Friday, March 22, 2013

March Meeting Recap

Last night was the Advisory Council's March meeting. Here are some highlights and community-related announcements...
  • The Advisory Council received a $1000 seed grant from Friends of the Park to help fund the youth music programs it's sponsoring. Registration for the programs in the spring session is open now on the Park District's website, just look for 'Band at Humboldt' and 'Music at Humboldt'. Registration is FREE! There are also many other excellent and affordable programs being offered this spring, including a number of new exercise and wellness programs, so please go to the website and see what Humboldt Park has to offer.
  • A new youth soccer league for youth 12 and under will begin in the summer session.
  • The Earth Day Clean-Up event in Humboldt Park will be held on April 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register your group to help clean the park online with Friends of the Park. Volunteers are still needed.
  • Major events this year in the park will include
    • Puerto Rican Fest: June 12-16
    • Latin Jazz Fest: July 19-20
    • Riot Fest: September 13-15
  • Summer jobs with the Park District are open for application now. There are many seasonal jobs available and the application deadlines for many of these positions are coming up very soon.
  • The Advisory Council is looking for volunteers for its concession stand at Little Cubs Field. The concession stand is very important to our fundraising efforts and we're looking for help, even on a limited basis. The HPAC pays for a sanitation workshop for any volunteers to get them proper certification. If you're interested send an email 
  • The Park District will be holding an Employee Talent Show fundraiser at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday April 21st. It will be a family event with tickets available for $10/adult and $5/child.
There will be more programs and events to come with the warm months around the corner. You can stay up to date with what's happening by subscribing to our posts, just click on the button on the right side of the homepage.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Meeting this Thursday, 3/21

Please join us this Thursday, the 21st, at 6:30 p.m. in the Humboldt Park fieldhouse for our March meeting.

Are you interested in helping to make improvements to the park fieldhouse or grounds? The HPAC is currently looking for volunteers for committees that will focus on these issues. Please come out to the meeting to find out more and get to know some of your neighbors who are working for a better community.

Also...the Advisory Council sponsored beginning music program and band program still have many openings to fill before the April 3rd start date. We are looking for youth ages 10-17 to join these programs to learn music fundamentals and play in a youth band. The programs are free and registration is available online, just look for "Music at Humboldt" or "Band at Humboldt." Please spread the word to friends, family or neighbors who might be interested, the Advisory Council is purchasing all new materials and instruments for these programs so Humboldt Park will have a top notch music room!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friends of the Park's Park Advocacy Conference

This Saturday, the 9th, at 8:30 a.m. the Friends of the Park will be holding their annual Park Advocacy Conference at the South Shore Cultural Center. The conference is a great event that's catered towards members of park advisory councils or people who are interested in taking an active role in helping their local parks. There will be two large group sessions at the beginning and end, and three "breakout" sessions between them where attendees can choose between different small group workshops that focus on a broad variety of issues. There are also some good opportunities to network with other PAC members to find out what they're up to in the other neighborhoods and share your experiences. On top of all these great things, the South Shore Cultural Center is one of the gems of the Chicago Park District's system and a pretty nice place to spend your Saturday morning.

The event is free and registration is still open, but rsvp right away.