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2 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Local residents get ready for summer with events, activities A list of 30 fun things to do in the southwest suburbs As the weather gets warmer, school is let out for the summer, and families are starting to plan upcoming vacations. Summer is finally here, and with a multitude of fun events waiting to be explored, it is time to enjoy what the southwest suburbs have to offer. Since now is the time to get out and soak up the sun, below is a list of the Top 30 events happening in the area this summer, with an additional 20 other events posted online. For more information and to find 22nd Century Media’s websites, visit www.22ndcenturymedia.com. 1. Spring Fling for Big Dream Family Fun Fair The Ivy League Before & After School Sports & Recreation Program and the Kids Fit Foundation will host a fundraiser from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Jameson’s Pub, 9545 W. Saint Francis Road, Frankfort. This event is to include face painting, inflatables, games, 50/50 raffles, auctions and live entertainment. Dinner is included with ticket purchase and also a discounted cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Ivy League Before & After School Sports & Recreation Program and the Kids Fit Foundation program, which focus on fitness recreation and academic enrichment in a healthy, safe environment for kindergartners through eighth-graders. For more information, visit www.ivyleagueafter school.com. 2. Honoring our military Frankfort: Memorial Day Ceremony Frankfort is to honor veterans during its Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Breidert Green Park between Kansas and Oak streets. There will also be a performance by the Hickory Creek Middle School Tiger Band. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. For more information, call (815) 469-2177. Tinley Park: Memorial Day Ceremony The Veterans Commission is to host the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at General Patrick Rea Veterans Plaza, 80th Avenue Train Station, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. Nearly 500 runners and walkers take off from the starting line at Willowview Park in June 2015 for the annual Summertime Stride 5K in Mokena. 22nd Century Media File Photos For more information, call (708) 444- 5000. Mokena: Summertime Stride 5K Run/Walk The Summertime Stride is to benefit Honor Flight Chicago and begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Willowview Park, 11420 W. 197th St., Mokena. Hosted by the Mokena Park District, the race also will include refreshments, entertainment and an awards ceremony. Registered children ages 10 and younger can participate in the dashes for children beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. All participants in the children’s dashes will receive a ribbon/prize. Preregister by Thursday, June 2 to receive $5 off the normal registration fee. Regular registration costs $25 and runs from 7:30-8:25 a.m. on the day of the event. Participation is $5 for children participating in the children’s dashes. To register or for more information, visit www.mokenapark.com. Michael O’Lear (right), a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC, salutes alongside veterans at last year’s military tribute during Proud American Days in New Lenox. 3. Feeling festive: community-wide events Frankfort: Frankfort Bluegrass Festival Hundreds are to visit downtown Frankfort to enjoy live bluegrass music and other activities from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 9 and from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Breidert Green Park between Kansas and Oak streets in downtown Frankfort. Aside from free performances by numerous bluegrass artists, the sixth annual event will feature food, raffles, silent auctions and a children’s activity area. For the full list of performers or more information, visit the festival website at www.frankfortbluegrassfest.com. Mokena: Festa Italiana Hundreds will be in Mokena to celebrate Italian culture at this annual event from noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, on Front Street in downtown Mokena. This all-day family event begins with a procession from St. Mary’s cemetery to the Festa Italiana event on Front Street. Spend the day enjoying great Italian food, live music from local entertainers and plenty of games. For more information, visit www. mokenafestaitaliana.com. Farm & Barn Fest This popular festival has previously been hosted at Yunker Farm, but because of improvements on the farm, the event will be moved this year to Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. The 12th annual event runs from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and will celebrate the significance of farming life and harvest time in Illinois’ history. A flea market will kick off the event from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Farm demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and blacksmith work, will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A country concert from 5:30-11 p.m. will cap off the event, with the Brass Buckle Band headlining the show. Entry fee for the concert costs $3, and alcohol will be available for purchase during the show. For more information, visit www.mokenapark.com. New Lenox: Proud American Days Festival There will be plenty of things to do for all during the New Lenox Community Park District’s Proud American Days Festival from July 28-July 31, 601 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. The town’s largest annual event will feature performances on its main stage every day. There will also be a carnival, games and rides with special wristband deals. Other activities include a baby contest, beef cook-off, craft fair, military tribute and more. For prices, the band list or more information, visit www.proudamericandays.org. Homer Harvest Days This two-day event held Sept. 10-11 will feature hay rides, demonstrations, live music, outdoor games, food, oldfashioned entertainment, living history, antique tractors, a petting zoo, children’s crafts, pony rides and craft vendors at Trantina Farm, 15744 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. The event celebrates the agricultural heritage of America’s history through living history, as well as demonstrations of the skills of rural farm life that have been lost to modern-day technology. For more information, visit www.homerharvestdays.com. Tinley Park: Armed Forces Day Festival T h e Please see fun, 3


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 3 fun From Page 2 Armed Forces Day Festival is scheduled from 5-10 p.m. Friday, May 20; 1-10 p.m. Saturday, May 21; and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the 80th Avenue Train Station North Parking Lot, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. The three-day festival features an evening of carnival rides and games, and is sponsored by the Tinley Park American Legion Post 615 and Bremen VFW Post 2791. For more information, contact American Legion Riders Director Tino Lettieri at (708) 638-1335. 4. Frankfort Community Garage Sale The Frankfort Park District is sponsoring a community-wide garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Each registered participant’s address will be included on a list of all participating homes. This list will be available at the park office, 140 Oak St., Frankfort, as well as the park district’s website and Facebook page during the week of the sale. For more information, call (815) 469-9400, or visit www. frankfortparks.org. 5. Wine & Jazz Night The Wine & Jazz Night will feature Bob Lark & His Alumni Big Band from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 4 in the New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. For more information, call (815) 462-6400 or visit www.newlenox.net. 6. Kid’s Fishing Derby Rain or shine, the New Lenox Park District is to host a fishing derby at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4 in Hibernia Park, 1664 Eagle Circle, New Lenox. Children will fish for plenty of prizes. Winners are to be determined in three different age categories, from ages 2-6, 7-11 and 12-16. Bait will also be available onsite for purchase, as well as food and drinks from the concession stand. The derby begins at 9:30 a.m., and winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Bringing bathing suits to enjoy the park’s splash pad is encouraged. Registration ends Wednesday, June 1. For more information, call (815) 485-3584. 7. foreverU Inaugural Golf Outing Come out to enjoy some golf and support the anti-bullying movement in foreverU’s first golf fundraiser from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. Fees cost $125 per individual golfer or $500 for a foursome, and the fees include golfing and dinner. Dinner only costs $55. Dinner only for students are $35. For more information, call (877) 456-0692. 8. Chasing the Sun – 5K Race and Fitness Walk Hundreds are to spend the evening out at the New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, as the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce and the New Lenox Community Park District host the Chasing the Sun 5K walk/run fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Proceeds benefit educational scholarships and programs provided by both organizations. This year’s race/ fitness walk offers a 5K-certified course starting and finishing at The Commons with a post-race party to follow. Pre-registration costs $30 and normal registration costs $35. Those ages 7 and younger run for free. To register or for more information, visit www.newlenoxparks.org, www. itsracetime.com, the park district’s Administration Building, 701 W. Haven Ave., or the chamber office at 1 Veterans Parkway. The registration deadline is Friday, June 3. For more information, call (815) 485-4241. 9. Aloha Girls Night Out The Frankfort Historic Business Association will host a special evening for women to enjoy a night out in downtown Frankfort from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. During the Hawaiian-themed event, guests will have the opportunity to take advantage of special offerings, discounts and refreshments in the downtown stores. For more information, visit www.shophis toricfrankfort.com. 10. Caribbean Block Party The Caribbean Block Party is to take place at noon-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets. The party will feature live music on two stages, free activities for the whole family, a Taste of Tinley Park from local favorite restaurants, a classic car show and more. Free trolley shuttles are to be made available for the event. For more information or for those interested in sponsoring the event, visit www. downtowntinley.com/events. 11. Seeking fresh finds Frankfort: Frankfort Country Market The Village of Frankfort hosts the Frankfort Country Market Please see fun, 11 9115 ROMA CT. 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4 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com City of Lockport plans summer fun with Old Canal Days, more Ready for some summer fun? Lockport is ready! Lockport has many events planned for this summer, so residents can start making plans to enjoy all that Lockport has to offer now. First, the City of Lockport will kick off summer with its annual Old Canal Days Festival to be held June 16-June 19 in downtown Lockport. This family friendly event starts Thursday when the carnival comes to town, and it is an expanded carnival this year. On Friday evening, the City will have a parade followed by exceptional entertainment in the main tent at Central Square building, 222 E. 9th St. Saturday and Sunday are to include a huge craft show with more than 100 vendors, live bands in the beer/wine tent, food trucks, bingo, car show, children’s crafts and activities, petting zoo, theater performances, magic show, historic cemetery tours, history tours, Lock 1 tours, exhibits scheduled at the Lincoln Landing as well as Heritage Village, and more. There is to be a church service in the main tent at 9 a.m. Sunday. Also new to the event this year is a craft beer tasting and a bean bag tournament Sunday only. For more information about the activities and entertainment offered at the 2016 Old Canal Days event, visit www.oldcanaldays.com. However, the fun doesn’t stop after Canal Days. Aside from the weekly farmer’s markets and classic car shows, the Summer Art Series celebration lasts the entire summer. Participants can partake in the Collector Card Scavenger Hunt, attend Comicopolis Aug. 6 at the White Oak Library District Lockport Branch Library and get their Steampunk on in September. That’s right; Lockport closes its 2016 Summer Art Series, The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, with a final burst of steam. On Sept. 24, there is to be steampunk pop-up shopping, local food vendors, sideshow entertainment with Dan Barth’s Old Time Medicine Show, ticketed musical performances from 4 p.m.- midnight by Libido Funk Circus, Steam Powered Giraffe and Candy Town. Lockport also will welcome its special guest of honor Thomas Willeford, artist, writer and judge on the TV show “Steampunk’d.” There also is a VIP gala from 6 p.m.- midnight at Embers Tap House, which includes tickets to the musical performances. On Sept. 25, there will be a Steampunk High Tea at 1 p.m. at Embers Tap House and is a ticketed event. Visit www.summerartseries.com for specific details. For a full calendar of events, visit www.lockport.org. Submitted by the City of Lockport, 222 E. 9th St. in Lockport. For more information, visit www.cityoflockport.net. Learn and play at the New Lenox Community Park District this summer For the summer of 2016, the New Lenox Community Park District plans to offer a wide array of programs and events that are sure to inspire old and young alike to make it a summer of health, new talents and lasting memories. For summer camp coupled with child care, the park district offers the popular Camp Wewannago along with an Early Risers/Night Owls program, which features a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities for first- through seventh-graders. All activities, themes and field trips are designed to encourage and engage campers while keeping it fun. For the little ones this summer, the park district also offers wonderful camps for younger fun seekers with Camp Rainbow and Camp Sunshine, along with new classes including mom-and-tot gardening, the “Strider — Learn to Ride” bicycle class, Kinder-Connection and Lil’ Sluggers. For the adults, a new series of both fitness and educational classes this summer will include music-inspired exercise such as Cize, Zumba and PiYo, and indoor and outdoor yoga to relax. For those adults looking to explore their artistic side or find a new hobby or sport, Sips & Splatters, archery or Fantasy Football Draft & Craft sessions are now offered. Please see new lenox, 8 Lincoln-Way Youth Strings summer orchestra July 11 th –21 st , 2016 Lincoln-Way East High School JOIN US FOR an amazing musical journey as young string musicians throughout the Lincoln-Way Area come together to develop their playing and ensemble skills, work with guest artists, and perform an outdoor concert as the culmination of our two week camp experience. Those 6th-8th graders who choose to can also prepare for the prestigious ILMEA District Festival audition. Anyone with approximately 6 months of playing experience through 8th grade is eligible to join. 8:30–10:15 a.m. 1-2 years experience 9:45–11:30 a.m. 3+ years experience CONCERT IN THE PARK Frankfort Square Pavilion Thursday July 21 st , 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner... our own Ravinia Festival! Tuition – $75 (Includes a student designed summer t-shirt) For more information or to register, contact Youth Strings Director Michelle Freeland youthstrings@lw210.org


