Free community shred day Saturday

29th Ward residents can bring up to five boxes of paper documents and watch them get shredded, assuring their personal information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Ald. Chris Taliaferro is sponsoring the event, which will be held in at the parking lot at 1606 N. Mobile Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19.

Second chance resource fair set for Friday

Learn about job and educational opportunities, workforce training and resume writing. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at 5138 W. Division St., is sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and pastor David Kay.

Help clean Madison Street this weekend

Volunteer for the clean and green day being held May 12 in Austin. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at By The Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie Ave., and return at 1 p.m. Service learning hours are available, and breakfast will be served.

Tell your story through the blues – with help from Larry Taylor

Discover how to tell your story in your own three-line blues verse. Born of African-American poverty and struggle, blues music came to Chicago with the Great Migration. “Barrelhouse Bonni” McKeown, piano player, teaching artist, journalist, and Austin resident, will help everyone make up and sing our blues. Another West Side neighbor, legendary bluesman Larry Taylor, will stop by to sing a song, tell a bit about his blues life and music, and encourage us to learn more. All are welcome.