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Event quick links:  1. Toast of the South Loop, Friday, June 5   2.  Community Meeting Recap, Mon, Feb 16    3.  BookSpeak Reading Group last Wed of the month  

 
  
Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Presents
"Best Annual Event in the South Loop"
The Toast is Already 80% Filled, Don't Delay!
Early Bird Tickets End May 24 - BUY NOW
  
 
TOAST OF THE SOUTH LOOP
An Exclusive Wine, Beer & Food Tasting

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
6:30pm to 9:00pm
  
"TOAST AFTER DARK"
The party continues in the courtyard
of The Spoke & Bird from 9pm to 11pm
 

 
Join Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance at our 
2015 TOAST OF THE SOUTH LOOP
Our exclusive, annual tasting event where you will experience fabulous wine and beer selections, as well as, a delectable selection of food from many of our Near South and South Loop restaurants.
  
 
This year the Toast is expanding to accommodate even more guests. Attendees will be able to roam from our Glessner coach house and garden courtyard to our integrated Spoke & Bird courtyard venue. We have also added a DJ and dancing to the festivities.
 
We are especially excited to introduce the 
"TOAST AFTER DARK" 
The party will continue in the courtyard of 
The Spoke & Bird 
with live music and great food, beer and wine selections for purchase.  
 
Eat, drink and indulge your way through this 
tasting, showcasing our Toast Partners.

Zapatista

and more...

 

Beer and Wine Selections

 

Motor Row Brewing

Vice District Brewing

Red and White Varietals

Live Music Sponsor

 

This event sells out every year, so don't delay

 

Glessner House Museum
 
Join us for an elegant evening of fabulous wine, beer and food while enjoying music, dancing and great conversation with friends and neighbors

 

LOCATION
 
 Historic Glessner House Museum
1800 S
outh Prairie Ave Chicago 60616

 

TICKETS

$45 Early Bird

$55 After

May 24th

(6 ticket limit)

 

Space is Limited

 21 Years & Older

NO Children

BUY TICKETS NOW CLICK HERE

 

TICKET INCLUDES

An unlimited taste of South Loop and Near South

Restaurants

6:30-8:30pm

 

Unlimited Beer and Wine Selections

6:30-9:00pm

 
 Live Jazz Music

DJ and Dancing

6:30-10:00pm

 

Live Art performer

and Mini-Tours of the Landmark Glessner House Museum

6:30-9:00pm

 

Glessner House Museum

 

THE TOAST

AFTER DARK

The Spoke & Bird

Courtyard

Food and drink selections for purchase

9:00-11:00pm

 

For more info

Email Us or call

312 401-2688

 
 
Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance
COMMUNITY MEETING
VIEW FULL MEETING PRESENTATION LINK
Monday, February 16th at 7pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan
 
 
What's in Store for the South Loop in 2015? More New Developments, Improved Schools, Safety? 
With real estate development and crime incidents heating up, It is critical that community members have the opportunity to ask questions and provide valuable feedback to our Alderman, 1st District/CAPS, CPS, City Officials and Developers. Learn about construction timelines and updates to development site plans, education initiatives and more.

 

Meeting Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Meeting Location: Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Limited parking in lot NE corner of Michigan and Cullerton
Meeting Agenda: PDNA Organization and Community Update, South Loop Business Spotlight, Education Spotlight, 1st District Police Update, Proposed Development Updates on Town homes, Arena, Hotel, Retail, Data Center, Park/Open Space and more.
Invited Guests: Alderman Pat Dowell, CPS, 1st District Police, Jack George-Golub and Sandz Prairie & 18th Townhomes, Calumet Townhomes, Principal of NTA, Jones and South Loop School, among others.
 
 
For more info on development projects email: pdna.chicago@gmail.com
 
 
 
PDNA BookSpeak
 
Current Book Selection

All The Light We Can See
by Anthony Doerr
 Book Discussion Details
 
Next Meeting Date: 
Wed, May 27th
10:00am


Meeting Location: 
 
Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue
Next Book Selection
 
Deak Wake
By Eric Larson
 June 24, 2015
Upcoming Book Selections
   
All I Love and Know
By Judith Frank
July 29, 2015
Join BookSpeak

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

 
 
PDNA Monthly BookSpeak Reading Selection

All The Light We Can See by Anthony Doerr  

I’m not sure I will read a better novel this year than Anthony ­Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” Enthrallingly told, beautifully written and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears, it is completely unsentimental — no mean trick when you consider that Doerr’s two protagonists are children who have been engulfed in the horror of World War II. Not martyred emblems, like Anne Frank or the British evacuees on the torpedoed City of Benares, just ordinary children, two of thousands swallowed up in a conflict they had nothing to do with.


One is Marie-Laure LeBlanc, the blind daughter of the widowed master locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Shy but courageous and resourceful, Marie-Laure has learned to navigate the streets of her quartier with the help of a wooden scale-model made by her father. He also sharpens her mind by hiding birthday gifts in intricate puzzle boxes that he carves. (Pay attention to all such details. Each strikes answering echoes throughout the book.) She’s fascinated by the marine specimens she’s allowed to handle in the museum, such as the blind snail “that lives its whole life on the surface of the sea,” floating on a raft made of foam without which “it will sink and die.” And she’s entranced by the imagined world she explores in her Braille edition of Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.”


But she’s filled with uneasiness by another of the museum’s treasures, a priceless blue diamond called the Sea of Flames, which allegedly endows its keeper with the gift of eternal life and curses all he loves with unending misfortune. “I want to believe that Papa hasn’t been anywhere near it,” says Marie-Laure.

 
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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