Get a Job, Hop On Your Bike and Connect with the Community This Week in McKinley Park

Published May 14, 2018

If you're looking for work, find opportunities at the Spring Job Fair this Wednesday afternoon, May 16, at the McKinley Park library. At the event, 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas brings together local employers seeking workers, including Gold Star Bakery, Lindahl, Chicago Department of Transportation, MAT Asphalt, the CTA and other businesses.

Neighborhood development has been accelerating, and the monthly McKinley Park Development Council Meeting offers a forum for neighborhood planning, development news and community feedback. Attend at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the McKinley Park field house, learn about the latest proposed neighborhood developments and get involved in volunteering to help the community via various council committee projects. 

The season's first Kidical Mass kicks off at 1:15 p.m. this Sunday, May 20, at the William McKinley memorial in the northwest corner of McKinley Park. Strap the kiddos to wheeled conveyances and join the group for a fun, low-speed ride through the neighborhood. Bike decorations and costumes are encouraged!

Help local green spaces this coming weekend: The McKinley Park Advisory Council hosts their McKinley Park Stewardship Day on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, when volunteers come together to help spruce up the park. The astoundingly cool McKinley Park Play Garden, under development next to the library, is getting ready for their June grand opening with a Play Garden Planting Day on Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The popular Montessori Foundations of Chicago school at the corner of Archer Avenue and Leavitt Street is expanding and moving to a new location about a block away. Community members and fall 2018 elementary school attendees can learn all about it at the Montessori Elementary Info Session on Sunday, May 20, starting at 3 p.m.

Neighborhood community meetings this week include the McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at the McKinley Park field house, and the Evergreen Local School Council Meeting, Tuesday morning at Evergreen Academy Middle School.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.


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