Calendar of Events

November 2012

Nov 20

Our Lady of Victory Parish Food Pantry Donations

Sunday 10/25/12 - 12/26/12
Monetary and food donations are needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners for the cleints of the Our Lady of Victory St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry, located at St. John Lutheran's Church.
Donations are being accepted by the
38th Ward Service Office
5817 W. Irving Park Road

Nov 21

Baby Talk Classes

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Parents and children 6 and under welcome:
STAY FOR DINNER! Topic for the month is "Home Safety", 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

Nov 27

Updating Vintage Interiors

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Creative Ways to Green and Maximize Your Living Space
This workshop takes a preservationist approach to updating and greening vintage interiors. Designer Jase Frederick will go beyond sustainable materials and furnishings and illustrate ways to create a sustainable lifestyle in your current home. She will also give tips on how to make your existing spaces function better to be the best fit for you and your family.
Jefferson Park Public Library
5363 W. Lawrence Ave.
Limited space is available. RSVP required to reserve a spot.
All Seminars are FREE of Charge.
To RSVP, please call 312-675-0300x10 or email
[email protected]

Historic Chicago Bungalow

Nov 27

Home Weatherization Workshop

Tuesday 7:00 PM
The HNPCA Green Team is again holding a workshop to train residents in proper home weatherization and energy efficiency practices. Also learn about Retrofit Chicago - low cost energy audits, rebates and other offerings. Each participant will get a weatherization kit so they can take immediate action in their own homes. This is sponsored by the Chicago Conservation Corp and City of Chicago. Space and kits are limited. Send email to [email protected] if you are want to register.

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Ave.

Nov 28

St. Edward School Open House

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prospective parents are invited to see classes in session and tour the school. This is open to families with children of all ages. The tours will begin in the main school building, 4343 W. Sunnyside. For more information, please email [email protected].

December 2012

Dec 1

Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cub Scout Pack 3944 Spaghetti Dinner
Our Saviour Lutheran School
7151 W. Cornelia (Harlem and Cornelia, across from the Taco Bell)
Price: $5 per person, under 5 free, tickets at the door
Includes spaghetti with marinara sauce, salad and Italian bread
Coffee, soda & water - $1
Assorted desserts - $1

Dec 2

St. Edward School Christmas Tree Sale

Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come visit St. Ed's Christmas tree lot for farm fresh Fraser Firs, Swags and Garland. 50% of all profits go directly to St. Edward School! Sip hot chocolate, sing Christmas Carols and get into the holiday spirit with St. Ed's!
Delivery service is available for a nominal charge.
St. Edward School
4447 N. Lowell
For more information, please call the school at 773-736-9133 or email [email protected]

Dec 2

Friends of Portage Park Winter Market

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Friends of Portage Park are happy to announce that they will be moving the market indoors for the winter.
The dates are December 16, January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21.
The Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.

For more information

Dec 4

FREE Home Energy Workshop

Tuesday 7:00 PM
The Chicago winter is almost here. Is your home ready? Attend this free workshop and learn to weatherize your home. Pre-register for this event and get a Free Weatherization Kit!
A representative from the Chicago Conservation Corps will show you how to stop air leaks and drafts with simple tools and methods. These easy and low-cost steps are great for homeowners and renters. Learn how to apply weather-stripping, caulk, window foam and more. These steps can make a big difference in your monthly energy use and costs. Register and attend this free training and receive a FREE weatherization starter kit that includes:
- Bulb & V-section weather-stripping
- Caulk and caulk guns
- Clear poly sealing tape
- Window film sealing kit
- Foam rod insulation and more!
Learn about important rebates you can get for making your home more efficient!
Energy Impact Illinois, along with your local utility, is providing rebates to help lower your energy bills, improve the comfort of your home, and enhance its value. A representative from Energy Impact Illinois will show you how to take advantage of these and other energy programs for homeowners. For a limited time, homeowners can save 70%, up to $1,750, off the most cost effective and permanent energy efficiency improvements: air sealing and insulating. We?ve made it easier than ever to take advantage of this limited time offer.
Sign up today! Registration, training and kits are all free. Donations to the Jefferson Park Congregational Church are welcome or bring canned goods for donation to our local food bank.
Presented by Transition Northwest Chicago
Register at: [email protected]
Jefferson Park Congregational Church
5320 W. Giddings, Chicago, IL 60630
(In the basement. Enter on Giddings)

Dec 8

Visit From Santa - Irving Austin Business Association

Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This event is being sponsored by the businesses in the Irving-Austin shopping district. Come and have your picture taken with Santa! Parents are asked to donate a new toy for a needy child aged 10 and under. The toys collected will be donated to the Maryville Crisis Nursery (4015 North Oak Park Avenue), a non-profit agency that provides free childcare for newborns to six-year-olds when their families are going through an emergency. There will also be area wide promotions and coupons for local stores.
Admission is Free
The Patio Theater
6008 W. Irving Park Road
For more information please contact Melissa at 773-283-1653 or at [email protected].

Dec 8

Friends of Portage Park "2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting"

Saturday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Please join your neighbors on the northwest side for this annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Bring the whole family to the playground for some hot chocolate and caroling as we light the tree at dusk.
Portage Park
4100 N. Long Ave.
For more information please