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Get the Facts on Home Ownership

December 3, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

This free workshop will help you learn what it really takes to become a homeowner. Factual information will be provided that will dispel many common myths about home ownership that may be unnecessarily preventing you from buying and owning a home. Contact NHS/Freddie Mac representative Bathsheba Wyatt-Draper at (773) 329-4116 or Chase Bank Branch Manager Meloney Eddmonds at (312) 528-4395 for more information.

Where: Chase Bank (35th/King)

When: December 3, 2014, 10am-12noon


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Generations II: Here’s to Life!

December 5, 2014
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
December 6, 2014
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

This contemporary, African-based dance troupe celebrates love, fellowship, and family while delivering an elegant, provocative series of works by Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abbott. Tickets are: $40 General Admission/$100 Benefactor and $25 Saturday Matinee. Discount group tickets are available for purchase. Go to for more information and to purchase tickets. Purchase a Benefactor ticket to directly support this season’s production and enjoy exclusive bonuses.

For complete information, call (312) 795-9777, visit, or e-mail

Where: Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn St.)

When: Dec. 5 – 8pm and Dec. 6 – 3pm & 7:30pm


Handel’s Messiah

December 7, 2014
3:00 pm

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church invites you to hear the magnificent music of Handel’s Messiah. Featuring Soprano Shanaka Falls-Pettis, Contralto Gracie Gaston, Tenor Jimmy Porter, and Baritone Adrian L. Dunn, this performance will leave you inspired. For more information, visit call (773) 373-6144, or e-mail

Where: Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (4501 S. Vincennes)

When: December 7, 2014, 3pm.


Buckthorn Park Expansion Community Meeting

December 11, 2014
6:00 pm

After several months of collecting input from community members through outreach and previous community meetings, the Chicago Park District is ready to unveil its final draft of the expansion plans for Buckthorn Park. The Chicago Park District and Alderman Dowell are proposing a $1.2 million expansion of the small park at 4347 S. Calumet Ave. that will be renamed for Hadiya Pendleton who is the King College Prep student killed by gunfire in 2013 a few blocks away from the expansion site.

Alderman Dowell and representatives from the Chicago Park District will be on hand to answer any questions and listen to any concerns community members may have. This is part of an ongoing effort to make sure the park’s expansion meets the needs of the community.

Where: Hansberry Square Community Room (4034 S. State St.)

When: December 11, 2014, 6pm


First Annual Winterfest

December 14, 2014
11:00 amto5:00 pm

The Bronzeville Retail Initiative’s (BRI) first annual Winterfest is here! The goal of BRI is to facilitate development of vibrant, walkable, retail corridors that builds on Bronzeville’s rich retail and entertainment history, while serving the needs of modern-day residents and destination shoppers, and providing local employment and ownership opportunities. To support all the local craftsman, BRI along with (TRC) The Renaissance Collaborative have decided to open the Historic Wabash Y building to vendors. This will be a free, one day event for the community where you will get a chance to sell your goods or services.

Where: Historic Wabash Y (3763 S Wabash Ave)

When: December 14, 2014, 11am-5pm


Morgan Shoal Public Meeting

December 15, 2014
6:30 pm

The Chicago Park District would like to invite you to participate in a planning of shoreline protection, and park improvement along the lakefront, between 45st and 51st street, also known as Morgan Shoal.  The goal of this meeting is to provide an overview of the project and to collect input from the community to inform us as we move the park’s design and recreation features.

Where: Mandrake Park (3858 S. Cottage Grove)

When: December 15, 2014, 6:30pm


51st Street Business Association Musical Showcase

December 18, 2014
5:30 pm

Featuring Sandra Alexis Bivens, Nanette Frank, the Bronzeville Diva Senebella, and Vince Willis, this will be the ultimate musical experience. A $35 tax-deductible donation includes dinner and the show. For tickets and more info, contact (773) 285-3401. The showcase events will be December 18th and are as follows:

What: Cocktails and Hor D’oeuvres

Where: Swaggers Restaurant (5050 S. Prairie)

When: December 18, 2014, 5:30-6:30pm

What: A Taste of 51st Street

Where: Great Lakes Elks Lodge (5108 S. Prairie Ave., 2nd Floor)

When: December 18, 2014, 7pm