Heat wave gone, fall is here
By now our unseasonable heat wave
should be gone, but I wound up cutting my visits to Marquette Park short last
week–especially over the weekend, when temperatures soared to 94 and 95
degrees. Even the ducks seemed to be spending most of their time sheltered in
the shade of the plants along the shoreline.
I must say I was surprised to see
that the scheduled soccer and football games were played in that heat. Those
young kids really play their heart out, no matter what the weather.
If you are interested in playing
soccer, it is time to sign up for the fall soccer league at Marquette Park.
Registration is now open. Games will be played each Tuesday evening from Oct.
31 to Nov. 28. Games will be played indoors in the west gymnasium. Playoffs and
championships will be included. For more information, call the park at (312)
Craft Day is this Saturday, Sept.
30, at the Chicago Lawn Branch Library, 6120 S. Kedzie. Library staff honor
Hispanic Heritage Month by offering everyone the opportunity to learn how to
create colorful papel picado banners. The event takes place from 2 to 3 p.m.
All ages are welcome.
The three building blocks of mental
health will be discussed at the library from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. The
presentation will be about emotion management, boundary setting and preventing
emotional distress. Dan Bader, who recently retired from the Chicago Department
of Public Health, will give the presentation.
In honor of St. Francis of Assisi,
all are invited to bring your pets to the blessing of animals at St. Rita of
Cascia Church, 6243 S. Fairfield, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. The blessing
will take place on the stairs of the Fairfield entrance of the church.
The monthly Mass praying for the
beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St.
Casimir, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the St. Casimir Chapel,
2601 W. Marquette Road. The celebrant will be the Rev. Michail Ford, OP,
director of the National Shrine of St. Jude. Light refreshments will be served
after the Mass. All are invited.
Today we will close the book on our
memories of the Chicago Lawn Train Station with one from Bob T.:
“I remember in the late 1950s when
I was a little guy, Santa would arrive in Chicago Lawn on the Grand Trunk
train. He would pull in to the station just in time to lead the annual
Christmas parade down 63rd Street. Us kids would get as far into the station as
we could to get the first glimpse.”
Thanks to Bob and everyone who has
shared a memory with us. As you read this, the building is gone and workers are
still backfilling the area. I have a photo of the building when it was home to
The Train Station Restaurant and I will post it on the Chicago Lawn Historical
Society Facebook page. Net week we will return to 1967.
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