CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Portage Park

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Need an activity for the kiddos this weekend? Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N Milwaukee Ave) hosts a bi-weekly story time in the children’s section. This Saturday, January 6, at 10 am, listen to Miss Kimberly read 2-3 books. Storytime is followed by songs and a crafting session. Find more information and put it on your calendar here.

Lincoln Park: It’s back! Savor Lincoln Park, Chicago’s favorite indoor neighborhood food festival, is on January 23. From 6-9 pm, you can enjoy tastes, bites, and sips from Lincoln Park’s hottest restaurants and bars. The event is held at iO Chicago and will feature silent auction packages and a vintage photo booth. Advanced general admission tickets are $40 and day of tickets (if available) are $50. Buy your tickets now!

Lakeview: Looking to start a meditation practice? Here’s a great way to get going! The Peace School (3121 N Lincoln Ave) is holding The Peace Breathing Mediation for Beginners course beginning Monday, January 15. This weekly session is held on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Learn the fundamentals of meditation through lecture, discussion, and group practice in a relaxed and comfortable setting. For more information, pricing, and to schedule your class, email or call 773.248.7959.

Lincoln Square: It’s always easier to start a new routine with other people! Join the Fleet Feet Fun Run Breakfast Club in Lincoln Square. This Saturday, January 6, meet up with other local runners for a fun run from 8 to 10 am. Beginning at Fleet Feet Lincoln Square, explore Chicago’s best running routes while meeting new people and logging miles. There’s a dry, safe, and warm place to meet where you can leave your stuff while out on the run. Each run is led by a run leader to help keep you motivated and safe! Find out more about these weekly fun runs here.

Andersonville: Kick off your New Year’s resolutions with Resolution Andersonville. This fantastic weekend is held from January 19-21. It is designed for you to explore and implement your New Year’s resolutions and goals within the neighborhood! Businesses will host open houses throughout the weekend, have special offers on classes, services, and healthy living products. Participating businesses including Be Yoga, Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, and Steep Theatre. The Service Business Fair is on the 20th from 1-5 pm at 5545 N Clark St. Find more information about this exciting weekend here!

Portage Park: Did you make a New Year’s resolution to work out or move more? Now’s your chance! This Sunday, January 7, DanceRoom Chicago (5355 West Irving Park Road), hosts Groov3 Chicago with Sarah and Courtenay. Groov3 is described as “Los Angeles’ Hottest Choreographed Dance Party”. This class targets those who want to learn how to dance and those who used to dance. This class will build your confidence and put the fun back in your fitness routine! This hour long class begins at 10:30 on Sunday morning. Learn more and register (for free!) here!