Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nov. 1st Edition of Holstein Happenings

(note: All content, below, by Friends of Holstein Park. Click here to sign up for the FOHP e-newsletter)

Holstein Happenings
November 1, 2011


Let's have a round of applause for the 2500 neighbors and friends who turned out this year for our 7th annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest, the 142 amateur and 16 professional bakers who entered, the dozens of volunteers who made the day a success, our sponsors and park staff.

The winner, in case you are wondering, was Alison Summy, a third and fifth place winner in past contests. In the professional division, the blue ribbon went to Dinah Grossman from Cheap Tart Bakery. The four runner-ups were Adrienne Smith, Kathy Rice, Laura Kaminski and Joan Elias. Congratulations to all.
Dance at Holstein - Wed, Thurs, Fri - November 2,3,4 7:30 PM

The first of two dance performances this month in the Holstein auditorium is "Factor Ricochet", an ensemble performance of "improvography" featuring Rachel Damon, Adriana Durant, Marc Macaranas and Ni'Ja Whitson. Tickets are $10 - $20 and can be purchased online here.

Drop-In Yoga - Wednesdays, Nov-Dec 6:30 - 7:30
Stop in any Wednesday at 6:30 PM for an hour of "Drop In Yoga" led by Zephyr Dance artistic director Michelle Kranicke. Sessions are $12.
Friends of Holstein Park Meeting - Tues, Nov. 15 6:30 PM

Come to the monthly meeting of the Friends of Holstein Park for a report on our successful Circus in the Park and Apple Pie Contest fundraisers. Now that the money has been raised, let's figure out how to get the field house renovation back on track!

Zephyr Dance Concert - Thurs, Fri, Sat, Nov 17-19 7:30 PM and 2 PM
"Smeared Surfaces" is the title of the fall performance series by our resident Zephyr Dance company. Performances are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) at 7:30 PM on Thursday and Friday, 2 PM Saturday. To purchase tickets in advance, CLICK HERE. For more information, go to

The Holiday Show - Sat-Sun, Nov. 26 and 27 11 AM to 5 PM

Skip the doorbuster sales this Thanksgiving weekend and stop by the Holstein Park field house over the weekend to buy original arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry and other holiday gifts from over 50 local artists and artisans. Think global, shop local.

We want to thank all those who contributed to the success of the Apple Pie Contest, including Tipsy Cake for delicious baked goods, Ipsento Coffee, Reza's for the wonderful rugs that decorated the stage, and Marvelous Masks for the kids face painting. Also the Bucktown Community Organization, Alderman Scott Waguespack, and Printwell, our program sponsors.

Holstein Happenings is a monthly newsletter from Friends of Holstein Park to keep you informed of what's happening in our park. If you would like to add more names to the Holstein Happenings mailing list, send new addresses to

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