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Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve Newsletter

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HIWP Annual Potluck Dinner & Folk Music Concert

HOMEWOOD IL - For many years we have enjoyed our annual potluck dinner on the 4th Thursday of February. This year due to scheduling conflicts this event will be held on the 3rd Thursday in February. This family-freindly event features home cooked side dishes brought by participants with meat options obtained from a local food provider and wonderful musical entertainment.

New for this year is the option of just attending the concert only. This is Mark Dvorak’s 31st year bringing us his exceptional music and song to this event. …

Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing


BRIDGEVIEW IL - The Bridgeview Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. The library is located at 7840 W. 79th Street.

Dvorak will present “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing,” an autobiographical program of songs and stories.

“My grandma used to sing all time, around the house and on car rides,” said Dvorak. “She was also in Sweet Adelienes group in the 1950s and knew lots of old songs from the 30s and 40s. Over the years I’ve been adding arrangements of these classics to my repertoire.”

A trad classic


Streets of Old Chicago hits 7th printing

When Mark Dvorak released The Streets of Old Chicago in 1998, he had performed at venues throughout the Midwest and had toured the east coast. After twenty years and now in its seventh printing, “Streets” remains a trad classic. The CD documents some of his experiences performing in Chicago and teaching at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

The track list:

  • The Streets of Old Chicago
  • Hey, Hey
  • Once I Had an Old Banjo
  • El-a-noy
  • I’m a Stranger Here
  • The Cuckoo
  • In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
  • Down By the Embarass
  • Reek and the Ramblin Blade
  • Sloop John B.
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