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Enjoy National Comfort Food Day At These Chicagoland Restaurants

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    Enjoy National Comfort Food Day At These Chicagoland Restaurants
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | December 5 is National Comfort Food Day. Chicago is the home of several iconic foods and celebrate one of the most indulging food holidays with these top Chicagoland restaurants: Indulge in Chicago's Comfort Food: Italian Beef Buona, Chicago's original Italian beef, is a must have for National Comfort Food Day.
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Dec. 2, 2016 Update

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

...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...

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.

Show your holiday spirit by donating to the fourth annual Holiday Food Drive at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago), benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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, 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...

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...

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. 

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...

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, 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. 

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...

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.

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.

    Dec. 2, 2016 Update
    Dear Neighbor, 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.
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  • A correction on the meetings dates and times for the 6 Corners Association.

    The Promotions Committee meets on 12-5-16 at 6:30 PM
    The Design Committee meets on 12-6-16 at 7:30 PM

    The meetings will be at our office at 4041 N. Milwaukee on the 3rd floor.

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Cheap Trick to perform at JDRF gala

The gala will be held from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

    Cheap Trick to perform at JDRF gala
    The annual JDRF One Dream Gala, organized by the JDRF Illinois Chapter, is a fundraiser dedicated to helping find a cure for the 1.25 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes and helping accelerate life-changing therapies like the artificial pancreas system, which automatically delivers precise insulin and multi-hormone therapy.
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ATN: December 2016

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.

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

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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Opposition emerges to proposed Chinatown SSA, property tax hike

Chinatown Square merchants opposed to an SSA tax levy plan held a protest Nov. 2 in the Chinatown outdoor plaza at 2154 S. Archer Ave.

    Gazette Chicago " Opposition emerges to proposed Chinatown SSA, property tax hike
    December 3, 2016 By Rachel Hinton The proposed Special Service Area (SSA 73) for Chinatown is now in question after Chinatown property owners testified against it and held a protest and Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) withdrew his support pending further research.
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Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. The annual gingerbread decorating party will be Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 1...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m...

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Over the past year, 360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, has created an entirely new guest experience: TILT, the moving...

...Sun., Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are from $30 to $70. Call the box office (312) 334-7777 or visit...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

...Ave. and Delaware St.; Sun., Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl.; Chicago; Fri., Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E...

...171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville; Sat., Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; and Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall. The Dame Myra Hess...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago along with the 160 voice Chicago Children’s Choir, with...

In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will celebrate the season with Handel’s Messiah performed by Apollo Chorus of Chicago in...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 14, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2016 on Sun., Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Enjoy...

...and locations are Fri., Dec. 2, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Barrington’s White House, Barrington, IL; Mon., Dec...

...Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL; and Sun., Dec. 18, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. Ticket costs are adults, $35; seniors, $25; and children younger than 12, $10. For tickets...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back. The rooms will be decorated in all of their holiday finery. Also, the...

...kids dance through the flurries of a snowfall. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Tickets are...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs and will host its third annual holiday brunch...

...free admission days on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3 and 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For family fun, explore the Crown Family Play Lab, an interactive, hands-on space where...

...cultural performances that exhibit ethnic traditions from around the world. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Museum entry is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Leap into the month with Frogs: A Chorus...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Call (312) 939-2438 or...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually. Located on Michigan...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 16th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island the Saturdays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 404-7336 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

...Brown Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 8, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This heartwarming classic features live music, animal puppets, and familiar Peanuts characters to tell the...

...both shows by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmantheatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

...1 p.m.; and Mon., 6 p.m. Performances take place at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

The heartwarming tale The Christmas Schooner, about the first ship to sail to Chicago bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sat. Dec. 31 at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $40. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to www.mercurytheatrechicago.com.

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

...in December through Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. The theater is located at 1616 N. Wells St. Call (312) 337-3992 or visit www.secondcity.com...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show, Sky Forest, which evokes a walk...

The family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St, Ste. 112, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trees will be on display throughout December. Call (312) 603-3826 or log on to www.cookcountytreasurer.com.

...its annual Lights of Love open house and lighting ceremony at its new location at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Susan Fong For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions. No matter what your age or your interest, you can make new memories as the holiday season in Chicago offers fun events for the whole family.
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Local merchants’ food and festive treats brighten to the holiday season

Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., (312) CONNIES, www.conniespizza.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Synonymous with quality pizza and Italian specialties...

Franco’s Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St., (312) 225-9566, www.francoschicago.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Celebrate the holidays with family and...

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Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312...

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com. Bake for...

...4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com. Bake for Me! is one of downtown Chicago’s...

...holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, plus the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave. Whatever the occasion, the bakery’s custom cakes offer many different options, including your choice...

Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St., (312) 666-2200, Facebook, www.ferrarabakery.com. Since 1908, family-owned Ferrara Bakery has used...

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815; 6620 W. Irving Park Rd., (773) 282-3930, www.superiornutandcandy...

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815; 6620 W. Irving Park Rd., (773) 282-3930, www.superiornutandcandy.com, rmastrangelo@sncnut.com. Superior Nut & Candy is a leading...

Damenzo’s Banquets, 741 S. Western Ave., (312) 421-5065, www.damenzosbanquet.com, Facebook. Looking for a great place to celebrate the...

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest...

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com...

DePasada Restaurant, 1517 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-6441, fax (312) 243-6277. For almost 40 years, DePasada has served up...

Fontano’s Subs, 1058 W. Polk St., (312) 421-4474, fax (312) 421-1224, www.fontanossubs.com. Fontano’s Subs has been...

May St. Café, 1146 W. Cermak Rd., (312) 421-4442, www.maystcafe.com, maystcafe@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter. May St. Café is...

Pompei on Taylor, 1531 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-5179, www.PompeiUSA.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Founded by Luigi Davino in 1909...

Sweet Maple Café, 1339 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8908, www.sweetmaplecafe.com, Facebook. With a 1940s-era ambience, the Michelin Guide...

    Gazette Chicago " Local merchants' food and festive treats brighten to the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Dolly Duplantier Food is part of the fun of the holiday season, promoting fellowship and celebration. The restaurants, bakeries, bars and specialty food stores are ready to make your holiday season truly special. You don't even have to leave the area to get a great meal, holiday cheer, and edible gifts.
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Spirit of Giving helps us make a difference during holidays and beyond

...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...

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.

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.

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

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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 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.

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...

...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...

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...

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390. Call 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. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871. Call for information.

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.

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.

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...

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

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.

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

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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...

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.

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. 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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

...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...

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. 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...

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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