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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Greetings, neighbors! There were a lot of terrific activities going on in West Lawn this past week, like Father’s Day celebrations, neighborhood baseball games and a special gardening project.

A group of creative neighbors gathered at all the traffic circles on side streets. They brought gardening supplies and flowers to make the traffic circles beautiful. These areas had become weed-filled garbage collectors. Now they are works of art. Thank you to all who participated or donated to this project.

The Universidad Popular, 3702 W. 60th St., has a summer program called S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) This teaching program is for kids ages 10-17. The program starts on June 29 and ends on Aug. 19. It will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. Call (773) 733-5055 to register your child.

West Lawn’s bowling alley, Lawn Lanes, 6750 S. Pulaski, is forming summer leagues. In addition, they are holding their 26th Annual No-Tap Tournament. There is a $1,000 first prize and lots of other big prizes. The tournament starts on Wednesday, July 7. Go there in person to fill out a registration form and reserve a spot for your group. Call (773) 582-2525 for more information.

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, is now open every day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Their exhibits include history and genealogy studies, an exhibit on Lithuanian life and landmarks in America and a Lithuanian opera. Their gift shop has costumes, amber jewelry and folk art collections. Call for more information or to reserve a time for groups of six or more at (773) 582-6500.

The Chicago Department of Transportation invites all to an online event called Virtual Community Meeting to learn more about the Cicero Avenue Corridor Study. This study evaluates street design, land use and private development along Cicero, between Marquette Road and the Stevenson Expressway. If you would like information on how to register for the event or if you want to submit questions ahead of time, send an email to [email protected]

Midway Airport is holding another career fair on Wednesday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to the second floor mezzanine to participate. Bring your resume, ID, Social Security card or birth certificate. There will be on-site interviews. Call (773) 838-0600 for more information or visit their website at FlyChicago.com.

Here’s some good news. Culver’s restaurant is opening a new location at 6541 S. Cicero. They are taking applications for assistant manager and crew members. Go to culvers.com to apply.

I would like to thank the nice reader who left me a message about the West Lawn Branch Library. She wanted to let me know that the library will continue to be closed until July 26 for building improvements. She also said that she called library and was told that borrowed library books can be returned to any branch that is close to you. I appreciate this useful information. Thank you, kind reader!

I would like to wish a happy birthday to my sister, Patti. May all your wishes come true!

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