PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago—Fridays at 12:15 p.m.
The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Sherwood Community Music School is a free weekly lunchtime series, broadcast live from Sherwood Community Music School on 98.7 WFMT. The series features local, national, and international soloists and chamber musicians. A live audience is welcome, and admission is free.
The PianoForte Salon Series is sponsored by Columbia College Chicago. Performances take place at Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Av.
Alliance for a Greener South Loop
The Alliance for a Greener South Loop works to make the South Loop a greener place to live, work, and play. We represent individuals, community organizations, businesses, institutions, and city agencies working together so that we all “tread more lightly on this Earth.” Please visit us at www.greenersouthloop.org or e-mail us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alliance is working with its partners, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Alderman's office and the Chicago Department of Transportation, to transform a small lot in the South Loop to make it more storm-water friendly, as well as people- and pooch-friendly. The lot is located between Dearborn Station and The Oaks senior housing facility (approximately 51 W. Polk). Why this lot? The grass and trees on that lot were planted on top of asphalt, and now the dirt is eroding and washing down a storm sewer at the site.
The Alliance will participate in a focus group to evaluate a Recycling Tool Kit being developed for use by buildings seeking to undertake a recycling program.
Alliance members Gail Merritt and Steve Scott recently participated in a seminar on wind turbines (for electricity generation). If you or your condo board would be interested to hear what we learned about this source of alternative energy, please e-mail us for more information.
Sign Up for Tips for Greener Living
The Union of Concerned Scientists—Sign up for a free monthly newsletter or read past issues in the Greentips section of the UCS website.
Sierra Club—Subscribe to their tip-a-day newsletter and read more about what we can do at The Green Life.
Ideal Bite—Subscribe to their daily update and read past tips.
Also In Our Neighborhood
Greater South Loop Association—Exciting things are happening in our area, and you can become informed and involved by attending GSLA meetings. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Visit the GSLA Web site or e-mail email@example.com for more information. The GSLA is also on Facebook.
For dog owners—Grant Bark Park, behind the tennis courts at Columbus Dr. & 11th St., is a fenced dog park with water fountains and pools. Also see the South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative.
Community policing—Come to the next CAPS Beat Meeting at the 1st District Community Room, 1718 S. State. Click here to see the 1st District schedule of events, or call the 1st District CAPS Office at 312-745-4381 for dates and information.
Do you like jazz? Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA) has bimonthly jazz religious services. The church meets on the second floor of 1532 S. Michigan Av., which is the education building of Old St. Mary's Catholic Church.