October Neighborhood Notes

Visit the “Hetherington Design Dynasty” exhibit and learn more about community history, Sun., Oct. 2, and every Sunday and Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m., Ridge Historical Society, 10621 S. Seeley Ave. Family friendly; free admission. Info: 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com 

Does your child need a tutor? BAPA’s Tutor Corps offers free tutoring services. For details, contact Tina Jenkins Bell, tbell@bapa.org. 

Chicago Public Library, Beverly Branch, 1962 W. 95th St., hosts “Makers & Gamers” for children age 10 and up who want to hang out, play games, and make fun stuff, Mon. through Thurs., 3 to 5 p.m., through Nov. 17.  

Local School Council meetings: Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690, VHAelementary.org; Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.edu; Barnard School LSC, Mon., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.edu; Clissold School LSC, Mon., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.  2350 W. 110th Pl., 773-535-2560, Clissold-School.org; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. 10015 S. Leavitt St., 773-535-2580, Sutherland.CPS.edu; and Morgan Park High School LSC, Weds., Oct. 19, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org. Call school or visit their website for more information.  

22nd District CAPS meetings: Beats 2211 and 2212, Thurs., Oct. 6, 6 p.m. Zoom access ID: 832 2660 9985, passcode: 581013; Beat 2221, Tues., Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Zoom access ID: 821 3728 9000, passcode: 699643; Beat 2213, Thurs., Oct. 13, 6 p.m. Zoom access ID: 894 0551 1095, passcode: 324206. Dian-in for all meetings: 312-626-6799. Info: 312-745-0620, caps.022District@ChicagoPolice.org, or stop by the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey Ave. 

This month at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.:  Wine Down Wednesday, the new monthly art and relaxation event, debuts Oct. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., with sommelier Pour It Again Same and Chef Alvin Green of Al’s Cookie Mixx pairing wine and desserts. $40; BAC2ndFridays, monthly art night out with the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and Saint Xavier University Art and Design Department, Oct. 14 (second Fridays), 6 to 8 p.m., includes music and show in the Simmerling Gallery, free admission, cash bar;  BAC School of Fine Arts Fall 2 session begins Mon., Oct. 17 with classes for students of all ages in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. View the class catalog at thebeverlyartscenter.com/school-of-fine-arts/. Tickets and 773-445-3838 or thebeverlyartscenter.com.  

Ald. Matt O’Shea hosts a Halloween Party for 19th Ward senior citizens Thurs., Oct. 27, 12 p.m. 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St. $5 per  person includes family style luncheon, Halloween theme dessert, and Bingo with cash prizes; reservations required at 773-238-8766.  Costumes encouraged.  

Ever heard that bump in the night, felt that unexplained cool breeze on the back of your neck, or seen that quickly moving shadow out of the corner of your eye?  Maybe Rex Newell will identify what you might be hearing, feeling or seeing at “The Spirits Among Us,” Sun., Oct. 30, 2 to 5 p.m., Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave. This entertaining Halloween-themed event includes “ghastly” edibles. Tickets are $15 for RHS members and $20 for non-members. Details/reservations: 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com.   

The Edna White Community Garden, 11150 W. Monterey Ave., invites area neighbors to honor their lost loved ones at the 3rd annual Day of the Dead event, Wed., Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m. The event includes a display of photos of loved ones shared by area residents. Send photos of deceased loved ones to Kathy Figel, Edna White Garden Director, kathyfigel@icloud.com. 

Registration is open for a day long meditation retreat presented by Red Lotus Meditation Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. The retreat will help participants start or deepen their mediation practice, and create insight through self-awareness. Space is limited and a donation is suggested at the time of registration. Sign up at redlotussangha.org.  

 Need some retail therapy but can’t get here before 5? Haven 1890, 2501 W. 103rd St., is open until 7 p.m. Thursdays. Info: Haven1890.com. 

Natalie Page, Ed.D. was named inaugural chief diversity officer (CDO) at Saint Xavier University. She will facilitate the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, leading conferences, trainings, and Q&A sessions; continuing the University’s Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative work; and providing a safe space where students can share ways to become an even stronger community. Page served as an adjunct instructor, tenured professor, dean, and vice president of academic affairs before coming to SXU.   

 

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