Another great and unique business opens up in Tinley Park - The Gaming Goat aims to satisfy all your gaming needs at great prices.
Orland Park welcomes the Southwest Community Concert Band to their new home at the Cultural Arts Center
The Southwest Community Concert Band was established in 1982 and for the past 16 years has been under the direction of Ray Forlenza. The band is an all-volunteer organization of musicians, averaging over 60 highly qualified music educators and performers from the southwest suburban Chicago area. The band performs free indoor seasonal concerts, outdoor summer park concerts, holiday concerts, and hosts a variety of notable guest artists to perform with the band each season. The band’s mission includes service to the community. Outreach programs include Summer Band Camp and Winter Band Day for middle school through 9th grade students, concerts and food drives for local food pantries, and holiday concerts at area nursing homes. The band also sponsors various musical scholarship opportunities for students. For more information about the concerts, programming opportunities, or how to join the band, please visit www.swcommunityband.com.
Name: The Circus Comes to Town!
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
The world's smallest circus joins the Mokena Community Public Library District for a family fun filled afternoon to celebrate National Library Week. These two bilingual performers will amaze you with their jugging, magic, acrobatics and humor as they perform their "Pocket Circus" act. The audience will feel like they are in the big top as they participate with the performers during their energetic show!
Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena, IL 60448
Saturday - April 16, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Cathy Palmer 708-479-9663
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Back row (from left) Nicholas Fleischmann, Travis Woerner, Bernard O'Donnell, Abraham Contreras-DeFrias and Connor O'Neill. Sitting (from left) Nathan Heller, Sam Gorecki, Sera Cummings and Zackary Heller.
Nine Providence Catholic Student-Athletes make College Commitments
(New Lenox) - Dr. John Harper, Principal of Providence Catholic High School, is pleased to announce that seniors Sera Cummings, Abraham Contreras-DeFrias, Nicholas Fleischmann, Sam Gorecki, Nathan Heller, Zackary Heller, Bernard O'Donnell, Connor O'Neill and Travis Woerner will continue their respective sports at the collegiate level. "We are extremely proud of these young men and women for their dedication and wish them the very best in college and in the future," said Harper.
Sera Cummings, daughter of Kevin and Tracy Cummings of New Lenox, signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her cheerleading career at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) where she received an athletic and academic scholarship. She plans to major in Education. Cummings is a graduate of Liberty Junior High and a parishioner at St. Jude Church (New Lenox). The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic cheerleading team for the past four years. She was a member of the state championship cheerleading team (2013), 3rd at state (2014) and 2nd at State (2016).
Abraham Contreras-DeFrias, son of Abraham Contreras and Nina DeFrias of Monee, committed to continue his football career at St. Ambrose University where he received an athletic and academic scholarship. He plans to major in Nursing. Contreras-DeFrias is a graduate of Crete-Monee Middle and has been a member of the Celtic football team for his entire high school career. Furthermore, he was a member of the 2014 state championship football team.
Nicholas Fleischmann, son of Fredrick and Kimberly Fleischmann of Tinley Park, committed to continue his football career at St. Ambrose University where he received an athletic and academic scholarship. He is currently undecided on his major. Fleischmann is a graduate of St. George Grade School and a parishioner at St. George Church. He has been a member of the wrestling and football teams for three years. Furthermore, he was a member of the 2014 state championship football team.
Sam Gorecki, daughter of Dan and Lori Gorecki of Homer Glen, committed to continue her hockey career at College of St. Scholastica where she received numerous academic scholarships as well as an athletic scholarship. She plans to major in Nursing. Gorecki is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School and a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi. The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM), Habitat for Humanity, a Eucharistic Minister and a Student Ambassador. She has been playing hockey since age four and was a member of the Celtic soccer team for three years.
Nathan Heller, son of Keith and Maxine Heller of Monee, committed to continue his volleyball career at St. Ambrose University where he received an athletic and academic scholarship. He is currently undecided on his major. Heller is a graduate of Peotone Junior High School. The honor roll student has been on the Celtic volleyball team his entire high school career, playing varsity since his sophomore year.
Zackary Heller, son of Keith and Maxine Heller of Monee, committed to continue his volleyball career at St. Ambrose University where he received an athletic and academic scholarship. He plans to major in Criminal Justice. Heller is a graduate of Peotone Junior High School. The honor roll student has been on the Celtic volleyball team for the past three seasons and named All- Tournament twice (2016).
Bernard O'Donnell, son of Bernard and Beth O'Donnell of Lemont, committed to continue his soccer career at Illinois Wesleyan University where he received an academic scholarship. He plans to major in Biology (Pre-Medicine). O'Donnell is a graduate of SS. Cyril and Methodius School and a member of its parish. The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry and Habitat for Humanity. He has been a varsity starter for the Celtic soccer team his entire high school career and named MVP (2013) and All-Conference (2013, 2014).
