State Sen. Bill Cuninngham and state Rep. Fran Hurley will host a shred event on Saturday, June 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences community center, 3857 W. 111 St. For information, call (773) 445-8128.
The Chicago Police Department 22nd District will host a CAPS meeting for Beat 2222 on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St. For more information about CAPS meetings, call the 22nd District CAPS office, (312) 745-0620, or visit the website at chicagopolice.org.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame are hosting a raffle to win “An Adventure To Remember!” The winner can choose from one of seven adventure destinations. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $40 each or five tickets for $175. Winner need not be present. For a listing of destinations and to purchase tickets, visit
State Rep. Kelly Burke will welcome representatives from the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy St., to provide information to local residents about the educational opportunities available at the award-winning school. IMSA is a tuition-free STEM academy in Aurora, Ill., where high school students have the opportunity to take rigorous courses that interest them while living on campus. For more information, call Burke’s office at (708) 425-0571.
Southsiders for Peace will screen “Knock Down the House,” a new documentary examining efforts of progressive women to “break into” the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday, June 22, at the Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with documentary at 7:30 p.m. Bring a snack or beverage to share.
The Ada Park Advisory Council and the Morgan Park Roots Organization will hold the Morgan Park Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 7 p.m., at Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St. The free community-based event is designed to promote peace, love, unity and cultural awareness through music, cultural arts and Afrocentric artifacts. The Morgan Park Roots Festival includes live entertainment, African art and market, children’s activities, senior and veteran’s canopy, line dancing and more. For vendor opportunities, call Crystal Warren at (773) 896-6552.