Beverly Therapists hosts low-cost monthly seminars addressing mental, emotional and relational health on the second Saturday of each month, 3 to 5 p.m. The Nov. 14 seminar, “For Couples: Shifting Communication Patterns,” focuses on helping couples learn and use effective communication skills to improve intimacy, identify communication patterns and to help shift the outcomes of one’s relationship. Presenter Kanosha Leonard, LCPC has advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Participants must register as a couple. Seminar is hosted on Zoom, $10. Info/registration: BeverlyTherapists.com.
Call the school or visit their website for information on in-person or virtual Local School Council (LSC) meetings. John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690, VHAElementary.org; Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.Edu; Barnard Elementary School LSC, Mon., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.edu; Clissold School LSC, Mon., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 773-535-2560, Clissold-School.org; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2580, Sutherland.CPS.Edu; Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., Nov. 18, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org.
Remnants & Remains, an exhibition of original works by Elaine Miller, continues through Dec. 8 at the Beverly Arts Center, Simmerling Gallery, 2407 W. 111th St. Hours: 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays, 12 to 4 p.m. weekends. Miller developed her painting skills working as a scenic artist painting sets, backdrops and murals for film, video and theater. She exhibits nationally and is moving towards public art as another aspect of her work. Her passionate love of nature motivates her work and life. Beverlyartcenter.org.
People in need of personal hygiene and first aid items, food supplies and connections to other resources are welcome at the community Free Stores. Hygiene and first aid products are available on the first and third Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Emergency food is available Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 110th and Longwood Drive. The stores are hosted by 19th Ward Mutual Aid, Turpin Cares and BAPA. Details at 19th Ward Mutual Aid 19aid.com/programs/
Interstitial, works by Deirdre Fox, on exhibit by appointment Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, 2 to 5 p.m., boundary gallery. Masks and social distancing required. RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 773-316-0562.
The 12th Annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K run and untimed walk will be held as a virtual event. Register by Nov. 5 to guarantee receiving a hooded sweatshirt. Registration closes Nov. 21. All registered participants can complete the 5K safely at their leisure between Thurs., Nov. 26 and Sun., Nov. 29, and submit their times to be ranked and scored like a regular run. Find details and registration at 19thwardmobile.com https://www.19thwardmobile.com/beverly-hills-turkey-trot/
BACinema screens “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” the classic perfect family Christmas gone wrong for the Griswold family starring Chevy Chase, Sat., Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $8. PG-13.
BAC School of Fine Arts Mini-Mester Workshops offer several options for new creative outlets beginning Nov. 30. Mini workshops are offered in-person, hybrid (both virtually and in-person), and online only. Find workshop details and registration at beverlyartcenter.org.
Registration is open for Winter Break Camp at the Beverly Arts Center, Dec. 21 through 23 and Dec. 28 through 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 5 to 12. The kids will learn about winter holiday traditions from all over the world while creating gifts, making tasty winter-themed creations, and enjoying songs and theatre. $270 ($243 for BAC members). 773-445-3838 or beverlyartcenter.org.