Community Briefs

State Rep. Fran Hurley, state Sen. Bill Cunningham and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea will host a property tax appeal workshop on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. Local homeowners should bring a copy of their latest tax bill to meet with staff from the Board of Review for assistance in filling out tax appeal paperwork and to ask any questions or share concerns. For more information or to register, call (773) 445-8128 or email

Celebrate autumn at the Fall Fest at the 95th Street Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the 95th Street Metra parking lot, 1835 W. 95th St. Enjoy live music, a variety of local foods and beverages available for purchase and activities for the whole family.

Our House Wealth Advisors will host “How to Survive Retirement With Your Spouse” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mt. Greenwood branch library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave. Participants at the seminar will learn about essential steps to a happy retirement. For more information or to register, call (312) 819-4200 or visit

In an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer, the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center will host a free event, “Paint the Town Pink for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer,” on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Stein Auditorium, 93rd Street and Kilbourn Avenue, entrance F, in Oak Lawn. There will be a vendor fair, and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit the website at

The NAACP Chicago Southside will host an information forum on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 11107 S. Vincennes Ave. “Getting High vs. Getting High Scores” will discuss the effect of legalization of recreational cannabis on adolescent education and will include a panel of experts in the medical, educational, legal and law-enforcement fields. At the forum, they will discuss how cannabis legislation may impact adolescent development. For more information, call (312) 751-6584.