Monday, February 3, 2014

February Park Happenings

Park Happenings February 2014
the Dates!
Thursday, February 6
Friends of the Parks'
39th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Chicago Cultural Center

March 13
Friends of the Parks'
Walter Netsch Lecture
Chicago Cultural Center
Saturday, March 29
Friends of the Parks'
Park Advisory Council Conference
South Shore Cultural Center
Saturday, April 26
Friends of the Parks'
2014 Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean Up

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20
L.A.T.E Ride
Saturday, September 27
National Public Lands Day
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Friends of the Parks' Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Lauren Moltz
Vice Chairs
*Fred Bates
Kim du Buclet
Alicia Pond
Harold Leftwich
Jacqueline L. Sloan
Executive Committee At Large
Lynda Birkelbach
Robert P. Gordon, M.D.
Serge Pierre-Louis, M.D.

Board of Directors

*James Alter
Patricia Ballman
Victor Bernhard, M.D.
Paul Boyd
John Buenz
Diane Ciral
Robert Clarke
Oscar O. D'Angelo
Sean Durkin
Megan Eakins
Michelle Fries
Richard G. George
Ian Grossman
Diana Harris
Sylvia Jones
Mary Kennelly
Marshall Matz, M.D.
Gavin McCarty
Timothy M. McGuire
Troy McMillan
Dayna Moser
Janet Reali
Patrick K. Sheehan
Richard Simon
Deborah Strauss
Gavin Tun
Carolyn Wortham, III

Advisory Board

Joanne Bauer
Josephine Bellalta
Anthony Belluschi
Vanice Billups
Kenneth Burkhart
Sally A. Kitt Chappell
John Chavez
Kay Clement
Karen Davis
Mary L. Gray
Deone Jackman
Scott Jamieson
Kitty Kurth
Michael Moran, M.D.
Victoria Post Ranney
Marc Schulman
*Charles P. Schwartz, Jr.
David C. Sharpe
Allen R. Smart
Roger Taylor
Lois Weisberg
*Past Chairs
Associate Board
Mike Owens
Vice Chairs
Michael De Runtz
Caitlin Cummer
Kevin Kohlstedt
Ryan Wilk
Associate Board Members
Kelli Albaugh
Veronica Barrios
Chad Broderick
Patrick Dickinson
Anthony Harvey
Ryan Jensen
Robert Keller
Michael Magidson
Karthik Nagarur
Tejash Patel
John Paullin
Allison Rudick
Mike Weeks
Mitchell Worden
Erma Tranter
February Park Happenings
For a complete listing of park events, please visit the Chicago Park District schedule.
NPVNorth Park Village Nature Center Winter Events
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Visit North Park Village Nature Center for a full listing of fall events.
freeSpring Flower Show at Lincoln Conservatory
Daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr.
The free annual Spring Flower Shows offer 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. In addition, this year's flower shows will feature a changing selection of spring blooming plants including Azaleas, spring flowering annuals and spring flowering perennials. Free.
blackhawksChicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinics
Wednesdays and Saturdays in February, times vary
Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North Chicago
Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in a one-hour ice hockey clinic! Skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. No prior ice skating experience is required. Free.
basedFamily Prairie Prowl at Northerly Island
Saturdays in February, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Bring out the family (ages 3 and up) and join us for a guided, nature-based outdoor activity led by Northerly Island Program Staff. Exploration activities will include: Animal Tracks, The Art of Semaphore, Lake Study, Birding and more. We will meet-up in the Visitor Center prior to embarking on our adventure! For more information, call (312) 745-2910. Free.
cartoonIce Skating - Cartoon Skates
Sundays in February, times vary
Check the Chicago Park District's calendar for skating at a park near you. Ice rink is available for open skate during this time with your favorite cartoon characters. Fee: $3.
survivalWinter Bonfire
Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave. (Wednesday, February 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. (Thursday, February 6, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. (Monday, February 10, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave. (Thursday, February 13, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Warm Up to Winter with Nature Oasis! Come out and hear winter stories, track animals through the park, toast marshmallows, and add skills to your winter survival toolkit. People of all ages are invited to join this free program. Free.
margateMonday, February 3, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary Master Plan - Public Meeting
Margate Park Fieldhouse, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
Join the Chicago Park District for a public meeting to help build the framework for a master plan for the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary and its surrounding area. This will include the updated restoration and management plan for the area. If you are interested in learning and contributing to the future of Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, please join us for a conversation regarding the development of a restoration and management plan for the site. For more information, please email Jason Steger at the Chicago Park District.
fotpThursday, February 6. 12:00 noon
Friends of the Parks' Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington
Friends of the Parks is pleased to honor the the groups and individuals for their dedication and work in Chicago's parks and preserves. President Toni Preckwinkle of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will be speaking on the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Buy your tickets now.
kingFriday, February 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Winter Ball at Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.
Participants will display their talents in the ballroom dancing as well as having a royal court to decide King & Queen of Sherwood Park, entertainment will be provided as well as dinner served. For more information call (773) 256-0926. Fee: $7.

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