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 5 2016 Summer Fun i N Ln Cmi P Disic Special Events Big Wheel 500 Party in the Park 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Splish Splash Back to School Bash Summer Day Camps Camp Rainbow Camp Sunshine Camp Wewannago Teen Camp Pru Aic Dy J 28-31, 2016 Teen Programs Vertical Endeavors White Water Rafting College Visit Day Room Escape Adult Programs Archery Classes Fantasy Football Draft & Craft Sips-n-Splatters Youth Programs Bocce Ball Pickleball Jr. Culinary Creations Outdoor Floor Hockey Splash Pad Parties at Walker Country Estates Park Fitness Classes CIZE LIVE Zumba PiYo® LIVE Hatha Yoga Yoga in the Park 701 W. Haven Avenue New Lenox, IL 60451 815.485.3584 www.newlenoxparks.org Early Childhood Programs Mom & Tot Gardening Strider - Learn to Ride Kinder- Connection Lil’ Sluggers


6 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com SouthsideHOOPS BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE L1 eague GRADE 6 TH & 7 TH L2 eague GRADE 8 TH & 9 TH Grades as of Fall 2016 $ 95 PER PLAYER* *Includes Reversible Jersey 2 BASKETBALL LEAGUES Perfect program for players looking to play competitive games and improve their skills over the summer. Players from all over the Tinley Park/Orland/Frankfort area, suburbs and south Chicagoland are encouraged to participate. Players will register as individuals and be placed on a team for the duration of the league-Players will be divided up to ensure league competitiveness. Games will be played at Andrew High School. Registration & payment can be completed online at andrew.8to18.com/accounts/login Game Times 5:30 - 7:30pm PLAYERS WILL PLAY 2 GAMES EACH NIGHT Players will have the same coach for the duration of the league ANDREW H.S. 9001 W. 171st Tinley Park, Il. 60477 Questions? Email dwilson@d230.org Lincoln-Way Youth Strings to offer musical summer Parents who want their children to have a lifelong love of music, confidence, performance skills and increased focus and discipline should consider signing them up for the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings youth orchestra program. The orchestra meets at Lincoln-Way East High School on Saturday mornings. Children can come in with or without playing experience to join one of the four orchestras, and they will have the option to begin learning or continue studying the violin, viola, cello or string bass. Odyssey Fun World offers a onestop shop for summer activities Odyssey Fun World in Tinley Park is a one-stop shop for summer fun. With a variety of attractions for all ages, the whole family is sure to have a blast. For fun in the sun, Odyssey offers a beautiful 11-acre outdoor park with two go-kart tracks, two 18-hole mini-golf courses — one of which is handicapped accessible — bumper boats, hydro racers, batting cages, a concessions stand and an inflatable Kidz Park. It even has a 30-foot-high zip line. If the sun refuses to shine, Odyssey boasts a 44,000-square-foot interior with Game more than 200 arcade, redemption and merchandiser games, along with laser tag, a four-story children’s soft playland, Days an eight-station Gamer’s Lounge (Xbox One and PS4), a roller coaster, a ferris JULY wheel, bumper cars and a full-service 6, 13, 20 & 27 th café with one of the best pizzas in town. Odyssey has an extreme adventure wristband that can be used to access all the attractions, both indoors and outdoors, and get a $5 game card. The price of this package will be $29.99 on weekends, $24.99 on weekdays and holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day), and $21.99 on Mondays. Odyssey Fun World wants to keep the summer fun rolling all summer long and Students receive large group and small-group instruction and put on four fabulous concerts a year. The young musicians showcase their talents at a fall/winter concert; strings extravaganza concert, which features string musicians in elementary school all the way through high school; the Artworks Festival at Lincoln-Way East High School; and the annual LWYS spring concert. Guest artists are brought in to perform with the students, private teachers run clinics for the students throughout the year and students continue to learn techniques and literature that will prepare them for any high school symphony orchestra. The top-level Chamber Orchestra performs at multiple community events each year, including village events, high school events and even weddings. Each year students have the option to attend our winter break or end-ofthe-year party, participate in the Solo and Ensemble Contest and audition for the Illinois Music Education Please see strings, 7 is having a variety of fun entertainers on location this summer to make sure of it. DJ Jimmy Jamz, a wacky children’s DJ, is scheduled May 22, June 5, June 18, July 2, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Every Friday of June, July and August, Odyssey will host a Summertime Movie on the Green event, featuring films such as “Frozen,” “Minions,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and “Peanuts!” Dave Rudolf will host a beach party jam session in the outdoor park that will entertain children and adults. Southpaw, the Southside Baseball Mascot will be on-site, with other sports team mascots in the works. Odyssey Fun World is the place to be this summer. Everything has a bright and fresh appearance indoors and outdoors, and a lot of work has been done to this place. Now, attendees can all reap the benefits of all the hard work. Odyssey Fun World is open seven days a week from June 1-Labor Day, 10 a.m –10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday–Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday. For exclusive offers, text “2FUN” to 36000. Submitted by Odyssey Fun World, 19111 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. For more information, visit www.ofwtinleypark.com.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 7 St. Mary Catholic School in Mokena offers tuition transfer grant United States Sen. David Vitter said, “Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.” The mission of St. Mary Catholic School in Mokena is to help each child grow to their greatest potential, both spiritually and academically. For the first time, St. Mary Catholic School is offering a special tuition transfer grant for up to $1,500 per family ($1,000 in year one, $500 in year two) for first- through seventh-graders who transfer from any private, public, charter or home school. Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet are not eligible. St. Mary Catholic School is a vibrant, warm and welcoming Catholic school serving students in prekindergarten through eighthgrade. Since it opened in 1949, the school’s size has grown to now accommodate two classes per grade and features a music room, art room, library, computer lab, science lab, 19 classrooms, cafeteria and a spacious gymnasium. “Our ministry is to help students recognize, foster and exhibit their role in carrying out our Catholic values and traditions,” said Principal Beth Cunningham. “We do this through infusing our beliefs throughout our curriculum and by celebrating our faith when we come together at weekly school masses and faith families. We work hard to provide a faith-based environment nurturing children with the same values at home. St. Mary School is not just a student’s academic world. It becomes their second home — their family.” As a result of this infusion, St. Mary’s families believe their children are receiving an incomparable education. “My wife and I believe that when we bring a child into this world, we have an obligation to ensure that they receive the education, love and support necessary to be successful in a challenging world,” said Tim Taylor, St. Mary’s parent and Mokena resident. “Since our son was a kindergartner, the teachers at the school gave him the individual attention, the academic challenge and the faith-based culture that we believe are critically important to his development. We could not be more thrilled with the wonderful young man our son has become and our decision to send him to St. Mary School in Mokena.” The faculty of St. Mary Catholic School provides an exceptional learning environment that allows students to achieve their full potential. St. Mary students continue to perform above the national average at all grade levels in all tested content areas year after year. The one-to-one technology initiative provides individual iPads to sixth- through eighth-graders, a class set of iPads to fourth- through fifth-graders and kindergartners through third-graders have designated classroom iPads and SmartBoards for educational use. Primary students also benefit from a certified reading specialist and dedicated teacher aides. St. Mary School offers a band program, extracurricular clubs, social events and an athletic program, including cheerleading, basketball and volleyball. Bus service is available for those families who reside in the Mokena Public School District 159 for a fee. To learn more or to schedule a private tour, call (708) 326-9330 or visit www.st maryschoolmokena.org. Submitted by St. Mary Catholic School, 11409 195th St. in Mokena. For more information, visit www.stmaryschoolmokena.org. strings From Page 6 Association’s district festival. Every summer LWYS offers a summer camp at Lincoln-Way East for two weeks that culminates in an outdoor summer concert in Frankfort. This year’s summer camp is to run July 11- July 21, and is designed to meet the needs of any student with at least six months of playing experience through those who wish to audition for the ILMEA junior festival. Fall registration for the LWYS 2016-2017 season will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at East, including for those who have never picked up an instrument before. Submitted by Lincoln-Way High School District 210, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. For more information, email youth strings@lw210.org. Now Enrolling... + RECEIVE A $1,500 TUITION TRANSFER GRANT St. Mary School is offering a Tuition Transfer Grant up to $1,500 per family ($1,000 in year one, $500 in year two) for students entering grades 1-7 who transfer from any private*, public, charter or home school. *Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet are not eligible. PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE THROUGH SPIRITUAL & ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. Find Us on Facebook @ facebook.com/stmaryschoolofmokena COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE. 11409 195 th St., Mokena Call 708-326-9330 Or visit us online at www.stmaryschoolmokena.org


8 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com New Lenox prepares for fun-filled summer new lenox From Page 4 All parents with older children in their household consistently search for a way to alleviate the boredom that inevitably creeps into their household during the long summer break. With a myriad of classes and athletics, the New Lenox Community Park District offers reasonably priced summer outlets including bocce ball, pickleball, outdoor floor hockey, cooking classes and a long list of robotic, building and sciencerelated fun. For the teens at home, the park district has introduced a new Teen Camp featuring age-appropriate activities and field trips. Also for teens, trips are planned for exciting and unique encounters including The Village of New Lenox is ready for summer with an exciting lineup of events planned for the Village Commons. The highlights of the summer are Mayor Tim Baldermann’s two Triple Play Concert Series, and tickets are still available for both series. The first series features Daughtry, Huey Lewis & The News and The Wallflowers, while the second lineup’s headliners include Buddy Guy, Michael Mc- Donald and Chicago. Tickets can be purchased for $75 at the Village Hall. Wednesday Night Movies are back, and “Minions” will kick off this weekly tradition on June 1. Movie Nights are family friendly and typically feature movies with a G or PG rating. One exception is made July 13 when the featured movie will be “Jurassic World” (PG-13). Movies begin at dusk — approximately 8:30 p.m. — and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Select movies rock climbing, white water rafting, a college visit and a zombie hunt. Many of the most memorable summertime days are spent at one of the park district’s special events, or taking part in one of its more than 300 programs. For summer fun, families are encouraged to attend the new Big Wheel 500, Party in the Park and three-on-three basketball tournament, as well as many events planned at the park district’s popular splash pads located at Hibernia and Walker Country Estates parks. Submitted by the New Lenox Community Park District, 701 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For more information, visit www.newlenoxparks. org or call (815) 485-3584. will feature activities prior to the movie show time, and the Village is especially excited to have the New Lenox Community Band performing Aug. 10 prior to the showing of “Aladdin.” The Community Band also is performing in the Village Commons June 26 and Aug. 21. Other events for the Village of New Lenox this summer include some returning favorites. Wine and Jazz Night Saturday, June 4, is to feature a performance by Bob Lark and His Alumni Big Band, offering guests the chance to sip their favorite vintage while enjoying jazz from this distinguished group. The second installation of Bands and Brews will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, and offers a series of musical performances and craft beer tastings throughout the evening. Ladies Night Out is Wednesday, Aug. 31, and will bring unique shopping opportunities to the Village Commons, capped off by a performance from Makena Hartlin. The Village Commons events are free to attend, with the exception of Triple Play concerts. Submitted by the Village of New Lenox, 1 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox. For more information, visit www. newlenox.net or call (815) 462-6400. Gym-Kinetics leads the way in recreational, competitive gymnastics Gym-Kinetics Gymnastic School in Mokena celebrated its 30-year anniversary this past October. The South Side gymnastic school started in October 1985 and continues to be a leader in both recreational and competitive gymnastics. Gym-Kinetics offers recreational gymnastics classes starting as young as walkers. The Mom & Tot classes are coordination-based with a hint of gymnastics mixed into the program. When students are 3 years old, programs are offered without parents’ involvement. There is a class offered specifically for 3-year-olds and separate classes are offered for 4-year-olds. Once a student turns 5, the Mokena gym offers beginning gymnastics classes for both girls and boys. Gym-Kinetics is one of the few gymnastic schools left in the state that still offers a separate boys program. Programs are available for recreational and competitive gymnastics for both boys and girls. The gymnastic school also offers tumbling classes geared toward cheerleading and a new program for young boys, Ninja Zone. Ninja Zone has received great reviews from its current participants. This class combines gymnastics, military-style obstacle courses, ninjalike maneuvers for a fun, challenging class. The competitive programs have had great success over the years with hundreds of state, regional and national champions. This year is no exception, with 25 state champions throughout the various competitive levels. If it is recreational or competitive gymnastics that residents are looking for, Gym-Kinetics is the place to be. Submitted by Gym-Kinetics, 19220 Ridge Drive in Mokena. For more information, visit www.gymkinetics.com or call (708) 479-6969.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 9 01 WED 04 SAT 08 WED 11 SAT 15 WED 18 SAT 22 WED 26 SUN 29 WED NEW LENOX VILLAGE COMMONS EVENTS JUNE Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Minions (PG) Wine & Jazz │ 6:00 PM Feat. Bob Lark & His Alumni Big Band │ 7:00 PM Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The Good Dinosaur (PG) Triple Play Extra │ 5:30 PM Buddy Guy │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The Mighty Ducks (PG) Triple Play │ 5:30 PM Daughtry │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The LEGO Movie (PG) Feat. activities from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Community Band Concert │ 7:00 PM Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) 04 MON 06 WED 09 SAT 13 WED 16 SAT 20 WED 27 WED JULY Fourth of July │ 7:00 PM Joliet American Legion Band Fireworks Display Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Norm of the North (PG) Triple Play Extra │ 5:30 PM Michael McDonald │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Jurassic World (PG-13) Triple Play │ 5:30 PM Huey Lewis & The News │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The Princess & The Frog (G) Feat. kid-friendly activities Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Inside Out (PG) Triple Play Concert Series tickets STILL AVAILABLE! Visit the New Lenox Village Hall to purchase. 2016 03 WED 06 SAT 10 WED 13 SAT 17 WED 21 SUN 26 FRI 31 WED AUGUST Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Cinderella, 2015 (PG) Bands & Brews │ 5:00 PM Feat. live music and craft beer tastings Movie Night │ 8:30 PM Aladdin (G) Feat. Community Band Concert and kid-friendly activities Triple Play │ 5:30 PM The Wallflowers │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Movie Night │ 8:30 PM The Incredibles (PG) Community Band Concert │ 7:00 PM Triple Play Extra │ 5:30 PM Chicago │ 9:00 PM *Ticketed event Ladies Night Out │ 4:00 PM Feat. Makena Hartlin │ 8:00 PM For questions or additional information, please visit www.newlenox.net or call (815) 462-6400. Village of New Lenox 1 Veterans Parkway New Lenox, IL 60451


10 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Frankfort Park District offers summer fun Mainstays such as Splash Park, park parties to continue The Frankfort Park District is to offer many activities and programs for residents and locals this summer. The Splash Park opening day is Saturday, May 28 at Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave., Frankfort, and there is to be free admission opening weekend. Refreshments will be available for sale at the concessions stand, and Splash Park party rentals are also available for a cool summer party. With summer being just around the corner, it is not too early to sign up at the Frankfort Park District for summer day camps! Fort Frankfort Adventures is back for another awesome summer for children ages 6-11, and new this summer is a Teen Adventures camp for children entering seventh- through ninth-grade in the fall. These full-day camps run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 13-Friday, Aug. 5, are held at Commissioners Park and offer beforeand-after camp options. Camps include outdoors activities, arts and crafts, water days, a weekly field trip and more. Register for the entire camp or per week, and save 10 percent for registering for all eight weeks! The camps are sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. There will be three free Parties in the Park this summer from 6-7:30 p.m., including a • “School’s Out for Summer” party at Lincoln Meadows park on Monday, June 20 • “Backyard Game Fun” party at Shaffer Park on Monday, July 11 • “Dog Days of Summer” party at Windy Hill Park on Monday, Aug. 8 Sign up for the 16th annual Short Run on a Long Day, sponsored by Town Center Bank, on Wednesday, June 15. This 5K walk/run will begin at 7 p.m. at Main Park, 200 S. Locust St. Following the race will be an awards ceremony, music and more! Volunteers are needed for this year’s 5K event. To volunteer, please contact Cali DeBella, special events coordinator, at cdebella@frankfortparks.org. Calling all golfers ages 8 and older for the Wiffle Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 25 at Commissioners Park, and the registration deadline is Friday, June 17. Tee-off time is 12:30 p.m. and please arrive 30 minutes early to check in. Celebrate Independence Day at Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska Street, at the park district’s Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display, sponsored by Town Center Bank. Beginning at 5 p.m., the event is to offer giant inflatables, children’s entertainment, Rainbow the Clown, carnival games, cotton candy, food and more! The Band Sundance will also provide live music from 7:30-9 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at dusk. Later in the month, all dog owners are invited to come watch a free movie under the stars with their four-legged friends at the Yappy Play & Movie Night Friday, July 15 at the Bark Park at Commissioners Park. All dogs must be leashed at this event. Then, celebrate the last nights of summer at the seventh annual Back to School Bash on Friday, Aug. 19 at Commissioners Park, sponsored by Town Center Bank. This is a free yearly event so enjoy an evening of games, crafts, music, inflatables, train rides, Fort Frankfort playtime and Splash Park! Keeping with tradition, the Back to School Bash will also accept school supplies to donate to the Frankfort Area Jaycees’ school supply drive and help give school supplies to children in need in the Frankfort community. Submitted by the Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. For more information, visit www. frankfortparks.org or call (815) 469-9400.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 11 Mokena Chamber’s Food, Wine and Brew Festival continues to grow SAVE THE DATE Area residents should save the date for the 13th annual Mokena Chamber of Commerce Food, Wine and Brew Festival. The outdoor festival is scheduled from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Because of a construction project underway at Yunker Farm, the festival will be held at Mokena’s Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road in Mokena. In partnership with the Mokena Community Park District, the Food, Wine and Brew Festival appeals to the area foodies, wine connoisseurs, and craft beer enthusiasts. Dennis Buxbaum, chamber president and event chairperson, has been working diligently to grow the festival over the last three years that he has been chairperson. “One of the main goals of the festival is to help residents explore the food and beverage options offered locally,” Buxbaum said. “It gives people a chance to try many different offerings all at one time.” This year, the festival is projected to feature more than 25 food and beverage vendors. Live entertainment also is being offered on the main stage and will feature four different musical acts, from jazz to country to rock ‘n’ roll. All attendees receive a commemorative sampling glass and 16 food and beverage sampling tickets. The entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Tickets will be available at the Mokena Chamber of Commerce office, 19150 S. Wolf Road Suite C in Mokena or by calling (708) 479-2468. No one younger than age 21 will be admitted. The event is to be held rain or shine. Submitted by Mokena Chamber of Commerce, 19150 S. Wolf Road Suite C in Mokena. For more information, visit www.mokena.com. 2016 FOOD, WINE & BREW FESTIVAL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 TH fun From Page 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 23 in downtown Frankfort between Kansas and Oak streets. Guests can enjoy a variety of fresh produce, prepared foods, plants and specialty products locally grown. There will be special events and demos throughout the season. For more information, call (815) 469-2177. Mokena: Outdoor Flea Market Plenty of shoppers will flock towards Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena, to find great deals at Mokena’s annual flea market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, Sunday, July 17 and Saturday, Aug. 13. Items include fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, and much more. Spend a day selling and swapping. Concessions will be available. To register as a vendor or for more information, call (708) 390-2401. 12. Fine Arts Fair Check out the work from local artists and musicians during Frankfort’s Fine Arts Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in downtown Frankfort between Kansas and Oak streets. There will be live music throughout the day, as well as a wine tasting from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (815) 469- 2177. 13. Cook-Out With Cops The event is to be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Village Square Park, 9030 Windsor Drive, Orland Park. All residents are welcome to attend a cook-out with members of the Orland Park Police Department. The free event includes hot dogs, prizes, games and more. Residents also can learn more Please see fun, 19 Enjoy the festival atmosphere, browse the local artisans and listen to live performances. 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM $25.00 Advance Sale $30.00 Day of Event Includes Tasting Glass & 16 Tickets for Food or Beverage Entertainment/Dancing Chamber Office: 19150 Wolf Road, Suite. C, Mokena For info, contact 708‐479‐2468 or visit at www.mokena.com On the grounds of Mokena Main Park 10925 Laporte Rd. In Partnership with the Mokena Park District Sorry, no one under 21 years old admitted. Event held rain or shine. No refunds.


