Leyden Area Community Calendar
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:21AM
Elm Leaves, with news of River Grove and the Galewood-Montclare neighborhood of Chicago adjacent to Elmwood Park, and the Franklin Park Herald-Journal, with news of Northlake and Schiller Park, 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.
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.
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; email@example.com.
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.
Augie’s Car Shows: 6-9 p.m. every other Thursday, next one June 28 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 26 at Culver’s of Franklin Park, 2751 Rose St., Franklin Park; (847) 455-5135. Also: Augie’s Cruise Night: 6-9 p.m. July 22 at Victoria’s Family Restaurant, 2080 N. Mannheim Road, Northlake; (708) 345-7132. All events weather permitting. Other venues also, in West Chicago, St. Charles, Elmhurst. Events include: Trophies, 50/50 raffle, giveaways and DJ. Call Augie at (708) 296-6584.
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.
Our Lady of the
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.
Free Lecture: “Break Away From Addiction,” 6-7 p.m. June 14. The use and abuse of alcohol and other chemicals can disrupt a person’s life and the lives of family members. Certified drug and alcohol counselor, will discuss the New Vision program that provides treatment.
Blood Pressure Screenings: 9-10 a.m. June 18. A health care professional will perform screenings and answer questions about blood pressure readings. Registration not required. Free.
About Bariatric Surgery: 6:30 p.m. June 19 and 6 p.m. June 27. Bariatric surgeons discuss the benefits of bariatric surgery for obese individuals. For these events only, register by calling (847) 742-8446. Free.
Pacemaker/Cardiac Device: Support Group, 2-3 p.m. June 27. Free support group provides mutual support and education. Registration not required.
Arthritis Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. June 28. Free sessions aim to provide mutual support and education. Registration not required.
Families Anonymous: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Self-help program for those concerned about the drug or alcohol abuse and related behavior problems of a loved one. Free. Registration not required.
Grief Counseling: Free 30-minute sessions. For depression, relationship problems, stress management and self-care. Free counseling to veterans through GiveanHour.org. Call (708) 344-7712.
Laparoscopic: Gastric Band (Lap-band) surgery is offered at OLR Medical Center. Contact Sherry Chillis-Turner (773) 282-7000, Ext. 4354, or Dr. Tiesenga (708) 456-7874.
“Living a Healthier Lifestyle”: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call for appointment. Ongoing program to help heart patients and people concerned with cardiac health. To schedule an appointment call (773) 794-8420.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
REFF Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. June 19 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.
Golden Wedding Anniversary: Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. Couples married in 1962 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. Call the Family Ministries Office (312) 534-8351 or visit www.familyministries.org.
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.
Attention Navy and Marine: Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones and attend a Reunion: from Sept. 12-16 at Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Portland, Ore. Contact Allen R. Hope, president of the USS Columbus Veterans Association, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505; Home (260) 486-2221 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time; Fax (260) 492-9771; E-mail Hope4391@frontier.com.
Elmwood Park High School: Class of 1982 will be holding its 30th reunion the weekend of Sept. 28-29. Alumni — plan to attend the homecoming game at EPHS at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and the party will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Elmcrest Banquets. Call Anna (Somma) Ranaldi at (708) 565-2667.
Proviso East Class of 1972: reunion, “Endless Summer Event,” will be held Aug. 19 at Drury Lane in Oak brook. For more information visit the website www.provisoeast72.org or call Chris at (708) 848-4867. Deadline for registration is July 1.
St. Giles Elementary School: 1034 N. Linden Ave., in Oak Park, has the following reunions planned. Contact the listed class rep if you would like to help with your reunion. Class of 1962, June 16 or June 23, Candy DeMario at email@example.com; Class of 1967, Sept. 29, Rick Storto at firstname.lastname@example.org; Class of 1972, date to be decided, Marybeth Brennan Buoniconti at email@example.com; Class of 1982, date to be decided, Karen Carmignani Giannoble aat firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of alums still missing. Contact the Development Office at email@example.com if you know where anyone is. Contact your class rep for list of missing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanette Lentini-Foley, Class of 1982, at email@example.com for more details visit the reunion website at www.sjvreunion.com. If you do not have access to the Internet feel free to call Mary Rioux-Martorelli at (708) 562-9225.
ARCC: (Active Retired Citizens Club) meets noon-2 p.m. twice monthly, the first and third Friday of the month, June 15 on the Triton College Campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. The 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 are $12 in district and $15 out of district. call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603.
Montclare Leyden Seniors: 11 a.m. first and third Wednesday June 20 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 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is June 15.
Send news of volunteer opportunities for Community Calendars, to email@example.com 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 held 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.
Hephzibah Summer Day Care: needs volunteers. Registration and training held the first week of June. E-mail Kerry Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org; (708) 649-7140.