SIGN UP BY MAY 5 TO GUARANTEE YOUR RIDGE RUN T-SHIRT. Participants who register for the Ridge Run by Thurs., May 5 will be guaranteed to receive a 2016 Ridge Run T-shirt. Registration is open 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the BAPA office, 1987 W. 111th St., or online. May 5 is also the last day to submit family Ridge Run applications. Info: 773-233-3100.
EVERYONE’S INVITED! Neighborhood residents interested in learning more about becoming active in their civic/homeowner association are invited to attend a meeting Wed., May 4, 7 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Associations work on projects and issues that improve their immediate areas and entire community. Info: Mary Jo Viero, BAPA Community Organizer, 773-233-3100 or email@example.com.
HOME TOUR TICKETS NOW ON SALE! You won’t want to miss BAPA’s Home Tour on May 15! Five great houses, a fabulous church, a terrific sponsor/vendor fair, and demonstrations, expert tips and surprises at all the stops! Tickets are $30 in advance. Tickets are also available at BAPA office, 1987 W. 111th St., Mon-Fri., 9 to 4 p.m. and at County Fair, 108th and Western, The Blossom Boys, 9911 S. Walden Pkwy., Steuber Florist, 2654 W. 111th St., and Belle Up, 1915 W. 103rd St.
BE AN EVENT VOLUNTEER. Openings are still available for neighbors who would like to help out at BAPA’s Home Tour, Sun., May 15, the Ridge Run, Mon., May 30, and the Memorial Day Parade, Mon., May 30. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-233-3100.
BAPA CARD FOR APRIL DEALS!
Beverly Bakery, 10528 S. Western: $1 off on 2 lbs coffee, $1 off breakfast purchase of $25 or more | Barre it ALL, 11114½ S. Kedzie: 6-month membership: $50/1st month, $80/5 months | Beverly Hills Garage, 2043 W. 95th St: $20 off any service over $150; $5 off oil change | Beverly Ride On, 2940 W. 95th St.: 10% off any spin class | Beverly Yoga, 1917 W. 103rd St.: 20 classes/$240 (6 month pass) | The Blossom Boys, 9911 S. Walden Pkwy.: Buy 3 or more bundles of tulips, get 10% off | 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 $25 or more | Ellie’s Café, 10701 S. Hale: 20% off bacon/ham or sausage breakfast sandwich | Everything’s Relative, 10548 S. Western: Free Aveda Botanical Treatment ($20 value) with Haircut and Blow dry, 25% off Aveda Stress Fix Body Cream with full leg wax | Figlia Boutique, 9907 S. Walden Pkwy.: 15% off all merchandise in month of April | Fitzgerald Real Estate, 11134 S. Western: 1/4% commission rebate to any BAPA Card user who lists or sells with Fitzgerald Real Estate | 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) | Original Pancake House, 10437 S. Western: 10% off any bill $30 or more (Mon.-Fri. only) | Treadfit, 10326 S. Western: 1 free class with 20-class pack purchase | RMH Interiors + Design, 1802 W. 103rd St.: 20% one in-store purchase.
Most of the April deals are continuing. Here are the new deals for May: Service Express Heating and Air, 150 E St. Charles Rd., Villa Park: $20 off any service, cannot be combined with other offers | Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western: 10% off your purchase | Everything’s Relative, 10548 S. Western: Mother’s Day, Free travel size Aveda Hand Relief with purchase of $100 Everything’s Relative Gift Card, 25% off any Aveda Bath Salts
2016 BAPA members are using their BAPA Cards to receive discounts from local merchants that will be updated every month! Click here to join.
We’re BAPA Members. Are You?
By Deborah & Jacob Chinnapillai
“Beautiful, peaceful and quaint -- this neighborhood is like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. Grocery stores, drug stores, and independent shops are just a short walk or drive away. Downtown and all of the allure of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world is only a half hour away by train. Residential areas are quiet and safe. Our neighborhood schools are among the very best. Our neighbors are friendly, pleasant and laid-back. Many lovely older homes have been rehabbed and meticulously maintained, and newer ones add to the delightfully unique character of the area. We support BAPA because a neighborhood like this does not just happen. It takes a lot of resources, dollars and people to create such an environment. We do our part to help BAPA continue to improve.”
