I got an e-mail today from the people over at the River North Residents' Association (kudos for correct use of the apostrophe) with a list of upcoming events. A couple caught my eye, and I thought I'd share them with you.
I encourage you to check out the first one. I'd love to go myself, but I'm otherwise committed that day. But events from Friends of the Parks never fail to inspire.
The second one should also be fun. I've never been to the Taste of River North, but considering the caliber of restaurants in the neighborhood, it's probably worth a visit. Unfortunately, the link provided by RNRA for signing up volunteers only goes to a standard form for sponsors. So if you'd like to volunteer, probably the best thing to do is to call the Association at 312/235-2617, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Lecture on Hidden Park Gems
Ever wanted to escape for a walk in the woods, but couldn't figure out where to go or how to get there without a car? Erma Tranter, President of Friends of the Parks, will offer a visual tour of great parks you can escape to by public transportation. Jason Rothstein, author of Carless in Chicago, will offer tips for your carless explorations and suggestions for some other easy-to-reach destinations.
The one-hour lecture, which is Free and open to the public, will be held at 12:15 pm on Thursday May 13 in the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 E. Randolph Street. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Parks and the Active Transportation Alliance.
Sign up now to participate in the 2010 Taste of River North!
Space is limited; Sponsors, Restaurants, Merchants, Exhibitors and Volunteers: click here!
Hosted by the River North Residents' Association, the Taste of River North is a professionally managed, family-friendly, 2-day riverfront festival featuring great live entertainment and showcasing the area's wonderful dining, art and design scenes. This year's event will take place on July 17-18, in and around Erie Park.