Events / Community Corner


Paint and Sip

This February, Schorsch Village is hosting a “Paint and Sip”.
Scamp Studios of River Grove will guide us through the step by
step process to paint a complete picture. Our last painting event
was a huge success and everyone had a great time.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: Doors Open 6:00/Start at 7:00
Where: 6940 W. Belmont
Cost: A $30 donation is recommended.
The donation includes all your painting supplies, dinner, wine and
beer. Limited cash bar available.
Limited space available, all reservations must be prepaid.
Contact Peggy Honda at 773-505-0682 for availability.

Save the Date - St.Patrick’s Day Party - Saturday, March 14

Community News:

2020 Christmas Tree Recycling
Each holiday season the US spends over $1 billion dollars on fresh-cut trees. They brighten our homes, infuse the air with
merriment, and after a few days or weeks, out they go. Enter Chicago's Christmas Tree Recycling program. The benefits
of recycling/mulching trees are twofold: nutrients from the trees are preserved and given back to the soil, while tons of
valuable organic material is diverted from landfills. Participate from Jan. 4th - 18th, 2020
Chicago's 2020 Tree Recycling Program runs from January 4th through the 18th at dozens of parks across the City. Only
live/natural trees without flocking are accepted (no garland or wreaths). Because the trees are mulched, all tinsel,
ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed. Plastic bags used for transport should also be removed before putting trees
in the stalls. The mulch that's created from the Christmas Tree Recycling program is used in local parks to protect and
nourish plants and soil. Mulch will also be made available to Chicago residents, free of charge.

2020 Tree Recycling Locations
Twenty-five parks citywide are hosting Tree Recycling events this year. The tree recycling location in the 38th Ward is
Portage Park, 4100 N Long Ave. For more locations use link below. Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal
business hours. Six locations will also provide free mulch on a first-come, first-served basis, starting January 6th: Lincoln
Park, Margate Park, Mt. Greenwood Park, North Park Village, Warren Park, and the Forestry Site.

Real ID – October 1, 2020
(DL/ID) Illinois Driver’s License / Illinois State ID
Starting on October 1, 2020 the ID’s required when traveling within the United States will change. To travel you will
need to present a Real ID. If you do not have a Real ID, your standard ID (DL/ID) can continue to be used, but will need
to be accompanied by a Passport.

West Belmont Library
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Ages 0 - 3. Registration is requested for groups.
Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 5, 10:45 - 11:30

2020 Vision Board Workshop
Put your goals on paper! We will provide poster board and basic supplies, but feel free to bring more. For adults.
Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Mad Hatters
Stories, poems and songs performed by Mad Hatters, a community project of the Junior League of Chicago.
Ages 3-9 yrs.
Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m.

February Film & Fun Series: Fave Romantic Comedies
Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with these romcoms for adults & teens. We’ll also color or make simple seasonal crafts.
Tues., Feb. 11, 6 p.m.: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2 p.m.: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Tues., Feb. 18, 6 p.m.: The Big Sick (2017)

Men’s Club meets second Wednesday of every month.
A group of your male neighbors and friends get together to
enjoy a home cooked meal, play indoor bags and cards.
Each month a few of the members chef it up for the group.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. A suggested donation of $15
includes dinner and drinks. Come out and play. Next
meetings are May 18 June 12.

Senior Ladies:
Senior Ladies meet and play cards the second and fourth
Thursday of the month. Doors open at 10:00 am.
Upcoming meetings are Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28.
Save the date:

Help us plan events you are interested in:
We have many different events throughout the year.
We are looking for your input. Would you like to have
another Paint-N-Sip? Are you interested in having a
night of dancing with live music, what about the Antique
Road Show? Maybe a Murder Mystery Dinner? Is anyone
interested in going to see A Broadway in Chicago Play and
would like us to organize it? What about a Casino Night?
Send us your ideas to

Advertise in the Informer
If you would like to advertise in the informer newsletter, please contact
April Kibler at 773-972-2344.

The 38th WARD SLOW DOWN SIGNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! The weather is warming up and schools
will be letting out for summer vacation, which means more kids playing and riding bikes all around the
neighborhoods. As a community let's remind driver's to SLOW DOWN for the safety of all pedestrians. Stop in the
38th Ward Office 3821 N. Harlem Ave. and get your FREE sign!

Want to have a block party? Your Alderman wants to help!
Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors while also making your neighborhood safer. We encourage
you to invite all of your neighbors to the party as well as discuss issues that are important to the neighborhood. A united
community is a safe community and there is no better time to start than now! Contact your local Alderman Office for
permits or with questions.
36th Ward - Alderman Villegus 773-745-4636 38th Ward - Alderman Sposato 773-283-3838
29th Ward - Alderman Taliaferro 773-237-6460

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