BAPA SUMMER RAFFLE! Prizes include two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a one night stay at the downtown Hyatt Hotel, and a brand new Cypress Giant bike from Beverly Bike & Ski. A limited number of tickets will be sold for $20 each! You can’t win if you don’t get in! Deadline to purchase tickets: Sept. 5, 2016. Buy online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bapas-summer-raffle-tickets-26062611974?aff=facebook
BAPA WEEDING WEDNESDAYS. Public spaces throughout the neighborhood have been targeted for some attention this summer on BAPA Weeding Wednesdays. On Wed., Aug. 3, volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. to weed at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. We will work for about 2 hours. Join us! Bring gloves. Tools are supplied. Questions? Email Mary Jo Viero, email@example.com.
BAPA VIDEO CONTEST. BAPA invites Beverly/Morgan Park residents to submit short videos that show why you love living in our community. Deadline: Sat., Aug. 20. Email videos to Margot Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: Mary Jo Viero, email@example.com.
BAPA CARD AUGUST DEALS
(Card MUST be presented to receive discounts.)
NEW! Kiddie Kouture, 10324 S. Western, 20% off of purchases of $75 or more
NEW! Fox’s Beverly Pub, 9956 S. Western: 10% off your bill (not valid with other discounts or specials)
NEW! Subway, 1901 W. 103rd St.: 10% off for seniors and students any time
Barre It All, 3203 W. 111th St.: 2 months unlimited for $100
Beverly Bakery, 10528 S. Western: $1 off on 2lb. bag of coffee, $1 off breakfast purchase of $25 or more, $1 off Salmon Benedict on Fridays
Beverly Hills Garage, 2043 W. 95th St: $10 off any oil change
Beverly Ride On, 2940 W. 95th St.: One month of unlimited Spinning for $99
Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western: 10% off on everything
Beverly Yoga, 1917 W. 103rd St.: 1 free class to new students
Brach’s Auto Center, 10333 S. Western: $10 off oil change, transmission service; $25 off any repair over $100
Bridgeport Coffee, 9135 S. Western: 5% off all food/beverages (excludes retail)
Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St.: 10% off in-store purchases of $25 or more
Ellie’s Café, 10701 S. Hale: BAPA card holder kids (0-12) receive a free dessert from bakery case with purchased meal. 1 per visit
Everything’s Relative, 10548 S. Western: Free damage remedy hair treatment ($20 value) with a cut and color. 25% off Aveda cleanser with facial service
Figlia Boutique, 9907 S. Walden Pkwy.: 15% off all merchandise in month of August
Fitzgerald Real Estate, ¼% commission rebate to any BAPA card user who lists or sells with Fitzgerald Real Estate
Klees Golf Shop, 10436 S. Western: 10% off shoes and apparel
Original Pancake House, 10437 S. Western: 10% off any bill $30 or more (Mon-Fri only)
Patton Motor Service, 10209 S. Western: 10% off air conditioning service
RMH Interiors + Design, 1802 W. 103rd St.: 20% off one in-store purchase
Running Excels, 10328 S. Western: Free socks with purchase of shoes valued over $100
Southtown Health Foods, 2100 W. 95th St.: 20% off purchase (excluding groceries and discounted products)
Service Express Heating and Air, 150 E St. Charles Rd., Villa Park: $35 off any service call or repair. Cannot be used for maintenance/clean and checks, Cannot be combined with other offers
Steuber Florist and Greenhouse, 2654 W 111th St.: Free single rose
Treadfit, 10458 S. Western: 1 free class with 20-class pack purchase
Throw Back Thursday: Trivia Night
The shops at 99th & Walden Parkway invite families to enjoy simple, old school fun and trivia night at Throw Back Thurs., July 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free activities for kids, all the shops are open. Stop over for some fun!
Community residents are invited to enjoy delicious food and hear great music from the Lance Loiselle Trio at a Jazz/Gospel Barbecue, Soul Full Celebration, Sun., July 31, 4 to 6 p.m. on the lawn at Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 110th Place at Longwood Drive. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. RSVP/info: 773-779-3355.
95th Street Farmers Market
Berries, flowers, artisan goods, prepared foods and lots more are in store at the 95th Street Farmers Markets, Sundays through Oct. 30, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the commuter parking lot at 95th and Longwood Drive. Find out more on Facebook.
