CHICAGO--In collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Mile Association and Chi-Town Rising, PACF invites families to ring in 2017 in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park on New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 31. Beginning at 3 p.m., the event will culminate in the “Kids Countdown Spectacular” at 6 p.m. Admission to the Chi-Town Rising’s Family Countdown Celebration is free.
Drawing from the theme “Around the World for New Year’s Eve,” revelers can visit activity stations that feature New Year’s customs from countries around the world. PACF will have a booth/table that will coordinate interactive activities featuring Filipino New Year’s traditions and superstitions aimed to bring plenty of joy and blessings.
The PACF Family and its cultural partner organizations and groups continue to promote and share our rich Filipino cultural heritage and traditions in America so that future generations will remain proud of their Filipino cultural identity and heritage as Filipino Americans.
Founded in 1996 as a Not-For-Profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) is highly dependent on the goodwill and generosity of its supporters, its volunteers and friends.
Ongoing registration is being offered for the Introduction to Home Caregiver Classes at the Jose Rizal Center. The classes include practical nursing demonstration of procedures, CPR, videos, clinical visits at rehabilitation homes. They will be held for seven weeks (3-4 hours) at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613. Call Dr. Fred Barranoco at 773-397-8589 or Dr. Rufino Crisostomo at 312-402-4191.
The Jose Rizal Center is accessible to 16,000 Filipino Americans in Chicago for their social, civic, health care maintenance, and referrals for marginalized citizens. The FACC Board is embarking on a strategic engagment to grow the provided services, center maintenance and improvement. They are asking the community to take bold steps by directing their holiday gift giving to invest at the community Rizal Center. Much needed funding is needed for the repair of heating and air conditioning equipment and the dance floor ($30,000). Please think of helping the Rizal Center out with your generous contribution so future generations can enjoy this community heritage center. Contact Dr. Rufino Crisostomo, MD, Trustee Chair at 312-402-4191.
Philippine Independence Week Committee (PIWC) chairperson, Lourdes Livas, announced the holding of a Kick-Off dinner party on Jan. 14 as the first major event of the PIWC during a Dec. 18 meeting at Marriott Hotel in Chicago. Kick-off will be held at the Avalon Banquet Hall in Des Plaines, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 pm. Installation of officers will also be held. For reservation, call Edwin Pineda at 773-396 6231 or email email@example.com.
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CFC-ANCOP Illinois invites the community to celebrate Valentine's day at Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, Feb. 17, 6 pm, with a dinner, dance, and entertainment. Enjoy the night with friends who share the same Faith, at the same giving hope and Charity to the poor children in the Philippines. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Child Sponsorship Program of CFC-ANCOP illinois.
Ticket prices are as follows: Adult-$50, 3-10 y/o-$25.00, 2y/o and below- free. For tickets, call Laurel Malibiran at 630-550-1312, Minnie Malibiran 630-550-1313, Lou Jose 773-895-7521 or Lynne Elopre 630-670-0257.