Columbus Park gets techie

A high school student is helping teach West Side youth ages 11 to 17 the basics of computer technology with the help of U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and Austin Peoples Action Center. There is room for anyone interested in taking the six-week course.

Holiday tree recycling begins Saturday

Residents will be able to drop off live holiday trees through Jan. 18th inside tree corrals set up at 25 designated Chicago Park District sites, including Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., and Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Work out for free this week at Chicago park facilities

The Chicago Park District will offer free access to 69 fitness centers located in parks citywide, including Austin, and a free preview of over 25 fitness classes being offered during winter session. Free lap swim is also available at many citywide pools. Register online or sign in onsite.