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Orland Township’s Pet-Palooza is back and unleashing more family fun

Supervisor Paul O’Grady

and the Board of Trustees

are excited to unleash Orland

Township’s seventh

annual Pet-Palooza to benefit

the Orland Township

Pet Pantry.

Orland Township residents

are invited to attend

with their four legged

friends from noon to 3

p.m., rain or shine, Saturday,

June 17, at Orland

Township, 14807 S. Ravinia

Ave., Orland Park.

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.

Adding to the extravaganza

will be a variety of

exhibitors and food vendors

who will provide live

entertainment and treats for

both humans and pets. The

Kids’ Zone boasts a variety

of games, raffles and

prizes, as well as trackless

train rides, face painting,

clowns, stilt walker and

magic shows.

Favorite Chicago hockey

team mascot Tommy Hawk

will be making a special appearance

that day and children’s

favorite princesses

and superheroes will be

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 18th Anniversary Celebration

The Attic Door


May 20th, 2017 • 10am-4pm

available for pictures, autographs

and so much more.

Children can also bounce

around in the inflatables or

tackle the extreme obstacle


Professional dog trainers

will be demonstrating ideal

dog behavior. Ribbons will

be awarded for various

games and contests.

No pet? No sweat! Nonpet

owners can still attend

Pet-Palooza and experience

a day of wholesome

family entertainment while

supporting a great cause:

adding to the supply of pet

food in the Orland Township

Pet Pantry, founded by

Supervisor O’Grady and

his wife, Debbie.








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Community Welcome!

Family Friendly Worship in the Woods, 9 a.m. Sundays,

June 4 - August 25; Bible stories & activities for children

“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.”

Keep an open mind —

you may not come with a

pet but perhaps you’ll leave

with a pal of your own. Just

ask Laurie Callahan, who

adopted Bella at the inaugural

Pet-Palooza and now

can’t imagine a day without


More activities and attractions

are added daily,

so visit www.orlandtownship.org

for the most upto-date

information regarding


“As an animal lover,

Pet-Palooza is one of my

favorite events of the year,”

O’Grady said. “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, so be

sure to come out and kick

off the summer with us at

this great event.”

General admission is

free. However, a donation

of one 5-pound bag of pet

food or a cash donation

to the Orland Township

Pet Pantry is strongly encouraged.

All proceeds

will benefit the Pet Pantry,

which provides food and

supplies for pets and families

in need.

For additional information,

or for those interested

in being a vendor, call Lindsay

Trost or Robin Kassis at

(708) 403-4222. This event

is sure to be the cat’s meow,

so don’t miss out!

Submitted by Orland Township,

14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 403-

4222 or email


Frankfort Park District invites all to celebrate 50 Years of Fun

This year is the

Frankfort Park District’s

50th anniversary!

Join the many festivities

planned for our “50

Years of Fun” celebration

on Saturday, July

22 from 4-9 p.m. at

Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska

where it all began

back in 1967.

There will also be

three free Parties in

the Parks this summer

– “Groovy 70s” at

Indian Boundary Park

on Monday, June 12;

“Totally 80s” at Michelle

Bingham Park

on Monday, July 10;

and “Whoomp, There

It Is 90s” at Heritage

Knolls Park on Monday,

Aug. 7.

Splash Park Opening

Day is Saturday, May

2 at Commissioners

Park. There is free admission

opening weekend.

Concession and

restrooms are available.

Splash Park party rentals

are available, too.

Sign-up today for

Day Camps – “Fort

Frankfort Adventures”

for children ages 6-11

and “Teen Adventures”

for youth entering seventh

through ninth

grade are both back

for another awesome

summer. These full-day

camps run weekly from

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday

through Friday from

June 12 through Aug.

4 and are held at Commissioners

Park and

offer before-and-after

camp options. Register

for the entire camp or

per week. Save 10 percent

if you register for

all eight weeks!

Register for the 17th

Annual Short Run on

a Long Day, held on

Wednesday, June 21.

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!

The event is sponsored

by Town Center Bank.

Volunteers are needed

for this year’s 5K event.

Please contact Cali De-

Bella, Special Events

Coordinator at cdebella@frankfortparks.org

or call (815) 469-9400.

The Fourth of July

Celebration and Fireworks

Display will

take place at Main

Park, 400 W. Nebraska

St. Join us at 5 p.m.

for an evening of family

fun including: giant

inflatables, children’s

carnival games, concessions,

DJ party and

live music from 7:30-

9 p.m., followed by a

fireworks display at


Enjoy the last nights

of summer at the 8th

Annual Back to School

Bash on Friday, Aug.

18 at Commissioners

Park. This is a free

yearly event, so enjoy

an evening of games,

crafts, music, inflatables,

Fort Frankfort

playtime and Splash

Park! Don’t forget to

bring school supplies

to donate to the school

supply drive for families

in need.

What better way to

celebrate 50 years of

fun than by watching

one of the most popular

children’s movies

from 1967, “Jungle

Book.” Stay for the

free movie under the

stars with your family

at the Movie in the Park

on Friday, Aug. 18 at 8

p.m. at Commissioners

Park after the Back to

School Bash.

For a complete listing

of all our summer

events, see our summer

brochure available at



Submitted by Frankfort

Park District, 140 Oak

St. in Frankfort. For

more information, call

(815) 469-9400 or visit


Old Campground Festival Arts and Crafts Show,

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Step back in time!

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the old campground”

Church Co-Ed Softball League; Games are Tuesday nights

May 16 - July 11 at Galowich Family YMCA in Joliet

Enjoy UMCNL Family Night at the Joliet Slammers Game

Friday, July 21

Mission Trip to Rogers Park

July 30 – August 4; all ages are welcome to participate

Old Campground Antiques, Collectibles, and Flea Market,

Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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New events, old favorites come to the

New Lenox Village Commons

The Village of New Lenox is

welcoming summer with a calendar

full of events in the Village

Commons. This year’s calendar is

highlighted by the Ninth Annual

Triple Play +1 Concert Series, featuring

Richard Marx, BoDeans,

Collective Soul, and Barenaked

Ladies. This ticketed event is available

only to New Lenox residents.

Accompanying the Triple Play

+1 is Live on the Lawn, a series

of free concerts. With three occurrences

throughout the summer,

these events will feature live

music and a variety of wine and

food available for sale in a picnicfriendly

setting. Guests can grab

their favorite blanket and bottle

and come enjoy the sounds of Martini

Lunch Band on June 11 and the

New Lenox Community Band on

July 9 and Aug. 27.

Also being introduced in 2017

is Fridays After Five, which will

Programs for all Ages

• Special Events

• Gymnastics

• Martial Arts

• Leagues

• Trips

• Preschool Programs

bring a variety of food trucks and

bands to the Village Commons.

Wind down after a long week and

get ready for the weekend starting

at 5:30 p.m. on June 23, July

14, and August 11, and be ready

to chow down on some mouthwatering

dishes. Coolers, blankets

and lawn chairs are all welcome as

you spend the evening enjoying the

tastes and the tunes.

Movie Nights will return to the

Village Commons on Wednesdays

beginning June 7. These familyfriendly

evenings feature movies

for children, though there will be

one PG-13 feature presentation on

July 19 with the showing of “Star

Wars: Rogue One.” Movies begin

at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.),

and guests are encouraged to bring

blankets and lawn chairs. Select

movies will feature activities prior

to show time, such as June 21 when

Cache Creek Animal Rescue will

Come Join the Fun!

• Teen Programs

• Fitness Classes

• Dance

• Splash Park

• Bark Park


join prior to the showing of “The

Secret Life of Pets” or Aug. 9 when

the New Lenox Community Band

will perform prior to “Zootopia.”

Returning events include Bands

& Brews on Aug. 19, back for its

third year with a series of local

musical performances along with

craft beer tastings throughout the

evening. Ladies Night Out will

take place Friday, Aug. 25 and

will bring unique shopping opportunities

and entertainment to

the Village Commons. Finally, the

Village’s Independence Day Celebration

will return on July 4, as

all are invited to celebrate New

Lenox’s reputation as the “home of

proud Americans” with an unbeatable

fireworks display.

Submitted by the Village of New

Lenox, 1 Veterans Pkwy in New Lenox.

For more information, visit www.

newlenox.net/events or call (815)


MAY 27 Splash Park Opening Day

JUNE 3 Frankfort Community Garage Sale

JUNE 12 Party in the Park - “Groovy 70’s”

JUNE 21 Short Run on a Long Day

JULY 4 4th of July Celebration

JULY 10 Party in the Park - “Totally 80’s” (LWSRA)

JULY 22 “50 Years of Fun” Celebration

JULY 26 Senior Picnic in the Park - “Throw Back”

AUGUST 7 Party in the Park - “Whoomp, There it is 90’s”

AUGUST 18 Back to School Bash

AUGUST 18 Movie in the Park - “Jungle Book”

Family Harvest Center

impacts generations

In 1981, a group of 23 people

began to gather above a

local bank for a Bible study,

taught by UPS driver Robb

Thompson. Week upon week,

people would come to hear

clear, concise teaching from

the word of God. Within a

year, it grew to be more than

a hundred people. In January

of 1983, this growing group

of believers incorporated as

The House of Glory and had

their first church service at

a restaurant in Tinley Park.

From the restaurant, they

moved to a meeting room

above a ceramic shop in Orland

Park. And from there,

they moved to a warehouse

in Crestwood.

In 1985, this community

of faithful believers outgrew

the warehouse and built their

first building on Wolf Road

in Orland Park. The church

continued growing through

Pastor Robb’s uncompromised

teaching of the word.

Their motto, “Where Love

Never Fails,” was not just

mere words but, rather a

lifestyle demonstrated by

both the leadership and the

congregation. In 1988, the

House of Glory changed its

name to Midwest Christian

Center, and two short years

later in July of 1990, the

ever-growing congregation

moved to the present church

building in Tinley Park.

“This facility has been

erected to God,” Pastor Robb

said at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“… I’m interested

in doing what God wants us

to do while we’re here on

this earth. And with these

thoughts in mind, in the same

way that Solomon dedicated

the temple to the Lord. … So

we dedicate this building and

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Summer Day Camps

Fort Frankfort Adventures

Children Ages 6-11 years old

Teen Adventures

Youth entering 7th - 9th grade in fall

8 weeks • June 12 - August 4

Monday-Friday • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up weekly • 10% discount if you

register for all 8 weeks

Frankfort Park District • 140 Oak Street • Frankfort, IL 60423 • 815.469.9400 • www.frankfortparks.org

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its 8th annual Trinity the 5K. A family-friendly

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Enjoy free, family

summer events at

Mokena Park District

The 18th Annual Woofstock

& Pet Parade on

Saturday, May 20 is the

unofficial start of summer

for Mokena Park District.

