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Regina Hungarian Club’s 100th Anniversary Celebrations – GlobalNews Events

The Regina Hungarian Cultural and Social Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate this landmark, we are hosting a series of events on the September long weekend. We would appreciate your help in promoting these events, especially the Dinner and Social on Saturday, September 3rd.

The events are as follows:Friday, September 2, 11am Opening Event: Commemorative Flag Raising

City Hall Courtyard

Flag raising will be followed by cake and coffee

Friday, September 2, 6pm Pub Crawl and Karaoke Evening

The evening starts off at the Club. Karaoke starts at 7:30 in our beverage room, which includes Hungarian and popular English songs.

Pub Crawl bus leaves at 8:00 travelling to participating local pubs and bars. Or stay at the club and enjoy the Karaoke and visiting with our other anniversary guests.

Saturday, September 3, 6pm Dinner and Anniversary Celebration

In the Balaton Ballroom, we will be hosting a traditional Hungarian supper that will be followed by a commemorative program.

Sunday, September 4, 11:30am Closing Event – Lunch Buffet and Rider Game Tail Gate BBQ

Our Sunday Lunch Buffet will be served in the dining room from 11:30 am to 2 pm. As well, we will have a Tailgate Party in the Balaton Ballroom for those who are looking for something a bit lighter to eat. A great meal to help you cheer on the Riders!

Tickets are available by calling the club at 306.522.8182, visiting the club at 1925 McAra St, or by email .

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Events Celebrating Chicago’s First Black Mayor Harold Washington, on His 100th Birthday

Events Celebrating Chicago's First Black Mayor Harold Washington, on His 100th Birthday

Friday would have been the 100th birthday of Chicago’s first black Mayor.

April 12, 1983, Harold Lee Washington was elected the first African American mayor of Chicago. He was also the first mayor to bring a vote for LQBTQ+ protections to the council floor.

A trailblazer in many communities and nicknamed ‘The People’s Mayor,’ Washington soon became one of the most celebrated mayors in the city’s history.

NBC Chicago Commemorates Harold Washington’s Life and Legacy on His 100th Birthday

In honor of Washington’s birthday, organizers with The Harold Washington Foundation and The People’s March Inc. are organizing several events across the city. The events, according to a press release, are “efforts is to keep Mayor Harold L. Washington’s legacy alive by promoting Black-in-Black Love and encouraging an end to the violence in all of Chicago’s 77 communities.”

Here’s a Look at Friday’s Harold Washington Celebrations:

9 a.m.: Community Breakfast Giveaway at The Community Breakfast Giveaway at Harold Lee Washington Park at 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

1 p.m.: Car caravan and peace parade in Washington’s honor. The parade begins at at Washington Park Field House, located at 5531 South King Dr.

The caravan will end with a prayer vigil at Oak Wood Cemetery, 1035 E 67th St., — the final resting place for Mayor Washington.

5-7 p.m.: Community reception with food and music at Harold Lee Washington Park

To join the car caravan or to support and/or become a member of The Harold Washington Foundation, visit The Harold Foundation or call 312-671-2773.