Calendar: Is it school yet?
Chicago schoolchildren return to the classroom Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, so it's time to get ready. Children get free immunizations Aug. 19 at Windy City Fieldhouse (next to Target) and free physicals Aug. 20 at St. Mary's campus of Resurrection Health Care.
More from this month's calendar:
Friday, Aug. 12
Prasino restaurant, 7 a.m.-midnight daily, 1846 W. Division. The family-owned organic restaurant supports local farmers and food artisans, and foodies can save fossil fuels with a nearby alternative to LaGrange or St. Charles locations. prasino.com
Built Festival, 5-10:30pm, noon-10:30pm Saturday, 1767 N. Milwaukee. Shipping containers converted to art and performance spaces. builtforart.com
Saturday, Aug. 13
Ice Cream Social, 2-5pm, Wicker Park Cloister Building, 2108-18 W. North Ave. Ice cream from Margies Candies, hot dogs, lemonade, games and entertainment at Wicker Park Committee event. wickerparkcommittee.com
Monday, Aug. 15
Movies in Wicker Park, dusk, 1425 N. Damen Ave. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, at the softball field.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Polish Triangle Marketplace, 2-8pm Thursdays through September, at Milwaukee, Ashland and Division. If you haven't been, you should. Check out our slide show and the chamber of commerce's list of visitors. wickerparkbucktown.org
Friday, Aug. 19
Back-to-School Health Fair, 10am-2pm, 2367 W. Logan Blvd. Children get immunizations, lead screenings, blood pressure screenings, diabetes and asthma screenings, and a backpack of school supplies. State Rep. Toni Berrios amd Ald. Proco Joe Moreno seek donations, including direct purchases. toniberrios.com
Saturday, Aug. 20
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth's Health & FamilyFest, 9am-noon, 2233 W. Division St.
Kids get not only the free checkups but carnival rides, face paintings, clowns; adults screened for blood pressure, cholesterol, body measurement index. reshealth.org
Friday, August 26
St. Helen Festival, 5-10 pm; noon-10 Saturday, noon-9 Sunday,
2347 W. Augusta. Carnival rides, games, music and dance performances, food and beer garden to benefit St. Helen School. sthelenchicago.org
Saturday, Aug. 27
Sidewalk sale, 11am-6pm through Sunday in Wicker Park & Bucktown. wickerparkbucktown.com
Food Truck Social, noon-10pm, 700 N. Ashland. A dozen food trucks, chef appearances and demonstrations from Girl and the Goat, Big Star, Schwa, Belly Shack. Music booked by Empty Bottle. westtownchamber.org