Dog Park Ground Breaking, Community Meetings Lead Events This Week in McKinley Park

Published August 12, 2019

chicago caps logo forwebThe CAPS meeting for Beat 912 takes place this Wednesday, August 14.The dog-friendly area coming to McKinley Park takes a big step forward this week with the McKinley Dog Park Ground Breaking on Saturday, August 17. Bring your hound at 11:30 a.m. for a puppy parade around the park, then attend the ground-breaking ceremony at noon. Support the McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council in their ongoing management of the space at the McKinley Dog Park Pizza Fund-Raiser on Monday, August 12.

The McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting on Monday evening, August 12, provides updates on the latest park activities from the McKinley Park Advisory Council. The CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 on Wednesday, August 14, connects residents with neighborhood crime information and opportunities to connect with civic and Chicago Police Department resources.

Kids who have loved the library this summer won't want to miss the Summer Learning Challenge Finale Party on Wednesday, August 14. The McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library continues its Community Cinema series on Saturday, August 17, with its Thor: Ragnarok Film Screening. Other library fun this week includes LEGO at the Library on Tuesday, August 13, and  Kids @ Play on Thursday, August 15.

The One More Customer event series is one of the only regular business get-togethers for the McKinley Park neighborhood, featuring a webcast and topic that kicks off small-group discussion and networking. Join the group on Wednesday morning, August 14, at Pacific Global Bank to dig into entrepreneurial strategies for owning one's time, instead of just managing it.

One More Customer Fran Tarkenton Pacific Global Bank leadThe One More Customer business workshop takes place Wednesday morning, August 14.Leading nightlife options this week includes Drink and Draw on Tuesday, August 13, at Marz Community Brewing Company. Return to its tap room on Wednesday, August 14, for the live performance of Jazz on Marz with the Jazzeros. DJs Glenn Russell and Fanita Banana spin tunes, respectively, on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17, at Marz Brewing.

Latin Nights with Sandra Magaña introduces individual dancers and couples to the cumbia style of music and dance this week on Thursday, August 15, at One City Tap. The tavern continues events through the weekend with its Karaoke Night on Friday, August 16, and the Sabado Gigante all-night dance party on Saturday, August 17.

Although the McKinley Park Farmers Market won't feature a concert on Sunday, August 18, it will still offer fresh local food and goods for sale, plus Bocce Ball and other lawn games, courtesy of the McKinley Park Advisory Council. Show up at the start of the market at 10 a.m. for Yoga at the Farmers Market.

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.


Thor: Ragnarok screens Saturday, August 17, at the McKinley Park library.

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