Calendar of Events

December 2014

Dec 19

Producemobile

Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wright College will serve as a community distribution point for fresh fruits and vegetables provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD)'s Producemobile.
On the third Friday of each month, on the 1st floor of the Parking Garage, the GCFD Producemobile will provide free fresh fruit and vegetables to those in need. Please bring your own shopping cart. Dates may change due to special occasions, holidays or emergencies and ending time may vary based on food allocations.
If you have any questions, please call the Food Depository at 773-247-FOOD.
Upcoming distribution dates are November 21, and December 19, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wright College 1st floor of Parking Garage
4300 N. Narragansett


Dec 21

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This indoor Farmer's Market will be held on the Sundays before Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then on the first and third Sundays in 2015. Future markets dates are 1/4/15, 1/18/15, 2/1/15, 2/15/15, 3/1/15, 3/15/15 and 4/19/15.
The line up for the December Market is: Produce, Pasta, Baked goods, Honey, River Valley Ranch, Tamales, Gluten Free, Vegetarian Items, Specialty Gourmet Items & "Polar Express" on the Big screen at 11:30.
The Portage Theater
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
In addition to local food vendors, The Portage Theater will also be showing free family-friendly movies. For more information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities please call 773-720-5381 or visit
Friends of the Portage Park


January 2015

Jan 13

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 "Discipline: Teaching with Love" 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


Jan 27

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 "Rain".
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