12 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND HELD IN DOWNTOWN TINLEY 173rd Place & Oak Park Avenue SUMMER EVENTS Farmers’ Market June 4 - October 8 Saturdays 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Benches on the Avenue May - October Favorite Children’s Storybooks Music in the Plaza 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Zabrocki Plaza Cruise Nights June 7 - August 30 Tuesdays 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. June 18 Sean and Charlie, Rock, Irish and Party Favorites June 25 Ryan Broshear, Country Tunes July 9 Dr. Feelgood and the 80’s Babies, 80’s Party Music July 23 Smiley Tillman Band, Chicago Blues August 6 Take Cover, Rock Variety August 20 Casey Muessigmann, The Voice Finalist, Country August 27 New Odyssey Band, 3 Guys, 30 Instruments September 10 Heartache Tonight, Eagles Tribute Meet the Artist Night | June 18 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Come out before the concert and meet the Benches on the Avenue artists. Pick up a game card to play along and win prizes. NEW Friday Frolics 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Downtown Tinley Summer Series Every Friday Entertainment with themed activities, performers, food and drink specials. Back to the 80’s | June 3 Tropical | July 15 Country | August 12 18th Annual Caribbean Block Party Sunday, July 17 | Noon - 7:00 p.m. Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory Street Live music, food and FREE family fun for all! Take a FREE Trolley from the 80th Avenue Train Station Featuring: Sand Sculptor | Bean Bag Tournament | Rides and Inflatables KidZone Activities | Live Bands | Classic Car Show National Night Out | Tuesday, August 2 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. America’s Night Out Against Crime | Presented by the Tinley Park Police Department PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR Music in the Plaza Caribbean Block Party For more information, call (708) 444-5678 or visit www.DowntownTinley.com Summer brings music, art, fun to Tinley Park When it comes to fun summer entertainment for the whole family, Tinley Park has it all. Tinley Park hosts its free Music in the Plaza concert series from 7-10 p.m. select Saturdays from June 18- Sept. 10. The eight-concert series features a variety of great bands, offering everything from rock to country to blues. The concert venue is located in Zabrocki Plaza, which itself is surrounded by fine eateries and specialty shops. Come out to watch “The Voice” contestant Casey Muessigmann, Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight, classic 1980s music by Dr. Feelgood and the 80’s Babies, and more. New this year is the Village’s Friday Frolics series, which runs from Southside Boys Basketball Summer League expands to two leagues Local summer league geared toward children in grades 6-9 6-9 p.m. Fridays this summer in Downtown Tinley. Themes will include “Back to the ‘80s” on June 3, “Tropical” on July 15 and “Country” on Aug. 12. These dates will feature entertainment with themed activities, performers, food and drink specials. Summer in Tinley Park brings more than music to area residents’ lives, as they can leisurely stroll through the Village’s charming downtown and view the award-winning Benches on the Avenue, a display of public art that this year features the theme “Once Upon a Time … Favorite Children’s Storybooks.” Benches will be on display along Oak Park Avenue from May 11- Oct. 1. Tinley Park’s popular The Southside Boys Basketball Summer League is a great opportunity for children to play organized basketball over the summer without joining a travel team. A player can register online and be placed on a team for the summer. Because of popular demand, the league has expanded to involve four grade levels, grades 6-9, with two leagues. The sixth- and seventh-graders will play in one league, and the eighth- and ninth-graders will play in another. In past years, teams have consisted of players from Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Oak Forest, Frankfort, Mokena, Lemont and Orland Park. Former high school and college basketball players volunteer and are assigned a team to coach for the duration of the league. The games are officiated with two 20-minute halves to ensure optimal playing Caribbean Block Party is scheduled from noon- 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets. The event offers live music on two stages, free activities for the whole family, a mini-Taste of Tinley Park, a classic car show and more. An extra treat for Downtown Tinley visitors is the Farmers Market, held from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays from June 4-Oct. 8 in Zabrocki Plaza. It is recommended to come early for the best selection of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers. Submitted by the Village of Tinley Park, 16250 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. For more information, visit www. tinleypark.org. time for all players. The host site for all games will be at Andrew High School in Tinley Park. Registration for the league, as well as any other summer camps hosted at Andrew, can be completed online at www. andrew.8to18.com. For more information, email Dave Wilson at dwilson@ d230.org. Submitted by the Southside Boys Basketball Summer League. For more information, visit www.andrew.8to18. com.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 13 JUNE 23-26 151st and Creme Rd Homer Glen FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING .COM ENJOY LIVE MUSIC IN OUR FREE ENTERTAINMENT TENT Featuring SPONSORED IN PART BY: PRESENTED BY: Village of Homer Glen Homer Township • Homer Township Road District


14 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Mark your calendar for the return of Orland Township’s Pet Parade & Fair Hosted by Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady & the Board of Trustees Saturday, June 25, 2016 • Noon to 3:00 p.m. Orland Township Grounds at 14807 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462 • Benefiting the Orland Township Pet Food Pantry Pictures and autographs with your favorite Chicagoland team mascots & superheroes! • Inflatable Bounce Houses • Pet Parade • Bingo • Pet Contests, Games & Demonstrations • Kids’ Zone & Games • Train Rides • Exhibitors & Vendors • Pet Adoptions • Ask a Vet Booth • Entertainment • Food, Fun & Much More! Well-mannered, leashed & tagged pets welcome! More activities and attractions are being added daily, so visit www.orlandtownship.org for the most up-to-date information regarding Pet-palooza. FREE ADMISSION A donation of one 5 lb. bag of pet food or a cash donation to the Pet Food Pantry is strongly encouraged. Call (708) 403-4222 for more information


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 15 Orland Township to unleash family fun with Pet-Palooza Fifth annual event to offer games, raffles and prizes Pet-Palooza Rules • All participating pets should have up-to-date vaccinations. • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. • All pets must be on leashes of 6 feet long or less. • Costumes for pets and their owners are encouraged but not required. • All animals must wear proper tags. The Orland Township Board of Trustees and Supervisor Paul O’Grady are excited to kick off Orland Township’s fifth annual Pet- Palooza to benefit the Orland Township Pet Pantry. Township residents are invited to attend with their four-legged friends from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Orland Township administration building, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, rain or shine. Furry companions from local animal shelters who are in need of finding their “furever homes” will be present as well as representatives from various animal rescue groups. Water stations and shading areas will be available for all animals, as well as pools where pets can get their paws wet. A variety of exhibitors and food vendors are to provide live entertainment and treats for both humans and pets at the extravaganza. The Kids’ Zone is to boast a variety of games, raffles and prizes, as well as trackless train rides, face painting, clowns, a stilt walker and magic shows. Chicago Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk will be making a special appearance that day and costumed princesses and superheroes will be available for pictures, autographs and much more. Children can also jump around in the Doc McStuffins Moon Bounce or tackle the extreme obstacle course. Professional dog trainers will be on hand to demonstrate ideal dog behavior, and ribbons will be awarded for various games and contests. All proceeds will benefit the pet pantry, which provides food and supplies for pets and families in need. Non-pet owners can still attend Pet-Palooza and experience a day of wholesome family entertainment while supporting a great cause. “Orland Township’s Pet Pantry relies solely on donations from the community,” O’Grady said. “Pet- Palooza is a great way to raise awareness about the pet pantry and encourage community members to contribute to keep its shelves full year round.” Attendees may not come with a pet, but they could leave with a pal of their own. Just ask Laurie Callahan, who adopted Bella at the inaugural Pet-Palooza and now can’t imagine a day without her. General admission to the event is free, but a donation of one 5-pound bag of pet food or a cash donation to the Orland Township Pet Pantry is strongly encouraged. More activities and attractions are added daily to the Township’s website. O’Grady said as an animal lover, Pet-Palooza is one of his personal favorite events of the year. “With activities ranging from the pet parade to the Kids’ Zone to the live entertainment and refreshments, there is something at Pet-Palooza for everyone to enjoy,” he said. “So be sure to come out and kick off the summer with us at this great event.” Submitted by Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park. For more information, visit www. orlandtownship.org. Firecracker Weekend Friday july 15 th Saturday july 16 th Metra lot at wolf & front sts. 29 th Annual 6PM All About Music & Children’s Theatre CRAFT FAIR AND SALES Ride Around Town on CN “Little Obie” 6PM Raffle! Win Cash! 1PM UNTIL 4PM Dance Fundraiser TICKETS at MokenaLions.org MokenaLionsClub@att.net Find us on Facebook


16 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Homer Community Fest offers summer fun, entertainment Back and better than ever, the 2016 Homer Community Festival will take place June 23-June 26. Homer Fest is proud to welcome back an expanded carnival from All Around Amusement Inc., with two new attractions to thrill and excite those of all ages. Mega Passes for unlimited carnival riding for the duration of the four-day event will be pre-sold for $55 and available for purchase at the festival for $65. Meijer has continued its generous support of “Magic Skies IV: Magic, Music and Illusion,” which will take place on Thursday evening. This display of pyrotechnics choreographed to music will begin at 9:30 p.m. This year attendees can also come out to the viewing area at the Homer Township Sports Complex at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to enjoy free family friendly entertainment sponsored by First Community Financial Bank, including a bounce house provided by All Around Amusement Inc. and Mr. D’s Magic and Illusion Show, courtesy of Rubi Agave. Those attending the event for the fireworks show only are encouraged to take advantage of the off-site parking and shuttle buses to avoid congestion leaving the site. Headlining the entertainment stage at the fest Thursday night is local favorite Maggie Speaks. On Friday night, Hillbilly Rockstarz and ARRA Classic Rock are to perform for the first time ever on the Homer Community Festival stage, thanks to sponsors Anytime Fitness and Kenwood Liquors. The newly improved Independence Day Parade is to kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday on 151st Street and Parker Road. That evening, Lights Out Chicago will open for Homer Fest’s returning rockers, the ever-entertaining Infinity. Admission to the entertainment tent is now free, and Rubi Agave’s famous margaritas will be available for patrons ages 21 and older. New offerings this year include Budweiser and Bud Light products, Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat, Stella Artois and more. The coordinators of the Homer Community Festival would like to thank the fest’s generous sponsors: Homewood Sanitation, Bump & Grind Auto Body, Dan Kenney of Keller Williams Preferred Realty, Homer Township Professional Firefighters Local 4223, Total Flooring Inc., Homer Tree Care, Animal Care Clinic, Chi-Town Harley and Will Cook Ace Hardware. Submitted by the Homer Fest Committee. For more information, visit www. homerfest.com. Smith Crossing’s poker club keeps players on top of their game Playing games can help residents improve, maintain cognitive health The poker club at Smith Crossing, a life-planning community in Orland Park, welcomes all types of poker players, and the more, the merrier. The group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the community’s Card Room. The action frequently commences with George Mc- Cabe shuffling decks of cards, which he hands to fellow residents who take turns as dealers as they call out their favorite versions of poker — types like “Omaha hold ‘em” “Baseball,” “Five-card draw”, “Screwy Louie,” “Hi-low” and “Seven-card stud.” They also discuss ground rules, and in each case, the men and the women know exactly what to do as they play low-stakes games. While no one takes home big winnings, the players still focus intently on their hands and adjust to the changing conditions. While playing poker may seem nothing more than a mild diversion and a fun way to spend an evening, it’s something more, according to the Centers Please see poker, 18 WE CATER MOKENA, IL 815-806-8282 11400 W Lincoln Highway Mokena, IL 60448 giordanos.com AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE Expires 12/31/16. Valid for delivery, pick-up or catering. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Excludes alcohol. No cash value. Valid for 1 time use only. Not valid towards tax, gratuity or delivery charge. Copies of this coupon will not be accepted. Valid only at Giordano’s of Mokena, IL. $25 OFFAN ORDER OF $200 OR MORE Expires 12/31/16. Valid for delivery, pick-up or catering. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Excludes alcohol. No cash value. Valid for 1 time use only. Not valid towards tax, gratuity or delivery charge. Copies of this coupon will not be accepted. Valid only at Giordano’s of Mokena, IL.