Connor O'Neill, son of Eric and Michelle O'Neill of Manhattan, committed to continue his football career at Loras College where he received an academic scholarship. He plans to major in Finance. O'Neill is a graduate of St. Joseph's Catholic School (Manhattan) and is a member of its parish. The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM), a Sacristan and a Eucharistic Minister. He has been a member of the Celtic football and volleyball teams for his entire high school career. Furthermore, he was a member of the 2014 state championship football team and named Most Improved Offensive Player (2015).
Travis Woerner, son of John and Desiree Woerner of New Lenox, committed to continue his football career at Carthage College where he received an academic scholarship. He is currently undecided on his major. Woerner is a graduate of Martino Junior High School and a parishioner at Peace Lutheran Church. He has been a member of the Celtic football team for his entire high school career. Furthermore, the two-year varsity starter was a member of the 2014 state championship football team.
About Providence Catholic
Providence Catholic is a co-educational, college preparatory Augustinian high school located on 75 acres in New Lenox. A dedicated and caring faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity and love into all dimensions of student life. A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our most recent graduates earned scholarships valued at nearly $28 million dollars. These seniors performed in excess of 25,000 hours of community service during their high school careers. In addition, Providence Catholic has 29 state championship titles; the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois. For more information about PCHS, please visit www.providencecatholic.org.
Where :Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce , 5120 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn 60453 (US).
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Oak Lawn Metra Patriot Station.
Date:11 May, 2016
Time:08:30 am - 09:30 am
Where: Hilton Oak Lawn / Chicago , 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn 60453 (US).
The Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn hotel is located 10 minutes from Midway Airport in Chicago.
Date:10 May, 2016
Time:11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Where: Woman's Care Group , 5851 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn 60453 (US).
Date:27 Apr, 2016
Time:03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
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If you are looking for something different to do then you need to join one of their interactive events. From birthday parties to Charity events and everything in between, Cork N Creations is the place to be. Something very different that we have seen in the south suburbs in a very long time. They are located right on Oak Park Avenue in the beautiful Tinley Park and we were excited to accompany the rock star crew of the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting.
For more information visit their website www.corkncreations.com
Networking event held at the Cancer Support Center branch of Mokena located at 19657 S. LaGrange Road.
“Born This Way” Spring Fashion Show to Benefit Good Shepherd Center
HAZEL CREST – Children expressing themselves in their Sunday best as well as women and men’s current fashions will be sure to entertain all attending Good Shepherd Center’s “Born This Way” Charity Fashion Show. It will be held Saturday, April 23 at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor. The event runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm including lunch, the fashion show, a spectacular silent auction featuring accessories, house wares, beauty services, entertainment, wine baskets, Family Pass to a Disney Park, a king suite at the new LaBanque Boutique Hotel in Homewood, sports memorabilia, raffles and much more. Raffles and table prizes add to the electricity of the event. This year Good Shepherd Center celebrates 53 years of service to children with and without disabilities and their families. This event is for everyone, with fashions featured for men and women from White House/Black Market, Kluger Furs, My Sisters & Me Boutique, Briosa Boutique, UpSaDaisy, Chico’s and Bachrach. The highlight of the show will be the child models from Good Shepherd Center who love to strut their stuff on the runway in their own creations.
The Greek American Motorcycle Association (GAMA) is once again, Proud to offer 4 Children FANARI Camp Scholarships for 2016.
The deadline for the 2016 FANARI Camp Scholarship contest is May, 31, 2016. Please visit the Facebook event page for details on how to have your child apply or the GAMA Website @ www.GreekAmericanMA.com and selecting the Fanari tab.
This Contest is OPEN to all Greek Orthodox Children from the Chicagoland, Indiana, Wisconsin areas.
Free, prom-inspired fashion event to feature style consultations, make-up and hair demonstrations, giveaways and more
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (April 11, 2016) – Orland Square Mall, one of Chicagoland’s leading fashion destinations with more than 150 popular retail options, invites area high school students to the center’s annual Prom Preview and Spring Trend Showcase on Thursday, April 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free event, which features prominent fashion stylist Jenny Applegate, will highlight this year’s hottest prom trends, plus showcase spring’s on trend looks with style presentations, hair and make-up demonstrations, exclusive giveaways and more.
“We’re excited to work with our celebrated retailers to showcase the hottest prom trends for 2016,” said Andrew Dunn, director of marketing and business development at Orland Square. “Prom is one of the most defining moments for high school students and this one-of-a-kind event is sure to highlight all the great fashion options for students as prep for their perfect look for prom.”
Event goers will be treated to an evening of interactive activities including a special meet and greet with “Chicago’s Best Personal Stylist” Jenny Applegate from The Leading Image, who will be offering complimentary style consultations. Some of Chicagoland’s biggest names in fashion, including Akira, Windsor, JCPenney and Carson Pirie Scott, will be showcasing prom looks for both men and women. In addition, Aveda will provide styling rituals and Ooh La La will debut the season’s freshest hair and make-up trends. Attendees will also enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by The Cheesecake Factory and have the chance to register to win a free tuxedo courtesy of Modern Man, by signing up for Simon Rewards, Simon’s free loyalty program.
