April 2022 Neighborhood Notes

The BAPA Teen Corps, a coalition BAPA and a board of local teens whose combined efforts have centered around making volunteer opportunities available for teens, will host a meet and greet Sat., Apr. 2, 5 to 7 p.m., BAPA Office, 1744 W. 99th St. Teens ages 14 to 18 who want to satisfy their school community service hours, meet other area teens, or contribute to their community in other ways are encouraged to attend. The major focus of Teen Corps is to unite teens in the community who are interested in leadership, service, and local affairs. The event will include pizza, games, and prizes.  For information on the event or the group or how to get involved, contact BAPA Teen Corps advisor Tina Jenkins Bell, tbell@gmail.com. 

Local School Council Meetings. John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Apr. 5 and May 3, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690, VHAelementary.org; Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Apr. 7 and May 5, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.edu; Barnard School LSC, Mon., Apr. 18, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.edu; Morgan Park High School LSC, Weds., Apr. 20, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org; Clissold School LSC, Mon., Apr. 25, 7 p.m.  2350 W. 110th Pl., 773-535-2560, Clissold-School.org. Call the school or visit the website for information on in-person or virtual LSC meetings. 

Applications for BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Memorial Day Parade are available online at BAPA.org/ridgerun. The oldest neighborhood Memorial Day Parade in Chicago will march following BAPA’s Ridge Run, about 10:30 a.m., stepping off from 110th and Longwood Drive and traveling north to Ridge Park. Schools, families, clubs, organizations, bands, and more are encouraged to join this event that honors the people who have given their lives as members of U.S. military service.  

After two years of virtual classes, Beverly Yoga Center (BYC), is now offering in-person, virtual, and hybrid yoga classes from its new yoga studio at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 9401 S. Oakley Ave. A mainstay in local yoga options for 16 years, BYC invites new and returning students to check out classes and other offerings beverlyyogacenter.com or email info@beverlyyogacenter.com. 

Toiletry Free Store distribution of first aid and hygiene essentials, Wed., Apr. 6 and 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl. Info: turpincares.org.  

The musical “Frog and Toad, Kid” will be the Beverly Arts Center’s School of Fine Arts spring Kids Production. No previous stage experience is required, and all students who sign up for the eight-week Kids Production course starting Apr. 12 are guaranteed a role in the production.  BAC Artistic Director Kevin Pease and show director Anthony Whitson-Martini share details about the show and the rehearsal process, and answer questions at an information session Thurs., Apr. 7, 4:30 p.m.  Info:  Anthony Whitson-Martini, anthony@beverlyartcenter.org. 

Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Pl., presents “Seven Last Words” by Theodore DuBois, an ecumenical music experience, Palm Sunday, Apr. 10, 3:30 p.m. Participating pastors represent eight area churches, including Morgan Park Presbyterian, Bethlehem Lutheran, Beverly Unitarian, and Morgan Park United Methodist. Guest vocalists are soprano Andrea Jones, tenor Jeffrey L. Burish, and bass/baritone Arthur Griffin. Special guests include Clara Handy Griffin, Jamie Wasowski, pianist Professor Jacob Haywood, organist Rev. Josiah Montgomery, conductor Professor Charles Thomas Hayes, and the Morgan Park Presbyterian Orchestra. Free will offering.  

Christmas Without Cancer invites area residents to donate used gym shoes and sneakers in child sizes 4 and up and all adult sizes, any condition and any brand, for a fund raiser through Got Sneakers, a recycling program that keeps shoes out of landfill. Donations will be accepted through Apr. 24 and area donation boxes are located at Treadfit Beverly, 10458 S. Western, Swanson’s Deli: 2414 W. 103rd St., Fat Tommy’s, 3031 W. 111th St., and Southside Knockout, 3504 W. 111th St. Funds will support Christmas Without Cancer, an organization that provides holiday gifts and essential items such as groceries, gas, medicine, and help with expenses to families affected by cancer. Through Got Sneakers, used shoes in good condition become available for people to purchase at affordable prices. Shoes that cannot be worn are recycled. Learn more at christmaswithoutcancer.org. 

Do you have an item you want to know more about? Bring it to the Collectible Show &Tell with Rex Newell, antiques and collectibles expert, Sun., Apr. 24, 2 p.m., Ridge Historical Society. 10621 S. Seeley. Admission is $10 for Society members and $15 for others. Space is limited and reservations are required, 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com. Guests are asked to bring one or two items. Masks required.  

CAPS Meetings: No meetings in April. Beat 2221, Tues., May 3, 6 p.m., Zoom Access ID: 821 3728 9000, Passcode: 699643. Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., May 5, 6 p.m., Zoom Access ID: 832 2660 9985, Passcode: 581013. Beat 2213, Thurs., May 12, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 894 0551 1095, Passcode: 324206. Zoom meetings can also be accessed at 312-626-6799. Area residents are encouraged to get involved in CAPS meetings. For information, contact the 22nd District CAPS office, 312-745-0620 or CAPS.022District@ChicagoPolice.org. 

 

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