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18 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Horseback riding, lessons offered at Forest View Farms For more than 50 years, Forest View Farms has welcomed horseback riders of all ages. Whether it is those who have extensive riding experience or those who want to enjoy a horse ride for the first time, Forest View Farms has something for all guests. Forest View Farms in Tinley Park abuts the Cook County Forest Preserve — a beautiful piece of land that begs to be seen. Guests can enjoy time away from life’s stresses and spend time relaxing through the beautiful forest trails. Riders are paired with a horse at the rider’s skill level, so new riders do not feel overwhelmed. Trail rides begin on the Forest View Farms property and take adjacent trails through the Cook County Forest Preserve. Trail rides are offered year-round and are offered for both private, reserved rides and walk-in customers. Trail riders need to be at least 9 years old, with a 250-pound weight limit. Children ages 9 and younger who want to ride can also enjoy pony rides, which are offered yearround and are great for smaller children. Horseback Riding lessons are offered for people ages 3 and older. Group and private lessons are available for adults. Driving lessons also are available. Parties can be arranged to accommodate everything from trail rides, pony rentals, hayrides, ride wagons, covered wagons, carriages and stagecoach to petting farm animals. Parties can be held at the customer’s place or the Forest View facility. Forest View Farms has party barns and party pavilions available. Forest View also does parades, weddings, reunions, convention events, company picnics, cookouts, special events and parties for all occasions. Guests also are invited for a week of fun at horse camp, which is a way to learn about horses and other farm animals. During the week at camp, new campers will learn to brush, saddle and ride horses, while the more experienced will practice riding. Forest View also holds a fall festival and haunted events. Submitted by Forest View Farms, 16717 Lockwood Ave. in Tinley Park. For more information, call (708) 560-0306 or visit www.fvfarms.com. poker From Page 16 for Disease Control and Prevention. Playing games is one of the top everyday activities for improving cognitive health, along with reading, keeping physically active, engaging in art and creative projects and spending time with family and friends, according to the CDC. The benefit to playing in a community like Smith Crossing is that the game table is just a few steps away. “Many of us grew up during the Depression or we didn’t have television, so we amused ourselves [by] playing cards,” Mc- Cabe said. “It was fun then and a good way to pass the time. It still is.” Lucille Johnson and Imogene Matthew said playing poker satisfies their passion for card-playing as well. Both women play bridge and pinochle in other Smith Crossing card groups. Amid all the shuffling of cards and clattering of quarters, it is not unusual for jokes to fly at the table. Players Tony Sorrentino, Ed Noyes and Bob Kreis say they truly enjoy spending time in the group’s company, and Noyes likes to take care of the hospitality, asking if anyone would like a beverage or snack from a table stocked with beer, soft drinks and chips. At the close of one poker night, two quarters made their way to John Dudley, who was only too happy to pack them into plastic containers for the next week’s games. “I might win some this week and then lose next,” Dudley said. “It doesn’t really matter. It’s not about winning money. What matters is that we’re all having fun.” Submitted by Smith Crossing, 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park. For more information, visit www.smithcrossing.org. $ 5 Discount to New Customers Expires 7-31-16 Beginners to Advanced Special Events Trail Rides Pony Rides Ponies for parties & petting zoo Your place or ours FOR ALL OCCASSIONS Birthday parties • Company picnics Weddings • Reunions • Parades Convention events • Cookouts Party barns & Pavillions Ask about Fall Festival & Haunted Events Let’s go horseback riding at FOREST VIEW FARMS 16717 S Lockwood Ave. • Tinley Park, IL 708-560-0306 www.fvfarms.com 11750 W 117th Ave. • Cedar Lake, IN 219-365-1350 Riding Lessons • English • Western • Driving 2016 Horse Day Camp See website for dates and details $ 5 Discount to New Customers Expires 7-31-16 Horse Drawn Vehicles Carriages • Ride wagons Covered wagons • Stage coach Hay rides and many other carriages, coaches and wagons


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 19 fun From Page 11 about the Village’s public safety programs. Cook- Out With Cops also is to take place at the same time Monday, July 11, at Brown Park, 14701 Westwood Drive, Orland Park, and the same time Monday, July 25, at Mallard Landings Park, 17169 Deer Run Drive, Orland Park. 14. World’s Largest Swim Lesson White Water Canyon Water Park is to take on the challenge and break a Guinness World Record by hosting the world’s largest swim lesson at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the water park, 8221 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. Registration is required for this event, which will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the front gate of the water park. The 30-minute lesson begins promptly at 7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to be in the water with their children. For more information, call (708) 342-4200. 15. Liberty Family Fun Run & Walk/50 Yard Dash for Kids The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave., Orland Park. All participants are to receive a race shirt, a wristband for free admission to the Centennial Pool for use July 1-4 and entry into post-race raffle drawings. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winner, as well as the top male and female winner in each of the 13 age groups, which range from 9 years old and younger to 65 and older. The cost to participate in the Fun Run is $14 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, while the cost to participate in the Fun Walk is $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. For more information, visit www.or landpark.org. 16. Party in the Park With July being National Ice Cream Month, the New Lenox Park District is welcoming families to Wildwood Park, 513 W. Joliet Highway, New Lenox, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 for its Party in the Park featuring a sundae bar. At this pajama-themed event, children can participate in a watermelon seedspitting contest, balloon toss and more. Cost is $6 per person. Registration deadline is Monday, July 11. For more information, call (815) 485-3584. 17. Celebrating the Fourth of July Frankfort: Fourth of July celebration Families will come together to celebrate Fourth of July from 5-9:30 p.m. July 4 at Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort. There will be live music, children’s games and concessions available starting at 5 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Wristbands for children’s entertainment will be available for $10. For more information, call the Village of Frankfort at (815) 469-2177 or the Frankfort Park District at (815) 469-9400. Mokena: Fourth of July Parade Celebrate America’s independence with plenty of others during Mokena’s annual Fourth of July Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “America’s Great Landmarks.” The event is to feature floats, marching band performances and more. The parade is to be televised on Mokena’s cable channel. For more information, call (708) 479-2468. 18. Dogs of Summer Beach Pawty Families and their dogs are invited to the Dogs of Summer Beach Pawty at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Canine Campus Dog Park, 18200 84th Ave., Tinley Park. The event features goody bags for dogs, as well as sprinklers, kiddie pools and water toys for dogs to enjoy. Attendees are required to bring their own towels. The event is recommended for dogs that are at least 20 pounds. For more information, call (708) 342-4200. 19. Beer/Wine Fest at Konow’s Corn Maze Konow’s Corn Maze, 16849 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen, is to hold a Beer Fest Saturday, July 9, and a Wine Fest Sunday, July 10. For more information, visit www.konows cornmaze.com. 20. Family Camp Out Families are welcome to attend the Family Camp Out at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the White Water Canyon Water Park, 8221 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. The event is to take place at the water park’s parking lot, and families are encouraged to bring tents and sleeping bags. The event features a late night movie projected on a blimp screen, a campfire complete with s’mores, star gazing and more. A limited number of pop-up and travel trailers will be allowed. For more information, call (708) 342- 4200. Please see slug, 21 GYM-KINETICS • Baby Gym GYMNASTICS • Mom & Mini 2yr. Olds • 3yr. Ord Mini Gymnastics • Advanced Beginner Girls • 4 & 5yr. Old Mini Gymnastics • Boys gymnastics • Beginner Girls Gymnastics • Beginner / Intermediate/ 5-6yr. & 7-11yr. Olds Advanced Tumbling Now Hiring NEW SESSION STARTS JUNE 20 REGISTER NOW! Instructors CALL FOR INFO $10 OFF Any New Student Registration Gym-Kinetics • Mokena New students only. With this coupon. Not valid with other o fers or prior registration. Some restrictions apply. Call for details. Exp 6/15/16 $8 OFF Returning Student Registration Gym-Kinetics • Mokena With this coupon. Not valid with other o fers or prior registration. Some restrictions apply. Call for details. Exp 6/15/16 19220 Ridge Dr. • Mokena • 708.479.6969 • gymkinetics.com


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22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 21 Providence Catholic students raise the bar of excellence fun From Page 19 21. James Endebak Memorial Car Wash for TLC This has been an annual event for 17 years held in memory of Jame Endebak to help the animals at TLC. This year, it will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Providence Catholic High School students have set the bar for achievement in academics, athletics and acts of service. Accomplishments in each of these areas have kept the entire school community buzzing with activity and excitement. Members of the Class of 2016 have been outstanding role models to the younger students and committed to excellence in the classroom. These students excelled as evidenced by their 24.3 ACT average. Forty-three members of the seniors were named Illinois State Scholars. Colin Brankin, ’16, of Orland Park, was named a National Merit Finalist and Patrick Connelly, ’16, of Tinley Park, was named a Commended Student. These prestigious honors are bestowed upon the best and brightest students in the country. This year, Celtic athletes brought home three more state trophies to date. The cheerleading and hockey teams placed second, and the wrestling team placed fourth in the state. In addition, the hockey team won the CCL Kennedy Cup. Collectively, the Celtics have earned 29 state titles, which is more than any other private or parochial school in Illinois. Through it all, the studentathletes demonstrate good sportsmanship, fair play and hard work, which are the true measurements of success in or out of the athletic arena. Underlying every academic and athletic achievement at PCHS is the Catholic faith — the cornerstone of everything that takes place at the school. Students live out their faith in part by serving others and, in the process, learn that “service is not an obligation, but a valued choice,” as stated by a recent graduate. Collectively, students completed more than 100,000 hours of service to the school, the church and local communities. Providing financial assistance to families continues to be a top priority for the school. PCHS works diligently with families Sunday, July 17, at the Animal Care Clinic of Homer Glen, 13061 W. 143rd St. For more information, visit www.animal careclinichomer.com. 22. Mokena Community Night The Mokena Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Joliet Slammers for residents to have a to help make a private, Catholic education possible. Last year, $1.5 million was awarded to families in need-based scholarships and grants, work programs and discounts. These grants and gifts are funded by Providence Catholic, the Catholic Education Foundation and many generous benefactors who believe in funding Catholic education. Because of the generosity of these benefactors, Providence Catholic has been able to provide a top quality, faith-based education to young people for 97 years. Providence Catholic will host a variety of youth summer camps beginning early June. Participants will have the opportunity to learn something new, enhance their knowledge and skills, and practice the concepts of good sportsmanship and teamwork. For more information, visit www.providence catholic.org/summer camps.html or call (815) 717-3170. Submitted by Providence Catholic High School, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. For more information, visit www.providence catholic.org. fun summer night with the family on Thursday, July 21, at Silver Cross Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., but there will be a Business After Hours event at the stadium at 5 p.m. where local entrepreneurs could network with others around the area. Please see fun, 23 PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL youth summer camps Register Today! www.providencecatholic.org/summercamps.html ATHLETIC CAMPS Baseball Boys’ Basketball Coed Basketball Girls’ Basketball Coed Bowling Football Boys’ Lacrosse Coed Soccer Softball Coed Tennis Named BEST Private High School Coed Track & Field Boys’ Volleyball Girls’ Volleyball Wrestling ACADEMIC CAMPS Art Robotics Science Spanish


