Thursday, January 31, 2013

St. Dorothy Prayer Breakfast

St. Dorothy Ladies Guild

"I Can Do All Things
Through Christ that
Strengthen Me"

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Registration                        8:30 am.
Breakfast                            9:00am.
7740 South Eberhart
Tickets $15 per person
Group rates available
Contact Staci Thomas 773 651-7000

Guest Speaker Regina G. Herron

A Prayer Breakfast that is good for the soul. 
Please bring your bibles.
If you do not have one, don't worry we have one for you. 

Appearance by: Jasmine S. Thomas "6th District  2012
Thomas Wortham Outstanding Service Award Winner"
Come and be Blessed.

Jewel-Osco "A Taste of Black History" In-Store Sampling

Participating Vendors

Ambassador Organics                                                      Image Foods
Andy's Seasoning                                                             Lock's Barbecue Sauce
Angelica's Bakery                                                            Ma's Best Dinner Rolls
As Good As Mother's                                                      Magnolia Spice Teas
Ashanti Foods                                                                  Margie's Brands
Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.                                       Michele's Syrups
Best Chef                                                                         Mix Match Popcorn
Best Fruits and Nuts                                                        Mrs. Battle's Sweet Poato Pie
Captain curt's                                                                   Mumbo Sauce
Carribean Mist                                                                 New Orleans Bill
Charboy's Sauces                                                             Real Men Cook
Comfort Cake Company                                                  Reggio's Pizza
Delta Cafe'                                                                       Sam's Lasagna
FLO Wines                                                                      SaVia Aloe Water
Golden Krust                                                                   Special Taste
Grandma Maud's Inc.                                                      Sullivan's BBQ Sauce
Heritage Link                                                                  Sunbelt  Soft Drinks

In-Store Sampling 2013 Event Dates

2/2 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 87 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL
2/3 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 7530 S. Stony Island Chicago, IL
2/4 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 3153 W. 183 Street Homewood, IL
2/9 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 2485 Howard Street, Evanston, IL
2/10 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 9400 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL
2/11 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 17705 S. Halsted Homewood, IL
2/16 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 1655 E. 95th Street Chicago, IL
2/17 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 9400 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL
2/18 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 87 W. 87th Street Chicago, IL
2/23 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 7525 W. Lake Street River Forest, IL
2/24 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 443 E. 34th Street Chicago, IL
2/25 12:00p.m.-5:00pm. 11730 S. Marshfield Chicago, IL
Come Taste and See!

C.A.P.S. 2013 Beat Meetings Schedule

611 612 613 614 621 622 623 624 631 632 633 634
5-Mar 12-Mar 19-Mar 26-Mar 6-Mar 13-Mar 20-Mar 27-Mar 7-Mar 14-Mar 21-Mar 28-Mar
7-May 14-May 21-May 28-May 1-May 8-May 15-May 22-May 2-May 9-May 16-May 23-May
2-Jul 9-Jul 16-Jul 23-Jul 3-Jul 10-Jul 17-Jul 24-Jul 06 June@ 11-Jul 18-Jul 25-Jul
3-Sep 10-Sep 17-Sep 24-Sep 4-Sep 11-Sep 18-Sep 25-Sep 5-Sep 12-Sep 19-Sep 26-Sep
5-Nov 12-Nov 19-Nov 26-Nov 6-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov 27-Nov 7-Nov 14-Nov 21-Nov 24 Oct@
1st Tues. 2nd Tues. 3rd Tues. 4th Tues. 1st Wed. 2nd Wed. 3rd Wed. 4th Wed. 1st Thurs. 2nd Thurs. 3rd Thurs. 4th Thurs.
2nd  South Side Foster Park Foster Park 006th Chatham 006th St. Dorothy Chatham Tuley Tuley  St. James 
Mt. Vernon Tabernacle Field House Field House District Park District Catholic Fields Park Field Park Field Church
Annex       Police Station   Police Station Church Church   House House  
2101 W.  7724 S.  1440 W.  1440 W. 7808 S. 8223 S. 7808 S. 450 E.  8050 S. 501 E.  501 E.  9056 S.
79th Street Racine 84th Street 84th Street Halsted Princeton Halsted 78th Street St. Lawrence 90th Place 90th Place Lafayette
006th District
7808 S. Halsted
All Meetings are held at 6:30pm.* 312 745-3641
Regular Scheduled beat meeting dates fell on a holiday.@
Edited 07 Jan 2013

