2020 Christmas Tree Recycling
WNA CAPS Meeting
Old Town Art Exhibit
Dear neighbors,

With the holidays behind us, I want to provide information on a few time-sensitive events occurring in the next few days.
2020 Christmas Tree Recycling
January 4 - 18
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Ave.

Bring your Christmas tree across from the Notebaert Museum.
Only live and natural trees without flocking are accepted (no garland or wreaths). Because the trees are mulched, all tinsel, ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed. Plastic bags used for transport should also be removed before putting trees in the stalls.

The mulch that's created from the Christmas Tree Recycling program is used in local parks to protect and nourish plants and soil. Mulch will also be made available to Chicago residents, free of charge, starting Jan. 7th, at six park locations, including at Cannon and Fullerton.

Check out the City's Christmas Tree Recycling Program for more details and for a list of city-wide locations.
Gold Coast Winter Membership Event
Sunday, January 12
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walton Street Kitchen
912 N. State

Please join the Gold Coast Neighbors at their Winter membership event. Mingle with neighbors and find out what's happening in the neighborhood while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Admission is $20 for GCNA members and $25 for non-members. Admission is complimentary for a new member that signs up at the event.

To reserve your place,  click here to register. For questions, please email  info@goldcoastneighbors.org, call 773-510-7327, or visit  www.goldcoastneighbors.org.
Inside the Triangle: Artists of Old Town Exhibit
Sunday, January 12
Opening Reception
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Old Town Triangle Association
1763 N. North Park

Old Town has long been known as a neighborhood of artists, and this exhibit showcases the wide variety of Old Town talent. From the watercolors of Hjordis Garner (whose paintings represented Marshall Fields in ads for years) to Danielle Klinenberg (whose paintings have graced Blackbird and Blanchard) to Norman Baugher (long time Old Town activist, designer and painter). These are just a few of the artists on display for this Exhibition, that runs through January 31st.

Light refreshments will be served at the opening.
WNA CAPS Meeting
Monday, January 13
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
New Life Church
1101 W. Lill St.

Join the Wrightwood Neighbors and the 19th District Community Policing office for 2020's first CAPS meeting for beat 1932 which covers north to Belmont, east to Lincoln, south to Fullerton, and west to Ashland.

Attending your beat meeting will give you the opportunity to get to know the officers that work on your beat, provide information about your concerns to police, meet other residents in your beat who may be working on similar issues, and stay informed and aware. CPD provides the most recent statistics and information regarding crime in the area. We hope you can join us.
The Mind Diet
Wednesday, January 15
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Belmont Village
700 W. Fullerton Ave.

Join the team at Belmont Village for an informative seminar about The MIND Diet, developed by nutritional epidemiologists at Rush University Medical Center, which includes food and nutrients that research has shown to be beneficial for brain health.

A recent study in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association shows that the MIND Diet lowered the risk of Alzheimer's by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously, and by about 35 percent in those who followed it moderately well.

A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Space is limited. RSVP to Lauren Hollasch at  eventslp@belmontvillage.com or 773-327-2200.
Coyote Update

Finally, as you know, a coyote was captured at Willow and Fremont last night. DNA testing will be performed to see if it is the animal which attacked a child earlier in the week. We will keep you posted. We thank the DePaul University students who stepped in to assist the child and his caregiver and are glad that everyone is okay.

Many thanks to Chicago Animal Care and Control which devoted so many resources to help ensure the safety of our community.

Have a wonderful weekend,

43rd Ward Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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