Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Today is indeed a special day

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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327

Happy June 3rd to all. There are so many observances and holidays that fall on June 3. There is something for everyone. June 3 is National Egg Day, World Cider Day, National Chocolate Macaroon Day, Insect Repellent Awareness Day, National Donut Day, Love Conquers All Day and Hug An Atheist Day. Celebrate responsibly.

On June 3, 1880 Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless telephone message on his newly invented photophone from the top of the Franklin School in Washington, D.C. This was just the beginning of the invention of the telephone. What would we do without our phones?

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Peggy Zabicki

I get phone calls all the time from friends who read my column. I learn a lot about what’s going on in West Lawn and other nearby neighborhoods. A friend recently called me with details about a musical play taking place at Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St. I told her I would share the details with everyone. She highly recommends this show.

The musical Sister Act is now being performed at Hale Park on June 3, 4,10 and11 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for seniors. You need to call the park at (773) 229-1032 to make a reservation. I hope to attend on June 10 or 11.

There is a yard sale taking place on June 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the entire 6600 block of South Karlov. I’m always on the hunt for treasures. Maybe I’ll see you there!

The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., is hosting a Computer Basics for Adults class on Tuesday, June 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. You can learn about search engines, websites and basic computer usage. Call the library for more information at (312) 747-7381.

The library is also presenting a fun program for all ages called Let’s Play! on Monday, June 6 and Monday, June 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to play the Pokemon card game and a variety of board games. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call the library to register for all events.

Thirteenth Ward Ald. Marty Quinn is hosting the next Senior Citizen Club meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10 at the Balzekas Museum Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski. If you are interested in attending, please call (773) 581-1313 by June 7 to see if there is space available and to register.

A big thank you to Alderman Quinn in helping put a stop to the noisy drag racers using the parking lot at 71st and Pulaski. Barricades have now been put up in order to block drag racers from entering the lot after business hours when their illegal activities would take place. Alderman Quinn, your time and effort are much appreciated.

Here’s some good news about a young person in our neighborhood.  Michael Kozel, an Eagle Scout and 2018 graduate of St. Mary Star of the Sea School, reconstructed the wooden furniture in the outdoor play yard at St. Mary’s as part of his Eagle Scout service project.

He had to solicit materials from Home Depot and recruit a volunteer construction crew. Michael and his crew rebuilt benches, flower boxes and picnic tables. All items were weather proofed with stain. The picnic tables were painted with checkerboards for the children to play checkers and chess. The yard was spruced up, and trash was cleaned up. Thank you, Michael, for your hard work!

Thank you to my neighbor, Pat, for the nice card you sent me. Thank you to my neighbor, Gladys, for the homemade strawberry jam, and thank you, dear readers, for your kind and helpful calls.

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