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The Chicago Park District and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present Jazz Cabaret: Joan Collasso 7 p.m. June 8 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Jazz Links students will perform during the free show before Collasso takes the stage to pay tribute to musical influences that helped shape the sound of jazz. For more information, call 312-427-1676.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
0015th District Chicago Police Department Community Room
10a.m. to 1p.m.
Otis Monroe
The Monroe Foundation
(773) 315-9720

The Chicago West Community Music Center’s string and harp program will hold its summer recital noon June 9 at Learn Charter School (Romano Butler Campus), 1132 S. Homan Ave. For more information about the free performance, call (708) 386-5315.

Greater St John Bible Church, 1256 N. Waller Ave., will host a community health fair June 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be free health screenings, and special guest Jessie White Tumblers will appear. For more information, contact Patty Ringo at (773) 655-9010 or the church at (773) 378-3300.

Free healthy living workshops will be held the last Saturday of this month – June 30 – from 10 to 11:30 am. at 310 N. Laramie. Please register in advance by calling (773) 473-4650, ext. 104 or option 5; or e-mail
One Summer Chicago

Chicago Park District
Recreation, sports, arts, teen summer sports leagues that include baseball, aquatics, and basketball.
For ages 6 to 18
For more information: 312.742.7529
To sign up, please go to or go to your nearest park location.

Chicago Public Library
Summer Reading Program is aimed at promoting reading for pleasure during non-school months, Rahm’s Readers, “You Are What You Read” will focus on healthy living and healthy lifestyles.
For ages 3 to 14
For more information: 312.747.4300
To sign up, visit your nearest library.

Chicago Public Schools
CPS will offer summer programs and camps that offer bilingual support and enrichment to students, high school credit recovery for graduation and ESL credit recovery, summer sports camps, and service learning.
For ages 5 to 21
For more information: 773.553.1000

City Colleges of Chicago
Programs that focus on education, academics, social and cultural enrichment activities for high school students and graduates. Also, for children and youth, classes in arts, music, dance, language, science, computer literacy, physical education and swim.
For ages 5 to 21
For more information: 312.553.2500
To sign up, go to your nearest city college.

Cook County Forest Preserve
Educational and recreational programs based out of six centers throughout Cook County. Additionally, three outdoor water parks that provide activities children and youth.
For ages 5 to 18
For more information: 708.777.1335
To sign up, go to

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