Calendar of Events

January 2015

Jan 29

Free Tax Help

Tuesday 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
Photo identification
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


Jan 29

St. Edward Open House

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registrations will be accepted for the 2015-16 school year at the open house on Thursday, January 29 9 - 11 AM while classes are in session. Tours begin in the main building, 4343 W. Sunnyside.


Jan 29

38th Ward Candidate Forum

Thursday 7:00 PM
January 29th
St Patrick High School
5900 W Belmont
This event will be in the Stahl Family Theater and is being hosted by the Friends of Portage Park, Northwest Side Housing Center and Portage Park Chamber of Commerce. All candidates on the 2015 ballot for 38th Ward Alderman will be invited to participate in this forum. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Questions for the candidates can be e-mailed to info@friendsofportagepark.org.


Jan 30

Bingo at St. Bartholomew

Friday 5:00 PM
Join us for Friday night Bingo at St. Bartholomew. Doors open at 5 pm and games start at 7pm. Light dinner and refreshments are available.
St. Bartholomew Parish
Krueger Hall - 4910 W. Addison

Contact Bob Ruffing at 773-213-4310 for more information.


February 2015

Feb 1

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This indoor Farmer's Market will be held on the first and third Sundays in 2015. Future markets dates are 2/15/15, 3/1/15, 3/15/15 and 4/19/15.

Bring the whole family and join us at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago from 10am to 2pm. This event is FREE and street parking is readily available.

The Portage Theater
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue

For more information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities please call 773-720-5381 or visit
Friends of the Portage Park


Feb 1

St. Edward's Super Bowl Party

Sunday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Edward's Youth program will host a Super Bowl Party to benefit the Athletic Program. $20 per person, includes all you can eat. $50 includes all you can eat and adult beverages. The event will be held in the St. Edward Gym, Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. This is a 21 and over event. Babysitting is available from 3 to 5pm in the lower church hall, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Suggested $5 donation per family.
St. Edward School


Feb 2

Bungalow Maintenance 101

Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Sustainability and Historic Preservation Consultant Carla Bruni to learn about typical materials, mechanical systems, as well as common maintenance issues in your Chicago bungalow. Learn how to improve the value of your bungalow and prolong its life by reducing energy usage, assessing or completing simple repairs and regular maintenance tasks, and gaining the basic vocabulary essential for talking to contractors.
Austin-Irving Library
6100 W Irving Park Rd, 60634

Register
Historic Chicago Bungalow Association


Feb 6

Portage Park Family Valentine Dance

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Come out and listen to great music played by the Portage Park Jazz Band. Enjoy dance contests, refreshments and fun for the whole family.
Portage Park
4100 North Long Avenue
Admission: $5
For more information please call the Portage Park Fieldhouse at 773-685-7235.


Feb 10

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 "Consequences If..Then" 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


Feb 10

Landlord-Tenant Matters: Effectively Managing the Court Process

Tuesday 11:30 AM
Free Senior Enrichment Seminars being presented by the Cook County Elder Justice Center.
Location: Courtroom 2005 - 20th Floor
The Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL

Further information regarding the Cook County Elder Justice Center and announcements of upcoming seminars can be viewed at
Cook County Court


Feb 15

St. Mary of Providence Pasta Fest

Sunday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Food, Raffles and Music
Adults - $12.00
Children under 4 - $8.00
St. Mary of Providence
4200 N. Austin Ave.
Gymnasium Building - corner of Austin & Cullom
Tickets Sold in Advance and at the Door
For further inquires and Ticket Information call
773-545-8300


Feb 20

St. Edward Family Reading Night

Friday 7:00 PM
St. Edward Family Reading Night will be held on Friday, February 20th at 7PM in Buckley Hall, 4447 N. Lowell. Come spend an evening reading with your family! Please RSVP at events@stedwardschool.com


Feb 24

Mental Health Commitment Hearings

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free Senior Enrichment Seminars being presented by the Cook County Elder Justice Center.
Location: Courtroom 2005 - 20th Floor
The Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois

Further information regarding the Cook County Elder Justice Center and announcements of upcoming seminars can be viewed at
Cook County Court