Oct 20, 2019

BAPA Oct 2019

Open House Chicago
Eleven sites in Beverly/Morgan Park will be among nearly 350 of Chicago’s most intriguing buildings opening their doors for the Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) 9th annual Open House Chicago (OHC) Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20, with most sites open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This year’s tour will showcase several new neighborhood locations, as well as a few of last year’s favorites. BAPA is an Open House Chicago community partner. Details.

Crunchy or Chewy? What’s your favorite kind of cookie? You’re sure to find it at BAPA’s 4th annual Holiday Cookie Crawl, Sat., Dec. 14. Save the date! Details are being confirmed so keep your eye on this enews and BAPA’s social media as the sweet surprises are announced.

I’m a BAPA Member: Ed & Chris Slattery
“Strong neighborhoods don’t just happen. We give to BAPA and support its events to keep our neighborhood strong and expand our own community of support. Knowing that BAPA has been working for decades to ensure that our community stays stable, safe and diverse is important to us.” Read more in The Villager.

Are you a BAPA Member? If you agree that Beverly/Morgan Park is the best neighborhood in Chicago, you should be a BAPA member. Sign up or renew today.

BAPA’s Neighborhood Notes is now sent every other week. On alternate weeks, look for the BAPA Nightlife & Entertainment enews in your inbox.

Community Alert

The 22nd District Police have issued alerts regarding business and residential burglaries occurring between Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Business burglaries occurred the 2200 block of West 119th Street, 1800 block of  West 95th Street, 2300 block of West 95th Street and 11700 block of South Western. Break-ins occurred between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Residential burglaries occurred between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. and were located on the 1300 and 1400 blocks between West 108th and 109th Streets. Police advise that businesses have working alarm systems, keep a few lights on during closed hours and around all entrances, keep cash hidden and secure. Residents are advised to secure all doors and windows. Call 911 immediately to provide detailed description about suspicious people or vehicles. If you have any information, call Bureau of Detectives – Area South, 312-747-8273.

Where Would You Divvy?

Divvy is coming to the neighborhood, and neighbors are invited to share their ideas on the Divvy expansion at a community roundtable Wed., Oct. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.  RSVP to
romina@musecommunitydesign.com. Can’t make it to the meeting? Share your ideas in this online survey for South Side stakeholders.

Hats for the Homeless, II

The Advent Outreach Program at Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., invites the community to join in knitting or crocheting hats and scarfs to be given as Christmas donations to homeless shelters. The program runs through Dec. 7. Details: morganparkumc@wowway.com.

Call for Bungalow Awards Nominations

Nominations will be accepted through Tues., Oct. 29 for the 15th annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Bungalow Awards, which honors bungalow owners for interior and exterior home improvement, restoration, and landscape projects. First place winners will be awarded $1,000. Nominations must be of CBA-certified brick Chicago-style bungalows located in Chicago. On-site viewing of finalists’ bungalows will be Nov. 8 and 9. Details/nomination forms.

Options for CPS Students

Schools, parks and Beverly Arts Center offer plans for the teachers strike. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Halloween E-e-e-e-e-k-citement

Tombstone 5K Run/Walk through Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 W. 111th St., Sat., Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. Runners, walkers and spectators are encouraged to costume-up for the pre-Halloween run. Info.

“Dearly Departed,” a charming and suspenseful new TV show filmed in Beverly/Morgan Park, will have its premiere screening Sat., Oct. 19, 6 to 9 p.m., Ingersoll-Blackwelder House, 10910 S. Prospect. Reception with filmmakers follows. Info/tickets.

Open Outcry Brewing Company, 10924 S. Western, Very Boozy Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour, Wed., Oct. 23, 6 and 8:45 p.m. See decorated homes, visit a haunted house, watch a horror movie, all while sipping brews. $49. Buy tickets online.

Morgan Park Sports Center, 11505 S. Western, hosts Halloween events Fri., Oct. 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Trunk or Treat, parking-lot trick or treating, is 5 to 6 p.m. Residents and businesses interested in decorating their cars and distributing treats must fill out applications by Mon., Oct. 21. Scary Skate will be held on the same date, 6:55 to 8 p.m. and $20 includes skate rental, costume contest and activities. 773-840-4622 or online.

Ridge Historical Society (RHS) co-sponsors “Folklore and Phantoms,” an evening of ghost and paranormal stories hosted by Carol Flynn, Fri., Oct. 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Givins Beverly Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. $15. Reservations required; seating limited. 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com.

Halloween is Thurs., Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treat hours are until 7 p.m. in the 19th Ward.

Coming Up in the Neighborhood

Cook County Board of Review property tax appeal application assistance event Thurs., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. Bring your tax bill or property index number. Appeals can be filed online. Info: Colleen White, 773-238-8766, colleen@the19thward.com.

Author Peter Robertson will sign copies of his newest book, “Conclusion,” a literary thriller, Sat., Oct. 19, 3 p.m., Bookie’s, 10324 S. Western. More about the author. At 7 p.m. the same day, Bookie's hosts authors Ron Riekki and Kimberly M. Blaeser highlighting the book “Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice,” a collection of poems by regional poets. Info:  773-239-1110 or Bookie's Calendar.

Academy of Our Lady/Longwood High School all-school reunion, Sat., Oct. 19, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Hilton Oak Lawn, 94th and Cicero Avenue. Tickets: $60. Info: 773-445-2300.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western, Sat., Oct. 19, starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy German-style craft beers, authentic German menu, live music from the Johnny Wagner Band at 7:30, and more. Reservations: 773-779-2739.

