Chicago Park District celebrates inclusivity with MasQUEERade Ball at Columbus Park

The Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks event series welcomes a new initiative into its fold, the teen-led Queering the Parks (QTP) initiative. Chicago youth from across the city, who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ally, Plus) are collaborating to support safer public spaces for their communities by hosting inclusive events. The event series will culminate with a MasQUEERade Ball on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. from 6 to 10 pm.

Fresh produce market in Austin this weekend

The monthly farmers market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. There will be a large selection of fresh produce, recipe demonstrations, free samples, giveaways and more.

Celebrate Halloween Thursday at West Side gatherings

Stay safe on Halloween! The 11th and 15th Police Districts CAPS is hosting a trunk or treat event from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cicero and Madison avenues. From 5 to 9 p.m., Roman Morrow in collaboration with St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a safe haven celebration at 846 N. Menard.

Thursday is deadline for city sticker amnesty

Residents have until Oct. 31 to buy a city sticker for 2019 and pay no back charges or late fees. Starting Nov. 15, Chicago residents can apply to have some or all of their city sticker tickets forgiven; the deadline to apply for sticker ticket debt relief is Dec. 15.

Job fair Friday in Austin

The free hiring event will be held at Catholic Charities, 5645 W. Corcoran Place, on Oct. 25th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event targets journeyman electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, carpenters, construction laborers and more. General contractors/business owners will have a session from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.