Category: Family Activities

Activites for both Adults and Children.

CANA Festival Planning Meeting -July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Title: CANA Festival Planning Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: Last Planning Meeting before the Big Block Party! Please come out and let us know how you want to help. We have lots of volunteer jobs to fill. Assignments will be given. We need you! Your neighborhood needs you! Contribute to a better community for…

CANA Big Block Party Coming July 30, 2016 !!!

Ok it’s that time of year again. Yes!!! CANA with support from you and your neighbors will have our Fifth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have another fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West…

Another Successful Big Block Party!!!

CANA’s Fourth Annual Big Block Party (16+4 blocks) was a raving success. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Central Austin Neighborhood Association celebrated 5 Years of Positive Community Impact.   Pony Rides, CANA Grillmaster BBQ Contest, Petting Zoo, Cake and Ice Cream, Senior Bingo, Watermelon, Face Painting, Rickshaw Rides, Free Raffles and More Fun.  …

The BIG BLOCK PARTY is Back !!!! Saturday July 20th 10 AM – 4 PM

  Remember last year’s party? Want another one? Well we heard you! It’s Back!!!  The 2nd Annual CANA Neighborhood Block Party returns  Saturday July 20th from 10-4 in the 5900 block of West End. That’s West End between Mason and Mayfield.   All of your old favorites will return plus some new ones .. ping pong.…

Can we throw a party? Yes we CANA!

The first annual CANA Block Party/Festival was a wonderful success!  We had several hundred very happy neighbors that came out for this family friendly event this past Saturday. We had a full day the started with a group Tai Chi demonstration and exercise thanks to Jerry White   Group Tai Chi was followed by a…

2nd Annual Community Holiday Celebration

2nd Annual Community Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:30pm-6:30pm Third Unitarian Church 301 N. Mayfield Chicago, IL 60644 Presented to you FREE By Third Unitarian Church AND Central Austin Neighborhood Association(CANA) You Are Invited Come out with your family to experience the Celebration of Life program of song and dance. Feel free to bring…

CANA Bike Club Goes the Distance

On Saturday October 8th The CANA bike club rode 24 miles from Austin to Wheaton on the Illinois Prairie Path. This scenic ride used the wonderful Prairie Path which starts in Maywood and goes through several communities between here and Wheaton with additional spurs to points west like Fermi Lab and Fox River. The path is…

Corner Planting Wrap Up With Safer Foundation Volunteers

CANA members were joined by new volunteers from the Safer Foundation thanks to coordination by CANA member and former Aldermanic candidate Roman Morrow. The five volunteers helped us complete the month long planting process for 14 corners in our 16 block area.  The Safer guys were great; they were hard working and genuinely happy to help…

Comprehensive Effort will Keep Young People Safe; Offer Mentoring, Job Opportunities

The Illinois Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is a comprehensive effort to strengthen and revitalize urban communities. It’s goal will be accomplished by: engaging young people; offering job training for adults and small businesses; providing funding for small businesses.  This public-private partnership will reach an estimated 18,000 youth through programs such as: Mentoring Plus-Jobs, which will provide…

SMART WOMEN, SMART MONEY  On Thursday, October 14,2010, I attended the 10th annual free Smart Women Smart Money conference and luncheon held by the Illinois State Treasurer at the UIC Forum. The keynote speaker was Rosie Rios, the Treasurer of the United States. The honorees were Merri Dee, State President, Illinois AARP and Leticia Velez-Hudson,…

CANA beautifies the block

CANA members plant flowers around trees at the corner of Madison and Mason. The area around the sidewalk tree had become a dumping area for trash and bottles as well as a haven for weeds. They were replaced by plants and flowers with fresh mulch to retain water. The day care center next door was…