May 26, 2018


BAPA Update

Racing to the Ridge Run. Advanced packet pick-up and Ridge Run registration continues this week.
Thurs., May 24 and Fri., May 25, 12 to 7 p.m., and Sat., May 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Running Excels, 10328 S. Western Ave.
Sun., May 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Race day registration at the park opens at 6:30 a.m. Info and registration.
Find your Complete Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade Survival Guide in The Patch.

There’s Still Time to Volunteer. BAPA still has a few spots for volunteers to help as Ridge Run course marshals to make sure runners stay on the route, and at aid stations where they hand out water. Volunteers get a great view of the racing action and a Love Where You Live volunteer t-shirt. Interested? Sign up for a volunteer spot now and select the volunteer button. Read more about the Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade in The Beverly Review.

Not Running on Memorial Day? Race down to the route to cheer on the runners and watch the parade. Races start at 8 a.m. with the 10K and continue at 8:10 for the Youth Mile and 9:30 for the 5K. The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 108th and Longwood Dr. at 10 a.m. and marches north to Ridge Park. New this year: The Bluesmobile and the IBEW Local 134 patriotic float. Returning favorites: Jesse White Tumblers, Stockyard Kilty Band, Illinois National Guard, plus lots of schools, churches and community groups. See the complete parade line up in The Patch. Area families are invited to follow the parade to the post-race festival in Ridge Park to enjoy activities, food and beverages until about noon.

Tech Tuesdays Empower Seniors to Use Technology. AT&T, Smith Village and BAPA have teamed up to help seniors take full advantage of using their iPhones, iPads and other devices at Tech Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl. The hands-on classes will be taught by Claire Richards, founder of Amplify 7, and will cover the basics of how to use tech devices, and detailed instruction on taking and managing photos; tackling everyday tech issues like texting, email, group texts and video chats; and how to use apps for Facebook, Twitter, weather, photo editing and more. Classes are free but space is limited. Smith Village residents can sign up at the front desk. Sign up is also available online or by calling BAPA, 773-233-3100.

Family Fun Nights Are On the Move. Meet us at neighborhood Metra stations for activities, food and fun perfect for the stroller crowd and their families at Family Fun Nights. On Thurs., June 14, meet at the 91st Street Metra Station and Cosme Park. On Thurs., June 21, the action will take place at the 99th Street Metra Station and the 99th and Walden Parkway business district. The series winds up on Thurs., June 28 at the 111th Street Metra Station. Weather permitting, Family Fun Nights take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and are free. Bring chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Little Company of Mary Hospital and BAPA thanks the Family Fun Nights sponsors: The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Beverly Bank & Trust, Mike Haggerty Buick –GMC- Volkswagen and the 19th Ward Youth Foundation.
Questions? Call BAPA, 773-233-3100.

Community Alert

Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives - Area South has issued a community alert regarding an attempted child luring that occurred last night at 6:20 p.m. on the 10800 block of South Washtenaw Ave.  To view a copy of the alert, please click here. Share this information with friends and neighbors in the community and report any suspicious behavior to 9-1-1 immediately.

Brews, Bags and Art June 3

The Brews, Bags and Art tournament and charity art auction was postponed due to rain. Plan to attend Sun., June 3, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Horse Thief Hollow parking lot, 10426 S. Western. The charity event will feature live music and face painting. Craft beers and gourmet hot dogs are available for purchase. $50 per team of two registration is required. No cover charge for spectators. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Players must be 21+. Info and signup.

Free Yoga at the Farmers Market

Morgan Park Sports Fitness Center will host complimentary yoga class every other Sunday beginning May 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 95th Street Farmer's Market. The class is open to all ages. The first class is a great way to stretch before the Ridge Run. Shop for produce, plants, prepared foods and lots more, meet representatives from the Gold Star Mothers monument restoration, and enjoy music by Mark Taylor. Keep up on market details.

Live Music Mondays at BAC

The Live Music Mondays outdoor summer concert series begins Mon., June 4 with a performance by Holden & Company. Concerts are 7 to 9 p.m. in the Beverly Arts Center courtyard, 2407 W. 111th St. $5 donation appreciated. Beverages available for purchase. Bring chairs; no pets or outside beverages. Info: 773-445-3838.

LCMH Pediatric Asthma Seminar

Join Pediatric Asthma Program Director B. Louise Giles as she explains asthma attack warning signs, suggests lifestyle changes to reduce these triggers and discusses treatment options for managing your child's asthma, Thurs., May 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer Center Meeting Room, 2800 W. 95th St. Seminars are open to all. Info and registration, 708-423-3070.

