DINE AT THE VAN GOGH CAFE.
Dec
20
to Feb 4

DINE AT THE VAN GOGH CAFE.

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At the Van Gogh Cafe, it's not a question of if magic will happen - but when. Performed at Fannie's Cafe & Bakery, this unique experience puts you right in the middle of the magical 'Van Gogh Cafe' as you enjoy a five course meal served throughout the performance. Based on the book by Cynthia Rylant; adapted by Andrew J Lampl. Recommended for everyone 7+. BYOB.

There are several dates and times for this event starting December 20th and going until February 4th. See ticket information here

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VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2018 CITY OF CHICAGO HOMELESS COUNT
Jan
25
to Jan 26

VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2018 CITY OF CHICAGO HOMELESS COUNT

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is looking for volunteers, please join us and make a difference!  In order to receive federal homeless funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Chicago and the continuum of homeless service providers must demonstrate their need by collecting data on how many persons experience homelessness on one given night. This night for Chicago will be Thursday, January 25th from 8:00pm-2:00am. The Point-In-Time Homeless Count on the street provides DFSS with a “snapshot” of Chicago’s homeless population. Collecting the data every year allows Chicago to demonstrate the need for funding, helps with service and resource planning, and raises public awareness about homelessness. During the hours of the count, the City shelters conduct a tally and survey of every homeless person while volunteers canvass the streets and public spaces. Volunteers will be placed into teams of 3 or 4 and will be assigned to specific areas of the city to look for homeless persons. Volunteers may have an opportunity to interview homeless persons to gather data about street homelessness. This is an incredibly important effort that depends on the hard work of volunteers who assist our staff in collecting this data. I encourage everyone who is interested in volunteering to click below for more information and view the information video on our website which will provide you with all the details needed.

For more info click here

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OPEN HOUSE AT POPE FRANCIS GLOBAL ACADEMY
Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

OPEN HOUSE AT POPE FRANCIS GLOBAL ACADEMY

Come see Pope Francis Global Academy!  Catholic Schools Week is quickly approaching!  If you are considering a Catholic education for your child(ren), please consider Pope Francis Global Academy.  This great school boasts two campuses with superb academic curriculum while providing a faith-filled experience. 

Both campuses will host an Open House on January 28, 2018.  The North Campus Open House is from 10:30am-12:30pm. The South Campus Open House is from 11:30am-1:30pm. 

See you on January 28th!  Any questions, call 773-892-2011 or email info@pfgacademy.org.

 

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NOIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

NOIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert featuring saxophone quartet ~Nois on Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. ~Nois was formed in 2016 by Northwestern University graduate students Hunter Bockes, János Csontos, Jordan Lulloff, and Brandon Quarles. The quartet will present a diverse program of contemporary classical music, including works written especially for the ensemble. ~Nois will also perform works by Robert Schumann and George Gershwin. ~Nois was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the largest and one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the United States. 

Admission to the concert is free of charge, although donations are gladly welcomed. A reception with the artists follows the concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee.

For more info click here

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Culver's Grand Opening
Jan
29
9:00 AM09:00

Culver's Grand Opening

The wait is over; one of the first Culver’s restaurants within the city limits of Chicago is scheduled to open its doors on Monday, January 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00am  at 4939 W. Irving Park Rd.  Known for its famous ButterBurger® and fresh frozen custard, the restaurant serves fast casual food cooked-to-order. Franchise owner/operators Guy Hollis and Dan Ehle, the Six Corners Association and local city officials including 45th Ward Alderman John Arena will be on hand to cut the ribbon to the new restaurant. 

Hours of operation are 10:00am to 10:00pm with the exception of a few holidays. We’re thrilled to be one of the first Culver’s restaurants to bring custom, made-to-order, high-quality meals and desserts to Chicago,” says Hollis, who also owns and operates Culver’s restaurants in Bridgeview, Franklin Park, Lyons, Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn.  Culver’s signature sandwich and guest-favorite, the ButterBurger® is made with 100% fresh, never frozen, U.S. beef made cooked-to-order and topped with a lightly buttered and toasted bun. 

Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard gets its legendary creamy decadence from high-quality, fresh Wisconsin dairy from which every batch is crafted throughout the day. In addition to making their own creations, guests can customize their desserts with more than 30 mix-ins and toppings. Every day Culver’s offers three flavors of frozen custard: vanilla, chocolate and a Flavor of the Day.

The restaurant also features many other delicious choices, including real Wisconsin cheese curds, a dairyland delicacy, fresh garden salads as well as chicken sandwiches and fish dinners. Kid’s meals are also available.

