Team One Step from Children’s Oncology Services to host Charity Poker Championship!

The Children's Oncology Services, Inc., strives to provide programs throughout the year that allow kids with cancer to just be kids. On March 6th, they will be hosting their annual Charity Poker Championship at the National Hellenic Museum. Over 270 players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas!

Working in the Schools Chicago Hosts Mardi Gras Blackboard Affair Masquerade Ball

Each year, for one exciting evening, the magic of Mardi Gras travels north to Chicago for the Blackboard Affair Masquerade Ball. This event benefits Working in the Schools (WITS), a local organization that promotes literacy and a love of learning in Chicago Public School elementary students through a volunteer-powered, outcomes-based portfolio of programs.

The Chicago Volunteer Expo is back for its second year – and it’s free!

The Chicago Volunteer Expo is back for its second year – and it’s free! We all know that volunteering is a good thing to do. Helping those in need. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? I bet you’ve even made a new year’s resolution to give back to your community at some point, right? Let me make this easy for you. Come to the Chicago Volunteer Expo this Sunday, February 16, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. It’s a one-stop shop for meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Chicago’s Original Trolley Crawl, “Screw Cupid,” Celebrates 15 Years of Partying for Chicago’s Fun-Loving Singles This Valentine’s Day

“It all started with a big group of Durkin’s regulars; thirty single chicks, taking over the bar, yelling obscenities about Cupid, love and the men that they pretended not to care about. That’s when I thought, ‘Screw Cupid,’” said Durkin’s Tavern Owner, Greg “Coach” Neal. Today, Bar1 Events celebrates 15 years of the Screw Cupid Trolley Crawl!