Renaissance Academy of Saint Xavier

Membership registration is now open for the fall session of Renaissance Academy of Saint Xavier University. Renaissance Academy is an outreach activity of Saint Xavier University created for those individuals of community, retired and semi-retired, who have the desire to learn simply for the joy and excitement of learning. Info and registration or

Beverly Art Walk Banners

The 5th annual Beverly Art Walk will take place Sat., Sept. 29, 12 to 7 p.m., with artist studio tours on Sun., Sept. 23. Organizers are installing street light pole banners along neighborhood commercial corridors and are looking for sponsors. Banners will be installed the first week of August and remain until at least the first week of October, and can be personalized with a business name or logo, a family or organization name, or a special message. The deadline to sponsor and pay for a banner is July 1, and banner placement will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. Info.

Summer Days at BAC

Registration for Summer Classes at Beverly Arts Center is now open. Classes include Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual arts and Film for ages 2 to seniors, Mon., Jun. 11 to Sat. Aug. 18. Camps for Kids & Teens run through Fri., Aug. 31. View a complete listing of classes and camps. Info and registration 773-445-3838.

Get Your Green Thumb

Kellogg's volunteer Garden Club meets Mon., 4p.m., through fall, weather permitting, to weed, plant, and beautify the grounds at Kellogg School, 9241 S. Leavitt. All neighbors and gardeners are welcome. Info, or

Concert at The Castle

The Beverly Unitarian Church will host Anne Hills, Sat., Jun. 2 at 7 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Tickets are $20. Tickets and info 773-719-7059.

Job Club

State Rep. Fran Hurley will host Job Club Thurs., May 31, 10:30 a.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. Job club will help connect local job seekers with employment opportunities and resources for helping them market their skills. Speaker Jeffrey Routier, a Chicago Regional Employment Service Program Manager, will discuss state programs and services that provide links to employment. RSVP encouraged: 773-445-8128 or

Order Your Oak Tree Sapling by May 25

The 19th Ward is partnering with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to offer free oak saplings to community residents. The saplings are approximately six inches tall and can be requested here. The deadline to order saplings is Fri., May 25.  All saplings must be picked up on Sun., June 3,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the 95th Street Farmers' Market, 95th and Longwood Dr.

Put it on your calendar . . .

95th Street Business Association outing to Windy City Thunderbolts vs. Lake Erie Crushers, Fri., June 22, tailgaiting, 6 p.m. game, 7:05 p.m., 14011 S. Kenton, Crestwood. $10. Info: 773-238-4094 or

Zeshan B and The Transistors, one of the Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know, will be performing Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. The concert mixes Memphis R&B, Chicago Blues and the sounds of Bagewadi’s roots in India and Pakistan. Tickets $27. Info.

16th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic and Bikes & Brews festival, Fri., July 20, 4 to 10 p.m. New location: 101st and Longwood Dr. Info: 773-233-3100.

In the News . . . 

Ridge Run creates racing rivalry for school teams. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Cork and Kerry makes Time Out Chicago list of Chicago’s best beer gardens. Read more in Time Out Chicago.

Quantum Me unveiled on 99th Street. Read more in The Beverly Review.

MPHS alums plan reunion. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Mercy Circle hosts open house. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Local artist Didier Nolet to have Lighthouse on Mag Mile. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Memorial rededication set for November. Read more in The Beverly Review.

The deadline has been extended to May 28 for teens and adults looking for jobs through the One Summer Chicago program. Read more in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Community Calendar

Recycling Pick-Up

Week of May 27: West of Western

School Calendar

Celebrate summer at Jazzin' at the Blossom, Fri., Jun. 1, 7 to 10 p.m., Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, 9030 S. Hermitage. The fundraiser for Kellogg School features live music, open bar, and wine and food pairings with Chef Alvin Green. $60. Info.

Sutherland Hosts May 25 'Pollinator Party' at Wild Blossom. Join us for the Sutherland Green Team's First Annual Pollinator Party, Fri., May 25, 7 to 10 pm at the Wild Blossom Meadery,  9030 S. Hermitage. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and include mead, beer, wine & soda. The Pollo Locuas food truck will be selling tacos. Tickets can be purchased online. All proceeds to benefit the expanding outdoor educational experiences at Sutherland. Come see what the buzz is about! 

Community Calendar

Vanderpoel Art Association presents The Nature of Things, impressionistic work by Mary Qian and Miguel Malagon on through Sun., June 3, Vanderpoel Gallery, Ridge Park Field House, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Malagon's work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine's Artists to Watch. The museum is open Tues. and Thurs., 1 to 4 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Garden Ministry meeting, open to all, Tues., June 5, 6 p.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl. Topic: Maintaining the Garden. Learn plant identification and how to recognize weeds. Info and meeting schedule.

Beverly Neighborhood Choir spring concert Tues., June 5, 7 p.m., Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St. Free tickets available starting an hour before the concert, first come/first served basis. Info, or 312-849-8300.

abOUT Art, exhibit of LGBTQ artworks, continues through June 26, atrium gallery, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Admission is free.

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