Neighborhood Notes: News for August 2021 


Test your puzzle-solving skills this summer with BAPA’s 2021 History Mystery Bike Adventure. Find the game map at  then use the clues to track down fun facts about our community. Snap a pic of your completed puzzle solution and email with your contact info by Sept. 15 to  

The Margaritaville Mile craft margarita crawl continues through Sept. 6 on Western Avenue. Stop at Franconello, Barney Callaghan’s, Open Outcry Brewing Co., Horse Thief Hollow, Ken’s and Americano’s for a refreshing margarita and a chance to win awesome prizes. Co-sponsored by BAPA and Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association. Passports and details or  

BAPA Summer Office Hours. Our busy schedule of programs and events is keeping the BAPA staff out in the community instead of behind our desks. Summer office hours are Mon, Tues and Thurs., 9 a. to 4 p.m.  and Wed., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call us at 773-233-3100 or email 

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan goods and more at the 95th Street Farmers Market, Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 95th and Longwood Drive. 

AbOUT Art, collective works by LGBTQA+ artists and allies, continues through Aug. 28, Simmerling Gallery, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Admission is free. For gallery hours, call 773-445-3838 or visit  

Local School Council (LSC) meetings: John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Aug. 3 and Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690,; Barnard School LSC, Mon., Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625,; Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., Aug. 18, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550,; and Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Sept. 2, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.Edu. Contact the school for information on in-person or virtual LSC meetings. 

Music Mondays in the courtyard at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., continue this month with:  McGinnis Brothers, classic and modern rock, Aug. 2; Smiley Tillmon Band, blues, Aug. 9; Steve Haberichter and Friends, bluegrass, folk and classic rock, Aug. 16;  Ginger Road, country, Aug. 23 and The Larkin Brothers, Celtic, Aug. 30. All performances start at 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation; no coolers or outside beverages. Bring a chair.  

CAPS Meetings are currently being held via Zoom with an option to call in at 312-626-6799.  Beat 2221, Tues., Aug. 3 and Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 825 2518 0840, Passcode: 050930. Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., Aug. 5 and Sept. 2, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 820 5330 0394, Passcode: 294135. Beat 2213, Thurs., Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Zoom Access. ID: 884 3165 0628, Passcode: 935253. Information, 22nd District CAPS office, 312-745-0620,, or stop by the police station, 1900 W. Monterey. 

Volunteers are welcome to pull for a beautiful neighborhood at Weeding Wednesdays, hosted by BAPA and the 19th Ward., 9 a.m. Wednesdays. August locations: Dan Ryan Woods, Aug. 4; Crescent Park, Aug. 11; 103rd Street Metra Station, Aug. 18; and Ridge Park, Aug. 25. Info: Mary Jo Viero,   

Beverly Bank Platinum Adventures is hosting outings to see “Kinky Boots” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Aug. 4 and to view the “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” exhibit at Cleve Carney Museum of Art in Glen Ellyn, Aug. 24. Contact Margie O’Connell, or 772-298-4712 for details and reservations.  

Free Stores: Food distribution, every Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11052 S. Longwood Dr. Hygiene/first aid distribution, Wed., Aug. 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. 

DJ Jon Dreznes from Beverly Records spins tunes every week this summer at Vinyl Thursdays, 6 to 9  p.m., Nicky’s of Beverly, 105th and Western.  

BAPA’s Porch Concert series presents Megan Curran Combo, Fri., Aug. 6, 106th and Leavitt. BYO beverage and lawn chairs. Food truck on site. Thank you to Porch Concert sponsor, OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center.  

The Beverly Area Art Alliance hosts backyard concerts 6 to 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 7, Jason Narducy, and Sat., Aug. 14, The Claudettes. Purchase tickets at; location given at time of purchase.  

plications for artists, vendors, venues and supporters are open through Mon., Aug. 9 for the Beverly Art Walk, scheduled for Sept. 18. The Beverly Art Walk is a juried arts festival, with as many as 50 venue locations, attracting more than 10,000 patrons. This year, application fees are being waived. Info and applications  

St. Barnabas Men’s Club hosts the 2021 golf outing, Mon., Aug. 9, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Ridge Country Club. Register on Eventbrite. Info: Dan Sullivan,, or Pat Wirtz, 

South Specific storytelling featuring Bridget McGuire, Nancy Beckett, Jessica Vitkin, Stephanie Weber and Madeline O’Malley, Fri., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th St. Tickets $20; search South Specific at   

Celebrate National S’mores Day, Tues., Aug. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. at Imago Dei Church, parking lot, on the corner of 105th and Oakley. They’ll provide the fixings for making s’mores over a firepit. Outdoor games and family fun are also being planned. All are welcome to stop by. Info: 773.609.3135 or   

Mother McAuley Mothers Club hosts MAC Markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays through Sept. in the high school parking lot, 3737 W. 99th St. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies and other market finds and kids’ activities, plus get COVID 19 vaccines and back-to-school immunizations, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 14 and 28. Info 

Morgan Park High School Alumni Association hosts an Alumni Day Party, Sat., Aug. 21, 3 to 9 p.m., The Vault, 13057 S. Western. Purchase tickets at  

The Jazz-N-Q summer concert and picnic returns to Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood Dr., Sun., Aug. 25, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Headlining is the Dibs Brass Band (LDB) led by former church music director, Lance Loiselle.  Dibs deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy street beat of New Orleans. The free barbecue includes burgers and franks on the grill and New Orleans-inspired summer dishes. Free will donations will support Community Outreach Ministries. Bring a chair or a blanket.  

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway Musical, will be performed Fri., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 28, 2 and 7 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 29, 3 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Tickets: $12 or $10 for BAC members, 773-445-3838 or Masks are required.  

Up in Smoke Festival featuring tacos, tequila and live music, Aug. 28 and 29, Americano’s, 11060 S. Western.  

Garden Club of Morgan Park/Beverly presents “Rachel Carson,” a living history program by actress/historian Leslie Goddard, Wed., Sept. 1, 9 a.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The program is set in 1963, the year after “Silent Spring,” Carson’s best-selling book about the environmental impact of chemical pesticides, was published. Free; donations welcome. Info: 

Get the job done! Connect to BAPA’s Trades Referrals at for professional help with your home projects, big and small.  

Are you a new Beverly/Morgan Park neighbor? BAPA wants to say “Welcome!” Email Mary Jo Viero for details.  



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