Neighborhood Notes June 2022

Local School Council Meetings: Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., June 2, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.Edu; Barnard School LSC, Mon., June 6, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625,; Morgan Park High School LSC, Weds., June 15, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550,; and Sutherland School LSC, Weds., June 15, 6:30 p.m. 10015 S. Leavitt St., 773-535-2580, Call the school or visit their website for more information. 

22nd District CAPS Meetings:  Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., June 2 and July 7, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 832 2660 9985, Passcode: 581013; Beat 2221, Tues., June 7, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 821 3728 9000, Passcode: 699643; Beat 2213, Thurs., June 9, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 894 0551 1095, Passcode: 324206. If Zoom not available, call in to meetings, 312-626-6799. Info: 22nd District CAPS office, 312-745-0620 or, or stop by the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 


Monica Bright hosts Yoga in the Park at the Chicago Park District greenspace, 116th and Oakley, Sundays, June 5 and 19, noon. Bring a yoga mat.  

A Park Advisory Council has been formed for Cosme Park, 9201 S. Longwood Dr., and a PAC meeting will be held Mon., June 6, 7 p.m., Ridge Park, west clubroom, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Area residents interested in learning more or getting involved in making improvements to Cosme Park are invited to attend. Info: Sally Noonan,    

Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St., will support Pat’s Pantry by accepting community food drive donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items through Tue., June 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Boxes to deposit donations are available inside the main entrance. Pat’s Pantry was founded in 2021 at Mt. Greenwood Community Church. 

Prescription drug drop off and document shredding for 19th Ward residents, Sat., June 11, 9 to 11 a.m., Cross Winds Church parking lot, 10835 S. Pulaski Rd. Free.  

Beverly Therapists invites local Healthcare Professionals to join us for an evening of networking outdoors in our parking lot. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional connections, and to make new friends. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring business cards and promotional information to share.  


This is a weather permitting event. In the case of rain, the event will be canceled. Friday, June 10, 2022 from 6:30p-8:30p 

10725 S. Western Ave, Chicago. RSVP requested through our website by June 3: www.  


The Park 581 Park Advisory Council (PAC) holds meetings that are open to the public on the second Tuesday (June 14) of the month, 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Park Fieldhouse, 11320 S.  Park 581 is at 116th and Oakley. Info: Michael Doyle,  

Celebrate freedom, education and history at the 3rd annual Juneteenth free family festival, Sat., June 18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 110th Place at Longwood Drive. Drumming lessons, music, health resources, vendors, storytelling and much more. Get involved as a sponsor, donor, vendor, or volunteer. Info: or  

Boundary, a unique art gallery located in a renovated garage at 2334 W. 111th Pl., opened in June 2017, and will celebrate its 5th year anniversary at a reception on Sat., June 18, 6 to 10 p.m. The reception also celebrates the opening of an exhibition featuring work from many of the artists who have exhibited there.  The exhibition will continue through July 30, with open hours on Saturdays, June 25, and July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3 to 6 p.m., and other days by appointment. For info and gallery reservations text 773-316-0562 or email 

Music Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, courtyard, 2407 W. 111th St., kicks off with blues by the Smiley Tillmon Band, June 20, followed by weekly tunes that include soul and R&B by Return 2 Soul, June 27; classic rock and originals by McGinnis Brothers, July 11; old school R&B by The Clean Plate Club, July 25; and classic pop by the Brazel Band. Concerts continue until Sept. 26. Bring a lawn chair. Info:  

The Kroc Center, 1250 W. 119th St., hosts Camp Kroc for ages 6 to 13. Session 1, June 27 – July 22; Session 2, July 25 – Aug. 19. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $450 per session; before and after care available for additional fee. Info: 773-995-0151 or  

Get out and vote! Primary elections will be held Tues., June 28 in Illinois. On the ballot will be U. S. Senator, all statewide officers and state representatives, and several other offices. Locate your polling place or sign up to vote by mail at  

Be a volunteer: BAPA is recruiting volunteers for the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk on July 10 and and/or the Beverly/Morgan Park Wizarding Weekend July 21-24. Email with “volunteer” in the subject line.  


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