22 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com The Blue Heron has something for everybody The Blue Heron Inn — located on the east shore of Pine Lake in La Porte, Indiana — is dedicated to the tradition of giving vacationgoers a pleasurable and relaxing experience. The inn features several accommodation options from a basic no-frills guest room to a twobedroom suite with fireplace and whirlpool tub. All rooms, regardless of type, are decorated with elaborate crown molding, tasteful colors and fine linens. For frequent corporate guests, the refrigerator, coffee pots and video entertainment options will surely make an extended stay convenient and pleasant. Complimentary wireless internet access also makes staying connected easy and convenient. Guests also are able to enjoy the intimate and elegant atmosphere of T-Bones Pier 11. This classic steakhouse features steaks, chops and seafood, as well as a fine wine selection. For business functions, celebrations or rehearsal dinners, guests are given the best treatment by selecting from several options available to entertain. The Le’Cabernet, which seats up to 50 people, offers the elegance for those special occasions. Pompeii’s Pub greets guests with a more casual setting ideal for up to 20 guests. Catering of food by T-Bones will wow guests and is available to fit many budgets. The Blue Heron Inn is open year-round. This charming turnof-the- century retreat offers something for everyone. Whether visitors enjoy boating, visiting area orchards, golfing or simply relaxing, Blue Heron has it all. Submitted by The Blue Heron Inn, 1110 Lakeside St. in La Porte, Indiana. For more information, call (800) 575-3880 or visit www. pleastshore.com. Saunoris’ serves needs for more than 60 years Saunoris’ Garden Center has been serving the community’s growing needs for more than 60 years. Jim and Sophie Saunoris opened a small flower shop in 1941 that was located in Chicago Ridge on the corner of 111th Street and Austin Avenue. The two worked the business with the help of their three sons: Jim, Lester and Ron Saunoris. Originally, the business was dedicated to serving visitors to the large local cemeteries with flowers and other grave decorations. This small flower shop became successful and soon evolved into a fullservice garden center. In 1961, it expanded its product selection to include all aspects of lawn and garden care. At this point, the business also added more greenhouse area to control the quality of their plants. Because of the success of the first location, a larger facility was constructed in 1971 at 196th Street and Harlem Avenue, which is now considered Frankfort. This expansion allowed the center to serve a broader range of customers’ gardening needs by the addition of a stone yard and nursery. Saunoris’ Garden Center is a family-owned and operated business, which is currently in the family’s fourth generation, including grandsons and great-grandsons working between the two establishments. Saunoris’ is committed to bringing quality and excellent service to its customers as it has for the past 60 years. Submitted by Saunoris Garden Center, 19600 S. Harlem Ave. in Frankfort. For more information, visit www. saunorisgardencenter.com or call (708) 479-9000. C f Smр Speci 1-800-575-3880 www.pleastshore.com Ce Jo∈ Th Smр! Located on the East shore of Pine Lake, LaPorte, Indiana VOTED “BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY”


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 23 fun From Page 21 Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased through the Mokena Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (708) 479-2468. 23. Main Street Lobster Boil Main Street Lockport will be holding its first lobster boil Saturday, July 23, at Scale House Plaza, near 10th Street and the I&M Canal. There will be two seatings, at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. There will be live music by Five Guys Named Moe from 6-9 p.m. Wine and beer will be available. Tickets are $30 each. For more information, visit www.visitlockport.com. 24. A night at the movies New Lenox: Movie Nights Free screenings of family-friendly movies are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (dusk) every Wednesday from Wednesday, June 1 through Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. For a full lineup of movies scheduled to play, visit www.newlenox.net. For more information, call (815) 462-6400. Don’t Miss These Great Deals GREEN GARDEN PESTICIDE FREE VEGETABLE PLANTS $1 88 ea 4” POT Frankfort: Movies on the Green Families can bring their lawn chairs and blankets to downtown Frankfort for the Movies on the Green series beginning at dusk, or approximately 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 8 at Breidert Green Park in downtown Frankfort between Kansas and Oak streets. The June film is to be “Hotel Transylvania 2” and popcorn will be served by the Knights of Columbus. In the case of rain, the films will be held outdoors a week after the movie date. In case of rain on the rain date, the film will be held indoors at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. For more information, call (815) 469-2177.” Mokena: Free Movie in the Park The Mokena Park District will host child-friendly events throughout the summer, starting with a free movie night under the stars at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Families will enjoy a free showing of “Minions,” and concessions will be open throughout the evening. For more information, call (708) 390-2401. Movie in the Park: ‘Aladdin’ WE SELL BAGS OF ICE! 40lb Bags GREAT FOR GRADUATION PARTIES, MEMORIAL DAY PARTIES OR ANY FAMILY GET TOGETHER! PERENNIALS 1 GAL $7 88 ea Excludes HGTV Perennials 19600 S.Harlem Ave. • Frankfort, IL (708) 479-9000 • (815) 469-3171 www.SaunorisGardenCenter.com Rebekah Pachmayer, of Frankfort, plays with bubbles prior to the start of last year’s Movies on the Green showing of “Ratatouille”. 22nd Century Media File Photos The Mokena Park District will host its second movie night of the summer, which starts at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Families will enjoy a free showing of the Disney classic “Aladdin.” Concessions will be open throughout the evening. BACCTO POTTING SOIL $6 88 USED BY PROFESSIONALS 2 or more $6ea 40qt. bags Expires 6/1/16 EMERALD GREEN ARVORVITAE $21 88 ea For more information, call (708) 390-2401. 25. Comicopolis More than 30 vendors and exhibitors are to be selling their art, comics, figures and prints from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the White Oak Library District Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th 3' to 4' Reg Price $31.99 Coupon FRESH-CUT ROYAL YUKON BLUE SOD ARRIVING DAILY St., Lockport. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes, and there will be contests for best dressed in several categories. For more information, visit www.face book.com/ comicopolislockport. 26. Bringing live Please see fun, 25 MEMORIAL WEEKEND PROPANE SALE $5OFF Any 20 lb refill. WITH COUPON ONLY, not good with any other coupons or discounts. Valid May 26-30 ONLY. Hot Buy SUET CAKES 88 ¢ ea 4 varieties to choose from.


