Calendar of Events
Baby Talk Classes
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Parents and children 6 and under welcome:
Come PLAY, SHARE, have QUESTIONS ANSWERED &
STAY FOR DINNER! Topic for the month is "Making Mealtime Fun", 5:00-6:00pm, dinner from 6:00-6:30pm. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please RSVP no later than 12pm on day of 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
Scientists @ Play Family Activities
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Wednesdays through July 24th
Registration required(20 limit)
Austin Irving Library
6100 W. Irving Park Rd.
Wilbur Wright College/Eli's Cheesecake Farmer's Market
Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Eli?s Cheesecake World, 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Montrose and Normandy Avenues)
This outstanding Farmer?s Market features fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, honey, flowers and plants. Anyone who spends $5 or more at the Market is entitled to a FREE continental breakfast at Eli?s Café. As part of the ?Summer 2013 Lecture Series on Urban Agriculture? sponsored in conjunction with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, at 1:00pm there will be a lecture by Seneca Kern, Co-Founder of WeFarm America and the community outreach coordinator at Growing Home.
Eli?s Cheesecake World, 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Montrose and Normandy Avenues
Saturday 11:00 AM
Please join us for a slide presentation by Reggie Ezell, one of America's premier calligraphy instructors. The slide presentation will be accompanied by a demonstration of ancient and modern writing materials. Attendees will experience the exuberance and explosive expression of modern calligraphy, words not usually associated with your graduation certificate or wedding announcement. This program is free and will be preceded by a meet and greet with the artist.
Austin Irving Library
6100 W. Irving Park Rd.
Independence Park Farmers Market
Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2011, 2012 and 2013 Michelin Guide recommended Farmers Market at Irving Park Road (4000 north) and Springfield Ave. (3900 west), Chicago. 35 vendors selling everything from grilled English bangers to vegetarian tamales, crepes made-to-order to gourmet free trade coffee, organic fruits and seasonal vegetables, organic meats, including Halal lamb, honey, eggs, spices, kettle corn, baked goods, cheeses, olives and olive oils, handmade chemical-free soaps, shampoos, pet treats, tofu and bean sprouts, jams and jellies, gourmet chocolates, meat rubs and marinades, canned vegetables, dry soup mixes, fancy cupcakes and more! Bring your kitchen knives, scissors and lawnmower blades to be sharpened while you shop. LINK is accepted at the market.
Children's Activities: Free Children's Craft Class from 10 am to noon. And, as a special treat, "Miss Jamie from the Farm: A Children's Sing-A-Long with Farmyard Flair" will be from 9:15 to 10 am at the craft class canopy.
Music: Our favorite bluegrass musicians, the Indy Park Jammers, will be playing and singing during the market too. Bring along your guitar or banjo and singing voice to join in the fun with them.
Bicycle Ambassadors and Working Bikes: Be good to Mother Earth and bring your old bikes and bike gear for recycling with Working Bikes. The organization gives new life to old bikes and independence to those who ride them in the underserved communities of Chicago and around the world. The Bicycle Ambassadors will teach bicycling strategies and proper helmet wear.
Recycling with Free Compost: Bring a bucket to get free used coffee grounds from Greg Stivers, Stivers Gourmet Coffee. Your acid loving plants, such as azaleas, hydrangeas, blueberries, rhododendrons and creeping phlox, will love you for the coffee grounds.
Free parking in the south lot on northbound Springfield Ave. next to the field house or on Irving Park Road. #80 Irving Park Road bus stops at Springfield; Irving Park Road Blue Line stop is two blocks west of the park.
Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association
5th Congresional district "Business Procurement Expo"
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This event is being presented by U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley (5th District), State Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Cook County Commissioners Peter Silvestri (9th District) and John Fritchey (12th District), and Alderman Timothy Cullerton (38th Ward). Co-hosting business organizations include the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce, Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce, Harwood Heights/Norridge Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, Montclare/Elmwood Park Chamber of Commerce, Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce, and Portage Park Chamber of Commerce. Come and learn about opportunities available to do business with federal, state, county and city governments. Representative from several government agencies will be on hand to provide you with information on how to register you business, certification processes, procurement opportunities and more!
Wilbur Wright College, 4300 North Narragansett Avenue ? Atrium Building
For more information please contact the 10th Legislative District Office at 773-763-3810 or at email@example.com.
Empowerment Through Engineering with Project Syncere
Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This program is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "Full STEAM Ahead Summer Learning Challenge" which focuses on the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) framework for young students and their parents/caregivers. This session will focus on children ages 9 to 12. Advance registration is required and the class is limited to 25.
For more information, or to register, please call Mary Stevens at the Austin-Irving Library at 312-744-6222.
Austin-Irving Library, 6100 West Irving Park Road 2nd Floor Community Room
Friends of Portage Park Farmer's Market
Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This Farmer's Market will be held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month through October. Additional market dates are June 30th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 15th, September 29th and October 6th. Vendors will include farmers from around the region, bakeries and other local food providers. There will also be free musical entertainment at each market. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available to local businesses and organizations.
Portage Park, northwest corner of Berteau and Central Avenues
For more information please call 773-720-5381 or
Chicago Public Library "Seekers and Dreamers in Science and Story"
Monday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
This program is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "Full STEAM Ahead Summer Learning Challenge" which focuses on the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) framework for young students and their parents/caregivers. The guest presenter will be Bob Kanegis. This session will focus on children ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. For more information please call Mary Stevens at 312-744-6222.
6100 West Irving Park Road - 2nd Floor Community Room
Sunshine Activity Center "Night at the Races Fund Raiser"
Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Maywood Park Race Track
8600 W. North Ave.
Melrose Park, Il 708-343-4800
Tickets $40 per person, includes Admission, Live Racing Program and the Grand Gourmet Buffet. Post Time 7:10pm
To purchase tickets, contact Linda Williamson at 773-283-0089. Please make reservations by 7/22/13.