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A visit with Santa in Roseland; Foreclosure Sunday with Danny Davis; WVON considers the legacy of Harold Washington

A visit with Santa: TANF mothers who have achieved employment often become the working poor and do not have the means to provide their children with the time and cost for a picture with Santa, toys or stockings,” says Sheryl Holman of Community Assistance Programs of Roseland. CAPs provides employment training and job placement services for TANF recipients, ex-offenders, older youth, and other unemployed populations — and Saturday the group hosts its annual “Moment with Santa” for all CAPs clients, with Christmas stockings and a picture with Santa for the children.  Saturday, December 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CAPs in Roseland at the Halsted Indoor Mall, 115th and Halsted.  Info at 773-468-1993.

Foreclosure Sunday.  U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and the Foreclosure Prevention Coalition is visiting churches to highlight the need for people in trouble with their mortgages to get help before it’s too late.  Sunday, December 16 (11:30 a.m.), Davis will speak at Rev. Ira Acree’s St. John’s Bible Church, 1256 N. Waller.  Info at 773-533-7520

The Legacy of Harold Washington.  WVON’s 16th annual pre-Kwanzaa celebration will feature a discussion of the legacy of Chicago’s first black mayor, with Timuel Black, Jackie Grimshaw, Salim Muwakkil, and Conrad Worrill, moderated by Cliff Kelley.   Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.