Dec 18, 2013

The Villager

The Villager Neighborhood News and Event Update28 November, 2013


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BAPA Thanksgiving 
BAPA is thankful for neighbors like you!
Wishing a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
     from the BAPA staff   
*** Note - the BAPA office will be closed Friday, Nov 29

 Hear BAPA's Shop Local Ad on WXRT

Tune in to WXRT this week to catch the Shop Beverly Hills/Morgan Park ads sponsored by BAPA. If you miss it, here's a copy of the spot:

  December Deals of the Day

12/1 Handy Dandy Cleaning Services, 1803 W. 95th St.: $30 OFF all initial cleaning services, Dec. 1 -31.312-437-9337
12/1 BAPA, 1987 W. 111th St.: $10 OFF two Snowflake Ball tickets. Online at Use Code DEAL
12/2Top Notch Beefburgers, 2116 W. 95th St.: 20% OFF purchase of $10 or more
12/2 The Mercer Agency (Allstate), 2059 W. 95th St.: Call 773-598-4530 for a quote and receive a $10 Visa gift card
12/2 Park Pet Shop Inc., 10429 S. Kedzie. 773-779-2011: Schedule your holiday grooming appointment with us and save $10
12/3 Original Pancake House, 10437 S. Western: Apple Pancake: buy one, get one free! (Dine-in or carry-out)
12/4 Brock's for Men, 2025 W. 95th St.: 20% OFF all sweaters and sport shirts
12/4 Chicago Computer Club, 2039 W. 95th St. 20% OFF any service including refurbishing a computer
12/5 Jazzy Couture, 2233 W. 95th St. 50% OFF all apparel
12/5 Beverly Review, 10546 S. Western. 1/2 price new subscriptions only $13 per year (reg. $26). Call 773-238-3366 or stop in.
12/5 Tropical Sunsation Salon & Spa, 2557 W. 111th St. 15% OFF any product or accessory

       Turkey Trot 
Turkey Trot Takes 5th Run Through North Beverly
The 5th annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk, presented by The PrivateBank, will be held Sat., Nov. 30 beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will run or walk through historic North Beverly. Information: Online registration is still available until 7pm on Thanksgiving. You may also register in person on Friday, Nov. 29 at the 19th Ward Office,12 to 5 p.m. as well as on race morning from 7 to 8:45 a.m.

Get Mixin'
Get In, Get Art, a monthly series of free art activities for all ages is offered at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., presents Get Mixin' on Sun., Dec., 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Get Mixin' covers the art of holiday entertaining and decorating. Bartenders from The Harvest Room, a farm to table restaurant in Palos Heights, will present a mixology workshop for adults. Cookie decorating artists Mindy Day and Laurie Ach will teach kids and adults how to make spectacular holiday cookies. Other activities include caroling, children's art projects, and the BAC Stage performance troupe's mini-musical, "Home for the Holidays." 773-233-3100. 

Beverly Arts CenterJoin the BAC Challange!   
The BAC Business Challenge committee is currently meeting with business owners in Beverly/Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Evergreen Park, Blue Island and other area communities to schedule Buy In to the BAC Challenge fund raisers. This week:
 Kean Gas Station, 2632. W. 111th St., will donate five cents for every gallon of gas sold during the month of December.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 10421 S. Western, will donate 15% of sales on Tues., Dec. 3. Customers must mention "BAC Challenge."

 Shoe Collection
The Children's Ministry at Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., has launched a project to collect as many new and used shoes as possible to help less fortunate children all over the world. The shoes will be sent to the organization Soles For Souls, which sells the shoes to a business and uses the proceeds to purchase new shoes for those in need. Drop off shoes at the church by Dec. 24.   

Open Auditions
The Chicago Park District's Munroe Park Theater Guild will hold open auditions for the winter production, "Almost, Maine," a quirky, romantic comedy by John Cariani,  Mon., Dec. 2 and Wed., Dec. 4, 7 to 9 p.m., Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Call backs Fri., Dec. 6, 7 to 10 p.m. "Almost, Maine" is an ensemble play about couples in various stages of falling in or out of love.  The cast will include 6 to 12 actors between the ages of 18  and 50, and each actor will play multiple roles. Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Dec. 16. Performances will be Feb. 13 through 15. Information: Kevin McSweeney, Munroe Park, 312-747-6561

