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Frankfort

Mokena

New Lenox

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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

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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

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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.

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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


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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


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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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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New Lenox prepares for fun-filled summer

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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.


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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)

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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.

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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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visit www.face book.com/

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26. Bringing live

Please see fun, 25

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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.


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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

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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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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.


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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!


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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.

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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.


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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!


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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


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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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