Free Store, Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Free Store provides local residents in need with an array of products that have been donated. The Free Store has served over 200 families and distributed over 2,000 items. It will remain open as long as the need remains. Donations are accepted and can be dropped off at the Free Store during open hours. Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11052 S. Longwood Dr. Volunteers are always needed to help.
Tech Smart Seniors 3.0 ~ February 11th at 10:30 a.m.
Taking Safety and Security Measures covers how to stay safe online. Learn how to respond when someone offers to take your device to fix a problem; how to identify scam emails; how to delete and unsubscribe from unwanted emails; what to do if you make a mistake; and how to install Ring and other doorbells with security cameras.
Each 30-minute class is followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Prior to each class, participants can send questions for the trainer. Class recordings, copies of instructions and helpful hints sheets that can be printed will be available at the 19th Ward and BAPA websites, making it easy for participants to review information, or for people not able to attend to review the presentation.
Get details and register. For help registering, call 773-238-8766.
Flu Shots at No Cost
Now more than ever, everyone needs to do their part to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the flu and COVID-19. Getting the seasonal flu vaccination before the end of October is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. To ensure that every resident can access vaccines regardless of ability to pay and immigration status, CDPH is hosting more than 50 community flu clinics where residents can get their flu shot for no out-of-pocket cost. CDPH has also relaunched the Chicago Flu Vaccine Finder
, a web-based app that shows the closest location where the flu shot is available. For more information about the flu and to see the full list of community flu clinics in Chicago, visit chicago.gov/flu
Cross–Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
Every winter, the Beverly Improvement Association (BIA) partners with Ald. Matt O’Shea to host cross–country skiing and snowshoeing in the Dan Ryan Woods on Sundays at 1 p.m. when there is at least four inches of snow on the ground. Participants meet at Beverly Bike and Ski, 9121 S. Western, where equipment such as cross-country skis, boots, poles and snowshoes are available to rent for $15 for the day or $25 for the weekend.
Participate in BAPA’s South Side Snowman Contest
This winter, snowmen will be on parade throughout Beverly/Morgan Park for BAPA’s South Side Snowman Contest. Follow BAPA on Facebook or sign-up for BAPA’s e-newsletter at www.bapa.org for details and to enter your home’s snowman.