Calendar of Events


July 2013

Jul 8

E Book Workshop for Adults

Monday 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Join us if you need assistance in downloading library books to your EReader. Limit of ten people per class.
Austin Irving Library
6100 W Irving Park

Please register by coming into the library or calling 312-744-6222


Jul 8

"Bonjour Tristesse" Film Screening

Monday 8:00 PM
The Northwest Chicago Film Society will be continuing screenings at the Patio Theater, 6008 W Irving Park Road with a 35mm screening of BONJOUR TRISTESSE. Note that the air conditioning at the Patio has not yet been repaired, but the Film Society figured this film is summer-y enough that it'll be atmospheric rather than oppressive.


Jul 9

Building Teams with S.T.E.A.M. with Kidworks

Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:15 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 4 to 12. Registration is not required.
Austin-Irving Library,
6100 West Irving Park Road
2nd Floor Community Room
For more information please call Mary Stevens at the Austin-Irving Library at 312-744-6222.


Jul 11

Wilbur Wright College/Eli's Cheesecake Farmer's Market

Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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 Melanie Hoekstra.

Eli's Cheesecake World
6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Montrose and Normandy Avenues

Eli's Cheesecake


Jul 11

Dunning-Read Conservation Area 2013 Stewardship Days

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Help us restore this 23-acre natural area. Dunning offers woods, meadows and several remnant wetlands- a rare find within an urban environment.
Meet behind the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center near the red shed. Entrance is at 4200 N. Oak Park Ave., just north of Irving Park(follow the fire lane to the south of the hospital around to the back.) Wear sturdy shoes, long pants/long sleeve shirt and wear layers appropriate for the weather.
Thursdays June-August, Rain or Shine
For more information, contact Mary Eileen Sullivan at sullivanme@fotp.org or 312-857-2757
Friends of The Park


Jul 13

Dunning-Read Conservation Area 2013 Stewardship Days

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Help us restore this 23-acre natural area. Dunning offers woods, meadows and several remnant wetlands- a rare find within an urban environment.
Meet behind the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center near the red shed. Entrance is at 4200 N. Oak Park Ave., just north of Irving Park(follow the fire lane to the south of the hospital around to the back.) Wear sturdy shoes, long pants/long sleeve shirt and wear layers appropriate for the weather.
2nd Saturday of the month through November, Rain or Shine
For more information, contact Mary Eileen Sullivan at sullivanme@fotp.org or 312-2757

Friends of the Park


Jul 21

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 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

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Jul 24

Globs, Goo and Guts! with High Touch High Tech

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 50.
Austin-Irving Library
6100 West Irving Park Road
2nd Floor Community Room
For more information, or to register, please call Mary Stevens at the Austin-Irving Library at 312-744-6222.


Jul 25

Wilbur Wright College/Eli's Cheesecake Farmer's Market

Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:55 PM
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 Dana Benigno, Executive Director of Green City Market.
Eli's Cheesecake World
6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Montrose and Normandy Avenues)
For more information please

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Jul 25

10th Legislative District "Keeping Seniors Connected to Family and Friends"

Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This event is being hosted by State Senator John Mulroe (10th District), State Representative Michael McAuliffe (20th District), and AT&T; Illinois. Come and learn about cellphones and fun technology that will help senior citizens stay connected to their friends and families.
White Eagle Banquets
6939 North Milwaukee Avenue
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the 10th Legislative District Office at 773-444-0611 or at senatorjohnmulroe@att.net.
Admission: Free


Jul 26

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.


August 2013

Aug 1

Heroes of Science with Mad Science

Thursday 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 5 to 12. Advance registration is required and the class is limited to 50.
Austin-Irving Library
6100 West Irving Park Road
2nd Floor Community Room
For more information, or to register, please call Mary Stevens at the Austin-Irving Library at 312-744-6222.