19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will host a utility bill clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the 19th Ward office, 10400 S. Western Ave. Residents are invited to bring their utility bills for review with CUB to spot unnecessary charges on utility bills. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call Anairis Boro at (312) 263-4282, ext. 111, or email aboro@ citizensutilities.org.
The Chicago Police Department 22nd District will host CAPS meetings for Beat 2222 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St., and Beat 2234 on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Beth Eden Church, 11121 S. Loomis St. For more information about CAPS meetings, call (312) 745-0620 or visit chicagopolice.org.
A 19th Ward Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. Representatives from government agencies will discuss community events and answer questions.
Area employers will have the opportunity to connect with jobseekers during an Orland Park hiring event on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. State Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Fran Hurley will co-present the hiring fair. Hiring preference will be given to veterans during the first half hour of the event. In previous years, jobseekers had the chance to explore careers with companies in various sectors including construction, hospitality, sales, retail, health care, state government, trucking and transportation, manufacturing, clerical, industrial and more. To register, visit the website at senatorbillcunningham.com. For more information, call Cunningham’s district office at (773) 445-8128.
Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening to be held at Mt. Greenwood Lutheran Church, 10911 S. Trumbull Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Screenings can check for plaque buildup in arteries, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density, and kidney and thyroid function. Screening packages start at $149, and consultants will create a package based on age and risk factors. Pre-registration is required. For information, call (877) 237-1287 or visit the website at lifelinescreening.com.
The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) will host a new neighbor “meet and greet” on Tuesday, Oct. 1. For residents who moved into the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood after January 2018, BAPA wants to help them connect with new friends, neighbors, local businesses, resources and organizations. Homeowners who attend the event will receive reusable welcome bags containing giveaways and coupons from local businesses as well as helpful information about the neighborhood. For more information, call Mary Jo Viero, BAPA community organizer, at (773) 233-3100 or email email@example.com.
The Little Flower High School Class of 1964 will host its 55th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., in Oak Forest, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Jim McGrath at (708) 305-5726.
Our House Wealth Advisors will host a free workshop on college funding on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mt. Greenwood branch library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave. For more information, call (312) 819-4200.
Donations of gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos are being sought by the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library for their ongoing book sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Due to space limitations, the sale will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older textbooks. Proceeds from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond the regular budget. For information, call (708) 422-4990.
Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., Southsiders for Peace, Unity in Diversity and CASA of Blue Island will co-sponsor a forum and community discussion on the Fair Housing Initiative, on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Topics will include laws to add protection for people with criminal records who are looking for housing. The forum will discuss how these new rules will affect neighborhoods. For information, call Michael Wolf at (773) 387-3869.