Leyden Area Community Calendar, Aug. 16
Updated: September 17, 2012 11:41AM
Elm Leaves, with news of River Grove and the Galewood Mont Clare 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. 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.
Fisher House for Veterans: On Sept. 13, the Chicago White Sox will partner with Friends of Fisher House Illinois to offer a specially priced package to supporters of FOFH-IL. Cost: $75 adults; $65 children. Orders must be received by Aug. 24. Visit www.fofhil.org; e-mail to email@example.com or call (847) 254-2912.
Oak-Leyden Community Support Day: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 28 at The Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St. in River Forest. Whole Foods will donate 5 percent of its net sales to Oak-Leyden Developmental Services. Call Valerie Plomin at (708) 524-1050, Ext. 102.
American Legion Post 888: First Pig Roast and Bags Tournament, 2 p.m. sign in for Bags Tournament; 3 p.m. Tournament starts; 5 p.m. Food starts, Aug. 25 at 241 E. North Ave., Northlake. Tournament: $40 perteam.
CatVando Pet Adoption Event: 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Parks and Recreation Department of Elmwood Park, 2 Conti Parkway. Costs vary. Call Ellen Miles at (708) 829-6013; e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood Drive: 2:30-7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Schiller Park Community Center, 4501 25th St., Schiller Park.
Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays at Central Park, 75th and Fullerton avenues in Elmwood Park. Remaining dates Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Sept 23, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21.
St. Vincent Ferrer’s Golf Outing: 11 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 20 at St. Andrews Golf in West Chicago. Cost $150 per golfer. Call the school at (708) 771-5906 or e-mail Gia Jankovich at email@example.com.
Taste of Elmwood Park: 5-10:30 p.m. Aug. 17; 1-10:30 p.m. Aug. 18; 5-10:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Central Park, Fullerton and 75th avenues. Visit www.elmwoodpark.org for complete schedule of live entertainment.
Taste of St. Gertrude: 3-10 p.m. Aug. 25 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at 9613 Schiller Boulevard, in Franklin Park. Food and fun for the whole family. Free admission.
Augie’s Car Shows: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 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. Aug. 21 at Culver’s of Franklin Park, 2751 Rose St., Franklin Park; (847) 455-5135. All events weather permitting. Events include: Trophies, 50/50 raffle, giveaways and DJ. Call Augie at (708) 296-6584.
Rules of the Road Review Course: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 22 at Triton College, College Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., Room 221, River Grove. Free to anyone who wishes to attend. www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Grief Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Loyola Hospital. Adults who have recently lost a loved one are invited to a special gathering “Grief 101.” No fee but donations accepted. Advance registration. Call Nancy Kiel (708) 216-1646.
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.
Blood Pressure Screenings: 9-10 a.m. Aug. 21. A health care professional will perform screenings and answer questions about blood pressure readings. Registration not required. Free.
Pacemaker/Cardiac Device: Support Group, 2-3 p.m. Aug. 22. Free support group provides mutual support and education. Registration not required.
Arthritis Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Free sessions aim to provide mutual support and education. Registration not required.
Cholesterol Screening: 7-9 a.m. Aug. 23. This screening 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, payable at the screening.
Adult Education Classes: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division, River Forest. “Arts in August: Perspectives on the Death of Christ,” presented by Benjamin Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz assistant professor of worship and dean of the Chapel at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Call (708) 366-6900 or visit graceriverforest.org. Free and open to all.
San Rocco Di Potenza: Patron Saint of the Sick, 109th Anniversary Feast Celebration, Mass at noon Aug. 19. St. William Church, 2600 N. Sayre, Chicago. Visit www.stroccodipotenza.com.
Trailside Museum of Natural History is at 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest (Chicago and Thatcher avenues).Call (708) 366-6530. Most programs are free.
Morning Fitness Hike: 9 a.m. Aug. 18. Enjoy a brisk naturalist-led hike in the scenic Forest Preserves surrounding Trailside Museum. Dress for rough trails. For adults.
Insects – Winged Wonders: 1 p.m. Aug. 19. Explore the world of flying insects as they change from crawlers to flyers. How do caterpillars become butterflies? Do young dragonflies have wings? We’ll search for answers under the water and in the sky. For families.
Send news of volunteer opportunities for Community Calendars, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 524-4417.
Dominican Literacy Center: is in great need of women volunteers for its 2012-2013 session. Four consecutive training sessions 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Aug. 23, Aug. 27 and Aug. 29. Call Sister Judith Curran, (708) 338-0659.