The cooking demonstration will take place on Saturday, Deecmber 21, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago. Demo Kitchen on 1.For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131 or visit their web site: www.myprivatechef.net
There will also be a casting call in the Chicago area on December 6th & 8th but if people apply to the link below, we can move them along quicker without them having to attend.
CHICAGO CASTING CALL
Friday, December 6 & Sunday, December 8
10 am to 5 pm
Theatre Momentum 1800 Cornelia Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
Large population of pigeons is a health hazard.
Our huge feral pigeon population is a health hazard and creates many problems in the city. Pigeon droppings dirty public spaces, do costly damage to buildings, and can spread life-threatening diseases, especially to the elderly and immune-deficient. Their nesting materials block drains and harbor parasites like bird mites. Pigeon food makes a mess and attracts rats.
Feeding pigeons promotes overbreeding.
Pigeon feeding produces overbreeding. Pigeons normally breed two or three times a year, producing two eggs per brood. Overfed city pigeons can breed up to eight times a year.
Pigeons are harmed when fed.
When you feed pigeons, you are not doing them a favor. They lose their natural ability to scavenge and survive on their own. Pigeon over population leads to overcrowded, unsanitary conditions and produces sick and injured birds. A smaller flock is healthier and does less damage.
Stubborn pigeon feeders in Chicago might soon be pinching their pennies in order to pay the fines as high as $1,000 proposed Wednesday by Ald. James Cappleman (46th) in response to what he sees as a massive problem in his Uptown ward.
Cappleman introduced an ordinance that would make feeding pigeons in the city an illegal act punishable with up to six months in jail along with a hefty fine, NBC Chicago reports. A similar fine was previously proposed in New York in 2007 but has not been implemented.
The alderman told the Chicago Sun-Times that the massive pigeon population in his ward, buoyed by bread and rice-armed enablers, has reached a height that is "scaring people" near area CTA "L" stations. Pigeon droppings are actually destroying roofs of buildings.
7 - 9:00 pm
Tickets are available online, or at the door.
Cash and credit cards (VISA, American Express & Mastercard) are accepted.
Groups (10 or more)
$12.00 (in advance)
First, let’s discuss the ramifications of dog waste and plastic:
- 4 million tons: It is estimated that dog owners do not collect over 4 million tons of dog waste annually.
- 20-30% of all pollutants in waterways attributed to dog waste: Pollutants originating from rainwater run-off via sewer systems, and dogs pooping near watersheds or beaches. Overall, it is believed dog waste is third or fourth on the list of contributors to bacteria in contaminated waters.
- 4th highest generated waste: Plastics are the fourth highest generated waste in the U.S., originate from petroleum which is non-renewable, do not biodegrade, and take thousands of years to break down. Paper, yard trimmings, and food scraps are the top three generated. However, all of them come from renewable resources.
- Plastics are the least recycled with a 6.9% recovery rate. In 2006, the U.S. produced 29.5 million tons of plastic and only recycled 2.04 million tons.
Now, let’s get back to why you should use dog waste bags from PoopBags.com:
Various plastic bag manufacturers probably use the term “biodegradability” – shall we say – loosely and lightly. The ASTM specifications that PoopBags.com adhere to puts a kibosh on all of that. Basically, the specifications requires that the material is fully tested to ensure that it will degrade in a timely manner, and that no large plastic fragments should remain.
Even This kid knows where to buy them!
Crain’s quotes an email sent to employees of the Pritzker Military Library and Pritzker’s company Tawani Enterprises, saying, “As of Aug. 16, 2013, J.N. Pritzker will undergo an official legal name change, will now be known as Jennifer Natalya Pritzker. This change will reflect the beliefs of her true identity that she has held privately and will now share publicly. Pritzker now identifies herself as a woman for all business and personal undertakings.” The business journal adds that “a spokeswoman declined to answer questions about Col. Pritzker’s sexuality or possible hormone therapy.”
Pritzker has a net worth of $1.5 billion, according to Forbes, and has donated to many philanthropic efforts, including preservation and restoration of historic buildings. Her family has a long history in business. Pritzker’s father, the late Robert Pritzker, founded the Marmon Group, a holding company for a variety of businesses, and her uncles, the late Jay Pritzker and Donald Pritzker, founded Hyatt Hotels. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is her cousin.
What is Chicago in White? it is a unique dining experience where thousands of Chicagoans gather for a night of al fresco dining wearing ALL white! How it works – You purchase a ticket (link coming soon) and then you wait patiently for your Harmonization Point where you will meet mere hours before the big event and finally be told the secret location.
In the meantime, gather your friends and get your white outfits and settings together. Yes, the idea is that EVERYTHING is white. You and your friends supply your own table, chairs, settings, and food. It’s fun to plan all the decorations. Think white tablecloths, white napkins, white plates, etc. You get the point. Then take it a step further. Last year we spotted gorgeous white centerpieces that included your basic flowers and vases to birdcages, chandeliers, and more. Think outside the box and get as creative as you want. View photos from last year to get inspired by CLICKING HERE. More photos can also be found by CLICKING HERE.
Stay up-to-date on all the details of Chicago in White 2013 by signing-up for the 2013 notification list: http://eepurl.com/oRnqv.
Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America
Returns in 2013 with a BANG!
A Spectacular Night of Amusement and Entertainment to Help Benefit Chicago House!
Out In The Park is an annual private LGBTQ Saturday night event featuring unlimited riding of ALL Six Flags Great America's amazing rides and live music!
Top DJ Matthew Harvat, will deliver a complete 4 hour party-celebration dance area, so you can dance, or ride, or do both!
New this year is a laser light show to dance above the crowd and some go-go gods to dance with the crowd.
