Seedling & Seed Swap

The Avondale Gardening Swap group is hosting a Seedling & Seed Swap on Sunday, May 21 at 3:30-5:30pm at Reed's Local.  They invite neighborhood gardeners to stop by and trade seeds and seedlings, get some gardening advice, make plans to share future harvests, or just come to meet fellow local gardeners.  For more information click here.          Read more

2819 W. Belmont Public Meeting

Please join us and Alderman Deb Mell to discuss updates on the proposal for 2819 W. Belmont. The meeting will be held at Carl Von Linne Elementary at 6:30pm.Read more

Piano Power

Piano Power invites the Avondale community to help them celebrate ten years of music education in Chicago at an open-house-style, musical extravaganza. This free event takes place at the Comfort Station in Logan Square on Saturday, Arpil 29 from 3-6pm and will feature performances by by  teachers and students, light refreshments, and lots of good vibes. Click here for more information.Read more

Unity Park: Art in the Park

The Unity Park Advisory Council is hosting the annual Art in the Park on Saturday, July 15 from 10:00am- 2:00pm.  All are welcome to create works of art in the park.  This year the theme is "Sanctuary".Read more

Unity Park: 30th Anniversary Celebration

To mark the 30th anniversary of Unity Park, the Unity Park Advisory Council is hosting a reception and party on the second floor of the Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N Milwuakee, 2nd fl, on Friday, June 16 from 8-10pm.  This event will feature music by DJ OCD and is open to persons 21+. The 30th Anniversary Celebration is FREE but donations for UPAC's upcoming ART in the Park event on July 15th will be gladly accepted.Read more

Unity Park: Earth Day

Unity Park is hosting an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-2pm.  Stop by the park to plant a flower and to take a flower home.Read more

Car Seat Safety Workshop

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in partnership with Concordia Place are hosting a free Car Seat Safety workshop.  Participants who attend the workshop are able to purchase car seats at a significant discount.  Please RSVP to by April 3 with the number of adults attending and which car seat you will be purchasing.Read more

The Art of Friendship

Concordia Place is hosting a children's art show on Wednesday, April 26 from 4:30-6:30pm.  This free event features appetizers and a showcase of student art.Read more

Friends of Linne Gala

The Friends of Linne are hosting a Gala at the Corinthian Yacht Club to support Enrichment, Fine Arts, and after school programs at Linne Elementary School in Avondale.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include appetizers, soft drinks, and coffee.  A cash bar will be available.  Raffle prizes and a silent auction will also take place.  You can purchase tickets online, or tickets are also available at the main office. Please note that children are not invited to this event.Read more

Family Play Date: Kaboom!

Concordia Place in Avondale, a childcare and community center developed by Concordia Lutheran Church, received a grant to purchase an Imagination Playground, and they are inviting the Avondale community to celebrate with the first play experiences.  Children are able to create and explore by connecting and building the various individual foam pieces. The playground will be open on Thursday evening and again on Saturday morning after Coffee & Open Play.  Both of these events are indoors and are free.  You can watch this video to learn more about the playground.Read more