Civic Meetings, Farmers Market Top This Week's Events in McKinley Park

Published August 6, 2018

Another 1st District Town Hall Meeting from Illinois 1st District State Senator Antonio "Tony" Muñoz promises to bring more community discussion about the new MAT Asphalt plant and other community issues on Thursday evening, August 9, at the National Latino Education Institute. This is the second in a series of community meetings from Muñoz, following his first fiery forum on July 10.

The McKinley Park Dog Park committee is hosting its McKinley Park Dog Park Pizza Fundraiser, which donates 20 percent of proceeds from meals at the Home Run Inn in Garfield Ridge on Thursday, August 9, to the dog park.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council is holding officer elections at its Hoyne Park Advisory Council Meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, at the Hoyne Park field house. All community members who wish to get involved in helping out at this popular and dynamic gem of a community park are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Neighborhood crime is the focus of the CAPS Meeting for Beat 912, taking place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, at St. Maurice church hall. These well-attended meetings connect community members with the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy program and are leading venues for learning about McKinley Park crime and voicing concerns along with other neighbors.

Kids will love the Farmers Market Concert: Jodi Koplin's Jigglejam from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. Koplin's catchy tunes get kids wiggling, giggling and jiggling through her performance, which will also include Lenny Marsh. The concert dovetails off the McKinley Park Farmers Market, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October at the William McKinley memorial in McKinley Park.

If you were quick enough to grab a ticket, mark your calendar for the Big Table Dinners at McKinley, set for Sunday evening, August 12.  This localvore dining event, sponsored by Green City Market, brings top chefs to prepare dinners and discuss their locally sourced origins.

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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