Saturday, May 11, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - May 11th, 2013

Today in Rogers Park
 is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton

United Church of Rogers Park - 
Spring Plant Sale (9 AM - 2 PM)
WEBSITE | Phone: (773) 761-2500

Let's Go Chicago presents a Spring Plant Sale to benefit the Westwood Manor Nursing Home's greenhouse and garden education programs.

United Church of Rogers Park, a reconciling United Methodist church in the heart of Rogers Park. 
All are welcome to the  11 a.m.  Sunday Service.  Please enter the sanctuary using the Ashland Blvd. entrance (handicap accessible). For other programs, please use the Morse Avenue entrance.

United Church is located at the southeast corner of Ashland and Morse Avenues, two blocks west of the Morse Avenue L stop and right at a Devon-Ashland (#155) bus stop. Limited parking is available next to the church on Ashland Avenue for seniors and the disabled.  Additional parking is available in the First Commercial Bank parking lot, two blocks west of the church at the northwest corner of Clark and Morse.

Taste Food & Wine - 
Special Tasting from the Man O' War winery from the Waiheke Island of New Zealand 4 pm -7 pm
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War we were convinced that world class wine could be grown here. Throwing caution to the wind we began planting our first vines in 1993. Today Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and microclimate. Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer. Driven by this blueprint our white varieties have been carefully placed high on the exposed volcanic hilltops of Man O’ War so that they benefit from cooling sea breezes, extending their growing season and giving them great concentration and minerality. While our red varieties are draped down precipitously steep sheltered clay hillsides enjoying the heat and drainage provided, promoting serious intensity and depth."

Red Line Tap - The Rogers Park All Stars, The Reunion and Bear with Hawk Fist
Celebrating Brettly’s 40th Birthday

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily, Red Line Tap has something  for everyone!
The Kevin Leeds Band at 9pm.

312 Presents The Rogers Park All Stars, The Reunion and Bear with Hawk Fist during a Celebration of Brettly’s 40th Birthday. 9 PM


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Alden Village North (7464 N. Sheridan Road)

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 20th, 2013 at Alden Village North (7464 N. Sheridan Road).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.


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