Calendar of Events

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 5

Winterfest at St. Viator

Friday 12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014
St. Viator's is hosting a huge 3 day community event, Winterfest.
Dec 5 4pm-10pm
Dec 6 9am-10pm
Dec7 9am-6pm
This event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreath & trees, food plus drinks.
Invite your friends to snack, skate, sip & shop!

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 for details. For more information
Friends of Thorp

Dec 7

Our Lady of Victory Mothers Club presents: A Winter Wonderland Christmas Bazaar

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 prospective 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.

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.

Dec 19


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 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.
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