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2 | April 12, 2018 | The tinley junction calendar In this week’s Junction Village News.................. 4-5 Community.......................11 School News ...................14 Life and Arts.....................19 Faith Briefs.......................20 The Dish...........................27 Sports......................... 43-48 The Tinley Junction ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Cody Mroczka, x13 Sports Editor Jeff Vorva, x11 Sales director Renee Burke, x28 real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Tinley Junction (USPS #158) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3 Orland Park IL 60456. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Tinley Junction, 11516 W. 183rd St. SW #3 Orland Park, IL 60456 Published by THURSDAY Hanover Place Happy Hour 1-2 p.m., April 12, Hanover Place Senior Living, 16851 Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. Join the Hanover Place community for a happy hour and entertainment. For more information please contact 708-633-1700. Multi-chamber Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting 5-8 p.m., April 12, Heartis Village of Orland Park, 7420 W. 159th Street, Orland Park. Join in the Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Tinley Park and Orland Park Area Chambers of Commerce as Heartis Village, a community desinged to celebrate senior living, providing assisted living and memory care units, opens its doors. Refreshments will be served. Please contact the Tinley Park Chamber at (708) 532-5700 for more information. SATURDAY Kidz Theater: The Secret Garden 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. on April 14 & April 15, Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, 16801 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. Starting April 2, $8 general admission tickets for The Secret Garden can be purchased at the Recreation Center, or at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office 30 minutes prior to show (if tickets remain). The Kidz Theater production of The Secret Garden is about the literary classic involving Mary Lennox, known as a difficult child, who is sent to live at her uncle’s gloomy fortress of an estate in England after her parents pass away. To her surprise, Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years and when she brings the garden back to life, she notices the garden has a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it. Brew and Vine Festival 5-10 p.m., April 14, Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr. The Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival is the only indoor beer, wine and food festival of its kind in the Chicago area. Night of Motown II 5 p.m. start, 6 p.m. dinner, April 14, VFW Post 2791, 17147 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. “A Night of Motown II” tickets cost $20 and will not be sold at the door. Enjoy a night of the best Motown hits from the 1960s and 1970s. SUNDAY Peter Oprisko in Concert 2 p.m., April 15, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. The Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library will host Peter Oprisko in concert to sing songs in honor of Dean Martin’s cetennial celebration. Register in person, online or by phone at 708-532-0160 Ext. 3. MONDAY Silent Screen Goddesses 7 p.m., April 16, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. TPPL will host lecturer John Nigro to highlight the careers of silent film actresses Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford, and Gloria Swanson, all of whom used their dramatic talents to become goddesses of the silver screen. TUESDAY Ribbon Cutting Celebration & Business After Hours 5-7 p.m., April 17, Brooke Bauer Boutique Salon and Spa, 7751 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park. Brooke Bauer offers all natural products, high end amenities, and a team that is committed to providing the ultimate guest experience. Light refreshments to be served. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at 708- 532-5700 or WEDNESDAY Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, & Business After Hours 5-7 p.m., April 18, Wood- Spring Suites Chicago Tinley Park, 18636 West Creek Drive. Join in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and stay for networking opportunities as the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of WoodSpring Suites in Tinley Park. Wood- Spring Suites offers kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as pet-friendly rooms. Refreshments will be served. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Tinley Park Chamber at (708) 532-5700 or dianne@tinleychamber. org. THURSDAY Hanover Place Veteran Affairs Overview 11 a.m., April 19, Hanover Place Senior Living, 16851 Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. Join the Hanover Place community for refreshments and learn about Veterans Affairs programs and benefits that may be available. For more information please contact 708-633-1700. Tinley Park Garden Club Meeting 1 p.m., April 19, 16130 Oak Park Avenue, 2nd entrance. Guest speaker Frank DeBris from the Sauk Trail Rose Society. Meeting and field trips open to the public. Please RSVP or contact President Mona Serpe at 708-781-9028 for more information. Free Community Meal 5:30-6:30 p.m., April 19, Faith United Presbyterian Church, 6200 W. 167th Street, Tinley Park. The public is invited to a delicious dinner and some tasty desserts hosted by Faith United Presbyterian Church and St. George Catholic Church. Frankie’s Ristorante Anniversary 6:00 p.m., April 19, 9501 W 171st St, Tinley Park. Frankie’s Ristorante invites the public to celebrate its 10 year anniversary in Tinley Park with a live Motown band, dancing and dinner specials. The restaurant will begin serving dinner at 4:30 p.m. UPCOMING Trinity Lutheran School Open House 9 a.m - 2 p.m., April 20, 6850 W. 159th Street. Trinity Lutheran School invites the public to an open house for three-year-old preschool through eigth grade education. For more information, please call Admissions Director Melissa Basile at 708- 532-3529. Community Theater: Lend Me A Tenor Starting April 9, $12 general admission tickets for the Community Theater production of “Lend Me a Tenor” can be purchased at the Recreation Center, or at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center (16801 S. 80th Ave) box office 30 minutes prior to show (if tickets remain). “Lend Me A Tenor” by Ken Ludwig is set in September 1934 is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company where world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, at the gala season opener. Performances: April 21 & April 28 - 7 pm show; April 22 & April 29 - 3 pm show Spring Cleanup Day 8:30 a.m., April 21, Tinley PArk Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Join the Environmental Enhancement Commission for the 39th annual Tinley Park Spring Cleanup day. All participants will receive a commemorative patch and a complimentary lunch. For more information, please call 708- 444-5000. Avenue Animal Hospital Open House 2-5 p.m., April 28, Avenue Animal Hospital, PC, 16736 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park. The Avenue Hospital is excited to display its newly remodeled space during an open house event featuring opportunities to tour the hospital, meet doctors and staff, experience educations stations and demonstrations, visit with vendors, and have a chance to win prizes. Food and refreshments to be served. ONGOING Will-Cook Barbershop Harmony 7:30 p.m. Alternating Thursdays in Tinley Park and Lockport. Glory to God Church, 18401 66th Ave., Tinley Park. Guests are welcome for an evening of singing and fellowship with the Knights of Harmony Chorus. For more information contact Hank King at 708-614-8999 or mjking1@ Southside (net)Working Women 11:45am on Tuesday at The Station Pub and Eatery 6657 South St. This group is a business networking group for women and meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For information and updates visit or email” To submit an entry for the calendar, send information by noon on Thursdays to Editor Cody Mroczka at cody@ News the tinley junction | April 12, 2018 | 3 MOVING SALE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! STOP BY FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS! Tinley Park resident Aaron Pranger pets Finn, a kitten up for adoption at P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park, during the 2018 Discover Tinley Expo. PHOTOS BY LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA ‘Life Amplified’ in TP Unbelievable deals going on now! 17500 S Harlem, Tinley Park 708-532-6666 Open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm Laurie Fanelli Freelance Reporter Whether you just moved to Tinley Park or have resided in the village for decades, the 2018 Discover Tinley Expo provided a chance to get better acquainted with the many ways residents enjoy a “Life Amplified” in the south suburb. Over 100 booths from local businesses, nonprofits, restaurants and organizations lined the Tinley Park Convention Center during the April 7 event, which also featured entertainment, food samples and giveaways. Discover Tinley has become a tradition for many attendees who enjoy experiencing the best the village has to offer under one roof. Tinley Park resident Donna Cascio makes it a point to stop by the expo every year. “It’s something I like to do to see what’s going on in the area and if there’s anything Yvette Kaliszewski (left) and Dorian Mitre, of Joyful Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, host a fish game for children. new,” she said. “You never know, maybe this year I may need some of the services I didn’t need last year.” Cascio’s sister Mary Izral, from Peoton, also enjoys checking in with what’s going on in Tinley Park. “I come up here to visit my sister and the expo is something fun to do,” she said. 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