Art Competition Deadline is Oct. 15. The application deadline is Oct. 15 for the 42nd Annual BAC Art Competition and Exhibition at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. Open to artists from within 100 miles of Chicago, the juried competition features a variety of media and offers $5000 in cash prizes. The exhibit opening and awards presentation is Nov. 10. 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org
October at Bethany Union. Bethany Union Church, 1750 W 103rd St., will host Pickleball Fellowship, beginning Mon., Oct. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. The game combines table tennis, ping pong, badminton and volleyball into a low impact, minimal movement sport that is right for all ages and mobilities. Anxiety for Women will be held, Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register for the free class by calling facilitator Jeanine Bakker, 312-447-9121. Fall Festival is Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Registration required and a $10 donation is suggested.. 773-779-0123 or www.bethanyunion.com
50 Years- 50 Families at BAC. 50 Years- 50 Families, photographs by Diego Martirena, is on exhibit through Nov. 4 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The exhibit highlights families who represent the thousands of people who have, in the past 50 years, had an impact on the BAC. Free. 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org
October at the Library. Beverly Branch Library, 1962 95th St, will host free events this month including Preschool Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m; Wycinanki: The Folk Art of Polish Paper Cutouts, a workshop with Grace Bazylewski, Tues., Oct. 2, 4 to 5 p.m., registration required; and listen to stories and make crafts with “Hispanic Stories & Legends,” Wed., Oct. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. Info/registration: 312-747-9673 or chipublib.org
Alzheimer’s Support Group. Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl. invites caregivers, families and friends of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease to a free program on the importance of activities and socialization for residents with cognitive loss and dementia Tues., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. A question and answer session will follow. Reservations required at email@example.com or 773-474-7300.
Open Mic Night. Singers, musicians, comedians and other entertainers are invited to perform at an Open Mic Night, Tues., Oct. 2, 7 to 10 p.m., Smith Village Community Hall, 2320 W. 113th Pl. Free. To sign up your act contact Debbie Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-574-9727. Info: Megan Maple, 773-474-7300.
Ominous October at BACinema. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host Ominous October film screenings leading up to Halloween: Wed., Oct. 3, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” (1919), an off-kilter society is ruled by a madman in this atmospheric silent horror film; Wed., Oct. 17, “The Exorcist” (1973), good vs. evil in this classic about a possessed 12-year-old girl and the priest who tries to exorcise the demon; Sat., Oct. 20, “Hereditary” (2018), an impeccably crafted modern psychological horror film starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne; Fri., Oct. 26, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” dress up as your favorite character and be a part of fun when a straitlaced couple seeks shelter from a storm at the castle of a mad scientist (deluxe prop kits available for $10); Wed., Oct. 31, Halloween screening of “Insidious” (2010), the intense story of a comatose child sucked into an alternate universe bridges old school and new school horror techniques. Not recommended for children. Wed. screenings $6 ($5 for BAC members): weekend screenings $10/advance or $15/door. 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Main Stage Shows at BAC. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host the following shows in the Baffes Theatre: “Late Night Catechism,” Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Rosie Newton stars as the wise-cracking sister, a role she has performed since 1997 in Chicago and on tour, $30 ($27 for BAC members); CRAFT (Concert: Creators, Revolutionizing (and) Advancing (the) Future Together), featuring Chicago bands Railway Gamblers, South City Revival and Coyote Riot, Fri., Oct. 12, 7: 30 p.m., $15/advance or $20/door; and American English, Beatles tribute from the Ed Sullivan Show appearances to the psychedelic era, Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $25 ($23 for BAC members). 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org
Networking and Drumming. Beverly Therapists, 10725 S. Western, invites local health professionals to a networking event, Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity for health care and social service providers to strengthen connections within the community. Registration required. Neighbors are invited to the quarterly drum circle, Sun., Oct. 28, 3 to 4:15 p.m. Guests will discover the power of joining in a shared music making experience that increases the immune response, expresses emotion, stimulates the brain, and nurtures the spirit. $10. Registration required. www.beverlytherapists.com.
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not. Beverly Theatre Guild presents “She Loves Me,” Fri., Oct. 12 and Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W 111th St. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. $24. 773-BTG-TIXS or www.beverlytheatreguild.org
Living Life With Spirit. Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St, invites prospective residents and their families to an open house Sun., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will tour the chapel, exercise room, salon, library and dining rooms and will learn about specialized short-term rehab services that are now available. Mercy Circle offers residences at all levels of care, along with amenities, life enrichment programs and social and friendship opportunities. 773-253-3600
Bicentennial Birthday Bash. The John T. Farrell, Sr. Forum and Renaissance Academy celebrates Illinois’s 200th birthday, Thurs., Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m., Butler Reception Room, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St. Terry Lynch will present a program on the history of Illinois. Question and answer session will follow. Free. All are welcome. www.sxu.edu.
Rummage Sale. Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., will host a fall rummage sale Fri., Oct. 19 and Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peruse clothing, household items, jewelry, books, furniture and more. 773 238-2600 or www.morganparkumc.org.
Buckeyes Reunion. A 50th reunion for the St. Barnabas class of 1968 will be held, Sat., Oct. 20, 4 p.m., Red Palm Restaurant, 3020 W. 95th St. Registration required. Assistance in locating classmates is appreciated. 773-445-7711 or email@example.com.
Get In, Get Art: Get Spooky. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host Get Spooky, an afternoon of free Halloween fun for kids, Sun., Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. Activities include Haunted Theater, crafts, treats games and more. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Free. 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org
Cherished Angel Support Group. The Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group will meet Sat. Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m., Family Birth Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St., A support group for parents who have unexpectedly lost a baby, the group offers care, support and guidance during this difficult time, and is an valuable part of the healing process. Free. 708-229-5928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHSAS Golf Outing. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences will host the 3rd annual Sat., Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m., Meadows Golf Club, 2802 W. 123rd St. $100 includes golf cart, lunch and dinner. Proceeds will be used to fund the school’s athletic department and programming. Registration required. Info: Shawn Finnin, 773-535-2509 or email@example.com.
League of Women Voters Meeting. League of Women Voters of Chicago-Far Southwest Side Group will meet Wed., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., for a presentation about the mid-term elections. The League is a non-partisan organization that provides informal discussion of current political, social and economic issues. Public welcome. 312-939-5949, 773-233-1420 or www.lwvchicago.org.
Come See the Magic. Beverly/Morgan Park resident David Gruba and Chicago magician Sean Masterson will present Timeless Magic, Sat., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. This family-friendly show combines sleight-of-hand and illusions with storytelling and audience participation. $16 adults/$12 children. Tickets and info: www.brownpapertickets.com.