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While Chicago slows down a bit with events and festivals in January, there are still fun things to do. Here's a selection of Chicago's best events this month. Check back often as new ones will be added.
January 14 - 16, 2011: Chicago Cubs Convention - The official convention for Chicago's famous Chicago Cubs, giving fans a chance to get up close with some of their favorite players and broadcasters. (Bring a pen and paper for autographs.)
Through January 17, 2011: Recycle Your Christmas Tree - Ready to take down your Christmas tree? The Chicago Park District is accepting trees at several locations throughout the city. Also, there will be some wood mulch available at the sites.
January 17, 2011: Martin Lurther King Day - The annual holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. The day will be celebrated with various volunteer projects throughout the city. Find out how you can volunteer through the MLK Day of Service. (Note: local government offices are closed, but museums, restaurants, and more will be open. Might be a good day to take advantage of the Free Days at the Art Institute.)
January 28 - 30, 2011: Chicago Snow Days - A free winter festival at Chicago's Navy Pier with a "snowboard rail jam," a snow sculpting competition, dog sled demonstrations, and more.
Through March, 2011: Millennium Park Ice Skating - Ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park is one of Chicago's most popular winter activities with the rink's skyscraper views, festive music, and charm - the rink is outside along Michigan Avenue.