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November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Aquinas Literacy Center’s English Literacy Volunteer Training

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don’t have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.

Join the next tutor training workshop: Friday, November 15 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, November 16 (9am to 4pm). Register in advance and come both days to begin tutoring. For more information or to register, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Where: Aquinas Literacy Center
Location: 1751 West 35th Street Chicago IL 60609

November 16, 2019

Chicago Lighthouse International 3D Photography Show and Exhibition Day 1

The Chicago Stereo Camera Club is hosting its 71st Annual “Chicago Lighthouse International Exhibition of Stereo Photography.”
The public is invited to attend any of the two presentations featuring this unique form of 3-dimensional photography, submitted by photographic enthusiasts from around the world. Through polarized glasses, in a 90-minute movie format that starts at 3 PM, audiences will see breathtaking photographic images taken with antique and modern 3-D photographic equipment. 

71st Chicago Lighthouse 3D Photography Show – Two Show Dates and Locations:

Nov 16-2019 3 PM, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL
Nov 17-2019
3 PM, Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL

A minimum donation of $7 is requested at the door. All funds raised will be donated to: The Chicago Lighthouse Serving the Blind, Visually Impaired, Disabled and Veteran Communities.

Where: Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
Location: 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL

November 17, 2019

71st Chicago Lighthouse 3D Photography Show Day 2

The Chicago Stereo Camera Club is hosting its 71st Annual “Chicago Lighthouse International Exhibition of Stereo Photography.”
The public is invited to attend any of the two presentations featuring this unique form of 3-dimensional photography, submitted by photographic enthusiasts from around the world. Through polarized glasses, in a 90-minute movie format that starts at 3 PM, audiences will see breathtaking photographic images taken with antique and modern 3-D photographic equipment. 

71st Chicago Lighthouse 3D Photography Show – Two Show Dates and Locations:

Nov 16-2019 3 PM, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL
Nov 17-2019
3 PM, Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL

A minimum donation of $7 is requested at the door. All funds raised will be donated to: The Chicago Lighthouse Serving the Blind, Visually Impaired, Disabled and Veteran Communities.

Where: Glenview Village Hall
Location: 2500 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL

November 19, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Fundraising for Mental Health America While Hula Hooping to a Guinness World Record

Join Jenny and her fundraising for Mental Health America as she live streams while attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Marathon Hula Hooping. The current record is 75 hours, so she is looking for volunteers who can assist her with time keeping for her event and drum up interest to help her reach her fundraising target of $10k. Volunteers can email her or fill in this Google form: https://forms.gle/W2EKyKCyyEw5UEBEA

Where: District Brew Yards
Location: 417 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622

November 22, 2019

Aging Gracefully: Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event

What is more social than a Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Event? The event features wines from wonderful vineyards and beers from local breweries who not only provide free tastings but educate our guests on the wine and beer. In addition to the great tastings, the DSCC Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Event features a silent auction, casino-style games, great food and entertainment. The event is a popular event and goes a long way in raising awareness and support to the needs of our seniors.

The Wine and Craft Beer Tasting fundraiser is on November 22, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm.

Where: Abbington Banquets
Location: 3S002 Route 53 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Holiday Fun at the Morton Arboretum

This December at The Morton Arboretum will include festive events, classes and fun family programs for all ages. All of December, visitors will once again be awed by the interactive lighting and sensory experience of Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum. The color-filled exhibition will include family favorite features such as Symphony Woods as well as new experiences.

During this time of year, the Arboretum offers fun ways to connect and enjoy the season with activities such as the daily Gnome Hunt in the Children’s Garden and the Winter Solstice Family Hike as well as themed classes such as Cocoa in the Conifers. And there is no shortage of holiday offerings in December including Breakfast with Santa, Supper with St. Nick, and the Gingerbread House Workshop.

Where: The Morton Arboretum
Location: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle IL 60532

November 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019

11th Annual Veterans’ Food Drive

Where: Dominick's Store
Location: 127th and Ridgeland in Palos Heights, IL

December 5, 2019

World of Chocolate Fundraiser for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) for World of Chocolate, Chicago’s leading World AIDS Day event, on Thursday, December 5. The signature event is hosted at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and raises vital funds and awareness for AFC. Chocolatiers from over 20 of Chicago’s best restaurants, hotels and bakeries will showcase their signature sweet delicacies, savory bites and craft cocktails while competing for the evening’s best creations, decided by a panel of celebrity judges. Please find the list of chocolatiers here.

