Get in the holiday spirit this weekend by attending St. Viator’s Winterfest. Sponsored by Haymarket Pub & Brewery, neighbors are invited to snack, skate, sip, and shop.
The event will include an ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreaths and trees, a jumpy house, movies, food, and drinks.
Winterfest will take place at the St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, December 2, from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, December 3, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, December 4. For more information, view the Facebook event.
2017 Participatory Budgeting Cycle
Due to some changes in the city’s timeline for submitting Aldermanic Menu projects, I have decided to take one year off from the Participatory Budgeting cycle in 2017. I came to this decision after great consideration and internal discussion with the 45th Ward Participatory Budgeting Committee, Participatory Budgeting Chicago, and my staff. I have determined that by skipping the 2017 cycle, my office can focus on improving the process, increasing our outreach efforts, and making important infrastructure improvements in 2017.
The discussions surrounding this decision began after the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) informed all aldermen that we are now required to submit our annual list of infrastructure improvements near the beginning of the year. In years past, these were due in the early summer. CDOT’s internal decision to change their deadline was made in an effort increase efficiency by having crews begin working on infrastructure menu items the same year they are submitted.
This change in the deadline means I will also need to adjust the Participatory Budgeting cycle. In previous years, the process would start in the fall and wrap up in May, with residents voting on various projects. For the 2018 Participatory Budgeting cycle, the process will start in early 2017, and residents will vote in the fall.
With the change in the cycle, it does mean that 2017’s menu money will not be put to a Participatory Budgeting vote. Instead, I plan on spending that money on projects that were approved by voters in the past, but came in at a higher cost than initially estimated. I also plan on focusing on residential streets throughout the ward as well as pedestrian safety issues.
In addition, my office and the Participatory Budgeting Committee are going to focus on our outreach efforts to increase involvement in the process and voter turnout. Participatory Budgeting provides a unique opportunity to determine how your tax dollars are spent and is most effective when residents become engaged. As such, we are always seeking and welcoming to new potential committee members. It is a great way to become more involved in your community and affect substantive change.
Those interested in becoming involved in the Participatory Budgeting process are encouraged to email my office or call 773-286-4545. Together, we can make the 45th Ward an even better place to live!
Superintendent Johnson to Present at GIPNA Meeting
At 7 pm on Tuesday, December 6, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will join GIPNA for their final meeting for 2016.
Superintendent Johnson and his senior leadership will discuss the Draft Use of Force Policy and are seeking feedback from the community. The presentation will last about 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.
The meeting will take place in the upstairs auditorium at the Independence Park Field House, located at 3945 N. Springfield. The meeting is open to the public and all neighbors from different communities are welcome to attend.
Community Alert: Residential Burglaries
The 16th District has reported several residential burglaries in Jefferson Park that occurred during the month of November.
During the incidents, the unknown burglars broke into apartments and homes through windows and doors. Some burglars may also use deceptive ruses to enter a home wherein one offender distracts the victim while another enters the residence.They then stole jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items. The incidents occurred at:
- The 6000-block of West Higgins at 9 am on November 6;
- The 5800-block of West Foster between 7:30 am and 6:45 pm on November 8;
- The 5800-block of North Elston between 5 pm and 5:20 pm on November 9;
- The 5800-block of North Mobile between 12 pm and 12:30 pm on November 14; and
- The 5800-block of West Ainslie at 10 pm on November 21.
Please be aware of this pattern of burglaries and alert your friends, family, and neighbors about these crimes. Make sure all your windows and doors are locked.
If you see any suspicious activity, call 911 and provide a detailed description, including any vehicle description, license plate information, and direction of flight if known. If you have any information about these break-ins, please contact the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
COPA Recruitment Fair
Get in on the ground floor and be a part of creating Chicago’s new police oversight agency at the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Recruitment Fair.
COPA will replace the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) as the body that investigates incidents of serious police misconduct. COPA will investigate individual cases of officer misconduct and make disciplinary, non-disciplinary, and policy recommendations. It will also review civil lawsuits against the city or the police department.
COPA will work to strengthen police relationships with Chicago residents by engaging with the public and creating a transparent reporting system.
