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PDNA WINTER COAT DRIVE!
Saturday, December 6th
PLEASE BRING DONATIONS TO CHICAGO
WOMEN'S PARK FROM 10AM-3PM
FREE HOT CHOCOLATE
TO ANYONE WHO DONATES ON THE 6TH

 

The Coat Drive, annually sponsored by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, will collect any used or new adult and children's coats, as well as, other winter items.  The donated clothing will then go straight to Chicagoans in need at the Pacific Garden Mission on South Canal Street.
 

 

FREE HOT CHOCOLATE FOR DONATING:  Stop by the coat drive and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate from our new neighborhood bistro, the Spoke & Bird, They have big plans to be a neighborhood hub and could use your help. Learn more about their awesome plans and their Kickstarter campaign.

 

WHAT TO DONATE: The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance will be accepting coats and other winter items of all sizes adults, boys and girls. You're also welcome to bring clothing or shoes. *Tax receipts will be available upon request.

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WHEN TO DONATE:  December 6, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  This is the season to give, so please give someone a warm coat to wear this winter.

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WHERE TO DONATE: To make donations easy for members of the South Loop community, the PDNA will be at Women's Park in the atrium, located at 1801 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616. 

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About the Pacific Garden Mission

The Pacific Garden Mission is the oldest, continuously-operating, rescue mission in the country. A refuge for millions of weary struggling through life's storms and have come to the "Old Lighthouse" seeking food, shelter, clothing, medical, and dental care. http://www.pgm.org

 
Saturday, December 13th from 3pm-5pm
Photos 
OR BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Bring your child to PDNA's fabulous annual Christmas party in the stunning National Historic Landmark, Second Presbyterian Church. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making, sing-a-long holiday carols and of course, a visit with Santa Claus.
 
Date:  Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time:  3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location:  Historic Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave.
Party Ticket includes:  Unlimited family photos with Santa, singing classic holiday carols, ornament making, crafts, cookie decorating, tasty holiday treats, hot chocolate and more. Be sure to bring your camera for great photo opportunities with Santa.
Child Ticket: $12 per child (infant to 12 yrs)
Adult Ticket: $4 per adult (13 yrs and older)
RSPV: Buy your tickets online, Click Here or Buy Tickets at the Door
For more info email: pdna.chicago@gmail.com

PLEASE DONATE BY DEC 13TH TO
PDNA TOY DRIVE
Clean Out Your Toy Chest For A Good Cause 

Help your child learn about the importance of giving this holiday season, by BRINGING A NEW OR GENTLY USED TOY to our children's holiday party on Saturday, December 13th.  

Anyone can participate in our toy drive by simply dropping off toys to Second Presbyterian Church by December 13th.
All toys will go to the children in need at 
 

                Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY
MEETING RECAP
 
 
The PDNA Hosted an Important Community Meeting 
on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Hyatt McCormick
View All Presentation and Rendering Links Below
Thanks to the HUGE (standing room only) group of South Loopers who attended our PDNA community meeting to review the exciting McHugh Hotel/ Data Center/ Motor Row Project and the Golub Sandz townhome development, which are both coming to the South Loop soon. We also had a very engaged discussion on South Loop Education and (TIF) tax increment financing. Thanks to Hyatt McCormcik, Alderman Pat Dowell, Rep. Ken Dunkin, Tom Tresser, Jack George, Joe Antunovich, Jeff Goulette and all of our other special guests for presenting.
 
  
  
 
Click on Link to View Detailed PDNA Meeting Presentation/Renderings
 
 
                                         PDNA Overview & Education                                     111 E Cermak Development
 
    
                                   1712 S. Prairie Development                                CivicLab TIF Presentation
 
      
                                   Landmark Rees House Move                            PDNA Meeting Photos on Facebook
 
Below are some of the Meida Links related to our PDNA Meeting on Sept 15, 2014
  1. Chicago Tribune                       
  2. Crain's Chicago Business
  3. DNAInfo.com                
  4. Chicago Curbed      
  5. Progressive Illinois
For more info contact: pdna.chicago@gmail.com



 


 
 
 
PDNA BookSpeak
 
Current Book Selection

COLORLESS  TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE BY HARUKI MURAKAMI
 Book Discussion Details
 
Next Meeting Date: 
Wed, Dec 3rd
10:00am


Meeting Location: 
 
Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue
Next Book Selection
 
A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
January 28, 2015
Upcoming Book Selections
   
Colm Toibin's new book, Nora Webster
February 25, 2015
Join BookSpeak

 Email Rosemary Garrett to join BookSpeak or for more information on our monthly book
discussion group

 
 
PDNA November BookSpeak Reading Selection

COLORLESS  TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE BY HARUKI MURAKAMI 

Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine', and Oumi, ‘blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, ‘white root', and Kurono, ‘black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.


One day Tsukuru Tazaki’s friends announced that they didn’t want to see him, or talk to him, ever again.

Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.


 




 
 
About BookSpeak

BookSpeak is the PDNA's Free monthly book discussion forum and reading group dedicated to quality books, good people and great conversations.  Our members read and discuss fiction books, non fiction books, short stories and poetry. 

 
We feature discussion forums for talking about religion, politics, science, philosophy, current events and more and whenever possible we host live author chats.

 


 
 

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