The event will kick-off

with the Pet Parade which

includes a quarter-mile

fun walk along the Yunker

Dog Park at 1:30 p.m.

Registration begins at

1:00 p.m. All animals are

welcome for the parade!

Parade Prize Categories

are: Best Dressed, Most

Exotic, Most Creative,

Smallest Pet and Largest

Pet. Costume/Decorations

are optional! After the parade,

a fun-filled animal

demonstration and the canine

contests that begin at

approximately 2 p.m. Dog

contests include: Hot Dog

Relay, Best Trick, Musical

Sit, Most Obedient and

Ultimate Frisbee Catch.

Vendor’s raffle and giveaways

will be available

throughout the afternoon.

For the safety of your dog

and others, please be sure

the dog’s vaccinations are

current. All dogs must be

on a leash. The Pet Parade

and Dog Contests are free

to participate!

You’ll find great bargains

and surprises at

our three Outdoor Flea

Markets this summer on

Sunday, May 28, June 25

and July 23. From tools

and toys, to furniture and

sports equipment, you

never know what you’ll

find and you’ll always

find something. Free admission

and parking for


Our free outdoor Movies

and Concerts have

been a tradition for many

years. Don’t miss “The

Secret Life of Pets” on

Friday, June 30 (dogs are

welcome), and “Moana”

on Friday, July 28. Movies

are at Main Park and begin

at dusk, approximately

8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn

chairs or blankets and

come out to enjoy our free

movies under the stars!

We are very excited

to host our Free Outdoor

Concerts this summer

at the new Yunker Farm

Band Shell. Thursday,

June 8 will be our first

concert featuring, Identity


They have been playing

in the Chicagoland

area since 2007 and play

all genres from the 40s

through today –Pop,

Rock, Disco, Funk, Country,

Swing, Crooner, Ska,

R&B, Blues,

Caribbean, Latin Crossover

– anything you can

dance to! The StingRays

will perform on Sunday,

July 9. The StingRays always

get the crowd dancing

and singing to songs

from Rockabilly, tons of

sixties to the 70s. With

the success of their two

CDs, Electric Sea and

Walk The Plank, people

from Hawaii to New York

are listening to the band’s

authentic, yet definitely

StingRays sound. Concerts

begin at 7:00 p.m.

Terraced lawn seating

is available at the Band

Shell. You can also bring

lawn chairs or blankets to

enjoy these great summer


If you’re an avid runner

or just walking with

your child in a stroller, the

Summertime Stride 5K

Run/Walk on Saturday,

June 3 is an event you

don’t want to miss. This is

a USATF-certified course

and transponder-timed

run and fun walk followed

by Kids Dashes, refreshments,

entertainment and

an awards ceremony. A

portion of the proceeds

will benefit the Disabled

Patriot Fund. The race begins

at 8:30 a.m. and Kids

Dashes begin approx.

9:15 a.m. Pre-registration

by June 1 is $20. Registration

the day of the event is

$25. Kids Dash is $5.

New to Mokena is Passport

to Adventure. School

is out but the fun is not!

Join Mokena Park District

for fun field trips and activities!

Spend your day off

with us laughing, exploring

and trying something new.

Sign-up for one or all of the

trips: Santa’s Village Azoosment-East

Dundee, Alice

in Wonderland-Palos Hills,

Pump it Up-Orland Park,

Lincoln Park Zoo-Chicago

and Fire Zone Fun- Schaumburg.

Submitted by Mokena

Park District, 10925 W.

La Porte Road in Mokena.

For more information, call

(708) 390-2401 or visit


Sat., May 20

Sun., May 28

Thur., June 8

Sun., June 25

Fri., June 30

Sun., July 9

Sun., July 23

Fri., July 28

Don’t miss these FREE

Summer Events at

Mokena Park District

18th Annual

Woofstock & Pet Parade

Outdoor Flea Market

Free Concert in the Park

featuring, Identity Crisis

Outdoor Flea Market

Free Movie in the Park

featuring, The Secret Life of Pets

Free Concert in the Park

featuring, The Stingrays

Outdoor Flea Market

Free Movie in the Park

featuring, Moana



For more information, call:

708.390.2401 or visit www.MokenaPark.com

Find Us on

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Something’s Always Going on in


Cruisin’ Frankfort

Every Thursday

Through September 14

5:00PM to 9:00PM

Downtown Frankfort

Fine Arts FAIR

Saturday, June 17

10:00AM to 3:00PM

Premier Artists • Music

Breidert Green Downtown Frankfort


Country Market

Every Sunday Through October 29

10:00AM to 2:00PM

Downtown Frankfort

Amateur Rib Cook off

Saturday, August 5th • Public Tasting TBD

Downtown Frankfort


Movies begin at 8:30 (Or Dusk)

TUES, June 13:

“Secret Life of Pets”

TUES, July 11:


TUES, Aug. 8:


For additional details or full calendar of events, visit

www.villageoffrankfort.com or download our free mobile app!

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Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

Moana (PG)

Live on the Lawn │ 7:00 PM

Feat. Martini Lunch Band

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

Sing (PG)

Triple Play

Richard Marx │ 9:00 PM

*Ticketed event

│ 5:30 PM

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Fridays After Five │ 5:30 PM

Feat. food trucks and live music

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The NeverEnding Story (PG)

For questions or additional information, please

visit www.newlenox.net/events

or call

(815) 462-6400.

1 Veterans Parkway │ New Lenox, IL 60451



















Fourth of July │ 7:00 PM

Feat. music and fireworks

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The Angry Birds Movie (PG)

Live on the Lawn │ 5:30 PM

Feat. New Lenox Community Band

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The Jungle Book, 2016 (PG)

Fridays After Five │ 5:30 PM

Feat. food trucks and live music

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13)

Triple Play

BoDeans │ 9:00 PM

*Ticketed event

│ 5:30 PM

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

Finding Dory (PG)





















Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

Triple Play

Collective Soul │ 9:00 PM

*Ticketed event

│ 5:30 PM

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

Zootopia (PG)

Fridays After Five │ 5:30 PM

Feat. food trucks and live music

Movie Night │ 8:30 PM

The Little Mermaid (G)

Bands & Brews │ 5:00 PM

Feat. live music and craft beer tastings

Ladies Night Out │ 4:00 PM

Feat. local vendors and entertainment

Live on the Lawn │ 7:00 PM

Feat. New Lenox Community Band

Triple Play

│ 5:30 PM

Barenaked Ladies │ 9:00 PM

*Ticketed event

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Jack Gibbons Gardens all

about traditions, not trends

Jack Gibbons Gardens

does not follow trends.

Diners are not going

to witness Happy Hours

or Margarita Mondays at

Jack Gibbons.

That is because Jack

Gibbons focuses on what

really matters: great food

and even better company.

The restaurant reportedly

has customers who say

they have not been there

for 25-30 years but come

back and it is just the way

they remember it.

Jack Gibbons Gardens

— or Gibbons, as the

regulars call it — opened

in 1922 as a speakeasy.

Although times have

changed drastically since

then, the restaurant itself

has not. From the

red leather booths to the

wood-paneled walls, Jack

Gibbons is truly timeless.

In a time where chain

restaurants are on every

corner, Gibbons has become

even more special

and unique. From the second

a diner sits and is instantly

delivered delicious

warm bread, three-bean

salad and coleslaw, before

even a glance at the menu,

it is easy to know one is

about to have one of the

best meals of his or her

life. From surf and turf to

fried chicken, Gibbons has

something to satisfy any


Gibbons has been described

as a “generational

place” that sees everyone

from grandfathers and fathers

to their grandchildren

who dine there.

A secret to that success

is that the restaurant’s staff

does not experience the

type of turnover seen in

some chain restaurants. Its

employees have worked

there for years, striving

for a “Cheers” vibe

with which the bartender

knows the customers,

what they’re having, and

the friends they bring with


Submitted by Jack Gibbons

Gardens, 14700 Oak Park

Ave. in Oak Forest. For more

information, call (708) 687-

2331 or visit





11327 W. 195TH ST.• MOKENA, IL 60448

PHONE 708-479-9663 • FAX 708-479-9684 • WWW.MOKENALIBRARY.ORG

New Lenox Community Park

District to offer programs for

children, adults of all ages

For summer 2017, the New Lenox

Community Park District features a wide

array of programs and events that are sure

to encourage old and young alike to make

it a summer of well-being, new abilities

and lasting memories.

For summer camp coupled with childcare

needs, they offer the popular Camp

Wewannago along with Early Risers-Night

Owls, which feature a wide array of indoor

and outdoor activities for children from

first- through seventh- grade. 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 features wonderful camps for

young fun seekers with Camps Rainbow

and Sunshine along with new classes including

Kraft Kiddos, Number Krunchers,

Pint-Sized Art and science, as well as

T-Ball, Kick Start Soccer and a series of

Kids First Sports.

For the adults, they offer both fitness and

educational classes and seminars. Some of

the programs to be offered include pilates

cross training, individual and couples line

dancing, fitbody and 28-day transformation.

Many of the most popular summertime

days are spent by residents at one of the

Park District’s special events. For summer

fun, families this summer are encouraged

to attend the Grand Opening of

Taylor Glen Park on June 14, Customer

Appreciation Day at Walker Country Estates

Park on June 25 and, of course, the

Park District’s Proud American Days Festival

to be held July 27-30. The Park District’s

mission is to help area families stay

healthy and promote good health. More

details about the New Lenox Community

Park District’s programs are available online

at www.newlenoxparks.org.

Submitted by New Lenox Community Park

District, 701 W. Haven Ave. in New Lenox. For

more information, visit www.newlenoxparks.org

or call (815) 485-3584.



June 2 through July 21, 2017

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. Reading by Design will create

an opportunity of learning. 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 2nd 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.


Programs include:

• Mary Macaroni will sing and delight children (PreK-grade3) - Tues., June 6th

from 10 – 10:45 a.m.

• After Hours Laser Tag (Grades 9-12) - Limit 16 - Friday, June 16 from 6-7p.m.

• Author Amy Logan will share her new book, A Boy with a Cape (All ages) –

Tuesday, June 20 th from 10 – 10:45 a.m.

• The Traveling World of Reptiles (All ages) - Friday, July 21 st from 1-1:45 p.m.

