Friday, October 31, 2014

Electronic/hazardous waste collection tomorrow (Sat. 11/1)

The Green Sanctuary Group of Beverly Unitarian Church is having an electronic and hazardous waste collection day tomorrow, Sat. 11/1 at the church parking lot (10244 S. Longwood, behind the Irish castle).  Cash donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of transporting the collected waste. For more info, contact Eileen Klees (, 773-968-3396) or Fran Sowa (  8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

non sequitur Friday

This one has become a Halloween tradition. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ride to Restore on 10/25

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail and Friends of the Forest Preserves (FOTFP) are having a ride, tour and workday on Saturday 10/25.  Join us for a ride along the trail from Dan Ryan Woods to Whistler Woods.

FOTFP will offer a tour and snacks at Whistler. It's a beautiful site with prairie, wetland and savanna ecosystems. Shoes you can walk in are recommended for the tour. The estimated return time below includes time for the tour.

If you'd like to be part of a stewardship workday at Whistler, part of the group will stay a bit longer. We'll help with invasive species removal, trash pickup and burning of brush piles and get a more in-depth look at the site.  Hiking boots or work boots are recommended for this. Gloves and tools will be provided.  Return time to Dan Ryan Woods would be slightly later for this option.
Total distance is about 12 miles, easy pace.  Start location is 83rd St. trailhead - enter from parking lot on NORTH side of 83rd St. between Western and Damen.
Please be at the start location by 10:00 a.m. We'd like to get rolling no later than 10:15.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Beverly Art Walk on 10/11

Tomorrow is the big day for the Beverly Art Walk, a special free event happening in locations throughout Beverly and Morgan Park from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You can find more info here.

Dan Ryan Woods cyclocross racing on 10/12

Cyclocross racing comes to Dan Ryan Woods on Sunday 10/12. Access/viewing locations at the 87th/Western parking for the sled hill or the parking lot/walking trail on the south side of 83rd St. east of Western. It's great fun. Come on out!

non sequitur Friday

Such an appropriate tune after a really long week. Happy Friday, folks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

community meeting tonight (10/7) about fostering diversity

BAPA is hosting an open meeting tonight (Tuesday 10/7) at 7:00 p.m. on fostering diversity in our community.  They invite individuals and groups who are interested in being part of a community-wide effort to fight racism and increase diversity. There will be an open discussion at Beverly Area Planning Association Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. For information:, email

Sunday, October 5, 2014

supporting advocacy for better walking, biking and transit

Do you want to see improved conditions for walking and biking in the city and across the metro area? Do you want better transit? You can help by supporting our voice for sustainable transportation, the Active Transportation Alliance. Become a member now, or renew your membership if it's lapsed.

Better walking, biking and transit helps make Chicago a greener, healthier place to live.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Are you registered to vote? Deadline approaching.

Are you registered to vote? The deadline for the upcoming November election is 10/7. That's this Tuesday.  You can check online using this link to see if you're registered, whether your address is current and get info on your polling place.

If you are NOT registered, you can use the same link to register online.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Harvest Moon festival on 103rd St. on 10/4

News from BAPA:

Join Heritage Gallery, Calabria, Root Consignment, RMH Interiors, New Beginnings Alterations, and Starbucks at a Harvest Moon Festival on 103rd St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy samples, music, food, face painting, demonstrations and vendors including Garden Keepers, Sweet Freaks, French Country by Dawn, Jewelry & More, and the Cupcake Gangster.

Ride to Restore postponed to 9/25

The Friends of the Major Taylor Trail and Friends of the Forest Preserves (FOTFP) rider and workday is rescheduled to Saturday 9/25 due to weather.

non sequitur Friday