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ATN: December 2016

The St. Pius V Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

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At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Brother Rice High School will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The school is at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd. Call (773) 429-4300.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Families are welcome to schedule a shadow day for their youngsters at Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to www.chicagohopeacademy.org for more information about the school.

Children of Peace School will host an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. The School is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park field house, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8.

A groundbreaking ceremony with developers and public officials at 2020 W. Ogden Ave. on Nov. 14 signaled the official start of the Illinois Medical District’s (IMD) Gateway...

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

...one of the U.S. Service academies. Call (773) 948-6223. His office is at 6245 S. Archer Ave.

...and Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at 3333 W. Arthington St. For more information, visit www.lovehealthandwealthinfo.com/ or founder Tee Smith’s Facebook page at...

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District now has permanent drug, vitamin, and supplement disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District...

...disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well...

...in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well. The MWRD and the police will dispose of unused and expired...

Morning Star Baptist Church of Chicago, 3993 S. King Dr., celebrated its first year anniversary with its new pastor, the Rev. Henry A. Barlow, on...

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a Girls Night Out Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The incoming freshman placement test will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 a.m. Call (773) 881-6566 or log on to www.mothermcauley.org.

Mount Carmel High School will host its entrance exam on Saturday, Jan. 14. Students also can schedule shadow days. Log on to www.mchs.org. The school is located at 6410 S. Dante Ave.

...53rd. Also on the team were Meghan Semmer and Stacia Know. The school is at 1474 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 386-1560...

The Ping Tom Park Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Louie Field House at 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. For information email pingtomparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

St. Barbara Catholic School will host an open house and book fair on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10:45 a.m. Attend an informational session and school tours at 11:15 a.m. The school is at 2867 S. Throop St. Call (312) 326-6243 or log on to www.stabarbaraschool.org.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

The school is located at 2801 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-7668.

The San Miguel School Dragons soccer team won the Southwest Catholic Varsity Championship. The school is located at 1954 W. 48th St. Call (773) 890-1481.

Second Presbyterian Church offers free tutoring for students in grades two through eight. Tutors are needed on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, see the church website at www.2ndpresbyterian.org or call (312) 225-4951. The church is at 1936 S. Michigan Ave.

The SGI-USA Buddhist Center, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., holds free onehour Introduction to Buddhism sessions at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Free off-street parking available. Call (312) 913-1211.

It will host an Advent day of reflection and reconciliation Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker will be Dianne Bergant of the Catholic Theological Union. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Photographs from the estate of Lester and Betty Guttmann by 414 artists are on display through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Novice, beginner, and experienced card players welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

...third vice president; Calvin Gin, treasurer; and Mark Nelson, secretary. The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922...

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The office of 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, 1645 S. Blue Island Ave., (773) 523-4100, www.Ward25.com, will direct those in need of assistance to appropriate organizations and City services.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items to the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed. and Thurs. No identification is required. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com.

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The office of 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, 2740 W. North Ave., (773) 278-0101, www.ward1.org/, will direct those in need to the appropriate organizations and City service departments. If you would like to help, the office will provide a list of organizations needing donations or volunteers.

The office of 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 5046 S. State St., will direct those in need to appropriate organizations and City service departments. If you would...

The office of 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King is at 435 E. 35th St. Call (773) 536-8103 or log on to www.cityofchicago.org/Ward4 for information.

The office of 11th Ward Alderman Patrick D. Thompson, 3659 S. Halsted St., (773) 254-6677, www.11thward.com, will direct volunteers and recipients to appropriate organizations and agencies. Call the office for details.

The office of 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, 4 N. Western Ave., 1C, (312) 432-1995, www.aldermanburnett.com/, runs a coat drive throughout the year. Call...

The office of 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, 2602 W. 16th St., (773) 533-0900 hosts holiday parties. Call for details, or log on to www.aldermanervin.com.

The office of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, 325 W. Huron St., Suite 510, (312) 642-4242, www.ward42chicago.com, will direct those in need to appropriate organizations and City services.

...boutique for families experiencing homelessness. Casa Central is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 for more information or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., is hosting its 69th annual toy shower and needs new, unwrapped toys in their original...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in the Toys for Tots program at its Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave., with a donation table available for anyone wishing to offer a gift. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Thurs., Dec. 8. Deposit non-perishable foods and canned...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens doors of opportunity for women experiencing homelessness by providing housing and...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, will host its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., is an in-house support center and outreach program for those struggling with addiction. The...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., offers a food pantry every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Recipients must live...

...support the GCFD. Drop off items at any of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker...

...off items at any of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter...

...six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to...

...S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to win a $150 Amazon...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to win a $150 Amazon gift card. No food donations...

...them to less fortunate older adults receiving assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-ups also available. Call (312) 804-0496. Check...

education, parenting support, sports, fitness, and youth programs. Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (312) 738-7560, www.mercyhome.org. Mercy administrators note the organization’s greatest need during...

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers for duties including greeting patients and working in the gift shop. Volunteers must pass a health and background test. Call (312) 567-2366.

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org offer yearround academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, sports, fitness, and...

