What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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Third Thursdays BYO Picnic
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursdays BYO Picnic

We will continue to meet at Maplewood Park through the good weather months for the much-loved Third Thursdays BYO Picnic! 

Enjoy an informal meet up with neighbors as you BYO picnic.  Meet at Maplewood Park until construction or the weather necessitate change. 

Please help tidy up the park when you are done.

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SPIKEBALL Tournament!
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

SPIKEBALL Tournament!

https://spikeballroundnet.com/en_us/e/first-annual-maplewood-park-spikeball-tournament/register?share=1

From neighbor / volunteer, Dennis Huyck, "

We would like to invite all of our friends, neighbors, and Spikeball enthusiasts to the First Annual Maplewood Park Spikeball Tournament.  The purpose of this event is to get our community together for a day of fun, an opportunity to make new friends, all while learning and competing in an organized Spikeball Tournament.  There will be a recreational bracket and a competitive bracket for the advanced players.  All of our proceeds will go towards the development of the new Fieldhouse at Maplewood Park.  We will continue to update information and add sponsors to the site as we go.  Feel free to call or email me with any questions, and I look forward to seeing you all in September!!!"  Dennis Huyck, dhuyck@atproperties.com

We will add greater detail as they develop, the event is likely to be held at Maplewood Park (depending on how construction looks) or Haas Park.  Sponsorships welcomed, let's get teams together and have some crazy spikeball fun while helping our West Bucktown parks THRIVE!!!

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What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)

Join us at Alderman Moreno's FIRST WARD OFFICE on North and California for our regular monthly Park Advisory Council (PAC) meeting.  A great way to introduce yourself or a cause, meet your elected PAC members, and get involved!  We are a fun and pragmatic group of do-gooder types--join us, neighbor!

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Fall Festival

Come on, come all to our Annual Fall Festival! 

This year, we will meet at The Joinery, our very own neighborhood gathering place!

If you are a local business, and want to get involved, please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com for info

More details TBD but save the date / time for now!

Costume parade at NOON.

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Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)

NEW PAC MEMBER MONTH!

Join us for some fun and FAQ as we share our year of accomplishments, dreams, goals, and teamwork.  We welcome anyone interested in learning more about / joining the Park Advisory Council to attend.  Location TBD, we will keep you posted, please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com for ???s

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What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

FINAL MEETING OF THE YEAR! 

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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Third Thursdays BYO Picnic
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursdays BYO Picnic

We will continue to meet at Maplewood Park through the good weather months for the much-loved Third Thursdays BYO Picnic! 

Enjoy an informal meet up with neighbors as you BYO picnic.  Meet at Maplewood Park until construction or the weather necessitate change. 

Please help tidy up the park when you are done.

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Maplewood Annual Community YARD SALE
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Maplewood Annual Community YARD SALE

9:00 a.m. set up on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at MAPLEWOOD PARK, 1640 N. Maplewood Ave. 

10:00 - 2:00 YARD SALE for our community, $25 due the day and email to register for a spot.

BYO table, shade, items, you do your own clean up, no restroom on site this year due to construction, so buddy up to a neighbor who lives close by!

Thanks for your support and teamwork--please advertise this event as much as you can to help all of us!

Email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to register!

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What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

CANCELED TODAY DUE TO PLANNING FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 MAPLEWOOD PARK FIELD HOUSE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY, 1:30 P.M. PLEASE JOIN US!

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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Third Thursdays BYO Picnic
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursdays BYO Picnic

We will continue to meet at Maplewood Park through the good weather months for the much-loved Third Thursdays BYO Picnic! 

Enjoy an informal meet up with neighbors as you BYO picnic.  Meet at Maplewood Park until construction or the weather necessitate change. 

Please help tidy up the park when you are done.

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What's Growing On?  Children's Garden Club
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

What's Growing On? Children's Garden Club

Join Master Gardener, Amy Ewaldt, as she leads a sensible and family-friendly garden meeting.  Adult participation is required and welcomed as we explore, plant, harvest, taste, prune, etc.!  A small "sharing the garden" gift is provided at each session so that children may continue to plant in their own neighborhoods.

Have a surplus of viable seeds or small plants to donate to our little gardeners?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off!

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park, 2554 W. Moffat (and Rockwell)

No reschedule if rain, class ends at 10:30 a.m., dress for mess, use good judgment while participating with your child, ages 4+ recommended, qualifies for community service hours for teens, scout troops are welcomed to coordinate

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Spring Spruce Up, Part TWO!  Designers' Picnic
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Spruce Up, Part TWO! Designers' Picnic

Lucy Flower Park 2018 SPRING SPRUCE UP:  PART TWO, Lucy Flower Children's Garden Club + Batavia High School Designers = Graphics Makeover!