24 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Just Shrimp appeals to seafood enthusiasts With this coupon. 1 per order. Not valid with any other offers. Offer expires 8/31/16 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE EXOTIC FOOD EATERS LOOK OUT! Just Shrimp's most recent addition to their sandwich selection includes a Gator Po'Boy. As the other Po'Boys on the menu, newest addition, Gator Po'boy, is served on a toasted French bread and dressed with lettuce, tomato and po'boy sauce. The sandwich is served as a meal with French fries and homemade coleslaw for $12.99. 1 LB. OF JUMBO GATOR PO’BOY WILD CAUGHT SHRIMP $13 50 $10 99 With this coupon. 1 per order. Not valid with any other offers. Offer expires 8/31/16 15940 S. HARLEM AVE. • TINLEY PARK • 708-444-2770 MON-THUR: 11am-10pm • FRI & SAT: 11am-11pm • Closed SUN 5438 W. 127TH ST. • ALSIP • 708-444-2770 MON-SAT: 11am-9pm • Closed SUN FORD CITY FOOD COURT 7601 S. CICERO AVE. • CHICAGO • 773-884-0355 Since opening more than a year and a half ago, Just Shrimp has added multiple items to its menu. Its newest addition to its sandwich selection includes a gator po’ boy. The alligator is lightly breaded and deep fried to perfection. Just like other po’ boys on the menu, the gator po’ boy is served on toasted french bread and dressed with lettuce, tomato, and po’ boy sauce. The sandwich is served as a meal with french fries and homemade coleslaw for $12.99. Customers can enjoy a wide variety of seafood that is wild-caught and made to order. The restaurant aims to provide fresh, high-quality food at a reasonable price point. Just Shrimp serves only the freshest seafood — shrimp, catfish and other wild-caught products arrive daily — coated in a light, crispy batter and served with a generous amount of fries and coleslaw. Although most menu items are fried, Just Shrimp also offers a few non-fried options for those looking for something different. The customer favorites, lobster roll and shrimp roll sandwiches are among the non-fried menu items. The lobster roll is made the traditional New England way, with whole Maine boiled lobster, mayonnaise, chopped celery, lemon juice and house seasoning. It is served cold on a lightly toasted and buttered New England roll. The shrimp roll is made by boiling shrimp and then mixing it with a homemade lime tarragon mayonnaise sauce, also served on a lightly toasted, buttered New England roll. While whole lobsters are boiled daily to prepare the customer favorite lobster roll, a perfect base for soup also is created. By simply adding a touch of heavy cream and light tomato, an unforgettable bisque is created that perfectly complements any meal. Just Shrimp has found a unique niche, which has allowed the business to expand rapidly. With the opening of its third location in Ford City Mall’s food court, Just Shrimp has become a seafood enthusiast’s nirvana. With a variety of dipping sauces, customers have the ability to customize their order by adding their personal sauce preference. Among the seven mouth-watering sauces offered, the customer favorite is Just Shrimp’s signature homemade spicy sauce. Other sauces include traditional cocktail, buffalo, mild, tartar, barbecue and hot. Shrimp packs, as well as other meals, are served with a generous side of fries and fresh coleslaw. Customers who wish to skip the fries have the option of upgrading to another side for an additional $1.20. These substitutions include fried zucchini, mushrooms, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and okra. Most meals on the menu also can be purchased as a sandwich, served on a toasted french roll, with lettuce, tomato and a perfectly paired sauce. Whether looking for a quick bite to eat, or an entire seafood dining experience, Just Shrimp is there to accommodate. With quick service, reasonable prices and a small dining area, Just Shrimp fills the void of the forgotten local shrimp house. Submitted by Just Shrimp, 15940 Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park. For more information and other locations, visit www.JustShrimpRestau rant.com.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 25 fun From Page 23 music to the ‘burbs Frankfort: Fleetwood Nicks Concert Music lovers will enjoy the classic music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks during a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at CD & ME, 23320 South La Grange Road, Frankfort. Fleetwood Nicks, a tribute band for the music icons, is to put on a show covering Fleetwood Mac’s hits. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets will cost $7 for the event for those ages 21 and older. For more information, visit www.cdandme. com. Mokena: Free Concert in the Park Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs out for a free concert hosted by the Mokena Park District at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Entertainment will be provided by Run Forrest Run, a 1990s tribute band. Concessions will be available. For more information, call (708) 390-2401. Free Rock Concert Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs out for a free concert hosted by the Mokena Park District at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Entertainment is to be provided by Rick Lindy and The Wild Ones, a tribute band that plays rock hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Concessions will be available during the show. For more information, call (708) 390-2401. Frankfort: Concerts on the Green Music lovers are invited to Frankfort’s annual Concerts on the Green series, which runs at 6:30-8 p.m. every Sunday beginning June 19 at Breidert Green Park in downtown Frankfort between Kansas and Oak streets. A different performer will be featured every week. This summer’s performers include Piano Man, an Elton John/ Billy Joel tribute band, on June 19; the Joliet American Legion Band on July 3; SODA, a pop group, on July 31: and Second Hand Soul Band, a motown/soul group, on Aug. 14. In case of rain, concert will be held indoors at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. For the full schedule of performers or more information, call (815) 469-2177 or visit www.frankfortchamber. com. New Lenox: Summer Triple Play Extra Concert Series Adding onto its popular Summer Triple Play Concert series, the Village of New Lenox has added another series of three concerts to take place in the New Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. For $75, guests can see Buddy Guy at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Michael McDonald at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9 and lastly Chicago at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Tickets are currently available for purchase by calling (815) 462-6400 or visiting www.newlenox. net. Summer Triple Play Concert Series Music lovers will flock to the New Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, as the Village of New Lenox hosts its annual concert series. For $75, guests can enjoy a concert in each month of the summer, starting with a performance by Daughtry at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, followed by Huey Lewis and the News at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and The Wallflowers at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Tickets are currently available for purchase by calling (815) 462-6400 or visiting www. newlenox.net. Community Band Concerts The New Lenox Community Band will host concerts June 26, Aug. 10 and Aug. 21 at the Performing Arts Pavilion in the Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox, throughout the summer. The concerts are free. For more information, visit www.newlenox.net, or call (815) 462-6400. 27. Pandemonium in the Park The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at Centennial Park, 14700 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park. The 5K obstacle challenge is open to adults and children ages 12 and older. Attendees are to receive a new Pandemonium Dri-FIT race shirt, a special finisher’s award and a free slice of Beggars Pizza. Prices for preregistration, which vary and increase between May 15-Aug. 12, start at $35. Registration is $55 on the day of the race. For more information, visit www. orlandpark.org/pandemonium. 28. Cruisin’ into the past Cruisin’ Frankfort Come see rows of classic cars line Kansas and Oak streets in downtown Frankfort from 5-8 p.m. Please see fun, 31 Don’t miss these Summer Events at Mokena Park District 6 th Annual Summertime Stride 5K Run/Walk Saturday, June 4 • 8:30am Start WILLOWVIEW PARK Event beneficiary, Honor Flight Chicago FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS & MOVIES Concerts begin at 7pm Sunday, June 12 • Run Forrest Run Sunday, July 10 • Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones Summer Concert Series Sponsored by Kelly Nissan Movies begin approx. 8:45pm Friday, June 24 • Minions Friday, July 29 • Aladdin Summer Movies Sponsored by Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Concessions open. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. 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26 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Moraine Valley offers more than classes for summer Live music events to take place at community college With summer fast approaching, many locals begin planning on how to fill those longer days, and Moraine Valley Community College offers many opportunities to do so. This is a good time to take a college class or two toward a degree, for professional development or just for fun. The college offers many credit and noncredit classes that fit around busy schedules. Students can choose from computer courses to literature, from sign language to gardening and more. Summer sessions run three to eight weeks in length, so it is easy to fit them around other summer plans. Classes are available on the college’s main campus in Palos Hills, at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park, and the Education Center at Blue Island, as well as online. The college also features classes and camps for children and teens through its Valley Learning Center. Moraine Valley Community College offers interesting cultural opportunities through its Fine and Performing Arts Center, including: • “Swingin’ Summer Jazz” concert by the jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 • Summer patriotic concert by the Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 • Free summer concert by the percussion ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 • Gallery 2016 Juried Community Art Exhibition of local artists, which runs Thursday, June 2-Monday, Aug. 8 Those looking for fun summer activities will also not want miss the unique experience of “Squonk Opera presents Pneu- Please see CLASSES, 28 Chicago Gaelic Park’s Irish Fest to include family-friendly activities Unlimited carnival rides, great entertainment and all kinds of fun exhibits at Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest, 6119 W. 147th St. in Oak Forest, has got to be one of the best attractions in the southwest suburbs all summer. For one low admission price of $10 for adults and $8 for children during the first hour of each day, attendees can explore a petting zoo, horse exhibitions and a stage dedicated to the wee folk. The leprechaun stage has all kinds of magic acts, face painters, red hair and freckle contests and even a bonnie baby contest. Irish Fest is not just for the youngsters, however. This indoor/outdoor festival will feature more than 40 acts, including The Wolfe Tones, The Fenians, Socks in the Frying Pan, Infinity, Chicago Reel and The Elders. The performing arts stage — located in the main building inside the second-floor Celtic Room — includes great one-act Irish plays. The low admission price includes all the entertainment, unlimited carnival rides, parking, Irish step dancing competition and various Irish exhibitions. The festival hours are 4-11 p.m. Friday, May 27; 2-11 p.m. Saturday, May 28; 1-11 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 1-8 p.m. Monday, May 31. Daily admission is $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and children ages 4-12. Each day has a reduced admission of $10 and $8 for children and seniors during the first hour. Online discounts include a four-day pass for only $28 when purchased by May 27. Submitted by Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St. in Oak Forest. For more information, visit www.chicago gaelicparkirishfest.org or (708) 687-9323.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 27 Mokena library ready to ‘read for the win’ during summer reading program The Mokena Community Public Library District invites all ages, from infants to adults, to participate in its annual summer reading program. Executive director Cathy Palmer would like everyone to get ready to exercise their minds this summer and enjoy the great selection of materials the library has to offer. Whatever your reading preference — text, audio or eBooks — the library has them all. Residents can stop in and choose a few great reads or go online to www. mokenalibrary.org and choose from a large collection of eBooks available to download to personal eReaders. The summer reading program registration is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 3, and continues throughout the program. Those interested shouldn’t wait to sign up. Weekly programs begin Friday, June 10 and end Tuesday Aug. 9. Prekindergartners through eighth-graders will receive a book bag, reading log and entry form at registration. Participants in the program are encouraged to read and record their minutes. Prizes are given for each weekly reading log completed. The more participants that read, the more chances they have to win one of the grand prizes. Ninth- through 12thgraders who read books, graphic novels, magazines and/or participate in the summer read activities can earn raffle tickets to enter into a weekly gift card drawing. All raffle tickets will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a choice of great prizes. The library has a bag of swag, a drone, iPod Touch, electric guitar, Kindle Fire and more. Adults ages 18 and older will earn a raffle ticket to enter into a weekly gift card drawing for each book they read. All raffle tickets will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize, a Kindle Fire. The winner will never be without a book. There will be plenty of summertime programs and entertainment. To attend summer programs, one must join the summer reading club. There will be comedy and magic, afterhours laser tag for grades 9-12, Staley – the Chicago Bears mascot, indoor mini-golf for grades 4-12, Mary Macaroni will sing and delight prekindergartners through third-graders, a video game tournament for grades 9-12 and more. For those looking for another adventure, check out a museum adventure pass or be part of the fourth annual Library Geocache event. Ask for more details at the circulation desk. For more information on Summer Read 2016, stop in to register and pick up a brochure. Submitted by the Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St. in Mokena. For information on other programs and events, go to www.moke nalibrary.org or call (708) 479-9663. MOKENA COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT 11327 W. 195TH ST.• MOKENA, IL 60448 PHONE 708-479-9663 • FAX 708-479-9684 • WWW.MOKENALIBRARY.ORG SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016 “READ FOR THE WIN” June 6 through July 22, 2016 Are you ready for summertime FUN at your library? Mokena Community Public Library District invites all ages, from infants to adults to participate in our annual summer reading program. Exercise your mind and Read for the Win. Enjoy what your library has to offer. Whatever your reading preference - text, audio or eBooks, we have them all. Registration will be held on Friday, June 3rd from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and continue throughout the program. Register, Read and Record your books to earn great prizes and/or raffle tickets to enter into our weekly and Grand Prize Drawings. GREAT SUMMER READ PROGRAMS TOO! Programs include: • Comedy and Magic (All Ages) - Tuesday, June 7 from 10-10:45am • After Hours Laser Tag (Grades 9-12) - Limit 16 - Friday, June 10 from 6-7pm • Mary Macaroni will sing and delight children (PreK-grade3) - Wednesday, June 21 from 10-10:45am • Indoor mini-golf (Grades 4-12) – Thursday, July 21 from 3-4pm • The Traveling World Of Reptiles (All ages) - Friday, July 22 from 1-1:45pm • Video Game Tournament (Grades 9-12) – Thursday, July 23 from 6-8pm • End of Summer Reading Concert with Dale the Balloon Dude (all ages) - Tuesday, August 9th from 1-3pm. Air brush tattoos, candy art and more... JOIN SUMMER READ 2016 TO RECEIVE A COMPLETE LIST OF PROGRAMS AND EVENTS!


