Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Time to get walking, West Lawn

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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327

Hello, dear readers. I hope everyone is enjoying this good day. This is the Day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  (Psalms 118:24).

The weather has certainly been nice. If you’d like to enjoy the pleasant temperatures and take a walk, you might want to take part in an event called A Walk to the Park.

All are welcome to join other walkers and meet at the West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. Everyone will then walk to West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.

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While walking, you can play a game called  Pokemon Go! Using special codes, participants can catch Pokemon characters, exchange friend codes and have fun. Kids and teens love this game. They will need to be accompanied by adults.

Here’s a library event for those who are young at heart. On Wednesday, June 29 from 2 to 3 p.m., an informational program about Medicare will be presented by a licensed Medicare adviser. You can learn about the different parts of Medicare from A through D. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Call the library at (312) 747-7381 to register for all library programs or to get more information.

Did you know that our library has adult yoga classes every Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.? Call the library to register.

The library is open every day. Their schedule is noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

St. Mary Star of the Sea School is having a car wash on Sunday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The car wash will take place at their Parish Center, at the corner of 63rd and Knox. The cost is $5 for cars, $8 for SUVs, and $10 for trucks and mini-vans. All proceeds go to the Class of 2022 graduation celebration.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, 3741 W. 62nd St., will be hosting a summer camp from June 27 to July 22 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The camp is for preschoolers to eighth graders. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be academics, fun and field trips. Call (773) 735-0772 for registration information or visit stnicksschool.com.

As usual, there are loose dogs spotted every single day in West Lawn. Recently, a neighbor and his dog were attacked by a pit bull that was loose and roaming around because of its careless owner. Both the man and his little dog sustained injuries. It is such a shame that this attack occurred. I hope the victims are healing.

Often, loose dogs are neglected or abused. West Lawn neighbor Aztra H. wants to remind us about the laws concerning animal abuse. She said, “If you see animal abuse which goes from hitting a dog or leaving a pet unattended, etc., this is a felony now. Let’s keep an eye on those poor animals.”

In addition to calling 311, you can also report animal abuse anonymously by calling  the Anti-Cruelty Society at (312) 645-8338 or you can email them at abuse@anticruelty.org.

Thank you to everyone I spoke to about last week’s column.  I enjoyed talking and sharing information with each one of you. A special thank you to Francisco Torres for calling me. I really enjoyed our conversation about Daley College and look forward to hearing from you again.

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