2013 February Park Happenings

Spread the love in your local park this Valentine's Day!
Park Advisory Council Sponsored Valentine's Day Events:

Friday, February 8, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Family Valentine's Dance
Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St.
DJ, dancing, games, crafting, food and photos.
Kids must be accompanied by an adult. $5 admission
Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Valentine's Day Dance at Revere Park
Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park
Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for this Valentine's dance at Revere Park!
Saturday, February 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Valentine's Dance
Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.
Bring your dancing shoes and your best moves for this family-friendly evening of music and dancing in the Chase Park field house. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Chase Park Advisory Council. Free.
Friday, February 15, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Valentine's Day Dance
Gompers Park Field House, 4222 W. Foster Ave.
Dance the night away with a live DJ and great music for children ages 11 through 14 years of age. Bring your camera to take photos at a decorative photo corner. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Admission $5.00.
Friday, February 15, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Valentine Dinner and Dance
Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Daddies and daughters, join us for a memorable evening of dinner and dancing with a DJ at this annual event.
The Chicago Park District is celebrating Valentine's Day in February with dances and parties throughout the city.
February 1 - Sunday, May 12, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Spring Flower Show
Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr.
The Annual Spring Flower Show offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of spring with a rare opportunity to meet the direct descendants of the great Azaleas that once bloomed at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. See a changing selection of spring blooming plants including azaleas, spring flowering annuals and perennials. Free.
February 1 - March 30: Saturdays, 11:00 am to
2:00 pm
Blackstar Project
Grand Crossing Park - Senior Room 2nd Floor
7655 South Ingleside
Tutoring for K-6th grade, including math, reading and writing. Children must be pre-registered with Blackstar. Call 773-285-9600. Free.
Friday, February 1, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Family Movie Night featuring Hotel Transylvania
Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St.
Saturday, February 2, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
In the Park with Civic
Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arthington St.
Join us for this series of chamber concerts by ensembles from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Call 312-294-3803 for more information. Dates and times are subject to change. Free.
Sundays, February 3, and 17, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Portage Park Winter Farmer's Market
Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee
See vendors you know and love as well as many new ones!
Monday, February 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Groundhog
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski
Discover how the groundhog "sleeps" all winter and what clues will help it wake up. Have you seen your shadow lately? Registration required: 312-744-5472.
Monday, February 4, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Landscape Design Lecture - Rooftop Garden Designs
Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen
Sean M. Kelley, BLA, Landscape Designer, will show details of some of his more recent designs and discuss the process and design elements of a typical rooftop garden. In addition to landscape design, Sean specializes in small scale food production on rooftops and in landscapes. Presented by:
Admission: $8. RSVP Required - Pay at door -
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Winter Bonfire Series
Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Come outside and play this winter with Nature Oasis! Roast marshmallows over the fire and enjoy fun family winter activities. Free.

Thursday, February 7, 12:00 noon
Friends of the Parks Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Peter Harnik, author of Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities
Help celebrate park advocates and groups for their dedication to Chicago's parks and preserves:
  • Legislative Award: Governor Patrick Quinn
  • Legislative Award: Alderman Nicholas
  • Individual Award: Louise McCurry
  • Corporate Award: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • Community Award: Omega Delta Youth Baseball
  • Leon M. Despres Lifetime Commitment
    to Parks Award: Victoria Post Ranney
Admission: $45.00 - RSVP by February 1
Buy your tickets now!

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Austin Town Hall Culture and Art Performance
Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.
Know Your Heritage cultural and art performance celebrating Black History Month.

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Donovan Park Co-Rec Snowball Classic
Donovan Park, 3620 S. Lituanica
Play ball this winter at the Donovan Park Snowball Classic adult co-rec softball tournament.

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Garden Buddies Winter Event
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.
This family event (recommended for children 2-8 years old) celebrates the season through hands-on activities in our garden, fieldhouse and greenhouse. Admission $5 per child.

