Neighborhood Holiday Happenings.

December 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM Leave a comment

Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 AM–3:30 PM at St. Ed’s
In partnership with the Farmers Market Garden Center, St. Edward School will be selling Fraser Fir Christmas trees, garland, swags and other decorative holiday items.  50% of all tree sales benefit St. Ed’s technology program!  Please come support a great cause and spruce up your home for the holidays!
When: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm
Where: St. Ed’s Play Lot – 4447 N. Lowell
What: 6-8ft. Fraser Fir trees $100, smaller trees available for $50, garland and swags are also available
Information: please call 773-269-1659
Ensemble of Eleven Cellos–Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 PM–Concert at St. John’s
Oakley Street Cello Concert, Saturday, December 3, 7 PM, free, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kostner at Byron.  Fabulous acoustics in this beautiful sanctuary.  Second performance, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 PM, Viaduct Theater.  Featuring Old Irving Park neighbor and cellist Angela Yorath.
St. Viator Mistletoe Market, Sunday, December 4, 9 AM–2 PM
St. Viator’s is hosting a “Mistletoe Market” on Sunday, December 4, 9am-2pm in the Rec Center, corner of Kedvale & Waveland. 30 vendors participating.
In addition, St.Viator will be hosting a blood drive in the upstairs gym and coffee Sunday after each mass (8:30am, 10:30am & 12:30pm) on the same day which means lots more customers.   If you are interested or know someone in renting a space, please email
NEXT WEEKEND–OIPA HOLIDAY DINNER at 4:30 PM (see above) and…
Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 11, 2:00 pm
Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is pleased to present a holiday choral concert on Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m.  “A Potpourri of Christmas Tunes, Old and New” will feature seasonal music sung by soloists and ensemble singers, and an audience sing-along of holiday favorites.  The concert will be followed by a bountiful reception with the artists. There is no set price for admission to the concert.  Donations of any size are welcome and will be shared with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry.
Holiday crafts, food, photos with Santa, hot chocolate bar & decorate your own cupcake.
Admission:  $3/child; adults FREE.  Bring your own roller skates or rent a pair for $1.00.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Questions?  Melinda Bustamante ( or Lisa Jones (
Arts Alive 45 (find them on Facebook for more details):
Friday, December 9, 5 PM:  Holiday lights turned on at Jefferson Park CTA terminal, sponsored by Jeff Park Chamber, JPNA & Ald. Arena
Saturday, December 17, 4:30 PM:  Caroling at the Portage Theater lobby, sponsored by Six Corners Assn. and Ald. Arena
Coquito, Rumpope and Eggnog

— An original Holiday performance featuring writer/performers from the neighborhood of Logan Square and Avondale, Dec. 16 & 17
Presenting personal stories of survival from the stress of Holiday expectations representing traditions and cultures of our proud neighborhoods.
The stories seek to find universality in the struggle in seeking the “perfect” Holiday celebration and the wonder, frustration, and stress that occur with that kind of pressure. Seeks answers to the question of why we work SO hard to make the holidays so SO very VERY special…
Written and Performed by:
Abu Ansari
Christopher Ellis
Dawn Marie Galtieri
Jakub Haczkiewicz
Maritza Nazario
Directed by Christopher Ellis
WHEN: Friday and Saturday December 16th and 17th 7:30pm
WHERE: The Arts Center, Logan Square – Avondale, 2800 N. Milwaukee
TICKETS: $10  available at  More info: 312.576.7236
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Compiled by Anna Sobor, VP, OIPA
Information in “Neighborhood Events” is forwarded as a community service, part of OIPA’s mission to involve and inform people about matters relating to our neighborhood. It does not imply an endorsement by OIPA.
Marlena Ascher, President
Old Irving Park Assn., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, Chicago, IL; contact: 773-481-1749

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