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What’s Happening (Jan. 17 – 23) 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 || By Community Editor || michael@wearejohnwilk.com 

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #73 Union Hall, 4550 Roosevelt Rd. in Hillside | Hillside Mayor Joe Tamburino and Cook County Board of Review Commissioner George Cardenas will host a property tax appeal workshop. The will be a complaint form intake workshop and not a formal presentation. For more info, visit hillside-il.org 

Thursday, Jan. 18, 5 to 6 p.m., Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood | Want to start journaling, but don’t know how? Ms. Vanessa can help. Designed for tweens and teens. To register, visit maywoodlibrary.org 

Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Village Hall, 10300 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester | Join the Green Residents of Westchester (GROW) Ecological Commission for a presentation by land steward and educator Dave Coulter on buckhorn. Learn how to identify, remove and the importance of soil quality in protecting Westchester’s natural assets. Open to the public. For more info, email nmolinaro@westchester-il.gov or eslavic@westchester-il.gov 

Friday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Broadview Public Library, 2226 16th Ave. in Broadview | The library’s weekly take and make crafts are for ages 3 (with help) to 12 years of age. Crafts are available for pick up while supplies last every Friday during normal business hours. For more info, call (708) 345-1325. 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m., Trailside Museum of Natural History, 739 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest | Experience a Bird and Bagel Walk. We’ll observe bird feeder action while noshing on bagels and coffee inside the Museum, then head outdoors for a guided bird walk with John Elliott from Chicago Bird Alliance. All levels of bird-watching experience are welcome! Binoculars available. Registration required. For more info or to register, call (708) 366-6530 or email trailside.museum@cookcountyil.gov 

Monday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N. Taft Ave. in Berkeley | Fit and Strong presented through AgeOptions is a small group exercise and educational program for adults with osteoarthritis proven to reduce joint pain and stiffness, increase aerobic endurance, joint mobility and strength, and improve your overall mental and physical well being. To RSVP, visit berkeleypl.org  

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