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Aug 21, 2012
gracelandwest
Comments Off on CCI is looking for hosts for foreign exchange students going to Lake View High School

CCI is looking for hosts for foreign exchange students going to Lake View High School

The Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) is looking for volunteers to host an international high school exchange student during this Academic Year.

Students from over 50 countries are excited to become part of an American family- could that be yours?  The exchange program is a fantastic opportunity to learn about another culture, share America with an international student, and make a lifelong friendship in the process!  The students would be attending Lakeview High School, and would surely be thrilled to live in Chicago!  If you are interested in learning more about the exchange program, please contact Megan Bhatia at 312.264.1663 or mbhatia@cci-exchange.org.

You can also visit the CCI website  (www.cci-exchange.org)

If you can’t commit to an entire academic year, but are intrigued – call Megan to explore.  There are lots of other needs.  For instance, could you offer to host short-term  (4-6 weeks) while CCI finds a permanent host family – or perhaps serve as an emergency back-up home if a host family must be out of town for a short period of time?

 

Aug 17, 2012
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Graceland West’s Annual Block Party – GWCAFest – Saturday, September 8 from 12-5!

Graceland West’s Annual Block Party – GWCAFest – Saturday, September 8 from 12-5!

Graceland West is pleased to announce the annual GWCAFest Block Party and Fundraiser.  Saturday, September 8, from 12 to 5.  Event will be held on Warner Avenue, within and in front of Warner Park and Gardens,  1446 W. Warner Avenue.

This will be the thirty-third GWCAFest.  With all the activities planned this year’s GWCAFest should be enjoyable for the whole family. But the best thing about the fest is meeting your neighbors and being part of the Graceland West community.  Everyone is welcome!  We’ll see you there.

The Featured events and times are…

Fun for the kids

Sarah’s Pony Rides supply the ponies and petting zoo, the children will be ecstatic to experience a little bit of country in the city.

Plus all the great games, prizes and silly string challenge every ½ hour.  Oh and the spin art and balloon sculpture and much more!

 It’s Magic

Randy Bernstein of the famed “Magic by Randy,” a perennial favorite of the GWCAFest, will perform about 3:30.  Don’t miss it!

Music

Lisa B. another GWCAFest fave will delight us with her dulcet tunes for the entire afternoon.

Food and Drink

Enjoy a hot dog or a sausage, some mac and cheese and of course the most delicious corn on the cob ala Mark.

The bake table is unmatched for we are supplied by the finest bakers on earth.  So bring your baked goods and try your neighbors it is great fun and oh so yummy.

Silent Auction

Check it out, lots of interesting things.  If you have something to offer for the auction please contact: Ann Maxwell at 773-425-5319 or Terry Baublis at 773-281-2958.

Adults Only Beverages!

For the adults our wine tent feature’s a wide and varied sampling assortment sponsored by Que Syrah.

For the adults a keg of beer should help you to get to know your neighbors, so come and enjoy.

AND IT ALL STARTS WITH A Pet Parade!

Assembles at Cullom and Greenview and kicks off at 11:45.  Dress your pets in their finest costume and win a valuable prize.

 Community Meeting

A community meeting will immediately follow the magic act.  Stick around to hear about items of interest to the community!

We could use your help, contact: 

For questions, comments and to volunteer to help (we need new ideas for activities and people to help during the event!):

Please call Terry Baublis, 773-281-2958 or Barbara Sullivan, 773-327-2940. 

 

Chicago block party permit # 257996173

Aug 9, 2012
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Berteau Greenway Meeting at Welles Park Gymnasium – Aug 16 6-7:30 pm

Berteau Greenway Meeting at Welles Park Gymnasium – Aug 16 6-7:30 pm

Berteau Greenway meeting notice

Upcoming Events

  1. GWCAFest

    August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. GWCA Halloween Party at Warner Park

    October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. GWCA Community-Wide Street Leaf Cleanup – Sat, Nov 18, 9-11 am

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