Free Family Nights Out in the Parks
The 19th Ward Youth Foundation presents free Family Nights Out in the Parks this month. Dates and events are: Movie in the Park, “Annie,” Thurs., Aug. 4, dusk, McKiernan Park, 10714 S. Sawyer; Concert on the Pool Deck featuring Joey, Digs & the Dentist, Thurs., Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western; and Concert in the Park featuring Cloud of Shame, Thurs., Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
MS Slugfest & Home Run Derby
Registration is open for the 16th Annual MS Slugfest and Home Run Derby, held Sat., Aug. 6 at Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. The 16-inch softball tournament hosts 32 teams each playing two games. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis, Greater Illinois Chapter’s research, programs and services. Info/registration here.
Quilter’s Trunk Wins Small Business Boost!
The votes are in for the Small Business Boost, and The Quilter's Trunk won! The local shop was one of four finalists for the award sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago and The Hartford to recognize small businesses that hire and source locally and give back to their community. The Quilter’s Trunk will win $2,500 and be featured on NBC 5 Chicago. The station will come out to film the spot within the next few weeks. Look for details on their Facebook page. Read more in DNAinfo.
Retracing Dr. King’s March
On Sat., Aug. 6, more than 700 area residents will kick off a day-long festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s freedom march to Marquette Park by retracing the march and celebrating the efforts of civil rights activists, religious and community leaders, community members and institutions to create a more just city. The march is open to the public. Learn more and register here. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plastic Bag Ban Phase 2 Begins Aug. 1
On Aug. 1, the second phase of the City of Chicago's Plastic Bag Ban
will be implemented and enforced. Smaller chain and franchise retailers with floor space less than 10,000 square feet will be required to come into compliance. Stores that provided its customers with carryout bags before the ban will only be able to provide reusable bags, recyclable paper bags or commercially compostable plastic bags. The ban does not apply to any dine-in or take-out restaurant or small independent or non-franchise stores. The City's Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection will host a workshop regarding the new laws Wed., Aug. 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 805.
Art Walk Call for Artists
Artists interested in participating in the 2016 Beverly Art Walk can apply through Aug. 1. The event will be held Sat., Oct. 1, 12 to 7 p.m. Info and applications here
RHS Seeks Donation for Garage/Book Sale
Ridge Historical Society will host its annual garage and book sale in the fall, and is accepting donations of housewares, home goods, tools, jewelry, and books. Clothing will not be accepted. Donations are tax deductible and proceeds from the sale go towards the preservation and historical research efforts of the society. Info: 773-881-1675 or email@example.com
22nd District's National Night Out Against Crime
District will host National Night Out Against Crime, Tues., Aug. 2, 5 to 8 p.m., at the station, 1900 W. Monterey Ave. The family-friendly event features food, fun and games and a bounce house. Artists are invited to create sidewalk chalk murals for the event.
In the News . . .
Go team! Ridge Beverly Baseball All-Stars
advance to state tourney on July 28! Read more in The Beverly Review
“The Bird is a Place,”
works by Michael Golden, will be on exhibit in the Beverly Arts Center Simmerling Gallery, 2407 W. 111th St., July 30 to Sept. 17. Opening reception Sat., July 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Read more in The Beverly Review
Disney's "Inside Out"
will be shown at Crescent Park, 2200 W. 108th Pl., Thurs., July 28, dusk. Read more in DNAinfo
The new AdvocateCare Center
, 2210 W. 95th St., offers care designed for seniors with chronic medical conditions. Read more in DNAinfo
5th Annual Fire Up a Cure
event is Saturday at Saint Xavier University. Read more in DNAinfo
Week of July 31: East of Western
Beats 2211 and 2212
, Thurs., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 312-745-0620
Live Music Mondays
at the Beverly Arts Center courtyard, 111th and Western, features Latin groove with Caliente Aug. 1, 7 p.m. In the case of rain, concerts move into the atrium. $5 requested. Cash bar. Info
Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 S. Campbell Ave., hosts Surf Shack Vacation Bible School
Mon. Aug. 8 through Wed., Aug 10, 9 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 4 to 10. $12 includes crafts and snacks.
Registration is required: immanueluccep.org
Saint Xavier University Health Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., offers back-to-school immunizations
required for school attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Center is open to all members of the community. Info/appointments: 773-298-3712.
De La Salle Institute is looking for a head cheerleading coach
for the 2016-17 school year. Those interested may contact De La Salle athletic director Tom White, 312-842-7355 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up today for the Beverly Bank Platinum Adventures outing to Cellular Field for White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians
, Thurs., Sept. 15. $75 per person includes buffet, bingo and game ticket plus beer, wine and soft drinks. Departure 11:30 a.m. from Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd St. Reservations required: Margie O’Connell, 773-239-2265.
Registration is open for the Midway Fly Away 5K benefiting Special Olympics Chicago
on Sun., Sept. 18. Info: http://sochicago.org/