Free health workshop offered

The weekly workshops are being offered to women ages 19 to 45 on Wednesday nights at Original Providence Baptist Church, 515 N. Pine Ave. The next session will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

Hear from the mayoral candidates

All 14 candidates have been invited to the candidates forum, which will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Malcolm X College. The forum is sponsored by the Chicago Westside chapter of the NAACP and Austin Coming Together.

Public invited to 29th Ward candidates forum

The three candidates running for alderman – Zerlina Smith, Chris Taliaferro and Dwayne Truss – will answer questions at the nonpartisan event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5th at Michele Clark High School. The South Central Neighbors Association, Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP and Austin Coming Together are co-sponsors.

Bitter cold continues to hit West Side

Residents should call 3-1-1 to request a well-being check on someone or report inadequate heat in a residential building. There are six warming centers throughout the city, including one on the West Side at Garfield Community Service Center, 10 S. Kedzie.

Donate blood this weekend

The Loretto Hospital and the Nu Pi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity have organized the event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in the hospital’s sixth floor auditorium. Schedule an appointment in advance; walk-ins also are welcome.