Turkey dinnerHoliday Turkey Fund
For each $15 donation, the Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry Holiday Turkey Fund distributes a turkey with all the trimmings and a bag of groceries to area families in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make out checks to Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry and send to Holiday Turkey Fund, Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643-4012.

smiling-computer-ladies.jpgAdult Computer Classes
Increase your knowledge or start at the beginning in adult computer classes at St. Barnabas School. Intro to Computers and Internet/Word I, Mon., Dec. 2, 7 to 9 p.m.; Word II, Tues., Dec. 3, 7 to 9 p.m.; Word III, Mon., Dec. 9, 7 to 9 p.m.; Excel I, Tues., Dec. 10, 7 to 9 p.m.; Excel II, Mon., Dec. 16, 7 to 9 p.m.; Excel III, Mon., Dec. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. $25 each. St. Barnabas School, 10121 S. Longwood Dr. 773-445-7711

Food Drive
Holiday Food Drive
Sen. Bill Cunningham and Rep. Fran Hurley are collecting non-perishable food items and gift cards (no monetary donations, please) to support local food pantries through Dec. 1. Drop off donations at 10400 S. Western, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Beverly BankHoliday Outing
The Beverly Bank Platinum Adventures Club is hosting a trip to see "A Fireside Christmas" at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisc., Thurs., Dec. 5. The show is a musical revue that has been staged for 20 years, each year with new music, costumes, choreography and settings. Cost: $125. Departs 8 a.m. from Ridge Academy, 
2501 W. 103rd St. Reservations: Margie O'Connell, 773-239-2265.

 'Ms Claus: A Holiday Musical'
The Elf Class of 2013 is on red and green alert: Santa's "naughty and nice" list has been lost!  "Mrs. Claus: A Holiday Musical" is a delightful, interactive show full of songs and adventure as Mrs. Claus and the elves band together to save Christmas. The show is performed by Chicago Kids Company on selected weekdays and Saturdays, Dec. 5 through Dec. 23. $12. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111
th St. Find a complete performance schedule and buy tickets online at

 Call For Neighborhood Artists
Vanderpoel Art Association is looking for Beverly/Morgan Park artists to take part in a February 2014 exhibit. Send PDF of proposed work including media, dimensions and contact information by Tues., Dec. 31 to Mary Lenzini,773-233-7248 or

Children's Holiday Art
Children ages 5 to 13 are invited to participate in the Children's Holiday Art competition and exhibit at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Submit original drawings on 8.5 x 11 inch drawing paper  by 6 p.m., Dec. 5. Drawings must celebrate the the season. The name and age of the artist must appear on the back of the drawing. 773-445-3838

Upcoming  BAPA events -
Save the Date!   

Jan. 25   - Snowflake Ball

Blue Cart
Recycling Reminder 

Blue Cart Recycling Pick-Up: Week December 2 households 
WEST of  Western.

 CAPS logo
CAPS Meetings
Information: 312-745-0620.

Beat 2211 and 2212, Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m., 22nd District Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 312-745-0620.

Community Events    
  • Super Savings Days are Nov. 29 and 30 for winter classes in the BAC School of the Arts. Complete class schedule and registration are available at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., or online,

  • The Buckinghams perform their Joy of Christmas show, Sat., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.  $35($32/BAC members).  Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838,

  • Farmers Market, every Sat. until Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Olivia's Garden, 10730 S. Western Ave. CLICK HERE to read more in The Beverly Review

  • Diapers and Dazzlers, a Stella & Dot event and diaper drive benefitting the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago and the Southside Pregnancy Center, Tues., Dec. 3, open house, 1 to 7 p.m. 10738 S. Artesian Ave. Kristin Boza,, 773-230-6588.

  • An exhibit of work by finalists and winners in 37th Annual Beverly Art Competition continues through Jan. 5. Free. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838.

  • An Evening With M&R Rush, Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $12 ($10/BAC members). Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838,
In This Issue
Happy THanksgiving
BAPA's Shop Local Ad WXRT
December...Deals of the Day
Turkey Trot
Get Mixin'.
Shoe Collection
Open Auditions
Holiday Turkey Fund
Adult Computer Classes
Holiday Food Drive
Holiday Outing
'Ms Claus: A Holiday Musical'
Call For Neighborhood Artists
Children's Holiday Art
Upcoming BAPA events
Recycling Reminder
CAPS Meetings
Community Events
Quick Links
Closing Headline
Thank you for your support of the Beverly Area Planning Association.

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