Calendar of Events

July 2014

Jul 30

Rahm's Readers: Summer Learning Challenge

Wednesday 06/9/2014 - 08/2/2014
Rahm's Readers is our Summer Learning Challenge for kids.
Get wild about summer learning as you explore the world of animals.
Read, discover, create and win prizes this summer
at Chicago Public Library.
Rahm's Readers is presented in partnership with Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society, Lincoln Park Zoo
and the Museum of Science and Industry.


Jul 30

Friends of Portage Park Movies in the Park "ET"

Wednesday
Portage Park, 4100 North Long Avenue (just south of the outdoor pool)
Admission: FREE
Bring your family and join your neighbors for an evening of entertainment at Portage Park. The evening will feature a screening, under the stars, of the classic film ET. The movie will start at dusk. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. For more information please visit
Friends of Portage Park


Jul 31

Eli's & Wright College Farmers' Market

Thursday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Thursday through September 25, 2014.
FREE continental breakfast with $5 market purchase, Thursdays 7am-9am.
Meet Eli's Cheesecake's artisan suppliers and enjoy FREE samples.
Also live music, kids' activities and more.
Al Fresco grilled lunch, 11am-1pm


Jul 31

St. Viator Outdoor Movie

Thursday 7:00 PM
St. Viator Outdoor Movie
Double Feature
Disney Pixar "Monster University"
Immediately followed by "Grease"
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs
St. Viator School
3644 N. Kedvale (parking lot)
Cindy Santos 773-286-4040x131
csantos@stviatorchicago.org


August 2014

Aug 3

Portage Park Farmer's Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Portage Park, northwest corner of Berteau and Central Avenues
This Farmer's Market will be held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month through the beginning of October. Additional market dates are August 17th, September 7th, September 21st and October 5th. Madsen Farms will be joining us this Sunday, as will C & D family farms. You now have two choices in meat vendors. One you can purchase right at the market, and the other, Hasslemann Family Farms, you can order ahead of time and pick up at the market. Both offer wonderful products.
For more information please visit
Friends of Portage Park


Aug 4

Vacation Bible School

Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilderness Escape-Where God Guides & Provides
Vacation Bible School August 4th-August 8th
Lunch and Snacks provided
$5.00 per child
United in Faioth Lutheranb Church
6525 W. Irving Park Road
773-283-2326 for registration details or visit us at
United in Faith


Aug 10

Independence Park Farmers Market

Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The tenth year of the Michelin Guide-recommended Independence Park Farmers Market at Irving Park Road (4000 north) and Springfield Ave. (3900 west), Chicago, is now underway. Over 30 vendors selling everything from French pastries to vegetarian tamales, crepes made-to-order, gourmet free trade coffee, organic fruits and seasonal vegetables, organic meats including Halal lamb, honey, eggs, kettle corn, gourmet chocolates, baked goods, cheeses, olives and olive oils, gourmet pasta and sauce, handmade chemical-free soaps, shampoos, tofu and bean sprouts, meat rubs and marinades, canned vegetables, dry soup mixes, fancy cupcakes and more! LINK is accepted at the market.
Free Children's Craft Class from 10 am to noon.
Entertainment: The Indy Park Jammers, our all time favorite bluegrass band, is back! Be sure to bring your singing voice and your musical instrument to join in with the musicians.
Free parking in the south lot on northbound 3900 block of Springfield Ave. next to the field house or on Irving Park Road. #80 Irving Park Road bus stops at Springfield; Irving Park Road Blue Line stop is two blocks west of the park.
Independence Park
3945 N. Springfield Ave.
2014 Dates
August 24
September 14 and 28
October 12 and 26

Independence Park


Aug 12

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 "Relationships"
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


Aug 14

Our Lady of Victory Open House

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
OLV is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year! Come check us out, and see what OLV is all about!
We would love for you to become a part of our OLV family!
Our Lady of Victory School
4434 N. Laramie Ave. Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 283-2229

OLV Chicago


Aug 16

St. Viator ROCK THE LOT Fest

Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
A community festival in the heart of Old Irving Park
Fun for everyone.
Please join us for this fun community festival in the heart of Old Irving Park that will entertain the entire family with live music, games, excellent food, drinks and more! Kid activities include crafts, climbing wall, mini golf and much more.
St. Viator Parish
4140 W. Addison Ave (on the school grounds)


Aug 20

Friends of Portage Park Movies in the Park "The Lego Movie"

Wednesday
Portage Park
4100 North Long Avenue (just south of the outdoor pool)
Admission: FREE
Bring your family and join your neighbors for an evening of entertainment at Portage Park. The evening will feature a screening, under the stars, of The Lego Movie. The movie will start at dusk. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. For more information please visit .
Friends of Portage Park


Aug 26

Lap Sits

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Parents and children 3 years old and under welcome.
Lapsits - The fourth Tuesday of the month.
Literacy-based group encounters provide you and your child a wonderful experience together. The primary goal is for you to interact with each other, although you will also enjoy the time with other families. Topic for the month is "Fall Leaves".
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


September 2014

Sep 28

Comedy & Cocktails with Mr. Tom Dreesen

Sunday
Our Lady of Victory School Hall
4434 N. Laramie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
3:00 PM - Comedy Show with Mr. Tom Dreesen
5:00 PM - Dinner
$50.00 per person/Dinner included
Cash Bar
Ticket can also be purchased at Our Lady of Victory School, Rectory or Religious Education office (located in the school)or on-line at
For information please call M.B. Frystak; DRE/Pastoral Associate 773.283.2229 ext. 29
OLV Chicago