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SD122 scholarship applications due May 6  

Applications are now being accepted for the Ridgeland School District 122 PTA Council Higher Education Scholarship. Interested graduating high school seniors that attended a Ridgeland 122 School – Columbus Manor, Kolb, Harnew, Lieb and Simmons – for at least five years, have a 2.5 or greater GPA, and plan to attend an accredited institute of higher education may apply.

Applications are available in each of the Ridgeland school offices and at the Dist. 122 Administrative Center, 6500 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. An application can also be found in the counselors’ office at the local high schools. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on May 6.

SD108 to hold special ed services meeting    

On Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., Willow Springs School District 108 will conduct a meeting at Willow Springs School, 8345 Archer Ave., to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private school or home-school within the district for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you are a parent of a private or home-schooled student and you reside in District 108, you are urged to attend this meeting.

If you have questions, contact Barbara Lenzen at 708-839-6828.

Summit wants to hear from residents      

The Village of Summit is looking to get input from its residents on a variety of issues.

Summit, in partnership with Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, is undertaking a Community Needs Assessment survey as a part of the Homes for a Changing Region process.

This survey looks at various issues within the village, and the results help plan future projects.

The questions are about housing, employment, education, retail, recreation, transportation, etc.  It even goes as far as asking about how residents feel about lighting, and how one gets their information about events.

The village is inviting all residents to take part in this planning process by completing a Community Needs Assessment Survey, to provide valuable information about their experiences living in Summit.

The survey is completely anonymous and does not collect any identifying information. You should be able to complete it in under 10 minutes.  The link to the English survey is https://arcg.is/fHbif . The link the Spanish survey, is https://arcg.is/1STe81 .

Justice Senior Club seeks new members                  

The Justice Senior Club would like to invite all seniors, 55 plus to join. The club is open to all surrounding communities.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at noon. Meetings are held in the Justice Community Room, 7800 S. Archer Road, located behind the fire department.

Membership is $7 per year and $3 for each meeting. Members play Bingo each meeting and other games.

There is a catered hot lunch the fourth Tuesday every month for $5 per meal, and other holiday parties.

Club President is Ray Hodson, treasurer is Hank Oszakiewski, secretary is Kathy Svoboda, membership chair is Doreen O’Brien, bingo caller is Rich Pawlak, and food coordinator is Jan Lancaste.

Parking is available right behind the building.

St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle            

St. Patricia Parish announced its Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle 2.0 is being hosted by Prime Time Restaurant in Hickory Hills.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. at Prime Time. Ticket pricing is 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 24 for $20.

Tickets will also be available for purchase in the Gathering Space at St. Patricia Church after all Masses and in the Rectory, Monday-Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 9050 S. 86th Avenue in Hickory Hills.

Visit their website for more information, including official rules, at: www.stpatriciaparish.com/queenof-hearts Follow St. Patricia Parish on Facebook for raffle updates: https://www.facebook.com/stpatriciaparish/

Sunday services at The Center       

The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, is holding a 12:30 p.m. Vespers service in the Wayside Chapel and an 8:30 a.m. service in the Lodge.

Rev. Chris Hopkins will facilitate these services, and all will be held in keeping with State of Illinois and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

For information, call 708-361-3650.

Chamber to hold golf outing     

The Palos Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held on June 23 at Oak Hills Country Club in Palos Heights. Space is limited. For sponsorship and golf reservations, contact Todd Probasco at 708-205-2983 or email t.probasco@lakesidebank.com.

Musical luncheons are back     

Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, is once again hosting its monthly Musical Luncheon on the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for May 4.

Doors open at noon with lunch served at 1 p.m. Entertainment until 4 p.m.

Admission is $18 per person and reservations are required.

For information, call Chicago Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323 or visit the website at www.chicagogaelicpark.org.

Cook County, CEDA announce low-income household water assistance program      

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County announced a new program to assist low-income residents with water utility bills.

Funded with dollars provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Low-income Household Water Assistance Program provides funds to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills.

