Calendar of Events


April 2013

Apr 2

Our Lady of Victory School Upcoming Events

Saturday 02/6/13 - 05/31/13
Our Lady of Victory School would like to invite you to these upcoming events:
Monthly Open Houses the second Friday of every month from 9:00am-11:00am
"There's No Place Like Home" Gala/Silent Auction-Saturday, April 20, 2013
Summer Camp Program
Registration for the 2013/2014 school year has begun. Please call the school office for more information or access the forms online.
Our Lady of Victory School
4434 N. Laramie Ave.
773-283-2229


Our Lady of Victory School


Apr 2

St. Edward School Registration and Benefit

Thursday 03/18/13 5:00 PM - 05/31/13 8:00 PM
Registration is open for the 2013-14 school year for grades 3 year-old Pre-K through 8th grade. The school would like interested families to register for a tour. Please call the school at 773-736-9133 to schedule a date.

Little Red Tot Spot is a free playgroup (no charge) for children newborn to 3 years. The group gathers every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Church Hall. It's a great way to meet new friends in the community.
The school is located at 4343 W. Sunnyside. For more information call 773-736-9133, or


Visit


Apr 2

Dunning Community Garden

Thursday 03/25/13 - 06/2/13
Dunning Community Garden to start this spring near Wright College.

Volunteers are needed to help get the garden ready by building plots, moving soil, putting down mulch, etc. Registration for your individual plots will be available soon. The garden will have a harvest give-away component so gardeners who don't want to manage their own plot can come out and garden in the common gardens at their convenience. If you are interested in growing healthy, organic food for your family or for someone in need, or you just want to be part of the build, contact the Dunning Community Garden at

dunningcommunitygardenchicago@gmail.com


Apr 2

FAFSA Workshop

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
City Clerk Susana Mendoza and Ladder Up are offering expert assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for students and their parents. The free workshops are every Tuesday from February 5th through April 9th.
City Hall
121 N. La Salle.
The service is provided to everyone, regardless of income, and no appointment is necessary. The earlier students apply for financial aid the greater their chances of receiving the maximum amount available to them. The FAFSA from is required for all students seeking grants, work-study opportunities or student loans. For more information, visit the City Clerk website or contact Ladder Up at 312-409-1555.

Chicago City Clerk


Apr 3

Free Tax Preparation

Wednesday 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
You can receive free electronic preparation and e-filing of your tax return on Wednesdays until April 10, 2013. TAP serves households earning up to $45,000 annually and individuals earning up to $20,000 annually. Please note that they cannot serve taxpayers with: income from rental property, proceeds from sale of stock or bonds, Form 1099-A, Form 1099-C, or taxpayers that were not full-year Illinois residents last year.
The site operates on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early, as the site will be full well before the official closing time.
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narraganset


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Apr 4

Free Tax Preparation

Thursday 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
You can receive free electronic preparation and e-filing of your tax return on Thursdays until April 11, 2013. TAP serves households earning up to $45,000 annually and individuals earning up to $20,000 annually. Please note that they cannot serve taxpayers with: income from rental property, proceeds from sale of stock or bonds, Form 1099-A, Form 1099-C, or taxpayers that were not full-year Illinois residents last year.
The site operates on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early, as the site will be full well before the official closing time.
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narraganset

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Apr 5

Benefit Night for Dennis Tisdale

Friday 7:30 PM
Dennis Tisdale and his wife were walking to their car at about 2 am March 3 near Milwaukee and Sunnyside. While crossing the street, a silver or gray SUV or sedan brushed up against them. Words were exchanged, and a man got out of the vehicle with a baseball bat.
Dennis was struck with a baseball bat multiple times and was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in a coma.
The father of four and veteran of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division is out of the hospital now. Dennis and his family are parishioners at Our Lady of Victory Parish, and fellow parishioner Ald. Tim Cullerton has offered a $1,500 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this crime.
The concert will feature the Beatles tribute band Yesterday. 100% Ticket Sales Benefit the Tisdale Family
Portage Theater
4050 N Milwaukee
Tickets are $35 and are available at the Portage box office or at

