The 19th Ward East Beverly Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., at Graver Park, 1518 W. 102nd Pl. The meeting will be a discussion of community events, and representatives from various government agencies will be in attendance to address concerns or questions that residents may have. The event is sponsored by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, state Rep. Mary Gill and the East Beverly Civic Association.
The city of Chicago will host residential electronics recycling through Dec. 30. Local locations for drop-offs include 8559 S. Vincennes Ave., on the second Friday of the month, and 900 E. 103rd St., on the third Friday of the month, both from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. residential electronics recycling materials should only be left at the locations during operating hours. For more information and a complete list of eligible items, visit chicago.gov/hccrf.
State Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Mary Gill will host bingo every Monday in June at 5 p.m., Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Ave. For more information about bingo on Mondays, call Cunningham’s office at (773) 445-8128.
Traffic-calming signs are available from 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea. A limited number of free “Please Slow Down–Kids Play Here” yard signs are available for 19th ward residents. Requests for traffic-calming signs will be accepted through June 1, with delivery of signs in mid-June. There is a limit of two signs per block. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request a sign, visit the website at the19thward.com.
The Chicago Park District will host free yoga for first responders on Friday, May 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Morgan Park Sports Center, 11505 S. Western Ave. Yoga can help decrease stress and increase the ability to focus and solve problems. First responders experience stress and trauma at higher levels than do most people. The free yoga for first responders session will be a vinyasa-style yoga that teaches techniques to decompress. First responders and their adult family members are welcome to attend. Participants should bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
One Pill Can Kill, a presentation for parents and their teens, is set to be held on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The presentation will include first-hand accounts from recovering drug addicts, family members who have lost a loved one to drug overdose, and medical and law enforcement professionals who are on the front line of this fight. Admission is free; seating is first-come, first-served basis. The presentation is sponsored by the 19th Ward Youth and Community Foundation, the Patrick William Roche Foundation, and Advice Beyond the Classroom.
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