LIHWAP provides up to $1,500 for reconnection assistance, disconnection prevention, past-due balances, disconnection fees, and late fees. Both homeowners and renters can access the program to ease financial stress caused by water bills. The goal of the program is to help families avoid arrearages and late fees, prevent disconnection when possible and restore services in case of disconnection.

CEDA is accepting applications year-round for LIHWAP. To qualify, families must be income-eligible and live in Cook County. They also must be disconnected, facing disconnection, or have a past-due balance of at least $250. Families can call CEDA or visit a partner in-take site to check eligibility. To apply for the program or to learn more, residents can call 1 (800) 571-2332 or visit www.cedaorg.net/

19th annual Motorcycle Run  

The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial 19th annual Motorcycle Run & Ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 18.  It’s hosted by The Illinois Motorcycle Free Run, to honor our fallen heroes and support our troops.  Donation is $20 per person (cash only).  Begins at the Grundy County Fairgrounds to the wall in Marseilles.  For more info, visit MIDDLEEASTCONFLICTSWALLMEMORIAL.ORG

Mental Health Chats  

NAMI Metro Suburban presents: Mental Health Chats.  Come and have a conversation with us about mental health over some coffee and bread.  Topics will vary.  English and Spanish groups are available at the Living Room, 7602 W. 63rd Street, Summit.  First Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.  For more info, visit www.namimetsub.org, or call 708-524-2582 x302.

Justice Lions Club has room for more  

Looking for a way to help out in your community? Interested in meeting new people and volunteering? Join The Justice Lions Club today! Drop in to one of our meetings to see what we’re all about. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m.  in The All Purpose Room (back door next to the fire dept) at Justice Village Hall, 7800 Archer Road. Call 312-788-0325 for more information.

Trinity Church trivia night  

Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, will host a Trivia Night fundraiser on Friday, May 13.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m.  $5 to play.  There will be beer, wine, pop, water, pizza, nachos, and hot dogs for sale.  Teams up to 6 and singles welcome.  No outside food, please.

Crafty Noons  

The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Ave. in Burbank, will be hosting Crafty-Noons once a month. Crafty-Noons is a monthly craft workshop with each month bringing a fun craft to create.

May 23 – Tissue Paper Flowers

June 20- Patriotic Stencil Jar Candle

Learn a new craft, make new friends and have fun doing it!

All classes are free! Residency is not a requirement.

For information or to register, contact the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center at 708-636-8850.

Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation Golf Outing

The Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation KJO Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 6, at George W. Dunne National Golf Course, 16310 Central Avenue, Oak Forest.  The golf outing will be a Day of Joy and Laughter, and promises to be an exciting day of golf, auction items, and bragging rights for the winners.  For more info, to sign up, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit KJOGOLF.com

Crazy Bingo set for May 18

State Senator Steve Landek and Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez present the return of Crazy Bingo. This is for Summit senior residents.  It’s free to play, and will take place on Wednesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Summit Park, 5700 S. Archer Road.  Limited space is available.  Reserve your spot by calling Martha Sonka, Community Outreach for Senator Landek’s office, at 708-284-1011.

Justice Chamber Rib Roast returns  

The Justice Chamber of Commerce annual Rib Roast and Mini Expo is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, rain or shine! Please join them at Wilkins Jr. High School, 8001 S. 82nd Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 3 p. m.  Lunch will begin at noon.  Everyone is invited to attend! Meet local business owners and feast on ribs, sides, and dessert.  Tickets are $25 for adults, and $12 for children 6-12 years of age.  Children under 6 are free.  Tickets for lunch are available by calling 708-594-1988.  The expo is free and open to all.

‘Angels in the Outfield’

McCook/Hodgkins Presents: “Angels in the Outfield” on May 4. Blood pressure checks are at 12:30 p.m. and showtime is 1 p.m. Village of McCook, 5000 Glencoe Avenue, McCook.  This is in cooperation with Aging Care Connections, the Township of Lyons, and Seniors Without Partners.

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