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Friends First Oct 2011 Activity Update


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Friends First Oct 2011 Activity Update

  1. 1. Save the Dates… Sunday, Oct 9 – See Yaresi run the Chicago Marathon! Saturday, Oct 22 – “Spooktacular Halloween Party” at Mercy Home Open Streets on State StreetSaturday, Oct 1 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm)State Street, from Lake to Van Buren; Chicago; IL 312-427-3325Cost: FreeHistoric State Street opens for pedestrians to play, walk, bike and enjoy healthy recreation for five hours inthe heart of the Loop, car-free. Free activities include a mobile skate park, a 500-square-foot movableImagination Playground, break-dancing demos and more. For more information Assets Built: #7 Community Values Youth (Talk about how great it is that the cityopen the streets so everyone could play for a day); #28 Integrity (Invite them to be respectful of others on the street) &#32 Planning and Decision Making (Encourage them to play out how they would like to interact in the space, so theyhave enough time for all they want to do) Cultivate ChicagoSaturday, Oct 1 (11:00 am to 7:00 pm)Lincoln Park2045 Lincoln Park West; Chicago; IL 312-742-7726Cost: FreeChipotle Mexican Grill host a one-day festival celebrating food, music and ideas and featuring live music, artand food made with the freshest ingredients possible. A Kids Learning Area helps children get a betterunderstanding of where food comes from farm to table. For more information Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity of others can lead topersonal creativity discussions) & #34 Cultural Competence (Explore different types of food) Kanani’s Hula Dance Steps DemoSaturday, Oct 1 & Sunday, Oct 2 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)American Girl PlaceCost: FreeCelebrate Kanani by learning about the traditional Hawaiian art of hula dance. Expert facilitators perform ahula, then show girls how to do some of the movements.For more information: Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity ofothers can lead to personal creativity discussions) & #34 Cultural Competence (Explore the dances of another culture) 1
  2. 2. If I Die In Juarez – Book ReadingWednesday, Oct 5 (6:30 pm)National Museum of Mexican Art th1852 W. 19 Street; Chicago; ILCost: FreeJoin author Stella Pope Duarte who will share a reading and dialogue centered on her novel, If I Die inJuarez. The unforgettable tale of three young protagonists on the streets of the “city of murdered women.” Itis a pledge for the liberation of women world-wide. For more information call: 312-738-1503 Assets Built:#34 Cultural Competence (Explore how other people live) & #40 Positive View of Personal Future (Have aconversation about the choices people make and what they think their life might be like in the future) Anderson Arts WeekendFriday, Oct 14, 6 pm & Saturday, Oct 15 -Sunday, Oct 16 (11:00 am to 6:00 pm)Andersonville: Ravenswood and Magnolia & Victoria and Ainslee Streets; ChicagoCost: FreeChicagos Andersonville neighborhood will celebrate its vibrant art scene by showcasing the work of visualand performance artists. The highlight is a self-guided art walk featuring work from visual artists, shownthroughout the neighborhood in galleries, restaurants, retail stores and other traditional and non-traditionalart spaces. The walk will include a wide variety of painters, sculptors, photographers, and more, rangingfrom emerging artists to Chicago favorites. Plus, shows and events throughout the weekend.For more information: Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity ofothers can lead to personal creativity discussions) & #37 Personal Power (Include your mentee in the discussion ofactivities to help them know that they can create whatever life they would like) The Urban Arts ExpoSaturday, Oct 15 (11:00 am to 6:00 pm)Charles Hayes Center4859 S. Wabash; Chicago; ILCost: FreeThe expo is a free event created to expose Chicago’s best writers, dancers, and artists. There will beinformative workshops, open mic poetry, singing and dancing performances. Admission is free!! See youthere!! Steel Waters author/poet Reggie Legend will be on hand selling and signing books. For more information: Assets Built: #17Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity of others can lead to personal creativity discussions) & #39 Sense ofPurpose (Ask your mentee about what they would like to do or be when they grow up) Day of the Dead ProgramSaturday, Oct 15 (2:00 pm)Albany Park; 5150 N. Kimball; Chicago; ILCost: FreeLearn about the culture and symbols of the Day of the Dead holiday with local artist Bernadette Foch. Skullsare not grim to the Mexican people; they are a reminder of the spirit of a loved one. So come design a skullof your own. Family program for children ages 5 and older.Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creative of another culture and try it out for yourself) & #34 CulturalCompetence (Explore the celebrations of another culture) 2