Ticketfly


Apr 6

Free Tax Preparation

Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
You can receive free electronic preparation and e-filing of your tax return on Saturdays until April 13, 2013.(Closed 3/30/13) TAP serves households earning up to $45,000 annually and individuals earning up to $20,000 annually. Please note that they cannot serve taxpayers with: income from rental property, proceeds from sale of stock or bonds, Form 1099-A, Form 1099-C, or taxpayers that were not full-year Illinois residents last year.
The site operates on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early, as the site will be full well before the official closing time.
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narraganset


Apr 6

Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alderman Mary O'Connor's 41st Ward Annual Electronics Recycling Day
Free electronics recycling-TVs, microwaves, computers, printers, etc.
Clothing Drive-donate used clothing for the Epilepsy Foundation
Aluminum Can Drive-all proceeds benefit Immaculate Conception School
Free Paper Shredding sponsored by AT&T;
Immaculate Conception School
7263 W. Talcott-west Parking Lot on Odell
For a list of acceptable items for recycling or to donate please contact the 41st Ward Service Office at 773-594-8341 or

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Apr 6

How Will You Pay for Your Children's Education?

Saturday 1:00 PM
Edward Jones financial adviser Jim Kingsley will speak about "Paying for Education."
Kingsley will speak about the value and importance of planning for your children's or grandchildren's future education costs. The seminar also will focus on the reality of educational costs; the value of systematically saving for education expenses; the types of education savings available; the basic guidelines for financial aid; and how to set savings goals.
GIPNA, the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Assoc., is pleased to be able to offer the community the opportunity to talk to experts about topics that directly affect their lives.
Independence Park Field House Auditorium
3945 N. Springfield
Parking is available in the Springfield Ave. lots next to the field house; the #80 Irving Park Road bus stops at Springfield; the Irving Park Road Blue Line stop is two blocks west of the field house.


Apr 7

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market - Gardening Discussion with Eliza Fournier

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This Indoor Farmer's Market will be held periodically on Sundays from December to May.
From 12 Noon to 1:30 pm, Eliza Fournier of The Chicago Botanic Garden, will discuss community gardening and answer your gardening questions. This will be a great opportunity to get answers to your gardening dilemmas and learn what the proper steps are to starting a community garden. The event is FREE.
For more information, please contact Friends of Portage Park at 773-720-5381.

Additional market dates are April 21st and May 5th. Vendors will include farmers from around the region, bakeries and other local food providers. There will also be free musical entertainment at each market.
The Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Apr 13

Chicago Read 5K Walk-A-Thon FUNdraiser

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk
Music by Ben Miller & Lee Nudelman,
Refreshments by Eli's Cheesecake
Arts and Crafts by patients of Chicago Read
100 % of donations directly benefits those with mental Illness.
Chicago Read Mental Health Center
4200 N. Oak Park
Free Admission
For more information, call Jay 847-692-6476


Apr 16

Navigating Property Tax Appeals

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This Property Tax Appeal Workshop will help you navigate what seems like a cruel joke played on homeowners in the current market: an increase in your homes valuation despite the drop in property values. Join Andrea A. Raila from Andrea A. Raila & Associates, Property Tax Consulting/Public Policy Relations and Research Firm to learn:
How to read and understand a property tax bill.
If and when you should file a property tax appeal.
What is the most persuasive evidence to win a tax case.
The "dos and don'ts" of any appeal agency.
How to navigate the Assessor and Treasurer's websites to discover evidence for assessment reductions or refunds.
West Belmont Public Library
3104 N. Narragansett Ave.
Limted space is available. RSVP required to reserve a spot. All seminars are free of charge.
To RSVP, please call 312-675-0300x10 or
visit the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association


Events Calendar


Apr 17

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 "Discipline", 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


Apr 20

Chicago's Citywide Clean & Green

Saturday
You and community groups in your area can make an immediate difference in your neighborhood by volunteering your time and efforts to take part in Chicago's Citywide Clean & Green Day.
For more than two decades Chicagoans like yourself have teamed up with community groups and the City of Chicago to help beautify your communities by cleaning up and recycling accumulated litter & trash. All you have to do is sign up and join us at a location close to you that could really use a good cleaning. The City will work with you and your community organization to provide use on that day of all the brooms, rakes, shovels and bags needed to get the job done.
Join us on April 20th and help make a big difference in your
neighborhood.
To register or for more information, call us at 3-1-1.
Registration Deadline is April 12, 2013