• Minecraft Tournament (Grades 9-12) – Thursday, July 6 from 3-4:00 p.m.

• End of Summer Reading Program with Dale the Balloon Dude (all ages) -

Tuesday, July 25 th from 1-3 p.m. Air brush tattoos, candy art and more...




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Chasing The Sun 5K

Taylor Glen Grand Opening

Customer Appreciation Day

Friday Night Flicks

Big Wheel 500

Grandparent & Me Fishing Day

Summer Day Camps

Camp Rainbow

Camp Sunshine

Camp Wewannago

Keep Cool

At Our


Pads at


& Walker



Couples Line Dancing

Sips & Splatters

Sand Volleyball



Pilates Cross Training

Line Dancing


28-Day Transformation



701 W. Haven Avenue

New Lenox, IL 60451




Sky Zone/GLOW Zone

Teen Camp Challenge

Teen Kayak Trip

Early Childhood Programs

Number Crunchers

Krafty Kiddos

Five Senses of Fun

Pint-Sized Art & Science

Mom & Tot Gardening

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Events aplenty this summer

at Frankfort Public Library

Summer at the library is non-stop

fun. The theme this year is “Build a

Better World.” There will be more than

50 children’s program, including new

labs on science, technology, engineering,

art and math (STEAM).

Adults can build a better world on

Saturday, June 10 at our first bi-annual

electronics recycling event and volunteer

fair. Bring your outdated or broken

electronics to our event for free; certified

disposal with A M Greentek and

stop in to discuss volunteer opportunities

with representatives from more

than 20 local service organizations.

All ages are encouraged to engage

their brains to build a better world by

reading! Summer reading programs

begin Monday, June 5. Register online

at www.frankfortlibrary.org. Reading

can: fight Alzheimer’s, expand your

learning, improve your mood, give

yourself therapy, enhance your memory,

help you be more attractive, boost

your analytical thinking, expand your

vocabulary, encourage your writing,

teach you to empathize and be a leader.

As corroborated by: Proceedings of

the National Academy of Sciences,

American Educator, National Endowment

for the Arts, Kumon Centers,

American University consumer behavior

research, Center for Reading and

Language Research, Tufts University,

Dept. of Psychology, Northwestern

University, Journal of Direct Instruction,

Nell K. Duke & Annie M. Moses,

10 Research-Tested Ways to Build

Children’s Vocabulary, University of

California, Riverside, University of

Buffalo and other citations too numerous

to mention.

Submitted by Frankfort Public Library,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road in Frankfort. For

more information, call (815) 469-2423 or

visit www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Lincoln-Way Youth Strings offer two-week

summer camp of musical fun, learning

Calling all young string

players: Follow that school

orchestra experience by joining

the Lincoln-Way Youth

Strings Summer Camp.

The camp – which will be

held from June 19-29 at Lincoln-Way

East High School

– is two weeks of musical


Every year, LWYS offers a

summer strings camp at East,

culminating in an outdoor

summer concert in Frankfort.

The camp serves all current

violin, viola, cello and string

bass students with at least six

months playing experience

or advanced middle school

students who wish to audition

for the ILMEA District

Junior High Festival.

The LWYS orchestra program

is continuing a nearly

two-decade tradition, with

four orchestras and over 110

young string musicians from

the southwest suburbs coming

together to learn and create


Every fall, new beginning

students can join, as

well. Students receive large

group and small group instruction

and put on fabulous

concerts. The young

musicians display their talents

at the 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, the LWE High

School Symphony Orchestra

Concert and the annual

LWYS Spring Concert.

Guest artists are brought

in to perform with the students.

To note, private teachers

run clinics throughout

the year, and students continue

to learn technique 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 weddings.

Each year, students enjoy

the winter break and end of

the year parties, participate

in Solo and Ensemble Contest

and audition for the Illinois

Music Educators Association

District Festival. Fall

registration for the 2017-18

season will be Saturday,

September 9 at Lincoln-Way

East High School.

Submitted by the Lincoln-

Way Youth Strings. For more

information, contact Director

Michelle Freeland at youth

strings@lw210.org or visit


Lincoln-Way Youth Strings

summer orchestra

June 19 th –29 th , 2017

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


Frankfort Square Pavilion

Thursday June 29 st , 6:30pm

Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic

dinner... our own Ravinia Festival!

Tuition – $90

(Includes a student designed

summer t-shirt)

For more information or to register, visit www.lwyouthstrings.com

or contact Youth Strings Director Michelle Freeland youthstrings@lw210.org

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Celebrate Memorial Day weekend

by going to Irish Fest in Oak Forest

Unlimited carnival

rides, great entertainment

and all kinds of fun exhibits

for one low admission

price of $10 for adults and

$8 for kids (during the first

hour of each day) has got

to be one of the best deals

in the southland all summer

and it can be found at

Gaelic Park’s Irish Fest,

6119 W. 147th St. in Oak

Forest. Throw in a petting

zoo, dog and horse exhibitions,

a stage dedicated to

the wee folk and you have

a great holiday adventure

for one low price. The leprechaun

stage has all kinds

of magic acts and face


Irish Fest is not just for

the youngsters, however.

This indoor and outdoor

festival will feature over

40 acts including American

English, Jig Jam, The

Fenians, Socks in the Frying

Pan, The Prodigals,

Emmet Cahill and The

Neverly Bros. The performing

arts stage located

in the main building in the

Celtic Room on the second

floor 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

p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday,

May 26; 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 27; 1 p.m.

to 11 p.m. Sunday, May

28 and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday. A Mass is scheduled

for Sunday, as well,

at 11:30 a.m. Daily admission

is $15 for adults, and

$12 for seniors and kids

age 4-12 years. Each day

has a reduced admission

of $10, and $8 for kids

and seniors during the first

hour. Online discounts include

a four day pass for

only $28 when purchased

by May 26.

Submitted by Chicago

Gaelic Park, 6119 147th

St. in Oak Forest. For

more information, visit


irishfest.org or call (708)


Lindholm Roofing is built

on family values, service

Lindholm Roofing is

an established, highly

reputable family-owned

company that has served

Chicagoland since 1949.

Lindholm Roofing are experienced

Chicago Roofing

Contractors and are

proud of its reputation for

great customer service,

fairness and dependability.

The Lindholms are third

generation roofers and are

pleased to be serving Chicagoland

area homes and

businesses while putting

customers first.

Thomas H. Lindholm

started as a roofer in 1949.

His sons Tim and Bob,

joined in the 1970s and

early 1980s. His grandson,

Ryan Lindholm started

roofing in the late ‘90s,

and his granddaughter

Mallory Lindholm started

in the early 2000s. Our No.

1 goal is to be the best at

what we do. Customers always

come first. Lindholm

Roofing is known as a honest

and fair company dedicated

to high quality work

at good prices, resulting in

one of the largest referral

basis in the industry.

Set up an appointment

with someone from our

sales team today. Our Sales

Manager, Chuck, does an

exceptional job coordinating

the perfect project

manager for your job. Our

project managers continually

educate themselves on

the industry and the best

way to help the home or

business owner satisfy their

needs. All staff members

are trained and educated

on the company procedures

and products. Customers

are encouraged to call the

office to ask staff members

and professional receptionists

questions. They are

happy to help.

Submitted by Lindholm

Roofing, 3588 N. Milwaukee

Ave. in Chicago. For more

information, visit

www.lindholmroofing.com or

call (773) 283-7675.

3 rd Generation Family Owned Roofing Company

Residential and Commercial

• Steep Slope Roofing

• Gutters & Downspouts

• Flat Roofing

• Repairs

• Windows & Sliding

• Masonry

• Tuckpointing

• Siding

• Soffits

• Fascia

• Storm Damage

• Hail Damage

• Leak Detection

• Detailed & Free Estimates

• Our Proud Reputation

• Dependability

• Honesty

• Fairness

• Local References Available

• Licensed, Bonded & Insured

• License #104-001033






15744 S. LaGrange Rd. • Orland Park • 708-459-5100

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• Baby Gym

• Mom & Mini 2yr. Olds

• 3yr. Ord Mini Gymnastics

• 4 & 5yr. Old Mini Gymnastics

• Beginner Girls Gymnastics

5-6yr. & 7-11yr. Olds


• Advanced Beginner Girls

• Boys gymnastics

• Beginner / Intermediate/

Advanced Tumbling

Call for weekly summer camp and clinic info.

Weekly camps begin June 28th.





Now Hiring



$8 OFF 2017

Summer Session.

Non-returning students only. Gym-Kinetics • Mokena

With this coupon. Not valid with other o fers or prior

registration. Some restrictions apply.

Call for details. Exp 6/15/16

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Mokena Library’s summer reading

program promises fun for everyone

Ready for some summertime

fun? The Mokena

Community Public Library

District invites everyone –

of all ages, from infants to

adults – to participate in

the annual summer reading


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 reading preference

– text, audio or eBooks

– the library has them

all. All are welcome to stop

in and choose a few great

reads. For those interested

in perusing the eBooks

collection, they may do so

by visiting www.mokenali

brary.org and download

them to their personal


Registration for the summer

reading program will

be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday,

June 2 and continues

throughout the program. All

are encouraged to sign up

immediately, as weekly programs

start June 6 and runs

until July 21.

Pre-K through eighthgraders

will receive a book

bag, reading log and entry

form at registration. Participants

in the program are encouraged

to read and record

their minutes. Participants

are also eligible to earn

raffle tickets for a chance

to win big prizes, and the

more people read, the more

chances they will have to

win a grand prize! Prizes are

given for each weekly reading

log completed.

High school students

in grades 9-12 who read

books, graphic novels, magazines

and/or participate in

the summer read activities

can earn raffle tickets to

enter into our weekly gift

card drawing. All raffle

tickets will be entered into

the grand prize drawing for

a choice of great prizes, including

a swag bag, a drone,

an electric guitar, a Kindle

Fire and more.

Adults who are 18 years

or older and read a book (audio

books included) will earn

a raffle ticket to enter into a

weekly drawing for a Reading

by Design tote bag and

a book. All raffle tickets will

be entered into a drawing for

the grand prize, an Amazon

gift card.

There will be plenty of

summer time programs and

entertainment also. Joining

the summer reading club

guarantees attendance to

summer programs. There

will be comedy and magic

for all ages; after-hours

laser tag for grades 9-12;

The Traveling World of

Reptiles for all ages; author

Amy Logan will share

her new book with all

ages; Mary Macaroni will

sing and delight children

pre-K through third-grade;

a Minecraft tournament for

grades 9-12 will take place

and much more.

