Calendar of Events

September 2013

Sep 1

Merrimac Park Youth Soccer Program 2013 Registration

Friday 08/20/13 - 09/10/13
Sponsored by Alderman Tim Cullerton
Boys and Girls, 3 age groups
Fee-$20 Checks or Money order only
Practice will begin in September. Season begins September 14th and ends October 19th. Pizza Party, Saturday October 19th after the game. Games will be played on Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 each week.
They need parents to help with coaching and officiating, please volunteer.
Merrimac Park
6343 W. Irving Park Rd.
See Joe or Robert for more information

Sep 1

Chicago Fringe Fest in Jefferson Park

Sunday 08/29/13 - 09/8/13
Various locations centered around Lawrence and Milwaukee. Enjoy dozens of performances during Chicago Fringe Fest 2013. Multi-show passes available.

Chicago Fringe Fest

Sep 4

Northwest Chicago Film Society

Wednesday 09/4/13 7:30 PM - 12/28/13
The Northwest Chicago Film Society proudly announces its first full slate of feature films at the Patio Theater, running from Sept. 4 to Dec. 28. As always, the season includes classic features, archival rediscoveries, oddball independent productions, and more--all presented at the most beautiful theater in Chicago on that most elusive, effervescent, and endangered of media: 35mm motion picture film. We hope there's a little something for everyone: Greta Garbo laughs, Steven McQueen sings, giant grasshoppers invade Michigan Ave, and a renegade computer takes over the world.

9/4 - 7:30 PM - 80 min
ONE HOUR WITH YOU (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
Actually, it's an hour and eighteen minutes, but we'd gladly spend all the time in the world with Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald in Lubitsch's witty, sad, staggeringly adult musical.
35mm from Universal Pictures

9/11 - 7:30 PM - 94 min
DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978, Terrence Malick)
Before TO THE WONDER and TREE OF LIFE, Terrence Malick was twirling through the fields with Brooke Adams in this visual knock-out. Screening in a carnal new 35mm print, struck for the most recent edition of Ebertfest. Features Ennio Morricone's first Academy Award nominated score!
New 35mm print from Paramount Pictures

The Patio Theater
6008 W. Irving Park Blvd.
Admission: $5
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 773 850 0141

Check out the full schedule

Sep 5

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

Thursday 7:00 AM - 1:00 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 Caf´┐Ż.
Eli's Cheesecake World
6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Montrose and Normandy Avenues)
For more information please


Sep 7

Mortgage and Foreclosure Assistance Fair Hosted by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Are you struggling with your mortgage?
Are you in foreclosure and in need of transition assistance?
Are you a renter in a possibly foreclosed home?
The Illinois Housing Development Authority, Latin United Community Housing Association, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Chase Mortgage, Cook County Foreclosure Porgram and Illinois Attorney General's Office will be present along with many more.
Please bring relevant mortgage documents such as mortgage statements, tax documents, recent paystubs and your state ID or driver's license.
Northside College Prep High School
5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
To RSVP, please contact:
Congressman Quigley's Office

Sep 8

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Canine Good Citizen tests to the first 20 dogs registered (on-site registration); kid?s coloring contest; raffle; K9 Nose Work demonstration & a chance to let your dogs try nose work
Portage Park
4200 N Central

Sep 9

Community Meeting

Monday 6:30 PM
Alderman Cullerton will host a Community Meeting at the Portage Park School starting promptly at 6:30 PM along with 16th District Commander James O'Donnell, to discuss the recent shooting incidents in the Portage Park Community. All are welcome to attend.
Portage Park School
5330 W. Berteau

Sep 10

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 "Daily Schedules"
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

Sep 11

Fraud Seminar

Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
16th District Community Policing
-Identity Theft and Do Not Call Registry
-Telemarketing Scams
-Eastern European Travelers ruse scams
-Internet fishing scams
-Financial Exploitation of the elderly
-Using 911/311
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence

Sep 14

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 [email protected] or 312-2757

Friends of the Park

Sep 14

Community Resource Fair

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hosted by Senator John G. Mulroe with Rep. Rob Martwick and Rep. Michael McAuliffe
Dunham Park
4638 N. Melvina
Free Refreshments, Raffle, Giveaways, Inflatable
Jumphouse, Slide, Face Painting, Kids Games, Bingo Music and More!
Free Rain Barrel Raffle, Unclamined Rfunds on Property, Reduced Faire Permits, Free Kids ID, Drivers License, State ID License Platet Sticker(Applicable Fees) and much more!
For a completet list of services and information provided at each booth,
Please Visit

Sep 15

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 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


Sep 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 "Animal's Homes"
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

Sep 27

Annual Aldermanic Forum

Friday 9:30 AM
This event is being co-hosted by the Belmont-Central, Greater Avondale,
Northwest Connection and Portage Park Chambers of Commerce. The invited guests are Aldermen Ariel Reboyras(30th Ward), Ray Suarez(31st Ward), Nicholas Sposato(36th Ward) Emma Mitts (37th Ward) and Timothy Cullerton(38th Ward). The aldermen will discuss business development in their respective wards, as well as their goals for 2014.
Community Savings Bank
4801 W. Belmont Ave.
2nd Floor
Admission is free but registration is required.
For more information, please contact the BCCC office at 773-647-1644.

Sep 28

Vaughn School Fall Festival

Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Vaughn's Fall Festival is looking for vendors. The fee this year again is only $40.00 for a 10X10 space. You should bring your own table,chairs and coverings. The School is located at the corners of Linder and Montrose.
Donations, gift certificates,or even cash donations would be very much welcomed for the Raffle Table.
The Festival will feature games ,raffles, food, a car wash, and vendors. They are trying to raise money for their students and their special projects that are not covered by the CPS budget.
Additional information or any concerns please call the school at 1-773-427-9456

Sep 29

Fall Into Fitness

Sunday 8:30 AM
As the leaves begin to fall, "Fall into Fitness" on a certified 5K course. Race results will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each category.
Portage Park
Irving Park and Long Avenue
Co-sponsored by:
Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Alderman Tim Cullerton, 38th Ward
Fall into Fitness will take place rain or shine!
Proceeds will help support the hospital's medical interpreters program to meet communications needs of Polish and Spanish-speaking patients.

For more information