Apr 20

Laugh It Up

Saturday 7:30 PM
The St. Robert Bellarmine Sports Association's fourth annual Global Giggles Comedy Night is an evening of entertainment featuring comedians from the Mikey O Comedy Show, including WGN-TV Morning Show sports anchor Pat Tomasulo, food from Smokey's BBQ, terrific raffle prizes and dancing to the sounds of DJ John S.
St. Robert Bellarmine Kernaghan Hall
4646 N. Austin
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased after masses on April 7 and 14 and or contact George Bedon to order tickets or to pre-order food at (773) 841-8142, e-mail srbsportsassoc@yahoo.com or visit the Athletics section at

St. Robert Bellarmine


Apr 23

Earth Day Roundtable with State Representative Rob Martwick

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The roundtable will also serve as the first meeting of Rep. Martwick's Conservation Advisory Committee. Environmental groups and local residents are welcome to discuss environmental issues impacting the 19th District and all of Illinois.
For more information, please contact Rep. Martwick's Constituent Service Office at 773-286-1115 or email RepMartwick@gmail.com


Apr 25

Portage Park School Environmental Fair/Expostion

Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Environmental Club of the Portage Park Elementary School, Chaired by Science Teacher, Ms. Tara Davis-Williams, is hosting an Environmental Fair/Exposition.
In addition to exhibits from students, other private and governmental agencies will be participating in this event.
AT&T; is providing a papershredding/recycling truck as well as an electronic recycling truck, and a number of other elected officials and agencies will be participating with exhibits and information booths.
Portage Park School
5330 W. Berteau


Apr 26

Luther North Spring Auction

Friday
Luther North College Prep is holding it's Spring Auction "Academy of Stars - Walk the Red Carpet for Scholarships" at Michelle's Ballroom. Sponsored in part by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Please join us! We are also looking for donations/gift cards etc. For more information please email events@luthernorth.org or go to our webpage


Luther North College Prep Auction


Apr 27

Free Hearing and Vision Screening for all Ages

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Lions Hearing and Vision Vans will be visiting
Plaza Bank
6000 W. Montrose Ave.
Refreshments provided! Bring the family!
Call 773-205-4600 for more information
Sponsored by the Lions of Illinois Foundation


Apr 27

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Plants will be collecting unwanted or expired drugs at the following locations:
O'Brien WRP-3500 Howard St., Skokie
Stickney WRP-6001 W. Pershing Rd. Cicero
Calumet WRP-400 E. 130th, Chicago


Apr 27

Preschool and Kindergarten Information Session

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Robert Bellarmine will hold a Preschool and Kindergarten information session.
The day includes a presentation and Q&A; period, visits with the Preschool and Kindergarten teachers in their classrooms and time to talk with principal Carrie Mijal, the teachers and other parents. Children are welcome. The school is located at 4646 N. Austin.
For more information or to reserve a spot please call the school at (773) 725-5133 or e-mail strbellarmine@yahoo.com.


Apr 29

AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course

Monday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel, April 29th and May 6th.
Portage park Satellite Senior Center
4100 N. Long Ave.
AARP members - $12
Non-members - $14
To register call 312-744-9022
Class size is limited.

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Apr 29

Maryville for Children's Open House

Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
April is National child Abuse Prevention Month.
Please visit Maryville Center for Children's Open House. See the good they are doing every day and learn how you can help.
Maryville Center for Children
4014 N. Oak Park Ave.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 773-205-3613
Walk-ins are welcomed.
Maryville Academy


May 2013

May 31

Portage Park Helping Hands Spring Gala "Plates for Portage"

Friday
Join Portage Park Helping Hands for their very first Spring Gala event benefiting Portage Park School
at Biagio's Banquets.
Tickets are on sale for $50/person or $450/table of ten.
For tickets or to contribute a silent auction item you can email: ppshelpinghands@gmail.com or call Barbara at 773-510-4072