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SeniorFest 2014

September 18, 2014
9:30 amto2:00 pm
Chicago residents who are 60 years of age and better can come and enjoy a serendipity performance, picnic lunch, flu shots/health screenings, Senior Resource Fair, games, art, dancing, raffles, and bingo at SeniorFest 2014. Tickets are free and available through visiting one of the city’s 21 Senior Service Centers.
For more information, call the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Area Agency on Aging at (312) 744-4016.
Where:Millenium Park Michigan Ave. at Washington St. (Vehicles that are dropping off passengers should proceedto the park’s north entrance on Randolph Dr. between Michigan and Columbus.
When: September 18, 2014, 9:30am-2pm

43rd Street Festival

September 13, 2014
10:00 amto6:00 pm
Fourth Ward Alderman Will Burns, Artworks Chicago, the Southeast Chicago Commission, and the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement present the 43rd Street Festival. Admission is free to this family-oriented event that will feature performances by Joan Collaso, Avain Hightower and Full Circle, Taylor Moore, and more. The event will also feature arts,crafts, food, music, beer garden (for adults), children’s activities, games, rides, and a petting zoo.
Where: 900 E. 43rd St.
When: September 13, 2014, 10am-6pm

POWER UP! Boot Camp for Youth

September 13, 2014
12:00 amto4:00 pm
September 14, 2014
9:30 amto4:00 pm
The Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation (ICECF) is a nonprofit that works to create and support educational opportunities for disadvantaged Illinois youth. This year they are expanding their operations to include the POWER UP! Boot Camp, which they are running in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
The POWER UP! Boot Camp is a free program that will educate kids about fitness and nutrition through a series of fun work-shops and physical activities.The first session of the Boot Camp is open to 10th-12th graders, who will be trained as Mentorsto help out the 4th-6th graders
participating in the next two Boot Camps. For three months after the program, Mentors will
exchange emails with their kids to support them in reaching their personal fitness and nutritional goals. During this period,kids will also use pedometers to monitor their physical activity online as well as keep a journal. Sign up at before the September 8th deadline.
Where: Washington Park (5531 S. King Drive)
When: September 13, 2014, 9:30am-4pm
Where: Broadway Park Armory (5917 N. Broadway Ave)
When: September 14, 2014, 9:30am-4pm

Community Meeting for 47th/King TIF NIP

September 16, 2014
6:00 pm
The Tax Increment Financing-Neighborhood Improvement Program (TIF-NIP) is a Department of Planning and Develop-ment (DPD) program that provides home repair grants in eligible TIF districts. Since1999, 25 TIF-NIPs have been created.The program provides home repair grants for single-family residences (1-4 units). Grants are primarily for exterior repairs,however, up to 30% of the grant may be used for interior repairs that are health and safety related. An exception is made to the 30% limit for energy conserving measures, including air sealing the home, replacing the boiler or furnace with a high-efficiency model and installing roof insulation below R-49.
Homeowners earning up to 100% of the area median income (AMI) are eligible. If household income is between 100 to 140% of AMI, homeowners must match the grant dollar for dollar. The TIF NIP Program is administered by the Department of Planning and Development and Neighborhood Housing Services who host community meetings to provide more information and distribute applications. Visit to find out more about TIFs and if you live within one.
Where: Mt. Pisgah (4622 S. King Dr.)
When: September 16, 2014, 6pm