Looking for another adventure

after leaving the library?

Check out a Museum

Adventure Pass or be part

of the fifth annual Library

Geocache event! Ask for

more details at the circulation


Submitted by the Mokena

Community Public Library

District, 11327 W. 195th

St. in Mokena. For more

information, visit www.mokenalibrary.org

or call (708)

479- 9663.

Providence Catholic implements

new mobile language labs

The World Language Department at

Providence Catholic High school now

offers four mobile language labs that

provide students with a differentiated

classroom experience to acquire a second

language. The versatile labs are mobile

and are moved from classroom to classroom

and shared amongst the Spanish

and French classes throughout the day.

The generous funding for the labs came

from an anonymous donor who valued

technology and understands the benefits

of learning a second language.

“Instead of having a dedicated classroom

with specialized equipment and

encountering difficulty with scheduling

seven different teachers’ classes for use

of that one space, we thought it would

be great to have the labs come to the individual

classrooms,” said Katie Pavur,

world language department chairperson.

“This will allow many more students to

benefit from this great asset.”

The four labs consist of tablets, headsets

and styluses; the interactive process

allows students to use their language

skills individually, with partners and

small groups. The mobile language labs

give students the opportunity to practice

the four components of a language: read-

Please see labs, 24

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Orland Park’s Silver Lake

Country Club has something for

every golfer of any skill

14700 S. 82nd Ave • Orland Park, IL 60462


• Kids golf free after 6pm

with paying adult

• Grass driving range,

monthly passes available

• Leagues for all ages







Silver Lake is a public,

family run golf course

and banquet facility that

embraces the standards,

service and amenities of a

country club, without the

pretense or fees. Located

east of the Orland Square

Mall, Silver Lake has

served the Chicago southland

for over 90 years.

Since 1937, the Coghill

family has owned and operated

the award-winning

public course, providing

the timeless tradition of

golf to everyone who loves

the sport, or is just becoming

acquainted with it.

Generations of southland

golfers have looked to

Silver Lake as their home

course, a place one feels

welcomed and a part of a

greater community.

At Silver Lake it doesn’t

matter if you are serious

golfer, a casual golfer, a

beginner, or just interested

in a hitting a bucket of


Silver Lake has something

for everyone. Kicking

off the summer for kids

and families, the Junior

Golf League, Girls Golf

Day Big Break Challenge,

and don’t forget kids play

free any day after 6 p.m.

with a paid adult! A couple

of unique events to

check out this summer include

Silver Lake’s annual

Drive-In Movie Night, and

Full Moon Glow Ball tournaments

throughout the


Golf courses and the

driving range

Silver Lake welcomes

golfers of all levels to join

their golfing community.

The property boasts two

award-winning 18-hole

championship courses, the

North Course and South

Course and an Executive

9 Hole Course, named

Rolling Hills. The North

Course is the preferred

course for longer hitters,

with less sand and water,

but still challenging at the

tee, close to 7,000 yards

from the back tee.

The South Course is

known for its abundance

of sand and water with

lush greens and fairways

of bent grass. The South

Course checks in at 6,300

years from the back tees

and challenging Par 3’s

with number 9 being a

240-yard shot over the water.

Executive 9-hole course:

‘Rolling Hills’

Named Chicago’s No. 1

Sporty 9 for almost twodecades

running, the Rolling

Hills 9-hole executive

course is ideal for juniors

and beginners but still tests

the short game of a veteran.

Some consider it a Par

3 course, yet it consists of

seven par 3’s and 4’s. Juniors

can enjoy a round on

Rolling Hills for only $12.

In addition to the award

winning golf courses, Silver

Lake features a natural

grass Driving Range and

dedicated short game area,

complete with bunkers and

fairway grass. The Driving

Range is open daily from

sun up to sundown.

Several PGA Pro’s are

available on site to offer

year round golf instruction

with private, semi-private

and group lessons for pee

wees, juniors, adults and

short gamers. This summer,

the course will offer

several leagues for all

levels of golfers: Ladies

Leagues, Couples Leagues

and No Embarrassment

Golf, an opportunity to

play the course at your

own pace after 6 p.m. on

Monday, Wednesday and


Golfers may book tee

times online at www.sil

verlakecc.com or call the

Proshop at 708 349 6940

ext. 4. The course offers

permanent tee times on the

weekend for those looking

for competitive golf, 5:30-

9:00 a.m.

Family fun doesn’t end

at the 18th hole though.

Silver Lake is also home

to activities such as racquetball,

wallyball, personal

training and professional

massage therapy. It

also features indoor and

outdoor event space for

up to 400 guests. The banquet

facility and staff has

been host to thousands of

weddings, showers and

celebrations and is known

for its impeccable service,

cuisine and landscaping


Submitted by Silver Lake

Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd

Ave. in Orland Park. For

more information, visit

www.silverlakecc.com. Follow

Silver Lake’s Facebook

or Instagram @silverlakegolf

to learn about upcoming

events, news and promotions.

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Publisher 22CM outlines

25 ways to enjoy the season

As the weather gets warmer and school is let out for the summer, 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, what follows is a list of the Top 25 events happening

in the area this summer.

1. Woofstock

and Pet Parade

All animals are welcome

for the parade at 1

p.m. on Saturday, May

20 at the Main Park Picnic

Grove, 10925 W. La

Porte Road, Mokena. Parade

prizes will be awarded

to the top winners for:

Best Dressed, Most Exotic,

Most Original, Smallest

Pet and Largest Pet.

Registration begins at 1

p.m. with the 1/4 mile fun

walk along the Main Park

wooded trail beginning

at 1:30 p.m. Costumes

are optional. Beginning

at 2 p.m. there will be

canine contests for: Best

Trick, Most Obedient,

Ultimate Frisbee Catch

and Hot Dog Relay. All

dogs must be on a leash

and vaccinated. For more

information, visit www.


2. Remembering

our military

Tinley Park: Memorial

Day Ceremony

The Veterans Commission

is to host the 2016

Memorial Day Ceremony

at 10-11:30 a.m. Monday,

May 30, at General Patrick

Rea Veterans Plaza,

80th Avenue Train Station,

18001 S. 80th Ave.,

Tinley Park. For more

information, call (708)


Orland Park: Orland Park


Orland Park’s Memorial

Day observance is

scheduled for Monday,

May 29, at the Village

Center, 14700 S. Ravinia

Ave. The public is invited.

Traditionally, the event

has featured flags from 50

states, as bagpipes wail

and a presentation of colors

honors veterans. For

more information, visit


Mokena: Memorial Day


Join Johnny Gray and

the Mokena Community

Public Library District

for a special Memorial

Day Remembrance program

from 1-2 p.m. Saturday,

May 27, at the Mokena

Community Public

Library District, 11327

195th St., Mokena. For

more information, call

(708) 479-9663.

Mokena: Memorial Day

Remembrance with VFW

Remember those who

made sacrifices for the

United States with the

Mokena VFW Post 725

at 10 a.m. Monday, May

29. The ceremony is to

begin at 10 a.m. at St.

Mary’s Cemetery, 19515

115th Ave., Mokena,

proceed to Pioneer Cemetery

and conclude at St.

John’s Cemetery. Following

the procession, the

VFW, located at 19852

Wolf Road, Mokena, is to

host a gathering with hot

dogs and refreshments,

plus entertainment by

All About Music & Children’s

Theatre beginning

at noon.

Frankfort: Memorial Day


Frankfort is to honor

veterans during its Memorial

Day Ceremony at

10-11 a.m. Monday, May

29, 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)


New Lenox: Memorial

Day Remembrance

New Lenox is to honor

veterans with the American

Legion Post 1977 and

New Lenox VFW Post

9545 at 11 a.m. on Monday,

May 29. The public

is encouraged to come

and reflect on those who

sacrificed for our country.

3. Summertime Stride

5K Run/Walk

The Summertime

Stride is to feature many

runners and walkers during

the annual event,

The firing squad gives a three-volley salute May 30, 2016, during the William Martin

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File Photo

which begins at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 3, at Willowview

Park, 11420

W. 197th St., Mokena.

Hosted by the Mokena

Community Park District,

the race will also include

refreshments, food, entertainment

and an awards

ceremony. Registered

children ages 10 and

younger can participate

in the children’s beginning

at approximately

9:15 a.m. Distances and

heats for the children’s

dashes are to vary by

age. All participants in

the children’s dashes will

receive a ribbon/prize.

Preregister by 5 p.m. on

Thursday, June 1, to receive

$5 off the normal

registration fee. Day-of

registration costs $25

and runs from 7:30-8:25

a.m. in the Willowview

Park parking lot. The

participation fee is $5 for

the children’s dashes. To

register or for more information,

visit www.moke


4. 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 3 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, May

31. For more information,

call (815) 485-3584.

5. Continuing



Orland Park: Taste of

Orland Park

The annual Taste of Orland

Park is to take place

at Friday, Aug. 4 through

Sunday, Aug. 6, at the

Village Center, 14700

Ravinia Ave. The threeday

festival typically

features food from favorite

local restaurants, free

activities for all to enjoy

and live music. For more

information, visit www.

orlandpark.org. The event

also is to feature Orland

Park’s Got Talent.

Tinley Park: Armed Forces

Day Festival

The Armed Forces Day

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Festival is scheduled from

5-10 p.m. Friday, May

19; 1-10 p.m. Saturday,

May 20; and noon-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 21, at the

80th Avenue Train Station

North Parking Lot, 18001

S. 80th Ave. in 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.

Tinley Park: ‘125

Amplified’ Block Party

The “125 Amplified”

Block Party is to take

place at noon-7 p.m. on

Sunday, July 1, along Oak

Park Avenue from 171st to

Hickory streets. The party

will feature live music,

free KidZone activities,

a classic car show, rides

and inflatables. A sand

sculptor will be present

and a bean bag tournament

for anyone willing

to take on the challenge.

Free trolley shuttles are to

be made available for the

event. For more information

or for those interested

in sponsoring the event,

visit www.downtowntin


Homer Glen: Homer

Community Fest

The Village of Homer

Glen and Homer Township

will once again combine

forces for a summer

festival featuring live music

performances, a carnival,

fireworks and more

June 22-25, at the Festival

Grounds, 14500 W. 151st

St. in Homer Glen. A fireworks

show is scheduled

for 9:30 p.m. Thursday,

June 22. An Independence

Day Parade is planned 11

a.m. Saturday, June 24 at

151st Street and Parker

Road that will head north

on Parker and end at Briarwood

Drive. For more

information, visit www.


