Park Gardens and Garden Educational Programming
Workshops - Bring & Sharpen Your Pruners
Bring Your Containers - Design Them with Our Gardeners
Plant them For Mother's Day
Details - wpgarden.org

WICKER PARK PLANT SALE WORKSHOPS
Fund Raiser for the Park Gardens and Lecture/Workshop Series

CONTAINER DESIGN - SHADE GARDEN DESIGN
wparden.org


Saturday, May 7 at 10:30AM-Noon - $15 - Pay at Door
Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen

Vegetable, Herb and Ornamental
Container Designs

Susan Fontana - Think Outside the Pot, Inc.
Register: wpgarden@aol.com

Susan is a professional designer who creates thousands of beautiful containers all over the city. Growing vegetables, herbs, and blooming plants in containers can add to your home landscape, deck, balcony, roof, or patio. In the class you will learn the basics of designing successful combinations, types of soils and water retention materials to use, and what types of plants can successfully be combined in one container. Susan will discuss designing groups of containers to work together to create a beautiful statement and how to choose vegetable, herbs and ornamentals for their texture, form, scent, and growth habits.

BRING YOUR CONTAINER - Design Your Container & Plant It– Following the class, Susan and other members of the garden club will work with you to choose plants that you can purchase from our plant sale (vegetables, herbs, ornamentals). In addition, if you’d like to plant your container at the sale – we will have soil that you can purchase.


Saturday, May 7 at 1PM-2:30PM - $10 - Pay At Door
Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen

Shade Garden Designs
Leslie Zimmerman & Doug Wood – Wicker Park Garden Club
Register: wpgarden@aol.com

Leslie Zimmerman and Doug Wood will discuss garden designs that work for various types of shade. Shade garden designs can include plants of different shapes, sizes, leaf colors, and textures. Attractive and remarkable gardens can be created if you design with these elements in mind. In the workshop, you will view several shade designs and learn how to group plants, make connections between groups of plants, and view the four-season interest of these shade compositions. The use of shrubs, perennials, and spring blooming bulbs, with the addition of summer annuals and bulbs will be demonstrated. Both Leslie and Doug have gardened for years and have regularly experimented with designs for shade.


Tuesday, May 3 WPAC Meeting

Come and Enjoy

Wicker Park Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 3 - 7PM

Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave

All Welcome!

Agenda - WPAC - Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 7-9pm

  1. Minutes - Doug Wood
  2. Treasurer's Report - Richard Tilley
  3. Committee Reports
    • Dog Park - Adam Housley
    • Web Site - Tim Kolecke
    • Softball - Ryan Jackson
    • Gardens and Landscape Committee - Doug Wood
  4. Group Discussion on Park Events for 2011
    • Doug Wood Coordinator – Events Planning Committee
    • UPDATE on Permits, Volunteer Forms, Promotions - Doug
    • Event Committees and Chairmen’s Reports
      1. Carnival & BooPalooza – Sam Anderson & Cory Minton
      2. Magic Boat – Tyler Culligan
      3. Movies – Tim Kolecke
      4. Wicker Mic – Nate Tubbs and John Shirk
      5. WPAC - Food Sales at Summer Events - Doug - Scott
  5. Report on Green Music Fest
    1. Meeting with Alderman - Tim Kolecke, Elaine Coorens, Denise Browning, Doug Wood, Susan Fontana
    2. Children’s Event - WPPA
  6. Staff Reports – John Davidson – Park Supervisor; Cynthia Rosario, Area 2 Manager, Other Park District Staff Members
  7. New Business

 


Living La Vida Verde

Saturday, April 30 from 11am-8pm

Join Center for Cultural Interchange & Greenheart on Saturday, April 30, 2011 for its 3rd annual eco-urbanite celebration, Living La Vida Verde in Chicago. Help restore Chicago's Wicker Park for the summer, participate in interactive workshops, and kick back after a long day at the Greenheart Shop with drinks, food, and entertainment. All for free!

Part 1: Environmental Action*

11am – 1pm, Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave. (outdoors)

A community service volunteer project to mulch and restore the Wicker Park's grounds for the summer.

Part 2: Sustainability Education*

1-4pm, Interactive and educational workshops at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N Damen Ave. (indoors)

1pm: Andrew Weithe, Director of Environmental Affairs for the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op sheds light on the green restaurant scene and what consumers should look for. Chef David Reyes from Chicago's green restaurant, Poag Mahone's, prepare a dish using seasonal ingredients.
2pm: Merrill Smith, of Green Box Chicago, teaches a hands-on approach to using small spaces for growing your own greens with recycled container gardening methods.
3pm: Ken Dunn, legendary pioneer of radical recycling and Director of The Resource Center, shares the science and plans of building out of urban farms and the real scoop on Chicago recycling and mass composting.
4pm: Outdoor Musical Meditation with flutist Elizabeth Margolius and CCI Founder and President Emanuel Kuntzelman.

Part 3: Cultural Celebration

4:30pm – 8pm, Greenheart Shop, 1911 W. Division Street, Chicago.

4:30pm: Mix 'n mingle with organic food and wines

5:30pm: Welcome presentation by emcee Ervin Lopez and introductions from Chicago social enterprise leaders.
6pm: Network and meet the leaders from Women Craft, Sweet Beginnings, Bright Endeavors, COOP Image, Blue Sky Bakery and Cafe and Sweet Miss Givings.

6:30-8pm: Dance to the Eclectic Latin Rhythms of Chicago artists, Gonzalo Cordova and Renato Ceron.

RSVP:

You must RSVP for the volunteering and workshops, SPACE IS LIMITED. Contact Andrea Dennis at 312-264-1629 or email adennis@cci-exchange.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please contact Andrea Dennis for more information: adennis@cci-exchange.org or call 312-944-2544.

Thanks to our current sponsors:

Adage Technologies

Digital Hub

This event is presented in collaborative and in partnership with the Wicker Park Garden Club (www.WPGarden.org ), Wicker Park Advisory Council (www.OurWickerPark.org ), and the Chicago Park District (www.ChicagoParkDistrict.com ).


April 5 WPAC Meeting

Please join us at the next Wicker Park Advisory Council Meeting.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 7-9PM
Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave

Get Involved with the development of your park. Co-sponsor an event. Join a event committee. Assist with fundraising. Come to a dog park clean up. Gardening Day - Earth Day. Design a new class.


Agenda - April 5 WPAC Meeting

  1. March Minutes - Read - Doug Wood
  2. Treasurer's Report - Richard Tilley
  3. Committee Reports
    • Dog Park - Adam Housley
    • Web Site - Tim Kolecke
    • Softball - Ryan Jackson
    • Gardens and Landscape Committee - Doug Wood
    • Report on FOTP-PAC Meeting – Tim Kolecke and Doug Wood
  4. Staff Reports – John Davidson – Park Supervisor; Cynthia Rosario, Area 2 Manager, Other Park District Staff Members
  5. Group Discussion on Park Events for 2011 - Doug Wood Coordinator – Events Planning Committee
    Event Committees and Chairmen’s Reports
    1. Carnival & BooPalooza – Sam Anderson & Cory Minton
    2. Magic Boat – Tyler
    3. Movie – Tim Kolecke, Scott Venable, Susana Sandoval
    4. Wicker Mic – Nate Tubbs and John Shirk
    5. Earth Day, Big Mulch Day- LIVING LA VIDA VERDE 2011, Plant Sale – Doug Wood
  6. Report on Green Music Fest – Tim Kolecke, Susan Fontana, Denise Browning, Doug Wood
  7. New Business

Gardening Begins in Wicker Park This Saturday

Every Saturday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (weather permitting), learn horticultural techniques with Garden Coordinator Doug Wood and the Wicker Park Garden Club. Clean off the gardens, prune shrubs, open the soil for improved aeration, add organic soil amendments, plant seeds, add mulch to gardens and around Wicker Park's trees, pick trash and mend damaged garden fencing.

Wicker Park Community Gardens
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

There is no fee for this event. RSVP to if you plan to attend. 
Also, remember to bring gloves, pruners, a trowel and knee pads.

For more information about the Chicago Park District's Community Gardens in the Parks Program, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Photo - Fritillaria imperialis (Crowned Imperials)
Jim Angrabright, WPGarden Instructor,  brought these back from Europe for the Park's Gardens.

 

 


Summer 2011 Program Session Dates

  • Program info available for viewing online: Monday, March 21 
  • Online registration begins: Monday, April 4 at 9am
  • In-person registration begins: Saturday, April 9
  • Online registration ends: Monday, May 30
  • General summer program session runs the weeks of: Monday, June 13 - Sunday, August 21
  • Most of the standard, 6-week camps run June 27 - August 5
Program Ages When Fee Slots
Early Bird Camp 6-7 M,T,W,Th,F 8:00 am - 10:00 am $80.00 5
  8-9 M,T,W,Th,F 8:00 am - 10:00 am $80.00 15
  10-12 M,T,W,Th,F 8:00 am - 10:00 am $80.00 5
Day Camp 6-7 M,T,W,Th,F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $235.00 15
  8-9 M,T,W,Th,F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $235.00 30
  10-12 M,T,W,Th,F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $235.00 15
Extended Camp 6-7 M,T,W,Th,F 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm $80.00 5
  8-9 M,T,W,Th,F 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm $80.00 15
  10-12 M,T,W,Th,F 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm $80.00 5
Late Summer Camp 6-12 M,T,W,Th,F 8:00 am - 10:00 am $40.00 35
  6-12 M,T,W,Th,F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $90.00 35
  6-12 M,T,W,Th,F 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm $40.00 35
Under Illinois Skies 10-12 M
T,W,Th
10:00 am
9:00 am
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2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Free ?
Urban Campers 9-12 T,W
Th,F
10:00 am
9:00 am
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2:00 pm
11:00 am
Free ?

Park Facilities Closed Monday, March 7

All Chicago Park District facilities and the administrative offices will be closed on Pulaski Day, Monday, March 7 for a mandatory shut down day, necessary to balance the current budget.

In addition, the Chicago Park District administrative offices and facilities will be closed for three days adjacent to the holidays. The mandatory shut down days are effective:

  • Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
  • Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
  • Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Patrons should contact their local park for more information.


WPAC Meeting Tonight Rescheduled

Due to the impending blizzard tonight's WPAC meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday Feb. 8th 7PM at the Field House.