Money Smart with Wintrust Bank
Are you confused about finances? Not sure how to make a savings plan? Join Wintrust Bank representatives for a FREE seminar to learn more about these pressing financial questions. To register please visit or contact Pastoral Assistant Leslie Deslauriers at

Where: 2nd Presbyterian Church of Chicago (1936 S. Michigan Ave.)
When: Monday, October 21st, October 28th and November 4th at 6:00 pm

Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship Business Workshop
Are you a business owner? Are you looking for financing opportunities to meet your present business needs? Are you interested in knowing the requirements to be considered for a grant? Are you looking for resources to prepare you for future growth? If so, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, along with the Small Business Development Center and CMS Business Enterprise Program invite you to join us at the ADME Business Workshop. During the workshop, subject-matter experts will address the needs of business owners, those looking for resources for their business and those looking to do business with the State of Illinois. This is a free event but registration is requested – space is limited. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: XS Tennis Village (5336 S. State St.)
When: Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

PDNA Children’s Halloween Party
Bring your little goblins in costume to PDNA’s annual not-so-scary Halloween Party at the Glessner House Museum. Our little guests will enjoy games, prizes, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, a petting zoo, family photo booth, candy, snacks, refreshments, music and more! Purchase tickets here. Children 1-12 years old are $15, 13 years and older are $8, and infants are free.

Where: Glessner House (1800 S. Prairie Ave.)
When: Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Family Costume Parade and Trick or Treat
Dress up the whole family for a festive Halloween costume walk on historic Prairie Avenue followed directly by trick or treating it the neighborhood. All are welcome to this FREE event. for more information email

Where: Prairie Ave. at 18th St.
When: Thursday, October 31st at 4:30 pm (parade) and 5:00 pm (trick or treating)

Halloween in the Parks
Everyone is invited to pick pumpkins, pet farm animals, play games, jump in inflatables, and much more. Enjoy haunted houses, parties, harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, movie screenings, arts & crafts and Halloween-themed entertainment at local parks citywide. For a full list of Chicago Park District Halloween events, click here.

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is excited to host a new year-long temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America, beginning March 2, 2019, to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah.  The bilingual exhibit, which features photographs by Li Ju, pays tribute to the approximately 12,000 Chinese workers who completed the west coast portion of the world’s first Transcontinental Railway. For tickets, click here.

Where: Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St., Chicago, IL 60616

3-Hour Chicago Riverwalk to Chinatown Boat Tour 

Take a boat and walking tour along the Chicago River while indulging in tasty treats along the way. Learn about the river’s rich history and the great architecture that lines it. ​This tour starts at Ghirardelli on the Magnificent Mile, where you’ll get to indulge in some gourmet chocolate before boarding the boat to Chinatown for more treats, like authentic Asian BBQ pork or veggie-stuffed buns and mochi ice cream. ​See all the iconic buildings along the river and take pictures you can’t take from anywhere except a boat. See the Wrigley Building, Merchandise Mart, Trump Tower, Marina City and more during your journey. ​ You’ll exit the boat at Ping Tom Park for a stroll through the only Chinatown in America that is actually still growing. Stop and sample a variety of authentic Asian fare along the way, while learning of Chinatown’s rich history. Take advantage of the many great photo ops, like the Chinese Zodiac Sculptures, the Chinatown Gateway and the “Nine Dragon Wall,” and stop to shop for Chinatown souvenirs. For tickets, click here.

Where: American Walks – Clark Street Bridge; NE corner of Wacker Drive; Chicago, IL 60654
When: October 31, 2019 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

For a full list of Halloween parties around the city, click here.

For a complete Halloween Guide to Chicago, click here.