Calendar of Events

April 2015

Apr 18

Clean and Green

Saturday
Clean and Green is an opportunity for neighbors, school groups and community block clubs to team up and clean and beautify areas in their neighborhood.
The Clean and Green day of service is Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Streets and Sanitation in partnership with CDOT and Mayor Emanuel are encouraging residents to call 3-1-1 to register to clean and beautify areas in their neighborhoods, including viaducts. The City provides the necessary tools, including white paint and painting tools for the viaducts only, for cleaning neighborhood areas.
Important Dates:
Registration deadline with 3-1-1: Friday, April 10, 2015
Tool Pick-up: Friday, April 17, 1am-1pm or Saturday, April 18, 7am-Noon
Clean and Green Day of Service: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tool Return: Saturday, April 18, Noon-3pm or Monday, April 20, 7am-1pm


Apr 18

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.
EXPO NORTH
McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N California Ave, 60618

To RSVP at no cost, please click


Apr 19

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
We have a great lineup of vendors, and a wonderful musical guest this Sunday! It's sure to be a fun afternoon.

Finn's Ranch with a variety of Meat & Eggs, The Apothecary Company, Pals with Paws, Tamales Express, Patz Maple Syrup & Honey, The Eating Well, Sheekar Delights, Distinct Bath & Body, Fannie Schomoe's Bakery, Treasure Breads, Papardelle Pasta, Yoberri Gourmet Ice Cream & Silver Lining Bakery (Gluten Free & Vegan Baked Goods) Street Parking is FREE on Sunday
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


Apr 20

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
312-744-6222


Apr 21

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.
Austin-Irving Branch
6100 W. Irving Park
312-744-6222


Apr 23

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.
Austin-Irving Branch
6100 W. Irving Park
312-744-6222


Apr 23

St. Viator Fundraiser

Thursday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support St. Viator Elementary. Just come into the Market Place 6 Corners Chipotle on Irving Park & Kilpatrick on Thursday, April 23rd, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of
the proceeds will be donated to St. Viator Elementary.


Apr 24

Reverse Mortgages

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
312-744-6222


Apr 28

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 "Heart-to-Heart".
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


May 2015

May 2

4th Annual Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schurz High School
3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Join us as Schurz High School celebrates over 100 years of history by taking bold new steps into the future of teaching and learning! Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is a festival of creativity and innovation showcasing the incredible talent of our students, faculty, families, and wonderful new friends and makers from across the city, and even the country!
Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is a community exposition of science, art, technology and creativity unlike any school program you have ever attended. Our event will include hands-on experiences, interactive demonstrations and creative endeavors true to the spirit of Makers: a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself!) exploration for the entire family to enjoy.
Families, students and thinkers of all ages are welcome.
To VOLUNTEER sign guests into the FREE event with a smile, collect donations, direct traffic, help exhibitors, and answer questions. Lunch will be provided, and there will be opportunities to explore the Faire, too.
To be a MAKER, it is still FREE to showcase your stuff. As always, we encourage hands-on activities, learning and teaching of fun skills (catapult building, upcycling art, or making that-cool-thing), anything we haven't seen before, and young makers. Half of our Makers are 18-years-old or younger! We are accepting applications through April 6th.
To ATTEND, please reserve FREE tickets.

Links for volunteering, free tickets and applying to be a maker