Police Cmdr. Frank Gross and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat coordinator Molly Murray are confirmed guests at the March 5 East Village Association meeting. But crime and personal safety also will be addressed in events this month that follow on recent violent crimes, including Thursday's stabbing at a North Avenue florist.
The Guardian Angels organization will conduct a self-defense class 6 pm Saturday at Champions Tae Kwon Do Institute, 2142 N. Milwaukee Ave. Space is limited (312-217-7245).
Chicago Police have scheduled "Safe and Sound" forums for 6 pm Thursday at Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave. (312-744-1261) and 6 pm Feb. 29 at Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave. (312-746-8355).
The March 5 EVA meeting will be at 7 pm at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott.