The Villager Neighborhood News and Event Update16 January, 2014


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A Driving Deal for Snowflake Tickets

Beginning at noon, Fri., Jan. 17, stop by Mike Haggerty Buick GMC Volkswagen, 9301 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn to buy your ticket to the Snowflake Ball and get a second ticket paid for by Mike Haggerty Buick GMC Volkswagen (only one free ticket per person). There are only 10 free tickets available and the offer is good while supplies last. Be sure to ask for Patrick Cunningham and bring a check made payable to BAPA. The Snowflake Ball is just over a week away, on Jan. 25. If you're not among the 10 lucky people who get the deal through Mike Haggerty Buick GMC Volkswagen, you can still buy tickets to the biggest neighborhood party of the year at  


Clissold, Kellogg, Mount Greenwood and Sutherland Schools present a series of monthly parent information sessions for Beverly/Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood residents beginning with Socialskillz:-) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Modern World, Tues., Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Kellogg School, 9241 S. Leavitt. 

Community Choir

Sing with the Community Choir

Beverly/Morgan Park Community Choir rehearsals begin on Sun., Jan. 19 and new voices are welcome. The concert will be April 6 at St. Cajetan Church. For more information, email or contact Eleanor Hollander, 773-779-7387.  Learn more at

Beverly Montessori School Wine and Cheese Reception
Beverly Montessori School, 9916 S. Walden Pkwy., will host a wine and cheese reception for parents considering preschool for their young child, Thurs., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Beverly Montessori School was founded in 1967 and provides a respected and cherished Montessori program including a half day program for children ages  3 - 6, a full day program, ages 4 - 6 and a kindergarten program. Information: Linda Budewitz, 773-239-7635 or


Bluegrass Bands at the Beverly Arts Center
The Henhouse Prowlers and The Leadfoot Band perform bluegrass music Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. From lightning fast picking to sentimental ballads, the Henhouse Prowlers play original material, traditional songs and contemporary covers. The Leadfoot Band is known throughout Chicago for their unique bluegrass/newgrass. Tickets: $15 ($13/BAC members). 773-445-3838,
Ridge Run Family

Show Us Your Shirt!

Do you have a Ridge Run shirt that's 10, 20, 30 years old or older?  Has your favorite Ridge Run shirt been around the world, or even around an interesting corner? If so, we want you to show us your Ridge Run shirt, and enter to win a free entry into the 37th Annual Ridge Run on Memorial Day. Visit for details and deadlines. 


STEP Classes
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) classes will be held at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center, 2554 W. 113th St. , Tuesdays, Jan. 21 through Mar. 11. Free. Information/registration: Margaret McGann, 773-535-2911 or


After School Program

Universal Family Connection, 1350 W. 103rd St., is offering open enrollment in after school programs for youth age 6 to 18. The program is held 5 afternoons a week and features group life skills, academic assistance, performing arts and field trips. Enrollment/information: Angela Huerta, Youth Services Coordinator, 773-881-1711 ext. 1161 or


Beverly Arts Center

Application Deadline Jan. 27 for Evolving Artists

The Young Adult Board of the Beverly Arts Center invites evolving, emerging and non-established visual artists of all ages to enter the 6th Annual Evolving Artists Competition. The application deadline is Jan. 27.  The competition is open to all mediums, including pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint, sculpture, collage, graphic design, photography and prints. Applications are at the BAC, 111th and Western. Works by finalists and winners will be on exhibit Feb. 18 through Mar. 18. Submissions email:   Information:
 Ridge Run Seeks T-Shirt Designs

Area professional, amateur and student artists are invited to submit designs for use on the t-shirt for the 37th Annual Ridge Run. Entries must be original art, include the Ridge Run logo, and be submitted as a PDF to by midnight, Mar. 1, 2014. For more information visit:


Save the Date for Business Events


Mom & Pop vs. Big Box:  Loading Up Your Slingshot When Goliath Comes To Town, a seminar by business consultant Caroline Dwan on how small businesses can compete with national retailers, Feb. 13,  8:30a.m., BAPA Community Room, 

11109 S. Longwood Dr. 


Breakfast With the Experts featuring Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30 a.m., Saint Xavier University, Butler Reception Room, 3700 W. 103rd St. 


Information/reservations: Marcia Walsh or 773-233-3100. 



Chicago Police Dept

After The Crime Forum
The Cook County State's Attorney's Community Justice Center South will host After the Crime, a forum about victim's rights, and the services and resources available to crime victims, Thurs., Jan. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., at the 22nd District Police Station, Community Room, 1900 W. Monterey Ave. 
Information: 773-783-5100. 

Blue Cart

Recycling Reminder 


Blue Cart Recycling Pick-Up: 

Week January 20 households EAST of  Western. 

CAPS logo
CAPS Meetings

Domestic Violence Subcommittee, Thurs., Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey. 312-745-0620.


Community Events    

  • Tickets to the Beverly Arts Center Auction on Feb. 15 are available for $40 each through Jan. 31, and $50 each starting Feb. 1. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the BAC Challenge. Information/tickets: 773-445-3838 or


  •  2nd Annual WinterFest, hosted by The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc  Community Center, Sun., Jan. 19 and Mon., Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free for Kroc members; $5 per family of four for non-members. 1250 W. 119th St.


  • "All is Lost," Wed., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5.50/BAC members). Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838. - BACinema.  


  • SXU High School Honor Band Weekend, Sat., Jan. 18 and Sun., Jan. 19. Contact your local high school band director for details.


  • Beverly Hills Embroiderers' Guild monthly meetings, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 21, Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. 708-425-6793.


  • Southside Women's Business Alliance meeting, Wed., Jan. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave. CPAs Dawn Manning and Michelle Walsh will discuss the financial side of running a business.  Information:


  • Trivia Night, Fri., Jan. 24, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas School gym, 10121 S. Longwood Dr. $15/advance (tickets available after masses Jan. 18 and 19), or $20/door. Information: Jack Burke, 773-779-1774.


  • Christ the King Catholic School, 9240 S. Hoyne Ave., will host an open house Sun., Jan. 26 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A presentation for new and prospective students is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Christ the King offers PreK - 8th grade programs. Information: Maureen Aspell, 773/779-3329 or

In This Issue
A Driving Deal for Snowflake Tickets
Sing with the Community Choir
Beverly Montessori School
Bluegrass Bands at the Beverly Arts Center.
Show Us Your Shirt!.
STEP Classes
After School Program.
Application Deadline for Evolving Artists
Ridge Run Seeks T-Shirt Designs
Save the Date for Business Events
After The Crime Forum
Recycling Reminder
CAPS Meetings
Community Events
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