SAVE THE DATE for SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Lucy Flower Park

Colleagues and friends collaborate to unite Lucy Flower Park Children’s Garden Club and Batavia High School.  Join Master Gardener, and Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award winner, Amy Ewaldt, and graphics educator and AIGA Award winner, Kathleen Tieri Ton for an installation, artist Q & A, and picnic at Lucy Flower Park on Sunday, June 3, 2018. 

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.  Batavia High School students will work with Lucy Flower Children's Garden Club families to install Eric Carle inspired banners, adventuresome inspirations, and more!

Q & A SESSION TO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. BYO Picnic and Photos

About Kathleen:  (From AIGA) "In her twelve years as an art and media educator, Kathleen Tieri Ton has been devoted to inspiring students to develop an appreciation for the arts while empowering them with the vision and tools they need to impact their own lives and communities. She is excited by art found in our everyday lives and incorporates this passion in her teaching of digital and print design. Kathleen holds a BA in Studio Art from Indiana University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Columbia College Chicago, and post-graduate work in curriculum studies at University of Illinois Chicago. Kathleen resides in Batavia, Illinois with her husband and three children where she teaches graphic arts at Batavia High School. In her free time, she explores printmaking, gardening, and her love for old movies."

About Amy:  Please see amyewaldt.com for projects and volunteer experiences

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Third Thursday Meet Up, Maplewood Park after work
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursday Meet Up, Maplewood Park after work

Join in the fun as neighbors meet up for a casual, friendly, impromptu picnic--it's a tradition started by former PAC all-star, Darcie Trier! 

People start to congregate after work around 6:00, no hard start or stop time.  Thanks to all who are always respectful, tidy, and friendly to new folks!

Third Thursdays sometimes feature a special guest singer, storyteller, etc. A VERY LOW KEY community event that is, "join in if you can, no pressure and no planning!"

While we always have these at Maplewood Park, the park will soon be closed for construction, so we are considering shifting to another spot.  Have an idea of where we should go?  Please email maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com and let your neighborhood volunteer group know!

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

West Bucktown Earth Day = Clean and Green

Join in for our annual Earth Day Clean and Green! 

Meet at Maplewood Park, 1640 N. Maplewood, for donuts and coffee, sign up for a block to clean, or work in the gardens at Maplewood or Lucy Flower parks. 

Neighbors pick up trash and beautify the parks in small groups as we all make our neighborhood shine!

We will provide trash bags, sign up map, and treats!  BYO gloves as we have a limited number of disposable gloves / child gloves.

 

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West Bucktown Annual Egg Hunt
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

West Bucktown Annual Egg Hunt

Save the date for the Annual Egg Hunt!

Details regarding location and time to be provided by the West Bucktown Neighborhood Association on Facebook, this family-friendly and free event is full of eggs, treats, and sometimes even a golden ticket (that wins you a new bicycle!)

Eggs GO QUICK so DO NOT BE LATE TO QUEUE UP FOR THIS EVENT!

 

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Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)

NOTE:  ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD FOR 2017-18 PAC BOARD MEMBERS AT THIS MEETING

Join us at the Maplewood Park Field House for our regular monthly Park Advisory Council (PAC) meeting.  A great way to introduce yourself or a cause, meet your elected PAC members, and get involved!  We are a fun and pragmatic group of do-gooder types--join us, neighbor!

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Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly PAC Meeting (open to public)

*NOTE:  MEETING IS PUSHED UP BY ONE DAY TO THE 13th INSTEAD OF THE 14th. 

Join us at the Maplewood Park Field House for our regular monthly Park Advisory Council (PAC) meeting.  A great way to introduce yourself or a cause, meet your elected PAC members, and get involved!  We are a fun and pragmatic group of do-gooder types--join us, neighbor!

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Lucy Flower Children's Garden Club
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Lucy Flower Children's Garden Club

FINAL MEETING FOR 2017!  Join Master Gardener Amy Ewaldt for free family fun through the What's Growing On? Series as we weed, prune, harvest, plant, and explore in the gardens at Lucy Flower Park!  Children work with their grown-ups to accomplish a task and take home seeds to plant and share!  Good weather only.

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Fall Festival
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Festival

It's time for the 2nd Annual Maplewood Park Fall Festival!

Local businesses will team up with the Maplewood and Lucy Flower Park Advisory Council (MLFPAC) and Chicago Park District staff to host a free, family-friendly event featuring a bouncy house, pumpkin decorating ($3 cost), scarecrow stuffing, arts, crafts, music, a 12:00 Costume Parade, treats, and more!

Please spread the word and join us as we kick off our new Field House campaign as well--donations will be accepted through cash or personal check the day of this event.

Questions?  Please let us know at maplewoodandlucyflowerparks@gmail.com

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