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Current Events:
December 06, 2019 Women in Business Holiday Luncheon (11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
December 06, 2019
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Park Ridge Country Club
636 N. Prospect
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-3121

Mingle and jingle your way into the holiday season during the Park Ridge Chamber's Annual Women in Business Holiday Luncheon!
 
December 07, 2019 Cookie Walk 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Event details:
December 07, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge
418 West Touhy Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847)318-5464

Can the holidays get any sweeter? We think not! Get them off to a delicious start at our Cookie Walk and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 7 at the First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge.
 
December 07, 2019 Empty Bowls at Oakton (10:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
Event details:
December 07, 2019
10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
TenHoeve Center, Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines,IL
60016

Choose your favorite bowl—then share in a meal of soup and bread as a reminder of those who are in need around the world on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
 
December 08, 2019 It's a Wonderful Life - Sponsored by Liberty Bank (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Event details:
December 08, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Pickwick Theatre
5 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

The Park Ridge Community Fund benefit of the annual Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life," is sponsored by Liberty Bank, and free to the public on December 8, 2019.
 
December 08, 2019 Grinch's Candy Cane Hunt (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Event details:
December 08, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Maine Park Leisure Center
2701 W. Sibley St.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925127

The Grinch discovered Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes at one of their favorite places – Maine Park! The Grinch is planning to find all of Santa’s candy canes and turn them green!
 
December 08, 2019 80th Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
Event details:
December 08, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
205 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8478256659

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge will present its 80th annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 p.m.
 
December 10, 2019 Park Ridge Kiwanis - Noon Club meeting (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
December 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
MEETING LOCATION: The Summit of Uptown
10 N. Summit
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-1161

The Park Ridge Kiwanis-Noon Club meets at Noon on Tuesdays at the Summit Square of Uptown.
 
December 10, 2019 Park Ridge Writers Group (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
December 10, 2019
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Panera Bread
39 S. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-823-7672

The purpose of this group is to encourage members to write and provide a safe place to read one’s work and get some feedback. We meet the second Tuesday of every month.
 
December 10, 2019 Holiday Line Dancing Party (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
December 10, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
South Park Rec Center
833 W. Talcott Rd.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925129

The Park Ridge Park District's autumn line dancing lesson students wish to share their last class of the season with you and celebrate the holidays.
 
December 11, 2019 Holiday Networking Luncheon (11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
December 11, 2019
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Pennyville Station
112 Main St
Park Ridge,IL
60068

Please join us for our 2019 Holiday Networking Luncheon at Pennyville Station, 112 Main Street! Wear your festive finery and your holiday hats!
 
December 11, 2019 Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR December Meeting 2019 (11:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Event details:
December 11, 2019
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Park Ridge Country Club
636 N. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL,IL
60068-3434

The Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 11, at the Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will be served at 12:00 p.m. with a meeting and program to follow.
 
December 12, 2019 Park Ridge Toastmasters Meeting (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
December 12, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
c/o First United Methodist Church
418 W Touhy Ave
Park Ridge,IL
60068

773-848-3377

Park Ridge Toastmasters meets at the First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm EXCEPT during November and December. Please see our Club Calendar for more information, particularly in the months of November and December, as dates may change due to the holidays. Park Ridge Toastmasters is a community that empowers its members to succeed through effective communication and leadership.
 
December 13, 2019 Power Employment Workshop (09:30 AM - 03:30 PM)
Event details:
December 13, 2019
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S Prospect
Park Ridge ,IL
60068

847-720-3230

Join Illinois WorkNet Center speakers to discuss setting SMART goals, using social media to connect with hiring managers, getting your resume through the Applicant Tracking Systems and sharpening interview skills.
 
December 14, 2019 Breakfast with Santa (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
Event details:
December 14, 2019
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Maine Park Leisure Center
2701 W. Sibley St.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925127

Join us at Maine Park for a great breakfast buffet! Choose from three seatings: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm. Children can talk with Santa and have a professional photo taken.
 
December 14, 2019 Trainer Talk (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Event details:
December 14, 2019
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5129

Participate in a question and answer session at the Centennial Fitness Center with Kathy DiPietro - Certified Physical Trainer, Wellness Coach, Author of Building Healthy Habits: The Synergy of a Healthy Routine, and group fitness instructor.
 
December 14, 2019 Swim with Santa (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Event details:
December 14, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925129

Santa is spending an afternoon at the Centennial Fitness Center Pool relaxing before his big day. Join us to swim, sing holiday songs, and play reindeer games. Don’t miss your last chance to tell Santa what good girls and boys you have been all year!
 
