Social Distance Community Calendar 


Smith Village invites caregivers, family and friends of older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to attend a free memory care support group via conference call, Tues., June 2, 6:30 p.m. Interested participants can join by dialing the conference call center number, 312-667-4792 musing the password 929028. Smith Village social service director of long-term care Diane Morgan will host the call in an open topic format and address issues about the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to people with dementia.  

Bethany Union Church of Chicago is offering online worship services via, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.  For people who miss the live version or just want to listen again, the service will remain on the church Facebook page. To receive the monthly Bethany Union Church Unifier newsletter, send a note to 1750 W. 103rd St., or email   

Even though this year’s Vanderpoel Art Association Student Art Show has been canceled, work by  student artists can be viewed in the 2020 class project comic books, “Comic Bork 3: The Empire Strikes Bork, at There is a volume for each of the classes showing the talents of the artists and storytellers. The graduating 8th graders whose work is included are James Miller, Jade Madden and Patrick O’Malley. Plans call for Vanderpoel art classes to resume in the fall. 

Marist High School will be offering virtual summer campto help kids improve skills in a variety of sports as well as science, chess and cheerleading. Camps are for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, and offered in sessions that begin June 2, June 9, June 16 and June 23. View camp offerings and registration deadlines at    

Beverly Arts Center has adapted its class curriculum to provide safe and socially distant options for students. The summer session will begin June 8 and be offered online through Zoom. Learn how to dance, play an instrument, paint a portrait, direct a film, or be a star of the stage, all from the comfort of your own home. Info/registration: 

The following Local School Council (LSC) meetings will be held virtually. Visit the school websites for links and access code. Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., Jun. 4, 6 p.m. Sutherland School LSC, Mon., Jun. 15, 6:30 p.m. Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., Jun. 17, 6 p.m. 



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