Beverly Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk

The 8th Annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk is coming your way on Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 9am. This year is expected to break records for the annual 5k, with over 2,000 participants. For those that have not attended, the event leads walkers, joggers, runners, and spectators through the beautiful tree-lined streets of the historic Beverly neighborhood.

The Beverly Turkey Trot benefits the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the 19th Ward Youth Foundation. You are able to register online at the 19th Wards website.

Beverly Turkey Trot Details

Beverly Turkey Trot Pre Registration
Adults: $30
Youth: $20
Unlimited Family Walk: $65

Beverly Turkey Trot Race Day Registration
Adults: $35
Youth: $25
Unlimited Family Walk: $75

Packets to sign up for the event can also be picked up at the following locations.
Private Bank 3052 W 111th St, Saturday, November 12th & 19th,

Running Excels, 10328 S Western, Tuesday, November 22nd,

19th Ward Office, 10402 S Western, Friday, November 25th,

Members of the Chicago Area Running Association will receive a $5 discount, and all participants who are preregistered for the event will receive a gift bag, including a t-shirt. Awards for the The Beverly Turkey Trot will be divided by gender and age.

The Beverly Turkey Trot is starting at the Christ the King Parish Center at 9235 S. Hamilton, Chicago, IL  60643, so get there early. Our Beverly self storage facility is located at 11118 S Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60655, which is luckily only 2.9 miles away.

Directions from to the Beverly Turkey Trot from our Beverly storage facility are as follows

Head on S Rockwell St

Turn RIGHT onto W 111th St from U-Stor-It Self Storage Beverly

Turn LEFT onto Western Ave

Turn RIGHT onto W 99th St

Turn LEFT onto S Leavitt St

S Leavitt St turns RIGHT and becomes W 94th St

Turn LEFT onto S Hamilton Ave

The Beverly Turkey Trot will be on the RIGHT


Festival Of Lights in Wheaton

Coming to Wheaton this November is the highly anticipated Festival of Lights at the Cosley Zoo. Each November the Cosley Zoo is adorned and decorated to become Wheaton’s own Winter Wonderland, with 20,000 Christmas lights, making it truly a spectacular display.

The Festival of Lights will not only have an incredible selection of Christmas trees, but also great holiday gifts, and hot chocolate.

The event begins November 25th (the day after Thanksgiving) and will continue until the end of December. The Cosley Zoo is open daily, from 9am to 9pm, where the lights will typically turn on around 3pm, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the holiday cheer during your visit. All proceeds from the Festival of Lights will go to support the zoo, including its animals, exhibit development, and additional programs.

Our Wheaton self storage facility at 120 Tubeway Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188 is located about 1 miles away from Wheaton’s Festival of Lights and Tree Sale at 1356 North Gary Ave Wheaton, IL 60187.

Head EAST on Tubeway Dr toward Gary Ave

Turn RIGHT onto Gary Ave

After passing Jewell Rd, Wheaton’s Festival of Lights will be on the RIGHT at the Cosley Zoo.

Chicago Residents Excited For Chicago Humanities Festival

Founded in 1989 as a one day affair, the Chicago Humanities Festival has now blossomed into the 2 week long festival it is today. Starting October 29th, the festival’s series of events happening all over Chicago will showcase smart and entertaining presentations about ideas that matter. From art to politics to Chinese food culture to the history of sleep, these events tackle the most rule-bound ideas to the most existential ones.

Each event ranges between $10 – $12 or $5 for students and teachers. Shows include Andy Warhol’s Photographic Velocity, Trevor Noah: Born a Crime, The Future of Mobility, Jefferson’s Imaginaiton: Annette Gordon-Reed, Chicago’s Culture of Policing, Presto! An Evening with Penn Jillette, and many more.

The Chicago Humanities Festival will be located at 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 825, Chicago , IL 60654, however events are staged in auditoriums and theaters throughout the metropolitan area, including Art Institute of Chicago (Fullerton Hall), Art Institute of Chicago (Rubloff Auditorium), Blanc Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center (Claudia Cassidy Theater), First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Four Season Hotel, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Francis W. Parker School (Diane and David B Heller Auditorium), Gallery Guichard, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library Center (Cindy Pritzker Auditorium), Northwestern University (Cahn Auditorium, Harris Hall Room 107, Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Thorne Auditorium), and many more.

Our Chicago self storage facility is located about .5 miles away from the Art Institute of Chicago at 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Starting at our Chicago self storage office, head NORTH on S Wabash Ave toward E Harrison St

Turn RIGHT onto E Jackson Blvd

Turn LEFT onto S Michigan Ave

After passing the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden, the entrance will be on your RIGHT.

Follow posted signs for elevators.