Area teens need service hours and want to contribute to their community. If you are an organization, church, or business located in the Beverly/Morgan Park area, send a description of your project or need, date, time, location, and contact person to Tina Jenkins Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local School Council meetings: Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.edu; Morgan Park High School LSC, Weds., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org; Barnard School LSC, Mon., Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.edu; Clissold School LSC, Mon., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. 2350 W. 110th Pl., 773-535-2560, Clissold-School.org; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m., 10015 S. Leavitt St., 773-535-2580, Sutherland.CPS.edu. Call the school or visit their website for more information.
Red Lotus Meditation Sangha host a day long meditation retreat, Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. Start or deepen your meditation practice. Donation suggested at registration, redlotussangha.org.
Errol Magidson, author of “Chicago’s Only Castle,” presents Stories of Chicago, a multi-media program about the history of the Givins Beverly Castle and the forthcoming second edition of the book, Sun., Nov. 6, 2 p.m., at the Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.
The Beverly, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood Rotary will meet on the second Monday of the month, Mon., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Paul J Harris House, 10856 S. Longwood Dr. Info: email@example.com.
Christ the King School Student Ambassadors are collecting eyeglasses for charitable causes through Nov. 15 during business hours at the following locations: Christ the King school and church, 9235 S. Hamilton; Top Notch, 2116 W. 95th St.; Chicago Public Library Beverly Branch, 1962 W. 95th St.; 19th Ward Office, 10400 S. Western; BAPA, 1744 W. 99th St.; Open Outcry, 10934 S. Western; Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.; 95th Street Train Station/Two Mile Coffee, 1766 W. 95th St.; and Afro Joe’s Coffee & Tea, 1818 W. 99th St.
Life Line Screening will perform affordable preventive health screenings Sat., Nov. 19, Bethany Union Church. 1750 W. 103rd St. The tests identify risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke and other serious illnesses. Advance registration is required; call 1-888-653-6441, visit llsa.social/HC or text the word circle to 216-279-1607.
Wintrust Platinum Adventures Club offer the following upcoming events: a tour of the historic Rialto Theatre in Joliet, including a mini concert on the world renowned Barton Grande Theatre Pipe Organ and lunch in the Rotunda, Wed., Nov. 16, departing from Beverly/Morgan Park at 10 a.m.; and “Elf The Musical,” Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook, Thurs., Dec. 1, departing from Beverly/Morgan Park at 10:30 a.m. Info, costs, reservations: Margie O’Connell, 773-298-4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Friday deals at John Wesley Eyewear Designs, 10735 S. Western, Ste. 3, include up to 50% off the entire store. Store opens at 8 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 25. Info: 773-701-6552 or JohnWesleyEyewear.com.
The 14th Annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run & Family Walk will be held in North Beverly Sat., Nov. 26. Info and registration are available at the19thward.com. Proceeds from the race benefit the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the 19th Ward Youth and Community Foundation.
The Free Store will kick off its annual drive to replenish resources for winter distributions on Fri., Nov. 24 at Starbucks on 103rd and Longwood. Stop into Starbucks and choose an ornament with needed items listed, then purchase those items and return to Starbucks by Dec. 24. Organization volunteers will also host a drive-through collection of gently used holiday decorations, supplies, and gifts as well as gift card and monetary donations Sat., Dec. 3. 9 to 11 a.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church parking lot, 110th Place at Longwood Drive. Items from these collections will be given away to neighbors at the December Free Store distributions of essential hygiene and first aid products. Info: email@example.com.
Chicago Public School (CPS) High School applications close on Dec. 2. For more information, visit GoCPS online.
Hats (and Scarfs) for the Homeless V invited the community to help bring warmth to people in need by knitting or crocheting hats and scarfs to be given to homeless shelters as part of the Morgan Park United Methodist Church Advent Outreach Program. Donations can be dropped off Thurs., Dec. 8 and Fri., Dec. 9, 12 to 5 p.m., or Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr. Info: 773-238-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.