"Culver’s was founded on the idea of providing excellent service and high-quality food made with the best ingredients," says Hollis. "The outstanding people who serve our guests behind the counter have helped us earn our reputation. We’re excited to have team members from the surrounding Chicago community as part of our team." 

For more information click here
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THE BURNERS AT CULVER'S WILL IGNITE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Jan
29
10:30 AM10:30

THE BURNERS AT CULVER'S WILL IGNITE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Culver's plans on opening their very first restaurant in Chicago January 29th. This means the Six Corners Culver's has beaten out the other Chicago locations to become the first to open.  It should be interesting eating the first burger at a Chicago Culvers. The employee flipping that burger's first act is to make you a burger. It's interesting to think about. If you aren't much for butter burgers though, they have a whole host of other foods. They have great perch sandwiches, chicken, cheese curds, and much more. 

More info here

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CHICKEN AND BEER DANCE
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

CHICKEN AND BEER DANCE

Six Corners Association will transform Filament Theatre into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization's economic development efforts in Chicago's Portage Park community. The event will feature live music by Folk Yeah!, a bluegrass band showcasing top radio hits, country-style cuisine from local restaurants, and a beer-tasting from our craft breweries.

For more information and tickets click here

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Feb
4
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY.
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY.

First Look for Charity is one of Chicago's most anticipated charity events. Last year they donated nearly 3 million to 18 local charities. First look offer's food, beverages, entertainment, and a preview of the Nation's biggest auto show.  Lydia Home will be one of the participating charities. 

For donations and tickets click here

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TRIVIA NIGHT AT ST. VIATOR
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

TRIVIA NIGHT AT ST. VIATOR

The 8th grade class at St. Viator will be hosting a trivia night for our school and community to come together, have a fun time socializing and showing off how smart you are or at least as how many mundane facts you have in your head. ALL ARE WELCOME!

More information, as well as the registration form, are available below

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Sep
2
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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How to Start a Business with $500 (or less)
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

How to Start a Business with $500 (or less)

This course will teach you how to launch your business with $500 or less. If you have a great idea for a business but have no access to funding or think you need a million dollar loan to start it up, this course is for you. I launched my business, Guy Bauer Productions, while I was on unemployment - now we have 28 employees and an office in the Loop.

You'll learn:

-The easy and cheap way to test and launch a business
-How to pay $55 for a website - (my website cost me $55 and an afternoon to build it)
-How to appear big when you are really small
-How to sell to anyone
-How to build a remarkable brand
-How to get an advisor that knows the ins and outs of your business - for free!
-The top 5 business books to read after your class
-How to know when to quit your day job

We'll cover a lot more to list and I'll answer all of your burning business questions. If you're ready to get to work, let's do this!

More info here. (tickets required)

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THE DYNAMICS OF POWER NEGOTIATING
Jan
17
3:00 PM15:00

THE DYNAMICS OF POWER NEGOTIATING

Course will go from 3-5 PM. Our session on "The Dynamics of Power Negotiating" will explore the finer components of the Negotiating process and understand what "Power" really means and how to leverage it. Participants will walk away with 30 simple tips to help maximize profits -yet maintain positive working relationship with vendors.

More info here.

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NVAM MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION SOCIAL
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

NVAM MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION SOCIAL

As we enter the New Year, NVAM would like to take the opportunity to say "Thank You" to all of their members! To show their appreciation, NVAM wants its members to join them at The Zhou B Art Center on January 11th from 7pm-10pm! There will be live music, a full, open bar, passed hors d'ouevres, and, of course, Veteran Art!  If you'd like to join NVAM for this event, please consider becoming a member and receive invitations to all future events as well!

For more info click here

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Start 2018 Right: How to be Financially Smart and Secure
Jan
9
1:00 PM13:00

Start 2018 Right: How to be Financially Smart and Secure

Join Financial Advisor Courtney Blenner for clear and concise presentation on how to be financially secure in 2018!

Courtney Blenner is a financial advisor with a niche in the creative space. She prides herself in keeping financial planning easy, motivating, and actionable. Courtney understands that creative professionals often don’t follow a linear path. She works with her clients to ensure financial security, regardless of where life takes them.


RSVP Required click here

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING.
Jan
7
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING.

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!
 

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

This will take place at Old Irving Brewing Co.

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RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Jan
6
8:00 AM08:00

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

The city has partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide a tree recycling service for the residents of Chicago. From January 6 to January 20th residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at any of the 25 locations provided in the link below. 

For more information click here. 

The closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.
 

Please also note that free much will be available on a first come first serve basis starting January 8th at the following locations: Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt. Greenwood Park, North Park Village, Warren Park, and the Forestry Site. Also Please note that the closest recycling locations for 45th Ward residents are at Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

 

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PORTAGE PARK DRAMATICS PRESENTS: ROMEO AND JULIET.
Dec
20
to Dec 21

PORTAGE PARK DRAMATICS PRESENTS: ROMEO AND JULIET.

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Portage Park Dramatics presents a Favorite, a classic, a masterpiece, a staple of the English language and culture: Romeo & Juliet.

$5 Admission

Times and dates: (Wednesday-December 20) & (Thursday- December 21) 6:30pm both times.

Where: Portage Park Dramatic's Jacobson Theatre @ Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau Ave.  Enter on Berteau at door #16

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HOLIDAY LADIES NIGHT OUT
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

HOLIDAY LADIES NIGHT OUT

Are you ready to be the best gift ever this year? Join The Beauty Crew for our  "Holiday Ladies Night Out". Its all about pampering yourself.  Our Ladies Night Out is sure to relax, rejuvenate, and refresh you this holiday season. We will have you in the holiday spirit in no time. 

- $20 Mini Exfoliating Peels

- $25 Hair Waves (*with complimentary lash application)

- FREE Permanent Makeup Consultations

- $20 Brow Shaping & Tinting by Lush Brow Artistry

- FREE RAFFLES! (*must be registered)

ALSO! Our neighbor Distinct Bath and Body will be joining us!
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FISCHMAN'S IS GIVING ITS NEIGHBORS 10% OFF.
Dec
19
to Dec 22

FISCHMAN'S IS GIVING ITS NEIGHBORS 10% OFF.

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Fischman's has an announcement for all its neighbor's in 60630, 60634, 60641, 60618. They will be giving 10% for all purchases to their neighbor's in those zip codes. **Gift card purchases can not be applied to the discount. 

A note from Fischman's,

"We would like to encourage our neighborhood to come out and support our local small business. If you haven't stopped in yet, hopefully this little discount is enough to bring you in to check out our shop. Aside from a great selection of craft beer, we also have some small batch whiskeys & scotches, some chilled prosecco, champagne, rose and our red wine rack was just finished being built. If you're looking for something we don't have..... we encourage you to let us know, email, fb message, tell us in person or even give us a call and we'll try our very best to get it in for you."

For Fischman's website click here

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FANNIE'S EVENT #3: Brunch With Santa!
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

FANNIE'S EVENT #3: Brunch With Santa!

Rudolf still isn't back from vacation in Hawaii, melting ice is creating lots of fog, and the elves ran out of tin again for the toy manufacturing process.  Santa, he is a very busy guy...but luckily Santa loves brunch! So Santa will come and visit us here at Fannie's on December 17th! Bring the little guys or big guys too and meet the man himself. SANTA comes to Fannie's Dec 17th!

More info here

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WINTER MARKET BACK AT THE COPERNICUS CENTER
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

WINTER MARKET BACK AT THE COPERNICUS CENTER

Come to the 3rd annual Winter Market at Copernicus! Here is a small description of some of the vendors and what to expect. First we have Softwave Fish. They are bringing Smoked Salmon the bacon of fish along with yellowfin tuna grilled fillets and cuts. Next is the Little Bison Company. They offer grass fed cuts of bison, beef, lamb, prime pork, fresh eggs and cheese. Wisconsin Cheese. Lastly Maple and Honey farms has everything their name sounds like and that includes honeycombs. Which is actually one of the world's healthiest and sweetest desserts. This is all just a small taste of whats there. More info here

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FILAMENT THEATRE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

FILAMENT THEATRE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Now in its 6th year, The Filament Holiday Special has become a beloved tradition to kick off the holiday season. Friends and families gather for a screening of two holiday classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas & How the Grinch Stole Christmas, voiced by your favorite Filament actors with live accompaniment provided by our very own Slap Happy Jazz Trio! Tickets are $15 until November 1st and then will be $18-20, so act now and save. 

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RSVP FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY LaVilla's LA STRADA
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

RSVP FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY LaVilla's LA STRADA

Join us for our annual holiday party.  This year, we’re mixing things up and going on a field trip! La Strada Dining Room (part of La Villa), 3632 N. Pulaski Rd.  The menu to look forward too: focaccia bread appetizer, salad and bread, bowtie pasta with marinara (vegetarian), roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, cheese pizza, and chicken vesuvio.  Coffee and soda included.  **Cash bar**  As always, we will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts for the Irving Park Food Pantry holiday toy drive. This event will be free to current OIPA members, but we will gladly accept cash donations at the door to help defray additional costs of the event. Space will be limited to 80, so please RSVP by December 1st to oldirvingparkassn@yahoo.com with the # of adults, kids (ages 6 - 12) and wee ones (5 and under).   