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1336 W. Flournoy St., is collecting new winter clothing for men, women, and children through Christmas Day, Sun., Dec...

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its seventh annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which donates the toys to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver its Christmas baskets to about 1,800 families. The program runs...

The Rush University Medical Center volunteer program, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, www.rush.edu/volunteer, seeks volunteers to provide greetings and wheelchair transport...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1700 W. Van Buren St., seeks new, unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave., is open Tues. through Thurs., 9 to 11:30 a.m. It will host a...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves an average of 1,200 hot meals per month. Help nourish the homeless by sending monetary donations or donating food. Call (773) 847-6458.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks donations of food and winter clothing. It also runs an Adopt a Family program...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, is affiliated with the ReVive Center for...

...for children up to age 12; donations accepted at the Toys for Tots warehouse at 3034 W. Foster Ave. For a comprehensive list of other donation sites or to request a toy for a...

The U.S. Postal Service/Cardiss Collins Center, 433 W. Harrison St., is hosting a Letters to Santa campaign. The post office has letters addressed to Santa...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans. Volunteers perform duties in line with their skills and...

Washington Federal Bank for Savings branches on the Near West Side at 1410 W. Taylor St. and in Bridgeport at 2869 S. Archer Ave. are registered designated drop-off site for...

...branches on the Near West Side at 1410 W. Taylor St. and in Bridgeport at 2869 S. Archer Ave. are registered designated drop-off site for Toys for Tots. The bank is accepting donations...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us make a difference during holidays and beyond
    December 3, 2016 By Marie Balice-Ward Since 1984, the Gazette has featured its "Spirit of Giving" section so that readers can make a difference in their respective communities during the holiday season. The listings below include both seasonal and year-round opportunities to offer vital help and compassion to those in need.
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Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas

...New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 31, Mass at 3 p.m. St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sat., Dec...

...11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:15 p.m. St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information...

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Children’s Mass, 11:30 p.m. caroling, Midnight Mass. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day Masses at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m.

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language) will take place daily Sat...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at...

...312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at Urban Voice at 3520 S. Morgan St. #102. Sun., Dec. 18, service at 2:30 p.m. with a Christmas play. Sun...

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390. Call for information.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Call for information.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Call church for information.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Children’s Mass with pageant at 4...

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 24, family Mass with children’s pageant...

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Family Mass with children...

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thurs., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Christmas service, Fri., Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Volunteer Christmas Day helping feed the less fortunate, Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Dinner from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, Watchnight service at 10 p.m.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Christmas worship Sun., Dec. 25, 9 a.m. New Year’s Day, Sun., Jan. 1, worship at 9 a.m.

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285-5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Sun., Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. service featuring Handel’s Messiah. Call for information for Christmas and New Year’s Day services.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24 carols at 10 p.m., followed by Mass at 11 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Mass at 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, Mass at 8 a.m.

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Jan 1, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695. Call for information.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268-1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day worship, 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day worship, 8 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225-5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Call for information.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

Holy Innocents Church, 743 N. Armour St., (312) 666-3675, www.holyinnocentschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. English Mass. Sun, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, 7:45 a.m. English Mass, 9 a.m. Spanish Mass, 10:30 a.m. Polish Mass, noon English Mass, 1:30 p.m. Spanish Mass.

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 South Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Thurs., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd., (773) 276-4537. Call for information.

even more beautiful decorated for the Christmas holidays. Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421-3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Call for information.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, the Cardinal’s Christmas Concert at...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena and Feast Day...

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Rosary devotion every Sun. at...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 9, Mass at noon. Sat., Dec...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Christmas dinner will take place the following Thursdays: Dec...

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 58th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 11 at 3...

...Year’s Eve watchnight service, Sat., Dec, 31, 10 p.m. Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Sun., Dec. 18, adult choir, candlelight musical at 3 p.m. Sun...

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053, www.metropolitanmbc.tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St...

...tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Friday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Call for information.

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 4, 8 9:30 and 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org. Wed., Dec 21 Blue Christmas Service at 7 p...

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 9 a.m.

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Wed., Dec. 7, Taizé prayer service at 7 p...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3, 7 p...

Park Community Church, 1347 S. State St., (312)-361-0500, www.parkcommunitychurch.org/nearsouth. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842- 1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Friday, Dec. 2, Eucharistic adoration, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3, tree trimming party at the rectory, 6:30 p.m. Call for information on services.

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception, holy day of obligation, Masses...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org.

Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St., (773) 534-7000, www.andrewjackson.cps.edu. Fri., Dec. 23, holiday assembly at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., (312) 326-1130. The school will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Sun., Dec. 11, call for tickets and exact time.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5115, www.cabrinishrinechicago.com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will...

...com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be held at St. Clement, 642 W. Deming, call church for Mass times. Sat., Dec 24: carols at 4 p.m., Mass at...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas
    December 3, 2016 By Ivette Sandoval Chicago has a rich history of community churches and during the holiday season they celebrate our many cultural and religious traditions. They also come together to teach families the real meaning of Christmas.
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A chicken coop for the 21st century

...Park, Crain's Dining blog reported. … Eleazar Delgado, the owner of Cafe Jumping Bean at 1439 W. 18th St. in Pilsen, has opened a second cafe — L' Cafecito Jumping Bean at 2010 S. Damen...

