Calendar of Events
Free Tax Help
Friday 01/27/2015 - 04/15/2015
The city of Chicago offers free, confidential tax help at locations across Chicago from late January through mid-april Federal and Illinois tax return preparation and e-file are offered free of charge by the City's two partner nonprofits, the Center for Economic Progress and Ladder Up, which annually prepare thousands of returns with thelp of trained volunteers.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TAX HELP?
Families earning up to $50,000 annually
Individuals earning up to $25,000 annually
Taxpayers that need to file an amended return (i.e. make corrections to a submitted return) or that need to file tax returns for previous years (2011-2013) are encouraged to visit a tax site in March
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I BRING TO A TAX SITE?
Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for yourself, your spouse, and everyone else that appears on your tax return
All 2014 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms)
Bank account and routing numbers
Proof of health insurance coverage (i.e. Form 1095-A, private/employer insurance information) or Certificate of Exemption
Copy of your second or final property tax bill paid in 2014
Records of college-related expenses
Copy of your 2013 tax return
Wilbur Wright College
Fridays 10AM-4PM/Feb 6-April 10
Saturdays/9AM-12PM/Jan 24-April 11
Closed April 3 and April 4
Tax Prep Chicago
A Midwinter Night's Tale
Friday 03/20/2015 - 04/12/2015
Duplicity Ensemble is beginning their second full season of original productions with A Midwinter Night's Tale - a modern Shakespearean mash-up. The show runs March 20 - April 12 at Filament Theatre in Portage Park (4041 N Milwaukee). Wildly comedic and fast-paced, this world premiere production is perfect for ages 13 and up (no foul language or overtly suggestive material, but not a show for children). If you looking to see a little bit more storefront theatre in Chicago, then this is a great opportunity for you at a very reasonable price. In fact, Duplicity Ensemble is offering 2-for-1 ($10) tickets for folks in Portage Park and the nearby neighborhoods. All you have to do is go to www.duplicityensemble.org, click the "Tickets" tab, and use the discount code PORTAGE. For more information, email email@example.com.
Garden Club Ugly Auction
Saturday 9:30 AM
Please bring in old garden accessories:
Vases, yard tools, bushel baskets, gloves, seeds, plants, containers, pots, planters, garden decorations, gnomes, & elves.
All profits to benefit our Garden Club.
Be Creative and bring cash!
Lunch with the Easter Bunny at Portage Park
Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pizza will be served. Activities will include an egg hunt, arts & crafts project, photo with the bunny, and dance with the bunny. For children under 8 years old.
4100 N Long Ave Chicago, IL 60641
Doggie Egg Hunt
Saturday 1:00 PM
"Doggie Egg Hunt"
Join us for this year's Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Portage Park Animal Hospital, on March 28th at 1:00 pm.
Pre-register if you can, but we'll have day-of registration available also.
To pre-register for the Easter event, please go to www.paypal.com and send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5/dog for the egg hunt and $5/dog for pictures with the bunny.* Include your first & last name and your dog's name. If you're registering for more than one dog, please send the appropriate payment for each dog and include the name of each of your dogs.
On the day of the event, please go to the "Pre-Registration" table to check-in and get your dog's registration number!
*Note - if you have more than one dog and want them in the same picture, it's $5 total. If you want separate pictures, it's $5/dog.
4100 N. Long Ave.
For for more information email email@example.com
Bingo - A Portage Park Helping Hands Fundraiser
Saturday 6:00 PM
5100 W. Irving Park Rd.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Game starts at 7:00pm
Buy your bingo pack for the night. 7 bingo sheets - 3 games per sheet $20
Additional packs available
Dabbers for sale $1
Bingo Prizes include:
$100 & $50 Gift Certificate to local restaurants.
$100-Lettuce Entertain You gift card
$50 Gift Certificate to ABC Dance Academy
Regular Di's Den Drink specials and food available for purchase.
Spring Story Time
Toddler/Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, March 12-April 16, 2015
Ages 18 months - 4 years.
6100 W. Irving Park Rd.
Easter Egg Hunt at Montrose Baptist Church
Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The 8th Annual Easter "Egg-Stravaganza" will be held at Montrose Baptist Church on Saturday, April 4th from 9:30am- 12:00pm. Families and children of all ages are invited to enjoy egg hunts, crafts, games, face painting, snacks , a CFD fire truck visit (pending availability), visits and photos with the Easter Bunny and a special Easter Celebration Show featuring high energy songs, exciting prizes and more! Admission to the event is free of charge. All children are welcome to participate in one of two egg hunts at 10:00am and 11:00am. The Easter Celebration Show will begin at 11:30am.
Montrose Baptist Church
4411 N. Melvina
For more information, please contact the church at 773-685-8628
Montrose Baptist Church
St. Pascal School Fundraiser
Monday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pete's Pittz #2 is hosting a fundriaser that will donate 25% of the total sales on that day to St. Pascal's. All purchases whether you dine in, pick-up have it delivered or buy gift cards for future visits will all count toward the total.
5847 W. Montrose
Basement Flooding Part 1: Understanding Your Sewers
Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wade through the basics of understanding your sewer with Executive Director David St. Pierre and President Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). Join us for an overview of the combined sewer systems in the Chicago area and how they operate during rainstorms. Why do basements flood during heavy rains? What causes sewer backups? Most importantly, learn what you can do to prevent sewer backups, and what the City and the MWRD are doing to address these issues.
6100 W Irving Park Rd, 60634
Baby Talk Classes
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Parents and children 3 years old and under welcome.
Come PLAY, SHARE, have QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
Parenting Issues class-The second Tuesday of the month.
Topic for the month is "Child and Home Safety"
Please RSVP no later than 3pm on day before the class. Class closes 15 minutes after scheduled start time. Please be prompt.
Questions call 773-205-3637
Maryville Crisis Nursery
4015 N. Oak Park Ave., Building B
24 hour helpline:773-205-3637
The Chicago Bungalow and Vintage Home Expo North
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Chicago Bungalow and Vintage Home Expo North - Chicago's largest and most popular home restoration, preservation and sustainable renovation expo - is now open for registration.
McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N California Ave, 60618
To RSVP at no cost, please click
Home Sweet Home: Money Saving Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners
Monday 6:30 PM
This presentation by Kelly Malitz, senior mortgage loan officer for MB Financial Bank, is for homebuyers, homeowners and investors. Attendees will learn about the current market, why now is a great time to buy or refinance, and down payment assistance.
Irving Austin Branch
6100 W. Irving Park
The Less Stress Move: Taking the Mystery Out of Selling Your Home
Tuesday 1:00 PM
Dale Tippett, managing broker and senior real estate specialist, will address what you and your go-to-people need to know about selling your home without drama. This seminar is a must for long-time home owners, Baby Boomers and their parents.
6100 W. Irving Park
Turning 65 : Understanding Medicare Parts A & B and Medicare Supplement Plans
Thursday 11:00 AM
This educational presentation will cover eligibility, enrollment and the benefits of Medicare Parts A & B and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois. The program will be presented by Jeanet Reyes-Cordero, Community Relations Specialist, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
6100 W. Irving Park
Friday 2:00 PM
Terri Brady, Reverse Mortgage Consultant from Standard Bank and Trust Co., will give a seminar on the recent changes and new program guidelines which make reverse mortgages safer and more economical than in the past.
Irving Park Branch
6100 W. Irving Park