Sunday, February 10, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Beauty of Jim Rowan Photography: The Parks 2/10
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski
Join naturalist and photographer Jim Rowan on a photo journey to our local and not-so-local state and national parks.

Monday, February 11, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Winter Bonfire Series
Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.
Come outside and play this winter with Nature Oasis! Roast marshmallows over the fire and enjoy fun family winter activities. Free.

Tuesday, February 12
Jump into Fun at Olympia Park
Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale
When school is out, jump into fun at Olympia Park! There will be inflatables set up in the gym for kids to enjoy their day off, Ages 4-5. Admission $5.
Choose from these sessions:
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday, February 12, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cornell Square Park Holiday Hot Shot Contest
Cornell Square Park, 1809 W. 50th St.
Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday at the Cornell Square Park Holiday Youth Hot Shot Contest! Stand in a square and try to get the ball in the basket!

Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Seed Starting Basics

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Craving unique vegetables? Want to show your children the wonders of plants? Sometimes, to get the plant you want - when you want them - you just have to grow them yourself. Learn the basics of seed starting. Discover seed sources, trays, growing mediums, lights as well as germination tips and times for a variety of vegetables and flowers. Admission: $10 cash, payable at the class.

Saturday, February 16, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Polar Adventure Day
Northerly Island, 1401 S. Linn White Dr.
Don't let winter slow you down - come out and enjoy it at the annual Polar Adventure Days series at Northerly Island.

Monday, February 18, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cornell Square Aroun Da World Contest
Cornell Square Park, 1809 W. 50th St.
President's Holiday Youth Aroun Da World contest at Cornell Square Park.

Thursday, February 21 & Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:00 pm
Austin Town Hall Theater in the Park featuring the Piano Lesson

Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake Street

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Water Conservation in the Garden
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Learn to harvest rainwater, conserve water in your garden and the use of rain barrels and cisterns, installation of basic rain gardens, drought-tolerant native plants and organic gardening practices that conserve water. Understand Chicago's water and waste water system, and how your actions at home will help Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Admission: $10 cash, payable at the class.

Sunday, February 24, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration at Loyola
Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
This event celebrates the rich black history of African-American, African and Caribbean ethnicities represented in the park.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dorothy Sutton Branch Head Start

Dorothy Sutton Branch Head Start and Day Care

National Association for the Education of Young Children

A NAEYC Accredited Program

8601 South State Street

Chicago, Illinois 60619

Ola B. Kirksey, Executive Director


Telephone: (773) 723-4445                                                                                                      Fax: (773) 723-7727



Dorothy Sutton Branch has been in existence since 1983 and has been housed inside of the Chatham Avalon Church of Christ located at 8601 S. State Street since 1993.  Dorothy Sutton Branch has faithfully served the Chatham community with a superb program that has long since been a pioneer in the Chicago land area.  As you may well know, there has been a great push for excellent Early Childhood Education programming over the past decade as the US recognized the link between ECE and long-term success in education.  Dorothy Sutton Branch was one of the first programs to complete the NAEYC “National Association for the Education of Young Children” certification and has provided a gem of resource for the Southside of Chicago.  Some of Dorothy Sutton Branch’s accomplishments include:

·         Nationally Accredited by NAEYC since 2000

·         3 Star Level Achieved by Illinois Department of Human Services

·         Adopted an on-site WIC and Safe Start program

·         80% of staff employed are current or former parents

·         Consecutively remained in compliance with tri-annual Federal Review

·         Highly Qualified Staff

·         Created a Math and Science Curriculum

·         Mental Health and Nutritional Services provided




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TOGETHER WE CAN IMPROVE OUR                                   COMMUNITY.


  PLACE: ST. DOROTHY'S CATHOLIC                      CHURCH

        450 EAST 78TH STREET            CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60619


Rev. Robert Miller, Senior Pastor


 I. Opening                           Keith Tate

 II. Sub-Area II Update    Maryellen Drake

   a. Block Club Reports

   b. Conservation Issues

   c. New Businesses

 III. Crime Prevention        Earl Williams


 V. Conservation Update      Essex Rayner


  VI. Adjournment

* Chatham Avalon February 11, 2013 General Monthly    Meeting, Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 S. St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619. 6:30pm.


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                          Since 1955