The recruitment fair will provide more information about available positions and the role COPA will assume. No resumes will be collected at the fair. Rather, this is a chance for interested individuals to learn about employment opportunities at the new agency.
The fair will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 8, at Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson (1104 Auditorium). View the event online for more information and to register.
Chicago Property Tax Rebate Deadline Extended to December 30, 2016
The Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program has been extended through Friday, December 30, 2016.
Chicago homeowners with a household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less earned in 2015 that saw an increase in the city portion of their most recent property tax bill compared to last years, may be eligible to apply for a rebate to offset the property tax increase.
Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person at any of the 26 neighborhood processing locations, including City Hall. For residents of the 45th Ward, the closest rebate locations are:
- 3401 W. Foster, open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm;
- 6100 W. Irving Park, open on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; and
- 3160 N. Milwaukee, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.
I encourage all property owners in the ward to review the checklist of eligibility requirements and required documentation before visiting a rebate processing center. Applications are available to download online or available for pick up in the Ward Office, located at 4754 N. Milwaukee. Completed applications and all required documentation must be returned to a processing center.
Visit the city’s website for more information on eligibility requirements, documentation requirements, additional neighborhood processing locations and hours, rebate amounts, and supplemental grant opportunities.
5th Annual Filament Holiday Special
The Filament Theatre returns this season with their 5th annual Filament Holiday Special.
This beloved tradition is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with friends, family, and neighbors.
At 3 pm and again at 7 pm on Saturday, December 3, there will be a screening of two holiday classics: A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. These will be voiced by your favorite Filament actors with live accompaniment provided by their very own Slap Happy Jazz Trio.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Filament Theatre’s website.
Annual Overnight Parking Ban As of December 1
Chicago’s annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban began Thursday, December 1 at 3 am. The parking ban, indicated throughout the city with signage, will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets through March 31, 2017. The parking ban does not allow vehicles to park on marked arterial streets from 3 am to 7 am, regardless of snow.
In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.
Cars violating the overnight parking ban restrictions prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. Vehicle owners also are eligible to receive a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket, and a storage fee of $20 per day when they violate the winter overnight parking ban.
In addition to the overnight parking ban, starting December 1, there is another parking ban that goes into effect when at least 2 inches of snow falls on the street. Drivers parked during that time on those streets will be eligible for ticketing or having their cars relocated so plows can clear the streets. Streets with a 2 inches of snow parking ban are indicated with signage.
For an interactive map indicating streets affected by both winter parking restrictions, visit The Chicago Tribune’s website.
Apply to Become a Chicago Police Officer
Are you interested in making a real difference in our community? If so, consider becoming a Chicago Police Officer.
The Chicago Police Department is looking for Chicago residents 18 and older to become part of a team working to make a lasting difference in our communities. The Chicago Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits in a career that offers a lot of pride.
Applications are now open online and must be completed by January 31, 2017. The test to become a police officer will be held on April 1 or 2, 2017 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King.
Year of Public Art Submissions Deadline Extended to December 4
2017 has been declared the Year of Public Art, which will celebrate the city’s iconic public art while investing in all 50 wards to bring more local talent and art work to our neighborhoods.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites submissions from artists who live or work within the city limits to the exhibition The Subject is Chicago: Places, People, and Possibilities. The exhibition seeks submissions that illuminate most vividly the experience of living in Chicago. Artworks in all media (including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, new media, and installation) will be considered and selected by an external jury as well as DCASE Visual Art curatorial staff.
The application deadline has been extended to Sunday, December 4, at midnight. The application is currently open via the CaFÉ online system.
Holiday Food Drive at the Irish American Heritage Center
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. It makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger.
The IAHC Holiday Food Drive runs from November 25, 2016, to January 6, 2017. Drop off items at the Center’s lobby. Items most needed include canned fruit, cereal, pasta, rice and soup.
Be an Angel this Holiday Season
Now through December 14, the Irving Park Food Pantry is seeking donations of new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls ages 0-12. They are also seeking stocking stuffers for all ages, new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks in all sizes to distribute to pantry clients. Financial donations are also welcomed and will be used to purchase items needed for the December 21st holiday distribution at the Pantry.