  3. 3. Unique Book Binding – Narae KimSaturday, Oct 22 (1:00 pm)Albany Park; 5150 N. Kimball; Chicago; ILCost: FreeExplore the world of book binding with book artist Narae Kim who has created unique book bindings in overtwo hundred styles including pop-up, fan, blind and flag books. This family event includes choosing andediting pictures of Polish musical instruments and binding them with aesthetic design to make your ownPolish music book. Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity of others can lead to personalcreativity discussions) & #34 Cultural Competence (Explore Polish music) Wycinanki Polish Folk Art Paper CuttingSaturday, Oct 22 (1:30 pm)West Belmont Library Branch; 3104 N. Narragansett; Chicago; ILCost: FreeLearn the art of Wycinanki (pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee), Polish paper cutting with artist, KrystynaJaroc. Traditionally done throughout rural Poland, this detailed and intricate art form can be displayed inboth formal and contemporary home décor. Assets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Exploring the creativity of otherscan lead to personal creativity discussions) & #34 Cultural Competence (Explore Polish music) Make a Difference DaySaturday, Oct 22In Your CommunityCost: FreeNational day of doing good. Join the 3 million volunteers who will rally to make a difference in theircommunities this year on USA WEEKENDs Make A Difference Day. How do I get started?Look around your community. Are people hungry, homeless or ill? Are parks or schools dirty or neglected?No matter where you live, theres a need nearby. And on Make A Difference Day, millions of Americans areexpected to roll up their sleeves to help others. You can act alone or enlist your friends, family and co-workers. Thousands of people across the community can band together.For more information: Assets Built: #8 Youth AsResources (Work with your mentee to develop a project to do on this day. This helps them understand that they areable to make a difference just as they are); #9 Service to Others (Service to others helps not only those part of theproject focus but also those who are giving the service) & #17 Creative Activities (Invite them to use their creativity inorder to come up with a unique idea) Family Festival: DiwaliSaturday, Oct 29 (10:30 am to 3:00 pm)Art Institute of Chicago111 S. Michigan; Chicago; ILCost: FreeJoin us for a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Create a work of art inspired by Indiantraditions at activity stations. Dance workshops led by Kalapriya Dance at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m.For more information: #34 Cultural Competence (Explore the celebrations ofthe Hindu people) & #40 Positive View of Personal Future (The light festival invites us to look within to see thepossibilities within us.) 3
  4. 4. Fall Fireworks at Navy PierSaturdays in Oct (9:00 pm)Navy Pier600 E. Grand Ave; Chicago; ILCost: FreeGather at Lake Michigan to view displays of fireworks, produced by the award-winning MelrosePyrotechnics, accompanied by musical soundtracks.For more information: Assets Built: #3 Other Adult Relationships (Spending time withyour mentee helps them to know they are valued by adults outside of their family) & #37 Personal Power (Give thementee the power to make decisions about the events in which they participate.) Chicago Park District Halloween ActivitiesMonth of OctoberMultiple Chicago LocationsCost: FreeHalloween festivities include fun for the entire family with great pumpkin patches, haunted houses (and notso haunted houses), parties and much more. At the Chicago Park Districts pumpkin patches, you can pickyour personal favorite from a field filled with pumpkins of all sizes, and many of our pumpkin patches offersome of the following activities: pony rides, pumpkin decorating, petting zoos, photo stationsand treats.Activities are designed to appeal to all ages. Have a fun Halloween in the parks! For a detailed list: Assets Built: #21 Achievement Motivation (Invite your mentee to design an awesomepumpkin) & #32 Planning and Decision Making (Working with your mentee, go through the list and decide which of theevents you would like to attend and look to see if you have the time to do all of them.) Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of AmericaMonth of October (10 am to 5 pm)Chicago Botanic Garden1000 Lake Cook Road; Glencoe; ILCost: $5.00; $3:00 kids up to 12Garden-scale trains traverse bridges and miniature scenes of American landmarks, with gardens planted toscale. For more information: www.chicagobotanic.orgAssets Built: #14 Adult Role Models (Spending time with your mentee helps build developmental assets) & #32Planning and Decision Making (Invite your mentee to take responsibility for figuring out how you are going to get toGlencoe) Secret Places of Emily OakMonth of October (Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm; Sat 8 am to 4 pm & Sun 10 am to 4 pm)Emily Oaks Nature Center4650 Brummel St; Skokie; IL 847-677-7001Cost: $2.00/packFollow the journal and map of an adventurer who has spent a lot of time at the Emily Oaks Nature Center.Find out the secret of the Blooming Palace, Fall Skeleton, Chipmunk Crossing and Reflection Beach.For more information: www.skokieparks.orgAssets Built: #17 Creative Activities (Creative activities are not just art based, it also includes creative thinking andexploring) & #30 Responsibility (Engage your mentee in a conversation regarding our responsibility in taking care ofthe earth) 4