DO YOU LOVE A VETERAN? COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Do you love a veteran? If so, you're in! We are spouses, partners, friends, and parents who meet once a month to support one another as we support our veterans and service members. 

LOCATION:

1645 West Jackson Blvd Suite 602 Chicago, IL 60612

DATE/ TIME:
Tuesday, July 10th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

 

CHICAGO VETERANS 5TH ANNUAL BBQ

SAVE THE DATE!!!! This will be bigger and better..... Last year we had over 200 Veterans and their families assist our Annual BBQ. We had activities for the kids, a potluck style lunch, a Veterans military branch football game, and more. Join us this year! It will be an amazing time! Other service organizations who will join us: Veterans Q- Steve Lulofs American Legion Dorman Dunn Post 547 If your organization wants to partner with us, please shoot Karen.Hernandez@chicagovets.org an email. If you’re looking to volunteer as an individual, please contact Jay Campos or Karen Hernandez. If you have any of the items below, and you can volunteer to bring them out, we would love the help!! Please let us know: -Bouncy House -Large grills -Tables/Chairs -Piñatas If there is something you’d like to see at the BBQ, let us know as well!

LOCATION:
McKinley Park, Chicago 2210 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, Illinois

DATE/ TIME:
Saturday, July 21st 10:00 am-8:00 pm

 

CHICAGO VETERAN NETWORKING EVENT

This event hosted by Victor Tech and Ardent Services will highlight the importance of camaraderie and support in the Chicagoland veteran space. It is a place to NETWORK with fellow veterans and CONNECT with individuals from corporate and community organizations that can help with job placement and other resources available in your area.There will also be a professional development segment featuring veteran business owners that have found success in their civilian career path after service. Our guest speakers will not only share best practices but will be available for questions throughout the evening. This will be a casual networking event but resumes and business cards are of course welcome. 
You won't want to miss your opportunity to meet some great people and walk away with some good information.

LOCATION:
WeWork National Building
125 S Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Event located on 17th Floor

DATE/ TIME:
Thursday, July 26th 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Check-In opens at 5:15 pm

2018 CHICAGO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

The phenomenon that is craft beers shows no sign of slowing. With Illinois alone home to more than 300 of the nation's 4,000-plus microbreweries, things have never been more 'hops' in! Windy City brew lovers will again be in taste heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Fest returns for its 7th glorious year to the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

Highlights include daily afternoon tastings where visitors who purchase a pass can sample from a pool of more than 70 specialty beers lovingly crafted by 35-plus local and national breweries. Tasting ticket holders are also encouraged to savor the day after the tastings to enjoy the great music acts and more as Craft Beer Fest is again being held at the same footprint location as the iconic Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk that celebrates its 50th year in 2018.

LOCATION:

DePaul - Sheffield Neighborhood

Webster and Sheffield

Chicago, IL 60614

DATE/ TIME:
Saturday, July 21st 11:30 am- Sunday, July 22nd 4:00 pm

BANTU FEST

4th Annual BANTU FEST - A Free Community Festival Bringing Over 30 different Countries and Cultures Together to Celebrate Diversity, Unity & Love. 
Come to Enjoy Food from Over 30 Different Countries, Arts, Music, Vendors, DJs, Live Performances, Dance, Children Village, Tribute to Music Legends, some International Guest Artists from Around the World and as Special Guests: Amara La Negra (from Love and Hip-Hop Miami), and many more. 

LOCATION:

Midway Plaisance, Chicago (in Hyde Park, by the University of Chicago)

1130 Midway Plaissance

Near 60th & Ellis

Chicago, IL 60637

DATE/ TIME:

Saturday, July 28th 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

SPICES AND COCKTAILS! SUMMER EDITION

Summer is in full swing...so many cocktails to make! Join Savory Spice Shop and award-winning mixologist Rachel Johnson as we get all mad scientist-like with spices and booze. We're focusing on the communal wonders of PUNCH! This class is a demo/workshop on using herbs and spices to create the most dramatic and delicious cocktails to complement the summer. We'll talk about which spices work well with which liquors and then demonstrate how easy it is to create exciting and challenging combinations of flavors to enliven your cocktail repertoire. And, naturally, we will taste some wonderful creations. Every participant enjoys a 15% discount on their purchases the night of the event.

Rock the backyard cocktails scene.....

LOCATION:

Savory Spice Shop

4753 N Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL 60625

DATE/ TIME:
Thursday, July 12st 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

CHICAGO MARGARITA MADNESS 5K RUN

Margarita Madness 5k Run/Walk™ is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on Margarita fun with friends and family. Margarita participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Mad Margaritas ™ and have the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Margarita Madness 5k Run/Walk™ course will have you beaming and waiting for the next one!

LOCATION:

Busse Forest preserves

Elk grove, IL 60007

DATE/ TIME:
Saturday, July 21st 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

 

THE POINTS OF LIGHT CIVIC ACCELERATOR

Join us for the closing celebration of the Point of Light Program! Meet our cohort members who are doing exciting things from empowering service-disabled veterans, to reducing the uncertainty of the housing process after service. These entrepreneurs are a part of veteran organizations across the country. Come get the opportunity to network with our cohort members to establish a professional community in the city Chicago.

LOCATION:
WeWork National Building
125 S Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Event located on 17th Floor

DATE/ TIME:
Tuesday, July 24th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SOUTH LOOP BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL 2018

The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest returns for its 3rd year to Chicago's Near South Side neighborhood! Offering an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food from local food trucks and enjoy live music and other craft beer-centric activities.

The festival beneficiary is the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens.

LOCATION:

Women's Park and Gardens

1801 S Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

DATE/ TIME:
Saturday, July 28th 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm