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Third Thursdays – Bossy Characters!

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July 12, 2024

Thursday, July 18 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Free | Light refreshments will be served.

Authors Nancy Stevenson and Donna Vos discuss the joys of writing. Stevenson’s first novel, Long Reach will be published shortly. Vos is a published author whose works can be found under the pseudonym “Donna Cousins.”

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B I N G O

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July 11, 2024

B-I-N-G-O! Be there or be a Bingo Square…

Please join us for our second annual BYOB Bingo on Sunday, July 21, 6pm, at the Triangle. Emceed by Darius Tandon, our illustrious former OTTA Secretary, bingo players will have their chance at an array of prizes. In addition, there will be Old Town trivia and live piano accompaniment. What else could you possibly want to do on a Sunday evening in July! 
 
You can register and donate below – we recommend $10, but any amount is welcome. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated as it helps us make a better event for you! 
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Bastille Day Celebrations

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June 28, 2024

Events throughout the greater Old Town area include painter Priya Tripathi’s opening reception at the Leslie Wolfe Gallery (2 – 4 PM), Cafe/Cabaret Cocktail Reception (4 – 6 PM)  at the Triangle Center (Menomonee & North Park), kids craft events at the Near North Library on Division, a Pet Fashion Stroll for furry family members at Burton Place, and a showing of the movie, Ratatouille at Ella Jenkins Park (Wisconsin & Sedgwick) at the end of the day. Many local businesses will offer specials to celebrate the holiday.

In 2023, the Old Town Triangle Association and Old Town Merchants & Residents Association “Twinned” with our counterparts in Montmartre. Recognizing the shared history of arts, entertainment, and local food establishments – it seemed a natural connection. With Chicago and Paris having Sister City status, we are following their lead in a more communal fashion. Without set parameters, we are able to offer different options for everyone to participate. If you have any interest, suggestions, questions about how to participate in this “Twinning” effort, feel free to join. We are always looking for ways to celebrate this unique friendship.  

You can register and donate below – we recommend $10, but any amount is welcome. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated as it helps us make a better event for you!

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Entrepreneurship in Craft Brewing

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April 19, 2024

Join as to hear from John Hall (Goose Island Beer Company), Greg Hall (Virtue Cider) and Fran Tuite (River St. Joe Brewery) will discuss the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in the craft brewing world. From the very start through today. Register here today!

Samples might be included!

This is part of a regular series of speakers coming to the Triangle Center. Each month (on the third Thursday) different speakers will address topics of interest. Everyone is welcome. 

Tickets: $10 / Free for Members. 

Greek Wine, Greek Food, Greek Music…

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April 18, 2024

The Events Committee continues to offer great options with the return of the Triangle Wine Tasting with a twist! A night of Greek culture awaits you on May 8th. Wine PLUS food and music will fill the Triangle Center. Tickets on sale now – $50 per person ($25 Discount for OTTA Members). Click here to register.

Join the 2nd Annual Old Town Earth Day  

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March 12, 2024

Join the 2nd Annual Old Town Earth Day  
 
On Saturday, April 20 from 9am-1pm, join our community-wide day of beautification in the parks. Meet at Ella Jenkins Park @ 333 West Wisconsin Avenue. Kids, families, dogs, & friends are welcome. Supplies & refreshments will be provided – projects include gardening, painting, planting, and beautification. No cost to participate and your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated. We hope you’ll join us and help us spread the word! 
 
Register or donate here!

Book Collection

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February 20, 2024

DO YOU HAVE NEW OR GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY?

The Old Town Triangle is partnering with Marrillac St. Vincent Family Services in hosting a book fair to support the growth and development of our local children.

Drop off Baby & Toddler Board Books, Children’s Chapter Books, Young Adult Novels, and Spanish Language Children’s Books at the Triangle Center through March 26, 2024. 

Amber Keene

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February 14, 2024

Amber Keene is an art teacher in Northbrook. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art Education From University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Art Education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“I am in constant awe of the beauty that can be found in this world we live in. As an artist I try to capture that feeling of inspiration, using oils and a mixed media approach. My landscape paintings are a result of my travels in the U.S. and abroad and the pieces in my self-portrait series consist of resin, oils, and collaged images from nature. The photo portraits were taken by photographer Bill Furlong, resulting in a beautiful collaboration between two artists.”

Opening Reception | February 23, 6 PM

Exhibition | February 6 – February 29, 2024

Gallery Hours | Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM | Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM

Created as a not-for-profit community venture, the Old Town Art Center operates under the guidance of the Old Town Triangle Association. The Center plays host to gallery shows, provides year-round art classes, and offers lectures and workshops. The Gallery is named after local artist and community advocate, Leslie Wolfe, who was dedicated to the arts and artists. Her passion is reflected in the selection of emerging and established artists who are selected to exhibit.

Strategic Planning for the Old Town Triangle

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July 18, 2023

Strategic Planning Committee

Four workgroups were created to focus on specific topics. Each workgroup generates suggestions for improving how the OTTA addresses those topics. Preliminary proposals were provided to the Board at the July meeting. While still not finalized, you can review the draft documents (click here) presented by each workgroup. A community meeting will be held in October to seek feedback from members. 

Learn more about the Planning Process.

OTTA Members voted to invest in creating a Strategic Plan for the organization at the Annual Members meeting in January 2022. The Committee was formed with: Zac Bleicher, Dorothy DeCarlo, Diane Fitzgerald, Phil Graff, Brad Neuman, Rick Rausch and John Engman (Consultant).

 

 

Wine Tasting (Focus: the South of France)

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March 23, 2023

Ever dreamed of tippling in the Rhône valley or perhaps Provence? Well, now’s your chance! Please join us at the Old Town Triangle on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5:30 pm, for the perfect pairing as we venture to southern France with Mike Baker, Advanced Sommelier / Director of Wine at Vin Chicago, a family-run wine boutique since 1934 (that’s right, opening one year after Prohibition). This tasting will feature six wines from the region, an interactive, informational presentation with a take-home sheet/map, as well as games and light bites…oh, and more wine afterwards! Sponsored by the Events Committee, each ticket is $25. Please save your spot today, as space is limited.

It’ll be so fun, you won’t be able to put a cork in it! Register here today.