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Chicagoan Yaoyu Tong recently opened Five Elements Home, a housewares store at 2216 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park. “Our goal is to offer you the finest products from the most...

...for home-improvement projects, opened its first store in the Midwest on Nov. 21 — at 1000 W. North Ave. in Lincoln Park. … Won Fun Chinese and 2Fun Chinese, a two-level restaurant and bar...

...Won Fun Chinese and 2Fun Chinese, a two-level restaurant and bar, opened Wednesday at 905 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop. The proprietor is Austin Baker, who also owns Bar Marta in...

...Brewing has applied for licenses to open a second brewery and its first taproom, at 1460 N. Kingsbury St. just south of Lincoln Park, Crain's Dining blog reported. … Eleazar Delgado, the owner of...

...W. 18th St. in Pilsen, has opened a second cafe — L' Cafecito Jumping Bean at 2010 S. Damen Ave., near the Damen Pink Line stop, DNAinfo reported. … Hammer Made, a men's clothing retailer...

...opened a pop-up store on the second floor of The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., selling shirts, pocket squares, socks, belts and ties. “The closing date is open-ended at...

...Burrito, which has two North Side locations, is preparing to open a new restaurant, at 1238 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park. … The Warby Parker eyewear line has opened its third store in the...

...The Warby Parker eyewear line has opened its third store in the Chicago area, at 1123 N. State St. in the Gold Coast. … Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant and confectionary shop has opened its...

...Factory American Brasserie restaurant and confectionary shop has opened its second Chicago-area location, at 55 E. Grand Ave. in River North, Crain's Dining blog reported...

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Thalia Hall // 1807 S. Allport St.

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Dec. 6-24, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Nov. 10-Dec. 11, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov. 10-Dec. 23, Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

Nov. 19-Dec. 23, Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Nov. 23-Jan. 8, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Jan. 23, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.

Feb. 11-March 25, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive

Feb. 24, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th St.

March 2-11, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Theatre // 175 N. State St.

Riviera Theatre // 4746 N. Racine Ave.

Feb. 18, 24, 26, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Nov. 19-Jan. 22, Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov. 11-Dec. 31, Western Exhibitions, 845 W. Washington Blvd.

Dec. 4-Feb. 19, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

Feb. 10-April 3, Sector 2337, 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Dec. 15-30, Roman Susan, 1224 W. Loyola Ave.

Starting Jan. 20, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. Next year is the 125th anniversary of Henry Darger’s birth, and Intuit is celebrating...

Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave.

Nov. 19-Dec. 31, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

Dec. 10-11, The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive

Nov. 17-Jan. 8, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Dec. 15, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Dec. 16, St. Michael’s Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Dec. 17, 18, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Nov. 11-Dec. 23, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

Nov. 4-Dec. 30, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

Dec. 21-23, Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Dec. 9-18, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive

Dec. 4-26, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave.

Nov. 30-Dec. 21, CSz Theater, 929 W. Belmont Ave.

Dec. 10, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.

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  • Solve Our Math Supplies Problem!

    Ms. Mohammad is asking for $388.96:
    My students need dry erase markers, chart paper and sheet protectors in order to support their learning in math class.
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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Listen and Learn

    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $490.26:
    My students need a listening center to explore with literacy and track print as they hear books being read to them, along with books and play dough.
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    Ms. Mohammad is asking for $1967.54:
    My students need Chromebooks and a charging stand to help them access various websites and resources connected to the texts that they are reading and that will help with supplementing and extending the curriculum.
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A John Waters Christmas, BrewLights, and more things to do in Chicago this week

Tue 11/29: Filmmaker and author John Waters brings his sacrilegious one-man show, A John Water Christmas, to Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th). 9 PM

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Mon 11/28: First Defense Legal Aid hosts Stand Up for Your Rights, a night of comedy at Lagunitas Tap Room (2607 W. 17th)—including Erica Nicole Clark, Abi Sanchez, and Marty DeRosa—raise funds for 1-800-LAW-REP4, a 24-hour hotline providing legal counsel for anyone in Chicago Police custody. 5 PM

Mon 11/28: During Decoding 2016 at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th), David Axelrod discusses the postelection climate with Joel Benenson, chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, and Sean Spicer, chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee. 5:15 PM

...local no-kill facility for cats, rabbits, and dogs. Featured performers at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee) include DJ Michael Serafini, Young $ilky, WAGE, and more. Bunny-related costume encouraged. 7 PM

11/30-12/11: The British group Spymonkey performs all 74 of the Bard's onstage deaths in the canon in a single show, one right after the other, in The Complete Deaths at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E. Grand). Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago.

Thu 12/1: The annual holiday light display at Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 N. Cannon), ZooLights, is already blazing, but tonight's a chance to enjoy the show with beer...

Thu 12/1: Reader contributor Ted McClelland stops by the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln) to discuss his book How to Speak Midwestern, which focuses on the accents, turns of...

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