BTG Presents ‘The Graduate’
Beverly Theatre Guild (BTG) will perform “The Graduate” Fri., Apr. 29 and Sat., Apr. 30, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 1, 2 p.m., Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St. The play, adapted from the classic film, is set in 1960s California when new college graduate Benjamin Braddock and the sexy Mrs. Robinson embark on a disastrous relationship. Tickets: $20 online or 773-BTG- TIXS.
Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are invited to an open forum discussion about the effects of dementia on the sufferer and their family and friends, Tues., May 3, 6:30 p.m., Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th P. Sarah Jewett, Smith Village resident service director of assisted living, will answer questions and provide information. Reservations: 773-474-7300 or email@example.com.
March for Babies May 1
This spring, millions of people will gather around the United States and fight to end premature birth. Sun., May 1, 8 a.m., join members of Saint Xavier University (SXU) and local community supporters for the annual March for Babies Walk starting at SXU, 3700 West 103rd St.. Anyone interested in volunteering or participating in SXU’s March for Babies should visit our website.
Celebrate With Your Bookstore!
Sat., Apr. 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, an annual celebration of neighborhood bookstores around the country. The Bookies, 2419 W. 103rd St., will have some exclusive items only for sale at independent bookstores, sales, giveaways for kids (while supplies last), coffee provided by Hardboiled Coffee Company and donuts from Beverly Bakery and Cafe (also while supplies last)! Celebrate your local bookstore!
ChicagoMade Marketplace Vendor Applications
Chicago-based artisans who create or source high quality, affordable products can apply to sell their items at the ChicagoMade Marketplace at Taste of Chicago, July 6-10. Application deadline is May 4. This is an opportunity to get your local brand and products in front of an audience of 1.5 million visitors. Items may include but are not limited to clothing, accessories, artisanal goods, hand-crafted beauty products, silk-screened posters, artwork, vinyl records, paper/fiber arts, and more. No food items. Click here for application details and information.
Beverly Park Mulching Day
Volunteers are needed for the Openlands mulching day at Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St., Sat., Apr. 30 9 a.m. to noon. The park has many young trees that need to be nurtured. For info, contact Cheryl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Volunteers Needed
Arlene Gottardo, Children's Librarian at Beverly Branch Library, is looking for energetic teen volunteers to work in a variety of programs this summer, including putting on puppet shows. Summer programming runs June 20 – Sept. 1, and training for teen volunteers begins June 6. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 2 days a week, 2 hours a day. Community service hours available. Stop in at Beverly Branch, 1962 W. 95th St., or call 312-747-9673.
In the News . . .
visits Jansons. Read more in DNAinfo
to close June 1. Read more in The Beverly Review
honored with humanitarian award. Read more in The Beverly Review
launches line to help women with hair loss. Read more in DNAinfo
Beverly Breast Cancer Walk
returns on Mother’s Day. Read more in DNAinfo
Week of May 1: West of Western
, Tues., May 3, 7 p.m. Christ the King, 9225 S. Hamilton. 312-745-0620.
Beats 2211 and 2212
, Thurs., May 5, 7 p.m. 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 312-745-0620.
Family Reading Night
, Thurs., Apr. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chicago Public Library Beverly Branch, 2121 95th St.
Chicago’s Small Business Center on the Road
featuring 40+ exhibitors, workshops, business consultants, legal and tax clinics, financial advisers and more, Sat., Apr. 30 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. Registration here
The Weepin' Willows, Patsy Cline cover band
, Sat., Apr. 30, 8 p.m. $25/$23 BAC member. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111 St. 773-445-3838.
Registration is open for Business Network International (BNI) Visitors’ Day Meeting of the Cultivating Success Chapter
, Mon., May 2, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St. $20 includes breakfast. Registration: Chris Martin, 708-862-3737.
Beverly Yoga Center Classes: Tween and Teen Yoga
, begins Tues., May 3, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. $14/drop-in, class package available. Couples Yoga Night
, Sat., May 14, 7 to 8:15 p.m. BeverlyYogaCenter.com