Lockport: Old Canal Days

The annual Lockport

extravaganza runs from

Friday, June 15-18 in

downtown Lockport. A

carnival will run all four

days of the celebration in

the south Public Landing

parking lot. A parade will

kick off the evening Friday,

June 16, featuring local

businesses, organizations

and marching bands.

On Saturday, June 17, the

City will host a craft show

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a

used book sale from 10

a.m.-4 p.m. and bingo

from 2-5 p.m. Concerts,

a beer/entertainment tent

and a food court also are

part of the celebration. For

more information, visit


Mokena: Festa Italiana

Hundreds will be in

Mokena to celebrate Italian

culture at the fourth

annual event from 10

a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, July

16, 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 Italian food,

live music from local entertainers

and plenty of

games. Tickets are included

with a $10 raffle entry,

for which winners need

not be present. Children

15 and younger admitted

free. For more information,

visit www.moke


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 Thursday, July 27

through Sunday, July 30,

at E. Lincoln Highway in

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, craft fair,

military tribute and more.

For prices, band lineup

and more information,

visit www.proudameri


Frankfort: Farm & Barn


The 13th annual Farm

& Barn Fest will be held

Saturday, Aug. 19 from

10 a.m.-11 p.m. at Yunker

Farm, 10824 La Porte

Road, Mokena. The festival

celebrates the significance

of farming life and

harvest time in Illinois’

history. Guest will have

the opportunity to experience

farm life through

entertaining farming demonstrations

such as sheep

shearing and blacksmithing

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

There will also be a baby

and kid contest, chili cook

off, country bingo and a

country concert starring

Rockstar Rodeo and Ethan

Bell Band. For more information,

visit www.mo


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 8, and from

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday,

July 9, at Breidert Green

Park between Kansas and

Oak streets in downtown

Frankfort. Aside from free

performances by numerous

bluegrass artists, the

seventh annual event will

also 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.frankfortblue


Butch Luebbers, of Fox Lake, tries out a guitar from Ressler Custom Guitars during the

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival at Breidert Green held in 2016.

6. Frankfort

Community Garage


The Frankfort Park District

is sponsoring a community-wide

garage sale

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,

June 3. 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.

The cost is $10 per home.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9400.

7. foreverU annual

Golf Outing

After this past year debuting

an event designed

to let participants enjoy

some golf and support the

anti-bullying movement

in a fundraiser, foreverU

is to bring it back Thursday,

June 8, at Silver Lake

Country Club, 14700 S.

82nd Ave., Orland Park.

Fees are $135 per individual

golfer or $540 for

a foursome, and the fees

include golf and dinner.

Dinner only costs $55.

Dinner only for students

is $35. For more information,

visit foreverumove



8. Chasing the Sun 5K


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 8. 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

cost is $30 plus a $2.50

sign-up fee. Those ages 7

and younger run for free.

The registration deadline

is Wednesday, June 7 at

3 p.m. For more information

or to register, visit


9. Party in the Park

Celebrate 50 years of

the Frankfort Park District

with three special events

this summer. Each Party

in the Park will include a

DJ dance party, giant inflatable,

kids games and

a theme. The events are

scheduled to take place

6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June

12 (1970s theme) at Indian

Boundary Park; 6-7:30

p.m. Monday, July 10

(1980s theme) at Michelle

Bingham Park; 4-9 p.m.

Saturday, July 22 (1967

theme) at Main Park; and

1:30-3 p.m. Monday, Aug.

7 at Heritage Knolls Park.

The July 22 event will also

include a band, classic car

show, games, trackless

train, arts and crafts, bike

decorating and a sand volleyball

tournament. For

more information, call

(815) 469-9400 or visit


10. Fridays After Five

Enjoy food trucks and

live music at this new series

of events beginnings

at 5:30 p.m. at the New

Lenox Village Commons,

1 Veterans Parkways,

New Lenox. Events will

be held June 23, July 14

and Aug. 11. For more

information, visit www.


11. ‘Get Hooked on

Frankfort’ Fishing


Frankfort’s annual fishing

derby is for children

aged 3 to 12 years old.

This year’s competition

will take place from 8-10

a.m. Saturday, June 24 at

Prairie Park, located at

Festa Italia member Ray Loffredi, of Mokena, cooks sausages for the 2016 Festa Italiana hosted in the Metra parking

lot on Front Street. 22nd Century Media File Photos

Kansas and White streets.

Registration required. For

more information, call

(815) 469-2177.

12. Princess Breakfast

Dress in a pretty princess

dress and enjoy a day

with Disney princesses.

A light breakfast buffet is

to be served, and children

are to make a craft during

the event beginning at 10

a.m. on Saturday, July 15,

at Yunker Farm, 10824 W.

La Porte Road, Mokena.

Registration closes Friday,

June 30 or when registration

is full. Cost is $24 for

residents and $30 for nonresidents.

Register online

at www.mokenapark.com.

For more information, call

(708) 390-2401.

13. A fresh selection

Orland Park: Orland Park

Farmers’ Market

4-8 p.m. every Thursdays,

May 25-Aug. 31, at

Crescent Park, 143rd Street

Metra Station, Orland

Park. The market will see a

change of venue this year,

as well as time and date,

but it otherwise is expected

to have a variety of natural

and organic products,

fresh produce, artisanal

cheeses, honey, baked

goods, herbs and plants.

For more information, visit

w w w . o r l a n d


Mokena: Outdoor Flea


Plenty of shoppers will

flock toward Main Park,

10925 W. La Porte Road,

Mokena, to find great

deals at Mokena’s annual

flea markets from 8 a.m.-

2 p.m. on Sunday, May

28, June 25 and July 23.

Find fresh produce, new

and used crafts, clothing,

tools and more. Spend a

day selling and swapping.

Concessions will be available.

To register as a vendor

or for more information,

call (708) 390-2401.

Frankfort: Frankfort

Country Market

The Village of Frankfort

hosts the Frankfort

Country Market every

Sunday until Oct. 29 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.

Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

through May 28; 9 a.m.-

2 p.m. June 4 to Aug. 27;

and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10

to Oct. 29. For more information,

call (815) 469-


14. 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 17

in downtown Frankfort

between Kansas and Oak

streets. There will be live

music throughout the day.

For more information, call

(815) 469-2177.

15. catch a flick

New Lenox: Movie Nights

Free screenings of family-friendly

movies are

scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

(dusk) every Wednesday

from Wednesday, June 7

through Wednesday, Aug.

16 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.

New Lenox: Friday Night


Friday Night Flicks are

a great opportunity for

parents to have a night

out. Children will make a

movie-themed craft, play

games and enjoy pizza for

dinner before watching a

movie and having some

popcorn. Events begin at

6 p.m. Fridays on June 16,

July 21 and Aug. 18 at the

New Lenox Park District’s

Adminisration Building,

701 W. Haven Ave., New

Lenox. Deadline to register

is one week before

the event. Cost is $12 per

child. These programs are

for children ages 4-10. For

more information, visit


or call (815) 485-3584.

Mokena: Movies in the


Enjoy movies under

the stars with the Mokena

Park District sponsored

by Ozinga Ready Mix

Concrete. Movies begin at

8:45 p.m. (dusk) in Main

Park, 10925 W. La Porte

Road, Mokena. Movies

include “The Secret Life

of Pets” on Friday, June

30 and “Moana” on Friday,

July 28. Bring a lawn

chair or a blanket. In case

of inclement weather, visit

the Mokena Park District’s

Facebook page for

information or call (708)


Frankfort: Movies on the


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 Tuesday,

June 13, at Breidert Green

Park in downtown Frankfort

between Kansas and

Oak streets. The June film

is to be “Secret Life of

Pets” and popcorn will be

served by the Knights of

Columbus. Other showings

include “BFG” on

Tuesday, July 11 (Kiwanis

Club), “E.T.” on Tuesday,

Aug. 8 (Lions Club) and

“Jungle Book” on Friday,

Aug. 18. 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. No pets or alcohol

allowed. For more

information, call (815)


16. Celebrating the

Fourth of July

Mokena: Fourth of July

ParadeCelebrate America’s

independence with

others during the Mokena

Chamber of Commerce’s

annual Fourth of

July Parade, which kicks

off at 10 a.m. This year’s

theme is “Celebrating

Our Milestones.” The

event is to feature floats,

marching band performances

and more. For

more information, visit


Frankfort: Fourth of July


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. For more

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information, call (815)


New Lenox: Fourth of July

Celebrate Independence

Day with music

and a fireworks display

at the New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

17. Mokena

Community Night

The Mokena Chamber

of Commerce is teaming

up with the Joliet Slammers

for residents to have

a fun summer night with

the family on Thursday,

June 29, at Silver Cross

Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz

Drive in Joliet. The

game versus the Schaumburg

Boomers starts at

7:05 p.m., but there will

be a Business After Hours

event at the stadium at 5

p.m. Tickets cost $10 and

can be purchased at Mokena

Chamber of Commerce.

For more information,

call (708) 479-2468.

18. Tuning into local


Mokena: Community


The Frankfort Square

Park District will be hosting

free concerts at 7 p.m.

throughout the summer at

the Island Prairie Bandshell,

7540 W. Braemar

Lane, Frankfort. Performances

include Dixie

Bandits on June 22, Spoken

Four on June 27, Lincoln-Way

Youth Strings

on June 29, Mason Rivers

on July 18 and Shindig on

Aug. 8. If there is questionable

weather, call

(815) 469-8067 after 5:30

p.m. for final location.

Mokena: Concerts in the


The summer season of

concerts in the park will

kick off with a performance

by Identity Crisis

at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8

Frankfort residents Amy (left) and Austin Bjes share some popcorn during the 2016 Movies on the Green event

held in downtown Frankfort. 22nd Century Media File Photo

at the Yunker Farm Band

Shell, 10824 W. La Porte

Road, Mokena, pending

construction. Enjoy

music by The Stringrays

on Sunday, July 9. Bring

a lawn chairs or a blanket.

In case of inclement

weather, visit the Mokena

Park District’s Facebook

page for information.

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 18,

at Breidert Green Park

in downtown Frankfort,

between Kansas and Oak

streets. A different performer

will be featured

every week. In case of

rain, concert will be held

indoors at the Founders

Community Center, 140

Oak St., Frankfort. For

more information, call

(815) 469-2177.

New Lenox: Summer

Triple Play Concert Series

The 2017 summer Triple

Play concert series

will feature four bands

for the price of three.

