Get free tax assistance 

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Austin Branch Library, 5615 W. Race Ave., free tax assistance will be provided by Ladder Up for individuals who make less than $30,000 per year and families making $55,000 per year. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Ladder Up notes: All sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sites will stop taking new clients well before the official closing time, so please arrive early.

For more information about the tax services available please visit Ladder Up’s website at:

Get affordable healthy produce 

On Sunday, Feb. 18, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran School’s gymnasium, 846 N. Menard Ave., Forty Acres Fresh Market will hold an indoor winter produce market, where you can buy delicious, affordable, healthy food. There will also be free sampling from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., along with $5 wraps. 

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash accepted.