Backpack, school supply giveaway on Saturday

There will also be free food at the Aug. 22 event, which starts at 2 p.m. The West Side location is at Madison and Central. The giveaway is in memory of Mary Lane and in association with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois and Alexandria Lodge #148.

West Siders invited to back to school parade Sunday

Illinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford will host her 11th annual back-to-school parade Sunday, Aug. 9 at Brookfield Zoo. There will be free snacks, school supplies, backpacks and more at the drive-thru event, which will take place at the south entrance lot near the high school from 12 to 2 p.m.

Registration for free tutoring begins Thursday

Cluster Tutoring will be holding sign-up sessions at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. Tonight’s session will be held at Pine Avenue United Church, 5460 W. Augusta; next week’s session will take place at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St.