Concerts to take place at

9 p.m. on Saturdays in the

New Lenox Commons, 1

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. For $75, attendees

can see Richard Marx

with special guests The

Tubes on June 17, BoDeans

on July 22, Collective

Soul with special guests

Gin Blossoms on Aug.

5 and Barenaked Ladies

with special guests Living

Colour on Sept. 2.

For more information,

call (815) 462-6400.

New Lenox: Community

Band Concerts: Live on

the Lawn

The Martini Lunch

Band will perform June

11, followed by performances

by the New

Lenox Community Band

on July 9 and Aug. 27

at the Performing Arts

Pavilion in the Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway in New Lenox.

The concerts are free.

For more information,

visit www.newlenox.net/


New Lenox: Bands &


This event will feature

live music from a series

of bands and craft beer

tastings Saturday, Aug.

19 in the New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

More details are to come.

For more information,

call (815) 462-6400.

19. Frankfort: Cruisin’


Come see rows of classic

cars line Kansas and

Oak streets in downtown

Frankfort from 5-8 p.m.

every Thursday night

until Sept. 14. Enjoy the

local shops downtown

Frankfort has to offer

while checking out the

cars along the way. For

more information, visit



20. Dog Days of

Summer Party

Join The New Lenox

Public Library from noon

to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

5 for carnival games, a

DJ dance party, free hot

dogs, and lots of endof-summer

fun. Cache

Creek Animal Rescue

will be bringing out dogs

and cats available for

adoption, as well. This

party is a thank you from

the library to the community

for your support during

the summer reading


21. Amateur Rib Cook


Taste a variety of ribs

cooked by amateur contestants

during this event

from noon-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 5 at the

parking lot at Kansas and

Oak streets in downtown

Frankfort. Registration is

required for contestants.

For more information,

call (815) 469-2177.

22. Frankfort Night

Out Against Crime

Join the Frankfort Police

Department for an

evening of family-friendly

activities on Tuesday,

Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at

Kansas and Oak streets.

For more information,

call (815) 469-9435.

23. National Night


Tinley Park Police

Department will greet

residents and present a

fun night out at Zabrocki

Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 1

from 6-9 p.m.

24. Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out gives

locals a chance to shop

from more than 50 unique

vendors and enjoy entertainment

beginning at 4

p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 in

the New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

More details are to come.

For more information,

call (815) 462-6400.

25. World War II Days

Dellwood Park transforms

into World War

II battlefields Saturday,

Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept.

10 during this annual

event. The park is open

from 9:30 a.m.-10:30

p.m. Sept. 9 and from

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept.

10 with battle recreations

and various demonstrations

throughout the day.

For more information,

visit www.lockportpark.


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It’s time to Discover Frankfort

Looking for something

to do this summer? Why

no, Discover Frankfort?

Beginning in April, Frankfort’s

annual spring/summer

event season kicks

into full speed 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.

All are encouraged to

download Frankfort’s mobile

app, which is made

available through the Apple

store for IOS products

or Google Play for Android

products. Through

this app, people can access

the calendar of events and

add them to a calendar.

Another option is to sign

up to receive free event

updates. This service can

be done by visiting www.


and under the calendar on

the home page, click “Receive

Email Updates.” A

calendar of events will be

distributed to users on the

first day of every month.

It’s that easy, and users

won’t miss any of the funfilled

events in Frankfort!

For those who have never

attended a Frankfort event

before, they can easily

view them on “FCTV On

Demand,” which is also

found on the Village website.

So take some time to

“Discover Frankfort” this


Camp offers prehistoric

and tropical locations

The Curtain Call Theatre Emily Mc-

Cabe Summer Theatre Program offers

two exciting and very different productions

this summer, allowing campers to

either take a trip back in time, or to have a

tropical island experience.

The four-week program is offered to

students currently in grades K-8. The Junior

section (grades K-3) will perform the

musical Dinostars, a fun romp through

prehistoric times featuring Raptors who

rap, stand-up comedians, and even Tyrannosaurus

Tex and his gang of line-dancing


The senior section (grades 4-8) will

perform the musical Once on This Island.

It’s catchy Caribbean-flavored score is a

highly original theatrical adaptation of

Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy

for children

tale, “The Little Mermaid.”

The Emily McCabe camp enters its

15th season this summer. Each summer

the camp involves and educates about 170

children to the wonderful world of musical

theatre. Camp producer and Emily’s

mother, Meg McCabe, illustrates the joy

and enthusiasm the camp brings even after

all these years.

“Our program is a great opportunity for

children in grade K-8 to experience being

part of a musical production,” Meg

said. “We take them from auditions to

their final bow and they have a great time

throughout the entire process. Our camp

is all-inclusive and everyone in the program

has a role in the show. It is terrific

for their self-confidence and really trans-

Submitted by the Village of

Frankfort, 432 W. Nebraska

St. in Frankfort. For more

information, visit

www.villageoffrankfort.com. Please see prehistoric, 23


Emily McCabe Musical Theatre Program


Each camp has two sessions: Morning (9:00-12:30) Afternoon (1:00-4:30)




Four week camp begins June 12th and meets M-TH

Camp is held at St. Mary School, Mokena

FREE PERFORMANCE: July 6, 2017 at

Lincoln-Way Central High School

Camp cost $295

Morning session is full

Five week camp begins June 12th meets M-TH (M-F first week)

Camp is held at St. Mary School, Mokena

PERFORMANCES: July 14-16, 2017 at

Lincoln-Way Central High School

Camp Cost $395

Additional information and camp registration forms can be found on our website www.ccctheatre.com

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Craft beer, live entertainment all

featured at Manhattan on Tap

All are cordially invited to attend

the second annual Manhattan on Tap

Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June

17. For this event, many craft beers

from some of the finest local breweries

will be available to sample. The Tasting

Package ticket is just $20 and includes

entry to the festival, a souvenir tasting

glass and 10 tasting tickets. Tasting Package

tickets can be purchased at the gate

the day of the event or they can be purchased

in advance at these fine locations:

The Village of Manhattan, 260 Market

Place in Manhattan; Berkot’s Super

Foods in Manhattan on 100 Market Place

and Berkot’s Super Foods in New Lenox

on 2141 Calistoga Dr.

Since craft beers aren’t for everyone, a

reduced general admission ticket is also

available that will provide access to domestic

mainstream beers. The general

admission ticket can be purchased at the

gate the day of the event for just $5.

The festival will also offer its patrons

food from local restaurants such as Roadhouse

52, the Manhattan Firehouse Grill,

Parmesan’s Wood Stone Pizza, and Candy

and Corn. This year is sure to guarantee

top notch entertainment. Bruce Stone

and Friends will kick off the fest at 6 p.m.

with an eclectic mix of classic rock and

original compositions with an acoustic

spin covering artists from Johnny Cash

to Pink Floyd and little of everything in

between. They are sure to be a crowd favorite!

At 7:30 p.m. the band ANTHEM provides

a musical experience that goes

above and beyond the typical classic rock

band, covering all-time favorites like

Styx, REO, Journey, Boston, Whitesnake,

Led Zeppelin, Kansas, Queen, Boston,

Aerosmith, Van Halen, Foreigner, Alice

in Chains, Eagles, Neon Trees, Neil Diamond,

Sublime, John Mellencamp and


The best part of this festival is that the

profits from Manhattan on Tap are given

back to the non-profit community groups

that helped organize the event. Those

groups are:

Village of Manhattan, Illinois Celtics

Baseball, Manhattan Lion’s Club, Manhattan

Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan

Fire Protection District Union, Manhattan

Historical Society, Manhattan Patriots

Football/Cheer, Manhattan Township

Food Pantry, Manhattan Woman’s Club

and Operation Care Package. For more

information on Manhattan on Tap, visit

our website: www.manhattanontap.com.

Submitted by Village of Manhattan, 260 Market

Place in Manhattan. For more information,

call (815) 418-2100 or visit



From Page 21

forms ever the shyest kids into children

who are comfortable on stage in front of

a large crowd. This experience is invaluable.”

The programs begin June 12 and meets

Monday-Thursday at St. Mary School in

Mokena, offering both morning and afternoon

sessions. The junior camp runs four

weeks, culminating with a performance at

Lincoln-way Central High School on July

6. The junior program runs five weeks

and will hold a weekend of performances

at Lincoln-way Central July 14-16. The

camp is still accepting registrations and

forms and more details can be found at


“I hope the community will embrace

these two shows both by involving their

children in the camp as well as by coming

to see the shows!” Meg adds. “Our production

team is hard at work planning a

wonderful camp and a terrific show. It is

going to be a great summer!”

Submitted by Curtain Call Theatre, 11112

Front St. in Mokena. For more information,

call (708) 607-2281 or visit




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Ashburn Baptist Church to

offer camps to children, teens

During the 11 a.m. worship service at Ashburn

Baptist Church, Wolf Road and 153rd

Street, Orland Park, there is a special service

for children, grades 1-5 During the 6 p.m.,

there is a storytime for preschool youngsters, 4

and 5 year olds, during the sermon time.

During the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services,

there is childcare with separate rooms for

infants, toddler and those between the ages of

2-5 year olds. A special room adjoining the infant

facilities is available for nursing mothers.

Vacation Bible School for children age 4

years old through high school age will be June

19-23 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ashburn Baptist

has conducted 333 weeks of Vacation Bible

School. Experienced leaders and staff give the

kids an exciting week and a memorable experience.

Awana clubs for children meet each Wednesday

at 8 p.m. during the school year providing

social, recreational and spiritual training for

kids ages 5 through the fifth-grade.

Teens under the direction of full-time, experienced

leadership, meet each Wednesday at 7

p.m. and Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. along

with other scheduled events.

Summer camps for teens take place June 12-

17 and camps for children grades 3-5 start July


Submitted by Ashburn Baptist Church, 15401 Wolf

Road in Orland Park. For more information, call

(708) 403-1363 or visit www.ashburnbaptist.com.


From Page 14

ing, writing, listening, and speaking,

with the most modern software

and applications available. For

example, Passport is readily available

with features like Avenue and

Flipgrid, where students can video

record themselves in the target

language. They also have access

to iCulture, where they can learn

about current events happening in

language specific countries in the

target language. The students of

the world language department are

benefiting greatly from these labs.

“The mobile language lab has

provided the opportunity to incorporate

meaningful technology into

my lessons. When using the tablets,

my classroom is more studentcentered,

allowing students to work

at their own pace and allowing me

to give individual attention when

needed,” Spanish teacher Jackie

Poulos said.

