Celebrate Chicagoans' contributions to the city's parks at the 39th Friends of the Parks annual meeting and awards luncheon. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is the keynote speaker at the Feb. 6 event, which kicks off at noon at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Honorees include Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), Leslie Recht, the Gresham Police District and the Chase Park Advisory Council. For tickets, priced from $45 for members to $450 for a 10-seat table, visit the Friends of the Parks website.