28 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com When the weather gets hot, get splashing at White Water Canyon COUPON VALID: 6/4/16 - 6/30/16 Tinley Park water park includes activities for both children and adults Entertaining families in the south suburbs of Chicago for more than a decade, White Water Canyon Water Park is a “cool” hot spot nestled right in the heart of Tinley Park at 171st Street and 80th Avenue. The park is slated to open June 4 and runs through the summer until Labor Day. Daily admission rates are affordable – just $8 per person for Tinley Park-Park District residents or $14 for nonresidents. Parking is free. White Water Canyon is open from noon- 8 p.m. daily. Extended summer hours for the month of July are from noon-8:30 p.m. The final three weeks of the season have reduced weekday hours from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for late-season hours. Season pass holders are permitted to enter the park 30 minutes earlier than daily admission guests. Season passes are available for both residents and nonresidents. Season pass fees can be found on the Tinley Park-Park District’s website, www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Owned and operated by the Tinley Park-Park District, White Water Canyon is a 5-acre water park nestled in the heart of Tinley Park. The main pool features a zero-depth entry, with an interactive children’s play area, a 1-meter diving board and a 3-meter drop slide. A continuouslyflowing lazy river wraps around two exhilarating water slides, and one- and twoperson tubes are provided for guests. White Water Canyon also has a children’s spray ground, full of interactive fountains, water cannons, spraying arches, squirting flowers and dumping buckets. There also is a large sand area, where children can build sand castles. Many people do not know, but White Water Canyon is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and right across the street is the Tinley Park-Park District’s annual Fourth of July celebration. Every year, roughly 20,000 people from all over come to McCarthy Park for this all-day celebration, which concludes with a spectacular fireworks show widely known as the “Best Fireworks Show in the South Suburbs.” Bring the family to the water park during the day and stick around for the festivities and fireworks afterward. Looking for an affordable birthday party? White Water Canyon hosts birthday parties and spray ground parties all season long. Birthday party groups get use of the Party Pavilion and a deck attendant to assist with food. Be sure to check out White Water Canyon’s website for more information on birthday package types and details. Those looking for an affordable option for a family on those sizzling 90-degree days need look no further than White Water Canyon. An affordable, local water park with plenty of fun packed in for children and adults alike, White Water Canyon Water Park is the destination this summer. Submitted by White Water Canyon Water Park, 8221 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. For more information, call (708) 342- 4200 or visit www.tinleyparkdistrict.org/ parks-facilities/water-park.htm. COUPON VALID: 8/1/16 - 8/31/16 AUGUST 18 SUMMER From Page 26 matica” from June 28-30 under the college’s outdoor Gateway entrance on the Palos Hills campus. This free event features inflatable figures, such as the 40-foot Lady Pneumatica, that pump up to original music and amaze the audience. Theatergoers can have a unique experience by attending an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” which runs at 7 p.m. July 21-23 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, under the college’s outdoor Gateway entrance on the Palos Hills campus. Families will enjoy the college’s Movie in the Moonlight outdoor summer film series, including “Star Wars: The Force Awakes” on Saturday, June 18 and “Zootopia” on Saturday, July 9. Submitted by Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 College Parkway in Palos Hills. For more information, visit www.morainevalley.edu.


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 29 Village asks area residents to discover Frankfort this summer Looking for something to do this summer? Discover Frankfort! In April, Frankfort’s annual spring/ summer event season kicked into high gear and continues through September (and beyond). Held in downtown Frankfort, events such as the Frankfort Country Market, Cruisin’ Frankfort, Fine Arts Fair, Fishing Derby, Concerts on the Green, Bluegrass Fest and the Amateur Rib Cook-off offer something for everyone to enjoy. By downloading Frankfort’s mobile app (through the app store for iOS products or Google Play for Android products), one can access the calendar of events and add them to the calendar. People also can sign up to receive free event updates every month at www.villageoffrankfort.com. Under the calendar on the home page, click “Receive Email Updates.” On the first day of every month, people who sign up automatically will receive a calendar of events. It is that easy, and those who sign up will not miss any of the fun-filled events in Frankfort. For those who have never been to a Frankfort event, it is easy to revisit many of them by watching “FCTV ON DE- MAND” from the Village website. People wishing to do so can simply select any event for a quick look at what they offer. Submitted by the Village of Frankfort. For more information, visit www.villageoffrank fort.com. Something’s Always Going on in Frankfort! Cruisin’ Frankfort Every Thursday Through September 15 5:00PM to 9:00PM Downtown Frankfort Fine Arts FAIR Saturday, June 18 10:00AM to 3:00PM Premier Artists • Music Village Green Downtown Frankfort Frankfort Country Market Every Sunday Through October 23 10:00AM to 2:00PM Downtown Frankfort ThunderBolts to provide fun in 2016 As the Windy City ThunderBolts prepared for their 2016 season opener, which was scheduled May 12 against the Joliet Slammers, the team had 18 pitchers and position players vying for remaining roster spots and a summer full of family fun on tap. Quintin Alexander, a rookie infielder out of Chicago State University; Kevin Barker, an outfielder from University of California Davis; and catcher Corey Bass, veteran from the Philadelphia Phillies organization, are just a few of the exciting players who hope to take the field on opening night and beyond. Thursday Night Wrestling, scheduled for June 2 and 23, July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, will feature thrilling performances by stars from Blitz Pro Wrestling and living legends from WWE/TNA. Of course, Thursdays are also “thirsty Thursdays” at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood with $1.25 drafts all game long. A new feature, Late Night Fridays, will feature post-game musical entertainment, including dueling pianos, vocalists and live bands – all sponsored by JULIE Inc. In all, the 2016 season will feature eight Late Night Fridays, with the first to feature Scott Marek on Friday, May 27. Beginning with “Star Wars” Night on Saturday, May 28, sponsored by Standard Bank, Saturday nights mean fun-themed celebrations and outstanding fireworks following ThunderBolts baseball. Don’t miss Beatles Night on Saturday, June 11, with Please see windy city, 30 Amateur Rib Cook off Saturday, August 6st • Public Tasting starts at 12:30PM Downtown Frankfort WED, June 8: “Hotel Transylvania” MOVIES ON THE GREEN Movies begin at 8:30 (Or Dusk) WED, July 13: “Grease Rockin’ Rydell Edition” WED, Aug. 10: “Monsters, Inc.” For additional details or full calendar of events, visit www.villageoffrankfort.com or download our free mobile app!


30 | May 19, 2016 | 22nd century media Summer Fun Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Eko Salon & Spa offers organic, healthy hair products for all Orland Park salon rejects chemical hair treatment Eko Salon & Spa is the one and only organic salon in Orland Park, and its mission is completely different from any other. Eko aims to change one head at a time but also one mind at a time. Its staff aspires to not only give clients beautiful, healthy hair but to educate them about why it is so important to use organic hair products. Given that the skin is the largest organ of the body that protects all of the others, stylists should not apply chemicals to the skin and scalp. Eko offers no chemicals or smells, but instead safe hair products and clean, healthy air. Eko owner Adrian Kost started the salon with her family and other families in the community in mind. Kost’s Autistic son motivated her to find the healthiest of foods, safest of cleaning products and the best vitamin regimens to improve her family’s quality of life, but she soon realized all of her efforts were not enough. She personally was missing the need for organic, chemical-free hair products. Her scalp itched and burned when she used hair-coloring products from brands including Wella, Redken and Chi, and she got headaches from all the chemical smells in traditional salons. She could not understand why she paid for such discomfort, so she decided to offer an alternative. Eko Salon & Spa carries Aveda hair coloring and hair-care products, as well as Original & Mineral organic hair color and products. All Eko hair-coloring products cover grey hair 100 percent and are gluten-free and vegan. All new Eko clients will get 20 percent off color and/or highlight services or 10 percent off Aveda facials and/ or haircuts. Clients who have allergies, are pregnant or have undergone chemotherapy treatments are also invited to get the healthy hair they want in a safe, healthy environment. Submitted by Eko Salon & Spa, 11124 W. 179th St. in Orland Park. For more information, visit www.ekosalon.net. windy city From Page 29 a pregame concert by Kaleidoscope Eyes. The second annual Princess Night will take place on Saturday, June 25, and the first 500 children ages 12 and younger will receive a full-sized wooden baseball bat courtesy of KR3 Bats on Saturday, July 16. Four more Saturday night home games will feature special fun themes and, of course, postgame Fireworks Spectaculars. On Sunday Family Days, when four game tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas cost just $30, the ThunderBolts also sign autographs. And if Sunday Family Days aren’t enough, families will be happy to know that children run the bases after every non-fireworks home game, and thanks to Dino Jump, the everpopular Kids Zone will feature a new playground this season. For game tickets or to schedule a fun outing, call (708) 489-BALL (2255) or visit the ThunderBolts online at www.wcthunderbolts.com. Whether watching a game from bleachers, the left-field Picnic Pavilion or a Party Suite for 10 to 15 guests, the Windy City Thunder- Bolts and Standard Bank Stadium offer affordable summer fun. Submitted by Windy City ThunderBolts, 14011 Kenton Ave. in Midlothian. For more information, visit www. wcthunderbolts.com or call (708) 489-2255. MANHATTAN ON TAP CRAFT BEER FEST SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016 / 6PM – 11PM PARK ROAD / DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN ‣ OVER 30 CRAFT BEERS FROM LOCAL BREWERIES ‣ FOOD FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.manhattanontap.com ‣ LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: BRUCE STONE AND FRIENDS AT 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM INFINITY AT 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


22ndCenturyMedia.com Summer Fun Guide 22nd century media | May 19, 2016 | 31 Queen of Peace plus camps equal summer fun There is something for everyone this summer at Queen of Peace High School. For a junior high student who loves to do something different every day, Camp QOP will deliver. This camp is for boys and girls. Attendees will spend the morning doing science experiments, learning new dances, perfecting their acting skills, learning a new sport or participating in the QOP Olympics. And for those who feel like spending more time this summer mastering their science skills, STEMQuest: A RoboDesign Experience will have participants creating their own robot. For those looking to burn off some energy this summer, Queen of Peace sports camps are just the thing. Attendees can fun From Page 25 every Thursday night until Sept. 15. Enjoy the local shops downtown Frankfort has to offer while checking out the cars along the way. For more information, visit www.frankfortcarclub.org. choose from basketball, tennis, softball, soccer, track and volleyball. This is a great time to meet QOP’s current players and coaches. Finally, those who hear music and feel the need to move were meant to be at Queen of Peace Dance Camp. Participants will learn the fundamentals of different genres of dance from the Peace Dance Company. All camps include instruction and a camp T-shirt. Space in all camps is limited. Submitted by Queen of Peace High School. For more information or to register for these camps, visit www.queenofpeacehs.org or call (708) 496-4792. New Lenox Cruise Nights The Manhattan Car Club is to offer cruise nights from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 13, Monday, July 11 and Monday, Aug. 8 at Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. Laraway Road in New Lenox. There is no fee to participate. For more information, contact manhattancarclub@yahoo. com. 29. Buffalo Gals Girls Night Out The Frankfort Historic Business Association will host a special evening for women to enjoy a night out in downtown Frankfort from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Steve Miller Band members (left to right) Gordy Knudtson, Kenny Lee Lewis, Steve Miller and Jacob Petersen perform at last year’s Triple Play Concert Series at the New Lenox Village Commons. 22nd Century Media File Photos Aug. 17. During the Western-themed event, guests will have the opportunity to take advantage of special offerings, discounts and refreshments in the downtown stores. For more information, visit www.shophistoricfrankfort.com. 30. Del Melton Kids Fishing Derby The annual Del Melton Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Centennial Park, 7601 167th St., Tinley Park. Prizes will be awarded. All are required to bring their own fishing gear and buckets. However, bait will be donated by the Fishing Connection in Tinley Park. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants can register before the event date at the recreation center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, or on-site on the day of the event from 8:30-9 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.


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