Decipher Your Devices at Free Tech Tuesdays  

Are you flummoxed by your phone? Perplexed about your apps? Help is coming soon! 

Responding to the extremely popular series of hands-on technology classes offered by the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) in June, Claire Richards of Amplify7 will return to Smith Village, 2320 W. 110th Pl., with two Tech Tuesday classes this month.  

On Tues., Oct. 9, Richards will cover the Basics of Your Smart Phone including how to change the volume and font size and how to send a text, as well as providing details people need to understand their smart phone. 

On Tues., Oct. 23, Richards will reveal How to take Advantage of Your Phone. In this class, she will cover how to read your notifications, set up your calendar, check your email, and more tasks designed to make your life easier. 

Students are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. and the one-hour, hands-on classes begin at 9:30 a.m.    

Classes are geared to people age 55 and over, and they are free. Students are asked to bring their phone, computer or iPad so they can learn about the devices they will be using.
Advance registration is required; class size is limited.  

Register online at or by phone at BAPA, 773-233-3100.  


So Many Bars. So Little Guilt. 

Tap Into BAPA, the Beverly Area Planning Association’s pub crawl fund raiser is a great way to do what you can (or bottle) to support our community. On Sat., Nov. 10, neighbors who love Beverly/Morgan Park can raise a glass at their favorite Western Avenue watering hole and know that they are imbibing for a good cause. Funds raised at the pub crawl will be invested in BAPA’s work in our community.  

Neighbors and friends age 21 and up are invited to join the fun. Among the pubs that will be serving drink specials during one-hour stops are Barney Callaghan’s, Dingers, Open Outcry and O’Rourke’s Office. More taps are being added! People can join the crawl at any time by starting at that hour’s location. Admission is by donation: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information or advance tickets, visit   


Holiday Event Yields Sweet Surprises 

Easy steps for holiday fun: 1. Open tin. 2. Insert cookies.  

Beverly Area Planning Association is making collecting cookies especially fun at the 3rd annual Holiday Cookie Crawl, Sat., Dec. 8. Families are invited to purchase a tin then visit participating businesses to do some shopping and pick up a cookie at each stop. Tins must be purchased in advance online for $20 each. The quantity is limited. Look for the release date in the November issue of The Villager and BAPA’s Villager Weekly Report Enews.


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