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Unit SW, Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 and additional mailing offices. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Movie in the Park: “Wonder” Dusk, July 11, The Band Shell at Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Tinley Park. Bring your picnic basket, lawn chair or blanket and join at The Band Shell Sponsored by Republic Bank located on the east side of the Recreation Center. A small concession stand will be available at all events. All concerts begin at 7:00pm and movies start at dusk. FRIDAY Organize Digital Files, Folders and Photos 2-4 p.m. July 12, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive in Tinley Park. Participants will learn how to organize digital files on a computer and in the Cloud. For more information or to register, call (708) 532-0160. Artist Reception: Margi Hafer “Sisters” 7-9 p.m. July 12, Vogt Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Court. in Tinley Park. Light refreshments will be served. The Vogt Visual Arts Center will feature an exhibit of The Sisters Project by Margi Hafer from July 5-27. Gazebo Jazz Concert: Joni and Jazzsuits 7-9 p.m. July 12, Vogt Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Court. in Tinley Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the smooth jazz sounds of a local band. The gallery will be open for the artist’s reception for works currently on display. SATURDAY Doggy Beach PAW-ty 10 a.m.-noon, July 13, Canine Campus Dog Park, 18200 84th Ave. in Tinley Park. Celebrate summer with a variety of pools for the four-legged friends. There will also be a summer photo area, pet bandana decorating station and more. The event is free. MONDAY Excel: Simple Financial Report 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 15, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive in Tinley Park. Attendees will learn how to use Excel to create a profile/ loss projection based on production costs and sales information. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Excel. For more information or to register, call (708) 532- 0160. UPCOMING You and iOS 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, July 18, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive in Tinley Park. Bring one’s iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to learn more about Apple’s mobile devices. For more information or to register, call (708) 532- 0160. Friday Family Float Nights Fridays; July 19 and Aug. 16, White Water Canyon Water Park, 8221 W. 171 St. in Tinley Park. Families are encouraged to bring their floats, rafts, noodles, tubes or beach balls for use in the main pool from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call (708) 342-4200. Lights, Camera, Action! 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 19, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive in Tinley Park. Participants will learn to record, edit and share videos with green screen technology. Registrants should be comfortable using computers. For more information or to register, call (708) 532- 0160. Family Camp Out 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 19-10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, White Water Canyon Parking Lot, 8221 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. Bring a tent and sleeping bags for a fun-filled night under the stars. Activities include a late night movie on the giant blimp screen, campfire, stargazing and more. All campers will enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning. Space is limited. Registration is $25 for a family of four and $5 for each additional camper. Downtown Tinley Block Party Noon-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, along Oak Park Avenue, from 171st to Hickory streets. The party will feature live music, free KidZone activities, a bean bag tournament, rides and inflatables. For more information, visit www.downtowntinley. com/events. ONGOING Thursdays in the Park 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 15, The Band Shell at Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. All are welcome to bring their picnic basket, lawn chairs or blankets. There will be bands, movies and special events featured that are suitable for the whole family. A small concession stand is to be available. For more information, call (708) 342- 4200. Tinley Park: Music in the Plaza 7 p.m. select Saturdays through September, Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. For more information or to view the series’ schedule, visit www. downtowntinley.com/ events. Downtown Cruise Nights 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 27, along Oak Park Avenue, near 171st Street and Oak Park Avenue Metra Station. The free show will feature food, beverages and music. Cruise Nights ends at 9 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, visit www.down towntinley.com/events. Summer Reading Challenge Through Aug. 3. Children, teens and adults are invited to participate and share in the love of reading. For more information, call (708)532-0160 or visit tplibrary.org. The Tinley Park Public library LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at TinleyJunction.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to firstname.lastname@example.org *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. is located at 7851 Timber Drive. Benches on the Avenue Through Oct. 1, along Oak Park Avenue in downtown Tinley Park, from 172nd to 176th streets. Benches on the Avenue is a part of a public art program, and the benches are to follow this year’s theme “Prized Page Turners.” The program features nearly two dozen benches created by artists. For more information, call (708) 444-5678 or visit www.downtowntinley. com/events. Farmers’ Market 7:30 a.m. every Saturday June 1-0ct. 12, Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. The market is open until 12:30 p.m. and is to feature fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. For more information, visit www.downtowntin ley.com/events. Sole Seekers Walking Club 6 p.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 31, Kiwanis Park, 8525 175th St. in Tinley Park, This free walking group is for those seeking to be more active this summer. The paved trail is 1/3 mile long and walkers can walk at their own pace for as long as they wish. Children, strollers and leashed dogs are welcome to join. For more information, visit soleseekers.org.
adno=STM000107932101 tinleyjunction.com news the Tinley Junction | July 11, 2019 | 3 TPPD’s Shervino named Illinois’ top DARE instructor Orland Township’s Will O’Brien Freelance Reporter Retired Tinley Park Sgt. Sam Shervino (left) stands next to his nephew Bob Shervino (center), who was awarded Illinois DARE Officer of the Year, and Robert’s brother, Officer Steve Shervino (right) from the Plainfield Police Department. Photo submitted Tinley Park police officer Bob Shervino has always had two passions: police work and teaching. He’s combined the interests to great effect as a long-time DARE program instructor. So much so, that in June, he was selected among more than 100 candidates as the Illinois DARE Officer of the Year. “I was totally surprised,” said Shervino, a member of the Tinley department since 2000 and DARE instructor since 2002. “I didn’t even know I’d been nominated.” Shervino, who grew up admiring an uncle who was a sergeant in the Tinley Park Police Department and became an Orland Hills cadet in 1995, had his name raised by his colleagues and a number of local teachers whose classrooms he has graced over the years. He was formally presented with the award at the annual DARE and Juvenile Officer’s Conference in Peoria, an event he’s been attending for years to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the DARE program toolkit. “It was a great day,” he said. For Shervino, a Tinley native and father of three, being an impactful instructor has come down to a personable approach and true interest in making a difference in the lives of the more than 5,500 children he’s taught. “Patrol work is more reactive, and DARE is more proactive,” Shervino said. “I really do enjoy that. The kids are really smart, and they’re pretty truthful and honest. I teach them, but they also teach me.” The Tinley Park Police Department’s DARE program reaches nearly 1,000 students in a calendar year, Shervino said. When in session, he’s working six-day work weeks, spending a few on patrol and few in schools, where he works with classes over a period of 10 to 15 weeks. It is a lot of work, sure. But Shervino finds it energizing. “I think it’s made me a better person, and I hope it’s made me a better parent,” he said. Shervino has taught DARE to all of his children and two of his brother’s children. His brother is an officer with the Plainfield Police Department. DARE’s curriculum has shifted considerably in the time he’s been involved, going from a drug-focused, just-say-no approach in the early days to a broader philosophy based on smart decision-making. “It’s definitely changed over the years,” he said. The modernized focus and Shervino’s pride in making his lessons relevant to the children — whether through pop music or the latest dance move — clearly work, according to the teachers who nominated him. “His dedication to the program and passion for its mission and purpose was incredibly obvious and genuine from the start,” Katrina Kloess, a fifth-grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran School wrote in a nomination letter. “As an educator, I appreciate and respect Officer Shervino’s natural balance between being professional and yet appropriately personal with the students.” Jo Ann Greene, principal at Helen Keller School, described Shervino’s attentiveness in helping the children prepare for their DARE graduation ceremony, which features skits and slideshow set to music. “I have watched Officer Shervino sit in the conference room for numerous hours making sure every child has their picture displayed and that the music is current and Please see TPPD, 7 Saturday, July 13, 2019 • 9am– 1pm 14807 S. 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