Throughout the year, hundreds of children count on the Irving Park Community Food Pantry. During the holiday season, the Pantry brings extra joy to these children by providing them with a gift. For some, it may be the only gift they will receive.
Toy collection boxes have been placed in 9 locations throughout Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood, including at my office. My office is open from 9 am to 6 pm Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 am to 4 pm Fridays, and 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays.
Donations can also be made during Pantry hours, which are on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon.
Finally, volunteers are needed to collect toys, organize the toy room, and help with the toy distribution on December 21. For more information or to volunteer, email Sara Yoest at email@example.com.
The CTA Holiday Train Returns
The CTA Holiday Train returns this holiday season to add a little extra cheer and joy to the residents of Chicago.
On Thursday, December 8 through Saturday, December 10, the Holiday Train will make its appearance on the CTA Blue Line. For more information and to see the full train line rotation, view the schedule online.
Register Your Child for Winter Break Camp
Chicago Parks District’s Winter Break Camps registration is now open.
Kids can enjoy their school break with other kids their age in a fun and supervised environment at an affordable cost. Campers will participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, sports, and more.
Most camps run the weeks of December 21 and December 28 and are for children ages 6 through 12. The times vary, but most are at least six hours long.
For more information, to view the winter camps, and to register, visit the Chicago Park District’s website.
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Fri., Dec 2, 7 pm, Chopin Plaza, Intersection of Milwaukee/Elston/Melvina. The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce and the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association host a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Socialize with neighbors as the neighborhood is brightened with holiday cheer and decorations.Free.
Sat., Dec 3, 8 am-7 pm, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings. Get a FREE coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you shop at the Holiday Bazaar and Cookie Sale. Cost of purchases.
Sat., Dec 3, 1-4 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Meet other teens and practice your skills during a Girls’ Volleyball Jamboree. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.
Sun, Dec 4, 8 am-noon, Pope Francis Global Academy, 6143 W. Irving Park. Saint Pascal Catholic School and Cub Scout Pack 3815 host a Breakfast With Santa event. All-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage, a basket raffle, and pictures with Santa from 9 am to 11:30 am. $7.
Sun., Dec 4, 9 am-2 pm, St. Edward’s Church, 4447 N. Lowell.Add holiday cheer to your home when you purchase a tree during the Christmas Tree Sale and Cookie Walk. Purchase cookies by the pound and browse the vendor fair. Cost of purchases.
Sun., Dec 4, 9 am, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Get in the holiday spirit with theannual Christmas Bazaar. Features mass, craft and bake sale, music, dance, and a visit from Santa Claus. More info and tickets: online or call 773-282-7035. Free to browse. Tickets required for breakfast at $12/adults and $8/children 12 and under.
Sun., Dec 4, 11 am-4 pm, Farmers Market Garden Center, 4110 N. Elston. The Farmers Market Garden Center will have hot drinks as well as a variety of baked goods and meats during their First Annual Winter Market. Jewelry and a beautiful selection of Christmas trees and wreaths.Cost of purchases.
Sun., Dec 4, 3 pm, Irving Park United Methodist, 3801 N. Keeler.People experiencing recent losses, or who struggle generally with depression or other challenges, can feel out of sync and isolated. Join area churches for a Coping with Loss During the Holidays presentation. More info: email organizers or call 773-283-6262. Free.
Sun., Dec 4, 5 pm, Basement of the Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. OIPA hosts its Annual Holiday Dinner & Dessert Potluck Party. Bring your favorite dessert dish and celebrate the holiday season with neighbors. In addition to desserts, attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the Irving Park Food Pantry’s holiday donation drive. Dinner will be catered by La Villa. RSVP with number of adults and kids:firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to help: sign up online.Free.
Mon., Dec 5, 3-6 pm, 10th District Office, 5940 N. Milwaukee. State Senator John Mulroe and State Representative Robert Martwick are hosting aFree Flu Shot Event. Get a free flu shot and discover if you have unclaimed property from the State of Illinois through the State Treasurer’s I-CASH Program. More info: email organizers or call 773-286-1115. Free.
Tues., Dec 6, 4-8 pm, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 4185 W. Irving Park. Enjoy great food during St. Edward School’s fundraiser. 25% of all sales will go directly to St. Edward School. Cost of purchases.
