September Neighborhood Notes

High School 101: Free Parent Seminar. Families in the 19th Ward have a lot of choices when it comes to high schools, and parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders need to begin the search now for the right high school for their kids. On Thurs., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Ald. Matt O’Shea and BAPA will host High School 101, a free Zoom seminar, to help guide parents through the process. A representative from CPS will explain the process of applying to selective enrollment schools, and principals from Chicago High School from Agricultural Sciences and Morgan Park High School will answer questions about their schools. To register visit  

LSC Meetings. Call the school or visit their website for information on in-person or virtual Local School Council meetings. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690,;  Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Sept. 3 and Oct. 1, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590,; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2580,; Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., Sept. 16, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550,; Barnard Elementary School LSC, Mon., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2625, Barnard.CPS.eduand Clissold School LSC, Mon., Sept. 23, 7 p.m., 773-535-2560,  

95th Street Farmers Market. The 95th Street Farmers Market continues on Sundays through Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot at 95th and Longwood Dr. The first hour is reserved for seniors and people with compromised immune systems. Vendors include C&D Farms, Lafevor Farms and Greenhouses, Stamper Cheese Co., John Bailey Honey, Coco’s Tamales, Breadman Baking Co., Piscasaw Gardens, Emmy & J’s Dips; AndySunflower Café, Lizzie’s Baked Goods and Noffke Family Farms. Masks and social distancing required. Find details at 95th Street Farmers Market on Facebook.  

Wellness Series. Beverly Therapists offers a virtual wellness series on the second Saturday of each month, 3 to 5 p.m. Upcoming topics are For Teens: The Road 2 Adulthood, Sept. 12; Historical Trauma and LGBTQIA Elders, Oct. 10; For Couples: Shifting Communication Patterns, Nov. 14; and Sending Yourself Love, Dec. 12. $10 per session. Info and registration, or 773-310-3488. 

Edna White Garden Fall Events. Edna White Garden, 1805 W. Monterey, hosts fitness classes, live music and more in one of the community’s most beautiful settings. Coming up this fall are Bee Day, Make Your Own Scarecrow, too sharpening and outdoor movies. The Garden is the starting point for the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk, Sun., Sept. 13, starting at 11 a.m., and visitors can enjoy music and home grown vendors as they tour this special place. Social distancing and masks required. More info on Facebook at Edna White Gardens.  

Fore the Macs Fundraiser. Mother McAuley High School is holding the Fore the Macs Golf Raffle to replace its annual golf outing. The raffle will raise funds for the Tradition of Excellence Scholarship.  Winners will receive a chance to golf at one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses; there will be nine winners (one for each course)Tickets are $100 each or 6 for $500; purchase deadline is Sept. 10. Info and tickets: Peggy Rourke, 773-881-6547 or 

19th Ward Document Shredding. Bring documents that are loose and free of staples or binders to free document shredding Sat., Sept. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., Crosswinds Church, 10835 S. Pulaski.  

Fall Fun at City Grange. City Grange, 1818 W. 99th St., reopens Sept. 2, unveiling the new café and introducing socially distanced fall fun dinner and movie on Fridays, Sept. 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, and a pumpkin giveaway and carving contest sponsored by the 19th Ward on Sat., Oct. 10. Now is the time to schedule fall containers and holiday decorating. Info:  

Exhibit Extended. Women’s Work, a group show featuring outstanding original works, has been extended to Sept. 20 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Gallery hours: Mondays, 4 to 8 p.m., Tues. through Fri., 4 to 6 p.m.   Artists are Widad Albassam, Lori Bartman, Malika Jackson, Christine Liz LaRue, Dawn Liddicoatt, Charlotte Mays, Mary Cat Tepper, Tran Tran and Cheryl Williamson.  

19th Ward Prescription Take Back. Turn in unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal, Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Crosswinds Church, 10835 S. PulaskiOnly legal medications from private households accepted; no liquids.   

19th Ward Blood Drive. The 19th Ward will hist a blood Drive. Sat., Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brother Rice High School10001 S. Pulaski, north gym. Appointments are strongly encouraged; (use the code CSOL). 



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