Leyden-area Community Calendar, May 24
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:53AM
Elm Leaves and Franklin Park Herald-Jounral welcome items for the Community Calendar as well as items for Business Briefs, Campus News, Community Briefs, School Digest and Your Page. Items must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to publication, but earlier is better. E-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to (708) 383-3678; or mail to Pioneer Press, 1010 Lake St., Suite 104, Oak Park IL 60301. For a complete listing of events go to: www.pioneerlocal.com.
Spaghetti Dinner: Fundraiser for Elmwood Park Boy Scout Troop 687, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at the River Grove Moose Lodge, 8601 Fullerton Ave. Cost: $6 in advance; $7 at the door; free for children 6 and under. There will also be a drawing for prizes, including a 40-inch television. For information on purchasing tickets or donating prizes, contact Joe Johnson (708) 452-6846.
Spaghetti and Pizza Dinner: “Sliwinski Hope,” 6-11 p.m. May 26 at American Legion Post 974, 9757 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. For Mike Sliwinski, of Franklin Park, and his family. Cost: $25 for adults; $10 for children 17 and under. Music, cash bar, raffles for Cub’s tickets and more. All proceeds go directly to the family. Sliwinski, 45, married and the father of three, was involved in an accident which will keep him hospitalized for an undetermined number of months. Donna M. O’Brien (847) 814-1459.
“American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Elmwood Park/River Grove will be held June 15-16 at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave. Volunteers are needed. Call the American Cancer Society at (708) 484-8542 or visit www.relayforlife.org/elmwoodparkil. Register online anytime.
The Greyhound Alliance: 12:30 p.m. June 2 at Emilio’s Tapas, 4100 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, benefit for greyhound adoption. Passed tapas, seafood paella and dessert. Paella demo by Chef Emilio, one glass of sangria, one hour of Spanish wine tasting. Live music by Spanish guitarist Mike Cuchna. Cost: $59. Reserve online at www.ChicagoGourmets. org, co-host; e-mail DonaldNewcomb@att.net; (708) 383-7543. Prepaid reservations must be received by May 29.
Excellence In Coaching: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14, 15, 16 at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Emphasizes effective communication, ethical leadership and meaningful motivation for coaches. Special guest speakers from Chicago’s top professional sports organizations and the leading collegiate teams. Credit or noncredit options available. Learn more at dom.edu/spcs or Matt Hlinak (708) 714-9056.
Rabies Vaccine and Microchip: Clinic, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. June 26, at Jewel,10203 W. Grand Ave., in Franklin Park. Rabies vaccine: 1 year $7; 3 year $21. Microchip: 1 year $10. Ferrets: $9. Available to all dogs, cats, ferrets, 3 months old+ owned by Cook County residents with valid ID. Cash or check. No credit or debit. Go to www.cookcountygov.com for other times and locations through Oct. 30; (708) 974-6140. Offered by the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control.
River Grove Historical Commission: Historical House and Barn, 8455 W. Grand Ave., River Grove, tours by appointment. Contact the Village office. Call (708) 453-8000.
Augie’s Car Shows: 6-9 p.m. every other Thursday, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Sept. 20 at Romano Brands, Inc., Italian Food & Cafe, 10000 W. Grand Ave., Franklin Park; (847) 451-9900. Also: Augie’s Cruise Night: 6-9 p.m. every other Tuesday starting May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18 at Culver’s of Franklin Park, 2751 Rose St., Franklin Park; (847) 455-5135. Also: Augie’s Cruise Night: 6-9 p.m. June 3, July 22, Aug. 26 at Victoria’s Family Restaurant, 2080 N. Mannheim Road, Northlake; (708) 345-7132. (There is no Cruise Night on May 22 at Victoria’s as stated in the paper’s previous issue of May 10.) All events weather permitting. Other venues also, West Chicago, St. Charles, Elmhurst. Events include: Trophies, 50/50 raffle, giveaways and DJ. Call Augie at (708) 296-6584. Certain nights in June all proceeds go to Susan G.. Komen for the Cure for Breast Cancer.
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Our Lady of the Resurrection 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. June 5. Free sessions for adults who have Type 2 diabetes focus on the emotional side. (773) 794-8329.
Free Hearing Screenings: 9 a.m.-noon June 6. Audiologists Steven Wolinsky, Au.D., and Marie Vetter, Au.D., perform this screening.
Free Meet and Greet: Open House 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15 for the New Vision Medical Stabilization Unit. Light lunch. For this event only, reservations required by June 6 to Maria Soria, (773) 794-8483.
Free Foot Screenings: 1-4 p.m. June 7. Offers diabetics, seniors and people with painful foot problems a foot exam.
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. June 5 at Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital, Cafeteria, lower level, 5645 W. Addison Ave., Chicago. Open to the community. Bring friends, family. No registration necessary. Parking, elevator and CTA access.
Montclare Leyden Seniors: 11 a.m. first and third Wednesday (April 4 and April 18) at Good Shepherd Church, 7116 N. Palmer, Chicago. Coffee and sweet rolls from Reuter’s Bakery served. Everyone 65+ is welcome to join. Need new members. Call Millie (773) 637-0714.
River Grove Senior Citizens: Club 55+: Noon, first and third Monday (Feb. 6 and Feb. 20) at NEW location, the American Legion, 8564 W. Grand Ave., in River Grove. Open only to River Grove residents. Meetings, cards, bingo, lunches and trips. Call Marianne Sammauro (708) 452-8068.
Westdale Senior Club: Looking for new members. Open to any Leyden Township resident (Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Rosemont, Melrose Park and Northlake north of North Avenue, and unincorporated Leyden) 55+ to become a member. The club meets noon Wednesdays in Northlake’s Sandra Vasquez Community Center, 316 LaPorte Ave., in Millennium Park. Club members enjoy Bingo and snacks weekly, food events monthly and special events quarterly. (847) 455-7738 or (708) 562-8290.
Trailside Museum of Natural History is at 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest (Chicago and Thatcher avenues) and is run by Cook County Forest Preserve District. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Call (708) 366-6530. Most programs are free.
Feeding Time: 6-7 p.m. May 27. Learn about the resident animals as they get their dinner.
Nature Story Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 31. Nature-inspired stories, crafts and activities. For ages 3-5 with an adult. Fee: $1 per child.
All of the events listed are open to the public and will take place on Triton’s River Grove campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., however, registration is required. Call the number in the listing.
WaterBotics Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July16-19 on the main campus in River Grove. Will give sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students the opportunity to use creativity and logic to make underwater robots programmed to swim. The camp exposes students to engineering research and allows them to meet STEM professionals and role models in engineering careers. Registration is free.
GADgET Camp: (Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology): 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23-26 on the main campus — is designed to empower and create an interest in engineering technology among girls between the ages of 12 and 16. The registration fee: $95. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 and use course number CMPC29 for WaterBotics and CMPC46001 for GADgET. For more information contact Antigone Sharris at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3622, or visit www.triton.edu.
Send news of volunteer opportunities for Community Calendars, to email@example.com or call (708) 524-4417.
The American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Elmwood Park/River Grove will be held June 15-16 at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave. Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate logistics, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with publicity and plan entertainment activities. Contact the American Cancer Society at (708) 484-8542 or visit www.relayforlife.org/elmwoodparkil. Register online anytime.