December 15, 2019 Skate with Santa & Holiday Skating Exhibition (01:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
December 15, 2019
01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oakton Ice Arena
2800 W. Oakton St.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476923359

Join us at Oakton Ice Arena to skate with Santa and his elves. Complimentary candy canes for all kids who attend.
 
December 16, 2019 Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 Meetings - DesPlaines Library (07:00 PM - 08:45 PM)
Event details:
December 16, 2019
07:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines,IL
60016

847-823-1777

Do you want to become a better speaker/leader? Then the Toastmasters can help you! "Become the Speaker/Leader you were Meant to be!" -- Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays in Room A or B at Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL -- FREE -- Upcoming meetings are: Feb 5; Mar 19; April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21.
 
December 16, 2019 All American Toastmasters Club 5577 Meeting - Niles Library (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
December 16, 2019
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles,IL
60714

847-663-1234

The Niles All American Speakers are charter members of Toastmasters International, a club devoted to the refinement of speech, our mission is to make better speakers of everyone.
 
December 17, 2019 Senior's Breakfast with the Park Ridge Police Department (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Event details:
December 17, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Park Ridge Senior Center
100 S. Western Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-3597

The Park Ridge Police Department cordially invites all seniors to breakfast THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 9:00 a.m. at the Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 South Western Avenue, Park Ridge, IL Share breakfast and information once a month.
 
December 17, 2019 Green Drinks Park Ridge - Go Green Park Ridge (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
December 17, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Beer on the Wall OR Harp & Fiddle in Park Ridge (contact Go Green)
Beer on the Wall is at 106 Main Street // Harp & Fiddle is at 110 Main Street
Park Ridge,IL
60068

312-282-8676

Green Drinks is a monthly networking experience that welcomes like-minded people in Park Ridge into a social experience to discuss green topics and goals for our town! Green Drinks MEETS from 7PM to 9PM ON THE 3rd Tuesday of every month either at Beer on the Wall or Harp & Fiddle! Everyone is responsible for their own bar tab! Please note: Green Drinks does NOT formally meet in July or August, but can be found meeting the community at their booth/table at the Farmers' Market.
 
Looking Forward:
December 21, 2019 Longest Night Service (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)
Event details:
December 21, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
205 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-6659

Longest Night Service on the longest night of the year. Celebrate Christ's birth and the coming of the light into our darkest places with songs, candles, Holy Communion and prayers.
 
December 24, 2019 Park Ridge LIBRARY CLOSED (01:00 AM - 01:05 AM)
Event details:
December 24, 2019
01:00 AM - 01:05 AM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3123

The Park Ridge Public Library will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
 
December 25, 2019 Park Ridge LIBRARY CLOSED (01:00 AM - 01:05 AM)
Event details:
December 25, 2019
01:00 AM - 01:05 AM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3123

The Park Ridge Public Library will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
 
December 28, 2019 Try Skating & Hockey for Free! (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Event details:
December 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oakton Ice Arena
2800 W. Oakton St.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476923359

Get a free skating lesson from our experienced figure skating and hockey instructors as well as special guests! Admission and skate rental is free. Please bring a helmet and gloves. Registration is required. Register online at www.prparks.org.
 
December 31, 2019 Park Ridge LIBRARY CLOSED (01:00 AM - 01:05 AM)
Event details:
December 31, 2019
01:00 AM - 01:05 AM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3123

The Park Ridge Public Library will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
 
December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve Celebration (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
December 31, 2019
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925127

Help us kick off the New Year, family-style! Bring out the whole family for a fabulous New Year’s Eve event.
 
January 01, 2020 Park Ridge LIBRARY CLOSED (01:00 AM - 01:05 AM)
Event details:
January 01, 2020
01:00 AM - 01:05 AM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3123

The Park Ridge Public Library will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
 
January 03, 2020 Free Skating Lesson at South Park (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Event details:
January 03, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
South Park
833 W. Talcott Rd.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476923359

Get out on the ice with guidance from Oakton Ice Arena's skating instructors.
 
January 04, 2020 Winter Shake-Up Free Fitness Class (09:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Event details:
January 04, 2020
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925129

Let’s start the year together celebrating health and wellness! The Centennial Fitness Center has introduced several new class formats, and you may not have had time to try them out.
 
January 23, 2020 Park Ridge Toastmasters Meeting (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
January 23, 2020
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
c/o First United Methodist Church
418 W Touhy Ave
Park Ridge,IL
60068

773-848-3377

Park Ridge Toastmasters meets at the First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm EXCEPT during November and December. Please see our Club Calendar for more information, particularly in the months of November and December, as dates may change due to the holidays. Park Ridge Toastmasters is a community that empowers its members to succeed through effective communication and leadership.
 
