Calendar of Events

November 2014

Nov 23

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 12/21/14, 1/4/15, 1/18/15, 2/1/15, 2/15/15, 3/1/15, 3/15/15 and 4/19/15.
The Portage Theater
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
In addition to local food vendors, The Portage Theater will also be showing free family-friendly movies. This week, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" will be shown at 11am. For more information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities please call 773-720-5381 or visit
Friends of the Portage Park


Nov 24

Debt Collection and Seniors

Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center
Free Senior Enrichment Seminar Series:
Speakers include:
Attorney Robert Markoff
Attorney Jeffrey Albert
Honorable Joyce Marie Murphy-Gorman
Contracts & Torts Section
First Municipal District, Circuit Court of Cook County
New Location: Courtroom 2403 - 24th Floor
Richard J. Daley Cneter
50 W. Washington Steet
To Register Contact the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center
312-603-9233


Nov 25

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


December 2014

Dec 1

A History of the Dunning Community

Monday 6:30 PM
This lecture and slide show on the history of the Dunning community will be presented by Al Opitz, past president of the Austin-Irving Community Council. Mr. Opitz also participated in "38,000 Souls Forgotten: The Read-Dunning Memorial Project". The presentation will last approximately one hour with time afterward for questions.
Austin-Irving Library
6100 West Irving Park Road
Admission: FREE
Registration is not required. For more information please call 312-744-6222.


Dec 6

Alderman Cullerton's Youth Basketball League Sign Up at Merrimac Park

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades 2nd thru 8th
Games Begin Jan. 9th & 10th
Practices all thru December
Fee is $15 (checks & money orders only)
Registrations will be accepted at Alderman's Office between November 12th and December 10th.
Evaluations for grades 4th-6th will be Monday December 8th.
7th & 8th grades will be evaluated Wednesday December 10th.
No registrations will be accepted after December 6th.
Any questions please call Joe or Rob at 773-685-3382


Dec 6

OA Thorp Scholastic Acadmy's Annual HOliday Tree Extravaganza

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wrap up your holiday shopping early with some crafts made by local artisans, a beautiful holiday tree, some garland and cookies at OA Thorp Scholastic Academy's Annual Holiday Tree Extravaganza. All proceeds will benefit the school's much needed auditorium improvements.
O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy
6024 W. Warwick
Space is still available for crafters as well, please contact fotevents@gmail.com for details. For more information
Friends of Thorp


Dec 7

Our Lady of Victory Mothers Club present:s:

Sunday
Where: Our Lady of Victory School Hall & Gym
4434 N. Laramie Ave. Sunnyside Entrance
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time: 10AM - 3PM
A great place to shop for handmade and unique gifts for the holidays.
*Cookie Walk * Pictures with Santa * Hot Chocolate Bar * Wide Selection of Raffle Baskets
*Activities for the Kids*


Dec 10

St. Pascal School's Open House

Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The open house will provide the opportunity for perspective students and families to meet the
administration, faculty and staff, and learn about the characteristics that make St. Pascal School a unique and great school for children! Stop by for refreshments in Heismath Hall after the open house.


Dec 10

St. Pascal Christmas Concert

Wednesday 7:00 PM
As part of our Christmas Celebration the students and staff of St. Pascal School invite you to the annual Christmas Concert. Church doors will open at 6:30pm, concert begins at 7pm.
Join us for some festive cheer.
6143 W. Irving Park Rd.
773-736-8806



Dec 13

Friends of Portage Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friends of Portage Park will hold it's annual Holiday Tree Lighting on December 13 in the playground. Join us for a fun evening of music, hot chocolate, sleigh rides for the kids, santa and a heated tent.


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