Don’t miss Congressman Danny Davis’ picnic Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Columbus Park and a health fair hosted By Three Crosses of Calvary MBC & Purposed Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4445-47 W. Madison St. On Aug. 25, Love in Action Ministries will be hosting a back-to-school event, and on Aug. 26th Austin schools and Chicago Police District 15 will hold its own back-to-school celebration.
Celebrate summer and promote peace at the the monthly meeting of the Good Neighbor Campaign. It will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Westside Health Authority Youth Development Center, 5437 W. Division St.
Bring your lawn chairs tonight to Moore Park, 5055 W. Adams, to take a stand against crime in your neighborhood. The annual event, sponsored by the 15th Police District, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to stop by tonight’s event.
The 15th District Youth Leadership Council and After School Matters is sponsoring the event, which will include 3-point and dunk contests. It will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. July 31 at Christ the King High School, 5088 W. Jackson. Cost is $3 per spectator.
The Austin Green Team’s summer movie series continues Tuesday, July 30 at 168 N. Laramie. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks will be provided. And don’t miss the garden tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Laramie and Maypole.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 from 5900 to 5930 W. End Street. There will be a pop-up art gallery, peace garden, music and free refreshments. Sponsors include the Chicago Art Austin Council, Revelopment Management Resources, The Field Foundation, Central Austin Neighborhood Association, Third Unitarian Church, and Chicago Safe and Peaceful Communities.
Resita Cox and Keith Kelley asked a group of Chicagoans who gathered recently at The Lab, 3450 W. Lake St., to answer the question: What does the West Side mean to you? See what they had to say. Some of what was shared will be incorporated into a documentary titled “Regrowth” that Cox is making.