12/2Top Notch Beefburgers, 2116 W. 95th St.: 20% OFF purchase of $10 or more 12/2The Mercer Agency (Allstate), 2059 W. 95th St.: Call 773-598-4530 for a quote and receive a $10 Visa gift card 12/2Park Pet Shop Inc., 10429 S. Kedzie. 773-779-2011: Schedule your holiday grooming appointment with us and save $10 12/3Original 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
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.http://www.19thwardmobile.com/turkey-trot-signup/ 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 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.
Join 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."
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.
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 orMunroeParkTheaterGuild@gmail.com
Holiday 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.
Adult 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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 orwww.beverlyartcenter.org.
Upcoming BAPA events -
Save the Date!
Jan. 25 - Snowflake Ball
Blue Cart Recycling Pick-Up: Week December 2 households
WEST of Western.
Beat 2211 and 2212, Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m., 22nd District Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 312-745-0620.
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,www.beverlyartcenter.org.
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,email@example.com, 773-230-6588.