Leyden Area Community Calendar, June 21
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:27AM
Elm Leaves, with news of River Grove and the Galewood-Montclare neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to Elmwod 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.
Prodigy 5K Run-Walk: 9 a.m. Nov. 10 in Melrose Park. The Prodigy 2020 Foundation, a not-for-profit organization provides educational and economic resources to economically impoverished individuals. It provides educational scholarships, life skills workshops, counseling and more. This is its annual fund-raising event. Prodigy’s goal is to encourage 500+ runners and walkers and a host of vendors to participate and support its cause. Register at www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/81769/SMUCalendar. Rosalind Abrams, event director, (630) 613-7480.
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.
Elmwood Park Garden: 7 p.m. July 12 at Elmwood Park Parks & Recreation Center, 2 Conti Parkway. If interested in featuring your garden in this year’s garden walk call Gina at (708) 452-8045. Garden Walk: 9 a.m. July 14 meet at Parks and Recreation Center, 2 Conti Parkway, to receive a map of the gardens of 2012. View the beautiful blossoming gardens grown by Elmwood Park residents.
Polish American Cultural Club: presents its Scholarship Dinner/Dance Fundraiser starting with a cash bar 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, at the Landmark, 6800 S. Archer Road, Bedford Park. Dinner at noon. Full-course Polish family-style dinner served at noon. Music by Polka Generations from 1-4 p.m. General raffle and split the pot raffle. Tickets: $45 per person for dinner and dance; $15 for children ages 5-10. To attend the dance only $10 in advance; Dance only paying at the door $12. Call Richard Kula, (847) 209-1385.
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. meeting at the American Legion Hall, 8664 W. Grand Ave., River Grove on July 9 for fellowship, information and charitable concerns. There also is an active VFW Auxiliary Unit, which meets at 7:30 p.m. the July 3 at the Hall. Call Commander Paul Calabrese (708)257-0486.
Augie’s Car Shows: 6-9 p.m. every other Thursday, 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 June 26 at Culver’s of Franklin Park, 2751 Rose St., Franklin Park; (847) 455-5135. 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. Certain nights in June all proceeds go to Susan G.. Komen for the Cure for Breast Cancer.
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.
Leyden/Veterans Fireworks: Show, 9:30 p.m. June 30 (rain date July 1) at West Leyden High School, Wolf Road just south of Grand Avenue. Gates open at 6 p.m. Karen Hart Band and Jesse White Tumblers perform. Fireworks to music 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and refreshments available. No coolers, alcohol or smoking allowed Sponsored by Leyden Township and Veterans Park District.
Compassionate Friends: East Suburban Chapter, 7-8:30 p.m. June 28 at the Cornerstone Community Church of Brookfield, 9008 Fairview Ave. A free grief support meeting for parents who have lost a child to any cause of death. Visit www.compassionatefriends.org or call Gary Parmenter (630) 935-1228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (Serves people within the borders of Northlake, Countryside, Cicero and Oak Park.)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Leyden Family Service: & Mental Health Center, can help seniors 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. first and third Wednesday 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 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.
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 email@example.com, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3622, or visit www.triton.edu.