Leyden Area Community Calendar, May 31
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:52AM
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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.
“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.
Aspire Classic Golf Tournament: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 25 at Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Lunch, Noon shotgun start, cocktails, dinner, auction, awards, raffle. Proceeds provide vital services for adults with developmental disabilities. Visit www.aspireofillinois.org. For sponsor opportunities contact Susan Clark (708) 547-3550, Ext. 3558, sclark@aspireof illinois.org. Aspire serves Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Northlake, River Grove and Schiller Park among other villages.
“Ben-a-Fit 3 for Aspire”: 2-6 p.m. June 2 at La Majada, 226 Harrison St., Oak Park. Come celebrate what people with developmental disabilities can accomplish. Enjoy food, drink and live music. Tickets: $40 for adults which includes a T-shirt, one drink ticket, live entertainment by Spakl and Liquidated Damages, an appetizer buffet and chances to win several prizes. Tickets for kids 16 and under are $15 and free for children under five. For more info and sponsorship opportunities Susan Clark e-mail email@example.com or (708) 547-3550, Ext. 3558.
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. June 14 at Alta Villa Banquets, 430 N. Addison Addison, Ill. Program, singer and entertainer George Holmes. Cost $20. Reservations by June 7. Call Lorie Kallas at (630) 629-1633.
American Legion Post 974: 4:30 p.m. doors open Thursdays for Bingo at 9757 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. Early Bird game 7 p.m. Two $500 Jackpots; Lightning Jackpot starts at $500. Pull Tabs 5-7 p.m. Cash bar, snack bar. Hall for rent. (847) 678-7474; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicagoland Dance Chapter: of USA Dance invites you to its June Party, “Foxy Mamma.” Doors open 7 p.m. Fox Trot lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Social dancing 8:15-11 p.m. June 9 at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison, Franklin Park. Admission: $8 members; $10 nonmembers; $6 students. Visit www.usadancechicago.org or call (847) 577-9014. USA Dance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ballroom dancing as a healthy recreational activity and as a competitive sport known as DanceSport.
River Grove American Legion: 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Legion Hall, at 8664 W. Grand Ave., in River Grove. Each year the profits from the Legion’s Card & Bunco Party are used to assist veterans at Hines Hospital. Members also visit with the veterans, playing Bingo with them six times a year. For information about meetings or how you can help the auxiliary call Isabella Burwell at (847) 455-2099 or Doris Zoske at (708) 453-8755.
VFW: (Veterans of Foreign Wars): 6:45 p.m. food served for members; 7:30 p.m. June 11 meeting at the American Legion Hall, 8664 W. Grand Ave., River Grove. Fellowship, information and charitable concerns. Also, an active VFW Auxiliary Unit, meets at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the Hall. Call Commander Paul Calabrese (708) 257-0486.
Augie’s Car Shows: 6-9 p.m. every other Thursday; next one May 31 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, next one June 12 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 at Victoria’s Family Restaurant, 2080 N. Mannheim Road, Northlake; (708) 345-7132. All events weather permitting. Trophies, 50/50 raffle, giveaways and DJ. Call Augie (708) 296-6584. Certain nights in June all proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Breast Cancer.
“D-Day Remembered”: 7 p.m. June 7 at River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave. Screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary titled “D-Day Remembered.” Suitable for family viewing; followed by a question and answer period facilitated by John Morrissy, 76, an Army veteran. A special invitation is extended to World War II veterans, as well as veterans from all periods of service. Free. Register in person or by phone (708) 453-4484, if you plan to attend.
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.
Walk Wright In: Enjoy rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries at “Wright Plus 2012” on June 2. Details and tickets at www.GoWright.org.
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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.
REFF’s Dance Fund-raiser: “June Jitterbug Jamboree,” 3 p.m. June 3 at Park Ridge VFW, 10 W. Higgins. Donate, dine, dance. DJ Bill Matthews. Family-style spaghetti dinner and VFW 50/50 Raffle and beverages sold. Minimum free-will donation $15 per person; $25 per couple. Donate on Paypal website button at firstname.lastname@example.org. Door donation accepted, however, call to reserve seating (708) 536-8775.
Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-Noon, June 25-29 at St. Celestine Parish, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park. For children who are entering kindergarten through fourth grade. Call Julie McGuire, coordinator of Religion Education, at (708) 453-2555, Ext. 28; Julie@stcelestineparish.org.
St. John Vianney: Catholic Elementary School in Northlake is turning 60 years old in 2012 and the SJV Alumni Association is planning a huge party on July 21. The Alumni Association is looking for all alumni, teachers and parents from the Class of 1955 through the Class of 2011. If you were a teacher, parent or you graduated from St. John Vianney between 1955 and 2011, contact Mary Rioux-Martorelli, Class of 1970, at email@example.com or Jeanette Lentini-Foley, Class of 1982, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.sjvreunion.com. If you do not have access to the Internet call Mary Rioux-Martorelli (708) 562-9225.
ARCC: (Active Retired Citizens Club) meets noon-2 p.m. June 1 on the Triton College Campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. ARCC is an activity and social club for community residents who are young at heart and interested in expanding their social and intellectual life through adult education and community programs. Dues: $12 in district and $15 out of district. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603.
Leyden Family Service: & Mental Health Center, can help seniors at Village of Northlake, 55 E. North Ave.; and at Guy Guerine Senior Center, 1000 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park. No appointment necessary. Se habla Espanol. Apply for: IL-1363 (Tax grant, Ride Free Transit pass and License Plate discount); Illinois Cares Rx; LiHEAP (energy assistance); Extra Help (prescription assistance); Medicare Savings Program (Medicare Part A and B help); SNAP (formerly known as food stamps); Medicaid; Retirement Benefits (SSA); disability benefits (SSI, SSDI); Medicare; Medicare Part D (prescription coverage); Safe Link (cell phone); Unemployment Benefits. (847) 451-0330.
Montclare Leyden Seniors: 11 a.m. June 6 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, June 4 at 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.
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.
Annual Golf Outing: Tee off begins at 8 a.m. June 20 at the White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson St., in Bensenville. Open to amateur and skilled golfers alike. Cost: $135 per golfer and includes a dinner awards reception immediately following the event. Dinner only: $55. A complete list of sponsorship opportunities is available at www.triton.edu/foundation. To register for the golf outing call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3758 or 3019; visit www.triton.edu/foundation; or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline to register is June 15.
Send news of volunteer opportunities for Community Calendars, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 524-4417.
Aging Well Community Action Teams: are composed of volunteers who work together to address needs of older adults in their communities. For information on how you can participate on a team call (708) 354-1323, Ext. 19.
American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Elmwood Park/River Grove will be June 15-16 at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave. Volunteers are needed. Call American Cancer Society (708) 484-8542 or visit www.relayforlife.org/elmwoodparkil. Register online anytime.