Calendar of Events

Art Exhibit

The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host “Remnants & Remains,” artwork by Elaine Miller, from Friday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Simmerling Gallery.

Miller developed her painting skills working as a scenic artist painting sets, backdrops and murals for film, video and theater. Her paintings pay homage to the magnificence of nature.

The gallery is open weekdays, from 2 to 8 p.m., and weekends from 12 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at

Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Christmas Without Cancer will hold its 5K run/walk virtually through Saturday, Sept. 26.

Participants will run or walk “on their honor.” Proceeds benefit Christmas Without Cancer.

Registration is online at

Evergreen Park Library

“Grab and Grow Plant Propagation” will be presented at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., from Oct. 5 to 9.

Register to pick up clippings and all the supplies needed for a successful propagation.

The October plant is pothos. Limit is 30 clippings for each plant.

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“The Politician and the Professor” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

State Sen. Bill Cunningham and Dr. Matthew Costello, professor of political science at St. Xavier University, will offer a dynamic perspective on how democracy and our government work from a theoretical, historical and practical viewpoint.

The in-library limit is 25. The program will also be simulcast on Zoom.

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Sewing With Laura will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, virtually on Facebook and Instagram. Teens can learn simple sewing tips.

For more information, call (708) 422-8522 or visit the website at

Blue Island Library

“Amelia Earhart: a Living History Portrayal” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Blue Island Library, 2433 York St.

Award-winning actress and scholar Leslie Goddard will portray Earhart, bringing her incredible and courageous exploits and spirited personality to life.

View the “blue harvest moon” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Participants will use telescopes and specialized cameras to observe and photograph the moon as it rises, weather permitting.

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Create eco-friendly beeswax food wraps on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

For more information, call (708) 388-1078 or visit the website at

Oak Lawn Library

“In the Belly of the Beast: King in Chicago” will be presented virtually on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark on the nation’s history and on the history of Chicago. The Oak Lawn Public Library and historian and entertainer Clarence Goodman will host a virtual discussion regarding the rise of race issues around the city and share stories of how King took on Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions.

For more information, call (708) 422-4990 or visit the website at