Free Store, Wednesday, January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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.
Walk & Talk Hike ~ Saturday, January 16th at 10 a.m.
Walk & Talk Hikes at the Dan Ryan Woods are for curious people who want to know more about the Forest Preserves and natural areas. These hikes are led at a slower pace with frequent stopping and interpretation. The next Walk & Talk Hike is Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m. Sign-up at wntdanryan.eventbrite.com.
Tech Smart Seniors 3.0 ~ January 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Live online class organized by the19th Ward office and BAPA to help seniors better use technology, the upcoming class covers accessing 19th Ward, City of Chicago and BAPA resources; how to set up and manage telehealth visits; and how to set up and manage accounts with DoorDash, Grub Hub, InstaCart and Uber Eats for food delivery. 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.