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Hectic September-October Months

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By: Veronica Leighton

 

As we bid goodbye to summer’s greens and colorful florals and we welcome the short Fall’s change to colorful foliage of red, orange, purple & some greens, then followed by white snowy Winterland, we can’t help but thank God for providing us with a colorful world to live in.

For now until October, we are faced with more community happenings ever as we are preparing for our 23rd annual awards gala event of the Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame to be held on October 14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel. For the list of the most deserving 2017 Hall of Famers, please read page 5, Veronica’s Vibes. We invite you to please come and celebrate with us, as we unfold our 23rd year of exemplary community service contribution by showcasing the most outstanding individuals in our community.

October is the special month that we celebrate the Filipino American History Month (FAHM), as passed by the US Congress in 2009. The following is a list of planned activities that we received from Ruben Salazar of PACF and the Philippine Consulate General, as of deadline…

Oct 1 to Oct 31: “Filipino History Unveiled Through the Art”*. Display of the collaborative mural by 5 FilAm artists from Chicago and 5 artists from the Philippines and art work of local Filipino American artists Monica Acosta, Paul Balan, Tita Brady, Fred de Asis, Lea Rivera and Susan Silvano. At Trickster Arts Gallery, 190 S. Roselle St., Schaumburg, Illinois.

Oct. 1 Sunday 2pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season CRIERS FOR HIRE written by Giovanni Ortega at the Hana Center 4300 North California Ave, Chicago Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact gingerleopoldo@ yahoo.com, 312- 956- 9489

Oct. 4 Wednesday 6-8 pm – Tagalog 101.* Classes begin on 04 October for 10 (ten) weekly sessions every Wednesday at 4300 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. Sponsor – AFIRE Chicago, Contact Naomi Salcedo nsalcedo@afirechicago.org.

Oct. 7 Saturday 7pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season Nanay written by Lani Montreal at the Hana Center 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact gingerleopoldo@ yahoo.com, 312- 956-9489

Oct 7, Saturday at 11am – 5pm – World Dumpling Fest at Millennium Park – Chase Promenade South, The PACF Performing Arts and Kapwa Cultural will perform cultural dances. Sponsor—FAHSC, Contact Tito Ruben (630)969-2971

Oct 7, Saturday at 1 – 4pm –FAHM Exhibits at SIJ Parish in Niles Sponsor – NAFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang, 847-679-7058or msjellybeans@ aol.com

Oct 7, Saturday, 6-12 mn – FAHM Celebration Dinner Dance*, Venue: Penna’s of Sterling 38400 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Sponsor: NaFFAA-Michigan, Contact Tony Kho at (248)755-6122 / Becky Tungol at (248)755-6119.

Oct 8, Sunday 2-5 pm – Michigan Filipinxs: Our Spaces in History, at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM) located at 17356 Northland Park, Court, Southfield, MI. Sponsor – PACCM, Contact Aurora Harris aurora. fanhsmi@gmail.com

Oct 12, Thursday at 6:30pm – CINEMA SOIRÈE: The Murder of William Jones at Amli River North | 71 W. Hubbard Street | 12th Floor Club | Chicago 60654, By invitation only, Sponsor – The Sampaguita Group | Website: sampaguitagroup.org

Oct 14, Saturday at 12 – 4pm – FAHM Exhibits in Skokie, Sponsor – FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang, 847-679-7058or msjellybeans@ aol.com Oct 14, Saturday 6pm – Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame*, Venue: Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Sponsor—Via Times , Contact 773-866-0811,Email viatimes@ sbcglobal.net

Oct. 14 Saturday 7pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season THE PERFECT AMERICAN (BISAYAN) written by Conrad Panganiban at the Hana Center 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact Ginger Leopoldo gingerleopoldo@ yahoo.com, 312 -956-9489

Oct 15, Saturday at 1 – 4pm – Variety Talent Show, Sponsor – FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang, 847-679- 7058or msjellybeans@aol.com

Oct. 15, Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm FAHM Luncheon Honoring the Most Outstanding Fil-AM Seniors* at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road Schiller Park, IL Sponsor – PACF, Contact Adeline Fajardo at adeline. pacf96@gmail.com or Evelyn Natividad,Ph.D. 773-426-5459 ivynatividad9@ gmail.com

Oct 20, Friday, 6:3o to 11:30 pm – ISFFA Induction Dinner* at Victoria in the Park, Mt. Prospect, IL , Sponsor – ISFFA, contact Lucila Rider, rider1215@yahoo.com 816 522-3854

Oct 21, Saturday, 5 to 9pm – Regional Food Fare* at Filipino Cultural Center, 9810 We 79th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 Sponsor – Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City, contact chicagoisffa.officer@ gmail.com or 312-240-9500

Oct 21, Saturday, 5 to 8pm – Migration Stories of Inheritance Part I* at Turkish American Society 501 Midway Dr, Mt Prospect, IL Sponsor- FAHSC Contact Tito Ruben (630)969- 2971

Oct. 22 Sunday 12 noon – FAHM celebration in Mundelein. Mass in the chapel at St. Maria del Popolo, 116 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL (Contact Yolly Rodrigo 847-951-0148)

Oct. 22 Sunday 5:30pm – FFM’s HANDOG 2017 at IFI Good Shepherd Congregation 4707 W Pratt Avenue Lincolnwood, IL, Contact: Nerissa Allegretti Email – allegrettineris@yahoo. com, Call/Text: (224)381.6888

Oct 28, Saturday, 3:00 pm – Migration Stories of Inheritance Part II* at Trickster Art Gallery 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Sponsor- FAHSC Contact Tito Ruben (630)969- 2971

Oct 29, Sunday 2pm – FAHM Display Exhibits & Film showing of “Amigo” at Indian Prairie Library at 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL Sponsor – FAASD , Contact Jose Soloria at (630)915-5956 Email jsoloria@ comcast.net

All of the above events are FREE Admission, RSVP to contact except those marked with * which is Ticketed Event For the latest updates, please visit the website http://pacfmidwest. org/2017/09 /fahm2017/

For more information, please contact LIEZEL F. ALCANTARA, Cultural Officer at (312) 583- 0621 ext 22 or email the Consulate at chicagopcg@att.netor RUBEN SALAZAR at (630)969-2971 or email Tito.Rubens@gmail.com

The Consulate General of the Philippines strongly encourages all Filipino-American communities in Chicago, suburban Illinois, and the Midwest, as well as those in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, to hold relevant activities to celebrate the Filipino American History Month (FAHM) this October. We would like to invite everyone to actively participate and support the celebration of the Filipino American History Month Celebrations in Chicago and the Midwest. The schedule of events/activities is listed below. Let us take pride of our Filipino heritage and history. Let us come together and make every October celebration – a meaningful and memorable month.

We welcome in this issue two new exciting columnists who will delight you every month with their thought-provoking column articles. They are world-renowned author and psychologist, Dr. Margarita Holmes, Ph.D. (Life, Love, Lust) on page 35 and financial analyst Rowena Ortac (Your Nest Egg) on page 16. # # #

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