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AN OCTAVE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS A CAPPELLA
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

AN OCTAVE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS A CAPPELLA

An Octave Above, one of the hottest a cappella vocal groups in Chicago, features eight professional singers who combine their vocal talent with a love of a cappella harmonies. The group of four men and four women will perform holiday favorites along with doo wop, jazz and pop standards. Fine Arts patrons may remember An Octave Above from their crowd-pleasing performance in 2010.  Admission to the concert is free of charge, although donations are gladly welcomed. A special holiday reception with the artists follows the concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee. Bring the family!

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12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS

12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS

4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Dec. 10, 11am

 

Break out your cheeriest holiday sweater, don your Santa hat or elf ears, and bring the whole family to The Portage Theater to experience Christmas magic on the big screen.

Six Corners Association presents 12 hours of beloved Christmas favorites for merrymakers of all ages. 

Admission is offered for the full event and covers any or all of the movies you'd like to see. Attendees will be given wristbands and may attend as they choose. Concessions will be offered. 

 

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CITY NEWS CAFE MUSIC EVENTS
Dec
9
to Dec 10

CITY NEWS CAFE MUSIC EVENTS

This weekend we're gonna have here following gigs:

Saturday, December 9th - 10am -  Pipes 'n Fiddle - traditional Irish music

                                           2pm - La Pompe - Gypsy Jazz

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Sunday, December 10th: 10 am -  Karen Salmon and Peter Zeldow - folk

                                         12pm - Nana Zabic solo (featuring cigar box axe and Bob Rok)

Tell your friends, invite your neighbors, there will be coffee and truffles!

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FANNIE'S EVENT #2: Creepy Christmas Dinner Party.
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

FANNIE'S EVENT #2: Creepy Christmas Dinner Party.

Did you know St. Nick had an evil twin brother? Or that Krampus will come and steal children in the night? Fannie's hosts a Holiday event unlike any other. Join us for an amazing 3 course Dinner Buffet, Enjoy Live Entertainment, Short Films, Storytelling, and more! Just $20 per person and Fannie's is BYOB! Spend an evening exploring the Darker Side of Yuletide at Fannie's Creepy Christmas Party!

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FLU SEASON IS COMING
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

FLU SEASON IS COMING

 Located in the 11th-floor lobby of City Hall. The Chicago Department of Public Health will be offering flu shots at City Hall. If you are unable to get your flu shot during this time, CDPH is sponsoring several clinics throughout the City.  We encourage you to stay healthy and take advantage of this service. To get you in and out, please complete and bring the attached Vaccination Screening Form. Please make sure to sign the consent and notice of privacy practices acknowledgment line. This year, CDPH is partnering with the Chicago Park District who is offering 200 Parks Points to every resident who receives a flu shot at one of the CDPH sponsored walk-in clinics, including City Hall.  

More info here.

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FANNIE'S EVENT #1: Let's Make Gingerbread Houses!
Dec
7
to Dec 21

FANNIE'S EVENT #1: Let's Make Gingerbread Houses!

! EVENT DATES ! Dec 7, 14, 21st. Twice a day each day. 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm.

Let's Make Gingerbread Houses! 

Every kid wants to make a gingerbread house right? Every parent wants to as well whether they talk about it or not. Thursdays in December Fannie's hosts Gingerbread house making! We provide all the supplies to make a stellar Gingerbread house this season. No reservation necessary and just $5 per house. 

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FRIENDS OF VAUGHN HAPPY HOUR
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

FRIENDS OF VAUGHN HAPPY HOUR

Join Vaughn Occupational High School and Old Irving Brewing for a very memorable Happy Hour Fundraiser. There will be craft beer, food, a bags tournament, and a silent auction. Funds raised from this event will benefit technology and transportation for students with disabilities. Old Irving Brewing isn't running out of beer anytime soon so come join them!

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MISTLETOE MARKET
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

MISTLETOE MARKET

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but the 2nd annual Mistletoe Market is about to begin!  There is a great opportunity to shop for great gifts on Saturday, December 2nd at the Pope Francis Global Academy Mistletoe Market which will be at the South Campus.
Come support local artisans and browse for gifts for all ages from 9am-3pm.  See you there!

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