Elmwood Park / River Grove Community Calendar, Feb. 23
Updated: March 24, 2012 8:15AM
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Annual Lenten Fish Fry: 6-9 p.m. March 9 in Carmel Hall, 22nd Avenue and Augusta in Melrose Park. Hosted by the St. Anthony Society of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased from any St. Anthony Society member or in the rectory. For more information, call the rectory at (708) 344-4140.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus - Ave Maria Council No. 4456 serving St. Beatrice and St. Gertrude. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Starts with cash bar 6 p.m.; dinner served 7 p.m. March 9 at Allegra Banquets, 4200 River Road, in Schiller Park. Tickets $25 per person includes traditional Irish dinner and live entertainment by the O’Hare Irish Dancers and the tunes of Richard Gersten. Bring some friends! For more information or for tickets contact Grand Knight Wayne Bernacki at (847) 671-0330.
“Jersey Boys” Leading Cast Sing: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the East Leyden High School Auditorium, 3400 Rose St., in Franklin Park. The River Grove School Education Foundation will present “Under the Streetlamp,” an intimate night of music with the recent leading cast members of the Chicago production of “Jersey Boys.” Tickets $40. Limited number of tickets available for the “VIP Meet and Greet” after the event to be held at The Underpass Restaurant and Lounge, 9400 Grand Ave., in Franklin Park. To order tickets visit www.rgsedfoundation.com and click on the “Upcoming Events” tab or call Kathie Bruce at (708) 574-1474.
AT&T TelecomPioneers: Forest Life Member Club’s monthly luncheon will be held beginning with cash bar at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. March 8 at Bohemian Crystal, 639 N. Blackhawk Drive, Westmont. Entertainment by storyteller Genny Riddle. Cost $20. Reservations by March 1. Call Lorie Kallas at (630) 629-1633.
North Suburban Needlearts: Guild general business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. March 6 at the Gloria Dei Church, 1133 Pfingston Road in Northbrook. Following the business meeting Michele Sales will present “Kakishibu — The Art of Japanese Persimmon Juice Dye.” A two-day workshop on Persimmon juice dyeing techniques will follow on March 7-8. For more info visit www.needleartsguild.com. Ardis Mistak, (847) 480-1187; firstname.lastname@example.org. The North Suburban Needlearts Guild is a Chicago area organization that draws members from Wisconsin, Indiana and the greater Chicago area.
Sensory Friendly Films: 10 a.m. Feb. 25 - “The Secret World of Arrietty”; March 10 - “Dr. Seuss ’The Lorax’ ”; April 7 - “Pirates! Band of Misfits.” AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities and sensory issues an opportunity to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.
Spring Kids’ Stuff Resale: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 3 at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. West Suburban Mothers of Multiples event. Gently worn baby, children’s and maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, games and a ton more “kids’ stuff!” www.facebook.com/wsresale or www.wsmoms.org. Admission: $1. Call Kelli Janczewski (708) 373-0153.
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Our Lady of the Resurrec tion Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison, Chicago. Advance registration required for all unless otherwise noted. Call (877) 737-4636 or the number given. Free parking available in the parking facility on Addison across the street from hospital.
Diabetes Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. March 6 in the seventh floor Centennial Conference Center A. Free sessions tailored for adults who have Type 2 diabetes and focus on the emotional side of diabetes, allowing participants to share coping strategies, feelings and problems in living with diabetes. (773) 794-8329.
Cholesterol Screenings: 7-9 a.m. March 6. Requires a 12-hour fast and tests for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL levels. Test results will be mailed. There is a $15 fee. Advance registration is required.
REFF (Recovery Education for Family) offers self-care support groups for family members who care for others. It also offers support groups for individuals who misuse, abuse anything or have addictive behaviors. REFF is 501c3 organization. Facilitator Barbara Titone-DeHart (708) 536-8775; confidential voice mail available; or email@example.com.
REFF Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital, Cafeteria, lower level, 5645 W. Addison Ave., Chicago. Bring friends, family. No registration necessary. Parking, elevator and CTA access.
Ekklesia: a Christian adult education organization, will present “Jerusalem: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 29 at St. Giles’ McDonough Hall, 1101 N. Columbian Ave., Oak Park. The Rev. Leslie Hoppe, OFM, of the Catholic Theological Union, will discuss the origins and status of Jerusalem, a city sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He will speak on the present situation in the Middle East and hopes for the future centered on this holy city. The lecture fee is $6. Free coffee for attendees. The hall is wheelchair accessible.
Lenten Stations and Suppers: 6 p.m. Fridays in Lent the Stations of the Cross, following in the steps of Jesus as he carried His cross to His crucifixion, will be prayed, followed by a community supper in Waldron Hall at St. Luke’s in River Forest. A simple meatless dish, vegetable and fruit trays and bread and water. Each week the meal will be prepared and served by a different parish organization. To make a reservation contact the rectory office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 771-8250 by the Wednesday before the supper. If you forget to make a reservation you should still come anyway. Basket for freewill offerings at supper.