“With an exceptionally fast Wi-

Fi connection, the Mobile Language

Lab provides my students

with the versatility of convenient

tablets and the content delivery of

a traditional language lab anywhere

in the school,” Spanish teacher

Mike Burke said. “I can design relevant

and engaging language learning

activities featuring real-time information

and data for my Spanish

students regardless of course level

and student ability. The mobile

language lab puts myriad learning

opportunities at the tips of my

students’ fingers and as a result,

the improvement of their language

skills has been amazing.”

“The labs are awesome!” student

Claire Barrett, of Tinley Park, exclaimed.

“We use them all the time

and it allows us to hear and speak

the language at our own individualized

pace. You can go back and

forth for clarification, which has

really made a big difference in my

ability to learn the language.”

Submitted by Providence Catholic High

School, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway,

New Lenox. For more information, call

(815) 485-2136 or visit www.provi





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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 more than 200 arcade,

redemption and merchandiser

games, along with laser tag,

a four-story children’s soft playland,

an eight-station Gamer’s

Lounge (Xbox One and PS4),

a roller coaster, a ferris wheel,

bumper cars and a full-service

café with one of the best pizzas in


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 is having a variety

of fun entertainers on location

this summer to make sure

of it. 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


Full steam ahead at St. Mary

Catholic School in Mokena

St. Mary Catholic School

in Mokena provides a nurturing

environment where faith,

education, and moral values

are promoted and reinforced.

In order to further this mission,

the school will be undergoing

a renovation this summer

to create a new three-year- old

preschool classroom and contemporary

STEAM (science,

technology, engineering, art,

mathematics) classroom.

STEAM is a unique approach

to enhance student learning and

understanding of how all things

relate to each other, in school

and in life. It emphasizes the integration

of the arts and offers

more creativity to students in

the learning process. STEAM

allows educators to become

more of a facilitator, while students

are given greater choice

and learning becomes about the

process instead of the product.

“We are blessed to be able

to build this new classroom

that will allow for the integration

of the arts with science,

technology, engineering, and

mathematics,” states Beth Cunningham,

Principal, St. Mary

Catholic School. “We believe

that by integrating our fine arts

program into our existing science,

technology, engineering

and mathematics (STEM) curriculum,

we will create an even

stronger learning environment

for our students.”

St. Mary’s teachers always

strive to engage students while

making learning fun! With the

addition of the STEAM room,

St. Mary students will begin using

TAB (Teaching for Artistic

Behavior) art theory, working in

centers where they may choose

to create the art that excites

Please see St. Mary, 34


St. Mary School is offering a Tuition Transfer

Grant up to $1,500 per family ($1,000 in year

one, $500 in year two) for students entering grades

1-7 who transfer from any private*, public, charter or

home school.

*Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet are not eligible.

Find Us on Facebook @ facebook.com/stmaryschoolofmokena


11409 195 th St., Mokena

Call 708-326-9330

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Phil & Amy host St.

Christopher travel tours

Phil & Amy are most

known for their musical

recordings and Chicagoland

performances. But,

did you know that they

have been hosting travel

tours for almost 25 years?

Yes, Phil & Amy host deluxe

motorcoach travel

trips to destinations both

near and far. With each trip

their “family” of followers

continues to grow. They

have adopted the name of

St. Christopher Travelers

invoking the blessing of

the patron saint of travelers.

Their motto is, “Like

Family, we visit authentic

America.” Instead of piling

into your family vehicle,

you board a motorcoach

for the one, two-day

excursion to a fabulous

destination. For example,

just last summer, the “family”

of travelers journeyed

to Cape Cod.

One might think that

spending all that time on a

bus, even a comfortable deluxe


motorcoach would be a

problem. On the contrary,

frequent stops are made

for the comfort of all. But,

more than that, the motorcoach

ride is itself part of

the enjoyment of the overall

experience. “Family”

members start each day

with a prayer, sing together,

snack together, watch

movies/videos together

and have quiet time. The

camaraderie aboard the

coach on a Phil & Amy trip

is unbeatable and is a large

part of why these trips are

so popular. All on board

may start out as strangers,

but they end up as “family”

and friends.

Phil & Amy’s upcoming

musical performances include

a Christmas Shows

at White Fence Farm on

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017;

Matinee and Starved Rock

Lodge on Wednesday,

Dec. 6, 2017. Matinee

with optional Motorcoach

transportation available.

Looking ahead to 2018,

Starved Rock Lodge will

be featuring Phil & Amy

and their daughter Lucie

for a three-day August

booking in their musical

tribute show series. More

Broadway hits are in store!

So, whether you are interested

in musical memories

or travel memories,

join the “family” of Phil &

Amy followers for entertainment

and pure enjoyment.

For further information

and to be added to their

mailing list contact us!

Submitted by Phil’s Colony

Productions, 5348 Forest

Trail in Oak Forest. For

more information, call (708)

687-3302 or visit


Slide into summer, try out a new water

slide at White Water Canyon!

Entertaining families in

the South Suburbs of Chicago

for over 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. White

Water Canyon is open for

the 2017 Season from Saturday,

June 3rd through

Monday, September 4.

Daily admission rates are

very affordable – only $8

per person for Park District

residents or $14 for nonresidents.

Parking is free.

White Water Canyon is

open from 12-8 p.m. daily.

Extended summer hours

for the month of July are

from 12-8:30 p.m. The final

three weeks of the season

have reduced weekday

hours from 4-7 p.m.

Monday thru Friday, and

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

and Sunday 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 non-residents. 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 five-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 onemeter

diving board, and a

three-meter drop slide. A

continuously-flowing lazy

river wraps around two exhilarating

water slides, and

one- and two-person 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 is also a

Please see slide, 27

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New Lenox-based business works

to make clothes dryers safer

Most people know they

need to clean out their dryer

lint tray between each cycle,

but what lurks behind

the wall is just as important

for safety and avoiding fire

traps, as well as fully efficient

dryer performance.

Joe Enzenberger, owner of

Dryer Vent Wizard, opened

his New Lenox-based business

in 2009.

Lint is the villain — lint

that has been allowed to

build up and linger too long

in the dryer exhaust vent.

It is estimated by the U.S.

Consumer Product Safety

Commission and the U.S.

Fire Administration that

15,500 fires associated with

clothes dryers occur annually.

These fires account for

an average of 20 deaths, 370

injuries and more than $88

million in property damage.

“Failure to clean the dryer

vent” was the leading factor

cited in U.S. Fire Administration


“It is something very few

people know about or think

about,” said Enzenberger,

whose company specializes

in dryer vent cleaning, repair,

alteration and installation.

“It is the leading cause

of dryer fires.”

Lint accumulation can

also cause dryers to stop

working or to work inefficiently.

A dryer vent

clogged with lint can add

as much as $18 to $24 per

month to energy costs.

“Improper venting causes

problems, as well,” he said.

“The dryer exhaust duct and

connections should be made

of rigid metal or semi-rigid

metal and secured with metal

heat-resistant tape rather

than duct tape. I often find

plastic or foil accordiontype

material, which can

easily trap lint and is more

susceptible to kinks and


Warning signs include:

• Clothes are taking more

than one cycle to dry, especially

jeans and towels

• No lint visible on lint


• Dryer repeatedly stops

during a cycle

• Clothes have moldy

smell after dry cycle

• Clothes are very hot after

a dry cycle

• The top of your dryer

hot to the touch while running

• There’s excess lint left

on your clothing.

“This has been a consumer

education process, but it’s

hard to get the word out,”

Enzenberger said. “Most

don’t call until they have a

serious problem with their


He suggests people treat

clothes dryers as a household

item in need of regular


Consumers can protect

dryer performance by cleaning

the lint screen between

each use, ensuring the connection

between the dryer

and wall is made of compliant

material and remains

unkinked, and having the

dryer exhaust duct cleaned

regularly. Dryer manufacturers

recommend inspection

and cleaning at least


Now is a great time to

have an inspection and

cleaning of clothes dryers

and dryer vent systems. Doing

it each year as part of

spring cleaning is recommended.

Submitted by Dryer Vent Wizard.

For more information,

visit www.dryerventwizard.

com or call (866) 498-7233.



18810 88th Avenue

Mokena, IL 60448

(708) 390-3177


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large sand area where kids

can build sand castles.

Many people don’t

know, but White Water

Canyon is open from

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on

July 4, and right across the

street is the Tinley Park-

Park District’s annual 4th

of July Celebration. Every

year, nearly 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 after - you

won’t want to miss it!

Looking for an affordable

birthday party for

your child? 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

you with food. Be sure

to check out White Water

Canyon’s website for more

information on birthday

package types and details.

If you’re looking for an

affordable option for your

family on those sizzling

90-degree days, look no further

than White Water Canyon.

An affordable, local

water park with plenty of

fun packed in for kids and

adults alike, White Water

Canyon Water Park is your

destination this summer!

Submitted by the Tinley

Park-Park District, 8125 W.

171st St. in Tinley Park. For

more information, visit www.

tinleyparkdistrict.org or call

(708) 342-4200.

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Supervisor Paul O’Grady & the Board of Trustees

are Excited to Unleash

Orland Township’s Pet Fair & Parade

Township Grounds at 14807 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL, 60462

Benefiting the Orland Township Pet Food Pantry

Inflatable Bounce Houses

Pet Parade

Pictures & Autographs with

your favorite Princesses,

Superheroes, & Chicagoland

Team Mascots


Pet Contests, Games

& Demonstrations

Kids’ Zone & Games

Train Rides

Exhibitors & Vendors

Pet Adoptions

Ask a Vet Booth


Food Samplings

Fun for everyone!

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Circle Tractor stands

behind its service

For more than 33 years,

people from the southwest

suburbs have been coming

to Circle Tractor for

the highest quality tractors,

lawn equipment and

attentive service. That

has been Circle Tractor’s

hallmark. Circle Tractor

offers the widest selection

of cutting-edge products

from the industry-leading

brands – John Deere, Toro,

Honda and our latest addition,


The dealership has

grown from a small specialty

shop to one of the

largest multi-line outdoor

power equipment dealers

in the area. Circle Tractor

prides itself on customer

service and its ability to

meet customers’ individual

needs. Circle Tractor

knows how important

equipment is to its customers

and understands customers

who want to maintain

their trust.

The parts department

is staffed by experienced

professionals, who want to

make sure customers get the

right part when they need

it and at a fair price. Circle

Tractor carries more than

10,000 OEM parts in stock,

and parts can be shipped.

The service department

is staffed by factory-trained

and certified professional

mechanics, who all keep

customers their priority.

Circle Tractor prides itself

on thorough inspections and

proper diagnoses of machines

in a timely manner.

