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Unit SW, Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 and additional mailing offices. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Mokena Messenger 11516 W. 183rd Pl. Unit SW, Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Free movie in the park 8:15 p.m. June 13, Yunker Park, 10824 W. LaPorte Road in Mokena. Mokena Community Park District will show “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone.” Visit mokenapark.com for an optional event, Father’s Day at Hogwarts, for children and dads before the movie. Preregistration required. Movie rain date June 18. Gina Marie Glam Camp June 12-13 and June 19- 20, Ginamarie Skincenter 9850 W. 190th St. Unit B1 in Mokena. Two day camp dedicated to inspiring adolescent minds on what it means to be strong, beautiful and confident young women. For children in fifth-eighth grades. Includes mini skincare Kit, Glam Camp T-shirt and information to last a lifetime. For more information, call (800) 452-2116, or visit ginamarieproducts. com/glam-camp. Ladies Night Out - Summer Social 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Orland Park Crossing, 14225 95th Ave., Orland Park. Free event featuring music, a fashion show, and a variety of vendors with health tips and screenings, fashion and beauty, food, home decor, shopping, and more. Free tote bags to the first 200 people. Fashion show by Jenny Applegate of The Leading Image. Make-and-take project with DIY Sign Party (additional cost). For more information and registration, visit 22ndcenturymedia. com/events. FRIDAY Food truck Friday 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, Hickory Creek Preserve, LaPorte Road Access. Food trucks are back for a third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information, activities and items for checkout — binoculars, field guides and bags — to get you out exploring the preserve and exercising. For more information, visit reconnectwithnature.org Lincoln-Way Rock Orchestra Concert 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. More than 80 young string musicians from the surrounding communities will perform hits from the ‘70s to now, orchestra style. Songs from BonJovi, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Guns n’ Roses, Coldplay, Cake, Metallica, Goo Goo Dolls, The Police, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Eurhythmics and more. For more information, or to hear some songs from previous concerts, visit their Facebook page at Lincoln-Way Rock Orchestra. SATURDAY Annual Flea Market and Antique Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15, Marley Community Church, 12625 W 187th St. in Mokena. Rain or shine. Vendors welcome. $50 per space. Enjoy this mostly outdoor event under the shade trees in our park. Food booth available, homemade pies, traditional BBQ sandwiches and much more. Indoor Church White Elephant Booth. Register at marley church.org under “events” or call (815)485-8587 for info. Teddy Bear Picnic Noon-1 p.m., Saturday, June 15, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St. in Mokena. The Mokena Community Public Library District is bringing back one of its favorite children’s programs. The Teddy Bear Picnic is a fun day for all: mom, dad, grandparents and friends. Get your team together, pack a lunch and don’t forget a blanket to sit on and your favorite teddy. All children participants will receive a special commemorative teddy bear. It will be an afternoon filled with reading, music and great memories. To register, call (708) 479-9663 or register on our events calendar at mokenalibrary. org. TUESDAY T-Rexplorers – Dinosaur Discovery Program 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St. in Mokena. Join us for a Summer Read program that you will not forget. The whole family will enjoy this interactive T-Rexplorers Dinosaur Discovery Program. Get a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a paleontological dig by exploring museumquality fossil specimens from species like Tricerotops and T-Rex. Families will also have a chance to investigate the fossils for up to 30 minutes after the program. To register, stop into the library and join the Mokena Community Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. UPCOMING Mokena Park’s Music in the Park 7 p.m., June 20, Yunker Farm Bandshell, 10824 W. LaPorte Road in Mokena. Join Mokena Community Park District for an outdoor concert featuring The Walk-Ins. For more information, visit mokenapark. com. I pledge for Ice Cream 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 27, The Creamery, 19100 Wolf Road in Mokena. Children 12 years and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance by memory can receive a free kid cone. ONGOING Kindergarten Registration Drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ongoing. District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive in Frankfort. Summit Hill School District’s 2019-20 kindergarten registration drive continues. Parents may access studentregistration. org to review the checklist of documents needed for registration. Parents have the option of enrolling their LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at MokenaMessenger.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to email@example.com *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. kindergartener in the extended day program or the half-day program. Registration fee for extended day is $150. Registration fee for half day is $125. Payment options are available. Mokena Fire Protection CPR Class 6-9:30 p.m. Ongoing. Mokena Fire Station 1, 19853 S. Wolf Road, Moknea. The Mokena Fire Protection District offers monthly CPR classes for the public. Students are instructed in adult, child and infant CPR and AED. The cost of the class is $35 for Community CPR and $40 Healthcare CPR. Register for specific dates at moke nafire.org. Lincoln-Way Toastmasters 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Frankfort Village Hall, 432 Nebraska Street, Frankfort. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Toastmasters is a community based organization whose primarily goal is to help people overcome their fear of public speaking while also developing leadership skills. Mokena Ladies Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 12 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort. All women are welcome. For more information, call (815) 469- 2220.
mokenamessenger.com news the mokena messenger | June 13, 2019 | 3 Sunshine and pride cast upon Mokena at festival Yasmeen Sheikah Freelance Reporter “You’re not alone, there are people who will be there for you and accept you for who you are,” said 17-year-old Jack Lindsey, former president of Gay Straight Alliance at Lincoln-Way East. “You do you and go out and slay.” Pride Fest took place on Saturday, June 8, at Yunker Park, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, and featured a variety of different vendors, activities and performances for people of all ages to enjoy. More than 500 people were in attendance as the Pride Fest kicked off from noon-8 p.m. Activities included giant Jenga, a magic show, dancing and more. Vendors had activities and sold products from food, homemade soaps, and even gave away free seed to plant flowers to represent growth and acceptance. One of the booths on the prideful day was PFLAG. The organization is the largest of its kind and prides itself as a group that unites families with those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. At the booth was board member Kathy King-Watters of Tinley Park. “We came out here last year and it was amazing,” she said. “We brought with us today safe cards which can be placed in a car or a window to let members of the LGBTQ+ community know they are safe near that person and that they are accepting of the community. It can be confusing for parents, for kids apart of the community at first, but we’re here to help them adjust and accept by telling them that this is still their child and to love them the same.” Kerry Kraemer, a member of Moms Demand Action, was spreading another message at her booth by encouraging people to get involved in her organization if they wish to have stricter gun laws. “I lost my stepfather to suicide by gun,” Kraemer said. “We decided to come out here today because we don’t want any member of the LGBTQ+ community to feel unsafe or that there is something wrong with them.” Other vendors sold products, such as Elevated Arts located on Front Street. Jeremy James and Maggie Bisaga were selling crystal rocks to help with anxiety and depression. Rocks painted in rainbow colors display messages of support. “I’m a spiritual medium,” James said. “We’re here today to read people’s aura and tell them the energy we are receiving. This is our first time at this event and we love the acceptance and think it is a great thing to have in Mokena.” Event coordinator Charlotte McIntosh said they started planning the event in January Please see Pride fest, 6 APRIL BLAIR Broker • Lifelong resident of the LincolnWay area • Full time realtor since 1992 • Remodeling & staging experience • Professional photography included with all listings (815) 954-4443 Cell firstname.lastname@example.org Arrena Baker Dixion, 16, tries her hand at a Jenga game during Pride Fest Saturday, June 8, at Yunker Park. Dixion came out to support those she knows in the LGBTQ+ community. Photos by Yasmeen Sheikah/22nd Century Media www.crisrealty.net