Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Universidad Popular opens its doors

By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Are you busy on Friday, Aug. 27? If you have an opening in your schedule sometime between the hours of noon and 4 p.m., head over to Universidad Popular, 3702 W. 60th St. This wonderful community center is hosting an open house.

All are invited to this event. You can learn more about their outreach programs in citizenship, job interview help, youth programs, health education, computer literacy and so much more. It will also be a great opportunity to meet the dedicated staff and see their beautiful facilities. I hope to see you there!

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The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is offering online Lithuanian language classes, starting Thursday, Sept. 2nd from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, send an email to [email protected]

On Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. an event called “Walk and Talk With Tact” will take place at 62nd and Hamlin. You can meet the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Tactical Team. They will provide information about neighborhood activities. If you have any questions about crime, gangs and how to work with our police in reporting crime, this event will provide a great opportunity to voice your concerns. Come by, connect with the police, meet your neighbors and say hello to 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares.

CAPS Beats 813 and 833 will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St. Beat 823 has no meeting scheduled for August.

The CTA Orange Line terminal, 59th and Cicero, is currently under construction at the Kiss and Ride location. This passenger drop-off area is being redesigned with improved loading and unloading areas. It is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 27. You can still drop off passengers during the construction by following all posted signs. Although this is now rather inconvenient, before you know it construction will be complete. Passengers and drivers will soon be kissing again.

I heard that Midway Airport is planning to implement a new shuttle bus service to transport passengers not only from parking lots, but also in between terminals. I don’t have any additional information about it. If you hear anything, let me know and I’ll share it in my next column.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 6435 S. Kilbourn, is having a night of fun called “Fish Rush’s Vegas Night” on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight. This outdoor event will be held in their south parking lot. There will be food, drinks, gambling and music. You must be over 21 years old to enter. You can buy tickets in advance for $30 by visiting the rectory or you can purchase them online at FishRushVegasNight.Eventbrite.com.

Tickets are also available on the night of the event at the door for $35. Call the church for more information at 773-767-1246. All proceeds go to St. Mary Star of the Sea School.

Tony’s Fresh Market, 7770 S. Cicero, Burbank, is now hiring service deli clerks. You must be at least 18 years old and have good customer service skills. Go there in person or call them at 708-733-7337 for more information on how to apply. Tony’s is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Queen of the Universe School, 7130 S. Hamlin, welcomes their new sixth grade teacher, Michelle Bousek. She will teach science, religion and world history. May the coming school year be happy and productive.

Let me know about any news, birthdays or anniversaries you’d like to share.

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