‘Tis the season to give thanks for what we have, and be of service to those who are in need. Although April is National Volunteer Month, volunteers are always in demand. Here are some local charities who support our communities, and some that do good works all over the world.
3-4 CHICAGO GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL – Various locations
3-4 DO DIVISION ST. FEST & SIDEWALK SALE – 1550-2200 W. Division St.
4 UNITED RUN FOR THE ZOO – Lincoln Park Zoo
9-11 RIBFEST CHICAGO – 4100 N. Lincoln Ave.
9-11 ANDERSONVILLE MIDSOMMERFEST – 5200-5500 N. Clark St.
10 DIFFA Gala (design industries foundation fighting AIDS)
10-11 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST – Dearborn St. & Polk St.
10-11 WELLS STREET ART FESTIVAL – 1200-1600 N. Wells St.
10-11 OLD TOWN ART FAIR – Lincoln Ave. & Wisconsin St.
10-11 GREEN MUSIC FEST – 2000 W. North Ave. Wicker Park
10-12 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL – Grant Park
16-18 TASTE OF RANDOPLH – 900-1200 W. Randoplh
16-18 OAKLEY FESTA PASTA VINO – 24th St. & Oakley Ave
16-17 SUMMER ON SOUTHPORT
17-18 CHICAGO PRIDE FEST – 3600-3800 N. Halsted St.
25 GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY’S HUNGER WALK – Soldier Field