Calendar of Events

March 2015

Mar 1

Free Tax Help

Friday 01/27/2015 - 04/15/2015
The city of Chicago offers free, confidential tax help at locations across Chicago from late January through mid-april Federal and Illinois tax return preparation and e-file are offered free of charge by the City's two partner nonprofits, the Center for Economic Progress and Ladder Up, which annually prepare thousands of returns with thelp of trained volunteers.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TAX HELP?
Families earning up to $50,000 annually
Individuals earning up to $25,000 annually
Taxpayers that need to file an amended return (i.e. make corrections to a submitted return) or that need to file tax returns for previous years (2011-2013) are encouraged to visit a tax site in March
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I BRING TO A TAX SITE?
Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for yourself, your spouse, and everyone else that appears on your tax return
Photo identification
All 2014 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms)
Bank account and routing numbers
Proof of health insurance coverage (i.e. Form 1095-A, private/employer insurance information) or Certificate of Exemption
Copy of your second or final property tax bill paid in 2014
Records of college-related expenses
Copy of your 2013 tax return
Wilbur Wright College
Fridays 10AM-4PM/Feb 6-April 10
Saturdays/9AM-12PM/Jan 24-April 11
Closed April 3 and April 4

Tax Prep Chicago


Mar 1

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This indoor Farmer's Market will be held on the first and third Sundays in 2015. Future markets dates are 3/15/15 and 4/19/15.
This Sunday's Winter Market is shaping up nicely!! Not only do we have a great lineup of vendors, we have the talented Kent Rose singing for everyone The talented Sammie Crump will be face painting for the kids, and we will have a coloring station for the kids as well. The University of Illinois Extension will be present, with a Master Garder who is available to answer all of your spring gardening questions. Vendors scheduled : Gray Farms Organic Produce, Wayne Miller Orchards, C & D Family Farms with meat & eggs, The Apothecary Company, Black Angel Saucery, Pals with Paws, Tamales Express, Patz Maple Syrup & Honey, The Eating Well, Sheekar Delights, Distinct Bath & Body, Fannie Schomoe's Bakery, River Vally Kitchens, Covered In Chocolate, Papardelle Pasta, Yoberri Gourmet Ice Cream & Silver Lining Bakery (Gluten Free & Vegan Baked Goods)
Bring the whole family and join us at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago from 10am to 2pm. This event is FREE and street parking is readily available.

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


Mar 1

St. Edward Parish's 22nd Annual McNulty/Kelly Corned Beef Dinner

Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Save the date! St. Edward Parish's 22nd Annual McNulty/Kelly Corned Beef Dinner on Sunday, March 1 from 12 noon-5 PM at the St. Edward gym, (4447 N. Lowell). Entertainment includes music by the Academy of Irish Music, Irish dancing by the Mullane Healy Godley Irish Dance Academy and the Shannon Rovers. Corned beef dinner available for $10/plate and kids and sandwich only meals are $5/each. Meals are also available "to go." Tickets available at the door.


Mar 5

Caring for Grandchildren: Guardianship and Visitation

Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Senior Enrichment Seminars being presented by the Cook County Elder Justice Center.
-Information on grandparents' visitation rights
-Learn the process for obtaining minor guardianship
-Discover resources available for grandparents seeking guardianship of minor children.
Location: Courtroom 2005 - 20th Floor
The Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois

Call the Elder Justice Center at (312) 603-9233 to reserve your seat.


Mar 10

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 "Children's Fears"
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


Mar 19

Financial Literacy

Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free Senior Enrichment Seminars being presented by the Cook County Elder Justice Center.
-Where are you? Where do you want to go? How will you get there?
-Taking control of credit and debt
-Building and protecting your assets
Location: Room CL-115 - Concourse Level
The Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois
Call the Elder Justice Center at (312) 603-9233 to reserve your seat.


Mar 24

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 "Balls".
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


April 2015

Apr 13

Basement Flooding Part 1: Understanding Your Sewers

Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wade through the basics of understanding your sewer with Executive Director David St. Pierre and President Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). Join us for an overview of the combined sewer systems in the Chicago area and how they operate during rainstorms. Why do basements flood during heavy rains? What causes sewer backups? Most importantly, learn what you can do to prevent sewer backups, and what the City and the MWRD are doing to address these issues.
Austin-Irving Library
6100 W Irving Park Rd, 60634
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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