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Plenty to do at Marquette Park

It’s almost summer, so let’s begin again at Marquette Park. It is finally dry enough to go all around the lagoon and golf course without running into puddles; at least, as of this writing, that is.

The ladies’ golf challenge at Marquette will be happening Saturday, June 15. Warm-up is at 9 a.m. and tee-off is at 10 a.m. The cost is $35, which includes the green and cart fee, range balls, on-course contests, prizes and snacks. Register online at marquettepark.cpdgolf.com/events.

Then later on Saturday, an interactive concert will be presented at the field house, 6734 S. Kedzie. The concert, Tommy Carroll: Building Community Through Sound, is free for all ages and will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

It is time to sign up for this season’s Special Olympics golf, bowling and soccer which all begin within the next two weeks. For more information, call the park at (312) 747-6469.

The Chicago Lawn Branch Library, 6120 S. Kedzie, will present the 2009 Disney film Up at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Cal Fredricksen, a 78-year-old, travels to Paradise Falls in his home, equipped with balloons and inadvertently taking a young explorer as a guest in his travels.

There will be a special commemoration of what is known to Lithuanians as the Days of June. This is when many Lithuanians were deported to Siberia by Soviet occupiers. There will be a presentation in the Nativity BVM parish hall, 6812 S. Washtenaw, after the 11 a.m. Mass Sunday, June 16.

Does a presentation called Bulking Up Your Brain sound interesting? Stop by the Southwest Senior Center, 6117 S. Kedzie, at 9:45 a.m. Monday, June 18, for the one-hour program presented by the Bowman Center/Rush University Medical Center.

A representative of the 23rd Ward will be at the Chicago Lawn Branch Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 to answer questions or take complaints about your neighborhood and to offer information on senior services, building permits and more.

The St. Rita Parish Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 to discuss Cardinal Bernardin’s The Gift of Peace and to enjoy a potluck dinner. Bring your favorite dish to share. There’s always room for one more.

Coming up soon is the 50th reunion of the 1969 graduating class of Eberhart School. The reunion is planned for Saturday, July 20 at the Hilton/Windsor Ballroom, 9333 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn. Appetizers will be served at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and party time from 8:30 to 11 p.m. The cost is $80 and due by July 1. Payment options are Paypal or Chase Quickpay to [email protected] Use the same email to submit your choice of entrŽe: roasted chicken, sliced roast sirloin or vegetable lasagna.

Now back to 1978. Who remembered the name of the record shop at 3332 W. 63rd St.? Bob C. was the first to call with the correct answer of Yardbirds. I remember that place quite well myself. I bought my first Kansas album there.

This time let’s turn the question around. Where was Marquette Drug Store? One would think it was on Marquette Road but, of course, we know that was not the case, don’t we?

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