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2 | July 5, 2018 | The orland park prairie Calendar opprairie.com In this week’s Prairie Announcements.............. 6 Police Reports................. 8 School News.................. 9 Pet of the Week.............10 Puzzles..........................22 Classifieds................ 24-33 Sports...................... 34-40 The Orland Park Prairie ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Bill Jones, x20 bill@opprairie.com Sports Editor Jeff Vorva, x11 j.vorva@tinleyjunction.com Sales director Dana Anderson, x17 dana@opprairie.com real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 t.weber@22ndcenturymedia.com business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 k.tschopp@22ndcenturymedia.com Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 j.coughlin@22ndcenturymedia.com Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 bill@opprairie.com president Andrew Nicks a.nicks@22ndcenturymedia.com EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 n.burgan@22ndcenturymedia.com 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.OPPrairie.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries circulation@22ndcenturymedia.com The Orland Park Prairie (USPS #025604) 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 Orland Park Prairie, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3, Orland Park, IL 60467 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com FRIDAY DIY Canvas Bag 5 p.m. July 6, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Patrons can decorate a canvas bag. Register. Uno, Dos, Crafts & More! 6:30 p.m. July 6, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Ages 3 and up with an adult parent or caregiver can take in one story and a few activities to learn the Spanish word of the week. Hands-on program designed to explore a new language through crafts, songs, games and more. “Surf’s Up” Beach Night & Art Studio 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 6. The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students can step into the photo booth and snap a picture while sporting their favorite Hawaiian shirt, shorts and sandals. They will also be able to paint their own Frisbee and cool down with some frozen yogurt provided by TruGurt while listening to One Shot Finch. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org. SATURDAY Bright Starts Family Storytime 10 a.m. July 7, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children of all ages and their families can come together for stories, songs and fun. SUNDAY Summer Concert Series: The Stingers 2 p.m. July 8, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. A blend of classic and roots rock, 1960s and 1970-style pop, gritty soul, and R&B with just the right taste of some rockin’ blues. MONDAY Community Helper Storytime 10 a.m. July 9, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Storytime about helpers in the neighborhood. Each week will feature a special guest from the community. Introduction to 3D Printing 11:30 a.m. July 9, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Patrons can learn how 3D printing works and what parts make up a 3D printer, as well as about software and websites that can help create or find 3D objects to print. Roll Call in the Park 2:50-3 p.m. July 9, Eagle Ridge Park, 10755 Eagle Ridge Drive. The OPPD afternoon shift will hold its daily roll call in the park. Residents are invited to attend the roll call to learn how Orland Park’s law enforcement officers begin their shifts. Cook Out with the Cops 4-8 p.m. July 9, Eagle Ridge Park, 10755 Eagle Ridge Drive. Everyone is invited to the police department’s free Cook Out with the Cops. Road to a Dog 6 p.m. July 9, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Grades K-8 can sign up to take a turn reading to a dog. Register in person at the Youth Services desk or online. Limit is not known because of dog availability. TUESDAY Once Upon a Time Storytime 10 a.m. July 10, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children can drop in for stories, music and finger-plays to build pre-reading skills. Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 11:30 a.m. July 10, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. New program. Patrons can design and create art using the vector-based drawing program. In this beginner-level class, patrons will learn how to transform basic objects, work with layers and artboards, integrate typography, and export artwork. Register. Limit: 4. This Day in History 3 p.m. July 10, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Grades 3-5 can learn about things that happened on this day in history. There will be activities associated with the historical events. Register. Limit: 20. OPPL Con Face Painters Orientation 4 p.m. July 10, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. One-hour event for teen volunteers to learn the designs they will be painting on the faces of children and practice with the paints at OPPL Con. Register. WEDNESDAY Building Blocks for Babies 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. July 11, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Ages birth-23 months with parent or caregiver can spend time interacting during this storytime especially designed for youngsters. Ballet Bar Fitness 2-3 p.m. July 11. The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will learn from the friendly fitness gurus at Pure Barre how to do a total body workout that uses the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements. Students should wear appropriate workout clothes, socks and gym shoes. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org. Magic Tree House Adventures: Pirates 3 p.m. July 11, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children grades K-5 can travel the high seas and try their hands as sailors aboard the pirate ship Opal. Register. Limit: 20. Handyman: Electrical House Wiring 4-5:30 p.m. July 11. The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will work with a team to manipulate electrical pattern challenges on a practice board, and learn the essentials of voltage and resistance and understand circuits. This is a free event for teens in gradse 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebri dgeteencenter.org. LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at OPPrairie.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to bill@opprairie.com *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. Board Game Night 6 p.m. July 11, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. For adults. A casual-atmosphere program for rediscovering the fun of old-fashioned gaming. Participants can bring their own or try the library’s games. UPCOMING eBooks, eMagazines, eReaders, Oh My! 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Patrons can drop by the Adults Services desk with devices and account log-in information for assistance. Once Upon a Time Storytime 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children can drop in for stories, music and finger-plays to build pre-reading skills. Microsoft Word Part 1 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Patrons can create and save documents. Prerequisite: mouse skills. Giant Board Game Project 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. The teen service club holds a hangout and builds a giant board game. Snacks will be served at each meeting. Register.

