Twenty employees of Hooters restaurants in the Chicago area participated in the South Suburban Walk Against Breast Cancer in Orland Park last weekend.
Chicagoland Hooters store staff, managers, and corporate members gathered for a 2.2-mile walk and fundraiser to partner with the American Cancer Society to sponsor water stations.
To date, the Making Strides of South Suburban event has raised $170,000 with the help of more than 1,360 registered attendees, survivors, caregivers and corporate sponsors.
Consolidated High School District 230 recently hosted a luncheon at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, welcoming 150 seniors to showcasing student talent and providing a glimpse into the modern high school experience.
Residents performed scenes from the school’s fall play, “The Haunting of Hill House,” with performers Jessica Chessier, Caroline Corning, and Giada Vaccarello. Choir soloists Myra Thompson, Dylan Young, and Delaney Lim each performed a song, while the Incendio Sax Trio of Alexander Procajillo, Zachary Solomon, and Emma Phillips performed four songs.
“Showcasing our students and their talents is just one way we continue to build connections with taxpayers,” said Superintendent Bob Nolting.
Students participating in the Photo Club at Shepard High School in Palos Heights participate in monthly challenges led by faculty sponsor Jen Glaz to participate in creatively inspired themed projects.
At last week’s meeting, they created a fall flatlay.
“They challenged themselves to shoot fall or Halloween-themed flatlays, which are bird’s-eye views of carefully placed objects,” explained Glaz.
The students took their time and thoughtfully considered objects and placement to convey their message.
They also honored the winners of last month’s challenge. Shirley Noah for Best Scavenger Hunt Photos and Monica Hernandez for Most Scavenger Hunt Photos.
At the Oak Lawn Public Library, Fanfest Vol. 7: Guardians of the Library!
Planners seek out local artists, writers, creators, vendors and panelists to share their talents, geek skills and knowledge at OLPL’s Fan Fest event scheduled for Saturday, May 6th.
The application deadline is December 31st (bit.ly/olplfanfestapp). Selected applicants will be notified by January 31st. Information is available at 708-422-4990 or www.olpl.org.
New Lennox’s Silver Cross Hospital is offering an evening of discussion and awareness by shedding light on breast cancer on Wednesday, October 19, at its free forum, “Positively Pink,” from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
At this forum, Dr. Laura Ragauskaite, Medical Director of the Silver Cross Hospital Breast Center, will speak on breast cancer detection and treatment, including clinical trials.
Other highlights include motivational presentations by Erica Moore, a breast cancer survivor and recent patient of the Silver Cross and Shirley Ryan Ability Labs. Also in attendance will be Homer Glenn resident Nicole Raja Zviakan at Mrs. America 2022, who encourages women to put their health first.
A resident of Tinley Park, Moore has been conducting seminars on women’s empowerment for nearly a decade already, presenting how successful business people and motivators overcome bullying, suicidal temptations, and the tragic loss of family. was sharing personal details about what it would be like to be a speaker for
The evening will also feature an information booth on lymphedema treatment by experts from the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab at the Silver Cross and clinical trials by representatives from the University of Chicago Medical Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Silver Cross.
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Free forum participants are limited to 120 people. Registration is at https://www.silvercross.org/classes-events/.
South Suburban College in South Holland is hosting a special guest artist exhibition by Karen Akoff titled ‘Murmurations’ at the University’s Photo for Gallery at SSC from October 18th to November 17th. October 24th afternoon.
The SSC Photo Four Gallery, located at SSC, 15800 S. State St., is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Residents of the area can drop unwanted prescription drugs into the Orland Park Police Department (15100 South Ravinia Ave.) as part of National Prescription Drug Take-back Day on October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. increase.
Confidential and anonymous services are free. Syringes, sharps, needles, glass containers, liquids of any kind, or illegal drugs are not accepted.
For information on how to safely dispose of sharps and syringes, call Waste Management at 800-964-8988.
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