Students ages 16 to 24 are invited to participate in the 13th annual Great Connections Seminar, July 23 to 30. Created and run by education entrepreneur Marsha Familaro Enright and Felicia Goglia, both Beverly/Morgan Park residents, every year, students have reported they gain transformational independence, confidence, and knowledge in the program. Learn more at thegreatconnections.org/seminars/. Mention The Villager and receive a discount. Scholarships are available.
Local School Councils Meetings. John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., May 3, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690, VHAelementary.org; Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., May 5 and June 2, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.edu; Barnard School LSC, Mon., May 16, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.edu; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., May 17, 6:30 p.m. 10015 S. Leavitt St., 773-535-2580, Sutherland.CPS.edu; Morgan Park High School LSC, Weds., May 18, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org; and Clissold School LSC, Mon., May 23, 7 p.m. 2350 W. 110th Pl., 773-535-2560, Clissold-School.org. Call the school or visit their website for information on in-person or virtual LSC meetings.
CAPS Meetings: Beat 2221, Tues., May 3, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 821 3728 9000, Passcode: 699643; Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., May 5 and June 2, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 832 2660 9985, Passcode: 581013; and Beat 2213, Thurs., May 12, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 894 0551 1095, Passcode: 324206. Dial in for all beat meetings 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. The 22nd District Police Station is located at 1900 W. Monterey.
Save $5 when you register for the Ridge Run from 12 a.m. Thurs., May 5 through 11:59 p.m. Thurs., May 12 using the code MOM2022. Registration is online at bapa.org. There’s still time to sign up a team! Email email@example.com for team registration.
Historian Leslie Goddard traces the history of the Kentucky Derby in an illustrated program Thurs., May 5, 10 a.m. Presented by the Wintrust Platinum Adventures club, the program covers the traditions that makes this race – first run in 1875 – an American institution. The historic career of Hollywood costume designer Edith Head is the subject of a program by educational entertainer Martina Mathisen, Tues., May 17, 2 p.m. These programs and others are offered at First National Bank of Evergreen Park, 3960 W. 95th St. Make reservations with Margie O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-298-4712.
Foodie Fridays return to Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western, on May 6 kicking off Cinco weekend and the food truck season with Mexican favorites from the Barajas Sisters.
For the true crime enthusiasts, Arnie Bernstein, author of the newly-revised “Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing,” will give a presentation and answer questions Sat., May 14, 4 p.m., Bookie’s Bookstore, 10324 S. Western. 773-239-1110.
Wizards, dragons and choristers! Be mystified by the sounds and sights of beautiful, unimaginable creatures as the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus performs a magical spectacle that unearths the reality of dreams, Sun., May 22, 3 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $28. Info/tickets: 773-445-3838.