Guests will enjoy a light buffet with premium bites, specialty cocktails, open bar, music, a raffle and punchboard with spectacular prizes galore.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 312-334-0935 or visit https://chocolate.aidschicago.org/

Where: Revel Fulton Market
Location: 1215 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

December 6, 2019

WeishFest 2019 featuring Andy Grammer, Walker Hayes & More

Join multi-platinum singer/songwriter Andy Grammer, country music star Walker Hayes, and more for the 7th annual WeishFest on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL. WeishFest (pronounced “Wish Fest”) is The Andrew Weishar Foundation’s (Weish4Ever) marquee event, a one-night music festival bringing together thousands to raise funds for families battling cancer. Only 3,000 tickets were put on sale for this music event like no other, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Weish4Ever’s mission of “Paying it Forward.” Tickets and info at www.WeishFest.com.

Where: 115 Bourbon Street
Location: 3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL 60803

December 7, 2019

Help The Heroes Foundation’s Lunch with Santa

Tickets include all you can eat food and one photo with Santa per group. All additional photos are $7. We will also have raffles, activities and holiday vendors.  To purchase tickets in advance visit www.helptheheroesfoundation.com

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Villa Park
Location: 39 E St Charles Rd Villa Park, IL 60181

December 7, 2019

The Chicago Scots Host 174th “Feast Of The Haggis”, the Longest Running Black Tie Event in Chicago

The Chicago Scots, the oldest non-profit organization in Illinois, proudly celebrates Scotland and Scottish identity at the 174th Annual Saint Andrew’s Day Gala, “The Feast of the Haggis” on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. This event has been held annually, even in times of war and depression. Hosted this year at Rockwell on the River, 3057 North Rockwell Street, the gala evening will feature an exquisite Scottish dinner, live entertainment including bagpipers and Highland Dancers, an auction, a ceilidh and special awards presentations. All proceeds benefit the Chicago Scots’ principal charity, Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside, IL. For over one hundred years, the Chicago Scots has offered care, comfort and assurance to thousands of families. Caledonia Senior Living’s services include: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Respite Care.

Where: Rockwell on the River
Location: 3057 N Rockwell St Chicago, IL 60618

December 7, 2019

2019 Rotary Santa Run

The Rotary Santa Run has become a local tradition, and it has gathered more and more community support over the past 11 years. This year’s event is expected to bring in around 2,500 participants! These runners and walkers are not only dressing up in Santa suits and fake beards, they are also raising funds to help support local food pantries and other organizations that help those in need, especially our youth, elderly, and special needs populations.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 7th, with the Reindeer Run beginning at 9:30 AM and the Santa Run beginning at 10:00 AM. For more information and to register, visit the website at rotarysantarun.org.

Where: Vail Ave Garage
Location: 88 S Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

December 8, 2019

JINGLE JOG 5K

The first-ever Jingle Jog 5K will take place Sunday, December 8th at 10 am at Theater on the Lake, offering walkers and runners of all fitness levels an incredible race experience with breathtaking views of the city of Chicago’s skyline and majestic Lakefront. The Jingle Jog 5K will benefit Glenwood Academy, a private residential education community that works to eradicate poverty, social injustice and inequality for its students.

Registration is now open for the Jingle Jog 5K by visiting www.jinglejog5k.org. At this website, supporters can sign up for the race or donate to a registered participant. Race participation is $45 for adults and $20 for the Kid’s Dash.

All participants will receive a goodie bag, two complimentary brunch cocktails, as well as access to a complimentary hotdog bar with all the trimmings, provided by Vienna Beef. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and much more.  

Where: Theater on the Lake
Location: 2401 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60614

December 8, 2019

American Red Cross Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Donor Registry

The date of this party will be December 8th, 2019 from 11:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M at D’Agostino’s Pizza, 1351 W Addison St.

Where: D’Agostino’s Pizza
Location: 1351 W Addison St Chicago IL 60613