This Weekend in Chatham and Surrounding Area

Here are some events this weekend in Chatham ad surrounding area

Trinity Presents Music to Stir Your Soul
September 23, 2011
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
A night of musical worship.Trinity Presents! celebrates the evolution of their Worship and Arts Ministries over the past 50 years. Featured will be for the first time ever all of the Trinity Choirs, on one stage, at one time. The evenings celebration will also feature Trinity UCC dancers, mime, musicians, drama and drill ministry members in a divine body of work reflective of Trinity's Jubilee Celebration! Special guests including award-winning Hip Hop artist Common, a member of Trinity UCC, and award-winning gospel music legend Richard Smallwood.
Tickets are $35 General Admission, $12 Children (up to 17 years) and $100 for VIP Tickets (VIP includes reception, reserved seating, photo opportunity with musical guests and gift).
Purchase tickets at the Trinity Akiba Bookstore (400 W. 95th Street, Chicago), online at or by calling the Akiba Bookstore at 773-966-1504.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Saturday and Sunday
September 24-25, 2011
Midway Plaisance
The 5th annual event now features 2 days/20 hours of FREE jazz beginning Saturday, September 24 at 1pm and running nonstop in 13 of Hyde Park’s great venues through to the Midnight Jam session at Mandel Hall. Sunday, September 25, all of the music will be jumping at the James W. Wagner Main Stage on the Midway Plaisance South from 1 – 8pm.
For complete schedule

Book Signing with Ambassador Andrew Young
September 24
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Akiba Bookstore
400 W 95h
A unique opportunity to "meet and greet" Honorable Rev. Andrew Young

A farewell reception is being held for Rep. Constance “Connie” Howard (D-34th)
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
September 25, 2011
Hardtime Josephine’s Cooking Restaurant
436 E. 79th Street
In office for 17-years, Rep. Howard has gained national recognition for her work on ex-offender issues and other initiatives such as HIV/AIDS in the African American community and bridging the digital divide in minority’s communities.
House Speaker Michael Madigan, Co-Chair
Honorary Co- Chairs
Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-1st) Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-2nd) Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) Secretary of State Jesse White Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th) Rep. Monique D. Davis (D-27th) Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16th) Senator Donne E. Trotter (D-17th) Senator Emil Jones, Jr., Illinois President Retired Melody Spann-Cooper, President/CEO WVON Radio Dr. Rev. JoAnn and Rev. Dr. John Long Spencer and Henrietta Leak, Sr. Leak & Sons Funeral Home
Dr. Frances G. Carroll, IBHE Board Member Victor Love, Co-Owner, Hardtimes Josephine’s Cooking Joyce Washington, Health Care Consultant Edward and Shirley Calahan, Calahan Funeral Home Eric Peterson, Promotions Valencia E. Ross, Legislative Aide to Rep. Constance Howard Dr. Lona Bibbs, Ph.D. Gloria Twine, Asst. Director Hardtimes Josephine’s Cooking Anna Robinson, Public Relations, Hardtimes Josephine’s Cooking Clarence Majestic Glover, owner, Majestic Florist Young Pate, Jr., Allpoints Security and Detective Co. Rev. Dr. Shirley Coleman, Mary Daniels, Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Senator Mark Kirk

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