Submitted by Circle Tractor,

12608 W. 159th St., Homer

Glen. For more information,

call (708) 301-0222 or visit


Terry’s RV Center is where the adventures begin

The road to adventure

begins at Terry’s RV Center

in Frankfort! Since

1971, Terry’s RV Center

has been serving the Chicagoland

RV community

with the best values, service

and selection of new

and used motorhomes

and recreational vehicles,

along with quality parts

and accessories.

Customers’ complete

satisfaction is always

Terry’s No. 1 priority.

That’s why Terry’s recently

received a Southwest

Choice Award for the

“Best RV Center” in the


As Chicagoland’s premier

motorhome and RV

store, Terry’s offer a huge

selection of new and used

Class A and Diesel motorhomes,

Class C motorhomes,

travel trailers,

fifth wheels, pop-up trailers

and cargo haulers.

Terry’s stock units from

Coachmen, Keystone,

Forest River and Thor

Palazzo Diesel Motor

Homes and offer a wide

assortment of models,

including Passport, Freelander

and Mirada. In

addition, Terry’s is an authorized

dealer of White

Water Retro Trailers. We

also have an extensive

lineup of pre-owned RVs


Planning a vacation?

Terry’s has a huge selection

of RV rentals, all

quality inspected to meet

exceptional standards.

Looking to trade-in your

current vehicle? Terry’s

offers top dollar on all

trade-ins. What really

makes Terry’s RV Center

different is our experience.

With over 45 years

in the business – not

to mention having sold

thousands of units since

opening its doors in 1971

– Terry’s is committed to

providing customers with

the best service and value.

All of this is done to make

customers know that Terry’s

the logical choice to

buy their next motorhome

or RV.

Terry’s fully staffed service

department features

trained and certified technicians

to perform all necessary

repairs, and its staff

members guarantee our

work with a variety of service

warranties. The parts

and accessory department

has or will acquire any repair

part or accessory customers’


Terry’s works on nearly

all makes and models of

RVs, not just those we

sell. Terry’s specializes

in collision damage repair,

including sidewall

replacements, cab-over

and roof rebuilds and

replacements, and aluminum

siding and windshield

replacements. And

at Terry’s RV Center, all

estimates are free!

If customers were in

an accident on the road,

or just happened to bump

into one of those pesky

cement blocks at the gas

station, trust Terry’s to

make the unit like new

again. The bottom line

is: Terry’s know RVs. So

if customers need work

performed, bring it to the

pros at Terry’s RV Center.

Submitted by Terry’s RV Center,

I-80 and LaGrange Road

in Frankfort. For more information,

visit www.terrysrv.

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JUNE 22 - 25

151st and Creme Rd

Homer Glen




7 Days a week!

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See website for

hours and daily

admission fees:


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8221 W. 171st St.

Tinley Park, IL

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8221 W. 171st Street,

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The Blue Heron has

something for everybody

The Blue Heron Inn — located on

the east shore of Pine Lake in LaPorte,

Indiana — is dedicated to the tradition

of giving vacation-goers a pleasurable

and relaxing experience.

The inn features several accommodation

options from a basic no-frills

guest room to a two-bedroom 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


The Blue Heron Inn is open yearround.

This charming turn of 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.

Gateway’s summer program helps

students brush up on skills

This summer, enroll in

Gateway’s summer program

for a great way to avoid learning

loss and improve skills

in math, reading and more!

Utilize the summer to catch

up and get ahead with oneon-one

help for maximum

improvement. Our summer

program helps students gain

confidence, become faster

and more proficient and

begin the next school year

with a head start. Gateway

Learning Center is located at

17710 Oak Park Ave., Tinley

Park, in the “Tinley Center”

Plaza in Downtown Tinley.

In today’s hectic life,

studying for a test, writing a

research paper, or sometimes

just a lot of homework can

overwhelm even the most

patient parent. Gateway begins

with a diagnostic assessment

followed by a goal

setting session that maps out

the most rapid method of academic

improvement. Gateway’s

instructors encourage,

motivate and inspire children

to develop a vision for their

future. A child’s success is

Gateway’s highest priority.

Gateway has been providing

educational programs

for more than 25 years to

students of all ages and in

all subjects with a personable

and qualified staff. We

offer a variety of programs,

including private schooling,

after-school tutoring, homeschooling,

summer school

and more. Gateway was approved

by the Illinois State

Board of Education in 2004.

Gateway guarantees improvement

and our students

have a 100 percent success

rate! Students’ confidence

soars as their academics improve.

Gateway’s family-run

facility provides a caring atmosphere

and is a great option

when corporate tutoring

centers are too expensive or

public schools are not personalized

enough. Gateway

is a place for students to

succeed in their learning adventure

while being in a fun,

comfortable environment.

Our Summer Program

includes a pre-diagnostic

assessment, personalized

learning plan, and all books

and materials. A program is

four hours per week, which

equates to two hours twice

a week. Take advantage of

Gateway’s summer-only

price of $75 per week!

Submitted by Gateway

Learning Center, 17710 Oak

Park Ave. in Tinley Park. For

more information, call (708)


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St. Mary

From Page 25

them. The new environment will provide

the resources and opportunities to develop

knowledge and meaning in the process of

making art. As a result, students will be

learning self-motivation, building ideas, collaboration,

and higher order approaches to


“Our students will become authentic

artists instead of reproducers in the new

STEAM Room,” art teacher Heidi Drennan


In an effort to make Catholic education

more affordable to families, St. Mary Catholic

School offers a special Tuition Transfer

Grant. The Tuition Transfer Grant provides

up to $1,500 per family ($1,000 in year

one, $500 in year two) for families with

students entering grades 1-7 who transfer

from any private, public, charter or home

school. Students transferring from another

Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet or

surrounding diocese are not eligible. A limited

number of openings are available for

the 2017-2018 school year.

Submitted by St. Mary Catholic School, 11409

195th St. in Mokena. For more information, visit

www.stmaryschoolmokena.org or call (708)


Homer Fest features new attractions, entertainment

The 2017 Homer Community

Festival will take place

June 22-25, 2016. Homer Fest

is proud to welcome back an

expanded carnival from All

Around Amusements, with

new attractions for 2017 to

thrill and excite those of all


Mega Passes, for unlimited

carnival riding for the duration

of the event, go on sale

May 30 for $55. Passes will

be sold at the Homer Glen

Village Hall until June 21.

Contact (708) 301-0632 for

presale info. For the first

time, we will accept major

Credit Cards for the purchase

of Mega Passes! Mega Passes

are available at the festival

starting June 22 for $65.

A big thank you to Meijer,

for their generous continued

support of Magic Skies V-

Sweet Home Chicago, which

will take place on Thursday

evening. Homer Fest’s admired

display of pyrotechnics

choreographed to music will

begin at 9:30 p.m. This year

we invite you to come out to

the viewing area at the Homer

Township Sports Complex

starting at 6 p.m. to enjoy

free family friendly entertainment

featuring a concert

performance by the House of

Music, and at 7 p.m. a Magic

Show from Mr. D’s Magic and

Illusions courtesy of Vipor

Transport! Those attending

the event for the Fireworks

show only are encouraged to

take advantage of offsite parking

and shuttle buses to avoid

congestion leaving the site.

Courtesy of our Entertainment

Stage Sponsor Loyola

University Medicin, headlining

the Entertainment Stage

at the fest Thursday night is

local favorite Maggie Speaks.

On Friday night, performing

for the first time at ever on

the Homer Fest Stage will be

Rockstar Rodeo! A big thank

you to our Entertainment Tent

Sponsor Kenwood Liquors!

On Saturday at 11 a.m., join

your neighbors for another

fabulous Independence Day

Parade, which will kick off

on 151st and Parker Road.

With too many new additions

to mention, it should not be

missed. Saturday night on the

Entertainment Stage will be

Homer Fest’s recurring rockers,

the ever entertaining - Infinity.

A detailed stage schedule

listing all 10 bands for

the entire event is available at


Entertainment Tent Admission

is free. Patrons 21 and

older will once again be able

to enjoy Rubi Agave’s famous

margaritas, Budweiser and

Bud Light products, Goose

Island 312, Stella Artois and

more. Support your local notfor-profit

groups with your

charitable Tip-Donations.

Many thanks to our generous

sponsors: Rubi Agave,

Homewood Sanitation, Chesdan’s

Pizzeria, Dan Kenney

Homes, Homer Township Professional

Firefighters, GT Mechanical,

First Community Financial

Bank, Total Flooring,

HR Green, Bump & Grind

Auto Body, Nicor Gas, AT&T,

Animal Care Clinic and Will

Cook Ace Hardware, to name

a few. For more information

on Homer Fest, visit www.


Submitted by Village of Homer

Glen, 14240 W. 151st St. in

Homer Glen. For more information,

call (708) 301-0632 or











17710 Oak Park Ave.

Tinley Park

(Located in the Tinley Center Plaza)


Tutoring Programs

Reading • Math • Writing • Science • Spanish • And More!


• Pre-diagnostic assessment

• Personalized learning plan

• Books and materials

Program is 4 hours/week

2 hours, twice a week

Call to register now for the special

summer price of only $75/week!

Avoid summer learning loss and keep skills

sharp with Gateway! Utilize the summer to

catch up and get ahead. We provide

one-on-one help for maximum improvement!

Phone: 708-756-5000 • gatewaycenterforeducation.com

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Mary Sears

Summer Camp


Monday, June 5 th

Camps run 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday

Summer Camps are for 1, 2, 3 or full 10 weeks.

We offer extended care from 6am-6pm.

– 5 Acres of Playground

– Spacious Air Conditioned Rooms

– Two Pools for Daily Swimming

• Water Tag, Volleyball & Basketball

– Age Appropriate Programs

• 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 years old


Orland Park 708.460.4414 | Joliet 815.725.7633 | Manteno 815.468.1144

Mary Sears

Children's Academy

since 1964

- Full Child Care

- Infant/Toddler Care

- 2yr/3yr Preschool

- 4yr Pre-K Program

- Advanced math & reading readiness

- Visual & auditory stimulation

- Nutritious & delicious meals

- Nurse on staff

- Wholesome environment to stimulate

a child’s natural curiosity of learning

- Creative learning

- Before & after school tutoring

– Acres of playground - a child’s paradise where

your child can run, laugh, and have fun

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Registration Fees


Restrictions apply.

One coupon per family.

Expires 6/16/17


Orland Park 708.460.4414 | Joliet 815.725.7633 | Manteno 815.468.1144

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