16 | May 18, 2017 | 22nd century media SummerFunGuide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Orland Park’s Silver Lake Country Club has something for every golfer of any skill 14700 S. 82nd Ave • Orland Park, IL 60462 Silverlakecc.com • Kids golf free after 6pm with paying adult • Grass driving range, monthly passes available • Leagues for all ages GOLF ALL SUMMER LONG FOR UNDER $20 ROLLING HILLS: CHICAGO’S #1 SPORTY 9 STARTING AT $14 TWILIGHT NORTH/SOUTH (BEGINS AT 2:44P) STARTING AT $19 SUPER TWILIGHT GOLF (BEGINS AT 5:00P) STARTING AT $14 DRIVING RANGE - SUNRISE TO SUNSET SMALL $5 MEDIUM $10 LARGE $13 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 balls. 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 summer. 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 Fridays. 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 views. 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.
22ndCenturyMedia.com SummerFunGuide 22nd century media | May 18, 2017 | 17 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. mokenapark.com. 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) 444-5000. Orland Park: Orland Park Observance 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 www.orlandpark.org. Mokena: Memorial Day Remembrance 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 Ceremony 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) 469-2177. 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 VFW Post 725 Memorial Day Ceremony at St. Mary’s Cemetery. 22nd Century Media 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 napark.com. 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 Community traditions 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 Calendar continued | page 18