Transforming Racism, a class that includes scripture study that calls people to respond to racism, Sundays in October, 12:30 p.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, Education Wing, 2017 W. 110th Pl. Info online or 773-779-3355.

The family of heart transplant recipient 8-year-old Jacob Kochowicz hosts a benefit for Children's Organ Transplant Association to assist with medical expenses, Sun., Oct. 20, 2 to 6 p.m., 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St. Tickets: $35 in advance online or $40 at the door for adults; $15 for ages 5 to 20.

The monthly Wellness Seminar presents For Teens: The Road 2 Adulthood, a workshop to help youth discover positive ways to express their thoughts and emotions and develop age appropriate decision-making abilities, Sat., Oct. 20, 3 to 5 p.m., Beverly Therapists, 10725 S. Western. $10; registration required.

League of Women Voters of Chicago-Far Southwest Side Group meets Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., to discuss the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The League is a non-partisan organization; public welcome. Info: 312-939-5949, 773-233-1420.

Platinum Adventures, the Wintrust activity club, hosts Four Legal Documents Everyone Needs for planning for the future, Thurs., Oct. 24, 10 a.m., First National Bank of Evergreen Park, 3960 W. 95th St, free; and a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Museum, Tues., Oct. 29, leaving from 103rd and Campbell at 9:15 a.m., $70/members or $75/others includes lunch. Info/reservations: Margie O’Connell, 773-298-4712 or moconnell@thebeverlybank.com.

The Renaissance Academy presents a program on the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School fire in which 92 children and three nuns perished by historian Jim Gibbons, Thurs., Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m., Butler Reception Room, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St. Free.

Vanderpoel Improvement Association (VIA) general membership meeting, Sat., Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. Info: vianeighbors@gmail.com.

Fall Fest of children-friendly crafts, activities and treats, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl., Sat., Oct. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Come in costume (no scary costumes, please). Info or 773-779-3355.

Beverly/Morgan Park author Michael P. Walsh launches his book “Zhimon: A Solitary Adventure,” Sat., Oct. 26, 3 p.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. Penned 25 years after the experience, the book recalls Walsh’s 3,500-mile canoe trip following a maze of waterways comprising Canada’s Fur Trade Route. 312-747-9673.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church hosts a pop-up dinner church experience, Sun., Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Includes meal and short personal reflection intended to spark conversation, and Holy Communion. All are welcome. Kid-friendly activities provided. Details online or 773-445-7558.

Matt Hooker Children’s Fund Benefit, Sat., Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western. Tickets: Mike Bertoni, 773-818-4010. Donations accepted.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Sewing Event

Participants at this charity sewing event will make mastectomy pillows and drain pump aprons for surgical patients at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Sun., Oct. 27, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m, The Quilter’s Trunk, 10352 S. Western. Material, patterns and sewing machines provides; please call ahead to make sure enough materials are prepared, 773-980-1100.

Event Inspires Cancer Survivors

Zoraida Sambolin, breast cancer survivor and Emmy-winning Weekday Edition co-anchor of NBC 5 News Today, is the keynote speaker for the LCMH Cancer Survivor Event Sat., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Double Tree Hilton, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip. The event offers a day of inspiration, education and resources. $25. Tickets and info or 708-229-5047.

In the News . . . 

Dining recommendations for every Open House Chicago neighborhood include Top Notch, Calabria and Ain’t She Sweet Café. See the complete list and other event recommendations in FoodEditor.com.

Little Company of Mary Hospital to merge with OSF Health. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Sewing event at Quilter’s Trunk benefits patients at Little Company of Mary Hospital. Read more in The Patch.

Steuber Florist creates chicken nugget bridal bouquet. Read more in Delish.

Church will turn back clock 120 years to celebrate anniversary. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Library is refurbished at Vanderpoel Humanities Academy. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Concert series to benefit Givins Beverly Castle. Read more in The Beverly Review.

111th Street train crossing to be closed for repairs until Oct. 21. Read more in The Beverly Review.

Create for a Cure! 

DYI-ers are asked to upcycle or repurpose an item to donate to auction at Pat Mac’s Pack Trash To Treasure, Fri., Nov. 8, 7 to 11 p.m., Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western. Proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research and patient support. They are also collecting gently used women’s accessories to be sold at the event. Info: Lucy Beemsterboer 773-991-1357, Karen Hoey 312-925-4629, Clare McKeown 773-633-9674, Shannon McKeown 773-574-6239, Dee McNamara 773-316-5296.

BAPA Community Calendar

School Calendar

Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., open house, Sun., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info.

Own It Chicago workshops designed to help students learn organizational skills, develop better study habits, and strengthen time management, Tues., Oct. 22, 3:30 to 6 p.m., St. Barnabas School, 10121 S. Longwood Dr., grades 5-8; and Sun., Nov. 3, noon to 2:30 p.m., St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western, grades 9-12. Info/registration.

De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave., open house Wed., Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: John Brogan, 312-842-7355 ext. 147 or broganj@dls.org.

Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th St., high school open house Thurs., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Info/registration or 773-881-6700.

Morgan Park High School (MPHS), 1744 W. Pryor, open house for parents of 6th and 8th graders to learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and high school programs, advanced placement courses, early college options through dual credit and enrollment, competitive sports programs and more Sat., Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.

CAPS Calendar

Area residents are encouraged to get involved in the 22nd District CAPS activities. Get details at 312-745-0620, Caps.022District@ChicagoPolice.org, or the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. Meetings: Domestic Violence Subcommittee, Thurs., Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. 22nd District Police Station. Beat 2221, Tues., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Christ the King, 9225 S. Hamilton.

Keep up on what’s happening in the neighborhood with BAPA’s Community Calendar.
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