Plus live musical performance by national recording artists Eli Lieb, Jess Godwin and Isaiah Grass. Both Isaiah and Jess are Chicago recording artists and Isaiah is burning up the Chicago charts right now!
In an interview with ChicagoPride.com: "We are very excited to be asked to present this event annually by the executives at Six Flags Great America based on last year’s success and their excitement in allowing us this unique fundraising opportunity at such an awesome private venue inside their park for our community” said Derrick Sorles, owner of BestGayChicago.com. "We are proud to have Chicago House benefiting from this year’s event and we are so excited to have Mini Cooper of Chicago co-presenting with us!"
In 2012, over 3600 people came out to support this event and nearly $12,000 was raised for TPAN. For 2013, over 7000-8000 people are expected to come out and BestGayChicago.com hopes to raise close to $20,000 for Chicago House. It will be a full weekend of fun and LGBT travelers are expected to come in from the 4 surrounding states!
"What's great about the event is that it is closed to the general public, " explains Michael Snell. "The LGBTQ attendees and their friends and family can enjoy the park with little or no lines (no Flash Pass needed) and no hassle's from anyone. It will be like a fall gay pride celebration!"
Last year there were comments from the community that people who did not enjoy rides, had no reason to come. So this year, more entertainment has been added. Singers Eli Lieb, Isaiah Grass and Jess Godwin will play on a stage, separate from the dance area.
The park will once again be serving beer and specialty drinks, at reduced drink prices, just for us! And we will be planning events on Friday night, Saturday daytime, Saturday after the park, and Sunday recovery things to do! We'll be announcing events at Scarlett, Taverna 750, Charlies and Hamburger Marys in Chicago and Milwaukee! Making a whole weekend of fun for everyone.
"The other thing that makes this event is so great, is the fact it is supported by everyone." says Derrick Sorles. "We are so happy and humbled that our peers GRAB Magazine, Chicago Pride.com, and Wisconsin's QUEST Magazine are also involved in helping to make this a huge success and special thanks to our other Community Partners Walgreens and Mini Cooper of Chicago.
Ticket Prices ----Advance ticket price is $38 for this private event. There will be FREE parking! (A $22 savings!) Tickets are available now online at GaySixFlagsChicago.com.
Unfortunately, you can NOT use a smart phone to order tickets.
You will need to use a computer and printer.
Doors open at 9pm promptly. Ride and enjoy music until 1am.
Drinks are served until Midnight.
Hotels ---if you are coming to Chicago for the weekend, we have 3 hotel choices in the heart of boystown! More information below!
Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families by providing housing, employment services, medical linkages, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency.
The first HIV/AIDS housing provider in the Midwest, Chicago House has continuously evolved its services to meet the changing needs of those who are living with HIV and AIDS.
Since 2007, BestGayChicago.com has been providing the best of everything gay and gay-friendly in the greater Chicago area. Owned and operated by Best Gay Inc., their sites provide news, information, travel tips and entertainment for the LGBT community.
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|Sadie & Wilson
These two witnessed their owner's death and were found 2 days later in the home - they were then sent to a kill kennel and separated. Famous Fido was able to rescue them from death and they are now together again. They are being boarded together at a kennel but they are depressed.
They have to leave the kennel by this Friday, July 26th.
Sadie is a very sweet 5 - 7 year old Lab mix, Dear, sad Wilson (a 5 - 7 year old Shepard) hasn't fared as well. He's despondent and truly needs a truly experienced dog-nurturer (with patience and heart) to help him through his depression. He needs a yard without any other dogs, cats, or children.
Sadie & Wilson and bonded, but if they have to be separated we will consider it. These dogs have no where to go and need help - these lives are worth saving. Any donations would be helpful for boarding costs and care.
Please contact GLORIA at 773.907.0305
TONIGHT - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 8:20 PM CDT (8:00 PM Doors)
with thousands of bicycles available to you 24/7.
Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system with 4,000 bikes and 400 stations across the city. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy, and affordable.
LAKEVIEW will get 40 MORE locations this month! 40? Really! That's a bit much for an area with lots of car congestion. Just sayin.
Check out the Lakeview locations map by Andy Ambrosius at Lakeview Patch.
Sign up for Membership today. Now open for riding!
· Chicago: Thursday, July 18 at Pioneer Court Plaza
· 1:00-8:00 p.m.
A socially and politically charged play meets rock-cabaret-street poetry slam, Gunpowder weaves together remarkably true stories of the not so distant past to shine light on some of the most palpable dilemmas we face as a nation today. In a journey that takes us across the battered bridge between the American Dream and the American Reality, Tom navigates through the waters of social, economic, and racial injustice, amplifies voices that have long been silenced, introduces us to the faces that refused to be made victims, and tests the capacity of a single spark. Certain the democracy is no spectator sport, Tom's journey propels us to question the role played by a little idea called "patriotism" in the less obvious battle zone of our very own backyard. "Art is highly explosive. To be worth its salt, it must have in that salt a fair sprinkling of GUNPOWDER."
“Gunpowder” will be showing at:
Chemically Imbalanced Theatre
1422 W Irving Park Road
June 14-15, 21-22 at 7:30PM; June 16 and 23 at 2:00PM
Tickets are $25 and all profits will be donated to charities that engage young people in Chicago who are most at risk to fall victim to gun violence.
For ticket information, please go to:
This festival held in Chicago’s Little Village is an event for the whole family. Featuring authentic Mexican cuisine and music, the festival is a great place to hang out on the days surrounding Cinco de Mayo. Additionally, there’s no shortage of activities for the kids; from arts and crafts to carnival style games, the festival is a sure hit for any child. The event takes place at 26th and Kostner, and runs from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5. The festival opens at 6pm and ends at 11pm on Friday, then extends its hours for Saturday and Sunday, lasting from 2pm to 11pm.