Tues., Dec 6, 6:30 pm, Slingshots, 4839 W. Irving Park. Learn more about this great organization and enjoy a meal at the 2016 Slingshots Banquet Dinner. RSVP:online. More info: online. Free (consider making a donationonline).
Tues., Dec 6, 7-8 pm, 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn about the Chamber’s Master Plan, intended to foster area development and growth of existing businesses. Benet Haller, Senior Planner for the City of Chicago, will be speaking. Free.
Wed., Dec 7, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Officials from several city departments provide insight into operating safely, staying compliant, and helping prepare for inspections during a City Inspections – Ask Questions Get Answers workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Dec 7, 7:30 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine. Join neighbors for an Advent Worship & Fellowship. Followed by an Open House at Parsonage. Free.
Thur., Dec 8, 7-9 pm, Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. Meet other teens and and show off your skating skills during a Teen Ice Skating event. Must RSVP one week before event. RSVP and more info: call 773-685-6454. Free.
Thur., Dec 8, 7 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.The Mayfair Civic Association will hold its Annual Holiday Party. Music provided by Marianne and the Imaginary Band. Food from Marie’s Pizza. All Mayfair residents invited, including kids.Free.
Fri., Dec 9, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Business Bragger presents all the tips and tricks you need to successfully communicate with your target market using hashtags during a Hastagging; What’s a #Hashtag Anyway? workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Fri., Dec 9, 6-10 pm, Baltic Art Studio Co., 4346 N. Milwaukee.Bring your business cards and make new contacts during the annual Break the Ice Party: A Book, A Painting, and Stained Glass. BYOB. Dress to impress.Free.
Fri., Dec 10, 10 am-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym, 4057 N. Harding. Angel Team hosts their Annual Christmas Gift and Wrapping Event for the Homeless. Free.
Sat., Dec 10, 11 am-1 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Enjoy afternoon tea, sandwiches, and Christmas cookies while musicians and storytellers celebrate the music of the Christmas season during the annual Christmas Tea event. More info: online. Reservations required by December 5: call 773-282-7035. $25/adults, $8/children 12 and under.
Sat., Dec 10, 1 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join master brewers Marlon Jacobs and Shelly Wright for a Beer Brewing Master Class. Bring beer, a snack to share. More info: [www.stjohnschicago.com ]online or call 773-725-9026. $10 donation for supplies and the beer.
Sat., Dec 10, 2-9 pm, Norwood Park Train Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway. The Norwood and Gladstone Chambers present Winter Fest. Photoshoot with Santa, food, sleigh rides, holiday crafts, tree lighting ceremony, live holiday choir, hot chocolate, spiced wine, and businesses open late to shop. More info: online. Cost of purchases.
Sat., Dec 10, 3:30-5:30 pm,Portage Park Playground, 4100 N. Central. Join the Friends of Portage Park for their Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Holiday music, hot cocoa, Santa, and horse-driven sleigh rides through the park. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to Saint Cyprian’s Food Pantry. More info: online. Free.
Sat., Dec 10, 5 pm, Tapestry Center, 3824 W. Irving Park. Get in the holiday spirit during theWhile You Were Sleeping Christmas Concert. Featuring Austin Corinthian Baptist Church Choir. Free.
Sat., Dec 10, 8 pm, Three Counties Pub, 5856 N. Milwaukee. Help raise money for Misericordia during the annual Holiday Charity Pub Quiz.Donation-based fundraiser.
Sun., Dec 11, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. IPFAC Presents: An Americana Christmas featuring Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel.Free. Donations welcome.
Sun., Dec 11, 2-8 pm, Norwood Park Train Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway.The Norwood and Gladstone Chambers present Winter Fest. Photoshoot with Santa, food, sleigh rides, holiday crafts, tree lighting ceremony, live holiday choir, hot chocolate, spiced wine, and businesses open late to shop. More info: online. Cost of purchases.
Sun., Dec 11, 4 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Scripture, anthems, and hymns followed by a potluck dinner during A Celebration of Lessons and Carols. Childcare provided. More info: [www.stjohnschicago.com]online or call 773-725-9026. Free.