Past Events:
November 21, 2019 DAR Genealogy Assistance (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Event details:
November 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S Prospect
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8477203230

Volunteer representatives of the 21st Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are available to answer your genealogy questions. Free. No registration required.
 
November 21, 2019 Meet w/ Rep from IL Senator Murphy's Office @ Library (09:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Event details:
November 21, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Park Ridge Public Library 2nd Floor Study Room
20 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 720-3280

A member of Illinois State Senator Laura Murphy's office will be at the Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today. They will be situated in a study room on the 2nd floor. A member of this office is usually at the Park Ridge Public Library on the fourth Thursday of the following months to meet with constituents: Feb., March, May, June, Aug., Sept., Nov., & Dec.. Occasionally, Senator Murphy will be in attendance to answer constituent’s questions. Please phone ahead.
 
November 21, 2019 Young Professionals Networking "Friendsgiving" (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
November 21, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beer on the Wall
106 Main St
Park Ridge,IL
60068

This November, the Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group will share more than referrals! Join us as we celebrate with a festive Friendsgiving celebration at Beer on the Wall! Individual orders will be placed through Harp & Fiddle.
 
November 22, 2019 Women in Business Networking Brfst (4th Fri.) Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce (08:30 AM - 09:45 AM)
Event details:
November 22, 2019
08:30 AM - 09:45 AM
LOCATION - Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce
720 Garden Street
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-3121

Bring your business cards for some great networking and enjoy a delicious breakfast while listening to an informative presentation. ----- $12 Members $17 Prospective Members and Walk-ins.. Please RSVP to the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. -- The Women in Business Networking Breakfast meets the 4th Friday of the month --- EXCEPT in December, when it is the 1st Friday (call the Chamber to verify).
 
November 23, 2019 Blanket of Dreams 2019 (08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
Event details:
November 23, 2019
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Mary Seat of Wisdom - Clark Ministry Center
1335 South Clifton Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-456-8267

MSW CCW welcomes everyone who want to make blankets for the homeless on this one day a year. We are a diverse group of blanket makers – all ages and all sizes! Families, Students needing service hours, Scout Troops, Grandmas and grandpas, Moms and Dads, Business People, Students, Sports Groups and Clubs, Girlfriend Groups, Teachers, Public servants, and YOU – united by our shared faith in a loving God and in our mission of doing something good for those in need.
 
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday (All Day Event)
Event details:
November 28, 2019
All Day Event
Park Ridge,IL
60068

Thanksgiving - National Holiday
 
November 28, 2019 Jo Herzog Memorial Thanksgiving Day Workout (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
Event details:
November 28, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy
Park Ridge,IL
60068

8476925129

Take time to workout before the turkey comes out! Join us for a fun workout that's great for the whole family. Admission: Non-perishable food items for Maine Township Food Pantry.
 
November 29, 2019 Winterfest 2019 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
November 29, 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Uptown and South Park in Park Ridge

Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-3121

Celebrate the season with Winterfest 2019! The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce; City of Park Ridge; and the Park Ridge Public Library invite you to a Traditional Park Ridge Holiday Celebration from November 29 from 6pm - 9m!
 
December 02, 2019 Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 Meetings - DesPlaines Library (07:00 PM - 08:45 PM)
Event details:
December 02, 2019
07:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines,IL
60016

847-823-1777

Do you want to become a better speaker/leader? Then the Toastmasters can help you! "Become the Speaker/Leader you were Meant to be!" -- Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays in Room A or B at Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL -- FREE -- Upcoming meetings are: Feb 5; Mar 19; April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21.
 
December 02, 2019 All American Toastmasters Club 5577 Meeting - Niles Library (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
December 02, 2019
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles,IL
60714

847-663-1234

The Niles All American Speakers are charter members of Toastmasters International, a club devoted to the refinement of speech, our mission is to make better speakers of everyone.
 
December 03, 2019 Breakfast Club @ Lola's Diner – Park Ridge Chamber Networking Breakfast (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
Event details:
December 03, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
LOCATION = Lola's Diner
920 Busse Highway
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 518-5226

Start your morning off with a business development kick at The Breakfast Club. The crowd is welcoming and business-minded. Chamber host Dave Donovan curates and makes introductions in a natural way to ensure all members connect with the type of people their businesses need to know. Strategic, targeted, authentic business connections made! Remember your business cards! -- $12 Park Ridge Chamber Members /$15 Prospective members -- RSVP to the Chamber (847) 825-3121 or at info@parkridgechamber.org
 
 
 
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