For additional information, please contact Orland Square at (708) 349-1646 or visit www.shoporlandsquare.com. Like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/OrlandSquareMall and follow us on Twitter @OrlandSquare and on Instagram @OrlandSquare.
About Orland Square
Orland Square, one of Chicagoland’s leading fashion destinations, is anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, Sears and JCPenney. This climate-controlled indoor mall features more than 150 popular retail stores, such as Apple, Aveda,A|X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles, Francesca’s Collections, H&M, Lush, Pandora, PINK, Vera Bradley and Victoria’s Secret. In addition, shoppers enjoy a variety of dining options, including The Cheesecake Factory and Dave & Buster’s, as well as Starbucks, Great Steak & Potato Company, Zoup!, Chikwich at Fresh Market Grill and more. Orland Square is located at 288 Orland Square Drive in Orland Park, Illinois, at the intersection of 151st Street and La Grange Road. For additional information, please contact Orland Square at (708) 349-1646 or visit www.shoporlandsquare.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrlandSquareMall and follow us on Twitter@OrlandSquare and on Instagram @OrlandSquare.
Cheryl Scott, ABC 7 Meteorologist, will be the celebrity host for the Annual Cancer Support Center Gala on April 30 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.
The event raises funds and awareness to provide programs and resources at no charge for those living with a cancer diagnosis as well as to their loved ones, in the Chicago south suburbs.
Scott joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Chicago's #1 station for news, in December 2014. In her announcement, the ABC 7 News Director described her as "an experienced and knowledgeable meteorologist who enjoys the challenge of forecasting Chicago's unpredictable weather." Scott joined ABC 7 from NBC 5 in Chicago where she was the morning and weekend meteorologist since September 2011.
Previously, Scott worked as a weekend meteorologist for the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, WBIR-TV. She was on the air when several tornadoes devastated Knoxville in April 2011. Not only did Scott serve as an important source for updating viewers on storm developments while providing critical safety information, she then volunteered her time working with the Red Cross following the disaster.
Tickets for The Cancer Support Center’s Spring Gala are $125 per person. For additional information, contact the manager of special events, Mandi Williams at 708-798-9171.
Just a few pics from the Tinley Park Brew & Vine, a very special thanks to the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce for allowing Southland TV to do a quick editorial coverage before the thousands of people flocked in, it was a blast to see our very own NOTHING BUNDT CAKES of Orland Park representing and of course the crowd always want the deliciousness that is offered by Nothing Bundt Cakes. Shout out to another one of Southland TV's partners, the Sweet Spot Bar of Tinley Park, always a pleasure to see our dearest friend Nick. Thanks to Mayor David Seaman for taking the time and saying a few words for our video camera.
Over 40 Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce members attended a Multi- Chamber Business-After-Hours on April 7, 2016, at The Cancer Support Center in Homewood, IL. The Business After-Hours event gave chamber members the opportunity to learn more about The Cancer Support Center’s mission and programs. The Cancer Support Center gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with cancer and their family, caregivers, and loved ones. The Cancer Support Center will host a Multi-Chamber Business After Hours at its Mokena location, 19657 South LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information about The Cancer Support Center, please visitwww.cancersupportcenter.org.
From left to right: Sue Armato, Executive Director of The Cancer Support Center; Jennifer Sjoblom, Banquet Manager at Idlewild Country Club; Anthony Denovellis, Sales & Membership Coordinator at Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce; and Karen Horn, Director of Development at The Cancer Support Center
Spring Walk of Hope
Sunday, May 15, 2016
8:00am - Registration
9:00am - Survivor Celebration & Awards
9:30am - ALL Walkers Begin!
22108 80th Ave
Frankfort, IL 60423
Individual walkers (15 yrs. & up): $30*
Individual registration is increased to $35.00 after May 8th.
Child walkers (ages 5 to 14 yrs.): $15
Under age 5: FREE (t-shirt not included)
COME TO EARLY CHECK IN!
19657 S. LaGrange Road
Mokena, IL 60448
WEDNESDAY, May 11th, 9am - 7pm
THURSDAY, May 12th, 8am - 5pm
NO PETS PLEASE!
Call for questions: 708-798-9171 or via email email@example.com.
The Walk of Hope is the ONLY Walk in the south suburbs to raise money for programs at no charge benefitting individuals and families affected by cancer. Join the 900 individuals that participate and show your community how important it is for The Cancer Support Center to help those you know. Ask us for fundraising and team building tips!
Send us your Instagram pics, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds to keep us updated on your fundraising progress. We'll share your inspiring stories too!
Join Maureen and the many like her who walk to celebrate survivorship:
"When I think about The Cancer Support Center, I think in the terms ‘hope’ and ‘inspiration’. We walk united, arm and arm, one for all, all for one, every year because it has inspired all of us to continue our fight against this disease and the prognosis. Victory is in numbers and each year we get to walk is viewed as a victory.”
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