Sun., Dec 11, 5 pm, Tapestry Center, 3824 W. Irving Park. Get in the holiday spirit during the While You Were Sleeping Christmas Concert. Featuring Austin Corinthian Baptist Church Choir. Free.
Tues., Dec 13, noon-1:30 pm,Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.Learn about the court process for obtaining orders of protection and legal protections and resources for survivors of domestic violence during aDomestic Violence Against Seniors: Misuse of Power and Control seminar. Register: call 312-603-9233. Free.
Tues., Dec 13, 6:30 pm, Six Corners Association, 4041 N. Milwaukee, #301. Get involved to make a difference in your community by attending a Six Corners Association Committee Meeting. Promotions meets at 6:30 followed by design at 7:30.Free.
Wed., Dec 14, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.Learn your rights as a consumer using a tax prep service and how to protect yourself from fraud during a Get Ready for Income Tax Season! workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Dec 14, 4-7 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Kids ages 6-11 can participate in sports, games, and crafts while parents shop during a Drop N Shop. Please pack a dinner. $5.
Wed., Dec 14, 7 pm, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join community members for the Independence Park Advisory Council’s monthly meeting. Free.
Thur., Dec 15, 7 pm, Location TBD. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Jefferson Park Forward monthly meeting.Agenda and more info: online.Free.
Fri., Dec 16, 9:30-11 am, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. The Small Business Administration (SBA) shares information about programs, services, and partners to start and grow your business during a Small Business Resources to Help Your Business Succeed workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Fri., Dec 16, 7 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Join Art Side Out Studio for their quarterly Vaudeville at Six Corners show. Featuring Brad French as That Juggling Guy. Loads of family-friendly fun! More info: online. $10/adults; $5/kids, seniors, and veterans.
Sat., Dec 17, 8-10 am, Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park, Large Gym and Dance Studio. Take pictures with Santa, play games, craft, and enjoy a wonderful breakfast spread during the YMCA’s Breakfast With Santa. Bring a toy to donate to the Irving Park Food Pantry.$4/person through December 16, $5/person same day of event, free/children 2 and under.
Sat., Dec 17, 3 pm, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Join Art Side Out Studio for their quarterly Vaudeville at Six Corners show. Featuring Brad French as That Juggling Guy. Loads of family-friendly fun! More info: online. $10/adults; $5/kids, seniors, and veterans.
Sun., Dec 18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm,Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. The Jefferson Park Sunday Market kicks off their winter market in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There will even be a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases.
Sun., Dec 18, 3 pm, Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler. All ages will enjoy this fun mix of musical and cultural styles with more than a concert – it is an interactive experience! Families may want to attend theRoots Rock Society together. More info: call 773-283-6262.Suggested donation of $10/adults, $5/children.
Mon., Dec 19, 7:30 pm, Location TBD. Join neighbors for the monthly Portage Park Neighborhood Association meeting. More info: online. Free.
Wed., Dec 21, 3-4:30 pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805.BACP shares information on the the prohibited buildings list, licensing and registration requirements, and guidelines during a Learn About the Shared Housing Ordinance workshop. Register: email organizers or call 312-744-2086. Free.
Wed., Dec 21, 4-7 pm, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee.Kids ages 6-11 can participate in sports, games, and crafts while parents shop during a Drop N Shop. Please pack a dinner. $5.
Wed., Dec 21, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theater Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau. Portage Park School Dramatics presents A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play by Charles Dickens. More info: 773-534-3576. $5.
Thur., Dec 22, 6:30 pm, Jacobson Theater Portage Park School, 5330 W. Berteau. Portage Park School Dramatics presents A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play by Charles Dickens. More info: 773-534-3576. $5.
Fri., Dec 23, 7:30 pm, Tapestry Center, 3824 W. Irving Park. Enjoy Curtis Wayne Hunt’s music during his Just For You concert.$10 suggested donation.
Tues., Dec 27, 10-11:30 am,Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Celebrate the snow, the cold, and the holiday season with someWinter Projects and Crafts! Kids 6-11 years old. Register: onlineusing activity code 189277.$5/kid.
Tues., Jan 3, 10-11:30 am, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Celebrate the snow, the cold, and the holiday season with some Winter Projects and Crafts! Kids 6-11 years old. Register: online using activity code 189278. $5/kid.