opprairie.com News the orland park prairie | July 5, 2018 | 3 Area support for vets in full swing Orland Park country club plays host to Disabled Patriot Fund outing T.J. Kremer III Contributing Editor A salute to those who have served the stars and stripes came a few days early this year to Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. On June 27, the country club was host to the annual Disabled Patriot Fund Golf Outing, featuring special guest, former Major League Baseball player and manager Ozzie Guillen. The Disabled Patriot Fund is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to providing “financial relief for Illinois U.S. military families who have been adversely affected by the War on Terror,” according to its website. Nearly 200 people, including 144 golfers, participated in the outing, with opportunities to bid on rare items in a silent auction and compete for prizes on individual holes throughout the course. Former Major League Baseball player and current Disabled Patriot Fund board member Adam Russell said all the proceeds from the event would go toward providing financial assistance to wounded veterans who have served since 9/11. “It’s localized recipients, so anyone the VA can’t help and they need some other form of financial assistance, they come to us,” Russell said. “They go through a vetting process of what their need is, what the situation is, what the plan [is] after we’re able to help them. And then we help them out.” Russell said he was encouraged to join the organization because of its strong financial commitment to veterans. “Being a former athlete, some organizations have asked me to champion for their cause, and one thing I had a hard time swallowing was how much money actually made it back to the Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was a special guest June 27 at the Disabled Patriot Fund golf event at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media cause, whether it was administration or salaries,” Russell said. “The one thing that really struck a chord with me at this organization was over 90 cents on the dollar — we have about a 94 cents on the dollar average, where most other organizations are about 40 cents on the dollar. So, I absolutely love that most of the money is going back to these troops and people are knowing exactly where their money is going and who they are helping.” Guillen, who lives in Chicago and said he plans to remain there for the rest of his life, noted he was motivated “If you’re not from this country, then you got to stand up first because you’re in the greatest country in the world. We live here, and I think that’s the least thing that you can do for them.” Ozzie Guillen — Former White Sox manager, on why he had his players in front of the dugout for the national anthem to give back to the city and the country, which has given him “a lot of good things.” “I think [it’s important] to give back to people, especially people who help this country to be where we are,” Guillen said. “We don’t always pay too much attention to [veterans]. It’s kind of nice when people do stuff for them to remember them. I think they remember every day, but I think [more so] on the Fourth of July and special days. But I think they should be remembered more often, especially when you’re not born here.” As a manager, Guillen was adamant about having his players be in the front of the dugout for the national anthem. “If you’re not from this country, then you got to stand up first because you’re in the greatest country in the world,” he said. “We live here, and I think that’s the least thing that you can do for them.” Grassland Volunteers lend a helping hand, share quarterly updates Bob Rakow, Freelance Reporter The Orland Grassland Volunteers stay pretty busy restoring the open prairie at 167th Street and LaGrange Road, but they still have time to help fellow environmentalists in neighboring Indiana. Volunteers in July will travel to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary, a 9-acre site along Lake Michigan, nestled between the Commonwealth Edison power plant and the Hammond Marina. “It’s the only natural area for miles,” said Marnie Baker, who led the Orland Grassland’s quarterly meeting June 26 at the Orland Park Civic Center. “It attracts so many species of birds. It’s mind-boggling. This will be our first time there.” Approximately 20 volunteers covered a variety of topics at the quarterly meeting, including viewing PowerPoint presentations on the birds, butterflies, frogs and native species spotted in the Orland Grasslands over the “We’re a very busy, busy group, and that’s important in restoration.” Marnie Baker — Orland Grassland Volunteers, on the group’s activities past few months. “We’re a very busy, busy group, and that’s important in restoration,” Baker said. The group held eight bird walks during April and May, as well as the Wes Serafin Bird and Wildflower Walks. Serafin, a member of the Illinois Ornithological Society and an Orland Grassland Volunteer, died in 2017. Volunteers also spent part of the meeting talking about ongoing efforts to control invasive species in the Orland Grasslands, such as callery pear and bird’s-foot trefoil. Meanwhile, several native plants are thriving in the Orland Grasslands. “Common milkweed, it’s everywhere,” Baker said. Other native flowers spotted in the prairie include blue flag iris, common elderberry, butterfly milkweed and foxglove beardtongue, she said. In the meantime, a variety of frogs — including the western chorus frog, green frog, northern leopard frog and American bullfrog — can be found in the grasslands, she said. “We did have a number of bullfrogs this year,” Baker said. “It’s nice to know we have the frogs back, we have the snakes back.” Members of the Shrub Club and the Old Plank Road Prairie League also discussed their restoration activities at the meeting.